Have you ever heard someone say they feel drained, or that they need a recharge? It’s often common in language to use references to battery power to describe our energy levels. This may come as a surprise to you, but the idea that we may need a “recharge” is actually backed by science.
In this article, we are going to dive deep into the idea of recharging your body, specifically through Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF). The truth is that the cells in your body do need a zap of energy every now and then, especially for those of us living in a modern, urban environment.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
So, what is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy? I’m glad you asked! It’s a controlled creation of an electromagnetic field in a pulsating pattern directed towards your body. If it sounds like something from “Back To The Future” or “Star Trek,” let me explain.
The Earth pulses with an electromagnetic field, and unsurprisingly our bodies also pulse with the same basic frequency as the Earth. An electromagnetic field is an invisible field of energy that’s created by the motion and flow of an electrical current. It is produced anytime there are moving electrical currents in a given direction. A PEMF mimics the electromagnetic fields found in nature.
PEMF stimulates your body’s cells and brings oxygenation to those cells. This allows your body to actually aid in producing its own energy source. Your body is then able to heal and repair its own cells. Pulsing magnetic fields initiate a cascade of activities, from the cell membrane to the nucleus and on to the gene level, where specific changes take place.
What About The Bad EMF’s?
You may have heard that some electromagnetic fields are not good for your health. While it may be true that some EMFs are cause for concern, not all are created equally. For example, the ones found in nature are beneficial for your health. The reality is that many EMFs fall in different places along the wide electromagnetic spectrum. In the age of man-made EMFs, including cellular telephones, wireless routers, and the internet, it’s important to be aware of these fields of energy.
Continued research is being done on possible adverse side effects of man-made EMF’s. (1) With more research needing to be conducted, it may be important to educate yourself on how to reduce exposure to the potentially harmful EMFs.
What Does PEMF Therapy Do?
We know that the cells in our body have several basic tasks they need to complete. Those include generating energy, removing waste, cell repair, and specialized tasks depending on the type of cell it is. To achieve this, cells must move ions and electrolytes. PEMF therapy gives your cells an extra “boost” that increases and promotes the movement of ions and electrolytes.
Specifically, PEMF’s increase the production of Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP. They turn the ATP into energy and even recharge the ATP when it is depleted. ATP is the source of energy for use and storage at the cellular level. (2)
Benefits of PEMF Therapy
Recharging your cells has many benefits for overall well-being. For example, regardless of the aliment you’re suffering from, PEMF therapy increases cellular metabolism. This helps diseased cells make a comeback and supports your body’s own natural healing process. But, that’s not all, there are specific instances where PEMF therapy is particularly helpful. While PEMF is not a cure for any specific condition, it can support the body’s own self-healing and regenerative processes. Over 2,000 studies look at PEMF and areas such as arthritis, pain, circulation and recovery of skin wounds. (3) Here are a few areas where PEMF might be beneficial:
Athletic Injury, Pain and Arthritis
Athletes of all levels can benefit greatly from PEMF therapy for multiple reasons. Imagine getting injured mid-season – a quick and absolute recovery is necessary to get back in the game. PEMF therapy has been shown to stop pain, reduce swelling, and heal soft tissue and bone faster than normal. (4)
Sure you could try and throw an ice pack on your injury and let time take its course. But why wait when a better and faster solution exists? PEMF therapy goes past the surface level and penetrates into the body’s tissues. We know that PEMF therapy increases and supports the production of ATP, and particularly in highly metabolic tissue like the brain and muscle, making it perfect for sports injuries. PEMF can also support fractures, joint pain and arthritis. (5)
Individuals diagnosed with active Lyme disease may also benefit from PEMF therapy. As a debilitating disease that is hallmarked by chronic pain, Lyme disease is not something to let simmer. PEMF therapy is a non-invasive pain management tool.
The spirochetes, an organism responsible for Lyme disease, reproduce at an accelerated rate. PEMF therapy fights back by ensuring the body maintains a proper level of oxygen via oxygenation. (6) Research shows that when the body maintains enough oxygen cancer cells cannot survive. (7) The same principle is applied to those with an infection of Lyme disease.
PEMF therapy can support a malfunctioning thyroid. For both overactive and under-active thyroid disorders, PEMF therapy may be beneficial. PEMF may help nodules on the gland to diminish or disappear entirely.
Additionally, it supports the thyroid hormone thyroxine. Thyroxine is secreted by the thyroid to stimulate oxygen consumption in your body’s tissues. PEMF therapy does the same thing by ensuring the body maintains a proper level of oxygen.
Are There Risks Associated with PEMF Therapy?
The risks associated with PEMF therapy are minimal. In general, it is safe, but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. There are certain situations in which individuals should refrain from using PEMF therapy. Those include:
- If you have implanted electrical devices like a pacemaker, cochlear implant, or intrathecal pump.
- If you are undergoing active chemotherapy.
- If you have a bleeding or clotting disorder.
- If you are pregnant.
Can I benefit from PEMF Therapy?
Cell regeneration, better nutrient absorption, detox from heavy metals and more are all potential outcomes of regular use of PEMF therapy. With so many potential benefits, you may be wondering if PEMF could be a beneficial addition to your health and wellness journey. You’re welcome to look at this PDF to learn more about the HUGO PEMF services we offer in our office. If you have any questions about whether PEMF therapy is right for you, reach out. We will help you find the best solution to get to the root cause of your illness. Get started with PEMF Therapy by calling or texting the office at 314-721-2140.
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