Purchasing a PEMF device for yourself or your family is an important investment in your health and your future, but determining which system may be best for your individual needs can seem overwhelming.
This Buyer’s Guide is not a marketing or sales tool. Our goal is to help you determine what parameters to focus on while you are doing research on your PEMF purchase decision.
The first and perhaps most important thing to know when sorting through all the PEMF information available is that there is not one “best” system. This is not a one-size-fits all or even a one-size-fits most kind of industry. Taking a one-size-fits-all approach to device recommendation can not only lead to frustration and disappointment, but also prolong the suffering of the person making the (wrong) purchase decision.
Dozens of PEMF systems exist on the market because we are all so unique. Of course, each manufacturer believes they have created the most optimum system, and each will have a slightly different philosophy about what PEMF parameters drive the most change in the body.
As a consumer, you should go into your research with the understanding that therapeutic PEMFs have been studied for decades. In many ways, the more we learn, the more we know we have yet to learn. PEMF therapies have a multitude of concurrent effects on the body – mechanical, chemical, electrical, and magnetic combined. There are a great many pathologies and conditions that will be positively affected by almost any type of magnetic field, regardless of frequency, waveform, intensity, coil configuration, or slew rate.
So, while there are many brands and options with a variety of parameters to consider, the most important considerations you can make before deciding on a system are personal ones: your health history, lifestyle, budget, and current health concern(s) must all be examined before making a purchase decision. Clinical judgment should drive the recommendation of a given device for a given condition.