How important is it to have strong, healthy bones? They anchor your muscles, store essential nutrients and provide structure, while providing an essential role in the movement of your body. Your bones offer protection for your organs in the way your rib cage surrounds your heart and lungs, as well as how your skull surrounds your brain. Skeletal bone is living tissue that changes continually with new bone cells growing back to replace the bone cells that dissolve. In our youth, our bodies make new bone cells faster than old cells break down, which is referred to as bone remodeling. Peak bone mass is usually reached around the age of 30. As we age, bone remodeling slows down and we lose slightly more bone mass than we gain.
A variety of factors play a role in healthy bones. In bone tissue, the amount of bone mineral determines your bone density, measured according to optical density per square centimetre of bone surface using an X-ray. A test for bone density will determine if a person has osteoporosis and the likelihood of potential bone fractures. The bones in the hip, spine and forearm are most commonly used for testing bone density. The health and strength of bones are dependent on a diet sufficient in vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, boron, zinc, copper, manganese and Vitamin K, which may require supplementation. Regular weight-bearing and resistance exercise are excellent for strengthening your bones. Some examples of weight-bearing exercise include walking, dancing, hiking, jogging, and stair climbing. Resistance exercises may incorporate lifting weights within a workout while doing squats, lunges, deadlifts, and bench presses. Resistance exercises without weights can include burpees, jumping jacks, push ups, pull ups and step-ups.
Causes of Osteoporosis
When bone loss outpaces the growth of new bone, osteoporosis occurs. Symptoms of osteoporosis may include back pain caused by fractured or collapsed vertebra, stooped posture, loss of height, and bone fractures occurring more easily than expected. As we age, the greater our risk of osteoporosis. Family history can determine your risk level, particularly if your parent or sibling have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Other potential causes include hormone levels, thyroid problems, gastrointestinal surgery, long-term use of certain medications such as corticosteroids. Medical conditions such as cancer, Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney or liver disease, and rheumatoid arthritis can contribute toward the increased risk of osteoporosis. For people whose lifestyle choices include excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use and lack of exercise, the risk of osteoporosis is higher.
PEMF for Osteoporosis
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is a very effective non-drug treatment for stimulating bone healing and bone formation. Many studies have shown that PEMFs quickly relieves pain of osteoporosis, enhances bone formation and increases bone mineral density with no side effects.
Nonunion Bone Fractures
A broken bone that fails to heal is called a nonunion. PEMF has been proven to be effective in speeding up the healing of nonunion bone fractures. A study in the Netherlands revealed that out of a total of 93 patients, 64 patients were treated for long bone fractures. The other group was treated for non long bone fractures. The success rate for nonunion with PEMF was 76% for the long bone fractures and 79% for the non long bone fractures. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy was shown to be an effective treatment of nonunion.
Experience the Benefits of PEMF
If you have suffered an injury involving a bone fracture, have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, or you are interested in optimizing your bone health, consider trying PEMF therapy. Daily use of PEMF strengthens bones, helps reduce pain, increases energy, and speeds up the healing process by increasing the absorption of oxygen and nutrients in our cells while optimizing the elimination of toxins and carbon dioxide out of our cells. PEMF is anti-aging on the cellular level for the entire body. By renting an Omnium1 or iMRS Prime from PEMF Global Rentals, you can experience the many benefits of PEMF therapy in the convenience of your own home.prior to purchasing a system of your own.
What PEMF therapy and acupuncture have in common is you! The patient. The human. The cells. Energy, Qi or Chi or Vital Life Force, Innate Intelligence, are all terms that are used to describe virtuous cellular functioning. This Chi, or energy, was observed thousands of years ago and noted historically, particularly in the healing traditions in ancient China starting around 2500 years ago. Practitioners observed that there was a difference between the physical organ itself and its functioning. An example being that although there is a physical stomach intact, it's the Qi of the organ or cells that actually determine its functional capacity. Modern day science has discovered cellular ion exchange and ATP production within the cell. The healthier the cell, the more ready it is to exchange ions and produce more ATP. Happy cells mean a happy human!
Acupuncture, like PEMF therapy, helps the central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord) rewire and restore a more virtuous expression in the peripheral nervous system. Both Acupuncture and PEMF are a whole body treatment, positively affecting the way the body moves as it is all intricately connected through tissue and fascia. These therapeutic sessions help to rewire and optimize the way your brain and body communicates and self-regulates. Acupuncture helps optimize cellular function by upregulating or “hacking” the body to a more favourable hormone and genetic expression more specifically, while PEMF treats and optimizes cellular ion exchange throughout the body, so a more general treatment form. Both modalities treat the cause of the problem, while also easing symptoms.
Both PEMF and acupuncture help increase peripheral circulation, increasing blood flow in the small capillaries that supply blood and the nutrients and oxygen that it carries to each and every part of your body. When the two modalities are combined, the overall effects of the acupuncture treatment are reinforced and anecdotally, the patients experience a more therapeutic sensation afterwards. PEMF helps to “keep” the positive results of the acupuncture treatment for a longer time. If you are a patient of acupuncture or are an acupuncturist interested in combining the modalities in your clinic, trust your intuition and try it to see the difference it makes in the individual healing timeline. Chronic or long standing conditions always take longer to resolve than acute or milder conditions, so it's important to have a positive regard to a realistic healing schedule. Although there is no “miracle” cure, working consistently to support cells with exercise and diet and mindful movements helps to reinforce the healing experienced in treatment.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the diagnosis and treatment often relies on categorizing the symptoms that the patients are experiencing into a pattern, and treating the energetic and physical mechanisms of the body to help relieve the cause of symptoms. As with each therapeutic modality, the results and relief depend on the individual's constitution and pathogenic factors.
One of the benefits of acupuncture and of PEMF treatments is a more intimate and compassionate relationship with the body. In chronic pain pathologies, the brain is sensing the body is in danger due to a current or past injury, creating a pain response, firing the neurons that cause pain symptoms. Both modalities help the patient create a felt sense of relief and safely within the body, dialling down the undesired nerve activation. The result is less pain! With enough reminders, the body has the ability to relearn more favourable and calm activation states.
If you're an acupuncturist, combining PEMF with needle treatments helps speed up the changes felt in the channel. Both excess and deficient conditions are benefited with the gentle electromagnetic stimulation. Working synergistically, the patient will feel the stimulation from the needles and their energetic action will be further enforced with the PEMF influenced cellular response.
My name is Darlene and I am, unfortunately, a veteran of car accidents. I was rear-ended in 1996, 1999, 2001, and 2019. The last rear-ender occurred on March 14, 2021, when I my spouse and I were stopped at a red light. The force of the impact was such that my car was lifted off the ground, pushed forward several feet and that the rear wheel on the passenger side broke off from its axle.
I came home from being assessed at the hospital with no broken bones, but in shock and in a lot of pain from soft tissue damage throughout my body. The first thing I did was lay on the Swiss Bionics mat that we had purchased a few months earlier. This mat and the accessories that come with it emit a gentle but powerful pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) that reaches every tissue in the body to promote healing on all levels by increasing blood flow, oxygenation and improving cell function. PEMF is backed by thousands of peer-reviewed medical research papers throughout the world. It is gaining popularity as an enhancement to many other healing therapies like massage, acupuncture, physiotherapy, or chiropractic.
As I lay on the mat several times a day, I became aware that I was coping with stress a lot better than after my previous accidents – the stress of dealing with the loss of the car, with the insurance, the lawyer, physiotherapy, a spouse with a concussion, etc. I was not getting overwhelmed as easily. The anxiety I felt while driving went from severe and constant to slight and seldom over the next few months.
At first, I was in a lot of pain from having reinjured my lower back and from new injuries in my right ankle and wrist from bracing for the impact I had seen coming. Because of PEMF, my body’s healing was being accelerated without side effects and pain levels were coming down largely without medication. My previous accident had been 2 years ago and, after 19 months, I only had 60 % improvement. Now 7 months after the latest accident, I already have 60 % improvement despite more serious injuries.
The system we purchased from Swiss Bionics is called Omnium 1 and it includes The Brain, goggles that provide what we call brainwave entrainment. That is the brain’s electrical response to pulses of sound and light. Depending on my needs and the time of day, I would set those pulses for relaxation, activation or sleep. After the accident I was filled with anger and overwhelmed with the chaos it caused in my life. The Brain calmed my mind and was instrumental in helping me regain balance.
Because I was able to use the mat and The Brain right away, my recovery was accelerated on all levels. After 2 to 3 months, I no longer had issues with memory, focus and concentration. The aftereffects of whiplash were gone and I enjoyed more flexibility in my body. Finally, my sleep - the most potent healer of all – deepened as anxiety and pain lessened and I was able to stay asleep for longer periods and go back to sleep more and more easily.
If you or a loved one have experienced a motor vehicle accident, I encourage you to contact a PEMF Global Rental expert in your area so you can rent a PEMF system and experience for yourself what a powerful ally it can be for your mind and body.