Magnetic resonance therapy

Literature extract about double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trials. Clinical trials have proved that magnetic resonance therapy has a healing or improving effect in the following clinical pictures:

  • Arthritis, movement restriction with joint problems. Trock D.H. et al, 1993, J. Rheumatol – double-blind study on status after fractures. 27 patients were examined and statistical significance was found for general pain, pain causing restriction of movement, movement and stiffness.  Zucco F. et al, 1985, Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, Pujol L. et al., 1998, Neuroreport
  • Depression (Pascual-Leone A. et al., 1996, Lancet)
  • Circulatory disorders (Skoromets A. et al., 1999, Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology)
  • Inflammations of muscle insertions and tendons (Binder A. et al., 1984, Lancet: the rotator cuffs of 29 patients refractory to treatment were examined in a double-blind study. The treatment period was 4 weeks. Statistically significant differences were found once again in comparison with the placebo group.)
  • Chronic joint inflammation, joint pain (comprehensive references)
  • Cervical syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, pain in hip joints, coxarthrosis, gonarthrosis, polyarthritis, capsule injuries (Pages I.H. et al., 1985, Z. Physiother.)
  • Loosening of artificial hip joints Borsalino G. et al, 1988, Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research – a double-blind study, 32 patients. The density of the callus that had formed was measured radiologically. Once again, statistically significant differences were found. This loosened prosthetic hip joint was examined in another study, also a double-blind study, by Kennedy (Kennedy W.F. et al., 1993, Clinical Orthopaedics and related research) in 40 patients with a six month treatment period and using the Harris hip score. A statistically significant score was found in 53% of patients as compared with 11% in the placebo group.
  • Bone fracture Basset et al., 1989, Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering Sharrad W. et al., 1990, J Bone Joint Surg. Thawer H.A. 1999, Phys. Ther. Rev. – meta-analysis of 10 studies, of which 6 were double-blind studies. All 10 studies yielded positive results for this indication with rapid healing. Betti E. et al., 1999, Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine.
  • Bone healing after bone surgery Thawer H.A. et al., 1999, Phys. Ther. Rev.
  • Headache after skull injury Grünner G. et al. 1985, EEG-EMG – 40 patients with a wide variety of headache symptoms were examined. Changes caused by the magnetic field therapy were demonstrated in the EEG. Magnetic field therapy is useful for headache. 
  • Muscle inflammation, myalgia Pujol J. et al., 1998, Neuroreport
  • Muscle cramps, Skoromets A. et al., 1999, Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology Richards T. et al., 1997, J. Altern. Complement. Med.
  • Muscular tension, Nielsen J. et al., 1996, Multiple sclerosis
  • Nervous tension, Richard T.L. et al., 1997, J. Altern. Complement. Med.
  • Osteoporosis, Tabrah F. et al., 1990, J. Bone and Mineral Research – 20 patients were examined for bone density. A significant increase in bone density was found. The duration of the study was 12 weeks, 10 hours per day. Bilotta T.W. et. al., 1993, Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine Giordano N. et al., 2001, Current therapeutic
  • Psoriasis, Castelpietra R. et al., 1984, Minerva Med.
  • Rheumatism, Giordano N. et al., 200, Clin. Exp. Rheumatol. Ganguly K. et al., 1998, J. Indian Med. Assoc.
  • Backache, Pages I.H. et al, 1985, Z. Physiother. – controlled trial with 228 patients. No statistical significance was calculated. Each patient was given a series of 5 individual treatments of 20 minutes each. Zucco F. et al, 1985, Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics
  • Pain of various types (comprehensive references)
  • Chronic shoulder pain, Binder A. et al., 1984, Lancet
  • Tendosynovitis, tendon injury, tennis elbow, Pujol J. et al., 1998, Neuroreport
  • Tinnitus, Roland N. et al., 1993, Clin. Otolaryngol.
  • Lower leg ulcers, impaired wound healing, Stiller M. et al., 1992, Brit. J. Dermatol. – a placebo-controlled study. 31 patients were in the active treatment group and 13 in the placebo group. Treatment lasted for 8 weeks. 47% faster wound healing of lower leg ulcers was observed in the active treatment group compared with 42% in the placebo group – statistical significance was present. In another study (Ieran M. et al., 1990, J. Orthop. Res.), 44 patients were treated double-blind for 90 days – statistically significant.
  • Spinal injuries, Pages I.H. et al., 1985, Z. Physiother. Zucco F. et al., 1985, Biolelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics
  • Injuries to and surgery on the vertebral bodies, Mooney V. et al., 1990, Spine

The database of magnetic field therapy studies currently contains 1,327 papers by 4,119 authors in 331 fields of application!