Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Electromagnetic field therapy (electromagnetotherapy) has been used successfully in medicine for decades. The first studies of the therapeutic effects of magnetic field date to early 1900. Much progress has been achieved since the early days of electromagnetotherapy, which is now becoming increasingly popular with therapists and patients due to its positive effects on human body, efficacy in addressing many heath issues and overall safety.   

Electromagnetotherapy (electromagnetic field therapy) is based on the principle that sees the elements constituting human body are in fact ‘electromagnetic dipoles’ (i.e. having positive and negative charges, which can be influenced by an external electromagnetic field.

When the body suffers an illness or a pathological condition, the body’s internal dipole is altered. If at such an altered state an external electromagnetic field is applied, electromagnetic equilibrium could be restored.

When cellular health is compromised due to factors, such as infections, trauma or aging, the energy reserves stored in cells is depleted. Electromagnetic field therapy can recharge and regenerate cells showing energy deficit by acting on the electromagnetic dipoles of the cells.

Restoring cellular energy status to normality can take from few days to many weeks or months. Duration of therapy leading to successful outcomes depends on many critical factors, such as cell type, degree of energy depletion, acute or chronic condition, etc.    

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) promotes metabolic exchange and enzymatic processes, exerting analgesic effects on treated tissues. Therapy with pulsed electromagnetic field has many applications and can help in cases of retarded ossification, arthrosis, osteoporosis, bed sores and other inflammatory and painful problems. Because PEMF reduces pain and discomfort, it can therefore help to reduce consumptions of pain killers, thus helping to reduce potential side effects associated with medication intake.

Primary therapeutic effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) are as follows:

  • Anti-inflammatory effect (i.e. reduces inflammation)
  • Bio-stimulating effect (i.e. increases cellular metabolism and normalises tissues)
  • Positive effects of blood and circulation (i.e. accelerates healing of soft tissue and trophic lesions, improves oxygen pressure, reduces blood vessel constriction caused by arteriosclerosis, improves peripheral blood circulation to arms and legs, reduces symptoms of Reynaud’s Syndrome, etc.)
  • Positive effects of central and peripheral nervous system (i.e. alters activity of brain cells)
  • Positive effects on bone tissues (i.e. promotes osteogenesis, bone formation and bone regeneration)

Electromagnetotherapy for Pain Relief - background

Magnetic field therapy is most commonly used in the management of problems of musculoskeletal origin due to its rehabilitative effects as well as analgesic, fibrolytic and decontractual  (loosening ) effects. In particular, magnetic field therapy is suitable for the treatment of the following problems: Periostitis - Tendonitis - Arthrosis - Muscle contractures - Cicatrisations of scar tissue - Oedema. These problems mainly occur due to activity related trauma with most frequent injuries presenting at the knee and ankle. Associated pain reduction can be achieved with magnetic therapy carried out over a number of treatment sessions. However, sometimes similar problems arise as a result of natural aging processes (i.e. rheumatism, muscle loss, muscle weakening, worsening balance) and can lead to gradual reduction in the quality of life, if not successfully treated.

Electromagnetic field therapy (electromagnetotherapy) has been used successfully in medicine for decades. The first studies of the therapeutic effects of magnetic field date to early 1900. Much progress has been achieved since the early days of electromagnetotherapy, which is now becoming increasingly popular with therapists and patients due to its positive effects on human body, efficacy in addressing many heath issues and overall safety. Electromagnetotherapy (electromagnetic field therapy) is based on the principle that sees the elements constituting human body are in fact ‘electromagnetic dipoles’ (i.e. having positive and negative charges, which can be influenced by an external electromagnetic field. When the body suffers an illness or a pathological condition, the body’s internal dipole is altered. If at such an altered state an external electromagnetic field is applied, electromagnetic equilibrium could be restored. When cellular health is compromised due to factors, such as infections, trauma or aging, the energy reserves stored in cells is depleted. Electromagnetic field therapy can recharge and regenerate cells showing energy deficit by acting on the electromagnetic dipoles of the cells. Restoring cellular energy status to normality can take from few days to many weeks or months. Duration of therapy leading to successful outcomes depends on many critical factors, such as cell type, degree of energy depletion, acute or chronic condition, etc.     

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) promotes metabolic exchange and enzymatic processes, exerting analgesic effects on treated tissues. Therapy with pulsed electromagnetic field has many applications and can help in cases of retarded ossification, arthrosis, osteoporosis, bed sores and other inflammatory and painful problems. Because PEMF reduces pain and discomfort, it can therefore help to reduce consumptions of pain killers, thus helping to reduce potential side effects associated with medication intake.

Primary therapeutic effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) are as fo​llows: Anti inflammatory effect (i.e. reduces inflammation) - Bio-stimulating effect (i.e. increases cellular metabolism and normalises tissues) - Positive effects of blood and circulation (i.e. accelerates healing of soft tissue and trophic lesions, improves oxygen pressure, reduces blood vessel constriction caused by arteriosclerosis, improves peripheral blood circulation to arms and legs, reduces symptoms of Reynaud’s Syndrome, etc.) - Positive effects of central and peripheral nervous system (i.e. alters activity of brain cells) - Positive effects on bone tissues (i.e. promotes osteogenesis, bone formation and bone regeneration).

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