Steve Collins, Contributor – CFO/COO Oska, Inc.
If you suffer from chronic pain, it’s likely you’ve chased rainbows, been let down by false marketing claims or – at worst – lost hope that anything will emerge to help manage your pain effectively. Additionally, you’ve probably spent considerable amounts purchasing items that just don’t perform as stated. Sadly, for those suffering, things are getting worse. Recent Centers for Disease Control policies have emphasized prescribing less opiate pain-killers and the Drug Enforcement Administration has announced it intends listing kratom, an herbal pain-relief supplement, as a “schedule I” substance. This means that whether you are currently using prescribed narcotic pain-killers, or an herbal substitute, you will have no choice but to identify and use other pain-relief options.
The human body is wondrous, and its capacity to heal itself is amazing. Think of a scraped knee, bruised heel or sprained ankle. The body’s own healing processes kick in automatically in response to injuries. Chronic pain, however, is more challenging to manage. Most times, because chronic pain exists in localized unstable body areas, the natural healing processes need a kick-start. TENs devices, creams, pharmaceuticals and even physical therapy tend to be effective, but only for short periods as they “interrupt” pain rather than actually addressing the source. Ask any doctor or physical therapist the key to recovery, and most will say “exercise”. But if you already experience pain, the mere thought of exercise may fill you with anxiety.
What if it was possible to exercise an injury without leaving your chair, touching your toes or wrestling with a physiotherapist? What if there was an alternative option to swallowing dangerous narcotic or analgesic pain-killers?
Have you ever heard of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)?
PEMF, as a science, has been used for over 60 years with no known adverse effects. NASA uses it as an effective means of countering bone-density loss and muscle atrophy in astronauts exposed to weightless environments for prolonged periods. In fact, it is so effective that the FDA has cleared PEMF to close bone fractures, for mitigating migraines and for orthodontic work. If you think an electromagnetic field sounds “wacky”, consider that Earth generates one and so does your body!
PEMF emits very low-frequency waves that are created many times each second. These waves push and pull on human cells causing them to squeeze and stretch. As a result, cells can breathe more easily, allowing important healing signals to be carried into the cell. These signals then activate its natural recovery response and cause it to exhale even more healing signals into the surrounding area, promoting intensive healing. An injured area is typically not functioning normally, and if the healing process is compromised, pain can become chronic. When PEMF is introduced into the injured area, it acts at the cellular level to kick-start the body’s natural healing process.
A PEMF device produces similar effects as physical exercise, but you won’t feel anything. Typically, PEMF devices deliver three things: reduced pain levels; reduced inflammation; and improved range of motion. Whereas a TENs unit merely interrupts a pain signal, PEMF actually works at the cellular level, allowing for natural healing. Significantly, a PEMF device does not cause the usual discomfort experienced via a TENs unit because it is noninvasive (lacking physical attachment requirements) and is portable (you can use it at home, at work, in the car).
PEMF is a lesser-known therapy amongst consumers, but it provides scientifically superior results. It seems miracles can happen! CDC: we are looking at you!