Frequently Asked Questions

Is PEMF safe to use?

PEMF is safe to use unless you have an implanted electronic device including a pacemaker, defibrillator, cochlear hearing device, are pregnant, actively bleeding, have blood clots or are an organ recipient taking anti-rejection medications. In such cases, PEMF may not be an option for you.

Is PEMF new?

PEMF might seem like a new technology in North America, but it has been safely used throughout Europe and other countries for more than 50 years. 2000+ studies have proven the benefits of PEMF as it is a widely used therapy improving health and enhancing performance of people and animals around the world. For a more comprehensive history of PEMF, please visit Dr. Ryan’s blog here. For more information about this revolutionary technology, visit, a free database of PEMF studies, or, a free search engine accessing abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics.

How does PEMF work?

The trillions of cells of your body maintain stored energy, or voltage, that represents the ability to execute the functions that keep you alive. When cells lose voltage due to environmental stressors, lack of exercise, injury, or inadequate nutrition it creates an environment for the onset of dysfunction that can lead to illness and chronic pain. Drafting on the mid-20th century laboratory work of Harold Saxton Burr at Yale that identified the link between measurable imbalances in the electrical field of an organ and the onset of illness, Dr. Jerry Tennant states in Healing is Voltage that cells, like batteries, are designed to run at -20 to -25 mV. When voltage levels drop cells struggle to function creating an environment for chronic pain and disease. The rapidly changing field of a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) has been observed to induce an electric current in the tissue, producing stimulation of charged particles in support of optimizing the voltage necessary to maintain energy for normal cellular function.

What makes Pulse PEMF Systems PEMF Unique?

They created industry-leading PEMF technology that brings you real results. Pulse PEMF PEMF devices use specifically targeted accessories (i.e.: Square Pad, Paddles, Rings, Contoured Total Body Bed and Chair Pad) to deliver a pulsing magnetic field.

Does PEMF treat or address health conditions?

As Dr. Magda Havas, Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University states, “PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) devices do not treat a specific condition. Instead they optimize the body’s natural self-healing and self regulating function.”

Is PEMF complementary to other modalities?

PEMF is broadly useful because it is not limited to a body part nor does it treat conditions — it charges all the cells of the body. PEMF could also be complementary to other modalities and may enhance their effects.

What are the differences between PEMF and harmful EMFs?

To learn more about this, please visit Pulse Center’s blog called “The Differences Between PEMF and Harmful EMFs” available by clicking here.

How does high voltage (or high intensity) PEMF compare to low voltage?

PEMF will pass completely through the body whether it is of high or low intensity. Human biology evolved in the magnetic fields of the earth and is affected by and responds to a vast range of magnetic field intensities. The difference is the amount of charge the field will stimulate in your tissues as it is passing through the body. Essentially, higher voltage is more effective when low voltage isn’t enough. High voltage PEMF also produces a sensation that users can actually feel which helps reassure them the device is working. Click here to read an excellent blog from one of Pulse Center’s Product Specialists which discusses the differences between low and high intensity PEMF.

Are Pulse PEMF PEMF systems FDA approved?

While there are PEMF devices that have been FDA approved to address specific medical conditions, Pulse PEMF systems and accessories are designed to deliver PEMF as exercise to “optimize the body’s natural self-healing and self-regulating function” according to Dr. Magda Havas. For more information, click here to watch Dr. Havas’ presentation.

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