Are you are suffering from pain, whether it’s from an injury, inflammation, a broken bone, or chronic illness? If so, you will most likely be searching for a way to relieve some of the pain.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field devices are a non-invasive system that can help to reduce pain. But one of the most asked questions about PEMF therapy is “how do they help pain?” Let’s find out!
Read on to find out the benefits of PEMF therapy and how it may help you. We will also discuss how PEMF works.
What is PEMF Therapy?
PEMF devices send out electromagnetic waves that penetrate the body. These waves encourage the body’s natural healing process. The electromagnetic waves are not harmful, as they occur in only short low-frequency bursts. These waves are similar to magnetic waves found in nature. Therefore, your body will already know how to deal with them.
How Does PEMF Therapy Reduce Pain?
Your body is full of cells. All healthy cells have both positive and negative magnetic charges. Ions that carry chemical elements that your body needs, such as calcium, use these magnetic charges to exchange ions. However, when you get injured your cells lose their magnetic charges. Therefore, they are unable to exchange ions as they should.
When you suffer from pain, it is caused when the damaged cells have low magnetic charges. PEMF devices work by targeting the affected area and restoring the electromagnetic charges.
PEMF therapy can help to improve: immune function, depression, sleep, circulation, and the rate of injury healing.
How Do PEMF Devices Work?
Whether you have an infection, injury, or inflammation, a PEMF system will effectively target the area causing pain and discomfort. The great thing about PEMF is that you can fully customize the intensity to suit your tolerance. You will want to set the device at the highest level of intensity that you can tolerate without it causing you additional pain.
For example, if your injury is minor, then you should be able to have it on a high-intensity setting.
PEMF therapy supports the production of your natural pain-reducing hormones. Areas such as the brain stem and gastrointestinal tract are responsible for producing the pain-reducing hormones. As a result, during the use of a PEMF system, your body’s natural pain-relief will increase.
PEMF also helps to enhance circulation, which goes a long way in easing pain and inflammation. Increased circulation can help the body’s flow of fluid which will improve any swelling and related pain.
Is PEMF a Type of Exercise?
After a PEMF therapy session, you may feel like you have been exercising the area of focus. You may even feel energized. While PEMF therapy is not strictly a form of exercise, high-intensity settings will cause movement due to the speedy pulse. You may have heard it be referred to as ‘cellular’ or ‘PEMF exercise’ – hence why this is such a popular question.
There are multiple ways in which PEMF can help to alleviate your pain. PEMF is a brilliant, non-invasive method of relieving pain by focusing on the troubled areas.
Everyone’s health varies greatly. So, if you feel that PEMF therapy may benefit you, please consult your doctor before trying out any new methods.