DEFINITION

Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequencies (PEMF) Definition

Definition

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) is a scientifically validated therapeutic modality.

Practitioners use it to help both humans and animals.

A PEMF device delivers magnetic fields through tissue to the target area. PEMF is not an electromagnetic therapy: it is a magnetic therapy.

There is evidence to support using PEMF to therapeutically support:

  • multiple sclerosis
  • bone fractures
  • wounds
  • ligament injuries
  • cartilage injuries
  • nerve regeneration
  • osteoarthritis
  • fibromyalgia
  • delayed union fractures
  • osteoporosis
  • osteonecrosis
  • chronic venus ulcers

PEMF applies magnetic fields either through a mat or a coil.

Healing frequencies appear to lie in the 15 Hz to 75 Hz range at microtesla and militesla intensities.

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