The Science Behind Pulsed-Electromagnetic Field Therapy and How It Can Fix Your Pain.
PEMF therapy uses bursts of low-level electromagnetic radiation to heal damaged tissues and bone, to relieve injury-related pain, and even to stimulate organs.The idea is that pulses at low frequencies will pass through the skin and penetrate deep into muscle, bones, tendons, and even organs to activate the cell’s regenerative powers and encourage its natural repair mechanisms. PEMF is catching on for its non-invasive way to approach healing injuries, ameliorating chronic pain, and helping mitigate even chronic conditions like depression and diabetes.
The idea behind PEMF is that the energy pulses penetrate and stimulate cells at the injury site, and everywhere around it. Your body then uses that energy to heal itself through its natural healing mechanisms. Depending on the extent of the issue, PEMFs can address a slight imbalance quickly, like a pulled muscle, or it can work to bring about a more substantial change over time, like restoring a sluggish organ system.
Scientific research has been able to demonstrate the following efficacy of PEMF Therapy.
- PEMF measurably reduced pain and swelling following plastic surgery
- A sizable body of research shows that PEMF helps slow-healing tibial fractures fuse
- A small study demonstrated that PEMF therapy reduces pain from chronic pain conditions and fibromyalgia
- Animal studies show the potential of PEMF therapy in regenerating nerve fibers in the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, which is promising for the future of regenerative medicine
- In cell cultures, PEMF treatment seemed to activate lysozyme, which is a major step in the bone regeneration process.
- Treatment with PEMF improved osteoarthritis by keeping cartilage from breaking down
- PEMF impacted the growth of bone cells in cell cultures, which formed bone tissue in lab tests
- In a small study, people with rotator cuff injuries went through PEMF therapy, and all participants had either reduced or eliminated symptoms.
- Just one month of PEMF treatment improved pain and functional performance in arthritis patients
- PEMF therapy helped regenerate the liver faster in rats who had part of the liver removed