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ONDAMED | Acute & Chronic Conditions Treatment
ONDAMED represents an innovative approach to helping patients with acute and chronic conditions, from emotional and neurologic conditions to acute sports injuries and everything in between. As a sophisticated biofeedback technology, the ONDAMED can help to evaluate energy imbalances in the body and assist with the restoration of energy balance with very precise electromagnetic impulses.
Aiding in Health and Wellbeing
For over 15 years, this unique technology has helped to locate underlying dysfunction as it simultaneously provides a therapeutic stimulus. ONDAMED’s specific pulsed electro-magnetic fields (PEMFs) used in combination with Pulse Biofeedback may help to "jump-start" cellular repair and regeneration. These energy impulses are distributed throughout the body at a cellular level may help to reduce inflammation, relieve physical and emotional stress and strengthen and restore balance to all major systems in the body.
- There is promising evidence that PEMF therapy may help prevent and treat osteoporosis. 1, 2, 3
- Low-level PEMFs have been shown to exert an anti-inflammatory effect through restoration of plasma membrane calcium ATPase activity. 4
- Multiple published scientific studies show that low-level PEMFs produce a statistically significant reduction in pain when treating acute whiplash injuries, chronic musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, epicondylitis, and neuropathic pain. 5, 6, 7, 8
- A 2003 study by NASA showed that very low level PEMFs stimulate genes involved in normal cell growth. 9
- NASA scientists have investigated PEMFs with the ultimate goal of creating an astronaut suit that would provide a countermeasure for the muscle atrophy and bone loss associated with space flight. 10
What is ONDAMED?
The ONDAMED website, www. ONDAMED.net, describes their technology as a battery-powered biofeedback device that a medical practitioner uses to determine which frequencies of sound, as well as accompanying weak pulsed electromagnetic fields, cause a response in a patient’s autonomic nervous system. Temporary stimulation by these frequencies, combined with the patient’s cognitive and non-cognitive participation, promotes relaxation, muscle re-education, and rehabilitation that may aid in returning the body to its former state of wellness.
ONDAMED was invented by electronics engineer Rolf Binder in Schwanau, Germany. The technology is a culmination of 25 years of research in biophysical medical testing. Medical professionals world wide have been using ONDAMED with remarkable success for over a decade.
What is Energy Medicine?
The body is based on electro-magnetism, the heart is electric and so is the brain. Humans are electromagnetic beings, and are receptive to electromagnetic vibrations. ONDAMED stimulation induces subtle current impulses in the body’s fluids, organs, tissue, and cells.
We use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to re-arrange hydrogen atoms in order to view a specific picture from the inside of the body. This approach is used with the ONDAMED technology. Scanning over the body with specific electromagnetic fields, we are creating magnetic resonance to identify the areas requiring attention, non-invasively with a field that is a million times lower than MRI technology.
Is ONDAMED safe?
The ONDAMED is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Biofeedback Class II medical device, Category Neurology. It is not FDA approved to diagnose or treat any medical condition yet, but it has been approved for use under the supervision of AAABEM, an Institutional Review Board, as safe for research or clinical testing as a non-invasive secondary therapeutic device in the treatment of pain, discomfort, or general malaise.
The ONDAMED has been used in Europe as an approved medical device for the last 15 years. It has only been in the United States for the past 10 years, mainly used by alternative and complementary medicine practitioners.
The ONDAMED produces very low-level pulsed electromagnetic frequencies in the range of 0.1-32,000 Hz, which have not been shown to harm the body. Cell phones put out much stronger frequencies than this.
What does an ONDAMED treatment entail?
ONDAMED is a comprehensive system that focuses on underlying conditions rather than symptoms. During your session you will be seated, fully clothed, in a comfortable chair while your practitioner uses the ONDAMED equipment to painlessly scan your body for areas in need of attention. You may experience a mild tingling sensation, a feeling of warmth, or nothing at all. A typical treatment last about 30 minutes. Patients consistently report leaving a session feeling less pain, more relaxed and refreshed, able to think more clearly, and better prepared for life’s challenges.
How much does an ONDAMED session cost?
Your First ONDAMED Session:
For current patients of The Center for Optimal Health:
For patients of The Center for Optimal Health who have established care with one of our physicians will have a first ONDAMED session lasting 60 minutes at the cost of $155.00
For patients new to The Center for Optimal Health:
For patients who have not established care with one of our physicians, they will have a first ONDAMED session lasting 90 minutes at the cost of $235.00.
Follow Up Sessions:
Follow up sessions of ONDAMED will be billed at the rate of $70.00 for an appointment that lasts 35 to 45 minutes.
A package of 5 ONDAMED follow up sessions will cost $325.00
A package of 10 ONDAMED follow up sessions will cost $650.00
Physician Directed Follow Up Session
Occasionally it will be necessary for a physician to consult with you during you ONDAMED session, when this occurs and addition fee of $35.00 will be charged.
Will my insurance cover my ONDAMED sessions?
The Center for Optimal Health does not submit insurance claims to your insurance provider for your ONDAMED sessions. Therefore it will be your responsibility to submit the claim form that we provide to your insurance carrier. Coverage will be based upon policy allowances and may or may not be a reimbursable expense. You can contact your insurance provider to inquire about your coverage for biofeedback services.
For more information about ONDAMED, go to ONDAMED’s website at www.ONDAMED.net
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2. Tabrah F, Hoffmeier M, Gilbert F Jr, Batkin S, Bassett CA. Bone density changes in osteoporosis-prone women exposed to pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs). J Bone Miner Res. 1990 May; 5(5): 437-42. PMID: 2195843
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