Treating Parkinson’s Diseases Using PEMF Therapy
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases in the world, which is only second to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In 2015, more than 6.2 million people suffered from PD and resulted in about 117,400 deaths worldwide. It more commonly occurs in people over the age of 60 and males are more often affected than females. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is 7 to 14 years.
As Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, the symptoms will appear slowly over time.
Signs and Symptoms
PD is characterized by motor and non-motor symptoms. Movement (Motor) related symptoms are the most recognizable symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. The following are motor and non-motor symptoms for PD:
the slowness of movement (bradykinesia)
disorders of cognition
depression, apathy, and anxiety
sensory, especially altered sense of smell
PD is caused by the gradual loss of structure and function of dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area, and the dense fraction of the substantia nigra in the midbrain, which causes the subsequent damage to the basal ganglia (BG).
Cumulative evidence proves that PD is the result of a complex interaction between genetic abnormalities, environmental toxins, and mitochondrial dysfunction.
What is PEMF Therapy?
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Therapy, better known as PEMF, is a way of healing illness and disease by increasing your body’s natural vitality.
It’s a safe and natural way to literally recharge your body. It does this by targeting your body at a cellular level to stimulate cell metabolism and improve your health. It’s been shown to provide a wide range of health benefits for illnesses and diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Arthritis, Asthma, Alzheimer’s, Symptoms of depression, Migraines, Pain relief, IBS and many more.
What’s more, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of PEMF therapy for treatment of the major depressive disorder in PD patients. It’s an alternative good choice for the PD patients who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from very high dosages of antidepressant medications.
PEMF Therapy has proven to be enormously beneficial in a wide range of health problems, and that this is strongly backed by science: “Worldwide more than 2,000 double-blind studies have demonstrated that PEMF therapy is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions, as well as to promote and maintain general cellular health and function.”
Apparently, NASA has already spent millions researching PEMF therapies, as when astronauts are outside the Earth’s natural EM fields for some time, this results in health issues.
Does PEMF Therapy Work for PD?
Several studies reported PEMF therapy improved cognitive functions and motor symptoms of PD. For example, the elderly PD patients with cognitive impairment perceive a part or parts of their body as disproportionately large, but after receiving PEMF therapy, the drawings of the PD patients show the reversal of macrosomatognosia with reduction of the right parietal lobe dysfunction.
In another research, PEMF therapy is applied to treat the stage 3 PD patients, resulting in a marked improvement in motor and non-motor symptoms such as mood swings, sleeplessness, pain, and cognitive dysfunctions.
PEMF therapy is also effective in improving visuospatial deficits in PD patients, as assessed by the clock-drawing test.
Moreover, PEMF therapy does improve PD-associated freezing, a symptom manifesting as a sudden attack of immobility that is usually experienced during walking.