Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy (PEMF) for Pain Relief and Wellness
How can magnetic fields help with pain? These are the Basic actions of magnetic fields
- Reducing muscle tension
- Improving circulation
- Stimulating the immune system
- Improving cell function
- Helping the body to detoxify
- Improving the uptake of nutrients
- Balancing acupuncture meridians
- Improving sleep
- Reducing stress
- Balancing the endocrine system
- Reducing inflammation
- Regenerating tissues
Pain is a normal part of being human. Our ability to experience pain can both save and disrupt our lives. Pain is a signal from our nervous system telling us that something is wrong. Acute pain, as from a rupturing appendix, is a savior. We need that pain. We don’t want it, but it is a necessary part of life.
Chronic pain, however, is a different story all together. Once you have determined the source of the pain, the reason for the pain, you are left with two problems: the health issue, and the pain itself. The best approach is not to simply treat the pain, but to properly rid the body of the underlying cause. Too often, treatment is targeted only at symptom relief.
Once a nerve cell is irritated, it becomes increasingly excitable even by a small stimulus. It will constantly fire, giving off what is perceived as a persistent pain signal. There is a wide range of sensations generated by the same nerves – from an itch to an intense stinging, lancing, or even burning pain. Eventually, the nerve can become overwhelmed to the point of numbness. Several studies have shown that magnetic fields actually decrease the firing of nerves, and can help bruised or swollen nerves to recover, even if the nerve is severely damaged.
By improving circulation to the swollen area, magnetic fields can reduce the chemical mediators of swelling and clear the area out, so to speak. Magnetic fields may also reduce pain caused by a lack of oxygen to the area, which results from poor blood flow due to tense muscles or constricted blood vessels, helps by stimulating endorphins and bringing about other hormonal changes.