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PEMF Therapy

PEMF Therapy Available at Acupuncture Atlanta

Use of the PEMF Full Body Mat

Use of the PEMF Full Body Mat

PEMF stands for Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields, which are widely used these days to improve circulation and cell metabolism.. A pulsed electromagnetic field, is quite dynamic, and is able to penetrate all the way through the body, and creates a cascade of effects within the body.

PEMF, is a reparative technique most commonly used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, congenital pseudarthrosis and depression. In the case of bone healing, PEMF uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through injured tissue whereby each magnetic pulse induces a tiny electrical signal that stimulates cellular repair. Many studies have also demonstrated the effectiveness of PEMF in healing soft-tissue wounds; suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membrane level to alleviate pain, and increasing range of motion.

Treatment Options:

Treatments are 20 to 30 minutes long

An Initial Treatment is available at no Cost. Call Us to Schedule Your Appointment 404-233-5080

A 10 treatment option is available for $350

Duration and Frequency of Treatments: Treatments should be scheduled three times/week and you should plan for a Twelve week course of treatment .

Use of the PEMF High Intensity Pad for Shoulder Pain and Knee Pain

Use of the PEMF High Intensity Pad for Shoulder Pain and Knee Pain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArthritisFibromyalgia and Back  Pain sufferers report improved pain relief!

Clear proof exists that increased bone density is obtained in Osteoporosis, which results in decrease of fracture risk. Bone growth is stimulated and this results in properly bone healing.

Cartilage repair with PEMF therapy
Cartilage repair with PEMF

On the above X-ray at the right side it can be clearly seen that the distance between the bones is almost non-existent which results in a lot of pain when walking. On the X-ray at the left side the distance between the bones has inproved because new cartilage has grown between the bones. The results for this patient are very clear: reduced pain when walking!

Therapy applications

  • Excellent Pain Relief
  • Arthritis Pain Relief
  • Sports Injuries
  • Osteoporosis Therapy
  • Fracture Healing

Wellness applications

  • Lower Stress levels
  • Better Fitness & Performance
  • Anti Aging
  • Improve Sleep
  • Speedy Recovery After Injuries
  • Metabolic Stimulation
  • Relaxation

What are some of the basic beneficial actions PEMFs will have in my body?

Increased Circulation

One of the most basic functions magnetic fields have in the body is to increase circulation. When a cell (such as a red blood cell) is injured or ill, it does not hold its ideal charge. This causes red cells to “stick” together, making circulation slow. When a magnetic field passes through the red cell, the membrane becomes properly charged, allowing the cell to repel itself and keep itself separate from other red cells, thereby increasing circulation. In addition, PEMFs increase various chemicals in the blood vessel walls that cause the blood vessels to dilate, improving the amount of blood flowing through the vessels and therefore increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues.

Poor circulation makes tissues unhealthy and prone to disease and breakdown. Improved circulation helps tissues get the nutrition and oxygen they need, while expelling the waste they produce. Good circulation helps with tissue healing and regeneration. The result of improved circulation is the reduction of swelling and the removal of bruising.

Enhanced Muscle Function

Muscle energy, needed for muscles to work, is developed through a process called Myosin Phosphorylation. Myosin is muscle, and phosphorylation is energy (ATP) production. Optimal energy allows muscles to work harder and longer, and recover more quickly from their work. Muscles that are contracted or in spasm are better able to relax, decreasing tension and reducing the pain caused by spasm.

Decreased Inflammation

 Chronic inflammation is frequently a cause of chronic pain. PEMFs have been found to reduce chronic, damaging inflammation.  Inflammation can be initiated by many causes, and knowing the nature of the cause is important in designing therapeutic approaches.

In chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, or tendinitis, T cells support the persistence of the disease state, and removing them would be favorable. Research shows that PEMFs can induce the appropriate death of aged, chronic T lymphocytes, by actions on T cell membranes and key enzymes in cells. For example, PEMFs affect ion flow through specific cell membrane channels (like those for sodium, potassium, and calcium), which positively affect these enzymes.

Stress Reduction

Stress is part of being human. Too much stress is very harmful to the body, and accelerates aging. Stress is responsible for at least 65% of our illnesses, so stress reduction is necessary for all of us. Stress-reducing activities performed only now and then will allow too much stress-related damage to accumulate over time. Daily use of PEMFs help to wash away the negative effect natural stresses have on our bodies.

Bone Healing

PEMFs work to repair bones, whether they are damaged by surgery, injury, or disease, and have been found to improve bone regeneration such as occurs with osteoporosis and osteopenia, among other bone destroying conditions.

Blood Oxygenation

PEMFs help with the process of extracting oxygen out of the air we breathe and help it to be transported into the circulation. The absorbed oxygen is then transported through the body to all the cells, where it is absorbed into the individual cells.

Standard contraindications or precautions include:

Pregnancy – while toxicity studies with MRI machines show no significant concerns with workers, little research has been done in this area and safety is not conclusively established.

Pacemakers, implanted pain modulators, insulin delivery systems or defibrillators – because they have battery systems. While generally shielded now, magnetic field exposure directly over devices may shut them off. It may be advisable to have your magnetic therapy system checked in the doctor’s office to see if there is interference. This is most likely to happen with strong permanent magnets or very strong PEMF systems.

Conditions with active bleeding (especially into the gut) – since platelet aggregation is reduced, bleeding may not clot readily. Any source of bleeding should preferably be controlled before using PEMFs.

Active tuberculosis, acute viral diseases – white blood count responses may be temporarily dampened, resulting in brief flares. It is important to initiate appropriate medical care first before relying on PEMFs for primary treatment.