Have you heard the buzz about PEMF therapy? Popular TV shows, industry magazines and healthcare professionals have praised the many benefits of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy. However, a lot of people who could benefit greatly from this treatment still aren’t sure exactly what it is. Here are some things to know about this type of therapy:
Every cell in your body produces electromagnetic fields and in fact, cells communicate with each other using electromagnetic frequencies. When the body is injured—regardless of the cause—a disruption of the electromagnetic energy occurs and affects the cell’s ability to function. PEMF therapy uses electrical energy to send magnetic pulses through the body, penetrating cells, tissues and organs without being absorbed. Each pulse creates a tiny electrical signal that stimulates cells and allows them to reboot their chemical and electrical processes to function normally again. The result is better cellular health, function and energy, so the body can begin to repair itself without any further medical treatment.
Practitioners use PEMF therapy to treat a wide range of ailments because of its versatility and effectiveness. Patients may receive this therapy to reduce pain and inflammation, alleviate the negative effects of stress on the body, improve energy and sleep quality, increase circulation, lower blood pressure, and repair injured bone or soft tissue.
If your healthcare provider has recommended PEMF therapy, you may be wondering what to expect when you go to receive treatment. Will it hurt? Will you feel anything at all? How is it applied to the body?
Depending on your health condition, you may have your entire body treated, or just a small, localized area that is causing you pain. Regardless of the chosen method, you won’t feel any pain during treatment. Full body applicator systems look like a thin mattress, complete with a pillow to make you more comfortable. Inside the mattress are copper coils that will produce the electromagnetic fields during the therapy session. Full body treatments are used to help with health conditions that are not localized—such as general stress, inflammation or pain. Not only does this help you feel better, but it also works wonders as a preventative tool.
On the other hand, your healthcare provider may suggest you do a localized treatment of PEMF therapy to repair bone or soft tissue damage. These devices work similarly to the full body applicators, but they are smaller and designed to target just one area of the body. Many models are designed to strap on parts of the body, such as the arm or leg, if that is where the patient feels pain. The trick with these devices is in knowing exactly where to apply the electromagnetic fields, so be sure to only get this treatment done from a qualified professional.
Interested in PEMF therapy? Contact 954-870-7794 to speak to our caring team dedicated to providing integrated and holistic solutions to optimize patients’ health. Our team of practitioners will determine the root cause of your condition and create a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs.
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