SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego-based Oska Wellness, a technology company committed to developing consumer health and wellness products, today introduced the revolutionary, made in the U.S.A., Oska Pulse™. This innovative wearable pain relief device is designed to help reduce muscle stiffness, temporarily relieve minor pain and increase mobility for more than 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain. Using proprietary eTec™ Pulse Technology, Oska Pulse is a small, portable device that safely optimizes Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapeutic technology, a longtime therapy used by medical practitioners to help individuals live a more active, pain-free and drug-free lifestyle.
Surveyed in 2012 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, over 2 million Americans suffer from substance abuse due to prescription opioid pain relievers. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40 Americans die every day from prescription opioid overdoses. Unfortunately, even over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers have risks. OTC acetaminophen drug abuse is one of the most common causes of liver failure in the United States. According to a 2014 study published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, OTC drugs with acetaminophen send an average of 80,000 people annually to emergency rooms due to abuse.
As an alternative to pain medication, Oska Pulse offers pain sufferers a non-invasive, drug-free technology that has no known side effects. Now, people can take control of their pain and enjoy a more active lifestyle without the dangers of drugs, and without a physician's prescription. To learn more, please visit www.oskawellness.com.
Dr. Joseph Shurman, Anesthesiologist and Chairman of Pain Management at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, endorses the Oska Pulse, applauding its capabilities. "Pain management is about easing the suffering and improving well-being and quality of life and function. As a physician, I am constantly trying non-invasive, drug free pain management solutions. I like the fact that the Oska Pulse is easy to use and has no known side effects. I am recommending the Oska Pulse to some of my patients. I believe it can offer general relief and well being to many pain sufferers." Dr. Shurman is currently on the Oska Wellness Scientific Advisory Board.
Oska Pulse aids in providing intended relief of minor aches and pains, reducing stiffness and promoting increased mobility by promoting the body's natural recovery processes. People of all ages who have pain due to injury, surgery or trauma can benefit from this innovation. It is a smart, safe, easy-to-use, wearable health technology product designed for today's pain sufferers. With a suggested retail price of $399, Oska Pulse is a high-performance alternative to clinical products, which utilize similar technologies that can cost thousands of dollars.
"I suffer from chronic hip pain," says Leslie Cross, Chairman of Oska Wellness, former Chairman and CEO of DJO Global, a manufacturer and worldwide leading distributor of electrotherapy products for pain therapy and rehabilitation. "I joined the team after using the product for a few days, because my pain was gone without taking any medication. Now, I wear the device several times a day, which allows me to stay active, take long walks, and play golf with my friends and much more. This product can help a lot of people like me, and for that reason I am excited to be involved with the launch of the Oska Pulse to the public."
Oska Pulse, which comes with a specially designed compression wrap, can be worn comfortably at any time, under or over garments, and near problem areas. In fact, the device can be worn while going about your normal daily activities like walking through a store or working at a desk. When the product is "in session", a soft, pulsing blue light will appear around the perimeter of the device for 30 minutes, and individuals will have no sensation, which makes it completely unobtrusive. Some individuals will find immediate benefits when using the Oska Pulse, while others may need several sessions over a few days before they begin to feel relief. Most individuals will find better results with repeated and extended use.
"Oska Pulse is providing relief for many early users of the product by helping to reduce back, shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot pain. The feedback from these early adopters has been amazing, and we are thrilled to see Oska helping so many people," said Greg Houlgate, Oska Wellness CEO.
The benefits of PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy have been documented in multiple clinical studies. Some of these studies can be found on the Company's website. It is recommended that individuals who are pregnant or nursing and/or who have a heart pacemaker or defibrillator as well as those being treated for cancer should consult their physician before using Oska Pulse.
For more information on Oska Pulse, or to purchase the product directly, visit www.oskawellness.com.
About Oska Wellness
Oska Wellness, Inc. is committed to developing health and wellness technology-driven products that assist individuals in living a more active, pain-free lifestyle. We believe that people suffering from pain deserve relief without the side effects of medication. The revolutionary Oska Pulse utilizes our patented eTec Pulse Technology that specifically optimizes Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapeutic technology, which is very similar to the PEMF therapies used in many clinical applications for accelerating the body's ability to heal itself. The science and technology behind the Oska Pulse was engineered and developed by a team of respected scientists and researchers with over 25 years of experience in engineering health and wellness technologies to treat pain. The product is proudly manufactured and assembled in the U.S.A. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the Oska Pulse. Oska Wellness, Inc. does not claim the product to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
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