What is EMF Therapy?

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Electromagnetic field therapy is a type of healing therapy for the body, which produces a magnetic field using a sophisticated computer processor and accompanying coils, effectively delivering a range of pulsed frequencies to the body at a cellular level and boosting reparation, vitality, cell metabolism and circulation.

As we know, everything that makes up us, the Earth and even the universe is composed of electromagnetic energy, which means that every atom, molecule, chemical and sell produces an electromagnetic field. Disruption of this energy can cause problems on a cellular level, which can only be addressed by EMF therapy.

Pulsed electromagnetic fields are able to deeply penetrate the body in a non-invasive and pain-free way, stimulating the electrical energy in the body.

EMF therapy; a brief history

Pulsed EMF (PEMF) therapy is recorded as being used as far back as 1841, to help in the healing process of bone injuries. However, PEMF therapy didn’t gain traction with medical professionals until around the 1950s, when a large number of scientists began studying the subject more diligently.

Scientific testing continued throughout the 60’s and 70’s across Western Europe, the U.S. and Japan, with much of the scientific evidence gathered from these findings showing promising benefits from applying PEMF therapy for numerous applications.

Towards the end of the 20th century, veterinarians became the first medical professionals to utilise PEMF therapy, when the technique was used to heal the broken legs of racehorses. Further milestones for PEMF therapy were achieved in the 2000’s, when the FDA approved PEMF systems as an addition to conducting surgical procedures for specific ‘at risk’ patients.

In recent history, further PEMF devices have continued to be cleared by bodies such as the FDA and have been used by medical professionals worldwide.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy works by targeting cells, tissues, organs and even bones in the body, to improve circulation and cell metabolism. Working at the cellular level, PEMF restores the positive and negative charges in the cell, speeding tissue recovery to relieve pain, improve circulation and many more applications.

PEMF therapy treatment can be used to help repair damaged cells in your body. This may reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, balance the immune system, repair tissue or improve your sleep quality.

A PEMF device is a holistic wellness technology, used to restore the cells ability to function efficiently. They use different, precise frequencies to target specific tissue types, pulsing electromagnetic waves onto the body.

The health and wellbeing benefits have been scientifically proven in thousands of small, medium and large-scale clinical trials all over the world. Medica Health have a selection of scientific articles relating to treatment with Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields available, so you can rest assured you are receiving effective therapy.

Although PEMF and TENS is considered to be closely related, where they are different is with the mechanism by which they achieve their therapeutic benefits. Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) therapy is a treatment that relies on electromagnetic fields targeted at cells, whilst Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy uses a low-voltage electrical current to stimulate the nerves.

To date, every study that has been undertaken on the side effects of PEMF therapy shows that it is a safe and non-invasive healing therapy. In the rare occurrence that you experience an adverse reaction to PEMF therapy, this is usually only mild and temporary and can be managed by continuing the therapy as planned.

An adverse reaction such as mild pain or skin aggravation is more likely to occur for those with electrical hypersensitivity and electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

PEMF therapy has been approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) since the late 1970’s. The FDA is responsible for protecting the U.S. public, and approved EMF therapy in 1979 for its use in bone healing, post-surgical pain and healing, pain and inflammation, knee pain and even mental issues.

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