The acronym PEMF stands for pulsed electro magnetic fields and there are many PEMF benefits known within the scientific community.
PEMF therapy is a technology used to aid us at the cellular level. Every one of the 70 trillion cells in your body have electrons spinning around their molecules.
Every function of the body is controlled by electrical-pulse based communication through nerve cells.
In essence every cell of the body uses electromagnetic energy.
PEMF works to,
- Provide pain relief
- Reduce inflammation & swelling
- Improve healing after injury or surgery
- Reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis
- Improve general well being
- Reduce fatigue (researched in MS patients)
- Normal systolic blood pressure
- Improve tissue regeneration potential
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PEMF therapy is designed to keep the electromagnetic energy in each cell of the body functioning optimally.
Over time every cell of the body experiences degeneration whether it be age related, injury related, lifestyle choice related or due to other conditions.
Exposure to pulsed electro magnetic frequency can re-energize the electrons of the cells of the body allowing them to continue to function at an optimal level.
Some of the well known PEMF brands include MLM products such as the Bemer Mat and other well known PEMF devices like MagnaWave, EarthPulse and Healthy Wave Multi-Wave.
Still wondering what exactly is PEMF Therapy?
Have you heard of Far Infrared Therapy?
FIR, or far infrared therapy is a therapeutic practice which has been proven throughout the ages to have remarkable health advantages.
Most commonly seen in the use of a far infrared sauna, it is possible to receive these same benefits while utilizing a far infrared mat.
We review a product which combines pulsed electro magnetic therapy with far infrared therapy to create a synergistic therapeutic effect not found anywhere else, check out our review of the Healthy Wave Mat, or the Healthy Wave Multi-Wave Mat.
We’ve created a page of the remarkable PubMed research backed articles here on our website, check out our Far Infrared Therapy Benefits page.
Natural Pain Relief
What’s unique about PEMF in the arena of pain relief is the absence of any side effects. (note, check manufacturers warnings if you have a pacemaker or any similar device) It can be used to treat for injury recovery, general aches and pains or as a preventative measure. This is in comparison to the current methods of pain treatment including over the counter drugs, and prescription medication often with a list of side effects. There have been numerous articles showing that when compared to a control sample of individuals there is a more significant reduction in pain in the individuals using PEMF. One such example is with a study seen on PubMed using both PEMF and a control (non PEMF) device on 50 patients all whom were experiencing chronic pain. After a 4 week trial, the average reduction with PEMF subjects was 20% vs only 4% in the non-PEMF control group. (Clinical Trial Using a Low-Frequency Magnetic Field in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Chronic Pain)
Reduces Inflammation & Swelling
Inflammation and swelling of tissue is the body’s organic response to cellular damage in all body tissues where blood can flow. It is the response to bring the damaged cells the nutrients & oxygen they need to return to normal functionality. A 2009 study found on PubMed depicts the results of the use of pulsed electro magnetic fields on post clinical plastic surgery patients, showing results that it was successful in the management of the conditions of postsurgical pain and edema (swelling). (Evidence-based use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in Clinical Plastic Surgery)
Healing After Injury or Surgery
Any injury or surgery puts us into a cellular repair state usually involving inflammation, swelling, and increased blood flow to the area. Increasing the blood circulation to the area of injury or healing can have an effect on the rate of recovery due to the increase of supply of oxygen & nutrients needed by the cells to repair themselves. The human physiology is a miracle of self-regeneration and increasing the flow of blood can aid in this process. This study shows that PEMF can be effective in vasodilation, dilation of the blood vessels which results in lower blood pressure and a more relaxed state for the system to be able to transport blood and heal. (Microcirculatory Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields)
Reduces the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of cartilage in the joints, usually brought on by age. Studies have shown that PEMF can be used to treat the pain brought on by osteoarthritis by promoting the bone and tissue regeneration. One study of 28 subjects between the ages of 60 to 83 years old where patients had 3, 30 minute PEMF sessions on one leg for 6 weeks while the other leg received no treatment, found that the therapy improved pain, stiffness & physical function in the patients. (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Management of Osteoarthritis-Related Pain, Stiffness and Physical Function: Clinical Experience in the Elderly)
Helps General Well-being
There are a vast number of articles now showing the benefits of pulsed electrical magnetic fields over a wide range of health issues including recovery and typical day to day health. Maintaining the energy of our cells ensures we will be operating at its best to fight of sickness and maintain the baseline of health. It has been shown to improve sleep which has been shown to be a leading factory in general wellbeing, in addition to maintaining good bodily hydration. Improvements by PEMF therapy in these few key categories can show up as an improved overall wellbeing as perhaps an under noticed resulting benefit.
Fatigue is quality of life issue facing many people, especially those suffering from a disease such as multiple sclerosis. This article looked at whether the use of pulsed electro magnetic fields for fatigue reduction would work in MS patients. What they found was that people who received a low frequency, low intensity magnetic pulsing treatment demonstrated consistently reduced levels of fatigue.(Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy – Multiple Studies)
Normalize Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is a wide ranging issue through the population, for many people not only the aging demographic. This article looked at the use of pulsed electrical magnetic fields for treatment of resting blood pressure in adults. The average age of participant in the test was 59.8 years of age. The results demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in systolic and pulse blood pressure, while diastolic pressure remained the same. (Influence of pulsing electromagnetic field on resting blood pressure in aging adults)
Injuries are something everyone needs to manage, regardless of our age. Besides being careful and doing what we can to avoid injuries in the first place, in some unfortunate cases they can be inevitable. This research article looked at the use of low intensity pulsed electromagnetic fields in a laboratory environment to see their effect on the mesenchymal stem cell. These are the cells involved in tissue regeneration. What was found is that a short exposure was able to substantially augment the regeneration potential of the mesenchymal cells into cartilage. (Pulsed electromagnetic fields potentiate the paracrine function of mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage regeneration)