What is PEMF technology in electromagnetic therapy?


PEMF technology uses an outside generating source to provide the magnetic fields to cause our cells to expand and contract. This allows cells to regenerate faster, facilitates the movement of lymphatic fluid, promotes oxygenation of cells though increased blood circulation and enhances cellular detoxification.

PEMF is an important tool in Electrotherapeutics and is a very useful treatment modality in the treatment of chronic pain. PEMF increases blood circulation by opening-up and dilating arteries and capillaries. This effect helps reduce edema (swelling), regenerates damaged and diseased tissues, promotes repair of torn tendons and ligaments and facilitates healing of bone fractures.


The natural magnetic field of the body is created by the flow of electrically charged ions across the cell membrane. This movement of charged ions promotes transmission of electrical impulses through the cell membrane. This means PEMF can effect electrical changes on a cellular level which directly leads to increased cell metabolism.


PEMF delivers a very short duration, high intensity electromagnetic pulse in many different frequencies. This results in a magnetic field that can penetrate through tissues such as joints and muscles in as little as 5 - 20 minutes. This property of PEMF is associated with better outcomes in the treatment of wound healing, tissue degeneration, pain, swelling, muscle spasms, mood, strength and mobility.

What is PEMF used to treat?

Favourable treatment outcomes have been observed in the following conditions:


1. Alzheimer’s disease                   14. Hypertension 

2. Arterial insufficiency                  15. Insomnia

3. Arthritis                                        16. Multiple sclerosis

4. Bronchitis                                     17. Motor Neuron Disease

5. Burns                                            18. Neuropathy

6. Cancer                                          19. Osteoporosis

7. Depression                                   20. Post-herpetic neuralgia

8. Edema                                           21. Spinal pain

9. Fractures                                      22. Sprains (Ligament/Muscle)

10. Headaches                                 23. Sexual dysfunction

11. Heart disease                            24. Ulcers 

12. Hepatitis                                    25. Venous insufficiency

13. Herpes zoster                            26. Wound healing