A pemf device emits electromagnetic fields which stimulate cellular energy. This in turn recharges depleted cells and stimulates the body’s natural healing processes. These devices are used in many doctor’s offices, chiropractic centres and at home. They can be purchased online or at some health food stores. They come in a variety of forms such as mats, pads and applicators. The frequency and intensity of the fields vary from machine to machine. The lower cost machines generally produce higher frequencies and less intensity than the more expensive systems.
A popular and highly rated PEMF device is the EarthPulse V5.3 Pro which can be found online for under $10,000. This device offers a range of programmes including a sleep programme which emits lower frequencies for aiding deep sleep. The device also boosts bone density and reduces inflammation.
Energize Your Life: Exploring the Science Behind PEMF Devices
There have been several randomized controlled trials examining the use of PEMFs for FM and other conditions such as arthritis, back pain, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders and depression. In general, these studies have shown statistically significant improvement in the experimental group using PEMF therapy as compared to a control group using a sham treatment.
Generally, the improvement in physical function seen with PEMF therapy has been related to increased range of motion and decreased pain severity. The studies have used several evaluation measures to assess this, but the most common is the ODI or a modified version of it. Other studies have used the RDQ, RMDQ and a variety of other measures to evaluate pain.