What is PEMF?
The earth, among other things, is a very large magnet, and there are magnetic currents going through it at a regular basis. It has been theorized that life forms (including humans) have come to use these fields as a way to help cells function better. Unfortunately, in today's society, we are constantly bombarded with other electromagnetic rays and fields which can often disrupt the balance we would get from nature. In Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy, Magnetic pulses are sent through the body to help regain that balance. The theory is that the cells can absorb some of that energy to assist with function.
History of PEMF
Although magnets have long been used in alternative healthcare, the importance off Pulsed ElectroMmagnetic Fields was first discovered with sending astronauts into space. When out of the atmosphere for any significant length of time they began for some unknown reason to get sick, and this was only fixed with setting up similar magnetic fields and pulses within the spacecraft. Much research has been done regarding the strength and types of PEMF waves to send, and there are a wide variety of PEMF machines on the market, ranging in strength from very weak (to simulate the earth's magnetic fields) to MUCH stronger (to allow a much greater effect much quicker). The latest development is the HUGO, which uses a strong magnetic field in in a "sandwich" approach, allowing for even more effectiveness of therapy.
Benefits of PEMF Therapy
Below is a highly abbreviated list of benefits off PEMF Therapy:
- Opening cell membranes
- Increased oxygen transport across cell membranes
- Increased ability to remove toxins
- Increased "energy" available to individual cells
- Increased wound healing
- Mood improvement
- and many more....
- Low Energy
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Diseases
- and many more...
How Does a Session Typically Go?
In a typical HUGO PEMF session, the patient lays down on the lower mat, and either has the upper mat placed over top of him (see picture), or has a PEMF coil placed on an area of the body needing attention. The machine is then turned on and adjusted to patient comfort. At the lower power settings people typically feel nothing but at the higher doses people can feel some of their muscles rhythmically contracting. At normal doses this is not in any way uncomfortable. Sessions done this way typically last from 3-12 minutes. The other way to do the therapy is as a part of a HOCATT session where the magnetic coils are inside the HOCATT machine itself. Either way, after the session, people typically have less pain and feel invigorated. Increased energy may be noted immediately or possibly the next day.