Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
On November 16th, 2011 the Dr. Oz Show aired a special broadcast on the pain-relieving effects of PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy devices. Dr. Oz and his panel of experts (including Dr. William Pawluk, MD, from Tomonia, MD) showed the world how to get relief from chronic pain without pills or surgery with the daily use of a PEMF therapy device. Dr. Oz also cites PEMF therapy machines as one of the most important breakthroughs in pain management that he’s ever discovered.
In fact, NASA poured $3.5 million into four years worth of magnetic therapy studies and as a result, developed its own PEMF devices. What did NASA’s studies conclude? Magnetic therapy is effective in healing refractory broken bones — bones that are unable to heal despite repeated surgical procedures. NASA also found magnetic therapy is successful in developing tissues for transplantation, repairing traumatized tissues, and moderating some neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Lastly, previous studies also suggest that PEMF might be useful in the treatment of some muscle disorders.
In 2009, NASA was awarded the U.S. patent for PEMF use to enhance tissue repair in mammals, and to reverse the bone loss experienced by astronauts when they are in a gravity-free environment and away from the earth’s magnetic field.
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy has been used to treat almost every conceivable human illness or malady, including many inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or psoriasis and cancer. All you have to do is choose among the many options in terms of equipment. PEMF is a technique most often used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of fractures, failed fusions, and depression. Many studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of PEMF in also healing soft-tissue wounds, suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membrane level to alleviate pain and increase range of motion. The value of PEMF therapy has been shown to cover a wide range of conditions, with well-documented trials carried out by hospitals, rheumatologists, physiotherapists and neurologists.
Dr. William Pawluk, MD, MSc, is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced medical doctors in the field of pulsed electromagnetic therapy and has written extensively about it (click here).
Acording to Dr. Pawluk, MD, seated with Dr. Oz, “..all energy is electromagnetic in nature, and nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange between cells. We are all familiar with the electrocardiogram (EKG) and electroencephalograph (EEG) tests, which measure the electromagnetic activity of the heart and brain, respectively. When electromagnetic activity ceases, life ceases. Electromagnetic energy controls our chemistry. Disruption of this energy in cells causes impaired cell metabolism, and if our cells are not healthy, our body is not healthy.”
The following is a brief introduction to magnetic fields,
PEMFs, and their therapeutic actions in the body.
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What is an electromagnetic field?
If you have ever held two magnets in your hands, tried to force them together, and felt a resistance between them, then you have experienced a magnetic field. The Earth has its own magnetic field, produced the molten metal in the core of the planet. The presence of this field is what causes a compass to always rotate to the ‘north pole.’ A changing magnetic field (such as a magnetic field moving through a coil) generates an electric field (which would drive a current in the coil). This forms the basis for many electrical generators and motors. Similar to the way that a changing magnetic field can generate an electric field, a changing electric field generates a magnetic field. This is a natural activity of the universe.
An electromagnetic field is a physical field produced by moving electrical charges. It affects the behavior of any other charged objects in the vicinity of the field. That’s why PEMF units are widely used these days to improve circulation and cell metabolism.
It is important to distinguish between the electromagnetic fields we use for therapeutic purposes, and other man-made electromagnetic fields from power lines, microwave ovens, cell phones, etc., which can cause damage to our bodies. PEMF devices produce safe, natural electromagnetic fields which are of lower frequency, and complementary to the chemistry and functions of the body.
How can electromagnetic fields have an effect on my body?
As we now understand, an electromagnetic field affects the behavior of anything with charge in the vicinity of the field. Our bodies are electric – every heartbeat generates electromagnetic waves throughout the blood vessels of the body, stimulating tissues at a cellular level. External magnetic fields and the normal electric and electromagnetic fields produced by the body interact. So, a magnetic field passing through our whole body will have an electromagnetic effect on each of our 70 trillion cells. As a result, magnetic fields act in basic and fundamental ways on molecules and tissues. They affect the most basic functions of all cells—human, animal, and plant included.
Can PEMF therapy protect me from future illnesses?
Cellular “injury”, the state of a cell when it is not healthy, leads to disease conditions. Magnetic fields protect against cell injury by improving circulation, repair processes, and energy, and increasing special stress proteins in the cells. These proteins are used to prevent cell breakdown and wear and tear, as well as help speed recovery from injury. Magnetic fields balance cells, tissues and bodily functions at very fundamental levels, even before damage and problems become obvious to you.
Regrettably, many people wait until they have a significant health issue before they seek treatment with a PEMF system or get a magnetic system for their own home use. By this time, some problems have become too deep-seated to reverse, and only symptom control remains possible. It is important to say that PEMFs are not expected to cure disease. Their role is to stimulate the various functions of the body so that the body can better support and heal itself. Understanding the extent of a health problem will help the individual to have realistic expectations of the time required to produce expected or desired results. If the problem took a long time to get to where it is now, PEMFs may take a long time to give the greatest benefit – and may never produce hoped-for results if the damage is too great. That doesn’t mean they won’t work, and it doesn’t mean you won’t get significant health benefits. But we need to respect the body’s healing timelines and processes, and work positively with them. When treatment is begun, the order of healing will follow the body’s own wisdom of what tissue and symptoms will be cleared first, second, etc. Patience and acceptance of this natural order will aid in the healing process.
While PEMFs will not cure diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, or cancer, they can still make a great improvement in overall function and symptom relief, and can be used alongside other treatments, (Bob Beck Protocol or Kelley Metabolic Cure) for even better results. In many cases, PEMFs can be used to reduce pain medications and other anti-inflammatories.
It is difficult to heal depleted tissues without sound nutrition. Supplements often is quite helpful for magnetic therapy to be most effective.
PEMFs Benefits on the body.
- Increased Circulation,
- Enhanced Muscle Function,
- Decreased Inflammation,
- Reduced Stress Response,
- Bone Healing,
- Blood Oxygenation,
- Reduced Muscle Tension
- Improved Tissue Healing,
- Reducing Pain,
- Increased Energy,
- Improved Clotting,
- Slowing the Development of Arthritis,
- Stimulating the Immune System,
- Helping the Body to Detoxify,
- Improved uptake of Nutrients,
- Reducing Blood Pressure,
- Helps Nerve Function,
- Helps Liver Function,
- Balances Acupuncture Meridians,
- Improved Sleep, and
- Makes Soft Tissue More Flexible,