Nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange between cells.
Natural electromagnetic energy controls our chemistry. When this energy is disrupted (by a bruise or traumatic injury, a tough workout, bad diet, or simply from getting older), our cells are impaired.
When your cells aren’t healthy, your body isn’t healthy, in whole or in part.
The human brain and nervous system (and for that matter all the cells in the body) act like tuners to receive signals from outside the body. Once the signal is tuned properly, the body begins to resonate synchronously (entrain) with the signal.
“95% of people are born healthy and become unhealthy because of human misbehavior.”
This misbehavior may include obesity, smoking, inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables, inadequate exercise and inadequate sleep. The neurochemistry of poor self-esteem includes disorders in oxytocin and dopamine, both neurochemicals altered in those addicted to opioids.
Oxytocin deficiency has been demonstrated in the following diseases: hypertension, depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, addiction, schizophrenia, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and more.
Oxytocin has also been associated, at least in animals, with gamma brain activity, which is where simultaneous processing takes place, including reported links to memory, creativity, and contentment.
Taking a step back to look at brain frequency, a well-adjusted individual has spontaneous variations in EEG brain rhythms with general frequencies ranging as such:
- Delta—1-3 Hz deep relaxation
- Theta—4-7 Hz relaxed creativity
- Alpha—8-12 Hz relaxation
- Beta—13-22 Hz learning, attention
- High Beta—23-30 Hz anxiety
- Gamma—31-100 Hz
40 Hz may be considered “in the zone” – a state of creativity and optimal contentment.
How PEMF Works
PEMF uses healthy electromagnetic frequencies, as opposed to cell phone frequencies, to enhance overall health and wellness.
Every cell in the body has a negative charge on the cell wall. For nerve cells, this is approximately -60 mV; other cells may vary in the net negative charge.
To maintain healthy levels of this negative charge, potassium and magnesium should be contained inside the cells, while calcium and sodium ideally remain outside the cells.
Obviously, there are scores of fundamentals—vitamins, minerals, hormones—that must be maintained at an optimal level for cell health.
The pH of the blood, normally 7.4, is, of course, essential, as are significant excesses or deficiencies of nutrients; and numerous toxins must also be kept at bay.
While all these factors play an important role in cell health, the electrical health of cells is one of the most critical of all the vital elements.
Shealy-Sorin Gamma PEMF
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is a safe, and non-invasive way to reduce pain and inflammation. It can be used to supplement and enhance currently existing healthcare modalities.
There are many, many devices that put out PEMF.
Dr. Shealy developed a specific pulsed electromagnetic frequency (PEMF) device (the Shealy-Sorin Gamma PEMF and is the only PEMF device which puts the brain into Gamma which led to a significant increase in gamma frequency in the EEG when applied close to the head.
Gamma’s frequency is ideal for detachment, for happiness, for overcoming depression and anxiety. Gamma PEMF also:
- Performance Recovery
Repair in the body requires energy. PEMF has been shown to provide energy the body needs to push itself. When your cells have the optimal amount of energy, you should feel better with more energy.
- Stress Management & Emotional Health
Excessive stress is largely considered as the root of many biological issues. PEMF has been shown to affect brain function and help facilitate repair of cells that may have been damaged by extreme stress.
- Injury, Recovery & Healing
Use PEMF therapy to prepare, perform and recover; if PEMF therapy is performed regularly, it allows muscles to work harder for a longer period of time and recover more rapidly.
- Immune Support
PEMF supports the immune system by affecting white blood cells for better defense against infectious and foreign invaders in the body.
- Brain Function & Focus
PEMF has been shown to support brain function, focus and promote synaptic response.
PEMF has been shown to dilate blood vessels and affect the viscosity of blood.
- Bone & Joint Health
PEMF has been shown to support bone density and joint function
- Relaxation & Sleep
When your cells are not struggling to function, your sleep quality may improve along with better consistency over time.
Getting Rid of Unhealthy Cells
Unhealthy cells lack the energy necessary to heal.
The Gamma PEMF field penetrates the body, naturally stimulating these cells so that they can repair and rebalance.
Gamma brainwaves are required to process information in different areas of the brain, particularly in the higher-level tasks needed for cognitive functioning, learning, memory and the processing of information by the brain. Gamma waves are associated with sensory perception, memory formation, and voluntary movement.
There is an optimal range for gamma activity, which leads to better focus, attention, sensory processing, cognition, information processing, learning, perception and REM sleep. With too little gamma activity, problems such as ADHD, depression and learning disabilities result.
Low-frequency brain waves have been associated with a slowing of the brain. Cognitive impairment occurs when large areas of neurons are not integrated properly in the brain. It is the complex cognitive function that leads to attention, memory, grouping constantly changing thoughts and processes, and awareness requires this integration to make sense to the brain.
This integration is facilitated by gamma activity.
Magnetic field therapy using an appropriate frequency can help synchronize neuron firing throughout the brain. This synchronization is crucial in integrating nerve signals and promoting neuroplasticity.
Applying adequate specific stimulation to the brain can create entrainment – the natural synchronization of brainwaves. Research has shown that entrainment is more noticeable during gamma stimulation than with other frequency brainwave patterns in the thalamus. So, entrainment with gamma frequencies seems to be easier than entrainment with other brainwave frequencies.
According to Bryant A. Meyers, author of PEMF – The Fifth Element of Health, PEMF works by “improving adenosine triphosphate [ATP] production, increasing oxygenation, enhancing circulation, promoting hydration, facilitating detoxification,” and gaining a better overall absorption of nutrients.
Pulsed electromagnetic frequency that activates brain waves associated with contentment may reduce common opioid withdrawal symptoms, and thus, improve addiction treatment outcomes.
PEMF therapy can be used by almost anyone to help with almost any condition or problem. Because magnetic fields affect us on a cellular level, they are not condition-specific. PEMF therapy has been shown to decrease inflammation, increase circulation, enhance muscle function, speed up bone healing, reduce the effects of stress, and improve blood oxygenation, among a myriad of other things.
PEMF therapy has been used successfully in the management of postsurgical pain and edema, the treatment of chronic wounds, and in facilitating vasodilatation and angiogenesis.
Moreover, there are a number of studies suggesting the possibility of improved outcomes in cancer.And as seen with DPN, PEMF has been effective in enhancing nerve regeneration both in vitro and in vivo.
One of the most important effects of PEMF is reduction of inflammation and low back pain.
In a study conducted, 16 patients with back pain (without radiculopathy) were enrolled. Patients were randomly assigned into 2 groups: Group 1 was treated with PEMF plus medications (analgesics, diclofenac); group 2 was treated with only standard medications.
The PEMF device was applied 4 times a day for a maximum of 9 days. In the 8 patients receiving PEMF, there was a statistically significant faster pain relief and resumption of normal functions compared with patients treated with standard analgesics alone.
These results suggest that PEMF therapy is beneficial in reducing pain and disability in patients with back pain.
PEMF therapy is a safe and non-invasive tool to improve health. It stimulates and duplicates the earth’s natural electromagnetic frequencies and functions essentially as a recharger of the body’s electrical battery.
The most important benefits are: increased energy and circulation; reduced muscle spasms; improved sleep; enhanced healing of bone fractures; and reduction of pain and inflammation.
According to Bryant A. Meyers, “the body is self-healing, self-regulating, and self-regenerating.” PEMF therapy essentially helps provide the energy needed to do this.
You can also read more about the Shealy-Sorin Gamma PEMF by reading, Gamma PEMF Therapy: A Pilot Study For Its Use in Managing Opioid Addiction, written by Dr. Norman Shealy in Practical Pain Management.