Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy or PEMF?

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy has been used in healing and mentioned in medical literature for decades(1). There are many pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) generators in the market, all of which use different signal formats producing different effects. Extivita uses the BEMER, which stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation. BEMER is an FDA Class II cleared consumer medical device that is non-invasive. It uses PEMF to deliver a patented bio-rhythmically defined therapeutic signal which temporarily increases local blood flow (micro circulation). The device does this by delivering safe, electromagnetic fields with various organized waveforms that facilitates optimal health. The safety of PEMF devices are supported by thousands of clinical trials and scientific studies.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) in Durham, NC
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) in Durham, NC

How does PEMF Work?

The safe, noninvasive device works within certain signal ranges which were developed to improve tissue microcirculation(1). These specific BEMER signal pattern initiates something called vasomotion, which is similar to blood vessel relaxation-contraction activity that occurs in the micro vessels(1). This increases blood flow in your smaller arteries, facilitates blood flow in your tissues, and supplies oxygen to tissue regions that were receiving little to no oxygen. The changes in microcirculatory effects have been demonstrated via microscopy and spectroscopy(3). When our body’s cells, tissues and organs are adequately nourished and metabolic waste products are removed, our bodies are healthier and function properly.

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Abstract: The microcirculation is the business end of the cardiovascular system. It is in this branching network of microvessels that transport and exchange of heat, respiratory gases, nutrients, waste products, water and hormones occurs between blood and the body’s...

  1. Gyulai, Franciska et al. “BEMER Therapy Combined with Physiotherapy in Patients with Musculoskeletal Diseases: A Randomised, Controlled Double Blind Follow-Up Pilot Study.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 2015 (2015): 245742. doi:10.1155/2015/245742
  2. Klopp, Rainer Christian et al. “Effects of various physical treatment methods on arteriolar vasomotion and microhemodynamic functional characteristics in case of deficient regulation of organ blood flow. Results of a placebo-controlled, double-blind study.” Journal of complementary & integrative medicine vol. 10,Suppl (2013): S39-46, S41-9. doi:10.1515/jcim-2013-0035