Posted 26 April 2018
On the Ondamed website, the following claims are made:
ONDAMED; Focused Tissue Stimulation And Biofeedback
A Breakthrough Technology for you and your patients
After more than 20 years of research and clinical use in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia , these advanced Class II-a medical technologies are approved in many countries for use by medical healthcare professionals as:
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapeutic Medical Devices for Tissue Stimulation with Intended Use for Pain Relief, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Wound Healing.
Does Ondamed devices work? Are they a scam?
I could not find a single study evaluating this device in PubMed (PubMed comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites). So their claim, “more than 20 years of research and clinical use” means “we belief rather than we have proof”. Scams like Laetrile have been making claims for even longer, so their claim of use for 20 years is not proof that the product works.
In 2015 the USA FDA sent a warning letter to Ondamed to stop making unsubstantiated claims.
Quackwatch, a USA based site, has lumped this device with other EAF (“electrodiagnostic”) devices and regard them as scams calling this one a ‘bogus device‘. Quackwatch gives a good background about these types of devices and whey they are unlikely to work: “Galvanic skin resistance has no proven or logical relationship to the diagnosis or treatment of any disease”.
Considering that there is no objective proof that the product works, and considering that its methods are similar to other “electrodiagnostic devices”, this is a product to avoid.