Energy Medicine – a road less travelled.

Part 2

By Svetlana Kogan, M.D.

Energy MedicineIn the last few months, these articles dived deeper into the topic of how human body functions on many levels including electrochemical, neuro-hormonal, and energetic. An impeccable functioning of these pathways is fundamental for a normal healing process. When any level is disrupted due to either a lack of building blocks or a stagnation of energetic impulses, the homeostasis is disrupted. And what are we without homeostasis but a dysfunctional bag of liquid proteins? Balance of all the systems on all levels is the ultimate goal of holistic approach to health.

Last month I wrote about how my personal experience with Ondamed technology prompted me to purchase this Energy Medicine machine for my practice. Low-level pulsed electro-magnetic fields (PEMFs) have a been shown since late 90’es to positively affect cellular processes and stimulate growth factors involved in cellular repair and bone formation. Every cell membrane carries an electromagnetic charge which becomes distorted by our environment such as cell phones for example. PEMFs provide a tune up/correction of these charges. This correction creates an anti-inflammatory effect and a statistically significant reduction in pain when treating acute whiplash injuries, chronic musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, epicondylitis, and neuropathic pain, to mention a few disorders.

While undergoing training with Ondamed I also came across research studies done in orthopedics in people suffering from non-unionized fractures (in other words, fractures which had difficulty healing). Bones have such a horrible blood supply and to have a machine which would able to accelerate regeneration of the bone despite that innate deficiency was quite impressive. Shortly after I acquired the machine in 2007, a patient of mine sustained a severe fracture. She was a 59 year old woman who was celebrating her 40th wedding anniversary, but slipped and fell on the way to the bathroom. She sustained something called “complex butterfly proximal humerus fracture”. Butterfly fragments are large, triangular fracture fragments seen commonly in comminuted long bone fractures.

The term is commonly used in orthopedic surgery, and more often than not results in surgery involving screw or plate. On the one hand, my patient was of a holistic mindset and would not hear of a surgery or medication for pain. On the other hand, she was a piano player and was rather depressed at the prospect of possibly becoming disabled at what she loved to do most. She turned to me for solutions and I immediately thought of Ondamed.

So we paired up for an aggressive treatment schedule: a combination of biofeedback-based PEMF applications and a combination of preset PEMFs geared towards healing acute bone fractures, regeneration of the tissues around the bones (periosteum), and alleviation of pain signals. We met every other day for the first three weeks, and then every two days for the next three weeks. Her pain was completely gone and she was periodically testing how she was doing by grabbing onto the surface of the table. Such was the extent of her associated peripheral nerve injury that in the beginning of the treatment when she held onto the table on the traumatized side– she would feel as though she were touching two tables. After 6 weeks, she triumphantly announced to me that she now felt one table. I took it as a very good sign and referred her back to her orthopedist who documented a healed fracture in his office with an x-ray. This was way ahead of the schedule as the typical time for such fracture to heal was about 12 weeks.

The term is commonly used in orthopedic surgery, and more often than not results in surgery involving screw or plate. On the one hand, my patient was of a holistic mindset and would not hear of a surgery or medication for pain. On the other hand, she was a piano player and was rather depressed at the prospect of possibly becoming disabled at what she loved to do most. She turned to me for solutions and I immediately thought of Ondamed.

So we paired up for an aggressive treatment schedule: a combination of biofeedback-based PEMF applications and a combination of preset PEMFs geared towards healing acute bone fractures, regeneration of the tissues around the bones (periosteum), and alleviation of pain signals. We met every other day for the first three weeks, and then every two days for the next three weeks. Her pain was completely gone and she was periodically testing how she was doing by grabbing onto the surface of the table. Such was the extent of her associated peripheral nerve injury that in the beginning of the treatment when she held onto the table on the traumatized side– she would feel as though she were touching two tables. After 6 weeks, she triumphantly announced to me that she now felt one table. I took it as a very good sign and referred her back to her orthopedist who documented a healed fracture in his office with an x-ray. This was way ahead of the schedule as the typical time for such fracture to heal was about 12 weeks.

Over the years, I have had similar success with other types of fractures, including pelvic and clavicle fractures. Another area of bone health where Ondamed came incredibly handy was the mechanical wear and tear of Osteoarthritis. I have had patients with large joints, such as hips and knees who used to live in a lot of pain and were told that they had a “bone on bone” situation and that the surgery had to be done right away. While the response to pain was variable, almost always I had a successful outcome of delaying the surgery by years – the longest was 10 years from the day the patient was first told that he had to have a hip replacement right away. To be continued.

Svetlana Kogan, M.D. is a Board Certified Medical Doctor with 20 years of experience. She has appeared as a health expert on FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC prime time TV, and has authored hundreds of publications for internet and print. She moved her Concierge Internal Medicine practice from Manhattan NYC to Naples, where her focus is on fusing traditional medicine with holistic approach to illness and prevention.

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Naples , FL 34102
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