Virtually all European, Japanese, and Russian doctors and scientists know what PEMF stands for and have used this acronym freely and knowingly for decades in more than 2,000 medical studies. Per the following studies, Americans are becoming more familiar with this amazing wellness modality.
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PUBMED.COM click : Virtually all American doctors, physician assistants, and nurses are thoroughly acquainted with pubmed.com, which is run by the U.S. Government (National Institutes of Health). Why? Because pubmed.com is a vast repository of clinical studies on virtually every health topic under the Sun, a great number of which meet the so-called "gold standard", ie. double-blind and placebo-controlled. Accordingly, many doctors and nurses use pubmed.com frequently or periodically to keep up-to-date on the latest research on a nearly infinite variety of medical topics. For example, ever wonder how much Vitamin D you should take -- the result might surprise you click-1 click-2 !
When you go to pubmed.com and search for PEMF, you need to be aware that said clinical studies are based on a wide variety of PEMF machines (many are ultra high intensity, custom-made solely for lab research). Recent research has shown that better clinical results (wellness) are actually obtained with PEMF machines that use lower intensities, ie. those which are Earth-compatible or "organic" ie. the iMRS. Also be aware that, even at pubmed.com, the "Politics of Big Pharma Medicine" are alive and well -- it is pretty easy to spot the few sham, anti-PEMF abstracts -- they are totally contrary to the decades of positive PEMF findings.
That said, let's see how many PEMF clinical studies are logged at pubmed.com. This will tell us if there is any serious, scientific interest in PEMF, as clinical studies are expensive -- people are not likely to put money into clinical study topics that have a low probability of return on investment. A search of pubmed.com tells us that . . .
And this is just a sampling of the many thousands of studies on PEMF around the world. So, yes indeed, there is a major scientific interest in PEMF. Why? Because it has been so effective on hundreds of thousands of people over many dec-ades. Now the search is on for the most perfect PEMF energy in a given situation.
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Beneficial Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (1993) by Dr. C.A. Bassett, Columbia University. "More than a quarter million patients [250,000] with chronically ununited fractures have benefited, worldwide, from this surgically non-invasive method, without risk, discomfort, or the high costs of operative repair. [...] The range of treatable ills ... include nerve regeneration, wound healing, graft behavior, diabetes, and myocardial and cerebral ischemia (heart attack and stroke), among other conditions. Preliminary data even suggest possible benefits in controlling malignancy." click-1 click-2 .
Evidence-based Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in Clinical Plastic Surgery (2009). "This review shows that plastic surgeons [MDs] have at hand a powerful tool with no known side effects for the adjunctive, non-invasive, non-pharmacologic management of post-operative pain and edema." click .
Low Frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Field -- A Viable Alternative Therapy for Arthritis (2009). "Arthritis refers to more than 100 disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The existing pharmacological interventions for arthritis offer only symptomatic relief and they are not definitive and curative. Magnetic healing has been known from antiquity and it is evolved to the present times with the advent of electromagnetism. [...] Low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) can provide noninvasive, safe and easy to apply method to treat pain, inflammation and dysfunctions associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) and PEMF has a long term record of safety. [...] The analysis of various studies [...] has conclusively shown that PEMF not only alleviates the pain in the arthritis condition but it also affords chondroprotection, exerts anti-inflammatory action and helps in bone remodeling and this could be developed as a viable alternative for arthritis therapy." click .
Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on IL-1beta and Post Operative Pain: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study in Breast Reduction Patients (2009). "Surgeons [MDs] seek new methods of pain control to reduce side effects and speed post-operative recovery. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) are effective for bone and wound repair and pain and edema reduction. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study, 24 patients, undergoing breast reduction for symptomatic macromastia, received PEMF therapy. PEMF produced a 57% decrease in mean pain scores at 1 hour and a 300% decrease at 5 hours, persisting to 48 hours post-op in the active versus the control group, along with a concomitant 2.2-fold reduction in narcotic use in active patients. PEMF therapy significantly reduced post-operative pain and narcotic use in the immediate post-operative period." click .
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Effect of Low Frequency Magnetic Fields (LFMF) on the Rehabilitation Results of Patients After Ischemic Stroke (2007). "The recommended doses of LFMF seem to be adequate to obtain therapeutic effects and may be used in the early period of rehabilitation. [...] As no adverse effects (which could be attributed to LFMF), were observed, this method of physical therapy can be recognized as a safe one and worth making popular in clinical practice." click .
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Low-frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in Fibromyalgia: A Randomized, Double-blind, Sham-control-led Clinical Study (2009). "To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy for women with fibromyalgia (FM). [...] The PEMF group showed significant improvements in FIQ, VAS pain, BDI score, and SF-36 scale in all domains at the end of therapy. [...] Low-frequency PEMF therapy might improve function, pain, fatigue, and global status in FM patients." click .
IN CONTRAST to the above study with the MRS 2000, this study was done with the Bemer, a competing PEMF device, and showed the Bemer was not effective against fibromyalgia. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in the Treatment of Pain and Other Symptoms in Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Study (2018). "This study demonstrated that [the BEMER PEMF therapy] was not efficient in reducing pain and stiffness or in improving functioning in women with fibromyalgia." click . Other reasons why you may wish to try the iMRS first click .
The Effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in the Treatment of Cervical Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-controlled Trial (2006). "Pain levels in the PEMF group decreased significantly after therapy (p<0.001), but no change was observed in the placebo group. The active ROM, paravertebral muscle spasm and neck pain and disability scale (NPDS) scores improved significantly after PEMF therapy (p<0.001) but no change was observed in the sham group." click .
Treatment of Whiplash-associated Disorders. Part I: Non-invasive Interventions (2005). "Patients receiving the magnetic field treatment had significantly less pain than the controls (P<0.03) and significantly greater range of motion (P<0.05)." click-1 click-2 .
Interference of Programmed Electromagnetic Stimulation with Pacemakers and Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (2006). "A commercially available magnetic therapy system, designed for clinical application as well as for private use without medical supervision, was examined with respect to its potential for causing electromagnetic interference with implantable pacemakers (PMs, 15) and automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICDs, 5). [...] Exposure to the whole body mat (peak magnetic induction up to 265 mT) did not show an influence on PMs and AICDs in any case. [...] The investigated AICDs did not show malfunctions under any investigated condition. In conclusion, the examined PEMF therapy system did not interfere with the investigated implantable cardiac devices with bipolar electrode configuration. However, unipolar electrode configuration in pacemakers seems to be potentially hazardous during application of the examined PEMF therapy system [ Pillow-Pad or Wand only ]." (Abstract, p.365). Editor: In sum, there is NO contraindication between all 3 Applicators and AICDs. There is NO contraindication between the full-body Mat and pacemakers. There is NO contraindication between the Pillow-Pad or Wand and bipolar pacemakers. There IS a contraindication only between the Pillow-Pad or Wand and unipolar pacemakers. Bottom line: Check the pacemaker's model # and/or call the manufacturer of the pacemaker prior to PEMF use click .