What do you think of when you hear the word ‘electromagnetic’? Maybe you think about batteries, motors or scientific equipment. It’s unlikely that you think about incredible healing power. But that’s just what electromagnetic therapy has – and this exciting treatment is now being used for numerous conditions.
What Is Electromagnetic Therapy?
Electromagnetic therapy, sometimes referred to as PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy uses bursts of low-level electromagnetic radiation to target damaged tissue, relieve pain or stimulate organs.
How does it do this? Well, each of your cells has a mitochondrion. This can be thought of as the battery pack – it’s the source of power for each cell. How strong your mitochondria are affects everything you do. PEMF therapy ‘charges’ up the mitochondria, stimulating the cells and helping your body to heal itself.
The therapy is non-invasive and drug-free, making it an exciting alternative therapy for those with chronic pain. With regular use, it has also been credited with weight loss, more energy and even an increased sex drive.
How Does PEMF Therapy Relieve Pain?
Healthy cells have positive and negative charges, and these charges are required to transfer essential chemical elements (such as potassium and iron) that your body needs to function. As you get older, your cells deteriorate and lose their charge, meaning that they can’t transfer those elements any more. This leads to symptoms like inflammation, fatigue and pain.
PEMF therapy sends a charge to these damaged cells, allowing chemical element transfer. Your cells can then work to repair and get your body working efficiently again.
The Benefits Of PEMF Therapy…
Life with chronic pain is difficult. Most sufferers resort to painkillers to mask the pain, but these lose their efficacy over time as the body builds resistance to them. PEMF therapy can help to relieve pain by triggering the body’s internal healing process and reducing inflammation.
PEMF therapy increases the production of two hormones – Melatonin and Human Growth Hormone. These hormones are vital for deep sleep, and so many people who try PEMF therapy report much better sleep in the following nights.
Deep sleep is crucial for healing and anti-aging. It is during this time that the body is recharged, leading to higher energy levels the following day.
The relaxation promoted through PEMF therapy leads to better mental focus, allowing you to learn and retain much more information. You will find that you are less prone to distraction and are more productive after a PEMF therapy session.
Some stress is good – it focuses our mind and helps us to deal with situations. But too much is damaging to our bodies, leading to neuronal atrophy and death in the brain. PEMF therapy helps to combat the effects of stress on the body, and makes the body less reactive to long periods of stress. This makes the body stronger, healthier and you are more capable of handling stressful situations.
When PEMF therapy is used regularly, your muscles recover faster following exercise. This means that they can get stronger, faster. When you exercise, your muscles are subject to many tiny tears. It is when your body repairs these tears that your muscles get stronger. Electromagnetic therapy speeds up this process, so you are able to exercise for longer periods without getting injured.
If you are unlucky enough to get injured, electromagnetic therapy can help here too. As we know, magnetic stimulation triggers the body’s own healing process – so you can get back to the sport that you love in less time.
Is This A New Therapy?
Believe it or not, the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans all used electric eels to treat conditions like migraines. The first primitive electrical instrument for treating pain – the “Baghdad Battery” – was made in around 225AD. This consisted of a small clay pot which contained an iron rod with a copper plate around it. When water was poured into the pot, a low-level current was generated. The pot would then be placed on the painful area.
In the 18th century, electricity was often used as a treatment for conditions, but the therapy has been overlooked in recent years as advances in pain medication have made many conditions more manageable. However, these medications come with their own side effects and so it is no surprise that so many people are turning to alternative therapies.
Today’s electromagnetic therapy instruments bear little resemblance to those of the past. Receiving the therapy is now a calming and restful experience.
Is PEMF Therapy Safe?
Electromagnetic therapy is extremely safe because the electromagnetic waves are low level. When you have PEMF therapy, your body works harder to eject toxins – because of this, you may experience some mild side effects such as nausea or headaches, but these will not last for long and may be the result of dehydration (your cells need more water to dispel toxins). You can try to avoid these side effects by ensuring you drink plenty of water before your session.
Electromagnetic Therapy Near You…
If you want to experience the incredible benefits of electromagnetic therapy in Texas, you can book online today. At BluVida Wellness & Med Spa, we offer PEMF therapy to manage your pain, boost your energy or relax your mind.