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Bemer Therapy with Physiotherapy with Musculoskeletal Issues

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2015, Article ID 245742, 8 pages
Research Article
BEMER Therapy Combined with Physiotherapy in Patients with Musculoskeletal Diseases: A Randomised, Controlled Double Blind Follow-Up Pilot Study
Franciska Gyulai, Katalin Rába, Ildikó Baranyai, Eniky Berkes, and Tamás Bender Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God, A ́rpa ́d fejedelem u ́tja 7, Budapest 1023, Hungary
Correspondence should be addressed to Tama ́s Bender;
Received 12 March 2015; Revised 5 May 2015; Accepted 5 May 2015
Academic Editor: Antonella Fioravanti
Copyright © 2015 Franciska Gyulai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Background. This study evaluates the effect of adjuvant BEMER therapy in patients with knee arthrosis and chronic low back pain in a randomized double blind design. Methods. A total of 50 patients with chronic low back pain and 50 patients with osteoarthritis of knee took part in this study and were randomized into 4 groups. Hospitalized patients received a standardized physiotherapy package for 3 weeks followed by BEMER therapy or placebo. Results. In patients with low back pain, the comparison of the results obtained at the first and second visit showed a significant improvement in resting VAS scores and Fatigue Scale scores. The Oswestry scores and Quality of Life Scale scores showed no change. In patients with knee arthrosis, the comparison of the first and second measurements showed no significant improvement in the abovementioned parameters, while the comparison of the first and third scores revealed a significant improvement in the Fatigue Scale scores and in the vitality test on the Quality of Life Scale. Conclusions. Our study showed that BEMER physical vascular therapy reduced pain and fatigue in the short term in patients with chronic low back pain, while long-term therapy appears to be beneficial in patients with osteoarthritis of knee.
1. Introduction
Electromagnetic field has been used in healing for centuries and has a medical literature of many decades, as well [1]. During the 1960s, Bassett confirmed that this therapy has a stimulating effect on callus formation and thus one aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of pulsed electromagnetic field on osteoblastic activity both in vitro and in vivo [2]. There are only a few areas of physiotherapy that are so controversial in the medical community as this therapy. Many people refer to it only as an alternative therapy, while others see it as a treatment for a number of conditions. One reason for this is that prominent medical journals publish articles expressing completely opposed positions on the effects of magnetic therapy used in a specific indication. (Pulsed electromagnetic field generators use different signal formats, so they produce different effects. Identical impulse format is for this therapy what identical active substance is for medicines.) There are many data available for both ultrasound and TENS as
conventional physical therapies; however, these evidences are not convincing [3, 4]. As regards electromagnetic therapies, pulsed magnetic therapy is widely used, unlike therapy in static magnetic fields. In the case of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF), a number of different frequency ranges can be used. One of the assumed mechanisms of action of the electromagnetic field is the ion cyclotron resonance effect, through the modulation of ion bindings, an effect on free radicals, and an effect on heat shock proteins. The beneficial effect on angiogenesis may play a role in the facilitation of callus formation [5]. PST (Pulsed Signal Therapy) is different from PEMF as PST is an extended version of PEMF, whose beneficial effects on human chondrocytes were confirmed by in vitro studies [6]. Moreover, PEMF also has a chondropro- tective effect [7]. BEMER (Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy- Regulation) devices operate with special parameters, and the “weak” magnetic field is only a vehicle and a special pulsed signal was developed to this end (BEMER signal), the primary effect of which is an improvement in tissue microcirculation.

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