What is PEMF?
PEMF is an acronym for Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields, but what is it and how can it be used to improve health, in particular help us deal with pain?
Pulsed Electromagnetic (PEMF) Field Therapy.
PEMF therapy is the application of non-invasive low intensity, electromagnetic fields at varying frequencies, wave forms and intensity. PEMF has been used in the medical field for well over 70 years with no reported side effects.
Research and Development.
Due to an injection of US$3.5 million research and development program, NASA made a considerable contribution to the development of PEMF. In 1979 the FDA (Food and Drug Administration USA) allowed electromagnetic fields to be used on humans for non-union fractures and bone healing. Ten years later it was extended for the treatment of pain and oedema in soft tissue. In the last 20 years, scientific research has allowed us to understand more fully how effective PEMF can be in assisting the body's recovery from injury or degenerative issues. Most exciting is the development of technology, allowing us to produce medical equipment and devices such as the Oska Pulse, made available at such affordable prices.
Without electromagnetism, there would be no life on this planet!
We see the results of electromagnetic energy in everyday life. Hairdryers, electric shavers, electric drills, power saws, motor vehicle generators, bicycle dynamos…..the list goes on. All these devices use electromagnetic fields produced by magnets revolving inside a coil of wire or a wire rotating around fixed magnets.
The body also uses electromagnetism, but in a very different way.
There are approximately 37.2 trillion cells that make up the human body and around 200 different types. Cells build tissue, organs and bones and consist mainly of water, collagen and minerals. Most cells, except the brain, have a short life span and renew themselves constantly. Around 300 million of your body's cells die every minute. But don't worry because about 300 billion new cells are created in your body each day. However, cells need a healthy functioning metabolism for proper function and cell renewal (division). You can see a video on this by clicking this link to The Science page.
In each of our joints, compression and decompression of cells (proteoglycan matrix) create 'voltage differentials' that open or close gates in the channels, thus controlling the flow of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cell.
A healthy cell produces positive and negative charges, creating a -65 to -90 mV potential across the cell membrane. This is required for the exchange (through special gates or channels) of potassium, sodium and calcium ions. Healthy cells maintain this potential through active ion movement.
Cellular metabolism is adversely affected when electrical potentials are lost through injury or degenerative issues. By mimicking the body's own electrical energy, Oska Pulse PEMF therapy, helps the body restore the electrical potentials needed for optimal ion exchange, speeding the natural healing process.
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