The urologists Dr Thomas Dill and Daniela Holfeld

NeoControl magnetic field therapy for urinary incontinence and prostatitis

Since the late 1990s, ExMI therapy (Extracorporal Magnetic Innervation Therapy) has been used in the USA for the treatment of functional disorders of the lower urinary tract, especially in the treatment of symptoms of hyperactive bladder with urge incontinence, stress incontinence or mixed incontinence.

The magnetic waves penetrate about eight centimetres deep into the pelvic floor where they stimulate the pelvic floor muscles by activating all branches of the pudendal and splanchnic nerves. The muscles contract and relax with each impulse, clearly perceptible to the patient, with the contractions corresponding to the impulse frequency of the therapy head.

Therapy session on the NeoControl chair

The therapy chair is operated via an external control unit. NeoControl enables the programming of individual therapy regimes that can vary in length, frequency and strength. According to studies from the USA, 20 sessions (twice a week for 20 minutes over six weeks) are sufficient to achieve therapy success.

The patients, who sit clothed on the NeoControl chair for the duration of the therapy session, experience this form of therapy as pleasant compared to previous methods. This is the success principle of the so-called non-invasive therapy. The external contraction aid trains and rebuilds the pelvic floor muscles - painlessly for the patient. The acquired feeling for the position and the mobility of the pelvic floor often makes active pelvic floor training possible in the first place and can strengthen its therapeutic success.

Practical experience from Germany confirms that NeoControl can significantly reduce micturition frequency in urge and stress incontinence. Since middle-aged women also suffer from incontinence after childbirth, the gentle procedure is also suitable for this clientele.

In the future, Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation Therapy will not only be used for the prevention of incontinence after pregnancies, but also for faecal incontinence to build up the pelvic floor muscles of MS patients, or for anorgasmia in women or erectile dysfunction in men.

Summary of the possible indications for which extracorporeal magnetic innervation therapy is basically suitable:

  • Prostatitis
  • Urinary incontinence/bladder weakness in men and women
  • Sexual dysfunction in men and women (orgasm problems)
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Recovery of vaginal tone (e.g. after childbirth)
  • Haemorrhoids

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