PEMF Facts for Beginner! Understanding PEMF!
PEMF = Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy
PEMF 8000 is a form of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. This kind of therapy has been seen to be highly effective in many cases, especially treating chronic pain. Over 25 years ago, the FDA approved PEMF for bone healing, post-surgical pain and healing, pain and inflammation, knee pain and even depression.
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Q: What IS the PEMF 8000?
A: PEMF 8000 is a form of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. This kind of therapy has been seen to be highly effective in many cases, especially treating chronic pain.
Q: Is it effective? Is it safe?
A: Yes. PEMF has been used in Europe for over 40 years. The FDA has approved PEMF for bone healing and depression.
Q: What does the machine do?
It produces a variable pulsating electromagnetic field, which improves cellular metabolic function (the processes of healing and maintaining health). Imagine a battery charger to your cells that are low on energy.
The Cells within this variable pulsating electromagnetic field are being exercised. The cells that have low energy can be felt as a mild discomfort or slight pain. Higher energy cells are being exercised but may not be felt.
While these low energy cells are exercised they are beginning to have toxins permeate out their membranes and therefore the PEMF unit supports cellular detoxification processes.
The PEMF unit also increases blood circulation and oxygen flow which helps the cell to repair.
The PEMF technology has been known to help detoxify and increase the flow of the lymphatic fluids which will help detoxification and cellar fluid dynamics including nutritional uptake.
PEMF puts a healthy energy charge into the interior of the cell behind the cell membrane that raises cellular energy so the cell can heal itself faster. While many technologies can affect the interstitial fluids, pulsed electromagnetic fields can influence and charge the interior parts of the cell including the nuclease and the mitochondria.
PEMF’s are like a spark plug or catalyst for energy production in the cell. Just like a car needs oxygen, fuel and an ignition (spark plug), so does the human cell need fuel (glucose), oxygen and a “spark plug” or ignition. This ignition is PEMF or pulsed magnetic energy. We can also think of PEMF as a battery re-charger for the human cell. We now know that the voltage of a healthy cell is about 70 millivolts. When we get sick or have damaged cells, these cells have been known to operate at 30 – 15 millivolts or less in cases of cancer, or cell / body death. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) act like a catalyst and battery re-charger for the human cells.
Q. Are there people who should not use the PEMF?
A. Yes. Because PEMF is utilizing a magnetic field it should NOT be used on or close to any electrical devices. (i.e. pacemakers, defibrillators, cochlear hearing devices, cell phones, etc)
Q: Is the PEMF covered by insurance?
A: At this time, we do not have any successful reimbursements for patients. Please do not consider this a medical device, but rather “exercise for your cells”.
Q: How many sessions with the PEMF8000 will I need?
A: The answer, as with most natural therapies, is different for each person. It really comes down to how well you “hold a charge.” Your cells’ ability to hold a battery charge depends heavily on two things:
How well hydrated the tissues are – Hydration refers to whether or not you have enough healthy water and electrolytes in the areas surrounding the cells. The battery ‘age’ does not necessarily refer to a person’s biological age, but rather the amount of wear and tear the cells have endured. Think about your cell phone. A cell phone with a two year old battery is not going to hold a charge as long as a phone with a new battery. However, one person’s two year old battery can be much more “used and abused” than another person’s.
The age or damage to the batteries – Your cells’ batteries may need a charge once per week or three times per week depending on your goals. The length of therapy depends on the amount of work that needs to be done. Are you building a new deck or a whole new house?
Q: My pain is gone, am I done now?
A: Most people notice that PEMF8000 therapy rapidly decreases or eliminates pain. Pain is simply a signal from the body for more energy. When the workers run out of charged batteries, they aren’t able to complete their work, so it builds up. They are also sitting around with nothing to do and can become grumpy, starting to complain. When you charge their tools, the complaining stops and they go back to work. First they have to get to the backlog of tasks that have piled up, so they need power support during this time. If you stop charging the tools before the work is completed, the complaining – i.e., the pain – will resume.
Q: How much does a session with the PEMF cost?
A: For a limited time, we are offering the PEMF8000 sessions at an introductory rate of only $45.
Q: How long does a session last?
A: Sessions with the PEMF unit last approximately 15 minutes though can vary depending on the patient’s needs.
Q: Are there other benefits of the PEMF8000?
A: PEMF’s have also been shown to improve microcirculation, oxygenation (up to a 200% increase), help in nerve regeneration, pain management and many other health promoting benefits. There are over 1000 clinical studies and over 7000 research papers validating the therapeutic benefits of PEMFs.
Please share this information with anyone and everyone you know that has a new injury, chronic injury or pain that hasn’t responded well to other treatments. The PEMF8000 also holds great promise for those with fatigue, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression and more.
For our scientists, skeptics, and analytical minds:
There are still only a few reproducible measuring applications to prove the immediate effects of PEMF’s on human organisms. Within the field of complementary and alternative medicine, dark field microscopy is one of the most common and used methods. By taking a blood sample and putting it under a special microscope, red blood cells can be observed before and after PEMF8000 application with the whole body applicator.
An alternative method is thermography. With the help of a thermal imaging camera it is possible to determine changes in the outside temperature of the human skin. Because of the immediate effect of a PEMF8000 application on increasing blood flow.
The four parameters used to define signals are waveform (or signal shape), field strength, frequency, and resonance.
In theory these 4 components must be balanced and must be introduced into the body within an appropriate energy spectrum – a “biological window” as it were – in order to produce the optimum health-promoting effect, and to avoid negative effects. It is the difference in these signal parameters that differentiates whether an electromagnetic signal is harmful (e.g., from cell phones, microwave ovens, dishwashers, alarm clocks, or power lines) or health-promoting (e.g., pulsed magnetic fields utilized in health care and for wellness.)
A wave is a disturbance traveling through space, transferring energy from one point to the next. Those of us who studied physics or algebra are familiar with the graphic depiction of sine waves. Mathematically, sine waves can be drawn on a coordinate system consisting of “x” and “y” axis. The y-axis contains both positive and negative values. A sine wave varies cyclically both above and below the y-axis, and is symmetrical about the zero-axis (or x-axis).
The most positive value is at the “peak” of the sine wave. This is called the “peak amplitude.” This is the point of maximum displacement of the magnetic signal from zero. In bioelectromagnetic medicine, peak amplitude, or wave intensity, is usually measured in milliGausss, milliTesla or microTesla
A magnetic wave that has alternating polarities (e.g., both positive and negative peaks (or cycles)) it is called a bipolar wave. Magnetic signal shapes and behaviors can be manipulated by altering the electrical currents that generate them. This is usually done by computerized controls. By combining cycles of electrically generated magnetic pulsations, “pulse trains” can be created which enhance biological effects of the magnetic stimulus.
The most critical component of the waveform is its rise time and fall time. According to Liboff the therapeutic value of a given pulsed signal is highly dependent on how rapidly the rise time and fall time happen. This signal characteristic cannot be underemphasized, and is perhaps the most important thing to note in our discussion about the 4 key parameters of an electromagnetic signal. The abrupt fall time represents a high peak voltage value that is responsible for ion displacement in the body. Greater ion displacement exerts a stronger biological effect. More effective than a simple sine wave, and more effective than a static magnetic, the PEMF8000 produces powerful electromotive forces in the cell membrane, inside the cells, and in the tissues of the body.
To summarize so far, the waveform, or shape of the electromagnetic signal, is something to which very close attention needs to be paid. One of the most useful waveforms created is the “saw-tooth” wave.
Both the saw-tooth signal shape and the square waveform have rise and fall times that are far more abrupt than a simple sine waveform. Again, the more abrupt the rise and fall time, the greater the biological effect. Clinicians and health technicians using this form of energy medicine have a full appreciation of the relationship between signal shape and bio-electro-magnetic interaction with the body.
The most well-known signal shape is the saw-tooth waveform introduced by Bassett in 1974. Dr. Bassett observed that changes in the electromagnetic signal induce an electrical current within the treated tissue, with maximum current being induced when the signal changes most abruptly, namely when it falls from its peak value to its lowest value (fall time). The piezoelectric current induced within bone accelerated the bone healing. As a result of Bassett’s work, this waveform has been FDA approved in the United States since 1979 for the treatment of non-union fractures and to aid in spinal fusion operations.
Field Intensity (also known as amplitude or flux density) is a quantitative description of an electromagnetic field that depends on current flow and direction. Electromagnetic intensity is described as flux (or flow) density and has been given the unit Tesla (T), after Nikola Tesla, a Serbian born American scientist who is best known for many revolutionary contributions in the field of electricity and magnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The determinants of field intensity (amplitude) are the magnetic coil length (meters), the number of turns (or “windings”) of the coil, and the strength of the electrical current (Ampères) applied to the coil. Together with the induction constant and the specific resistance of the material, the field intensity (or flux density) of a magnetic field can be calculated.
Diagnostic systems such as the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) use field strengths in the Tesla range (1.5 – 3 T). The range of units has been shown below:
1 T = 1 000 mT (milli-Tesla)
1 mT = 1 000 microT (micro-Tesla)
1 microT = 1 000 nT (nano-Tesla)
1 nT = 1 000 pT (pico-Tesla)
“Gauss” is a unit of flux density still used in some parts of the world. 1 Gauss = 100 mT. The electromagnetic applications used by the PEMF4000 are at field strengths 10,000 to 1,000,000 times weaker than fields applied in FDA-approved transcranial magnetic stimulation systems and diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems.
The PEMF8000 uses extremely low field strengths. Since the target of signaling is the cell membrane, extremely low field strengths are quite adequate in producing a beneficial biological response.
This is the principle of the “biological windows,” a concept developed by Dr. Ross Adey. Dr. Adey discovered that there are a range of electromagnetic frequencies to which the body responds more readily. This principle can likewise be applied to field intensity — there is a “biological window” of electromagnetic intensities to which the human body responds best for wellness, stress reduction, enhanced oxygen delivery and overall health. The research of Goodman and Blank proved the principle of the biological window in relation to electromagnetic field intensity. They found that human cells most readily express a cell-preserving gene, heat shock protein 70 (hsp70), at 7-8 microTesla rather than a stronger field intensity above 70 microTesla.
The native language of the human cell, from an electromagnetic perspective, is a subtle whisper.
PEMF8000 is designed with this native language in mind, and use extremely low field intensities that communicate most effectively with the cell membrane. The result is the best possible wellness effect for all 75 trillion cells of the body.
In 1954 Schumann and König reported on their discovery of naturally occurring electromagnetic pulsations on the Earth. Schumann resonances are natural waves excited by lightning strikes in the cavity between the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere. In essence, lightning pumps energy into the earth-atmospher cavity, and causes it to vibrate or resonate at extremely low frequencies. The electromagnetic waves created by lightning travel around the Earth at the speed of light, reflecting from the ionosphere to earth and back again in cyclical fashion. These waves circumnavigate the globe an average of 7.83 times per second. As noted above, this frequency correlates with the average frequency of alpha brain waves in human beings.
There is an enormous range of electromagnetic frequencies either already in use or suggested for use in health care. Most of these frequencies deliver signal shapes of the simple sine wave variety. The frequencies in use range from the extremely low frequency (ELF) range of 3 to 300 Hz to the upper end as high as 50 billion Hz (50 GHz). For wellness and safety for the use of devices at home, it is recommended to stay with a device that delivers electromagnetic pulsations in the ELF range.
The basic frequency (and highest intensity) mode of Schumann resonance, or the “tonic frequency,” is 7.83 Hz. An overtone is a natural resonance or vibration frequency of a system. Those who sing or play guitar are familiar with the creation of overtones – frequencies of sound that are often created by superimposing one fundamental frequency upon another. Further resonance modes occur at 6.5 Hz intervals due to the Earth’s spherical geometry. These resonance modes (overtones) are detected in the background radio noise of the Earth’s energetic field as separate peaks around 14.3, 20.8, 27.3 and 33.8 Hz. Furthermore, these overtones seem to be essential for our bodies.
If our bodies are blocked from natural exposure to these natural waves (e.g., due to living and working in buildings constructed with concrete, steel and metal alloys, driving in cars on paved roads, and by the electro-pollution of ultra-high frequency radiations from cell phones, microwave ovens, wireless phone and computer networks, and radar/satellite signals, etc.) we are more susceptible to illness, loss of cell membrane integrity, compromised immunity, and depression. Recorded dips in the Earth’s Schumann resonances have had strong correlation to heart attacks, car accidents, and in a general increase in the death rate. (Beck 1992)
Resonance is a principle that was discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1602 while he studied pendulums. Resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate with maximum amplitude at certain frequencies.
A common example of a resonance frequency is a playground swing, which acts as a pendulum. If you push a child on a swing in time with the natural interval of the swing (its resonance frequency) the swing will go higher and higher (it’s maximum amplitude). Applying a pushing force at any other time will interfere with (or dampen) the resonance frequency and the swing will be disrupted and go lower or stop all together. The energy absorbed by the swing is maximized when it is in phase (or “in resonance”) with the swing’s oscillations.
The cells of the human body vibrate, or oscillate. This can be seen in video footage red blood cells traveling through vessels under high magnification, or macrophages chasing bacteria. Electromagnetic impulses of the appropriate frequencies can produce cellular resonance – vibration at maximum amplitude. As with the cell, electromagnetic impulses produce resonant vibrations of these membrane receptors (neuropeptides) to stimulate a variety of functions within the cell. There are approximately 75 trillion cells in the human body. Each cell membrane has over 1 million neuropeptide receptors. An electromagnetic field applied within the biological window signals all of these receptors simultaneously at the speed of light. One can picture the cellular resonance produced – all cell’s vibrating and oscillating in phase. This is the essence of magnetic resonance stimulation. The profound beneficial effects in human physiology through magnetic resonance may be produced through improved intercellular communication and intracellular interactions produced through the induction of resonance in the body.
The higher the frequency, the more difficult it is to gauge the effect on the cell. Importantly, this applies to “unnatural” frequencies in the KHz and MHz range used by wireless phones, cell phones and many common household electrical devices. The new generation of magnetic field therapy systems targets the extremely low frequency range – matching known tonic oscillatory frequencies of the body’s cells. PEMF4000 are examples of the use of advanced computerized stochastic resonance modeling to achieve maximum cellular resonance.
EXAMPLES OF RESONANCE FROM SOUND AND MUSIC
Subtle energies, such as extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic waves, have profound effects on human physiology. One dramatic effect is the positive influence of pulsed magnetic fields on depleted bone density. To understand how this happens, we need to understand that we are dealing with waves. Waves have amplitude (strength) and frequency (which is determined by wavelength). Waves summate (adding together to become larger in amplitude) and they can also negate one another, thereby reducing amplitude. A simple example of this is the physics of sound waves. Harmony is the matching of two separate tones along the same wavelength. Two tones are combined. When their wavelengths and frequencies are in synchrony, we experience a pleasant sensation: a harmonic chord. Disharmony (e.g., music that is hard to listen to and “off key”) occurs when separate tones have different wavelengths and don’t match up with one another.
Carrying this musical example further, a musical “overtone” occurs when harmonies are added upon one another in perfect mathematical relation. The harmonic chord is heard, and the overtone is heard as well. The overtone is heard, but has not been sung or played by an instrument. This is an example of “resonance,” or more precisely, “stochastic resonance.” The overtone is not produced directly; it is derived through the frequency of sound waves vibrating (or oscillating) in harmony. This principle is fundamental to a proper understanding of magnetic waves and magnetic field therapy. Synchronous oscillation of electromagnetic waves is called resonance. Resonance is not produced directly, but is derived through a summation of electromagnetic vibrations within the cells of the body. The induction of cellular resonance – synchronous biomagnetic vibrations in the body – creates the biological window necessary to produce a healing response in the tissues. Using a proper dosage of pulsed magnetic waves a biological harmonic “overtone” is created and membrane receptors of poorly functioning cells in the body begin to vibrate at the frequency of health. Through a variety of physiological mechanisms circulation is improved, the cellular regenerative response is enhanced, healthy cell function is restored, and overall health is improved.
Harmonic oscillations are frequencies that develop as a multiple of the fundamental (or tonic) frequency – similar to the upper harmonics (or “overtones”) in music. For example, rectangular impulses with a fundamental oscillation of 1 Hz simultaneously create upper harmonics of 3, 5 and 7 Hz etc. Upper harmonics to the 2nd upper harmonic has the same strength as the fundamental oscillation.
In order to create resonance, the field strengths (electromagnetic amplitude) and pulse frequencies (wavelengths) utilized must match the biological window being accessed. Mathematical calculations of probability are used to determine which field strengths and amplitudes are likely to induce the greatest resonance and therefore the most beneficial biological window for magnetic resonance stimulation.
To restate the principle of resonance yet another way, if the intensities and field strengths used in applying magnetic resonance stimulation are similar to those of the biological window, a stochastic amplification creates a more profoundly beneficial biological effect. In plain English, if the frequency is right, the human body loves it and responds nicely to it!
Rectangular impulses have a steep ascending and descending phase (sharp rise time and fall time). They create harmonics at odd-numbered frequencies (e.g., 3, 5, 7 and 9 Hz). The result is that they produce greater energetic resonance of the cells and body tissues.
Harold Saxson Burr PHD, while studying at the Yale University of Medicine, discovered that measurable imbalances in the electrical field of an organ precedes the onset of pathology. He also stated, “if the electrical imbalance is corrected, the disease does not manifest.”
Jerry Tenant MD wrote a book called “Healing is Voltage” In his book he explains that injured / damaged cells require 2x more energy to repair.
Links to Published Research on Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy – PEMF
PEMF Facts and History
The Greek physician Galen noted the cleansing powers of magnetism in his book De Simplicum Medicamentorum Temperamentis Ac Facultatibus around 200 B.C. The word magnet comes from the ancient Greek magnes lithos, meaning “stone from Magnesia,” an area of Greece that was known for its volcanic rocks with magnetic attributes.
We now know the mineral in these rocks is magnetite. Magnetic therapy was already practiced in China around 2000 B.C., as recorded in The Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine. In that ancient medical text, “magnetic stones” were advocated to correct health imbalances. (Lawrence 1998/1) In the Middle Ages magnetic treatment was delivered by placing “lodestones” on the body. Lodestones, or “guiding stones,” were so named because of their use in navigational compasses by Viking, European and Arab sailors.
At the end of the 19th century the electron was discovered and electro-magnetism was brought into the realm of science on the atomic level. Albert Einstein showed that electricity and magnetism are not discrete phenomena, but different aspects of the same phenomenon. (Encyclopedia Britannica Vol. 18 15th Ed. 1991/2) Medical textbooks included magnetism and electricity as therapeutic alternatives for insomnia, fatigue, arthritis, pain and convulsions. Magnetic boots, rings, girdles, caps and ointments were available in mail-order catalogues. At the same time Daniel David Palmer, Canadian fishmonger turned “magnetic healer” founded Palmer’s School of Magnetic Cure in Davenport, Iowa. When in 1895 he began applying short-lever manipulations to the spine with great effect, the Palmer School of Chiropractic was born.
Mention the word “magnet” and the word “therapy” together in the same sentence in North America today and many people start to backpedal. Several historical events explain why this is so. Magnetic therapy became shrouded in mystery in part because of Franz Anton Mesmer, an 18th century German physician and mathematician. He wrote his doctoral thesis on gravitational fields in human health. He postulated that the body had “magnetic poles” and that these poles move out of alignment with the universal magnetic flow causing all illness. He called magnetism within the body “animal magnetism.” His patients sometimes fainted or went into convulsions in his Paris salon, claiming that they had been “mesmerized.” Mesmer’s notions of magnetism gradually became equated with hypnotic suggestion.
Magnetic therapy as a branch of medicine and as an area of clinical research fell into further disfavor in North America as a result of the Abraham Flexner’s report on “Medical Education in the United States and Canada,” released in 1908. At the time of the Flexner Report, Drs. Will and Charlie Mayo, with their father, William Worrall Mayo, were still in the early years of the world’s first group medical practice in the Minnesota frontier town of Rochester. The Mayo Clinic was an impressive display of great wisdom and forethought. By contrast, leaches, bloodlettings, elixirs and potions were also commonplace in most other parts of the United States and Canada. The rise in power of political medicine and the shift to nearly 100% dependence on pharmaceuticals for health led to an unfortunate period of dormancy, lasting 60 years, until the mid 1970s.
Beginning immediately after World War II, Japan began generating various electromagnetic wave shapes by changing electrical currents. This modality quickly moved to Europe, first in Romania and the former Soviet Union. From 1960 to 1985, nearly every European country designed and manufactured its own magnetic therapy systems. Todorov published the first book on modern electromagnetic field therapy in 1982 in Bulgaria. This work summarized clinical observations using magnetic fields to treat 2700 patients with 33 different pathologies.
The modern clinical application of electro-biology in North America began in 1971 when Friedenberg described their success in the healing of a nonunion fracture treated with 10 micro amps of direct current delivered with stainless steel electrodes. Avoiding the invasive nature of Friedenberg’s direct currents, Dr. Andrew Bassett at Columbia University Medical Center introduced a new approach for the treatment of non-healing bone fractures and pseudarthroses that employed very specific, biphasic low frequency electromagnetic signals. Public awareness also increased in the mid-1970s amidst reports of successful enhancement of the speed and endurance of racehorses treated with electromagnetic fields. Based on the published work of Dr. Bassett, in 1979 the FDA allowed electromagnetic fields to be used in the USA for non-union and delayed union fractures. A decade later the FDA allowed the use of pulsed radiofrequency electromagnetic fields for the treatment of pain and edema in superficial soft tissues. It is now commonly accepted that weak electromagnetic fields are capable of initiating various beneficial biological processes including healing for delayed fractures, pain relief, and modulation of muscle tone and spasm.
Having healthy cells is not a passive process. Active, regular tuning-up of our cells is not only feasible, but also necessary to slow aging and reduce the risk of cell dysfunction. We are, after all, only as healthy as our cells. Imperceptible cell dysfunction that is not corrected early can lead to disease. Fine-tuning can be done daily in only minutes, using pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs). In addition, when there is a known imbalance (when symptoms are present) or there is a known disease or condition, PEMF treatments, used either alone or along with other therapies, can often help cells rebalance dysfunction faster.
PEMFs work to:
· Reduce pain, inflammation, the effects of stress on the body, and platelet adhesion.
· Improve energy, circulation, blood and tissue oxygenation, sleep quality, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the uptake of nutrients, cellular detoxification and the ability to regenerate cells.
· Balance the immune system and stimulate RNA and DNA.
· Accelerate repair of bone and soft tissue.
· Relax muscles.
PEMFs have been used extensively for decades for many conditions and medical disciplines, and results can be seen in animals as well as humans. The National Institutes of Health have made PEMFs a priority for research. In fact, many PEMF devices have already been approved by the FDA, some specifically to fuse broken bones, wound healing, pain and tissue swelling, and treat depression. Most therapeutic PEMF devices are considered safe by various standards and organizations.
Dr. Oz Recommends PEMF
Pulsating Electromagnetic Therapy is shifting the paradigm of pain management. You can be pain free without drugs!
This video explores how it all works! Doctor Oz Show
What are PEMFs and how do they work?
Science teaches us that everything is energy. Energy is always dynamic and, therefore, has a frequency; it changes by the second or minute, for example, at the very least.
All energy is electromagnetic in nature. All atoms, chemicals and cells produce electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Every organ in the body produces it own signature bio electromagnetic field. Science has proven that our bodies actually project their own magnetic fields and that all 70 trillion cells in the body communicate via electromagnetic frequencies. Nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange. When the electromagnetic activity of the body ceases, life ceases.
Physics, that is, electromagnetic energy, controls chemistry. This in turn controls tissue function. Disruption of electromagnetic energy in cells causes impaired cell metabolism, whatever the initial cause. This happens anywhere in the disease process.
PEMFs address impaired chemistry and thus the function of cells – which in turn, improves health. PEMFs deliver beneficial, health-enhancing EMFs and frequencies to the cells. Low frequency PEMFs of even the weakest strengths pass right through the body, penetrating every cell, tissue, organ and even bone without being absorbed or altered! As they pass through, they stimulate most of the electrical and chemical processes in the tissues. Therapeutic PEMFs are specifically designed to positively support cellular energy, resulting in better cellular health and function.
Devices that produce PEMFs vary by a number of important features: frequency, waveform, strength, and types of stimulators. Frequencies can be simple or complex; and high, medium or low. Intensity can also be high, medium or low.
No “one-size” treatment fits all situations. Most PEMF devices help to varying degrees depending on the problem or condition, but selecting the wrong device may produce unsatisfactory results. Since the body is complex, PEMFs are ideal devices to be able get good results without needing a myriad of different treatments.
Applications, legal status, cellular energetics for chronic and acute care.
Aren’t some EMFs bad for you?
They can be. Evidence is mounting that a new form of pollution called “electrosmog” is a very real threat because it is disruptive to cell metabolism. Manmade, unnatural EMFs come from electrical wiring and equipment, for example, power lines, communications towers, computers, TVs, cell phones – everything from the wiring in our homes to fluorescent lighting to microwave ovens, hair dryers, clock radios, electric blankets and more.
Electrosmog EMFs are not designed with the body in mind. They can be a strong inducer of stress in the body and, therefore, drain our energy. Electrosmog includes “dirty” electricity, ground currents, microwaves and radio waves. Microwaves are not only from leaky microwave ovens, but also from cell towers, cell phones and wireless equipment.
Electrosmog is all around us and can only be partially blocked. One of the best solutions is to take measures to decrease your exposure. With therapeutic PEMFs, one can purposely add beneficial balancing frequencies to the body to decrease the burden of the negative effects of electro smog.
PEMFs and Magnets: What’s the difference?
PEMFs are frequency-based, applied to either the whole body or parts of the body. PEMFs may only be needed for short periods of time, while the effects last for many hours, setting in motion cellular and whole-body changes to restore and maintain balance in metabolism and health. The body does not acclimate, or “get used to,” the healthy energy signals of therapeutic PEMFs, even if used for a long time, compared to magnets.
Stationary (or “static”), non-varying, magnetic fields from magnets have fixed strengths. They are used in mattresses, bracelets, knee wraps and the like. Most have very shallow penetration into the body, resulting in a very limited ability to affect deeper tissues, and they rarely treat all the cells of the body simultaneously. Only skilled practitioners may guide you to get the best results from these approaches.
Experience with PEMFs
There are quite a number of PEMF systems available now in the US, for daily in-home use, that can help meet your unique needs. Some are FDA-approved and many more are available over-the counter or from various experienced practitioners. Some whole-body systems have been available in the US for over a decade and have been used in Europe by tens of thousands of people for a wide variety of problems without significant negative effects for over 20 years. One PEMF system has been studied through NIH-supported research at the University of Virginia for Rheumatoid Arthritis. These whole body systems have been used worldwide, not only by health-conscious individuals for health improvement and maintenance, but also by world-class and Olympic athletes for increased endurance, enhanced performance, and faster recovery.
What kind of doctor can help me with PEMFs?
Unfortunately, very few conventional, and even alternative or holistic, doctors know about these devices or this technological area. This is not a subject of mandatory education for doctors. Doctors often learn about these new technologies long after the public does, as has been seen with acupuncture. The process of educating doctors and other non-medical practitioners is growing all the time but will take years. Be patient and look for practitioners who have expertise in the area of PEMF therapies.