How long does a session last?
Your initial sessions typically last for 60 minutes, after you've determined what kind of benefit the Device provides you can then adjust your session times to better fit your schedule.
How long does a patient have to be involved with these sessions?
This really depends upon your health condition and symptoms you're trying to improve. Some conditions are chronic (sometimes they've been with you for many years) and therefore may take several weeks to determine if the sessions may help, some are not and patients may feel better very quickly. Like most natural methods of improving your health (e.g. eating healthier meals, or beginning a new workout regimen), the technology requires a level of commitment on your part to determine how much we can help you. Ultimately, you'll be the best judge of how long and how often.
Are relaxation sessions covered by Medicare or Insurance?
No, the technology and services are forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and are therefore cash pay services that are not reimbursed. Magneceutical™ relaxation session costs, may however, qualify to be paid from your healthcare flexible spending account. Please check with your Healthcare provider and Tax preparer, for costs, tax, and payment information.
How do I know this works?
In general Energy based therapies (i.e. the application of electrical, electromagnetic fields, sound, heat, laser, or light to the human body) is a fast growing field in healthcare, generating billions in revenue over the last few years. There are many different FDA approved "energy based" technologies and well designed clinical studies that demonstrate unequivocally that your body responds not only to drugs or chemicals, but also to energy based modalities. We have studies in both animals and humans that suggests a potential biologic effect, with our electromagnetic fields.
In your case you will be the best judge as to what effect the relaxation sessions have on symptoms that are important to you (those typically associated with Chronic Stress such as stiffness, pain, inflammation, energy level, or sleep). Objectively, you may be able to see a change in the balance of your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) by using our iPhone app (HaloBeat) and a bluetooth heart rate monitor in conjunction with your Magnesphere therapy.
What is the Theory of Operation (or Mechanism)?
Based upon studies at the University of Oklahoma's Heart Rhythm Institute involving our technology. Our low-level electromagnetic field appears to be stimulating the Vagus Nerve (which runs throughout the body), and bring about a change in the balance of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The balancing act between the Sympathetic branch ("fight or flight") and the Parasympathetic branch ("rest and digest") of the ANS is measured by Heart Rate Variability (HRV) a biomarker for the ANS. An imbalance in the ANS can make the symptoms of disease or chronic conditions worse. HRV as monitored from an individual's heartbeat, is a real-time indicator of both cardiovascular health and general well-being.
Does the technology treat diseases like Arthritis, Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia, etc?
No, the sessions enhance feelings of relaxation, and this allows us to address "chronic stress" which is thought to play a key role in many different disease states or conditions. Accordingly, there are a number of studies that support many different aspects of "health improvement" when stress is reduced.
To be clear... the Magnesphere™ DOES NOT diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Do you have different magnetic field strengths for different health conditions?
Research indicates that different tissues (i.e., muscle, bone, nerve) respond to different magnetic fields. Therefore the proprietary magnetic field strengths and protocols are changed to maximize the relaxation response for particular types of tissues. Finally, the Magnesphere™ system makes it easy for Healthcare Providers to match your Health Condition with the type of tissues involved, and select the appropriate magnetic field or protocol for you.
Should I try the relaxation sessions instead of using a drug that my doctor has recommended?
Absolutely not. The relaxation sessions are "complementary" to your healthcare provider's prescribed treatments. Do not use us "instead" of your doctor's recommendations, but "in addition to". Please discuss the technology with your healthcare professional and make sure they are aware of and in agreement with your decision.
Is this technology safe?
The Magnesphere™ is classified under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation 21 CFR 890.5660. Under this product regulation the Magnesphere™ device is classified as a Class I medical device, exempt from 510(k) Premarket Submission. The FDA Product Code for the Magnesphere™ is ISA by the Physical Medicine Review Panel.
When Should Magneceutical™ relaxation sessions not be used?
Magneceutical™ therapy relaxation sessions should not be administered to Patients with the following Health Conditions:
- Implanted electrical stimulators in the Brain
- Chronic Atrial Fibrillation (Poorly Controlled)
- CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)
- High Blood Pressure (Poorly Controlled)
What makes this device different from magnets in bracelets, necklaces, or mattresses?
The Magnesphere™ is very different from every other magnet or magnetic system in use today. The key differences are that it provides:
A "whole body" immersion into a uniform electromagnetic field (EMF). It is therefore able to provide a specific field strength over the entire body.
In contrast most other systems are treating only one portion of the body, and are doing so with a field that is not uniform.
A Cloud-based therapeutic that is also a learning system, so that as future research provides more information, improvements and enhancements will automatically be provided.
Finally, with over 100 protocols, the electromagnetic fields (EMF) are specifically tuned for a particular types of tissues that play a role in your health profile. This allows us a much greater chance of achieving a relaxation response and improving your symptoms.
Why should I try this?
If you are looking to improve your current health and well being, then like most decisions in life, it is a balance of the potential Risk versus the Reward.
The relaxation sessions involve no drugs, no surgery, and no pain,
- so the potential Risk is that you spend a little time and money and nothing happens, but
- the potential Reward is that you improve your HEALTH and Quality of Life!
We can't think of a better reason to give the Magnesphere™ a try!