Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) has been used extensively for decades for many conditions and medical disciplines, and its immediate results can be seen in animals as well as humans. Think of PEMF as a whole-body battery re-charger!
Over 2,000 studies have proven the cellular and biological effects of PEMF:
Cellular Effects of PEMF
- Improves intercellular fluid and blood flow
- Stimulates the production of ATP
- Increases Cellular Energy Levels
- Increases Cellular Oxygen Levels
- Promotes Cellular Healing
- Stimulates Inter-Cellular Communication
- Stimulates Electron Transport In Cells
Biological Effects of PEMF
- Significant Pain Relief
- Accelerates Tissue Repair
- Accelerates Cell Growth
- Increased Blood and Lymph Flow
- Promotes Faster Healing of Injuries
- Reduces Fibrous Tissue Formation
- Reduces Swelling and Inflammation
- Stimulates The Release of Endorphins
PEMF works to
- Reduce pain and the effects of stress on the body
- Reduce chronic inflammation
- Improve energy, circulation, blood and tissue oxygenation, sleep quality, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the uptake of nutrients, cellular detoxification and the ability to regenerate cells
- Balance the immune system and stimulate RNA and DNA
- Accelerate repair of bone and soft tissue
- Relax muscles
- Reduce stress
The NIH has made PEMF a priority for research. In fact, many PEMF devices have already been approved by the FDA, some specifically for broken bone fusion, wound healing, urinary incontinence, migraine headaches, pain and tissue swelling, and treating depression and anxiety. The science of PEMF is based on the fact that humans are electrical beings. Your body’s cells, and the surrounding fluid, carry electrical charges that permit the flow of important nutrients into and out of your cells. According to Dr. Harold Saxton Burr, a professor at Yale University, School of Medicine, voltage imbalances, either too high or too low, can cause cells to malfunction. He also discovered that cell voltage imbalances precede the onset of disease. Healthy cells usually measure from 70-100 millivolts. Heart cells usually measure from 90-100 millivolts. The cells in people with chronic illnesses and chronic fatigue usually measure from 30-50 millivolts. The cells in people with cancer usually measure from 15-20 millivolts. In other words, if your cells have energy, then you’re healthy – and if your cells don’t have energy, then you get sick.PEMF re-energizes damaged cells by inducing electrical changes within the cell that restore it to its normal healthy state. Because of this, cellular metabolism is boosted, blood cells are regenerated, circulation is improved and oxygen carrying capacity is increased. Ultimately, the immune system becomes healthier, the nervous system relaxes, bones and joints become stronger and vital organs such as the liver, kidneys and colon are able to rid themselves of impurities thus detoxifying the body. PEMF can reduce pain and improve the quality of your life by allowing your body to function as it was designed to do.PEMF can be used as a catalyst for detoxification. Opening of the detox channels in each cell allows for the discharge of toxins which would normally not be possible. A patient group at the Swiss clinc Paracelsus, using the PEMF therapy during chelation, had a much higher washout of heavy metals resulting in lowering their levels of toxicity as compared to the group without PEMF.
The History of PEMF:
The first scientific discovery of the healing and therapeutic values of electro-magnetic pulse has an interesting back-story. It begins when the telegraph copper cable was being laid in the ocean between London to NY. When there was a break in the cable, the technicians had to determine exactly where the break was. After all, they couldn’t just send a diver down into the depths of the ocean with a flashlight. Instead, they sent a high voltage pulse of electricity. Wherever the electric charge hit a break in the cable, it would jump and create a spark gap which made a noise. Acoustical equipment on a ship near-by could hear the sound. They were then able to send a diver down to the exact spot where the noise was coming from. Technicians on land would then shut off the electricity, and the diver would fix the break in the cable. But the men on land feeding the pulse through the cable with the high voltage machine noticed an interesting phenomenon: various pains that they had been suffering from disappeared. So what’s the story and history of PEMF?
Cleopatra was probably the first royal celebrity to use magnets. Stories say that she slept with a Lodestone (magnetic stone) to keep her skin youthful. The therapeutic knowledge was passed to the Greeks who have been using magnets for healing since 2500 BC. Aristotle and Plato also referred to the benefits of Lodestones in their work. In the East, magnet therapy has a long history in traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folk medicine. Reliable documentation tells us that Chinese doctors believed in the therapeutic value of magnets at least 2,000-3,000 years ago. Five hundred years ago, Paracelsus, a Swiss physician and alchemist, wondered if diseases could be manipulated by magnets, using lodestone as the best magnets available then. But natural lodestone are quite weak and few people paid much attention to his ideas until the discovery of carbon steel magnets in the 1770s. During the 1800s, most of the discoveries relating electricity to magnetism were made by the early pioneers of modern physics: Gauss, Weber, Faraday and Maxwell. In 1898, Nikola Tesla published and delivered a paper at the 8th annual meeting of the American Electro-Therapeutic Association in Buffalo, NY. Tesla stated that one of the early observed and remarkable features of pulsed magnetism was its apparent harmlessness, which made it possible to pass relatively great amounts of electrical energy through the body of a person. This unique property of the human body indicates an inherent adaptation and perhaps innate compatibility toward the presence of high voltage electric fields, probably due to high trans-membrane potential already present in cellular tissue.
On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, became the first man in space. Yet, for his one hour and 48 minutes of making a single cycle around the earth, the man paid a heavy price. He came back to earth in near-critical condition, in spite of having had sufficient water, food and oxygen. He had severe bone loss, muscle degeneration, decreased metabolism, loss of perception/disorientation, and debilitating depression. The question of what caused Gagarin’s physical debilitation had to be answered before another flight was scheduled. Within short order, the puzzle was solved. It was Gagarin’s separation from the natural pulsed magnetic energy of the earth that was the problem. Since that initial flight, all space-suits and space-stations have been equipped with pulsed magnetic devices. Science has documented that all living cells need exposure to pulsed magnetic fields; without this exposure, for even short periods of time, the effects on the body are the same as what Gagarin experienced. Within hours of non-exposure to the pulsating magnetic field of earth, cells die.
Since the 1970s, pulsed electro-mgnetic field (PEMF) therapy is used to stimulate bone repair in non-union and other fractures, and it is approved by the FDA. Powerful electro-magnets are also used in brain and muscle research to generate currents strong enough to fire nerves that trigger sensations and flex muscles. Today, thousands of studies around the world are showing its benefits in healing soft-tissue sounds: suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membrane level to alleviate pain, and increase range of motion. PEMF is now being investigated experimentally for osteoarthritis, stress incontinence, migraines, and many other conditions.