Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
There is an amazing and “new” treatment on the market which is actually not new but hundreds of years old – with brand new technological advancements to meet today’s needs. This treatment is called Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and it is revolutionary in physical therapy and natural healing. At the Natural Choice Family Health Clinic in Mesa, Arizona, our natural doctors believe that where possible, nature can and does heal the body. This does not mean we won’t use medicine when needed. It means we take a natural approach and using PEMF is a very important part of our holistic approach.
500 years ago, magnetized pieces of the mineral “magnetite” were used to treat a variety of conditions, from epilepsy to diarrhea. Later, in the 19th century, magnetic ointments were produced to cure a wider spectrum of ailments including headaches, toothaches and burns.
In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration approved PEMF as a safe procedure. The treatment has been used for long term chronic pain sufferers, as well as post operatively for patients who have undergone spinal fusions. This technology, while it has been around since the 16th century, is still being explored as to its many uses and cures. Many documented trials have been performed by physiotherapists, rheumatologists and hospitals and the success of PEMF has been proven.
What Is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy?
What Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy does is uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through injured tissue. Every electrical pulse creates a minute electrical signal within the body which then stimulates reparation of the cells. Convincing evidence has shown that these electrical currents do aid in the acceleration of bone formation. The length and scheduling of the treatment depends upon the condition being addressed. In studies, treatments were done for as little as 20 minutes per day or as much as 8-10 hours per day. Through the hundreds of blind and double-blind studies done, the treatment has no risks or nasty side effects like so many other treatments. It is completely non-invasive and safe. There is no surgery and no anesthesia and the treatment is performed in a comfortable office atmosphere on an out -patient basis. The cost for treatment is far lower than surgeries. People all over the world suffer from a variety of rheumatologic diseases that run the gamut from arthritis to acute lesions. PEMF can help you if you suffer from these conditions. Another important use of PEMF is for athletes. Whether there is chronic pain or not, or an acute injury or not, the use of PEMF to enhance the body is proven and effective.
While skeptics of any natural healing methods will of course criticize the treatment and attempt to debunk it, the fact remains that hundreds of independent studies exist all over the world which show the efficacy of this treatment for a myriad of physiological situations. These studies are not paid for by “PEMF companies” (as many pharmaceutical “independent” studies are paid for by big pharmaceutical companies whose interest is always in the research going in their favor. These studies are truly independent, and if anything, performed by die hard “medicos” who would rather the technology did not work so as to support their beliefs in surgeries and drugs, and more traditional medical approaches.
PEMF – A cutting edge technology for reducing or eliminating pain in minutes and promoting healing at the cellular level
PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy) is a revolutionary technology that offers, with an enormous spectrum of indications, new possibilities for the treatment of numerous illnesses and diseases.
Completely non-invasive, PEMF devices were only recently developed on the basis of the discoveries of great 20th century scientists of the last century such as Nikola Tesla, George Lahkovsky, and Antoine Prioré. They recognized that pulsed magnetic fields can influence our bodies bio-energetically.
While we all acknowledge that the human body needs food, water, oxygen, and adequate sleep, most of us, however, 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 – even with nourishing food, water, and oxygen.
The pulsed magnetic field generated by a PEMF device stimulates and mobilizes the ions in the cells of the body. The exchange of the nutrient particles inside and outside the cell is thus intensified by this so-called “ion pump.”
The magnetic fields go through the body and the cells completely. They move the ions in the cells and tissue in the rhythm of the magnetic field impulses which flow through them and press them to the cell walls. Here they cause a hyper-polarization and positively influence the energy metabolism above all else. This regulates of the voltages at the cell walls.
It is known that in various diseases, the border surface potentials of the cells are lower compared with the normal value. While the magnetic fields are normalizing the cell wall potential, the dynamics of the ions at the cell border surface improves.
Your Body is a Battery that Needs the Right Current
Think of your body as a type of battery that runs on direct current (DC) electricity. In fact, all life generates an electrical DC charge. Your cells count on this energy to absorb nutrients, remove waste and communicate with other cells – jobs that are important for building and repairing tissue such as muscle and bone as well as your organs. But without the right amount of energy, your cells can slow down and neglect important work, leading to pain, injury and disease.
PEMF restores optimal voltage in the cells by recharging their electrical current. Its ultra-fast, low to high intensity, gently pulsing magnetic fields bathe electrically imbalanced cells in pure, raw energy, supporting their need for the proper electrical balance to regain or maintain metabolic functions and optimal health. Nearly all diseases can be traced back to disorders in the cells. In fact, Dr. Harold Saxton Burr, PhD, Professor of Anatomy at Yale University School of Medicine, researched the electrical fields of organisms and published 93 papers on biological electricity from 1932-1956. He found that measurable imbalances in the electrical field of an organ precede the onset of pathology.
“If the electrical imbalance is corrected, the disease does not manifest.”
Dr. Harold Saxton Burr, PhD
The fact that pulsed magnetic fields act directly upon cell functions explains the high success rate and the broad application field of the PEMF therapy.
Dr. Andrew Bassett, a researcher at the Bioelectric Research Center of Columbia University who has studied the effect of pulsed magnetic fields on the cellular function of connective tissue and function, says of PEMF:
“A wide variety of challenging musculoskeletal disorders has been treated successfully over the past two decades. These include nerve regeneration, wound healing, graft behavior, diabetes, and myocardial and cerebral ischemia (heart attack and stroke), among other conditions. Preliminary data even suggest possible benefits in controlling malignancy. (Cancer)”
Magnetic field therapy benefits your whole body even if you use it for a specific condition. That is because all of the actions of magnetic fields are happening simultaneously and your physical health will improve in many ways without your even realizing or expecting it. Minor imbalances in cells in individual parts of the body can be very easily rebalanced before they become an obvious problem. The sooner you start using PEMF, therefore, the healthier you’ll be. If you start using this therapy in your 40’s, for example, many of the problems that typically beset people in their 60’s or 70’s can be avoided.
This technology is so powerful that the cases we have monitored are truly amazing. This is only after nine months actively using high intensity PEMF in my practice. Over this time period I have observed improvements in both acute injuries such as extensive bruising and swelling, reduction in chronic injuries such as difficult to heal rotator cuff problems, knee injuries, excessive scar tissue, and a wide variety of other ailments such as migraine headaches, prostate problems and erectile dysfunction, depression, fatigue, and even kidney stones. My colleagues have documented cases where the technology:
- · reversed end stage coronary artery disease in one patient (her unstable angina, exercise intolerance and heart failure is resolved)
- · resolve a twenty year history of migraines in another patient who was taking a combination of four prescription drugs on a daily basis yet still suffering from her headaches
- · resolved extensive pelvic scar tissue after three months of therapy confirmed on pelvic ultrasound
- · dramatically improved severely painful bone on bone degenerative knee joint disease
- · dramatic improvement in range of motion in post surgical scar tissue and adhesions
- · improved depression, memory, attention, traumatic brain injury, stroke rehabilitation and even autism
- · the cases of tendonitis, back pain, muscle strains and arthritis are extensive
- While PEMF is cellular exercise, not a treatment for any specific issue, the wide-ranging health benefits are certainly eye-opening and worth checking out!