Blood plays an undeniable role in your health. It transports oxygen throughout your body and removes carbon dioxide. It brings necessary nutrients and hormones to your body’s cells, tissues, and organs. It acts as a fluid connective tissue. Blood circulates freely throughout your system thanks to the heart and lungs, but certain health issues can hinder blood flow, including cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is a promising new technology that could maintain blood circulation and support your health in a number of ways. Learn more about the benefits of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy below.
It is a relatively new type of therapy that uses low-frequency electromagnetic pulses. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) may prompt molecular activity within the cells to increase circulation in small blood vessels (known as microcirculation). The increase in usable blood flow contributes to more oxygen, nutrients, and hormones sent to tissues and organs.
How does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy work? Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is usually administered via a special mat, pad, or strap with a device that controls the intensity of the electromagnetic signals. The process is completely noninvasive, meaning there is no surgical procedure involved. This takes the stress off your shoulders while ensuring that you do not have to go through a lengthy recovery process.
How Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Can Benefit You
In terms of what is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy used for, there is a wide range of possibilities. As Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is noninvasive, it is safe for all ages and provides some unique potential benefits for people from all walks of life.
Reduced Stress and Fatigue
Chronic stress has become an increasingly common issue in the modern day. Stress often presents mental and emotional issues that can quickly turn into serious physiological issues, from reduced metabolism to heart issues. Even without more severe health issues, stress can contribute to headaches, body aches, mood swings, low concentration, and other symptoms that can ruin your day and seriously affect your quality of life.
Studies on the effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on patients with lower back pain showed a secondary effect of stress reduction. The exact mechanisms of action still require further study.
Similarly, physical and mental fatigue can prevent you from living your life to its fullest. Feeling tired and unfocused every day can keep you from enjoying your days while also presenting potential problems with efficiency and basic safety. Studies on patients with multiple sclerosis found that Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy had a statistically significant effect on cognitive and physical fatigue.
Chronic pain can come from a variety of different sources. Aside from the discomfort, it can potentially point to some serious problems, including immune system issues. Studies found that Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy significantly reduced pain in patients with lower back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee. This may come from the increased blood flow, which provides more nutrients and oxygen to affected areas. This is part of why Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy has gained more prominence among athletes. The increased blood circulation reduces aches and pains from training and may help to expedite recovery.
Improved circulation is one of the primary mechanisms of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy. Poor circulation often points to underlying conditions, particularly those affecting respiratory, circulatory, and neurological systems. Low blood flow can contribute to fatigue, a reduced metabolism, and general ill health.
Regular Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy sessions ensure nutrients reach all parts of your body while transporting carbon dioxide and other toxins out of your body. Increased circulation also assists in the body’s natural restorative abilities by delivering more plasma and antibodies.
Potential to Reduce Cancer
While more study is necessary, initial trials show that Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy may be a promising treatment for cancer. This relates to results from electromagnetic field (EMF) therapies, which were found to reduce cancer cell proliferation while supporting or inducing apoptosis (cell death). Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy for cancer may also make cancer cells more sensitive to other forms of treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy may provide a wide range of benefits, and with more studies, we can learn more about the mechanisms at work and discover even more ways that this therapy could help us in our daily lives.
Written By: Dr. David Alvarez
Dr. David Alvarez is a Board Certified Medical Doctor from Universidad Xochicalco and Certified by the American Heart Association (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support).
Dr. Alvarez has been collaborating with Dr. Bautista as an Assistant Medical Director at the Immunity Therapy Center for over 6 years. He provides daily on site patient care and participates on the medical board on research and development of patient treatment plans and programs. Dr. Alvarez is a knowledgeable and compassionate Doctor committed to helping patients get to where they want to be health wise through a more holistic and comprehensive approach.
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