Recently I was doing some research into different ailments that are prominent in Australia and New Zealand, especially health issues that affect muscles, nerves and circulation. In particular I was interested in studies that tested the use of EMS or Mooyee on people with those ailments.
My research led me to a study released on The National library of medicine, conducted by Frank van Buuren F et al. They were looking at the effects of EMS in type 2 diabetics on glucose metabolism, body composition and exercise performance. The EMS was used around the trunk/mid-section, legs and arm muscles 2 times a day for 20 minutes each time.
The trial was composed of fifteen male and female volunteers for a 10 week period and the results were outstanding!
The study concluded that EMS improves glucose metabolism and functional performance in diabetic patients.
Glucose is the energy required for organs in the body to function and the ONLY energy source for the brain and red blood cells. Injections of insulin is the most common approach diabetics can use to help the break-down of glucose in the body, however this study suggests that the use of EMS would also be beneficial in assisting this function.
The study also showed a significant increase of oxygen uptake, helping muscles to perform better and have less fatigue.
Besides having gestational diabetes with my first son, my knowledge on diabetes was quite limited and was surprising to learn that diabetics can suffer from many symptoms like muscle atrophy or sarcopenia. My Father had massive muscle degeneration as he aged and used the Mooyee to assist his aching muscles before he went to sleep but I didn’t realise diabetics can also suffer from this.
I found the same research group continued to look at EMS but this time focusing on reducing sarcopenia and even building muscles with continual use.
These results being extremely compelling, the direct quote saying; studies in experimental models as well as in human subjects confirmed that EMS can increase muscle mass by around 1% and improve muscle function by around 10–15% after 5–6 weeks of treatment.
The study suggests that EMS therapy can be used as a therapeutic mode of exercise training alongside general fitness, especially cardiovascular activity. The study displayed that a combination of exercise and EMS proved to be a good aide to the health of diabetics and what sometimes tends to be, a sedentary lifestyle.
The final summary from Frank van Buuren et al reads; based on the evidence available in the current literature, we may conclude that EMS is safe and would limit or reverse the sarcopenic process and its structural alterations by modulating molecular processes involved in atrophy development.
I am always finding new ways EMS therapy can be utilised in all sorts of ailments and I am looking forward to hearing what my diabetic clients say and what results we can gain from using Mooyee in this way.
I have included the full studies in the links below.