PEMF therapy represents a great alternative to pain medications without the risk of adverse side effects and dependency that powerful pain killers can bring. It can be used as a treatment for recent injuries and trauma, managing chronic pain or recovery from surgery.
A study published back in the 1990s demonstrated that PEMF therapy could result in significant reduction in pain. This particular study was looked at the effectiveness of PEMF for pelvic pain caused by conditions such as endometriosis and dysmenorrhea but the therapy can be used to relieve pain all over the body whatever the cause.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from the painful and debilitating symptoms of rheumatism and osteoarthritis. The majority control their symptoms with powerful steroids or NSAIDs which come with a number of adverse side effects. Fortunately, there are safer alternatives to NSAIDs and PEMF therapy is one of the best.
A study published in 1998 was conducted to examine the effectiveness of PEMF therapy on patients with rheumatoid arthritis. All of the patients involved in the study experienced a reduction in symptoms and pain making PEMF therapy an exciting option for people with arthritis.
PEMF therapy helps improve healing by also improving the circulation of blood through the body. According to research, PEMF works by increasing vasodilation allowing the blood to flow through the arteries more easily.
A study published in 2004 found that applying PEMF to a local area resulted in better circulation in that part of the body. By stimulating the blood vessels to dilate, PEMF could also help reduce blood pressure and allow blood to flow more effectively to the other parts of the body.
According to research, PEMF therapy can help repair broken bones especially those which do not heal in the expected time frame known as non-union fractures. These types of fractures often require orthopedic surgery but PEMF treatment may offer a less intrusive alternative.
In one study, researchers found that PEMF therapy had a significantly positive effect in healing these types of fracture. 13 patients with non-union fractures underwent the treatment and following 14 weeks, all but two of the patients had healed completely.
Many people suffer from chronic migraines which can have a very damaging impact on your life whether at work, school or at home. Fortunately, PEMF therapy may help both to manage the frequency migraine headaches and the pain they cause.
One study published in 1999 looked at the effectiveness of PEMF therapy on 42 patients with chronic migraines. After a month of treatment, all of the patients in the treatment group were experiencing fewer migraines and the reported that their headaches were less severe.