Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) therapy can be a valuable tool to boost immunity. PEMF therapy for boosting the immune system is a natural, non-invasive, and safe approach. This research review provides evidence supported by published clinical research and cell science to show how PEMF therapy boosts immunity.
In the current pandemic, the arthritis foundation advises taking supplements such as Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, Polyphenols, Potassium & Probiotics. According to some doctors referred by the foundation, the risk can increase with immune suppressing medications in relation to viruses in general, limited data suggest some of the drugs used to treat autoimmune and inflammatory types of arthritis may contribute to higher risk or severity of viral infection. Pulsed electromagnetic fields work amazingly well in improve auto-immunity of the individual. The research on PEMF therapy for strengthening the immune system is taking place all over the world now. Let’s see how improves PEMF improves immunity.
How PEMF does strength the immune system
PEMF can be used as an immunity booster in immunotherapy. PEMF therapy boosts immunity by improving oxygenation. Better oxygenation enhances the energy your body has to recuperate, as a result, the metabolic system functions better. PEMF therapy’s effects on the immune system has been studied in many ways, researching different cells, tissues and conditions in various studies.
The mechanism of action of PEMFs for immune modulation is well explained in this article published in Radiation and Health, a section of the journal Frontiers in Public Health1. They show how PEMF reduces hypoxia-induced cellular death. Hypoxia is linked to low immunity. The symptoms include cough, arrhythmia, rapid breathing, shortness of breath and wheezing.
Unlike dangerous2 EMFs generated by communication equipment, therapeutic PEMFs have a neuro-protective effect3.
The immune system consists of the tonsils, lymphatic vessels, thymus, lymph nodes, spleen, appendix, bone marrow and lymphatic vessels.
In 1996, Dr. Sandyk, who is one of the pioneering scientists of research on PEMF therapy for Parkinson’s Disease published a case study and reported that the PEMF improves facilitation of serotonin (5-HT) neurotransmission at both junctional (synaptic) and non-junctional neuronal target sites.
Just last month (feb 2020) it was confirmed by scientists from the Mayo clinic in a randomized clinical trial , that PEMF boosts Nitrous oxide and modulates blood pressure4. The beneficial effects of Nitrous Oxide lie in improving blood circulation, stimulating macrophage cytotoxicity (anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic), and protection of the stomach lining5.
We can now see how PEMF can potentially provide benefits of the immune system such as reduced inflammation, better circulation and optimal hormone production. The immune system should naturally improve with both, lesser inflammation, better mood and neurological function. Immune responses should be more robust as the feel-good endorphin or serotonin is boosted with PEMF.
PEMF research on boosting immunity in Cancer
According to the Canadian cancer society, cancer cells can turn off the immune response. Also, people with cancer often have a weakened immune system. The immune system gets weakened when the cancer itself or cancer treatment, like chemotherapy or radiation therapy, affects the bone marrow. T cells (also called T lymphocytes) destroy damaged and infected cells in the body and tell B cells to make antibodies.
PEMF has been studied and found to boost T cells6. This research from Italy used T-cells from seniors (old age) for the study, imagine the implications that we’re seeing here. It’s almost sad what is happening today, a non-pharmacological approach such as PEMF seems like a great way to enhance immunity, and could use with some additional research and application on a more central stage.
The effectiveness of PEMF for immunity in cancer can also be studied by referring to these two studies about the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. This cellular pathway is a product of evolution and regulates key cellular functions including proliferation, differentiation, migration, genetic stability, apoptosis, and stem cell renewal. In short, transport and repair.
In 2017, scientists from several cancer institutes from USA and Brazil published an article that shows how this pathway has a role in immunomodulation, and how Wnt inhibitors may have a broader role in cancers such as melanoma, lung, and renal cancers where immunotherapy is needed7. PEMF therapy which is also under active research and development for cancer, modulates this pathway8 in studies from China.
PEMF as a tool to enhance immunity
With so much research evidence it is worthy to further investigate the role of PEMF Therapy in improving immunity and cellular regeneration. Cell regeneration is the key to removal of waste, toxins, and free radicals in the body. PEMF therapy boosts immunity and acts as added protection. Therefore, a PEMF machine is a great investment in enhancing immunity.
There are many more positive and beneficial use cases of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, and boosting the immune system is one of the most important reasons for the rapid growth in research and use. PEMF today can/should be considered as a part of the solution!
- 1.Rosado M, Simkó M, Mattsson M, Pioli C. Immune-Modulating Perspectives for Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields in Innate Immunity. Front Public Health. 2018;6:85. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00085
- 2.Kim J, Lee J, Kim H, Kim K, Kim H. Possible Effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure on Central Nerve System. Biomol Ther (Seoul). 2019;27(3):265-275. doi:10.4062/biomolther.2018.152
- 3.Gessi S, Merighi S, Bencivenni S, et al. Pulsed electromagnetic field and relief of hypoxia‐induced neuronal cell death: The signaling pathway. J Cell Physiol. January 2019:15089-15097. doi:10.1002/jcp.28149
- 4.Kim C, Wheatley-Guy C, Stewart G, Yeo D, Shen W, Johnson B. The impact of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on blood pressure and circulating nitric oxide levels: a double blind, randomized study in subjects with metabolic syndrome. Blood Press. 2020;29(1):47-54. doi:10.1080/08037051.2019.1649591
- 5.Cichoń N, Czarny P, Bijak M, et al. Benign Effect of Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field on Brain Plasticity Assessed by Nitric Oxide Metabolism during Poststroke Rehabilitation. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:2181942. doi:10.1155/2017/2181942
- 6.Cossarizza A, Monti D, Bersani F, et al. Extremely low frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields increase interleukin-2 (IL-2) utilization and IL-2 receptor expression in mitogen-stimulated human lymphocytes from old subjects. FEBS Lett. 1989;248(1-2):141-144. doi:10.1016/0014-5793(89)80449-1
- 7.Pai S, Carneiro B, Mota J, et al. Wnt/beta-catenin pathway: modulating anticancer immune response. J Hematol Oncol. 2017;10(1):101. doi:10.1186/s13045-017-0471-6
- 8.Zhai M, Jing D, Tong S, et al. Pulsed electromagnetic fields promote in vitro osteoblastogenesis through a Wnt/β-catenin signaling-associated mechanism. Bioelectromagnetics. 2016;37(3):152-162. doi:10.1002/bem.21961