Pain, inflammation and injury - how Pemf helps
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) have been used to treat almost every conceivable human illness or malady, including many inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or psoriasis.
PEMF therapy has been associated with pain reduction, and accelerated healing. PEMFs exert these effects by regulating processes involving inflammation and autoimmune diseases, among other biologic actions.
PEMF expert Dr. Gary Ryan, known as “The Energy Doctor,” explains, “Based on a lot of research that was done at Yale, it is apparent that just about any pathology in the body is preceded by a drop in cell charge. Now we have technology that will reach down to the level of a cell that has lost charge and, due to the high intensity of the pulse, bring that pulse back to normal or a more normal situation, which allows it to replicate and produce a more normal cell.”
So, introducing a low-level electromagnetic field into the body can bring those charges back up and restore healthy electrochemical exchanges.
PEMFs stimulate every level of the body. You apply mats, pads, rings or paddles externally, and the electromagnetic pulses of energy penetrate the body at the cellular level. Your body then uses that energy to heal itself through its natural healing mechanisms. Depending on the extent of the issue, PEMFs can address a slight imbalance quickly, like a pulled muscle, or it can work to bring about a more substantial change over time, like restoring a sluggish organ system.
The science behind PEMF Therapy and how it can fix your Pain
Mitochondria, the battery packs of your cells, and how strong they are affects everything you do. What if you could charge up your mitochondria directly — in a sense, plug them in?
-PEMF therapy uses bursts of low-level electromagnetic radiation to heal damaged tissues and bone, to relieve injury-related pain, and even to stimulate organs.
-It’s a safe level of EMFs. The therapeutic frequency of PEMFs look a lot like the frequencies you encounter in nature, so your body knows how to deal with it. Most PEMF treatments and maintenance will fall in the 5-30 Hz range, which is less than you get from a thunderstorm.
-Research has demonstrated that PEMF healed bones faster, helped regenerate parts of the liver that had been removed, reduced pain from arthritis and more.
There’s a lot of talk about mitochondria, the battery packs of your cells. How many mitochondria you have and how strong they are affect everything you do — from performing better to living longer. There are ways to boost your mitochondria through diet and lifestyle. However, by transferring energy, PEMF has the ability to improve functions like:
-Rate of injury healing
-Bone healing and density
But does it work? Read on to find out the mechanism behind PEMF benefits, whether it’s harmful like the EMFs you hear about, and whether it can help you.
PEMF therapy uses bursts of low-level electromagnetic radiation to heal damaged tissues and bone, to relieve injury-related pain, and even to stimulate organs.
The idea is that pulses at low frequencies will pass through the skin and penetrate deep into muscle, bones, tendons, and even organs to activate the cell’s energy and encourage its natural repair mechanisms.
PEMF is catching on as a non-invasive way to approach injuries, chronic pain, and even chronic conditions like depression and diabetes. Perhaps the easiest way to understand PEMF is to think in terms of each cell in your body as if it were a little battery. Like with any battery, sometimes your cells become tired and worn, whether due to age, stress, overuse, or damage, making it more difficult for them to fight off any type of potentially damaging force or illness.
Through PEMF therapy, your batteries (i.e. your cells) essentially become recharged. The energy supplied via PEMF gives cells the energy they need to ward off whatever is threatening them, whether it’s trauma or a disease-based attack. This makes it easier for your body to restore its health naturally, simply by using the electrical currents and impulses that are already interacting within and throughout their cells. In essence, high-powered PEMF is like a “battery re-charger” for your depleted cells.
Wait, are EMFs dangerous?
You may have heard that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that come from things like wireless routers, microwaves, and airplanes disrupt your biology. EMFs can alter your DNA and reconfigure your genes, which can leave your cells not really knowing what to do. That can result in a lot of havoc, ranging from being tired all the time or ending up with DNA damage and cancer.
PEMF therapy isn’t the same thing. Frequency and duration make all the difference.
EMFs fall on a wide spectrum — everything from x-rays and satellites to your wireless headphones emit EMFs at different frequencies. High-frequency EMFs, like X-rays that register frequencies in the hundred quintillion Hz range (yes, that’s a number and it’s big) are the most disruptive to your body. That’s because they are ionizing — which means they have enough energy to break electrons off of atoms, which charges them. This changes the way your cells work.
Even non-ionizing EMFs in the middle frequency (example: microwaves register around ten billion Hz) range can cause changes in your DNA and disrupt your circadian rhythm.
The therapeutic frequency of PEMFs look a lot like the frequencies you encounter in nature, so your body knows how to deal with it. Most PEMF treatments and maintenance will fall in the 5-30 Hz range, which is less than you get from a thunderstorm.
The idea behind it is that the energy pulses penetrate and stimulate cells at the injury site, and everywhere around it.
What science says about PEMF therapy
The mechanism sounds pretty convincing, but PEMF research under controlled conditions will uncover whether or not PEMF is effective.
Here’s what scientists were able to demonstrate about PEMF therapy so far:
-PEMF measurably reduced pain and swelling following surgery
-A sizeable body of research shows that PEMF helps slow-healing tibial fractures
-A small study demonstrated that PEMF therapy reduces pain from chronic pain conditions and fibromyalgia
-Animal studies show the potential of PEMF therapy in regenerating nerve fibers in the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, which is promising for the future of regenerative medicine
-In cell cultures, PEMF treatment seemed to activate lysozyme, which is a major step in the bone regeneration process.
-Treatment with PEMF improved osteoarthritis by keeping cartilage from breaking down
-PEMF impacted the growth of bone cells in cell cultures, which formed bone tissue in lab tests
-In a small study, people with rotator cuff injuries went through PEMF therapy, and all participants had either reduced or eliminated symptoms.
-Just one month of PEMF treatment improved pain and functional performance in arthritis patients
-PEMF therapy helped regenerate the liver faster in rats who had part of the liver removed
PEMF and NASA
In 2003, Thomas J. Goodwin published a study at carried out at NASA. He hypothesized that adding a magnetic component to previous studies on the use of DC current, physiological voltage gradients, and electric fields may be the missing link.
Goodwin concluded, “As is clearly demonstrated in the human body, the bioelectric, biochemical process of electrical nerve stimulation is a documented reality.” In other words, it works and it works very well.
Wellsprings Wellness Center offers PEMF Therapy locally. Dr Rena Schleifer Ph.D has been providing nutritional support and lifestyle management for chronic and acute conditions for over 30 years. Today’s challenges require new solutions. Call and make your introductory appointment and experience how Pemf can help you.