What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT) is also known as; magnetotherapy, pulsed magnetic therapy and PEMF. It encompasses techniques that are commonly used in orthopedic medicine for the treatment of bone fractures in order to promote healing. This is accomplished through the use of magnetic fields (pulsed) that have been directed through the injured bone tissue. By doing this, it has been observed and documented to stimulate the process of cellular repair. As a result, the FDA has subsequently approved several PEMFT devices.
Scientific basis of effectiveness
Back in 1974, clinical research was conducted and successfully demonstrated that the application of pulsed magnetic fields, when applied at a bone fracture site, accelerates the process of healing (Bassett et al., 1974). During these, and subsequent trials, empirical evidence was assembled to support the effectiveness of PEMF therapy, when utilized for non- and delayed-union fractures.
In addition to its effectiveness when it comes to bone healing (cellular repair) and regeneration, PEMF has also been successfully used in the treatment of depression. This form of therapy is known as “transcranial pulsed electromagnetic field therapy” (tPEMF). The utilization of this form of depression therapy, through transcranial magnetic stimulation, has been approved by the FDA, since 2011, for those who haven’t responded to antidepressants. The observations that led to this therapy resulted from the clinical notations that the mood of bipolar patients improved after they had undergone a magnetic resonance spectrogram. This approach involves Low Field Magnetic Stimulation (LFMS). When treating patients, this procedure is usually performed up to twice daily for two weeks or more.
The benefits of PEMF treatments
We all know that maintaining the health of our body’s cells is not something that happens automatically – or should be ignored. Addressing the needs of our body’s cellular health is absolutely necessary when it comes to slowing the aging process and preventing cellular damage. However, far too many individuals wait until they are afflicted with a serious illness and then depend on medical approaches that rely on expensive (and potentially toxic) pharmaceuticals to “fix” the problem. Unfortunately, the average individual is unaware that many diseases can be avoided with the proper preventative therapy.
PEMF Treatments can be also be effective for:
- Relaxing the muscles
- The acceleration of bone and soft tissue repair
- Assisting the immune system
- Improve energy level
- Improved circulation
- Reduction of pain, inflammation from arthritis, back and joint pain, fibromyalgia, etc.
PEMF Therapy treatments take just a few minutes – but their benefits can be far-reaching and deserve to be brought to the attention of the general public!