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How Safe is PEMF?

Updated: May 22

PEMF therapy is generally considered safe when used properly. It is non-invasive and does not involve the use of drugs or chemicals. However, it's essential to follow the guidelines and recommendations provided by our doctors to ensure safe and effective treatment.

PEMF therapy is generally well-tolerated, and side effects are rare. The low-intensity electromagnetic fields emitted by PEMF devices are well-tolerated by the body and pose minimal risk of adverse effects. However, as with any therapeutic intervention, there are potential side effects and safety considerations to be aware of. These may include temporary discomfort, skin irritation, or mild sensations of warmth at the site of application. Additionally, prolonged exposure to high-intensity PEMF fields may theoretically lead to tissue heating or overstimulation of cells, although such occurrences are rare when treatment parameters are properly controlled. To ensure safe and effective use of PEMF therapy, it's essential to follow our doctors' instructions, and monitor for any adverse effects during treatment.

Can Anybody Use PEMF Safely?

PEMF therapy is generally considered safe for most individuals of all ages when used appropriately. However, certain groups of people should exercise caution and consult with our doctors before using PEMF therapy. While PEMF therapy offers potential benefits for various health conditions, ensuring safety and suitability for each individual's unique circumstances is paramount.

If you have any of the following, it is CRITICAL that you disclose this to the doctor at your first visit to qualify you as a candidate for PEMF treatment:

● You have an implanted electronic device including but not limited:

  • Pacemaker

  • Defibrillator

  • Cochlear Hearing Device

  • Spinal Stimulator

  • Glucose Monitor

  • Insulin Pump

● You are pregnant or breastfeeding

● You are actively bleeding or hemorrhaging (including menses)

● You have received an organ transplant

● You have injuries or concerns of injuries that have not yet been evaluated by another licensed healthcare provider.

Is it Safe with a Metal Transplant (ex. Hip or Knee Replacement)?


This is safe to do and is one of the most common reasons people come to seek our help. PEMF therapy does wonders for patients recovering from surgery, especially with joint replacements. Metal implants may be more sensitive to electromagnetic stimulations so inform your PEMF professional if you have them. They can lower the intensity of the PEMF to make it more comfortable.


PEMF therapy is generally safe for most individuals when used correctly and in accordance with recommended guidelines. The low-intensity electromagnetic fields produced by PEMF devices are well-tolerated by the body and carry minimal risk of adverse effects. However, caution should be exercised, particularly among specific groups such as those with implanted medical devices or pregnant women.

It's crucial to consult with our doctors before starting PEMF therapy, especially if you fall into one of the categories mentioned above. Adhering to prescribed treatment protocols, avoiding excessive intensity levels, and monitoring for any adverse reactions are essential practices to ensure the safety and efficacy of PEMF therapy. While PEMF therapy holds promise for various health conditions, prioritizing safety and individual suitability remains paramount.


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