What is PEMF?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy, (PEMF for short), is a natural, pain-free, non-invasive way to recharge and rejuvenate your body and restore better health and has been around since the early 1980s. Numerous conditions and painful symptoms benefit from PEMF treatments, and clinical studies have shown it to be an effective alternative to medical procedures and pharmaceutical treatments. PEMF has helped millions of people around the world improve their overall health and wellbeing, relieving a range of symptoms resulting from pain, inflammation, poor circulation and disturbed sleep.
The technology harnesses healthy electromagnetic frequencies that occur naturally in the Earth’s magnetic field and in every cell in the body, which is vital for optimum cell health. Our bodies use electrical signals to send messages from and to the brain to maintain healthy function. When low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic waves penetrate the body, they work together with the body’s own bioelectric and biochemical healing processes. Working at the cellular level, PEMF activates energy production in cells to increase the life cycle and function of cells, a fundamental part of natural cell rejuvenation.
A PEMF therapy device, such as a PEMF Mat or portable PEMF unit, emits low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic waves at different frequencies, targeting your body at the cellular level, to improve circulation and stimulate natural cell metabolism. The low frequency of electromagnetic waves make PEMF devices safe to use for extended periods and continue to pose no risk to an individual's health. PEMF is one of the gentlest courses of treatment to essentially provide extra energy for cells to absorb and use to overcome any health issues or injuries.
PEMF technology is used for a variety of different purposes to treat an array of conditions that often stem from below the skin's surface. Not only does this technology help treat current health issues but can also prevent and protect the body against future health problems. Regular use of these devices and exposure to magnetic fields can improve energy, circulation and most importantly, protect cells from beginning to malfunction.
Some popular uses of PEMF technology include:
- Increase injury healing rate
- Increase circulation
- Increase immune functioning
- Improve sleep patterns
- Improve cognitive functioning
- Reduce pain
- Reduce inflammation
NASA scientists have conducted research on PEMF technology, investigating the effect of electromagnetic fields on neuronal cellular function, which are the cells that transmit electrical signals throughout the body. The research investigated the possibility of stimulating growth in cells that had been damaged due to accidents or as a result of surgery. NASA discovered electromagnetic field stimulation can improve cell regrowth from up to 250% - 400% and can also be an effective means of therapy when it comes to repairing broken bones and redeveloping tissues.
PEMF treatments are very safe and non-invasive to the body. Use of these devices is not associated with any known adverse side-effects, however, it is not uncommon to experience mild and temporary nausea and/or fatigue after a treatment. This can be due to the increase of oxygen in the cells as well as being a result of the toxins flushing from the treatment area.
It is very simple to apply a treatment from a PEMF device, at home or at work. Most importantly, this treatment can be used by anyone, and does not require the presence of a clinical professional. The exact application will vary depending on the product but it is common for the device to be placed on the desired part of the body to be treated. It is then left on the spot for approximately 10 minutes (higher intensity models) or a minimum of 30 minutes minimum (lower intensity models). Exact usage times will differ due to the degree of injury or pain.
There are several brands on the market that sell various PEMF devices for a range of different costs. One brand, in particular, MiraMate, sells high-quality products at an affordable price. Their reliable technology makes it easy to apply treatments right from your home with customer reviews stating that they see results within the first couple of weeks. Their main PEMF devices come with a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
Goodwin TJ, Johnson LB. (2003). Physiological and molecular genetic effects of time-varying electromagnetic fields on human neuronal cells. NASA/TP-2003-212054 Retrieved from: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20030075722.pdf