Magnetic field therapy is a non-invasive procedure based on the physical principle of electromagnetic induction. The magnetic field triggers an action potential at the cell membrane. The stimulation takes place through short magnetic pulses that can penetrate tissue painlessly and motionlessly. Since 1999, magnetic field stimulation has been used in the treatment of bladder dysfunction. Since 2000, successful applications have been reported in urinary and faecal incontinence (including after childbirth) and impaired coordination of the sphincter, blood circulation-related erectile dysfunction and vaginal laxity. In a study conducted in Switzerland in 2008, a measurable increase in sphincter pressure and a clinical improvement in stool posture weakness was observed in over 90% of patients.
Magnetic field therapy is a new method for the treatment of anorectal incontinence, the targeted application of which can produce good results. (Lange, Mölle, Girona: Surgical Proctology. 2nd edition 2012, Springer Verlag Heidelberg)
The pelvic floor muscle and the sphincter muscles of the rectum, bladder and vagina are stimulated by a pulsating magnetic field so that the muscles are trained by alternating tension and relaxation.
In addition, the nerves are stimulated so that the regeneration of nerve connections (synapses) is promoted. In addition to strengthening muscle strength, this also improves sensory perception.
Function of the pelvic floor
Three muscle layers form the pelvic floor muscles. They lie on top of each other like a grid and support the organs that lie in the pelvis. In addition, they are of great importance for continence (ability to hold stool and urine).
The inner muscle layer is responsible for the movements of the pelvis, while the middle muscle layer consists mainly of the large perineal muscle. This ensures that the pressure on the basin is absorbed. In women, the perineum muscle is only half as strong as in men. In addition, pregnancy and childbirth are the causes that a significant weakening of the muscle can be observed in about a quarter of all women after menopause. The lowest muscle layer encloses the urethra and anus and, as the sphincter muscle, has the function of enabling rapid contractions.
Magnetic field chair: Strengthen the pelvic floor easily and comfortably
To treat incontinence or to support rehabilitation after a proctological operation, all you have to do is sit in the treatment chair. You remain fully dressed and can read a magazine in peace. An electrical system is built into the chair which generates an electromagnetic field and radiates it into the bottom of the pool. The impulses vary and thus stimulate the nerves in the muscle tissue. The muscles contract and relax again and are thus trained and tightened. One treatment unit lasts twice 20 minutes, you come once or twice a week and complete ten treatments. After two or three treatments, it is usually possible to assess whether the treatment is successful.
We offer this IGeL service in our proctological practice in Munich. Do not hesitate to call us, we will be happy to answer your questions.