The entire human life is dependent on the presence of cells. If cells are healthy, the person remains healthy and hearty but in case the cells get damaged due to whatever reason, disease or illness sets in the body. Cells require regular tuning to slow the process of aging and reduce their dysfunction. If cells are not fine-tuned regularly, they may lead to disease. The process of tuning the cells regularly can be easily achieved through pulsed electromagnetic fields of PEMFs. In addition to fine-tuning the cells, PEMF devices both alone or with other therapies, help in alleviating pain and improve the energy flow of the body.
There are some other major benefits of PEMFs. These benefits are mentioned as below:
Reduce Pain: Chronic pain can be relieved with the help of PEMF devices. The electromagnetic fields and frequencies released by the PEMF devices help in addressing the impaired cells that cause the pain. When the EMFs and frequencies pass through the body, they stimulate the chemical and electrical processes in the tissues thus resulting in better health and functioning of the cells.
Faster Recovery from Injury: as the cellular mitochondria is simulated by the PEMF devices, the traumatized or swollen tissues start showing a reduction in the swelling. This helps in preventing torn muscles and ligaments. The damaged cells are re-energized by the electrical changes that have been induced resulting in their turning healthy. With better oxygenation to each cell, the body recovers faster.
Benefits of PEMFs also include:
- Improved energy and better sleep quality
- Cellular detoxification
- Reduction of inflammation and effects of stress on the body
- Relax muscles
- Improve the blood circulation which helps in maintaining the blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Regeneration of cells
- Balance the immune system
As the PEMF devices are considered safe on various grounds and by different organizations, they are being increasingly used either alone or along with other therapies to treat chronic pain, fuse broken bones, alleviate pain and tissue swelling and treat depression.
There are various devices in the market that produce pulsed electromagnetic fields. However, devices differ from each other on features such as waveform, frequency, strength and type of stimulators. The intensity of the devices could be high, medium or low. Similarly frequencies in various devices could be high, medium or low; simple or complex.
When using the PEMF devices, you should understand that there is no “one-size” fits all, situation. Each person could be suffering from different problems with differing intensities. Therefore, when choosing any of the devices, you must choose wisely and after conducting a thorough research.
Benefits of PEMF in Detail
PEMF for Depression
Doctors and medical practitioners specializing in pain management have to deal with patients that are down with chronic or acute pain. Pain being a relative illness cannot be measured by any instrument. However, medical practitioners have to find the real cause of the problem and then find solutions that conform to the pain management.
While there are several other methods to manage pain, one, of the latest techniques, that is giving positive results is of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field or PEMF. This technique uses pulsed electromagnetic devices to impart a sort of electromagnetic pulse to the affected area. Constant usage with required number of dosage provides relief to the patient. There are several benefits of the PEMF therapy and the treatment of depression is one of them.
How does PEMF work?
The brain is an electromagnetic organ that has neurotransmitters that help it work the way it does. It is stimulated when electromagnetic energy is passed to it. Depression and other psychiatric disorders are caused when there is an imbalance of hormones or neuro-chemicals. The PEMF devices impart pulsed electromagnetic fields that enable the brain to stimulate the brain cells, which in turn leads to the curing of depression over a time.
Medical practitioners need to assess the cause of depression in their patients. In many cases it has been found that patients when suffer from acute or chronic pain, they feel depressed and stressed. They believe that they would never be cured and therefore, fall into the vicious circle of depression. However, PEMF comes as a relief as it helps not only in alleviation of depression but also pain management.
It has been observed that PEMF is capable of opening up ion channels in the cell membranes. The permeability of the cell membranes improves drastically enabling the cells to perform their functions in an orderly manner. When the cells absorb in a better way, expel in a better way and take in nutrients in a better way, there is overall improvement. Pain caused by unknown reasons is cured and the individual too comes out of the depressing state of mind.
PEMF has several other positive benefits. Some of these are as follows:
- Accelerates cell growth
- Decrease nerve irritability
- Stimulates the release of endorphins
- Accelerates tissue repair
- Reduces swelling, inflammation and formation of fibrous tissues
- Helps in recovering faster from sports injury, accidents and surgery
- Significant pain relief
Therefore, PEMF provides relief from pain, depression, trauma and other ailments associated with these problems.
PEMF for Pain Management
We all have experienced pain in some form or the other. It can be seen in almost all age groups across varying cultural backgrounds and irrespective of the sex of the patient. The pain can be acute, chronic or mild. Pain management by most medical practitioners is done by way of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. But since pain is an unpredictable condition, it is very difficult to ease it out completely.
Doctors and medical practitioners are now slowly moving on to the use of non-drug therapies that are also called as alternative therapies for the alleviation and treatment of pain. These therapies reduce the dependency on drugs, use of invasive procedures and side effects of medicines that are taken to ease pain.
Pain Management through PEMF
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field or PEMF is a technique that is being used to manage pain. Although the technique has existed since a long time, its medical benefits are being studied and realized only recently. In this procedure, pulsed electromagnetic fields are generated through the PEMF devices. These fields are directed towards the area where pain is felt. The strength and frequency of the electromagnetic fields varies with the patient’s condition and degree of pain.
PEMF is known to stimulate the cell membranes. Human body is made up of cells that perform the important functions of taking in nutrients from the blood and expelling the waste. When there is imbalance of the taking in and expelling out of the nutrients and waste, respectively, it results in an illness in the body. There could be many ailments that could attack the body. The immune system of the body is affected and it loses its capacity to protect the body from harmful external illnesses.
PEMF helps in treating pain as it stimulates the cell membranes. It increases its permeability allowing better exchange of nutrients and waste. This stimulation helps in keeping the body fit and healthy. There is increased flow of oxygen in the blood. Nutrients absorbed by the cells are used to produce energy. Therefore, pain is managed and the person feels hale and hearty. It is also seen that accident or injury induced pain is healed much faster than with other therapies as the stimulated cells heal faster.
Here it is important to remember that since pain relief is variable with different individuals same quantity of electromagnetic pulses cannot be given to all. The therapy is tailored as per the specific problem of an individual patient. Therefore, only experienced and expert medical practitioners should only use PEMF for pain management.
There are many other benefits of PEMF that will be discussed later.