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Arthritis

Athletics

Back Pain

Balance

Cellulite

Constipation

Circulation

Cystic Fibrosis

Diabetes

Dizziness

Fatigue

Fibromyalgia

Hip Pain

Incontinence

Insomnia

Knee Pain

Immunity

Mobility

Multiple Sclerosis

MUscles

Neck Pain

Neuropathy

Osteoporosis

Parkinson’s

Plantar Fasciitis

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TMJ

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Arthritis
Vibration Plates and Arthritis

Vibration platforms can reduce pain and disability by improving local circulation to the painful area. They can even reverse the effects naturally. For example, using a modified push up on a vibration platform has shown to help with hand neural efficiency for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Lacerda et al., 2019). Routine whole body vibration therapy can provide stretching exercise of connective tissues. This can give effective and sometimes immediate relief of arthritis and rheumatism.

The vibrations from Lifetimevibe deliver mechanical loading to the skeletal muscles. This increases strength and improving circulation and flexibility (Salmon et al., 2012) and “muscle strength increased significantly” (Trans et al., 2009). “New treatment methods like Whole Body Vibration training also seek to improve muscle coordination and thereby optimize affected joint loading” (Stein et al., 2010). 

REFERENCES
  1. Wilcock, I.; Whatman, C.; Harris, N.; Keogh, J. Vibration Training: Could It Enhance the Strength, Power, or Speed of Athletes? Journal of strength and conditioning research 2009, 23, 593-603.
  2. Torvinen, S.; Kannus, P.; SIEVÄNEN, H.; JÄRVINEN, T. A. H.; PASANEN, M.; KONTULAINEN, S.; JÄRVINEN, T. L. N.; JÄRVINEN, M.; OJA, P.; VUORI, I. Effect of four-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 2002, 34, 1523-1528.
Athletic Performance

A vibration machine can help to increase athletic performance. Increased blood flow and oxygenation of the muscles prompts elasticity, strength, and power (Wilcock et al., 2009). Holding a pose for up to 60 seconds at a time can activate targeted muscle groups.

Studies have shown vibration therapy improves vertical jump (Torvinen et al., 2002). The exercises using a vibrating plate can improve physical condition for athletes from many sports.

REFERENCES
  1. Wilcock, I.; Whatman, C.; Harris, N.; Keogh, J. Vibration Training: Could It Enhance the Strength, Power, or Speed of Athletes? Journal of strength and conditioning research 2009, 23, 593-603.
  2. Torvinen, S.; Kannus, P.; SIEVÄNEN, H.; JÄRVINEN, T. A. H.; PASANEN, M.; KONTULAINEN, S.; JÄRVINEN, T. L. N.; JÄRVINEN, M.; OJA, P.; VUORI, I. Effect of four-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 2002, 34, 1523-1528.
Back Pain
Vibration Machines and Back Pain

Routine whole body vibration therapy can provide effective relief of back pain. Back pain can make daily tasks and exercising difficult and painful. A common treatment of back pain is to stretch and strengthen the muscles in the back and core. Vibrtion machines can and strengthen connective tissues without straining them.

The frequent vibrations strengthes muscles to improve posture and spinal health to prevent and eliminate back pain. Back pain due to extended sitting decreased in workers of a 2017 study after vibration treatment (Kaeding et al., 2017).  Rittwinger also found vibration machines can reduce  chronic lower back pain (Rittweger et al., 2002). 

REFERENCES
  1. Kaeding, T. S.; Karch, A.; Schwarz, R.; Flor, T.; Wittke, T. -.; Kück, M.; Böselt, G.; Tegtbur, U.; Stein, L. Whole-body vibration training as a workplace-based sports activity for employees with chronic low-back pain. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2017, 27, 2027-2039.
  2. Rittweger, J.; Just, K.; Kautzsch, K.; Reeg, P.; Felsenberg, D. Treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain with Lumbar Extension and Whole-Body Vibration Exercise: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Spine 2002, 27, 1829–1834.
Balance
Health Condition

Poor balance affects a wide variety of people, can be short-term or permanent, and can cause dizziness. About 30% of people over the age of 65 lose their balance and suffer a fall each year. 

WHOLE BODY VIBRATION AND BALANCE

Whole body vibration has been found to improve balance (Sitjà-Rabert et al., 2012). Whole body vibration delivers mechanical loading to the skeleton, which increases bone mass and enhances muscle and skeletal control. As a result, balance, gait, and posture improve.

Often, those who suffer from imbalance don’t have the muscle strength and coordination to prevent them from falling. Whole Body Vibration can improve balance and increase muscular strength and power (Salmon et al., 2012). Whole body vibration can strengthen core and leg muscles and is a simple and effective form of exercise to help those suffering from imbalance to gain control.

REFERENCES
  1. Sitjà-Rabert, M.; Rigau, D.; Fort Vanmeerghaeghe, A.; Romero-Rodríguez, D.; Bonastre Subirana, M.; Bonfill, X. Efficacy of whole body vibration exercise in older people: a systematic review. Disability and rehabilitation 2012, 34, 883-893.
  2. Salmon, J. R.; Roper, J. A.; Tillman, M. D. Does Acute Whole-Body Vibration Training Improve the Physical Performance of People with Knee Osteoarthritis? Journal of strength and conditioning research 2012, 26, 2983-2989.
Brain Health
Health Condition

A wide variety of conditions are related to brain health. This can include injuries, like concussion, or other neurological disorders like fibromyalgia, alzheimers, cystic fibrosis, and even stroke and brain cancer. Many of these mechanisms of these challengs are not yet well known. However, all of them are improved with increased oxygen circulation in the brain, which is an important benefit of Whole Body Vibration.

WHOLE BODY VIBRATION and Brain Health

Below is a collection of scientific articles about many different conditions of the brain that can be improved with whole body vibration therapy.

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Cerebral oxygenation and blood volume responses to seated whole-body vibration

Role of backrest support and hand grip contractions on regional cerebral oxygenation and blood volume were evaluated by near infrared spectroscopy in 13 healthy men during whole-body vibration (WBV). Subjects were exposed to three WBV (3, 4.5, and 6 Hz at approximately 0.9 g(rms) in the vertical direction), in a randomized order on separate days.

During WBV, subjects performed right-hand maximal voluntary intermittent rhythmic hand grip contractions for 1 min. Subjects demonstrated highest oxygenation and blood volume values at 4.5 Hz, however, these responses were similar with and without backrest support (P>0.01). Compared to WBV alone, addition of hand grip exercise during WBV further increased oxygenation (0.07+/-0.11 vs. 0.004+/-0.11 od, P=0.003) and blood volume (0.156+/-0.20 vs. 0.066+/-0.17 od, P=0.000) in the right forehead. Peak oxygen uptake did not correlate to changes in oxygenation and blood volume (P>0.01).

Based on the increase in ventilation volume and no change in the ratio of ventilation volume and expired carbon dioxide (P>0.01), it is concluded that WBV induces hyperventilation that might activate the pre-frontal cortical region, thus influencing cerebral responses through neuronal activation.

Maikala RV, King S, Bhambhani YN. Cerebral oxygenation and blood volume responses to seated whole-body vibration. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Dec;95(5-6):447-53. doi: 10.1007/s00421-005-0013-8. Epub 2005 Sep 22. PMID: 16177916.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16177916/

 

Comparison of the Effectiveness of Whole Body Vibration in Stroke Patients: A Meta-Analysis

Objectives: The goals of this study were to assess the effectiveness of WBV (whole body vibration) training through an analysis of effect sizes, identify advantages of WBV training, and suggest other effective treatment methods.

Methods: Four databases, namely, EMBASE, PubMed, EBSCO, and Web of Science, were used to collect articles on vibration. Keywords such as “vibration” and “stroke” were used in the search for published articles. Consequently, eleven studies were selected in the second screening using meta-analyses.

Results: The total effect size of patients with dementia in the studies was 0.25, which was small. The effect size of spasticity was the greatest at 1.24 (high), followed by metabolism at 0.99 (high), balance, muscle strength, gait, and circulation in the decreasing order of effect size.

Conclusions: The effect sizes for muscle strength and balance and gait function, all of which play an important role in performance of daily activities, were small. In contrast, effect sizes for bone metabolism and spasticity were moderate. This suggests that WBV training may provide a safe, alternative treatment method for improving the symptoms of stroke in patients.

Park YJ, Park SW, Lee HS. Comparison of the Effectiveness of Whole Body Vibration in Stroke Patients: A Meta-Analysis. Biomed Res Int. 2018 Jan 2;2018:5083634. doi: 10.1155/2018/5083634. PMID: 29487869; PMCID: PMC5816889.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29487869/

 

Efficacy of Whole-Body Vibration Training on Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Clinical and Functional Outcomes, and Quality of Life in Women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of whole-body vibration training (WBVT) on blood brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels and determine the clinical and functional outcomes in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Thirty-two women with FMS were randomized into an intervention group (IG), receiving 6 weeks of WBVT, or a control group (CG) with no intervention.

The results demonstrate that WBVT promotes an increase in blood BDNF levels, with concomitant improvement in lower limb muscle strength, aerobic capacity, clinical symptoms, and quality of life in women with FMS.

Ribeiro VGC, Lacerda ACR, Santos JM, Coelho-Oliveira AC, Fonseca SF, Prates ACN, Flor J, Garcia BCC, Tossige-Gomes R, Leite HR, Fernandes JSC, Arrieiro AN, Sartorio A, Sañudo B, Sá-Caputo DC, Bernardo-Filho M, Figueiredo PHS, Costa HS, Lima VP, Cardoso RF, Bastone AC, Soares LA, Mendonça VA, Taiar R. Efficacy of Whole-Body Vibration Training on Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Clinical and Functional Outcomes, and Quality of Life in Women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Healthc

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34900203/

Multi-mechanical waves against Alzheimer’s disease pathology: a systematic review

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, affecting approximately 40 million people worldwide. Mechanical vibrations delivered in different stimulation modes have been associated with marked improvements in cognitive and physical performance in both demented and non-demented elderly.

In this review, a search on Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science databases was performed, resulting in 37 papers. These studies suggest that mechanical vibrations delivered through different stimulation modes are effective in attenuating many parameters of AD pathology including functional connectivity and neuronal circuit integrity deficits in the brains of AD patients, as well as in subjects with cognitive decline and non-demented older adults.

Monteiro F, Sotiropoulos I, Carvalho Ó, Sousa N, Silva FS. Multi-mechanical waves against Alzheimer’s disease pathology: a systematic review. Transl Neurodegener. 2021 Sep 24;10(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s40035-021-00256-z. PMID: 34560902; PMCID: PMC8464104.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34560902/

 

Beneficial Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Brain Functions in Mice and Humans

The aim of the current study was to further investigate the effects of a 5-week WBV intervention on brain functions. Humans (both genders, age ranging from 44-99 years) were also exposed to daily sessions of 30 Hz WBV (4 minutes per day, 4 days per week, for a period of 5 weeks; n = 18). Controls received the same protocol using a 1 Hz protocol (n = 16).

Cognitive tests in humans revealed a selective improvement in the Stroop Color-Word test. Taken together, it is concluded that WBV is a safe intervention to improve brain functioning, although the subtle effects suggest that the protocol is as yet suboptimal.

Boerema AS, Heesterbeek M, Boersma SA, Schoemaker R, de Vries EFJ, van Heuvelen MJG, Van der Zee EA. Beneficial Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Brain Functions in Mice and Humans. Dose Response. 2018 Dec 4;16(4):1559325818811756. doi: 10.1177/1559325818811756. PMID: 30574028; PMCID: PMC6299320.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30574028/

 

Whole Body Vibration Improves Spatial Memory, Anxiety-Like Behavior, and Motor Performance in Aged Male and Female Rats

Animals underwent a 5-week WBV intervention protocol with low intensity (frequency of 30 Hz and amplitude of 50-200 μm) stimulation. After 5 weeks, the following cognitive and motor tests were administered: open-field, novel and spatial object recognition, grip-hanging, and balance-beam. WBV-treated rats showed a decrease in their anxiety level in the open field test compared with those in the pseudo-treated controls. In addition, WBV-treated male animals showed significantly increased rearing in the open-field test compared to their pseudo controls. Spatial memory was significantly improved by WBV treatment, whereas WBV had no effect on object memory.

Regarding motor performance, both grip strength and motor coordination were improved by WBV treatment. Our results indicate that WBV seems to have comparable beneficial effects on age-related emotional, cognitive, and motor decline as what has been reported for active PE (Physical Exercise).

As such, these findings further support the idea that WBV could be considered as a useful alternative for PE in case active PE cannot be performed due to physical or mental issues.

Oroszi T, Geerts E, de Boer SF, Schoemaker RG, van der Zee EA, Nyakas C. Whole Body Vibration Improves Spatial Memory, Anxiety-Like Behavior, and Motor Performance in Aged Male and Female Rats. Front Aging Neurosci. 2022 Jan 21;13:801828. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2021.801828. PMID: 35126091; PMCID: PMC8815031.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35126091/

 

The macroscopic and microscopic effect of low-frequency whole-body vibration after cerebral ischemia in rats

Here, we intended to explore the effects of daily WBV on neurological behavior, brain structure, and neurogenesis after cerebral ischemia in rats for 4 weeks. Results showed that improvements in weight or comprehensive neurological deficits were not significantly different under WBV or control treatment, and the degrees of brain damage and the numbers of necrotic neurons in the ischemic cortex were similar in two groups.

However, WBV markedly improved animals’ coordination from 14d to 28d (P < 0.05) and muscle strength of the upper limbs at 21d and 28d (P < 0.05 & P < 0.001) compared with the control group. WBV promoted the increase in the number of bromodeoxyuridine-positive (BrdU+) cells at 3d (P < 0.05) and 14d (P < 0.001) and the number of BrdU+/nestin+ cells at 14d (P < 0.01) after ischemia when compared to the control group. The numbers of BrdU+/NeuN+ cells at 21d and 28d (P < 0.001) were enhanced by WBV treatment.

In addition, WBV significantly promoted the proliferation of astrocytes and their neural processes thickening after 14d. The expression levels of neural markers, such as doublecortin, microtubule-associated protein 2, and glial fibrillary acidic protein, were upregulated in the ipsilateral cortex at different time points.

Huang D, Yang Z, Wang Z, Wang P, Qu Y. The macroscopic and microscopic effect of low-frequency whole-body vibration after cerebral ischemia in rats. Metab Brain Dis. 2018 Feb;33(1):15-25. doi: 10.1007/s11011-017-0113-2. Epub 2017 Sep 25. PMID: 28948448.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28948448/

 

Effect of whole body vibration on the rat brain content of serotonin and plasma corticosterone

To investigate the effects of whole body vibration on the central nervous system, rats were exposed to various whole body vibrations and changes in whole brain levels of Serotonin (5-HT) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) were then determined. Changes in plasma corticosterone levels were also determined and related to the changes in the whole brain levels of 5-HT and 5-HIAA.

Changes in vibration frequency also affected the 5-HT and 5-HIAA levels of brain: they were significantly elevated at a frequency of 20 Hz (P less than 0.05). Plasma corticosterone levels increased as acceleration increased from 0.4G to 5.0G. As the vibration frequency was changed from 5 Hz to 30 Hz, plasma corticosterone levels also rose significantly (P less than 0.05) but the extent of elevation was approximately the same at each frequency. The correlation between brain 5-HT and plasma corticosterone levels with increasing acceleration (r = 0.93, P less than 0.01) was significant.

Ariizumi M, Okada A. Effect of whole body vibration on the rat brain content of serotonin and plasma corticosterone. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol. 1983;52(1):15-9. doi: 10.1007/BF00429019. PMID: 6197301.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6197301/

 

Optimal frequency of whole body vibration training for improving balance and physical performance in the older people with chronic stroke: A randomized controlled trial

Results: Significant time × group interaction effects in five-repetition sit-to-stand test (p = 0.014) and timed-up-and-go test at self-preferred speed (p = 0.028) were observed. The high-frequency group outperformed the zero-frequency group in both five-repetition sit-to-stand test (p = 0.039) and timed-up-and-go test at self-preferred speed (p = 0.024) after 10-sessions training.

No significant group-difference were found between low-frequency and high-frequency groups. No adverse events were reported during study.

Conclusions: Compared with 13 Hz, 26 Hz had no more benefits on balance and physical performance in older people with chronic stroke.

Wei N, Cai M. Optimal frequency of whole body vibration training for improving balance and physical performance in the older people with chronic stroke: A randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2022 Mar;36(3):342-349. doi: 10.1177/02692155211050564. Epub 2021 Nov 19. PMID: 34796725.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34796725/

 

WHOLE BODY VIBRATION IMPROVES ATTENTION AND MOTOR PERFORMANCE IN MICE DEPENDING ON THE DURATION OF THE WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION SESSION

Results: WBV sessions of five (but not WBV sessions of 30 minutes) improved balance beam performance (mice gained 28% in time needed to cross the beam) and novel object recognition (mice paid significantly more attention to the novel object) as compared to pseudo WBV, but no change was found for spatial object performance (mice did not notice the relocation). Although 30 minutes WBV sessions were not beneficial, it did not impair either attention or motor performance.

Conclusion: These results show that brief sessions of WBV improve, next to motor performance, attention for object recognition, but not spatial cues of the objects. The selective improvement of attention in mice opens the avenue to unravel the underlying brain mechanisms.

Keijser JN, van Heuvelen MJG, Nyakas C, Tóth K, Schoemaker RG, Zeinstra E, van der Zee EA. WHOLE BODY VIBRATION IMPROVES ATTENTION AND MOTOR PERFORMANCE IN MICE DEPENDING ON THE DURATION OF THE WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION SESSION. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2017 Jun 5;14(4):128-134. doi: 10.21010/ajtcam.v14i4.15. PMID: 28638875; PMCID: PMC5471459.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28638875/

 

Effects of low-frequency whole-body vibration on motor-evoked potentials in healthy men

The aim of this study was to determine whether low-frequency whole-body vibration (WBV) modulates the excitability of the corticospinal and intracortical pathways related to tibialis anterior (TA) muscle activity, thus contributing to the observed changes in neuromuscular function during and after WBV exercise.

Tibialis anterior MEP facilitation in response to single-pulse TMS suggests that WBV increased corticospinal pathway excitability. Increased TA and SOL SICI and decreased TA ICF in response to paired-pulse TMS during WBV indicate vibration-induced alteration of the intracortical processes as well.

Mileva KN, Bowtell JL, Kossev AR. Effects of low-frequency whole-body vibration on motor-evoked potentials in healthy men. Exp Physiol. 2009 Jan;94(1):103-16. doi: 10.1113/expphysiol.2008.042689. Epub 2008 Jul 25. PMID: 18658234.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18658234/

Irisin-Associated Neuroprotective and Rehabilitative Strategies for Stroke

Irisin, a newly discovered protein hormone that is secreted in response to low frequency whole body vibration (LFV), could be a promising post-stroke rehabilitation therapy for patients who are frail and cannot comply with regular rehabilitation therapy. Irisin is generated from a membrane-bound precursor protein fibronectin type III domain-containing protein 5 (FNDC5). Aside from being highly expressed in muscle, FNDC5 is highly expressed in the brain.

Both the metabolism and inflammation govern stroke outcome, and in a published study, we demonstrated that LFV therapy following middle cerebral artery occlusion significantly reduced innate immune response, improved motor function and infarct volume in reproductively senescent female rats.

Huberman MA, d’Adesky ND, Niazi QB, Perez-Pinzon MA, Bramlett HM, Raval AP. Irisin-Associated Neuroprotective and Rehabilitative Strategies for Stroke. Neuromolecular Med. 2021 Jul 3. doi: 10.1007/s12017-021-08666-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34215971.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34215971/

 

Modulation of Synaptic Plasticity by Vibratory Training in Young and Old Mice

In the past 40 years, scientific research has shown how Whole Body Vibration concept represents a strong stimulus for the whole organism. Low (<30 Hz), medium (30-80 Hz), and high (>80 Hz) frequency vibrations can have both positive and negative effects, depending on the oscillation type and duration of exposure to which the body is subjected.

In this regard, we verified whether three vibratory training protocols, differing in terms of vibration frequency and exposure time to vibration, could modulate synaptic plasticity in an experimental mouse model, by extracellular recordings in vitro in hippocampal slices of mice of 4 and 24 months old.

Our results showed that vibratory training can modulate synaptic plasticity differently, depending on the protocol used, and that the best effects are related to the training protocol characterized by a low vibration frequency and a longer recovery time.

Cariati I, Bonanni R, Pallone G, Annino G, Tancredi V, D’Arcangelo G. Modulation of Synaptic Plasticity by Vibratory Training in Young and Old Mice. Brain Sci. 2021 Jan 10;11(1):82. doi: 10.3390/brainsci11010082. PMID: 33435131; PMCID: PMC7827198.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33435131/

 

The effects of whole body vibration on mobility and balance in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Objective: We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of whole-body vibration on physiologic and functional measurements in children with cerebral palsy.

Design and methods: We searched MEDLINE, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, EMBASE, Scielo, CINAHL (from the earliest date available to November 2014) for randomized controlled trials, that aimed to investigate the effects of whole-body vibration versus exercise and/or versus control on physiologic and functional measurements in children with cerebral palsy. Two reviewers independently selected the studies. Weighted mean differences (WMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated.

Results: Six studies with 176 patients comparing whole-body vibration to exercise and/or control were included. Whole-body vibration resulted in improvement in: gait speed WMDs (0.13 95% CI: 0.05 to 0.20); gross motor function dimension E WMDs (2.97 95% CI: 0.07 to 5.86) and femur bone density (1.32 95% CI: 0.28 to 2.36). The meta-analysis also showed a nonsignificant difference in muscle strength and gross motor function dimension D for participants in the whole-body vibration compared with control group. No serious adverse events were reported.

Conclusions: Whole-body vibration may improve gait speed and standing function in children with cerebral palsy and could be considered for inclusion in rehabilitation programs.

Saquetto M, Carvalho V, Silva C, Conceição C, Gomes-Neto M. The effects of whole body vibration on mobility and balance in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2015 Jun;15(2):137-44. PMID: 26032205; PMCID: PMC5133716.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26032205/

 

Effect of whole-body vibration on muscle strength and balance in diplegic cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of whole-body vibration training on muscle strength and balance in children with diplegic cerebral palsy.

Design: Fifteen children were assigned to the experimental group, which received whole-body vibration training (9 mins per day, 5 days per week). Another 15 were assigned to the control group, which participated in a traditional physical therapy exercise program for 3 successive months. Baseline and posttreatment assessments were performed using the Biodex isokinetic dynamometer to evaluate the knee extensors peak torque at 60 degrees per second and 90 degrees per second and using the Biodex balance system to evaluate stability index.

Results: The children in the experimental group showed a significant improvement when compared with those in the control group (P < 0.001). The peak torque at 60 degrees per second and 90 degrees per second after treatment was 28.8 ± 0.45 and 47.5 ± 0.7 N · m and 30.9 ± 0.68 and 54.2 ± 1.7 N · m for the control and the experimental group, respectively. The overall stability index after treatment was 2.75 and 2.2 for the control group and the experimental group, respectively.

Conclusions: Whole-body vibration training may be a useful tool for improving muscle strength and balance in children with diplegic cerebral palsy.

El-Shamy SM. Effect of whole-body vibration on muscle strength and balance in diplegic cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Feb;93(2):114-21. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e3182a541a4. PMID: 24434887.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24434887/

 

Effect of whole body vibration training on mobility in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled experimenter-blinded study

Objective: To evaluate ambulatory function and leg muscle thickness after whole body vibration training in children with cerebral palsy.

Design: A block randomized controlled trial with two groups.

Conclusions: These findings suggest that whole body vibration may improve mobility in children with cerebral palsy, probably through a positive effect on the leg muscles.

Lee BK, Chon SC. Effect of whole body vibration training on mobility in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled experimenter-blinded study. Clin Rehabil. 2013 Jul;27(7):599-607. doi: 10.1177/0269215512470673. Epub 2013 Feb 14. PMID: 23411791.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23411791/

Cellulite
Health Condition

Cellulite is an unsightly fat deposit just under the skin, typically around the buttocks, thighs, and stomach. Cellulite is more common in women than men because men have thicker skin and different muscle, fat, and tissue distribution. With age and weight gain, fat cells enlarge and become dimpled and puckered. As fat tissue accumulates, fluid retention, toxin storage, and lack of circulation become problematic.

When circulation is blocked, cellular waste stagnates, and these tissues harden as the skin loses its elasticity. The puckering is caused by the shriveling, dimpling and adherence of the skin to tissues underneath.

Vibration Plate Exercise and Cellulite

Whole body vibration can help to reduce the unsightliness of cellulite. Whole body vibration can increase muscle tone. Toned muscles create a firm surface below the fat that makes skin appear smooth and tight. Whole body vibration can also improve circulation, carry oxygen to your cells and tissues, assist in flushing toxins, and increasing the production of collagen, resulting in a significant reduction of cellulite.

Whole body vibration will not instantly make cellulite disappear, but it can aid the process. Healthy eating and exercise is the most effective way to reduce body fat. Increased circulation helps remove fluid in collagen pockets of the connective tissue. During animal trials it was proven that whole body vibration helped reduce white fat and hepatic triglycerides in both old and young test agents (Reijne et al., 2016).

References
  1. Reijne, A. C.; Ciapaite, J.; Dijk, T. H. v.; Havinga, R.; Zee, Eddy A. van der; Groen, A. K.; Reijngoud, D.; Bakker, B. M.; Dijk, G. v. Whole-Body Vibration Partially Reverses Aging-Induced Increases in Visceral Adiposity and Hepatic Lipid Storage in Mice. PLOS ONE 2016, 11, e0149419.
Circulation
HEALTH CONDITION

Without good circulation the feet or hands become numb or feel cold, joints and muscles become stiff and painful. Sometimes vericose veins and nerve pain develop, injuries take longer to heal, and arthritis can accelerate. Oxygen is so important to joint healing that sometimes medical professionals will inject oxygen directly into the joints with a needle. Rapid contraction of muscles and movement of joints can dilver this healing oxygen naturally, without needle injections.

VIBRATION Machine exercise AND OXYGEN CIRCULATION

When standing on the vibration plate the rhymic contractions of the muscles encourage blood circulation. Every capillary will be enlarged, so blood evenly flows into the smallest capillaries in the body.

This blood circulation improves the delivery and removal of metabolic waste. As waste products are removed more quickly the body recovers more rapidly. Whole body vibration increases the number of functional red blood cells and also increases the presence of white blood cells in the capillaries.

REFERENCES

Read excerpts of research findings below and click on the research article links below to learn more. Articles will appear in a new window.

“These findings demonstrate that patients with diabetes respond to Whole Body Vibration with increased Skin Blood Flow compared to the sham condition. The implication is that Whole Body Vibration is a potential non-pharmacological therapy for Neurovascular complications of Diabetes.”

“Significant increases in leg blood flow were also found with Whole Body Vibration. Increasing frequency produced systematic increases in leg blood flow whereas the increase in amplitude was found to be additive to frequency.”

“Acute bouts of Whole Body Vibration increase peripheral blood flow … “

“Vibration type appears to be the most important factor influencing both muscle oxygenation and peripheral blood flow.”

Incontinence

CONDITION

Incontinence is the lack of control over defecation and urination. Urinary and fecal discharge is controlled by the pelvic floor muscles. These are also called kegel muscles and sphincter muscles. These muscles are the “valves” that control the flow of fluids. Sphincter muscles control fecal discharge and kegel muscles control urine discharge from the bladder.

FULL VIBRATION PLATFORMS AND INCONTINENCE

Vibration plates have been shown to restore continence. (Guedes-Aguiar et al., 2019) Recent studies have shown that the rapid vibrations are effective in strengthening the pelvic floor muscle and reducing the severity of incontinence. (Farzinmehr et al., 2015) Healthy and strong sphincters and kegel muscles provide the pressure needed to control continence and prevent leakage.

This frequent vibration exercise strengthens the pelvic floor muscle and muscles involved in closing the bladder. Kegel exercises while on a vibration platform improve muscle tone by strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor. The exercises are helpful for vaginal and uterine prolapse in women and for treating prostate pain in men.  Vibration platform exercise has also been shown to help patients regain continence after prostate cancer surgery. (Crevenna et al., 2017; Tantawy et al., 2019) 

REFERENCES
  1. Guedes-Aguiar, E. d. O.; de Sá-Caputo, Danúbia da Cunha; Moreira-Marconi, E.; de Macêdo Uchôa, Silvana Maria; de Barros, P. Z.; Valentin, E. K.; Bergmann, A.; Taiar, R.; Bernardo-Filho, M. Effect of whole-body vibration exercise in the pelvic floor muscles of healthy and unhealthy individuals: a narrative review. Transl Androl Urol 2019, 8, 395-404.
  2. Crevenna, R.; Crevenna, R.; Cenik, F.; Cenik, F.; Margreiter, M.; Margreiter, M.; Marhold, M.; Marhold, M.; Sedghi Komanadj, T.; Sedghi Komanadj, T.; Keilani, M.; Keilani, M. Whole body vibration therapy on a treatment bed as additional means to treat postprostatectomy urinary incontinence. Wien Med Wochenschr 2017, 167, 139-141.
  3. Tantawy, S. A.; Elgohary, H. M. I.; Abdelbasset, W. K.; Kamel, D. M. Effect of 4 weeks of whole-body vibration training in treating stress urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery: a randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy 2019, 105, 338-345.
Insomnia

CONDITION

Insomnia is a condition in which an individual has a hard time falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Insomnia can have many causes. These include illness, medications, habits, depression, lack of physical activity, and stress. Insomnia can be short-term or chronic. This lack of sleep can affect balance, weaken the immune system, and decrease resistance to disease. 

VIBRATION PLATES AND INSOMNIA

Studies have shown that vibration platforms can help reduce stress and may be a helpful treatment for insomnia.(Tuomi et al., 2016) Sleeping habits, stress, and lack of physical activity can all contribute to insomnia. Standing on a vibrating plate contracts most body muscles and can help to relieve built up stress.

REFERENCES

1. Tuomi, J.; Kuurne-Koivisto, M.; Partinen, M. The effects of Whole-Body Vibration therapy on patients with primary insomnia. 2016.

Knee Pain
Health Condition

Knee pain is a common complaint for many many people. There are several factors that can cause pain in the knee. It can be related to the knee joint or around the knee. Some pain is commonly caused by overusing the knee or suddenly injuring it.

Knee pain can come from an injury, a sprain, or tear. It can come from a disease like osteoarthritis or from inflammation such as bursitis. It can be a deformity or a syndrome, such as runnerʼs knee.

Whole body Vibration Plate for Knee Pain

Whole body vibration has helped improve the symptom of pain in the knee in some people. It is low impact and stresses the bone tissue just enough to cause it to increase in mass and density. Whole body vibration eliminates the trauma to sensitive joints and tendons that often makes conventional exercise intolerable.

Speak with a medical professional for the cause of the pain.

REFERENCES

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Therapeutic Effects of Whole Body Vibration Training in Knee Osteoarthritis

“Whole Body Vibration training reduces pain and improves function in individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis.”

Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Pain, Stiffness and Physical Functions in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

“Eight-week and 12-week Whole Body Vibration is beneficial for improving physical functions in patients with knee osteoarthritis and could be included in rehabilitation programs.”

 

Lymphatic System: Immunity
Lymphatic System: The Body’s Immune Response

The Human lymphatic system, much like the blood vessels and arteries in our body, runs all through the body. This system is a complex one, and has three main missions. It carries away excess fluids in the body, it carries away fat and fatty acids to the circulatory system for removal, and it is the central part of what most people call “the immune system.” Obviously, the lymphatic system’s health is vitally important to overall health.

The lymphatic system has been recognized by doctors for its importance to preventative healthcare. Lymphatic function supports every other system in the body, including the immune, digestive, detoxification, and nervous systems. Many believe that poor lymph health is the underlying cause of a lot of conditions, from cellulite to cancer.

The lymphatic system has no central pump but depends on muscle contraction and manual manipulation to move fluid. Deep breathing is one way we can enhance movement of lymph through our bodies, but our lymphatic system is best stimulated by movement of the body. The reason that clusters of lymph nodes are located in the arm pits, the groin, and other constantly moving areas is for that reason. As we age we become less active, and the normal stimulation needed by lymph nodes to pump lymph fluid around the body, filter it, rejuvenate it, and attack biological intruders is not as effective. It is one of the reasons that older people are more susceptible to illness.

Whole Body Vibration and the Lymphatic System

Full body vibration therapy contracts 95% of the muscles in the body at once. This movement allows lymphatic fluid to move into and out of the lymph nodes. With these rapid muscle contractions, lymph nodes can drain efficiently, moving white blood cells throughout the body and expelling toxins, bacteria, and viruses.

This movement gives the body better defenses against illnesses because the immune system is strengthened. LifetimeVibe vibration plate exercise is especially helpful for the aging body where lymphatic circulation is especially vital to overall health.

References

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Vibration exercise machines improve your lymphatic health

“The vibrations created by a vibration exercise machine create small muscular contractions. This forces the fluids through the body in a way that is efficient, constant, and gentle enough not to cause any harm while being forceful enough to discard toxins and other potentially dangerous buildup.”

“ … Whole Body Vibration, facilitated by a machine, is able to help combat the effects of a sedentary lifestyle and rid the body of the toxins that it has stored.”

“In addition to acting as a catalyst for Lymphatic drainage, a vibration exercise machine also sparks the activity of the Lymph Nodes, which are key components of the immune system.”

“Though the loss is not drastic, using a vibration exercise machine allows the Lymphatic System to push stored fats out of the body, resulting in a healthier, leaner figure.”

Mobility
HEALTH CONDITION

As people age, they often develop joint pain and reduce their activity level. This reduced activity leads to muscle deterioration. As muscles become weak and people have poor circulation, it becomes increasingly difficult to exercise or take up any activity which will help improve the condition.

VIBRATION Plate Exercise AND MOBILITY

LifetimeVibe vibration plate provides a comfortable workout. Unlike other machines, the rotary knob and oscillating vibration allows users to adjust movement to reduce pain. The machine also accelerates gradually and smoothly, unlike other machines that jump to a start with a sudden jolt. This provides nice pain relief for stiff joints.

The vibrations also build strong muscle tissue without putting stress on the joints. This smooth, small movement provides much needed movement without causing pain.

REFERENCES

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The Feasibility of Whole Body Vibration in Institutionalised Elderly Persons and Its Influence on Muscle Performance, Balance and Mobility –

“In nursing home residents with limited functional dependency, six weeks static Whole Body Vibration exercise is feasible, and is beneficial for balance and mobility.”

“Overall we can conclude that 6 weeks static Whole Body Vibration exercises are feasible in elderly nursing home residents with limited functional dependency, and … be beneficial for balance and mobility.”

Multiple Sclerosis
HEALTH CONDITION

Multiple sclerosis describes a condition in which the outside linings of the nerve cells are damaged. This can include the brain and spinal cord. As a result, the symptoms can vary widely, and problems can either fluctuate or pogressively increase over time.

Since there is no known cure for MS, the patient must concentrate on reducing the effects of MS on their body.

Fatigue, stress, lack of sleep, pain, and a sedentary life style can increase symptoms of MS. Most patients say exercise becomes a must. However, they need activity that is simple, easy, and not painful.

VIBRATION MACHINE EXERCISE AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Whole body vibration may improve stamina, circulation, pelvic floor function, overall feeling of well-being, cognitive function of the brain and reduce spasticity and infections. Unlike many other vibration machines, Lifetimevibe does not add painful stress to the muscles and joints.

REFERENCES

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Effects of Whole Body Vibration in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

“The results of this pilot study indicated that Whole Body Vibration may positively influence the postural control and mobility in Multiple Sclerosis patients.”

How Can Whole Body Vibration Exercise Help with Taming Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms?

“Doing the Whole Body Vibration exercises helps those with Multiple Sclerosis to gain the benefits without the overwhelming fatigue resulting.”

“When the muscles are pushed in certain ways, this actually can help to stimulate the nerves to redevelop neural pathways or possibly even repair or rebuild the damaged nerves.”

“Whole Body Vibration exercises help those with Multiple Sclerosis exercise in ways that help provide the benefits of working out without creating large amounts of fatigue.”

MS and Whole Body Vibration: A Promising Combination

“She was amazed by the result, feeling an immediate acute effect from the first treatment that lasted for four days.”

“ … after regular use for six months, she says using the machine has made her more alert and energetic and her muscles more conditioned and stimulated.”

“ … this exercise program is one aspect of a total approach to a chronic illness such as MS, and it must be combined with a good diet, proper rest, avoidance of tobacco and excessive alcohol, and management of stress for optimal results.

Muscle Strength
HEALTH CONDITION

Muscle strength prevents injury to joints. If you trip or become unbalanced, muscles will help you recover.

Unfortunately, very few people activate all of the muscles in the body enough. Many are sedentary much of the time and the muscles don’t get the movement they need to stay strong. Even when we do exercise, most often, only some of the body is moving actively, leaving at least some muscles to decay and weaken.

Athlete Upper Body Strength training

Lifetimevibe vibration plate is excellent for building core and upper body strength. Iron Cowboy James Lawrence uses the machine for world record effort recovery.

 

VIBRATION PLATES AND MUSCLE STRENGTH

Whole body vibration stimulates 95% of the muscles at once. As muscles move, they demand oxygen, requiring circulation to increase throughout the entire body. Sometimes muscles are  brought into use for the first time in years. This increased strength and full body circulation is a wonderful tool for anti-aging.

With strong muscles you can live a longer healthier life. Lifetimevibe vibration machines prevent muscle loss related to the aging process by activating virtually every muscle in the body without overload. The gentle vibrations do this without adding strain on joints, ligaments and tendons.

Athletes also find that this rapid activation allows more of the fast twitch muscle fibers to activate. Bringing a wider variety of muscle fibers into use can increase both strength and endurance.

REFERENCES

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“Based on these findings, we concluded that the use of Whole Body Vibration would lead to greater improvements in both knee extension muscle strength and countermovement jump than under identical conditions without Whole Body Vibration.”

“Ten weeks of lower limb Whole Body Vibration training in older women produces a significant increase in muscle strength induced by thigh muscle hypertrophy …”

“The adaptations to Whole Body Vibration found in the present study may be of use in counteracting the loss of muscle strength and mobility associated with age-induced sarcopenia.”

Neck Pain
Health Condition

Many people suffer from muscle tension or pain in the joints in the neck. This can cause headaches, discomfort, and lack of mobility. This stiffness can be caused by injury, but also is often a result of lack of movement and exercise in the neck.

LifetimeVibe Vibration Exercise and Neck Pain

Many vibration plates, such as Powerplate, use a vertical, or linear vibration, in which the platform jumps up and down vertically all at once. This can make neck pain worse because all of the vibration movement is driving straight up the spine and neck.

Lifetimevibe, by contrast, moves like a see-saw or teeter-totter, so that the spine and neck are moving, but not jarring straight up and down. Also, unlike other machines, Lifetimevibe can easily be adjusted to a comfortable speed by moving the feet and turning the center knob.

As a result, the gentle vibration movements improve circulation and joint movement without increasing pain. The movements also bring healing oxygen into the neck joints to help the body naturally heal and recover.

This relaxation and flexibility also helps reduce pain by the release of endorphins, encephalin and other pain-reducing neuro-chemicals.

References

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“ … showed a significant increase in the muscle strength of the back muscles after 13 weeks of Whole Body Vibration training with a synchronous vibrating platform compared to conventional strength training.”

“Whole Body Vibration exercise has been shown to have a positive influence on back pain …”

Neuropathy
HEALTH CONDITION

Neuropathy is a group of diseases that cause the dysfunction or damage to one or more nerves. This can cause weakness, pain, tingling, and/or numbness in the extremities. Common forms of neuropathy include Peripheral, Autonomic, and Diabetic neuropathy. Pain can vary from slight numbness, mild tingling, or severe pain. This can cause loss of coordination and balance due to the numbness and pain in the legs and feet.

More than 20 million people in the United States have Neuropathy. This includes 60-70% of diabetics (Kernich, 2001). Many treatments seek to subdue the effects temporarily, but often are ineffective in curing the disease. Whole body vibration is an all-natural treatment which can provide relief for many cases.

WHOLE BODY VIBRATION AND NEUROPATHY

Vibration machines can improve blood flow, and heal and strengthen the body. Hong found that exercising on a vibration plate decreased pain and improved balance of neuropathy patients with type II Diabetes (Junggi Hong, 2011).

In another study, vibration exercises improved symptoms for people with neuropathy and diabetes.  This improvement came because patients had increased blood flow, providing oxygen and healing (Johnson et al., 2014).

REFERENCES
  1. Kernich, C. A. Patient and family fact sheet. Peripheral neuropathy. The Neurologist (Baltimore, Md.) 2001, 7, 315-316.
  2. Junggi Hong Whole Body Vibration Therapy for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain: A Case Report. Health science journal 2011, 5, 66.
  3. Johnson, P. K.; Feland, J. B.; Johnson, A. W.; Mack, G. W.; Mitchell, U. H. Effect of Whole Body Vibration on Skin Blood Flow and Nitric Oxide Production. Journal of diabetes science and technology 2014, 8, 889-894.
Osteoporosis
HEALTH CONDITION

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass density, as well as rapid bone deterioration and/or brittleness. Osteoporosis increases the risk of bone fractures especially in the hips, ribs, spine and wrists. 

VIBRATION PLATES AND OSTEOPOROSIS

Exercise is essential for someone with Osteoporosis. Weight and resistance training exercises minimize bone fragility. However, it can be difficult to exercise with osteoporosis, and simple movements can sometimes cause fracturing. Careful, calculated exercise can prevent injury and maximize benefits. 

Whole body vibration therapy is a promising treatment for people with Osteoporosis. Low-impact whole body vibration delivers mechanical loading to the skeleton. This  exercise can increase bone mass and improve balance (Rubin et al., 2001). Animal studies have also shown vibration platforms improves bone growth and especially when used in conjunction with prescribed medications (Stuermer et al., 2014).

Using a vibration plate in conjunction with other medicinal treatments have also helped women with post-menopause osteoporosis. It has been proven to be a safe and effective way for women with osteoporosis to exercise and prevent further bone deterioration (Iwamoto et al., 2012; Swe et al., 2016).

Similarly, whole body vibration has been used to help astronauts. NASA found astronauts using vibration platforms maintained bone mass while in space. They also recovered more quickly after returning home (Barry, 2001).

REFERENCES
  1. Rubin, C. T.; Sommerfeldt, D. W.; Judex, S.; Qin, Y. Inhibition of osteopenia by low magnitude, high-frequency mechanical stimuli. Drug Discovery Today 2001, 6, 848-858.
  2. Stuermer, E. K.; Komrakova, M.; Sehmisch, S.; Tezval, M.; Dullin, C.; Schaefer, N.; Hallecker, J.; Stuermer, K. M. Whole body vibration during fracture healing intensifies the effects of estradiol and raloxifene in estrogen-deficient rats. Bone (New York, N.Y.) 2014, 64, 187-194.
  3. Iwamoto, J.; Sato, Y.; Takeda, T.; Matsumoto, H. Whole body vibration exercise improves body balance and walking velocity in postmenopausal osteoporotic women treated with alendronate: Galileo and Alendronate Intervention Trail (GAIT). Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions 2012, 12, 136-143.
  4. Swe, M.; Benjamin, B.; Tun, A. A.; Sugathan, S. Role of the Whole Body Vibration Machine in the Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis in Old Age: A Systematic Review. The Malaysian journal of medical sciences 2016, 23, 8-16.
  5. Barry, P. L. Good Vibrations. A new treatment under study by NASA-funded doctors could reverse bone loss experienced by astronauts in space. https://www.equinehealthcentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nasa_good-vibrations.pdf.
Parkinson's Disease
HEALTH CONDITION

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement. Abnormal brain activity is triggered by the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine. Deterioration of these cells cause tremors, stiffness, loss of balance, poor coordination, speech difficulty, and trouble when walking. For the most part Parkinson’s disease is not hereditary. Instead, it is caused by genetic mutations caused by external stimuli. 

VIBRATION MACHINES AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Vibration plates can significantly reduce tremors and rigidity in persons with Parkinson’s Disease (Haas et al., 2006). Significant improvements have been seen in movement velocity, postural alignment, and balance (Gomez, 2018). Controlled studies found significant improvements in posture with those who used vibrating platforms. (Ebersbach et al., 2008)

REFERENCES
  1. Haas, C. T.; Turbanski, S.; Kessler, K.; Schmidtbleicher, D. The effects of random whole-body-vibration on motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. NeuroRehabilitation (Reading, Mass.) 2006, 21, 29-36. Full Text Here.
  2. Gomez, S. The Effect of Whole Body Vibration vs Agility Training on Postural Instability in Subjects with Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Study, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018.
  3. Ebersbach, G.; Edler, D.; Kaufhold, O.; Wissel, J. Whole Body Vibration Versus Conventional Physiotherapy to Improve Balance and Gait in Parkinson’s Disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008, 89, 399-403.
Plantar Fasciitis
CONDITION

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the ligaments (fascia) on the bottom of the foot that connect the heel bone to the toes. Under normal circumstances, your plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorber, supporting the arch in your foot. When overused or over-pressured, the fascia can tear. Repetitive tearing can irritate or inflame the fascia.

VIBRATION MACHINES AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Inflammation is caused by an accumulation of acids that congregate as the body tries to repair the torn ligaments. Common treatments for plantar fasciitis are stretching and massage therapy. The vibrating platform provides rapid massage and increased circulation to accelerate healing. Resting a foot on the vibration plate can also help to strengthen ligaments and muscles in the foot (Stein et al., 2010).

REFERENCES

1. Stein, G.; Knoell, P.; Faymonville, C.; Kaulhausen, T.; Siewe, J.; Otto, C.; Eysel, P.; Zarghooni, K. Whole body vibration compared to conventional physiotherapy in patients with gonarthrosis: a protocol for a randomized, controlled study. BMC musculoskeletal disorders 2010, 11, 128.

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Circulation
HEALTH CONDITION

Without good circulation the feet or hands become numb or feel cold, joints and muscles become stiff and painful. Sometimes vericose veins and nerve pain develop, injuries take longer to heal, and arthritis can accelerate. Oxygen is so important to joint healing that sometimes medical professionals will inject oxygen directly into the joints with a needle. Rapid contraction of muscles and movement of joints can dilver this healing oxygen naturally, without needle injections.

WHOLE BODY VIBRATION AND OXYGEN CIRCULATION

When standing on the vibration plate the rhymic contractions of the muscles encourage blood circulation. Every capillary will be enlarged, so blood evenly flows into the smallest capillaries in the body.

This blood circulation improves the delivery and removal of metabolic waste. As waste products are removed more quickly the body recovers more rapidly. Whole body vibration increases the number of functional red blood cells and also increases the presence of white blood cells in the capillaries.

REFERENCES

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“These findings demonstrate that patients with diabetes respond to Whole Body Vibration with increased Skin Blood Flow compared to the sham condition. The implication is that Whole Body Vibration is a potential non-pharmacological therapy for Neurovascular complications of Diabetes.”

“Significant increases in leg blood flow were also found with Whole Body Vibration. Increasing frequency produced systematic increases in leg blood flow whereas the increase in amplitude was found to be additive to frequency.”

“Acute bouts of Whole Body Vibration increase peripheral blood flow … “

“Vibration type appears to be the most important factor influencing both muscle oxygenation and peripheral blood flow.”

Stress
HEALTH CONDITION

Some research has reported that stress is responsible for 80 to 90 percent of disease. Whatever our age and situation, we all have stress in our everyday life. Whole body vibration can perform like a drug-free medicine. It is a very effective tool to reduce the experience of stress.

LIFETIMEVIBE VIBRATION PLATE AND STRESS RELIEF

Whole body vibration feels good! The motion relieves pain, improves circulation, and helps stimulate positive hormones.

It has a positive effect on the production of serotonin the happy hormone. Cortisol, the stress hormone is balanced, thus a decrease in stress levels and depression. The massaging effect of the vibrations initiates an increase in dopamine and serotonin levels.

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“It has been clinically demonstrated that Whole body Vibration training has a positive effect on the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. The massaging effect of the vibrations initiates an increase in dopamine and serotonin levels. This suggests a decrease in stress levels and depression. After training, patients feel relaxed and feel good.”

TMJ and Tension Headaches
Health Condition

TMJ, short for Temporomandibular Joint, is a hinge joint that connects the back of the jaw to the temporal bone of the skull just in front of each ear. This joint along with the surrounding soft tissues of muscles and ligaments aids in the ability to open and close the jaw during talking, chewing, and yawning.

This is he most active joint of the body, moving as much as 2,000 times per day? When this joint becomes misaligned, the result can often be popping or clicking when opening the jaw. Eventually, this improper motion can lead to pain around the joint, jaw-locking, or headaches.

LifetimeVibe Vibration Machines and TMJ

Whole body vibration can improve symptoms of TMJ as the movements help improve flexiliby of the muscles connecting the jaw to the skull. The rapid vibration helps bring oxygen circulation to the joints and improve movement that can reduce pain in this hinge joint.

References

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“Sixty-seven percent of the participants rated their experience and the comfort of the procedure as favorable. Eighty-three percent of participants responded favorably as to their likelihood to pursue this treatment modality in the future.”

Vericose Veins
HEALTH CONDITION

Varicose veins are diseased blood vessels that have become permanently dilated and can no longer efficiently carry blood back to the heart which can result in pain, swelling, inflammation, skin ulcers, and blood clots.

Whole Body Vibration exercises, in many instances, yield quick and visible results. After only ten minutes on a Whole Body Vibration platform one often sees that the skin of the lower leg is colored pink. This is a sign that the blood vessels in that area are open and circulation is returning. Some people report feeling a ‘tingly’ sensation after the exercise that results as the blood starts following again.

Bulging and painful varicose veins are caused by valve leakage in the blood vessels. Due to gravity, blood would normally flow back into the lower extremities. The only way the body is able to pump the blood back to the heart is using these valves, preventing the blood from flowing back down and “pooling” in the ankles and feet. A Whole Body Vibration machine greatly stimulates the circulation of blood thus increasing the oxygen levels substantially. This in turn will improve the return flow of the blood to the heart if the vibration exercises are done on a regular basis.

LIFETIMEVIBE VIBRATION PLATE AND VERICOSE VEINS

Whole body vibration exercise stimulates production of collagen, which, along with keratin, is responsible for skin strength and elasticity. Collagen is the primary component of connective tissues and gives bones the elastic quality that improves fracture resistance. Collagen also strengthens blood vessels and improves venous return–both of which help prevent spider veins and the more serious varicose veins.

REFERENCES

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“It turns out that Whole Body Vibration can not only stimulate circulation but also helps with the production of collagen, which, along with Keratin, helps promote improved skin strength and elasticity. Collagen also acts as the primary component for connected tissues and strengthens blood vessels, which can in turn prevent varicose veins from occurring.”

“Because Stasis Dermatitis is caused in part by poor circulation, using devices that vibrate the affected areas may improve blood circulation … “

“A 2001 study found that low-frequency vibrations increased blood circulation in patients … “

Weight and Obesity
Whole Body Vibration and weight loss

Whole body vibration encourages weight loss. If you have been unsuccessful at losing weight, you have probably tried numerous fad diets that count calories, carbs, proteins, have good fat or bad fat. The real key to weight loss is to burn more body energy or calories than we eat.

Our body needs to use the energy currently available, the meal we last digested, and then begin burning stored energy, fat! The stored energy of the fat cell is released and now becomes part of our muscular movement.

The body’s fat burning engine, or metabolism, is put into high gear when we have more muscle movement. As we move, more fat cells are transformed into muscle. Our metabolism continues to rise and burn even more calories.

Lifetimevibe weight loss exercises

Whole body vibration contracts and releases nearly every muscle in our bodies numerous times per second. The movement helps burn calories, build stronger muscle and increases metabolism.

As you use whole body vibration you will have more energy because you have raised your metabolic rate. You will begin to look for and enjoy other physical activities that you may have given up. This will burn even more calories.

Whole body vibration, also balances the hormones that the body needs to burn fat. It raises your resting metabolic rate, increases muscle tone, is easy on your joints and most of all it makes you feel good.

References

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“Using the vibration machine for 10 minutes is the equivalent of 30-60 minutes of conventional weight lifting … “

“ … a Whole Body Vibration workout increases your metabolism leading to burning more calories.”

“Sanaderm Health Clinic in Germany, on the effects of vibration enhanced exercise training for Cellulite reduction and fat loss, demonstrated that six months of training a maximum of 11 minutes on the vibration platform reduced Cellulite by 25.68 %. In addition when Vibration was combined with aerobic activity for 40 minutes they experienced a 32 % reduction Cellulite.”

“‘Whole Body Vibration may be as effective as regular exercise’, reports the Endocrine Society in the current edition of the journal Endocrinology.”

“Our study is the first to show that Whole Body Vibration may be just as effective as exercise at combating some of the negative consequences of Obesity and Diabetes …

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 Vericose Veins

 

Parkinson’s

Osteoporosis

Muscle Tone and Cellulite

 

Fibromyalgia

 

Diabetes

Circulation

Balance

Arthritis

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