Many are asking us how to correctly program the magnetotherapy device to treat the pathology to be treated, without risking to nullify its effect. In fact, unless you already have experience with this type of device, the risk of throwing away 30 or more days of therapy is real! A good rule of thumb would be to start by carefully reading the manual supplied with the machine, hoping that at least this will help us. But as we will see, unfortunately the solution to this problem is not always so close at hand. In this short guide we will see how to set the magnetotherapy device based on the pathology to be treated, select the right frequency and power with the correct treatment time.
Choose the program (frequency of the magnetic field)
In the article cure yourself with magnetotherapy
we have seen how magnetotherapy consists in the application of pulsed magnetic fields, that is magnetic fields emitted at a given frequency
. This parameter is therefore adjustable and must be set according to the type of treatment to be done. The frequency is certainly an important parameter, which set correctly within certain intervals, however, becomes secondary for an excellent success of the therapy. The table below shows the frequencies established by the latest medical protocols in the field of rehabilitation with pulsed magnetic fields, for the most common pathologies.
Adjust the power of the magnetic field
Well, we set the first parameter, frequency. Let's now proceed with the power of the magnetic field
. Who read the article on how to use a magnetotherapy device
he will remember well that in order not to risk nullifying the treatment, the power must be adjusted according to the type of applicator used and according to the area treated. It works more or less like this: the more the treatment is localized, the less power will be needed, but the deeper the area to be treated is compared to the epidermis and the wider the magnetic field will have to be to reach it. Similarly, a larger limb needs a larger magnetic field than a smaller limb. Unfortunately, for this parameter it is not possible to use a universal indicative table, both for reasons of the physical build of the patient and for constructive reasons of the applicator and the device used. The following table has been calibrated on an adult patient, about 175 cm tall and weighing about 75 kg (sturdier builds may require greater power especially for the treatment of deeper areas) and on the applicators supplied with magnetotherapy devices. of the I-TECH brand such as MAG 2000, MAG 2000 PLUS, LaMagneto Pro etc, or the same ones supplied by us.
Set the treatment time
At this point all that remains is to set the duration of the treatment. In the most modern magnetotherapy devices, such as those of the I-TECH, Globus or Sixtus brands, this parameter can be set using a convenient timer that allows the device to switch off independently once the countdown is over. It is a very convenient function, especially for those who do long night treatments. Even if magnetotherapy has no contraindications for overdose, it is good that it is done at the correct times. In this regard, it is good to know that in most cases (the diseases shown in the previous table are no exception) it is always recommended to do sessions never less than 2 continuous hours, which may however become 6 or 8
, and beyond which the body tissues will not benefit further from the therapy. The rehabilitation protocols also advise one daily treatment, every 24 hours