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PEMF Education Magnetic Science

PEMF Education Magnetic Science

Introduction to Magnetic Science

An electrical signal lies behind our every thought and every action. Every single beat of our heart depends on the normal functioning of the electrical signals within our body. The continuous flow of electricity in our body establishes magnetic fields which can interact with magnetic fields of external origin on a cellular level.

Geomagnetic Fields

The word geo possesses Greek origin and is used to refer to the Earth. Geomagnetic is the term used to refer to the magnetic fields the Earth generates due to metals contained within the Earth’s crust, and this field is most often used to prevent dangerous solar rays from reaching and damaging the Earth. This field is necessary for the existence of life on Earth for this reason. We are constantly surrounded by the protective hug of the Earth’s magnetic field throughout our lives on Earth. Without it, we would not be able to live safely on this planet.

Biomagnetic Fields

Similar to how geomagnetic fields are used to refer to the magnetic field of the Earth, biomagnetic fields are used to refer to the magnetic fields produced by the human body, as stated before. Due to our much smaller size compared to Earth, these fields are tiny and undetectable without state-of-the-art, ultra sensitive equipment capable of drowning the background of Earth’s field.

As these biomagnetic fields are produced in response to electrical currents within the body, produced by fluctuations of chemicals and ions in the human body, it makes sense for there to be a clear-cut connection between the magnetic field and the chemistry of the body.

PEMF vs. EMF

While the Earth’s magnetic field is protective in nature, there are many other magnetic fields in our environment that can harm us. Knowing this, one might wonder what the difference between dangerous electromagnetic fields (EMF) and therapeutic pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) is.

These fields differ in categories such as duration of exposure, wavelength, and frequency of the field.

Magnetic Field Polarity

When considering the Earth’s magnetic field, there are two common terminologies we are familiar with, the North pole and the South pole. These standard terms refer to the magnetic dipoles of the Earth or a pair of oppositely charged poles separated by distance. This difference in charge of the poles determines the direction of the magnetic rays and cancels any net charge that could be generated.

When using magnetic fields therapeutically, research has found that we do not need to consider polarity, as neither positive nor negative charge has harmful effects on the body.

Introduction to Magnetic Field Therapy

As mentioned earlier, there is a clear cut relationship between magnetic fields and the chemistry and ions of the body. Magnetic fields can influence the direction of movement and concentration of different ions in the body. These movements can stimulate a wide range of effects on the body, be it physical or chemical.

Magnetic fields are used therapeutically to produce specific voltages that are innately found in the body. These voltages can cause multiple changes in the body, whether it’s a muscle contraction, the firing of a neuron, or activation of specific cellular pathways. If the right path can be activated, multiple healing factors can be activated, enhancing therapy.

Magnetic Field Types

There are two main types of magnetic fields, static or pulsed. The difference can be inferred from the names. Static fields have no discernible change in flux density or intensity across the duration of the measurement.

On the other hand, there are multiple flux densities and intensity changes across different frequencies in pulsed waves.

Cellular Communication

In essence, each of the cells in our body is a living thing in itself. It requires the same nutrients we do, but on a different scale. Some cells possess the ability to move. Others have complex functions like cellular ingestion or eating other cells. For the body to live as long as it does without any hitches, every cell must accomplish its tasks. These tasks require specific functions, whether energy generation, efficient waste removal, or growth and repair.

These functions depend on the cell membrane, which can be referred to as the primary communicator for the cell due to the multiple receptors or switches it possesses. The cell’s complexity can be illustrated through the massive amount of chemical processes, a whopping 7000.

Thanks to modern technology, understanding these processes and their coordination has become more accessible, allowing us to utilize the interlinkages to establish therapeutic potential.

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How the Body Heals Itself

The process of wound healing requires coordination among cellular processes to enhance cell growth and division.

For whatever purpose a cell may see fit to divide (in response to a stimulus), the main processes involved are the same, whether it is growth or repair. Cellular contents need to be duplicated, mainly DNA. For DNA to be replicated, multiple proteins are involved, some to split and maintain the DNA strands and others to do the actual replication. For all these processes, some form of electrical energy is required.

Because of the nature of magnetic fields and their ability to induce an electrical current, PEMF can have significant use in influencing some of these processes for cellular growth.

Frequency, Intensity, and Waveform

Frequency

Frequency for a wave is measured in Hertz, or cycles per second, which has a relationship with wavelength. PEMF technologies usually operate at low frequencies for the safety and efficacy of treatment, though some modalities use a higher frequency.

PEMF can operate at anywhere from frequencies of 1 to 10000 Hertz, and extremely low frequencies are considered to be anything less than 3000 Hertz.

Intensity

The intensity of a wave can be considered to be its strength. The higher the intensity, the greater the charge a wave can produce. Therapeutically, the intensity of a magnetic field can vary greatly. Some processes require more significant charges and others less.

The intensity of a wave is measured in Gauss for waves with higher intensity or microTesla for lower intensity waves.

Waveform

A waveform refers to the general shape of movement of the particles in the wave. The number of waveforms in a second could also be called the frequency, explained earlier.

Some of the shapes present in nature include sinusoidal, sawtooth, and square waves. Besides these, many other shapes are used in PEMF modalities.

The shape of the wave is essential due to the ability to superimpose one wave onto another, hence enhancing the net intensity of the wave and consequently the charge produced.

Another feature of waveforms is the intensity innately tied to the shape. Square waves innately have higher intensities with respect to a similar sinusoidal wave.

Research Limitation

Despite the amount of research done and literature present on the use of magnetic fields in relevance to medical procedures, it has been hard to transfer these principles into practical use, whether at home or in a clinic. On a basic level, it requires much expertise from professionals both in the technical and medical fields.

The research conducted and ones being conducted at this moment are very important, especially when combined with results obtained from patients using PEMF therapy in their everyday life, whether the treatment is at home or in a  professional care setting. Only through proper coordination between these two factors can these modalities be used to their full potential.

Acute vs. Chronic Conditions

Acute and chronic are two terms extensively used in the medical community to refer to the time duration of an illness or symptom. Acute refers to any discomfort felt for less than three months, while chronic discomfort has gone on for longer than that.

Through the many types of research done on PEMF, it is effective in the relief of both acute and chronic pain. The mechanism behind this consists of multiple underlying processes, at times blocking the firing of neurons involved in relaying pain, preventing the progression of inflammation, increasing blood flow to areas that require more oxygen and nutrients, and increasing tissue oxygenation.

Most conventional treatments for pain have to consider the origin of the pain signal if it is neuropathic (involving nerves) or of some other origin, but PEMF does not have to consider this.

Preventative Care

Our body is in a constant balance of cell death and growth. Cells are being changed daily as they outlive their potential and are replaced by newer cells, younger and more efficient than their older counterparts. The maintenance of this cycle is necessary for our daily functioning. PEMF influences this cycle positively, making its progression smoother when used daily.

Prevention and early treatment are always better than prolonging treatment. A problem that is left to resolve by itself has greater chances to evolve into something that is harder to treat and is more significant in severity.

When PEMF is used daily, health maintenance is much easier to keep on track. When patients use PEMF daily, they often prevent illness predisposing conditions to have as much effect, decreasing the chances for illness or illness progression.

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How to Apply PEMFs

Depending on the PEMF, there are multiple uses and guidelines for use. Some PEMFs are to be used at home while others are in a clinical setting. Some PEMFs are effective on the body in its entirety, and others are focused on specific areas of the body.

Despite these differences, the main application of a PEMF is fairly simple and the same across devices. You can simply turn the device on and use it to apply the field to your body.  To achieve proper contact levels, it’s best to lie down on a mat and keep the position of the device stable. The average duration for the application of devices is around half an hour, and it is done twice a day.

Setting a Healing Timeline

As with multiple modalities of treatment, patients are often concerned with the duration of treatment. This ranges with the use of the device, but some counseling can help manage patient expectations and provide an estimate for treatment duration.

One of the factors to be considered is individual health. Some people feel the positive effects of therapy faster than others, but no matter the speed, the application can be fine-tuned once the treatment pattern has been recognized.

Magnetic fields provide enhanced stimuli for the body to heal. Once the stimulus is provided, the body will take time to heal. Even if the healing process is complete, some organs require some standby time before they can be used at 100 percent again. This is a natural phenomenon.

Contraindications

There are few absolute contraindications to PEMF therapy. One of the most notable contraindications is applying a PEMF device over any electrical device implanted in a body, as the current developed by the magnetic field can alter the functioning of these devices, whether they are pacemakers or cochlear hearing aids.

A disease of the thyroid organ, Grave’s disease, should be treated with caution when using a PEMF, as well as any active bleeding. Safety in pregnant women has yet to be fully proven, although there are no reports of harm.

Other patients who should use PEMF with caution are people with any metal implant in their body, whether it’s dental implants, an artificial heart valve, or a metal rod following a bone fracture.

Adverse Reactions

There have been some reports of mild adverse effects of PEMF therapy when done at home. All major PEMF providers should acknowledge these. Due to the mass effect of the usage of PEMF, it is not a strange occurrence for there to be a negative effect somewhere in the body. PEMF affects multiple organ systems at once, and not just the organ system you are targeting. Due to this high range and low specificity, there is no cause for concern if a patient experiences mild adverse effects on use, though the chance for this decreases with more specific PEMF devices. However, if someone experiences some significant adverse effects, they should be reported immediately.

Repairing the Weekend Warrior with PEMF devices

 

Repairing the Weekend Warrior with PEMFs

I am now reminded every day that I am in my 60s. My body reminds me from multiple locations. While I’m not a professional or even a semiprofessional athlete, I have accumulated numerous aches and pains over the years.

My first significant injury occurred while playing sandlot football in my final year of medical school. I jumped up to snare a pass and was turning around as my leg was planting. I felt an immediate pain in my right knee and limped off the field. Within minutes, my knee was as big as the football. Several hours later my knee was tapped, producing frank blood. That was in 1970. Orthopedics was still relatively primitive at that time, and the surgical option was certainly more potentially debilitating than learning to live with the injury: torn menisci and a complete ACL rupture. That injury limited the aggressiveness of any sports I would engage in for the rest of my life, including tennis, downhill skiing, racquetball, etc.

However, I did play a little bit of softball, practiced pitching and catching with my kids as they were growing up, and some soccer practice. The limitations I had to endure were fairly acceptable to me given that I got wrapped up in my medical career, which basically consumed most of my time.

After my daughter tore her ACL playing college field hockey, and then having a successful ACL repair, I decided to see an orthopedic surgeon regarding my options. His examination showed that I had a completely ACL-deficient knee. I didn’t need to worry about the menisci catching or locking–my knee was that loose. He said that I was lucky in that I had a small frame and was not greatly overweight, and was not into aggressive sports, otherwise I would have had to have had a procedure long before. At that point I elected not to do surgery since I couldn’t afford the downtime. The only thing that I must do now to compensate is to wear a knee brace for my morning 3-mile walks.

Instead of spending a good part of my free time in various sports activities, I directed my energies into constant learning, including healing arts outside the typical medical paradigm. I discovered and became trained in acupuncture through a UCLA program for physicians. After that, I learned a lot about energy medicine and how far ahead of us the Eastern Europeans were. They had discovered the marvelous effects of pulsed electro-magnetic fields (PEMFs) decades earlier.

So, to go back to the beginning of this piece, I am daily in need of treatments for my various aches and pains, as a weekend warrior. But I am no longer tied to only one discipline or approach to achieve results, most commonly relying on PEMF therapies. Only my own PEMF system has given me the liberty and flexibility to treat myself as I need, day in, day out.

I have been working with Dick Butkus regarding his own “weekend warrior” state. Because of his time in professional football, he clearly has more “wounds,” that is, aches and pains and limitations, than I do. This is not unexpected.

As happens with most Americans in this situation, he has accessed all the usual approaches to his health issues, with some but not complete benefit. The one therapeutic approach most athletes and Americans have never heard of is the use of PEMFs. This issue was recognized by Dr. Oz when I appeared on his show, “Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields – the Revolutionary Cure for Pain.” The American healthcare community is only just beginning to wake up to the potential offered by PEMFs for managing aches and pains and recovering health. I am aware of quite a number of athletes who are already using this technology, with a range of results. Because there are a large variety of PEMF devices promoted, the challenge is finding the right device for the specific individual’s needs.

How does one repair a weekend warrior?

The classical approaches include medical management, physical therapy, chiropractic, sports medicine, acupuncture, massage and others. The major challenge for most people with all these classical approaches is that you need to continue to see a practitioner to receive services. Sometimes, all that is achieved is temporary improvement or benefit. With an acute injury, such as a medial collateral ligament strain, usual approaches work quite well to shorten the time of healing. Unfortunately, acute injuries frequently convert to chronic problems. This is where the problems really begin. What if there is a technology available that allows you to treat yourself at your own convenience in your own home setting or as you are out and about during the day? In addition, what if this technology is very safe, non-toxic, noninvasive and not that expensive? Wouldn’t that be of interest to you? Unfortunately, again, most commonly, your practitioners are not going to recommend this to you.

Why wouldn’t your practitioners recommend PEMFs to you?

There are several reasons. As Dr. Oz mentioned, most practitioners are not even aware of this technology. Unfortunately, I have discovered that even when we try to provide them the information to have them become aware, they may be resistant to recommending it for intellectual, professional, administrative, legal or financial reasons. Most clinicians are comfortable with what they know and do, and rarely reach outside their comfort zone, especially when a therapeutic approach is not supported by their professional community or the “establishment” in general. Most of the time, it’s about the doctor getting through his/her day. It’s not about “what am I missing here?” or “is there something else I can do to help this person, since what we are doing isn’t working?“ Clearly, it’s not always this way. There are many open-minded – and humble – doctors who really want to help the person but are stuck in a mental “rigid cage” they can’t break out of. I had to do that, to break out of my own and my colleague’s cages. I took a course in medical acupuncture, and it changed my view of other options to help my patients, outside the medical toolbox.

I wish I could say that even your usual medical doctor would refer you to nonconventional practitioners without you having to ask for the referral. But conventional medical doctors tend to have blinders on relative to other types of non-medical practitioners. The reason is that they don’t understand what these other practitioners do. The medical journals don’t help, because they never publish information about how to live in a cooperative community of willing practitioners. Also, they tend to look down on nonconventional practitioners because they are not “doctors.” Of course, this situation varies from doctor to doctor and, also, around the country. Many professions fall into these same traps. Professional team trainers and doctors also frequently fall into this mode. Usually, it’s on the athlete and/or person himself or herself to take the initiative to “vote with their feet” or ask for a recommendation.

What are some of the problems with traditional and conventional medical approaches to repairing the weekend warrior?

Pain medications can be addicting, create all kinds of side effects, and even cause death. One of the most commonly used medication groups are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs have been found to cause about 16,000 deaths per year due to gastrointestinal hemorrhage. In addition, NSAIDs damage the kidneys and liver. Chronic dependence on NSAIDs reduces the body’s capacity to heal itself from injury. Acetaminophen including Tylenol) damage the liver. Thousands of people a year end up with liver failure due to acetaminophen overuse. Narcotics such as codeine, oxycodone, and OxyContin are addicting. Their use escalates during the addiction process and there is a significant illegal market in these drugs. Thousands of people die per year from overuse, abuse and side effects from narcotics.

There is an even more insidious problem with all these medications and drugs: they end up in the urine of the users, which ends up in groundwater, which ends up in our water supply. Therefore, we are all (including our children and pregnant women) involuntarily taking these pain medications into our bodies. Objective research studies found these substances showing up in our water supply in major urban areas, since there are so many people using these drugs now.

Injections create their own problems. Most injections use steroids. We have all heard about the recent spate of fungal meningitis deaths caused by epidural steroid injections. Local injection of steroids creates its own tissue destruction, leading ultimately to an increased risk of injury and further damage to the surrounding tissues. A person is usually limited to 1 or 2 injections into the same location in a lifetime because of these risks. At the most, injections give only temporary relief. Because of the physical stress the athlete undergoes–the breakdown of ligaments, tendons and muscles–the athlete is at even further risk of future injury. Unfortunately, the decision is driven by the moment at hand, and not with any consideration for future risk.

Procedures and surgeries can be dramatic and can help the athlete get back into competition, but the results are very unpredictable and often lead to major complications that become permanent and potentially even more disabling. The problem with surgery is that no one can ever tell where the actual pain generator is in the tissue. So, it is common that the procedures do not result in any benefit, or if there is a benefit, it is short-lived before the pain returns.

Because of our dependence on insurance coverage for medications and other medical therapies, people often do not avail themselves enough of alternative approaches, particularly for chronic pain.

What are some other approaches or alternatives to managing pain, that should be sought before more invasive or toxic approaches are used?

There are many. A short list includes: chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, dietary changes, herbs and supplements, mind-body approaches, healing techniques such as Reiki, and energy medicine technologies.

I have been trained in acupuncture, nutrition, mind-body techniques and energy medicine. I have used all these approaches with differing success. When I did my training in acupuncture in 1990, it was very early in its acceptance in the US and was mostly shunned. So, at that time I started looking for alternatives to using acupuncture and came upon the use of magnets.

Magnets have been used in the Orient for decades, even centuries, to stimulate acupuncture points, as an alternative to using needles. As I started delving into the science behind magnetics and its effects on biology, I realized there was a large body of literature to support positive effects in the body. I also began to see that a lot of the science had to do with electromagnetic therapy and not physical magnets. Physical magnets are often called static magnets because, once they are formed, they remain magnetic. In other words, the magnetic field is not turned on or off, but remains constantly the same.

Because there was so much more science behind electromagnetic therapy, I eventually met up with a MD-PhD doctor from the Czech Republic who had translated much of the Eastern European science behind the use of medical magnetic fields. As a result, we collaborated and published a book, Magnetic Therapy in Eastern Europe: a Review of 30 Years of Research. Now, this is not a book for the average person-it is very technical. Nevertheless, the point here is that there was a decent amount of experience already using PEMFs to treat various medical conditions, most commonly pain.

After this, a large amount of my personal clinical effort towards managing pain clinically shifted to using PEMFs.

 

What is the value of PEMFs over other technologies or disciplines in managing pain?

The big advantage is that PEMFs do no harm and they do a much better job at impacting the causes of pain.

The causes of chronic pain include swelling in the damaged or injured tissue, lack of circulation, inflammation, poor ability to regenerate damaged tissue, nerve damage, muscle spasm, and others. Certainly, cutting oneself, burning oneself, having an infection destroying tissue, are all causes of pain. These types of injuries often resolve on their own given enough time. But for those with chronic pain, these acute problems often convert into chronic problems because they just don’t heal themselves properly.

A lot of chronic pain, such as arthritis or pain caused by a bulging disk in the lower back, is not due to any obvious cause. Chronic pain is often associated with aging. I describe aging as “death by 1000 cuts”. So, aging and chronic pain are often caused by a lifetime of many minor injuries. This is seen most commonly in professional athletes, who endure multiple injuries over their professional and personal playing time.

 

How do PEMFs work?

Pulsing magnetic fields go right through the body as if the body was not even there. It can be visualized as wind blowing in the trees. You can’t see the wind, but you can tell it’s there because the leaves are rustling. The wind does not stay in the tree, but just passes on through. So do pulsed magnetic fields. While they are passing through, they stimulate the cells of the body and produce increased energy in the tissues, shifting many chemical processes. This increased energy can then be used by damaged or injured cells and tissues to repair themselves. This is a self healing process.

This was a point made by Dr. Oz : pulsed magnetic fields can be a cure for pain. PEMFs treat the cause of the pain, not just the pain itself. They are not a Band-Aid, although they can act that way sometimes, too.

Magnetic fields have been found to have a pain-killing effect equal to about 10 mg of morphine, so not only do they help resolve the underlying cause of the pain problem, but they also can help to produce a natural pain-reducing effect.

 

Where can one find more information about PEMFs?

The Internet is full of information on magnets and magnetic therapy. There are many pulsed electromagnetic field devices sold on the Internet as well. The information is very confusing, and people often make significant claims that their machines or devices are the best.

I have set up a website, DrPawluk.com to provide more scientifically- and medically valid information about pulsed electromagnetic fields. As a physician, it is my ethical obligation to provide people with choices. The more research I did and the more devices I reviewed and used both in my practice and for myself and my family, the more I realized there is no one size that fits all and there is no one device that is a perfect solution for all problems.

As a result, I have presented reviews of several different devices that I have used and recommended. As I said, I do not typically emphasize any one device over any other. The choice of the device for anybody with chronic pain will depend completely on the nature of the pain they have. Certainly, some devices are better for certain kinds of problems than others. I will therefore use certain devices for more specific situations. Part of the question about which device to use depends on whether the problem is local or general, or whether there is more than 1 location of pain, which is often the case.  Another option is whether the device is portable or requires you to be in one place for extended periods of time to get your treatment.

A major block for most people in using PEMFs is the need to plug them into an electrical outlet. This limits flexibility and the ability to continue once daily activities. It is for this reason that I often will recommend the FlexPulse device.

 

What is the FlexPulse device?

One of the FlexPulse signals was originally developed for NASA to stimulate stem cells. It was subsequently found to dramatically enhance bone healing, including after major bone surgery. Most recently, it has been found to reduce acute inflammation at least 50% as well as steroid injections – although obviously without all the side effects and potential risks. Not to mention that when you own one of these devices you get use it for the rest of your life, as opposed to a single injection which only works temporarily.

 

Who should consider pulsed electromagnetic field [PEMF] therapy? 

Anybody who wishes to reduce their chronic aches or pains without relying on medications, who wants to avoid injections, procedures or surgery, who had all these procedures, and they didn’t work or developed complications or anybody who simply is looking for an alternative approach to manage their pain.  PEMF therapies can be used alongside most other therapeutic modalities.  In fact, combinations of approaches are often even more effective.  Who wouldn’t want at least a 30 to 70% reduction in their pain, if not even elimination of it?

I often tell people that when they already own a pulsed electric field therapy system, they don’t own it, the house owns it. This includes the dog, the cat and the plants.  PEMFs are just as effective-often even more effective-in animals than they are in people.  In fact, much of the research on PEMF therapies has been done in animals, so the results certainly have been proven.

 

Where can I find more information about PEMFs?

I offer the websites, DrPawluk.com and FlexPulse.com as places and the book “Power Tools for Health” where you can find credible, scientifically based information and education about pulsed electromagnetic field therapies.  I also provide reviews of different PEMF products that give you options of different approaches using pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. These reviews help to reduce confusion about the different devices, objectively and with balance. Furthermore, there is a PEMF Buyer’s Guide on the DrPawluk.com site about how to make decisions as to which PEMF system is best for you.

William Pawluk, MD, MSc

 

 

 

 

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How PEMF Therapy Helps Professional Athletes

Professional athletes need to be on top of their game at all times. With their constantly high intensity games, injuries are common occurrences in an athlete’s life. It is therefore important that athletes find a way to always be at their optimum performance.

While most athletes have found ways to supplement their natural energy through supplements and shakes, pain control still remains a mystery and a loophole at that. Opioid addictions are still on the rise in athlete circles and there in Is a desperate need for a solution to pain that does not carry with it the hefty price of addiction or death.

How PEMF Therapy Helps Professional Athletes

Benefits of PEMF Therapy

injuries are common in athletes and for this reason, PEMF is important. PEMF therapy is important in the process of healing through the following ways.

Improves Aerobic Workout Capacity and Flexibility

PEMF improves the body’s ability to regenerate and produce ATP needed for extended energy during work outs. It also boosts the regenerative ability of creatine kinase which powers the heart’s contractility during aerobics. Regular use of PEMF therapy will enable an athlete to get the most out of their workouts and improve their performance during competitive athletics.

Upregulates Neuro-Endocrine Functions

Neuroendocrine functions include metabolism, growth and development, sleep and sexual function. These functions require a delicate balance of neuronal impulses with endocrine release. Any derangements in the neuroendocrine axis may result in sleep disorders, stunted growth, sexual dysfunction and fluctuations in weight.

PEMF therapy works by stimulating electrical function of the neuronal systems which in turn activates the neuro-endocrine system.

Increases Stamina by a Considerable Level

Even on an athlete’s best day, they sometimes need that extra boost in order to stay ahead of the competition. PEMF therapy is just the thing to give that extra stamina.

Improves Sleep

PEMF therapy has been shown to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep. It has also been proven to improve the quality of sleep without the risk of addiction associated with sedative hypnotics such as benzodiazepines. In addition, PEMF therapy is especially beneficial for other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

This is very important in athletes who need their sleep for rest and rejuvenation.

Increases the Oxygen Metabolism

At optimum, the human body does not use up a large percentage of inhaled oxygen. PEMF therapy creates electromagnetic fields which improve the uptake and consumption of oxygen. More oxygen in the body means improved function of all organs that require oxygen.

How PEMF Therapy Improves the Process of Healing

How PEMF Therapy Improves the Process of Healing in Athletes

Decreases Inflammation

PEMF therapy works by increasing electric stimulation and transmission in cells. When an injury occurs at cellular level due to disease or physical trauma, there is damage to the voltage gated channels causing a decrease in cell-to-cell transmission. The body responds to this by releasing mediators of inflammation such as cytokines. This is perceived as weakness, malaise and fever by the body.

What PEMF therapy does is to re-initiate and amplify voltage transmission through the cells. This in a way restores the function of the cells and organ at large. PEMF reduces healing time and inflammation largely.

Reduces Pain

Pain in athletes is a major cause of concern. Minor injuries when left unattended have been shown to progress to chronic pain which often led to athletes losing seasons and falling behind.

When used properly PEMF therapy devices can help reduce pain, promote healing after injuries and reduce recovery time after injuries considerably.

Reduction in Swelling

PEMF therapy devices have been shown to reduce oedema and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries. After a fall or injury in a game, swelling alone is one of the major causes of pain and prolonged recovery time.

Using PEMF therapy, athletes can reduce recovery time, reverse the process of cellular damage and be back in the field within no time.

Immune Balancing

Practice season is sometimes all year round. The cold in winter, pollen and sometimes heat in summer may cause athletes to suffer from all types of ailments. PEMF therapy has been shown to be quite effective in creating a balanced immune system.

In addition, a strong immune system allows athletes to function at their optimum in all seasons and cuts visits to the doctor’s by a large percentage.

How to use FlexPulse Devices

Our devices are built with an athlete’s body and metabolic work-up in mind. We have curated devices which have just the right frequency and wavelength form to cater to you. We encourage you to first check with your physician on your eligibility if you have any co-morbid conditions.

An otherwise healthy athlete can fully harness the benefits of PEMF therapy from the FlexPulse devices. Be sure to use the instructions on your devices to the latter for optimal benefit.

If you would like more information, we would love to hear from you. Email or call us.

When deciding which PEMF therapy device to invest in, consider what your needs are and what makes a good device. Since no device is made to fit all functions, customers are encouraged to seek advice from experts to help them make the right decision. Choosing the right PEMF device is essential for your overall health and that of your family. We have highlighted some of the best therapeutic devices that we think are effective for your needs. They include;

1. Flexpulse G2 PEMF device

Flexpulse G2 PEMF Device

This product is our number one choice for your PEMF therapy device. It is unique from other devices as it was developed on more than 15 years of extensive stem cell research and decades of brainwave entertainment research. By increasing our body’s production of stem cells, this device allows for regeneration to take place safely and more naturally without side effects. With a designed sequence of magnetic pulses, the Flexpulse G2 PEMF device is programmed to introduce a magnetic field into tissues to relieve pain and promote the healing process.

There are ten programs on this device, each containing different frequencies based on research developed for different applications. Through research, we are able to understand how this stimulation is effective for our bodies. When nerves are stimulated, muscles, bone, and eventually involved cells are stimulated too. There are a wide variety of frequencies present in this device’s system and can be used for relaxation, balancing the nervous system, improving cognition, and repairing wounds. In addition, there is a program containing 1,00Hz, revealed in recent research with a positive effect on depression and anxiety.

Since this device reaches up to 200 gauss in intensity, it effectively reduces painful inflammation. Each Flexpulse G2 system has two major components, the pulse generator, and the applicators. The unit can easily be placed in a pocket or strapped to an armband. It is also battery operated and can be worn during an activity or rest for a desired period of time. On the other hand, applicants emit the magnetic field and should be secured to the part of the body where treatment is needed.

2. BioBalance PEMF device

BioBalance PEMF Device

For our second-best product, we picked the BioBalance PEMF therapy device. Compared to other PEMF devices, this device is unique in that it doesn’t overwhelm the body with poorly defined waveforms derived from outdated technologies. This device works in harmony with the body to enhance cell’s ability to heal themselves. It also aids in improving energy and sleep, promoting healthy aging, and providing gentle and effective detoxification. You only need to lay on the BioBalance PEMF therapy mat for about 15-30 minutes at least twice a day. This way, its pulsed electromagnetic fields stimulate cell metabolism, increase oxygen integration, and speed up the removal of toxins in the body.

The BioBalance PEMF is technologically superior to other mat-type stems since;

  1. It has two ports allowing simultaneous use of both applicators without the typical loss of power.
  2. It consists of a large comfortable mat and small pillow pad applicators
  3. It can use either AC power or battery operation
  4. It upgrades software using a USB port
  5. It has a lightweight control unit
  6. Modulated carrier waves – 300,600,800,1000 Hz- that deliver energy more profound into the body
  7. Precise control of programs and intensity for up to 12 hours.

 

This device is easy and quick to use. You have to place the full-body PEMF therapy mat on a surface, lay on it, and select 1 of the six programs available. If necessary, you can also place the pillow pad on the affected part of the body that requires treatment. Both applicators can be used simultaneously or use the pillow pad after or before a full-body PEMF therapy session. When the program is running, the control unit sends a low voltage (10 volts to be precise) signal to the mat, which translates it through 21 copper coils into 21 concentrated pulsating magnetic fields. These magnetic fields penetrate the body in a gentle way, in which most people will not feel anything, while some will feel a slight sensation of warmth.

Some of the benefits of BioBalance PEMF include; speed up the recovery process, reduced pain and inflammation, enhanced learning and concentration, improved tissue oxygenation, improved circulation, and deeper, high-quality sleep.

3. TeslaFit Plus 2 Portable PEMF therapy device

TeslaFit Plus 2 Portable PEMF therapy device

TeslaFit Plus 2 Portable therapy device falls as our number three choice of the best therapy device. This device is a rugged version of TeslaFit+ 2 with a maximum PEMF amplitude of 3990 Gauss. This high-intensity impulse PEMF system is suitable for any home or clinic. It helps manage aches and pain, speed up the recovery process and tune up an aging body. This device is portable and effective to anyone looking to recovery and regenerating faster.

Muscle contractions can be experienced at such high intensity. In addition, high-intensity PEMF application maximizes the cellular voltage, which speeds up the healing and recovery process. The TeslaFit Plus 2 Portable device is also simple to operate, with five intensity levels that can be run for 5 to 10 minutes. Also, a 10 Hz frequency runs in the background and is useful for cellular regeneration. With this therapy device, you can choose between 4 applicator packs and comes with a warranty period of 3years for the control unit and one year for the applicators.

These PEMF devices are great and have multiple benefits to the patient. If you want to start out, we recommend starting with a full-body PEMF device due to the vast range of benefits for the entire body and not just one area. You need a tried and tested system that offers you the right range of frequencies and intensity for your specific needs for effective results. Since not a single therapeutic device is constructed to perform all functions, it is important to consult first so you can be pointed in the right direction.

PEMF Therapy A Non Pain Option

PEMF Therapy A Non Pain Option

Most people, at some point in their lives, feel the effects of pain. Perhaps you broke your arm, or you may have hurt your back when you lifted too much weight. Usually, that pain decreases in a few days or weeks. However, other people suffer from chronic pain due to an illness, accident or injury. Researchers estimate that as many as 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is pain that lasts longer than six months. If you suffer from pain for a long period of time, you are looking for relief from that pain without side effects that painkillers can give you. Pulsed electromagnetic frequency may bring you some relief from chronic pain. Here’s more information about PEMF, or pulsed electromagnetic frequency.

What Is PEMF, and How Is It Used As a Therapy?

Pulsed electromagnetic frequency is a type of therapy that may help relieve pain. Usually, PEMF is a coil wrapped in cloth. Patients can wear the cloth, or they can strap the device to their bodies. One of the many benefits of PEMF therapy is that it increases the healing properties of your own body. PEMF has been used to regenerate bone and tissue, and it speeds up healing time.

PEMF is used for all kinds of therapy and recovery. Athletes can use PEMF to recover from strenuous activity that comes with athletics. Doctors use PEMF for patients who suffer from depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. Because PEMF can increase your energy levels, many adults find that the therapy really allows them to live their best lives.

Why Is PEMF Therapy a Great Option for Pain Management?

Pain management represents a serious aspect of wellness and treatment. While many people can manage pain for a short period of time with painkillers, chronic pain is different. For many years, doctors treated chronic pain with painkillers. However, long term use of painkillers can lead to a host of problems. Patients suffer from chronic constipation, and dependency is a huge issue. In fact, researchers estimate that over two million Americans have a problem with opioid dependency. If a patient attempts to stop taking opioids, they can experience severe withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include deep muscle and bone pain, diarrhea, vomiting, severe cravings, and sleep issues.

Because of the dangers of opioids, doctors are reluctant to prescribe them to patients long term. Patients with chronic pain are constantly looking for ways to eliminate their pain. The use of electromagnetic pulse technology is not a new science. In fact, Asian cultures used a type of PEMF for centuries. Healers in China used magnetic stones to relieve pain in 2000 BC, so the treatment isn’t new.

Chronic Pain

Patients with all sorts of chronic pain conditions can benefit from PEMF.  For example, many patients who suffer from fibromyalgia find relief from near-constant pain. PEMF can increase the levels of neurotransmitters in the body, and also lower the levels of other chemicals such as cortisol that may contribute to pain. Doctors can treat other chronic diseases with PEMF, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. In all of these cases, using PEMF reduces inflammation and promotes tissue healing.

Healing After Injuries

One of the best uses of PEMF is when an injury occurs. You may be injured at work or in a car accident. While some injuries are treated and healed, other injuries, especially back and neck injuries, may linger. PEMF treatment can have several benefits. First, the treatment can speed healing in both bone and tissue. Electromagnetic pulses stimulate the body to heal itself. The treatment reduces levels of inflammation in patients as well. It is the inability to heal property and elevated levels of inflammation that causes a lot of chronic pain from an injury.

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you should know that PEMF is non-invasive. You won’t have to undergo anesthesia or a surgical procedure. Also, PEMF is not a drug, so if you have had opioid addiction in the past, this treatment is drug free. The treatment will give you freedom from painkillers, while actually treating the pain. The treatment itself doesn’t hurt, which is the last thing any chronic pain patient needs. Best of all, PEMF is something you can undergo for years without any side effects. If you think PEMF is a treatment you might want to consider, you should ask your doctor if he or she has PEMF available for treatment of chronic pain.

PEMF Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

The employment of electrical waves has been utilized in the medical field for centuries, while magnets have been used for their medical properties for several millennia. Only recently have we gained enough ground in the medical science community to utilize pulsed electromagnetic fields, or PEMFs. In 1979, they were proven to assist in the knitting of nonunion fractures. The US FDA accepted PEMF as a treatment for pain 1998. PEMF received general approval from the FDA in 2007, then was approved to treat brain cancer in 2011. The FDA also upgraded PEMF machines from Class 3 to a Class 2 medical devices in 2015.

PEMF Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Injuries and Resulting Complications

It is estimated that one in three people will experience a kind of brain injury at some point in their life. There are reports that 135 million people around the world suffer from mild, moderate, or severe brain injuries, making them more common than previously believed. They can be fatal and severely hazardous to quality of life. Even the mildest of brain injuries can prove to be extremely complex and difficult to offer a prognosis for as these types of injuries are initially diagnosed based on their initial presentation.

This does not include their long-term outcomes. Traumatic brain injury can occur from an object impacting the skull, or a sharp item piercing the skull. Strokes, hemorrhages, and tumors can also cause traumatic brain injuries, and are often not considered when the average person thinks about brain injury. People working in transport jobs, athletes involved in contact sports, and those who have spent time in the military are all the highest-risk for brain injury. Anyone, however, can incur such injuries.

We once believed that mild brain injury would eventually heal itself without any side-effects. With the advancement of medical science, we now realize this is not true. Brain injuries can result in neuro-physical changes, including cell death over lengthy periods of time.

People who receive consistent mild head injuries over time may get sick easier, experience mood swings, psychological disorders, and their injuries may even prove fatal. This means quickly diagnosing and treating a TBI is extremely important. Elderly patients are more susceptible to brain injury, as they are more likely to fall. This can also create further complications such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone who may experience a brain injury runs the risk of homelessness and criminal behavior, as they may find it difficult to find constant and sufficient employment. Further common symptoms include:

  • Amnesia
  • Aphasia
  • Difficulty concentrating or understanding
  • Aggression, depression, anxiety, impulsiveness, or other mood swings
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Cognitive problems
  • Delayed reaction time

Treatment

The treatments of traumatic brain injuries are more advanced than in previous decades. We now know that brain injuries are serious and complex issues that must be addressed quickly. Doctors will still perform surgeries, but even afterwards inflammation and the other side effects listed above may still persist long-term. These are usually treated by doctors with medication.

RTMS, or repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, is another common treatment some patients seek. This can, however prove disagreeable as it requires visiting a doctor frequently which can get expensive and time-consuming. Most patients find PEMF preferable, as it is easy and can be used anytime, anywhere without the need for a doctor’s appointment. It includes simply a small machine and a pad. Some PEMF machines come as a mat, similar to a yoga mat. A single 30-minute session can reduce pain from headaches, migraines, and inflammation from brain injuries. Persistent use of PEMF machines has also proven to reduce or eliminate headaches and migraines completely.

PEMF was originally designed in the 1970s to assist in healing fractured bones, however now there are many other uses for this treatment including:

  • Promoting circulation and muscle relaxation
  • Aiding in sleep
  • Treating brain cancer
  • Hastening recovery from illnesses
  • Healing organ inflammation
  • Assisting with chronic joint pain relief
  • In place of antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications
  • To increase mobility and hearing
  • Healing headaches and migraines following traumatic brain injuries

Safety and Other Functions

When it comes to anything medical having to do with the brain, most patients will worry about risk of further brain injury or tumors. Research shows that PEMFs do not cause any harmful side-effects. A study performed on both brain injury survivors and healthy people has shown that over the course of 12 months and 60-70 treatment sessions, zero negative side effects were experienced by any of the participants. Further research has also shown us that PEMF can also reverse inflammation, headaches, and migraines, and other symptoms that plague brain injury survivors. Starting a PEMF treatment during the onset of a headache or migraine can prove to shorten the length of the episode, or even stop it altogether.

More than 25 billion neurons are stimulated by the lowest PEMF, improving cognitive function and neuroplasticity. They also improve dopamine and serotonin production, making them excellent antidepressants as well. This is good news, as it can lower dependence on pills, and doesn’t have the side-effects commonly associated with antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications.

PEMFs work equally on the nervous system and brain tissue, which is why they serve so many functions. The machines are easy to use, and have multiple intensities which can be manually chosen by the patient, as guided by their doctor.

Many brain injury survivors claim that they felt abandoned by their doctors and hospitals after leaving, due to a gross lack of service. Some people may feel pills are being pushed on them to deal with symptoms like pain, depression, and anxiety, but little is actually being done to help them when they’re in need of further medical assistance. Neurorehabilitation services can be difficult to locate, and expensive, but it is a substantial and increasing need that is seldom met. PEMF is a great way for those patients to alleviate their pain, cease their suffering from brain inflammation, depression, or anxiety or who simply do not want to continue making expensive doctor’s appointments.

The Lies & Myths Behind PEMF Therapy Technology

There is a large amount of information on Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy and devices online. But sifting through it all to know what is truth or fiction can be difficult. More so when you are in the market for a system and content proves confusing.

When considering what source to rely on for reliable information, you need to be careful. Focus on those that cite independent scientific research and trials. Let’s look at some of the common misconceptions concerning PEMF technology and what you should know.

The Lies & Myths Behind PEMF Therapy Technology

PEMF Therapy Is Not Effective

Multiple studies and randomized clinical trials have been conducted proving the effectiveness of PEMF therapy. It has been shown to aid in pain relief for conditions such as knee and hand osteoarthritis (OA) [1]. It also assists in postoperative recovery by decreasing pain and swelling [2].

Early application of PEMF in the treatment of bone fractures was found to accelerate healing [3]. The therapy also helps to reduce pain intensity and improve function for those with lower back pain [4]. Scientific research has time and again proven the effectiveness and benefits of PEMF therapies on various conditions.

Specific Frequencies and Waveforms Work On Specific Conditions

Various frequencies have been tested on different conditions. However, no specific frequency has been found to resolve a specific health condition. Many frequencies can be successfully used across various conditions. Those under 100 kHz has been found to be particularly helpful.

When it comes to waveforms, you should be more concerned about charge. Consider the amount of charge it can produce in the body and the corresponding voltage needed. you may find some waveforms produce higher amounts of charge but this effect is unlikely to be unique.

Limit Treatment Sessions to 8 Minutes

Many PEMF system manufacturers suggest an 8-minute limit. However, many studies have been conducted with much longer treatment sessions. Even these studies will likely have limited their sessions due to issues of practicality.

PEMF systems are safe for use for as much as 12 hours a day. This makes them effective for overnight use in the treatment of sleep disorders [5]. Individuals can determine for themselves how long a treatment period works best for them through trial and error, or by consulting a PEMF physician.

Only Use A PMEF System Recommended by Your Doctor

Many medical practitioners are ignorant of how PMEF therapies work. If you have done some research on your own, you may find yourself better informed than your doctor. Some are opposed to alternative therapies and will dismiss PMEF use. Others will be open to helping their patients give it a try and study its efficacy.

Having an open mind is helpful where you feel reasonably confident this can work for you. Where possible, the advice and guidance of a PEMF physician is the best option. If not available, you can consider investing in an affordable PEMF device to test the waters. Note that lower-cost options tend to come with lower intensities. Even with marginal relief, it is a good bet that upgrading should offer better benefits.

Only One System Can Improve Circulation

All PEMF devices can help improve circulation [6]. Some brands may market themselves as being the best option for specific conditions. But the technology works much the same way. You may find more circulation achieved in the particular body area the applicator is placed against. If using a whole-body mat, the effect should be broader.

This applies to other conditions as well. PEMF therapy can aid in recovering from surgery, bone fractures, insomnia, and other health conditions. It also supports general wellness goals. Any PEMF system you use will likely afford you health benefits, regardless of the condition suffered.

FDA Approval Is a Must

FDA approval is difficult to come by. There is expensive research needed to qualify. If SMEF manufacturers went this route, they would have to drastically mark up their product to make back this investment. This would make it too expensive for the market, denying people the much-needed benefits that SEMF therapy offers.

Given the many conditions that the therapy helps with, FDA approval could also become a barrier. The FDA is highly limiting and would restrict the use of the technology to specific conditions the manufacturer has proven it is effective for. Again, the level of research needed would make this venture too expensive.

References

  1. Wu Z, Ding X, Lei G, et al Efficacy and safety of the pulsed electromagnetic field in osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis BMJ Open 2018;8:doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022879
  2. Berish Strauch, MD, Charles Herman, MD, Richard Dabb, MD, Louis J. Ignarro, PhD, Arthur A. Pilla, PhD, Evidence-Based Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in Clinical Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 29, Issue 2, March 2009, Pages 135–143, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2009.02.001
  3. Shi, Hong-fei et al. “Early application of pulsed electromagnetic field in the treatment of postoperative delayed union of long-bone fractures: a prospective randomized controlled study.” BMC musculoskeletal disorders 14 35. 19 Jan. 2013, doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-35
  4. Andrade, Renato et al. “Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy effectiveness in low back pain: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.” Porto biomedical journal 1,5 (2016): 156-163. doi:10.1016/j.pbj.2016.09.001
  5. https://flexpulse.com/pemf-therapy-sleep-benefits/;
  6. https://flexpulse.com/how-does-pemf-therapy-increase-blood-flow-and-improve-circulation/
PEMF therapist for chronic pain

Conventional medical treatments aren’t always effective, especially when dealing with chronic disease and pain.  Medications, often the first course of action, are often addictive and bear warnings of many unpleasant side effects.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 6 in 10 Americans suffer from a chronic disease, with four in ten having two or more simultaneously. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the US, and drive trillions of dollars annually in health care costs.

One of the hallmarks of chronic disease is inflammation that leads to chronic pain. These are symptoms of the problem that come from a source that needs to be addressed.  Medications, surgery, and other conventional treatments often only mask symptoms, which can relieve pain but do not promote real healing.

Alternative therapies and technologies are in constant development to help address the root cause of these chronic health issues. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy devices are a safe, non-invasive way to get to the root of the problem and promote real healing.

What is Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy and How Does it Work?

The human body has unique bio-electromagnetic fields that allow the cells to communicate effectively.  This communication must be smooth and uninterrupted for optimal health results.  Sometimes, communication is disrupted resulting in cellular damage.  This damage is what leads to chronic conditions like autoimmune disease and more. To restore good health, cells must be repaired so they can properly exchange ions.  Magnetic field therapy works at the cellular level to restore ideal cell communication.

The pulsed electromagnetic fields used in PEMF therapy vary in frequency and intensity, depending on the conditions being treated.  PEMF devices send out pulsed electromagnetic fields, through a full body or local applicator, to restore balance and bring cells back to their natural charge.

Harmful EMFs (ElectroMagnetic Fields) are a hot topic, and there can be confusion around the PEMFs used for therapeutic purposes.  PEMF therapy uses pulsed electromagnetic fields that are low in both intensity and frequency, unlike those environmental EMFs you hear about.  Therapeutic PEMFs have been proven both safe and highly effective in managing chronic health conditions and promoting overall good health.

When PEMF devices are programmed to address the specific condition being treated, frequencies in the body are balanced and cells can communicate properly.  The cellular stimulation that results from these pulsed magnetic fields increases circulation, oxygenation, and production of ATP, a great source of energy for cells.  These actions lead to cellular repair and regeneration, reduction in oxidative stress and inflammation (a major factor in chronic conditions), a better immune response, and restores function to glandular systems that are vital to good health.

How Does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Benefit Chronic Conditions?

PEMF therapy is effective on both acute and chronic conditions.  Ongoing treatment with a PEMF device can manage physical, psychological, and cognitive symptoms effectively.  But PEMF therapy goes beyond symptom relief, promoting real healing at the cellular level to treat the source of the symptoms, particularly helpful in the treatment of chronic conditions.

Daily use of PEMF devices keeps cells healthy for the long term, allowing for better physical and cognitive functioning even with diagnosed autoimmune disease or other chronic conditions. Healthy cells prevent serious problems in tissues, bones, organs and joints.

A wealth of research is available that demonstrates specific benefits that pulsed magnetic field therapy can produce. While this research varies widely in devices used, intensity and frequency of treatments, it provides a solid base for the claim that electromagnetic pulse therapy is beneficial in managing chronic pain and disease.

One randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial found that patients with fibromyalgia who had chronic generalized pain experienced pain reduction when exposed to PEMF twice daily for 40 minutes for 7 days using a portable device attached to their head.1 Although this trial was small, it’s a great start in demonstrating how PEMFs can positively impact conditions that limit daily activities due to pain.

Another study looked at low back pain, one of the most common chronic pain conditions.  This study supported earlier findings that PEMF treatment improved function safely and effectively in in patients with non-specific low back pain.2

Autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, among many others, are on the rise in the US. Research is expanding all the time to demonstrate the impact of PEMFs on autoimmune disease.  One review article from 2019 said “PEMF is emerging as a novel and highly promising means of treating inflammation and aberrant immunity that exists in diseases such as RA.”3

Electromagnetic field therapy has been shown to improve both immune function and circulatory system function, promote healthy sleep (which reduces the impact of chronic stress on the body), improve neurological function and repair incorrect perceptions of pain signals that result in chronic pain.

Inflammation is a component in all chronic disease.  Inflammation results in swelling and pain.  PEMFs have a proven impact on reducing inflammation throughout the body.

Why Own A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy System?

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy reviews are consistently positive from clinicians and individuals who have invested in the technology.  Decades of clinical success and thousands of studies support the idea that PEMF therapy is a reliable, safe alternative to conventional treatments.

Chronic conditions require regular treatment to manage effectively.  Investment in a convenient and flexible PEMF device like FlexPulse allows for treatment anytime, anywhere.  The cost of such a device is easily offset by eliminating the need for frequent clinical appointments.

When considering electromagnetic pulse therapy, it’s important to understand which system will best suit your needs based on the specific conditions to be treated, as well as lifestyle considerations.  To achieve best results, your system must provide the appropriate intensity and frequency for effective treatment of your conditions.

The FlexPulse PEMF therapy device is convenient and flexible, as it can be used on the go. The wearable device can provide treatment while driving, exercising, and even sleeping.  The compact, lightweight device offers 12 hours of continuous battery power and intensities up to 200 Gauss.  It can be used on any area of the body, including the head to treat the brain.  Overnight use is a perfect way to maintain good health and vitality.

PEMF devices can be used by the whole family to treat a variety of issues.  The FlexPulse is an affordable, flexible PEMF therapy device that provides all the top benefits PEMF therapy has to offer.

The 30-day satisfaction guarantee and  2-year International warranty makes FlexPulse a no-risk, safe way to keep yourself and your whole family healthy and strong.  Contact us today for more information on how PEMF therapy devices can have a positive impact on chronic pain and disease, allowing you to live your best life.

References:

  1. Thomas, A. W., Graham, K., Prato, F. S., McKay, J., Forster, P. M., Moulin, D. E., & Chari, S. (2007). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial using a low-frequency magnetic field in the treatment of musculoskeletal chronic pain. Pain research & management, 12(4), 249–258. https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/626072
  2. Lisi AJ, Scheinowitz M, Saporito R, Onorato A. A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Device for Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Ther. 2019 Jun;8(1):133-140. doi: 10.1007/s40122-019-0119-z. Epub 2019 Mar 12. PMID: 30868475; PMCID: PMC6513933.

Ross CL., Ang DC., Almeida-Porada G. Targeting Mesenchymal Stromal Cells/Pericytes (MSCs) With Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Has the Potential to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis  Front. Immunol., 04 March 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.00266

PEMF Therapy Benefits

PEMF Therapy Benefits

According to the American Chiropractic Association, close to 80% of the US population will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, causing missed work and inability to engage in normal activities. However, standard interventions for back pain are largely ineffective, and may cause serious side effects. Remedies such as bed rest, hot and cold compresses, and physical therapy may require weeks or even months to offer relief, and some treatments can be expensive.  Also, pain medications may require increasingly higher doses over time, leading to drug dependence.

PEMF: An Ideal Alternative Treatment

Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy offers an effective alternative to these approaches. By transferring powerful magnetic energy into your body’s natural magnetic field, PEMF promotes pain relief in the back and various other areas. Unlike other treatments that create weak magnetic fields, PEMF generates fields approximately 10,000 times more powerful than that of an ordinary magnet. PEMF is not designed to treat a specific condition, but acts more like an optimizing agent for the body’s natural self-healing process.

Vigorous Cells Promote Effective Healing

One of the greatest obstacles to proper healing is poor cellular health. We are only as healthy as our cells, and PEMF can be thought of as a powerful cell battery charger. Once the voltage of the cells falls below a certain level, they are unable to heal and fail to function normally. By introducing an electrical current into damaged cells, PEMF therapy:

  • Slows or stops the release of pain and inflammation mediators
  • Increases blood flow to the cells
  • Restores normal cell interactions.

This improved cell functioning in turn leads to reduced soreness and pain, increased energy, and quicker healing of the tissues. With enough voltage and raw materials, the body can heal almost any type of disease or trauma, including lower back pain.

Summary of PEMF Therapy’s Benefits

PEMF therapy has many beneficial effects for overall health, for healing of specific conditions, and for physical performance, including:

  • Less pain in the affected area
  • Reduced swelling
  • Enhanced range of motion
  • Regeneration of damaged tissue, e.g., tendons and bones
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Stimulation of cell metabolism
  • Faster injury recovery
  • Increased oxygen in the cells
  • Up to 200% improvement in oxygen absorption
  • Reduction of pain related to lack of adequate oxygen.

Moreover, PEMF therapy is non-invasive and safe for people of all ages. Even after many years of pain, positive results may be obtained after just a few treatments.

Exercise can Reinforce the Effects of PEMF Therapy

To gain even more benefit from PEMF back pain treatment, the following exercises may be helpful.

1. Partial Curls:

  • Lie on the floor and bend the knees, keeping the feet flat and hip-width apart.
  • Cross the hands over the chest.
  • Inhale deeply.
  • On the exhale, pull in the stomach.
  • Gently raise head and shoulders, two inches from the floor while keeping the neck aligned with the spine.
  • Hold for five seconds, then return to the start position.
  • Repeat ten times in three sets.

2. Cat Stretches

  • Get onto the hands and knees with knees hip-width apart.
  • Arch the back, pulling the belly button up toward the spine.
  • Slowly relax the muscles and allow the abdomen to sag to the floor.
  • Return to the start position.
  • Repeat three to five times, twice daily.

3. Draw-in Maneuvers

  • Lie back on the floor with knees bent and feet flat, keeping the arms by the sides.
  • Inhale deeply.
  • While exhaling, pull the belly button toward the spine, tightening the abdominal muscles and keeping the hips still.
  • Hold the position for five seconds.
  • Repeat five times.

4. Pelvic Tilts

  • Lie on the floor with knees bent, feet flat, and arms by the sides.
  • Gently arch the lower back and push the stomach out.
  • Hold for five seconds, then relax.
  • Flatten the back and pull the belly button in toward the floor.
  • Hold for five seconds, then relax.
  • Increase the number of repetitions daily, building up to 30.

5. Bridging

  • Lie on the floor and bend the knees, placing the feet flat on the floor hip-width apart.
  • Press the feet into the floor, keeping the arms by the sides.
  • Raise the buttocks from the floor until the body forms a straight line from the shoulders to the knees.
  • Squeeze the buttocks with the shoulders remaining on the floor.
  • Lower the buttocks to the floor and rest for a few seconds.
  • Repeat 15 times and then rest for one minute.
  • Do three sets of 15 repetitions.

 

Performing these exercises can help to prevent injury to the back, increase stability, and improve flexibility so that the benefits of PEMF therapy can be maintained. People who experience lower back pain should also pay attention to their posture and how they carry heavy objects to ensure that back issues will not recur.

Flex Pulse G2 PEMF devices

Conventional medical treatments aren’t always effective, especially when dealing with chronic disease and pain.  Medications, often the first course of action, are often addictive and bear warnings of many unpleasant side effects.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 6 in 10 Americans suffer from a chronic disease, with four in ten having two or more simultaneously. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the US, and drive trillions of dollars annually in health care costs.

One of the hallmarks of chronic disease is inflammation that leads to chronic pain. These are symptoms of the problem that come from a source that needs to be addressed.  Medications, surgery, and other conventional treatments often only mask symptoms, which can relieve pain but does not promote real healing.

Alternative therapies and technologies are in constant development to help address the root cause of these chronic health issues. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy devices are a safe, non-invasive way to get to the root of the problem and promote real healing.

What is Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy and How Does it Work?

The human body has unique bio-electromagnetic fields that allow the cells to communicate effectively.  This communication must be smooth and uninterrupted for optimal health results.  Sometimes, communication is disrupted resulting in cellular damage.  This damage is what leads to chronic conditions like autoimmune disease and more. To restore good health, cells must be repaired so they can properly exchange ions.  Magnetic field therapy works at the cellular level to restore ideal cell communication.

The pulsed electromagnetic fields used in PEMF therapy vary in frequency and intensity, depending on the conditions being treated.  PEMF devices send out pulsed electromagnetic fields, through a full body or local applicator, to restore balance and bring cells back to their natural charge.

Harmful EMFs are a hot topic, and there can be confusion around the PEMFs used for therapeutic purposes.  PEMF therapy uses pulsed electromagnetic fields that are low in both intensity and frequency, unlike those environmental EMFs you hear about.  Therapeutic PEMFs have been proven both safe and highly effective in managing chronic health conditions and promoting overall good health.

When PEMF devices are programmed to address the specific condition being treated, frequencies in the body are balanced and cells can communicate properly.  The cellular stimulation that results from these pulsed magnetic fields increases circulation, oxygenation, and production of ATP, a great source of energy for cells.  These actions lead to cellular repair and regeneration, reduction in oxidative stress and inflammation (a major factor in chronic conditions), a better immune response, and restores function to glandular systems that are vital to good health.

How Does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Benefit Chronic Conditions?

PEMF therapy is effective on both acute and chronic conditions.  Ongoing treatment with a PEMF device can manage physical, psychological, and cognitive symptoms effectively.  But PEMF therapy goes beyond symptom relief, promoting real healing at the cellular level to treat the source of the symptoms, particularly helpful in the treatment of chronic conditions.

Daily use of PEMF devices keeps cells healthy for the long term, allowing for better physical and cognitive functioning even with diagnosed autoimmune disease or other chronic conditions. Healthy cells prevent serious problems in tissues, bones, organs and joints.

A wealth of research is available that demonstrates specific benefits that pulsed magnetic field therapy can produce. While this research varies widely in devices used, intensity and frequency of treatments, it provides a solid base for the claim that electromagnetic pulse therapy is beneficial in managing chronic pain and disease.

One randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial found that patients with fibromyalgia who had chronic generalized pain experienced pain reduction when exposed to PEMF twice daily for 40 minutes for 7 days using a portable device attached to their head.1 Although this trial was small, it’s a great start in demonstrating how PEMFs can positively impact conditions that limit daily activities due to pain.

Another study looked at low back pain, one of the most common chronic pain conditions.  This study supported earlier findings that PEMF treatment improved function safely and effectively in in patients with non-specific low back pain.2

Autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, among many others, are on the rise in the US. Research is expanding all the time to demonstrate the impact of PEMFs on autoimmune disease.  One review article from 2019 said “PEMF is emerging as a novel and highly promising means of treating inflammation and aberrant immunity that exists in diseases such as RA.”3

Electromagnetic field therapy has been shown to improve both immune function and circulatory system function, promote healthy sleep (which reduces the impact of chronic stress on the body), improve neurological function and repair incorrect perceptions of pain signals that result in chronic pain.

Inflammation is a component in all chronic disease.  Inflammation results in swelling and pain.  PEMFs have a proven impact on reducing inflammation throughout the body

Why Own A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy System?

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy reviews are consistently positive from clinicians and individuals who have invested in the technology.  Decades of clinical success and thousands of studies support the idea that PEMF therapy is a reliable, safe alternative to conventional treatments.

Chronic conditions require regular treatment to manage effectively.  Investment in a convenient and flexible PEMF device like FlexPulse allows for treatment any time, anywhere.  The cost of such a device is easily offset by eliminating the need for frequent clinical appointments.

When considering electromagnetic pulse therapy, it’s important to understand which system will best suit your needs based on the specific conditions to be treated, as well as lifestyle considerations.  To achieve best results, your system must provide the appropriate intensity and frequency for effective treatment of your conditions.

The FlexPulse PEMF therapy device is convenient and flexible, as it can be used on the go. The wearable device can provide treatment while driving, exercising, and even sleeping.  The compact, lightweight device offers 12 hours of continuous battery power and intensities up to 200 Gauss.  It can be used on any area of the body, including the head to treat the brain.  Overnight use is a perfect way to maintain good health and vitality

PEMF devices can be used by the whole family to treat a variety of issues.  The FlexPulse is an affordable, flexible PEMF therapy device that provides all the top benefits PEMF therapy has to offer.

The 30-day satisfaction guarantee and  2-year International warranty makes FlexPulse a no-risk, safe way to keep yourself and your whole family healthy and strong.  Contact us today for more information on how PEMF therapy devices can have a positive impact on chronic pain and disease, allowing you to live your best life.

References:

1. Thomas, A. W., Graham, K., Prato, F. S., McKay, J., Forster, P. M., Moulin, D. E., & Chari, S. (2007). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial using a low-frequency magnetic field in the treatment of musculoskeletal chronic pain. Pain research & management, 12(4), 249–258. https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/626072

2. Lisi AJ, Scheinowitz M, Saporito R, Onorato A. A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Device for Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Ther. 2019 Jun;8(1):133-140. doi: 10.1007/s40122-019-0119-z. Epub 2019 Mar 12. PMID: 30868475; PMCID: PMC6513933.

3. Ross CL., Ang DC., Almeida-Porada G. Targeting Mesenchymal Stromal Cells/Pericytes (MSCs) With Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Has the Potential to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis  Front. Immunol., 04 March 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.00266

PEMF machine for Sleeping Disorders and Narcolepsy

PEMF for Sleeping Disorders and Narcolepsy

Sleep disorders have a variety of root causes, making them difficult to diagnose. Many medications that treat sleep disorders can have unwanted side effects, especially when the medication does not address the specific type of sleep disorder. PEMF – which is short-hand for Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields – are a non-invasive, medication-free alternative that encourages and catalyzes the body’s natural healing mechanisms. When applied to the head, PEMF applicators emitting low-frequency electromagnetic fields can trigger the regeneration of brain cells and nerve cells. Slightly higher frequencies can either calm patients’ moods or lead to increased focus and alertness. FlexPulse’s applicators – which can run for up to 12 hours on a single charge – are a powerful solution for patients suffering from sleep-related disorders.

Which Sleeping Disorders Can PEMF Affect?

There are many different sleeping disorders. Many of these disorders could have a potential improvement by applying a PEMF treatment to the patient. Some of the more common sleeping disorders include:

  • Insomnia, especially that caused by anxiety or stress
  • Waking up multiple times per night
  • Those who struggle to fall asleep in the first place
  • Pain disorders that disrupt someone’s ability to sleep
  • Sleep apnea (which also reduces its symptoms of snoring, choking, headaches, and the inability to concentrate)

It is also possible that due to the regenerative effects of PEMF treatment, many of the degenerative effects of sleeplessness may also be slowed or negated. PEMF can start regenerating brain cells. This means that when brain cells are lost due to sleeplessness, there is a method of correcting this problem. In the future, this could mean that those who struggle with too little sleep may have fewer long-term mental and physical health effects as a result.

The Importance of Electricity in the Human Body

The human body’s cells communicate with each other through electromagnetic exchanges. Multiple factors can disrupt these electromagnetic communications, including aging, physical injuries, poor nutrition, and excessive physical or mental stress. When the voltage of a cell falls below 15 millivolts, the cell malfunctions and emits receptors that trigger pain and inflammation. Restoring a cell to 20-25 millivolts permits the cell to operate normally. When a cell’s voltage is at 50 millivolts, it actively repairs itself, regenerating its internal components and expelling harmful toxins. PEMF therapy recharges the human body’s cells, promoting natural healing and recovery which yields multiple indirect, positive side-effects.

How PEMF Treatments Can Manage Sleeping Disorders

The brain frequencies associated with light sleep range between 4 Hz and 7.5 Hz and are classified as the theta waves. Delta waves range between 0.5 Hz and 4 Hz and are associated with deep sleep. When a patient uses a PEMF device that emits theta-wave or delta-wave electromagnetic fields, the patient assists their brain cells with recovery and regeneration. This indirectly leads to sleep sessions that have fewer disruptions and higher regeneration and healing effects.

Many PEMF devices available on the market are designed to be applied for brief periods ranging from two minutes to thirty minutes. FlexPulse’s applicators can be safely used for the battery’s entire charge – which can be up to 12 hours. This makes FlexPulse’s products ideal for patients who want to get a full night’s sleep. In addition to the high-frequency programs that promote pain relief and physical healing, FlexPulse’s low-frequency programs emit the same frequencies that the brain associates with either light sleep or deep sleep.

FlexPulse Program Specifically Designed to Promote Healthy Sleep

FlexPulse products give patients the freedom to select one of ten PEMF programs to address a variety of health issues. Two of the ten programs are specifically designed to facilitate healthy sleep patterns:

  • P1 – 3 Hz: 3 Hz falls in the delta wave range. The P1 program is suitable for patients seeking a deep sleep; our devices’ 12-hour battery life means that the patient will not have to contend with interrupted sleep due to a drained battery. The P1 program is also suitable for patients who are anxious and patients struggling to sleep due to chronic pain.
  • P2 – 7.8 Hz:8 Hz is considered on the high-end of the theta-wave spectrum. The P2 program promotes light sleep, where patients are more likely to encounter dreams and “dream-learning,” where patients’ brains reinforce important concepts or lessons that they previously learned while awake.

Patients whose sleep disorders stem from a depressive disorder should also consider using the P10 program, which generates a 1KHz electromagnetic field. Recent studies indicate that applying a 1KHz electromagnetic field to the head daily can manage the effects of acute depression.

FlexPulse sells wearable applicators that can operate for up to 12 hours on a single charge. Our products cater to a variety of patients and their ailments due to the 10 programs offered and the ability to apply our products to virtually any body part. Our products are also highly portable, making them ideal choices for patients who travel frequently or patients with space restrictions. Please feel free to contact us by filling out our online form.

PEMF machine coils on head
PEMF therapy for mental health and wellness has proven to be an effective, non-invasive and a drug-free way to achieve enhanced brain and sleep health. Read our research review of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) therapy for mental wellness to see what inspired us to build the FlexPulse, the world’s most powerful wearable PEMF device.

PEMF therapy for mental health and wellness has proven to be an effective, non-invasive and a drug-free way of addressing mental health concerns. Through it, you can achieve enhanced brain and sleep health easily with low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields. A significant amount of research on PEMF therapy for mental health helps support its effectiveness.

Fortunately, taking a passive approach to taking better care of your mental health and wellbeing is easy with PEMF therapy. With this frequency approach to treating depression and boosting your mood, it has the potential to be more effective than only antidepressants alone. PEMF therapy is also FDA approved and used widely throughout the world, not just in the U.S. This type of therapy is also helpful in treating brain fog, including difficulties with concentration and recall.

Depression and PEMF: What’s the Link?

Low cellular voltage in the brain causes depression and other mental issues and potentially causes changes in brain tissue itself. If you combine that with a loss of optimum sleep, you may find unexpected brain health issues affecting the entire body and life of an individual. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research points at some sort of electromagnetic charge deficiency in neurological disease states, and indicates that it should be addressed via electromagnetic therapy.

 

What Does the Research Say About PEMF?

Recently, Scientific American published an article that discussed the effects of PEMFs on the brain. It agrees that PEMF exposure affects the brain, and that TMS or high intensity PEMF are the beneficial form of electromagnetic fields that have the potential to heal the brain and reverse damage caused by PEMF pollution.

Depression1, epilepsy2,3, headache4, Parkinson’s disease5, alzheimer’s6, and insomnia7 sufferers all find incredible mental healing effects with PEMF therapy. Many of these studies are done using rTMS or Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which is basically  high intensity pulsed electromagnetic fields applied directly to the brain.

Furthermore, PEMF therapy may also be helpful with cognitive decline in situations such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Multiple studies have been done surrounding the frequency waves used in PEMF therapy, suggesting the use of this type of therapy for more significant factors than only better sleep or a better overall mood.

How Can PEMF Help with Depression?

Looking at PEMF therapy neuro-scientifically, we can see that younger more energetic neurons ensure optimum function and slower ageing. With PEMF therapy having hormone balancing8 effects, it is indeed capable of being the single universal wellness modality for mental well-being.

Many people can readily agree that improved mood and sharper cognitive function completes the mental wellness package. Tension and stress can no longer get to you when the brain is powerful enough. Of course, you still have to take care of nutritional and exercise needs. With a better state of mind, however, motivation comes more easily.

Harvard Medical affirms that better sleep means better health, although in the linked article it fails to report the use of magnetic stimulation. However, as expected, TMS for depression is recognized by them as well and there is outside data about lower intensity PEMFs helping as well. Hopefully, the sleep article gets updated when PEMF finally gets the attention it deserves.

A Life Sciences in Space journal study9 reports:

“.. a weak electric field, alternating with a frequency of 10 Hz, affects human circadian rhythms in the same manner as the total of the natural fields; i.e., it shortens the period, and it prevents real internal desynchronization.”

This tight frequency range hovering close to the Schumann resonance of 7.8 Hz is also considered as frequency of Om / Amen / Ameen and has been studied scientifically since at least 1970, when the above article came out. Perhaps these frequencies were considered so due to their healing nature, especially on the mind. Remember, religion today was society earlier. The foremost focus of every society is survival, which simply isn’t possible without a productive and positive state of mind of the people.

Users of 10 Hz PEMF stimulation have regularly reported astounding recovery from not only physical, but also neurological issues and feeling elated at the same time. With day time and before sleep use of 10 Hz, cellular regeneration is greatly enhanced while you also experience a state of positivism and balance, helpful for depressed mood. Below 3 Hz PEMF applied to the brain would induce a relaxed state and slower thoughts, making it possible to fall and stay asleep naturally. The magic happens at 3 Hz for  all night sleep use. At slightly higher low frequencies, such as 10 Hz, cellular regeneration is greatly enhanced while you also experience a state of positivism and balance.

What are the Benefits of Using PEMF for Depression?

rTMS is used for more severe forms of depression and requires treatment in a specialized facility. Lower intensity PEMFs have been found helpful for milder forms of depression and low mood. One of the major benefits of lower intensity PEMF therapy is that it can easily be partaken at home, without the need for expensive, inconvenient, or uncomfortable in-office visits. This therapy is also drug free, keeping the body in as natural a state as possible. This type of brain stimulation may have other benefits as well, as a side effect on top of better sleep and better mental health.

There are indications that PEMF may boost circulation, enhance cellular respiration, and improve nutrient intake. The body as a whole may function better when treated with low frequency electro-magnetic waves.

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of PEMF therapy for depression is that there are no known negative side effects. The use of electro-magnetic pulses only provides benefits with no drawbacks. Positive side effects may be experienced while the user is focused on relieving depression or achieving better and more restful sleep.

In addition to being able to be done completely in the comfort of the home, PEMF therapy is also not disruptive while treatment is being applied. Sleep during PEMF treatment is encouraged to encourage more restful and refreshing rest. Otherwise, PEMF can be experienced with no disruption while reading, eating, or otherwise doing anything that may be able to be done while sitting stationary and not moving far from the machine.

Final Thoughts About PEMF and Depression

PEMF therapy for depression is not yet well-known, but it is perhaps one of the best emerging therapies to encourage benefits in many facets of wellbeing. Side effects may include better sleep, less anxiety, and a better overall feeling of general wellness — with no negative side effects being recorded. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain with PEMF therapy.

 

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What Are Top Benefits of PEMF Therapy Devices
What Are Top Benefits of PEMF Therapy Devices

A rise in chronic disease and pain conditions has prompted development of new technologies and therapeutic treatments to address the impacts of these health problems.  While the conventional healthcare system tends to simply cover up symptoms, a growing number of alternative practitioners are seeing the value in unique devices that address the root cause of these health issues. PEMF therapy devices are increasingly used in clinical settings, as well as being purchased for home use. 

The body’s organs have their own bio-electromagnetic fields that allow cells to communicate. For optimal health, cellular communication cannot be disrupted.  When disruption caused by cellular damage occurs, health is compromised. Proper cellular exchange can be restored through the use of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) devices.

What are PEMF Therapy Devices?

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy uses devices designed to produce PEMFs of a specific frequency and intensity to promote healing and overall wellness.  Through full-body or local applicators, these machines send out PEMFs that align cells with their natural state.

Unlike unhealthy man-made EMFs, the signals used by PEMF therapy devices are of low intensity and frequency and have been proven highly safe and effective in promoting good health.

PEMF therapy devices can be programmed to intentionally provide balancing frequencies to the body, allowing for better communication between cells. The PEMFs emitted by these devices stimulate cells, increasing circulation, oxygenation, production of ATP which provides energy to cells, among other biological effects.  These in turn lead to the regeneration of cells, reduction of oxidative stress and inflammation, better immune response, and restored function to vital glandular systems.

What are some top benefits of PEMF Therapy?

PEMF therapy has been shown to have significant benefits for both acute conditions due to trauma and injury and chronic conditions, such as autoimmune disease and chronic pain. PEMF therapy is effective in treating both physical and cognitive symptoms.  More importantly, PEMF therapy promotes healing at the cellular level, correcting the underlying cause of the symptoms to provide relief.  

The first FDA approved use of the PEMF therapy was in 1979, for the healing of nonunion fractures.  Since then, PEMF Devices have been approved for a number of other conditions.

Regular use of PEMF devices promotes general health and wellness by keeping cells healthy long term. When problems are repaired early on, more serious conditions can be prevented.  Healthy cellular function means healthy tissues, bones, organs, and joints.

Thousands of research studies have been conducted in specific health areas to demonstrate the effectiveness of PEMF therapy. While the PEMF devices studied vary widely, the effects of the PEMFs are clear. These positive effects often depend upon the intensity, frequency, and length of treatment provided.

PEMF therapy provides key benefits to critical systems in the body, including the brain and the cardiovascular system.  PEMFs have been shown to improve immune function, boost brain health, and keep the circulatory system functioning efficiently.

PEMFs have also been demonstrated to improve muscle performance, decrease inflammation, reduce pain and swelling, boost energy production, and promote better joint and bone health.

Chronic pain impacts millions of people. It’s often so severe that carrying out tasks of daily living becomes impossible. Low back pain is among one of the most common chronic pain conditions.  One recent study supported prior research findings that PEMF therapy devices are effective and safe in improving function in patients with non-specific low back pain.1

Studies have repeatedly shown that PEMF therapy effectively promotes healthy sleep, which can reduce the impacts of chronic stress and poor emotional health that result from lack of quality sleep. 

PEMF devices can also be used to treat the brain, resulting in improved neurological function such as increased focus and concentration. Treatment to the brain can also repair incorrect pain perception signals, helping to reduce pain sensations.

Benefits of Owning a PEMF therapy Device

With more than 60 years of clinical success and thousands of studies detailing the benefits of PEMF therapy, it’s clear that these devices are a reliable alternative to conventional treatment for a wide range of conditions.

Particularly in the case of chronic conditions, ongoing PEMF therapy is necessary to achieve the best results.  Owning a PEMF therapy device for home use is a convenient, cost-effective alternative to frequent clinic visits.

Selecting the right system requires careful consideration of the conditions to be treated and the lifestyle of the user.  While any PEMF therapy device will provide some benefits, ensuring that a system is practical and effective on the specific conditions you want to treat is important to achieving expected results.

The FlexPulse PEMF therapy device is a convenient, flexible option.  This wearable device doesn’t tie you to your home or office – it can even be anywhere – even while you drive or exercise. With 12 hours of continuous battery power, lightweight applicator pads, and intensities up to 200 Gauss, this machine can be used on any area of the body for extended periods of time.  Used overnight, the FlexPulse is an ideal way to boost overall healing and vitality.

The FlexPulse is an affordable, flexible PEMF therapy device that can be used by the whole family.  Whether treating a specific condition or committing to ongoing health maintenance, this PEMF device provides all the top benefits PEMF therapy has to offer.  

The 30-day satisfaction guarantee and  2-year International warranty make FlexPulse a no-risk, safe way to keep yourself and your whole family healthy and strong.  Contact us today for more information on the benefits of PEMF therapy devices and how FlexPulse can help you live the life you deserve.

References:

  1. Lisi AJ, Scheinowitz M, Saporito R, Onorato A. A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Device for Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Ther. 2019 Jun;8(1):133-140. doi: 10.1007/s40122-019-0119-z. Epub 2019 Mar 12. PMID: 30868475; PMCID: PMC6513933.
Top Benefits of PEMF Therapy

Top Benefits of PEMF Therapy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy is one of the fastest growing treatment practices in medicine. With the mounting evidence and the extensive research which has been done since the 1940s, it is being proven that PEMFs can provide of host of health benefits. With thousands of studies already in publication on the incredible benefits and minimal risks, this method of therapy may soon be replacing other more conventional options.

What Does PEMF Therapy Do?

In the simplest terms, PEMF “exercises” the body’s cells and helps to energize, repair, and restore them. The way it does this is by altering the electromagnetic fields in which they are currently operating in. Once they begin to function more efficiently, everything from digestion to the expelling of toxins to enhanced sleep may take place.

How Does It Help in a General Sense?

General health and wellness have to do less with individual systems and more with how the body feels overall. It might be better joint health contributing to improved back, knee, and hip movement and flexibility. Since PEMF therapy provides benefits to the cellular level, these cells then, in turn, improve the function and efficiency of many other things in the body.

How Does It Help in a Specific Sense?

Specifically, there are a number of areas which have had extensive research and studies performed on them. These reports have shown positive results on a number of conditions ranging from cellular to biological to neurological, and others. In this section, we will take a look at some of the ways that PEMF therapy can improve not only general health but also address certain, specific issues:

Critical Functions

There are certain functions that our bodies perform that are crucial to its survival. If one of these systems were to go offline, the results could be fatal. Whether it is due to age or a medical condition, PEMF may be able to help with:

  • Circulatory system
  • Improved immune function
  • Improved cellular repair/recovery
  • Brain health and function

Daily Functions

Although some functions and systems are life and death, others are more for day to day operations. Everything we do from walking up stairs to carrying groceries to getting through the work day requires healthy cells and biological components. Here are some of the ways that PEMF has shown to help some people in those areas:

  • Improved muscle performance
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Reduction in pain and/or swelling
  • Performance, repair, & recovery
  • Increased metabolism & energy
  • Better overall joint & bone health

Improved Relaxation & Sleep

Around two-thirds of all adults struggle with some type of sleep disorder or deprivation. A number of contributing factures such as blue screen exposure disrupting the production of melatonin are to blame. Others are unhealthy diets and lack of activity. Because of the effects the PEMF therapy has on neurological function, relaxation becomes easier. Once that takes place, sleep comes more naturally.

Emotional Health Management

Another possible cause of the aforementioned sleep issues may be stress and anxiety. In some people who suffer from depression, lack of sleep is one of the main symptoms as well. Aside from the connection to sleep, mental health concerns are rapidly on the rise.

Global health crises coupled with difficult economic times are pushing those who were already struggling deeper into a hole. Since PEMF therapy helps to facilitate the repair of cells, those which are damaged by stress can be restored and recharged. This helps to regulate and manage these symptoms in some cases.

What is PEMF Therapy and What Are PEMF Devices Used For

What Are PEMF Devices Used For?

The short answer would obviously be to help manage various health conditions. But the complete answer includes 100s of specific illnesses, conditions, and disorders. What many people do not realize is that this technology is not new.

In fact, many people in Europe were familiar with it back in the 1990s. And it has been around even longer than that. It has been approved to treat a number of health issues and is rapidly growing in popularity among mainstream wellness seekers.

General and Chronic Pain Relief

The estimates are as high as 3 out of 4 adults experience some type of recurring or chronic pain. For some of these people, the pain can become unbearable at times. Of course, the situation is not always so dire. Some people may simply struggle with the occasional ache or discomfort. Others may be dealing with a long term but manageable pain issue.

Regardless of what it is, PEMF therapy repairs cells, soft tissue, and bone while also reducing swelling and inflammation. This leads to a number of beneficial and pain relieving results.

Athletic Recovery

There are many reasons that PEMF therapy may be helpful to an athlete. Even the casual or serious fitness enthusiast could also benefit from using it. Although aches and strains go with the territory of exercising and aging, ignoring oncoming problems now can oftentimes make them worse in the future. This is especially true of injuries which don’t get the proper medical attention or heal correctly. Here are a few things PEMFs can help with:

  • Hamstrings
  • Tendons & ligaments
  • Muscle tissue
  • Sprains & strains
  • Fractures
  • Joints

Rehab Therapy & Accident Recovery

There are also many applications to people who are recovering from some type of physical trauma. Whether an on-the-job or vehicle accident, it can still have devastating effects on your body. PEMFs are often very helpful during rehabilitation processes or following surgery. Just one benefit is the tremendous improvement they can offer to the circulation.

Improved Neurological Function

Cells are the first reactors to PEMF therapy. Your body begins to improve on a cellular level before anywhere else. So it only makes sense that your neurological cells would benefit relatively quickly. This can help with such issues as focus and concentration, as well as aiding in sleep.

Wound and Bone Healing

This is one of the biggest benefits of PEMFs. There are any number of ways that a person can get a wound. Some disorders such as diabetes may cause them to appear very frequently. Other times they can be due to accidents. Even broken bones respond to this type of therapy. The reason is because PEMF treatments stimulate the bodies’ own natural ability to heal itself.

Deciding Which PEMF Therapy Method Is Right for You

Deciding Which Method Is Right for You

One of the ways that this innovative technology is so effective and diverse in what it can address is because it can be adjusted to so many different settings. This allows the user to target the specific area or system of their body to produce results. Doing that takes a consultation with an expert, as well as your doctor.

Evaluating Your Issues

The first thing that you need to do is establish what you need PMEFs for. Is it for severe or chronic pain? Is it a one-time (period) issue or a long-term problem? There are also the sleep disorders and neurological issues discussed earlier. So clearly, knowing what it is that you wish to improve is the only way to start.

Choosing a Treatment Strategy

It is important to take the time to learn about the technical aspects of PEMF as well. That way, you not only know what it does but also how it does it. Altered electromagnetic waves which adjust the waves of your cells may seem complicated but it’s actually not as hard to understand as you might think. The main points to focus on include:

  • Frequency
  • Intensity
  • Application
  • Session length
  • Session frequency

Deciding Which Type of Therapy Regimen Is Right for You

Once you know what it is you need, now the process switches to how to get it. Just as with everything else, you have multiple choices. Since there are so many different types of devices available on the market, as well as so many different technical settings, choosing the way you wish to receive your therapy also deserves a look:

In-Clinic

If you are fortunate enough to live near a provider of this type of therapy, that may be an option. There may be some advantages to doing it this way but you will most likely run into a few problems as well. Things like limited availability and scheduling conflicts are common.

Rental Machine

Some people prefer to receive their therapy at their own home but don’t want to purchase their own device. In these instances, there are companies that specialize in renting and leasing PEMF equipment. However, this is more expensive in the long run than simply making the upfront investment.

Purchase

One thing worth noting is the fact that there are high quality PEMF options available for a wide range of prices. Between desktop devices, portables, duos, and therapy mats, there are a lot of ways to purchase your own. Investing in your health is never a bad move.

The health and wellness professionals here at FlexPulse can help you find out even more about this incredible technology. Contact us today for more information about performance, specs, safety, or any other question you may have.

Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy Helps Diabetic
Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy Helps Diabetic

Millions of people in the United States live with chronic pain conditions.1 Over the counter and prescription drugs are the most common treatments for chronic pain. Unfortunately, these carry significant risks when used long term.  

What is a good solution, then, for these millions impacted by chronic pain?  Alternative treatments can not only bring relief but also address the source of the pain, rather than masking symptoms.  That’s the only way to find sustained relief without relying on medications for a lifetime. Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy, also known as pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, is a safe, non-invasive solution that doesn’t pose the same risks as prolonged use of medications.

What is PEMF therapy?

With PEMF therapy, healthy electromagnetic fields are introduced into the body.  These are not the dangerous electromagnetic fields that attract so much attention; the frequency and intensity of the therapeutic fields is much lower and has been proven safe time and again in clinical research.

These electromagnetic fields restore natural charge to the cells, allowing your body to repair and heal.  The benefits of PEMF are widely recorded in the research, and include decreased inflammation, better muscle function, increased circulation, faster healing from fractures and wounds, improved oxygenation, reduced stress, and effective pain management. 

PEMF therapy, used regularly, can optimize the body’s natural functions. The body is designed to heal and regulate its own systems.  Electromagnetic pulse therapy simply aids the body in doing what it was designed to do by restoring charge to the cells.

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy, which occurs in up to 50% of individuals with diabetes, is nerve damage caused by high blood sugar.  Most often, this damage occurs in the legs and feet. Symptoms range from pain and numbness in the legs and feet to difficulties in the digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels, and heart.  For some, symptoms are mild. But for many, diabetic neuropathy causes intense pain leading to a diminished ability to function.

Connection between PEMF therapy and diabetic neuropathy

Your body needs a substantial supply of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to have the energy it requires for normal functioning.  ATP is produced by mitochondria in the cells.  PEMF therapy has been shown to have a positive impact on ATP production.

Increased ATP allows your body to work more efficiently, which leads to increased oxygenation, better circulation, proper hydration, easier detoxifying, and better absorption of nutrients.  In diabetic patients, these elements are compromised.  It’s logical, then, that boosting these functions will have positive impacts on the effects of diabetes, including neuropathy. 

How can Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy help Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is often treated with gabapentin, a medication that can help with pain.  Other medications are heavily marketed with claims of alleviating symptoms of neuropathy. 

While medications can help reduce pain, they don’t address the cause of the pain.  What that often means is the longer the condition persists, and the worse it gets, the less the medication will help. A strong immune system is key in keeping pain at bay. PEMF therapy promotes strong immune function.

Research on diabetic peripheral neuropathy has been mixed, but there is sufficient evidence to suggest that with the right intensity, frequency, and length of treatment, PEMF therapy can provide relief from pain.

A study in 2003 found that PEMF treatment at 10 Hz had therapeutic efficacy, especially in the early stages of diabetic polyneuropathy and in patients who have had diabetic mellitus for up to 10 years.4

A 2004 pilot study of 24 patients with refractory and sympathetic polyneuropathy found that in more than 50% of participants, PEMF treatment could provide short-term analgesic effects.5 An expansion of this study found that although there were no significant differences in neuropathic pain intensity on some pain scales, 44% of the PEMF group reported relief of symptoms on the Patient’s Global Impression of Change scale, vs. 31% of the sham group. Additionally, this study found that 29% of PEMF patients had an increase in distal leg epidermal nerve fiber density (ENFD) while none of the sham group had these results.  Increases in distal thigh ENFD were significantly correlated with decreased pain scores.

Two studies presented in 2014 showed that PEMF therapy was effective in improving pain and neurological function in diabetic neuropathy.  In the first, 15 patients with significant diabetic neuropathy including pain and sensory loss were treated once a week for eight weeks with PEMF therapy.  In this study, pain scores were reduced by 52%.  Sensory loss improved by 65.8%, touch sensation improved by 65%, and vibratory sensation improved by 43%.

In the second study, an additional 15 patients were treated with PEMF therapy for 30 minutes to the feet and 15 minutes to the neck and chest.  In this study, pain decreased by 46.5%, and pin sensation, touch, and vibration all improved significantly.

This research is encouraging and demonstrates that regular treatment with PEMF therapy may bring significant relief to patients experiencing diabetic neuropathy.

A safe, non-invasive way to manage diabetic neuropathy

With the risks associated with ongoing medication for the management of pain, it’s clear that PEMF therapy is a safer way to manage diabetic neuropathy.  Ongoing use of PEMFs allows for pain relief without the risks.  

The FlexPulse wearable PEMF machine has a peak intensity of 200 Gauss, providing enough power to offer effective, long term pulsed electromagnetic therapy for pain management and healing. 

The applicator pads are lightweight and easily applied to the body wherever treatment is required. With this portable PEMF device, you can stimulate and optimize the function of all the targeted cells, including neurons, tissues, bones, and cartilage. 

The FlexPulse is an affordable pain management solution that comes with a 30 -day satisfaction guarantee and a 2-year International warranty, making it a no-risk healing alternative.

Contact us for more information or to purchase a FlexPulse PEMF device.

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There are many, many health concerns which Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy or PEMF can address. In fact, we could write a series of articles just on the studies alone, not to mention each and every individual benefit which is possible through this method of treatment. However, for the purpose of effective and informative communication, we will focus today on 10 of the most common and helpful health benefits of PEMFs:

Pain Reduction and Relief

For those living with constant pain, the thought of an effective treatment may seem like little more than a dream. You may have tried countless forms of therapy from acupuncture to medications to hot stone massages. Chances are that if you are looking into PEMFs, you still haven’t found relief. Even if you have experienced some type of improvement, the therapy only treats the symptoms and as time goes by, you build up a tolerance. This requires an increase in dosage or treatment, creating a negative and lifelong cycle.

Improved Circulation and Unrestricted Blood Flow

Since the majority of the body’s functions are handled by blood cells moving freely throughout the various systems such as the neurological, cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, and many others, it is necessary that these cells are able to travel unimpeded by blockages and other issues which cause restrictions in flow.

Better and Fuller Sleep Cycles

Many studies have shown that nearly two-thirds of all adults experience some level of sleep deprivation. Of those two-thirds, nearly one-third of them experience chronic sleep deprivation. That is a lot of people out driving, working with heavy machinery and equipment, and doing many other things which require alertness and attentiveness, all while suffering from a lack of sleep.

PEMF therapy can not only help those struggling with issues falling asleep, but also staying asleep. This nocturnal cycle is when all of the body’s regenerative and restorative processes take place. Keeping it in balance is critical to overall health.

Improved Mental Focus and Concentration

PEMF therapy promotes the alpha state in neurological function. This is when the mind is at its most aware and its senses are the most heightened. The alpha state is the peak time for learning and retaining information. Unfortunately, one of the many issues that go along with blood cells that are not properly charged is the inability to create and maintain this state. By increasing the beta waves through PEMFs, the brain is able to process, problem solve, and multitask much more efficiently.

Better Muscle Performance

When all of the positive and negative electromagnetic charges are working properly in healthy cells, it oftentimes produces improved muscle performance. This includes everything from mobility and flexibility to increased stamina and strength. This is critical as you age and lose this type of function and ability.

Reduction in Stress and Anxiety

PEMFs not only offer incredible benefits to the physical well being of patients, but also to the mental aspects as well. This is especially necessary in a time of unprecedented anxiety over the state of the world. In addition to worries over the global pandemic and keeping themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy, the economic impact of various shutdowns has also increased the stress levels of many people.

PEMFs change the stress responses in the body, resulting in a more efficient function of the nervous and endocrine systems. In addition to that, back in 2011 the FDA approved transcranial PEMF therapy to treat severe depression.

Enhanced Healing, Repair, and Recovery Processes

This is one of the most common uses of PEMFs for the simple reason it includes so many specific dysfunctions. In addition to the fact that it can improve muscle strength and endurance (as we noted in a previous section), energy production in the muscles themselves can increase by as much as 500% with regular treatment sessions.

By triggering the production of heat stress proteins before exercise, PEMF therapy assists in not only preventing the wear and tear and ultimately, the breakdown of cells, it also promotes accelerated restoration and recovery. For people struggling with chronic injuries or continual pain, it means finally having the relief they so desperately seek. For fitness enthusiasts and athletes, it means performing at a higher level with less recovery time.

Reduction of Inflammation and Swelling

When the body’s repair and recovery process are not working properly, this is oftentimes the main culprit. It is very hard for the body to heal inflammation and reduce swelling when there are issues with blood flow, as well as with the health of the blood cells themselves.

Cellular Restoration

Every function in the body relies on its cell membranes and their electromagnetic charges. When these charges are out of balance, any or all of the issues listed in this article can occur. When these cells are working properly, they are able to do everything from processing nutrition better to carrying much needed chemicals to the various parts of the body. This one improvement alone can lead to better oxygenation, better circulation, and more efficient productivity in every aspect.

Improved Overall General Health

To summarize the health and wellness benefits that PEMF therapy can offer, the main thing to point out is that addressing even one of these issues can have a tremendous impact on the rest of your life. Oftentimes these problems can be intertwined with one another. This means that treating one concern effectively can lead to solutions for others. And since blood cell therapy isn’t condition-specific, the same general treatment can be used on a number of problems.

Conclusion

With so many possible benefits of using PEMF therapy, there is little reason not to at least consider it. Even if you are suffering from just one of the issues listed in this article, the difference it can make for you could be life-changing. This method of treatment is expected to supplant many traditional therapies in the next few years. Don’t get left behind. Get in touch with the experts here at FlexPulse to find out more about how PEMFs can help you.

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Can PEMF Therapy Treat Thyroid Issues?

When the thyroid gland isn’t functioning properly an imbalance in thyroid hormones can occur, leading to thyroid disease.  Your thyroid can be either overactive (resulting in hyperthyroidism) or underactive (resulting in hypothyroidism).  Both can lead to a host of uncomfortable symptoms. 

Traditionally, thyroid disease has been treated with medications that either reduce production of thyroid hormones or replace these essential hormones. Research supports the claim that PEMF therapy stimulates thyroid function.  PEMF treatment can provide balance whether your thyroid is over- or under-active.

How Does the Thyroid Impact Health?

Your thyroid gland is responsible for the production and release of essential hormones that regulate metabolism as well as many other vital body functions.  As part of the endocrine system, your thyroid helps send important messages throughout your body.  Thyroid hormones have an impact on almost every major system in your body. A 1996 study found that thyroid hormones act as neurotransmitters, emphasizing further the crucial need for balance and a healthy thyroid gland.

How Does PEMF Therapy Impact the Thyroid?

Cells in your body have a natural electrical charge.  PEMFs work at the cellular level, restoring natural charge to damaged cells.  PEMF therapy also stimulates cellular energy which can reduce inflammation and stimulate production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP promotes cell function, so when levels are low, cells can become damaged and lose their ability to heal. PEMFs can give the cells the energy they require for optimal functioning, especially when thyroid function is low.

Medications taken long term can produce a range of adverse side effects, but it’s often the first course of treatment for thyroid issues.  But since PEMF therapy can promote balance in hormone production, regular use can reduce the need for these medications. It’s important, then, to monitor levels with your healthcare provider when using PEMF treatment on your thyroid to determine if medication dosage could be reduced. 

Thyroxine, which is secreted by the thyroid, stimulates the consumption of oxygen.  When tissues are not properly oxygenated, serious disease, like cancer, can result. Research has shown that PEMF therapy improves oxygenation to the tissues, thus healing disease.

In addition to stimulating gland function to balance the main thyroid hormones, PEMF can work on nodules that form on the thyroid gland. Nodules on the thyroid are sometimes cancerous, sometimes not.  Multiple nodules can cause a toxic mulitnodular goiter which quickly leads to other illness within the body. PEMF treatment may help these nodules to shrink or disappear.

Treating nodules as early as possible is important.  The sooner PEMFs are applied, the greater the likelihood that these swollen, inflamed nodules will shrink. This reduces the risk that they’ll turn cancerous, and also provides relief from the discomfort nodules can cause.

Flexible and Effective Thyroid Treatment

Can PEMF Therapy Treat Thyroid issues?

Medications treat symptoms, not the root cause of the problem.  Thyroid imbalances cause serious health problems, and without treating the source of these imbalances, medication could become a lifelong requirement. 

PEMF therapy is effective on many of the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, including skin changes, hair loss, weight gain and goiter. And regular PEMF therapy can keep your thyroid functioning properly before disease develops.

Investment in a PEMF device allows the flexibility and convenience you need to keep your body healthy and strong. The Flexpulse PEMF device is ideal for on-the-go treatment, with lightweight, easy to apply applicator pads that can be used anywhere on the body.  This powerful battery operated, wearable PEMF machine offers a peak intensity of 200 Gauss, allowing for extended use.  It can even be used overnight to promote healing and vitality.

The FlexPulse is an affordable, flexible solution to treating thyroid issues – and so much more! The 30-day satisfaction guarantee and  2-year International warranty makes FlexPulse a no-risk, safe way to keep yourself and your whole family balanced.  Send us a message today to discuss how FlexPulse can help you meet your health goals.

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Going downstairs PEMF for Stroke Rehabilitation Each year, approximately 795,000 people are impacted by stroke, according to the Stroke Foundation, which calls stroke the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.  Stroke occurs either when blood flow to the brain is blocked (ischemic) or something causes bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic). Stroke most often impacts the older population; only about one-quarter of strokes occur in those under 65. There are many risk factors for stroke, including high blood pressure, tobacco use, diabetes, heart disease, genetics, weight and activity level, and some medications. Ischemic strokes are most often caused by plaque buildup or dislodged plaque coming from other vessels below the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes are most commonly caused by anticoagulants, including aspirin and ibuprofen. The impact of stroke can be mild or seriously debilitating.  Speech, vision, mobility, mood and cognitive function can all be impaired after stroke. An impressive body of research has shown the positive impact of TMS therapy (PEMF applied to the brain) on stroke rehabilitation.  PEMF therapy has a neuro-regenerative effect when applied to the brain. Application of PEMF therapy stimulates cells, neurons and damaged tissues resulting from stroke to promote accelerated recovery. Thus, using PEMF for stroke rehabilitation can make a big difference.

Neuroplasticity and PEMF

Improving neuroplasticity, the nervous system’s ability to change brain function in response to extrinsic or intrinsic stimuli, is critical in stroke rehabilitation. Improved neuroplasticity has a positive impact on memory, thinking, mobility and speech impairments that are a result of stroke. A randomized trial published in 20121 concluded that magnetic field therapy targeted at the brain improved neuroplasticity as well as rebalancing motor capabilities. Additional research in 2018, conducted by six prominent scientists in Poland, demonstrated that extremely low-frequency PEMF therapy made post-stroke rehabilitation more effective by improving neuroplasticity.2

Research on PEMF for Stroke Rehabilitation

While research has been conducted on the use of pulsed electromagnetic fields for stroke recovery for several decades, in the last ten years that research has exploded.  Dozens of studies just within the past five years have reaffirmed the positive benefits of PEMF therapy on conditions resulting from stroke, including balance and movement, aphasia, depression, and cognitive function. PEMF therapy has been shown to improve blood circulation3 and cellular oxygenation4, both of which impact the processes and functions of the brain. Earlier research on rTMS in stroke patients focused on short-term impacts, but newer research has also demonstrated long term benefits. One study conducted in 20095 placed 48 patients with acute ischemic stroke into three groups.  Two groups received actual TMS (3Hz and 10Hz) over the motor cortex of the affected brain hemisphere daily for five consecutive days, while the third group received sham stimulation.  The TMS treatment produced greater improvement in functioning that remained evident at the one year follow-up. Other research shows strong positive benefits of PEMF for stroke rehabilitation even five or ten years after the event. Stroke rehabilitation can be a long, arduous process. Brain entrainment through the use of PEMFs boosts the brain’s ability to learn and recover, allowing for faster results. Health professionals  involved with helping with stroke should explore the benefits of using PEMF therapy in conjunction with more traditional approaches.

FlexPulse for stroke rehabilitation and prevention

Research using human subjects has repeatedly shown strong motor and cognitive rehabilitation in stroke patients with no adverse side effects.  TMS used in this research is applied to the brain at high intensities for short periods of time. It is reasonable to expect that PEMF therapy using a lower intensity machine, such as the FlexPulse device, for longer periods of time can have similar results. Daily use of PEMF therapy may also delay or avoid another stroke event.  PEMFs can decrease inflammation, improve circulation, and reduce the risk of clot and plaque development in blood vessels that can cause strokes. Owning a portable PEMF device allows those recovering from stroke the flexibility of treatment at their own convenience for extended periods of time.  This is much less costly (and requires far less time investment) than repeated visits to a clinic for high intensity treatment. Flexpulse, the world’s most powerful and versatile battery operated wearable PEMF machine, offers maximum value and flexibility.  With a peak intensity of 280 Gauss, the Flexpulse can be used for extended amounts of time, even overnight. And because the applicator pads are lightweight and easy to apply to any area of the body, it can be used anywhere you go. PEMFs in research studies are typically 10 Hz for what is considered  “high” frequency rTMS and 1 Hz for “low” frequency rTMS.  Flexpulse devices offer six programs with frequencies ranging from 3 Hz to 1000 Hz.  The FlexPulse is an affordable option for continued PEMF therapy for stroke rehabilitation and prevention. With a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 2-year International warranty, FlexPulse is a no-risk, safe addition to your stroke rehabilitation plan.  Daily use of the FlexPulse can continue to improve damage caused by a stroke and reduce risk of a second stroke event, allowing you to live your best life! References:
  1. Avenanti A, Coccia M, Ladavas E, Provinciali L, Ceravolo MG. Low-frequency rTMS promotes use-dependent motor plasticity in chronic stroke: A randomized trial. Neurology. January 2012:256-264. doi:10.1212/wnl.0b013e3182436558
  2. Cichoń N, Bijak M, Czarny P, et al. Increase in Blood Levels of Growth Factors Involved in the Neuroplasticity Process by Using an Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field in Post-stroke Patients. Front Aging Neurosci. 2018;10:294. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30319398.
  3. Kim C, Wheatley-Guy C, Stewart G, Yeo D, Shen W, Johnson B. The impact of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on blood pressure and circulating nitric oxide levels: a double blind, randomized study in subjects with metabolic syndrome. Blood Press. August 2019:1-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31394939.
  4. Bragin D, Statom G, Hagberg S, Nemoto E. Increases in microvascular perfusion and tissue oxygenation via pulsed electromagnetic fields in the healthy rat brain. J Neurosurg. 2015;122(5):1239-1247. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25343187.
  5. Khedr EM, Etraby AE, Hemeda M, Nasef AM, Razek AA. Long-term effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor function recovery after acute ischemic stroke. Acta Neurol Scand. 2010 Jan;121(1):30-7. Epub 2009 Aug 11
 
PEMF devices and Multiple Sclerosis

PEMF and Multiple Sclerosis

The ways that PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy can help improve Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been investigated for years. Research has found that PEMF for MS can be beneficial for patients by improving their symptoms.

MS is a neurological disorder. Patients with MS will experience both chronic inflammation and neurodegeneration. As this disease is a lifelong progressive condition. Patients will benefit hugely from therapies that can enhance their quality of life. But how effective is PEMF therapy for Multiple Sclerosis? This article will find out which symptoms PEMF for MS can help to improve. Keep reading to find out more about exactly how PEMF therapy can help patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Find out more about how FlexPulse PEMF systems work.

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. This disease can often be disabling for the patient. As it can affect their quality of life. Multiple Sclerosis appears in two forms. These two forms are either relapsing/remitting or progressive stages. Both of these forms of MS are similar to each other and overlap significantly.

MS can cause extensive damage to cells across the whole body of the patient. Some of this damage includes brain tissue scarring, chronic inflammation, and demyelination. As this disease is a neurodegenerative illness, it acts by deteriorating the nerve cells. Patients with MS will also have a dysfunctional immune system.

Predominately, the inflammation of MS can cause demyelination. This is relative for during the relapsing/remitting stage. For the progressive stages, there is extensive damage occurring to the brain nerve cells. At the same time as inflammation.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

One of the key things to remember about MS is that the symptoms can vary from patient to patient. As the disease is progressive, the patient’s symptoms may also change and worsen over time. A great advancement in medical technology for patients with MS was the creation of MRI scans. MRI scans have enabled us to find out that lesions can occur within grey matter, as well as white matter. As a result, this can lead to some neurological symptoms.

Other symptoms of MS can include vision issues, bladder problems, sexual dysfunction, and fatigue. Some patients may also experience gait problems, paresthesia, vertigo, depression, pain, and cognitive dysfunction.

Some of the less common symptoms include headaches, seizures, incoordination, hearing loss, and speech and swallowing issues.

PEMF Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

As patients with MS can experience neurological problems, PEMF for MS therapy may be able to help. There is some evidence that suggests PEMF therapy for Multiple Sclerosis could potentially delay the progression of MS. While PEMF therapy is not a cure for MS, it can help to reduce some of the major symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive Function
  • Mood

PEMF for MS therapy is thought to help people with Multiple Sclerosis because it helps the function of all the cells in the body. The magnetic fields that PEMF systems emit work by stimulating and reversing neuronal and cellular damage. PEMF therapy has a great anti-inflammatory effect on bodies as well as cellular regeneration. Consequently, this would be a natural avenue for patients to investigate.

As a result, PEMF therapy has the potential to enhance the patient’s quality of life. But why does PEMF therapy work? To put it simply, every cell, organ, and molecule within our body emits electromagnetic fields. Because of this, our body can be improved by electromagnetic fields.

While PEMF systems can help improve some symptoms of MS, it is unlikely to work alone. No single system is going to provide you with everything that you need to see a noticeable improvement. To complement PEMF therapy for Multiple Sclerosis, patients should also maintain a healthy diet, regular exercise, and an overall healthy lifestyle. It may also be beneficial to take supplements, regular acupuncture, and chiropractic therapy.

The Takeaway

MS is a lifelong chronic condition that progresses over time. For patients with MS, it is typically recommended for them to purchase a PEMF device of sufficient intensity. It is advised that PEMF therapy for Multiple Sclerosis is carried out daily to help improve the underlying neurological and physiological functions that are compromised by MS. In addition, patients should also access a professional high-intensity PEMF system, if they are locally available.

Read more on our blog for the countless ways you could benefit from PEMF therapy: FlexPulse Blog

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In addition to Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta brainwave patterns, neuroscience has more recently been doing extensive evaluation of gamma waves, often called gamma brain oscillations (GBOs). These are all important for optimal brain function.

Gamma waves are specific patterns of electrical activity in the brain that occur at frequencies between 30-100 Hz.  The 40 Hz frequency point generates the most interest.  Gamma has long been the term used to describe oscillations of brain activity higher than 30 Hz, with frequencies typically ranging from 30 Hz to 80 Hz.  More recently, a “high-gamma” label has been applied to frequencies between 80 Hz and 200 Hz.  Gamma and high-gamma activity can occur simultaneously in the brain.

What impact do gamma waves have on cognition?

Gamma brainwaves are required to process information in different areas of the brain, particularly in the higher-level tasks needed for cognitive functioning, learning, memory and the processing of information by the brain. Gamma waves are associated with sensory perception, memory formation, and voluntary movement.

There is an optimal range for gamma activity, which leads to better focus, attention, sensory processing, cognition, information processing, learning, perception and REM sleep.  With too little gamma activity, problems such as ADHD, depression and learning disabilities result.  Too much gamma activity can lead to anxiety, stress, and hyperarousal.

Low-frequency brainwaves have been associated with a slowing of the brain. Cognitive impairment occurs when large areas of neurons are not integrated properly in the brain.  It is the complex cognitive function that leads to attention, memory, grouping constantly changing thoughts and processes, and awareness requires this integration to make sense to the brain. This integration is facilitated by gamma activity.

External sensory input is constant, prompting competition among neural reaction events for “representation and perception.”  The brain must select and process relevant information to most efficiently use its processing resources.  Gamma oscillations are stimulated by this sensory input, typically ranging from 40 Hz to 100 Hz, that aid in the processing of the barrage of sensory information.

Gamma rhythms are widespread both while awake and when in a dream state.  Magneto-encephalograms (MEGs), which are very sensitive recordings of magnetic activity in the brain, suggest that these rhythms may sweep the entire brain, binding together multiple perceptions into a single cognitive experience.

How does pulsed electromagnetic field therapy impact gamma production?

Magnetic field therapy using an appropriate frequency can help synchronize neuron firing throughout the brain. This synchronization is crucial in integrating nerve signals and promoting neuroplasticity.

The amount of gamma production, as well as synchronization of signals, impact attention.  With higher gamma production and better synchronization, attention becomes stronger.  The basal forebrain, which is located at the bottom part of the front of the brain, provides vital input for both attention and gamma activity.  Acetylcholine, which is important in controlling behavior and, also, critical to memory, is produced in the basal forebrain.  Damage in this area is evident in dementia associated with both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Stimulation with magnetic therapy over the temples could increase gamma activity in this area, which may benefit those with attention, memory and focus issues.

Applying adequate specific stimulation to the brain can create entrainment – the natural synchronization of brainwaves.  Research has shown that entrainment is more noticeable during gamma stimulation than with other frequency brainwave patterns in the thalamus. So, entrainment with gamma frequencies seems to be easier than entrainment with other brainwave frequencies.

How is PEMF therapy different than other entrainment stimuli?

There have been many stimuli used for entrainment, most commonly audiovisual, pulsing lights, sound, and transcranial electrical stimulation.  PEMFs have many advantages over some of these other forms of stimulation. PEMFs are extremely safe, can target specific areas of the brain, and penetrate the entire brain.  PEMFs can also offer secondary benefits such as reducing inflammation, increasing ATP, reducing Alzheimer’s plaque development, increasing circulation, and stimulating both neurotransmitters and neural stem cells.  This adds great value to the use of PEMF therapy for entrainment.

PEMFs pass through the brain entirely, a major difference from other approaches.  Other entrainment approaches are absorbed by the brain, which can produce harmful heating effects. They also produce indirect effects through interactions with the nervous system, probably accounting for a large part of their actions.  PEMFs, on the other hand, can be more directly controlled and targeted to act on the brain (although this will also produce secondary benefits in the body).

A flexible device for PEMF therapy and entrainment

FlexPulse just launched a PEMF device called the G2 with four new programs available.  These new programs will allow for even broader use of the FlexPulse PEMF device for brain stimulation. Although neural stimulation is a major benefit and emphasis for FlexPulse programs, the pulsed electromagnetic field frequencies also provide the full range of benefits that any PEMF machine provides, including healing, increased energy production, and balance.

The range of programs offered in the FlexPulse device allows users to choose the frequency most appropriate for producing the expected effects on a specific brainwave frequency band. The frequencies used in these programs have been chosen primarily based on their impact on these brainwave frequency bands for entrainment.

FlexPulse systems have been developed based on more than 3 decades of research and thousands of studies.  Other entrainment methods can be prohibitively expensive and require hours of time spent in a clinical setting.  With a FlexPulse system, therapy for entrainment can take just 30 minutes before bed – but can also maintain entrainment through overnight use, meaning you can do it in your sleep!

The portable FlexPulse device allows for easy treatment wherever you are.  The value of owning a PEMF device increases exponentially when used for multiple family members, and with the range of programs the G2 will offer, there are options for many more conditions you are dealing with.

The FlexPulse comes with a 30 -day satisfaction guarantee and a 2-year International warranty, making it a no-risk alternative for boosting memory, cognition, and attention – along with a host of other healing benefits!

Low Impact Cardio Exercises

If you are a beginner, perhaps never worked out before, or have some joint issues or injuries, low impact exercises are a good place to start. Low impact exercises are safe for anyone with joint issues because they focus on keeping one foot on the ground. Furthermore, keeping one foot on the ground works by alleviating pressure on the joints.

We have put together some low impact cardio exercises that you can safely do at home. In fact, whether you have knee or hip problems or never worked out before, these exercises are ideal.

We recommend doing all the below cardio exercises as a circuit, for one minute each. If you can, repeat the circuit three times to get the most out of your workout.

Before Getting Started

Before you start with our low impact exercises, there are a few things to think about first. As this is a brilliant full workout for those seeking low impact cardio exercises, you may be able to complete this several times during the week. Also, you may even consider using this routine as a warm-up by itself, as you improve.

Depending on your fitness level, you can completely customize these exercises to suit you. In that case if you are unable to complete any of these exercises for the full one minute, then take a break in-between.

If you find any of these exercises too easy or that they get easier as you improve over time, you could add dumbbells into your routine. It is important to adjust your exercise routine as your fitness improves if you want to keep seeing results. While your exercise should always be a challenge, you should never push yourself too hard. Therefore, if you need a rest, take a short break!

Our Low Impact Cardio Exercise Circuit

Jumping Jacks

This is the perfect exercise for warming up before jumping straight in. Jumping Jacks will for sure get your heart and blood pumping.

Begin by standing with both your elbows bent up, so your palms are facing forward.

Step out with your right foot, while simultaneously bringing your arm above your head. As you lean slightly towards the left, keep your weight on the left.

Return to the starting position and step out onto your left foot.

Once again, shift your weight onto your right as you step out with your left foot. Lift your arm as you go.

Skaters

Start in the curtsy lunge position with both knees bent.

Position your right leg behind and across your body and place your left arm down your body. Your right arm should be bent towards the side.

Push with your left leg into a standing position. Bring your right leg forward while swinging your left leg back and across your body.

Switch your arms as you switch sides.

Squat to jab

Begin by standing with your feet ever-so-slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Your arms should be down by your sides.

While you squat down, keep your chest up and knees bent outward.

As you begin to stand, throw a punch with each arm and squat back down.

Repeat.

Standing oblique crunch

Stand up with your hands behind your head, elbows bent. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart.

Lift your right leg. Put your weight onto your left side as you bend your right knee towards your elbow.

Lower your elbow slightly towards your knee as you move.

Lower your leg and returning to the standing position. Switch legs and repeat.

Lateral shuffle

Begin in the standing position, with feet shoulder-width apart. Both knees and hips should be slightly bent to be in a forward posture with arms up to your chest.

Take quick steps to the right, by pushing off with your left foot.

As you maintain your posture, repeat to the left.

Reverse-lunge front kick

Start by standing on your left leg with your left knee slightly bent. Your arms should be raised towards your chest, interlocking your fingers for balance.

Lift your right leg and kick it out in front of you.

As you bring your right leg back, step down into a reverse lunge.

Stand up and repeat.

Other Low Impact Exercises

If you want to add more low impact exercises into your new routine, you could consider these activities:

Cycling – for a high-intensity workout

Rowing – for great cardio and strength training

Swimming – for a total-body workout

In summary, all our low impact exercises can be completed at home, several times a week to get the best results. All in all, you should start seeing results within a few short weeks – but don’t forget to add in some additional moves or weights as you improve!

Runner and PEMF therapist

Competitive athletes, both professional and amateur, strive to do their very best in every competition.  Not only do they give every game/event their all, but they also train hard, constantly pushing the limits of what their bodies can do. This intense training can result in injury.  Even when it doesn’t, muscles need time for recovery, and recovery time eats up valuable training time.

PEMF therapy can be used before and after athletic competition to enhance performance, speed recovery, and help heal injuries when they occur. Professional athletes and top level amateurs, including Olympic athletes, have used PEMF therapy for more than three decades.

PEMF therapy is safe, non-invasive, and not considered to be “doping.” The Sport Journal , popular among athletes, discussed the use of magnetic therapy for athletic performance, and concluded “Whatever the findings or claims, there appears to be no harm from magnetic therapy. This probably makes it attractive to some athletes who are weary of the adverse effects of other products or procedures.”

General benefits of PEMFs

Research has shown that PEMF therapy has many health benefits, including pain relief1, increased circulation2, reducing inflammation3, improving motor coordination4, relaxing muscles, increased cellular repair5, enhancing oxygenation6, promoting quality sleep, and reducing oxidative stress – and that’s just some of them!  All of these benefits make PEMF therapy a logical strategy for promoting peak performance and boosting fitness levels in competitive athletes.

Athletes who travel frequently, especially internationally, may experience jet lag and fatigue, both of which can be reduced quickly through the use of PEMFs.  Regular use of PEMFs is also beneficial for sleep disturbances.  Getting enough quality sleep is essential in order to perform optimally.

Enhancing performance with PEMF therapy

Brain stimulation is acceptable in both Olympic competition and most professional sports. Unlike illegal “doping,” no chemicals are entering the body.  Instead, the pulsed electromagnetic fields are using the body’s natural electrical charges to help cells work more efficiently.  PEMFs increase energy production, protect against cellular breakdown, and promote cellular healing.

Research has established that PEMF therapy increases energy by stimulating ATP production.  PEMFs also work on the nervous system to improve standing balance and better reflexes, promote clear thinking and quick decision making, and improve the condition of joints, tissues, muscles and blood flow.  With a clear head and a body ready for action, athletes can perform at the top of their game.

Additional oxygenation of muscles improves the way these muscles perform, and how long they can be activated before tiring.  Anecdotally, PEMF therapy has boosted performance up to 70% after just a few weeks of regular use.  Among elite athletes, an improvement as little as 1% can make a big difference.

A 2017 review article7 showed that  brain stimulation using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (a strong pulsed magnetic field applied to the head) seemed to speed motor learning and motor skills during sports activities.

PEMFs and Recovery

On the recovery side, PEMFs reduce lactic acid and swelling in the muscles, helping to relieve soreness more quickly.

Injuries are not uncommon among top athletes, and when injury occurs edema (swelling) results, and tissues don’t receive the necessary oxygen and nutrients.  Ice, a common treatment, will reduce surface swelling but doesn’t reach deep inside the muscles to work on swelling there.  PEMFs pass through tissues completely, without harm, and reach these internal injuries to help them heal.

When muscles are used for extended periods of time, as in athletic training and competition, they often spasm.  Magnetic field therapy reduces muscle spasms by prompting release of nitric oxide. Additionally, PEMFs stimulate a process called myosin phosphorylation, which produces ATP, a critical component of cell energy.  Rest restores ATP, which is why it’s recommended after strenuous activity.  PEMF therapy helps produce ATP more quickly, thus requiring less recovery time.

Research on PEMFs has shown distinct benefits such as faster recovery from injury and relief of chronic pain.  One animal study showed a positive effect on healing rotator cuff injury in rats treated with PEMFs as compared to untreated subjects.8

And in a randomized, double blind trial9 , PEMF therapy had a positive impact on pain relief in subjects with chronic musculoskeletal pain. This is important in keeping athletes, who often experience chronic pain from constant use of muscles and joints, healthy and able to participate fully in their chosen athletic events.

PEMF therapy has also been shown to be helpful in reducing healing time of fractures, positively impacting soft tissue injuries that are commonplace for athletes (such as sprains, tendonitis and strains), and even having a positive impact on healing concussions.

Flexpulse for Sports Enhancement and Recovery

The regular use of a PEMF device can sooth nerves, relax muscles, improve circulation, reduce pain and swelling, and help heal injuries more quickly. While targeted therapy is necessary in the case of specific injuries, regular preventative use of PEMFs can also be a benefit to competitive athletes.

A small, portable, battery operated PEMF device like FlexPulse is ideal for active athletes, especially those who travel a lot.  It is lightweight and flexible, and can be used both for specific issues throughout the body, and to treat the brain for regular general health maintenance.

Using PEMF therapy as a preventative measure keeps muscles functioning as they should, maximizing athletic performance.  Many professional and Olympic athletes already know this and use PEMF therapy routinely in their training and recovery.

For athletes, investment in a PEMF system is wise since it can be used for so many different applications.  Having a PEMF device means you’re already prepared if injury occurs, and you’re better able to prevent injury in the first place.

The FlexPulse PEMF device is a powerful, wearable device that can be applied while on the go.  Six preset programs range in frequency from 3 Hz to 1000 Hz promote brainwave entrainment and deep healing to help keep athletes in the game!

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Supportive Stretching Exercise for the Shoulder with a PEMF therapist

Supportive Stretching Exercise for the Shoulder

Your shoulders are made up of various interrelated parts working together to keep things in place and functioning properly. These components provide essential operations in your body, including stabilizing your arms, while simultaneously allowing them to move from side to side, up and down, and in a circular motion. Additionally, they function as levers, allowing you to lift objects.

Key Components of the Shoulders

Your shoulders are made up of three bones:

  • Clavicle (collar bone)
  • Scapula (shoulder blade)
  • Humerus (upper arm bone)

These bones are connected by three joints:

  • Sternoclavicular joint
  • Acromioclavicular joint
  • Glenohumeral joint

In addition, your shoulder consists of various muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Specifically, these components work together to ensure mobility and play a crucial role in all of your upper body movements. Unfortunately, when parts malfunction, your mid-to-upper torso can be negatively affected. In turn, these effects can result in various dysfunctional issues. Common problems include:

  • Shoulder separation and/or dislocation
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Damaged or torn rotator cuff
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder sprains or fractures
  • Arthritis

Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, and PEMF

Two crucial supportive habits that can help you keep your shoulders in the best working order are stretching and pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy. In particular, engaging in shoulder stretches will help you improve your flexibility, relieve tension, reduce pain, and restore normal function. However, it’s always important to consult with a healthcare provider or a physical therapist to determine the best exercises for your specific needs.

Although PEMF therapy is not a treatment for chronic shoulder ailments, it is helpful in addressing underlying cellular malfunction and supporting your body’s natural ability to regulate its systems. In other words, it supplies your body with the energy required to address dysfunction at the cellular level. Again, especially if you suffer from chronic illness or pain, consult with a trusted healthcare provider prior to engaging in any type of stretching or exercise.

In conclusion, your shoulders are vital for multiple essential functions of your upper body. Keeping them healthy and operating at their maximum potential will help you preserve their ability to facilitate complicated physical activities. Stretching and PEMF can be beneficial tools for improving flexibility, as well as maintaining and restoring optimal function.

FlexPulse PEMF knee therapy

 

FlexPulse PEMF knee therapy

No matter how you slice it, every sport has an inherent risk of getting injured. In fact, inferior training methods or just simple overuse are the cause of the most common injuries. However, the harsh reality is that most athletes continue to train and even compete with injuries, both minor and significant. This is the main reason coaches and trainers alike put so much emphasis on preventing injuries altogether. Additionally, even if only for one match or competition, no athlete likes the idea of being sidelined. A pulsed electromagnetic field device or PEMF machine can be an excellent tool when used in conjunction with the already established fundamentals of rest, stretching, and diet. These devices can take your fitness regimen to the next level and assist immensely in sports recovery and injury prevention. Read on to find out more about how a PEMF machine can give you the winning edge.

The RICE Method

The RICE method is a well known and long-standing method used within the sports and fitness world. It stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation and is a tried and true method for the treatment of sprains and strains. In fact, healthcare professionals oftentimes recommend it for mild to moderate injuries. Especially since it is a simple self-care practice that helps to speed healing by reducing pain and swelling. However, just because it is easy to do at home does not mean that world-class athletes are not using it to combat the not so glorious part of the job. In fact, many professional athletes and doctors with sports teams across the globe use this simple but effective method to combat a variety of ailments.

The critical difference is that a professional athlete often has a team of scientists, doctors, and specialists with highly specialized equipment on hand to assist in the recovery and healing process. On the other hand, the average recreational athlete does not have access to the same types of professionals and equipment. However, as time goes on the technology that helps to assist these professional athletes is becoming more widespread and less expensive. Making some of the tools used by them increasingly helpful to even the weekend warrior.

Sports Technology

One excellent example of sports technology becoming readily available to the consumer is the use of personal monitoring devices. This well-known example is made possible with the widespread adoption of smartphones, software applications, and wearable activity monitors. This means that anyone and everyone can take full control of their workouts, diet, and fitness routines. It gives them the ability to keep close tabs on data and to increase fitness output while also managing their fitness regime and injury risk in greater detail. PEMF machines are another excellent example of technology emerging onto the market as costs and size are driven down.

PEMF machines were once so big that you had to visit a practitioner just to use one. Recently they have been miniaturized into a device about the size of a cell phone. This means they can be easily transported and used discreetly if so desired. Another driving factor has been the reduction in cost to own these machines. What was once the realm of a doctor or specialized provider is now something that can be owned by the average joe. This makes treatment at home or on the go easy and convenient.

What is PEMF?

PEMF is a shortened acronym for the pulsed electromagnetic field. In over 10,000 clinical studies PEMF therapy has helped the body to effectively heal itself with the use of a PEMF machine. The PEMF device itself does not do the healing with a specific treatment or cure. However, the pulsed electromagnetic field has been shown to improve the body’s natural healing abilities. This has been confirmed in studies down on small animals such as rats showing a 20% increase in blood flow to the skeletal muscles. In fact, PEMF therapy has been around for almost 60 years with widespread use in Europe to treat a variety of ailments. It was even under research by NASA at one point to help astronauts with bone growth after returning from missions in space.

How Does PEMF Work?

During PEMF therapy a magnetic field that pulses using a variety of different frequencies. Depending on the frequency and pulse selected it can help with a variety of ailments from chronic pain to sports recovery. PEMF machines produce electrical variations at a cellular level and send these pulses into the soft tissues of the body. Unlike static magnets that only generate low-level magnetic induction PEMF machines combine short duration, high-intensity electromagnetic pulses with several frequencies. This process creates a magnetic field that can penetrate deeply into joints and muscles. Thereby resulting in pain reduction in as little as two minutes and often having a long-lasting effect.

Minuscule cells compose every single part of our body. This includes organs, skin, and bones. These cells naturally have positive and negative charges that coordinate the exchange of minerals. Upon becoming distressed they lose their ability to function properly. PEMF machines use a pulsed magnetic field to promote the contraction and expansion of cells. This allows the cells to detoxify by moving blood-oxygen and better-circulating nutrients through the cell body. Additionally, they restore the positive and negative charge naturally found in the cells leading to proper function.

What Are The Benefits of PEMF?

PEMF machines treat a variety of ailments, especially those associated with sports recovery. They energize the cells, improve circulation, and increase oxygen levels. These qualities have led to a wide assortment of benefits in the body. For instance, PEMF relieves pain, reduces swelling, reduces inflammation, restores membrane potential, and improves cell hydration. This therapy causes zero pain and has zero side effects, making it an awesome tool for sports recovery. It is also by far less invasive than some more traditional methods such as surgery or physical therapy. Best of all there is no need for prescriptions that can have serious side effects or be highly addictive.

PEMF Therapy makes a great option when looking for pain and injury relief due to sports recovery but with a holistic approach. Without the need for harmful medications or invasive procedures, it can be a game-changer for the professional athlete and weekend warrior alike. Unlike things like X-rays and gamma rays which can cause damage to cells and DNA. PEMF machines use non-ionizing radiation that is completely harmless to humans. Not only can these machines assist humans, but they can also help animals. In fact, Veterinarians were among the first physicians to use PEMF therapy, using it to heal broken legs in racehorses.

PEMF for Sports Recovery

If you are looking for an effective and simple tool to add to your fitness recovery arsenal then look no further than PEMF. This revolutionary technology has been in use for over half a century with millions of users swearing by its results. Whether you are a professional athlete or an average recreational athlete you can benefit from a PEMF device for sports recovery. Join the millions of already satisfied users and grab one for yourself. Take your training and sports recovery to the next level with a sleek PEMF machine. It is sure to become one of the most effective tools in your quest to improve sports recovery. Find out today why so many athletes swear by the technology!

PEMF devices

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is a safe and effective treatment for both general health maintenance and many acute and chronic health problems, including injury, pain management, improved circulation, and enhanced healing of tissues and bone.

When receiving PEMF treatments in clinical settings, patients expect the limitations of bulky machines. But office treatments can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and costly. Many insurance companies won’t cover the cost of regular PEMF treatments, and even when they do, there can be substantial copayments that quickly add up. 

Owning a portable PEMF device, that doesn’t require power from an electrical outlet, allows for flexibility, versatility in treatments for local body problems, and use by multiple members of the household.  This makes it a solid investment. A PEMF device will not become obsolete after treating the initial condition it is purchased for since it can be beneficial for a wide range of health conditions, as well as being an effective health maintenance tool.

With a home system, PEMF treatment can be far more comfortable. Rather than being confined to uncomfortable positions in a small treatment room, portable home PEMF devices can be used almost anywhere: in a car, on a bed, couch, or comfortable armchair.

Additionally, portable PEMF devices can be easily taken along on business trips or vacations. Painful conditions don’t disappear when you need to travel, so having a therapeutic system that can travel with you is quite valuable. A portable PEMF device might even make that vacation much more enjoyable! Competitive athletes can also benefit from portable PEMF systems since competition means a great deal of travel. 

Even clinicians who spend a lot of time moving between treatment spaces (such as physical therapists, chiropractors, or even veterinarians who make house calls) can benefit from having a portable PEMF device at their disposal.

Research shows clear benefits from portable PEMF devices

Research has detailed the impact of PEMF therapy for decades, and many studies have been conducted using the smaller, portable devices rather than machines designed for clinical use. The studies below are just a few of those that demonstrate how effective and impactful portable PEMF devices can be for a variety of health conditions.

A 2015 randomized, placebo-controlled study of 120 patients undergoing unilateral mandibular third molar extraction sought to determine the clinical efficacy of a wearable PEMF therapy device, pertaining to  pain and quality of healing. In this study, three post-surgery groups were assigned to wear a test device, placebo device, or no device. Patients recorded their pain using a visual analog scale (VAS), and tracked analgesic use for a week. Researchers then assessed healing complications in all groups. while test patients’ VAS scores and analgesic use showed only slightly lower numbers, significantly fewer had tooth extraction site wound breakdown (dehiscence) than placebo patients. The researchers concluded that PEMF therapy delivered through a wearable device improved soft tissue healing and was a beneficial add-on therapy for pain management after oral surgery.

Another study examined whether portable PEMF therapy could reduce pain in early knee osteoarthritis.  Results showed that VAS scores decreased significantly in the active cohort.  These results were not seen in the sham cohort. The overall decrease in mean VAS score for the active cohort was nearly three times that of the sham cohort. Although this was a small trial, results suggested that PEMF therapy delivered through this portable device could have a significant, rapid impact on pain caused by early knee OA.

Other research has shown that treatment with portable PEMF devices had a positive impact on pain in fibromyalgia patients, and significant improvement in healing of recalcitrant, predominantly venous leg ulcers. This is just a small sampling of research that has been conducted on the benefits of PEMF therapy using portable PEMF devices.

Choosing the appropriate portable PEMF device

There are a number of high quality portable PEMF devices in the marketplace, and selecting the appropriate device will depend on the intended uses. Size and weight are two important factors, since the goal of a portable device is to be able to transport it easily when necessary. But there are several other questions that you should consider as well: How often will the device be used? What type of treatment is necessary? What intensity and frequency do you need? 

You’ll also need to consider budget, whether for home use or use by a clinician. There is no one system that will be right in every situation, so proper research is essential. 

The FlexPulse is a powerful wearable PEMF machine.  With a peak intensity of 200 Gauss and a square wave signal, it provides enough power to offer effective, long term pulsed electromagnetic therapy for pain management and healing. 

The applicator pads are lightweight and easily applied to the body wherever treatment is required. With this portable PEMF device, you can stimulate and optimize function of all the targeted cells, including neurons, tissues, bones, and cartilage. The system comes with two pad applicators. This lightweight, portable device can be used anytime, anywhere.  

Ten programs with individual frequencies ranging from 3 Hz, 7.8, 10, 14, 23, 40, 50, 60, 100 to 1000 Hz make the FlexPulse appropriate for a wide range of applications for the whole family, including neurological issues, such as, sleep and anxiety.

The FlexPulse is a very affordable option for the power it provides. The PEMF device comes with a 30 -day satisfaction guarantee and a 2-year International warranty, making it a no-risk healing alternative.

PEMF machine

What are PEMF Therapy Side Effects

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is a well-studied, non-invasive healing tool that is effective in treating numerous conditions of the mind and body. Although PEMF therapy has been around for decades, it has recently grown in popularity as a safe and natural way to improve overall health and well-being.

Used in conjunction with other therapies like yoga, meditation, exercise and even conventional medicine, PEMF therapy offers boundless healing potential. As with any therapy, however, it’s important to learn about the limitations and side effects that may be relative to PEMF therapy.

How Serious Are PEMF Side Effects?

Since electromagnetic therapies produce a wide array of interactions within the body, some discomfort is not uncommon with initial treatment. However, these reactions only happen about 5% of the time and when PEMF treatment has just begun. In addition, mild adverse reactions typically occur with whole body treatment and not with local treatments.

Most of these side effects are mild and temporary and usually cease with the continuation of therapy. Moreover, these reactions are more common and uncomfortable for those with electromagnetic hypersensitivity. It is rare that users need to discontinue magnetic therapy due to negative side effects.

Because magnetic therapies can alter body systems and stimulate cells and tissues, overreactions by the body do sometimes occur. Whether measurable or perceived, such responses can be due to increased circulation, induced relaxation, stimulation of nerve cells and changes in heart rate and blood pressure.

Side Effects of PEMF Therapy

Many scientists and health professionals alike will attest to the safety and effectiveness of PEMF therapy. In addition, more than 7,000 studies and clinical trials have shown it to be safe. However, the first 10 minutes of exposure to PEMF frequencies increases oxygen to cells and can stimulate the removal of toxins.

This detoxification can cause mild side effects like headaches, nausea, muscle aches and fatigue. More often than not, these effects are temporary and will go away simply by taking a break from treatment. As your body adjusts to PEMF therapy, these reactions rarely linger. In addition, you can reduce the chance of PEMF therapy side effects by drinking plenty of water before and after treatment. This will help speed the removal of toxins and help your body maintain optimal cellular hydration.

PEMF Side Effects

Are There Limitations to PEMF Therapy?

PEMF therapy also enhances the absorption of nutrients and medications. Therefore, the effects will vary from person to person, depending on the user’s lifestyle, health condition and nutrient/medication/supplement intake.

For example, uncomfortable reactions may occur with PEMF therapy if you are not meeting your body’s requirement for essential nutrients. These sensations can include agitation, weakness, fatigue, dizziness and increased urination. Nutritional deficiencies can inhibit your cells from regenerating, even when well-energized. Consulting a nutritionist if you experience these reactions may be helpful.

When using PEMF therapy to improve sleep, results can vary with each individual. For most people, benefits can be see within days, but for some people with stubborn chronic  problems, it may take up to a month to see results. However, users can expect both short- and long-term positive effects on sleep quality with PEMF therapy.

Those with pre-existing heart conditions should proceed with caution regarding PEMF therapy. Depending on the type of condition and its severity, for example, those with heart rhythm disturbances or with pacemakers/defibrillators it may be wise to avoid PEMF therapy altogether. In addition, expectant mothers  should avoid electromagnetic therapy.

Finally, using more than one PEMF device simultaneously can be counterproductive. This will make it hard to determine which device is having what effect. If you can afford to buy multiple devices to compare them, make sure to space them out by a few weeks or months.

Thousands of clinical trials and scientific studies back PEMF therapy’s safety and effectiveness. Almost everyone can easily apply it at home to improve their quality of life, with very few people reporting the mild and temporary side effects that sometimes occur.

PEMF machine

PEMF therapy devices use pulsed electromagnetic fields to stimulate an electrical charge in the body that promotes healing.  There are many different machines available for PEMF therapy, and there are machines that are similar, but not quite the same.  It can be quite confusing to sort out the differences between PEMF devices and other electrotherapy and electrical stimulation (e-stim) devices.

This is particularly true when trying to figure out how Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machines are different from PEMF devices.  There are indeed similarities, but the way each is applied, how that impacts the way the therapy interacts with the body, and even the primary purpose of each type of machine is quite different.

PEMF devices use pulsed electromagnetic fields, while TENS units use electric currents. Electrical currents will stimulate nerve activity, but PEMFs impact both the brain and the tissues in the body at the cellular level.  These effects mean that the healing offered by PEMF therapy is deeper and pain management is more effective than what TENS units offer.

TENS units aren’t designed to promote actual healing; they are meant to help patients deal with pain.  The primary mechanism through which they do this is a distraction technique called the “gate control theory.”  The stimulation signals produced by the TENS unit confuses the brain, competing with the signals the pain source is sending out. It’s like if you have a headache, but you drop something heavy on your big toe.  You’ll forget about the headache for a while, while the pain from the toe overpowers the pain from the headache.  The problem with this distraction technique is that the benefits are usually quite brief.  When the distracting signal is no longer present, the pain signal can take over again.

 

PEMF therapy, on the other hand, is designed to repair the tissues.  They also offer pain relief for a longer duration, but that’s not the primary benefit — it’s a bonus! Healing the pain at its source is the real benefit, because when the root cause is healed, the pain is less likely to return.

TENS units are effective for pain (temporarily) but don’t do much to heal the source of that pain.  PEMFs provide pain relief but have a multitude of other health care applications as well and promote real healing.  For instance, research has demonstrated that PEMFs can speed the healing of wounds and bone fractures, have a positive impact on mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and improve quality of sleep.  And that’s just a few of the benefits beyond pain relief that PEMFs can provide.

A closer look at applications and mechanisms of PEMF therapy and TENS

The mechanisms that each type of therapy uses are complex, but in a nutshell, TENS stimulates nerves and activates the opioid system to change perception of pain, while PEMFs work at the mitochondrial level to repair cells and tissues. That’s why TENS units don’t impact actual healing – they simply manage the pain of the injury.

PEMF therapy manages pain, but is also effective for repairing damaged cells, neuron stimulation, calming inflammation, and helping to create new cells.  It does all that and manages pain – a good reason to choose PEMF therapy over TENS therapy!

Now let’s look at the convenience factor.  TENS units require direct contact with the skin, making them more difficult to use.  PEMF devices, on the other hand, can be used over light clothing which means you can use them in more settings.  For example, you could apply PEMF therapy at work in your cubicle, and even while driving.  That could be awkward with a TENS unit, depending on where you needed the applicator to be placed!

With TENS units, the electrodes must be placed in specific locations, and moved from one spot to another on the body.  This is time consuming and labor intensive.  PEMF devices come in a range of unique delivery options – chair pads, total body pads, smaller rings and paddles.  Many, like the FlexPulse™, are highly portable and easy to take with you when you’re on the go.  With all of these options, PEMF devices can target more of the body at the same time than a TENS unit can.

What other benefits does PEMF therapy offer?

Again, PEMFs have a wide range of benefits beyond the pain management that TENS units can provide.  Some of these may surprise you — PEMF therapy has an impact on more things than most people realize, including cancer management, insomnia, and weight loss. Here’s a brief look at some of those unique benefits.

Cancer management

Unpleasant side effects are often expected with cancer treatments, and these traditional treatments have low rates of total remission.  The use of PEMF therapy offers many potential benefits for cancer management.

Traditional cancer treatments are toxic to non-cancerous cells – so while they’re getting rid of the sick cells, they’re damaging healthy ones too!  PEMF therapy is non-invasive, safe, and won’t damage healthy cells.  PEMF therapy for cancer management has been tested in cellular and animal applications, and to a very small extent in human cancer.  Much more research is necessary, but the initial findings are positive, particularly when PEMFs are used in conjunction with other therapies.

Research conducted outside of living organisms (In vitro) has found that PEMFs slow the growth of cancerous cells and reduce tumor growth, among other findings. In vivo (within a living organism) research supports the claim that treated groups show a slower rate of tumor growth when compared to untreated control groups.

Insomnia

Here’s a surprising result that research has turned up: PEMF therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for multiple sleep difficulties, including insomnia. A 2012 double blind study found that within four weeks, 90% of participants felt relief — and 75% no longer experienced insomnia at all!

Sleep is so important to the healing process, and sleep promotes cellular regeneration, so this is a big deal.  PEMF therapy is easy, effective and convenient.  And in addition to resolving sleep disorders, PEMFs may have a healing effect on the underlying causes, such as depression, so the sleep issues may not come back.

Weight loss

PEMF therapy can have a positive impact on both fat reduction and weight loss as well.  The direct cell stimulation that PEMFs produce creates more energy, which then boosts metabolism, making fat loss easier.

Improved circulation and release of fatty acids from fat cells also impact weight loss – and PEMFs provide both of these therapeutic benefits.  When circulation improves, fat deposits are mobilized into the bloodstream and can be used as energy.

Reward centers in the brain and bacteria in the gut also play a role in weight loss.  The brain and the gut are intricately connected.  PEMF therapy stimulates those reward centers, which not only reduces cravings but changes the gut balance to a more symbiotic state, which makes weight loss easier.

 

PEMF safety factors

In addition to the benefits beyond pain management that PEMF therapy offers, which TENS units don’t, PEMF devices also have an impeccable safety record.

Animal research has revealed that eletrical stimulation above 20 Hz can have negative side effects.  Because TENS units are often set to greater than 50 Hz, use must be short term, and only for 30 to 60 minutes per day.

These rules for frequency don’t apply to PEMFs. They are safe at any frequency.  That means that PEMF therapy can be used for extended periods of time, several times per day.  Some can even be used continuously, such as overnight, which will prompt healing and quality sleep without any disruption to daily routines.

PEMFs have not shown any negative side effects when properly applied – unlike other conventional treatments for pain and other health conditions.  PEMFs pass completely through the body, so there is no risk of overdose like there is with pain medications.

 

Is PEMF therapy a better investment than TENS?

PEMF therapy and TENS therapy share some similarities, but the differences demonstrate why PEMF therapy may be a better investment in the long term.

PEMF devices are more convenient, don’t require direct skin contact, can be used more often, and promote healing, not just pain management.  PEMF devices are safe and have no known adverse side effects.

The capabilities beyond pain management is a top factor in making PEMF devices a better investment than TENS units.  With a TENS unit, which is only effective in dealing with pain, it may sit unused far more often than it’s being used.  PEMF devices can treat so many health concerns and can be used preventatively, meaning the unit will likely be used a lot more often.  And one unit can be shared with the whole family – so the return on investment is increased even further!  Even if you purchase a unit for a specific problem, the range of capabilities it offers make a PEMF device a solid investment.

The FlexPulse™ PEMF device is an affordable, convenient, powerful tool for long-term, effective PEMF therapy.  The ultra-light controller and PEMF pads make this device easy to carry, wear and use – anywhere!  The FlexPulse™ PEMF machine has 12 hours of continuous battery operation and offers intensities up to 200 Gauss.  The FlexPulse™ will deliver benefits such as quality sleep, pain reduction, quicker recovery, and a boost in disposable energy to regular users.  The affordable price and long term benefits make the FlexPulse™ an incredible investment in your health!

 

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