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PMF Therapy (Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency)

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February 26, 2019

Here at Dr. Autoimmune, we not only offer Chiropractic, Nutritional, and Neurological rehabilitation, but we also have therapeutic equipment that permit a unique, more natural mechanism of healing the body. These therapies work to treat the underlying cause of an issue, rather than merely treating the symptoms. In office, we offer Cold Laser therapy, Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency (PeMF) therapy, LivO₂, Back on Trac traction, and Vibration Plate.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency (PMF) Therapy:

What is it and how does it work?

Earth is a giant electrical generator spinning around two magnetic poles and every living thing is dependent on the resultant electromagnetic energy field. Earth’s energy is measured at 25 to 65 microteslas and pulses approximately 7.83 times per second. Essentially, all life is energy and all energy is electromagnetic!

The cells in the body require electricity, so when a cell’s electrical charge drops to a certain level, it becomes ‘sick.’ The first sign of this is usually pain, characterized as chronic illness if prolonged, and is always defined by low electrical charge of cells. While healthy cells maintain their electrical balance, allowing them to repair and regenerate themselves while permitting the unrestricted exchange of water, nutrients, and waste into and out of the cell, the lack of sufficient electrical charge that unhealthy, or ‘sick,’ cells have interferes with these repair cycles and restricts the essential flow of water and nutrients. Without these key elements, not only does cell health suffer, but the overall health of the body suffers dramatically. Amazingly, however, the body can heal almost anything with proper nutrients and electrical charge.

Pulsed electroMagnetic Frequency therapy is essentially a way of harnessing this powerful force-field that is already inside of you, and amplifies it! PMF is a method of safely applying a magnetic field to redirect electrical impulses to the cells in the areas where pain occurs, so relief and healing can begin. The negatively charged electrons from this signal influence the interaction of ions in the cell due to a change in the cellular electrochemistry. The effect of this is an overall improvement in the flow of nutrients into the cell and therefore, an increase in the production of cellular energy (ATP). This increases the electrical potential of the cell to optimum metabolic levels for it to receive nutrients, eliminate waste, produce energy, and heal the body through the stimulation of cellular regeneration and detoxification. In short, when the energy fields pass painlessly into the cells of the area, those cells absorb that energy. In this way, the electromagnetic fields exercise and energize those cells. That’s why PMF sessions are often called “cellular exercise.” Overall, this machine can reduce and even eliminate chronic pain due to illness, injury, surgery and old age.

Why PMF?:

Although poor diet, lack of exercise, harmful electronic frequencies, toxins, and pollutants all make up the top five contributors to disease, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that up to 85% of all illness are caused by toxins and pollutants alone in our bodies. Critical is that our bodies need nutrients and energy to expel these toxins and pollutants. So, when our cells are at a low electrical charge, they become sick and they can’t dilute out such toxins and pollutants, so illness prevails. Furthermore, fatigue, stress, injury, or disease can further produce interference in the body’s electrical currents, preventing oxygen and nutrients from flowing freely into the cells, restricting the elimination of carbon dioxide and nutrients, and ultimately creating symptoms of discomfort or pain. This is not permanent, however, as humans naturally ‘recharge’ through drinking plenty of well water which is naturally charged by the earth, eating fresh, raw fruits and vegetables which are also naturally charged, exercising which causes cells to generate electricity for the heightened activity, and by ‘earthing,’ or absorbing earth’s charge by having uninterrupted connectivity such as walking around barefoot. While it would be ideal to maintain the health of human cells through such natural mechanisms, our accelerated lifestyles limit the amount of these activities humans do regularly and in conjunction with the heightened toxin/pollutant exposure we have today, the body becomes extremley drained, similar to a battery losing its charge.

PMF therapy allows the human body to, well, plug in and recharge! The PMF therapy delivers the electrical charge your body needs, stimulating the body’s natural abilities to alleviate pain and repair damaged cells.

Positive Physiological Effects of PMF Therapy:

PMF has been shown to help:

  • Reduce, if not eliminate, pain and inflammation
  • Stimulate tissue healing
  • Strengthen bones
  • Reduce stress
  • Enhance the production of calming neurotransmitters
  • Increase relaxation
  • Achieve a deeper, more restorative sleep
  • Higher energy levels
  • Aids in water absorption
  • Eliminate cell stagnation
  • Sports recovery
  • Increases range of motion
  • Pain management
  • Helps to optimize cells overall functionality


It is contra-indicated for patients with certain pacemakers, especially those with the defibrillator accessory.

Difference between PMF and Harmful EMFs:

When introduced to the idea of PMF therapy, it is common to question whether or not this type of electromagnetic exposure is dangerous since we are constantly hearing about harmful Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) that are present within the environment. However, the pulsed electromagnetic field differ from the harmful EMFs in several critical ways.

As we now know, magnetic frequencies help regulate several processes of the human body and our bodies even produce their own magnetic fields. However, when artificial and harmful EMFs enter the body, such as those from service power lines or cell phones, they can disrupt the natural magnetic processes in the body and create imbalances. In turn, this can lead to changes of any of the natural systems within the body, from stress levels to sleep cycles and even can affect your DNA. Furthermore, such imbalances can make your body more susceptible to disease.

On the other hand, PMF is a technology that has been used internationally for several decades to help to reverse those imbalances created from harmful EMFs. It does so by delivering particular frequencies to the body that stimulate and energize the cells within the body so that the cells can use this introduced energy for its natural healing functions. The critical differences that make PMF beneficial and harmful EMFs detrimental involve the exposure time, wavelength, and frequency of the electromagnetic fields.

Harmful EMFs have been recognized in various research studies to have significantly higher frequencies and lower wavelengths than therapeutic PMFs. Most PMF devices used low frequencies and long wavelengths, ranging from 1 to 10,000 Hertz, and do not produce any heating action. For comparison, a microwave, which produces harmful EMFs can use frequencies in the range of 100,000,000 Hertz.
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What to Expect During and After Your First Session:

Because PMF therapy can have a wide range of biological effects, an individual’s diet, lifestyle, level of activity, hydration, general health, stress levels, and the quality of one’s nutrition can all contribute to how the PMF therapy will work and how it will make the patient feel after a session.
However, there are several significant and common experiences patients have in several hours after a first session, including:

  1. Significant reduction in pain, often by 50% or more.
  2. Better night’s sleep, both a deeper and longer sleep.
  3. Some feel a bit tired or fatigued after the first session
  4. Reduced blood pressure, so those with already low blood pressure might feel lightheaded. It is important to drink water and stay seated and this will pass.
  5. Some might feel invigorated with unexpected amounts of energy
  6. Thirsty, from increased cellular metabolism
  7. Some might feel worse in the following 12 to 24 hours, which could be due to too much time spent doing PMF to a particular area, from the release of toxins, or from the body experiencing die-off of pathogens. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!
  8. Diminished swelling for patients that had increased swelling in certain locations of the body
  9. Lastly, if nothing is felt or noticed at all, it is likely because a series of sessions are needed for that particular patient, given their particular lifestyle and health, for them to feel or notice results.

The energy from the PMF therapy will continue to work over the next several hours and change should be noticed within 12-24 hours, with improvements lasting up to 72 hours.

If PMF therapy is of interested, please call Dr. Autoimmune for more information!

PulseCenters. www.pulsec- enters.com. 2018

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