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    Here is some more information on what that popular New Zealand article must
    have been referring to. The first article is translated from German work into
    the therapeutic effects of BMS.

    Der Hautarzt
    Volume 48 Issue 5 (1997) pp 318-322

    Biomechanische Stimulationstherapie (BMS) zur physikalischen Behandlung
    des arthrogenen Stauungssyndroms*


    Biomechanical stimulation therapy to treat joint immobility associated with
    chronic venous insufficiency

    Thomas Klyscz, Claudia Ritter-Schempp, Michael Jünger, Gernot Rassner
    Universitäts-Hautklinik, Tübingen
    Approved 2. Oktober 1996

    We report a new type of physical therapy which can be used in patients with
    joint immobility secondary to by chronic venous insufficiency. Biomechanical
    stimulation therapy (BMS) uses mechanical vibration of standardised
    frequencies from 18-35 Hz spectrum to expose the feet and legs to longitudinal
    mechanical stimuli. Therapeutic benefit and clinical improvement can be
    achieved after a short period of treatment.

    We describe a 76 year old female patient suffering from both impaired motion
    and recurrent venous ulceration due to chronic venous insufficiency. After 10
    days treatment with BMS, mobility of upper ankle joints improved by 16
    degrees and 19 degrees and was accompanied by healing of venous ulcerations
    after skin flap transplantation. BMS methods were developed in the former
    Soviet Union where they were used in sports medicine to improve relaxation of
    strained muscle structures and to increase the stretching ability of capsules
    and tendons. We have successfully treated 6 patients with impaired mobility
    and chronic venous insufficiency. We believe that BMS is likely to become a
    valuable therapeutic tool in patients with this problem in the near future--------------------------------------------------------------------

    ***The clinical applications of mechanical vibration or stimulation in bone
    healing etc are given in the following website:

    It would be interesting to see if anyone has translations of the relevant
    Russian work referred to in the above German article.

    Dr Mel C Siff
    Littleton, Colorado, USA

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