Primary Benefits of PEMF Therapy - Clinical Results
Clinical evidence shows that PEMF therapy reduces pain associated with trauma from accidents, sports injuries, surgeries and burns as well as from disease and degeneration. PEMF therapy improves these conditions in many different concurrent ways including mechanical, chemical, electrical and magnetic processes within the cells of the body. In 1995, Siskin and Walker provided a summary of clinical results on soft tissue damage. They observed no adverse effects and the following positive effects were reported:
* Reduced pain
* Reduced inflammation
* Increased range of motion
* Faster functional recovery
* Reduced muscle loss after surgery
* Increased tensile strength in ligaments
* Faster healing of skin wounds
* Enhanced capillary formation
* Accelerated nerve regeneration
* Reduced tissue necrosis.
In the "Beneficial effects of electromagnetic fields", Bassett C. (Bioelectric Research Center, Columbia University, NY,1993) applied time-varying pulsed magnetic fields designed to induce voltages similar to those produced normally during the dynamic mechanical deformation of connective tissues in an effort to control cellular function and understand the mechanisms by which PEMF treatment operates and concluded: "As a result, a wide variety of challenging musculoskeletal disorders has been treated successfully over the past two decades... Many of the athermal bioresponses, at the cellular and subcellular levels, have been identified and found appropriate to correct or modify the pathologic processes for which PEMFs have been used… As understanding of mechanisms expands, specific requirements for field energetics are being defined and the range of treatable ills broadened. These include nerve regeneration, wound healing, graft behavior, diabetes, and myocardial and cerebral ischemia (heart attack and stroke), among other conditions. Preliminary data even suggest possible benefits in controlling malignancy".