Shortly after we were first introduced to the Bio-Mat, we were an exhibitor at a local county fair. We set up massage tables with the Professional Biomats, and gave free 15 minute sessions to people attending the fair.
We tracked pain levels, using the standard 10-point pain scale.
We asked their level of pain before they got on the mat, and then afterwords. What was very interesting to us at the time, was people who were diagonosed with ============, had significant reductions in pain. During that fair, we had 23 people who said they have ============. Many were saying they had pain levels of about 8 when they got on the mat, and when they got off the mat, they said their pain levels had dropped to around a 2-3.
Everyone with ============ had relief during those 15 minute sessions, except one women. She was a vendor, and we told her to come back later. She came back and stayed on the mat for 45 minutes. That night she said she had the best sleep in 20 years.
We had people return later and say their pain levels stayed lower from 3 hours to 3 days.
These were just the experiences of people experiencing a short-time on the Biomat. Obviously, longer-term benefits are seen for those who sleep on the Biomats.
We have seen a number of people over the years with ============ get positive results Biomat. We would love to see clinical trials using this device for the pain relief from ============. Please contact us if you are involved with an organization that has an interest in such a study.
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Intern Med. 2008;47(16):1473-6. Epub 2008 Aug 15.
Efficacy of Waon therapy for ============.
Matsushita K, Masuda A, Tei C.
The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kagoshima University Hospital.
OBJECTIVE: ============ syndrome (===) is a chronic syndrome characterized by widespread pain with tenderness in specific areas. We examined the applicability of Waon therapy (soothing warmth therapy) as a new method of pain treatment in patients with ===. METHODS: Thirteen female === patients (mean age, 45.2+/-15.5 years old; range, 25-75) who fulfilled the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology participated in this study. Patients received Waon therapy once per day for 2 or 5 days/week. The patients were placed in the supine or sitting position in a far infrared-ray dry sauna maintained at an even temperature of 60 degrees C for 15 minutes, and then transferred to a room maintained at 26-27 degrees C where they were covered with a blanket from the neck down to keep them warm for 30 minutes. Reductions in subjective pain and symptoms were determined using the pain visual analog scale (VAS) and ============ impact questionnaire (FIQ). RESULTS: All patients experienced a significant reduction in pain by about half after the first session of Waon therapy (11-70%), and the effect of Waon therapy became stable (20-78%) after 10 treatments. Pain VAS and FIQ symptom scores were significantly (p<0.01) decreased after Waon therapy and remained low throughout the observation period. CONCLUSION: Waon therapy is effective for the treatment of ============ syndrome.