What Is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)?
IYKYK= If you know, you know, is becoming a popular phrase nowadays. The problem is that there are a whole lot of things people don’t know. What I have learned is that statement can’t be more true about the POSITIVE effects of electromagnetic fields.
Much like a battery, the human body is electric. Our cells carry voltage. The electric charges necessary to maintain optimum health in our cells can decline from age, injuries, and illness. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) helps to restore this healthy electrical balance within the body, which can facilitate healing, pain relief, and much more
BENEFITS OF GUIDED PEMF THERAPY
Clinical evidence shows that guided PEMF therapy reduces pain associated with trauma from accidents, sports injuries, surgeries, and burns as well as from disease and degeneration. PEMF was initially approved in the 1970’s, and used as a bone stimulator to help with nonunion(non healing) fractures. Further studies on soft tissue damage show benefits to many types of tissues (particularly nerve tissue), with no adverse side effects reported.
Positive Effects of PEMF Therapy:
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- Increased range of motion
- Faster functional recovery
- Reduced muscle loss after surgery
- Increased tensile strength in ligaments
- Faster healing of skin wounds (I’ve personally seen this benefit..more later on that)
- Accelerated nerve regeneration
Additional Positive Effects From Guided PEMF Therapy:
- Improved energy, circulation, blood and tissue oxygenation
- Improved sleep quality, blood pressure, and cholesterol level
- Improved uptake of nutrients, cellular detoxification, and the ability to regenerate cells.
- Balance the immune system and cell regeneration
- Relax muscles.
ABOUT GUIDED PEMF THERAPY
In order for our tissues to heal and lay down new cells, the required cell voltage must be -50mV. With our PEMF Therapy, the practitioner can guide this voltage into damaged tissues, thereby speeding up the healing of tissues.
PEMFs have been used extensively for decades for many conditions and medical disciplines.
Science teaches us that everything is energy and all energy is electromagnetic in nature. All atoms, chemicals, and cells produce electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Every organ in the body produces its own signature bioelectromagnetic field.
Our bodies actually project their own magnetic fields and all 70 trillion cells in the body communicate via electromagnetic frequencies. Nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange.
When the electromagnetic activity of the body ceases, life ceases.
Physics, that is, electromagnetic energy, controls chemistry. This in turn controls tissue function. Disruption of electromagnetic energy in cells causes impaired cell metabolism, whatever the initial cause. This happens anywhere in the disease process, including pain.
HOW DOES GUIDED PEMF THERAPY WORK?
PEMFs address impaired chemistry and thus the function of cells – which in turn, improves health. PEMFs deliver beneficial, health-enhancing EMFs and frequencies to the cells.
PEMFs pass right through the body, penetrating every cell, tissue, organ, and even bone without being absorbed or altered! As they pass through, they stimulate most of the electrical and chemical processes in the tissues.
Therapeutic PEMFs are specifically designed to positively support cellular energy, resulting in better cellular health and function.
PEMFs are frequency-based and applied to either the whole body or parts of the body. PEMFs may only be needed for short periods of time, while the effects last for many hours, setting in motion cellular and whole-body changes to restore and maintain balance in metabolism and health. The body does not acclimate, or “get used to,” the healthy energy signals of therapeutic PEMFs, even if used for a long time.
This is a great stand-alone service but is even better used in combination with our other treatment offerings to round out a comprehensive treatment program.
Now back to my personal story of healing a wound… As many of you know I still play baseball in a competitive men’s league. The day before I received our guided PEMF device to demo on our patients, I had slid into second base, and for the 100th time I got a severe abrasion on the outside of my leg (not even the first time this season, BTW).
With this PEMF device, we the practitioner are the conduit to manipulate the field through our clients, and having that energy field running through me, this wound was closed and all new skin in 5 days! The previous times during the season, there was still scabbing at the 2 week mark, and my approach to wound care was no different. The difference that made the difference was guided PEMF.
There are very few true healing devices in the medical industry, and I can’t wait to continue to impact people’s lives with the help of PEMF.
Trevor Field is a physical therapist in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and owner of Form and Function Physical Therapy specializing in treatment of adolescent athletes, and has developed programs for ACL injury prevention and recovery, Throwing specific assessment and treatment in baseball and softball, sports performance enhancement, and more. To learn more, go to www.FormFunctionPT.com
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