What is PEMF?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields or PEMF is an innovative approach to wellness to rejuvenate the body. By harnessing the natural power of these magnetic fields, PEMF provides a non-invasive way to boost cellular metabolism. PEMF can penetrate deep into tissues, which may lead to a variety of health benefits, such as increased circulation, reduced inflammation, pain relief, and enhanced cellular repair.
In the early 2000s, NASA funded a four-year study led by Dr. Robert Dennis to research the potential of PEMF to stimulate growth and repair in mammalian tissues. The challenges of space travel, including microgravity and increased exposure to harmful radiation, can have adverse effects on human health, such as bone density loss, muscle atrophy, and other physiological issues.
How Aurawell PEMF Works
A Aurawell PEMF machine produces electromagnetic fields by pulsing a current through an attachment or coil. This creates the magnetic fields which vary in frequency, and intensity depending on the settings of the machine and the attached coil.
The user positions the coil or other attachment (like a mat, or paddle), near or directly on the part of the body requiring a session. The generated electromagnetic fields then penetrate the body, stimulating cellular metabolism. MagnaWave sessions can range from 5-30 minutes.
Once the electromagnetic fields penetrate the body, they induce tiny electrical currents in the cells. This can stimulate the cells, promoting improved cellular function and health. It can increase ATP production (cellular energy), improve oxygenation, and help cells to detoxify and absorb nutrients more effectively.
As a result of the improved cellular function, users may experience various benefits. This can include pain relief, reduced inflammation, improved circulation, faster recovery, increased bone density, and enhanced overall wellness.
The History of PEMF
3000 BC – 500 AD
Various ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese, recognized the therapeutic potential of magnetic fields. Historical records show that these civilizations used magnets and stones with magnetic properties to treat ailments.
Tesla and Electromagnetism
The therapeutic use of electricity and magnetism was explored by several researchers and physicians during this period. There was growing scientific interest in electromagnetism, thanks to the works of pioneers like James Clerk Maxwell and Nikola Tesla.
Mid 20th Century
1950’s & 60’s
In the 1950s and 1960s, systematic exploration of the therapeutic applications of electromagnetic fields began. This was when the term “pulsed electromagnetic fields” came into play. Studies focused on its application for bone healing and pain relief.
PEMF gets FDA approval
MagnaWave is Born
2006 – Today
Pat Ziemer and his wife Debi founded Magnawave in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2006. In 2017 they began manufacturing MagnaWave machines in-house, and since have become the world’s leader in PEMF technology.
Aurawell gets FDA approval
Both the Nova HD and the Aura Wave received FDA approval after years of development and rigorous testing.
Why does it work?
Every mammalian cell has an electrical charge, crucial for its functions. Over time, due to stress, age, or disease, these charges can diminish. PEMF acts like a “battery charger” for the cells, restoring their natural charge and enhancing their performance.
Veterinary applications of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy.
- Gaynor, J. S., Hagberg, S., & Gurfein, B. T. (2018). Research in Veterinary Science, 119, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2018.05.005
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) Effect on Bone Healing in Animal Models: A Review of Its Efficacy Related to Different Type of Damage.
- Bartolomeo, M. D., Cavani, F., Pellacani, A., Grande, A., Salvatori, R., Chiarini, L., Nocini, R., & Anesi, A. (2022). Biology, 11(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/biology11030402
Mechanisms and therapeutic effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in oncology.
- Vadalà, M., Morales-Medina, J. C., Vallelunga, A., Palmieri, B., Laurino, C., & Iannitti, T. (2016). Cancer Med., 5(11), 3128-3139. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.861
Is PEMF safe?
Just like in humans, PEMF machines used on animals are generally considered safe when used as directed. The responses in animals are similar to those in humans, with many experiencing benefits without adverse side effects.
Animals vary widely in size, from small animals and house pets to large horses and livestock. Thus, the appropriate duration and intensity of PEMF session can vary significantly. It is always best to start on a lower setting and work up to a comfortable level.
Not all PEMF machines are created equal. It is essential to choose a high-quality machine from a reputable manufacturer.
MagnaWave is a family owned business. All MagaWave PEMF machines are made in Louisville, Kentucky and are held to the highest of quality standards.
Some may experience mild side effects like temporary discomfort, dizziness, or nausea. It’s crucial to differentiate between side effects resulting from the PEMF and those from the underlying condition being treated.
Potential side effects in animals are generally mild and can include temporary discomfort at the site of application. It’s essential to observe animals for any adverse reactions, as they cannot verbally communicate discomfort or unease.
If an animal appears agitated or shows signs of stress or discomfort during or after a session, it’s crucial to re-evaluate the appropriateness and settings of the PEMF machine.
PEMF might not be safe for everyone. For example, individuals with electronic implants like pacemakers or defibrillators should avoid PEMF since the electromagnetic pulses can interfere with the functioning of such devices.
Always consult a healthcare or veterinary professional before trying a PEMF session, especially if you have an implanted device or any other medical condition.