Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free, pain-relief alternative, which can also encourage accelerated healing for injuries and ailments. By aiding the regeneration and energy output of the body’s cells, PEMF therapy can also help to improve your body’s overall performance, sleep and mental focus.
Nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange between cells; natural electromagnetic energy controls our chemistry. When this energy is disrupted (by something as small as a bruise to an injury, a bad diet, or simply from getting older), our cells are impaired. When your cells aren’t healthy, your body isn’t healthy.
By introducing a complementary electromagnetic field into the body, you can re-establish healthy electromagnetic exchanges. This is why PEMFs are so valuable; they stimulate all levels of the body. The therapy is applied externally and fully penetrates the body, affecting individual cells, tissues, organs, and thus the entire body.
There are at least 800 peer-reviewed papers supporting the fact that electrical shock and electrical currents can induce significant acceleration of repair in bones and other tissues (tendon and ligament), but the problem has always come down to two factors; (1) Locating electrodes close enough to the tissues to be stimulated electrically, and (2) the fact that free electrical current follows a random path of least resistance.
PEMF therapy devices solve this by using magnetic fields as opposed to direct electrical fields, additionally covering a larger area of the body.
PEMF therapy devices maintain the electrical surface tension of each cell membrane in the body. By maintaining the cell membrane electrical surface tension, tissue, muscle and neuron cells maximize their productivity because nutrients are able to move readily and efficiently into the cell to remove waste. Additionally, by maintaining the cell membrane electrical surface tension, blood supply is improved and red blood cells are able to distribute more oxygen around your body, in turn boosting the immune system to stimulate quicker healing. On the whole, improved cell function promotes better performance for the entire body.
Magnetic fields are not condition specific because the cellular reaction occurs in every body. Therefore PEMF therapy can be used to help with a number of conditions. Clinical studies have shown that PEMFs can:
- Decrease inflammation
- Increase circulation
- Enhance muscle function
- Speed up bone healing
- Reduce the effects of stress
- Improve blood oxygenation, and much more…
Magnetic fields affect the charge of the cell membrane, which allows membrane channels to open up. These channels are like the doors and windows of a house. By opening cell channels, nutrients are better able to enter the cell, and waste is more easily removed from the cell. This helps to rebalance and restore optimum cell function. If you restore enough cells, they will all work more efficiently. Cells of the same type come together to make tissues, and those tissues come together to make organs. So, by restoring or maintaining cellular function, you will, in turn, restore or maintain organ function, allowing the entire body to function better.
As mentioned before, PEMF therapy is drug-free and non-invasive. It compliments other treatments and, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, can help to speed up the healing process.
PEMF therapy is not just for conditions, it is great for your wellness too, and a way to recharge your cells. PEMF therapy optimises organ function, improves blood circulation and increases oxygen distribution around the body. PEMFs also help the body with detoxification opening cell channels and allowing waste and nutrients to pass through easier.
When your cells are not functioning healthily, for whatever reason, it can lead to illness. Magnetic fields help to protect against cell malfunction by improving circulation, the repair process, energy, and they even help to increase special stress proteins in the cells. These proteins are used to prevent cell breakdown, from wear and tear, as well as promote speedy recovery from injury. Magnetic fields balance cells, tissues and bodily functions at very fundamental levels, even before damage and problems occur.
PEMF therapy is applied by running an electrical current through a copper coil, which creates a magnetic field. This has been integrated into many different styles of devices and the most commonly used and most effective is a full body therapy mat. You simply lay on the mat or place the applicator in the area you wish to treat and PEMFs will penetrate through the body targeting your cells, muscle tissue and bones.
A majority of people do not feel anything when using the therapy, but some can experience mild adverse reactions. Magnet therapies have such a wide array of actions within the body, so it is not uncommon to experience some discomfort, especially when starting treatment. Most of these reactions are mild and temporary. In individuals with electrical hypersensitivity and electromagnetic hypersensitivity, these reactions are more common and more uncomfortable. Rarely does magnetic therapy have to be discontinued as a result. Most of the time, small adjustments in the treatment will resolve the issues.
PEMF therapy may sound like a new technology but it has been safely and effectively used throughout Europe and America for more than 50 years. There are over 7,000 clinical trials and studies surrounding PEMF therapy, including those by NASA, that have proven the benefits of PEMFs. It is a widely used therapy for improved health and enhanced performance of people and animals around the world.
WHAT MATTERS THE MOST? INTENSITY, FREQUENCY OR WAVEFORM?
There is so much information available that when researching PEMF therapy, it’s easy to get caught up in intensities, frequencies, and waveforms, but we find that it is how often you use the therapy which matters the most.
Finding a device you know you would use daily is more important than anything else. A common concern is that you might be using the “wrong” setting but this isn’t possible.
There are of course recommendations we can give to help you along, but there is no such thing as a bad PEMF therapy session!
WHAT IS A PEMF FREQUENCY?
PEMF frequencies are ‘how often per second’ the magnetic field cycles. The frequencies for pre-set programs on PEMF devices are usually selected to duplicate the ones used in clinical studies and research into PEMFs.
WHAT IS THE INTENSITY?
Intensity or Power (often measured in Gauss) is the maximum strength of the Magnetic Field a PEMF device is capable of.
Intensity should not be confused with frequency; frequencies (measured in Hz) are adjustable on all PEMF devices but the intensity is the maximum strength of the magnetic field that the device can produce- it cannot be changed as it is built into the device.
WHAT IS A WAVEFORM?
A waveform is the shape of the signal. A PEMF device emits a Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field and this signal can have many different shapes such as square or saw tooth.