When we say the words "Pulsed Electromagnetic Field(PEMF) Therapy" we tend to get many confused looks. In reality, the concept of using electromagnetic energy to heal the body is a concept that dates back to the mid-1950's when doctors discovered that a specific low frequency of electricity actually aided the body's healing process. If you are still skeptical, consider these reasons why you should try PEMF today.
Your old injury is just not healing the way you would like it to.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy uses a flat surface that looks like a thick version of a yoga mat to infuse the body with pulsed electromagnetic energy. This energy improves circulation and blood and tissue oxygenation which, in turn, helps the body heal faster. FDA approved to help bone heal in areas where it has not healed well in the past, PEMF therapy has also been shown to help the body heal its soft tissues as well. Even if your injury is an old, bothersome one, PEMF can help.
Post-surgery, PEMF therapy can help you heal faster.
One of the added benefits of PEMF therapy is that it reduces inflammation and increases platelet adhesion. Platelet adhesion is the first step to recovery in the body, yet for some people, it is a process that does not happen as rapidly as it should. A delay in such a basic biological process often leads to wound infection and other problems healing. PEMF therapy activates the body's ability to send platelets to a site where they are needed to begin the healing process. Once this process begins, cell regrowth can also start leaving the body stronger and healthier than before.
The side effects are amazing.
While many people come to Sandstone Chiropractic for PEMF therapy for an old injury, or to help recover from surgery, others seek it out for what may be considered its "side effects". Patients report an improvement in energy, circulation, sleep quality, and an overall improvement in their health. It has even been shown to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the body and improve the uptake of nutrients leaving patients with more energy and relaxed muscles.