I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own. Positive review not required.
It’s not often that as a person with a chronic illness that I find a company that is solely dedicated to healing people with Chronic Pain. I quite often review products, as you probably know if you follow this site regularly. It’s not often, however, to have a company be so invested in talking to me, educating me about the history of the product and be genuinely helpful in assisting me with using the product. On my call with Oska Wellness, I learned that the Oska™ Pulse is named after the koala that the device helped heal who had been severely burned from a bush fire in Australia. His name was Oscar and the device that was instrumental in saving his life became a device that has gone on to help many, many people – including myself.
Meet the revolutionary Oska™ Pulse – a wearable pain-relief device intended to help reduce muscle stiffness, relieve minor pain and increase mobility through its proprietary eTec ™ pulse technology. eTec pulse technology optimizes pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapeutic technology to help individuals live a more active, pain-free lifestyle. Oska Pulse is a small, portable, wearable, safe, noninvasive, drug-free technology that has no side effects and is made in the USA.
This is not a TENS device. It is a far superior technology. Although it’s a pricier model than a TENS, it’s worth the money 110%. You will spend thousands of dollars on other therapies and devices that are nowhere near this device. I can honestly say that after going through way too much PT and therapy.
Chronic pain has become a reality of life for over 100 million Americans like yours truly. Among these millions of Americans, over half feel that they have little to no control over their pain. The standard of care for chronic pain is currently focused on the prescription of opioid pain medications (or anti-seizure meds like I take) with more than 15 % of persons over the age of 45 having taken painkillers in the last 30 days. This reliance on painkillers has many short-term negative effects on our bodies as well introducing chemicals and bio-reactive agents into the body carry an inherent set of risks and even well understood “over-the-counter” drugs can have deadly side effects over time. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology, like the Oska™, takes advantage of the electronically sensitive environment of the body to activate natural repair mechanisms leading to a reinvigoration of tissue. We see this reflected with consistent evidence that PEMF technology has proven effective in reducing chronic pain and it has been shown to be capable of reducing pain by a factor of 10 even at low dosage levels. When surgical recovery is paired with PEMF treatment, reliance on pain management medication was reduced by 50% when compared to recovery without PEMF treatment.
Now that you know a little more about the device, let me tell you what my results were.
I have been using the Oska™ Pulse since November. My heath background includes bursitis, psoriatic arthritis and the big monster in my life, fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia makes a lot of therapies ineffective. I have bad reactions normally to anything electric in nature. With one therapy I actually developed burns from using it. That being said, I am proactive with anything that can make my day to day life better.
For the last year, I have been researching magnets and pulse technologies. I had read and heard about how well they can improve pain and eliminate the triggers that can make fibro flare bad. PEMF devices have been shown to improve wound healing, increase bone growth, reduce pain, and potentially even slow the growth of cancer. It was awesome that I was then given the chance to try this out. I am always researching things that can help my fellow pain sufferers. I am all for being the guinea pig so you don’t have to!
The first week I was skeptical. I didn’t feel much honestly. I had a really bad flare in my elbow and it was getting seriously painful. I started using Oska™ on my elbow at first to see if it would relieve the pain. Not only did it relieve the pain after the initial week, it helped the bursitis in my shoulder. I regained movement in my left shoulder that I did not have before I was using the Oska™. I have since used it on my other shoulder, my left hip that has really bad bursitis, plus my right wrist that is bad from typing and mouse work all the time. Despite the changing and erratic weather, I have been moving at a 75% improvement rate than this time last year. I have had fewer fibro flares in my joints than previous years and the flares I have had are lessened in length of time. As soon as I feel a twinge I start using the Pulse immediately to stave off the pain. Staying ahead of the pain is essential for your body and mind.
I don’t review things unless they are something I would be comfortable recommending to people and trust the product. If I think the product is horrible, I just don’t review it and give it room on my site. The Oska™ Pulse WILL make your life better. Is it a quick fix? No. It’s a long-term investment in your health. It’s so easy to use, super convenient and totally discreet. I have actually had it on under my shirt at a blogging event on my back and no one ever noticed! The only thing I will warn you about is to not leaving lying around. Once your family members see how well it works, it will go missing.