Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) is increasingly recommended by physicians as a safe, non-invasive practice for treating a wide variety of common medical ailments. But if you’re unfamiliar with PEMF devices or you’re skeptical about its results, then it’s natural to wonder “does PEMF therapy really work?”
Here’s what you need to know.
Does PEMF therapy really work?
Yes. PEMF therapy is an established medical practice that has been in use since the 1970s and is supported by more than four decades of independent clinical trials and medical science.
In the United States, PEMF therapy received its first FDA approval in 1979 for the treatment of nonunion bone fractures. In the decades since, a growing body of medical research has continued to substantiate PEMF’s wide-ranging benefits, including pain relief, reduced inflammation, improved sleep, bone health and increased energy.
As more research has demonstrated the effectiveness of PEMF, more medical practitioners are recommending it to their patients across all corners of the medical community, including primary-care physicians / GPs, internists, physical therapists, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, neurologists and others.
How does a PEMF machine work?
The science behind a PEMF machine is actually quite simple.
PEMF devices work by stimulating and repairing damaged cells in the body. When your cells are damaged or dysfunctional, it can cause a wide range of ailments, from chronic pain and inflammation to mood disorders like depression.
PEMF therapy uses low-level magnetic fields to “energize” your cells and ensure your systems are working properly. In doing so, PEMF supports your body’s natural healing processes, helping it to combat the root cause of common ailments.
Also, keep in mind that a PEMF machine emits very low-level energy. When using a PEMF mat like the Omnium1 or iMRS Prime, the frequencies and intensities are so low that most people don’t feel anything at all.
Evidence of PEMF therapy’s effectiveness
Here are just a few examples of common ailments and conditions for which PEMF therapy can provide results, as supported by medical research:
- Pain management: PEMF therapy has been extensively studied for its effects on relieving both acute and chronic pain, as well as pain from osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal conditions.
- Bone healing & strength: Researchers have found PEMF to be an effective option for accelerating the healing of bones after fractures and surgical procedures.
- Depression and anxiety: PEMF therapy is being increasingly used an alternative (or supplement) to traditional medicine for patients suffering from clinical depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
- Neurological disorders: While more research is needed, researchers have seen promising results from the effects of PEMF therapy on patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and those who suffered strokes.
- Sleep disorders, energy & vitality: PEMF therapy has been shown to help improve the quality of sleep, even for those who suffer from severe insomnia. Additionally, PEMF mats are commonly used to increase energy levels and vitality and endurance, particularly for older patients but also athletes.
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