What is Farabloc – Pain Relief Management
Farabloc products reduce exposure to high frequency electro magnetic fields. Farabloc is a lightweight cloth developed by the Farabloc Development Corporation using proprietary design technology. Farabloc products are non-invasive and non-pharmacological, designed to be worn over the affected areas of the body to help alleviate chronic pain and sports injuries. Farabloc can be worn over cotton or linen-like apparel. The Farabloc material is composed of a special pattern weave of ultra-thin metal fibres and polyamid. Farabloc is available in a wide variety of blanket sizes and can be purchased as gloves socks, jackets, and as arm, leg, and body bands and wraps.
The Farabloc Story
Frieder Karl Kempe, a native of Erlangen, Bavaria grew up in a house of pain. His father, Rudolf Kempe, an above knee amputee, suffered from excruciating phantom limb pain. Frieder Kempe, an engineering student, believed it was his purpose to find a means to help his father manage this pain. He watched his father closely and started to notice patterns when these episodes of pain would arise. Whenever the pain came, his Father would “predict rain”. Frieder discovered that when low-pressure systems in the weather approach, the frequency of electromagnetic fields in our Earth’s atmosphere increase. He also realized his father’s scar on the stump had no healthy skin covering it, hence no protection from electro-magnetic fields. His answer was to create a “second skin” that would shield sensitive tissue, calm damaged nerve ends and stimulate blood circulation.
In creating this unique fabric, Frieder Kempe used a similar principal to the technology of a Faraday Cage, which is a physical shield that blocks electrical fields. By 1978 Mr. Kempe had developed a thin fabric cloth with interwoven metal fibres, that significantly reduced the pain by acting as a shield against high frequency electromagnetic fields. After years of trying different fabrics and different grades of metals the product “Farabloc” finally evolved.
Farabloc Recognized in Selected Publications
Assessment and Management of Acute Pain in Adult Medical
Inpatients: A Systematic Review
Department of Veterans Affairs – Health Services Research & Development Service
Evidence-based Synthesis Program:
Portland Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center Portland, OR
Investigators: Mark Helfand, MD, MPH
Director Michele Freeman, MPH
Research Associate VA-ESP April 2008
Care of the combat amputee
Author: Paul F Pasquina; Rory A Cooper; United States. Dept. of the Army. Office of the Surgeon General.; Borden Institute (U.S.)
Publisher: Falls Church, Va. : Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army ; Washington, DC : Borden Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2009.
Series: Textbooks of military medicine.
Edition/Format Book : National government publication : English Farabloc is referred as a treatment for Phantom Limb Pain on page 232/233.
Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Management
Cathy Stannard (Editor), Eija Kalso (Editor), Jane Ballantyne(Editor)
March 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
Farabloc is listed on page 245 in Box 19.1
“Interventions for the Management of Phantom Limb Pain supported by Evidence”.
Amputation and rehabilitation
Colette Marshall, Gerry Stansby
Medicine Publishing – Surgery – Elsevier Ltd.
Volume 28, Issue 6, Pages 284-287 (June 2010)
Colette Marshall BM is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK.
Conflicts of interest: none declared
Gerry Stansby MB BChir FRCS is a Professor of Vascular Surgery and Consultant Vascular
Surgeon at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Conflicts of interest: none declared
© 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Energy Medicine Perspectives on Phantom-Limb Pain
Eric Leskowitz. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. April 2009, 15(2): 59-63. doi:10.1089/act.2009.15210. Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishers – The Leading Publisher in Biotechnology
The effect of high frequency radio waves on human brain activity: an EEG study
Ke Wu, Amirsaman Sajad, Syed Omar
University of Toronto Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences, Vol 3, No 1 (2009)
This is the first study to explore the effects of EMF shields on human brain activities using EEG. Based on the current literature, which suggests that EMFs may cause an increase in EEG spectral power [8, 11, 12], it is reasonable to expect the Farabloc® hood, acting as an EMF shield, to cause a decrease in EEG spectral power. Given that the Farabloc® hood treatment did result in a significantly lowered spectral power compared to both the cordless phone and the control (Figure 1b, c), we cannot rule out the possibility that ambient radio waves are chronically affecting human resting EEG.
Alleviation of pain with the use of Farabloc, an electromagnetic shield:
A review British Columbia Medical Journal, Vol. 43, No. 10, December 2001, page(s) 573-577 Articles
D.B. Clement, MD, J.E. Taunton, MD
The Efficacy of Farabloc™ in the Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation Volume 6, Number 3, 993 pp. 155-161 ISSN 0828-0827
Printed in Canada. All Rights Reserved. © Copyright held by Canadian Association for Research in Rehabilitation 1993 Tali A. Conine, DHSc, PT; Cecil Hershler, MD, PhD, FRCP(C); Steacy A. Alexander, BSc, PT; and Robert Crisp, BSc, PT