Naturopathic Living | Unionville Markham Naturopath | Dr. Debbie Smrz

by Dr. Debbie Smrz, BSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

What is Magnetic Field Therapy?

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) uses rapidly changing electromagnetic fields to stimulate and promote cellular viability, increase blood flow, and reduce pain and swelling. It is a localised treatment that can be universally applied to any affected part of the body. Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) works by providing additional energy into the cellular energy production system. This is beneficial as it allows for a higher exchange rate of Ions crossing the cell membrane, promoting cell health and more efficient division.

What can this be beneficial for?

Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) can be beneficial for many chronic and acute medical issues. The following are just some of the many uses of Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) :

  • Chronic Pain
  • Fractures
  • Sports Injuries
  • Circulatory Conditions
  • Degenerative Problems
  • Stress
  • Soft Tissue Conditions
  • Inflammation
  • Digestive Problems
  • Sleep and relaxation

Clinical Studies and Trials

Many studies have been done on the benefits of this therapy. Below we have included a few just to give you an idea of its effects.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy of persistent rotator cuff tendinitis

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673684922190

Results:

At the end of the study 19 (65%) of the 29 patients were symptomless and 5 others much improved.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields for Treating Osteo-arthritis

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0031940605608486#!

Results:

Supports the insightful application of pulsed electromagnetic fields to ameliorate pain and disability due to osteo-arthritis.

Treatment of nonunited scaphoid fractures by pulsed electromagnetic field and cast

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036350238680140X

Results:

22 (92%) of 24 patients treated initially in long-arm thumb spica casts and PEMF. We have found PEMF to be a reliable alternative method of treating nonunited scaphoid fractures.