Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) is well known for its ability to fight inflammation and relieve pain. But that is only one of the reasons why physicians are increasingly recommending it to their patients.
Over the last few decades, a growing body of medical research has uncovered numerous other benefits of PEMF, across a wide range of fields, including internal medicine, family medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, rheumatology, psychiatry, sports medicine, physical therapy and others.
By stimulating cellular activity with low-level energy, PEMF supports the body’s natural healing systems and offers a safe, effective solution for numerous ailments and wellness objectives.
Here are just a few benefits of PEMF that may surprise you.
1) Relief for anxiety, depression and mood disorders
Traditional treatments for anxiety and depression come with a lot of risks. Common side effects of prescription antidepressants can create a host of additional medical issues that are sometimes just as bad as the depression itself. Also, a significant percentage of patients suffering from depression do not experience any results from taking medication.
Many physicians are now recommending PEMF for anxiety and depression because studies continue to find it an effective alternative or supplement to other anti-anxiety and anti-depression treatments. One study conducted by researchers at Harvard found that “individuals with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder who receive low-field magnetic stimulation show immediate and substantial mood improvement.”
2) Sleep quality
One of the greatest benefits of PEMF is its ability to improve sleep. A quick 30-minute daily PEMF therapy session can have a profound effect on the quality of your sleep. It can help you fall asleep faster and achieve the deep, restorative sleep that your body needs for optimal health.
In one of the most recent studies on PEMF and sleep, researchers concluded that PEMF therapy “can improve not only sleep and quality of life but also nocturia symptoms in patients with nocturia.”
3) Circulation and heart health
Poor circulation can cause a range of symptoms, most commonly pain, numbness and tingling sensations in the extremities. But also, it can lead to a lack of oxygen reaching your heart and brain, increasing the risk of cardiovascular failure and stroke.
Multiple studies and clinical trials have shown that improved circulation and heart health are among the greatest benefits of PEMF, particularly for patients who are over age 40 and/or overweight.
4) Increased energy and vitality
PEMF therapy can increase your energy and make you feel younger, which is why it’s so popular among adults of all ages, from athletes to everyday working moms and dads.
In fact, PEMF has even been shown to be an effective solution for those experiencing long-term fatigue from a previous COVID-19 infection. A 2022 study looked at the effects of PEMF on patients experiencing “long COVID” fatigue. The results showed that “Fatigue, work ability, quality of life, and psychological well-being improved clearly over the course of the [PEMF] treatment and showed stable results 6 weeks later.”