Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

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What is pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy? How does it work?

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy stimulates tissues using either local or full body application of electromagnets. The pulsing on and off of these magnets enhances the transport of minerals across cell membranes. This allows cells to take in resources and get rid of waste products more efficiently. PEMF also restores electrical charge to cell membranes which breaks up scar tissue and groups of red blood cells that have clumped together. Releasing scar tissue allows for increased mobility while breaking up clumps of red blood cells allow for better oxygenation of tissues. PEMF also prevents water molecules from congregating around calcium ions, thus allowing cells to utilize calcium more efficiently which is important for muscle/nerve function, immune health, and adaptation to stress.


All these effects promote cellular efficiency, reduce inflammation, and speed all types of healing processes.

I thought electromagnetic fields were harmful. How does PEMF differ from electromagnetic fields produced by devices like cell phones?

One of the biggest concerns people have about PEMF therapy is associated with the negative effects of other electromagnetic fields (EMFs), like those created by cell phones or microwave ovens.  All EMFs, whether helpful or harmful, interact with biological processes like enzymatic function, cell replication, tissue regeneration, and nervous system and hormone regulation. The exposure time, wavelength, and frequency of these EMFs will determine whether they enhance or disrupt natural processes. 


Electromagnetic radiation is classified as either ionizing and non-ionizing based on the radiation’s capability of ionizing atoms and disrupting chemical bonds. Ultraviolet and high frequency radiation, like x-rays and gamma rays, are ionizing and therefore create heat. These types of radiation can be harmful, as many people have experienced when getting sunburned. Non-ionizing radiation like that utilized in PEMF therapy doesn’t carry enough energy to disrupt chemical bonds and therefore cannot cause tissue damage like ionizing radiation. Non-ionizing radiation, however, does excite molecules to higher energy states, which can improve health by increasing cellular efficiency. 


Power grids use 50-60Hz frequencies, as do some PEMF devices. However, power grid EMFs are damaging not because of the 50-60Hz frequency, but rather due to surges of much higher, short-wavelength EMFs that fall into the ionizing radiation category. PEMF machines have additional safeguards in the form of filters inside their frequency generators that mitigate uncontrolled surges that arise from electrical outlets to which they are connected.

What are the benefits of PEMF therapy?

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Are there many studies that show benefits of PEMF therapy?

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What types of conditions can improve with PEMF therapy?

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How long do PEMF treatments last? How many treatments will I need? How soon can I expect to see results?

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Is HPS's device FDA approved?

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How does HPS's device differ from home PEMF devices like the BEMER, OMI, iMRS, or QRS mats?

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Are there any contraindications or side effects with PEMF?

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I heard that high intensity PEMF is dangerous. Are there risks associated with treatment?

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