PEMF Therapy in La Quinta, CA
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields
Dr. Oz has always been a favorite of mine because he’s always looking for different ways to get you better without prescribing medications. I may not agree with 100% of the things he says, but here is information from his show regarding pain and Pulse Electro-Magnetic Fields.
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields or PEMF therapy has been used in Europe for over 30 years and has recently been brought over the US.
The National Institutes of Health have made PEMFs a priority for research. In fact, many PEMF devices have already been approved by the FDA, some specifically to fuse broken bones, wound healing, pain and tissue swelling, and treat depression. Most therapeutic PEMF devices are considered safe by various standards and organizations.
PEMFs work to:
- Decrease pain
- Reduce pain, inflammation, the effects of stress on the body, and platelet adhesion.
- Improve energy, circulation, blood and tissue oxygenation, sleep quality, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the uptake of nutrients, cellular detoxification and the ability to regenerate cells.
- Balance the immune system and stimulate RNA and DNA.
- Accelerate repair of bone and soft tissue.
- Relax muscles.
What are PEMFs and how do they work?
Science teaches us that everything is energy. Energy is always dynamic and, therefore, has a frequency; it changes by the second or minute, for example, at the very least.
All energy is electromagnetic in nature. All atoms, chemicals and cells produce electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Every organ in the body produces it own signature bioelectromagnetic field. Science has proven that our bodies actually project their own magnetic fields and that all 70 trillion cells in the body communicate via electromagnetic frequencies. Nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange. When the electromagnetic activity of the body ceases, life ceases. Just think about it, you need energy to absorb nutrients, heal up a wound, remove waste, communicate, etc.
As mentioned before we are electrical beings and each cell is a small, electrical battery that is conducting a current. When your battery is new and fully charged, good things tend to happen; however when your battery is older, like an old cell phone battery, the phone will not work as well and it will not last as long.
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is FDA-approved to fuse bones and has been cleared in certain devices to reduce swelling and joint pain. This therapy has been used to treat pain and edema in soft tissue for over 60 years. The technology stemmed from radio frequency (RF) diathermy, which utilized a continuous electromagnetic field to produce heat in soft tissue.
A moving – or resonating – magnetic field can create currents without heating and thus directly alter cellular signaling. It has been firmly established that tissues including blood, muscle, ligaments, bone and cartilage respond to biophysical input, including electrical and electromagnetic fields. New studies show that with the proper field intensity and frequency, treatment with PEMF appears to be disease-modifying. The stimulation of TGFβ may be a mechanism by which PEMF favorably affects cartilage homeostasis. Through calcium-calmodulin-dependent pathways, PEMF may also increase nitric oxide activity.
Today many patients are seeking out this treatment for chronic pain. There are many devices out there today. Some are cheaper home units that cost a couple thousand and higher end models are closer to $60,000 and are primarily used in a medical office. The higher end models can deliver more power, penetrate deeper and provide quicker results.
Since the device uses electromagnetic frequencies, it is not indicated for patients with pacemakers, defibulators or coclear implants or any device with a battery that cannot be removed. Other than that side effects are minimal and the treatment results only take minutes to see.