Having healthy cells is vital to slow the ageing process, reduce the risk of cell dysfunction and prevent illness and disease. Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Practitioner, Dr Sly Nedic discusses PEMF – a therapy that is used as an integrative and supportive treatment in anti-ageing and health.
With about 70 trillion cells in an adult body, cell injury is common and repair is on-going. Wherever there is pain, suffering or dysfunction, there is a cell injury. Therefore patients usually seek a doctor’s help once disease is full blown.
Cell injury results when:
• Cells can no longer adapt to stress
• Have unrecoverable exposure to damaging agents (toxins, pollution, virus, etc)
• Suffer from intrinsic abnormalities, whether genetic or nutrient-based
• The limits of adaptive responses of cells are exceeded
The major causes of cell injury are:
• Oxygen Deprivation
• Physical Agents
• Chemical Agents and Drugs
• Infectious Agents
• Immunologic Reactions
• Genetic derangements
• Nutritional Imbalances
Cell injury can progress from milder reversible states, through to more severe irreversible conditions. This leads to tissue or organ failure of varying degrees, and finally senescent apoptotic or necrotic cell death.
In the stages of reversible injury there is:
• Reduced oxidative phosphorylation with depletion of ATP,
• Cellular edema caused by changes in ion and water flows,
• Mitochondrial and cytoskeleton alterations and
• DNA damage.
When our cells are sick and injured, they lose energy. As a result, there is not enough ATP and the voltage of our cells drops down to 40-50 mV. People who are sick often have voltages as low as 20mV (as is the case of cancer).
In fact, every organism on earth lives under the influence of natural magnetic signals. Magnetic fields are important regulators of every living organism, and deficiency of magnetism in the body is like the body running out of oxygen.
Life and metabolism cannot be sustained without the earth’s magnetic field. This magnetic field is growing weaker with time, resulting in a lowering of magnetic potential within the cells of the body. The electrical and electronic pollution we are exposed to in the world today lowers magnetic potential within the cells of the body to an even greater degree.
The result is greatly reduced cellular ‘trans-membrane potential’ (or TMP). Every cell in the body is a tiny battery with a trans-membrane potential (TMP), which is a measurement of the electrical charge of the cell. In order for a cell to bring nourishment in – and let metabolic waste out – the cell membrane potential needs to be fully charged.
Poor nutrition (together with chemical and electrical pollution), causes damaged and diseased cells to have abnormally low TMP – which can be up to 80% lower than healthy cells. This results in greatly reduced metabolism and in particular, impairment of the sodium-potassium pump.
The sodium-potassium pump is responsible for moving waste products out of cells – and nourishment into cells. Therefore, an impaired sodium-potassium pump activity causes unhealthy, inefficient and ‘clogged-up’ cells which results in edema (cellular water accumulation).
It also has a tendency toward fermentation within cells – a condition known to result in a host of chronic degenerative disease conditions (such as cancer). Almost everyone today is operating at far below his or her true potential!
Magnetic therapy restores what earth changes have depleted, the vital electromagnetic energy needed to produce optimal health. There have been several experiments that illustrate the negative consequences of magnetic field deficiency on health. One such illustration is that of the cosmonauts, who lost 80% of their bone density in just over a year in space. That problem was solved by putting an artificial magnetic field into their space capsules.
So, apart from all above-mentioned mechanisms that are injuring our cells, depletion in natural magnetic fields is a major contributing factor. Unfortunately, over time the magnetic field of the earth has lessened considerably. When dinosaurs roamed the planet, the earth’s magnetic field was approximately 30 gauss (a unit of electromagnetic field strength).
Today, the magnetic field on the earth’s surface is between 0.31 and 0.58gauss. Thus, the magnetic field is presently only 1-2% of what it once was. Therefore, supplemental magnetic field therapy may be a powerful weapon in recovering one’s health.
This is the reason that PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic frequency) has become a necessary part of integrative medical approach of virtually any degenerative and age related disease.
What is PEMF Therapy?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency Therapy (PEMFT) originated in Germany and has been used worldwide for over four decades. It is one of the most researched therapies available, with over 2,000 double blind medical studies available. PEMFT provides numerous benefits that support the body as it returns to a state of balance and optimal health.
PEMFT as a technology was approved by the FDA for the healing of non-union fractures in 1979. In 1998, it was approved for urinary incontinence and muscle stimulation – and in 2004 for cervical fusion patients at high risk for non-fusion.
In 2006, it was approved for the treatment of depression and anxiety – and recently in 2011, for brain cancer.
PEMF Therapy restores the body’s natural electro-magnetic build up within your cells. It can oxygenate and alkalize the cells, and improve circulation by allowing the conversion of nutrients and oxygen inside the body to occur at optimum performance.
PEMF device applies an electro-magnetic field to the body, which induces the production of weak electrical currents in the tissues. These weak bio-currents can influence the flow of blood and oxygen to the tissues – as well as the flow of ions and nutrients into the cells.
This enhancement of circulation and nutrient exchange can be beneficial in improving cellular bioenergetics.
Over the past 40 years, scientists from around the world have investigated the effects of Pulsed Electro Magnetic Therapy (PEMF) on nearly every organ and every disease in the body. This results in over a thousand published clinical studies, which show the many benefits provided by PEMF. (Please check references below)
Here are some of the benefits provided by Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Therapy:
• Stimulates pain relieving endorphins
• Repairs damaged and diseased tissue
• Reduces pain, swelling and inflammation
• Improves cell hydration, or water content
• Repairs torn tendons and fractured bones
• Improves energy (ATP production) in cells
PEMF is exclusively available at the 8th Sense Medi-Spa and is used for:
• Chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, backache, neck ache and arthritis
• Anti-ageing supportive treatment to slow down age related degenerative disorders
• Osteoporosis and menopausal symptoms
• Stress and recurrent infections
• EB virus, coxackie virus , lyme disease (supportive treatment)
• Increasing liver and body detoxification ability
• Supportive treatment for weight loss and cellulite
• Supportive treatment for acne and eczema
• Cancer prevention and energy production.
Written by Dr Sly Nedic
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