What will I feel when I'm on the machine?
Generally, for quickest results we ask you set the intensity level just on the edge of what’s about to become uncomfortable. Our equipment allows independent settings of frequency (the rapidity of pulses) and how hard each pulse hits, or the intensity. We will set the frequency — or pulse rate — and ask that you make the intensity the maximum that is comfortable. There are exceptions to this, such as when we figure a trickle charge may be more effective, but “as hard as you can stand it” is the general theme.
The machine will produce something similar to vibration and at a certain point your muscles will twitch.
Why is PEMF just now becoming popular?
How do I know if I'm getting results?
Does PEMF have side effects?
Is PEMF always effective?
Experience of practitioners around the country has produced some insights nonetheless.
PEMF may eradicate the inflammation of recently acquired orthopedic pain — acute injuries — within a few sessions. But issues in the body’s organs requires much deeper, sustaining application of PEMF and you may not experience a noticeable result for weeks. Chronic issues require more time, and then a maintenance program long-term.
How do I prepare for a session?
How much PEMF sessions do I need?
The complexity of the human body nullifies a precise answer, but generally:
- 48 hours over a 4- to 5-month period scheduled 2-3 times a week is a minimum to totally recharge the cells of most adults.
- 12 and 24 hours of PEMF can relieve acute conditions such as post-surgery pain, fractures, sprains, etc.
There are benefits to fewer sessions but think of it like not following the advice of a personal trainer. You will get “some” results but not like if you completed a real program.
Why do my muscles twitch?
PEMF affects the nervous system that controls muscular function. An area that is being pulsed with sufficient intensity will experience externally stimulated muscle activation that is more appropriately described as a twitch more so than a contraction. In cases of acute injury, it’s advisable to keep the intensity below a level that activates the muscle.
Are PEMF exercise covered by insurance?
Does a PEMF machine produce heat?
Can I use PEMF if I have stents or metal implants?
Yes, it’s safe to use PEMF even if you have stents or implants of metal or titanium. Although it requires greater intensity, the magnetic field will circumvent implants to reach the surrounding tissue.
How exactly does PEMF work?
In his book Healing is Voltage Dr. Jerry Tennant claims that cells are designed to operate at -20 to -25 millivolts and dropping below that level can result in illness and disease. Further, according to Dr. Tennant, making a healthy new cells require -50 millivolts.
With proper electrical charge in enough cells affecting a particular area, the body essentially heals itself. Dr. Magda Havas, a medical researcher in Canada, says that “PEMF devices do not treat a specific condition. Instead they optimize the body’s natural self-healing and self-regulation functions.” (from the video Rapid Aging Syndrome)
What are the contraindications or side effects?
Will PEMF help with ________?
Many people experience unexpected results from PEMF, getting more than what they expected.