Magnatherm therapy uses high-frequency energy to heat deep tissue in the body and produce a therapeutic or healing reaction. It is based on an old treatment founded by a German doctor in 1907 called Diathermy, but fell into disuse as antibiotics and anti-inflammatories became the preferred treatment for certain conditions. However, today, resistance to antibiotics is rising, and other therapies have serious side effects. Because of this, Diathermy has made a comeback, and Magnatherm therapy delivers the treatment with a wide range of settings to reach deep tissue from several angles and intensities.
A Magnatherm therapy device may have a wide range of settings that allow it to treat tissue with a mild or intense heat. It can treat multiple parts of the body at the same time or one area from two different directions. It may be particularly beneficial in the treatment of:
• Muscle spasms
• Back pain
Some of the most common physiological benefits Magnatherm may deliver to improve or cure certain conditions are:
• Increased cell membrane permeability by boosting capillary pressure
• Blood vessel dilation for increased blood flow
• Increased metabolites flow into cells
• Improved tissue oxygenation
• Increased antibodies and white blood cell count
• Reduced inflammation
• Increased range of joint motion
• Reduced swelling
• Reduced pain
Magnatherm therapy works by using high-frequency electric currents to generate heat that can reach tissue deep beneath the surface of the skin. The heat is not applied directly to the body, but the waves that are generated by the device cause the body to generate heat from within the targeted tissue. Magnatherm may be used along with other physical therapies or rehabilitation techniques.
The main benefit of Magnatherm therapy is increased blood flow. This may have a beneficial effect on pain and inflammation as well as reducing edema or swelling and fluid retention. The deep heat that is generated at the site of the arthritis or injured bone or muscle can accelerate healing.
During a consultation with our expert at Personalized Regenerative Medicine, your issues may be examined and a personalized treatment recommended. You can ask questions about Magnatherm therapy and learn if you are a good candidate. After the treatment, you may feel more flexible and be able to do things that you could not do before the treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in San Clemente.