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PEMF Superior to EMF Healing 2nd Degree Burns (study summary)

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Wavelength (nm):
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Joules (J):


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Study Summary

PEMF is already known to stimulate:

  • IGF (insulin-like growth factor) [healing/harming hormone depending on context]
  • TGF-β (transforming growth factor-beta) [partial proteins healing/harming depending on context]
  • capillary vessel [small blood vessel] formation
  • endothelial cell [blood vessel interior wall] proliferation
  • lysosome [cellular cleanup molecule]
  • ribosome [protein synthesis molecule]
  • mitochondria [nutrition-to-energy molecule]
  • enzymatic [protein-complex signalling, metabolism, gene expression] activity
  • partial oxygen pressure [more blood oxygen]
  • metabolic toxin removal

Electric stimulation is already known for its:

  • ability to fight infection
  • analgesic effect [painkiller]
  • immune system [pathogen fighting]
  • lymph circulation [waste removal]
  • neovascularization [new blood vessels]

In a 2019 study published in Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, researches tested the effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) on burn wound healing. They compared the burn-healing enhancement of electrical stimulation (ES) to PEMF.

Researchers induced burns on rat backs  [God forgive us]. They broke  the rats into three groups:

  • antibacterial pomade [waxy carrier]
  • antibacterial pomade and PEMF
  • antibacterial pomade and ES

They then tested each group for:

  • re-epithelialization
  • wound area contraction
  • reduction of edema
  • hyperaemia
  • neovascularization
  • collagen density
  • granulation tissue formation
  • cell proliferation
  • inflammatory cell response

Both PEMF and ES with antibacterial pomade enhanced wound healing, but the did so on different biological levels.

The PEMF and ES helped heal wounds faster than the pomade alone.

PEMF and ES with antibacterial pomade improved the following:

  • neovascularization [new blood vessels]
  • collagen [connective tissue protein] density
  • granulation tissue [connective tissue and blood vessels] formation
  • cell prolifereation[net cell count increase]
  • inflammatory cell response [healing cell proliferation]
  • PEMF and ES accelerate burn healing time
  • authors had no conflicts of interest
  • while burning mice is wrong and horrible, these researchers did give the mice anesthetic ketamine, and for that, I am thankful
Wavelength (nm)
Unknown nm
Joules (J)
Body Target
Condition Treated
EMF Type
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF)
  • Electrical Stimulation (ES)
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