Given the recent rapid advances in the development of portable and economical PEMF devices, of most significance to the plastic surgeon has been the laboratory and clinical confirmation of decreased pain and swelling following injury or surgery.3,62 Indeed, PEMF configured for the Ca/CaM pathway has been shown to significantly accelerate postsurgical pain relief with a concomitant reduction in pain medications in a randomized, doubl-blind study in patients who underwent breast augmentation.3 Because of the unique biologic mechanism of the PEMF effect, this modality can be combined quite effectively with other therapies for additive or supradditive effects to promote pain relief, healing, and recovery. Treatment regimens may be manual or automatic and scheduled as frequently as every hour for particularly acute situations. The device is noninvasive and can be applied over a dressing; it and may even be part of a dressing for postoperative treatment of an incisional wound (Figure 5). Treatment begins in the recovery room and, to treat pain and edema, is generally administered every 4 hours for 30 minutes for 3 days, and then every 8 hours for the next several days until pain and edema are not significant. For the treatment of chronic wounds, the regimen is 30 minutes twice a day until healed.

There is nothing new about Electromagnetic therapy. It has been around for over 100 years, according to James L. Oschman PhD, in Energy Medicine (Second Edition), 2016, it has been used by the former Soviet Union as complementary treatment to pharmacology. Pulsing electromagnetic field therapy was used by the cosmonauts during the Soviet space explorations, to help reduce the loss of bone density that occurs when they were removed from the Earth’s gravitational and magnetic fields.
Besides their well-known side effects like addiction and toxicity, most modern remedies for pain can only soothe pain temporarily and are ineffective for the treatment chronic pain; the underlying condition causing pain has to be resolved. Ground breaking achievements in the field of Biomagnetics seem to be paving the way for the emergence of more tenacious way to manage and reduce pain in the form of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and heal the underlying condition at the same time.

Tesla made this assertion after having used coils as big as three-foot in diameter to treat ailments without making any type of physical contact with their bodies. And it is because of this breakthrough device and its related findings that magnetic field strength today is measured in Tesla (T). While this was all new and extremely hopeful information, especially for that period of time, it wouldn’t be until more than two decades later that PEMF as we know it today would begin to really take form.

Merci beaucoup pour tous ces éclairages supplémentaires, c'est beaucoup plus clair pour moi ainsi. Je sors juste d'une réunion de l'icem justement, et cela a soulevé énormément de questions... du coup, ça m'a paru très riche et en même temps très frustrant car j'aurais eu des milliers de questions pour mes collègues qui fonctionnent en classe coopérative.
IUFM : L'IUFM, ou Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres, est un établissement d'enseignement supérieur chargé de la formation des enseignants. Pour le premier degré, il accueille des étudiants qui préparent le concours de professeur des écoles (PE1) et des fonctionnaires lauréats du concours de recrutement en formation par alternance (PE2).
Patients and methods: A randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled, multicenter study in 36 subjects with persistent low-back and/or radiating leg pain after lumbar surgery was conducted. Eligible subjects were randomized (1:1:1) to receive one of two doses of therapy (42-μs or 38-μs pulse width) or treatment with a sham device. Subjects self-treated twice daily for 60 days. The primary end point was change in pain intensity (∆PI) using the Numerical Pain Rating Scale between average baseline (Days −5 to −1) and end of treatment (Days 56–60) for lumbar and radiating leg pain. Secondary outcome measures included the Oswestry Disability Index, Beck Depression Inventory-II, Patient Global Impression of Change, and consumption of analgesics.
Within the domain of shoulder pain, rotator cuff conditions can be caused by an inter-relationship between soft tissue laxity (i.e. ligament) resulting in glenohumeral laxity, impingement (e.g. due to bursitis or osteophytes) resulting in tendon compression and cuff lesions (Allingham & McConnell 2003). Therefore, treatment is likely to be more effective when all possible factors that can cause laxity, impingement or lesion of the cuff are considered. These include:

The feasibility of PEMF therapy for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has also been investigated in a single-group, open-label, phase I/II clinical study. Forty-one patients with advanced HCC received very low levels of PEMFs modulated at HCC-specific frequencies (100 Hz–21 kHz) and received three-daily 60 min outpatient treatments. No adverse reactions were observed during PEMF treatment. Five patients reported complete disappearance and two patients reported decrease in pain shortly after beginning of treatment. Four patients showed a partial response to treatment, while 16 patients (39%) had stable disease for more than 12 weeks. This study shows that PEMF therapy provides a safe and well-tolerated treatment, as well as evidence of antineoplastic effects in patients with HCC.
Did you know that the OMI mat is the primary PEMF product that consumers use to get renewed energy and better sleep? This is what most individuals turn to for a more complete approach to PEMF therapy. The OMI PEMF therapy mat is lightweight, easy to use, easy to clean and it is beautifully designed with a soft microfiber surface comfortable enough for anyone to use.

Bergman et al (2004) compared medical care (consisting of oral analgesics or NSAID, education, advice, corticosteroid infiltrations and physical therapy referral for exercise, modalities, massage after 6 weeks) to medical care with up to 6 treatments of thrust and non-thrust manipulative interventions to the ribs and cervical-thoracic spine over 12 weeks in patients with shoulder symptoms and dysfunction of cervico-thoracic spine and adjacent ribs. At 12 weeks, 43% of the manipulation group and 21% of the medical care group reported full recovery. A 17-percentage point difference favouring manipulation still existed at 52 weeks. During intervention and follow-up a consistent between-group difference in severity of the main complaint, shoulder pain and disability, and general health favoured the manual therapy group.
BioBalance products have not been evaluated by the FDA. BioBalance is intended for the beneficial effect as set forth in the directions and instruction literature. These products do not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. Always consult your medical doctor regarding any health concerns. The use of a PEMF device is contraindicated for people with pregnancy, epilepsy, bleeding, implanted metals and pacemakers.
Magnetic therapy is simply the therapeutic application of magnets and can be delivered in many forms. In a 12-week, randomized trial, subjects with MS laid down on a metal mat for 8 minutes twice daily. The device delivered low-frequency, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. Another study had subjects with MS wear wristwatch-size, magnetic pulsing devices called Enermed for 10 to 24 hours daily for 2 months. Another device also delivered low-frequency magnetic stimulations at 37.5 mT and a sequence of pulses at 4 to 7 Hz three times weekly for 2 months. These studies demonstrated consistent benefits in reducing fatigue but no benefit for depression in subjects with MS.53
Le fonctionnement d'une classe Freinet va réellement bien au-delà de la simple utilisation des fichiers PEMF. Ainsi, l'apprentissage de la lecture y passe AVANT TOUT par l'acte de production d'écrit. Les textes libres pouvant ensuite (ou non) servir de base à l'apprentissage de la lecture, dans une démarche de lecture naturelle (que je ne pratique pas pour ma part). Les fichiers de lecture PEMF, à la différence des fichiers maths, me semblent plus venir en complément de ce qui est fait en classe que comme base de travail. En cela, je ne les utiliserais pas dans l'idée de couvrir le programme de lecture en CP, mais plutôt comme outil de différenciation.
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