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What Is PEMF? - What Are The Best PEMF Devices & Machines?Looking to buy a PEMF machine or PEMF device, but not sure where to begin? No worries! - this PEMF buyer's guide has you covered! Purchasing the best PEMF machine for yourself or your family is an important investment in your health and your future, but determining which PEMF system may be best for your individual needs can seem overwhelming.What Is PEMF Therapy?The best PEMF therapy begins with the BEST PEMF MACHINES and devices to help you recover. We offer advice on what we feel are the top-performing pemf therapy devices online right now.Our highly sought after PEMF machines work in conjunction with the body's own recovery processes to relieve pain by restoring cells' ability to function efficiently. ... PEMF restores the positive and negative charges in the cell, enabling it to perform its natural function while speeding tissue recovery.This Buyer’s Guide is not a marketing or sales tool. Learn about "What Is PEMF?" and "What Is PEMF Therapy?" Our goal is to help you determine what parameters to focus on while you are doing research on your PEMF purchase decision.
- PEMF 120
- Sota Magnetic Pulsar
- Pulsed Harmonix
1. Do your PEMF machine research
- Are you purchasing your device from a reliable source?
- Is there a money-back-guarantee?
- Do they have US-based customer service?
- Do they offer repair service?
- How long has the company been in business?
- If the person you are purchasing from is a reseller, do they have a solid relationship with the importer or manufacturer of the unit they are selling?
- Do they work for a multi-level-marketing company?
- Do they have any medical or professional clinical training, or consult with someone who does?
- How informed are they about the science of PEMFs, other than for their own equipment?
- Are they familiar with and open to a discussion about other PEMF systems in the market?
- Can they tell you what their particular system cannot do?
2. Beware of Biased Marketing
- PEMF Therapy for PAIN! - not narcotics
- There is no best device, but there is probably a best unit for you.
- You should be wary of anyone who tells you the unit they are selling is ‘the best’, especially if they tell you that before knowing what health conditions you wish to address.
- If there was one ‘best’ unit, life would be much easier, but managing health is rarely black and white and there are always trade-offs.
3. Frequencies versus Intensities
As we said before, different pathologies will respond best to different frequencies and intensities. There seems to be a great deal of discord about which frequencies are ‘best.’ But remember, what is best for you, at this moment or for a particular problem, may not be best later or for a different problem, for your neighbor or other family member. If the unit does not work well for one person, it may still work exceptionally well for another, because of our vast biologic differences.Some companies promote that their products only have ‘earth-based frequencies’ which range from 1-32Hz. While this may be ideal for some health conditions, there are some conditions that will likely not budge unless presented with a higher frequency, or a combination of frequencies. There are FDA-approved systems that produce frequencies tens of thousands of times higher than those ‘earth-based frequencies.’ A general rule of thumb is that chronic problems will respond better to higher frequencies, and acute problems will respond better to lower frequencies. But even this is not absolute. Frequencies available in a PEMF system are one of the most important things to take into consideration when purchasing a PEMF unit. Your reseller should be knowledgeable enough to explain the difference between frequencies, and guide you toward the right system for your needs.
4. What's the best WaveformThis is a trick question. The truth is, there is no such thing as a superior waveform. In fact, waveform matters little in comparison to frequencies and intensities. But some companies make a big deal out of waveforms, so let’s look at the facts. Many different waveforms have been studied and nearly every waveform has research proving it to be effective. The problem here is that there is virtually no research that has compared waveforms among different PEMF systems.All the waveforms used in PEMF systems (and there are many – sinusoidal, square, sawtooth, trapezoidal) have been found to be effective to some degree by the companies that produce them—by both their own research and research done by others.Various waveforms have been researched for more than 30 years, and while past and current studies are used to develop frequency and intensity programs, the choice of waveform is more of a philosophical or conceptual decision based on the manufacturer or designer’s take on the signal. The waveform is designed to deliver the intensity and the frequency. So, there is no perfect or optimal waveform, just as there are no perfect or optimal frequencies or intensities.
5. Built-in Programs and ProtocolsSome units have only one program. Some have multiple programs based on wellness states. Some have an ‘organ clock’ or ‘biorhythm clock’ as their programming guide. None of these options is better or worse than the next. Biorhythm clocks base frequencies on what time of day it is – they will be on alert in the morning and relaxing in the evening.But as we have said, some problems in the body respond best to high frequencies (read: alert), so you may sometimes wish to run biorhythm programs out of the order they were originally programmed.Additionally, condition-based programs (which have names like “Circulation,” “Relaxation,” or “Vital”) can be used to mimic where your brain would or should be at a given time of day. If you know what frequencies your PEMF system produces, you can choose the correct program for your needs – regardless of what time of day you are doing treatment.Additionally, some systems include suggested built-in condition or disease-based fixed programs or protocols. These built-in condition-based fixed programs or protocols can be helpful in some circumstances, but generally are not necessary. And, they can lock-you in to be only able to use one of these. Most systems that offer these condition-specific protocols have very little research to support their recommended settings. If a system produces only earth-based-frequencies, for example, a set of suggested protocols will be of little value, because the frequency options are already so limited. PEMF machines are not Rife machines; individual frequencies rarely apply to individual pathologies.
6. Accessory OptionsBe cautious of purchasing a unit based solely upon the accessory options. Accessories for your PEMF unit tend to be limited to full-body systems. Depending on what you wish to treat, accessories can be either useful or unnecessary. Devices that have the option for sound and light machines, for instance, can be very helpful if your intention is to meditate or enhance relaxation.Some full-body systems have an optional pen applicator (also called a handheld probe). This is one of the more widely- used accessories, but its benefits can often be produced by the smaller pillow pad that is frequently included with these units. Handheld probes (pens) can be higher or lower intensity and have a “flashlight-like” magnetic field – very narrow at the probe-head and wider (therefore weaker) as you move away from it.
7. PolarityPolarity has little to no bearing on pulsed electromagnetic fields. Dealers and resellers who make a big deal about their magnetic system switching polarity do not understand the fundamental basics of magnetic science.The concept of polarity is taken from the convention used to describe the Earth’s poles as North and South. This is confusing because there are actually two types of poles on earth – magnetic and geographic—and they are not situated in the same place. The geographic North Pole is a magnetic South Pole. It’s easy to see why confusion exists, so, to avoid uncertainty, scientists and engineers use the terms ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ instead of ‘North’ and ‘South.’ Switching polarity in a PEMF system simply means that the system is going to be changing the direction in which the magnetic field pulses, and therefore has nothing to do with a north or south orientation.But here’s the real kicker: unlike electricity, magnetic fields have no charge. Therefore, the terms positive and negative carry little to no meaning for magnetic fields. Gauss’s law of magnetism tells us that there are no magnetic charges. Instead, magnetic field lines neither begin nor end, but make loops or extend to infinity and back. One pole is not relaxing while another is stimulating. There is no good, reputable scientific research to support a separate action for each pole. Do not let polarity be a deciding factor in your selection of a PEMF system.
8. PEMF Systems & FDAThe FDA registers items, and the FDA approves items. Do not confuse registration with approval. Often, companies tout their system as FDA registered, hoping that the customer will assume that means the same thing as FDA-approved. Truthfully, if a system is FDA registered, that means only that the FDA knows the item is being imported into the US. It is in no way a guarantee of safety or effectiveness. All PEMF devices imported into the United States must have FDA registration. So, no single imported device is better than another relative to FDA registration. FDA approval and oversight are not necessarily a guarantee of value or safety, either. The FDA approves many drugs that subsequently must be withdrawn for safety reasons. FDA approval simply means there has been some level of research to support claims of safety and effectiveness. That being said, there are some FDA-approved PEMF devices, so we know that the FDA does approve of the use of electromagnetic fields for therapeutic use.Furthermore, most PEMF manufacturers do not want to be FDA approved. You read that correctly; they are not seeking FDA approval. There are many reasons for this, including the high price tag associated with seeking FDA approval. FDA approval also comes with the stipulation that the product be used for specific conditions. Because PEMF devices treat us at such a basic, cellular level, choosing only one health condition would be a disservice to both the brand and the consumer. Additionally, PEMF systems are, first and foremost, wellness devices. It is not medication. A magnetic field acts on the most basic of biological functions – the cellular level. It’s more physics than medicine.
9. Rental Options - Try before you buy
- Higher-priced PEMF units, usually full-body systems, often have rental programs that allow you to experience the unit before you purchase it.
- Make sure the rental program is a reputable one, though. You need enough time with the system to be able to make an informed decision.
- As we said before, low intensity systems will likely take a bit longer to produce results, so it would make sense that low-intensity units have longer rental periods.
- Compare and contrast rental programs to get an idea of what is fair.
- Make sure the rental program is a reputable one, though. You need enough time with the system to be able to make an informed decision to buy.