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USES OF MAGNETIC THERAPY
You have no idea how much PEMF can help… until you try it!
PEMF Therapy is a way to recharge every cell in your body so your cells are better able to uptake nutrients, excrete waste, and function optimally. The number one sign that your cells need energy support is pain. Pain and fatigue are your body’s cry for help — it’s how your body gets your attention. Other signs include dis-ease, weakness, reduced function of any body part, and emotional imbalances.
Your body benefits from coming into direct contact with the earth’s magnetic field — it’s one of the reasons people love walking on the beach so much. The ocean’s salt water is an excellent conductor of energy that increases the transfer of energy from earth to body.
The earth’s electromagnetic field (EMF) is safe and beneficial. However, modern technology like mobile phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, computer screens, and high-tension wires produce an EMF at an extreme level that bombards every cell in your body with detrimental energy.
Each cell in your body is like a battery, capable of holding only so much energy. Think of your cells like a mobile phone — over time they lose their charge and need to be recharged to function. There are various reasons your cells may not be generating or maintaining enough charge: physical injury, toxicity, scar tissue, inflammation, and poor nutrition are just some things that suck the life out of your cellular batteries.
The FDA started approving PEMF back in 1979 for bone loss (it was even used by NASA to support the astronauts when they returned to Earth). The FDA made additional approvals in 1987 for post-operative edema and pain, 2004 as an adjunct to cervical fusion surgery, and 2011 for depression.
Since every cell in your body needs to hold a charge, every cell in your body can benefit from PEMF.
IS MAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY SAFE?
While there are certain people who shouldn’t use magnetic field therapy, it is not considered to have complications or negative side effects when used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment. Before trying magnetic field therapy or another complementary health practice, consult with your doctor about how it may relate to any existing health conditions. Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy has not yet been proven to be safe in pregnant women, and should be avoided in individuals with implants or medical devices like pacemakers or implanted defibrillators. They should also be avoided in individuals with organ transplants since safety has not been established.
Dorothy feels her feet for the first time in 2 years Rick was a skeptic…”I haven’t felt this good in years!”
90% Improvement in knee pain in one PEMF session. Maggie’s diabetic neuropathy solution.
Danica used PEMF to kick the “flu” and anxiety. Shelley’s muscle knots have vanished.
At 64, Steve’s back healed in half the time. Magdalena loved her first PEMF!
Shirley never expected PEMF to help her lose weight.
TIME-VARYING OR PULSED ELECTROMAGNETS
A time-varying electromagnetic field is not produced by a permanent magnet, but by moving or alternating current (AC) electricity. Electromagnetic fields, like static magnetic fields, influence the tissues they come into contact with. But electromagnetic fields are significantly more dynamic than static magnetic fields, and are able to reach more deeply into the body than static magnetic fields. Unlike static magnetic fields, electromagnetic fields induce electric charge in tissues, creating a cascade of physiologic effects on a sub-cellular level.
The nature of time-varied or pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs), means that they have a frequency in addition to an intensity. The frequency and associated wavelength of a PEMF means that it will completely penetrate the volume of the body, going way beyond any local application even at extremely low intensities.
FARADAY’S LAW AND THE LAW OF PHYSICS
Much of the value of PEMFs in helping the body is based on Faraday’s law, a basic law of physics. One of the major actions of PEMFs is to induce energy or charge in the tissues. Faraday’s law dictates that the more charge that’s needed, the higher the intensity of the PEMF signal needs to be.
This is represented with the equation dB/dT, where d means change, B means peak intensity, and T means time. So, we are talking about the change in intensity over the change in time. The higher the intensity reached (in the shortest time), the higher the dB/dT value. The higher this value is, the greater the amount of charge produced in the tissues. Some of the highest intensity PEMF systems available on the market have dB/dTs high enough to cause nerves to fire and activate muscle contraction.
ReadIn many cases, dB/dT needs to be higher to accomplish any real healing work. The PEMF signal needs to be able to pass deep enough into the body (or completely through the body) to do its work in increasing the charge in tissues. Sufficient levels of charge need to be achieved to produce healing results. Magnetic fields themselves are infinite, but the intensity component decreases based on another basic law of physics: the inverse square rule. The magnetic field intensity drops off extremely rapidly with distance from the surface of the coil. Even though the magnetic field goes into the body with no resistance, the intensity drops off as it passes through the tissues. The side of the body closest to the coil (applicator) gets the maximum intensity. The other side of the body or limb gets a much, much lower intensity. If charge is necessary to produce healing results, and research tells us it is, then higher starting intensities are necessary to be able to reach the tissue being targeted.
The use of electromagnetic fields for wellness dates back to the 19th century, and the scientific studies regarding the benefits and applications of PEMF are extensive. While this page is by no means a comprehensive list of research articles, it does contain the studies most often referenced in Pulse Centers’ print and digital resources.
As you explore and reference these items, please keep in mind that Pulse Centers’ PEMF products should not be used to diagnose, treat, or cure any physical or medical conditions. Our PEMF systems are meant for general wellness and have not been evaluated by the FDA.
Pierce M. Incorporating Energy Medicine in Your Chiropractic Practice Through Pulsed Electromagnetic (PEMF) Therapy. American Chiropractor, Jun2012; 34(6): 52-54. (3p)
“Energy medicine through PEMF therapy is a key new modality for wellness chiropractors as it promotes natural and measurable wellness and healing down to the cellular level in every tissue, bone and organ of the body.”
Tucker J. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy: Biohacking Part III. American Chiropractor, (2019, November 11), 41, 44-45.
“When the energy fields pass seamlessly into the cells of the area, the cells absorb that energy. In this way, the electromagnetic fields exercise and energize those cells. PEMF practitioners can direct electromagnetic fields towards ‘spot’ areas of a patient’s body that have injuries or other damage, or they can provide ‘broad’ area treatment to improve self-reported psychometric measures of sleep, mood, and quality of life (life satisfaction) without adverse effects. That’s why PEMF sessions are often called ‘cellular exercise’ and are popular among biohackers.”
Jeon HS, Kang SY, Park JH, Lee HS. Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on delayed-onset muscle soreness in biceps brachii. Phys Ther Sport. 2015;16(1):34-39. doi:10.1016/j.ptsp.2014.02.006
“Overall, the application of the PEMF was found to be effective in reducing the physiological deficits associated with DOMS [delayed onset muscle soreness], including improved recovery of perceived muscle soreness, MDF, and EMD during isometric contraction.”
Lee NR, Kim SB, Heo H, Lee YH. Comparison of the Effects of Manual Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, and Electromagnetic Field Stimulation at Acupuncture Point BL15 on Heart Rate Variability. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016;9(5):257-263. doi:10.1016/j.jams.2016.06.002
“In conclusion, we found that manual acupuncture and electromagnetic field stimulation at BL15 using manual acupuncture and a PEMF (2 Hz and 460 gauss) caused identical patterns for the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.*”
*For more information on the parasympathetic nervous system, see Reference .
Noyes FR, Barber-Westin SD. (2017). Diagnosis and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Noyes’ Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes, 1122-1160. doi:10.1016/b978-0-323-32903-3.00040-8
“The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for the body’s rest and digestion response when the body is relaxed, resting, or feeding. It basically undoes the work of sympathetic division after a stressful situation. The parasympathetic nervous system decreases respiration and heart rate and increases digestion.”
Lappin MS, Lawrie FW, Richards TL, Kramer ED. Effects of a pulsed electromagnetic therapy on multiple sclerosis fatigue and quality of life: a double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003;9(4):38-48.
“Specifically, subjects experienced significantly less fatigue during the four weeks they wore the active [PEMF] device than they did while wearing the placebo device.”
Beebe SJ, Lai, N, Hani, M, Lassiter, BP, & Kolterman, T. (2019, February 12). PEMF – Its Correlation to Enhanced Energy, Endurance, and Performance.
“The periodic increase in blood flow during the PEMF treatment regimen provides more nutrients and better oxygen – carbon dioxide exchange in skeletal muscle and a potential for greater energy production.” “PEMFs increase heat-independent blood-flow to skeletal muscle after treatment. Increased blood flow, like that during exercise, enhances nutrient delivery and facilitates gas exchange in active or injured tissues.”
Tucker J. Treating Chronic Pain with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Treatment (PEMF). 11 Apr. 2019, www.chiroeco.com/pemf-chronic-pain/.
“Trigger points are like inflammation in that they are the body’s natural response to injury and illnesses. By combining the benefits of stretch poses and PEMF, patients are able to signal their brains that they can move further, and possibly regulate some inflammation or cell metabolism to diminish trigger points.”
Beebe SJ, Lai N, Hani M, Lassiter BP, & Kolterman T, Kummitha CM, Tanaz R, (2019, March 26). Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) on Mouse Bone Marrow-Derived Macrophages.
“PEMF effects on macrophages* can enhance the body’s curative mechanisms to possibly clear infections and tissue damage, dissipate inflammation, and promote healing.”
*This study was conducted on mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages.
Huegel J, Choi DS, Nuss CA, Minnig MCC, Tucker JJ, Kuntz AF, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT, Soslowsky LJ. Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy at different frequencies and durations on rotator cuff tendon-to-bone healing in a rat model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Mar;27(3):553-560. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.09.024. Epub 2017 Nov 22. PMID: 29174271; PMCID: PMC5835831.
“Based on the results of this study, we speculate that PEMF treatment may increase tendon cell metabolism, which in turn increases both collagen production and matrix remodeling.”
Tesla N (1999) High frequency oscillators for electro-therapeutic and other purposes. Proceedings of the IEEE 87:1282. doi: 10.1109/jproc.1999.771079
“One of the early observed and remarkable features of the high frequency currents, and one which was chiefly of interest to the physician, was their apparent harmlessness which made it possible to pass relatively great amounts of electrical energy through the body of a person without causing pain or serious discomfort.”
“This mode of applying high frequency currents in medical treatment appears to me to offer the greatest possibilities at the hands of the physician.”