For more than 2000 years, the effects of magnets and low-frequency
electromagnetic fields on biological processes have been
investigated and debated. The term "magnet" was
probably derived from Magnes, a shepherd who discovered mysterious
iron deposits attracted to the nails of his sandals while
he was walking in an area near Mount Ida in Turkey ("Magnesia").
These deposits, now known to be magnetite (magnetic oxide,
Fe3O4), were known to the ancients as "Heraclean Stones," lodestones
("leading stones"), or live-stones (lapis vivus).
effects of Pulsed electromagnetic fields
Tens of thousands of people have already been treated
successfully with Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields PEMF systems
in more than 40 countries worldwide, improving dramatically
their quality of life!
Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields influence cell behavior
by inducing electrical changes around and within the cell.
Improved blood supply increases the oxygen pressure, activating
and regenerating cells. Improved calcium transport increases
absorption of calcium in bones and improves the quality
of cartilage in joints, decreasing pain dramatically. Acute
and even chronic pain -also caused by osteoporosis- may
There are many scientific studies on the degree of effectiveness
of Pulsed Magnetic Field therapy. It was found that disturbances
in blood circulation and in metabolism play a key role
in the development of diseases. Application of pulsed electro
magnetic energy is based on more than 30 years of worldwide
research carried out by renowned scientists. In addition
there are many years of practical experience by thousands
|The discovery of deposits of
magnetite within the human brain!!!
Kirschvink JL, Kobayashi-Kirschvink A, Woodford BJ. Magnetite biomineralization
in the human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1992; 89:7683-7.
Dr. Robert O. Becker’s The Body Electric (1985)
came into publication over twenty years ago. HIs groundbreaking
work challenged the scientific world by showing that changes
in our body depend on electromagnetic (EM) potentials.
Dr. Becker’s ideas initially were received with skepticism,
yet today we know that every chemical reaction in the human
body is an electromagnetic event. Opposite, minute charges “attract” each
other to form compounds necessary for life. Oxidants and
antioxidants essentially act in similar ways, but they
possess properties that allow us to direct that attraction.
Here is where pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) can
dramatically enhance our body’s antioxidant capacity.
Scientists have been exlploring the role of free radicals
for human health since the 1970s. Nobel Prize Laureate
Dr. Linus Pauling emphasized the importance of antioxidants
for keeping us healthy, and for speeding recovery from
injury, illness, and other trauma (including surgery).
Naturally occurring antioxidants were discovered in laboratory
animals in 1978, sparking a renewed scientific interest
that continues today. Now people routinely take antioxidants
to support the body in healing conditions as diverse as
arthritis, angina, sciatica, and stroke.
Oxidants and antioxidants operate “paramagnetically.” That
simply means they are capable of being influenced (i.e.,.
drawn to and oriented) by electromagnetic (EM) fields (compass
effect), . When oxidants and antioxidants move toward one
other,EM fields guide their reactive surfaces much like
a key in a lock, opening the door to rapid neutralization
of dangerous oxidants, and thereby stopping oxidative damage
in the body. Without EM fields, the body must rely on chance
to neutralize oxidants. EM fields works in part by lining
up the body’s natural antioxidants with free radicals
to neutralize them much more rapidly. Stopping free radicals
stops inflammation and begins the healing process.
Because antioxidants are so important to quality of life,
you may ask, “What are they ‘anti’ to?” The
answer evidently is “oxidants,” yet we rarely
hear this term used to describe them. Are antioxidants
all “good” and oxidants all “bad”?
In this context, the answer is yes. But we must understand
why these oxidants (also known as “free radicals” or “oxyradicals”)
can be so destructive for living tissues.
Oxidants are the first chemicals to appear in aging, illness,
and injury cycles. When they go unchecked, they activate
other chemicals and greatly accelerate these cycles, sometimes
rapidly moving out of control. During these free radical “cascades” great
damage occurs in biological systems (i.e., death can occur).
A good analogy is the process of oxidation causing steel
to rust. Yet in our bodies, oxidation causes aging. During
states of stress, illness, and injury, massive quanities
of oxidants are created in the body. For example, during
physiological stress, the mitochondria generate large quantities
of free radicals. Moreover, free radicals must be neutralized
before healing can begin. Therefore, the faster free radicals
can be neutralized, the better for the health of the body.
Quenching of free radicals typically occurs randomly in
the body. In the case of injury, for example, it may look
as follows: oxidants and antioxidants approaching and bumping
into each other, and sometimes reacting. But in most instances,
the “key” misses, and they just bump and move
apart. Colliding with other structures, and still highly
destructive, oxidants expand injury, indiscriminately destroying
both healthy and damaged tissue. Finally, perhaps hours
or days later, all the oxidants are neutralized.
In contrast, EM fields removes “chance” as
a factor. Moreover, speed is essential in quenching free
radicals, because healing cannot begin until oxidative
damage stops. It has been shown that PEMFs can increase
the effectiveness of antioxidants existing in the body
up to 100 times (see Stanford study). In sum, electromagnetic
pulses accelerate healing by acting as a catalyst to correct
the alignment of antioxidants and free radicals, making
it easier for the antioxidants to connect with the free
radicals -- and thereby quench them.
PEMF FIELDS SUPPORT YOUR BODY’S NATURAL
The significance of PEMFs for increased antioxidant activity
may best be illustrated by what can happen during a “stunning” event
(i.e., “stunning trauma”), in which a person
or animal may be on the brink of death due to sudden catastrophic
injury or illness. In such as event, massive quantities
of free radicals are released. In these situations, there
is a critical period (approximately 12 hours) in which
the body must call upon a “constitutive” response
(i.e., a response based on elements that are already present)
in order to deal with massive free radical assault.
During the critical hours of the body’s “constitutive” response
to large-scale trauma, PEMFs can help the body's antioxidant
systems manage the overwhelming release of free radicals.
After these initial 12 hours, the body typically gains
enough time to produce additional elements via a “transcriptive
response” in which transcription from DNA enables
production of building blocks for regeneration and healing.
This extreme “stunning” situation serves to
illustrate the critical difference that PEMFs can make
when the body suddenly must mount an aggressive (i.e.,
survival) response against massive free radical assault
(and the consequent damage due to cascade effects) before
there has been enough time to generate the additional antioxidants
necessary to counteract the free radicals fully.
Increasingly deeper understanding of the means by which
pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy neutralizes
oxidants is leading to improved quality of life, injury
rehabilitation, and bodily responses to illness. EM fields
holds exceptional promise in conditions from back pain
to migraine, improves wound healing, and decreases aging
whenever oxidant chemicals are released during stress,
illness, inflammation, or injury. Due to the fact the free-radical
activity is involved in most, if not all, degenerative
conditions, as well the aging process itself, EM fields
boost antioxidants quenching of free radicals in the body
offers great potential for improving health, vitality,
longevity, and well-being.
|The healing response is
the vital means by which an organism marshals its
diverse repair strategies in reaction to injury
or disease. This article discusses the question
of how much energy may be necessary to stimulate
or ‘jump start’ the repair of injuries,
or to reverse disease processes. The question obviously
is of major clinical importance. Clinical and behavioral
research validates the ‘less is more’ principle
of energetic interactions. Convincing evidence
came in 1975, when a number of scientists confirmed
that extremely weak low frequency electric fields
can have significant effects on important regulatory
processes in the brain. These findings led to the
concept of the power/frequency window, the narrow
range of signal properties that will produce a
maximum biological effect. This was a turning point
in a lingering controversy over beneficial vs harmful
environmental field effects on physiology and behavior
and the applications of subtle energies in healing.
THE FACTS ARE HERE
There are no side effects reported with therapeutic PEMF
use in animals or humans. PEMF technology has been ued
internationally for more than a century. PEMF in the US
has been approved for fractures since 1979. There are nearly
3,000 PEMF articles found in the National Library of Medicine.
More Beneficial effects
of electromagnetic fields.
Bioelectric Research Center, Columbia University, Riverdale,
New York 10463.
Selective control of cell function by applying specifically
configured, weak, time-varying magnetic fields has added
a new, exciting dimension to biology and medicine. Field
parameters for therapeutic, pulsed electromagnetic field
(PEMFs) were designed to induce voltages similar to those
produced, normally, during dynamic mechanical deformation
of connective tissues. As a result, a wide variety of challenging
musculoskeletal disorders have been treated successfully
over the past two decades. More than a quarter million
patients with chronically ununited fractures have benefitted,
worldwide, from this surgically non-invasive method, without
risk, discomfort, or the high costs of operative repair.
Many of the athermal bioresponses, at the cellular and
subcellular levels, have been identified and found appropriate
to correct or modify the pathologic processes for which
PEMFs have been used. Not only is efficacy supported by
these basic studies but by a number of double-blind trials.
As understanding of mechanisms expands, specific requirements
for field energetics are being defined and the range of
treatable ills broadened. These include nerve regeneration,
wound healing, graft behavior, diabetes, and myocardial
and cerebral ischemia (heart attack and stroke), among
other conditions. Preliminary data even suggest possible
benefits in controlling malignancy.
J Cell Biochem. 1993 Apr;51(4):387-93.Bassett CA.
Magnetic Therapy works by affecting our blood.
Normally the blood operates in a North Pole orientation,
or under a North Pole effect. In this polarity the
blood is oxygenated and its process of distributing
nutrients and pulling wastes and toxins from injured
tissue is made most efficient. When the body is ill
or injured the polarity of the site is switched by
the body to a South Pole orientation. This creates
faster, excited movement meant to draw blood cells
to the area for healing. The blood does not work
well in a South Pole orientation. Its movement does
not allow normal function and an acid state is developed,
which micro-organisms, viruses and malignance thrive
in. *The chart below shows the affect of North and
South Pole applications on the body.* Once the blood
has been drawn to the area, the body, with the help
of the Earth's magnetic field is supposed to change
the polarity of the blood back to a North Pole orientation
so positive activity by the blood may take place. More
SUMMARY OF NASA STUDY ON
• REPAIRING TRAUMATIZED TISSUES
• MODERATING NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES
• DEVELOPING TISSUES FOR TRANSPLANTATION
NASA’S CONCLUSIONS PROVIDES:
• ACCELERATED CELL GROWTH
• BETTER ORGANIZED CELL MORPHOLOGY
• GREATER CELL VIABILITY
• UPREGULATION OF GENES RELATED TO
CELL RESTORATION AND GROWTH
• UPREGULATION OF GENES RELATED TO
• BIOELECTRIC POTENTIATION OF NERVE
STIMULATION AND RESTORATION
• HIGH-SPEED SQUARE WAVE INCREASED
CELL GROWTH FOUR-TIMES FASTER
Magnetic Fields in the Treatment of :-
The processes involved in cell and tissue repair and regeneration
represent one of the most fundamental properties of complex
organisms. Any physical or chemical process capable of
improving wound healing merits thorough investigation.
In comparison with the advancement and acceptance of magnetic
instruments in many other scientific fields, the use of
magnetic field energy in the practice of medicine remains
extremely limited, despite the fact that magnets for medical
treatment are readily available commercially. Both static
and time-varying magnetic fields have been successfully
applied to treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems.
For example, after its description over 25 years ago, the
use of electromagnetic fields to help trigger the healing
of fracture nonunions1-3 has become an accepted clinical
Indicating more specific applications
of the PEMF ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC GENERATORS
Although well-controlled studies have been performed on
the stimulation of bone growth by electrical and magnetic
fields, the effects of magnetic fields on soft tissues
remain unclear; they represent the next frontier in electromagnetic
biology and medicine. It has been demonstrated in animal
experimental wound models that these modalities can promote
healing and increase wound tensile strength.9-12 Electrical
and magnetic fields have been associated with a number
of demonstrable effects advantageous to wound healing,
including increased collagen deposition, enhanced fibroblast
migration, increased migration of macrophages and leukocytes
leading to decreased bacterial counts, decreased sympathetic
vasoconstriction, increased cellular oxygen delivery, and
increased wound epithelialization.9-12
Evidence exists that magnetic field therapy can be effective
in improving some of the most important factors in wound
management, namely, the optimization of the supply of nutrients
and oxygen to the treated area. This is of major importance
in the case of surgical skin flaps. It is well known that
skin flaps exhibit progressive ischemia, with potential
tissue necrosis, toward their distal end. An accumulation
of neurotransmitters follows the transection of sympathetic
nerves during flap elevation, with the resultant vasoconstriction
inducing a temporary capillary occlusion within the flap.
This sequence of events further involves ischemia followed
by reperfusion in the transition zone between adequately
perfused proximal tissue and inadequately perfused distal
areas. It has been shown in animal studies that the treatment
of skin flaps with electric current or magnetic fields
may prevent severe ischemia, thus avoiding ischemia/reperfusion
Magnetotherapy exhibited beneficial effects with respect to cavernous
blood flow in male patients suffering from sexual problems. Weak
magnetic fields in men suffering from various sexual disorders, including
decreased erection and premature ejaculation.
I.I. Gorpinchenko, The Use of Magnetic Devices in Treating Sexual
Disorders in Men.
General & Post
Operative Healing Studies
Response to Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF)
Applications of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF)
Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) and Intracellular Processes
Stimulation Shows Promise For Treatment-Resistant Depression
Pet parents of large and small pets can help their beloved animals suffering
from conditions as diverse as arthritis, postoperative wound healing,
and other conditions by using therapeutic Pulsed electromagnetic field
(PEMF) to reduce pain and speed up healing. Users and veterinarians alike
report excellent results using therapeutic PEMF for dogs, cats, horses,
and other animals.
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy actually began
with veterinary applications for horses in the mid-1970s
when large animal veterinarians and trainers began treating
bowed tendons, and back and hip conditions. This preceded
PEMF applications in human medicine by a number of years.
At that time Pulsed electromagnetic field clincians were
interested in human applications, which fed their interest
in then-current PEMF applications for equine healing and
Clinicians observed horses arriving before treatment unable
to bear weight on a leg, yet later running across a 10-acre
training area after 4 days of treatment with Pulsed electromagnetic
field technology. In addition, wound healing and other
beneficial effects following surgery or open lacerations
On an individual level, everyone, regardless of age, experiences
one or a combination of all of the following: headaches,
stress, fatigue, anxiety and/or energy problems. Pulsed
Electro Magnetic Fields have become a viable solution to
many of these common problems. Consider that…
7 out of 10 people have back and/or neck problems.
7 out of 10 people have asthma and/or bronchitis and/or other respiratory
7 out of 10 people have allergies and/or sinus problems.
7 out 0f 10 people have chronic discomfort, depression, chronic fatigue
and/or any one of a thousand other discomforts or health problems.
7 out of 10 people have sleep disorders.
How motivated would any person be to obtain a viable solution
to any of these serious problems? The reality is this,
everyone has some health problem, and many have a combination
of these health problems. And now there is something new
in the preventative health and wellness field. The health
care industry in the United States alone is estimated to
be worth well over one trillion dollars in 1996. Only 10%
of those dollars are being spent on preventative or alternative
modalities. However, society as a whole is seeking complementary
or alternative solutions right now! People around the world
are now beginning to rediscover the benefits of using Pulsed
Electro Magnetic Fields for health.