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It is well established that NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration (as well as the Russian Space Program) have long recognized the importance of supplementing the health of astronauts in space with PEMF Therapy. They have studied and developed technologies which serve to replicate earth’s vitally important electromagnetic energy. It could be said, that in our modern lifestyle spent walking in rubber-bottomed shoes or indoors glued to TV’s and computers, that we too are like astronauts in space, deprived of proper exposure to earth’s vital PEMF energy field. Through the supplementation of earth-based PEMF’s, the iMRS effectively serves to protect our health and wellness from the negative impact of nature deprivation.

NASA ARTICLE # 1: The following article is authored by researchers at the Johnson Space Center and is entitled “Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields-A Countermeasure for Bone Loss and Muscle Atrophy”

< >, They demonstrate the usefulness of technologies ( as exemplified by iMRS) developed to prevent “space- induced bone loss and muscle atrophy”. These NASA researchers highlight the energy delivery technology called the Helmholtz Coil which was designed and used to provide a purer, “more stable control” of PEMF’S. An analogous looped copper-coiled technology is incorporated into the iMRS/Omnium1 systems.

NASA ARTICLE # 2: An important study by NASA scientists that helped establish PEMF therapy’s deep-seated, health enhancing impact is entitled “PHYSIOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR GENETIC EFFECTS OF TIME-VARYING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ON HUMAN NEURONAL CELLS”, <>.

This was a 4-year study on “normal human neural progenitor cells” or nerve stem cells and concluded that synthetically applied pulsed (time-varying) electromagnetic fields rapidly increased their growth rate up to 4.0 times, improved stem cell viability, and increased gene-sites for collagen production. The study concluded that PEMF’s are “useful for a number of purposes, including developing tissues for transplantation, repairing traumatized tissues and moderating some neurodegenerative diseases” (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s etc.). This seminal study dispels the myth that “more is better” as very low intensity - ~10 - 200 milligauss (or 1 - 20 microteslas) and low frequency – 10 Hz. produced the maximum healing effect. It demonstrates that low nature-based intensities & frequencies produced by the earth and replicated by iMRS technology are the most health enhancing! This study also demonstrated that the Square-wave signal shape of PEMF therapy was the “most effective” at stimulating cell growth or healing trauma. It must that noted that the local probe and pillow applicators of the iMRS, emit the same square-wave proven by NASA to stimulate optimum healing, pain relief and tissue regeneration. This is another reason why many consider iMRS to be the best PEMF technology on the market!

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Active Isolated Stretching: Massage Therapy to Stretch Away Pain & Optimize Health
Just like cats and dogs, humans innately feel the urge to release joint stiffness and discomfort by stretching. One just has to point to the popularity and devoted following of body lengthening fitness techniques like Yoga and Pilates to justify nature’s drive to stretch. The need to stretch and be elastic is so important that the lack of flexibility may be considered a health liability. Being inflexible leaves us more susceptible to pain, injury and disability. Gentle stretching to improve flexibility serves to nurture joint health by promoting the flow of blood and lymph. While the importance of body elasticity as a measure of fitness is well established, many people still neglect to include stretching in their workouts. Fortunately for stretching slackers, a gentle body lengthening technique exists, called Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) for achieving optimum flexibility and joint health.

After all, people are mechanical in nature. Structurally we are made up of bones which act as levers, joints which form fulcrums for movement and soft supporting tissues (i.e., muscles, tendons, ligaments, fasciae) which serve as pulleys. All joints contain specialized nerve receptors called proprioceptors which allow us to automatically sense joint position/movement, a process known as proprioception. Flexibility is a vital measure of health as it effects movement, balance, coordination, posture, athletic performance, circulation and ultimately susceptibility to musculoskeletal pain/injury.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a safe and powerfully effective body lengthening technique for optimizing health. Specially trained Massage Therapists, Chiropractic Physicians, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers and Sports Medicine Doctors apply AIS therapeutically to treat pain and improve joint function. AIS is commonly applied to rehabilitate joint pain/surgery, enhance athletic performance or just to optimize wellness. AIS is a unique stretching skill because it incorporates the principles of both musculoskeletal anatomy (isolating specific muscles) and neuroscience (the stretch reflex) to maximize myofascial release, improve flexibility and enhance circulation. Unlike the more commonly utilized “static stretching” which can be painful and counterproductive, AIS is specific, gentle (non-bouncing) and incremental in nature; making for a softer, safer and ultimately more rewarding stretch. AIS can restore flexibility and soft tissue aeration in such a gentle manner that it is used to effectively treat/rehabilitate recent sprains/strains, arthritis, heel/elbow tendinitis, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, whiplash, Lumbar & Cervical Disc problems, post-operative joint pain, etc. Professional and non-professional athletes are devoted enthusiasts due to its ability to improve athletic performance and treat/prevent joint injuries. Patients of all types and all ages can benefit from AIS’s ability to improve and optimize health. Discover the therapeutic benefits of Active Isolated Stretching and make it a regular part of your fitness/wellness routine.

Dr. Glen Bobker, Chiropractic Physician

The Downtown Chiropractic & Orthotic Center
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