Clinical research on PEMF
In 1979, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for the healing of nonunion fractures. In 1998, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for urinary incontinence and muscle stimulation. In 2004, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for cervical fusion patients at high-risk of non-fusion. In 2006, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for treatment of depression and anxiety. In 2011, the FDA approved PEMF Therapy for treatment of brain cancer.
PEMF has been studied extensively for use following surgery and injuries to bone, muscles, ligaments and tendons and magnetic energy has been shown to redirect electrical impulses that cause pain. James Dillard, MD, who practices integrative pain medicine in New York, prescribes magnetic therapy for both chronic and acute pain. And PEMF is also used to treat fibromyalgia. In fact in Japan, there is no such thing as Fibromyalgia, it is instead called “Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome.”
Clinical Research supports the use of PEMF in the following indications
· Cellular detox
· Immune system dysfunction
PEMF therapy is now FDA approved to treat brain cancer, bone fractures, migraines, depression, incontinence, muscle stimulation and post-surgical pain and swelling. Because it promotes cellular voltage, and therefor more efficient blood flow and tissue oxygenation, PEMF can be used for detoxification and in conjunction with traditional medical practices for healing a wide range of illnesses.
The Discovery of the Earth's Electromagnetic Frequency
The resonance frequency of the earth was discovered in the early 1900s by Nikola Tesla. In 1953, Professor W.O. Schumann of the Technical University of Munich first detected electromagnetic resonances at a main frequency of 7.83 Hz, now known as “Schumann resonance frequencies.” The tesla later became named the unit to measure magnetic field strength (gauss is also used, one tesla equals 10,000 gauss). PEMF.com provides a more complete background on the history of magnetic therapy.
NASA's Discovery of Pulsed Magnetic Frequency Therapy
While magnets have been used for healing and anti-aging since 2500 BC, pulsed magnetic frequency therapy was first developed by NASA in 1961 when Yuri Gagarin returned from the first ever space mission and suffered intense sickness, bone loss, muscle weakness and depressed metabolism as a result of his separation from the earth’s magnetic field. It was then discovered that without magnetic energy for even a short time (a few hours in Yuri’s case), human cells lose their ability to function. NASA began to use pulsed magnetic devices to restore the body’s magnetic energy after space travel from then on.
NASA’s research and other “zero field studies” confirm that pulsating magnetic fields are critical for human health and survival (E.Jacobi, W. Ludwig, R. Wever, Miller and Miller). There has since been more than 10,000 research papers and 2000 double blind studies on PEMF therapy including a 4 year NASA study lead by Dr. Thomas Goodwin, PhD on the ability of PEMFs to improve tissue repair and growth in mammals. NASA studies also found that PEMF therapy reverses bone loss and muscle degeneration and stimulates stem cell growth.