Pulsed Electro-magnetic Frequency (PEMF)
Pulsed electromagnetic frequency (PEMF) is most commonly known to be used as a reparative technique in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions and depression. With over 40 years of clinical studies, researchers suggest that the pulsed signal in PEMF activates the body’s chemistry to heal more rapidly.
Having healthy cells is vital to your overall health and well-being. By restoring the body’s natural electro-magnetic energy through PEMF therapy, cell metabolism is boosted, blood cells are regenerated, circulation is improved, oxygen carrying capacity is increased and inflammation is reduced.
PEMF provides stunning regenerative effects because these magnetic fields result in cells generating so much naturally derived energy that they are able to heal themselves. A magnetic switch turbocharges cellular energy production and reduces oxidative stress.
PEMF therapy has shown to be effective at reducing pain both in the short-term and long-term. The ways by which PEMF therapy relieves pain include pain blocking, decreasing inflammation, increasing cellular flexibility, increasing blood and lymph circulation and increasing tissue oxygenation.
Blood Circulation & Lymphatic Vessels
As PEMF therapy mechanically stimulates blood vessels and blood flow, the blood vessels pump blood and oxygen into the cells. Simultaneously, PEMF therapy mechanically stimulates the lymphatic vessels and waste products are hauled away from the cells more efficiently. PEMF therapy supports immune health by mechanically stimulating lymphatic drainage and blood flow.
PEMF therapy treats the cellular source of swelling by recharging the cells with a mild electromagnetic current. This stops the release of pain and inflammatory mediators, reduces inflammatory fluids and allows an increase in blood flow, therefore increasing oxygen intake. This helps the cells heal faster with less swelling, pain and bruising.
Tissue and Muscle Flexibility
PEMF therapy successfully increases membrane and skin flexibility by increasing the synthesis of collagen, a crucial protein that supports membrane elasticity, within the fibroblasts. In doing so, PEMF therapy increases tissue and muscle flexibility, and increases range of motion.
Cellular Growth and Repair
The many intra/inter cellular processes and activity stimulated by PEMF therapy lead to faster cellular and tissue regeneration. This fact is shown by the results of many studies on a variety of tissues, including bones, spine, cartilage, intestines, blood vessels, nerves, brain and muscles.
Bone Growth Stimulation
PEMF enhances the electrical polarity by inducing an electrical field at the fracture site which supports the natural healing process and stimulates fracture repair. PEMF bone growth stimulation generates a time varying magnetic field within the body. Thus, the electric potential created by PEMF stimulates fracture healing.
PEMF is thought to help correct electrical signaling and chemical imbalances in the brain. Magnetic fields are sent through the scalp and skull to a particular area of the brain. When the magnetic field enters the brain it creates a small electrical current. This electrical current stimulates the brain cells (neurons) in a targeted brain area and causes them to fire (or send an electrical impulse).
PEMF restores and enhances the efficiency of the cells mitochondria and production of ATP, the vital element for charging up the cell walls. When sufficiently charged, the cell will then expel toxins and waste products more efficiently. Cellular pH alkalinity increases allowing for better oxygen uptake and suppression of harmful toxins and infection.
Red Blood Cells before PEMF
Red Blood Cells after PEMF
The pictures above are of red blood cells before and after a PEMF treatment. Taken using dark field microscopy, the first picture shows red blood cells that are stuck together. Simply stated, these cells have lost their charge and are no longer able to transport oxygen, uptake nutrients, or release toxins. A person with blood that looks like the first picture is often tired, fatigued, and may have high blood pressure. The cells should be free floating and bounce off each other, like you see in the second picture. The two pictures below were taken of the same individual a few days apart. The second picture was taken right after a PEMF treatment.
Your red blood cells were designed to deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and to deliver carbon dioxide to the lungs. In order to do this, the red blood cell, must be maximally flexible and have the greatest amount of surface area possible through which to release its oxygen molecules at the right place. The tissue which needs the oxygen may be accessed through a big vessel (an artery) or tiny vessel (called an arteriole).
When two, three or more red blood cells clump together it prevents the single cell from bending over to pass through the smaller arterioles. The result is that certain tissues do not get enough oxygen.
When this occurs the body through a complex process of chemical and neurologic messages signals the heart to pump harder causing high blood pressure. With higher blood pressure the cells may be able to be forced through. And perhaps they can for a time but eventually the heart muscle is overworked, enlarges, and becomes ineffective causing damage in many areas of your body. The most frequently discussed damage is that which occurs to the blood vessels. This can result in ruptures in the vessels in your brain causing a stroke.