PEMF THERAPY EXPLAINED
Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy is a relatively new addition to modern medicine and is becoming the subject of intense research worldwide. Although it is now increasingly being used as a complementary treatment, the roots of this technology stretch back for at least eight decades.
This therapy can be subdivided into at least two main streams, one application being magnetic pulse therapy and the other electro pulse therapy.
Pulsed Magnetic Therapy
In this type of application a low intensity magnetic field is used to introduce energy into the body cells. This magnetic field effect is enhanced by pulsing the field with frequencies derived from research and empirical data. The human body is transparent to magnetic waves and this type of treatment affects every cell in the vicinity of the magnetic coil. The magnetic coil comes in various forms, from small handheld coils for localised treatment to large mats for whole body treatment.
Pulsed Electro Therapy
With this type of application energy is transferred into the body cells using direct skin contact with electrodes and low voltage electric pulses. These pulsed frequencies are derived from research and empirical data and affect all body cells in the direct pathway as well as other conductive paths between the electrodes. The applied small voltage pulses create small currents (known as micro currents), which in turn form small magnetic fields. All these electromagnetic stimuli are beneficial to the body cells.
Body Cells and Electromagnetic Therapy
“Magnetic fields affect the charge of the cell membrane, which allows membrane channels to open up. These channels are like the doors and windows of a house. By opening cell channels, nutrients are better able to enter the cell, and waste is more easily eliminated from the cell. This helps to rebalance and restore optimum cell function. If you restore enough cells, they will all work more efficiently. Cells of the same type come together to make tissues, and those tissues come together to make organs. So, by restoring or maintaining cellular function, you will, in turn, restore or maintain organ function, allowing the entire body to function better.
Magnetic fields protect against cell injury by improving circulation, repair processes and energy, and increasing special stress proteins in the cells. These proteins are used to prevent cell breakdown and wear and tear as well as help speed recovery from injury. Magnetic fields balance cells, tissues, and bodily functions at very fundamental levels, even before damage and problems become obvious to you.” (Abstracts from articles by Dr. William Pawluk MD, MSc).
Modern Electromagnetic Field treatment devices:
- are non-invasive
- support the body’s innate ability to heal
- are fairly easy to use
- can be utilised over the course of a lifetime since they address many conditions
- are relatively inexpensive
- Reduces antibiotic use as it assists the body to heal itself and fight infection. It also helps prevent recurrent infections.
- Speeds up recovery as it improves circulation, lymph drainage and cell healing. It reduces inflammation effectively.
- It normalises body functions and organ systems and therefore also helps to improve conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and insomnia.
- It is cost effective and will save on medical costs.
- It can be used by young and old and for a broad range of ailments and is therefore ideal for the whole family. One device, that is safe and effective for the whole family.
- It builds immunity and improves quality of life.
Electro therapy using pulsed frequencies was practiced throughout the ages (first mentioned in ancient Rome 46 AD). It was more actively used in modern times by Tesla (1900), Lakhovsky (1929) and Royal Rife (1938). The use of electrotherapy gained momentum since 1950 thanks to various researchers and health clinics. Beneficial frequencies were tabled and expanded from 28 odd by Royal Rife to about 1500 in the recent CAF list, by contributors such as Hulda Clarke, Mayo Clinic, Becker, and many others. Royal Rife became well known with his success on treatment of some cancers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I decide which program to start with?
It is always good to do a general treatment with a symptom specific treatment. For example, if you have sinusitis you can do a Sinusitis program with an Infection general program. Do this daily for at least 5-7 days before changing the program.
Is a treatment with handheld electrodes better than with a treatment mat?
It is a general misconception that the treatment mat is not as effective as the electrodes.
This is not true. They work in different ways. Remember that with PEMF therapy, stronger is NOT better. It is the gentle treatments that yield the best results.
With handheld and self-adhesive electrodes you get a direct electrical current. The treatment mat applies very soft pulsed magnetic fields and changing electro-static loads to large body areas and therefore gives a gentler treatment.
We find the treatment mat very effective as you can group treatments for up to two hours and repeat it throughout the night. This means that you can do the treatment group at least three times during the night. This is by far the best way to treat chronic conditions.
A combination of electrodes and mat treatments are very effective.
Literature shows that you should not “over” treat as that has a negative effect, and you should therefore not treat more than 2.5-3 hours at a time with electrodes.
The treatment makes me feel worse
It is normal to feel worse before you start to feel better. The Herxheimer Reaction is a short-term (from days to a few weeks) detoxification reaction in the body. As the body detoxifies, it is not uncommon to experience flu-like symptoms including headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea, or other symptoms.
This is a normal — and even healthy — reaction that indicates that parasites, fungi, viruses, bacteria or other pathogens are being effectively destroyed by your body. The biggest problem with the Herxheimer reaction is that people stop the treatment that is causing the reaction, and thus discontinue the very treatment that is helping to make them better. Although the experience may not make you feel particularly good, the Herxheimer Reaction is actually a sign that healing is taking place.
Should I feel the treatment?
Often we hear the complaint: “I do not feel the treatment”. The answer is that “feeling” the treatment has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the treatment.
What you feel is the intensity of the current emitted by the unit, and that is in your power to adjust. When you “feel” it, it is just an indication that the machine is in working order.
Frequencies above 300Hz will not be noticeable. For example, with Adenovirus 333, 523, 666… where all the frequencies are above 300 you are not likely to “feel” anything during the treatment even if the intensity setting is at a high level. But with Addiction 3, 3.5, 3.6, 5.5….10000 only the one frequency is above 300Hz so you might be able to “feel” the whole treatment sequence.
People differ and some of you may be very sensitive to any current change while others have to adjust the intensity to the highest level before they even feel the 100Hz which is the test frequency.
Research indicates that low currents (below sensory threshold, which means it can’t be felt) stimulate tissue and bone growth by increasing the ATP and protein activity in body cells. Therefore, it is normal not to feel the treatment and it is actually a more effective treatment if the intensity is set lower rather than higher.
Can PEMF therapy really address so many ailments and health concerns?
It is important to remember that PEMF therapy uses many frequencies (0-10000Hz). Yes, some of these frequencies are universal and used for many ailments, but most programmes have their own unique set of frequencies. Each frequency has a specific function (like pain relief, improve circulation, cell growth, etc.) and therefore addresses different health concerns.
PEMF therapy is truly one therapy for all your health needs.
What is the Zapper?
The zapper is a device invented by Dr. Clark. It kills parasites, bacteria, viruses, molds and fungi electrically. Viruses and bacteria disappear in three minutes; tapeworm stages, flukes, roundworms in five; and mites in seven. A battery-operated, positive offset with a very low voltage from 5 to 10 volts is sufficient. It kills parasites and bacteria wherever the current reaches them.
But it does not reach the eyes, the appendix, the testes, or the inner ear bones. The current travels along the stomach or intestinal wall, not through its content. It does not reach into the gallstones or into the living cells. The current does not pass uniformly through the body. With regular zapping, the current passes mainly through our liquids, i.e our lymphatic and vascular system, a small fraction reaches every organ and tissue of our body. Blood and lymph are the most important locations to zap.
To use the “Zapper” effectively, zap three times a week for three weeks.
What waveform should I use?
Any repetitive waveform (square, triangular, pulse of your heart) is build-up from a group of sinusoidal (sinus) waves of different amplitudes and frequencies.
Looking at the waves and their components above it is clearly visible that a square wave has stronger components than a triangular wave.
If a square wave is used in electro therapy it will be able to generate stronger fields at the higher harmonics (frequencies) than a triangular wave. A sinusoidal wave creates no harmonics.
Researchers such as Hulda Clarke therefore preferred to use square waves in their therapy.