Substance Abuse Agency
We have now been using this form of therapy for almost one year within the Substance Use Rehabilitation Agency that I work for. The Magnetic Stimulation beds have been used to assist our work in a number of ways:
- Service users have said that withdrawal symptoms have been greatly or completely removed after a treatment with the bed.
- This agency has used the bed successfully for opiate users, alcohol users, individuals with benzodiazepine problems and for those people with issues relating to stimulant drugs.
- We have seen the bed work really effectively in addressing the pain that some individuals have experienced from Deep Vein Thrombosis.
- As you will know, withdrawal and abstinence often unmask symptoms of depression and anxiety and the Viofor bed acts to enable the individual to change their emotional state without reliance on prescription drugs and with none of the unpleasant side effects that these drugs cause.
- Individuals often have trouble sleeping and we have found that the bed is of immense use in helping induce sleep for service users and again it is a real and positive alternative to habit forming tranquillisers.
- Service users have commented on the analgesic qualities of the magnetic stimulation bed after undergoing therapy.
Malcolm Bray, Craven Organisation for Drugs and Alcohol
Many service users have talked to us about the unpleasant emotional states they find themselves in either as a result of their history, or as an effect of their ongoing drug use. For all of us in the rehabilitation field, the answer does not lie completely with the development of better or more efficient drugs – cures do not exclusively come out of bottles.
One view, when looking at emotions, suggests that they are – at least to some extent – the result of neurochemistry and elaborate electrical activities and pathways of the brain.
One way of getting service users to gain some control over their lives is to alter that chemical composition and re-orient that circuitry. The Viofor bed has helped achieve this by offering a viable and effective alternative to the use of prescribed drugs.
The magnetic stimulating qualities of the bed have proved a strong adjunct to the counselling and psychotherapy approaches used at this agency in aiding the development of coping skills and in dealing with difficult emotions.
All in all, I feel that this one year experiment with Viofor magnetic stimulation equipment has been an extremely useful therapy that this agency will continue to use.
I have been suffering from Arthritis in my legs, hips and spine for around twenty years and have had Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments in an attempt to keep it at bay. These two treatments helped a little but did not give me any lasting relief from the pain and discomfort that I was experiencing.Mrs C S - St Leonards on Sea
My daughter, who is a Reflexology therapist, suggested that I try Viofor magnetic therapy equipment and I am happy to report the following:
After the first treatment I experienced an increase in pain, which lasted for two days, however the treatment manual mentioned that this might happen and I was prepared for it. Now after just three treatments on the equipment I am happy to say that the pain and discomfort have reduced by 80% and my mobility has been much improved.
I will continue to use this wonderful equipment and would recommend it to anyone who suffers from arthritis.
Three years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and in June 2004, after trying pain and inflammation inhibitors, supplements and other types of therapy, I started to use the Viofor Magnetic Stimulation bed.
The arthritis was badly affecting my feet, knees, elbows and hands but after only a few sessions on the bed the pain, swelling and stiffness in all areas decreased. For the last two months I feel wonderful and have been almost pain free.
I have nothing but gratitude and thanks that such marvelously effective equipment exists. I recommend this therapy to anyone suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis without hesitation.
Mrs J P - Lancashire
Before telling my story I should disclose that my son is a director of Medica Health International.Mr G C - Lancashire
I am over 80 years of age and had a quadruple by-pass eight years ago. One year ago I developed severe pains in my leg which stopped me walking more than 20 yards. From that I then developed arthritis of the hip which exacerbated the condition. The doctors diagnosed hardening of the arteries in my leg and subsequent tests showed I had less than 30% blood flow getting to my lower leg.
I got a Viofor system at home and used it twice a week and within a few weeks I was totally pain free. I can now walk up to 5 miles and 15 months later have no pain whatsoever. I think probably I would have been in a wheelchair without the Viofor system.
I am 37 years of age and live in the Orford area of Warrington. I have had lower back problems for years and even as a child used to get muscular spasms in my lower back. I also used to play an awful lot of football and this together with the amount of walking I do for my job and wearing ill fitting shoes, has left me with a bone growth on the medial side of big toe on my left footMr K D
My job entails a lot of walking and carrying heavy loads and I fell down a flight of stairs on Friday whilst doing my job. This left me with lower back pain, a cut finger and a swollen and very painful big toe on my left foot. I was in a lot of pain and was unable to walk properly or wear my normal shoes and was very doubtful that I would be able to go to work the following week.
My wife’s aunt has an Holistic Therapy business which offers treatment using the Viofor JPS system of Electromagnetic Stimulation Therapy and although I had heard a lot about this treatment I was very sceptical and reluctant to use it. However, the Saturday afternoon following my fall, I did eventually agree to try it out but was dubious that it would help.
The first treatment left me with a feeling of warmth in my back and it felt a lot easier. I was absolutely amazed at the results of my injured toe as it felt better straight away, the feeling of pain had gone and I was able to walk away from my treatment normally! Karen explained that the treatment continued to work for up to 8 hours and it was amazing to see the redness and swelling disappear over the rest of the day! I had my second treatment the following day and the toe felt great with no swelling or pain at all. By the third treatment 2 days later the toe was completely better, my back felt much better too and I didn’t need to take any time off from work.
My MRI Scans confirmed my worse fears, that I had multiple problems in my lumbar back. Whilst the scans outlined why I was suffering such severe pain, there was little or no medical remedy for my situation. I was finding it almost impossible to walk up a hill and at times I would have little to no movement from the waist down.Mrs B D - Co. Wexford, Ireland
After attending my local practitioner in the area of Magnetostimulation, I decided to purchase the Viofor JPS home system. After using the Viofor JPS System once, walking up a hill was no longer a problem. With continuous use of the System my condition continues to improve. I also find it a great energy booster. Yes I can honestly say that the Viofor JPS system will remain and continue to be part of my life.
Back problems and arthritis
I have been receiving the magnetic bed treatment on my back and shoulders since April due to back problems and arthritis. This has been a lifesaver because prior to my treatment I was walking around as if I was 87 years old not 57 years old. Now I have a spring in my step and can keep up with my grandchildren a lot easier.Mrs P - Workington, Cumbria
I started on twice weekly treatment and gradually widened it from there. I now have treatment every 4 weeks which is fantastic but on two occasions I have had to increase the treatment to 5 weeks and that extra week makes me realise how I use to feel and cannot wait for my next appointment.
If you want your life back again I would highly recommend the magnetic bed. The best thing ever.
At home one day I felt very breathless and tight in my chest and when my husband came home he phoned for an ambulance. The paramedics arrived and as I was walking to the ambulance, where they were going to carry out some tests, I collapsed.
To cut a long story short, I woke up in hospital to be told that I had very serious Thrombosis in my lungs. The hospital treated me with blood thinning injections and then tablets and after eight weeks I was signed over to my doctor with regular check-ups at the hospital.
After about six months though, I still didn’t feel as if I had fully recovered and still felt very lethargic, had a continual cough and shortage of breath.Mrs J S - Kent
A close friend of mine suggested that I use a magnetic stimulation bed as she had seen good reports about them on the Internet and had read that they were excellent for Thrombosis.
It’s now two months since I bought my Viofor bed and all of my ongoing symptoms have gone. I quite honestly thought that I would never fully recover but can say that I now feel really fit again and would recommend the beds to anyone.
Deep vein thrombosis
I suddenly developed Deep Vein Thrombosis and attended hospital where I was put on a course of Wafarin, but after this was finished I still had a very swollen and painful leg.Mr B - Stourport
I used the Viofor magnetic stimulation bed at my home and after 6 weeks on this my leg improved dramatically with no swelling and no pain.
It has been a good few months since I treated myself with this equipment and I am happy to say that I am still symptom free and would recommend this equipment without hesitation.
Chronic digestive problems and general fatigue
For the last twelve years I have been suffering from chronic digestive problems and the general fatigue that went with it. I felt as if I was never going to be well enough to be able to live a ‘normal’ life.Miss L G - Hastings, East Sussex
After using a Viofor bed at a therapy clinic that I was attending I felt an improvement in my condition from the first treatment.
Six treatments on, I had much more energy and my digestive system was much less painful with less bloating and had started to function more normally again.
I was so impressed with the equipment that I decided to buy my own and now use it twice a week at home. It really is the best money that I have ever spent and the equipment has given me back a much more normal life. I also use the bed if I am feeling low or suffering from PMT and it always picks me up.
My Mother is now using the small mat that comes with the equipment to treat her Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and it is helping her as well, her hands are now much less painful.
Many thanks Viofor
I am 40 years old and live in Warrington, Cheshire.Mrs K S - Warrington, Cheshire
In July this year, after being in excruciating, debilitating pain for approx 6 weeks, I had an MRI scan which confirmed a badly prolapsed disc, which was causing sciatica. Unfortunately I was not aware of Electro Magnetic Stimulation Therapy and did not find out about it until the beginning of October, by which time my condition was chronic.
I completed 12 session of EMST over a 7 week period and was really pleased with the effects of the treatment. Over the course of the treatment the pain subsided from being all the way down my buttock and leg to being localised in the specific area of the disc in my back. As I was able to pinpoint the exact spot of the pain I was then also able to have infra red treatment, in conjunction with the EMST, on the specific area which helped reduce the pain even more. Although I still have some pain it is only when carrying out certain repetitive tasks and is not there constantly which it was prior to starting the treatment.
I was also diagnosed earlier this year with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and suffered terrible frequent bouts which went from one extreme to the other (Diarrhoea to days of constipation). About a third of the way through my EMST sessions I realised that my bowel movements had become completely regular and normal on a daily basis – something which I have NEVER experienced in my life.
I think it is also valuable to point out the general feeling of well being that I felt which started after three or four sessions and has continued even after I completed my whole treatment programme. I would definitely recommend EMST to anyone suffering from the same conditions as I was.
I attended a local clinic that uses Viofor Magnetic Stimulation equipment to try and find help with my insomnia. After six treatments on the magnetic bed I found that my sleep patterns became much more normal.Mrs M S
I also found that it helped greatly with stress and have recommended many of my student’s to attend the clinic for various health problems.
Recommendation of this equipment is a pleasure.
I had been suffering from ME for seven years when I heard about the Viofor magneto-stimulation equipment.Mrs A H - Lancashire
After about 2 months of using the equipment twice a week the symptoms lessened and I felt much more balanced and able to cope with the illness.
When I first started to use the equipment I had also been suffering from a strained wrist and the pain of this disappeared after just one treatment with the joint applicator and this alone convinced me that the equipment was really good.
Sometime after my treatment my Doctor told me that I had high blood pressure so I went on the equipment again. This time I used it for three times a week and my high blood pressure returned to normal after just one month of use.
Five weeks ago I had a bad fall. My knees were badly bruised and I felt very shaken and in shock. As well as my knees being bruised my wrist, hip shoulder and face were affected. I went on the Viofor equipment three times a week for three weeks and the pain and bruising healed much quicker than I could have hoped for after such an accident.
In all, I can honestly say that this equipment has helped me emotionally and physically, has increased my strength and given me back a feeling of ’wholeness’.
I would like to recommend the equipment to anyone who finds themselves in similar circumstances to those that I have suffered.
I have had M.S. for thirty years and tried many different therapies and so called miracle cures along the way without any real or lasting benefit. In the middle of 2004 I started to use a Viofor magnetic stimulation bed and have found it to be very beneficial.Mrs J H - Lancashire
After going on the bed I always feel as if I have more energy and oxygen in my body. Additionally it helps with bodily functions, which any one with MS knows is an absolute blessing.
I am suffering from repetitive strain syndrome in my shoulder from wheeling my chair at the moment and intend to go on the bed again to get it sorted out.
This equipment is worthy of recommendation to any one with M.S.
Multiple Sclerosis (2)
I have had MS for 6 years and have been diagnosed as Primary Progressive. When I first had Viofor magnetostimulation therapy, I used to have to walk with a stick to get into the clinic. After 12 months of treatment, I walk in unaided. The treatment is very gentle and I always feel good afterwards.Mrs J - Lancashire
My levels of fatigue have improved by 70% and my sleeping has also improved. The increased oxygen helps with leg cramps, always much calmer after treatment. It also helps my low back pain from sitting in a wheel chair.
I now feel like a new person and all of my friends say how well I look. I would recommend anyone with MS to use this wonderful therapy.
Multiple Sclerosis (3)
I have suffered from MS for 26 years and had for many years been getting a lot of pain which affected my quality of life in many ways. After just 1 month of having two treatments a week on the magnetic stimulation bed my pain had been reduced by around eighty percent and my quality of life has been improved greatly.Mrs P B
I have now been using the beds twice a week for eight months and have continued to get wonderful reduction in pain. I recommend this equipment to anyone suffering the pain associated with MS wholeheartedly.
Multiple Sclerosis (4)
I was diagnosed with MS in 1990 and have had symptoms for 32 years. Before treatment my problems were mainly fatigue, cognitive problems, pain and walked with a stick. After 12 sessions over 6 weeks, although my fatigue is still a big problem, my head is less foggy and thinking clearer, the pain in my legs has almost disappeared and walking much improved. Although I realise this is not a cure my quality of life has improved so much using the Viofor there is no way I wish to return to how I felt before treatment. So much I so I have bought a home version!Mrs J N - Cheshire
Multiple Sclerosis (5)
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1986 and am now in the Secondary Progressive stage. Before I started having magneto-stimulation therapy on the Viofor, I had forgotten what it was like to sleep for more than an hour at a time; this had carried on for more than 6 years. It resulted in irritability, poor memory, confusion and little mental alertness. I found it hard to remember how I used to be.Mrs J H - Cheshire
Now I can mostly sleep for up to 6 hours in in total. The dark circles are vanishing from under my eyes and I feel refreshed after sleep. I now go upstairs to bed instead of sleeping on the settee, as, since I no longer need the support of the back of the settee, I have discovered it is easier for my body to turn over in bed. I don’t feel a slave to my body any more – I have more control over it. I would rate the improvement to my sleep pattern as being 100%.
Another benefit is that I am able to wash both feet whilst in the shower. I used to have to sit in the shower pulling one leg over the other with difficulty, whereas now I can stand using the grab rail to keep me upright and still feel safe and secure. I feel more independent. I never thought I would be able to raise my right leg so far off the floor whilst still standing. It’s just amazing.
I have only had 12 sessions and I am astounded at the difference. I am using my stick less often and do not pull on my husband’s arm. I used to use him as my walking stick, so it must be giving him more freedom too. I would rate the improvement in walking and mobility as 50%.
I would recommend this therapy to people with MS and hope they also feel the benefits and feeling of well-being that I have experienced. I am going to continue the treatments so that the improvement percentages increase.
They can’t say that this therapy cures MS, but it can provide hope for a better quality of life.
Whiplash – pain
I had an accident in my car, which left me with very some serious bruising to my knees, legs and sternum. My neck and upper shoulders were also very painful as a result of the whiplash injury.Mrs P D - East Sussex
As soon as I was released from hospital, with the obligatory pain killers that I never take, I went to my clinic where I have Viofor magnetostimulation equipment for use on my clients.
The pain in all areas subsided after just one treatment, which is no less than I would expect as my clients swear by this therapy (I treat mostly Arthritis and pain reduction achieved is always very good).
My recovery was very much faster than it would otherwise have been, all due to using the Viofor equipment.
At the end of November I was returning from a weeks golfing holiday when I ran down an embankment and felt something tear in my calf muscle. This was very painful indeed and I was unable to walk properly, having to adopt a sliding shuffle to get my left leg to move. Sitting in one position on the plane home didn’t help either and if I put too much weight on it or banged it then the pain was excruciating.Mr I S - Warrington
The wife of one of my golf partners picked us up from the airport and on seeing my discomfort suggested that a few sessions on the Viofor system would greatly reduce the pain and speed up my body’s own healing abilities. I was a bit dubious at first but agreed to try the treatment.
Karen advised me that the treatment took 6 – 8 hours to reach its full potential and that there could be a slight increase in pain initially, which would decrease over the rest of the day. The night of my first treatment the calf muscle felt like it was tightening, however the morning after it felt a lot looser and much less painful. I still had restricted movement but was able to put one foot in front of the other and walk by taking small steps.
I had the second treatment the day after and the though the muscle still felt tight the constant pain had gone, with just the occasional twinge if I moved it too quickly. Although I was still not walking properly I was now able to climb stairs much better than at first.
The third treatment came two days later, after which I improved greatly with no pain at all. Amazingly I have already played a few rounds of golf and all within just 10 days of my last treatment!
Pain knee (golf)
For about a year and a half I was experiencing a lot of pain in both my knees and in my left heel and ankle. My knees bothered me a lot in bed while my foot pained me mostly after walking especially after playing golf. I changed me golf shoes twice, but no use. One day while playing golf I got to the sixth hole and the heel and ankle was so painful I had to give up and was unable to walk back to the club house.Mr S M - Co. Wexford, Ireland
I heard about Michael’s Electromagnetic treatment and made an appointment. After discussing my condition a programme of treatment was planned. I did two sessions per week for a six week period and one session per week for a another six week period, then two sessions every month. Now I go once a month and will continue until I feel I need the treatment. My condition is about 80% improved since I started last July.
I’m just back from a golf holiday, which I played three times over the week with little discomfort.
My experience of the treatment is this. After a session on the Bed you don’t feel any different until perhaps the following day. Your energy levels improve noticeably and gradually you aches and pains improve. It’s not like taking a pill and you feel better in a few hours. It took time for my joints to deteriorate to the extent they were paining me. Sometimes when I’m out in company and I hear other people complaining about their aches and pains I realise how much I have improved. Its times like that you feel how much good the treatment has done for you.
Ligament injury (sports)
I play football for my works team and received an ankle ligament injury after a hard tackle. This left me with a lot of pain and I had to use crutches to get around.Mr A G G - East Sussex
My mother had been going for magnetic stimulation therapy for her arthritis and they told her that the same equipment would work for my ankle.
I went to the same clinic and they put a small pad over my ankle and after ten minutes the pain had almost gone. I had another treatment two days later and by then I didn’t need the crutches any more. I had one more session the next week by which time my ankle was on the mend with only occasional pain and I was able to bear my weight on it and started strengthening exercises.All in all, I feel that this one year experiment with Viofor magnetic stimulation equipment has been an extremely useful therapy that this agency will continue to use.
I play regular football for my local team and received a torn hamstring injury during a particularly aggressive game. This was the second time that I have had this injury. The first time I was treated with massage, pain killers and physiotherapy and it took around ten weeks before I could play again and then I had to ease myself back into the game.Mr T S - East Sussex
On the second occasion, in addition to the above treatments I had therapy with Viofor magnetic equipment and this time I was back playing my normal game of football within just six weeks.
My therapist tells me that all types of sports injury heal much quicker when this type of equipment is used.