The Benefits of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields
by Dr. Arturo M. Volpe
You may not be familiar with pulsed electromagnetic fields but you almost certainly have heard about magnets people use for pain, sleep, or other conditions. Magnets can help, but their main drawback is that they produce constant or static magnetic fields that only work at specific frequencies. However, the body may need different frequencies, or a range of frequencies for optimal effects, and magnets cannot provide this. As a result their benefits are limited and often wear off over time.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields produce vibratory frequencies that stimulate cells throughout their range of activity. The body is electromagnetic in nature, and processes like cell metabolism and cell to cell communication – including nerve impulses – are carried out through electromagnetic impulses.
The QRS is a German-made device that produces pulsed electromagnetic fields. It consists of a mat on which a patient can lie for a treatment session that normally lasts eight minutes (though is some cases longer sessions may be recommended). It also comes with a flexible pad that can be placed over a specific area or wrapped around an extremity for more targeted applications, and a pen that can be used for even more targeted therapy or “needle-less” acupuncture.
The QRS produces fields that are the same as those of healthy cell function. Over time, brief spurts of exposure to these fields help normalize cell function while inducing healthy metabolism and promoting a cycle of healing.
The QRS has been in production in Germany for more than 20 years and it has been researched extensively. In Germany and other European countries devices like the QRS have gained far greater acceptance among mainstream physicians than here in the US, and they are often prescribed.
The foremost benefit of the QRS is an almost immediate reduction in pain and inflammation. While occasional use of the QRS can be beneficial, the most significant long-term benefits are achieved when it is used on a daily basis and twice a day is considered optimal. This becomes especially important when pain has been present for some time and has complex causes.
In addition to reducing pain and inflammation, the QRS has been found to:
- Simulate healing from surgeries or sports injuries
- Improve sleep and moods
- Improve energy, circulation, blood and tissue oxygenation
- Strengthen the immune system
- Accelerate the removal of toxins from the body
- Improve the absorption and utilization of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
- Relax muscles and the nervous system
- Improve function of both the central and peripheral nervous system
For many people trying the QRS at my office gives them a clue as to whether it is likely to help them. However, because the QRS is most helpful when used daily and preferably twice a day, to achieve optimal benefits there is almost no alternative to buying a unit for home use.
For more information on the QRS visit the US distributor’s website here: www.quantronmedicine.com. This website is very informative if you are interested in researching whether the QRS can help you.