Electromagnetic therapy is a non-invasive form of functional medicine that can be used to treat everything from depression and Parkinson’s to chronic pain and migraines. Several different types of electromagnetic therapy can be prescribed depending on your health concerns.
Magnetic field therapy was applied to promote bone healing, treat osteoarthritis and inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system, alleviate pain, and much more. When used alone, the theraoy seems to have a good effect in reducing the pain intensity in low back patients, independently of the low-back pain condition.
How does electromagnetic pain relief work?
The magnetic fields help you to increase electrolytes and ions. This naturally influences electrical changes on a cellular level and influences cellular metabolism. Relief from pain is a major application for PEMF, which acts in two ways. First it stimulates the production of endorphins, giving pain relief, and second it temporarily helps to interrupt the pain signal, using microcurrents that run through the neural pathways.
Pulsed PEMF therapy sends magnetic energy into the body. These energy waves work with your body’s natural magnetic field to improve healing. The magnetic fields help you to increase electrolytes and ions. This naturally influences electrical changes on a cellular level and influences cellular metabolism. It works with your body’s own recovery processes to help relieve chronic pain. Best of all, it’s entirely safe.
What happens when you have an electromagnatic and other magnetic treatments?
Static magnetic field therapy: In this, you touch a magnet to your skin somehow. You might wear a magnetic bracelet or other magnetized jewelry. It could be a bandage with a magnet in it, or you may wear a magnet as a shoe insole. You could also sleep on a special mattress pad with a magnet in it.
Electrically charged magnetic therapy (electromagnetic therapy): The magnets you use here have an electric charge. Treatment with electromagnetic therapy usually comes through an electric pulse.
Magnetic therapy with acupuncture: Magnets go on the same sections of your skin that an acupuncturist would probably focus on in an acupuncture session. You may hear these areas called your energy pathways or channels.
Scientists have specifically studied its use for:
You can find a therapist for this treatment by heading to Physiotherapy.Org.