OSKA Pulse Pain Technology Update!
Two years ago, I began using a device for pain called OSKA Pulse. OSKA Pulse is a small, portable PEMF device (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) designed to break the cycle of inflammation, reduce pain and muscle stiffness, increase mobility, promote joint and muscle recovery, and release the body’s natural endorphins. See below for more information on the technology.
As I wrote in my original review (click here to read the review), it helps a lot with my pain associated with dystonia, a neurological movement disorder I have, and it totally eliminated severe elbow tendonitis I developed. It was so bad that I could barely hold a pen to write!! I then began using it for vertigo. My vertigo is actually more of an unbalanced, woozy feeling when it is acting up, where I need to hold onto things to keep from falling, rather than the standard spinning one gets with true vertigo. I also have tinnitus. I have been dealing with both on and off for about 5 years and after a severe flareup I decided to try the OSKA because I was not getting better no matter what I did other than lie down all day. It helped so much that I was again convinced of the power of this therapy. It also helps me with sleep.
I have my own success stories and that of others, but the most recent and most personal to me is my Dad! He is 83 years old and very active, playing golf twice a week, among other things. He hurt his back/hip to the point that halfway through a round of golf, he would wince in pain after each swing and struggle to bend down to putt. I had him use the Oska Pulse daily and within 3 weeks the pain was gone!! He has since had only one flareup that lasted just a day. He previously used ice several times a day, even on days he didn’t golf. He has not had to ice at all in over a month! Check him out in action below.
For the first couple of weeks, every time I saw him he had the device wrapped around his waist. Now, I rarely see him using it at all. On days I do see him using it, I ask him if he is in pain. Every single time he responds saying something like, “no, but I played golf today so I thought I would use it just in case as a preventive measure.” I was impressed it helped me as much as it did, but I wasn’t quite sure, nor was he, that it would help his body as much, considering his age and all the wear on his body. But it has and I could not be more thrilled. Nor could he! Here he is on a ladder not long ago…being the true to form leader of our stubborn family (he didn’t want my help). This is something he could not do before using Oska because of the awful pain.
What is PEMF therapy?
Science teaches us that everything is energy and all atoms, chemicals, and cells produce electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Every organ in the body produces its own signature bio-electromagnetic field and all cells in the body communicate via electromagnetic frequencies. Nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange. In other words, electromagnetic energy controls the chemistry in the body. This in turn controls tissue function. Disruption of electromagnetic energy in cells causes impaired cell metabolism. PEMF devices are designed to address impaired body chemistry and thus, the health and function of cells. (Source: http://www.matrixrepatterning.com/pulse-electromagnetic)
PEMF therapy uses bursts of energy pulses at low frequencies that pass through the skin and penetrate deep into muscle, bones, tendons, and even organs to activate the cell’s energy and encourage its natural repair mechanisms. PEMF therapy is proving to be of benefit in pain reduction, increased rate of injury healing, immune function, sleep, depression, arthritis, physical energy, bone healing and density, and circulation, among others.
Designed to promote healing at a cellular level, the OSKA Pulse PEMF device is calibrated for 4 specific frequencies related to bone repair, cartilage repair, increased blood flow, and pain reduction. It is a non-invasive, drug-free therapy, providing an alternative or adjunct to pain medication. OSKA is one of the only pulsed electromagnetic field therapy devices available for home use without a prescription.
PEMF machines versus TENS units
PEMF machines are different than a TENS unit. A TENS unit floods nerve paths to block pain, but when it is turned off, the pain often returns. PEMF technology is different in that it is designed to target inflammation at the cellular level for healing and long-term pain relief. The company refers to it as “massaging the cells” by increasing nutrients in and increasing waste out. Also different from a TENS unit, you won’t feel any pulsing or tingling with the Oska Pulse. It is intended for you to feel nothing, although some people notice a slight warming of the afflicted area due to increased blood flow. I never feel anything when I use it.
The cool thing about OSKA is that it is wearable and you can use it on any part of the body. It has a 20-inch treatment diameter with an 8-10 inch magnetic field in all directions; about the size of a small beach ball. It also does not need to be touching your skin (or touching you at all) or go exactly on the area that’s hurting. For example, you can sit or lie down and have it near your areas of pain or other issues. This is because of the 20-inch diameter treatment field. You can also put it in your pocket or use the compression wrap that comes with it to attach it to various body parts and move about doing normal daily activities. These are all very convenient features of Oska.
How to use the Oska Pulse?
Oska Pulse is simple to use. You just click the power button and it runs for 90 minutes. It will beep once when you turn it on and flash a light blue color. When it goes off, it will beep 3 times and the light will turn off. You can take a break from using it or keep turning it on after it completes a cycle. This is what I do. You can also stop it yourself if you prefer a shorter treatment period.
Some people get immediate relief, and for some, usually those with chronic pain, you may need to be a bit more patient. I didn’t really notice significant change with my pain until after a few weeks of daily use (at least 4-6 hours a day). For the vertigo, I only used it about a week before I saw almost full improvement. I am continuing to use it just in case and have not had one single flareup in a year!!
Some people may not respond well to this form or therapy, no different than any other therapy. We are all very unique so please keep this in mind if you try it. I can’t say that you will experience the same, as we all respond to things differently. The great thing about it is that they offer a full 30-day money back guarantee if you don’t like it.
Speaking of money, it is not on the cheap end compared with other personal use items for pain. Oska Pulse retails for $399, but with the coupon code WELLNESS4YOU that I set up with the company, they will take $55 off that price. I am not going to say it is inexpensive, but if it helps it is an amazing deal when you consider how much we pay for all the things we do for pain management, all the doctors we see, and all the medications we may take. I can easily shell out $400 for a few months worth of CBD oil. Not that there is anything wrong with CBD, as I have used it with some success. I just used that example to compare price points.
The way I look at cost when it comes to pain that interferes with my life, if it helps and I can be more functional, it is worth it. Especially if it reduces or eliminates the need/cost of other treatments/therapies, which OSKA has done for me. Plus, there is no risk to try it thanks to the 30-day money back guarantee, payment plans, and warranty.
This device has saved me plenty of time and money that would be spent doctor shopping, which I hate doing, taking more meds, or investing in all sorts of therapies. I have spent so much money on things over the years that didn’t help or only helped a little, so something like this which helps quite a bit makes the price very reasonable to me. You can’t really put a price on pain relief and to try it for free, why not. It is not covered by insurance, but can be purchased using the FSA and HSA stores.
Who should not use Oska Pulse?
It is not recommended for people with a pacemaker or defibrillator, DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) pulse generator, cochlear implants, intrathecal pumps, etc. For those who are pregnant or nursing, and those being treated for cancer, they should consult their physician before using Oska Pulse. Please also consult the company (Oska Wellness) for any other possible contraindications, and to learn more about PEMF technology, the Oska Wellness website provides links in their FAQ section to dozens of clinical studies on the efficacy of this technology. Please also visit their Facebook page.
Tom Seaman is a Certified Professional Life Coach in the area of health and wellness, and author of the book, Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey, a comprehensive resource for anyone suffering with any life challenge. He is also a motivational speaker, chronic pain and dystonia awareness advocate, health blogger, volunteer for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) as a support group leader, and is a member and writer for Chronic Illness Bloggers Network, The Mighty, Patient Worthy, and The Wellness Universe. To learn more about Tom, get a copy of his book (also on Amazon), or schedule a free coaching consult, visit www.tomseamancoaching.com. Follow him on Twitter @Dystoniabook1 and Instagram.