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Postby CureOrBust » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:17 am

Successful treatment of an acute exacerbation of multiple sclerosis by external magnetic fields.
Sandyk R. wrote:A 55 year old woman with multiple sclerosis presented with a 5 week history of an exacerbation of symptoms. Prominent among these symptoms was trigeminal neuralgia, migraine headaches, blurring of vision, and ataxia of gait. While treatment with carbamazepine (TegretolR) (800 mg/d) and oral prednisolone (15 mg/d) over a 4 week period produced no improvement in symptoms, externally applied magnetic fields (MF) (7.5 picoTesla; 5 Hz) placed over the scalp for a 7 minute period on three different days resulted in a complete resolution of symptoms within two weeks of initiation of treatment. Partial relief of the neuralgic pain and headaches was obtained immediately after completion of the first treatment indicating that resolution of symptoms was related to the effects of MF and not to a spontaneous remission. This is the first report demonstrating the clinical efficacy of pico Tesla range MF in rapidly resolving an acute relapse of MS.

And the same guy again, the year before...
Successful treatment of multiple sclerosis with magnetic fields.
Sandyk R. wrote:The present communication concerns a 50 year-old woman with a 15 year history of chronic-progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in whom extracranial application of picoTesla magnetic fields (MF) produced a dramatic and sustained improvement in disability. In contrast, administration of melatonin (3 mg, P.O.) produced in this patient a rapid exacerbation of disability which was reversed subsequently by treatment with MF. It is hypothesized that the therapeutic effects of picoTesla MF involve the mediation of the pineal gland which is known to act as a magnetosensor. The report demonstrates, for the first time, the remarkable efficacy of weak MF in the symptomatic treatment of chronic-progressive MS and underscores the pivotal role of the pineal gland in the pathophysiology of MS. If confirmed by a larger cohort of patients, extracranial application of picoTesla MF may prove as an extremely efficacious, nonpharmacological modality for the treatment of MS.

what? do these articles find me? at least they weren't mice, and there have been two now. I found this while looking up melatonin, which is another post in itself.
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Postby gibbledygook » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:42 pm

Hi cureo, I discussed those reports with a neurologist who said that I shouldn't pay too much attention to the treatment if it was all written by the same guy. Needless to say I ignored this advice but couldn't find anywhere or anything which would provide the equivalent treatment. :?
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Postby Lyon » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:49 pm

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Postby CureOrBust » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:43 am

Lyon wrote:..."here at thisisms we're surrounded by people who go in for MRI's day in and day out, the most powerful magnetic field anyone is going to be exposed to, yet I've NEVER noticed anyone comment about how much better they feel after an MRI".
MRI machines are different flux and frequencies. It all sounds suspicious to me too, but your reasoning is just as unscientific. The biggest convincer for me is the fact no one, or even themselves have carried it any further.

gibbledygook wrote:I discussed those reports with a neurologist who said that I shouldn't pay too much attention to the treatment if it was all written by the same guy. Needless to say I ignored this advice but couldn't find anywhere or anything which would provide the equivalent treatment
I looked into it a little further at the time, and found that some research on similar techniques has been carried out locally in regards to depression, but not MS.
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Postby Lyon » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:44 pm

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Re: Magnetic Field Therapies

Postby NHE » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:37 pm

Hi Lyon,
because in the first article they mentioned using 7.5 tesla, which is VERY powerful.

You have to be careful with the units given in the abstract. It uses picoTesla. The pico unit is 10^-12 or 0.000000000001 which is much smaller than a regular MRI.

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Re: Magnetic Field Therapies

Postby Lyon » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:26 am

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Postby CureOrBust » Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:51 pm

looking up something else, I stumbled across the following link, and thought I would post it here to keep it all in one place.

http://faculty.washington.edu/toddr/magnetic/Magnetic.htm
Double-blind study of pulsing magnetic field effects on multiple sclerosis.

Richards TL, Lappin MS, Acosta-Urquidi J, Kraft GH, Heide AC, Lawrie FW, Merrill TE, Melton GB, Cunningham CA

Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

We performed a double-blind study to measure the clinical and subclinical effects of an alternative medicine magnetic device on disease activity in multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS patients were exposed to a magnetic pulsing device (Enermed) where the frequency of the magnetic pulse was in the 4-13 Hz range (50-100 milliGauss). A total of 30 MS patients wore the device on preselected sites between 10 and 24 hours a day for 2 months. Half of the patients (15) randomly received an Enermed device that was magnetically inactive and the other half received an active device. Each MS patient received a set of tests to evaluate MS disease status before and after wearing the Enermed device. The tests included (1) a clinical rating (Kurtzke, EDSS), (2) patient-reported performance scales, and (3) quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) during a language task. Although there was no significant change between pretreatment and posttreatment in the EDSS scale, there was a significant improvement in the performance scale (PS) combined rating for bladder control, cognitive function, fatigue level, mobility, spasticity, and vision (active group -3.83 +/- 1.08, p < 0.005; placebo group -0.17 +/- 1.07, change in PS scale). There was also a significant change between pretreatment and posttreatment in alpha EEG magnitude during the language task recorded at various electrode sites on the left side. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, we have demonstrated a statistically significant effect of the Enermed magnetic pulsing device on patient performance scales and on alpha EEG magnitude during a language task.
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