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What is PEMF
PEMF, or pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, is the process of using electrical fields to stimulate a response on a cellular level.
By delivering beneficial, health-enhancing EMFs stimulate many of the chemical and electrical processes in the tissues, which result in better health and function.
This process can lead to positive change in the form of reduced stiffness and pain, faster bone healing, an increased range of motion in joints, treating signs of depression, and so much more.
PEMF functions on a microscopic scale, quite literally.
Each one of the 75 trillion cells in the human body is vibrating at a frequency, which is creating homeostasis, or balance, within our system.
When the waves from a PEMF device interact with damaged areas of the body, they are communicating with each cell to help them properly function.
When your cells operate correctly, they combine to create a much more significant positive change for your health.
Studies have been conducted thoroughly on PEMF therapy for over 30 years and PEMF therapy was featured in one of Dr. Oz shows:
The research carried out during that time by renowned scientists, as well as many years of practical experience by thousands of doctors, therapists, and chiropractors, prove the beneficial effects of this device.
Among them, NASA is well known to be an extremely interested party and researcher on the impact of PEMF.
Their interest was a direct response to astronauts experiencing depressive-like states once being away from Earth’s magnetic field for an extended duration.
They determined that our bodies are naturally conditioned to a magnetic field of 7.8 Hz every day.
When removed from its presence, our bodies are not able to function correctly, as if they were missing essential nutrients.
According to scientific research, this force has naturally decreased over the last several thousands of years – too short a time for our genetic system to become adapted.
As mentioned above, PEMF is vital to maintaining the proper working function of your cells.
Electrosmog from computers, microwaves, cell phones, and other technologies continuously surround us.
All of these put undue stress on our cells, which triggers impaired cell metabolism.
By delivering beneficial, health-enhancing EMFs and frequencies to the cells, PEMF therapy strengthens weak cells.
Therapeutic PEMFs are specially designed to support cellular energy by stimulating many of the chemical and electrical processes in the tissues, which results in better health and function.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is a fast, simple, and effective way to improve the healing potential of each cell in the body.
It is entirely safe, and there are a large number of ways to receive this form of therapy.
Since there are a lot of devices on the market, choosing the right one is essential.
Generating a proper magnetic field is no easy task.
The strength of the field substantially decreases as you move away from a PEMF mat or device.
Some of the ones out there have shaky PEMF functions and therefore don’t deliver the strength of field they claim they do.
When looking for a PEMF device, it is of paramount importance that you find one that can deeply penetrate the human body.
Many units on the market struggle to do this successfully.
Without this, your body will not receive the proper benefits that it should, and you will have wasted both time and money.
You should conduct research, prepare yourself, and then make the correct decision the first time around.
PEMF Mats Reviews
For your convenience, we have done a sizeable leg of the work for you already.
We have researched thoroughly each time any of us wanted to get a device of our own, and we have decided to share what we learned in hopes that it can ease the process for those looking to find the best equipment for their needs and to hopefully guide them down a path towards healing quicker.
Here I present our reviews of various devices that use pulsed electromagnetic field frequencies stimulation therapy:
HealthyLine is a relative newcomer to PEMF industry, but arguably they have made an immediate and lasting impact on the market.
HealthyLine specializes in manufacturing high-quality heat gemstone mats infused with semi-precious stones like amethyst, jade, tourmaline, and obsidian.
The foundation of all of their products comes from applying heat to these stones.
These gemstones are all natural conductors of far infrared rays (FIR) and negative ions, and when heated, release these natural benefactors in an exponentially large quantity.
This exposure can have a very positive effect on your general well-being in the form of both physical and mental health.
I’ve recently written an article about 16 science-backed health benefits of FIR, and you can learn about all benefits there (if you are interested).
These mats tend to cost a lot of money since they include pounds of semi-precious stones, but even still HealthyLine has found a way to offer them at a much much lower price than the majority of the competition (we are talking more than $1000 difference in some cases).
Other full-body devices start from $2,500-3,000; however, TAO-MAT-8040P (PEMF) InfraMat Pro™, their largest sized mat, costs only $1,499.00 (and this price will be even lower if you’ll use 10% off + free shipping coupon “PEMF10”, which makes the final price just $1,349.01).
None of the mats on this list come close to competing with this price.
This price difference is the only thing that made me apprehensive at first.
Surely something that seemed much cheaper than it should be would also be lower in quality?
I soon found out that I was utterly wrong in my reservations.
What HealthyLine has done is impressive.
They were late in the game but were still able to position themselves as a big-time player.
I believe even to this day; they are the only company that has a patent for using gemstone heating technology and PEMF in the same product.
This combination has created a product that packs a powerful, healthy punch, in my opinion.
HealthyLine mats that use PEMF all emit a frequency of 7.8 Hz, the same frequency as the Earth’s electromagnetic field.
They believe, as do many scientists, that this is the optimum exposure required to improve our health in our daily lives.
If you are not familiar with all health benefits of PEMF, I’ve written a post about this too.
You can learn about ten science-backed health benefits of PEMF in this article, also, you can watch this video by Dr. Oz where he discusses what is PEMF on his show.
So in a nutshell, instead of getting merely a PEMF device, you get two products molded into one that attempts to push the limits on what healthcare products can do for us.
Here is a fascinating video that showcases active PEMF on one of HealthyLine’s mats:
Another reason why we consider HealthyLine one of the best brands currently available is their customer service and return policy.
You have a full 45 days to test out your mat, and if you don’t like it for any reason, you can return it and get your entire refund back.
They are completely accommodating and prompt at all times.
On top of this, they offer 1-year free warranty and optional 5-year warranty.
They stand by their products 100% which is a very telling sign in a company.
Even if your product is out of warranty, they will allow you to turn it for value almost up to the original retail price that you credit towards a brand new mat.
I’d say it’s virtually impossible to get the “short end of the stick” when dealing with them.
I’ve been lucky to test out various PEMF devices, and HealthyLine is by far one of the best ones in quality, price, and benefits.
Frequency: Built-in 7.8 Hz PEMF
Intensity: Negative ion level at least 1500/cc, FIR 5-14 um
Cost: $1,499.00 (the price goes down to $1349.01 + free shipping if you use coupon “pemf10” at checkout)
Includes: non-toxic materials, LED display controller to set temperature, automated EMF filter, 18 layers with different functions such as EMF-blocking materials
Warranty: 1-year free full USA warranty and 5-year optional extended warranty. 45-Day free trial. You can turn it for whatever reason and get 100% refund, not including shipping cost
The iMRS 2000, which stands for Intelligent Magnetic Resonance Stimulation, is one of the best devices in the world for pulsed magnetic therapy.
It operates by using solely earth-based Schumann Frequencies and Intensities.
Moreover, it has a built-in intelligent biorhythm clock.
The iMRS has been an integral part of the PEMF community for more than 16 years.
It has become an established and popular product in the eyes of many reliable people.
Finally, it also uses the proven square wave, which has been shown to stimulate regeneration and healing significantly.
The new 2017 iMRS 2000 is the most developed PEMF system on the market today.
It is entirely programmable and digital and has the very best accessories and applicators available today.
Also included with the device are the iMORE biofeedback system and the iGUIDE database of 284 protocols.
Frequency: .5 – 25 Hz Sinusoidal w/ Sawtooth Carrier Signal Waveform (full body mat), square wave on pad and probe.
Intensity: ~0 – 300 uT (starts at picotesla range 10^-12).
Cost: Starts at $3575.00
Includes: Computer, full body mat, small pad and probe (Complete Set Only) – Light-Sound Machine optional.
Warranty: 3 Year Warranty
- Digital, programmable and easy to upgrade
- Uses exclusively earth-based and brain-state frequencies
- Uses the research-proven sawtooth waveform on the full body mat
- Very expensive (starts at $3575.00)
MRS 2000+ Designo
The MRS 2000+ Designo, which stands for Magnetic Resonance Stimulation, is a pulsed electromagnetic field machine that operates by using natural frequencies, intensities, and a biorhythm clock.
The MRS 2000 is one of the global leaders when it comes to PEMF devices.
What makes the MRS 2000 the ultimate wellness tool is that it takes just two sessions of eight minutes a day to stimulate and energize your body and cells.
According to zero gravity field studies conducted by NASA and the Russian Space program, pulsed electromagnetic fields are not only healthy but also essential for survival.
In fact, pulsed electromagnetic fields are just as necessary as water, food, and sleep.
Due to our contemporary lifestyle, we are too exposed to EMF pollution and electro-smog and do not get optimal exposure to the Earth’s natural magnetic field.
For that reason, this device will not only decrease the detrimental effects of cell phones, computers, televisions, etc., but it will also provide us with healthy Earth-based magnetic energy, thereby giving us a few hours of EMF protection.
Frequency: .5 – 25 Hz Sinusoidal w/ Sawtooth Carrier Signal Waveform (full body pad), square wave on mat and probe.
Intensity: ~0 – 70 uT (starts at picotesla range 10^-12).
Cost: Starts at $2895.00 + Tax.
Includes: Computer, full body pad, small pad and probe (MED SET ONLY) – Light-Sound Machine optional.
Warranty: 3 Year Warranty.
- Powerful unit with a field strength of up to 70uT
- Can plug in all three applications at once
- Easy to use and set-up
- Does not have a return policy
- Must be flat
- Is not travel-friendly
- Not programmable
New Bemer Classic and Bemer Pro
The New Bemer 3000 is slightly improved compared to the previous model.
Besides the changes in appearance that make it more attractive and sleeker, the new Bemer still operates by using the same intensity range and the corresponding Bemer signal as the previous model.
Also, this new model now has a sleep mode that runs at 10 Hz and enables the user to use a more relaxing frequency in the evening, although 10 Hz is a bit too high a frequency for sleep (Theta/Delta frequencies are roughly .5 – 7 Hz).
Moreover, one exciting feature of the new model is the ability to run two mats simultaneously.
The Bemer 3000 is a Swiss-made PEMF device that operates by using a patented sinusoidal waveform that runs at 33 Hz, which is slightly over the ideal frequency range.
According to the device manufacturers, what makes Bemer 3000 a high-quality device is its complex waveform, which outperforms square wave, sawtooth, and other geometries.
In my opinion, the sawtooth is most beneficial when it comes to creating cellular resonance and providing an optimal spectrum of frequencies. I later found this confirmed by research on the internet.
Though still using the Bemer signal, the new Bemer system is an advanced version with better applicators and a few improvements over the previous model.
Frequency: Complex Sinusoidal Waveform @ 33 Hz /Sleep Mode @ 10Hz.
Intensity: 3.5 – 35 uT.
Cost: Starts at $4300 for Bemer 3000 Plus.
Includes: Computer, full body mat, small applicator box, travel bag, and towel.
Warranty: 3 Years.
- Multi-touch display
- 3 predefined programs for the intensive treatment of individual regions
- 10 intensity levels of therapy according to the basic plan
- Sleep program – Regeneration program with time control and waking function
- Dual control – simultaneous use of two B.BODY application modules in day mode and sleep program
- 2-in-1 functionality – Control of two identical or different application modules possible (independent of one another)
- Edit mode – Software tool for creating individual indication-specific programs with nine storage locations
- Does not include Biorhythm clock, Sawtooth Wave, and Proven Square Wave
- Very expensive (starts at $4290 for the Classic System, $5990.00 for Professional)
Omnium1 PEMF Mat
Designed, developed, and engineered in Switzerland, The Omnium1 utilizes the Android platform allowing it to function as a regular tablet for surfing the Web, downloading Android apps, and sending and receiving emails.
Its primary function is to create a joyful and convenient experience.
The Omnium1 operates by using a single control unit for performing, monitoring, and evaluating analog applications like pulsed electromagnetic field therapy or brainwave entertainment.
I find a few of its aspects very convenient:
- Once charged, the Android tablet holds a charge for about 6 hours.
- It has the back pad in the car that you can use while traveling
- Easier to use when selecting settings
- According to some, the effects are more penetrating which is perhaps due to its thinness, meaning you are closer to the copper coils.
- The promised benefits are intriguing
- Complete all-in-one portability
- Comes with its own Android tablet
- Fascinating technology
- It’s costly (starts at “only” $2995)
- The benefits vary
- Requires dedication and commitment
A group of German researchers first developed a QRS to examine how high-frequency electropollution affects the human body.
The QRS won the gold medal for medicine in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1998.
Many people have used the QRS worldwide for its array of benefits.
The QRS-101 Home System includes a control unit, therapy mat, and pillow pad.
The “lightning in a bottle” is the control unit that transmits uniquely designed signals to the copper mesh inside the mattress and pillow pad.
This wire mesh is capable of transforming the signals into a balanced pulsating magnetic field that penetrates the body.
Among other beneficial effects, this increases blood circulation and improves cell metabolism.
These pulsed electronic fields are harmless and low-intensity.
The pillow pad stimulates specific body areas that require therapy (shoulder, knee, elbow, and so on).
QRS treatment is useful, but it doesn’t claim to be a ‘quick fix’.
Sometimes it can take weeks to months of treatment sessions to enable the body to balance itself.
The QRS is designed for home use but is also used in clinics all around the globe, which proves its credibility and beneficial use.
The QRS is safe and does not have any side effects. It can be used to treat both adults and children.
People with pacemakers and pregnant women are asked to be cautious when using the QRS.
- 225 microtesla means you are getting a stronger signal than the QRS Quantron.
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- 1 Year Warranty
- 100,000 Units Sold in Europe in 10 years
- Price starts at $3995
- Does NOT Use Magnets
- No side effects
- No NASA Square Wave
- Should not be used by pregnant women, and by people with pacemakers, severe mycosis or epilepsy
The Magnopro is used for home and self-care. Gentle and safe, an overdose is not possible.
However, it is not recommended to use the Magnopro more than 30 minutes two to three times a day.
The Magnopro is quick and easy to use. You do not have to remove clothing, jewelry, or credit cards before applying the Magnopro.
It is advisable that you drink water or herbal tea before or after treatment.
All you have to do is lie down and select the program you want to use.
Place the pillow applicator on the most stressed area of your body, as appropriate.
The Magnopro was designed in Australia eight years ago.
Ever since its introduction, it has remained virtually the same device with no significant advancements or changes.
It uses excessively high frequencies (up to 1000 Hz), intensities that are a little on the sharp side, no biorhythm clock, limited accessories, no ability to upgrade and no NASA square wave.
It also does not include a sensitive setting. Moreover, due to a sine wave it uses, the user is susceptible to becoming habituated to the signal.
Finally, it fails to meet the NASA criteria for a rapid rise and fall for optimal regeneration and healing.
Magnopro is not recommended to use for the following:
- Organ Transplants
- The Magnopro basic system runs at $1,890
- Deeper action e.g., as a laser
- Longer lasting stimulation
- Acupuncture: the pen is especially appropriate for children and adults with fear of needles
- Uses too high frequencies (up to 1000 Hz)
- No biorhythm clock
- No NASA Square Wave
- Should not be used by pregnant women, and by people with pacemakers, organ transplants, fever or bleeding
Mag 1000 is a portable PEMF device used for high-frequency magnetotherapy.
It includes a high-efficiency rechargeable battery, 20 programs with adjustable frequency from 8 to 640 Hz, and therapy time up to 24 hours.
It is ideal for treating soft tissue disorders, such as in tendons and muscles (tendinitis, hematomas, back pain, etc.).
It is also intended for bone tissue pathologies such as calcification retards.
- 1 Elastic therapeutic
- Internal Ni-Mh rechargeable battery pack with new LL technology (long lasting)
- Battery charger
- A User manual with belt positioning
- Transport Bag
- Large display
- Two belt connections
- Adjustable intensity on three levels
- Wrong belt connection indicator
- Backlight display
- Belt clip
- Medical device CE0476
- Portable and easy to use
- Though small, it has a large display
- Inexpensive (starts at $245)
- Incapable of penetrating deeply into the body due to lower intensities
Medithera Home System
The Medithera Home System is a new wellness and health system designed for both home and medical use.
A group of German researchers developed the device as a PEMF unit aligned with nature.
The Medithera Home system has a control unit, a full body PEMF mat, and a small applicator pillow pad.
It also includes an optional probe applicator that treats smaller and localized areas.
The Medithera is easy to use. All you have to do is place the full body mat on the floor, or a bed or couch, and lie down on it.
You do not have to remove your clothes or other accessories, as pulsed magnetic fields will easily penetrate any material, including clothing.
The Medithera is lightweight and portable, and easy to use.
Frequency: 1-1000 Hz Sinusoidal w/ Sawtooth Carrier Signal (but higher frequencies are unfortunately present in ALL settings)
Waveform: Sawtooth only, No NASA square wave on the applicators.
Intensity: .75 – 75 uT (But no pure magnetic field and no sensitive setting)
Cost: Starts at $2495.00
Includes: Control Unit, full body mat, pillow pad applicator
Warranty: 3-year Warranty
- Rental deposit is only $600
- Includes a program map for definitive health problems, such as skin problems, migraine and so on.
- Does not offer Multi-level marketing organization
- Does not include sound and light accessories
The Earthpulse is a PEMF device designed for sleep-deprived people, but also for those with localized problems as well.
When you place it under your pillow at night, it will ‘entrain’ the brain by creating a magnetic field.
This field will help you to create normalized sleep rhythms. It can also help you both to fall asleep and to stay asleep.
The Earthpulse system offers ten programs, 4 of which are sleep programs.
These four sleep programs are slightly different, to be chosen based on the severity of the sleep problem.
There are two entrainment programs – one for relaxing, and one for alerting.
There is also a new hybrid delta rhythm program, a recovery program and an alert program, a new hybrid delta rhythm program, and a manually-adjusted program so that you can choose a frequency such as the Schumann to run for assistance with meditation or dream work.
The Earthpulse’s intensity is based on the configuration of the coil itself and is controllable via the control unit.
The unit produces a maximum of 650 Gauss when completely intact. You can adjust the intensity from 10% to 100% by using the control unit.
You can run the system from 15 minutes to 12 hours, with time selection in 15-minute increments.
- Especially intended for use overnight
- Relatively high intensity
- Starting at $699.00
- Pretty much the cheapest PEMF device on the market
- Easy to set-up and use
- Works for improving sleep
- Ability to use a battery or plug-in to the wall
- Limited features compared to other more expensive PEMF devices
- Costs more to get two magnets, and two magnets is preferable
- No battery included for use on the go and mobile EMF protection
Sota Magnetic Pulser
The Sota Magnetic Pulser is a PEMF machine that produces an exceptionally high intensity, as well as some residual heat.
Unlike most other PEMF devices, this device does not generate specific frequencies.
Instead, it discharges a ‘spray’ of frequencies with each pulse.
This device consists of a paddle applicator that is attached to the control unit.
With intensities close to 6,000 Gauss, it produces a peak magnetic field.
Due to its unique design, it is capable of producing such high intensities.
This system operates in a similar way to the flash in a camera – it charges, then releases a pulse, recharges, releases a pulse and so on.
The Sota does not have an actual waveform due to the way the pulses are released.
Instead, it releases a ‘spray’ of frequencies (at or around 4.7 Hz) with each pulse.
The unit runs for 20 minutes.Because of its capacity to penetrate your body deeply, the Sota is ideal for internal problems.
For that reason, it is used for almost any body part or issue – scars, joints, swelling, etc.
It only has one setting, which begins with pressing the start button. It then shuts off automatically.
The magnetic field strength is around 6,000 Gauss at the surface of the paddle.
The intensity drops off rapidly, meaning as you move away from the paddle (as little as an inch away), the field is closer to 2,000 Gauss.
- Simple to use
- High intensity
- Starting at $350.00
- High intensity – 6,000 Gauss – can penetrate deeply into the body and heal many conditions
- Simple to use
- Inexpensive (starts at $350)
- Limited programs – only one
Benefits of PEMF
According to clinical evidence, PEMF therapy decreases pain associated with trauma from sports injuries, accidents, burns, and surgeries, as well as from degeneration and disease.
PEMF therapy improves these conditions in numerous different concurrent ways including in the chemical, mechanical, magnetic, and electrical processes within the cells of the body.
PEMF is also FDA approved to treat bone damage, joint pain, and signs of depression.
In 1995, Walker and Siskin provided a summary of clinical results on soft tissue damage.
They observed no side effects from PEMF and reported the following positive results:
- Decreased pain
- Increased range of motion
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced muscle loss after surgery
- Faster functional recovery
- Faster healing of skin wounds
- Increased tensile strength in ligaments
- Acceleration of nerve regeneration
- Enhanced capillary formation
- Decreased tissue necrosis
In the Bioelectric Research Center, Columbia University, NY, 1993, time-varying PMFs were applied to produce voltages similar to those induced during the dynamic mechanical deformation of connective tissues, with intent to control cellular function and understand the mechanisms by which PEMF therapy operates.
According to this study, PEMF treated some challenging musculoskeletal disorders.
Moreover, the range of treatable illnesses has since been broadened, which includes wound healing, nerve regeneration, diabetes, graft behavior, and myocardial and cerebral ischemia (heart attack and stroke), among other conditions.
How to Pick the Best PEMF Mat
In this buyer’s guide, I want to share with you ten critically essential questions you need to ask before buying ANY PEMF therapy device, including PEMF mats.
Does the Device Emit Earth-Based Frequencies?
When purchasing PEMF mats, make sure that the frequencies they use closely align with nature.
The best-case scenario is roughly 0-30 Hz. The frequencies that nature produces are mainly in this range because of what is called the Schumann Resonance (7.83 Hz is the 1st harmonic).
Moreover, Electroencephalogram (EEG) studies suggest that brain wave patterns are approximately in this range from Delta to High Beta (0-30 Hz).
Another study provided further evidence that the biological window of frequencies that cells absorb is approximately 0-30 Hz.
Does It Include a Built-in Biorhythm Clock?
Mats with an Organ Clock should be your first choice.
Or at least look for a mat that can adjust frequencies throughout the day.
Studies researching biorhythm have shown that our bodies, brains, and even the planetary frequencies, change throughout the day at different times.
There are both external (environmental) and internal (thalamus) biological clocks that have a significant impact on our sleep/wake cycles and tiredness/energy cycles that occur throughout the day and night.
In plain language, typically we function at higher or more energized frequencies during the day (Beta/High Beta Brain Wave) while we are active and working.
In the evening, our nervous system and brain function at lower frequencies (alpha/relaxation, theta, and delta/deep sleep).
To explain it simply, nobody wants to go to bed right after they wake up in the morning and nobody wants to be full of energy before bedtime.
For that reason, it is essential that you energize frequencies early in the morning and relax them at night.
Most mats DON’T offer this option, and because of that, it is recommended to look for a mat with a biorhythm clock.
This clock will help you tune your body with frequencies.
Is It Strong Enough, Yet Safe?
The mat should be strong enough to deal with problematic areas, yet safe enough to comply with US and DIN safety standards.
According to DIN safety standards, the intensity should never exceed 400uT or 4 Gauss.
However, even better recommendations are given from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
The ICNIRP is a global authority on safety associated with electromagnetic energy.
The FDA and EU both rely on their findings.
The limiting values for the safety of time-varying PEMF are dependent on both the frequency (usually measured in Hz) and the flux intensity (or density – measured in microtesla).
As the applied frequency increases, the limit value for a safe intensity decreases.
What this means is that a very low frequency (like the earth frequency range 1-25 Hz) allows you to apply higher intensities.
Some mats on the market have excessively high intensities.
What’s more, most PEMF devices use frequencies much higher than 25 Hz.
Manufacturers fool people when they claim that stronger intensities induce better results.
What generates the best results is frequency resonance.
Therefore, look for those mats whose intensities and frequencies best replicate what the Earth has acclimated our bodies to already. Remember, the Earth’s magnetic field emits a frequency of 7.8 Hz. That is what your body would consider “normal.”
Is There a Sensitive Setting for Sensitive Individuals?
It is of great importance to use only mats with low intensities ranging from 0 to 70 uT (Microtesla).
The main reason for this is because this frequency range aligns with what nature provides.
In such cases, less is more. In fact, when it comes to PEMF therapy, more can be harmful, and less can be vital.
Also, significant research suggests that the lesser field strengths generate better results in clinical studies.
IMPORTANT: In case you are chemically sensitive, you should look for a mat with a picotesla setting (fragile magnetic field).
Is the Intensity Incrementally Increasing from the Feet to the Head?
Make sure to get a full body mat with pairs of conducting coils for the lower, middle, and upper body, with a decreasing magnetic flux from the head toward the feet.
Ideally, you want to have three pairs of coils, for the legs/feet, hips/torso, and head/neck, as well as one coil for each side of the body.
Also, you should know that the intensity should decrease as it approaches the upper body.
For that reason, the coils toward the feet should be at a higher intensity (magnetic flux).
This is because the lower part of your body, i.e., legs and feet, can handle a much higher intensity than the upper part of your body, i.e., the head and neck.
Since the feet naturally experience a slightly higher intensity while in contact with the ground, they are not as sensitive.
In case, however, you are electrosensitive or chemically sensitive, it is vital that you know whether your head and neck/thyroid are susceptible to irritation or overstimulation.
Does the Machine Actually Have Pure Pulsating Magnetic Fields?
Basic Physics principles tell us that a circular current loop is the only thing that can generate pure magnetic fields as a result of an electrical current.
Many mats on the market use a wire criss-cross mesh with oval current loops surrounded by plastic tubing.
This is not only the wrong way of creating a pure pulsating magnetic field, but it also has spacing between consecutive turns which enables the magnetic field lines to distort further.
Circular loops with multiple turns need to be tightly wound without spacing to yield the purest and cleanest pulsating magnetic field possible.
The mats that have the criss-cross wire mesh do not have current loops, meaning that they are not capable of creating a pure magnetic field.
Moreover, it is important to mention that the NASA design for stem cell growth uses tightly wound pure copper circular coils, as does the NASA prototype for a PEMF installed spacesuit.
Does the Mat Use a Sawtooth Wave?
When purchasing a pulsed magnetic field machine, you want to find the one that uses a sawtooth waveform.
The sawtooth waveform produces the maximum action potential across the cell membrane, which will increase the cell voltage.
A sawtooth waveform is capable of delivering multiple frequencies simultaneously.
As stated previously, it is highly recommended that the range delivered is 0-30 Hz.
When applying a full spectrum of frequencies, you will affect all the tissues and cells with the frequencies they need.
In 1974, Bassett introduced the sawtooth waveform.
Dr. Bassett observed that a rapid rise and fall time as with the sawtooth waveform triggers the maximum current in a treated tissue.
According to his study, the piezoelectric current induced was the one that accelerated bone healing.
Consequently, this waveform has been FDA approved in the United States for the non-union fractures treatment, and to help with spinal fusion operations.
Do the Applicators Use the NASA Proven Square-Wave?
A square-wave method of local application is preferable due to its ability to break up cycles of pain efficiently.
What’s more, the square wave works best when it comes to regeneration and healing.
This information comes directly from the NASA research done on PEMF using a square wave, according to the four-year NASA study, the most extensive and thoroughly-researched investigation ever conducted in pulsed magnetic therapy.
The study was worth millions and was conducted by Dr. Goodwin with the intent of finding the most effective type of electrotherapy for regeneration and healing.
The study findings were that a pulsating magnetic field with a frequency of 10 Hz, a square waveform, and very low intensity, was most effective for pain relief, regeneration, and healing.
Judging by the NASA study results, it is evident that the square wave pulsed magnetic signal is by far the most powerful for pain, regeneration, and healing.
Final Recommendation: “One may use square wave EM fields with a rapid rate of change for”:
- Moderating some neurodegenerative diseases
- Repairing traumatized tissues
- Developing tissues for transplantation
- accelerated cell growth
- greater cell viability
- upregulation of genes related to collagen production
- better organized cell morphology
- high-speed square wave increased cell growth by four times
- bioelectric potentiation of nerve stimulation and restoration
Does the Unit Switch Polarity?
It is essential that mats can switch polarity every few minutes.
This is of great importance because PEMF signals that are overly simplistic (like a pure sine wave PEMF waveform or static magnets) cause the body to acclimate or habituate to them.
What this implies is that the body gets used to a constant signal, thereby diminishing the effects of potential benefits over time.
The more variation and complexity in the PEMF signal, the better, provided that the frequencies and intensities aligned with the earth.
Concerning polarity, it is worth mentioning that it is a little bit different than North and South polarity in a static magnet.
PEMF devices ideally use pure copper current loops to generate pulsed magnetic fields because they have no magnets.
According to Ampere’s law, a current in a circular loop creates a pure magnetic field.
But PEMF mats produce currents that have variation and frequency.
For that reason, by switching polarity, the current in the loop switches direction (from clockwise to counter-clockwise or the reverse).
This ensures due to the added variation of the signal that the body will not become dependent on the same waveform.
Other methods of increasing variation are to use different frequencies for different times of the day, layers of frequencies, a biofeedback device that will continuously vary the session, and more.
It goes without saying that this material can be a little technical for some, but this knowledge is crucial to the long-term effectiveness of PEMF therapy, which will ensure that you do not get diminishing results over time.
The iMRS PEMF system has the most variation (including polarity reversal) of any PEMF device on the market.
This means that using it long-term will only benefit you.
Is There an Optional Light and Sound Machine?
There is the ultimate healing “spa” for your brain, and it is the light and sound relaxation system.
The light and sound system use both visual and audio beats and pulses that are synchronized, that entrain both hemispheres of the brain for greater creativity, relaxation, and healing.
This system is a great option, particularly in cases where the light and sound system plugs into the actual PEMF device and utilizes the same frequency that is in the PEMF mat (vitalizing frequency in the morning and relaxing frequency at night).