If you are conducting detailed research on PEMF therapy and considering getting a PEMF device, you may find that there is a huge amount of information available on the internet now about various kinds of PEMF therapy systems. However, much of it is conflicting and unscientific. Take a look at the most common misconceptions and lies about PEMF therapy to make a wiser decision!
1. PEMF has the same risk as environmental EMF.
Environmental EMF, produced by cell phones, microwaves, Wi-Fi and dirty electricity is harmful and different from the therapeutic EMF generated by PEMF devices. In various research studies, harmful EMF that is present within the environment has been recognized to have significantly higher frequencies and lower wavelengths than therapeutic PEMF. Because of the shortness of the wavelengths, a microwave, which produces harmful EMF, tends to penetrate relatively superficially into the body and then be absorbed, creating various levels of heating. Obviously, this kind of heating is harmful to the human body. In comparison, a very long wavelength and low frequency can help therapeutic PEMF completely penetrate the body and efficiently support the body’s natural functions.
2. Low intensity PEMF is not as effective as high intensity PEMF.
It is a deep-seated and faulty belief that if one pill is good, two must be better, which makes a lot of people believe that high intensity PEMF therapy is more effective than low intensity PEMF therapy. Actually, low intensity PEMF devices use small forces to stimulate the body’s healing and repair systems. There are no side effects and complications associated with low intensity PEMF devices, so it is totally safe to use them at home. High intensity PEMF devices do provide temporary relief, but using these devices too long can shatter your health. The powerful external forces may prevent the body from healing naturally, so using high intensity PEMF devices is not the best choice in the long run.
3. Only the PEMF device for whole-body treatment can improve circulation.
All PEMF devices can improve blood circulation. By reflexive action on the nervous system and chemical components of the blood, even a locally applied PEMF stimulator can improve circulation throughout the body. The enhancement of circulation tends to be greatest in the area of the applicator. The intensity of the PEMF signal drops off naturally from one area of the body to another, so even whole-body stimulation will not cause evenly improved circulation.
4. PEMF therapy can’t be combined with medication and other treatments.
Some healthcare practitioners propound that people can’t combine PEMF therapy with medication and other treatments. Usually, this is due to a lack of understanding of how PEMF therapy works and the significant amount of researches available about the benefits of PEMF therapy. In fact, PEMF therapy can accelerate the absorption and utilization of medication. Additionally, PEMF therapy is generally used as a complementary treatment to improve the therapeutic effect of other modalities, such as acupuncture, physical therapy, nutrition, ozone, etc.
5. If a PEMF device is not FDA-approved, it is useless.
Most PEMF system manufacturers do not want to earn FDA approval mainly for two reasons. It is very expensive to seek FDA approval. What’s more, a PEMF device approved by the FDA needs to be condition-specific. However, PEMF therapy can be used to help with a wide range of health conditions, so most manufacturers and patients believe that FDA approval means a limitation to their benefits.
6. PEMF therapy shouldn’t be used as part of cancer treatment.
According to researches, PEMF therapy is commonly used as an adjuvant modality to conventional cancer treatment with the aim of reducing side effects and enhancing the efficacy. Dead cells and toxins produced during cancer treatment tend to cause lots of side effects, such as pain, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, rashes, fever, infection, etc. PEMF therapy can manage these symptoms and improve patients’ quality of life. PEMF therapy can balance the body and optimize its general health, so the recovery from cancer may be easier and smoother.