There are several PEMF devices on the market that use ridiculously high intensities upwards to 2 Tesla which is almost 100,000 stronger than the DC (direct current or static) field strength of the earth.
These systems have an ENORMOUS profit margin so beware of overzealous marketers and sellers of these machines in making exaggerated claims in order to make a sale. Many distributors make over $6000 selling just one of these high intensity machines.
Read this article along with this website and my book on PEMF before you jump into a big purchase you will regret.
These papimi-like machines are VERY expensive starting at about $10,000 and going up in price to over $30,000. They use VERY HIGH intensity coils shooting "bursts" of pulsed magnetic fields for just microseconds.
Also its important to note that the random discharges of energy create frequency spectrum containing both good and harmful PEMF frequencies.
Unfortunately the dangerous radio and microwave frequencies similar to cell phones, cordless phones, etc. are present too and at very high intensities (upwards to 30,000 volts and over one Tesla magnetic field strengths).
So basically its like sitting next to a high voltage power line. I personally know a couple health practitioners that STOPPED using these devices because of the irritating nature of high voltage energies.
These systems are VERY expensive and use intensities that are potentially dangerous if not under expert guidance.
Again the key is frequency resonance, not intensity, so it's best to avoid these machines unless under direct supervisor of a healthcare professional trained in using these devices.
It is worthwhile reading the article below to see the potential dangers:
These high voltage PEMF systems are mainly sold for pain relief and pain related issues. Yes they can and do provide symptomatic relief, but low intensity PEMF systems do as well.
The problem with the "More is Better" approach is that usually there is a price to pay for using substances or energies that are NOT natural. For example, pain medication ALSO relieves pain and does so very well, but that does not mean it is safe or healthy for your body.Just the contrary, pain medications have known side effects on the liver, kidneys and stomach and can even be so addicitive that rehab is needed (like with morphine, oxycontin, percocet and vicodin).
I am not saying that high intensity PEMF systems have the same side effects, but they are definitely not natural and could be potentially harmful if not used under the supervision of a doctor or a person experienced in using these machines. Both the higher intensities and frequencies found in high voltage, high intensity PEMF devices are NOT found in Nature, unless perhaps you are struck by lightning.
This is why I refer to these high intensity PEMF devices as Allopathic Energy Medicine, because they basically hit the body over the head like a proverbial sledgehammer with unnaturally high intensities and frequencies. The result, like pain relief drugs, is some symptomatic pain relief, but at the cost of working AGAINST the body's natural healing process.
This is diametrically different than a more natural and homeopathic approach that works WITH the body and its symptoms to gently and MORE EFFECTIVELY help the body to heal better and faster.
Which leads us to an important phrase below I want you to always remember...
The More is Better mentality is very pervasive in Western society. Our "supersize me", "give me more" mentality has got us into a lot of trouble. The U.S. is one of the sickest developed countries and overall its by far the most obese.
If a small is good, a large must be better. If one pill is good, two must be better. If one dose works, then two doses will work even better. This is a deep-seated, faulty belief that needs to be cleansed from our consciousness. The truth is More is NOT Better... Better is Better!.
Consider food for example: Longevity studies prove that a lower calorie diet increases lifespan in all species of animals tested across the board. Dr Walfords studies are conclusive! Its not debatable anymore. The only caveat is you need nutrient dense food (Better is Better).
In natural healing the science of homeopathy most clearly demonstrates this principle of better is better and sometimes less is more. In fact the most potent homepathic solutions are the most dilute! Yes you heard me right, the highest potency homeopathic remedies have the least amount of substance in the solution, so what is left is the pure frequency resonance that stimulates the healing response in the body with the least side effects.
This is the exact opposite of allopathic medicine. The prefix "allo" means "other", or in this context "against". The mindset is fighting disease and suppressing symptoms INSTEAD of working with the body's near infinite intelligence that it has to heal itself.
"Homeo" means "same" or "with" and homepathy works "with" the body by gently stimulating the very symptoms of the disease. By carefully mapping the symptoms of a patient, a good homeopath gives a remedy to precisely match those very symptoms BECAUSE these symptoms are the energetic signatures of the human body's healing response.
The purpose of diluting the solutions is to minimize the symptomatic response and support the body's natural healing response.
Here is the key: Homeopathy works WITH the body and its ability to heal itself. Allopathic medicine works against by suppressing the symptoms and partially shutting down the body's healing response.
NOTE: Its a known fact that children have died by suppressing their fever with medication. Why? Because the fever is a healing response that BOOSTS the immune system to fight a disease. Yes a fever can get too high but this is rare especially if you are well hydrated.
High Intensity PEMF systems are ALLOPATHIC in their nature, suppressing symptoms and overriding the body's natural healing response. Low intensity PEMF, that is close to Nature's frequencies and intensities works WITH the body, promotes the healing response and overall leads to better healing and regeneration (see NASA study conclusions below).
Note: Check out the page on this site on *Frequency* to fully understand the importance of the Schumann frequency and its higher harmonics, especially in the 0-30 Hz frequency range.
Now I want to point out something rather astonishing. As essential as the Schumann resonance is for life and the health of our body, it is an incredibly WEAK PEMF signal.
The amplitude of the Schumann resonance magnetic field (~1 picotesla) is many orders of magnitude smaller than the Earth's static or DC magnetic field (whihc is 33-66 microteslas).
Specialized receivers and antennas are needed to detect and record Schumann resonances. The electric component is commonly measured with a ball antenna connected to a high-impedance amplifier. The magnetic induction coils typically consist of tens- to hundreds-of-thousands of turns of wire wound around a core of very high magnetic permeability.
What that means is very sensitive antennas are needed to tune into the Schumann resonance. And guess what? The organic magnetite in your body along with other biochemical crystalline arrays act as powerful receiving antennas to tune into the Schumann and amplify its signal. And there is a reason NASA and the Russian space program have used Schumann generators in their space capsules... Because its essential! Also Dr Rutger Wever's pioneering research in underground bunkers along with zero field studies have further proved that the weak PEMF Schumann signal IS essential for life. And it's a very weak signal confirming that frequency resonance is the key (like homeopathy), NOT INTENSITY!
A picotesla is one trillionth of a tesla. That is one picotesla = .000000000001 Tesla.
How can high intensity PEMF devices that are a trillion times stronger than the essential Schumann intensity possibily be safe and good for us?
Maybe Nature is giving us an important lesson that Homeopathy has been telling us for centuries:
The key to healing with energy is frequency resonance NOT intensity. The 4 year NASA study came to this very conclusion...
NASA 4-year collaborative study on the efficacy of electromagnetic fields to stimulate growth and repair in mammalian tissues.
CHIEF INVESTIGATOR:Thomas J. Goodwin, Ph.D. Lynden B Johnson Space Center
When it comes to research studies, it does not get any better than NASA. Of more than 10,000 research papers and 2000 plus double blind studies on PEMF therapy; none was more thorough and conclusive as the 4 year NASA study lead by Dr. Thomas Goodwin, PhD, on the ability of PEMF to improve the growth and repair of tissues in mammals.
Without getting into technical details of the study, I will summarize and share the main benefits of PEMF therapy that the NASA study conclusively demonstrated as well as the exact type of energy, frequency, intensity and waveform used.
The study was not limited to PEMF therapy, but also to various forms of energy medicine such as lasers, LEDs and static magnets. After finding PEMFs were the most effective in healing and regeneration, Dr. Goodwin and his team looked at many different parameters such as frequency, waveform, intensity, etc. What NASA found was that the best results and greatest efficacy came from Low Frequency, Low Intensity, and Rapidly varying PEMF signals. Basically frequencies and intensities that closely match what the earth gives us with a signal that produces maximum healing effects on the body!
Specifically, NASA found the best results with the PEMF parameters below:
Additionally NASA found that slowly varying (millisecond pulse, sine wave), non-varying (static magnetic) and LASERS had little or no effect.
NASA discovered that the benefits of low frequency, low intensity, rapidly varying PEMF includes better healing and regeneration of damaged or diseased tissue, greater cell longevity, accelerated cell growth, improved cellular voltage (mainly observed in nerve cells), upregulation of genes related to collagen production, cell restoration and growth. NOTE: upregulation is a mechanism that increases the creation of certain gene products.
This study is a landmark in proving the efficacy of PEMF therapy on human cells for healing, growth and regeneration, specifically human nerve cells. These findings confirm that the human body needs frequencies and intensities close to what the earth provides, along with a rapidly varying waveform. Any doubters or naysayers on the efficacy of PEMF therapy are ignorant of over 10,000 studies including a multi-million dollar study by NASA.
Also of note is that Dr. Goodwin has a patent on a PEMF device that uses these parameters. Also NASA’s prototype developed at the Johnson Space center uses the low frequency, low intensity rapidly varying waveform.
Link to NASA Study See Bottom of Pg 12 OF ACTUAL NASA Study - Pg 18 of Document itself for intensity information
So again look for yourself at the NASA study on PAGE 12 of the study (page 18 of the actual document).
After trying many permutations of intensity, frequency and waveform, NASA concluded that low intensity, low frequency (similar to Schumann) with a rapid rise and fall (squarewave and sawtooth), is the most effective PEMF energy you can use for healing and regeneration! The intensities they found most beneficial were in the 1-20 microtesla or 10-200 milligauss range which is even WEAKER than the weakest field DC field strengths on earth (but very close).
Along with the FACT that the Schumann resonance is only 1 picotesla, this 4 year, multimillion dollar NASA study is the BEST proof that lower intensity PEMF is the way to go, and that there is NO REASON to waste your money on higher intensity systems that cost $10,000-$30,000+++.
I have talked to literally thousands of people about PEMF therapy and A LOT of people are confused about intensity, Gauss vs Tesla, what is uT, etc.
Tesla is the SI unit for Magnetic Field Strength or Magnetic flux density. This unit is the overall strength or intensity of the magnetic field around an object and decreases with distance.
Gauss is another unit for Magnetic Field Strength and it should be noted that Tesla and Gauss BOTH MEASURE THE SAME THING, just like Meters and Yards both measure distance.
These prefixes apply to ALL units of measure in science.
So a microtesla which is abbreviated uT = 1/1,000,000 of a Tesla Hopefully I can best illustrate all the units by using the familiar earth as an example.
Many PEMF devices use Microtesla because the Earth itself is 33-66 Microtesla from the Equator to the Poles. In Gauss this would be .33-.66 Gauss.
But its VERY important to note that this is the Strength of the Earth's DC or Static Field. The earth also has a pulse, or a frequency. The primary frequency of the earth as we discussed is the Schumann Resonance which has been proven to be essential for life. But the Intensity of the Schumann is only 1 picotesla or about 1/50,000 the strength of the earth's DC field.
High Intensity systems like to claim that lower intensity PEMF devices are ineffective because you can just lay on the grass to get the earth's natural field strength.
Well, we just exposed the flaw in this reasoning. Laying on the grass is giving you a PEMF intensity in the picotesla. Earth Based PEMF mats actually give you a VERY concentrated PEMF intensity compared to the earth. Again we are talking about PEMF, not the earth's static field.
Many static magnetic products use intensities that are upwards to 12,000 Gauss or around 1.2 Tesla. But interestingly the NASA study, Eastern European Studies and others showed that static magnetics do not work as well weak PEMF signals which are more effective than stronger static magnets. In fact when magnets were first rigorously studied in Eastern Europe in the late 70's and 80's, they found that PEMF or pulsing magnetic fields worked better, so much of the research shifted to PEMF. Since then over 10,0000 studies have been conducted with PEMF therapy making it the most effective, best researched form of energy medicine available today. Just remember that More is not better, BETTER IS BETTER. And in the case of PEMF therapy, most of the time, less is more beneficial!
Plus if you believe that what the earth gives us, is mainly what we need, than it should make sense that supplementing with a earth inspired PEMF therapy mat with lower intensities is the most effective, most natural and safest way to go!
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