PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including pain, inflammation, depression, and anxiety. Here are some examples of PEMF therapy:
Reduced Pain & Inflammation
PEMF therapy has been demonstrated to alleviate pain in patients suffering from a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and joint pain. Patients with knee osteoarthritis who received PEMF therapy reported substantial reductions in pain and enhancements in function.
PEMF therapy has also been shown to decrease inflammation in individuals suffering from a variety of illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Improved Healing & Sleep
PEMF technology improves blood viscosity, circulation, and cell metabolism. Pulsed electromagnetic Therapy may help manage discomfort, increase performance, improve muscle fitness, and reduce recovery time from post-surgery, sports or workplace-related injuries.
Despite the lack of published clinical research, there is broad anecdotal evidence that PEMF treatment improves sleep quality through improving circulation.
Research & Development
In 1979 the FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) allowed PEMF to be used on humans for non-union fractures and bone healing. Ten years later, this was extended to treating pain and oedema in soft tissue.
Because of the detrimental effects of low gravity on astronauts’ bone and cartilage formation, NASA funded a US$3.5 million research and development program into PEMF. NASA was awarded a patent for PEMF technology in 2009.