XXIst century magnetotherapy

Electromagn Biol Med. 2015 Sep;34(3):190-6. doi: 10.3109/15368378.2015.1077338.

Abstract

This paper discusses the state of the art therapeutic application of magnetic and electromagnetic fields (EMF) in treatment of various medical problems - from pain relief to musculoskeletal trauma, to vascular and endocrine disorders. The paper describes problems related to physical parameters of used fields, biophysical dosimetry, clinical protocols, and safety of the device operators. Clinical benefits and mechanisms of action are also discussed.

Keywords: Clinical application; electromagnetic fields; magnetotherapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Electromagnetic Fields / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Field Therapy / adverse effects
  • Magnetic Field Therapy / economics
  • Magnetic Field Therapy / instrumentation
  • Magnetic Field Therapy / methods*
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Safety