What are the Benefits of PEMF?
As we age, our cells slow down. But what if you could reset your cells? Thanks to a non-invasive therapy called PEMF, you can.
What is PEMF?
PEMF―short for pulsating electromagnetic frequencies―is a non-surgical therapy used to heal damaged tissues, stimulate organs, and relieve pain. It operates similarly to the way rechargeable batteries work, but on a cellular level.
The longer we’re alive, the harder our cells have to work to keep up with the assault of pollutants, inflammation-causing foods, stress, and injuries. Using it, your mitochondria (where energy is stored) receive a boost through low-level electromagnetic radiation. This supports the cell’s natural repair mechanisms and encourages healing.
PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy. It is a type of therapy that involves the use of electromagnetic fields to treat a variety of conditions. PEMF therapy is usually administered using a device that produces electromagnetic fields and delivers them to the body through pads or other types of applicators.
PEMF therapy is thought to work by stimulating cells in the body, which can lead to a variety of effects, including improved circulation, reduced inflammation, and faster healing. It is sometimes used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, as well as to improve sleep and overall well-being.
What Conditions Does PEMF Treat?
It was pioneered by NASA to treat bone loss and depression experienced by astronauts, and was approved by the FDA in 1979. Today, it has been deemed safe to treat a wide array of issues.
Treatments can boost the immune system, improve sleep, speed up healing and reduce depression. Research shows that it helps reduce pain and swelling after surgery, encourages fractures to heal faster, and alleviates the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia. Animal trials even suggest it may be useful in liver regeneration and treatment of nerve and spinal damage.
They can heal a slight problem quickly, and repeated sessions can bring substantial change. After the addressing the main issue, a maintenance treatment plan may be used for overall wellness.
At PrimeHealth, we treat all types of patients, and will explore whether PEMF may be beneficial for you.
But―EMFs are Dangerous, Right?
You may have heard EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) are bad for you, but rest assured, it is perfectly safe. EMFs encompass a wide spectrum; the EMFs emitted by satellites aren’t of the same frequency as those of your wireless headphones.
The EMFs that are dangerous are high-frequency. For example, X-rays register frequencies in the hundred quintillion-hertz range (a really, really big number). Frequencies this high are ionizing, meaning they are powerful enough to break electrons off of atoms. Such electron damage changes the way cells work. Your microwave oven is somewhat better, registering only ten billion hertz in frequency. Though this frequency is not high enough to be ionizing, ten billion hertz is enough to disrupt your DNA.
PEMF falls on the opposite end of the frequency spectrum. It’s low-level electromagnetic waves mirror frequencies found in nature. Treatments usually fall between 5 to 30 hertz, which is less than the exposure experienced during a thunderstorm. Additionally, sessions are usually short (10 to 20 minutes) and administered in short bursts. There’s no need to worry about EMF damage from it.
Where Can I Get PEMF Therapy?
You might find treatments available at your physical therapist or functional medicine practitioner’s office. Unfortunately, your insurance may not cover the cost because it’s still considered an alternative therapy. Regardless, it’s always a good idea to call your insurance company first.
Even if insurance won’t cover treatment, it may be worth exploring to finally heal a lingering shoulder injury, treat depression, or reduce the pain of osteoarthritis.
If you’re interested in learning more, or of the many therapeutic remedies that we recommend, please schedule a free consultation today.