PEMF Therapy is a truly amazing modality that provides a host of benefits to its users. But how did PEMF come to be used in a wellness capacity, in the modern world? And what scientific discoveries made that possible?
Rocks known as lodestones, form when a mineral called magnetite becomes naturally magnetized. How a lodestone is created has yet to be fully understood. Only a fraction of the magnetite on Earth is magnetic and becomes a lodestone.
Magnetite is always attracted to a magnetic field, but this does not automatically mean it becomes a magnet. Most lodestones are generally close to the ground’s surface. Because of this, the current theory is that lightning strikes turn them into lodestones.
The Hindus supposedly utilized lodestones for many conditions around 4000 BC. Around 2000 BC, Chinese physicians also developed programs using lodestones on acupuncture points. They also used lodestones in the first known compasses. Even Hippocrates used lodestones to reduce pain and stop bleedings during his lifetime.
In the 13th Century, French physicist Pierre de Maricourt created the first comprehensive record of magnetism. In his book, Epistola de Magnete, he describes the magnetic properties of lodestone. He also explains the north and south poles and the core principles of magnetic attraction and repulsion.
Later in the 16th century, physician Paracelsus, considered the father of toxicology, used lodestones to help treat certain medical issues. These included seizures, diarrhea, and hemorrhaging.
English scientist and physician William Gilbert is often called the “father of electricity and magnetism.” In his book series De Magnete, he observed that magnetic forces connect with the Earth’s rotation. This understanding led to his discovery of the Earth’s magnetic field and provided the basis for the science of geomagnetism.
German Physician Franz Mesmer believed that the body contained an invisible substance susceptible to what he called ‘animal magnetism.’ He found that magnetic fields were beneficial to health but did not believe they worked independently. It was the interaction with animal magnetism that gave magnets their power.
German physician Samuel Hahnemann was the founder of homeopathy and was also an advocate of magnetic therapy. He utilized magnets in combination with homeopathic treatment.
Danish chemist and physicist Hans Christian Oersted discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields. This finding was the first connection between electricity and magnetism, known as Oersted’s Law.
The merger of electrical and light sensation led to Maxwell’s prediction of the existence of radio waves. This prediction was later proven in 1887 by Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.
In the 19th century, Michael Faraday significantly contributed to the study of electromagnetism. His efforts include discovering electromagnetic induction, which creates an electromagnetic field via a moving magnetic field around an electric conductor. Dr. Faraday was also the first to produce an electric current via a magnetic field, later named “Faraday’s Law .” He also discovered and named diamagnetism (when materials are repelled by a magnetic field).
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, a German physicist (1857-1894), proved James Clerk Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism to be accurate. Between 1885 and 1889, he also confirmed that light and heat are electromagnetic radiations.
In the late 19th century, Georges Lakhovsky became the first to affirm that each cell had its energetic frequency. He developed what many believe to be the first “energy medicine” device called the Multiple Wave Oscillator. It aimed to address the dysfunction of the body’s cells, which he believed were the underlying cause of disease. The device produced a broad range of frequencies from very low to extremely high.
From a PEMF perspective Tesla also invented a lesser-known electrical coil. This discovery is the standard magnetic loop coil in all PEMF systems today.
In the mid-1980s, Dr. Arthur Pilla and Dr. Andrew Bassett developed the first FDA-approved PEMF device for stimulating bone healing.
All of this acquired knowledge has enabled the development of systems that provide a broad range of intensities. This way, machines and accessories customize the PEMF experience to each user’s wide range of needs.
Pulse invented accessories that saturate the body like never before, allowing the user to sandwich the body between two magnetic fields. One accessory pushes the pulsing electromagnetic field into the body while the other accessory pulls, for an intense PEMF experience. Combining accessories to give your body the strength, frequency, and variation it needs yields astounding results for our users.