STUDY FINDINGS: MAGNETIC VAGINAL DILATORS FOR VULVOVAGINAL PAIN
Independent research findings from a randomized (participants chosen at random), double blind (neither the researchers nor the participants know if they are using the placebo or the magnetic dilator) study were released just last month on the VuVa magnetic vaginal dilators.
24 women with vulvar pain participated in the study. The women used both the Vuva magnetic vaginal dilators and the placebo vaginal dilators (looked and felt the same but didn’t contain magnets) with a 7 day period in between in which no treatment was given. Women were asked to report their pain intensity levels before and after the use of each dilator.
Women who used the VuVa magnetic dilator reported a decrease in pain levels twice that of the placebo dilator during a tampon test. Women using the Vuva magnetic dilators experienced an average 28% decrease in pain levels during a cotton swab test. And 40% of the women reported an increase in the frequency of sexual intercourse during the study while using the Vuva magnetic dilator as compared with only 10% using the placebo dilator.
Based on these findings, the independent research study concluded that Vuva magnetic dilators are a safe and effective treatment of vulvovaginal pain, performing significantly better than the placebo dilators.
Each Vuva magnetic dilator is created with soothing Neodymium magnets to increase blood flow and add elasticity to the tissues. The dilators, which come in graduated sizes, can be used 1-2 times per day by simply allowing the dilator to rest inside the vaginal canal for 20-30 minutes. For more information go to: https://www.vuvatech.com
* Pain Down There is happy to report these findings as it provides another resource within the multi-disciplinary approach to treating genital, sexual, and pelvic pain. Not one single medical approach is likely to cure chronic pelvic pain. Please take into consideration the use of VuVa magnetic dilators along with and part of a team-based approach to pain management: physical therapy, pain science education, mindfulness training, and other allied health care professionals.
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