What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a systemic condition that involves our body’s entire skeletal system. It is characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue. Consequently, osteoporosis will increase bone fragility and fracture risk.
According to the latest statistics, there are thousands of fractures per year due to this disease. The most typical fractures caused by osteoporosis are those in the femur, vertebrae and wrist. In patients with osteoporosis, a fracture can be caused by even a minor fall or during routine activities, such as twisting and bending. To give you a better idea of how common this is, fractures caused by osteoporosis happen every three seconds.
Osteoporosis is primarily in senior citizens, especially in elderly women. In women, the major cause of osteoporosis is estrogen deficiency, most commonly associated with menopause and declining ovarian function. In men, androgen plays a fundamental role in causing bone loss and osteoporosis. Additionally, osteoporosis may be caused by malignancies, metabolic abnormalities, gastrointestinal diseases, exposure to certain drugs, smoking and excessive use of alcohol.
Considering the increasing population of elderly people in the world, the seriousness and therapeutic difficulties of osteoporosis has become the main issue of public health condition. Osteoporosis patients often suffer from pain, disability, loss of independence and shortened life span. Multi-component exercise programs based on strength, aerobic and/or weight-bearing training are beneficial to treating and preventing osteoporosis. Unfortunately, some patients are limited in their ability to practice these exercises due to common complications related to aging, such as muscle weakness, advanced osteoarthritis, neurological diseases, and balance disturbance. These patients believe that their only option is taking anti-osteoporosis medications, which tend to have several significant side effects. Nowadays, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, also known as PEMF therapy, has been demonstrated to have positive results in osteoporosis treatment.
How does PEMF therapy work for Osteoporosis?
PEMF therapy is a natural and non-invasive method to help with osteoporosis. It can stimulate the regeneration of bone tissue and slow the decrease of bone density. On the other hand, PEMF therapy can promote metabolism and slow down the loss of bone mineral substances.
The improvements in osteoporosis due to PEMF therapy can be explained by several mechanisms. Two main types of cells affect bone density. Osteoclasts can resorb or take away old and worn-out bone, while osteoblasts can build new bone. PEMF therapy stimulates osteogenesis by simultaneously increasing osteoblastic activity and decreasing osteoclast formation, thereby shifting the metabolic process towards bone osteogenesis. PEMF therapy also enhances fibrocartilage turn-over to bone cells and increases ionic calcium channels. In addition, PEMF therapy increases blood supply at the site of application, which is considered to improve bone healing. Furthermore, PEMF therapy has an inhibitory effect on the resorption phase of wound healing that leads to early callus formation. PEMF therapy can save many elderly people from undergoing surgery. Therefore, it is being suggested that PEMF therapy be the first line of treatment for osteoporosis.
In Italy, researchers removed the ovaries in rodents and studied the effects of PEMF therapy in postmenopausal osteoporosis. These rodents were exposed to the pulsed electromagnetic field for 1 hour per day for 4 months. As a result, the researchers found that PEMF therapy slowed down the bone mass loss of rodents efficiently.
Researchers also investigated the effect of PEMF therapy in osteoporosis around the knee in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury itself may accelerate the exacerbation of this disease. The researchers took the bone mineral density (BMD) before treatment as the baseline and compared BMD before treatment with 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after treatment. At 3 months of treatment, BMD increased in the stimulated knees by 5% and declined in the untreated knees by 6%. At 6 months after treatment ended, BMD of both stimulated knees and untreated knees returned to near baseline values. At 12 months after treatment ended, both knees had lost bone at a similar rate, which was 2% below baseline for the stimulated knee and 3.6% below baseline for untreated knee. This indicates that PEMF therapy can improve osteoporosis and the treatment of this disease is a long-term process. In addition, PEMF therapy should not just be directed at a single bone location but the whole body for the best treatment results.
Why Choose Big Magic to Improve Osteoporosis?
PEMF therapy has been shown in a wide variety of researches to prevent and treat osteoporosis efficiently. Osteoporosis involves the entire skeleton with an increased risk of fractures anywhere in the body, so long-term whole-body treatment is recommended. Big magic with a PEMF mat is the best choice for osteoporosis treatment.
Big Magic is safe to use, there is no hidden danger through long-term treatment. It copies the natural frequency of the earth, which is called the Schumann resonance. This magic frequency perfectly matches that of our body, mind, tissues, and cells. It can balance the body and improve osteoporosis using the power of nature. Most existing PEMF devices only apply a single pulse in the same direction. After long-term treatments, the cells and body are recharged in one direction and they won’t be neutralized, which is not good for health. Big Magic is special. It changes direction every ten minutes, so your body will maintain equilibrium, and won’t become magnetically charged.
Big Magic mat is flexible and practical. It is long enough to do the whole-body treatment. Also, the material of the mat is PVC, which is safe, comfortable and durable. You can place it underneath a sheet while doing the overnight treatment.
To summarize, we recommend combing Big Magic with adequate nutrition, supplements, exercise, and proper hormone balancing or replacement. These combinations of treatment have been demonstrated to have positive impacts on osteoporosis.