Magcell Microcirc Reducing Muscle Stiffness in Paraneoplastic Neuropathy

Mrs K has been using Deep Oscillation since the beginning of September 2020 in the comfort of her own home which has been helping to manage symptoms of Secondary Lymphoedema and Paraneoplastic Neuropathy. At the end of October Mrs K added Magcell PEMF therapy to her protocols. Her feedback follows:

PhysioPod kindly let me use on loan the Magcell Microcirc, which is pre-set for a 5 minute cycle of use.  It arrived on 29/10/20 and I have to admit that I really didn’t think this little gadget that made a whirring sound would do anything.

I couldn’t feel it as such, apart from the odd tingly feeling.  I used it on both feet (ball of foot and the toes), on my right hand (palm and fingers) and behind my knees.  I used it daily, in addition to the Deep Oscillation Personal Pro. 

With Paraneoplastic Neuropathy, positive changes happen very slowly and after using it for a few months I wasn’t certain if it was the Magcell or the Deep Oscillation making changes or both.  After about 5 weeks of use, I decided to have a period of two weeks treating only one side to determine if it was making a difference and I concentrated particularly on my right foot and hand. I noticed that my right foot felt more connected and I could feel the floor more than I could my left.  My knees however, without treatment became painful, puffy and stiff. 

My husband has noticed that I move more naturally when walking and when using my hand.  However, it is still intermittent, as fatigue knocks me back, but the fact is, it’s changing and improving.  I also use the Magcell to help reduce tension in my muscles/knees after doing my physio exercises.  The effect is immediate particularly on my thighs and sides of knees, almost as if someone were massaging the tightness away. 

I honestly don’t know where I would be without the pro or Magcell now.  My recovery, we are certain, has been helped significantly by using both pieces of equipment.

Mrs K


Ongoing treatment with Deep Oscillation 

for Secondary Lymphoedema and Paraneoplastic Neuropathy


Mrs K is 56 years old, with a BMI of 21.9, height 5ft 2” and weight of 54 kg. Mrs K retired from her position as an Administrative Assistant in a school office due to her health problems. Prior to her retirement, Mrs K was fit and active, she enjoyed life to the full and regularly ran with her husband and enjoyed countryside walks. her hobbies were cooking, sewing and she was an avid reader. As an adult she was diagnosed with asthma, this is well-controlled and she has no other co-morbidities. Mrs K has had two routine surgical procedures, a C-section and wisdom tooth extraction.

In March 2018, aged 53, Mrs K was diagnosed with Grade 2, oestrogen positive, invasive ductal cancer, with a preoperative presentation of 'Paraneoplastic Neuropathy'. Mrs K's neurologic symptoms had developed over a period of months, prior to the diagnosis of a tumour by her Neurologist. 


'Paraneoplastic Neuropathy". The term paraneoplastic means that the neurological syndrome is not caused by the tumour itself, but by the immunological reactions that the tumour produces, affecting balance, touch, proprioception (knowing where limbs are at any one time). Paraneoplastic Neuropathy' is very rare, the longer it takes to find a cause, the more damage is done.


It is referenced that "Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes have been reported in breast cancer as early as 1968"

Exp Hematol Oncol 5, 29 (2015)


What is Deep Oscillation Electrostatic Lymphatic Drainage?

Deep Oscillation is a unique, internationally patented treatment method. Its special structure allows the operator to create biologically effective oscillations in the treated tissue using electrostatic attraction and friction. The gentle, pleasant oscillations have a deep-acting effect on all tissue components (skin, connective tissue, muscles, blood and lymph vessels). In contrast to externally applied mechanical forms of vibrational massage (which only act on the surface of the skin), deep oscillation works in the entire tissue layers, permeating a depth of 8 cm (Solangel, 2010), with clinically proven effects in the interstitial spaces of connective tissue structures, breaking down proteins and lymph fluid buildiup in evidence in Lymphoedema. Deep Oscillation is used by many NHS Lymphoedema services and by private Practitioners.

All Deep Oscillation clinical references

What is the MAGCELL® MICROCIRC used for?

Blood flow stimulation and reduction of sensory neurotoxicity’s in cytostatic-induced polyneuropathy. MAGCELL® MICROCIRC can positively influence symptoms of neurotoxicity’s like sensory ataxia, neuropathy and neuropathic pain symptoms (especially CIPN I-IV) on hands and feet as a result of chemotherapy and promote a significant increase in nerve conductivity speed (ulnar nerve) is achieved by the treatment.

Magcell References:

Funk HW, Knels L., Augstein A., Marquetant R., Dertinger HF (2014): Potent Stimulation of Blood Flow of Volunteers after Local Short-Term Treatment with Low-Frequency Magnetic Fields from a Novel Device. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014. Article ID 543564, 9 pages. .

Funk RHW (2018): Coupling of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) therapy to molecular grounds of the cell. Am J Transl Res 10 (5): 1260-1272.

Geiger G., Mikus E., Dertinger H., Rick O. (2015): Low frequency magnetic field therapy in patients with cytostatic-induced polyneuropathy: A phase II pilot study. Bioelectromagnetics 36 (3): 251-254. doi: 10.1002 / bem.21897.

Hitrov NA, Portnov VV (2008): MAGCELL® ARTHRO in the treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee joint. Naturopathy 3, 25-27.

Leoci R., Aiudi G., Silvestre F., Lissner E., Lacalandra GM (2014): Effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Prostate Volume and Vascularity in the Traetment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Pilot Study in a Canine Model. The Prostate 74: 1132-1141.

Reimschüssel A., Bodenburg P. (2009): Low-frequency electromagnetic fields. Successful in the therapy of myoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint. Naturopathy 5, 28.

Rick O., von Hehn U., Mikus E., Dertinger H., Geiger G. (2017): Magnetic Field Therapy in Patients With Cytostatics-Induced Polyneuropathy: A Prospective Randomized Placebo-Controlled Phase-III Study. Bioelectromagnetics 38 (2): 85-94 :. doi: 10.1002 / bem.22005.

Tenuta M, Tarsitano MG, Mazzotta P, Lucchini L, Sesti F, Fattorini G, Pozza C, Olivieri V, Naro F, Gianfrilli D, Lenzi A, Isidori AM, Pofi R. Therapeutic use of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy reduces prostate volume and lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia. Andrology. 2020 Sep;8(5):1076-1085. doi: 10.1111/andr.12775. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32090492; PMCID: PMC7496682.

Wuschech H., von Hehn U., Mikus E., Funk RH (2015): Effects of PEMF on patients with osteoarthritis: Results of a prospective, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Bioelectromagnetics 36 (8), 576-585.

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