PEMF Therapy Benefits
PEMF therapy benefits have been shown in a number of double-blind studies ranging from arthritis to bone regeneration to trauma healing (including surgery).
PEMF therapy has been accepted for some time in many countries. In 1979 the United States FDA approved the use of PEMF devices for healing of non-union bone fractures. Later, in 1998 they approved PEMF for urinary incontinence and muscle stimulation. Depression and anxiety were added to the FDA approval list in 2006.
PEMF therapy is approved for the treatment of many conditions in Canada. Likewise, trauma healing along with pain and degeneration are on the approved list for the European Union. In Isreal, PEMF is approved for the treatment of migraine headaches.
Wondering if There’s Research on PEMF and Your Condition?
Here are a number of university level double-blind medical studies:
A study of the effects of Pulsed Electro- Magnetic Field Therapy with respect to serological grouping in rheumatoid arthritis.
Ganguly KS, Sarkar AK, Datta AK, Rakshit A. National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped (NIOH), Calcutta.
Low frequency and low intensity Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field exerts its antiinflammatory effect through restoration of plasma membrane calcium ATPase activity.
Selvam R, Ganesan K, Narayana Raju KV, Gangadharan AC, Manohar BM, Puvanakrishnan R. Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Madras Veterinary College, Vepery, Chennai, India.
A case of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia treated with Pulsing Electro- Magnetic Fields. 17-year follow-up.
Ito H, Shirai Y, Gembun Y. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.
A double-blind trial of the clinical effects of electro-magnetic fields in osteoarthritis.
Trock DH, Bollet AJ, Dyer RH Jr, Fielding LP, Miner WK, Markoll R. Department of Medicine (Rheumatology), Danbury Hospital, CT 06810.
Magnetic pulse treatment for knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, double- blind, placebo-controlled study. Pipitone N, Scott DL. Rheumatology Department, King’s College Hospital (Dulwich), London, UK.
Electro-Magnetic fields for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Hulme J, Robinson V, DeBie R, Wells G, Judd M, Tugwell P. Cochrane Collaborating Center, Center for Global Health, Institute of Population Health – University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5.
Modification of osteoarthritis by Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field–a morphological study.
Ciombor DM, Aaron RK, Wang S, Simon B.; Department of Orthopaedics, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02906,
Pulsed magnetic field therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee–a double-blind sham-controlled trial.
Nicolakis P, Kollmitzer J, Crevenna R, Bittner C, Erdogmus CB, Nicolakis J. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, AKH Wien, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Therapeutic effects of pulsed magnetic fields on joint diseases.
Riva Sanseverino E, Vannini A, Castellacci P., Universita di Bologna, Italy
The effect of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and cervical spine. Report of randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials.
Trock DH, Bollet AJ, Markoll R. Department of Medicine, Danbury Hospital
BACK PAIN & WHIPLASH
Spine fusion for discogenic low back pain: outcomes in patients treated with or without Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field stimulation.
Marks RA. Richardson Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas 75080, USA.
Evaluation of electro-magnetic fields in the treatment of pain in patients with lumbar radiculopathy or the whiplash syndrome.
Thuile Ch, Walzl M., International Society of Energy Medicine, Vienna, Austria.
BONE HEALING & BONE FRACTURE
Pseudarthrosis after lumbar spine fusion: nonoperative salvage with Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields.
Simmons JW Jr, Mooney V, Thacker I. UTMB, Galveston, Texas, USA.
Effects of static magnetic and Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields on bone healing.
Darendeliler MA, Darendeliler A, Sinclair PM. Discipline of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney, Australia.
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields for the treatment of bone fractures.
Satter Syed A, Islam MS, Rabbani KS, Talukder MS. Industrial Physics Division, BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka.
Exposure to pulsed magnetic fields enhances motor recovery in cats after spinal cord injury.
Crowe MJ, Sun ZP, Battocletti JH, Macias MY, Pintar FA, Maiman DJ. Neuroscience Research Laboratories, The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI 53295, USA. email@example.com
Pulsing Electro-Magnetic field therapy in nerve regeneration: an experimental study in the cat.
Orgel MG, O’Brien WJ, Murray HM.
Effect of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields (PEMF) on osteoblast-like cells.
Satake T. Department of Oral Biochemistry, Kanagawa Dental College
Effect of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields (PEMF) on late-phase osteotomy gap healing in a canine tibial model.
Inoue N, Ohnishi I, Chen D, Deitz LW, Schwardt JD, Chao EY. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins
COSMETIC / PLASTIC SURGERY & WOUND HEALING
Effects of pulsed magnetic energy on a microsurgically transferred vessel. Roland D, Ferder M, Kothuru R, Faierman T, Strauch B. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.
The influence of pulsed electrical stimulation on the wound healing of burned rat skin.
Castillo E, Sumano H, Fortoul TI, Zepeda A. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico, D.F.
Effect of low frequency Pulsing Electro- Magnetic Fields on skin ulcers of venous origin in humans: a double-blind study.
Ieran M, Zaffuto S, Bagnacani M, Annovi M, Moratti A, Cadossi R. Department of Medical Angiology, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields in experimental cutaneous wound healing in rats.
Patino O, Grana D, Bolgiani A, Prezzavento G, Mino J, Merlo A, Benaim F. Department of Postgraduate Reconstructive and Plastic
Effects of pulsed extremely-low- frequency magnetic fields on skin wounds in the rat.
Ottani V, De Pasquale V, Govoni P, Franchi M, Zaniol P, Ruggeri A. Istituto di Anatomia Umana Normale, Bologna, Italy.
Effects of magnetic fields on skin wound healing. Experimental study.
[Article in Spanish]
Patino O, Grana D, Bolgiani A, Prezzavento G, Mino J, Merlo A, Benaim F. Department of Postgraduate Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, Universidad del Salvador and Fundacion del Quemado.
Effects of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields on rat skin metabolism.
De Loecker W, Delport PH, Cheng N. Afdeling Biochemie, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium.
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Influence of electro-magnetic fields on the emotional behaviour of rats.
[Article in Russian] Semenova TP, Medvinskaia NI, Bliskovka GI, Akoev IG. Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow region, 142290 Russia.
Combining high and low frequencies in rTMS antidepressive treatment: preliminary results.
Conca A, Di Pauli J, Beraus W, Hausmann A, Peschina W, Schneider H, Konig P, Hinterhuber H. Departments of Psychiatry I and II, Regional Hospital, 6830 Rankweil, Austria.
Autoradiographic evaluation of electro- magnetic field effects on serotonin (5HT1A) receptors in rat brain.
Johnson MT, McCullough J, Nindl G, Chamberlain JK. Terre Haute Center for Medical Education, Indiana University School of Medicine, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA.
The use of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields with complex modulation in the treatment of patients with diabetic polyneuropathy.
Science Research Institute of Medical Rehabilitation, Baku, Azerbaidzhan
Magnetic fields in physical therapy. Experience in orthopedics and traumatology rehabilitation.
[Article in Italian], Borg MJ, Marcuccio F, PoerioAM, VangoneA.
Therapeutic effects of electro-magnetic fields in the stimulation of connective tissue repair.
Aaron RK, Ciombor DM., Department of Orthopaedics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 00928.
Effect of bioresonance therapy on antioxidant system in lymphocytes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Islamov BI, Balabanova RM, Funtikov VA, Gotovskii YV, Meizerov EE. Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia.
The effect of exposure to high flux density static and pulsed magnetic fields on lymphocyte function.
Aldinucci C, Garcia JB, Palmi M, Sgaragli G, Benocci A, Meini A, Pessina F, Rossi C, Bonechi C, Pessina GP;Department of Physiology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
Treatment of migraine with Pulsing Electro-Magnetic Fields: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
ShermanRA,AcostaNM,RobsonL. Orthopedic Surgery Service, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431, USA.
Therapy of day time fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Zifko UA.; Sonderkrankenanstalt fur Neurologie, Klinik Pirawarth, Kurhausstrasse 100, A-2222 Bad Pirawarth, Austria
Effects of a Pulsed Electro-Magnetic therapy on multiple sclerosis fatigue and quality of life: a double-blind, placebo controlled trial.
Lappin MS, Lawrie FW, Richards TL, Kramer ED. Energy Medicine Developments, (North America), Inc., Burke, Va., USA
Effect of extremely low frequency (correction of frenquency) magnetic field on brain ischemic reaction in rats.
Zhao L, Wei J, Yan G, Wang Y, Huang Z, Zhao D.; Institute of Space Medico- Engineering, Beijing, China.
Effect of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic stimulation on facial nerve regeneration.
Byers JM, Clark KF, Thompson GC. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, USA.
A comparative study of the effects of magnetic stimulation and electric stimulation on peripheral nerve injury in rat.
Bannaga A, Guo T, Ouyang X, Hu D, Lin C, Cao F, Dun Y, Guo Z. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030.
Electro-Magnetic Fields influence NGF activity and levels following sciatic nerve transection.
Longo FM, Yang T, Hamilton S, Hyde JF, Walker J, Jennes L, Stach R, Sisken BF. Department of Neurology, UCSF/VAMC, San Francisco, California, USA.
Enhancement of functional recovery following a crush lesion to the rat sciatic nerve by exposure to Pulsed Electro- Magnetic Fields.
Walker JL, Evans JM, Resig P, Guarnieri S, Meade P, Sisken BS. Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, Lexington.
Stimulation of rat sciatic nerve regeneration with Pulsed Electro- Magnetic Fields.
Sisken BF, Kanje M, Lundborg G, Herbst E, Kurtz W. Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40506.
A multivariate approach to the treatment of peripheral nerve transection injury: the role of electro-magnetic Field Therapy.
Zienowicz RJ, Thomas BA, Kurtz WH, Orgel MG. University of Massachusetts Medical School, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield.
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Magnetic and electrical stimulation in the rehabilitative treatment of patients with organic lesions of the nervous system.
Tyshkevich TG, Nikitina VV; A. L. Polenov Russian Science Research Neurosurgical Institute, St. Petersburg.
Evaluation of treatment with a Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field on wound healing, clinicopathologic variables, and central nervous system activity of dogs.
Scardino MS, Swaim SF, Sartin EA, Steiss JE, Spano JS, Hoffman CE, Coolman SL, Peppin BL. Scott-Ritchey Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL 36849, USA.
Pulsed magnetic field therapy in refractory neuropathic pain secondary to peripheral neuropathy: electrodiagnostic parameters–pilot study.
Weintraub MI, Cole SP. New York Medical College, Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510, USA
The effect of long-term pulsing electro- magnetic field stimulation on experimental osteoporosis of rats.
Mishima S. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan.
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields prevent osteoporosis in an ovariectomized female rat model: a prostaglandin E2-associated process.
Chang K, Chang WH. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chung-Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, Republic of China.
Bone density changes in osteoporosis- prone women exposed to Pulsed Electro- Magnetic Fields (PEMFs).
Tabrah F, Hoffmeier M, Gilbert F Jr, Batkin S, Bassett CA. University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Straub Clinic and Hospital, Honolulu.
Magnetic fields in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Sandyk R, Anninos PA, Tsagas N, Derpapas K. Democrition University of Thrace, Department of Medical Physics and Polytechnic School, Alexandroupolis and Xanthi, Greece.
Electrochemical therapy of pelvic pain: effects of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields (PEMF) on tissue trauma.
Jorgensen WA, Frome BM, Wallach C. International Pain Research Institute, Los Angeles, California.
RANGE OF MOTION
The effect of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields in the treatment of cervical osteoarthritis: a randomized, double- blind, sham-controlled trial.
Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, Turk ocagi S No: 3 Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey.
Therapy with Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields in aseptic loosening of total hip protheses: a prospective study.
Országos Reumatologiai és Fizioterápiás Intézet, Budapes, Hungary.
Pulsed magnetic and electro-magnetic fields in experimental achilles tendonitis in the rat: a prospective randomized study.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field therapy of persistent rotator cuff tendinitis. A double-blind controlled assessment.
Binder A, Parr G, Hazleman B, Fitton- Jackson S.
A portable Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) device to enhance healing of recalcitrant venous ulcers: a double- blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center, New York.
Effectiveness of magnetotherapy in optic nerve atrophy. A preliminary study.
[Article in Russian] Zobina LV, Orlovskaia LS, Sokov SL, Sabaeva GF, Konde LA, Iakovlev AA.
Possibilities of magnetotherapy in stabilization of visual function in patients with glaucoma.
[Article in Russian] Bisvas Shutanto Kumar, Listopadova NA.
Clinical Effectiveness & Literature Review of PEMF
Evolution of magnetic therapy from alternative to traditional medicine. Vallbona C, Richards T.; Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
Equipment design for magnetic therapy and “Polus” devices
Viktorov VA, Malkov IuV.
Beneficial effects of electro-magnetic fields.
Bassett CA., Bioelectric Research Center, Columbia University, Riverdale, New York 10463.
Clinical effectiveness of magnetic field therapy–a review of the literature. Quittan M, Schuhfried O, Wiesinger GF, Fialka-Moser V.; Universitatsklinik fur Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation, Wien.
Possible therapeutic applications of pulsed magnetic fields.
[Article in Czech] Navratil L, Hlavaty V, Landsingerova E.
Pulsed magnetotherapy in Czechoslovakia–a review.
Jerabek J. National Institute of Public Health, Praha, Czech Republic.
Electro-Magnetic fields and magnets. Investigational treatment for musculoskeletal disorders.
Trock DH.; Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.