NeoControl® Utilizes Cutting-Edge ExMI
Unlike electrical stimulation, Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation (ExMI)
Technology uses electromagnetic fields to induce natural contractions of the
pelvic floor muscles. There is no need for direct contact, probes, patches,
or other electrodes; patients may remain comfortably seated and fully
clothed throughout the duration of treatment. Electromagnetic stimulation is
painless and harmless.
NeoControl offers renewed hope to those patients whose only previous treatment options were surgery, drugs or behavioral therapies.
How does NeoControl therapy work?
Special electromagnets have been designed and built into the seat of the
NeoControl chair. The effective magnetic field above the magnets is small -
about the size of a small pineapple. When the patient is sitting the chair,
the muscles of the pelvic floor are positioned directly above the magnetic
field. By adjusting the strength of the field, the nerves and muscles of the
pelvic floor are induced to contract. The rate and strength of the pelvic
floor contractions can be adjusted to optimal settings using controls, like
tuning the frequency and volume on a radio.
The effect of this field on the pelvic floor muscles is completely
natural. There is a scientific relationship between magnetic fields and
electric current to induce activity in nerves and muscles; when muscles
contract, it is the electric signals from the nerves that trigger the
contraction and coordinate the activity. NeoControl induces these natural
patterns of activity in nerves and muscles by using electromagnetic
stimulation. In simplest terms, NeoControl is a personal trainer for your
pelvic floor muscles; only it does all the exercise for you.
How does NeoControl cure incontinence?
For most urinary incontinence patients, leakage is caused by weakness in the
muscles of the pelvic floor, either due to general atrophy with age, damage
after giving birth, hysterectomy, radical prostatectomy, or a combination of
these factors. When the pelvic floor muscles are made to exercise by
stimulation, this activity will help to strengthen and restore effective
control. Multicenter clinical studies have confirmed the benefits of
electromagnetic stimulation of the pelvic floor for the treatment of
What else can ExMI do?
In recent years, dozens of clinical studies in 15 countries have been
implemented regarding future applications of this technology. The basics of
this technology listed above, along with the fact that such muscle activity
radically improves blood flow, indicate a variety of additional targets for
this therapy. Many of the following conditions are pending FDA approval* for
treatment with ExMI: fecal incontinence, prostatitis/prostadynia,
interstitial cystitis, radical prostatectomy, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH),
post-partum incontinence, female sexual dysfunction, male hormone and sperm
count deficiency, pelvic pain in men and women, neuropathy due to
chemotherapy/diabetes, and arthritis.
*Important Note: Neotonus, Inc stresses that the treatment for these
conditions using NeoControl has not yet been approved in the United States.
For more information about ongoing clinical studies and the NeoControl unit
nearest you, send an inquiry here.