When human tissue, joints and bones are impaired by disease or injury, the body reacts instinctively to regenerate and reconstruct damaged cells. So, why does the body naturally heal itself, is there anything we can do to speed up the rehabilitation process and how does MRI relate to cell recovery?
To begin with, the most significant unit of the human body is the cell. Every cell in your body is a dynamic, living unit that is endlessly monitoring and adjusting in order to restore itself according to the original DNA code it was created with. Cells have the ability to repair themselves when damaged and if beyond restoration, neighbouring cells replicate to make new cells, quickly replacing defunct cells in order to maintain a balanced internal environment.
Cell damage occurs as a result of an adverse stimulus, which disrupts the normal homeostasis required to maintain healthy tissue and bones. Amongst other factors, this can be due to physical, chemical, infectious, biological, nutritional or immunological changes, diseases or injuries.
So, where and why does MRI come into it?
The MRI scanning process uses a strong magnetic field to form accurate images of internal human tissue by changing the spin of atoms. Changes in the spin of these atoms are then detected by radio signals during the scan and that information is computed into clear images of the tissue or bone. It is via these images that we can identify any defects in the normal functioning of cells.
As for a bit of history, MRI images were produced in the early 1970s, and the first live human subject was imaged in 1977. MRI technology and its uses have advanced even further in the last 15-20 years as MRI has become relevant not only in imaging but also to the healing process of damaged cells. The now established, yet still, revolutionary practice of MBST (Magnetic Resonance Therapy) was developed after MRI patients described a significant diminishment in their pain following MRI scans.
It has since been established that MBST is able to treat tissue and bone damage at a cellular level. The MR-Technology introduces energy into specific cells or cell groups in order to stimulate their regeneration. The treatment relieves and heals symptoms as a risk-free and non-invasive treatment of pain associated with diseases such as arthritis or osteoporosis.
MRI-related therapies, such as MBST can now be used to do this to efficiently speed up and support the body’s natural and instinctive healing process. Every second that we are alive, the cells in our bodies are constantly working to maintain a balanced internal environment and whilst they will always perform to the best of their ability, introducing cell-regenerative processes based on MRI, can significantly accelerate and advance healing.
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