Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy (PEMF)
This non-invasive treatment uses a pulsating electromagnetic field in varying frequencies and intensities to help the patient manage pain associated with various bone-related conditions, injuries, and other forms of chronic pain. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy works by addressing the underlying feature of all disease: chronic inflammation. PEMF therapy improves cellular metabolism by improving communication between the injury and the body, especially the lymph flow, mitochondrial function, and the energetic communication between cells. Body “traffic jams” are restored to an even flow of orderly transport, and oxygen and nutrients can be moved more effectively throughout the entire system.
Overall, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy helps relieve symptoms of chronic pain and speed recovery from injury or illness. PEMF therapy received FDA clearance in 1982 to promote the healing of bone fractures and is in the process of being cleared for many more uses.