Have you seen barn mates or show neighbors waving funny tubes around their horses? Or seen someone towing around a large yellow crate? Those would be Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy devices used to encourage the healing of cells in horse and human athletes! Accelerate Health and Wellness breaks down their PEMF Therapy in this blog post to help us better understand the benefits of this type of therapy.
Enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself
Putting it simply, PEMF is a “Massage for Cell Membranes.”
PEMF stands for “Pulsed Electromagnetic Field” Therapy. A PEMF device creates a gently pulsing electromagnetic field which restores health of horses at a cellular level by stimulating cell metabolism.
PEMF might seem like a new technology in North America, but it has been used throughout Europe and other countries for more than 50 years. 2000+ studies have proven the benefits of PEMF and it is a widely used therapy for improved wellbeing and enhanced performance of people and animals (including dogs, cats, and show, race and pleasure horses) around the world.
PEMF ‘Cellular Exercise’ Explained
Healthy cells mean a healthy body
Our living cells, and in fact, ALL living cells generate a natural electrical charge created by the movement of ions in and out of the cell membranes. Any challenge to the cell such as injury, toxicity or oxygen/nutrient deficiency alters ion movement and the charge of the cell membrane changes.
This altered charge profoundly affects the metabolism of the cell, hindering its ability to absorb oxygen and nutrition, release waste/toxins and ultimately results in loss of energy, pain, inflammation, swelling and disease.
The PEMF machine creates a series of pulsing electromagnetic fields that travel from the main unit through the loop. As the loop is placed on or over the body, the electromagnetic field pulses ON and OFF and makes a soft clicking sound. As the electromagnetic field is pulsed ON, electrons are excited and the cells are expanded and “Exercised”. The electrically charged cell membrane is gently pulled by the pulsating electromagnetic field and the cell is “Recharged”. When the pulse is OFF, the cells relax. As cells Recharge themselves, they heal and return to optimal health.
This is profoundly beneficial ‘Cellular Exercise’ and cellular rehabilitation helps to increase blood flow to the area and increases the permeability of the cell wall. In doing so, nutrients and oxygen are readily absorbed, and proteins are more efficiently metabolized for use within the cell and surrounding tissues. This also means that damaging toxins and cellular waste can exit the cell more efficiently through the lymphatic (detox) system, reducing pain and inflammation and improving the overall healing capabilities.
PEMF Therapy optimizes cell function and enhances the bodies natural ability to heal itself.
The Fifth Element the Body needs to Survive
PEMF is absolutely a vital element of life
Many researchers have started referring to PEMF as “The Fifth Element.” Along with food, water, oxygen and sleep, the body needs PEMF to survive. Although many people are aware that the planet Earth gives off its own electromagnetic field, many do not know that this particular electromagnetic field varies as time passes and that it has an intensity and frequency which propels all life. The Earth’s electromagnetic field helps birds navigate and bee finds their hives. It also helps planes navigate the airways. But much more than that, the EMF (Electromagnetic Fields), propel life on Earth and affect the very core of existence for all animals.
The first evidence of the need for pulsed electromagnetic fields was actually discovered after the very first launch of a human into orbit around the Earth. Russian Yuri Gagarin went into space in the early 1960s… and orbited our planet once and then returned. When he came back from that historic trip, Yuri unfortunately experienced symptoms of depression, diminished metabolism, reduced perception, bone tissue loss, and even muscle tissue deterioration. Yuri was only without the PEMF of Earth for one hour and forty-eight minutes. It is easy to see what prolonged PEMF deprivation could do to a person. After Yuri’s illnesses, research has confirmed human cells deprived of pulsed magnetic fields will die very quickly. PEMF is absolutely a vital element of human life; in fact many researchers have started referring to PEMF as “The Fifth Element.”
Along with food, water, oxygen and sleep, the body needs PEMF to survive.
The body is an environment composed of both chemical and electrical fields and at any one time we are only as healthy as our cells can be in that environment. Cells are like an electric battery; subject to states of charge or depletion. Electricity trumps chemistry. If the cell was energetically weak, the invading organism could win this vibration contest, thus infecting the cell. We suffer from energy loss due to stress and environmental pollution, living and working in buildings constructed with concrete, steel and metal alloys, driving in cars on paved roads, and by the electro-pollution of ultra-high frequency radiations from cell phones, microwave ovens, wireless phone and computer networks, and radar/satellite signals, etc. Because of this we are more susceptible to illness, loss of cell membrane integrity, compromised immunity, and depression. Together with insufficient exercise or stress from performance and diet complications, our necessary energetic balance is depleted. Cells no longer function correctly and this situation leads to poor circulation, declining performance, premature aging, and degenerative diseases. To reclaim the body’s natural state of health, cell function needs to be restored. We have entered an era where we can, by way of technology, broadcast healing electromagnetic fields; bringing our cells into a state of balance; empowering the electrical-field of each cell and thereby creating strength and protection from the invasion of disease causing pathogens.
Get the power of the Pulse
PEMF is a safe and effective, drug-free complementary therapy.
PEMF therapy is now being used on horses and their riders in nearly every competitive equestrian discipline and is fast becoming the norm for equine performance enhancement & health maintenance!
The Pulse Centers PEMF system is able to penetrate gently but deeply into a horse’s body, working places not easily reached with massage, lasers or other methods. With our NEW, advanced technology, PEMF therapy can be performed quickly and effectively on every horse in your barn.
What happens during a PEMF Therapy session?
The secret to improved performance, range of motion, speed & strength.
The PEMF device sends a pulsing electromagnetic field through the coil, deep into the body. As the electromagnetic field pulses, the cell membrane is gently pulled. On the off phase of the pulse, the cell membrane is relaxed. As the cells expand and relax, the cell membrane becomes more permeable, and is better able to release waste, toxins and inflammation and receive oxygen and nutrients. This receiving of oxygen and releasing of waste is what increases the natural charge of the cell. PEMF helps the body to optimize its own self-healing and self regulating properties. This cellular exercise is profoundly beneficial and unique to PEMF.
The presence of a visual pulsing of the muscles may suggest cells with low cellular function which may be caused by stress, injury, illness, or muscular imbalance. PEMF is not used to diagnose but it is a tool in the toolbox for any horse, human or pet.
What are some of the benefits of PEMF?
PEMF therapy enhances a body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Over 2,000 double blind studies have documented the positive effects that PEMF can have on an array of issues. It has been shown to enhance the function of the cell to help the body create a resilient environment so it can do its job.
Increases energy, improve performance & sense of well-being
Assists with pain relief without the use of medication, often with immediate but lasting response
Assists with decreasing inflammation and increases range of movement
Enhances muscle function, endurance, strength and recovery
Assists with increasing circulation
Assists with improving blood oxygenation
Stimulates faster & healthier recovery from exercise or injury
Accelerates bone mending and wound healing
Can provide relaxation, stress reduction and deep tissue massage through pulsating muscle stimulation
Conditions that PEMF can assist with
Provide support for a wide range of equine issues.
Performance stress & body soreness
Soreness of the back, stifle, joints, neck, poll, TMJ, shoulder or hooves
Soft tissue injuries – bruised or torn muscles, tendons & ligaments
Hoof abscess, stone bruises
Conditions of age (Arthritis, Cushings Disease)
Systemic illness & immunity issues
Wounds from surgery or injury
Bone issues(Normal and non-healing fractures)
Laminitis, EMP or Founder
Lackluster health or performance
Improve behavioral issues associated with stress, mental tension and pain
Faster recovery from performance, illness or injury