What is PEMF?

PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy is a cutting edge technology that offers, with an enormous spectrum of indications, new possibilities for the treatment of numerous illnesses and diseases.

Most of us don’t realize that life cannot be sustained without the natural magnetic forces that surround us and permeate our bodies. These forces influence the biological and permanent regeneration of the body. Disturbances within them upset the electrical fields of the cells, which leads to pain, sickness and disease.

The pulsed electromagnetic field generated by a PEMF device involves directing powerful, pulsed energy waves toward damaged or injured areas of the body. These waves painlessly and quickly pass through the cells in the damaged region, increasing the spin of the electrons contained within them as a result.

It is this amplified electron spinning which restores the cell’s potential (its energy), regulating its volume at the same time. With that, PEMF therapy is: The induction of electricity into the cells to help stimulate or promote healing bioenergetically.

How PEMF works.

Perhaps the easiest way to understand PEMF is to think in terms of each cell in your body as if it were a little battery. Like with any battery, sometimes your cells become tired and worn, whether due to age, stress, overuse, or damage, making it more difficult for them to fight off any type of potentially damaging force or illness.

Through PEMF therapy, your batteries (i.e. your cells) essentially become recharged. The energy supplied via PEMF waves gives them the energy they need to ward off whatever is threatening them, whether it’s a trauma or disease-based threat. This makes it easier for your body to restore its health naturally, simply by using the electrical currents and impulses that are already interacting within and throughout your cells. In essence, high-powered PEMF is like a “battery re-charger” for your depleted cells.

What PEMF does.

  • PEMF helps with cell repair and regeneration
  • PEMF improves energy and circulation
  • PEMF reduces pain and inflammation
  • PEMF improves blood oxygenation
  • PEMF improves sleep quality
  • PEMF helps relieve stress, anxiety and depression
  • PEMF helps improve the immune system
  • PEMF accelerates repair of bone and soft tissue
  • PEMF stimulates muscle, heart and lung functions
  • PEMF helps increase metabolism
  • PEMF has many other applications

PEMF helps reduce chronic and damaging inflammation that results in pain. PEMF enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. PEMF stimulates, recharges, and rejuvenates cells at the cellular level. This is why we use PEMF therapy before and in conjunction with the NES Infoceutical protocols.

Is PEMF safe?

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that come from things like wireless routers, microwaves, and airplanes disrupt your biology, and can alter your DNA, reconfigure your genes, and leave your cells and body in havoc, ranging from being tired all the time to ending up with DNA damage and cancer.

PEMF therapy, however, is NOT the same thing. Frequency and duration make all the difference.

EMFs fall into a wide spectrum — everything from x-rays and satellites to your wireless headphones emit EMFs at different frequencies. High-frequency EMFs, like x-rays, are the most disruptive to your body - they can break electrons off of atoms, which changes the way your cells work. But, even mid-frequency EMFs, like microwaves, can cause changes in your DNA and disrupt your circadian rhythm. 

The therapeutic PEMF frequencies are in the low-frequency range you encounter in nature, and are delivered in short-bursts (pulsed) only, instead of constant and extended exposure. Most PEMF therapies last 10-30 minutes and will fall into the 5-30 Hz frequency range. So, you can get all of the benefits of PEMF without the negative effects that come with other EMF sources.

Contraindications

Anyone with implanted electrical devices including pacemakers, cochlear implants, intrathecal pumps, etc., cannot use PEMF because the magnetic field can disable or shut the devices off. Pregnant women and people with organ transplants on immunosuppression should not use PEMF.

PEMF health benefits.

Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
Joint and muscle pain

Fatigue
Sleep disorders
Diabetes

Increased circulation
Stroke recovery
Stress relief   ...and others

The list of health conditions that have been studied using PEMF therapy is extensive and much of that research has been applied to the development of the Sedona Pro PEMF product. Pulsed electromagnetic field mats have become a more commonly used device in the last 5 years, and studies have shown that it has been a welcome change for those who are unable to find relief from other therapies. We also have seen good success with people that have challenges using the NES Infoceuticals.

Many who suffer from pain in multiple areas find that they get great relief by using the full body PEMF mat. Individuals may experience different results with PEMF therapy. Some report that they notice a difference after their first session. Others have reported results within as little as a few days to a few weeks or longer. It is best to be patient. Your body deserves it!

REDUCTION IN INFLAMMATION

Inflammation is a body’s natural response in self-protection. Our white blood cells protect us from infection, such as bacteria and viruses. Although, the immune system may also trigger an inflammatory response when bacteria and viruses aren’t present. This is referred to as an autoimmune response. There are a number of autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system harms itself. Whatever the cause of your inflammation, one of the top 10 health benefits of PEMF therapy is without a doubt its ability to re-energize damaged cells and reduce inflammation and increase range of motion. PEMF therapy works on a cellular level to encourage the body to heal itself.

IMPROVED CIRCULATION

One of the most basic effects magnetic fields have on the body is increased circulation, not by increasing heartbeat or blood pressure, but by opening and dilating the arteries and capillaries. When a cell (such as a red blood cell) does not hold its ideal charge, the red blood cells can “stick” together and stack like coins, which is called the 'Rouleau' effect. This effect inhibits proper cell oxygenation to the cells because the red blood cells do not circulate well enough to deliver oxygen where it is needed.

There is a simple explanation why the 'Rouleau' effect occurs, and it is related to voltage. When your cellular voltage is low the positive charge on the outside of the cell is diminished, which allows the cells to stick together. When a magnetic field passes through the cell, the membrane becomes properly charged, allowing the cell to repel itself and keep separate from other cells, thereby increasing circulation. Good circulation helps tissues with cellular function (get the nutrition they need, while expelling the waste they produce), nutrition, healing, and regeneration. Poor circulation makes tissues unhealthy and prone to disease and breakdown.

IMPROVED BLOOD OXYGENATION

Just as a fire cannot burn without oxygen, our cells cannot produce heat and energy without oxygen. PEMF helps with the process of extracting oxygen out of the air we breathe and helps it to be better transported into circulation. The absorbed oxygen is then transported through the body to all the cells, where it is absorbed into the individual cells. Proper blood oxygen levels at the cell level (not just in the blood) allow this process to continue quickly and efficiently.

ENHANCED MUSCLE FUNCTION

Muscle energy production improves following PEMF therapy sessions. This allows muscles to work harder and longer, and recover more quickly from their work. PEMFs maximize growth factors by increasing nitric oxide production effectively reducing exercised induced inflammation and improving vascular function.

For anyone trying to improve strength and muscles size, PEMF can help maximize that process. This would apply if you are in your later years treating sarcopenia (the medical term for muscle loss and weakness). It would also apply if you are just trying to recover from hard workouts to add lean muscle. Not only can PEMF help muscles recover faster, it also helps your entire nervous system recover faster as well. Faster recovery means better performance.

INJURY RECOVERY & WOUND HEALING

PEMF therapy enhances the oxygenation of the blood flow through the body. This really helps the body to heal itself. On average the healing process is increased by about a third of the time it would normally take without use of PEMF therapy.

PAIN REDUCTION

PEMF encourages the body to create micro-currents that run through neuro-pathways. This response denies C fibers from accessing neural gateways that trigger the pain response. PEMF has been shown to provide long-lasting, immediate pain relief within just a few minutes of the initial session to those suffering from chronic or acute pain. The ways by which PEMF relieves pain include pain blocking, decreasing inflammation, increasing cellular flexibility, increasing blood and lymph circulation, and increasing tissue oxygenation.

SLEEP AND STRESS REDUCTION

If you struggle with insomnia, restless fitful sleep, or are stressed, PEMF therapy may benefit you. Stress is responsible for at least 65% of our illnesses, so stress reduction is necessary for all of us. Stress-reducing activities performed only now and then will allow too much stress-related damage to accumulate over time. PEMF has stress-reducing effects. Regular use of PEMF can help to reduce the negative effects natural stresses have on our bodies. There is an apparent relaxing of the vascular system within minutes of completing a PEMF therapy session, which lowers the heart rate and can drop blood pressure by 20% to 30%.

PEMF therapy encourages muscles to relax, decreases stress levels and promotes deeper natural sleep.

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

PEMF therapy may be a great complementary modality to address depression and anxiety. A recent Harvard study utilized PEMF to treat depression with great results. The findings showed that along with better oxygenated blood, PEMF helped the glucose metabolism areas of the brain that contribute to depression and anxiety. PEMF stimulates the electrical activity of neurons which then change the parts of the brain that affect our mood. PEMF therapy may also decrease the fear and anxiety reactions that are associated with depression.

BONE MENDING & WOUND HEALING

PEMF therapy improves the quality of calcium produced and mends bones in one-third of the normal time. The skin of the bone seems to develop cells more like the DNA dictates. PEMFs work to repair bones, whether damaged by surgery, injury, or disease and have been found to improve bone regeneration such as occurs with osteoporosis and osteopenia, among other bone destroying conditions.

Because PEMF supports cellular health, damaged tissue and wounds generally heal much faster, in one-third to one-half the time with less scarring.

IMMUNE BOOSTING

Energy loss from stress and environmental pollution compounded by dietary setbacks drain us of vital energy that keeps us healthy. When this energy is compromised, cells no longer function at their best. This triggers a chain reaction, poor circulation, premature aging, degenerative disease, illness, injury and/or poor performance.

To help the body maintain its natural state, we need to recharge our cells batteries so they can be their best and keep us performing at ours. PEMF therapy may help recharge our cells energy and thereby help restore our bodies self-healing abilities.

PEMF promotes detoxification.

Our PEMF system.

The Sedona Pro PEMF system, we use in our clinic, is one of the leading PEMF products chosen by medical professionals for clinical and home use. Multiple wave forms, adjustable intensity and many preset programs make it a preferred choice.

It is the result of more than 25 years of research and development from leading PEMF experts. In addition to the touch screen based control unit, it has a full body PEMF mat and a PEMF pillow for local application. The mat and the pillow can be used at the same time with separate programs adding flexibility and effectiveness to our PEMF therapy.

If you would like to experience the amazing healing powers of PEMF yourself, book a PEMF therapy session.

History of PEMF.

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy isn’t typically as well-known as other forms of therapies such as chiropractic, massage, and physical therapy. Therefore, many people assume that it’s a relatively new modality, leaving it wide open for speculation when it comes to its positive effects. However, the truth is, PEMF has actually been used to help people live a healthier life for quite a long time.

Thousands of years to be exact.

The use of magnetic therapy can actually be found as early as 2000 B.C., which is when a Chinese book, The Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine, noted that “magnetic stones” were used for various health issues.

Centuries later, during the Middle Ages, use of these types of stones was again recorded, this time referring to them as “lodestones” which were placed upon the patient’s body in an effort to achieve greater health. Then, in the late 1800s, science increased our understanding of electrons and electromagnetism, prompting health care professionals to consider using magnetism and electricity for a number of different ailments, ranging from an inability to sleep to actual physical convulsions.

In fact, magnetic therapy was deemed so powerful, magnet-based products such as boots, girdles, and caps were sold through the mail. Fast-forwarding briefly to more recent times, Thomas F. Valone’s 2003 presentation at the Whole Person Healing Conference & Tesla Energy Science Conference shed some light on PEMF’s early beginnings even more.

Specifically, Valone shared how it was Nikola Tesla who would majorly impact PEMF’s use—forever.

Nikola Tesla and PEMF

Valone said that it was two years short of the 20th century when Tesla reportedly addressed the American Electro-Therapeutic Association, telling its members that “One of the early observed and remarkable features of the high frequency currents, and one which was chiefly of interest to the physician, was their apparent harmlessness which made it possible to pass relatively great amounts of electrical energy through the body of a person without causing pain or serious discomfort.”

Tesla made this assertion after having used coils as big as three-feet in diameter to treat ailments without making any type of physical contact with the patients bodies. And it is because of this breakthrough device and its related findings that magnetic field strength today is measured in Tesla (T). While this was all new and extremely hopeful information, especially for that period of time, it wouldn’t be until more than two decades later that PEMF as we know it today would begin to really take form.

A therapy takes form

In his presentation, Valone went onto say that it was 1922 when Alexander Gurvich, a Russian doctor, and his wife discovered that our body’s cells can communicate certain bits of information with each other—even if they are physically separated by a plate of glass.

Three years later, this concept was taken one step further when Georges Lakhovsky shared his ideology and theories that the reinforcement of cell oscillation with radio waves increased their ability to fight off damage or disease. It did this by making them stronger and more resilient, Lakhovsky ascertained. Over the course of the next several decades, many researchers—Royal Raymond Rife, Antoine Priore, Robert Becker, and Abraham Liboff, to name a few—would each identify and research various pieces of information which, together helped create PEMF as we know it today.

PEMF today

Although electromagnetic therapy techniques essentially started with Tesla’s three-feet coils, engaging in PEMF therapy today is simpler on the patient and health professional alike. PEMF devices are available in all shapes and sizes, even offering options for home use for patients who want to continue their therapy sessions between office visits. However, if it weren’t for the ideas, curiosities, and ahead-of-their time findings of individuals such as Tesla, Gurvich, and Lakhovsky, PEMF therapy would not be where it is today.

More Info.

Here are some additional videos for learning more about PEMF.

PEMF Therapy - Renewed Energy

PEMF Therapy - Help With Joint, Muscle and Back Pain

Dr. Andrew Weil did a study at the Baylor College of Medicine, and 76% of patients with joint or muscle pain reported a decrease in pain as a result of being treated with Magnetic Therapy.

PEMF Therapy - Why NASA Uses PEMF?

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space, and when he and subsequent cosmonauts - as well as American astronauts returned to earth, they were very sick and their strength and energy was depleted.

NASA studied the problem for several years and eventually determined that the problem was that the astronauts had been cut off from the earth’s magnetic field.

Once NASA equipped space capsules with Pulsating Magnetic Fields, the astronauts no longer faced the same problems with sickness and lack of energy.

If you’re facing problems with sickness or lack of energy, then you might want to consider using a PEMF mat since studies have shown that PEMF therapy promotes and maintains general cellular health and function.

PEMF Therapy - FDA Approved

In 1979, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for the healing of nonunion fractures.

In 1998, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for urinary incontinence and muscle stimulation.

In 2004, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for cervical fusion patients at high-risk of non-fusion.

In 2006, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for treatment of depression and anxiety.

In 2011, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for treatment of brain cancer.

On October 13th, 2015, the FDA reclassified PEMF devices from their existing Class 3 category to a Class 2 status, and most PEMF devices that are sold today in the United States are FDA registered as wellness devices.

PEMF Therapy - Studies and Research

Most of the 10,000 scientific papers and 2,000 double blind studies concerning PEMF therapy have been done in Europe.

These studies have shown that PEMF therapy is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions - and that PEMF therapy promotes and maintains general cellular health and function.

On October 13th, 2015 the FDA reclassified PEMF devices from their existing Class 3 category to a Class 2 status, which has helped to pave the way for PEMF devices to be sold in the United States as FDA registered wellness devices.

PEMF Therapy - Help With Insomnia

In 2001, Pelka, Jaenicke, and Gruenwald did a double-blind study, treating patients who suffered from insomnia with PEMF therapy.

70% of them reported that their insomnia was completely gone, 24% of them experienced major improvement, and the remaining 6% said they experienced a small but significant improvement.

In other words, 9 out of 10 patients who suffered from insomnia said that they experienced major improvement or that their insomnia had completely ceased as a result of receiving PEMF therapy.

PEMF Therapy - A Psoriasis Cure?

PEMF therapy can be an important healing component in many diseases including psoriasis because of the effects on reducing chronic inflammation.

Psoriasis is not just a common skin condition, psoriasis is a long-lasting (chronic) disease caused by a broken immune system leading to tissue damage.

The pulse of the magnetic fields from the PEMF therapy mat spreads through the injured tissues to boost cell metabolism and healing. PEMF therapy is a recommended treatment for psoriasis and the autoimmune diseases.

PEMF Therapy - Help With Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Reuven Sandyk published several articles each year between 1994 and 1996 on Parkinson’s disease.

He said that patients who used PEMF therapy in addition to conventional treatments were hugely successful.

Improvement was seen regarding facial expressions, tremors, visual perception, and memory.

Their speech became more fluent, they were able to see better, and their sense of smell improved.

And finally, he stated that the mood of the patients also improved when using PEMF therapy.

PEMF Therapy - Diabetes Research

Russian researchers published an article in 1996 called Magentotherapy in the comprehensive treatment of vascular complications of diabetes.

They studied 420 patients with diabetes.

100 of these patients were treated with conventional therapy - while 320 of them were exposed to a pulsed magnetic field in addition to conventional therapy.

28% of the patients in the control group showed improvements, while 74% of the patients who were treated with the pulsed magnetic field showed improvements.

In other words, patients who received PEMF therapy were almost 3 times as likely to show improvement in controlling blood sugar levels as patients who didn’t receive PEMF therapy.

PEMF Therapy - Destroys Cancer?

The more energy your cells have, the healthier they are.

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.

The good news is that a PEMF mat can increase the energy in your cells.

PEMF Therapy - A Cancer Cure?

Otto Warburg, (a Nobel Prize winner) proved that cancer can’t flourish in a high oxygen environment.

PEMF therapy helps to energize and oxygenate your cells, and since oxygen kills all germs, bacteria, and viruses...then the logical conclusion is that PEMF therapy can help prevent disease - including cancer.