PEMF THERAPY RESEARCH FACTS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2160422 ( A Theoretical Study of Bone Remodel-ling under PEMF at Cellular Level (2011). “Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) devices have been used clinically to slow down osteoporosis and accelerate the healing of bone fractures for many years.” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20976595 ( The Preventive Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Diabetic Bone Loss in Streptozotocin-treated Rats (2011). “The results demonstrated that PEMF could partially prevent DM-induced bone strength and architecture deterioration and improve the impaired bone formation. PEMF might become a potential additive method for inhibiting diabetic osteoporosis.” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19782781 ( Circadian Rhythm Affects the Preventive Role of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Ovariectomy-induced Osteoporosis in Rats (2010). “Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) have been proved effective in the prevention of osteoporosis both experimentally and clinically. […] In conclusion, the results indicated that circadian rhythm (CR) was an important factor determining the preventive effect of PEMF on osteoporosis and PEMF exposure in the daytime presented better stimulus efficacy in rats.” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19670410 ( Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Stimulation Affects Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and Local Factor Production of Rats with Disuse Osteoporosis (2010). “Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) have been used widely to treat nonunion fractures and related problems in bone healing, as a biological and physical method. […] The results found demonstrate that PEMF stimulation can efficiently suppress bone mass loss. We, therefore, conclude that PEMF may affect bone remodeling.” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12669302 ( Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Prevent Osteoporosis in an Ovariectomized Female Rat Model: a Prostaglandin E2-associated Process (2003). “We, therefore, conclude that PEMF may be useful in the prevention of osteoporosis resulting from ovariectomy .” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2195843 (Bone Density Changes in Osteoporosis prone Women Exposed to Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields / PEMFs (1990). “The data suggest that properly applied PEMFs, if scaled for whole-body use, may have clinical application in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis .” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3285429 (The Effect of Long-term Pulsing Electromagnetic Field Stimulation on Experimental Osteoporosis of Rats (1988). “These findings suggested that PEMF stimulation exerted a preventive effect against bone loss of osteoporotic hind legs. Furthermore, an observed increase in bone marrow blood flow seemed to be related with this increase of bone volume and bone formation activity.”)
NO KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS
E-book: In a key, double-blind study on osteoarthritis, done in 1993 and published in the Journal of Rheumatology, it was noted that over a period of 17 years, more than 200,000 patients had been inclinical trials with PEMF without any mentionable side effects. (p. 55, middle-left).
PubMed.com: This is the well-known, government web site run by the National Institutes of Health, used by doctors and nurses around the world, to research published, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical studies on a wide variety of medical topics. Here are some applicable abstracts with respect to theefficacy of and lack of side effects with PEMF therapy.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20329696 ( Low Frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Field — A Viable Alternative Therapy for Arthritis (2009). “Arthritis refers to more than 100 disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The existing pharmacological interventions for arthritis offer only symptomatic relief and they are not definitive and curative. Magnetic healing has been known from antiquity and it is evolved to the present times with the advent of electromagnetism . […] Low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) can provide noninvasive, safe and easy to apply method to treat pain, inflammation and dysfunctions associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) and PEMF has a long term record of safety. […] The analysis of various studies […] has conclusively shown that PEMF not only alleviates the pain in the arthritis condition but it also affords chondroprotection, experts anti-inflammatory action and helps in bone remodeling and this could be developed as a viable alternative for arthritis therapy.” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19927043 ( Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on IL-1beta and Post Operative Pain: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study in Breast Reduction Patients (2009). “Surgeons seek new methods of pain control to reduce side effects and speed post-operative recovery. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) are effective for bone and wound repair and pain and edema reduction. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study, 24 patients, undergoing breast reduction for symptomatic macromastia, received PEMF therapy. PEMF produced a 57% decrease in mean pain scores at 1 hour and a 300% decrease at 5 hours, persisting to 48 hours post-op in the active versus the control group, along with a concomitant 2.2-fold reduction in narcotic use in active patients. PEMF therapy significantly reduced post-operative pain and narcotic use in the immediate post-operative period.” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19371845 ( Evidence-based Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in Clinical Plastic Surgery (2009). “This review shows that plastic surgeons have at hand a powerful tool with no known side effects for the adjunctive, non-invasive, nonpharmacologic management of postoperative pain and edema. ” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17892036 ( Effect of Low Frequency Magnetic Fields (LFMF) After Ischemic Stroke (2007). “The recommended doses of LFMF seem to be adequate to obtain therapeutic effects and may be used in the early period of rehabilitation. As no adverse effects (which could be attributed to LFMF), were observed, this method of physical therapy can be recognized as a safe one and worth making popular in clinical practice.” )
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8496242 ( Beneficial Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, Dr. C.A. Bassett, Columbia University (1993). “The range of treatable ills … include nerve regeneration, wound healing, graft behavior, diabetes, and myocardial and cerebral ischemia (heart attack and stroke), among other conditions.” )