Transcript: The next question, from Marty, is what dosage do you use for osteoarthritis? That’s a good question. Dosage is a very important question. And in physics and magnetic field therapy, we actually call it dosimetry, which is basically the concept of dose. Dose is based on several ideas, not just the intensity. It’s the intensity delivered over a period of time and then repeated. The total dose is not just the intensity, it’s how long you use it for in a given treatment session, and then how many times do you repeat that? The answer is: whatever works. What’s your dose? Whatever works.
This goes back to another concept we talked about in a previous webinar, the idea of how quickly you’re going to get results. That’s the inverse square law and the depth that you have to go into the body. The worse the arthritis, the more time you’re going to need to do treatments. So the dose then becomes much higher. If you have just the beginning stages of arthritis then you may not need as high a dose. You may not need to treat it as much. You could get by with a low-intensity system, a hundred or two hundred Gauss for only half an hour at a time. If you’re bone on bone with your arthritis, then you’re probably going to need to treat a lot more.
You’re going to need to treat as much as you need to treat to get relief from your issues: relief from pain, relief of range of motion. How easily can you move those joints? Can you get a full range of motion in that joint, or are you limited in how much you can move it? As you start doing magnetic field therapy the range of motion improves. The strength improves. You have less pain when you actually try to use that joint. You get less swelling in that joint and it’s the swelling that causes limitations in the movement and also discomfort. So whatever you need.
The thing about most PEMF systems, even very high-intensity magnetic systems, is it’s very, very, very hard to overdose. Most people tend to underdose – they don’t have high enough intensity and they don’t treat enough. If you have a very high-intensity system like a Tesla Fit Plus 2 or a Parameds Flash, then you don’t need to treat as much. You may get away with half an hour a day.
What often happens – and this happens a lot if you do physical therapy – you have an intense course of treatment in the beginning. You might do three sessions a week, and then after several weeks, you’re showing improvement, improving range of motion, you decrease the pain and discomfort. Then you start to decrease the number of treatments. Are you done yet?
Osteoarthritis is a lifetime problem. It’s not curable. It might be in a guinea pig, but it isn’t in a human. Most humans come to magnetic field therapy late in the process. You’ve decided “I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough pain, I’ve had enough discomfort. Now, I want to do something more for it. I don’t want to take ibuprofen, which causes gastric bleeding. I don’t want to take opioids. I don’t want to do all the drugs that doctors are recommending for me, so I’m going to do magnetic therapy.”
That’s great. I agree with that because magnetic therapy at least allows some degree of healing, especially if you started early in the osteoarthritis process. So osteoarthritis is one of the key indicators for PEMF therapy, but you have to have the right machine and use it the right way at the right dose.
For arthritis, most of the time, for most people, I recommend a minimum of half an hour twice a day. But that’s not half an hour, twice a day to the whole body. You might need half an hour for each joint. What a lot of people do is they take a magnetic field and put it on the body for 10 minutes and then move it to the next joint for 10 minutes. You’re not going to get a lot of benefit by doing that because the tissue needs to be stimulated to produce changes and get healing to happen.
So, this is not a simple technology. It’s simple, but it’s not simple. Again, most people tend to underestimate what they need to do. If you have a lot of arthritis in different parts of the body, what I would do is take the joints that need the most work and spend the most time with those joints first, and then move to other joints as you need to. But moving from place to place to place in the same treatment session, you’re going to be disappointed in your results, because you’re not going to get deep enough healing work going on to really help you. It doesn’t matter where in the body you’re treating, the same issues apply – to virtually any problem for that matter.