Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Copyright 2010 by David Rindge.  All rights reserved.

Charge  is one of the universe’s fundamental powers. It has been applied  medicinally for thousands of years. With the advent of electricity, our ability to control electromagnetic fields and to use them to diagnose and treat has expanded exponentially.

Bio-electromagnetic Therapy (aka Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy) is the application of electromagnetic fields to treat  and prevent disease and promote health and wellbeing. Although Bio-electromagnetic Therapy may be new to many American readers, it has been studied systematically for over 40 years and is already standard practice in Eastern Europe in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Thousands of studies  have been performed.

How important is bio-electromagnetic therapy?  In 1992 Dr. Andrew Bassett, who worked tirelessly to advance bio-electromagnetic therapy and helped achieve the first FDA clearance to treat non-union fractures, wrote:

“In the decade to come bioelectromagnetics will assume a therapeutic importance equal to, or greater than, that of  pharmacology and surgery today. With proper interdisciplinary effort, significant inroads can be made in controlling the ravages of cancer, some forms of heart disease, arthritis, hormonal disorders, and neurological scourges such as Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis.  This prediction is not pie-in-the-sky.  Pilot studies and biological mechanisms already described in primordial terms, form a rational basis for such a statement.

Effects of magnetic and electromagnetic fields have been studied in:

Alzheimer’s Disease • Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis • Arthritis • Asthma • Atherosclerosis • Bone Healing • Bronchitis • Burns • Cervical Osteoarthritis • Chronic Venous Insufficiency • Dental Problems • Depression • Diabetes • Elbow Pain • Endometriosis/Endometritis • Epilepsy • Eye Disorders • Facial Nerve Neuropathy/Paralysis • Fibromyalgia • Glaucoma • Gynecology • Headache • Hearing Loss • Heart Disease • Herpetic Stomatitis • Hypertension • Insomnia • Kidney Failure/Inflammation/Stones • Knee Pain • Laryngeal Inflammation • Leprosy • Limb Lengthening • Liver/ Hepatitis • Lupus Erythematosus • Lymphadenitis • Mandibular Osteomyelitis • Maxillofacial Disorders • Migraine • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscle Rehabilitation • Muscular Dystrophy • Neck Pain • Nerve Regeneration • Neuropathy • Optic Nerve Atrophy • Osteochondrosis • Osteoporosis • Pain • Pancreatitis • Parkinson’s Disease • Paroxysmal Dyskinesia • Pelvic Pain • Peptic – Duodenal Ulcer • Periodontitis • Pneumonia • Poisoning – Detoxification • Post-Mastectomy • Post-Polio Syndrome • Post-Herpetic Pain • Prostatitis • Pseudoarthrosis • Psoriasis • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Schizophrenia • Seasonal Affective Disorder • Shoulder Pain • Sinusitis • Sleep – Insomnia • Spinal Cord Injury • Stroke • Tendonitis • Tinnitus • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation • Trophic Ulcer • Tubal Pregnancy • Tuberculosis • Urinary Incontinence • Urinary Inflammation – Trauma • Uterine Myoma • Vasomotor Rhinitis • Vestibular Dysfunction • Whiplash • Wound Healing • Wrinkles

To view research on any of the conditions above and much more, click on Bioelectromagnetic Research Library.

Besides benefits documented in a broad range of conditions, bio-electromagnetic therapy has been shown to increase energy and availability of oxygen, enhance transport of ions (calcium, potassium, sodium) across cell membranes, improve circulation, induce sleep, alleviate pain and reduce stress. There is speculation that regular bioelectromagnetic treatment may increase longevity and quality of life.  Bio-electromagnetic and laser therapies have been documented to enhance the effects of another in many conditions and are frequently combined in the clinic and in research.