PEMF therapy works by recreating the earth’s magnetic fields, which are critical to human life at a cellular level.
Pulsating magnetic fields generators are now recreated inside NASA spaceships to help maintain optimal health in astronauts and reduce sickness and lack of energy upon re-entering Earth’s gravity.
Here on Earth, PEMF therapy has seen positive results for individuals suffering from pain or recovering from injury, as well as those with anxiety or depression, or seeking healthier aging.
But what’s going on inside the body during a PEMF session? What biological changes does it trigger? And why are these changes so beneficial to health?
Bone healing and bone density regeneration
Magnetic fields pass through the human body (including the bones) as if it doesn’t exist.
PEMF therapy works to repair bones and regrow cartilage, whether damaged by surgery, disease or injury.
The electromagnetic frequencies have been shown to improve bone regeneration in patients suffering from bone-destroying diseases like:
Pulsed electromagnetic fields work on the cells responsible for regrowth, stimulating their ‘battery packs’ (mitochondria) and activating their natural repair functions.
The X-ray below shows the knee of a 70-year old female who was experiencing extreme pain when walking due to cartilage degeneration (see left image).
PEMF encouraged cartilage growth between the bones (see right image).
This is one example of how PEMF energy medicine helps heal injuries; but it can help with many conditions involving bone and cartilage damage.
The cells in our bodies require oxygen to produce heat and energy, in much the same way as a fire requires oxygen to burn.
After our lungs extract oxygen from the air, the arteries carry it in the blood to the bodily organs.
PEMF therapy aids this process, helping the body to carry oxygen in the circulatory system to where individual cells can absorb it.
Within cells, this oxygen aids the metabolism process, producing energy.
Healthy metabolism is vital for the body, as it helps to filter out what’s harmful for the body from what’s nutritious; this is aided by a health blood-oxygen level in cells and the blood, which PEMF helps promote.
After the oxygen exchange in cells, the veins carry the oxygen-deprived blood and metabolic waste back to the heart for the process to begin again.
Enhanced muscle function/healing strains and sprains
In order for the body to function properly, healthy muscles are vital.
For muscles to work hard and to recover quickly, optimal energy is required. This, in turn, depends on the Myosin Phosphorylation (muscle energy production) system.
With PEMF therapy, the extra energy provided at cellular level aids this process and muscles are better able to relax, reducing tension and pain.
Inflammation is the result of the body trying to repair damaged cells by increasing blood flow to diseased or injured tissues.
While this is generally a beneficial process for the body, persistent and chronic inflammation can generate pain.
PEMF treatment is known to reduce chronic inflammation and ease pain.
While T cells can help kill bacteria and fight disease, their presence in trauma-induced injury sites delays healing and can prolong inflammation. PEMF therapy has been shown to accelerate healing by eliminating these cells.
It can be especially useful in the case of chronic inflammatory diseases such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Protecting against cancer
It is known that a lower cellular voltage is directly connected to diseases like cancer. As cells become less “charged” due to the aging process or adverse lifestyle factors, the risk of cancer increases.
Cancer cells are unable to thrive in energetic, highly charged cells.
PEMF waves act like battery chargers, stimulating and powering up cells, protecting against disease, and helping them deliver oxygen and nutrients for energy.
Devices used in PEMF treatment also stimulate white blood cells, which are able to eliminate floating cancer stem cells in the blood. This makes PEMF a useful potential therapy to be used after conventional cancer treatment, helping to prevent the cancer from returning.
Such is the nature of modern life that we absorb a large variety of heavy metal toxins. These are harmful as they block the uptake of nutrients and rob cells of energy.
PEMF helps the body detoxify by removing toxins from the cell membranes, increasing oxygen uptake, and clearing cell membrane channels to take in more nutrients.
This makes it a useful adjunct therapy for enhancing traditional detox methods.
Stress is a major cause of illness around the world.
When the body fails to handle stress well, not only is it very damaging for health but it speeds up the aging process.
Stress builds up so it’s important to reduce stress regularly and pulsed electromagnetic fields can help you do this.
PEMF therapy stimulates the pituitary gland to produce melatonin and the human growth hormone (HGH).
HGH helps with cell reproduction and regeneration (hence the name) and melatonin is a key hormone in promoting healthy sleep and anti-aging.
The natural way in which pulsed electromagnetic fields aid production of these important hormones is preferable to the synthetic versions of these hormones available in most health shops.
Help with neurological disorders
PEMF stimulates neurons and brain cells to regenerate and return to normal function. This makes it of interest to those treating diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression and phobias.
It can also be of use after stroke or other brain injuries for the same reason.
Other health benefits of PEMF therapy
While the main health benefits of PEMFs are covered above, we should also recognize their use in:
- Improving clotting factors
- Retarding the development of arthritis
- Stimulating the immune system
- Reducing blood pressure
- Helping nerve function
- Aiding liver function
- Adding flexibility to soft tissue