PEMF therapy uses electromagnetic radiation to promote healing and improved function in people, pets, and stock animals. Some people find the term “radiation” unsettling, and there are often concerns about the dangers of electromagnetic fields, or EMFs. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is completely safe, however. Radiation isn’t invariably bad, and not all EMFs are dangerous. In fact there are many everyday things that produce EMFs that are stronger than the fields used in pulsed electromagnetic field therapy.
What is radiation and what are EMFs?
People typically understand radiation as something that is dangerous. We think of nuclear reactors, atom bombs, the sun, and the unsafe levels of radiation that these things produce. Radiation isn’t limited to these extremes, however.
Merriam-Webster defines radiation as, “the combined processes of emission, transmission, and absorption of radiant energy”. Simply put, radiation is the travel of energy through space. The sun’s rays are an example.
An electromagnetic field is an area of energy. People often associate EMFs with electrical devices, but they occur naturally as well. The sun, thunderstorms, and the earth all naturally produce electromagnetic fields.
All electromagnetic fields, natural and human-made, produce radiation. Again, not all radiation is harmful. Harmful levels of radiation are known as ionizing radiation, whereas radiation at levels that do not cause significant harm are known as non-ionizing radiation. Non-ionizing radiation and ionizing radiation are divided on the electromagnetic spectrum by ultraviolet radiation.
Everyday things that produce EMFs
EMFs are all around us. In fact, many of us are constantly subject to electromagnetic fields for most of the day. Everything from your blender to your washing machine to your computer at work produce EMFs. Here are a few examples of every day things that produce EMFs and where they fall on the electromagnetic spectrum.
60 to 100 Hz, non-ionizing radiation
AM frequencies are between 520 and 1610 kHz and FM frequencies are between 87.5 and 108 MHz, non-ionizing radiation
1.9 to 2.2 GHz, non-ionizing radiation
2.4 GHz to 5 GHz, non-ionizing radiation
3 to 30 GHz, non-ionizing radiation
5.8 GHz, non-ionizing radiation
50 Hz to 120,000+ Hz
30 petahertz to 30 exahertz, ionizing radiation
PEMF Complete therapy devices operate at 50 – 60Hz of non-ionizing radiation. This is lower than the amount of radiation produced by your cell phone or your WiFi signal. It’s not all about the frequency, however. PEMF therapy is different for a few reasons.
The EMFs used in pulsed electromagnetic field therapy are very low frequency, the duration of these electromagnetic fields is just a few minutes, and the pulses used in PEMF therapy contribute to positive health outcomes. Call 877-473-6377 or contact PEMF Complete online to learn about buying or leasing a PEMF system.