EMFs are used in PEMF therapy, but PEMF and EMF are not synonymous. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) uses electromagnetic energy to promote wellness and heal cells, but not just any old electromagnetic field (EMF) will do. Here’s a look at the EMFs used in PEMF therapy, and what makes them different.
What is an EMF?
EMF stands for electromagnetic field. Electromagnetic energy is all around us at all times. Electromagnetic radiation occurs naturally; the earth itself generates an electromagnetic field. Man-made electrical devices also produce EMFs. Your wireless internet router, computer, phone, radio, and many other everyday items all produce electromagnetic fields.
EMFs and electromagnetic radiation are not intrinsically bad or harmful. Radiation simply refers to the movement of energy. There is ionizing radiation, or the bad kind of radiation, and then there’s non-ionizing radiation that does not carry enough energy to remove an electron from a molecule.
The phone you keep in your pocket and the WiFi you sit in at home, work, and the coffee shop are types of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. These EMFs are also several time stronger than the electromagnetic fields produced during PEMF therapy.
EMFs and PEMF therapy
Again, EMFs produced during pulsed electromagnetic field therapy aren’t like other electromagnetic fields. The biggest difference between the EMFs used in PEMF therapy and the electromagnetic fields produced by other man-made devices – and even naturally occurring EMFs – are the frequency, the duration, and focus of the fields.
Different wavelengths, or frequencies, of electromagnetic radiation affect the cells of the body in different ways. Ionizing radiation has a very high frequency, whereas safe, non-ionizing radiation has a low frequency. PEMF therapy generates EMFs at a very low frequency; PEMF Complete devices operate at a frequency between 50 and 60 Hz. For comparison, mobile phones generate EMF at frequencies between 1.9 and 2.2 GHz.
EMF pulsation that occurs during PEMF therapy is another important distinction. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy sends waves of electromagnetic energy, which alternately engages and relaxes the cells. This promotes proper cell function and cellular healing on a molecular level.
Finally, PEMF coils allow the user to target the specific trouble areas. Unlike ambient EMFs, focusing electromagnetic energy provides cellular healing and regeneration. Contact PEMF Complete online, or call 877-473-6377, to learn more about our PEMF systems. We offer PEMF devices for home use as well as professional use.