PEMF Therapy: Odd Biohacking Tool for Pain Relief & More

UltimateHuman Team May 24, 2022
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Need relief for some chronic pain issues?

Or maybe something to help keep you calm and relaxed?

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Well, there's a new — and admittedly strange — technology that might help...

It's called PEMF therapy.

As it grows in popularity, more health experts and biohackers are discovering this tool every day...

But what is it, exactly?

Let's find out more below 👇

What is PEMF Therapy?

PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field.

An electromagnetic field is invisible energy made up of — you guessed it — electrical charges and magnetic fields.

These fields are constantly moving around us.

At high levels... these can be dangerous...

But at low levels — which we are already naturally exposed to every day — they can be therapeutic for our health.

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When used as a treatment, this low magnetic energy/radiation is applied to the body — either generally or focused on a specific problem area.

It may sound like science fiction – but several studies suggest this treatment works.

The machine uses these pulses to "power up" your cells, helping them to function even better.

PEMF therapy has gained recognition over the last 20-30 years because it's non-invasive and easy to apply... and for its potential health benefits:

The Health Benefits of PEMF Therapy

People may seek the help of electromagnetic waves for all kinds of things...

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But when it comes to our health... this natural phenomenon is showing big potential to treat things like:

  • Minor fractures: Evidence shows this type of therapy helps increase bone density and speeds up the healing process of fractures by stimulating osteoblasts (bone-forming cells).

  • Pain Relief: It can assist with conditions such as joint issues and bruising... and it's probably best known for relieving lower back pain.

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  • Depression: It may help with more than just physical ailments... While there’s little research on the subject, evidence points out that PEMF therapy may help with sleep & several mental health issues.

  • Poor blood circulation: The electromagnetic energy could encourage cells to travel more efficiently... blood can flow faster around the body and toward target areas to aid in the healing process.

  • Inflammation: Better circulation and the release of nitric oxide could lead to a decrease in overall inflammation and swelling.

  • Immunity: By slowing the production of free radicals & improving oxygenation, it could help your immune system, too.

Not bad for something you can't even see!

What Does PEMF Therapy Feel Like?

PEMF therapy might sound like it involves discomfort, but it’s far from that...

If anything, patients may feel a slight "tingly" sensation.

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During a session, you either sit or lie down... and you can even read a book or look at your phone.

After going through it, some report feeling relaxed, yet energized.

Who Is A Good Candidate for PEMF Therapy?

If you're wondering if you might be a good fit for this procedure...

That question can be best addressed by your doctor or health professional.

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But there are a few well-known guidelines...

Unfortunately, some people shouldn't do it for health-related reasons, to name a few:

  • Pregnant women

  • People who suffer from things like epilepsy or seizures

  • Those with electrical implants or organ transplants

But if you and your healthcare provider decide it's worth a try, then go for it!

These sessions can be to address a specific issue... combined with rehab or "prehab" work... assist in general well-being... and more.

How Often Can You Do PEMF Therapy?

Some recommend doing PEMF therapy once or twice per week.

Each session may last anywhere from 10 to 60 minutes depending on how much needs to be applied.

Doing daily PEMF therapy isn't out of the question either... which may be necessary...

But then again, you’d be fitted with so many cables and machines that you might start to feel like a cyborg.

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Fortunately, you may not need that many sessions to make a significant difference.

How To Find PEMF Therapy Devices or Services

Many people seek the help of their local health professional or chiropractor for in-clinic sessions...

In these settings, each session usually ranges from $30-$60 USD.

But thanks to improved technology, there's also many new options for PEMF therapy at-home devices.

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👉 A quick Google search for either option should point you in a good direction.

Note: This space has seen its fair share of scams and "quackery" be sure to do some extra research to ensure you find someone — or something — reputable.


PEMF therapy is showing some promising results for recovery, pain relief, and general health...

But ultimately, like all biohacking methods, it's not a silver bullet.

It still works best by assisting you in combination with a good diet and healthy lifestyle choices...

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In other words, you can't expect these machines to magically heal you... or to instantly mend a snapped arm...

That might be more of a "Year 3000" kind of thing — and hopefully flying cars will be ready by then, too.


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