Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) has been in use since the invention of electricity and its’ ability to aid healing was reported as early as 1841.
In the 1960’s to 1980’s there was a lot of laboratory based research into PEMF mainly by the Americans, Russians, Swiss and Germans. This research led to the development of QRS (Quantron Resonance System) that was used on the Russian Mir Space Station to counteract calcium depletion in cosmonaut’s bones caused by weightlessness and to improve circulation problems, increased the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream and give space travelers additional energy. At the same time, a domestic consumer system was created that was an earlier version of the QRS we have today. From 1990 to 1998 QRS (Salut) was the only PEMF system available worldwide, and obtained 3 patents securing it’s technical advantage.
1998 saw the start of competition but QRS remains the world leader in sales backed up by research to support their product and their patented wave patterns.
More than 100,000 mats have been sold – to the public, Hospitals and Health Professionals.
In research and clinical trials, more than 10,000 patients have been treated.
Commonly benefited conditions include tendonitis/bursitis, myofascial syndromes, muscle and ligament sprains, strains and spasm, skin trauma and inflammations, scars and contractures and joint swelling and pain including Osteoarthritis. Because of the basic biologic actions of these fields, the QRS is frequently found to help in the management of acute and chronic pain including its’ use as complementary treatment with patients with Hemiparesis after a stroke.
Whilst many in New Zealand are aware of magnetic underlay products which may help with sleep, the difference between this and a product that was developed to promote the health of cosmonauts in space should be apparent to most.