PEMF – Pulsating Electromagnetic Field Therapy
By simple exposure of the body to pulsated low frequency magnetic fields stimulate cell metabolism, increase oxygen assimilation, and accelerate the removal of toxic chemicals and waste. PEMF, Pulsating electromagnetic fields can fully penetrate the body and reinforce weak functional cycles in a natural way. This allows the body to recover its self-healing capabilities. As a result, health and wellness improves.
Just imagine, reaching into the body and healing an imbalance without touching anything. This is what PEMF,s can do. This is the essence of energy medicine. These magnetic “waves” are the future medicine. Magnetic field devices becoming available to the public deliver fields to the body that are “like a breeze in the trees”. The branches and leaves are moving but nothing is seen to be doing it. This “air” moves through the body like it wasn’t even there. This is the magic potential of pulsed electromagnetic fields.
What is an electromagnetic field PEMFs? Have you have ever held two magnets in your hands, and tried to force them together, and felt a resistance between them, if so you have experienced magnetic fields. The Earth has its own magnetic field, produced by changes in the molten core of the planet. The presence of this field causes a compass to rotate so that the north pole of the compass points north. An electromagnetic field is a field produced by moving electrical charges. It affects any other objects in the range of the field. This is a natural activity in the universe.
“PEMF stands for Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields, which are widely used these days to improve circulation and cell metabolism. The body can become accustomed to nonmoving (or static) magnetic fields, which are generally unable to deeply penetrate the body. A pulsed electromagnetic field, however, is dynamic, is able to penetrate all the way through the body, and creates a cascade of effects within the body.”
How electromagnetic fields can affect my body?
We now understand, an electromagnetic field affects the behavior of anything within the vicinity of the field. 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.
What are some basic cell functions, and how do magnetic fields help? Basic actions of a cell are 1 generate energy / eliminate waste, 2 repair and regeneration, 3 perform its functions based on the cell’s type and location Magnetic fields cause or increase motion of ions and electrolytes in the tissues and fluids of the body. It’s both easy and quick to move an ion or electrolyte in a living organism using magnetic fields. This movement stimulates a vast array of chemical and electric actions in the tissues of the body, helping them to rebalance or heal themselves where necessary.
All cells need energy to function. Cellular energy requires ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) and is fundamental to all cell and body functions and is necessary to sustain life itself. ATP regulates cell metabolism by transporting chemical energy within our cells. Low ATP levels cause our cells to be sick, and decreases their ability to heal, regenerate, or function properly. Through the increased motion of ions and electrolytes, magnetic fields help cells increase their energy (or “charge”) by up to 500%.
Why I need treatment at a cellular level?
Magnetic fields also affect the charge of the cell membrane, which allows membrane channels to open up. These channels are like the doors and windows your car. Opening cell channels(like car windows), encourages nutrients to enter the cell, and waste(as in car fumes)is more easily eliminated This helps rebalance and restore optimum cell function. Bringing cells back to their optimum level means they will all work more efficiently. Cells of the same type come together to make tissues, and those tissues come together to make organs. By restoring or maintaining cellular function, you will restore AND maintain organ function. This allows the entire body to function better. Maintaining the function of every individual cell at an optimal level every day is an important part of slowing aging.
What long term benefits come from PEMF therapy ? Cellular “injury”, when a cell is not healthy, leads to disease conditions. Magnetic fields protect against cell injury by improving circulation, repair processes, and energy, and increasing 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.
How CAN I use PEMF?
Magnetic fields selected for treatment support health maintenance, PEMFs used in the home daily would be an important part of any holistic maintenance program, in addition to any other program. Magnetic therapies are usually complementary to other therapies, and they usually enhance each other’s benefits.
Ways to enhance the beneficial affects of PEMFs?
Since most of the effects of magnetic fields happen because of how they act on ions, especially calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium, these ions and electrolytes need to be at the right levels in the body. It is difficult to heal depleted tissues without sound nutrition. Supplements may also be quite helpful for magnetic therapy to be most effective. Magnesium supplementation and adequate amounts of daily water are encouraged. Additionally, some individuals (particularly women) need extra melatonin to optimize health while using PEMFs.
Beneficial effects PEMFs have in my body?
Poor circulation makes tissues unhealthy and prone to disease and breakdown. Improved circulation helps tissues get the nutrition and oxygen they need, while expelling the waste they produce. Good circulation helps with tissue healing and regeneration. The result of improved circulation is the reduction of swelling and the removal of bruising.
Enhanced Muscle Function
Muscle energy, needed for muscles to work, is developed through a process called Myosin Phosphorylation. Myosin is muscle, and phosphorylation is energy (ATP) production. Optimal energy allows muscles to work harder and longer, and recover more quickly from their work. Muscles that are contracted or in spasm are better able to relax, decreasing tension and reducing the pain caused by spasm.
Decreased Inflammation Inflammation is a process initiated by the body to repair cellular damage in tissues by increasing the blood flow to the damaged area and increasing the number of good inflammatory cells. The process of inflammation is generated and supported by the interaction of a number of immune cell types, with other cell types (like T cells) playing a regulatory role. Inflammation is a necessary and beneficial process, but it often persists longer than necessary, causing chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is frequently a cause of chronic pain. PEMFs have been found to reduce chronic, damaging inflammation. Inflammation can be initiated by many causes.
What are SYMPTOMS of CHRONIC INFLAMMATION?
T cells are a major regulator of the inflammatory cycle. In bacterial infections, early infiltration of the affected tissues by white blood cells is followed by the arrival of T cells, which kill bacteria. In this circumstance, elimination of T cells can delay or stop healing. In trauma-induced injury, T cells are less important to the healing process, and may be harmful if present for too long. In this case, elimination of T cells can minimize the unwanted effects of inflammation, accelerate healing, and reduce the risk of chronic inflammatory diseases.
Research shows us that PEMFs can induce the appropriate death of aged, chronic T lymphocytes, by actions on T cell membranes and key enzymes in cells. For example, PEMFs affect ion flow through specific cell membrane channels (like those for sodium, potassium, and calcium), which positively affect these enzymes.
Stress is part of being human. Normal stress is necessary for survival. Too much stress is very harmful to the body, and accelerates aging. Stress is responsible for at least 75% of our illnesses, so stress reduction is necessary for all of us. Magnetic fields have many stress-reducing effects. Daily use of PEMFs help to wash away the negative effect natural stresses have on our bodies
Bone Healing Magnetic fields pass right through the entire body PEMFs work to repair bones, whether they are damaged by surgery, injury, or disease, and have been found to improve bone regeneration such as occurs with osteoporosis , and other bone destroying conditions.
Just as a fire cannot burn without oxygen, our cells cannot produce heat and energy without oxygen. It passes into our blood and is carried by arteries away from the heart and delivered to the rest of the body, including all the organs. PEMFs help with the process of extracting oxygen out of the air we breathe and help it to be transported into the circulation. The absorbed oxygen is then transported through the body to all the cells. In the cells, enzymes and other basic cell energy uses the oxygen for cell metabolism, the energy necessary to function properly. The metabolism of an organism determines which substances it will find nutritious and which it will find harmful. Proper blood-oxygen levels at the cell level allow this process to continue quickly and efficiently. After the oxygen exchange takes place, veins carry deoxygenated blood and metabolic waste products away from those same cells and back to the heart for recycling again.
Additional Beneficial Effects
• reducing muscle tension • improving tissue healing • reducing pain • increasing energy • improving clotting factors • slowing the development of arthritis • stimulating the immune system • helping the body to detoxify • improving the uptake of nutrients • reducing blood pressure • helping nerve function • helping liver function • balancing the acupuncture meridians • improving sleep • making soft tissue more flexible • reducing arthritic changes
We hope this helps provide a basic understanding of how magnetic fields, especially PEMFs, work in the body. In addition to these basic balancing actions, magnetic fields also help with many other functions and conditions, and new ones are discovered regularly.
You are only as healthy as your cells…