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