Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MRT or MBST)

Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MRT or MBST)

Recommended for
arthritis, sports injuries and osteoporosis

Metabolism in the tissue of the human body is controlled by electric and magnetic fields. A healthy body regulates the regeneration of cells and tissues with its own signal. However if tissue (such as cartilage) is damaged, the malfunction often interferes with this signal and hence inhibits regeneration and repair. The result is pain and reduced joint mobility, symptoms which arthritis sufferers are only too familiar with. The MBST attempts to redirect the signals to the damaged area into the original, normal and healthy form. Medical Trials are showing that the MBST reactivates cartilage regeneration within the joints, thus reducing chronic discomfort and distinctly improves joint mobility.
 
How is it supplied?
 
Currently we have one of the few MBST beds in the country. The patient lies on the couch and a section of the machine slides over the arthritic area to be treated. The machine is switched on whilst the patient lies comfortably and listens to music. Each treatment lasts for one hour and forms part of either a 3, 5, 7 or 9 hour course. The therapy is completely painless and acts almost unnoticed upon your diseased joint. Some patients report a pleasant tingling sensation.
MBST is applied in the therapy of the following:
 

Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hand and fingers Arthritis of the hip, knee, foot and ankleMetabolism in the tissue of the human body is controlled by electric and magnetic fields. A healthy body regulates the regeneration of cells and tissues with its own signal. However if tissue (such as cartilage) is damaged, the malfunction often interferes with this signal and hence inhibits regeneration and repair.

The result is pain and reduced joint mobility, symptoms which arthritis sufferers are only too familiar with. The MBST attempts to redirect the signals to the damaged area into the original, normal and healthy form. Medical Trials are showing that the MBST reactivates cartilage regeneration within the joints, thus reducing chronic discomfort and distinctly improves joint mobility.
 
How is it supplied?
 
Currently we have one of the few MBST beds in the country. The patient lies on the couch and a section of the machine slides over the arthritic area to be treated. The machine is switched on whilst the patient lies comfortably and listens to music. Each treatment lasts for one hour and forms part of either a 3, 5, 7 or 9 hour course. The therapy is completely painless and acts almost unnoticed upon your diseased joint. Some patients report a pleasant tingling sensation.
MBST is applied in the therapy of the following diseases:

 

Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hand and fingers
Arthritis of the hip, knee, foot and ankle
Arthritis of the spinal column and vertebral discs
Osteoporosis
Discomfort relating to ligaments and tendons.

 

I introduced MBS into my practice in 2008 and continue to be amazed at the results. Below are two examples

Testimonial: MBST Treatment for Back Problems

"I have had terrible back problems for about 5 years - I have had physio and exercises and seen various consultants, but this has only helped a bit. So I decided to try the MBST machine at Ashdown clinic. I have found it to be excellent - given me instant relief, without needing physio or painkillers. For the first time I can now lift things without lower back pain - thus I would highly recommend it as an alternative to painkillers.

Thank you BEV and Ashdown Clinic and also for the friendly way in which you did it."
Optician (Nov 15)

Testimonial: MBST Treatment for Severe Flat Feet

“I have been coming to Ashdown Clinic for the past 12 years. I am 78 and was born with severe flat feet.  One French foot specialist when seeing my feet, declared ‘quelle catastrophe’!!

Over these past 12 years Ashdown Clinic has fitted me with orthotics which were regularly  refurbished and upgraded and always the improvement helped.

Recently, there was a significant deterioration in my left foot.  Surgery was advised which I refused.  Treatment at the Ashdown Clinic in the past month included taping and a course of MBST treatment, (Magnetic Resonance Therapy).  The taping was a huge success.  Today I finished my 9 sessions of MBST and have experienced no further pain.  I hope that this treatment plus my new orthotics are going to keep me pain free for some time to come.

Not only have Beverley and the staff at Ashdown helped me, but they are all charming and very professional."

Retired G.P. (Nov 15)

   

Testimonial: MBST Treatment for Hips

"I have attended Ashdown Clinic fairly regularly since 2006 for various treatments including Osteopathy on my lower back which kept the condition under check. About 18 months ago I noticed I was suffering interrupted sleep due to to pain in my right hip when lying on it.

I also began to notice my walking pattern had changed and began to experience difficulty keeping up with my wife when on walks with the dog and pain if I sat for long periods.

I consulted Paul Strange one of the Clinics Osteopaths and was advised to have an x-ray which subsequently confirmed that the hip joint was starting to degenerate through arthritis and was very tight with restricted mobility.

It was suggested that a course of MBST treatment could prove beneficial. I have subsequently had three courses of MBST treatment spread over a period of a year and can now definitely say that there has been a significant improvement in my condition. My walking is now more or less back to normal, I no longer suffer pain from the hip during periods of sleep or when sitting and have much greater mobility in the hip compared to pre treatment as confirmed by Paul Strange.

Other preventive medication I take regularly and find beneficial in controlling my arthritis are Celadrin and Glucosomine both supplied by Ashdown Clinic. I also wear orthotics and MBT shoes again prescribed by Ashdown Clinic.

I have been taking an anti- inflammatory drug prescribed by my GP for nearly 10 years to help control my arthritis and as a result of treatments received from Ashdown Clinic have during the last year been able to significantly reduce the amount I need to take,which is very pleasing as like all drugs it does have adverse side effects when taken for long periods.

What I really appreciate about Ashdown Clinic is the holistic approach to healthcare and joined up solutions, which I have found so difficult to find prior to using Ashdown. However the advantages of being able to access many different specialist treatments under one roof makes it a little more difficult to know precisely which of these treatments and medication has had the greatest effect. Truth is they all help.

I would not hesitate to recommend MBST to friends and relatives, as the treatment is totally painless, provides the opportunity to relax on a comfortable bed in pleasant surroundings during the day whilst undergoing the treatment and for me has proved very successful and possibly avoided and certainly delayed the necessity of an early hip replacement with all the inherent dangers, periods of immobility and pain.

Given the recently leaked data in the press (Daily Telegraph 27 March 2010) about intended healthcare cuts which, if believed will exclude future hip replacements on the NHS. A course or two of MBST has the potential to save patients considerable money in addition to all the other benefits mentioned."

David Holland Ashdown Clinic patient

     

Testimonial: MBST Treatment for Knees

"Over recent years I have suffered more and more with joint pain due to osteoarthritis.

This has become more than just an annoyance and it has affected my general day to day activities.

As a keen triathlete running and cycling form a major part of my keep fit regime but the pain in my knees has had a major effect on my ability to compete, it even hurt on occasion during a swim session.

I have had operations on both knees (arthroscopy) and have been told that the cartilage in both knees is seriously degraded and the next step would probably have to be replacement knee joints. I would consider this but apparently the replacement joints are not strong enough to support the impact from running so I decided to seek an alternative approach.

The advice from my consultant was that providing I can manage the pain I will not cause any further damage to the joints, I wear highly cushioned running shoes and run on soft ground where possible.

I have been taking 2000mg of glucosamine each day for a few years, the jury is out regarding the benefit but they are cheap, have no side effects (none that I know of) so why not. In addition I have been taking 2000mg of cod liver oil each day, the benefits of which are more tangible. Whilst I cannot say these have improved my joints I do think the degradation has been arrested to some degree.

Then I heard about MBST.

Let me say at the outset that I am quite cynical regarding some of the so called "miracle" treatments, so my initial thoughts regarding MBST did not inspire great expectations. I think my original view was to try anything to improve the situation so why not give it a try.

There were also some doubts regarding the potential for MBST as the cartilage in my knees, particularly my right knee, was in such poor condition.

Prior to the treatment I could run short distances before the onset of pain, on some occasions I could not run or jog more than a few yards and have to stop due to the debilitating effect of the pain. Simply walking along the street was sometimes quite painful, walking downstairs was particularly bad as was any movement which applied even a small stress to the knee joints. I had virtually made up my mind that my triathlon days were over.

I had MBST therapy approximately six months ago, based on nine one hour sessions.

Whilst I did not notice any immediate effect (none was promised) I do feel my situation has improved.

I am now running short to medium distances without anything like the pain I experienced prior to the treatment. My marathon days are over but I can now run up to 6 miles without having to stop and walk due to knee pain. Whilst the knee pain can vary from day to day I have not missed a single running session this year due to the pain.

I can now walk downstairs a lot easier although first thing in the morning it can be quite difficult but then I think that applies to a lot of people, general walking is absolutely fine and I quite often walk the mile or so into town without any pain at all.

Any measure of this nature has to be subjective but I really think that the MBST therapy has made an improvement to my situation. I have reduced the frequency and distance of my running but this was prior to the therapy, I have not changed my medication and take the same amount of glucosamine and cod liver oil as I did prior to the therapy, in fact I have significantly reduced the amount of ibuprofen prescribed by my doctor.

I doubt if I will ever be back to the days of competing for GB in the Age Group triathlon championships but I can honestly say my quality of life has improved since the MBST therapy."

Peter Lambert Ashdown Clinic patient

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