MBST Therapy: Tackling Osteoarthritis Pain and Discomfort

Are you weary of battling the constant ache and discomfort of osteoarthritis (OA)? Have you tried many treatments with little success?

If so, it may be time to explore other avenues.

Here are some key takeaways about MBST therapy for osteoarthritis:

  • MBST stimulates natural regeneration of cartilage and tissues without drugs, surgery or side effects.
  • Studies show most osteoarthritis patients experience reduced pain, better joint function and improved quality of life with MBST.
  • Daily 1-hour MBST sessions for 5-10 days can lead to noticeable reductions in inflammation and discomfort.
  • MBST is scientifically supported to aid growth of cartilage thickness, treating osteoarthritis at its root cause.
  • The non-invasive treatment is compatible with physiotherapy, medication and othermodalities for comprehensive management.
  • MBST brings gradual improvements over weeks/months unlike temporary cortisone shot effects wearing off.
  • Following lifestyle recommendations after MBST treatment helps sustain the benefits long-term.
  • Online patient support communities help osteoarthritis sufferers feel less alone in managing this chronic condition.

A treatment that is often overlooked, usually as a result of it not being widely known about, is the promising, non-invasive Molecular Biophysical Stimulation Therapy (MBST).

In this comprehensive guide, we explore MBST in depth, how it functions, and the science behind its potential benefits for people with osteoarthritis (OA).

Osteoarthritis Treatments

What is Osteoarthritis?

Do your joints ache and feel stiff, making it difficult to do everyday activities? Do you suffer from chronic pain and swelling in your knees, hips, hands, or back pain? If so, you may be one of the millions dealing with the common joint problem known as osteoarthritis. But what exactly is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease affecting the cartilage and tissues that make up your joints. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones gradually wears away over time. Degenerative conditions such as Osteoarthritis have long been managed by physiotherapy and by strengthening supporting structures, we can improve pain and quality of life but we couldn’t effect the process of the condition ….. until now!

What is osteoarthritis?

What are the most common Osteoarthritis treatment options?

Osteoarthritis can be extremely painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, there is no cure at this time, but various treatments aim to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

Medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and analgesics can provide pain relief, but often come with gastrointestinal, kidney, and heart risks when used long-term.

Cortisone injections directly into the joint can temporarily reduce inflammation and pain. However, effects wear off over time and repeated injections could potentially speed cartilage breakdown.

Physical therapy can help strengthen muscles around affected joints, improving stability and range of motion. However it does not address the underlying joint degeneration.

In severe cases, surgery such as knee or hip replacement can relieve pain and restore function. But joint replacement has risks including infection, blood clots, implant failure, limited mobility, and intensive recovery.

Alternative options like supplements, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic adjustment may support OA management for some patients. Maintaining a healthy weight and doing appropriate exercises can also help manage symptoms.

While these approaches have varying degrees of success, novel therapies like MBST are emerging as potential alternatives that take a different approach to effectively treat the root causes of osteoarthritis.

MBST - Osteoarthritis

What is MBST?

MBST is a non-invasive and non-pharmacological therapy developed by German researchers. It came about when the researchers noted that patients undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) often reported improvements in their pre-existing joint pain.

MBST uses the same principles as MRI but with a weaker magnetic field. MBST therapy only addresses one specific type of tissue and therefore does not require such high magnetic strength, but rather the precisely matching field strength to stimulate the hydrogen protons in the tissue we are targeting.

The therapy aims to stimulate various processes in body tissues at the molecular level. This can help relieve pain and improve joint function.

What to expect during MBST treatment for Osteoarthritis

How does MBST work?

MBST therapy uses low-intensity electromagnetic fields to stimulate the regeneration of damaged cartilage and other tissues in affected joints.

MBST uses 3 different magnetic fields to target specific cells within the damaged tissue, facilitating healing and regeneration. The MBST device directs energy into the hydrogen protons within the damaged area. This energy is then released by the protons and absorbed by the damaged cells.

This process is noted to help reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and improve joint function.

Scientific Study

A recent scoping review has shed light on the potential benefits of MBST in the treatment of patients with OA. – See Here 

The study found that MBST had a positive, nearly always profound, impact on patients with OA.

The treatment lasted one hour daily for five to ten days. Most patients noted improvements in their pain, joint function, and quality of life.

Benefits of MBST for Osteoarthritis Treatment

Non-invasive: MBST is a non-invasive therapy that requires neither surgery nor other invasive procedures. This makes it an attractive option for those seeking relief from OA symptoms without the risks of surgery.

Short treatment duration: With just one hour of daily treatment for five to ten days, you can experience noticeable improvements in pain, joint function, and quality of life.

Positive findings: The scoping review found that most patients benefited significantly from MBST, including reduced pain and improved joint function.

Regeneration of cartilage: A study measured cartilage thickness and found that MBST could aid cartilage regeneration.

Alternative to surgery: For some people, surgery may not be an option due to age, health, or condition severity. MBST offers a nonsurgical option that could potentially improve quality of life.

Compatible with other treatments: MBST can complement physiotherapy, exercise, and medication to comprehensively manage OA symptoms.

Comparison between MBST and other Osteoarthritis treatments

When comparing MBST therapy to other osteoarthritis treatments, it’s important to consider the potential side effects of medications. Unlike medications, MBST therapy has no known side effects. Additionally, studies suggest MBST treatment targets the root cause of osteoarthritis by promoting healing, which is a unique approach not found in many other treatments.

Surgery often comes with risks and longer recovery times compared to MBST treatment. In contrast, MBST therapy, a sustainable therapy, is non-invasive and pain-free, making it a more comfortable option for patients. Furthermore, MBST is supported by scientific research and has shown time and time again to be effective, setting it apart from many of the other alternative therapies.

What to Expect During MBST Treatment

During your MBST treatment sessions, you will be comfortably positioned on a treatment bed or in a chair, depending on the affected joint.

The MBST device will be placed around the affected area to precisely apply the magnetic field.

You may feel a slight warmth during the procedure, but it is typically painless and relaxing.

Treatment sessions typically last around an hour and are usually done daily for five to ten days, depending on the severity of your condition and your doctor’s recommendations.

It’s important to follow the prescribed treatment plan to maximise the benefits of MBST.

Post-treatment Expectations

The effects of MBST therapy can differ for each person. Some may notice significant improvements soon after treatment, while for others, symptoms may gradually improve over weeks or months.

Following your MBST treatment, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle and adhere to any additional recommendations from your healthcare provider.

This could include regularly exercising, following a balanced diet, and continuing any prescribed medication or treatment.

In short, if osteoarthritis is troubling you and you want a non-invasive, non-drug treatment, consider MBST therapy.

To learn more about MBST and whether it’s right for you, contact our experienced team. We’re happy to discuss how this treatment may benefit you.

We’re here to assist you on your journey towards better health and well-being.

In the meantime, stay up to date on new OA treatments and consider joining support groups or online forums to connect with others in similar situations.

Remember, you’re not alone in managing your osteoarthritis. With the right info and support, you can take control of your condition and live an active, much less painful life.

MBST Therapy Testimonials

With over 1 million MBST procedures carried out without issue or side effects there are a number of glowing testimonials to help you get a greater grasp of what to expect. Hear real-life stories that demonstrate the positive impact it can have on your quality of life from none other than Johnny Nelson MBE!

See his story here – https://www.youtube.com/embed/IoIIUbBYt5c

Is MBST Therapy the right treatment for you?

Considering a non-invasive and pain-free approach to osteoarthritis treatment? MBST therapy might well be just what you’ve been looking for. It can be effective even if traditional treatments haven’t worked. Each case is different so please contact our team to discuss in further detail here.

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March 15, 2023

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