Pain management is one of the biggest issues healthcare providers face. For many years, understanding how women experience pain differently than men has been a subject of major interest. One study analyzed 85,000 participants across 17 countries and found that chronic pain was higher among females than males. Other studies have gone on to show that women are less likely to get proper treatment than men. With millions of women experiencing chronic pain, hospitals struggle to relieve patients without compromising long-term health.
“The opioid crisis in America has further complicated how we address pain management in the United States and around the world,” says Jan Wellmann, CEO at WaveLife.com. “We sought out to create a solution that didn’t rely on narcotics and that didn’t further compound the health complexities we’re experiencing today.”
The WaveLife Energy Cell was designed to relieve pain in a non-addictive manner, with no need for complicated surgery. Its simple, patented wearable patch design condenses decades of scientific research and utilizes Vital Fields and EMF material to target pain points in the body.
Vital fields are made of the frequencies in everything around us. Our world is constantly vibrating, and those frequencies hold many cures. Understanding how to manipulate life-promoting frequencies is instrumental in providing pain-free solutions. These frequencies provide the energy needed to repair, regenerate, and protect cells within the body.
“Our bodies have trillions of cells,” says Wellmann. “But they need a field to communicate. When we’re in pain, those intra-body communication channels are compromised. The Energy Cell has made it possible to increase naturally produced electromagnetic fields in the body, which creates an effective detoxification system and alleviates pain.”
The vital fields are emitted using EMF technology. Together, EMF and vital fields make it possible to push low-emission frequencies through a wearable patch.
“Most of my patients are looking for something different,” says Methchild Rex-Najuch, a German naturopath-physiotherapist who studies the effects of vital fields on chronic pain. “They’re wondering how they can come out of a situation, and when we give them therapy with vital fields, they return calling it ‘scientific magic’.”
But why should women focus on new technology to relieve pain? The fact is, many people—men and women alike—don’t fully understand the dangers and complications associated with drug therapy, trigger point injections, surgical implants, and other treatments designed to provide pain relief. With roughly 130 people dying each day from an opioid-related addiction, it’s critical to curtail dependence on drugs to solve deep-rooted pain problems.
“It’s important that you don’t run towards opioids or more serious pain management methods as soon as you’re uncomfortable,” says Wellmann. “This is especially true when it comes to onset pain. Pain has a purpose; it warns us that something isn’t quite right with other bodies. But when pain lingers, it can lead us to seek out solutions that may not be ideal further down the line.”
While WaveLife aims to curb dependence on narcotics and reliance on surgical manipulation, there are still other forms of non-invasive pain management you can incorporate into your lifestyle to create a well-rounded pain management plan. Here are a few:
Exercise & Physical Therapy
Physical therapy and exercise can be a powerful antidote for those experiencing pain from conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia. Simply walking or swimming offers amazing long-term benefits and can reduce stress while helping prevent future health conditions. It’s important that you don’t overwork your body, and this is where physical therapy comes in.
Working with a physical therapist allows you to leverage custom workout plans designed to help you improve over time. Everyone is different, and a tailored routine ensures you get the attention you need based on your specific areas of pain and unique limitations.
Mind-body techniques are a great way to relieve your mind and body. While meditation cannot eliminate pain that stems from certain ailments, it can help reduce stress-induced pain. It can also help you gain better control over the “fight or flight” that can worsen pain and muscle tension.
Not only are women more likely to be stressed than men, but they are also less confident in their ability to manage it. Stress hormones in the body cause inflammation in the body and increase pain in areas where joints are already irritated. During meditation, the mind shifts and paves the way for tranquility. One study even found that mindful meditation combined with yoga was more effective than surgery and drugs for alleviating lower back pain.
Biofeedback is a technique that allows you to gain better awareness and control over your body’s functions. This mind-body technique uses auditory and visual feedback to condition your responses to physiological functions that might cause pain. The goal is to make subtle changes to the body to make room for gradual improvements. For instance, when you learn to slow down your heart rate, you’re able to relax certain muscles that constrict and lead to pain.
Typically, different types of biofeedback involve sensors and monitoring to track the body’s responses in certain situations. Used in clinical sets, there are a variety of applications for biofeedback monitoring. It’s used to treat migraines, control blood pressure, aid in stress management, and even manage symptoms of certain brain injuries.
While there’s always ongoing research that helps practitioners and individuals learn more about how non-drug alternatives can help relieve pain, the aforementioned methods are great starting points.
Moving forward, people can start to become adjusted to using non-addictive treatments like WaveLife Energy Cell for onset and chronic pain, ideally in combination with healthy exercise and diet. Pain management may be convoluted from a high-level, top-down clinical perspective, but with the right information, you can take charge of your own treatment and build towards a healthy future.