Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) Therapy

Pulsing a wave means that the signal is “ON” for a brief period, then “OFF”, then on, then off, etc. Pulsing is independent of the frequency, which is equivalent to a note in music. Speaking musically, the “on, off, on, off” aspect of the wave could also be regarded as “Note, rest, note, rest, etc.” The movement of the EM radiation in the body translates into ion transport, increase in blood and lymph flow, and more. Any frequency can be pulsed. Pulsed electromagnetic radiation induces therapeutic results, which is why it is used

Therapeutic clinical studies include favorable effects of (72 Hz) pulsed magnetic fields are seen in the synthesis of collagen by bone cells grown in the presence and absence of the field for (12 hours). Piezoelectric effect is the phenomenon when a material produces electrical polarization due to “mechanical” stress. Many biological tissues are piezoelectric such as: skin, bone, tendons, dentin, ivory bone, aorta, trachea, intestine, and nucleic acids. In contrast, Pyroelectric effect is the phenomenon when a material produces electrical polarization when it is “Heated”. All pyroelectric materials are piezoelectric (but the converse is not true)

Since bone has a “Piezoelectric effect”, bone growth is induced by electrical current within the bone matrix induced by stress. This effect has been reported by many investigators as a mean to treat osteoporosis

Pulsed electromagnetic fields, often with magnetic coils, has a history of success with various structural injuries in the body, including spinal cord injuries, edema from ankle sprains, migraine headaches and whiplash

PEMF therapy is a form of therapy consists of a mat or a device connected to a small electrical unite that generate a magnetic field. MFT is used by many German clinical to treat many disorders, including cancer

Healthy cells in tissue have a voltage difference between the inner and outer membrane referred to as the “Membrane resting potential” that ranges from -70 to -80 mV. This causes a steady flow of ions through its voltage-dependent ion channels

PEMF exposure induces “Electroporation” of the cell membrane during pulses. Electroporation is a significant increase in the electrical conductivity and permeability of the cell plasma membrane caused by an externally applied “Electrical field

The energy required for energy-mediated molecular transport is typically provided by ATP molecules; however, it can also by electromagnetic field of photons absorbed by the cell. Therefore, when the cells are exposed to high EMFs or electrification, their active channels will absorb this energy and open the cells, making the cells “leaky”. This leakage can cause harmful substances to enter the cells (e.g., microbes), especially if the patient’s blood contains toxins or bacteremia. This phenomenon is known as “Electroporation

Electroporation allows cellular introduction of large & highly charged molecules which would NEVER passively diffuse across the hydrophobic bilayer core. This electroporation effect increases: (1) Trans-membrane potential; (2) Electron transport through the membrane increasing the membrane potential; and (3) increase free radical scavenging, which all are significantly important for anti-aging and treating chronic diseases including cancer

During electroporation the lipid molecules are NOT chemically altered but simply shift position, opening up a pore which acts as the conductive pathway through the bilayer as it is filled with water. PEMF therapy can Increase the Effectiveness of Anti-oxidants 100 Fold!!

The benefits of PEMF therapy include:

1. It synchronizes the body circadian rhythm with nature (Many people are sick because of lack of circadian rhythm tuning that controls many hormones due to electromagnetic field toxicity from cellular phones, Wi Fi internet  ... etc.

2. It increases blood oxygenation: in RBCs, hemoglobin is composed of an iron atom surrounded by 4 heme molecules. Each heme molecule has a “Pair” of free electrons (8 electrons total).  Each electron will bind to an oxygen atom; therefore, a hemoglobin molecule is able to carry (8 oxygen atoms) in total. However, not every hemoglobin molecule carries 8 oxygen molecules, and in cases of EMF toxicity, medications, and acidity, the RBC will clump or stack together, further reducing the oxygen capacity. External field application increases the electrostatic charge outside the RBCs causing them to repel each other, removing the clumping and stacking. This in turn, will increase the chance of blood oxygenation (Hall Effect)    

3. It increases brain functions (The hippocampus works in the same frequency as the Earth’s Schumann’s resonance

4. It increases cellular charge (Magnetic fields increases the motion of electrolytes and ions in body’s fluids, which will increase their charge by 500 %!!

5. It increases vasodilation (Magnetic fields increases calcium flux into smooth muscles, causing vasodilation of arterioles and large arteries)  

6. It relaxes smooth muscles (Magnetic fields increases calcium flux into muscles, which affect the Calcium-calmodulin-dependent myosin phosphorylation, cause sing muscle relaxation. A comparison of typical results shows that a 450 Gauss static field and a 0.2 Gauss pulsed field both accelerate phosphorylation (a process which helps turn “on” and “off” many enzymes and other cellular processes) by nearly twofold. Similar behavior has been obtained for nerve cell growth, which increased about twofold with both static and pulsed signals)


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