There followed the development of inductively coupled, externally applied electromagnetic field modalities to affect bone repair.22,23 Development of the bone growth stimulator (BGS) signal did not follow from diathermy considerations, but rather from the general electrochemical models developed by one of the authors (AAP).24 As will be seen, although this approach resulted in an effective BGS signal, that signal was not specifically configured for what is now commonly considered to be the PEMF transduction pathway. Nonetheless, a multitude of studies have shown the BGS signal to have sufficient biologic effect to modulate growth factor release.25 Therapeutic uses of these technologies in orthopedics have led to clinical applications approved by regulatory bodies worldwide for the adjunctive treatment of recalcitrant fractures and spine fusion.1,26 Several reports have suggested that the overall success rate of BGS is not significantly different from that of the first bone graft,1 which is a significant benefit for the patient and the health care system.


I am so excited to come across such a refreshing approach/understanding of Parkinson's sisease. I am a craniosacral and physiotherapist doing a bit of digging for useful info about gut health and P.d. for a client when I came across your website. I don't know if you have had any experience of craniosacral therapy, but big into the effects of whole systems harmony, polyvagal theory and impact on neurophysiology/psychoneuroendocrinoimmunological etc.
The list of conditions that have been studied using PEMF therapy is extensive and the research continues today. Pulsed electromagnetic field mats have become a more commonly used device in the last 5 years, and studies have shown that it has been a welcome change for those who are unable to find relief from other therapies, or when surgical procedures have failed.
More recently our bodies have been bombarded with unnatural and harmful EMF's. As well we are working and living in unnatural environments which block the natural earth emf's (which we need). This is a similar experience of astronauts in space who were affected by the lack of the natural earths emf's and then negatively affected. With all this advent of “modern” technology now we require these other methods of PEMF Therapy to help bring our bodies back into balance. And there are many other things (pollutants, improper nutrition, and many others) which take the body out of its natural balance where PEMF Therapy is essential. The other factors such as proper nutrition etc.still need to be addressed.
Several mechanisms of PEMF therapy have been elucidated with regards to cancer. These studies have shown that PEMF therapy may exert proliferative inhibition and mitotic spindle disruption, block the development of neovascularization (blood supply) required for tumor growth and exacerbate an inherent or induced genetic instability by reducing the stringency of the late-cycle (G2) checkpoint. PEMF therapy also modulates gene expression and protein synthesis, interacting with specific DNA sequences within gene promoter regions. PEMFs have also an immunomodulatory effect, as supported by in vivo evidence showing an increase in tumor necrosis factor alpha levels that induce an anti-tumoral response.

I purchased my first PEMF device in August of the year 2000 from a friend in Austria after having browsed Dr Thuile's book 'Practice of Magnetic Field Therapy' with its many positive testimonials from MD's and patients alike covering a host of diseases from tumours, metabolic, eye, ear, nose and throat to insomnia relief, pain relief, allergies, and bone fractures, just to mention some of them!
Having experienced an MRS 2000 and Bemer, I wanted a mat and thought I was getting such a good deal with the OMI. I just want to share my disappointment so that you may benefit from my leaning. First, there is a noise that emanates from the mat and PEMF Supply will tell you that his is normal. Well it isn't with the MRS or Bemer. The noise sounds something like what you might imagine electricity running through a coil would sound. It belied any relaxation for me. Secondly, you will pay at least $225 (my loss in simply returning the system was $374.37) to return it. If you feel you have a faulty mat, you will pay $50 to send it to them to look at and another $50 to send it back to you. For a new product, I feel that is very poor customer service. In light of these aspects, I am not able to recommend the OMI system. If you still want to buy it, I would advise buying from Amazon since they have a return policy.
Effects of a pulsed electromagnetic therapy on multiple sclerosis fatigue and quality of life: a double-blind, placebo controlled trial; Lappin MS; Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;9(4):38-48. This study is a follow-up to a placebo controlled pilot study in which multiple sclerosis (MS) patients exposed to weak, extremely low frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields showed significant improvements on a composite symptom measure. This study was a multi-site, double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover trial involving 117 patients with MS. Each subject received 4 weeks of the active and placebo treatments separated by a 2-week washout period. Paired t-tests were used to assess treatment differences in the 117 subjects (81% of the initial sample) who completed both treatment sessions. Improvements in fatigue and overall quality of life were significantly greater on the active device.

This would make sense, because we already know that the electrical stimulation of the other Social Engagement nerves, including the mammalian branch of the Vagus Nerve through stimulating the ear, and of the facial and trigeminal nerves through stimulating the tongue, have proven to produce large benefits for reducing motor, sensory and communication symptoms of many neurological disorders as well in reducing inflammation. According to Dr Norman Doidge, author of the book
Nasal defect with long nasolabial flap. A, Immediate postoperative view with poor circulation in flap. B, After 30 minutes of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) in the recovery room, obvious vasodilatation is shown. C, Postoperative view after 24 hours and 2 30-minute PEMF treatment sessions showing minimal edema and good vascularization D, Patient did not require pain medication and was maintained on 30-minute PEMF treatments twice a day for 1 week.
The majority of patients in the study by Cohen et al (2007) examining rotator cuff contusions showed quick responses to treatment with modalities such as, pulse ultrasound and cuff/scapula strenthening. It was noted that the athletes who had significant subentheseal bone bruises and what the researchers called “chronic tendinopathy” had more prolonged recovery. In the patients who did not demonstrate significant improvement by the third day after injury (23%) a subacromial corticosteroid injection was utilized; this step was described to be of benefit, because only one of the six athletes who received a cortisone injection later needed surgery. Minimal morbidity was noted overall as a result of the contusions but 11% of the patients required later surgical intervention.

In a parallel but separate evolution, orthopedic surgeons, studying the process by which mechanical signals influence bone growth and repair,16,17 discovered that everyday mechanical signals (walking, jumping, etc.) produced endogenous electrical currents in bone that could modulate bone cell activity.18 This naturally led to the use of exogenous current for bone repair. The first animal studies employed low (microampere) level direct currents (DC) delivered via implanted electrodes that resulted in new bone formation around the negative electrode (cathode19). The first therapeutic devices were based on these early animal studies and used implanted and semi-invasive electrodes delivering DC to the fracture site.20,21 These early applications required the cathode to be near the fracture site because bone growth was limited to the area immediately adjacent to the electrode surface, where chemical changes related to electrolysis occur.
On the show, world-class pain specialist Dr. James Dillard mentioned electromagnetic portable pads to Dr. Oz. These mats produce a therapeutic pulsed electromagnetic field that can surround the entire body. They are not FDA-approved and are not made in the USA. PEMF mats are primarily advertised and distributed over the Internet, often used without medical supervision. Retail price is $2000 to $3000, and often renting is possible for a weekly rate. There are a dozen different companies that make these devices. Three examples are the Mediconsult iMRS/MRS2000, Medithera Home System, and Quantron Resonance System QRS-101.

This is just a short list of the benefits PEMF therapy has based on a small sample of the numerous studies performed. The list of all the benefits would take up pages and the list is every growing as new studies are finding more positive applications for PEMF therapy. Basically PEMF therapy shows the ability to aid the body in all cellular functions relating to repair, regeneration and correcting cellular operations.


The original PEMF devices consisted of a Helmholtz coil which generated a magnetic field. The patient's body was placed inside the magnetic field to deliver treatment. Today, the majority of PEMF wellness devices resemble a typical yoga mat in dimensions but are slightly thicker to house several flat spiral coils to produce an even electromagnetic field. A frequency generator is then used to energize the coils to create a pulsed electromagnetic field. A wide variety of professional and consumer PEMF devices are sold and marketed as FDA registered wellness devices.[9] The majority are manufactured in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and are imported into North America as electric massagers or full body electric yoga mats. They are either placed on a massage table for clinical use or directly on the floor in the home to practice simple yoga postures. The companies that sell and manufacture them as "general wellness products" are not permitted to make medical claims of effectiveness in treating disease.[9]
Back in 2002, a pilot study was carried out to objectively assess the effectiveness of EarthPulse. In the study, some 11 patients suffering from chronic pain for more than two years were placed on a PEMF therapy in order to determine how EarthPulse influences sleep patterns and pain reception. After a few months of treatment, 7 of the 11 patients, having been subjectively evaluated by Visual analog pain scales, reported significant alleviation of pain. The report on the study was tremendously positive.
Founder and currently Executive Editor of Science-Based Medicine Steven Novella, MD is an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the host and producer of the popular weekly science podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and the author of the NeuroLogicaBlog, a daily blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also has produced two courses with The Great Courses, and published a book on critical thinking - also called The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.
What makes PEMF devices different from Electrotherapy products is that they focus on specific frequencies that help to fine-tune cells’ mitochondria. Improved mitochondrial efficiency results in enhanced cell energy, lower oxidative stress, more effective detoxification resulting in faster recovery time and more- complete healing. The results are a rapid and lasting enhancement in the health and daytime performance of the user.

There have been thousands of scientific studies on the effects of PEMF Devices. PEMF accelerates the healing of: soft tissue injuries, inflammatory joints, delayed and non-union fractures, and improves circulation and cellular metabolism. PEMF THERAPY is used in some clinics for the following conditions: Acid burns, Arthritis, Asthma, Bone fractures, Burns, Coronary disease, Depression, Eye disease, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Infections, Inflammation, Insomnia, Leg edema, Liver problems, Lumbago, Menopause complaints, Migraine headache, Muscular atrophy, Muscular cramps, Nephritis, Nephroses, Neuralgia, Osteoporoses, Period cramps, Pigmentation, Poor circulation, Post – operative pains, Psoriosis, Rheumatism, Sexual disturbances, Skin problems, Tennis elbow, Tinnitus, Tooth extraction, Ulcus cruris, Wound healing. 

However, simply because I haven’t found a negative to PEMF treatment, it doesn’t mean there isn’t one, it simply means I couldn’t find it. But for now, it looks like a simple way to help your body recharge and work at an optimal level, so I will not boycott it. If you do choose to use it, please leave a comment or let me know how you got on, I’d love to hear from you!

Cognitive functioning after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with cerebrovascular disease without dementia: a pilot study of seven patients; Rektorova; J Neurol Sci. 2005 Mar 15;229-230:157-61 This study aimed to examine whether one session of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) applied over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) would induce any measurable cognitive changes in patients with cerebrovascular disease and mild cognitive deficits. Seven patients with cerebrovascular disease and mild executive dysfunction entered the randomized, controlled, blinded study with a crossover design. rTMS was applied either over the left DLPFC (an active stimulation site) or over the left motor cortex (MC; a control stimulation site) in one session. Each patient participated in both stimulation sessions (days 1 and 4) and the order of stimulation sites (DLPFC or MC) was randomized. A short battery of neuropsychological tests was performed by a blinded psychologist prior to and after each rTMS session. Psychomotor speed, executive function, and memory were evaluated. Results: mild but significant stimulation site-specific effect of rTMS was observed in the Stroop interference results (i.e. improvement) after the stimulation of DLPFC in comparison with the baseline scores (Wilcoxon, Z=-2.03, p=0.04). Patients improved in the digit symbols subtest of the Wechsler adult intelligence scale-revised after both rTMS sessions regardless of the stimulation site.


We work alongside our manufacturers in the UK, Germany and the USA to provide a range of PEMF therapy and complimentary drug free pain relief products to you today. Our work has been recognised by Dr. William Pawluk, MD, MSc, a board certified family physician and leading authority on PEMF Therapy from North America and we now have the pleasure of working alongside him.
Besides their well-known side effects like addiction and toxicity, most modern remedies for pain can only soothe pain temporarily and are ineffective for the treatment chronic pain; the underlying condition causing pain has to be resolved. Ground breaking achievements in the field of Biomagnetics seem to be paving the way for the emergence of more tenacious way to manage and reduce pain in the form of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and heal the underlying condition at the same time.
In Magnetically Attractive Healing, Dr. David Williams called our v2 EarthPulse™  “The find of a century or two”, and called PEMF therapy in general “One of the greatest discoveries in the history of medicine.” We are currently in production of v5 EarthPulse™. The v5s are the most potent PEMF device systems we’ve ever developed. Now strong enough to work through any mattress up to 18 inches (45 cm) thick. Our pulsed electromagnet generates just the right amount of heat when trapped to the body, working synergistically with the pulsed electromagnetic field to help accelerate recovery by at least 50% of what would be considered normal for that situation.

Although electromagnetic therapy techniques essentially started with Tesla’s three-foot coils, engaging in PEMF therapy today is simpler on the patient and doctor alike. PEMF devices are available in all shapes and sizes, even offering options for home use for patients who want to continue their treatment sessions between office visits. However, if it weren’t for the ideas, curiosities, and ahead-of-their time findings of individuals such as Tesla, Gurvich, and Lakhovsky, PEMF therapy would not be where it is today.


Secondly, it has been proven that a PEMF has no adverse effects on the human body regardless of age, so it is safe to use on young children and babies. However, many patients have claimed feelings of discomfort for the first time they use PEMF therapy, but rest assured that this feeling is purely due to the detoxification effects of the PEMF which leaves and uncomfortable feeling as toxins are expelled.
There is currently a lack of guidelines based on randomized, prospective studies to aid the clinician treating partial rotator cuff tears and contusions. Also, most of the available studies lack adequate statistical power. The results of nonoperative management of partial-thickness tears are largely unknown because there are no long-term follow-up studies using a standardized treatment protocol. Nonsurgical treatment is still regarded as the initial management step. The goal of treatment in athletes with a partial rotator cuff tear is to eliminate pain and restore function. Treatment of the athlete with a rotator cuff contusion has the same objective. The goals could evolve if biologic interventions are developed that lead to a true healing response (Ferhat et al, 2016).
The primary function of our magnetic fields in the body is to naturally increase circulation by opening and dilating the arteries and capillaries. When PEMF Therapy is used, a magnetic pulse passes through the cell which enables the membrane to become charged. The cells then separate from each other which helps to promote proper circulation and an increase in cellular oxygen.
Studies emerged suggesting that PEMF could modulate the production of growth factors32 and began to focus on enzyme systems with well-characterized calcium (Ca2+) dependence. By the mid-1990s, researchers were investigating the effects of electrical33 and PEMF signaling on intracellular Ca2+, specifically the binding of Ca2+ to calmodulin (CaM), using the knowledge that CaM-dependent cascades were involved in tissue repair.34 One important early study showed that RF PEMF could increase Ca2+, binding kinetics to CaM by measuring the phosphorylation of myosin light chains in an enzyme assay.35 This and other studies36,37 clearly showed the dependence of the PEMF effect upon free Ca2+ at levels mimicking those found in the living cell. Therefore, PEMF modulates a physiologically relevant cascade involving Ca2+, binding to CaM. The Ca/CaM complex then binds to and activates myosin light chain kinase (MLCK), which in turn catalyzes myosin phosphorylation.38
They back this statement by reporting that even hospitalized patients are at risk, with one out of every ten harmed while in what is supposed to be one of the safest medical environments. It only goes to reason then that safety is also a major concern and consideration for patients who are interested in PEMF therapy. So what’s the answer to the question of whether or not PEMF is safe?If you answer this question based on research alone, then PEMF is in fact a safe treatment remedy.
“I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and narcolepsy after suffering from sleep problems for nearly 20 years. Gradually worsened until I was to the point of having lost my driving privileges and being unable to stay awake during the day. I could fall asleep while sitting or standing, in the middle of conversations, or pretty much anywhere. I’ve been using it every night since March of 2013. It has been amazing! Others have commented on how much more alert, cheerful and capable I am now. Thank you so much for giving my life back.” Reportedly she’s even gotten her driving license reinstated. 
In a parallel but separate evolution, orthopedic surgeons, studying the process by which mechanical signals influence bone growth and repair,16,17 discovered that everyday mechanical signals (walking, jumping, etc.) produced endogenous electrical currents in bone that could modulate bone cell activity.18 This naturally led to the use of exogenous current for bone repair. The first animal studies employed low (microampere) level direct currents (DC) delivered via implanted electrodes that resulted in new bone formation around the negative electrode (cathode19). The first therapeutic devices were based on these early animal studies and used implanted and semi-invasive electrodes delivering DC to the fracture site.20,21 These early applications required the cathode to be near the fracture site because bone growth was limited to the area immediately adjacent to the electrode surface, where chemical changes related to electrolysis occur.
If the EarthPulse™ PEMF device doesn’t have you feeling and performing a decade (or two) younger in a few weeks we want you to return it. We’ve used that PEMF guarantee since 2002 and if EarthPulse™ PEMF didn’t work the way we say, we’d have gone out of business long, long ago. Less than 5% of our clients return and in person we never saw EarthPulse™ PEMF fail.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy was approved by the FDA in 1979 specifically for the healing of nonunion fractures, which came after a Columbia University study that was encouraged by NASA, and has recently gained attention in the U.S (even appearing as a segment on the Dr. Oz Show). The value of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy has been shown to cover a wide range of conditions, with well documented trials carried out by hospitals, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, and neurologists.

PEMFs have been in clinical use for generations. For most of that time, however, PEMFs have been relegated to second or even third tier status, with some ardent supporters, a number of skeptics, and most clinicians and patients simply unaware of their benefits. Without substantive information about a mechanism of action and frequently being the subject of overzealous marketing and inflated claims, PEMF devices lacked credibility. When the knowledge base in basic sciences allowed for the critical examination of PEMF in the laboratory and provided techniques for both targeting and engineering, the system advanced and the many effects of PEMF signals could be rationalized within at least 1 biologic cascade—one that is dependent on an electrochemical process and can be affected by exogenous signals. It was clear from this work that different PEMF signals and configurations produce widely different results depending on how well targeted those signals are to naturally occurring and biologically salient electrochemical processes. As this body of evidence grows and clinical experience widens, the gaps in the current knowledge (especially concerning optimal treatment regimens for specific conditions) will be filled. At the same time, we anticipate that improved signals and products that are more effective and more ergonomically designed will be developed, and that other electrochemical pathways will be targeted for additional indications. This may finally be the century of electrotherapy. In the meantime, plastic surgeons have at hand a powerful tool for the adjunctive management of postoperative pain and edema and wound repair. PEMF therapy is simple, cost-effective, has no known side effects, and may well play a large role in treatment of otherwise intractable wounds while reducing the cost of health care.
A moving – or resonating – magnetic field can create currents without heating and thus directly alter cellular signaling. It has been firmly established that tissues including blood, muscle, ligaments, bone and cartilage respond to biophysical input, including electrical and electromagnetic fields. New studies show that with the proper field intensity and frequency, treatment with PEMF appears to be disease-modifying. The stimulation of TGFβ may be a mechanism by which PEMF favorably affects cartilage homeostasis. Through calcium-calmodulin-dependent pathways, PEMF may also increase nitric oxide activity.
While in the past people relied solely on the information and education of their doctor, today’s consumers hold the power of the internet to educate themselves and access beneficial information outside of their doctors scope of knowledge. Today’s health-focused consumers now have the ability to empower themselves with accurate, up-to-date information so they can determine which health devices are worthwhile and helpful, and which ones are expensive wastes of money and time.
Many PEMF mats come with other therapies programmed into the mat. If your mat has more than one therapy, try not to enable all the therapies at once. Instead, enable 1-2 therapies every 3 days (ex. With a top of the line 5 therapy mat ). Enabling therapies gradually will allow your body to adapt to the different waves passing through it, which will result in a more positive healing experience.
Lastly, you may experience uncomfortable sensations specially if you have autonomic dysfunction or have neurotoxicity due to your environment or an infection. Fatigue, agitation, weakness, dizziness or vertigo, increased urination (although the frequency of night time urination reduces with PEMF therapy long-term), and warm/cold sensations might manifest. These can also be indicators of your body’s requirements for correct nutrient intake. It’s time to consult a nutritionist when such effects are experienced. Nutrition is key to best results with PEMF, as cells can’t repair even when well energized if nutrition deficiencies exist.
While in the past people relied solely on the information and education of their doctor, today’s consumers hold the power of the internet to educate themselves and access beneficial information outside of their doctors scope of knowledge. Today’s health-focused consumers now have the ability to empower themselves with accurate, up-to-date information so they can determine which health devices are worthwhile and helpful, and which ones are expensive wastes of money and time.
Oxidative free radicals are formed when O2 reaching the cell is not burned adequately (by the mitochondria). Lab geeks call it “Oxygen Leakage”. The worse the leakage, the higher the oxidative stress. Get it? You can flood the body with oxygen using ozone or hyperbaric chambers and that’s fine, but if that oxygen reaches the cell and isn’t burned properly your oxidative load skyrockets. Unlike hyperbaric or hypoxic training, EarthPulse™ PEMF results in a natural rise of blood and tissue oxygen. It sticks with you for days. Permanently for a routine user.
This was a rigorous test of wearable pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) for older patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: moderate to severe cases with X-ray evidence and pain of at least 4/10 for more than six months, despite maximum tolerated medication. Sixty patients wore either a real PEMF device for 12 hours per day, or a fake; neither they nor the researchers knew who got real PEMF (double-blind). PEMF is particularly easy to test properly, because it causes no sensation, making it much easier to compare to an active placebo.
Exposure to a specific pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) has been shown to produce analgesic (antinociceptive) effects in many organisms. In a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial, patients with either chronic generalized pain from fibromyalgia (FM) or chronic localized musculoskeletal or inflammatory pain were exposed to a PEMF (400 μT) through a portable device fitted to their head during twice-daily 40 min treatments over seven days. The effect of this PEMF on pain reduction was recorded using a visual analogue scale. A differential effect of PEMF over sham treatment was noticed in patients with FM, which approached statistical significance (P=0.06) despite low numbers (n=17); this effect was not evident in those without FM (P=0.93; n=15). PEMF may be a novel, safe and effective therapeutic tool for use in at least certain subsets of patients with chronic, nonmalignant pain.
In all advanced organisms, blood circulation regulates the nourishment of cells with oxygen and nutrients, the removal of waste products, vital information about hormones and chemical messengers, immune defenses and many other processes. The performance and functionality of every individual body cell and of muscles, joints, organs, glands and the immune system etc. depend on the optimal supply and removal by means of microcirculation.

A portable magnetic field therapy device, the device comprising a magnetic shield comprising a material with high magnetic susceptibility, said shield configured to adapt to an anatomical region, characterized in that the device further includes a portable magnetic field generator that produces an extremely low frequency (ELF) pulsed magnetic field. v3.espacenet.com


While the researchers ultimately recommended that more research be conducted on this particular treatment method to be able to clearly say that it is effective for a variety of different health conditions, they also noted that“ Acute adverse effects have not been reported.” This was after reviewing 11 PEMF studies in total,each of which had anywhere from 12 to 71 participants.
PEMF therapy is more commonly used in Europe to treat many ailments, including cancer. Although only two clinical studies have used PEMF therapy for cancer treatment, these studies show that PEMF therapy is safe and promising compared to other available cancer therapies. PEMFs could be used not only as primary therapy but also in combination with other common antineoplastic therapies. Given that new portable and affordable PEMF devices are increasingly available on the market, future controlled clinical studies are expected to further determine the potential of PEMF therapy in conventional oncology.
Although the aforementioned studies suggest that PEMF effects on the Ca/CaM/NO cascades were responsible for the reported biologic effects, cellular and animal studies in which the use of inhibitors for selected steps in this cascade provide the strongest support. One well-designed study clearly showed DNA synthesis in articular chondrocytes in vitro was increased by PEMF via a NO pathway. This study systematically used CaM, NOS, and cGMP inhibitors that individually eliminated the PEMF effect on DNA synthesis.55 PEMF effects on osteoblast proliferation and differentiation were shown to be mediated by NO.56 Direct evidence of the effect of a PEMF signal configured for the Ca/CaM pathway on real-time NO production in a neuronal cell line, which could be eliminated by CaM and NOS inhibitors, has also recently been reported.57,58 Finally, 2 of the authors (BS and AAP) showed that PEMFs configured for the NO pathway significantly increased angiogenesis in a thermal myocardial injury in the rat.59,60 This effect was eliminated in rats who were fed NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), a NOS inhibitor (Figure 3).

Or, you can get your own equipment. PEMF devices aren’t classified as regulated medical devices, so you don’t need to be a doctor or a chiropractor to buy a PEMF device. If you can afford it, you can get a PEMF mat, pad, or ring. Affording it is the tricky part. The cheapest PEMF mats go for $1,300 or more, and the prices go up from there. As with anything, you get what you pay for, and higher-quality devices run into five figures.
A, Poorly vascularized chest wound following 2 excision procedures and 2 courses of radiotherapy. Two attempts at flap closure failed. B, Wound is resolved following 9 weeks of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) for 30 minutes twice per day. The wound was treated simultaneously with PEMF and sponge suction for 1 week and then PEMF alone until closure.
At SelfHacked, it’s our goal to offer our readers all the tools possible to get optimally healthy. When I was struggling with chronic health issues I felt stuck because I didn’t have any tools to help me get better. I had to spend literally thousands of hours trying to read through studies on pubmed to figure out how the body worked and how to fix it.
Speaking of how you may feel when receiving PEMF therapy, most people claim to feel nothing, however do not be surprised if you feel a slight tingling sensation from the electrical static produced by the PEMF. Others have claimed that whilst receiving PEMF treatment they experienced stress relief as the treatment progressed, so if you are a highly stressed individual (like myself) this may just be the thing for you.
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy can non-invasively treat a variety of pathologies by delivering electric and magnetic fields to tissues via inductive coils. The electromagnetic fields generated by these devices have been found to affect a variety of biological processes and basic science understanding of the underlying mechanisms of action of PEMF treatment has accelerated in the last 10 years. Accumulating clinical evidence supports the use of PEMF therapy in both animals and humans for specific clinical indications including bone healing, wound healing, osteoarthritis and inflammation, and treatment of post-operative pain and edema. While there is some confusion about PEMF as a clinical treatment modality, it is increasingly being prescribed by veterinarians. In an effort to unravel the confusion surrounding PEMF devices, this article reviews important PEMF history, device taxonomy, mechanisms of action, basic science and clinical evidence, and relevant trends in veterinary medicine. The data reviewed underscore the usefulness of PEMF treatment as a safe, non-invasive treatment modality that has the potential to become an important stand-alone or adjunctive treatment modality in veterinary care.

LIPUS stimulates bone union. The initial benefit of LIPUS on the skeleton in vivo is the induction of bone repair in fractures displaying either delayed union or nonunion. In a fracture nonunion model in rodents, 6 weeks of LIPUS treatment stimulated union in 50% of fractures. This compared to a 0% union rate in contralateral fractures treated with inactive-LIPUS (placebo). Clinically, LIPUS stimulates union in more than 85% of fractures that have otherwise failed to heal.

PRP injections are being utilized for partial rotator cuff tears. There are mixed results in the literature. A randomized controlled trial (level I evidence) with a 1-year follow-up demonstrated no benefit from a single PRP injection in comparison with placebo (Kesikburun et al, 2013). Biologic type injections may have a role in the treatment of partial rotator cuff tears; however, the exact platelet count and leukocyte concentration in PRP for optimal growth factor activity has yet to be definitively proven in the literature.
Founder and currently Executive Editor of Science-Based Medicine Steven Novella, MD is an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the host and producer of the popular weekly science podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and the author of the NeuroLogicaBlog, a daily blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also has produced two courses with The Great Courses, and published a book on critical thinking - also called The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.
Once it was established that Ca2+ binding to CaM was a potential transduction pathway for PEMFs, the electrochemical model was employed to configure RF signals that would efficiently couple to Ca2+-binding kinetics28 using rate constants, which are well studied for the Ca/CaM system.39 This enabled the diathermy-based PEMF signal to be reconfigured so that its frequency spectrum more closely matched the dielectric properties of Ca2+-binding kinetics at CaM. The result is a PEMF device that uses 100 times less peak power to produce a biologically effective signal dose in the body. Initial confirmation of these predictions of the electrochemical model were reported for the MLCK enzyme assay, neurite outgrowth, and bone repair in a rabbit model.40 All of the limitations of the original diathermy-based devices were therefore addressed, potentially providing the physician with a more versatile and economical tool for postoperative pain and edema management with no known side effects.3
Common shoulder problems that can cause pain are strain or tendinopathy of the rotator cuff (supraspinatus, subscapularis, infraspinatus and teres minor), glenoid labral tear, glenohumeral instability or dislocation, acromioclavicular sprain and/or fractured distal end of the clavicle, and muscle strain or tear of the pectoralis major or long head of the biceps. Other common causes of shoulder pain can be based on referred pain from the cervical or thoracic spine, or pathology of the brachial plexus.
EarthPulse™ PEMF is the only wellness device in the world harnessing and enhancing the natural circadian sleep & recovery states for improved repair and greatly enhanced daytime performance. The ergogenic effects (athletic performance enhancement) resulting from sleeping in the EarthPulse™ pulsed electromagnetic field  is unmatched by anything in the published literature.
The research to date has shown that the mechanisms by which PEMF works are complicated and likely involve many pathways. In addition to increasing cell metabolism, perhaps PEMF’s greatest power is in its ability to ameliorate the effects of inflammation by decreasing inflammatory cytokines. it is also conceivable, as suggested by Gordon et al, that another important effect of PEMF is the ability of the magnetic fields to restore “equilibrium in ROS (free radical)/antioxidant chemistry. It is unequivocal that all chronic diseases result from a lack of homeostasis between free radicals and antioxidants. While both free radicals and antioxidants are normal and vital for processes such as cellular respiration and immunity, an imbalance could lead to cell and tissue death, DNA damage, and protein and fat degradation.
So now I can return to the question I posed at the beginning of this article, “Is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy dangerous?” In short, No. From all the evidence I have seen and read, there seems to be no immediate damage caused by PEMF. If in fact, this is just an artificially recreated version of the Earths own Pulsed Electromagnetic Field, then I can understand why we aren’t being damaged by it; after all we did evolve under its effects.
The day before my wedding Dr. Pacelli performed a second examination with digital x-rays to the lower leg and right ankle. It was a fantastic day for the brake was almost completely healed. I should have known it for I was seen two to three times per week for six weeks and with each visit I was improving. The pain was now just a sore-aching feeling, the swelling was of a minor amount and the discoloration was gone.
Corticosteroid injections can be beneficial in reducing symptoms (Green et al 2003). Also, an ultrasound scan can assist with assessing the degree of tendon degeneration as well as showing the presence of bursitis, whereas an X-ray can exclude calcific tendinitis or degenerative joint changes of the acromioclavicular joint. MRI can exclude problems in the glenohumeral joint (e.g. labral tears).

Cold applications diminish the inflammatory condition by acting as vasoconstrictors and reducing metabolic activity.118,119 Cooling also diminishes discomfort associated with the acute shoulder injury by increasing the threshold of pain in stimulated nerve fibers.120,121 Through this cold-induced analgesia, normal shoulder motion can be facilitated.122 Cold therapy can be effective with ice massage for 15 to 20 minutes with the arm positioned in abduction (Fig. 41-8).
We thank Dr Pfeiffer for raising this point. The EULAR recommendations for the management of knee osteoarthritis1-1combined an evidence based approach and a consensus approach. The evidence based approach—that is, the literature research, was only applied for the treatment modalities selected by the experts at the first meeting of the committee (see table 1 of the paper).
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, with other less commonly used interventions, was not included in this list, and its evidence for efficacy was therefore not assessed. However, as emphasised by Dr Pfeiffer, an evidence based evaluation of all other interventions would be of interest and could be considered for inclusion in the next round of evidence based guidelines.
Recently I published the first new feature article for PainScience.com in quite a while: Zapped! Does TENS work for pain? The peculiar popularity of being gently zapped with electrical stimulation therapy. I’ve now added an interesting new section to it about pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF). It’s amazingly positive, and inspired by some fresh science …

"PEMF therapy improves PD symptoms including tremor, slowness of movement and difficulty in walking. It is non-invasive, safe and improves PD patients’ quality of life. PEMF therapy, employed for PD treatment, supports the body’s own healing process for 4–6 h after therapy session. It can be used at home and applied to the entire body or locally to target a specific body area and, if compared with dopaminergic systemic therapy, e.g. l-dopa, it can offer an alternative treatment avoiding systemic side effects such as hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity."


Taping patients may support retraining of correct movement patterns. However, using asymptomatic subjects Cools et al (2002) showed that tape application intended to inhibit the upper and facilitate the lower trapezius had no effect on electromyographic activity in the serratus anterior or all three portions of the trapezius with resisted or un-resisted flexion and abduction of the shoulder. The authors suggested altered timing as a possible explanation for the clinically observed effects of taping. In contrast, in patients with subacromial impingement Selkowitz et al (2007) did show that similar taping decreased upper trapezius and increased lower trapezius activity during a functional overhead-reaching task and that it decreased upper trapezius activity during shoulder abduction in the scapular plane. Mechanisms suggested to be involved in taping include facilitation or augmentation of proprioceptive cutaneous input, tension when movement occurs outside of the movement pattern allowed by the taping application, and inhibition or facilitation by taping shortened overactive muscles in a lengthened position, whereas the tape might be used hold lengthened under-active muscles in a shortened position. Various taping techniques appropriate for patients with impingement have been described in the literature (Morrissey 2000, Kneeshaw 2002) (Fig 16.5). Morrissey (2000) suggested that when the positive effect on the movement pattern or on symptoms was maintained, taping could be discontinued.
There are 30 trillion cells in our bodies and they all have a life cycle – some are replaced daily, others weekly, others annually, and some only every 7 years. It is  important that we ensure new cells are ‘born’ into a healthy tissue. It is equally important that old cells die, as they should. Regular use of a PEMF Mat can help keep the cycle running smoothly. Far infrared waves stimulate and strengthen the body’s nervous, endocrine, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
There is nothing new about Electromagnetic therapy. It has been around for over 100 years, according to James L. Oschman PhD, in Energy Medicine (Second Edition), 2016, it has been used by the former Soviet Union as complementary treatment to pharmacology. Pulsing electromagnetic field therapy was used by the cosmonauts during the Soviet space explorations, to help reduce the loss of bone density that occurs when they were removed from the Earth’s gravitational and magnetic fields.
Drs. Strauch and Pilla are paid consultants for, and shareholders, of Ivivi Technologies, Inc. Dr. Ignarro is on the Board of Directors of Ivivi Technologies, Inc. Drs. Dabb and Herman have no financial interest in and have received no compensation from the manufacturers of products mentioned in this article. Ivivi Technologies, Inc. did not in any way contribute to the writing of this article.
A, Poorly vascularized chest wound following 2 excision procedures and 2 courses of radiotherapy. Two attempts at flap closure failed. B, Wound is resolved following 9 weeks of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) for 30 minutes twice per day. The wound was treated simultaneously with PEMF and sponge suction for 1 week and then PEMF alone until closure.

However, simply because I haven’t found a negative to PEMF treatment, it doesn’t mean there isn’t one, it simply means I couldn’t find it. But for now, it looks like a simple way to help your body recharge and work at an optimal level, so I will not boycott it. If you do choose to use it, please leave a comment or let me know how you got on, I’d love to hear from you!


Please Note! While the IMRS device is FDA Registered in the US for Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Non-Healing Wounds, Fractures, Headaches and Insomnia and in Canada for increasing circulation, relieving headaches and pain, the application to register the iMRS devices with the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) in Australia has NOT proceeded as yet because the benefits of PEMF Therapy and the iMRS devices are still relatively unknown in Australia and New Zealand, which has resulted in limited sales, thus not warranting the considerable expense to do so at this moment of time. In Europe the MRS- and iMRS-systems are certified as Class IIa-medical devices within the directive EEC 93/42. Furthermore all systems have a CE-Certificate as well as a more advanced CB-Certificate, which guarantees electronic safety and electromagnetic compatibility in the majority of countries including USA, Canada and Australia.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, with other less commonly used interventions, was not included in this list, and its evidence for efficacy was therefore not assessed. However, as emphasised by Dr Pfeiffer, an evidence based evaluation of all other interventions would be of interest and could be considered for inclusion in the next round of evidence based guidelines.


TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation which is a non-invasive drug free method of pain relief for both symptomatic and chronic pain. Transcutaneous means across the skin. A TENS machine relieves pain by sending tiny electrical impulses through electrodes placed on or near the area of pain or pressure point to underlying nerve fibres.
Good Health, well-being and life in general depend on a functional micro-circulation, the blood flow in the tiniest blood vessels of our bodies, the capillaries. It is exclusively there where nutrients and oxygen, metabolic waste products and carbon dioxide are exchanged with all of the body’s cells. This microcirculatory system represents about 74% of our bodies’ entire network of blood vessels and is therefore one of the most important factors for normal, healthy body function. As we age, our capillaries become less perfused, and the flow of blood to the cells slows. The result is an increased risk of disease, fatigue and premature aging. However, we are able to significantly influence this process with PEMF Technology.
Je fais maths tous les après-midi. Les trois niveaux en même temps. Cela me permet de faire fonctionner à plein l'entraide et de faire travailler les élèves au niveau qui leur correspond. Ainsi, j'ai actuellement un élève de CE1 qui cartonne en math (il a directement attaqué le fichier CE2 cette année et est en tête du groupe). L'an passé, j'avais à l'inverse un élève très en difficulté qui travaillait sur le fichier CE1 alors qu'il était au CE2. Alors oui, cet élève n'a pas suivi le programme de CE2 MAIS il a progressé, sans installer de nouvelles lacunes. Et le fait de se voir progresser (changer de série) a renforcé son estime de lui.
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