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What is PEMF?

BY JONATHAN BOWEN
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EEG measures electromagnetic waves in the brain.

Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy

Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy, commonly known as PEMF, is energy medicine. Electromagnetic therapy, modelled after the earth’s electromagnetic pulse, improves circulation and cell metabolism. Human bodies are alive because of electromagnetic exchanges between cells. We measure brain waves with EEG tests and cardiac waves through EKG tests. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, a defibrillator delivers a therapeutic dose of energy to the heart to restart it.


PEMF therapy introduces a low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) that recharges the cells of the body, allowing them to float freely, increasing their effective functioning surface area and consequently enhancing circulation, oxygenation and hydration. At the same time, the cellular ability to absorb nutrients and remove toxins from the body is greatly increased.

 

PEMF : A viable treatment for chronic pain

When NASA sent its astronauts to live in space for extended periods, they realized the reduction in exposure to the earth’s magnetic field had an adverse health effect. To rectify this problem, they researched the positive effects of PEMF. One study, put out by the Johnson Space Center entitled “Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields – A Countermeasure for Bone Loss and Muscle Atrophy” states the following in an article on NASA’s website:

Currently, there is a critical need to develop effective countermeasures for bone loss and muscle atrophy to enable future human space exploration to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Progressive muscle atrophy can lead to weakness, fatigue, the inability to perform efficiently assigned tasks, and compromised emergency egress operations. Bone loss causes increased risk of bone fracture and kidney stones, which can also negatively affect mission objectives and success. The purpose of these studies is to develop a pulsed electromagnetic field device for use as a noninvasive countermeasure to enhance bone retention, prevent or alleviate muscle atrophy, and augment natural healing/regeneration processes. This research represents a major contribution toward enabling humans to live and work safely in space, and is especially relevant to projected human space exploration. On Earth, this device could be useful in the treatment of various muscle diseases, age- and cancer-related muscle atrophy, osteoporosis, and other bone diseases.

To understand how PEMF effects the body, we need to understand the science of the human body.

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