All You Need to Know About Pulsed Magnetic Therapy (PEMF)

Pulsed Electro Magnetic therapy (PEMF) is a non-invasive, drug-free pain relief method used as an alternative to conventional treatment. This technique boosts expedited healing for injuries and ailments. Additionally, this therapy improves mental focus, sleep, and the general well-being of the body. It can promote your energy output and help your body cells to regenerate.

You can use PEMF to enhance and supplement your current healthcare modalities. The apparatus used in PEMF therapy include “spot” applicators or pinpointed probe, pad applicators (localized), and full-body mats.

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How does pulsed magnetic therapy work?

Human body cells normally interact through electromagnetic exchanges. Without these changes, nothing will happen in our bodies. There’s electromagnetic energy that exists naturally, and it’s what controls human chemistry. Your cells will get impaired if the electromagnetic energy in the body is disrupted. This disruption can be caused by an injury, a poor diet, or aging. If your body cells aren’t healthy, your body won’t be healthy as well.

If your body cells aren’t healthy, electromagnetic energy can be introduced from an external source to complement your natural electromagnetic energy. This will restore the health of your cells. This explains the importance of pulsed magnetic therapy. Electromagnetic energy can stimulate all levels of your body and will boost the healing process.

When applied from an external source, the electromagnetic energy will penetrate your body and affect your tissues, organs, and individual cells, thus your entire body.

How is PEMF used?

PERM therapy is like a whole-body battery recharger. Basically, the process involves sending magnetic waves into the body. The magnetic energy sent into the body from an external source interacts with the body’s natural magnetic field to enhance healing.

The magnetic field from the external source increases ions and electrolytes’ movements in the body fluids and tissues, thus stimulating several electric, mechanical, and chemical activities in the body.

Only the PEMF force can influence the body’s natural electric flow at the cellular level and alter how metabolic activities take place. The magnetic force produced by PEFM is about 10,000 stronger than that which is produced by standard magnets.

In this therapy, targeted body tissues will be exposed to electromagnetic waves at different frequencies to relieve pain.

Does PEFM alleviate pain?

About 1000 peer-reviewed academic papers support electrical shock and electrical current as ways of accelerating healing in tendons, ligaments, bones, and other parts of the body. However, the challenge is using this technique boils down to two issues:

The first issue is how to locate the electrodes adequately close to the part of the body to be stimulated using the electric current or shock. The second issue is that the electric current in the body follows a path with the least resistance, so it becomes difficult to control. The good news is that pulse magnetic therapy solves these problems using devices that generate electromagnetic fields rather than electric current.  

The devices used in PEMF therapy are designed to cause all body cells to have the right electrical surface tension at their membranes. With the correct surface tension of the cell membranes, the muscle cells, tissues, and neurons will have increased productivity. This is because it will enhance the movements of nutrients into the cells and waste out of the cells.  

Additionally, when the cell membrane maintains an appropriate surface tension, the blood supply to the cell will improve, allowing an adequate amount of oxygen to be distributed throughout the body. This way, the immune system will be boosted, thus encouraging pain reduction and rapid healing. In essence, PEMF improves cell function, and since the cells are the basic units of life, the entire body will be healthy when they function well.

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What are the benefits of PEMF?

PEMF therapy reduces pain and swelling. It also regenerates damaged tissues and repairs fractured bones and torn tendons. Other benefits of PEMF are that it can improve your athletic performance, stimulate metabolism, reduce inflammation hence accelerate the recovery process.

Furthermore, this therapy increases the level of cellular oxygen uptake by more than 200%. This helps in reducing pains that result from a lack of oxygen in the cells. The therapy is FDA-approved to promote the healing of painful non-healing bone fractures.

Some conditions that can be treated using PEMF therapy include:

  • Lower and middle back pain and injuries
  • Neck pain and injuries
  • Hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder pain and injuries
  • Foot, ankle, knee, and hip pain and injuries
  • Joint, muscle, and tendon problems
  • Neuralgia, nerve pain
  • Wound healing
  • Chronic and acute conditions

Because of the many applications of this therapy, many patients today prefer PEMF over traditional treatment methods.

Is PEMF therapy painful?

As stated earlier, pulsed electromagnetic therapy (PEMF) non-invasive, drug-free treatment method. The process is pain-free, and you’ll get positive results even after you’ve suffered from chronic discomfort for several years.

Is Pulsed Magnetic Therapy Safe?

All researchers agree that PEMF therapy is safe. This is because it is a noninvasive procedure. It has also been found that the long term use of PEMF therapy is also safe. You can even use this therapy to treat more than one part of the body. However, when you want to undergo this therapy, you must choose a trained professional who is experienced in using this technique.