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If you’re an Acupuncturist or a holistic health practitioner looking to enhance your practice, PEMF (Pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy is an excellent tool. The best way to discover how integrating clinical PEMF therapy in an acupuncture practice can be a fulfilling addition is by following Dr. Pawluk’s work and research resources.
William Pawluk, MD, MSc, is a formerly American board-certified family physician with additional training in acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis, energy medicine, and bodywork. He has had academic faculty appointments at a number of universities including most recently Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland.
Dr. Pawluk discovered in the nineties that magnetic fields have actions on acupuncture points and meridians. Based on his experience of using PEMF therapy for about 30 years, he recently wrote the book Power Tools for Health, explaining the science behind PEMFs, how they act on the body, how with scientific evidence they treat at least 50 health conditions, what devices are available and how to work with them.
Why combine PEMF therapy and acupuncture?
When it comes to getting advice on Integrating PEMF therapy in an Acupuncture Practice, Dr. Pawluk writes, “I have known for 2 decades about static magnets and acupuncture point stimulation, I assumed it to be also true for pulsed electromagnetic fields. Now we have evidence from a study published recently, indicating that PEMFs are also able to stimulate acupuncture points and therefore the associated meridian/s.
However, as I mentioned earlier, in my practice I don’t limit my use of pulsed magnetic fields specifically to acupuncture points. PEMFs are a general body therapeutic modality. Additionally, pulsed magnetic fields will get all the acupuncture points and meridians in the area of the magnetic treatment. One of the challenges of doing acupuncture is selecting the right points for the particular needs of the individual at the time.”
We learn that PEMF therapy improves the results of acupuncture treatments considerably and also improves the practice’s offerings. Thus, its well worth the investment into a long-term PEMF therapy system. Energy medicine practitioners will agree that hormonal balance and cellular health is the key to achieve longevity, and just like acupuncture, PEMF therapy works better and better with regular use.
- Acupunct Electrother Res. 2012;37(4):247-61. Comparison of 2 methods of non-invasive treatment between transcutaneous electrical stimulation and pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation as replacement of invasive manual acupuncture. Kim SB, Kim JY, et al. [Pubmed]
The Basic Science of Integrating PEMF with Acupuncture
Just as acupuncture, applying PEMF therapy requires an underlying understanding of electrical nature of the meridian and acupoint system. Static magnets have long been used in acupuncture. The nature of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy makes it the best choice among all electromagnetic forms of acupuncture stimulation. A good understanding on frequencies and their actions can be very useful for setting expectations and treating common conditions.
Dr. Pawluk explains, “PEMF therapy may be used at the same time that acupuncture is being used. Acupuncture needles are temporarily stronger in action than magnetic fields; needles with current applied are even stronger. Conversely, moxa, acupressure and cupping are not typically as strong in their actions as magnetic fields. When acupuncture is the desired therapeutic approach, but the patient is not comfortable with the needles, magnetic field therapy is an excellent alternative.
Since magnetic fields act more directly on cells and tissues through which they pass than acupuncture, you can use them together to gain the benefits of both. For example, in the case of spinal arthritis—a deep joint problem with significant pain—often multiple tissues are involved. The magnetic field therapy will get at any edema in muscles, ligaments or nerves, as well as relax muscles and start cellular repair of both joints and other soft tissues. Acupuncture helps pain almost immediately. The secondary actions of acupuncture on the immune system, other hormones and repair mechanisms take more time to happen and can easily be overwhelmed or reversed by other events in a person’s life or processes happening in the body. This means that with both therapeutic systems, you can expect the primary actions of both to be more active than waiting for secondary actions of either one to kick in.
If a patient wishes to use both types of therapies on the same day, it would be recommended do the PEMF treatment first, and then follow with the acupuncture. The magnetic field therapy will start any action on the tissues directly, and re-balance all the cells, while the acupuncture will start with the systemic actions. When the secondary effects of both kick in, the overall therapeutic action of each is greatly increased.”
As we can see, PEMF therapy is a great complementary therapy for acupuncturists. It’s effective against pain of almost any kind and benefits multiple other health conditions.
PEMF devices for Holistic Health Practitioners & Acupuncturists
Acupuncture practitioners are passionate about healing people, similarly any holistic health and wellness therapy center aims to provide the very best to the clients. PEMF therapy treatments and rentals are a great offering that will help people beat a variety of conditions and not just a few.
If you’re serious about trying PEMF therapy, the TeslaFit PEMF Plus 2 PEMF machine is a great place to start. It’s a sensible choice and more economical compared to any other clinical PEMF device.
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