It is believed that these waves can help to improve cellular function and circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy?

PEMF therapy has been used for many years to treat various conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, and depression. The treatment is also used in sports medicine to help athletes recover from injuries more quickly. Many PEMF devices are available, ranging from small handheld devices to larger machines in clinics and hospitals.

PEMF therapy has been used for many years in various forms:

  • In the early 1900s, Nikola Tesla experimented with electromagnetic fields and their effects on the body
  • In the 1940s, PEMF treated bone fractures that were slowly healing
  • In the 1960s, NASA began researching the use of PEMF to help astronauts recover from muscle and bone loss due to zero gravity

It is important to note that PEMF therapy should not be used as a substitute for traditional medical treatment but rather as a complementary therapy to help improve overall health and well-being.

Benefits of PEMF

Here are some of the benefits of PEMF therapy:

Pain Relief

PEMF therapy is effective in reducing pain in various conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back pain

It works by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation, which can help reduce pain. In a study conducted on people with knee osteoarthritis, PEMF therapy effectively reduced pain and improved physical function.

Improved Sleep

PEMF therapy stimulates the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep. In a study on people with sleep disorders, PEMF therapy effectively improved sleep quality and reduced the time it takes to fall asleep.

Increased Energy and Endurance

PEMF increases oxygenation and circulation, which can help improve endurance, elevate energy levels, and reduce muscle fatigue. An additional benefit is that the therapy enhances recovery from injuries.

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PEMF Treatment

The duration of PEMF treatment can vary depending on the condition being treated. Generally, the therapy is administered for 30 minutes to an hour per session. Some conditions may require longer sessions or multiple sessions per day.

The frequency of PEMF treatment can also vary depending on the condition being treated. Daily treatments may be necessary for acute conditions, such as pain or inflammation. For chronic conditions, treatments may be spaced out to once or twice a week.

Am I a Good Candidate for PEMF Treatment?

PEMF is generally recommended for most patients experiencing chronic pain and inflammation. However, it is not recommended for certain people, including those with:

  • Pacemakers or other implanted electronic devices
  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy or history of seizures
  • Active cancer or history of cancer
  • Acute infections or fever
  • Bleeding disorders or taking blood-thinning medications

Additionally, people with metal implants or dental fillings should use caution when using PEMF therapy, as the magnetic fields may interact with these materials.

Improve Your Wellness With Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy at Clearwater Medical Group

PEMF therapy has been shown to have a range of benefits, including reducing inflammation and pain while promoting relaxation. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as arthritis, sports injuries, chronic pain, and depression. If you are looking for a non-invasive, drug-free way to improve your health and well-being, PEMF therapy may be worth considering.

Since 2007, Clearwater Medical Group has treated the root cause of chronic health conditions instead of masking symptoms, resulting in long-term results without side effects. Our doctors have over four decades of experience successfully treating patients resulting in symptom reduction, weight loss, and pain relief.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about PEMF or other treatments such as spinal decompression or IV therapy!

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