What do you think of when you hear the word ‘electromagnetic’? Maybe you think about batteries, motors or scientific equipment. It’s unlikely that you think about incredible healing power. But that’s just what electromagnetic therapy has – and this exciting treatment is now being used for numerous conditions.
What Is Electromagnetic Therapy?
Electromagnetic therapy, sometimes referred to as PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy uses bursts of low-level electromagnetic radiation to target damaged tissue, relieve pain or stimulate organs.
How does it do this? Well, each of your cells has a mitochondrion. This can be thought of as the battery pack – it’s the source of power for each cell. How strong your mitochondria are affects everything you do. PEMF therapy ‘charges’ up the mitochondria, stimulating the cells and helping your body to heal itself.
The therapy is non-invasive and drug-free, making it an exciting alternative therapy for those with chronic pain. With regular use, it has also been credited with weight loss, more energy and even an increased sex drive.
How Does PEMF Therapy Relieve Pain?
Healthy cells have positive and negative charges, and these charges are required to transfer essential chemical elements (such as potassium and iron) that your body needs to function. As you get older, your cells deteriorate and lose their charge, meaning that they can’t transfer those elements any more. This leads to symptoms like inflammation, fatigue and pain.
PEMF therapy sends a charge to these damaged cells, allowing chemical element transfer. Your cells can then work to repair and get your body working efficiently again.