After you know, you may find it’s easier to get a sense of which kind of PEMF device will work best for you. We’ll keep this short, sweet and simple so remember to take mental notes because they’ll help you when we start comparing the different machines. The first PEMF device was called a ‘lightning’ machine for a reason! PEMF works because it charges up your cells with electricity. Problems that the PEMF treats such as chronic pain can only happen in areas of low voltage in the body. That is, places where the cells are low on energy for any number of reasons (injury, fatigue, illness, etc).
A PEMF machine sends extra electrical charge to those low energy areas using magnetic fields to carry it into the body. Basically, the device send a ‘package’ of energy into the low energy areas – think of the magnetic field as the envelope and the electricity as the message! And when the cells receive that electricity they immediately use it to heal the body – and relief can happen very quickly (within seconds to minutes) depending on the pulse rate!
There are only two big differences between PEMF machines:
- How much electricity you will get with each pulse
- How fast each pulse enters the body.
There are two types of PEMF device: High Power and Low Power. Each gets results but performs best in different situations. You can tell the difference between machines by how many ‘Tesla per pulse’ it has – more Tesla equals more power! High Power devices like the PEMF 8000 range up in the milliTesla (mT) per pulse. They make a loud ‘pop’ sound during treatment because of an internal ‘spark’ process used to generate the magnetic field. And you can feel immediate pain relieving results with them within minutes (or, in the case of the PEMF 8000, seconds) of treatment. High Power PEMF is also known for improving mood, killing bacteria and strengthening the immune Low Power devices range from the milliTesla down into microTesla – just to give you some perspective, a microTesla is 1000 times smaller than a milliTesla. Their pulses are generated and controlled electronically. While people do report positive results they tend to be for mood enhancement, insomnia relief and anti depression rather than for pain management. In cases of pain, low-powered units can get results over the long term. They may be effective treating animals for whom the High Powered units are too strong.
This is important because the faster the pulse enters the body, the more energy the cell will actually receive. That’s because the cell can only take in electricity that moves fast enough to penetrate its cell wall! So, the faster the pulse, the more benefit you receive. High Power devices pulse faster than Lower Power ones. And the PEMF 8000 pulses much faster than other High Power units. You can tell by the treatment time it takes before you feel results! That’s why, for the PEMF unit comparison below, we calculated the treatment time required before its users experienced tangible results. We calculated the timing based on the testimonials posted by users on each machine’s company website and by the testimony of our own users treating chronic pain with the PEMF 8000. All you need to remember is this – the faster the pulse enters the cells, the shorter the amount of time you need to treat before you feel powerful results!
Some machines have sine waves; others saw tooth and others that are more complex waveforms. Some machines use paddles, some mats and others use large conducting loops.
This is a combination of the geomagnetic field of the earth and its frequencies along with the Schumann Resonance of the Ionosphere. Together, these natural energies of the earth, sustain, energize and protect us (from solar winds, cosmic rays, etc.). Plus, these energies are ESSENTIAL for life, just like food, water and oxygen. And modern science now has developed PEMF devices that simulate and duplicate the earth’s natural PEMF frequencies.
More than 10,000 scientific papers have been published about the effect of PEMF. Many of the studies have been carried out in Russia and Eastern Europe, but more and more research is now taking place in the U.S., and PEMF even now has FDA recognition for a few different conditions. PEMF is a non-contact, non-invasive, non-pharmacological and effective treatment for many conditions. Worldwide more than 2,000 double blind, university level medical studies have demonstrated that PEMF therapy is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions, as well as to promote and maintain general cellular health and function. PEMF therapy has been used extensively for decades for many conditions and medical disciplines, and results can be seen in animals as well as humans. The National Institutes of Health have made PEMF therapy a priority for research.
In fact, the FDA has already approved many PEMF devices, some specifically to fuse broken bones, wound healing, pain and tissue swelling, and also to treat depression. Most therapeutic PEMF devices are considered safe by various standards and organizations. But just to be clear, PEMF therapy or any energy medicine device for the matter does not heal or cure disease. What it does is assists the body so it can heal itself. The body is self-healing, self-regulating and self-regenerating and can heal itself if it is given energy and the right elements needed to sustain life (More on the five essential elements in the next chapter).