Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (pEMF)*
PEMF, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy, improves circulation and enhances blood oxygenation, reduces inflammation, accelerates bone healing, and improves muscle function. Physicians use PEMF to treat neuropathy, pain, bone fractures, and post-surgical tissue repair.
*This service is only available at our Santa Barbara location.
What is pEMF?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy uses magnetic waveform generators to stimulate human cells with magnetic pulses. PEMF generators range from extremely low-level power (ELF) to high-level power (HF) machines. Many Low-level devices are designed for home use by consumers for general wellness-type applications. High-level power machines are generally sold only for clinical use by a physician. However, the cellular response to such stimulation takes place in all types of cells, so PEMF therapy of all frequencies/powers can be used to treat a great number of different medical conditions.
Who is It for?
PEMF has been safely and effectively used, among other conditions, to treat:
These and many similar conditions are successfully treated at the TheraMind® Center using PEMF in combination with Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).
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- OsteoGen Implantable Bone Growth Stimulator, Electrobiology, Inc., 1979 FDA 510(k) approval.
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