Anti-spastic action of magnetostimulation

Effective support in the treatment of spasticity

The effectiveness of the anti-spastic action is a commonly studied research objective in studies using Viofor and its pulsed magnetic field. Numerous publications in the literature document the application of Viofor's magnetostimulation in degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, as well as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and post-stroke conditions. The therapy using Viofor's pulsed magnetic field is primarily used as a supportive and facilitative treatment in comprehensive rehabilitation of patients.

Magnetostimulation brings benefits in the treatment of spasticity by improving neuronal conduction and impacting the nervous system. It leads to a reduction in muscle tension, increased range of motion, improved muscle control, and decreased pain associated with spasticity. Additionally, through its relaxation effects, it may have a positive impact on sleep quality and overall well-being. As a result, patients may experience improvements in daily functioning, rehabilitation, and overall quality of life.

In a clinical study conducted on a group of 400 individuals with Parkinsonism and arthrogryposis, the impact of Viofor treatments was evaluated. The results demonstrated a significant reduction in muscle tension and spasticity, as well as an increase in muscle strength and improvement in gait among the study groups.

Detlavs I., Turauska A., Grundsteins K.: The Specific Frequency Magnetic Field Medical-Biological Effects. International Congress of the European Bioelectromagnetics Association, 2003, 13-15 November, Budapest, Hungary.
Anti-spastic action of magnetostimulation

Magnetic field therapy in Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

Impact on quality of life - Multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease

How does pulsed magnetic field therapy work in the treatment of spasticity?

The positive effects of Viofor magnetostimulation in treatment result e.g. from the bioelectric effect, which normalizes the cell membrane potential. During magnetostimulation treatment, electromagnetic forces are generated, influencing the electrical charges within the cells. This not only leads to changes in cell membrane potential but also improves their permeability. This has a significant impact on the fundamental functions of both healthy and diseased cells, as well as on the improved transmission of information in the nervous system. Additionally, Viofor magnetostimulation has a relaxing and analgesic effect, which can support psychological and physical well-being and reduce somatic symptoms associated with stress.

*In a study involving a group of 87 individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), improvements were observed in muscle strength, better control of sphincters, reduction of muscle tension, fatigue, sensory disturbances, and balance impairments.

“Magnetostimulation significantly impacts the improvement of quality of life for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Exercise and magnetostimulation have a positive effect on enhancing the motor function and mental well-being of individuals with advanced disabilities. These treatments support and facilitate the execution of exercises during home-based rehabilitation for individuals with multiple sclerosis.”

The obtained effects of Viofor therapy are the result of the following:

Improvement of neural conduction — the improvement of neural conduction occurs through the stimulation of conductivity in axons, which is manifested by changes in the distribution of the membrane potential along the axon and an increase in the area of stimulated tissues under magnetic field exposure.

Analgesic effect — the increase in the secretion of endogenous opiates, such as endorphins is one of the mechanisms of analgesic activity. During the treatments, the release of opiates from the β-endorphin group, substances responsible for increasing the pain threshold, are activated and increased. The analgesic effect persists after exposure to the magnetic field.

Effect of relaxation — the pulsed magnetic field with magnetostimulation parameters favourably modifies the bioelectric activity of the brain, increases the degree of attention and promotes relaxation. The pulsed magnetic field generated by Viofor has a positive effect on:

– the value of amplitudes of alpha and theta wave rhythms in the right directions, typical for the physiological state of relaxation — objectively measurable, expressed by the value of the demobilization index of the autonomic system,

– the process of attention concentration in the brain by increasing the amplitudes of beta waves and reducing the amplitudes of theta waves.

The evaluation of the effectiveness of the relaxing effect was a trial objective described in the Summary of scientific papers and is documented with the results achieved. The following efficacy evaluation criteria were used to analyse the effectiveness of the relaxation effect:

Regenerative effect — stimulation of cell nutrition and regulation of intercellular processes lead to tissue regeneration.

* Fibiger W., Starowicz A., Wilk M.: Wpływ magnetostymulacji na jakość życia chorych z SM. Fizjoterapia Polska 2010, 3(4), 10, 202-210.

 

Medical Publications

"As a result of the conducted rehabilitation procedures, improvement in muscle strength, sphincter control, reduction in overall fatigue, and balance disturbances were observed among the participants."
Fibiger W., Starowicz A., Wilk M.: Wpływ magnetostymulacji na jakość życia chorych z SM. Fizjoterapia Polska 2010, 3(4), 10, 202-210.
“The use of magnetic fields in patients with motor paresis and cognitive disorders after ischemic stroke helps to improve motor function and reduce cognitive deficit.”
Hyriawec M.W., Pułyk A.R.: Poprawa funkcji motorycznych po udarze niedokrwiennym mózgu z zaburzeniami funkcji poznawczych. Wiadomości Lekarskie Tom LXVIII, 2015, Nr 3 cz. II; 435.
“Viofor magnetostimulation is an element supporting the basic treatment that improves the condition of patients after a stroke.”
Kapłun E., Kapłun D., Majcher P., Fatyga M.: Ocena przydatności magnetostymulacji z użyciem aparatu Viofor JPS w usprawnianiu chorych po udarze mózgu. Post. Rehab. 2004, 18, 61.
"Magnetic field therapy not only improves motor functions (such as hypomimia, intention tremor, apraxia) but also has a positive impact on mood, sleep, cognitive functions, and autonomic system function."
Pasek J., Opara J., Pasek T., Kwiatek S., Sieroń A.: Aktualne spojrzenie na rehabilitację w chorobie Parkinsona – wybrane zagadnienia. Aktualn. Neurol. 2010,10 (2), 94-99.
“It was observed that after Viofor magnetostimulation, there is an increase in the objectively measurable state of body relaxation, expressed in the value of the autonomic system demobilization index.”
Pecyna M.B., Murawski P.: Stan relaksacji organizmu ludzkiego w badaniach magnetoencefalograficznych. Zdrowie Publ. 2000, 60, 273-278.
“The obtained results indicate, in both of the applied scales, a significant beneficial effect of magnetic fields in patients ..., during observation at 12 months after the onset of stroke.”
Woldańska-Okońska M., Czernicki J.: Zastosowanie pola magnetycznego w rehabilitacji chorych po udarze mózgu. Fizjoterapia. 1998, 6(3), 6-8.
"Low-frequency magnetic field significantly reduces fatigue levels in multiple sclerosis."
Brola W., Czernicki J., Opara J., Fudala M., Węgrzyn W.: Zastosowanie magnetostymulacji w zespole zmęczenia u chorych ze stwardnieniem rozsianym. Rehabilitacja w Praktyce 4/2010

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Viofor System is a family of innovative medical devices. The products are applied in the treatment, rehabilitation, and biological regeneration. The utilized forms of energy include pulsed magnetic field and LED light.
Viofor therapies are primarily used in:
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Post-fractures, injuries, and trauma
  • Neurological conditions
  • Treatment of pain
  • Non-healing wounds and burns
  • Dental complications and issues
  • Biological regeneration and psychoprophylaxis
A list of conditions and diseases in which Viofor therapies are applied can be found in the Applications section. If you cannot find your specific condition or have doubts about how Viofor therapies can help you, please contact us. We will definitely assist you!
The set consists of a control unit and applicators. The Viofor control unit models differ in terms of therapy options. The applicators, which are connected to the control unit, emit magnetic fields and/or light, allowing for the chosen form of therapy (magnetostimulation,  magnetic-led therapy). The selection of the controller and applicators depends on the specific needs of the condition and individual client or the profile of the facility where the Viofor treatments will be performed.
The Viofor ser typically includes:
  • Control Unit
  • Selected applicators
  • Power Supply
  • User Manual
  • Adaptor- allows to correct application of the magnetic field simultaneously from two applicators
To carry out magnetostimulation treatment, you will need a Viofor control unit that generates the therapeutic pulsed magnetic field and a magnetostimulation applicator. The therapy primarily relies on exposing the entire body. The targeted area should be positioned within the effective range of the magnetic field, which can be achieved by placing it inside the coil of a ring applicator, on the surface of a mat, or between two flat applicators. Importantly, the magnetic field easily permeates through clothing, dressings, and even casts without hindrance.
Magnetic-LED therapy - magnetoledotherapy - utilizes specific applicators to deliver localized treatments to different body regions. Panel applicators are employed for larger areas, such as the back, while specialized applicators are used for more targeted treatments, such as those in dentistry. During the treatment, both light and magnetic fields are simultaneously applied from a single applicator. LED light treatments are performed on exposed areas of the body. LED applicators are designed for close or direct contact, as long as the skin is free from infection and properly cleansed. It is important to ensure that the applicator surface remains parallel to the treated area during the procedure.

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