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PEMF therapy

At Resilience, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is available at no additional cost to all clients for whom it is appropriate.

PEMF device

PEMF mat

Overview of PEMF Therapy

PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) technology which has been FDA approved since 1979 is used in orthopedics to reduce post surgical pain and accelerate healing, to support bone healing, and to reduce inflammation and joint pain. You may recall that PEMF therapy was used by NASA to mitigate bone loss and muscle atrophy in astronauts. It has even been shown to improve depression.

PEMF devices come in different sizes, shapes and configurations. The one used at Resilience is a thin lightweight 24" x 16" rigid pillow containing four copper coils embedded in a layer of padding. The coils generate a pulsed electromagnetic field when the device is activated. The device is placed on the area of the body being treated but the electromagnetic waves also benefit surrounding areas.

The electromagnetic waves created by the PEMF device occur in brief bursts and are very low frequency like those found in nature except these waves are provided locally and on demand. Pulses at these low frequencies pass through the skin and penetrate muscle tissue, bones, tendons and organs to energize and support their natural repair mechanisms. Results include increased circulation, improved mobility and pain relief.


PEMF therapy can quickly correct minor tissue problems like pulled muscles. And multiple treatments over time can bring about marked improvements in more complex and entrenched conditions such as sluggish organ systems or chronic conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Contraindications

IMPORTANT! There are some for whom PEMF therapy is not recommended.

  • If you have implanted electrical devices such as a pacemaker or an insulin pump, these could malfunction in the presence of localized electromagnetic waves therefore PEMF therapy should be avoided.

  • PEMF therapy is not advised for those with epilepsy.

  • Since the effect on pregnancies is unknown, PEMF therapy is not recommended for women who are, or suspect they might be pregnant.

REFERENCE

 

Flatscher, Jonas. Pavez Lorie, Elizabeth. Mittermayr, Rainer. et al. "Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF)—Physiological Response and Its Potential in Trauma Treatment." Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Jul; 24(14): 11239. Published online 2023 Jul 8. doi: 10.3390/ijms241411239.

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