Project Description


The metabolism is the basis of all vital body processes and requires a lot of energy. This energy is also needed in cartilage tissue to form, preserve and repair the tissue. If the cartilage cells lack energy, endogenous repair mechanisms can no longer be performed and cartilage degeneration occurs.

How does cartilage degeneration occur? 

Chondrocytes of various sizes, shapes and metabolic activity are found in different zones of hyaline cartilage. Each chondrocyte is responsible for maintaining the extracellular matrix and metabolism in its direct vicinity.

Defects in the articular cartilage affect the repair mechanism due to insufficient matrix metabolism. For this reason, the cartilage cells must increase their metabolism to keep the ECM metabolism going. In degenerative arthritic processes, chondrocytes can no longer compensate for the degenerated cartilage and this can result in an irreparable and complete loss of the cartilage layer. This is where nuclear magnetic resonance can be applied successfully. The MBST magnetic resonance therapy system has been developed to transfer energy to the cartilaginous tissue in a targeted manner. Its objective is to increase the metabolism and thereby re-trigger the body’s own repair mechanisms and regeneration processes. MBST therapy thus directly tackles the causes of osteoarthritis.

The active principle of MBST,
MBST therapy is based on the physical principle of magnetic resonance, in which hydrogen nuclei take up energy and then release it again partly to the surrounding tissue. Scientific data suggests that in this way MBST magnetic resonance technology stimulates various biophysical processes and triggers anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects (Steinecker-Frohnwieser et al. 2014). Other studies confirm a distinct activation of metabolic processes and regeneration of cartilage cells after MBST Magnetic Resonance Therapy. The data of over 4,500 patients in the course of ten years was evaluated for the effects that could be ascertained up to one year after MBST therapy. The results confirm various in-vivo and in-vitro studies. They show that therapeutic Magnetic Resonance can be used effectively in the treatment of osteoarthritis. In-vitro studies prove an increase of chondrocytes of 271% (Temiz-Artmann et al. 2005).

MBST Magnetic Resonance Therapy is only applicated by certified doctors and medical personal after a medicinal diagnosis!

A MBST treatment series consists of five to nine treatment units depending on the indication and severity of the damage. Best results have been found in the treatment of osteoarthritis grade I to III. The treatment of grade IV is labelled as a therapy attempt. The success depends on the amount of cartilage that is left and its distribution. However, even in grade IV osteoarthritis a definite pain reduction is possible.

If MBST is an option in the treatment of your osteoarthritis has to be determined by a doctor according to a correct diagnosis and after a strict risk-benefit assessment. He will also decide whether or not the combination with other therapy approaches is necessary or useful in your case. Depending on an individual consultation and a thorough examination a MBST treatment is possible for osteoarthritis of: toes, foot, ankle, knee, hip, finger, hand, elbow, shoulder, spine.