How can magnetic fields help me achieve better health?
Better health is something for which we all strive—it means living longer, better lives. Working toward better health is a daily activity, and requires both physical and mental maintenance. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy can keep our bodies in tune, helping to wash away the physical and mental effects of stress, and keeping our organs running more efficiently. With daily health maintenance, our bodies can respond to minor imbalances before they become debilitating.
All 30 trillion cells in our bodies have a life cycle – some are replaced daily, others weekly, others annually, and some only every 7 years. It is an important aspect of health maintenance that we ensure new cells are ‘born’ into a healthy tissue environment. It is equally important that old cells die, as they should. This is the cycle of life, and daily use of PEMFs can help keep the cycle running smoothly.
Taking care of problems as they arise is the key to keeping the body balanced. Neglected problems – or accumulated stress – unbalance the body quickly and tend to cascade into new problems, creating a downward spiral of worsening health. Problems in the body have degrees of involvement and different tissues are involved in any given injury. The degree of involvement can be considered in terms of layers or levels: the energetic level, the physiologic level, the pathophysiological level, and the pathologic level.
The analogy we will use is that of a common cold. When a cold is first beginning, many people feel a vague sense of disease or discomfort, without any specific sense of where or what the problem is. This is the energetic level. Once a cold begins to produce a sore throat, slight temperature, or runny nose, the infection has moved to the physiologic level. If the infection is allowed to progress in the body, it may produce bronchitis, rhinitis, pneumonia, etc. This is the pathophysiologic level, and is where most chronic problems are stuck. More significant cellular damage leads to tissue and organ failure, and is considered the pathologic level.
Treatments directed at a problem that is at the energetic level are more dramatic and likely to produce responses rapidly. Daily use of PEMF therapy can help the body stay well and rebalance problems before they progress through the levels of illness.
Perhaps the biggest threat to achieving better health is stress, and life is loaded with it. Our reactions to stressors are either healthy (adaptive), or unhealthy (maladaptive). For example, when your body temperature rises, you sweat. This is a healthy response to a stressor. Over time, however, stress is like water wearing down rock—it has cumulative effects. If you continue to sweat without replenishing your fluids, the sweating, which was originally a healthy response, causes you to become dehydrated, an unhealthy occurrence.
Our bodies respond to stress in many ways. When a stressor presents itself (whether it be an angry client on the phone, a packed schedule, or bad traffic), our bodies produce a low-level “fight or flight” response. This response causes the brain to release chemicals that stimulate the nervous system. Adrenalin is pumped into the bloodstream along with extra sugar and fat to fuel muscles. Mental activity is focused; some organs slow their activity while others are accelerated—muscles tense up, breathing rate increases, there may be tightness in the chest or queasiness in the stomach. These reactions are present in varying degrees depending on the stressor.
The cumulative or chronic occurrence of even mild stressors may not allow adequate or full recovery from these responses, and result in very real and increasingly widespread health problems. Stress reactions hasten the decline of our overall health by actually damaging some organs and accelerating the wear and tear on others. Stress accelerates the aging process, and can cause heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, fatigue, immune problems, anxiety and depression, and many other problems. Whenever there is muscular tension, as is often caused by stress, the blood supply to the tissues involved is diminished. If allowed to linger within the body, these tensions can cause fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. It is likely that stress is responsible for close to 70% of the problems seen by today’s doctors.
Research has shown that daily use of PEMF therapies alter stress responses by acting directly on the nervous system, glands, cells, tissues, and organs. By acting on the hypothalamus and increasing urine excretion of adrenaline, PEMFs have been shown to inhibit activation of the sympathetic nervous system and adrenal glands, while preventing a decrease in the body’s ability to resist stress. With continued use of magnetic therapies, the excitability of the nervous system also decreases, and emotional reactions accompanying stress are corrected. Long-term use of PEMFs may be able to help the body remodel tissues that tend to be hyper-reactive to chronic or acute stress, so that over time they will become less and less reactive.
Stress also causes a very quick and significant decrease in white blood cell counts, creating a sudden state of immune vulnerability, such as may be caused by lack of sleep or travel. PEMFs increase host resistance by enhancing some immune functions.
Stress reactions are immediate but recovery takes hours, and sometimes days. Since the effects of stress are cumulative, a daily routine of reducing the physiologic response becomes necessary to ward off long-term damage. We all have a need to neutralize the effects of daily stress before they become noticeable as disease.
In addition to stress, the natural aging process also affects our overall health. While it is natural for all systems of the body undergo aging, the process is accelerated with any kind of illness, from daily stress, to a bout of the flu. Aging is also accelerated with the use of pharmaceuticals, a poor diet, lack of exercise, environmental toxins, etc. These things can rob us of our vitality, hastening aging and increasing the risk of added problems.
As our lifespans increase, there is a growing concern about the quality of life that can be expected with living longer. People are going to face health challenges in one of two ways: either through years of bad habits, or from the persistence of Father Time. Aging concerns go far beyond heart disease and cancer – people are interested in taking care of themselves, looking and feeling great, and maintaining an active lifestyle. They especially want to enjoy and care for their children and grandchildren.
Health problems associated with aging are far-reaching, and include decreased cognitive function, cardiovascular disease, decreased energy levels, sore or tired joints, failing eyesight, high blood pressure, and so on.
Daily use of PEMFs has countless whole-body benefits, many of which are preventative in nature. Breaks in the body’s electrical system, as happens with aging, cause problems with cell communication and cell metabolism. With magnetic field therapy, the breaks are repaired, and with daily use, maintained. PEMFs actually promote the body’s production of its own ATP (which fuels cellular energy), activating the cellular antioxidant defenses across the whole body.
Additionally, magnetic field therapy helps to restore neuron-transmitters, cellular communication, and brain function. It increases blood oxygen levels and circulation. With continued use, PEMFs can begin to balance blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Because magnetic fields decrease pain and inflammation, diseases like arthritis are better controlled. As cellular energy increases, immune system functions are boosted.
Another advantage of daily use of magnetic field therapy is its ability to protect our bodies from electrosmog. These harmful frequencies – coming from things like cell phones, microwaves, power lines, hair dryers, and wireless signals – are insidious and inescapable, and have strong effects on our bodies, draining our energy and adding to our stress. It would be nearly impossible to avoid these frequencies. They are all around us, and they go right through us, all day, every day.
Because we cannot escape electrosmog, we must instead add frequencies to the body so that we maintain balance. PEMFs can stimulate the body so that it maintains its healthy frequencies, making the body more resistant to the effects of the electrosmog.
Health maintenance with magnetic therapies is made much easier with regular use. Daily use doesn’t require us to play catch-up. Imbalances can be rebalanced before we even become aware of them. Nature has a tendency to kick us while we’re down. PEMFs can help prevent us from going down in the first place.