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?
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.
Oska Pulse speeds the body’s natural healing processes:
In order to stimulate and speed cellular regeneration, Oska mimics the body’s own electrical energy, restoring the electrical potentials needed for optimal ion exchange.