Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy
Total You Health introduced PEMF therapy as an alternative to the NovoThor whole body pod when it saw a chronic pain client who could not get in and out of the bed easily. Pulsed electromagnetic fields or PEMFs are one of the most flexible therapies available. Depending on the precise application they can assist with conditions ranging from insomnia to chronic pain or assisting in injury recovery.
PEMF therapy helps cells increase their energy (or charge) by up to 500%, which drastically helps the body rebalance and heal itself where necessary. This therapy is non-toxic, non-invasive, and FDA-approved, but there are a few contraindications, including pacemakers or anything implanted in the body that is electric, such as cochlear implants, intrathecal pumps, etc. The magnetic field can shut these devices off or can interfere with their function. Also, organ transplant and pregnancy are contraindicated as well. Lastly, people with Grave’s disease should use caution when using PEMF’s.
PEMF therapy has been used widely in Europe since the early 1980’s, which is around the same time that the FDA first approved a PEMF system. There have been over 2,000 university level double-blind medical studies done on the effectiveness of PEMF therapy and tens of thousands on general actions of magnetic fields on cells and tissues.
Our bodies are electromagnetic. Every heartbeat generates electromagnetic waves which stimulate tissues at the cellular level. When our body’s electromagnetic fields interact with the PEMF’s, it has a big effect on all the 70 trillion cells in it.
Magnetic fields increase the motion of ions and electrolytes throughout the body. This movement sets off chemical and electric actions in the tissues of the body, helping them to rebalance where necessary. Cellular energy (or ATP) regulates cell metabolism by transporting chemical energy within our cells. Low ATP levels cause cells to be sick and decrease their ability to function properly. Through this increased motion of ions and electrolytes, these fields help cells increase their energy, or ATP.
The PEMF systems Total You Health uses work off of different frequencies of brain waves. The ones used primarily in the PEMF equipment at Total You Health are Beta waves which enhance alertness; Theta waves which are involved with learning and memory and are dominant in deep sleep; and Alpha waves which can help reduce stress and help you relax.
The beauty of using the PEMF equipment is that it is easy to use and does not require a technician to apply the therapy, nor does it need skin-to-skin contact. It is safe, effective, and clients, especially those with Fibromyalgia and who are very sick, can tolerate this well due to its ease of use. Even after one session, clients say they can feel an immediate difference in pain level, anxiety, energy, and more. PEMF’s have been shown to reduce pain, swelling, and even fuse bones. This too makes lasting changes at a cellular level.
Total You Health offers two types of PEMF therapies. One of which is the BioBalance PEMF whole body mat and the other is the Tesla Fit Duo PEMF spot treatment. Both use the same technology and get great results.
BioBalance Whole Body PEMF Mat
Total You Health offers a PEMF therapy mat that treats the entire body. It projects waveforms with various frequencies of 300 – 1,000 Hz, and, depending upon the client goals (such as to reduce pain, help with anxiety, reduce chronic fatigue, and more), the suggested program is selected and the timer set according to the protocol for the condition. It is very easy to use as a client just takes off shoes and places all electronics to the side. Once a client is lying on the mat, the technician sets the equipment. Typically, a session lasts 15 - 30 minutes.
Tesla Fit Duo PEMF Spot Treatment
Total You Health also offers PEMF therapy in the form of a spot treatment. It uses the same frequencies as does the mat, but the technician can set the equipment for different amounts of time and levels, depending upon what the client can tolerate. The client usually does not feel anything while using the PEMF mat. The spot treatment does have a sound and a pulsing feel, much like a TENS unit. There are different settings to this and usually clients can tolerate the maximum setting. The spot treatment is also a 30-minute treatment and uses attachments for different areas of the body.