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PEMF's Biological Effects

Updated: 4 days ago

Because magnetic fields play a role in the fundamental functions of your body, regardless of specific body parts or systems, they can be applied to nearly any health issue you may have.

Every part of your body, from tissues to organs, relies on various essential processes such as blood circulation, nervous system signals, energy production, nutrient transportation, waste removal, inflammation reduction, immune defense, tissue repair, mobility, sensory perception, hormone regulation, and environmental protection. PEMFs impact many of these vital functions.

Each of these functions influences every cell and tissue in your body to some extent. Whether you're addressing specific health problems or aiming to enhance overall organ function, PEMFs operate through these fundamental processes to promote health benefits for you.

Accelerate Healing

In our society, we're taught to focus on treating diseases. We've been led to believe that every disease has a unique treatment—a pill for every ailment. For instance, if you had a staph infection, you'd take an antibiotic, or if you broke a bone, you'd get a cast. But most health issues aren't that straightforward. In fact, in cases like these, your body would heal faster and better with some extra support to speed up the healing process.

We need to fix what went wrong in your body to cause the disease or injury and support your body's natural healing abilities. According to the book "The Biology of Belief" by Dr. Bruce Lipton, every cell in your body is "intelligent" and knows exactly what to do to stay healthy. But sometimes, they need a little extra energy to do their job properly. Supporting your body's natural healing process is key to achieving good health and recovering from health problems.

While there may not be many true cures in medicine, there's always some level of assistance available. PEMFs help your body in various ways and complements many other health approaches. They can bring you closer to more complete healing, safely and without the side effects of drugs or invasive procedures.

By relying less on the conventional medical system and exploring other supportive measures, you could experience even better health than what's considered "normal."

Every cell in your body is "intelligent" and knows exactly what to do to stay healthy. But sometimes, they need a little extra energy to do their job properly.

Levels of Illness/Injury

Let's break down how problems in your body work and how they heal. Different injuries involve different tissues, and they vary in severity. In integrative medicine, we understand that disease and healing happen on different levels—energetic, physiological, pathophysiological, and pathological. Depending on which level a disease or injury is at, the amount of healing that can occur differs.

At the energetic level, problems can be fixed quickly with just a little extra cellular energy. Healing at this level mostly requires mindfulness and support. Physiological issues may take a few days to improve and need more cellular energy. Healing here needs to be more intentional and focused. When there's some level of pathology involved, intervention becomes necessary.

Think about catching a cold. At first, you might just feel a bit off—you're not quite yourself, with a foggy brain and feeling more tired than usual. This is at the energetic level. As the cold gets worse, you start having more obvious symptoms like a stuffy nose and plugged ears. This is at the physiological level. If the cold keeps going and turns into bronchitis or an ear infection, that's at the pathophysiological level. And if things get really bad and you end up in the hospital with pneumonia, that's at the pathological level.

But not all diseases or injuries follow this pattern. For example, if you slip on ice and break your arm, that's an instant jump from healthy to pathological. It might feel like you're not in control of your body at that moment, but just like there are levels of disease, there are also levels of prevention and healing.

Levels of Prevention

Prevention comes in different forms: primary, where we try to stop a disease or injury before it happens; secondary, where we try to lessen the impact of a disease or injury that's already occurred; and tertiary, where we try to reduce the burden of an ongoing disease or injury. Healing is more complicated.

Using PEMF therapy on a regular basis is like primary prevention—it constantly helps your body heal at the energetic level. You might even be able to stop a cold from getting worse by using PEMF treatments focused on the physiological level. And if there's some pathology involved, like with a chronic condition, PEMFs can help manage symptoms and even reverse the disease itself. If you're dealing with a full-blown disease or injury, PEMFs can still support your body's healing process and prevent complications.

Healing takes time, and it often works in reverse of how diseases progress. You won't go from pneumonia to a runny nose in one day or with one PEMF treatment. But the more you invest in prevention, the shorter your healing time will be and the less likely you are to have a condition become chronic.

You might not be able to prevent accidents like slipping on ice or breaking a bone, but primary prevention can help ensure that tissues are as healthy as possible. That way, if you do get hurt, your cells can start healing faster.

There are some tissues that can't regenerate, or health issues that PEMF therapy alone can't fix. Even in these cases, magnetic field therapy can still reduce pain and swelling, improve circulation, and stimulate whatever regeneration might be possible.

Your body knows how to heal itself, and by understanding the different levels of healing, you can work with your body to support the healing process. Being patient and accepting the natural order of healing will only help you recover faster.


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


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