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Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy (PET)

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Description

Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy is a technique used for decades to treat some fractures and even depression. It involves applying small electromagnetic fields to the body. It used to be performed only in hospitals or clinics. Now there are devices for personal use. It is also called low field magnetic stimulation.

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Possible Benefits

  • Helps to heal fractures
  • May help control pain
  • May improve exercise performance 
  • Improves the absorption of nutrients in the body
  • Improves muscle fatigue
  • Helps strengthen bones
  • May improve mood
  • Improves sleep quality
  • May improve focus
  • May improve circulation
  • May improve oxygen uptake
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Required Equipment

Personal use device.  

Treatment plan in a specialized center

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How to Do It

If you have a personal device, use it according to the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to follow the safety instructions. Many of them are used as massage devices.

If you go to a specialized place, schedule some sessions, and attend them to get different benefits.

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Why it works

  • The main effect of this technique is its action on the cells, producing in them an increase in energy. Our whole organism works by the action of millions of cells. For that reason, the greater activation of these produces beneficial effects for health. 
  • The electromagnetic impulses stimulate the functioning of the organs and activate the natural recovery processes.
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Time Commitment

10-30 minutes

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Suggested Frequency

2-3 times per week 

Increase frequency for pain management

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Time of Day

Any

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Possible Side Effects

Used in moderation it is safe. 

In some cases nausea, fatigue and/or headaches occur.

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Tips

  • This technique is widely used because it is non-invasive and has almost no side effects. Sometimes it is an alternative to pharmacological treatment. 
  • The main uses are to relieve pain and speed up muscle recovery.
  • There is still debate about the scientific evidence for this technique.
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Related Products

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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy effectiveness in low back pain: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. https://www.elsevier.es/en-revista-porto-biomedical-journal-445-articulo-pulsed-electromagnetic-field-therapy-effectiveness-S2444866416300514
  2. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for management of osteoarthritis-related pain, stiffness and physical function: clinical experience in the elderly. https://www.dovepress.com/pulsed-electromagnetic-field-therapy-for-management-of-osteoarthritis--peer-reviewed-article-CIA
  3. Therapeutic effects of whole‐body devices applying pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF): A systematic literature review. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bem.20703
  4. Effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. https://www.medicaljournals.se/jrm/content/abstract/10.2340/16501977-0374
  5. Evidence-Based Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in Clinical Plastic Surgery. https://academic.oup.com/asj/article/29/2/135/270272
  6. Treatment of Depression With Low-Strength Transcranial Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: A Mechanistic Point of View. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27449361/
  7. Impulse Magnetic-Field Therapy for Insomnia: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11697020/
  8. Short-term Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields After Physical Exercise Are Dependent on Autonomic Tone Before Exposure. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17674028/
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