Treating Multiple Sclerosis with PEMF
BY JONATHAN BOWEN
The Curatron 3D has significantly improved my quality of life and enabled me to cope with and actually manage my symptoms
Success with PEMF for MS
Spasticity, fatigue, balance, bladder function, energy levels, peripheral neuropathy, and inflammation have all been relieved with Curatron PEMF. Cognitive function and sleep quality are improved with PEMF. Depression and mental anxiety are relieved.
“I was diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting MS in March of 2007 at the age of 47. My initial symptoms were tingling in hands and feet, fatigue and balance issues which meant injury due to falls. I chose not to take any prescription drugs because I was not convinced they would be of any benefit. In the next 11 years, my left side became weaker, arm and leg, I developed drop foot, have lost fine motor skills in my hand and continue to experience falls. I determined to control my MS through diet and exercise but was always open-minded to alternative non-invasive therapies. In August of 2019, I purchased the Curatron 3D and began using it 3 to 4 times a day. It is easy and convenient to operate. What I initially noticed was that I was sleeping properly at night and waking feeling refreshed, the energy levels I feel are normal for my age, and I have an overall sense of well-being that did not exist prior to using the Curatron. In the last year and a half, I found it takes the edge off or eliminates most pain issues I have; and because I still experience injury due to falls, my recovery is that much quicker when using the machine. I suffer from peripheral neuropathy pain in my left foot and muscle spasms in my left leg, both of which have greatly decreased in regularity. The Curatron 3D has significantly improved my quality of life and enabled me to cope with and actually manage my symptoms.” – Sherri Wiens
Cartilage of a Knee Joint
MS: An Autoimmune Disease
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. The protective sheath that covers the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves are damaged, inflamed and hardened.
The nerve cells, called neurons, transfer electrical signals from the brain throughout the body. In MS sufferers, the Myelin sheath, which insulates the nerves, is eroded by mistaken attacks form immune cells and the nerve fibre is damaged, leading to a breakdown in the ability of the nerve cells to transmit signals.
The result in the damage to the Myelin sheath produces a wide range of physical and mental symptoms. If the damage to the Myelin is minimal, nerve signals proceed with minor interruptions; however if the damage is more substantial and scar tissue replaces the Myelin, the nerve signals can be entirely compromised. This is where the term sclerosis comes it. It is derived from the Greek word for hardness. It refers to the scarring tissue that replaces damaged Myelin impeding nerve transmission.
Symptoms of MS
MS can come in waves, with the symptoms disappearing between flare-ups. It can build up over time and cause permanent neurological problems.
According to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, symptoms of MS include “extreme fatigue, lack of coordination, weakness, tingling, impaired sensation, vision problems, bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes.”
Other sources list symptoms such as bowel problems, (including incontinence, diarrhea or constipation), muscle spasms, speech issues, difficulties thinking, depression, and high temperatures.
A patient may experience some or all of these symptoms. Because there are so many, diagnosis is often missed at first until proper testing is done.
While the exact cause is not known, the disease is believed to occur because of environmental factors and genetics. Viruses appear to trigger MS.
Women are twice as likely to develop MS over men. The disease usually occurs between the ages of twenty and fifty.
Interestingly, Alonso Hernán documented that MS is more common in people who live farther from the equator in the publication “Temporal trends in the incidence of multiple sclerosis: a systematic review”, (July 2008, Neurology 71 (2): 129–35.). The decrease in the magnetic field of the earth is experienced the most in the Northern Hemisphere.
Anatomy of a Nerve Cell
Medication can prove insufficient to treat MS and has many side effects.
Traditional Pharmacological Treatment
Medication has only a mild effect on MS and can cause many adverse side effects and reactions. Most treatment is geared toward returning the patient to normal function after a flare-up of MS. Some medications include corticosteroids which are taken orally and intravenously. They do not provide a permanent cure, and have side effects such as anxiety, depression, sodium retention, hypertension, muscle wasting, hyperglycaemia, diabetes, colitis, Chron’s disease, peptic ulceration, and others.
PEMF and Physical MS Symptoms
Scientific studies have demonstrated that PEMF can have a significant role in treating MS. PEMF is effective on multiple levels, first it will help repair damage caused to the Myelin sheath, second it will help with neuroplasticity in reprogramming damaged areas of the brain (see Neuroplasticity in the Parkinson’s article).
Many physical symptoms were relieved with PEMF treatment, where patients experienced a “a range of improvements, including improvements in gait, balance, bowel and bladder functions, vision, mood, and sleep.” A “reduction in tremors” was also experienced.
Curatron has the ability to penetrate into the skull and nervous system without invoking involuntary muscle spasms. It provides a relaxing treatment for MS without side effects.
Scientific studies show that PEMF is
“capable of initiating various healing processes including…. multiple sclerosis”
Generally speaking, the reports indicated PEMF has also demonstrated
“improvements in a variety of areas, including fatigue, sleep, vision, bladder function, movement and speech problems, and mood.”
PEMF and Spasticity
One of the visible manifestations of MS is spasticity. Spasticity is the increasing stiffness and a slowdown in movement of the limbs. Over time the patients posture will change due to the muscle weakness. Sometimes involuntary muscle spasms can occur which can be painful. This can cause embarrassment to the patient as they lose control of their motor functions. PEMF has proven to be helpful in this area:
Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study indicated that pulsed electromagnetic fields administered daily over a period of 15 days is a generally effective treatment in reducing symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, with the most positive improvements involving the alleviation of spasticity and pain. (1)
Another study stated:
Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that pulsed electromagnetic fields administered daily over a period of 15 days proved to be an effective treatment in reducing spasticity and incontinence associated with multiple sclerosis. (2)
PEMF and Fatigue
One of the debilitating symptoms of MS is fatigue. It can ground a patient as they do not have the energy to perform basic daily functions, let alone enjoy outings with their families and friends. Because PEMF can increase oxygenation, nutrient uptake, and ATP production it can maximize the energy levels for someone with MS. Curatron has settings for Oxygenation, Energy Regulation, and Vitalization. Here is what the studies state: