Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy – PEMFT

PEMFT is FDA approved for treating Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia

How Does PEMFT Work?

PEMFT machines produce pulses of low levels of electromagnetic current. This current stimulates the natural healing process in cells by providing energy at the cellular level that the body uses to heal and regenerate itself. The effect of PEMFT on mental health is likely due to its effects on local brain activity and connectivity. Empirical, peer-reviewed studies have found PEMFT to be effective for the following: (*denotes additional FDA approval)

  • Treatment Resistant Depression *
  • Anxiety *
  • Sleep Disturbances *
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disder (PTSD)
  • Healing Fractures *
  • Muscle Stimulations *
  • Urinary Problems *
  • Cervical Fusion *
  • Brain Cancer *
  • Osteogenesis Stimulation *

What Is PEMFT Like?

PEMFT is usually 20 minutes of stimulation per session. You will have a soft loop placed on your head, which will deliver the therapy. The machine makes clicking sounds that most clients do not find upsetting. It is not painful; you may experience sensations that most describe as “odd,” “different,” or “unusual,” but not uncomfortable. You can relax, read, meditate, or engage in any activity where you can sit quietly without electronics. Treatments typically start with four days a week for two weeks. After that, sessions are based on your treatment reaction and progress. Some clients do not need any further treatment. Others benefit most from a booster session every other week or once a month. Others prefer to repeat the initial two-week treatment several months from their first treatment as needed.

What Are PEMFT Side Effects?

Most empirical studies have failed to find any side effects for PEMFT. One study found that some participants reported feeling fatigued and tired immediately following a treatment session, but these symptoms resolved within a few hours. PEMFT is different from TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) because TMS uses a much higher intensity of electromagnetic stimulation. This higher level yields more possible side effects, including headaches, scalp discomfort from stimulation site, tingling, facial muscle spasms, and light-headedness; these symptoms do typically remit shortly after the TMS session. Research continues to demonstrate that PEMFT has similar results to TMS without the increased risk for side effects. PEMFT and TMS are both contraindicated if you have ever had a seizure, have a medical device implanted (such as pacemaker or cochlear implants), have foreign matter in your brain or head (such as bullet fragments) or history of strokes or brain bleeds. Risks to pregnancies or unborn fetuses are unknown, so you should not have PEMFT if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.

What Does Treatment Cost?

PEFMT costs $30 for a 30-minute appointment. Insurance does not cover PEMFT.

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