Your body is fundamentally bioelectric.
PEMF uses pulsed electromagnetic fields to bathe low energy cells in pure, raw energy. PEMF Exercise supports the body’s natural abilities to optimize balanced body functions – the definition of wellness.
What is PEMF?
Simply put, PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) devices emit electromagnetic waves of varying length as a non-invasive way to stimulate muscles, bones, and tendons–encouraging the body’s natural healing processes. PEMF technology is used to aid in pain management and improve functions such as recovery speed, growth rate, bone density, and circulation.
Is it safe?
Electromagnetic fields may give you pause upon first read. Many devices
that produce EMFs have been linked to harmful effects, such as microwaves or x-ray machines. Waves emitted by PEMF machines are low frequency bursts, which in turn produce very different results than other devices that produce electromagnetic fields. PEMF machine frequencies typically range between 5-30 Hz. Compare that to microwaves, which produce EMFs at a frequency of 1000–300,000 MHz (or 300,000,000,000 Hz!) While such high frequencies are indeed disruptive to your biology, the fields produced in PEMF treatments are much milder, and in fact less intense than what can be experienced in nature!
How effective is PEMF therapy?
Numerous studies have been conducted on the efficacy of electromagnetic fields as a form of treatment. After all, if it doesn’t work, why bother? Findings have been encouraging, with significant measurable improvements and minimal, short-lived side effects.
NASA performed a 4-year collaborative study conducted by NASA on the efficacy of square-wave electromagnetic fields (such as the ones produced by PEMF machines) to stimulate tissue growth and repair. Their published findings reported “accelerated growth rate and better organized morphology over controls,” and went on to describe increased cell viability, including up-regulation of over 150 genes associated with growth and cell restoration. (source)
Results have been illuminating in the therapeutic benefits of this technology. PEMF has been shown to be incredibly effective in pain management and recovery both in injuries related to tissue damage, as well as for pain from chronic conditions such as in arthritis patients. (source)
A study designed to measure efficacy of PEMF therapy in treating back pain found a statistically significant increase in pain relief and resumption of active functions in patients treated with PEMF plus analgesic compared with patients who were treated using analgesic alone. (source)
PEMF therapy has also been linked to increased nitric oxide availability and blood pressure regulation (source), improvement of symptoms associated with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety (source), and even have positive effects on learning and memory (source).