Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, also known as PEMF therapy is a fairly new type of therapy that has garnered a lot of attention for it’s many potentially beneficial applications. PEMF devices generate localized electromagnetic fields. These fields are then directed at the patients body in specific, afflicted areas to interact with and enhance those fields already present throughout the human body. This stimulates a myriad of bodily functions. PEMF is well known for it’s use in pain management, the electromagnetic fields generated by the machine reacting with the nerve centers in the body to dull pain. Essentially these pain signals are blocked or drowned out by the non harmful electromagnetic signals emitted by the generator.
What are the Benefits?
There are a great many benefits to this kind of treatment. In the above example, pain management and treatment through PEMF can be a healthy alternative to painful surgeries or medications, which produce unpleasant side effects like fatigue and irritability. PEMF machines have also been used to help stimulate increased in a number of critical bodily systems leading to better overall health and welfare for users. These devices can increase blood circulation, nerve regeneration and have been used experimentally to promote stem cell production and even treat depression. These Pulsed electromagnetic waves can penetrate deeper into the body than many traditional medicines, spread throughout the body by it’s own electromagnetic network.
Quality PEMF devices come equipped with a variety of features. When buying your own keep a look out for the five listed below.
- Full Body Mat
- Earth based Frequencies
- Biorythm Clock
- Copper Coils
- Programmable Intensities
Is it Safe?
PEMF devices are FDA approved and available for purchase by physicians and and general consumers alike. These treatments are frequently used for their healing benefits, since the electromagnetic pulses stimulate cell regeneration. Doctors use PEMF devices to fuse broken bones and treat post operative swelling in patients. The pulses are not generated at harmful levels and only stimulate the bodies own regenerative functions. That said if buying a PEMF device for home use consumers should always check to be sure devices are FDA approved or risk buying an over the counter dud.
Use of pulsed electromagnetic fields is not a cure-all but the potential of such treatments to promote over all health and wellness should not be overlooked.