What is PEMF Therapy?
PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field. Devices that utilize PEMF technology emit electromagnetic waves at different frequencies in order to stimulate and encourage your body’s natural recovery process. You’re probably wondering how PEMF technology can benefit your body when other electromagnetic fields - like those produced by microwaves and x-ray machines - are harmful. According to Bulletproof, “frequency and duration make all the difference.” The waves created by PEMF devices occur in brief bursts and are very low-frequency, like the electromagnetic waves found in nature. In fact, most waves involved in PEMF treatments have a lower frequency than you would be exposed to during a thunderstorm.
How Does PEMF Therapy Relieve Pain?
Your whole body, including skin, bones, and organs, is composed of cells. The membranes of healthy cells have positive and negative magnetic charges. These charges are required to exchange ions carrying chemical elements your body needs to function, like calcium and potassium. Over time your cells deteriorate or get injured, and when that happens they lose their magnetic charges - and with them, the ability to exchange ions. Symptoms like inflammation, fatigue, and pain are caused by damaged cells with low charges. PEMF technology targets the affected area and restores cells’ healthy electromagnetic charges.
Should I Explore PEMF Therapy?
If you suffer from pain, have pain from a recent injury, or if you’re in search of joint pain relief, PEMF therapy may be able to help. PEMF therapy is a non-drug form of pain relief, and even better, it has never been associated with any negative side effects. Always listen to your body and consult your doctor before trying any new methods of pain relief.
Who should not use PEMF therapy?
Pregnant women should not be exposed to PEMF since it increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects and it has other potentially grave side effects. In the first ten minutes of PEMF, the cells in the body get exercised, which means that they undergo mild stretching and relaxation.
What is PEMF therapy good for?
By inducing a mild electrical magnetic current into damaged cells, PEMF therapy slows or stops the release of pain and inflammatory mediators, increases blood flow of the cells, and re-establishes normal cell interaction. With reduced inflammation, pain decreases, energy increases, and faster tissue healing occurs.”
What are the side effects of magnetic therapy?
Magnet treatment is relatively safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, low energy, palpitation, nausea, and vomiting. Side effects can include a decrease in blood pressure, or local skin areas can become itchy, burning, and painful; however, side effects only happen in a very small percentage of cases.
How often can you use PEMF?
Treatment times vary based on the system you are using. As a general rule of thumb, we suggest people try to do a minimum of 30 minutes at a time, twice per day. If you have a portable system, you could do continuous treatments.