Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is a safe and non-invasive method for pain relief, wound healing, tissue regeneration, improving mental health, and more. The magnetic field helps the cells recharge, detoxify and breathe.
Although the PEMF therapy is quite safe and healthy, people still express some concerns, and need an accurate evaluation of its safety prior to actual execution of this therapy. While few of these PEMF contraindications are serious, they must be predicted earlier and proper implications must be conveyed to the users. In this blog, I will introduce you 5 contraindications which should be considered for PEMF therapy and PEMF devices.
1. Implanted Electrical Devices
The only absolute prohibition for use of a PEMF device is placing an active applicator over implanted electrical devices, including cardiac pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators, deep brain stimulators, gastric stimulators, insulin pumps, foot drop implants, cochlear implants, and other similar devices. These devices are all battery operated. Direct magnetic field exposure can shut them off or otherwise interfere with their function, as would happen if they were used inside an MRI. Generally, these devices are now protected against magnetic fields, but we advise seeing your trained medical professional just to be sure.
With little research done in this area, PEMF therapy has not been proven to be safe for pregnant women. Pregnant women often work around MRI machines, and in some circumstances get MRIs themselves. These machines produce very strong magnetic fields. However, to ensure full security, we do not recommend pregnant women using PEMF therapy and PEMF devices.
3. Organ Transplant
PEMF devices are contraindicated for patients with organ transplants. These people take immune suppression medications to prevent fatal organ rejection. The human body is like a battery, and PEMF therapy is the ideal way to revitalize, rejuvenate, and recharge. It means that PEMF devices can enhance the immune system, and may actually stimulate a more aggressive organ rejection process.
4. Hyperthyroidism (and other over-active glands)
PEMF therapy is not recommended for people suffering from hyperthyroidism or other over-active glands. It may over-stimulate these glands if used excessively at high intensities. This could lead to aggravation and fatigue of the glandular function.
5. Implanted metals
People with implanted metals, such as joint replacements, dental implants, mechanical heart valves, metal stents, or metal staples in blood vessels, should use PEMF devices with caution or with professional guidance. Extremely high intensity PEMF devices could stimulate the nerves in the area of the metal, causing sharp pain. Very high intensity PEMF devices may also add to the shear stress of metal clips placed in or near blood vessels.
That’s why Mini Magic and Big Magic choose low intensity magnetic fields. It is a deep-seated, but flawed belief that if one pill is good, two must be better. In a similar vein, lots of people believe that high intensity is better than low intensity. Actually, low intensity PEMF devices use small forces to stimulate the body’s own healing and repair systems. They have no side effects and are safe to use at home.
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