What is PEMF Exercise?

Every human being is eager to spend his life while remaining fit and healthy to the core. Remaining and maintaining your fitness physically as well as mentally can have huge but positive impacts on our overall life quality. Being stable in terms of health not only keeps us happy, but it is also constructive for us in carrying on with our daily life activities.

To remain healthy and maintain our health, several modalities and techniques are present in the medical world. These modalities can either be widely related to conventional hospital practices or involve the use of other unorthodox methods.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) is one of such techniques that is related to chiropractic methods. Chiropractic itself is a non-conventional practice related to the field of alternative medicine. Before proceeding further towards the PEMF, let us give you a brief insight into chiropractic.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the field of alternative non-conventional medicine. It involves methods used to diagnose and treat several mechanical disorders of the human musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine.

Learning About Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF):

PEMF is a practice used in chiropractic medicine. It involves using electromagnetic fields for healing the non-union fractures and depressions found along the spine and other areas of the human musculoskeletal system.

Along with correcting the musculoskeletal disorders, it is thought that PEMF helps in the following:

  • In achieving the general wellness for the human body;
  • In mitigating the pain;
  • Simulation of the human immune system;
  • Performance improvement, and
  • Enhancing the brain function etc.

The basic theory and scientific notion that surrounds PEMF is not new. In fact, the idea and the practices have been in practice for around a century.

Origination of PEMF:

It is thought that the basic idea behind the PEMF practices emerged in 1932 after research conducted by the Yale Medical University. This research cited depletion or absence of the electrical energy from the human body as the cause of the general unwellness. However, with the use of PEMF, this general unwellness can be reversed, as the PEMF helps the body by donating an energy source, repairing it, and increasing the overall functionality of the human cells.


Consider your body as a battery that gets drained by the daily stressors acting upon it. Since these daily stressors suck out all the energy from your body, you feel tired physically, emotionally, and mentally at the end of the day, and this is exactly where the PEMF comes to the rescue. By PMEF, your body (referred to here as a battery) gets recharged, just like you recharge a drained or discharged battery.

Devices for PEMF:

Earlier, Helmoholtz Cell was used for generating a uniform electromagnetic field. The patient seeking the therapy would lie down in the proximity of the magnetic field to get the treatment. But nowadays, more sophisticated technology is being employed in this regard. This technology is in the form of BioMats.

What are BioMats?

In terms of appearance, a BioMat closely resembles a yoga mat. This BioMat lies on the treatment table and uses a computerized panel to convert electricity into magnetic or Far Infrared Rays. These rays then penetrate the body tissues and stimulate muscle and tissue regeneration. This healing process gives patients a general feeling of wellness throughout their bodies.

Amethyst BioMats:

One of the most popularly used BioMats in PEMF therapy is the amethyst mats. It is a thin mattress embedded with packets of amethyst stones. Once the electric current is passed through the mattress, a gentle heating current is passed through the stones. This current passing releases negative ions and infrared rays from the amethyst stones. This whole process is reported to have delivered the following benefits to the patient’ body:

  • A generalized feeling of well-being.
  • Release from joint pain and stiffness.
  • Improved circulation with improved CVS function, and·   Improved skin health etc.

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