Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Technology (PEMF) might seem like a new technology in North America, but it has been safely used throughout Europe and other countries for more than 50 years. Thousands of studies have proven the benefits of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Technology and it is a widely used therapy for multiple conditions, improved health and enhanced performance of people and animals around the world.
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Energy
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy is non-static, unlike therapy with standard magnets, which are constant or static. To create a PEMF, an electrical current is introduced into a looped wire thereby creating a magnetic field. The electrical current is then activated and then deactivated in cycles between one time per second to thousands of times per second. The cycles and frequencies are dependant upon the unique design of any particular PEMF device.
In main stream western medical communities Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy is utilized in the two following ways:
- An specially engineered version of PEMF known as Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). rTMS is designed specifically to treat the brain with low-frequency magnetic pulses. This special form of Electro-Magnetic therapy is undergoing additional studiesand many of these studies indicate that rTMS might be beneficial for depression. It is also being studied for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. See Testimonial Videos on All type of PEMF Technologies
- PEMF Therapy has been used to stimulate bone repair in non-union and other fractures since the 1970’s. This is the specific use that has been registered by the FDA. Although bone has a remarkable capacity to heal from injury, in some cases the broken ends do not join: these are called “non-union” fractures.
Studies using PEMF have shown great promise for other conditions such as: healing soft-tissue wounds by suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membrane level, alleviating pain, and increasing range of motion. Interestingly, vision has been shown to improve in some instances through PEMF, an area that is still undergoing study. At this time, PEMF is being investigated for it’s effect on osteoarthritis, stress, incontinence, migraines and a host of other conditions, reviewed on this website.