When I walked into my new Chiropractor’s office last week, I was not expecting to be offered a free session of PEMF treatment, and to be completely honest, I was not entirely sure what they were even offering to me. When I got home, I began to do some research before my next adjustment so that I could decide if I wanted to take them up on their offer. What I discovered made me not only willing, but excited to try the PEMF treatment on my next visit.
So what exactly is PEMF, and what does it do for the human body? PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field, and it is essentially sending small electrical shocks deep into your body to the muscles and organs. During a PEMF session, a mild electrical current is sent deep within your body, and reaches any damaged cells that you may have in your muscles and tissues. When the electricity reaches the cells, it is able to stop or at the very least, lessen the pain or inflammation that a patient is struggling with, as well as increase blood flow to the cells, which encourages a much faster rate of tissue healing. PEMF therapy has shown such promising results that even NASA astronauts are using it to recover after space flight. Being out in space can wreak havoc on their bodies, ranging from cardiovascular damage, immune system weakness, as well as hearing and vision loss. The NASA teams are now using PEMF therapy to heal their cells after a long journey out in space.
We can owe the creation of PEMF to the well-known Nikola Tesla. He created the first magnetic loop coil, which are now used in PEMF machines. PEMF has been used in many European countries for several years now, and has slowly been gaining popularity here in the United States due to the fact that it works in conjunction with your body’s own healing ability, and causes minimal, to no side effects. The side effects that some people may experience include nausea, and headaches, which can oftentimes be remedied by drinking plenty of water to help detox the body immediately following a session.
I know it sounds a bit odd to think of ourselves as electrical beings, but in all actuality we most definitely are. We are comprised largely of water, but also have around 100 billion neurons firing off and sending signals to perform various functions as well as alert us of any ailments, by causing pain to radiate through the body. Relief of pain alone should be reason enough for many to seek out PEMF treatments, however there are other good reasons to try this form of therapy. For instance, our cells are designed to run at -20 to -25 millivolts, but to heal, we must achieve -50 millivolts. The scary news is, when we have reached a state of any type of chronic illness, it means we are running below -20 millivolts.
I have now experienced two PEMF treatments, and look forward to many more. It is a weird experience at first, to feel slightly electrocuted, but as the session continued, I ended up feeling very relaxed, almost like I could fall asleep. I am hopeful to see if my muscle pain diminishes, and if my sleep improves as I continue these PEMF sessions on a weekly basis.