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What is a PEMF Machine?

an explanation of what a PEMF machine is

Now, more than ever, it is time for us to focus on our health and wellbeing. Sleepless nights, body aches, and anxiety are tough to deal with alone, and sometimes medicines stop working after taking them for so long. If you’re considering PEMF therapy to help ease your body from these stresses, you might wonder what part the PEMF machine plays and how it works. If you like videos, click here to scroll to bottom to watch our video on what a PEMF device is.

What does a PEMF machine do?

When the body is introduced to electromagnetic fields, it stimulates the cells and allows ions to move through the cell more freely. Low energy cells positively charged with ions become rejuvenated and begin healing.

How a PEMF machine positively affects human cells

A PEMF device does two things. First, the machine uses electricity to generate low-frequency waves of electromagnetic energy, then delivers the pulses of energy to your body. The magnetic energy from the device is sent into your body through coils placed on targeted areas. PEMF machines are non-invasive and have been shown in thousands of studies & cclinical trials to help the body naturally heal itself.

How do PEMF machines work?

Think back to grade school when the teacher would bring out the magnets. Remember how some of the magnets would repel away from each other? That reaction is because they produced a magnetic field.

Magnetic fields moving through a coil generate an electric field, and this drives a current into the coil. When the magnetic field is generated by an electric current, it’s then considered an electromagnetic field.

Human cells use ions to create electricity and enable the flow of electric signals through our bodies. Since our bodies are made up of cells that create our own natural electric and electromagnetic fields, it makes sense that being around magnetic fields would affect all of our cells. Being around the right frequency electromagnetic fields can cause improved cellular communication & cellular reproduction. This frequency is measured in hertz or Hz. PEMF devices utilize properly researched frequencies in proper hertz ranges to produce desired positive effects for the human body. Anything under 1000 Hertz is considered low electromagnetic field. The therapeutic frequency for PEMF machines we have found most effects in our own clinic is cycling between 5.83 hertz through 56.6 hertz. 

What are the benefits of PEMF machines?

PEMF works with your body’s natural recovery system. The core benefit you can expect to receive from PEMF machine use is improved cellular function & regeneration. The pulsed electromagnetic field helps to allow nutrients to properly flow into the cell & waste to be properly expelled from the cell. The cells can detoxify easier & stay nourished. This results in an overall boost in cellular health.

listed benefits of PEMF devices

PEMF strengthens the Immune System.

Today a lot of people worry about the strength of their immune system, and rightfully so. PEMF therapy helps support the immune system so it can fight infections better. The immune system is made up of trillions of cells. With optimized cellular health promoted by the PEMF machine the result is a better functioning immune system.

PEMF increases blood circulation.

Another problem that plagues the population is poor circulation. Poor circulation is often a direct result from sitting all day long at work, not getting enough exercise daily (minimum recommendation 30 minutes, 5 times per week), and the fact that nearly 92% of all Americans do not get key nutrients needed. The frequency emitted through the body by the PEMF machine charges your red blood cells, which increases blood circulation.

PEMF can reduce stress.

Using therapy to help repair the damaged cells can lead to less stress on the body, too. Less stress can allow your brain to function with more clarity and improved focus. PEMF Therapy has also been connected to better sleep which we have 1st hand experience with at our own holistic health & wellness clinic.

When your cells have the energy needed to operate as they should, they work to help heal your body quicker when you’re injured or if you’re recovering from a workout.

These are just a few of the many ways PEMF therapy can help your body get back to its full potential and help keep it at its full potential. It’s similar to the trickle-down effect. When you can enhance one part of the body, improvement in other areas usually follows.

What are the differences between PEMF machines available?

There are many different devices based on what type of treatment you are needing. Some of the things you’ll want to think about when looking at devices are:

  • Has the maker of the PEMF machine performed clinical studies on the specific unit? (We have on ours)
  • What do you need it for? They make some devices to treat the entire body, while others are made to treat specific injuries.
  • Does it have the proper pulse strength? Lower power level pulses may require multiple treatments before seeing results.
  • Is the device portable? Some of the larger devices are very tough to move and also very delicate. Some PEMF devices may also require the help of someone to set up.  (Ours is very portable)


There are also different-sized devices. Depending on what area you are needing treatment, this could be a factor to consider as well.

Another very important factor to consider is what frequency measured in hertz, does the the unit emit. We have found that our lower frequency PEMF device between 1 Hz & 100 Hz is the best all around as you you get the incredible benefits of therapy & you can use it 24/7. Many devices will have a set time limit for therapy, while others can have unlimited exposure to the therapy, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We feel very strongly about the fact that prolonged contact is the better option, rather than a unite that only recommends a 10 minute or 30 minute treatment window. The reason behind our findings is that the prolonged contact during the PEMF therapy  allows the cells to function at optimal levels for longer periods of time. Thus, more repair happens. 

Our recommendation is to consider a device you can use constantly rather than short sessions. 

Are PEMF machines safe?

At Shealy-Sorin Wellness we will never recommend a therapy that is not safe & effective, that does not have clinical studies to back it up and a therapy that we use ourselves & with our own friends and family! PEMF Therapy with proper PEMF machines is incredibly safe, incredibly effective and fully recommended by our team here at Shealy-Sorin Wellness.

You may have heard that magnetic fields aren’t good for your body. That is not the case with PEMF devices.

The frequency levels are set at safe and natural levels to heal the body rather than cause damage. The strength of these machines is comparable to the same electromagnetic field of the earth, which is what our bodies are used to. The FDA has approved this type of therapy as well.

There are more than 7,000 studies & clinical trials reporting the extreme effectiveness of PEMF therapy for a wide range of uses to improve your lifestyle.

It’s recommended that people with pacemakers or those who are pregnant avoid using them.

How soon can you feel the difference?

Everyone’s body is different. Some people might feel the effects right away, while others can take longer. There are a few factors that determine how quickly you will see results.

If you use the PEMF device as soon as you have a complication or injury, or if you create a regular schedule for use, you will more than likely see results rather quickly. But if the machine doesn’t have a strong pulse or frequency, it could take longer.

On the other hand, even with the best machine available for your specific needs, a long-term injury or issue might require multiple treatments before you feel the benefits of it. That is why we recommend the use of a PEMF machine that is recommended for longer use periods rather than short use periods. 

Patience is always required when you choose to go a natural route for healing

There are more than 7,000 studies & clinical trials reporting the extreme effectiveness of PEMF therapy for a wide range of uses to improve your lifestyle. The best part is that it is considered an all natural, safe, effective and holistic solution. 

It’s recommended that people with pacemakers or those who are pregnant avoid using them.

We have personally witnessed incredible stories in our own clinic here at Shealy-Sorin Wellness Institute. When patients add PEMF therapy with only the best PEMF machine available, their results with holistic healthcare options increase. 

Why are PEMF machines not more mainstream?

Does it seem unusual that PEMF machines are not more prevalent in America?

This would be correct thinking. The reason is simply because it is not included as a charging category in Medicare accounting. It is an incredible solution and not a simple band-aid fix. PEMF therapy is surrounded by more than 7,000 studies and clinical trials, including those from NASA and those performed right here at the original holistic health clinic the Shealy-Sorin Wellness Institute, that have demonstrated the advantages of PEMFs with studies ranging from arthritis, cell regeneration, improved circulation, skin & wound healing, pain elimination and too much more to list.

Dr.Shealy speaks quite openly about the fact that most doctors will tell you that wound healing and limb salvage is already demonstrated by PEMF, either because they do not know about it or because they can not bill the insurance for administering PEMF therapy with a PEMF Device.

So, it reflects again that in North America we have a “business system” instead of a true best patient care system.

Another reason is until recently, many machines had an exuberant cost associated with owning them, some PEMF machines costing tens of thousands of dollars.

We have tried to make our Shealy-Sorin Gamma PEMF Machine as cost effective as possible and we will continue to try to get the word out that holistic health care is the solution to health.

That about wraps up our explanation on What is a PEMF Machine. 

The bottom line: PEMF Therapy is an incredibly beneficial therapy, we recommend to folks who ARE healthy and folks who are looking to gain health. Check out the vide explanation below on What is a PEMF machine!

Watch this video explanation of a PEMF device

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