Achieving PEMF Results on a Realistic Timeline/Path
by Hermina Danneil
First and foremost, it needs to be mentioned that according to the Medical Product Law, claims indicating cure or prevention of any particular disease or illness through pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) are prohibited. The same law applies to all pharmaceutical products and/or other remedies claiming to cure. ”True healing” is reserved and contributed to the body’s own intelligence. Nevertheless, scientific research has proven that the earth’s magnetic field is essential for the wellbeing of the human body. Without it, life would not be possible.
“Electromagnetic energy is the fundamental energy upon which all living organisms depend” Prof. Dr. Werner Heisenberg, German Physicist, Nobel Price Winner
People who purchase magnetic field therapy systems, are frequently asking about a general timeline for their recovery process—“When will I feel better?” and sometimes “Why don’t I feel better yet?” For a brief answer to this particular question, Click Here. However, the following article will cover this topic in more detail.
To grasp the topic better, one has to add a solid understanding of how Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (MRS) works, namely through RESONANCE with the body’s own electromagnetic field. MRS immediate effects include balancing the autonomic nervous system, stimulating cellular metabolism and blood circulation which results in improved oxygen utilization throughout the body, which again results in positive immune system response. (See the Blog post on Microcirculation / Dark Field Microscopy )
Through these processes, cells are able to function better and tissues repair themselves more efficiently. In short, MRS activates the body’s own healing power.
When applied to specific health circumstances, the overall state of the individual’s body must always be taken into consideration. Some health problems require higher field intensities. Some respond better to lower intensities. Some problems require a broad range of frequencies, while others may do better with a minimal number of frequencies.
Everybody is different and every body is different. Many people experience tremendous results within the first week or two of using their system. For some people, results come more slowly, and we can react to that by fine-tuning the treatment protocol.
Example: Normally fractures will take 8 to 12 weeks to heal to a point where the bone can be used. This does not mean the healing process is complete, but only that the body part is usable once again. Magnetic field therapies have proven to speed up the healing process considerably, but should not be expected to perform miracles. Illness is rarely, if ever, an instantaneous happening—the same is true of healing. We did not get to our current health state overnight, and we are unlikely to heal overnight.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) do not drug the body into being painless or euphoric. Sometimes during the therapy process, medication is still important. In other words, a PEMF representative is not allowed to recommend medication reduction. This can only be done by a treating physician. However, one of the goals of magnetic resonance stimulation (MRS) is being able to reduce the use of drugs.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields penetrate and work deep in the tissues to stimulate natural healing processes that have gotten ‘stuck.’ Improved circulation can result in tissue healing, pain reduction, improved mobility, and overall health.
Additionally, during the healing process, the overwhelming majority of people find benefits unrelated to their initial health problem. Quite often, sleep, mood, vitality, gut function, etc., etc. improve before the original problem has healed enough to become noticeably better.
SETTING REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
Having proper expectations is important in the use of magnetic field therapy. If you are depressed or anxious, for example, small health improvements may seem inadequate. We experience this most frequently with the elderly, who tend to have many health issues and therefore may not appreciate small benefits achieved. To set realistic expectations, we must first understand the nature of the problem, the depth of the damage or dysfunction, the types of tissues involved and their respective regeneration potential, as well as the age of the patient. A 20-year-old will heal more quickly than an 80-year-old. The bodies of the young have more vitality, and their genetics support faster repair and recovery. Acute injuries heal much more quickly than chronic issues.
Sometimes, expectations must be set within the limits of technology. If for instance your spine is aligned incorrectly, it needs to be adjusted mechanically by including chiropractic help. Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (MRS) is not a magic bullet. It is, however, generally a better solution than exposing the body to surgical procedures or potentially toxic medications. Often, individuals seek PEMF therapies after having already tried and failed with surgeries or medications. This can become a process like putting Humpty Dumpty back together again – possible, but again, it may take time depending on the severity of the health challenge. MRS can definitely help you maintain control of your health problem, is natural, non-toxic, and can be done in the comfort of your own home.
EXAMINE THE LEVEL OF TISSUE DAMAGE
Exact diagnosis of the damage present in your body is a critical piece to solving the recovery timeline. Understanding the degree of damage is important in understanding the amount of time it will take for the tissue or bone to heal. However, MRS can assist to accelerate the healing process, often by as much as twofold.
BODY’S RESPONSE TO MRS TREATMENT
Treatments directed at problems in the energetic level, or acute, produce much more dramatic and rapid results which may occur within several days. Once there is some level of pathology, the effects of treatments usually take longer to become noticeable—sometimes up to a few weeks. Once a health issue has indeed become chronic, results may even take months.
As was pointed out prior, treatments may be directed at a particular health challenge, and yet improvement is sometimes seen in other places, based on the involved layers of tissue. Some users regard this as surprise “positive side effect” of magnetic resonance stimulation (MRS). The body has its own wisdom, and will respond to treatment in the layers and levels that make the most sense. We must respect these layers of healing and work positively with them. Patience and acceptance of this natural order will only aid in the healing process.
For tissues that do not have the capacity to regenerate, Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (MRS) is valuable in reducing pain, reducing swelling, improving circulation, and stimulating whatever regeneration may be possible.
ADEQUATE AMOUNT OF USE
Finding an adequate amount of time to apply treatments can be difficult. However, time spent with your magnetic field resonance device translates into results. The amount of time needed will depend on the levels of dysfunction; whole body application up to 3 times per day between 8 – 16 minutes each application. To address local problems the pad or probe should be applied locally at least 16 to 24 minutes each time in accordance with recommended intensity settings.
One of the most important aspects of the iMRS device is consistent daily use, even if it comes down to one session a day.
PROPER APPLICATOR PLACEMENT
The iMRS pulsed electromagnetic fields penetrate all the way through the body without being ‘blocked’ by anything in the body. However, the intensity of the field is strongest at the point of contact, and decreases with distance. Therefore, applicator placement is important to results.
Local applicators are usually positioned near the place of pain or discomfort. Often, however, the pain is being generated in another part of the body entirely. For example, lower back problems often radiate pain down to the knee or foot. Shoulder problems often refer pain to the elbow or wrist. Spastics in the lower extremities is caused by a problem in the spinal cord. For this reason, it is important to know the cause of the pain and treat that part of the body where pain originates. For instance, if you are experiencing knee pain, it would likely help to apply the local applicator to the lower back as well. If the problem is in the arm, you may consider treating the neck.
Not only is it important to position the applicators correctly, but they must be the correct applicators. Full-body mats support the entire body, local applicators are applied to address local problems.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPORTMany MDs, using MRS in their clinic, may explain “You can’t build a house without bricks and mortar.” Healing the body needs proper nutritional support as well. For pulsed magnetic field therapies to work best, individuals should be on decent diets and use a reasonable number of supplements. At the very least, most of us should be taking adequate levels of vitamin D3, omega-3 fatty acids, and a broad spectrum multivitamin. Many people using PEMF therapies will need extra magnesium. Some individuals will need to supplement their melatonin as well. PEMFs will also work better when the body is adequately hydrated; it is recommended that individuals drink half their body weight in ounces. (A 160-pound person should drink 80 ounces of water daily.)
There are some health problems that cannot be corrected with Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (MRS) alone. One common example is with bone-on-bone arthritis in the knee or hip. In this circumstance, the damage is so extensive and so many tissues are involved that a joint replacement is often inevitable. However, even in this situation, MRS therapies can make a huge difference one way or another. If this treatment method is not controlling the pain of the condition, it can assist the tissues to be as healthy as possible prior to having the joint replacement. After the surgery, the recovery time is expected to be shorter with the help of magnetic field therapy, and with a decreased risk of complications. In addition, some research and feedback from patients indicates that the prosthesis integrates better with the bone, making the new joint feel stronger and decrease the likelihood for future breakdown.
EFFECTS OF MEDICINE
Some medications are very challenging to the body’s energy systems. For example, antidepressants, neuroleptics, and sedatives may change the way the body perceives pain signals, thereby blocking some of the pain-reduction benefits of MRS therapy. We would never suggest that someone stop taking or reduce the dosage of their medication without a medical consultation. We would like to point this out to inform you that occasionally, pain reduction is not as successful as we hope because of the medication effects. This is not to say that the other benefits of Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (MRS) in healing and regeneration will be lost – they will not. This only relates to the sensation or perception of pain. On the other hand, it is not uncommon that the same medications may be improved in their results when combined with MRS therapy. Medication and nutrients tend to be better absorbed in the body when MRS is applied. It is occasionally possible for people to reduce their medication once this treatment method has been used regularly for a while. Again, please note that this should only be done with medical guidance.
TOXICITY AND SENSITIVITY
Infrequently, we experience individuals who are extraordinarily sensitive to magnetic fields, and experience increased discomfort or other unpleasant symptoms. In these cases, magnetic field therapy must be used “low and slow,” meaning with a low intensity, and short treatment times. Doing so, benefits may be more difficult to achieve because the appropriate and necessary intensities are not possible. Still, results can be dramatic. Most of these individuals need to be on a significant supplement and nutrition program to achieve the best results.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields can open cells and cell membranes to the point of unloading toxins stored in the tissues of the body. This type of response is, in the long-run, a desirable action. However, it may be unpleasant while it is going on. The length of the detoxification will vary from patient to patient. Rarely will MRS therapy have to be stopped. Those individuals with multiple chemical sensitivities may find magnetic field therapy intolerable until such time as the major detoxification can be achieved.
Research in the pain management program at Hopkins found that some individuals with chronic pain have developed too much hopelessness that may interfere with treatment outcomes. These individuals often experience negative reactions even to placebo magnetic fields. When these patients are followed over time, some complain that their problems have been made worse by the (placebo) treatments. In these cases psychological counseling would become a necessary part in their pain management.
Dr. Rolf-Rainer Krapf, MD
Dr. William Pawluk, MD
Dr. Christian Thuile, MD