Dr. OZ introduces a breakthrough way to heal pain using Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields. Also known as PEMF therapy, this method of healing has been widely used in Switzerland for over 15 years.
PEMF Therapy (for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) is based on a relatively new science that is rapidly becoming accepted in the medical community. It is based on the fact that our bodies are electromagnetic structures, and rely on a degree of electromagnetic fields to function.
When Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to be launched into space, returned from his historic one hour forty-eight minute flight, he was in critical condition. It wasn't from lack of gravity, food, water, or oxygen. It was found that being beyond the range of the earth's magnetic field for just a couple of hours caused a critical lack of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields and it was very nearly fatal.
From then on, every mission into space has included PEMF generators in every space suit, space vehicle and even in the MIR space station. But why are these waves so important?
Laboratory experiments in Zero-PEMF conditions have shown that that in just a matter of hours, cell metabolism begins to break down, causing disorientation, depression, muscle weakness, bone loss, and depressed metabolism. These studies proved that PEMF's are a necessary element in keeping healthy, just as food, air, water and sunlight are.
As we are earthbound creatures, we generally get enough of these pulsed electromagnetic fields from the earth's own magnetic field. However, when the body has health issues such as inflammation or disease, these fields are thrown off, or "out of whack." PEMF generators, designed to put the body back into electromagnetic balance, have been shown to aid in the healing of all different types of maladies and diseases, and are widely accepted and used by the medical community in Europe.
Suzanne Somers, in her book "BREAKTHROUGH: Eight Steps to Wellness" talks about Pulsed Electromagnetic Generators and how this type of machine has helped her achieve wellness and balance in her body. She is a great believer in its effectiveness and usefulness in maintaining good health.
Our Wellness Center uses this same type of PEMF Generator to aid in healing, as well as reducing pain, inflammation and discomfort in the body areas. It has shown to be helpful in a variety of comfort levels--all without the use of drugs. This painless, quiet machine has proven to be an invaluable and integral part of our wellness center, and may be able to help you feel better and heal more quickly after a treatment.
Why are pulsating magnetic fields best for personal health maintenance?
low pulsating magnetic field produces one main effect: stimulating cell metabolism. This effect causes a chain of processes in the human body, and leads to improvement of health without side effects. A cell produces its own energy, called ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate).
This energy is necessary for movement of the body, building up and breaking down molecules, and transporting substances across cell membranes. To produce energy, a cell needs oxygen and about 90 other substances, including enzymes, glucose, and nutrients. In addition to energy, cells also produce carbon dioxide, water, and waste products.
To be able to execute and control all these processes properly, good cell metabolism is required. Low performance levels and chronic disease are the results. Ultimately, every illness is the consequence of impaired cell metabolism.
What effect does Pulsed Magnetic Energy have on disease processes?
A pulsating magnetic field, has a positive influence on any disease process. By displacing ions, pulsating magnetic fields can lead to normalization of the membrane potential.
Some of the results of using PULSED MAGNETICS are:
1. Blood circulation is affected and normalized. Loaded particles in the bloodstream will oscillate in the rhythm of the QRS frequency. This can reduce friction and flow resistance in narrow capillaries. Perfusion (blood circulation) increases, and at the same time, the diffusion rate for oxygen and carbon dioxide increases.
2. Oxygen partial pressure increases. All studies demonstrated a dramatic increase in the oxygen content of the blood, up to 80%.
3. Cell membrane potential is normalized. General exhaustion of the body, caused by stress or chronic disease, will reduce the cell’s membrane potential.
4. Calcium influx enters the cell. Through increased concentration of H+ ions in the membrane area, pH value is reduced near the membrane. This leads to the release of calcium from the protein layer of the cell membrane. Unbound calcium flows into the cell core and triggers numerous metabolic reactions. Macrophages (tissue cells functioning as protection against infections) are activated and therefore the immune system is strengthened. Metabolism is activated and nitric oxide, a potent vessel enlarger, is produced. In addition, cytogenesis (structure, function, and multiplication of the cells) is stimulated.
These four results constitute the basic effect of pulsating magnetic fields. Oxygen, the elixir of life, without which we could not exist.
Just The Facts – Pulse PEMF Therapy
Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies on the Effects of Magnetics on Physical Ailments The impact of treatment with magnetic fields on a variety of physical ailments are presented in the following descriptions of recent studies, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Ankle Sprain - Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study indicated that treatment with two 30-minute sessions of noninvasive pulsed radio frequency therapy is effective in significantly decreasing the time required for edema reduction in patients suffering from lateral ankle sprains.
Arthritis - Three hours of exposure to a 50-Hz magnetic field in this study revealed that experimentally induced inflammation and suppressed arthritis in rats was significantly inhibited as a result.
Bronchitis - Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study indicated that both low-frequency electromagnetic field treatment and treatment with pulsed electromagnetic fields proved effective in patients suffering from chronic bronchitis when coupled with standard drug therapies. Magnetic field treatment consisted of a total of 15 15-20-minute daily exposures.
Cancer - Results of this study found that prolonged exposure to a 7-tesla uniform static magnetic field for a period of 64 hours inhibited growth of three human tumor cell lines in vitro.
This study examined the effects of a rotational magnetic field on a group of 51 breast cancer patients. Results showed a significant positive response in 27 of them.
Results of this study indicated that exposure to a rotational magnetic field inhibited Walker’s carcinoma tumor growth as much as 90 percent in some cases.
Heart Disease - Results of this study found that the addition of magnetotherapy to the treatment of patients suffering from ischemic heart disease and osteochondrosis led to clinical improvements.
Results of this study involving 23 parasystolic children found that low-frequency magnetic field exposure improved humoral and cellular processes involved in the regulation of cardiac rhythm.
Dental Problems - This placebo-controlled study examined the effects of micromagnets in the treatment of periodontal disease. Micromagnets were attached to the skin over areas of inflammation for a period ranging from 1 to 8 days, with the number of magnets used at once varying from 1 to 6. The course of treatment lasted as long as 4 weeks. Results indicated that patients receiving the micromagnet therapy experienced earlier and more trouble-free recoveries following oral surgery, as well as less pain relative to controls.
Depression - This review article examined the literature concerning the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression. Results showed the high-frequency, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment to be an effective, side-effect free therapy for depression that may hold promise for treating related psychiatric disorders as well.
Diabetes - In this study, 320 diabetics received impulsed magnetic field treatment while 100 diabetics (controls) received conservative therapy alone. Results showed beneficial effects with respect to vascular complications in 74 percent of the patients receiving magnetotherapy combined with conservative methods, compared to a 28-percent effectiveness rate among controls.
Hair Loss - This double-blind, placebo-controlled study examined the effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on hair loss in men suffering from male pattern baldness. PEMF exposures were administered to the head for 12 minutes and were given weekly or twice weekly over a period of 36 weeks. Results found the PEMF treatment both prevented hair loss and promoted regrowth without side effects.
Headache - Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study demonstrated that the administration of a pulsed magnetic field for less than one hour to headache patients produced significant beneficial effects, as shown subjective patient reports, as well as EEG activity.
Muscle Injury - This study examined the effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on recovery following muscle injury in rats. Results showed that both pulsed and constant magnetic fields were equally effective, with the constant field being more intense.
Nerve Damage - This controlled study found that exposure to pulsed electromagnetic fields enhanced the speed and degree of peripheral nerve regeneration twofold in rats with experimentally severed sciatic nerves.
Sleep Disorders - Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study indicated that low-energy-emission therapy significantly improved sleeping patterns among patients suffering from chronic psychophysiological insomnia. Therapy was administered 3 times per week, always in late afternoon and for 20 minutes, over a period of 4 weeks.
Stroke - Results of this study demonstrated that treatment with sinusoidal modulated currents coupled with Tran cerebral magnetic fields proved more effective than either therapy on its own in the treatment of stroke patients during the period of early rehabilitation.
Ulcers (Gastric and Duodenal) - Results of this study showed that the administration of mill metric electromagnetic waves helped to normalize blood properties, subsequently improving the effectiveness of more conventional gastric and duodenal ulcer treatment.
Wound Healing - This study examined the effects of static magnetic fields on postoperative wounds in 21 patients undergoing plastic surgery. Magnetic patches ranging in thickness from 1 to 6 mm, and 2450 to 3950 G field strength were administered over the area of operation for a total of 48 hours. Thirteen patients received the magnets after pain or edema had appeared and 8 received them prophylactically. Results showed a decrease in pain, edema, and coloration in approximately 60 percent of patients. Such symptoms disappeared entirely in 75 percent.Ask us about PEMF therapy and how we may be able to use it to help ease pain and swelling as well as promote healing. This is yet another way we use homeopathic, natural therapies for the benefit of our clients.