Which PEMF device suits you best?
PEMF Therapy Devices Effect & Change Body Processes
Many benefits of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (―PEMF‖) therapy have been demonstrated through more than 2,000 University level double-blind medical studies done in many countries with many different PEMF therapy devices.
Some of the positive effects of PEMF therapy were well established by the mid 1900’s. The first commercially produced PEMF therapy devices entered the market in the early 1900s. These were used for studies and experimentation in healing and cellular wellness. They were sold both to consumers and as medical devices to doctors.
The first commercially produced high power PEMF therapy devices entered the market around 1975. They focused on the health of muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and cartilage, on reducing pain and on cellular regeneration.
Medical PEMF therapy devices have been accepted in many countries around the world. The US FDA accepted the use of PEMF therapy devices in the healing of non-union bone fractures in 1979, urinary incontinence and muscle stimulation in 1998, and depression and anxiety in 2006.
Israel has accepted the use of PEMF devices for migraine headaches. Canada has accepted PEMF devices for several uses. The European Union has many acceptances for the use of PEMF therapy in many areas including healing and recovery from trauma, degeneration and the treatment of the pain and range of motion issues.
Even though now FDA or TGA approved have PEMF therapy devices been used mostly in Germany, Swiss and Austria in the treatment of cancer in combination with other modalities such as IV and Hyperthermia to enhance the effects. High power PEMF therapy devices such as PAP IMI and PMT120 have been successfully used to overcharge malignant tumour cells and to induce apoptosis. (see video with Dr. Rau from the Paracelsus clinic St. Gallen Swiss)
Possibly one of the greatest advantages of PEMF THERAPY DEVICES is increased IMMUNE RESPONSE
PEMF therapy devices increase energy levels in all cells of the body. The blood reflects these changes drastically in a very short time. Just minutes after a treatment the red blood cells are energised and bounce off each other like billiard balls. White blood cells increase in size and mobility and move very actively to catch bacteria and other pathogens.
PEMD therapy devices stimulate white blood cells, also called killer cells or macrophages to eliminate floating cancer stem cells in the blood. This helps prevent reoccurrence and angiogenesis after surgery and conventional cancer treatments.
Before and after treatment with PEMF therapy devices!
Differences in PEMF Therapy Devices
The magnetic energy produced by the various PEMF devices can be as little as that of the Earth’s magnetic field to more than 10,000 times as powerful. The lower power devices are generally used for cellular health and bone healing. The higher power devices are generally used for recovery of trauma from accidents, sports injuries and surgery, as well as for control and improvement of degenerative diseases. Both low power and high power devices help reduce pain, but the higher power devices are more effective in doing so.
Continuous or Pulsed Waveform
Although there are exceptions in both types, most low power PEMF devices have a continuous waveform while most high power PEMF devices have a pulsed waveform.
Shape of Waveform
The continuous waveform PEMF devices can produce a square, a saw tooth, a sine wave or a custom waveform. The pulsed output PEMF devices usually produce a biphasic short duration pulse.
Control of Frequency
Many low power PEMF devices have preset frequencies to choose from according to the manufacturers’ own different theories. Most high power PEMF devices have a user variable control of the pulse rate.
Duration of Treatment
Depending on the power level of the PEMF device, the treatment duration can be from three minutes to hours.
An honest opinion
Do not get confused with different technical terms and high tech descriptions. Magnetic waves are what they are and the effect purely depends on power and intensity. Check and compare power and price. Then look for warranty and feedback of a device.
Primary Benefits of PEMF therapy devices
Clinical evidence shows that PEMF therapy reduces pain associated with trauma from accidents, sports injuries, surgeries and burns as well as from disease and degeneration.
PEMF therapy improves these conditions in many different concurrent ways including mechanical, chemical, electrical and magnetic processes within the cells of the body.
In 1995, Siskin and Walker provided a summary of clinical results on soft tissue damage. They observed no adverse effects and the following positive effects were reported:
- Decreased pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased range of motion
- Faster functional recovery
- Reduced muscle loss after surgery
- Increased tensile strength in ligaments
- Faster healing of skin wounds
- Enhanced capillary formation
- Acceleration of nerve regeneration
- Decreased tissue necrosis.
In the ―Beneficial effects of electromagnetic fields‖, Bassett C. (Bioelectric Research Center, Columbia University, NY, 1993) applied time-varying pulsed magnetic fields designed to induce voltages similar to those produced normally during the dynamic mechanical deformation of connective tissues in an effort to control cellular function and understand the mechanisms by which PEMF treatment operates.
He concluded: “A wide variety of challenging musculoskeletal disorders has been treated successfully over the past two decades… Many of the athermal bioresponses, at the cellular and subcellular levels, have been identified and found appropriate to correct or modify the pathologic processes for which PEMFs have been used… As understanding of mechanisms expands, specific requirements for field energetics are being defined and the range of treatable ills broadened. These include nerve regeneration, wound healing, graft behavior, diabetes, and myocardial and cerebral ischemia (heart attack and stroke), among other conditions. Preliminary data even suggests possible benefits in controlling malignancy”.
The Dynamics of Pain and PEMF Therapy Devices
For most individuals, aside from the multiple benefits of the therapy, one of the most relevant effects of PEMF therapy is the improvement of painful conditions, regardless of their origin. Pain mechanisms are complex and have peripheral and central nervous system aspects. During the last 100 years, theories of pain mechanism have evolved from specificity and summation models to the popular Gate Control Theory. The latter pain theory, proposed by Melzack/Wall/Casey (Wall and Melzack, 1989) has become the most important development in the field of pain management. Pain perception is no longer a straightforward afferent transmission of pain signal.
In biology, signal transduction is a mechanism that converts a mechanical or chemical stimulus to a cell into a specific cellular response. Signal transduction starts with a signal to a receptor, and ends with a change in cell behavior. Transmembrane receptors move across the cell membrane, with half of the receptor outside the cell and the other half inside the cell. The signal, such as a chemical signal, binds to the outer half of the receptor, which changes its shape and conveys another signal inside the cell. Sometimes there is a long cascade of signals, one after the other. Eventually, the signal creates a change in the cell, either in the DNA of the nucleus or the cytoplasm outside the nucleus.
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