Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is relatively new in the United States, but it’s been used in Europe and other countries for decades. At first, it was more common to see PEMF used to treat race horses than to help humans. Horses that received PEMF showed improvements in things like jump height and endurance. However, as science has continued to explore the effects of PEMF, it has become an increasingly popular tool for improved health and healing in humans as well.
The concept of PEMF goes back at least to the 1950s, where Japan published the first known papers on using micro-currents to treat injuries to the bone tissue.1 Since then, it has been tested all around the world, and proven to have many benefits for patients of acute or chronic pain or injury. Even NASA has tested and approved of PEMF therapy as a means to enhance the function of cells and tissues.2 Healthy cells contribute to our overall well being. PEMF can give cells the boost they need to make the body well.
What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) is an innovative and non-invasive way of treating pain. PEMF therapy works by enhancing the body’s natural recovery strategies by way of energizing cells that are damaged or dysfunctional.
Our bodies use electricity to send signals through the nervous system to the brain and throughout the body. Electricity is an inherent part of how we feel, how we think, and how we move. When we get sick, injured, or even depressed, it often coincides with a disruption in the body’s electrical currents. PEMF can revitalize activity by boosting cells with energy that helps them snap back into action for optimized functionality and healing.