One of the most exciting of all discoveries was Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Frequencies or PEMF for short. Used the world over by clinics in Russia, Europe and South America, PEMF is the secret behind the success of many of the world’s leading medical spas. PEMF energizes the body and enhances the effectiveness of many conventional therapies and treatments. PEMF promotes both physical and mental recovery and has been used extensively by professional athletes to optimize performance and speed recovery after training. It’s also used extensively in the equestrian community to help injured horses recover quickly. It's been said numerous Kentucky Derby winners are said to use PEMF, with numbers growing after their secret is out!
The last 70 years has seen a literal explosion of technology operating on the principles of frequency and vibration. Television and radio transmitters, microwave transmitters, microwave ovens, cell phone networks, smartphones and portable electronic devices, along with wireless technology such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have created a virtual electromagnetic smog. We’re constantly immersed in powerful electromagnetic fields which have been clinically proven to alter human physiology and promote the risk of certain cancers and chronic illness. Researchers say it will only get worse with the upcoming transition to 5G.
Fortunately, we’ve found a modern solution to enhance our modern lives. PEMF is the antidote to today’s electronic super-haze, and while this may seem like fancy new technology, humans have used various frequencies of light, sound and magnetic waves to improve their lives for centuries. It wasn’t until the mid 1980’s that anyone thought to recreate those healing frequencies in the form of PEMF devices, lasers, ultrasound and the soothing sounds of binaural beats.
Introduction to PEMF
How can PEMF help me live better?
PEMF devices emit specific frequencies which promote a relaxed state of mind and help the body rapidly achieve a condition of restfulness. The restful state counteracts the stress of the day (chaotic electromagnetic fields and the stressors of life) and promotes relaxation and healthy circulation which enhances the healing ability of the body.
PEMF devices have been clinically proven to improve the circulation of blood to all the tissues of the body, thereby promoting healing and regeneration in all body tissues.
PEMF devices speed bone healing. Many government health agencies around the world have approved PEMF for the treatment of complicated non-healing fractures.
PEMF devices reduce inflammation and alter the perception of pain. Many people have been able to reduce or eliminate their use of pain medication after using PEMF.
PEMF has been used in the equestrian community as an alternative to steroids and surgery for injured horses.
PEMF improves circulation and speeds the healing of complex wounds including diabetic foot ulcers and venous stasis ulcers.
PEMF devices have been shown to reduce atrial fibrillation, a heart condition caused by abnormal structural and electrical activity in the heart.
Professional athletes use PEMF to more quickly recover from workouts. They also use PEMF to treat training injuries and minimize their time away from their sport.
PEMF has been shown to reduce the symptoms of arthritis, allowing people to return to activities they enjoy. Many arthritis sufferers report a near total reduction in pain.
PEMF has been shown to improve back pain and help injured workers return to work more quickly and with better results than physical therapy alone.
Several clinics in the U.S. have helped people end their use of opiate pain medication for the treatment of work related injuries by starting them on a daily program of PEMF.
PEMF has been shown to directly affect the activity of bone cells, promoting the formation of new bone and the prevention of osteoporosis.
PEMF devices help traditional medical therapies work better. Many people experience improvements in their other medical conditions because PEMF works as a sensitizer and an adjunctive (helpful) method of healing.
PEMF reduces depression and can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety.
PEMF has been shown to offset and help in reversing kidney disease caused by high blood pressure and the medications used to treat high blood pressure.
PEMF improves a person’s sense of well-being, helping them feel energized and better prepared to handle the stresses of the day.
That sounds too good to be true. How can one thing improve so many different conditions?
Most chronic diseases affect the body’s ability to use energy. This disruption in energy metabolism leads to changes in the circulation of blood. Any disruption in blood circulation will significantly impair health. In fact, in the late stages of most chronic diseases circulation is severely impaired.
PEMF works directly on the cells and the capillaries to improve circulation and help the body enter a restorative state. Proper circulation is necessary for healthy cellular functioning and rapid healing from injury. By enhancing healthy circulation, every tissue in the body works better, which is why PEMF has so many beneficial effects.
How does PEMF work? Pulsed electro-magnetic frequency devices transform electrical currents into magnetic fields using specially coiled copper wires (tesla coils). When charged with a pulsed current, these wires produce a pulsed electro-magnetic field. The pulsing magnetic fields create magnetic flux which entrains the body through resonant and non-resonant induction to optimize cellular function and enhance life.
What does that mean in layman’s terms?
The PEMF mat creates a soothing magnetic field that promotes circulation and enhances the healthy functioning of the body. Why would anyone lay down in an electro-magnetic field on purpose?
I’ll give you the short answer, the medium answer, and the long answer. You pick:
The Short Answer:
Millions of people around the world use PEMF on a regular basis to enhance the lives and restore their bodies.
PEMF devices surround the body in a restorative magnetic field specifically tuned to reduce stress and enhance life.
The Medium answer:
We’re constantly (and I mean all day, every day, all night, every night) exposed to chaotic electro-magnetic frequencies (commonly called EMFs) and the potentially disruptive electro-magnetic fields they generate. Some people call this ‘dirty electricity’ and ‘electric smog’. I call it electro-magnetic interference because some EMFs are harmless, some are harmful, and some are helpful.
Let’s discuss how that happens:
1. The harmful radiation and electromagnetic fields create physiologic stress by causing interference with cellular metabolism. 2. Altered cellular metabolism causes stress. 3. Prolonged stress triggers a compensation. 4. Stressed cells must compensate (produce more energy) to overcome the stress and still complete their biological function. 5. The compensation can lead to growth (increased capacity) if the cell can restore itself to balance 6. The compensation will eventually fail if the cell cannot restore itself to balance. 7. Cellular failure = Disease.
Taken together, these statements reveal that our bodies endure additional stress from chaotic electro-magnetic radiation and recovering from the chaos of life requires extra time and energy.
Imagine what would happen if you could speed up that process of recovery by placing your body in a helpful magnetic field. You could literally energize your cells with frequencies it craves and convert the extra energy you receive into life enhancing energy for your body.
That is why we use PEMF. The coherent electro-magnetic field of our PEMF devices energize the body in a way that allows us to unwind from the stress and chaos caused by the random and potentially harmful electro-magnetic fields of life.
And if that still wasn’t enough for you, here’s the long answer:
Take a deep breath.
And we're off….
You will recall,
Our bodies convert oxygen, light, sound, substance and water into life using a seemingly endless array of integrated feedback loops and feed forward control mechanisms designed to maintain homeostasis despite continuous changes our environment. A healthy body can withstand changes in altitude, temperature, humidity, and sustain itself through relatively brief periods of limited access to water, food, and shelter.
Optimizing these functions requires regular cycles of healthy stress, balanced nourishment and daily restorative rest. The control of these processes requires the coordinated activity of the brain, the tissues of the body and each individual cell. The mechanisms of control include individual cellular adaptations, cell to cell interactions, myofascial interactions, direct nerve transmission, endocrine hormone systems, and autonomic nervous system controls.
Imbalances in any of these systems trigger compensations within the body that continue until the compensations begin to fail. For instance, we all endure periods of excess psychological or physical stress. It’s a fact of life and most people can bounce back from prolonged stress once it’s over given time to recuperate and rest. But if that excess stress persists beyond the person’s ability to compensate, they’ll begin to experience breakdowns and the possible onset of disease.
A healthy body is made of healthy cells. Healthy cells need three main things to function – a source of energy (fats, proteins, sugars), the correct balance of nutrients (electrolytes, trace minerals, and salts) and properly functioning cell membranes and intracellular structures (nucleus, ribosomes, and mitochondria to name a few). Any disruption in any of these areas will require the body to compensate by altering its energy production and decreasing its overall functional state (disease).
Now for the Chemistry.
Cellular activity depends on the integrity of the cell wall (the lipid bilayer) and its ability to hold a charge (the membrane potential). This charge which comes from the separation of electrolytes, much like we see in a battery. The cell maintains the membrane potential through the work of cell membrane proteins which consume the energy stored in the molecular bonds of fats, sugars, and protein and oxygen the cell receives from the blood. Any disruption in energy availability, production or transport will result in abnormal cellular energy production and changes in the cell’s electrical membrane potential. Changes in membrane potentials can be measured by comparing the body’s entire electrical status to specific organ electrical activity through tests such as EEG’s, EMG’s, ECG’s and MRI’s.
All these electrical medical tests work based on the intrinsic electrical patterns of the body. Which means the body is highly energetic entity. It also means that these electrical patterns create their own weak magnetic fields, and those magnetic field interact with the external magnetic fields in the environment.
Clinical testing with cell phones bear this out. Subjects were given a cell phone and asked to make several calls while at the same time they were being studied under EEG (electroencephalographs). The researchers recorded significant and persistent changes in brain wave activity, alterations in blood flow, and potentially harmful cellular changes that made them more likely to develop cancer.
The simple truth is that any disruption in the body’s magnetic fields will distort electrical currents and alter blood flow. Altered blood flow will alter cellular activity which will lead to changes in the body, some of which can be harmful. Using PEMF can offset this condition and promote healthy living. That’s the good news. If decreased blood flow is causing physical stress, then improving blood flow will relieve it, and that’s why we recommend daily exposure to low intensity PEMF.
Recharge your body, improve circulation, repair the damage caused by the stress of life, and supercharge your life.
My brain is starting to hurt, how about yours?
Still tracking? Good. Let’s keep going but before we get into the thick of it, let’s revisit the point of all this technical mumbo-jumbo.
PEMF devices create magnetic fields that help the body return to a state of restorative calm.
Now for the bullet point review of high-school physics discussing how shifting magnetic fields can disrupt the normal physiology of the body.
1. Electricity flowing through a wire (the movement of electrons) creates a magnetic field around the wire. 2. The magnetic field lines surround the wire and rotate in a direction determined by the direction of the flow of the electrical current. 3. A current-carrying wire will experience a force when placed in an external magnetic field. 4. This force will cause a fluctuation in the direction of the current if the current carrying medium can move. 5. This means magnetic fields can influence electrical currents (this is how our bodies are affected – the magnetic field interferes with a cellular process. 6. Moving magnetic fields induce electrical currents in substances that have unpaired electrons in their molecular structure. 7. The human body contains lots of unpaired electrons
Now combine this with the biology we’ve already covered.
8. Each cell in the body uses energy in the form of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) 9. Each converts the energy in food into free electrons which are then coupled to the formation of ATP.
All of this to say that external electromagnetic fields can exert a measurable force on the electrical currents in our body and that can be helpful, harmful or indifferent.
We’re literally swimming in electromagnetic radiation and electro-magnetic fields. Some are natural and quite powerful, (the earth’s magnetic field), while others come from artificial sources and may seem comparatively very weak (cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, powerlines). Regardless of how strong or weak these fields may be, the cumulative effect of the combined fields produce real and significant effects. Research is still ongoing but a quick review of the literature shows an increased risk of depression, cancer, headaches, weakness and a variety of autoimmune disorders and chronic fatigue from prolonged exposure to weak but chaotic electro-magnetic fields.
Why do you recommend low-intensity PEMF instead of the high-intensity mats used in veterinary medicine or the medical spas?
We recommend low intensity mats for home use, as well as with animals. High intensity PEMF deliver an overwhelming amount of energy, so much that the body ignores much of it. High intensity mats do provide benefit and are useful in clinical settings and under the supervision of trained staff. High intensity mats have been proven very helpful in cases of acute injury or when a person will not have access to PEMF once they go home. A high intensity treatment will energize the body and activate the regenerative process but high intensity mats also have a likelihood of overcharging, that is, giving you too much energy which can cause some mild side effects such as tingling in skin, excess stimulation and possible sleep disruption.
There are other PEMF advocates on the internet who promote high intensity mats by claiming low intensity devices are ‘useless’ because you can’t feel it. The argument they make is that for a PEMF field to be useful it must be felt. This is in direct contradiction to the facts.
Most of the disruptive EMF fields that chaos disruption to the body cannot be felt. It is also unnecessary to deliver jolts of energy to the body that trigger nerve impulses or cause muscles to twitch. Muscle twitching and pain are proof that the energies are too high, causing the body to react violently to deal with the insult. People pushing high intensity mats for daily home use are promoting a worldview which holds that ‘more is always better’. Once again, this view ignores an entire body of laboratory and clinical evidence showing low energy fields are effective over the longer term.
Therefore, we have concluded, through an exhaustive evaluation of the available information, that low intensity PEMF can be safely used on a daily basis to counteract the stress of modern life and improve circulation along with many other health benefits.
How long does a PEMF treatment last?
Most PEMF treatments will provide a sustained effect for 4-6 hours. That is why most low intensity device manufacturers recommend twice or three times daily use.
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