How to Use PEMF Therapy

Apples have forever been a symbol of health and wellness. We all know the phrase, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” Apples do offer a wide variety of healthful benefits, but another less common healthy alternative is something you may never have heard of: PEMF therapy. And though “PEMF therapy a day, keeps the doctor away” is not as catchy, it’s just as apt. 

You may not know this, but magnetic therapy has been around for a very long time. It has been used as a medical application for thousands of years. Of course, back then magnetic therapy was nothing more than a static magnet being placed on areas of the body to help enhance health and wellness in the individual. Since then, we have come a long way with magnetic therapy. No longer are static magnets used, electromagnetism has superseded the use of static magnetic fields and is now used as the primary source of medical applications. 

There are many benefits associated with the use of electromagnetism. Electromagnetism as a form of medical application has become very popular. One such form is pulsed electromagnetic field therapy or PEMF therapy for short. 

In this blog post, you will learn about how to use PEMF therapy, as well as what PEMF therapy is, how it works, its benefits, and some cautions. Keep reading to learn more. 

What is PEMF Therapy? 

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy uses electromagnetic frequencies to essentially recharge cells. The frequencies used for PEMF are the same wavelength as the Earth’s magnetic field. By focusing this energy on pained areas of the body, PEMF increases the spin of electrons which results in positive health benefits. Due to this, PEMF helps with local blood flow and delivers rich oxygen to areas of the body that need it. This process enhances detoxification and enriches cells. 

Since living things have their own electromagnetic frequency, they must maintain a stable electrical signal to be healthy. That’s exactly why PEMF therapy can help.

Benefits of PEMF Therapy

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Yoga can help stimulate the body and mind. It’s not the only way to help enhance circulation. PEMF therapy can do that. 

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, or PEMF therapy for short, uses electromagnetism to essentially recharge the body at a cellular level. Since PEMF uses the natural frequency of the Earth’s magnetic field, it is a natural approach to help enhance the body, delivering numerous health and wellness benefits. 

Here are some of the primary benefits that are associated with PEMF: 

  • Increase blood flow 
  • Detox the body
  • Pain relief and management 
  • Enhance bone regeneration 
  • Improves focus 
  • Anxiety and depression relief 
  • Reduces chronic inflammation
  • Improves energy
  • Balances the immune system
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Reduces stress
  • Assists with the treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Helps with the treatment of Arthritis
  • Aid in the treatment of Cervical Osteoarthritis
  • And more

Here are some of the benefits of PEMF therapy expanded upon. 

Detoxify the Body

Since PEMF enhances circulation and blood flow, it can aid in the detoxification of the body. The more blood and oxygen that is received to areas of the body (particularly areas that are inflamed or suffer from chronic pain) the easier and better those areas can heal.

Reduction of Pain

Recent studies have helped researchers conclude that PEMF therapy does indeed improve the circulation of blood throughout the body. As stated previously, improving circulation enables pain-relieving benefits, as well as the reduction of inflammation. 

The use of PEMF for chronic pain and inflammation has grown over the years, and its effectiveness has become more accepted by the medical community. Still, research is pending for further verification of its benefits. Furthermore, it’s important to note that PEMF therapy also can be used to enhance recovery after an injury or after a gym session. 

Bone Regeneration

Approved by the FDA for the treatment of bone fractures, NASA has been using PEMF therapy to help astronauts combat the effects of space, and improve the reformation of lost bone mass and tissue due to zero gravity. 

Due to the strong regenerative properties associated with PEMF therapy, it has become a treatment to help with the healing of fractures. In fact, 85 percent of participants in a study observed an increase in bone formation after using PEMF therapy for a short number of weeks. 

Improved Focus

Recent research has helped bolster the assertion that PEMF therapy can enhance the mood of the user. Since PEMF therapy improves circulation, it can be used as an application to enhance moods, as well as to help improve the focus and concentration of the user.

Relief for Anxiety and Depression

FDA has approved the use of PEMF therapy to help treat symptoms of depression. PEMF therapy is also an effective tool to help relax the body, and therefore relieve symptoms of anxiety.  

Improved Sleep

PEMF therapy uses low-frequency electromagnetic waves that help balance the body and brain. These signals help the body get ready for sleep and can enhance a user’s sleep.

Reduced Swelling

As stated previously, because PEMF therapy promotes blood flow, it has been shown to help reduce swelling. Recent studies purport to have observed that PEMF therapy is an effective swelling reducer. 

Assists with the treatment of Fibromyalgia

PEMF therapy can help combat the symptoms of fibromyalgia. In a recent survey conducted with patients who have fibromyalgia, participants saw a positive response to the treatment of PEMF therapy. 

Helps with the treatment of Arthritis

Due to its enhancement of blood circulation, vital nutrients can reach sometimes troubled areas of the body and enhance their healing. In fact, around 90 percent of members of the survey who suffered from arthritis in the lower back felt a reduction in pain due to PEMF treatment. 

Though studies still need to be conducted to verify the effectiveness of PEMF, many studies have demonstrated that PEMF therapy delivers healthful benefits. 

How to Use PEMF Therapy

There are several ways you can use PEMF therapy to enhance your health and wellness. As we stated above, there are numerous benefits associated with PEMF therapy. But you may be wondering how you can use PEMF therapy to receive these benefits. 

You don’t have to go to the doctor to experience PEMF therapy. You don’t have to go to a massage therapist or a chiropractor. You can experience the healing benefits of PEMF therapy right at home.

The easiest way to receive PEMF therapy is with a PEMF heat therapy pad or mat. These are relatively inexpensive and can deliver the revitalizing benefits of PEMF right at home (or even on the go). 

If you choose to use a PEMF mat or pad, you have a few ways in which you can use the device in order to receive its benefits.

Determining How To Use PEMF Therapy

When you’re determining how to use PEMF therapy you need to determine what you’ll be using PEMF therapy for. Will you be using it to help mitigate chronic pain? Will you be using it to help with overall health and wellness? Or will you be using PEMF therapy to improve sleep? 

Once you’ve figured out how you’ll be using it, you can determine how you’ll use it. Some of the most popular PEMF devices deliver multiple therapies at the same time. So no matter what you choose to use your mat for, you will always receive other health and wellness benefits. 


Most PEMF devices allow you to switch between the following frequencies. Most studies employing PEMF have used frequencies between 6- 75 Hz. A recent study indicates that low-level exposure to PEMF therapy at 0.1 Hz frequency for a duration of 60 min a day for 3 consecutive days produced the most favorable response for those seeking to improve Osteoarthritis.  Most PEMF devices offer only low-frequencies up to 25 Hz. 

Higher frequencies tend to be more effective for chronic pain. The lower frequencies can help with acute pain. Before you use the device, it may be important to consult with an expert to determine the range that works best for you. 


Depending on how long you want to use the device, and the sessions. Some studies suggest that short-term effects based on 3 to 5 days a week with low amounts of PEMF can aid in a number of health benefits, such as those stated above. However, it all depends on your needs. 


a cell membrane

Since PEMF works on the cellular level, it can have some side effects. Like with all things, there are some risks associated with PEMF therapy. It’s important to know these risk factors so you know how to avoid them. 

This can’t be stressed enough: if you have a pacemaker, are pregnant, suffer from a medical condition, or are a senior, you need to consult with your doctor before using a PEMF machine. For pregnant women and people with a pacemaker, you should not use a PEMF device unless advised by your doctor. 

Since PEMF therapy is known to stretch and relax cells, you may experience some adverse side effects after use, such as fatigue and lethargy. These are very common side effects and will subside soon after use. Depending on the intensity of the frequency that you used you may experience muscle twitches. Again, these are common after use and will subside soon after. 

Since PEMF detoxifies the body, you need to make sure you drink plenty of water before and after each session so you do not become dehydrated.


Now that you know the answer to your question: “How to use PEMF Therapy?” It’s time for you to use PEMF therapy to help you fight chronic pain, decrease inflammation, or improve your overall health and wellness. 

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy offers a vast array of positive health and wellness benefits. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t work at trying to improve your well-being with PEMF therapy. 

PEMF therapy has helped countless others. It’s time you use it to help you too!