What PEMF Therapy Is & How it Works

PEMF is an abbreviation for Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field Therapy. It’s a non-invasive, safe therapy form that uses low voltage and a wide range of frequencies. True to its name, the frequencies are “pulsed” into the body in square wave form. A sqaure wave is a fancy term for a frequency being switched on and off again very quickly. This can be see in the adjacent graphic.

PEMF therapy seeks to improve health in the body and mind. It can stimulate the body’s own natural immune system, detoxification methods and health, while also being able to regulate chemical reactions and hormone balances to promote healthier cell regeneration, break addictions, and relieve stress.

The Science Behind PEMF Therapy

Essentially, the cells in your body have a negative charge. Normally, cells have potassium and magnesium within them, whilst sodium and calcium remain outside of the cell. Alongside this balance, there are a slew of fundamentals – hormones, vitamins, and minerals, to name a few. Keeping all of these in balance is essential to maintaining a healthy body.

When the cells are imbalanced, you may suffer from a range of symptoms including:

  • Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia (Chronic Fatigue)
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Brain Fog & Difficulty Concentrating

PEMF therapy uses frequencies to balance out chemical changes in your body and ease painful symptoms. Sessions can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours in our own clinic and have a wide range of health benefits.

How Does PEMF Therapy Work?

In a word — by entrainment. According to the classic Miriam Webster dictionary, entrainment is defined “in the biomusicological sense [as] the synchronization of organisms to an external perceived rhythm such as human music and dance.” Think of tapping your foot the rhythm of your favourite song. That’s entrainment! Your foot has been entrained to the beat of the music.

When working on a much smaller, quantum level, entrainment is the alignment or synchronisation of frequencies.

Because every thing — every cell, virus, bacterium, worm, kidney tissue, liver tissue, hair etc. — is a particle in oscillation, we can measure that back-and-forth (oscillatory) movement. That back and forth movement is — yep, you guessed it — a frequency. It literally looks like a wave… like the kind studied in calculus maths lessons.

What Equipment is Used in PEMF Therapy?

Our PEMF therapy is delivered through our SCIO devices. SCIO is an abbreviation for Scientific Consciousness Interface Operations. “Consciousness” is a vague term, but we think that the inventor used it to describe how everything can be thought of as a frequency, now that we understand Wave-Particle Duality that states everything is both a particle (a piece of light) and a wave (a frequency).

“SCIO” is a very creative name, in our opinion, and we’d like to mention that we didn’t name the device, nor did we invent it. We also don’t sell or profit from these devices in any way — read more about our not-for-profit organisation in the About Us page.

These small SCIO devices connect to a laptop. Attached to the SCIO device is a headband and four straps which connect to your wrists and ankles. These electrode straps measure the different frequencies in your body, and also emit frequencies for the therapy.

The frequencies your body emits are constantly being ‘read’ or monitored to determine how well your body is adapting to therapy. The machine then makes adjustments accordingly, thanks to the artificial intelligence built into the software.

What do you need to do at a PEMF Therapy session?

Just sit back and relax! It is a non-invasive therapy, so you will have a chance to wind down during a busy day whilst the machine gets to work. Once the therapy is completed, painful or discomforting symptoms should subside, and benefits should be felt within hours of treatment. Therapy sessions can be undertaken numerous times a week due to it having no side effects.

Where’s The Proof That PEMF Therapy Works?

There have been numerous studies into the benefits on PEMF therapy. We have included a few key examples below, with hyperlinks included:

  1. One study, that pitted PEMF therapy against a ‘sham treatment’ discovered that there was significant pain reduction through PEMF. This indicates that PEMF is helpful in treating Fibromyalgia.
  2. Another study found that PEMF therapy helped in cases of osteoarthritis in the hands and knees by reducing pain.
  3. PEMF has also been shown to help reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety by relaxing the brain and body.
  4. PEMF has provided relief for sufferers of lower back pain, and general musculoskeletal conditions.
  5. PEMF helps with general issues, such as sleep deprivation, muscle and mind relaxation, pain relief, and recovery from injuries.

How Is PEMF Used In Our Upcoming Clinical Trial?

PEMF will be our leading tool for our clinical trial looking into the treatment of symptoms of PTSD & Trauma. PTSD & Trauma have many different symptoms including:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Flashbacks and Depersonalisation
  • Panic Attacks and Irritability
  • Low Mood and Difficulty Sleeping
  • Social and Personal Anxiety (Relationship problems)
  • Lack of self-care and self-sabotage

As you can see, a lot of the symptoms of PTSD & Trauma are directly linked to the studies of PEMF therapy listed above. As PEMF has been shown to reduce negative symptoms of the body and mind, our clinical trial seeks to further explore the efficiency of PEMF therapy in these areas. The clinical trial will run for three weeks and consist of six 90-minute sessions for each trial patient. The treatment will be free for all participants, and they will be required to fill out before-and-after surveys for each session.

Once the trial is finished, our research team will crunch the details and draw up conclusions regarding how efficient PEMF therapy is for the treatment of PTSD & Trauma. We will publish these findings in academic journals, as well as on our website. Stay tuned for further details and updates!

Get In Touch

If PEMF therapy sounds like something you are interested in trying out, please get in contact with our dedicated team, who are here to answer any questions you may have.

Our SCIO machines are available for rental use at home. We can also offer therapy at a discounted rate through our Concessions Clinic. You can learn more by clicking HERE.

For general enquiries please contact as@ncet.co.uk

For booking enquiries please contact admin@ncet.co.uk or call 03301 3301 83.

Resources on PEMF Therapy & Further Reading