Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy - PEMF

What is PEMF? 

Electromagnetic fields affect the charge of the cell membrane, rebalancing it so that membrane channels can open up. These channels act similarly to the doors and windows of our homes – by opening them, oxygen and nutrients are better able to enter the cell, whereas carbon dioxide and waste are more easily eliminated. This creates a cellular rebalance and restores optimum cell function.

If you restore and rebalance enough cells, they will all work more efficiently and synergistically. Cells of the same type come together to make tissues, which come together to make organs. By restoring or maintaining cellular function, you will in turn restore or maintain organ function, allowing the entire body to achieve optimal function. This is the primary basis for magnetic field therapy – affecting and improving basic cellular function in order to combat a variety of health conditions and when possible, prevent cellular damage from happening in the first place. All cells in our bodies have a natural cycle of life, and regular use of PEMF can assist with this cycle, so that our cells can keep our bodies balanced with enhanced cellular regeneration.

Pain and inflammation are the two most common conditions treated with PEMF therapy. PEMF therapy provides cellular support by increasing energy needed for affected cells to perform regenerative duties from injury or insult. There is accepted evidence that one of the primary benefit of electromagnetic therapy is modulation of growth factors by way of increasing Nitric Oxide (NO) production. Pain and inflammation can cause abnormal or diminished production of nitric oxide, (which may also occur in many other various disease states) creating an adverse affect on blood flow and other vascular functions. By increasing blood flow, oxygen utilization and need also increases. PEMF has been proven to increase blood flow, provide enhanced muscle relaxation and enhanced oxygenation of muscle tissue. There is a great deal of evidence that suggests PEMF plays an effect on neurologic pain signaling, including pain blocking, decreased inflammation, increased cellular flexibility, increased blood and fluid circulation and increased tissue oxygenation.  With even mild electrical current into damaged cells, PEMF therapy can slow release of pain and inflammatory mediators, increase blood flow and re-establish cell interactions. By restoring normal electrochemical gradient, normal cell membrane channels function better, swelling resolves, optimal oxygen flow is achieved and pain improves. PEMF therapy mechanically stimulates our lymphatic vessels and waste products are hauled away from the cells more efficiently. Thus, PEMF supports our immune health by stimulating lymphatic drainage and blood flow, creating improved cell function and more efficient tissue repair.

PEMF is a safe, effective, non-contact, non-invasive and effective treatment of many conditions, and can promote and maintain general cellular health and function.

The human body is fundamentally electric. Our cells are filled with electrolytes of positive and negative ions within a solution (water) that acts like a battery. So any ‘electricity’ that flows through our bodies, creates an ‘electromagnetic field.’ Our bodies regularly interact with external ‘magnetic fields’ that will create an electromagnetic effect on a cellular level. These ‘electric’ and ‘magnetic’ fields control our internal chemistry by continually changing and influencing the motion of charged particles into and out of the cell membrane. The movement of these particles stimulates a vast array of chemical and electrical actions that assists our cells and tissues to rebalance themselves to heal as necessary. By increasing the motion of ions and electrolytes at the cellular level from PEMF therapy, studies have show cells can generate an influx of available energy by as much as 500%.

What PEMF therapy has been shown to do:

 
  • Enhanced cellular and tissue repair
  • Wound Healing
  • Reducing Stress
  • Alleviation of pain (Acute and Chronic)
  • Acute and chronic inflammatory conditions
  • Nerve repair and transduction
  • Improving circulation
  • Stimulating bone cartilage repair
  • Regulation and improved digestive activity
  • Normalization of the heartbeat
  • Reducing the tendency of blood clot
  • Activating the body’s defense system
  • Regulating the autonomic nervous system
  • Strengthening the immune system and lymphocytes
  • Improving melatonin production and sleep quality
  • Preventative, reducing the risk of developing health problems
  • Improved bone density (natural treatment option for osteoporosis and/or its progression)
  • Improved metabolism and circulation
  • Improvements in respiratory volume due to improving respiratory muscle functioning