Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF)
Just as a magnet has polarity, every cell in our body has a charge. If we don’t keep our cells healthy and charged they won’t function to the best of their ability. Dehydration and lack of electrons will cause cells in our bloodstream to become stacked. When this happens, they are unable to deliver oxygen in an efficient manner. The Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field therapy is a pulsed bed that one would lay on that is set to the same frequency as that of the earth, which allows for the exchange of electrons between cells. This creates a field within the body where cells can move freely and at an increased amplitude. When you put minerals into the body they contain free electrons and act as donors. These free electron donors find cells that are hungry and the pulsed field will literally push the free electrons into them. Being more hydrated at a cellular level will decrease inflammation, promote cellular health, promote healing, decrease pain, increase energy, and increase the flow of oxygen throughout the body… The benefits are endless! Utilizing this therapy gives the body longer lasting value than exercise, at a cellular level.
This modality is best explained using the analogy of the wireless cell phone charger since that is essentially what it does for our bodies, it literally re-charges us! Every day we are exposed to energy fields from lights, computers, wi-fi, etc.. that burden our own cellular electrical potential. You see, every cell in the body has its own electrical charge or potential and this charge is how the body moves nutrients in and out of the cells. This, in turn, is how cellular metabolism takes place. So, when our cellular potential, or ability to utilize the very nutrients we are consuming, is compromised we suffer in a very real way in that our ability to repair is compromised. This leads us to feel fatigue, we become inflamed, and our total metabolic potential is compromised much like a cell phone with a dead battery.
Just as a wireless cell phone charging has created the opportunity to place our phone on a pad that generates a pulsed electromagnetic field which the phone’s capacitor (battery) then literally absorbs and stores, our body does this same thing naturally anytime we take a walk barefoot at the beach. We breathe in free electron donors from the sea air, while our feet are exposed to the earth’s electromagnetic field. In doing this, we literally take the charge and push the free electrons into our cells which charges them. This is why we feel so much better when we take the time to take off our shoes off and get outside!
The PEMF is a concentrated version of us taking time outside. You can look at it like a session being the equivalent of living at the beach for a couple weeks. Just think about how you feel right after a vacation (before you get back to the office!).
PEMF Exercise uses pulsed electromagnetic fields to bathe low energy cells in pure, raw energy. Each cell in your body is actually a capacitor, or battery, which holds a charge. Your entire body is electrical and your cells each need a measurable electrical charge to function optimally. In order to maintain good wellness, cells must be doing their jobs. PEMF Exercise supports the body’s natural abilities to optimize balanced body functions –the definition of wellness.
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The benefits are endless! This therapy can be beneficial for the following conditions:
ARTHRITIS + JOINT PAIN | DEMENTIA + ALZHEIMER’S | HEADACHES + MIGRAINES | INCISION + WOUND TREATENT | INJURIES | LATENT INFECTIONS | PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY | REYNAUD’S SYNDROME | SLEEP DISORDERS + FATIGUE | SORE MUSCLES | TINNITUS
The Effects of PEMF on Healing Bones
The PEMF is a clinically proven, safe and effective, non-invasive treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing ability and rate.
When a bone is broken it generates an electrical field in the body, which stimulates healing in the area. Bone tissue gets deposited in regions of negative charge, and deposited in areas of positive charge. Utilizing electrical stimulation has proven to increase the speed and completeness of bone healing via creating a negative electrical field at a fracture site which supports the body’s natural healing process.
Within just 10 minutes of laying on a PEMF signaling healing pathways become activated, stimulating bone cells to proliferate, differentiate, and mineralize which has been proven to improve the quality of bone tissue and enhance bone preservation.
Research on the Molecular Impact of PEMF has proven:
- to GENERATE an electrical field gradient across the cell membrane of an exposed osteoblast (bone-forming cell)
- to INITIATE an immediate intracellular response within bone cells which activates pathways similar to growth factors PTH and Insulin
- to ACTIVATE the mTOR signaling pathway which releases calcium stores
- to RESULT in cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation
Utilization of the PEMF has proven to improve the quality of bone tissue and to enhance bone preservation in studies done at the Cleveland Clinic. Use of PEMF on animals showed a 2-fold increase in bone volume, along with a 75% increase in preservation of bone volume and improved bone quality.
The Effects of PEMF on a Cellular Level
Research at both the Cleveland Clinic and New York University have given further insight and enhanced understanding of how the PEMF facilities bone growth at a cellular level. They have proven that use of PEMF causes a significant increase in the expression of genes used in the processes of proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of bone. In addition, PEMF has shown to have an additive affect on cell growth and proliferation, which suggests that early intervention utilizes a separate intracellular healing pathway.