Whole body vibration has been proven in numerous research studies to increase bone density:
- Studies on mice, sheep and turkeys have shown dramatic results increasing bone density up to 30% from 6 months of daily vibration (with simultaneous corresponding decreases in fat).
- Studies with people have shown slower but steady rates of bone density increases.
- A likely reason for this difference in results is that the animals are usually young and healthy (able to respond and heal faster) and eating controlled diets with all the proper nutrients and minerals included. Human studies focus on older people where there is a high incidence of osteoporosis or osteopenia, and people often do not eat optimum diets.
How vibration works to increase bone density:
- It is the contraction of muscle fibers where they attach to bone that signals your body to build bone. When your muscles contract they quiver and it is that low impact, high frequency quivering (similar to Body Vibe vibration machines) that is the signal your bones are responding to.
- Vibration causes all your muscle fibers to contract 20-80 times per second, depending on the speed and type of machine, resulting in a massive signal to your bones.
- You might think such a powerful vibration would be uncomfortable but the vast majority of people report comfort and pleasure, often saying it feels like a massage.
How to get the best results:
- Use the proper Body Vibe machine for your situation. All Body Vibes are designed with a holistic perspective to best support all aspects of your system (mind, body and spirit): muscular/skeletal and physical body, nervous system, and energetic fields. Consult with naturopath Becca Chambers for the best model and program for you.
- To increase bone density, slowly (to avoid detoxing problems) work up to at least 10-30 minutes/day of vibration depending on which Body Vibe machine you are using.
- Use a holistic approach incorporating nutrition, nutritional supplements and homeopathy, as well as lots of whole body vibration.
- Vary your position on the Body Vibe to target your weak areas.
My client’s results:
- Using a holistic approach I have had dozens of people reverse bone density loss.
- My most dramatic case: A 70 year old woman with an initial T-score of -3.9 (lower score is more severe) and a situation described as “you could have a crushing fracture of your vertebrae from coughing hard or going over a bump in the road.” Four bone density tests over four years document the complete reversal of her bone loss, without the use of any prescription drugs. Her final T-score: +0.5 - “the bones of a healthy young woman.”