Our First-in-the-World, AI-Guided PEMF Therapy: Tech Specs, Amazing Clinical Trial Results, and Next Steps

The PEMF therapy is administered non-invasively through electrodes attached to the wrists, ankles and forehead.

What We Do

We render PEMF (Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field) therapy for PTSD & Trauma, Anxiety, Insomnia and Depression. We render therapy in our three Bristol locations, and we have extra machines available for home rental or leasing to other clinics.

PEMF is non-invasive, drug-free and has zero negative side-effects. It uses a machine to generate and scan EM (electromagnetic) waves, which is controlled by a computer. The EM waves travel bi-directionally through the electrodes attached to the limbs and forehead, as the picture shows.

What We Do Differently

All other machines on the market only emit frequencies, like a radio broadcasting station sending EM waves to a radio device.

Our machines work more like mobile phones, sending and reading signals constantly. Volts, ampres and wave forms are constantly adjusted in real-time, adapting to the patients’ stress responses.

Artificial Intelligence guides the software. Ours is the only in the world using AI, and the USPs are huge:

  • No negative side effects.
    Appx. <1% of patients report headaches that last less than 12 hours. NO other side effects. This makes it much more preferrable to pharmaceuticals such as anti-depressants.
  • Cuts down on therapist time needed.
    The machine runs on its own for the majority of the therapy session, leaving the therapist or doctor free to take notes, answer emails, or do some COVID cleaning in preparation for the next patient.
  • Cuts down on training time needed for new therapists.
    It takes about 3 weeks maximum to train people on this software running on Windows OS.
    It takes longer to train people to have good bedside manner and client rapport. It literally takes more time to prepare therapists in other ways: DBS / background checks, first aid courses, health and safety walk-throughs etc.
  • Very, very scaleable. And fast.
    The only thing limiting production is import from the EU into the UK, and availability of materials such as silver, copper and plastic — which aren’t ‘running out’ any time soon, and aren’t ethically questionable like lithium and coltan.

The nerdy ‘how does it work’

By entrainment. A wide range of frequencies are used in sine, sawtooth or square wave form with 50% duty cycle. Maximum 5 volts and direct current. There are some extras involving 3D mathematics to calculate frequencies needed, but we’ll gloss it over as ‘harmonic thirds’ which is a term in musicology / music theory.

Ready to Rock N’ Roll

Machines we use are correctly CE-marked and approved in the USA by the FDA as Type IIa medical devices.

Almost-Unbelievable USPs

(1) More effective than other interventions

Other interventions (or ‘treatments’) for our foci include anti-depressants, hormone replacement therapy, talking therapy, art therapy and possibly input from many other health departments (like neurology or gynaecology). They are expensive, often come with huge side effects, and also a considerable time commitment i.e. weeks off work for post-op convalescence or many hours of talking therapy needed.

We’ve sponsored and investigated two small clinical trials (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05033600 and NCT04577053), and found: 

  • On average 83% reduction in insomnia after just three weeks.
  • 53% reduction in flashbacks after just three weeks.
  • After two months of weekly treatment, 90% of participants felt anxiety levels significantly reduced. 

Find more clinical trials using other devices – but the same EM tech, essentially – on our blog.

(2) More effective than other electromagnetic therapies

Most studies performed internationally use machines that require participants / patients to come in for one hour of therapy every day, five days a week for 6-8 consecutive weeks. 

Ours cuts that down by 80% – requiring only one session a week or once fortnightly at a stretch – while achieving similar and sometimes better results.

(3) Super Scaleable, Super Fast

AI does 95% of the work. We just need admin, marketing and networking to get this tech into the right places.

It’s more cost-effective than what’s currently on NHS and complementary, i.e. patients can first try anti-depressants and if those don’t work, try this therapy.

Get on the band wagon

Electromagnetic therapies are already covered by health insurance in Germany and Belgium. Studies internationally have shown promising results in other fields such as Traumatic Brain Injury or Knee Pain Relief, but we have focused narrowly due to limited resources. The costs are minimal: machines, therapists and clinic space.

Next Steps

1. Connecting with the right people in NHS to partner up for further clinical trials.
In general, one study with 60 participants and one more with 120+ participants would be needed before adoption – generally speaking.

2. Securing funding for the next trials, with a view to getting NHS adoption.

This is the tip of the iceberg. Once this technology is spread for very-needed mental health solutions across the UK, it’s an easy next step to expand into faster sports injury recovery, eczema treatment or other areas that have proven successful in international trials.