PEMF (Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field) has been a popular topic in the medical field. So what exactly is PEMF? PEMF uses electromagnetic fields in an attempt to heal non-union fractures, glioblastomas (brain tumors), depression, and much more.
In essence, high-powered PEMF is like a “battery re-charger” for your depleted cells. Sometimes your cells become tired and worn, whether due to age, stress, overuse, or damage, making it more difficult for them to fight off any type of potentially damaging force or illness. Through PEMF therapy your cells essentially become recharged. The energy supplied via PEMF waves gives them the energy they need to ward off whatever is threatening them, whether it’s a trauma or disease-based threat. This makes it easier for your body to restore its health naturally, simply by using the electrical currents and impulses that are already interacting within and throughout their cells.
An improved blood supply increases oxygen pressure, which thus activates and regenerates cells. The improved transportation of calcium increases its absorption in bones and improves the quality of cartilage in joints. Thus, it decreases pain to a greater extent. Acute, chronic pain may completely disappear.
PEMF can also be used hand in hand with IV’s. A study using IVs with PEMF have been PEMF therapy in cancer. These studies have shown that using just PEMF therapy may block the development of blood supply required for tumor growth. PEMF therapy also targets neoplastic cells. Helping to try and stop the abnormal growth of tissue caused by the rapid division of cells that have undergone some form of mutation. So in addition using a IV while using the PEMF can help push out even more toxins and will boost the effectiveness of other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and in this case PEMF therapy.
One of the most common questions people have before starting PEMF therapy is how quickly will they see results. The answer is dependent on a variety of factors and is almost impossible to predict the exact time. That being said, we can usually help people manage their expectations and make an estimate as to when they may be able to expect some improvement. Many people experience tremendous results within the first week or two of using their system. For some people, results come more slowly, and we can react to that by fine-tuning the treatment protocol. The body takes time to heal once it is given the appropriate signal or stimulus. A fracture, for example, will take 8 to 12 weeks to heal to a point where the bone can be used. This does not mean the healing process is complete, but just that the body part is usable once again. Pain and inflammation are two of the most common conditions treated with PEMF therapies. Both can be categorized as either acute or chronic. Acute pain and inflammation in an otherwise reasonably healthy body will likely take care of themselves, though PEMF therapies are expected to streamline the process and speed up healing time. The earlier in the process you use PEMF therapies, the faster you will see results. We did not get to our current health state overnight, and we are unlikely to heal overnight.
At Scottsdale Restorative Medicine we now offer PEMF Therapy! You can set up your appointment online or call our office.