Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) uses low-frequency electromagnet waves/radiation to heal damaged bone and tissue, to relieve injury-related pain, and to stimulate organs. The idea is that pulses at low frequencies will pass through the skin and penetrate deep into muscle, bones, tendons, and even organs to activate the cell’s energy and encourage its natural repair mechanisms. PEMF is non-invasive, and it starting to be seen as an alternative to standard therapy/medicine.
You may have heard that Electromagnetic Fields are harmful to the body. However, this is not the case with PEMF therapy. Frequency and duration make all the difference.The therapeutic frequency of PEMFs look a lot like the frequencies you encounter in nature, so your body knows how to deal with it. Most PEMF treatments and maintenance will fall in the 5-30 Hz range, which is less than you get from a thunderstorm. What’s more is that, PEMF treatment is pulsed and brief, so you don’t have extended exposure like you would sitting under a cell phone tower all day. Most PEMF treatments last 10-20 minutes and deliver short bursts the whole time, instead of constant exposure. So, you can get all of the benefits of PEMF without the negative effects that come with man-made EMF sources like electronics.
The idea behind PEMF is that energy pulses penetrate and stimulate cells at the injury site, and everywhere around it. PEMFs stimulate every level of the body. You apply mats, pads, rings or paddles externally, and the electromagnetic pulses of energy penetrate the body at the cellular level. Your body then uses that energy to heal itself through its natural healing mechanisms. Depending on the extent of the issue, PEMFs can address a slight imbalance quickly, like a pulled muscle, or it can work to bring about a more substantial change over time, like restoring a sluggish organ system.
Here are some of the benefits of PEMF:
- Pain relief
- Reduced stress
- Improved circulation
- Better sleep
- Reduced inflammation