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PEMF & Oxygen Saturation

When cells don't get enough oxygen, they can get hurt. How bad the damage is depends on how long and how much oxygen the tissues miss out on. Almost everything cells do needs oxygen to work right.

PEMFs can really boost oxygen levels in tissues. They help blood flow better, so oxygen from the air gets into the lungs and blood quicker. They also help hemoglobin, the stuff in blood that carries oxygen, work better and get more oxygen into the tissues.

PEMF Supports Higher Levels of Oxygen in Tissues

In one study, scientists checked how magnetic fields affect blood carrying oxygen when there's not enough oxygen around. They saw that magnetic therapy made hemoglobin change shape. This helped it grab onto oxygen better, which helped oxygen move around the body more easily.

In Germany, they used a big PEMF plate in the early 1990s to see how PEMFs help with oxygen levels. They found that when people were active, had a drink, slept, or breathed in carbon dioxide, the effects were stronger. But if they hyperventilated or ate a big meal, the effects weren't as strong. They noticed overall PEMF increased blood volume, oxygen, and alkalinity.

Another research study looked at people with serious lung problems called terminal emphysema. These patients got PEMF therapy for just thirty minutes a day for a week, along with their usual medical treatment. The magnetic therapy made their blood oxygen levels go up by as much as 21%, and everyone felt like they had more energy. If they had started the treatment earlier and kept doing it for longer, the results might have been even better because their bodies would have been in better shape to handle oxygen.

PEMF & Red Blood Cells

Red blood cells, or RBCs, are crucial for carrying oxygen to our tissues. They're produced at a mind-boggling rate of about two million per second, making up 70% of our body's cells.

What sets RBCs apart is their lack of nucleus and mitochondria, giving more space for hemoglobin and ensuring they don't use the oxygen they carry. However, this also means they can't repair or regenerate since they lack DNA. They're formed in the bone marrow and last around 110 days before being broken down and reabsorbed.

PEMF therapy aids in the formation, function, and reabsorption of RBCs. RBCs' membranes are flexible, allowing them to navigate through capillaries to deliver oxygen. However, sometimes they stick together in a rouleaux (stacked) formation, hindering proper circulation. PEMF therapy helps maintain a balanced cellular membrane charge, ensuring optimal oxygen exchange and preventing rouleaux formation. Magnetic fields also boost oxygen release from hemoglobin, with just ten to thirty minutes of exposure having a significant effect.


Low oxygen levels can harm cells, and the extent of damage depends on how long tissues go without enough oxygen. Since most cellular functions rely on oxygen, it's crucial for tissues to have an adequate supply.

PEMFs can help boost oxygen levels in tissues by improving circulation and aiding in oxygen transfer from the air into the lungs and blood. PEMF therapy also aids in the formation, function, and reabsorption of RBCs.


  1. Pawluk, W., MD & Layne, C. J. (2017). Power Tools for Health: How Pulsed Magnetic Fields (PEMFs) Help You. FriesenPress.


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