Updated: Nov 9
Temporary Relief of Muscle and Joint Pain
Pain relief is one of the most important fields of medicine, yet most options for treatment of pain are ineffective or cause damaging side effects. PEMF therapy is an effective, safe alternative. It promotes an increase in general wellness to help the body with reducing pain level after new injuries, while recovering from surgery, and with minor chronic issues. In 1993, a study conducted at the International Pain Research Institute concluded that brief exposure of affected areas to PEMF therapy resulted in significant pain reduction. In another stu
dy from 2007, 50 patients with chronic pain (about half with fibromyalgia) were treated with either PEMF or a bogus device. They were treated with a headset that produces PEMF frequencies for a total of 4 weeks. By the end of the trial, the average recipient of actual PEMF therapy experienced about a 20% reduction in comparison to the bogus group that only averaged a 4% reduction.
Temporarily Increase Local Circulation Where Applied
PEMF therapy promotes wellness by improving localized blood circulation where applied. Researchers at Wake Forest University found that PEMF stimulation can be applied locally to increase vasodilation in an area of the body, resulting in improved circulation to that area. Dilation of blood vessels means a decrease in blood pressure as well as a more relaxed state in which the body can transport blood to areas of the body. This promising finding indicates that PEMF can help the body’s ability to recover more quickly from injuries
PEMF Helps with Arthritis Pain and Stiffness
Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases worldwide. If you are one of the millions of people living with rheumatoid arthritis, you have likely struggled to find relief for the painful symptoms of joint swelling and inflammation. In a 1998 study published in the Journal of the Indian Medical Association, researchers determined that PEMF therapy can alleviate painful symptoms of RA. While seronegative RA patients had the best results, all patients experienced improvement, suggesting that PEMF may be a good supplement for alleviating minor arthritis symptoms.
Helps the Relief of Symptoms of Depression
Approximately 30% of patients with depression are resistant to antidepressant drugs. If you are one of these patients, PEMF therapy may be an ideal choice. PEMF has no known side effects, unlike antidepressants where the largest concern is the amount of side effects. Common antidepressant side effects include weight gain, insomnia, nausea, blurred vision, and many others. Psychiatric researchers in Denmark determined that PEMF therapy, in combination with antidepressant use, caused significant improvement in treatment-resistant patients’ symptoms, with minimal-to-no side effects. The PEMF benefits of a noninvasive treatment for depression are countless. Many people with depression are turned off by medications offered by doctors because of negative experiences they have had with them.
Supplements the Reduction of Migraines
If you suffer from chronic migraine headaches, you are well aware that the onset of a migraine can typically mean an unexpected end to your day. PEMF therapy is an alternative approach for patients seeking a meaningful reduction in their migraines, both in frequency and pain management. In 1999, researchers in the United States investigated the effects of PEMF on migraines. After one month of regular PEMF therapy, all involved patients reported fewer and less severe headaches. These results suggest that PEMF has the potential to be a temporary short-term intervention for millions of migraine sufferers. Again, PEMF causes no harmful side effects and will not harm your brain in any way. If you have a concern regarding PEMF, you can always consult your healthcare professional first
May Help Trigger Nerve Repair
Research indicates that PEMF therapy can supply positive effect for nerve stimulation. In a 1993 study by the Bioelectromagnetics Society, researchers found that rats recovered more quickly from sciatic nerve injury when they were pre-treated with PEMF therapy. While the mechanism behind this effect remains unknown, these findings offer hope to patients coping with nerve damage or degeneration.
Further Efforts to Increase Range of Motion
Cervical osteoarthritis causes a major reduction in the range of motion. Patients struggle to remain mobile and move around as they once did. Thanks to PEMF therapy, these patients will find renewed hope. Research published in Clinical Rheumatology showed that PEMF treatment applied for 30 minutes twice a day for 3 weeks lead to significant reduction in pain levels. According to the research: “The active ROM [Range of Motion], paravertebral muscle spasm and neck pain and disability scale (NPDS) scores improved significantly after PEMF therapy”. (10) With PEMF, you can have an opportunity to take control of your body.