I think we’re all in agreeance when I say that the human body is an absolutely amazing machine. By the time it takes you to read this sentence, approximately 50,0000 cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells. It’s amazing how efficiently the body works, and when there are problems, it usually has the ability to fix itself.
Now when there are problems that the body has trouble addressing on its own, we can turn to the marvels of modern medicine and technology. So when you’re suffering from an ailment or condition, know that there is treatment available.
The problem is, so many of us suffer in silence when our conditions are incredibly common. Urinary incontinence, for example, affects up to 13% of Australian men, and up to 37% of Australian women. And, according to one study, 65% of women and 30% of men sitting in a doctor’s waiting room report some kind of urinary incontinence.
Then there’s erectile dysfunction, which, believe it or not, is estimated to affect 1 in 3 men, and 52% of males will experience some form of it in their lifetime. And what about back pain? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, this condition currently affects 4 millions Australians; that’s a staggering 16% of the population.
These are common conditions that many Australians suffer from, and while medicine most definitely has its place, more and more health practitioners are praising the approach of holistic care, which is what your doctor might call complementary medicine, and at North Shore Aesthetics, advances in medical technology have allowed us to offer complementary approaches to help improve and relieve the symptoms associated with erectile dysfunction, back pain and incontinence.
We use what’s called Functional Magnetic Stimulation to help you thrive, so you don’t have to suffer in silence. Let’s dive into what this technology can do for you.
Addressing incontinence with Functional Magnetic Stimulation
Whether it’s ageing, childbirth, medications or illness – all of these things can have a devastating impact on your body and lead to incontinence. While this is a very delicate condition that can lead to emotional distress, there is no need to be embarrassed, because incontinence is an incredibly common condition. According to Health Direct, more than 5 million Australians suffer from urinary or faecal incontinence, so you’re not alone.
How can incontinence be treated?
While incontinence is a treatable condition, how successful you are depends on the underlying cause. While there are many different kinds of treatment options, including medications and surgery, many doctors will almost always recommend lifestyle changes, such as increasing the strength and endurance of your pelvic floor and trying bladder training exercises.
A popular treatment for incontinence is the use of functional magnetic stimulation, which focuses on increasing pelvic floor strength. A vast array of studies have shown that this technology is useful and safe in treating incontinence.
A 2005 study in the journal of urology showed that 78.3% of patients who were treated for mixed urinary incontinence via functional magnetic stimulation reported an improvement in symptoms. Another study showed that 58% of patients reported an objective improvement after receiving functional magnetic stimulation therapy of their pelvic floor for incontinence.
This is why we believe in the TESLAChair’s pelvic floor strengthener capabilities.
How does the TESLAChair treat incontinence?
This device has been specially developed to treat weakened pelvic floor muscles, which can be a major cause of incontinence, using Functional Magnetic Stimulation technology. The pulsed magnetic fields which are generated by the TESLAChair cause your pelvic floor muscles to contract. With ongoing treatment, your pelvic floor muscles gain strength, improving the symptoms of incontinence.
The TESLAChair is used in our clinic to provide therapy for all kinds of urinary and faecal incontinence, resulting in increased strength and endurance of the pelvic region and pelvic floor muscles.
Treating back pain with the TESLAChair
As we mentioned earlier, back pain is a condition that currently affects an estimated 4 million Australians – the enormity is mind-boggling. There are plenty of causes for back pain, including muscle and ligament strain, bulging or ruptured discs, osteoporosis, arthritis and skeletal irregularities such as scoliosis.
How is back pain treated?
Generally back pain can resolve in four to six weeks if it’s due to a fall or heavy lifting, and this is usually done with home treatment and self-care. However, if your back pain is chronic, resulting in episodic or persistent pain, then that’s a whole other story.
Generally doctors will provide over the counter pain relievers (either oral or topical), muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and even antidepressants – in severe cases, surgery is sometimes recommended. As part of any back pain treatment plan, your doctor is likely to prescribe lifestyle alterations and complementary therapy, such as maintaining optimal health through diet and exercise, as well as physical therapy.
Functional Magnetic Stimulation has been proven to improve the symptoms of back pain conditions.
How does Functional Magnetic Stimulation help improve back pain?
This technology is a popular non-invasive treatment method. The pulsed magnetic field is applied to a localised part of the body, in this case, the back. These pulses stimulate muscles and cause them to contract, which results in increased strength. It’s a relatively painless stimulation that takes 30 minutes per session, and patients can return to their normal routine with ease.
Don’t just take it from us, numerous doctors and researchers have studied Functional Magnetic Stimulation and have reported high success rates when it comes to addressing and treating back pain.
In the case of patients suffering from sciatica, results of a 2015 study published in the Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation showed that this kind of therapy increased the effectiveness of the treatment of sciatica syndrome.
Treating erectile dysfunction with Functional Magnetic Stimulation
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is an incredibly common condition, and can be caused by a number of factors. While ED in some men may be due to chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or hypertension, other factors such as stress and psychological conditions can also be to blame.
How is ED treated?
ED is typically treated with drugs that are used to help a patient maintain an erection. If severe, some patients can even go down the route of getting injections, getting implants and taking intraurethral medication. However, if ED can be treated via non-invasive approaches and lifestyle changes, that is definitely the recommended course.
How can the TESLAChair help?
ED is a result of insufficient blood flow to the penis, which is the reason why an erection cannot be maintained. Medical professionals know that having strong pelvic floor muscles is key to sustaining blood flow to the penis and maintaining erections, so ed exercises that engage the pelvic floor are a key component of treatment.
This is why pelvic floor exercises, or kegel exercises for ED are so important for sufferers. These exercises target the muscles at the base of the pelvis, especially a muscle known as the pubococcygeus, because when this muscle is weak, it’s unable to prevent blood from flowing out of an erect penis. A strong pelvic floor therefore equals a strong pubococcygeus by association, which is necessary to attain and maintain an erection.
As we mentioned earlier, our devices have been specially developed to strengthen weakened pelvic floor muscles – the group of muscles which are especially important for maintaining erections. Using Functional Magnetic Stimulation, the pulsed magnetic fields cause your pelvic floor muscles to contract, and with ongoing treatment, your pelvic floor will gain strength and can help to reverse ED. It’s that simple.
How many sessions are needed to treat my condition?
It depends on the condition, but we would recommend a minimum of six sessions and a maximum of ten to start seeing results.