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 (includes the following categories of tissues: connective - blood; bone; cartilage, nervous - brain; spinal cord; nerves; muscles) .
Application of the magnetic field gives rise to flow-induced (induced flow) in the tissues which stimulates charge of cell membranes of adjacent cells. 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 (decongestive physiotherapy effect), analgesic (pain relief) , anti-inflammatory effect, relaxing effect.
Penetrating rate of magnetic fields is about 6 cm allows to treat abnormal changes in the human body, which are located deep in tissues – for example prostatitis.
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 fields can effect on connective tissue of the prostate by means of intensity ranges, exposure time of PEMF and direction of the field. The impact of pulsed electromagnetic fields ensures gentle cure of prostatitis and along with static magnetic field allows to set up individual plan of treatment .
Traveling pulsed magnetic fieldcombines the characteristics of all fields. Beyond the changing the field, the frequency of exposure and modulation are added - the doctor has an opportunity to heal prostate tissue with different modes of the device that makes the treatment more comfortable for the patient. The most important advantage of a traveling pulsed magnetic field is its variability: the changing characteristics of the field do not allow the cells to «get used» to the physiotherapeutic effect, thereby achieving a 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.