An Introduction to PEMF Mats

Elderly coupleAs more people focus on improving health and wellness, a number of new devices are in the market that are claiming to do everything from boosting energy to curing diseases, and everything in between.

While in the past people relied solely on the information and education of their doctor, today’s consumers hold the power of the internet to educate themselves and access beneficial information outside of their doctors scope of knowledge. Today’s health-focused consumers now have the ability to empower themselves with accurate, up-to-date information so they can determine which health devices are worthwhile and helpful, and which ones are expensive wastes of money and time.

One health device in particular that is clearly in the worthwhile and helpful category is a pulsed electromagnetic field mat, more commonly known as a PEMF Mat.

A PEMF Mat is a portable mat that produces pulsed electromagnetic fields around an individual’s body. This field then delivers healing energy to the body by producing negative ions and far infrared waves.

Specifically, negative ions directly change cellular signalling and open cell channels, which improve cellular functionality (i.e. more nutrients enter, more waste is removed). Far infrared waves stimulate and strengthen the body’s nervous, endocrine, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

Widely used in Europe, and growing in popularity across North America, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy has been used for decades by doctors, chiropractors, naturopaths and even veterinarians. In the past, PEMF devices were quite large and prohibitively expensive for most of the general public. Today, however, PEMF devices are used in many homes, and costs have fallen considerably.

In terms of specific health benefits, to date, PEMF therapy has been used to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Improve post-surgery healing
  • Treat psychological disorders
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Provide chronic pain relief
  • Regenerate nerves
  • Improve wound healing
  • Improve immunity
  • Increase bone density
  • Improve energy and vitality
  • Enable relaxation and reduce stress
  • Eliminate bodily toxins
  • Help burn calories, improve muscle tone and control weight
  • Reduce stress and fatigue
  • Relieve anxiety and promotes relaxation

New studies also point to the possibility that PEMF therapy can help diseases, positively affect cartilage homeostasis, and even increase nitric oxide activity, which is linked to a number of benefits such as: improved memory, stronger immune system, reduced inflammation, increased endurance and strength, improved gastric motility, and more.

So, how does a PEMF mat differ from the BioMat?

Although they are both mats and share some of the same health benefits, they are actually quite different… a PEMF device uses an electromagnetic pulse to administer healing.  The BioMat combines far infrared light, negative ion technology and the healing properties of amethyst crystal to deliver its.  The list of health benefit bullets above all apply to BioMat use, but there is a key feature that the PEMF device cannot list:

Amethyst Crystals actually elongate and amplify the natural wavelength of a key component to the treatments, the far infrared rays, allowing them to penetrate up to 7 inches deep into the body. By comparison, other far infrared technologies may only penetrate less than half that depth. Amethyst’s healing properties have been acknowledged and celebrated for centuries by ancient scientists and healers.  Now, modern science has confirmed the highly conductive properties of this remarkable mineral.  Amethyst crystals offer the most consistent and powerful delivery of far infrared light waves, and ionic effects to the human body.

Another factor to be aware of is expense.  PEMF devices cost at least twice what the BioMat professional does and four times more than the BioMat mini.  If you are in the market for such a healing device, it is a good idea to understand all your options before making a decision.

To learn more about the technology and healing benefits of the BioMat, please click here.

Sources used in this article:

Dr. Oz: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/ask-your-doctor-about-pulsed-electromagnetic-field-therapy

Dr Pawluck: http://www.drpawluk.com/

Dr Nelson et al: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22451021

Jason Clark BSc, MsC: http://www.nutritionexpress.com/showarticle.aspx?articleid=286

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