As medicine and technology continue to grow and develop, scientists and doctors are discovering new methods of treating illnesses and disorders. Many current forms of treatment require surgical procedures that require lengthy recovery periods and can lead to potential complications. This has led to an increased push for noninvasive therapies that are still effective.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is one such treatment that has gained increased traction among people of all ages and all walks of life. Learn more about Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy and the potential health issues that it can help.
What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy therapy is a unique, state-of-the-art treatment that harnesses low frequency electromagnetic pulses, sending them deep into muscle tissue and bone within mere minutes. The low-level intensity of the electromagnetic pulses activates molecular activity within the body’s cells, which then stimulates muscles and tissue. Most importantly, the low frequency electromagnetic pulses increase blood cell activity, contributing to improved circulation and blood flow. Blood plays an integral role in your overall health as it delivers oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to cells and tissue while transporting carbon dioxide and toxins out of your body.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is usually administered using special mats, pads, or straps that deliver the pulses directly into the body. The Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy mat is connected to a device that controls the frequency and intensity of the electromagnetic field. Most experts suggest that just eight minutes of treatment applied twice a day can contribute to the positive health benefits of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, though the exact length of administration and intensity of the electromagnetic signals will vary based on your diagnosis and personal health. Now that you know the answers to “What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy?” and “How does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy work?”, we will examine its applications.
What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Used For?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy has a broad range of potential uses and medical applications, thanks in part to its potential to stimulate blood and tissue microcirculation without requiring invasive procedures.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy has gained prominence among athletes and trainers for its potential applications in sports fitness and recovery. When you go through an intense workout or training session, your muscles naturally require more oxygen while producing more carbon dioxide, eventually contributing to muscle fatigue.
As mentioned, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy contributes to improved circulation, which means a more plentiful supply of oxygen and nutrients that can fuel tissue in the muscles and joints. The increased blood flow also expedites the removal of carbon dioxide and other toxins created during training. This can contribute to faster muscle recovery, which can improve your personal comfort and prevent chronic pain or injuries from overuse.
Fractures and Bone Repair
The human body naturally generates a small amount of electricity, which has given way to a group of treatments known as electric and magnet therapies. Studies on pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy show promise in healing bone fractures. The potential mechanism suggests that the electricity created by electromagnetic fields convey information that stimulates repair within tissues. The currents induced by PEMF therapy are believed to mimic the same natural electric activities that occur in bones during movement to support healing.
Cancer is caused by a sudden overgrowth of normally healthy cells. The abnormal growth can eventually result in tissue masses, known as tumors, that can cut off the flow of nutrients and oxygen to healthy tissue and organs, eventually leading to severe problems. With continued growth, cancer cells can eventually break off and travel to other distant parts of the body via the bloodstream.
Studies on Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy for cancer suggest that it may help in reducing the disease. EMF (electromagnetic field) therapies in general were found to reduce cancer cell proliferation (growth and spread) while supporting cancer cell apoptosis (cell death). This reaction was found in cases of breast cancer, colon cancer, gastric cancer, osteosarcoma, and melanoma. EMF therapies may also make cancer cells more sensitive to other forms of cancer treatment, including radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
More studies are necessary to fully understand the potential for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, but current discoveries show a great deal of promise.
Written By: Dr. Adolfo Carrillo
Dr. Adolfo Carrillo is a Board Certified Medical Doctor from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.
Dr. Carrillo has been collaborating with Dr. Bautista for over 5 years as a treating physician at the Immunity the Immunity Therapy Center. Dr. Carrillo is a charismatic Doctor whose knowledge and commitment to patient care and bringing healing to patients is a valuable asset to our center.
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