Is PEMF Prostate Treatment Possible?
PEMF Therapy (also known as magnetotherapy) is a well-known physiotherapeutic method of healing the human body with magnetic fields which can either be static or time-varying/pulsed.
Health effects of static magnetic fields
Cells and tissues of the human body are sensitive to the action of magnetic fields, especially water-rich tissues (human nervous system, blood vessels, muscles) .
Application of the magnetic field gives rise to induced flow in the tissues which stimulates charge of cell membrane surface in the adjacent tissues. The results are: the increase of membrane permeability, metabolic activation and delivery of biologically active substances to cells.
The key therapeutic effects are: decongestion effect, analgesic, cytothesis, anti-inflammatory effect, relaxing effect.
Penetrating rate of magnetic fields is about 6 cm allows to treat inflammation, which affects on deed-inside located body parts, – for example, prostate tissues.
Types of magnetic fields used in the healing of prostatitis
Complex treatment of prostatitis is based on low frequency variable electromagnetic fields and on the varieties of the fields: frequency modulation vs amplitude modulation .
Alternating or Pulsed electromagnetic fieldscan affect on prostate tissues by means of intensity range, exposure time of PEMF and pulsed energy waves toward damaged or injured areas of the patient’s body. The impact of pulsed electromagnetic fields ensures gentle cure of prostatitis, and, along with static magnetic field, allows to select individual plan of treatment.
Traveling pulsed magnetic fieldcombines the characteristics of all fields. In travelling magnetic fields, flux density or intensity changes at one or more frequencies, usually greater than one cycle per second (Hertz), so that doctor has an opportunity to heal prostate tissue by different operating modes that makes the treatment more effective: due to the variety of characteristics of the field, cells don’t "getting used" to a halfway physiotherapeutic effect and available to be pushed to the noticeable more noticeable effect of the treatment.
Prostatitis and electromagnetic field
The impact of a magnetic field on the prostate gland is expressed in the following effects:
- vessels and capillaries expand, blood fluidity increases, which contributes to the enhancement of metabolic processes in the tissues of the prostate gland and its surrounding organs;
- improves blood flow and permeability of cell membranes, which allows you to strengthen local immunity and more actively resist the inflammatory process in the tissues of the prostate;
- swelling of the prostate is removed - the patient gets a noticeable relief after just a few sessions;
- affects the nerve endings and reduces the sensitivity of peripheral nerve receptors, so that the pain subsides. The sedative effect allows you to normalize sleep and relieve emotional stress;
- improves metabolism in the tissues of the prostate, increases the absorption of drugs, which enhances the effect of their use.
Indirect causes of prostatitis may be stagnant processes in the tissues of the prostate gland. The magnetic field allows you to eliminate stagnation due to the activation of intercellular metabolism - the delivery of nutrients and oxygen, as well as the withdrawal of products, is faster. Due to this, after treatment, the patient's pain decreases and urination improves - the prostate gland begins to perform its functions.
It should be noted that the treatment of prostatitis only with a magnetic field is impossible. Treatment of inflammation of the prostate involves a complex technique that combines medication, physiotherapy and lifestyle changes.
Magnetic field therapy for prostatitis has a number of limitations. It is impossible to use magnetic therapy for pathologies of the heart and vascular system, seizures of epilepsy and hypertension, characterized by frequent, difficult to stop attacks, with low blood clotting and oncological diseases of the genitourinary system.
In addition, if therapy is directly related to the introduction of sensors or emitters into the rectum, then a contraindication is an acute inflammatory process in the prostate gland, exacerbation of hemorrhoids, fissures in the rectum, pregnancy, purulent and inflammatory processes in the tissues of the prostate and rectum.