Electromagnetic energy in nature is the foundation of life. Without an electromagnetic exchange between cells, nothing happens in the body. EKG and EEG tests, which measure the electromagnetic activity of the heart and brain, can monitor the health conditions of the human body. If electromagnetic activity ceases, life also ceases. In this blog, I will introduce you to the the electromagnetic field and its therapeutic actions in the body.
What Is an Electromagnetic Field?
First, we need to have a basic understanding of magnetic fields. Magnetic fields can be either static or pulsed.
A static magnetic field, usually produced by static magnets, is one in which no variation in the flux density or intensity can be found over time. Holding two magnets in your hands and forcing them together, you can feel a force between them. The force you experience is the static magnetic field. For therapeutic purpose, static magnets are often used in bracelets, shoe inserts, necklaces and mats to subtly influence the tissues that come within the static magnetic field.
In time-varying or pulsed magnetic fields, the field intensity changes at one or more frequencies, usually greater than one cycle per second (or 1 Hertz). A changing magnetic field can generate an electric field. This is the basis of many electrical generators and motors. Similarly, a changing electric field can also generate a magnetic field. The two fields are related to each other. Thus the term electromagnetic field. Actually, electric fields and time-varying magnetic fields always exist in tandem – one cannot exist without the other. An electromagnetic field, then, can be regarded as the combination of an electric field and a magnetic field.
How Does Electromagnetic Field Facilitate Cell Functions of Human Body?
The magnetic field can affect the behavior of any other charged objects in the field, including human, animal, and plant cells. Our bodies are fundamental electric. Every heartbeat generates electromagnetic waves which stimulate tissues at a cellular level. External magnetic fields and the body’s native magnetic fields interact regularly. A magnetic field passing through our whole body has an electromagnetic effect on each of our 70 trillion cells.
1. Increase motion of ions and electrolytes
Electromagnetic fields can increase the motion of ions and electrolytes in the tissues and fluids in a living organism. This movement stimulates the tissues to rebalance and repair themselves wherever necessary.
Adenosine triphosphate (or ATP) is a high-energy molecule which is considered by biologists to be the energy currency of all cell and body functions. ATP regulates body metabolism and sustains life itself by transporting chemical energy within our cells. With low ATP levels, our cells will become sick, with a decreased ability to heal, regenerate, or function properly. Through the increased motion of ions and electrolytes, electromagnetic fields can raise ATP levels and help cells increase their energy by up to 500%.
2. Affect the charge of the cell membrane
Electromagnetic fields can also affect the charge of the cell membrane, and open up the membrane channels. These channels are the doors and windows of our body cells. By opening the membrane channels, nutrients are able to enter the cells easily and quickly. Waste is more readily eliminated from the cells. In this way, electromagnetic fields can rebalance and restore optimum cell function.
Healthy and energetic cells can function more efficiently. Cells of the same type come together to make tissues, which come together to make organs. By improving cellular function, you can restore correct organ function, and allow the entire body to function better. This is also the working theory of electromagnetic field therapy. The electromagnetic field focuses on affecting and improving basic cellular functions in order to combat a variety of health conditions, and when possible, prevent cellular damage from happening in the first place.
PEMF is the application of therapeutic EMF, which is an abbreviation for Electromagnetic Fields. So, a better understanding of electromagnetic science means better use of PEMF.