Magnetotherapy is a relatively new, nowadays however, relatively widespread method in several medical disciplines. The mechanism proper of the favourable action of the pulsed magnetic field on the living organism is not quite clear so far, clinical investigations revealed, however, a favourable anti-inflammatory, angioedematous and analgesic therapeutic effect. The authors sought an optimal frequency of the pulsed magnetic field with regard to the character of the disease. They focused attention above all on treatment of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions of the locomotor apparatus, ischaemia of the blood vessels of the lower extremities, dyspeptic syndrome, lactation mastitis and other diseases. One therapeutic cycle lasted 20 minutes, the mean number of cycles varied between 5.8 and 7.7. A regression of complaints was recorded as a rule after 2-3 sessions. The optimal frequency of the pulsed magnetic field seems to be a value between 10.0 and 25.0 Hz. It is useful in particular in severe conditions to repeat the therapeutic cycle after 2-3 months. The advantage of this therapeutic method is the minimal number of contraindications.
Cas Lek Cesk 1993 Oct 11;132(19):590-4
Navratil L, Hlavaty V, Landsingerova E.