Chronic pain is a part of my life. No matter how much better I feel, it’s still there. Some days it’s worse than others. Pulse electromagnetic frequency (PEMF) is my go to therapy for pain of all kinds. It’s amazing that a small device about the size of my cell phone can bring so much relief.
For about three years (after I’d managed to get the rest of my fibromyalgia pain under control) I suffered from a massive pain in my shoulder that prevented me from doing much of anything with my right arm. I couldn’t write, I couldn’t paint, I couldn’t dance, and I couldn’t wear a bra.
I’d resigned myself that I would never be able to do those things again, without pain. Then I was given a the opportunity to try a brand new device called an Oska Pulse, and it changed my life.
If you’ve been hanging out with me for a while you’ve likely read a post or a comment from me on how much the Oska Pulse PEMF device has helped me over the last couple of years. I’m not alone.
After I saw how much it helped me I bought one for my mom and stepdad and one for my brother. All of them (and even my brother’s dog) have found pain relief from the Oska Pulse.
But, what is PEMF? What does it do?
PEMF isn’t new. It’s been studied and used in the medical field to promote healing for decades. A search on pubmed finds almost 600 studies going back to the early 1980’s.
PEMF is approved by the FDA for treatment of musculoskelatal disorders, including delayed healing of fractures and joint fusions.
The therapy has been studied across just about any pain-related condition from arthritis to tendonitis, carpal tunnel to traumatic brain injury, endometriosis to fibromyalgia – yes, even fibromyalgia.
PEMF therapy creates timed electrical currents in the body’s tissues, stimulating tissue growth and blood flow. It literally changes and heals the body.
PEMF isn’t like other pain therapies. While most medications and even TENS units block pain signals, or alter your perception of pain, PEMF affects the body tissue to reverse the cause of the pain.
The studies examining the use of PEMF for fibromyalgia have been positive with participants finding significant improvement by using PEMF therapy.
Until recently PEMF devices were big and bulky and often require a visit to the doctor’s office just to use it for 30 minutes.
Some smaller devices exist for specialized purposes – like the one my mom used after her spinal fusion. However, they are still large, heavy, and expensive (my mom had to pay about $600 out of pocket for her device after insurance kicked in, and it was a useless paperweight after she’d recovered).
Enter Oska Pulse
Oska Pulse is a new player in the PEMF arena, but what they’ve done is create a PEMF device that is small, lightweight, portable, and affordable.
The Oska Pulse device is small enough to hold in your hand, and weighs about the same as my cell phone. The push of a button activates the device for 30 minutes.
The PEMF field produced by Oska Pulse is about the size of a beachball. As I type my Oska is sitting in my lap and the field is reaching almost my entire body.
Oska can be used anywhere. Because of the size of the field, it doesn’t even have to touch you to work. You can keep it in your purse as you are out and about, put it in a pocket, or use one of the elastic bands that are included to attach it to an arm or leg (or even your head if you like).
I like to use the band to attach mine to a neck pillow when I’m travelling. I also use the band to attach it to the headrest in my car when I’m driving.
An independent double-blind trial published in Practical Pain Management specifically evaluated the Oska Pulse for pain relief. Participants used the device for two weeks. 4-6 times daily for the first week, and 2-4 times daily for the second week. The patients who used the Oska device found significantly more pain relief than those who used a sham device.
I’ve been amazed at what Oska has done for me in the last couple of years. Not only did it give me my life back and remove the shoulder pain that nothing else touched. But, using Oska after surgery resulted in healing in a way that even my doctor was amazed by.
What does PEMF feel like?
It feels like nothing at all. In fact, if it weren’t for the blinking blue light on the device you wouldn’t know it was on.
How long does it take for Oska work?
It really depends on the pain you are dealing with and how long you’ve been fighting it. When I first received Oska I’d been suffering from that shoulder pain for about three years. It took several months of irregular use for me to really see relief. Had I used it more often I would have seen relief much faster.
How often can you use Oska?
As often as you like. What I’ve realized is that I should have been hitting the button to turn Oska back on every time it turned off. The various studies that have been completed on PEMF therapy have found no ill effects from using it.
Some people do feel a slight increase in pain when they first begin treatment. This is likely caused by the increase in blood flow to the area of pain, and it does improve with continued use.
Is Oska covered by insurance?
Oska is available through your HSA or FSA store.
What does Oska Pulse cost?
On the surface the price of Oska pulse seems expensive at $399. However, when you consider that it provides relief for years, and the money you will save through decreased medication use, decreased need for other therapies, and the increase in function, and ability to live life, it’s a small price to pay.
I totally understand the struggle of paying for a device that you aren’t sure about – or anything. And, so does Oska, which is why they have a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you try it and don’t find it helpful, you can return it, no questions asked.
And, actually, it’s not $399. Because they’ve been nice enough to offer my readers a significant discount. If you buy directly from Oska, using the links in this post you’ll save $55 off your Oska purchase, bringing the price tag down to $344.
You’ve got nothing to lose and only your life to gain.