PEMF Therapy – 6 Minute Read
PEMF Therapy – 6 Minute Read
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You may have read about Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy in the news, with even NASA using the therapy to help astronauts (more on this later!), but what exactly is PEMF Therapy, and who should use it?
What is PEMF Therapy?
PEMF Therapy involves contact with a device which emits electromagnetic waves at different frequencies in order to stimulate and encourage your body’s natural recovery process. One way to think of it is like a battery charger for your cells. The pulse exercises the cells, allowing the cells to expel toxins. The pulse also stimulates cellular repair, encouraging up-take of oxygen, water and nutrients. The healed cells are then able to function better, leading to improved circulation, enhanced sleep, pain relief and stress reduction.
PEMF Therapy devices can be applied to any part of the body which is experiencing pain, injury or other difficulties. The gentle pulses then stimulate the area, encouraging healing.
How Does PEMF Therapy Work?
This might all sound too good to be true. But multiple studies have proven the benefits of PEMF Therapy, and the science is sound. The voltage of a healthy cell is -20 to -25 millivolts. When we are sick, tired or otherwise run down, that voltage drops. When that healthy negative voltage becomes positive, diseases such as cancer can occur. PEMF Therapy, by exposing those cells to a mild electromagnetic current, increases the healing ability of the cells and re-establishes normal cell interaction. The cells are ‘exercised’, expanding, contracting and getting stronger – and this all leads to a stronger you.
Bear in mind that in order to stay healthy, our bodies make new macula cells every 8 hours, a new gut lining every 3 days and new skin every 6 weeks. We have a new liver every 8 weeks, and an entirely new nervous system every 9 months. All of this replenishment and creation of new cells requires the right level of voltage.
Dr. Pawluk, a leading authority on Magnetic Field Therapy, said “All energy is electromagnetic in nature, and nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange between cells.” Without electromagnetic exchange, we can’t live, and without the right level of electromagnetic exchange, things can go very wrong.
Aren’t Electromagnetic Fields Dangerous?
Yes, some are! Electromagnetic fields such as those in lightning bolts or an electric shock from a socket can make your voltage go haywire and can cause long term damage or death. The electromagnetic fields in PEMF Therapy are very different in frequency to these. There is a huge spectrum of electromagnetic fields – from those dangerous ones such as lightning, through to x-rays, through to harmless wireless headphones and then PEMF Therapy. The frequencies in PEMF Therapy are very similar to the frequencies experienced in nature – most are lower than the amount of voltage you would be subject to during a thunderstorm, and the treatment is brief. This means that with PEMF Therapy you get all of the positives, and none of the negatives.
How Do Cells Normally Get Voltage?
Voltage always flows from an area of high voltage to an area of low voltage. The earth is an electromagnet – so simply walking barefoot on the ground will enable you to pick up voltage. Other ways include:
- Eating unprocessed and raw foods
- Swimming in the ocean
- Touching a healthy living thing (e.g. a pet or a tree)
- Exercising often
If the body isn’t getting enough from these sources (or if an imbalance is caused through illness or injury), then problems can start occurring. PEMF Therapy can help to kickstart that voltage and help the rebuilding process begin.
What Type Of Conditions Can PEMF Therapy Treat?
Are you ready for a long list? Here we go:
Long-term sufferers of pain have usually tried everything, including painkillers which, over time, the body builds resistance to. This can create a cycle, leaving the sufferer with nowhere left to turn. A study found that PEMF Therapy reduced pain for sufferers of chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Another study found that PEMF Therapy eased the suffering of people with osteoarthritis.
Lack of sleep, and insomnia, causes huge issues for the body. PEMF Therapy can help to stimulate the production of melatonin in the pineal gland; this hormone is vital for sleep. This improves sleep quality, and – by doing so – helps the body to repair itself. Sleep is when the majority of new cell growth and repair happens, so quality sleep is important!
The stimulated production of hormones through PEMF Therapy can increase mental focus and relaxation; meaning that the brain is ready to learn.
Many studies have been done into how PEMF Therapy can be used as a stress relief tool. PEMF Therapy, by stimulating cells, can increase the production of serotonin and other happy hormones. It has even been used to treat serious, drug-resistant depression.
Recovering From Injury
PEMF Therapy encourages cells to repair themselves, increasing blood flow to muscles and bones and increasing recovery. For casual exercisers, the treatment can mean less pain and tenderness after exercise. For those with sports injuries, it means a quicker recovery and a healthier body. In fact, various studies have even shown that PEMF Therapy can speed up the fusion of fractures!
Can PEMF Therapy Help Protect Me From Future Ailments?
If your cells aren’t working properly, then a huge range of issues can arise. Damaged cells find it difficult to create new cells, and this means all sorts of health problems. Magnetic fields can help to balance your cells and optimise their work. This means that they can help to keep a range of health problems away.
Many people without specific health issues use PEMF Therapy. It might be to give them an energy boost, improve sleep and relaxation or to prioritise future health.
Tell Me About NASA!
NASA has done huge amounts of research into healing and preventing health problems that astronauts can suffer from when they visit space. These health problems can be:
- Cardiac problems
- Sleep deficiency
- Hearing loss
- Kidney stones
- Weakened immune system
- Radiation hazards
- Vision loss
- Cognitive problems
The lack of gravity impacts muscles, bones and the cardiovascular system, and the experience is intense. NASA invests huge amounts of money in minimising these problems, and recently their research has led towards PEMF Therapy.
Scientists confirmed that PEMF Therapy can be used to increase cell function and improve a person’s health. The studies showed that PEMF Therapy could be used to address problems such as lack of energy, sleep disturbances, inflammation, joint and muscle pain, flu-like symptoms and impaired blood flow. This was great news for astronauts.
How Does PEMF Therapy Compare To Other Treatments?
- TENS Machines
You may have heard of or used a TENS machine. These send tiny electrical impulses to block the pain signals going to the brain. PEMF Therapy is different in that it also encourages cell healing – so it can treat the cause as well as reducing the pain.
- Static magnets
Static magnets are often used on necklaces or bracelets as a way of healing a variety of health problems. However, these magnetic fields are – as the name suggests – static, unlike the larger and more dynamic electromagnetic field produced by PEMF Therapy devices.
- Medication and surgery
Often, medication and surgery are the only way to cure an illness. However, trying PEMF Therapy alongside can really increase your healing power and help to beat your illness or injury.
Cellular growth is just as important as muscular growth. Treating your cells encourages health throughout your body, enabling you to become healthier all round. PEMF Therapy means that your body is getting better at healing itself; making you stronger, more energetic and that much better.
PEMF Therapy And Depression
A lot of research has been done into the effectiveness of PEMF Therapy when treating depression. Let’s break it down:
- High ECG frequencies are common in anxiety. A study found that just nine minutes of PEMF Therapy decreased high ECG frequencies, helping to treat anxiety.
- A study of people using a home PEMF device daily for eight weeks found that 73% of subjects were relieved of their depression. Two years after the treatment, 52% were still in remission.
- A Harvard Medical School study found a 10% significant improvement in mood after one 20 minute treatment in patients with a major depressive disorder.
- Another study found a 62% reduction on a Depression Rating Scale after five weeks among those receiving PEMF Therapy.
These studies are only the tip of the iceberg, and more are being carried out all of the time. This is great news for those looking for alternative treatments.
Who SHOULD Use PEMF Therapy?
The fact is that anyone can benefit from PEMF Therapy. Whether you have a chronic problem that conventional treatments are not helping, or want increased focus, a boosted immune system, or to build stronger bones, PEMF Therapy could help you. Keen on keeping fit and visiting the gym? PEMF Therapy can improve your recovery times and could even help you get stronger, faster.
Are There Any Downsides?
PEMF Therapy is considered safe for most people to use. However, those with pace makers or other implanted electronic devices should not use it because the electromagnetic pulses could interfere with them. Caution is also advised during pregnancy, because insufficient studies have been done to establish their safety during this time.
Some people have reported a small amount of discomfort during PEMF Therapy, but side effects are very rare.
What Benefits Can I Get From PEMF Therapy?
The list is long, but includes:
- Treating chronic pain
- Boosting energy and relieving fatigue
- Treating nerve and tissue degeneration
- Boosting the immune system
- Boosting your circulation and oxygenation
- Treating insomnia and improving sleep
- Boosting Human Growth Hormone (HGH) production
- Reducing stress and relaxation
- Building stronger bones
- Improving post-stroke recovery
- Treating disc pain and sciatica
- Treating neurological disorders.
The system is an amazing wellness tool, helping to increase your cells’ natural healing ability and improving your body’s functionality.
Where Can I Go To Get PEMF Therapy?
Here at Blu Vida Precision Health and Wellness, we offer PEMF Cellular Exercise and Pain Relief which you can book with our simple book online. You can enjoy your treatment safe in the knowledge that we have up to date technology and personalised treatments, according to your end goal. If you have any other questions about PEMF Therapy, please give us a call and we will be happy to help.