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What is PST?

Unlike traditional magnetic field therapy, with PST, the magnetic field only serves as the “carrier” for the electrically pulsed signals. The magnetic field allows these signals to penetrate the injury unchanged. Without the magnetic field, the pulsating signals would be distorted by varying density of the surrounding tissue.

Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) have been used in the treatment of non-union and related problems in bone healing and pain relief, due to osteoarthritis and traumatic joint damage, since the 1970s with a relatively consistent success rate of 70-80% in several countries. Since most of these claims were based on anecdotal observations, and different PEMF devices had varied characteristics, an effort was made to determine whether a pulsed electromagnetic field with specific parameters might provide superior and more consistent results.

In the mid-1970s, Dr Markoll (PST® patent holder) and colleagues completed a 4 year pilot study of 1000 patients with various types of musculoskeletal disorders characterized by persistent pain. Each patient was treated for half an hour, over 18 days, with a specific energy signal formulated from basic science research. Since then, the protocol has been optimized, and today provides safe and effective pain relief in 80%- 83% of patients.

Two published scientific papers are provided here:

Decades ago….The eventual bridging of the vast interdisciplinary gap between biophysics and medicine was already evident in the work championed by Bassett, Becker, Liboff, and other pioneers. Bassett clearly predicted this in saying:

Before the next century is out of its infancy, physics will be as important in the treatment of disease as pharmacology and biotechnology are today … The future holds exciting and rewarding prospects for those … who use their diverse knowledge and skills as teams to forge the principles for a new era of medical therapeutics. Without interdisciplinary effort, however, success will be elusive … Herein lies our challenge.

- C. Andrew & L. Bassett

Applications of electromagnetic fields in Medicine., Bioelectromagnetic Society Newsletter 1993; 110:1, 4.