PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field) Therapy
PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field) Therapy
PEMF or Pulsed Electromagnetic therapy is a natural non-invasive, safe and effective treatment for pain relief. Its related to magnetic therapy, but instead of a constant field, it provides a magnetic field that changes with time. Low frequency PEMF penetrates deep, lasts longer and heals the body faster than static magnets.
The body is electric. The water in a human body (or other terrestrial creature) is not unlike the electrolyte solution in a battery. It is composed of many electrolytes, along with saline. Electrolytes compose both positively and negatively metallic ions, including sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, etc. Saline is composed of a combination of sodium and chloride. Because of their charge, electrolyte solutions and saline are highly susceptible to surrounding magnetic fields.
Magnetic fields cause or increase motion of ions and electrolytes in the tissues and fluids of the body. This movement stimulates a vast array of chemical, mechanical, and electric actions in the tissues of the body. Therapeutic magnetic fields are used to induce voltages similar to those produced naturally within the body at the cellular and subcellular level. The electromagnetically-induced field transfers charge to the cells of the body. This induced current can lead to nerve firing, muscle contraction, stimulation of cell signal pathways causing cell growth, and a number of other effects. Because of this most basic level of treatment, magnetic therapies have been shown to have positive effects in a myriad of conditions. The body heals itself in many ways - either somewhat rapidly in response to a disease, a wound, or loss of tissue, or slowly over time, as part of normal functioning. Regeneration refers to the regrowth of lost tissues, and happens in response to injury or disease. Wound healing refers to the closing up of an acute injury with scar tissue. While we know the skin readily regenerates or heals, other tissues have long been thought to have no regenerative capabilities. But as research and time progresses, we are learning more and more that most all cell types can be stimulated to repair, regenerate, and heal themselves.
Regeneration and wound healing require a great deal of cellular communication and adaptation to take place. In the case of eyes, for example, cells expand and eat up old matter daily. Bones are renewed every seven to ten years. Non-injured skin is completely replaced every two weeks or so. Cell turnover slows as we age, but never stops completely, continuing until death. Basic regeneration (that which does not happen as a result of injury) is part of normal cell function. Cells are always dividing, growing, and eating up their older or injured neighbors (this is called autophagy). This does not require any outside stimulation, although such stimulation can enhance and ease the process. Injury-induced regeneration and wound healing require significantly more energy and adaptation. Whether or not it is as a response to injury, the process of cell regeneration is the same: a cell's contents must be copied. DNA is made up of two strands, each able to serve as a template for a new strand. DNA synthesis or replication requires existing proteins to split and reassemble. RNA messengers help with the transfer of genetic information from the existing cell to the nucleus of the newly formed cell. This process requires electrical energy.
Since magnetic fields interact with and increase natural electrical charges, PEMF therapy can assist with this information transfer. These benefits of PEMF therapy are frequently seen with wound healing and often with tissue regeneration. Therefore the goal of PEMF therapies is to enhance natural cellular communication processes, and to improve the energy of the cells, moving them towards stability and enhancing cellular repair. Integrative medicine is a type of medicine that takes into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit). It aims to optimize the body's natural abilities and focuses on therapies that seek first to prevent disease, then to intervene in the disease process. One of the most important tenants of integrative medicine is that the person being treated actively participate in the care. PEMF therapy, then, fits seamlessly into the philosophy of integrative medicine. Electromagnetic therapy is safe, reliable, and effective a huge percentage of the time. Perhaps more importantly, it can be used at home. This creates self-reliant self-care, the essence of prevention. PEMF therapy has shown to be effective at reducing pain both in the short-term and in the long-term. The ways by which PEMF therapy relieves pain include pain blocking, decreased inflammation, increased cellular flexibility, increased blood and fluids circulation, and increased tissue oxygenation. While pain mechanisms are complex and have peripheral and central nervous system aspects, PEMF therapy has been shown to improve pain conditions regardless of their origin.
By inducing a mild electrical current into damaged cells, PEMF therapy slows or stops the release of pain and inflammatory mediators, increases blood flow, and re-establishes normal cell interaction. PEMF stimulates and restores the electrochemical gradient, the cell starts pumping sodium out, potassium enters the cell, the swelling resolves, oxygen starts flowing more normally, and pain improves. As PEMF therapy mechanically stimulates blood vessels and blood flow, the blood vessels pump blood and oxygen into the cells. Simultaneously, PEMF therapy mechanically stimulates the lymphatic vessels and waste products are hauled away from the cells more efficiently. PEMF therapy supports immune health by mechanically stimulating lymphatic drainage and blood flow. Cells are therefore able to function better and tissues repair themselves more efficiently. Whether a condition is acute or chronic, PEMFs will work in the same ways - fundamentally supporting healthy cellular function.
Rarely can a single modality solve a problem completely. A healthy body cannot be built without proper nutrition, spiritual balance, and stable cellular communication. While magnetic field therapies can go a long way in making your body a healthy environment for new cells to be "born" into, they cannot do it all. Nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle issues need to be addressed for any condition for which magnetic therapy would be considered.
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* For optimum health benefits, up to 4 treatments per day is recommended during the 4 different bio-rhythm "time-zones" (morning, noon, afternoon/evening and night). Package rate is for services paid in advance. PEMF devices are literally a "whole body battery recharger", and by using a PEMF therapy mat just 2 times a day for 8 minutes, you recharge your 100 trillion cells, improve ATP production, increase oxygenation, enhance circulation, increase hydration, facilitate detoxification, and gain a better absorption of nutrients.