EFFECTS OF PEMF THERAPY
Reported Effects of PEMF Therapy
Magnetism is one of the universe’s fundamental powers. It has been used medicinally in China for over 2,000 years. Our ability to produce and control electro-magnetic fields and to use them to diagnose and treat has expanded enormously with the advent of electricity and electro-magnetics.
PEMF Therapy is the application of electro-magnetic fields to treat and promote health. Although this emerging technology may be new to North America, it has been studied systematically throughout Eastern Europe and in the countries of the former Soviet Union for over 40 years and is a standard treatment for many conditions.
How important is PEMF Therapy? In 1992 Dr. Andrew Bassett, who helped pioneer the first FDA approved device using pulsed electro-magnetic fields, wrote, “In the decade to come bioelectro-magnetics will assume a therapeutic importance equal to, or greater than, that of pharmacology and surgery today. With proper interdisciplinary effort, significant inroads can be made in controlling the ravages of cancer, some forms of heart disease, arthritis, hormonal disorders, and neurological scourges such as Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis.”
Effects of Magnetic Pulse Therapy have been studied in:
PEMF Alzheimer’s Disease • Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis • Arthritis • Asthma • Atherosclerosis • Bone Healing • Bronchitis • Burns • Cervical Osteoarthritis • Chronic Venous Insufficiency • Dental Problems • Depression • Diabetes • Elbow Pain • Endometriosis/Endometritis • Epilepsy • Eye Disorders • Facial Nerve Neuropathy/Paralysis • Fibromyalgia • Glaucoma • Gynecology • Headache • Hearing Loss • Heart Disease • Herpetic Stomatitis • Hypertension • Insomnia • Kidney Failure/Inflammation/Stones • Knee Pain • Laryngeal Inflammation • Leprosy • Limb Lengthening • Liver/ Hepatitis • Lupus Erythematosus • Lymphadenitis • Mandibular Osteomyelitis • Maxillofacial Disorders • Migraine • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscle Rehabilitation • Muscular Dystrophy • Neck Pain • Nerve Regeneration • Neuropathy • Optic Nerve Atrophy • Osteochondrosis • Osteoporosis • Pain • Pancreatitis • Parkinson’s Disease • Paroxysmal Dyskinesia • Pelvic Pain • Peptic – Duodenal Ulcer • Periodontitis • Peripheral Neuropathy • Pneumonia • Poisoning – Detoxification • Post-Mastectomy • Post-Polio Syndrome • Post-Herpetic Pain • Prostatitis • Pseudoarthrosis • Psoriasis • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Schizophrenia • Seasonal Affective Disorder • Shoulder Pain • Sinusitis • Sleep – Insomnia • Spinal Cord Injury • Stroke • Tendonitis • Tinnitus • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation • Trophic Ulcer • Tubal Pregnancy • Tuberculosis • Urinary Incontinence • Urinary Inflammation – Trauma • Uterine Myoma • Vasomotor Rhinitis • Vestibular Dysfunction • Whiplash • Wound Healing • Wrinkles.
Besides addressing specific conditions, many health promoting benefits have been reported, including increased energy and availability of oxygen, enhanced transport of ions (calcium, potassium, sodium) across cell membranes, improved circulation, enhanced sleep, pain relief and stress reduction. There is speculation that regular PEMF treatment may increase longevity and quality of life.
Magnetic fields pass through the body as if it were transparent which may account for many, far-reaching and systemic effects.
Reported effects include:
• Reduction of edema
• Reduced platelet adhesion
• Acceleration of enzyme reactions
• Enhanced calcium, sodium and other ion movement
• Muscle relaxation
• Stimulation of nitric oxide production
• Enhanced membrane function
• Enhanced sodium – potassium exchange
• Improved cellular energy
• Immunity changes
• Amino acid changes
• Reduced nerve cell firing
• Repair of soft tissue
• Free radical effects
• Anti-oxidant stimulation
• Brain Function Effects
• Stress Reduction
• Hormonal Changes
• Learning Changes
• Scar Modification
• Enhanced Metabolism
• Water Modification
• Electrolyte Changes
• Bone Healing
• Acceleration of Bone Formation
• Autonomic Nervous System Actions
• Enhanced Oxygenation
• Inflammation Reduction
• Sleep Improvement
• Changes in metabolism of medications
• Liver Function Changes
• Enhanced Wound Healing
• Improved Fertility
• Receptor Binding Changes
PEMF THERAPY BLOCKS PAIN
It relieves pain through: pain blocking, decreased inflammation, and increased cellular flexibility and increased blood and fluids circulation.
The trans-membrane potential (TMP) is the voltage difference (or electrical potential difference) between the interior and exterior of a cell. Differences in concentration of ions on opposite sides of a cellular membrane produce the TMP. The largest contributions usually come from sodium (Na+) and chloride (Cl-) ions, which have high concentrations in the extracellular region, and potassium (K+) ions, which along with large protein anions have large concentrations in the intracellular region.
The opening or closing of the ion channels at one point in the membrane produces a local change in the TMP, which causes electric current to flow rapidly to other points in the membrane.
In electrically excitable cells such as neurons, the TMP is used for transmitting signals from one part of the cell to the other.
In non-excitable cells, and in excitable cells in their baseline states, the TMP is held at a relatively stable value, called the resting potential. For neurons, typical values of the resting potential range from -70 to -80 mV (mili Volts); that is, the interior of a cell has a negative baseline voltage. The opening and closing of the ion channels can induce a departure from the resting potential, called a depolarization if the interior voltage rises (say from -70 mV to -65 mV), or a hyper polarization if the interior voltage becomes more negative (for example, changing from -70 mV to -80 mV).
In excitable cells, a sufficiently large depolarization can evoke a short-lasting all-or-nothing event called an action potential, in which the TMP very rapidly undergoes a large change, often reversing its sign. Special types of voltage-dependent ion channels that generate action potentials but remain closed at the resting TMP can be induced to open by a small depolarization.
By causing a hyperpolarized state at the neuronal membrane, PEMF therapy effectively blocks pain as it prevents the threshold necessary to transmit the pain signal to be reached. The fact that PEMF therapy successfully reduces pain in the short and long-term has been demonstrated and documented.
It’s magic the way that PEMF works!
1. Through atomic excitation, it stimulates the spin of the electron and causes it to store energy there that lasts for three days.
2. Molecules tend to align slightly with each magnetic pulse, making them easier to combine, especially when in an excited state.
3. The pH becomes 100 times more alkaline, which allows for better oxygen uptake, and the suppression of some harmful entities.
4. Viscosity shifts by a factor of 16, allowing liquids to flow into the cell gates.
5. The red blood cells start to separate (as they acquire a positive charge and repel each other) within minutes, allowing for a higher surface area for the transport of oxygen.
6. An apparent relaxing of the vascular system takes place within several minutes of completing a session. One of the most beneficial effects is the drop in blood pressure by 20-30%.
7. After a session there is a systemic response as though the body’s functions have been fine-tuned, or turbocharged. This causes general improvement of other conditions as well, not only the ones being specifically targeted through the therapy. Wounds heal in one third of the normal time.
8. Electroporation, or electroper meabilization, is a significant increase in the electrical conductivity and permeability of the cell plasma membrane caused by an externally applied electrical field. It allows more passage of solvent (H20) to dissolve toxins and stimulates a better delivery of a medicine or herb within the body.
9. Possibly the hardest one to accept is the fact that the cell can change some of the sodium back to potassium, statement supported by a US Army study, which leads to reduced pain, often fading the pain away in minutes.
10. The electromagnetic pulse causes the person to generate tiny little micro-currents, and the energy tends to run through the neural pathways. This seems to swap the C fibers from accessing the neural gates which allow the pain signal to stream into the brain. A diminished signal thus equals a decrease in pain perception.
As the speed of the pulse is so fast (less than a millionth of a second!), thanks to Bruce Gelerter’s invention, the PEMF 4000 can use tremendous amounts of energy without there being a time to heat the atom. It can pulse energy into an area for as long as an hour without adverse reactions in most cases, so serious problems can take the extra energy needed to do extra work.