October 29, 2019
Article at a Glance
First off, PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field.
A couple of years ago I began to hear about PEMF therapy from the likes of Ben Greenfield and Luke Storey. Earlier this year, at my Osteostrong clinic, I had my first experience on a PEMF mat (the Omnium). I would feel a very subtle pulsing sensation on the mat and would usually hop off it feeling very relaxed. After about 12 weeks of using it and some research, I decided it was a fantastic long-term investment in my health and bought one!
But enough about me, you came here for the PEMF.
What is it being used for?
How does it work?
The reason PEMF therapy has such a wide range of uses is because it works on restoring health at the cellular level so that the body is better able to do what it needs to do.
PEMF therapy emits low frequencies of electromagnetic radiation in pulses, that bypass our skin, reaching the cell and working their magic on us.
Aren’t EMFs harmful?
EMF or electromagnetic frequencies are a broad spectrum of frequencies.
Most PEMF technologies emit on the very low end of these frequencies, usually between 5-30Hz, mimicking the frequencies humans would be accustomed to, these same frequencies are emitted from the Earth.
The many mechanisms of PEMF
In his book, PEMF - The 5th Element of Health, Bryant Meyers, outlines the following ways PEMF affects the body;
At a basic level, PEMF therapy improves the cell’s ability to function, bringing in more of the good stuff (oxygen and nutrients) and helping to remove the cellular wastes to ultimately improve energy production and allow the cell to function closer to its optimal level.