We want to welcome you to the world of PEMF: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field. PEMF is widely used in Eastern Europe and other parts of Europe, where it has been a standard therapy. While this is a new technology in North America it is really an innovative, emerging technology, with an already extensive research base behind it. This website is intended to review the work that has been done in Europe and other countries to help you understand the opportunities in the use of (bio)magnetics and magnetic therapy.
This study shows that PMFs can correct abnormal neuronal (nerve cell) responses, and even selectively removed axons (the long shaft of a nerve cell) that formed in areas they shouldn’t. These actions improved the organization of certain areas of the brain. PMFs helped restore normal visual tracking responses and behavior; however, PMFs DIDN’T alter any normal pathways in the mice subjects. Therefore, PMF reorganizes abnormal circuitry without affecting normal connectivity or function.
Additionally, PMFs induced BDNF, GABA and NOS in certain parts of the brain. These substances (as defined below) are beneficial to brain health, mood and stress regulation. This could be one of the ways PEMF helps to counteract the stress response or parts of the sympathetic nervous system.
Brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) - The BDNF gene creates BDNF proteins involved in nerve growth. This protein plays a large role in the survival of striatal neurons, regulating the stress response and mood.
GABA - gamma amino buteryic acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that counteracts the sympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and even sleep.
NOS - nitric oxide synthase, an enzyme that helps produce nitric oxide, which is important for cell signaling and other functions. It can help with insulin secretion, angiogenesis, and neural development.
|Rodger J, Mo C, Wilks T, Dunlop SA, Sherrard RM.|
Jin Xiong, Department of Orthopaedics, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital,China
Yi-xin Chen, Department of Orthopaedics, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, China