PEMF, or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy uses electromagnetic pulses to improve cell metabolism and circulation, ultimately promoting wellness and healing. These pulses are administered at different intensities and frequencies (usually lower frequencies) to treat various conditions, including pain and inflammation, depression, and poor sleep. PEMF has also been found helpful when treating non-union fractures.
How does PEMF Therapy Work?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy uses electromagnetic fields to improve overall health and well-being. It does so by interacting with the body’s cells and tissues.
When administered, PEMF therapy sends electromagnetic waves into the human body. These waves work with the body’s natural electromagnetic field to improve the movement of positively charged ions. This process also realigns electrical energy on a cellular level, stimulating cells in the treated area.
The stimulated cells open up their ion channels in the cell membrane, allowing positively charged ions to rush in. This results in the inside of those cells becoming less negatively charged (depolarized) than before receiving the ions, triggering an action potential. This improves the transmission of electrical impulses, which helps improve healing and recovery, promoting overall wellness.
What are the Uses of PEMF Therapy?
PEMF therapy helps reduce inflammation and pain in the muscles, bones, and joints. It also aids bone consolidation after fractures and reabsorption of bone oedema.
Here is a list of the pathologies that can be managed or treated with PEMF:
- Coxarthrosis (hip osteoarthritis)
- Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscle pain
- Muscle atrophy
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Cervical pain
- Muscle injuries or tears
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Certain kinds of ulcers, such as chronic varicose ulcers and chronic diabetic foot ulcers
What are the Benefits of PEMF?
The main benefits of PEMF therapy are as follows:
- Pain relief
- Inflammation relief
- Improved healing and recovery after a clinical procedure
- Improved biological functions
- Improved quality of life
What Machines Do We Use?
At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we use Sedona Lounge PEMF and Sedona Pro PEMF, a set of padded devices that can be applied to various body areas. This state-of-the-art equipment offers a highly dependable solution to several pathologies and their painful symptoms. These devices, operated by highly experienced medical specialists, not only improve your wellness but also offer a more relaxed experience.
What are the potential side effects of PEMF?
PEMF is one of the safest methods to reduce pain and inflammation and improve your quality of life. Several studies carried out in this matter have reported no severe adverse effects in patients treated PEMF.
That being said, a few minor side effects may still be expected with PEMF therapy, such as:
- Temporary discomfort, mainly due to the body adjusting to the increased cellular function after the treatment.
- Lightheadedness, which can be relieved by drinking water.
- Nausea, which can also be reduced by hydrating.
- Trouble sleeping, a temporary side effect that persists until the body adjusts to the treatment.
- Warm sensation or flushing due to increased circulation.
Combination With Other Therapies
PEMF can sometimes be used with EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) therapy, which uses electrical impulses to stimulate contractions of the muscles in order to improve their function. EMS aids muscle strengthening by promoting healing and may help with recovery from injuries and illnesses. When combined, both PEMF and EMS are likely to result in quicker healing and a shorter rehabilitation period.
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Receive top-tier physical rehabilitation with PEMF therapy at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, performed by our experienced practitioners. For further details or to book an online consultation, please call +971 4 348 5575 or fill out the form provided below.
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