Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy – PEMF

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy - PEMFWe Americans have a longstanding and ongoing love affair with medical gizmos which is to say devices which quickly diagnose medical maladies as well as those shown to effectively treat them. In this regard, how does a device that affects “healing from a distance” sound to you? If this sounds unlikely, think again. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy or PEMF actually has received the FDA’s official imprimatur for the treatment of certain bone fractures. Beyond this, numerous studies indicate it is a wondrously effective tool for stepping up the healing of soft-tissue wounds, as well as for suppressing inflammation in way that alleviates pain and increases range of motion in injured and diseased limbs and joints.  Dr. Steenblock has found that Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy and hyperbaric oxygen work synergistically to step up healing in some instances.

How does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy work?

It uses electrical energy to generate and direct magnetic pulses through tissues. These induce a tiny electrical signal that encourage cellular repair. Various studies have shown Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy to be helpful with:

  • The pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia & multiple sclerosis
  • Lower back pain
  • Some sleep issues
  • Diabetic neuropathy (pain)
  • Wound healing
  • Arthritis pain and swelling
  • Postsurgical pain and edema
  • Facilitating vasodilatation and new blood vessel creation (angiogenesis)
  • Some psychiatric disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Cerebral ischemia (Stroke)
  • Bone fractures & breaks

One fairly thorough though somewhat technical review of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is this one by Naomi M. Shupak: Click to access.

To find out what Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy might do to help you, call Dr. Steenblock at 1-800-300-1063.

Links to Published Research on Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy – PEMF

Low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in fibromyalgia: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical study.

Exposure to a specific pulsed low-frequency magnetic field: a double-blind placebo-controlled study of effects on pain ratings in rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia patients.

Effects of a pulsed electromagnetic therapy on multiple sclerosis fatigue and quality of life: a double-blind, placebo controlled trial.

Pulsed radio-frequency electromagnetic fields: dose-dependent effects on sleep, the sleep EEG and cognitive performance.

Pulsed electromagnetic fields to reduce diabetic neuropathic pain and stimulate neuronal repair: a randomized controlled trial.

Effect of biomagnetic therapy versus physiotherapy for treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial.

Pulsed electromagnetic fields after arthroscopic treatment for osteochondral defects of the talus: double-blind randomized controlled multicenter trial.

Effects of pulsed electromagnetic stimulation on patients undergoing hip revision prostheses: a randomized prospective double-blind study.

The effectiveness of pulsed electrical stimulation (E-PES) in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial using a low-frequency magnetic field in the treatment of musculoskeletal chronic pain.

Effects of biophysical stimulation in patients undergoing arthroscopic reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament: prospective, randomized and double blind study.

Pulsed magnetic fields accelerate cutaneous wound healing in rats.

Effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on patients’ recovery after arthroscopic surgery: prospective, randomized and double-blind study.

Efficacy of pulsed electromagnetic therapy for chronic lower back pain: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Treatment of knee osteoarthritis with pulsed electromagnetic fields: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Pulsed magnetic field therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee–a double-blind sham-controlled trial.

Pulsed magnetic field therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee–a double-blind sham-controlled trial.

Magnetic pulse treatment for knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

The effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and cervical spine. Report of randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials.

A double-blind trial of the clinical effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields in osteoarthritis.

A portable pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) device to enhance healing of recalcitrant venous ulcers: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

The effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on blood vessel growth in the rabbit ear chamber.

Low energy high frequency pulsed electromagnetic therapy for acute whiplash injuries. A double blind randomized controlled study.

A randomized double-blind prospective study of the efficacy of pulsed electromagnetic fields for interbody lumbar fusions.

A double-blind trial of pulsed electromagnetic fields for delayed union of tibial fractures.

Pulsed high frequency (27MHz) electromagnetic therapy for persistent neck pain. A double blind, placebo-controlled study of 20 patients.

Electrical stimulation of human femoral intertrochanteric osteotomies. Double-blind study.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy of persistent rotator cuff tendinitis. A double-blind controlled assessment.