Autoimmune disorders are a lot more common than most people think. Hashimoto’s, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and Inflammatory bowel disease are just a few examples of autoimmune disorders that people deal with every day.
For those living with one of these disorders, new ways of finding relief are always welcome. One therapy that is gaining a lot of traction among sufferers of autoimmune disorders is whole-body vibration therapy using vibration plates.
Over the course of this article, we’ll go over the research on using vibration plates to help with some of the most common autoimmune disorders, to help you decide whether one may be right for you.
What is WBV Therapy
Whole-body vibration (WBV) therapy is an activity where you stand, sit, or lay down on a rapidly vibrating platform. As the platform vibrates, it forces your muscles to work to stabilize your body, which results in many beneficial physical adaptions. Improvements in muscle strength, endurance, balance, and body composition are just a few of the benefits attainable with regular use of vibration plates.
Vibration Plates for Autoimmune Disorders
On top of all this, researchers are finding that WBV may benefit people suffering from all sorts of different disorders. For those dealing with autoimmune disorders, vibration plates appear to be especially beneficial.
Over the next section, we’re going to dive into some of the research on how vibration plates may benefit people suffering from specific autoimmune disorders.
Vibration Plates and Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord. Many who suffer from MS end up feeling fatigued or have difficulty getting around, which often results in loss of muscle mass.
"I have used vibration plate exercise equipment as part of my exercise routine for several years. The research grows that vibration plate training increases muscle mass, bone density, core strength, and leg strength.
Lifepro is an affordable vibration platform that increases accessibility to the benefits of vibration plate training. It is part of my daily self-care routine! It is a wonderful adjunct to one’s home exercise program."
She continued to site this paper which showed how vibration plates improved both leg strength in female MS patients. She also mentions another study that similarly observed improvements in strength and walking in hospitalized MS patients.
Vibration Plates and Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disorder where a person’s immune system attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. While physical activity is important for everyone, it is even more so for those who suffer from diabetes.
The problem is, depending on the severity of the disorder, exercise can be difficult. Thankfully, a new study published in the journal Endocrinology suggests that vibration plates may be a great alternative, for people suffering from diabetes or obesity.
Vibration Plates and Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disorder that results in pain throughout the sufferer’s body. People with fibromyalgia are encouraged to exercise regularly, though the pain can make this difficult.
Studies suggest vibration plates are a great option for those who have difficulty performing regular exercise, as they result in similar benefits to regular exercise, without causing any additional wear and tear on the body.
Whether you suffer from an autoimmune disorder or you’re just looking for a way to squeeze in some exercise at the end of a busy day, a Lifepro vibration plate is a great option. Whether you choose to simply stand on it for 15 minutes a day, or follow one of our at-home vibration plate workouts, you’re sure to notice positive results in just a short time with a Lifepro vibration plate!