Most people trying any new wellness therapy are concerned and should be about its safety and side effects. This article shares our knowledge based on more than a decade of using PEMF therapy and explains the safety and side effects of PEMF therapy using PEMF devices.

As per published research, PEMF therapy has been proven to be beneficial for a variety of disorders that affect the brain as well as the whole body. blog is covering many such conditions one-by-one. We also endeavour to find out the extent of healing that happens in various conditions due to PEMF therapy. Finally, we cover PEMF devices for which there are reviews from users that explain their experience as well as the techniques and use guide for these conditions based on reviews and research.

Now, it’s also important that users and those looking to buy PEMF devices learn about their safety and side-effects.

How safe is PEMF therapy?

Almost every PEMF therapy research study shows that PEMF is a safe and non-invasive healing therapy. Safety of PEMF therapy and indeed it’s cousin, TMS (Trancranial Magnetic Stimulation) has been studied in-depth and we’re here to provide you the references.

Following published research studies and clinical trials have studied the safety of using PEMF or TMS therapy long-term.

Anderson B, Mishory A, Nahas Z, et al. Tolerability and safety of high daily doses of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in healthy young men. J ECT. 2006;22(1):49-53. [PubMed]
Reddy M, Vijay M. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression: State of the Art. Indian J Psychol Med. 2017;39(1):1-3. [PMC]


As we can see, long-term pulsed magnetic field therapy has been proven to be safe, so you should be able to proceed with using it without any issues, especially if it makes you feel better. Remember, listen to your body and when in doubt always consult a professional who knows about using PEMF treatment. Approaching professionals who do not have experience with a particular type of treatment will almost always be counter-productive as they will not be able to guide you with a protocol they don’t understand. At such times, it’s good to help us spread awareness and ask them to subscribe to our blog.


Side effects of PEMF Therapy

Known for no adverse side effects, PEMF therapy is deemed quite safe. But here are a few things everyone who wants to use PEMF therapy must know before they start experimenting with PEMF devices.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy affects blood circulation, improves cellular regeneration, stimulates neurons, has an anti-depression effect, and enhances the  absorption of medications and nutrients. So depending on the user’s condition, lifestyle and nutrient/medicine/supplement intake, the effects vary from user to user.

For one, if you are on thyroid supplements, you might need to reduce intake. This article about PEMF therapy for Thyroid has more details which discuss the side effects of PEMF therapy for those with Thyroid issues.

Secondly, when using PEMF therapy for better sleep, it might take a while for results to start showing. As the therapy is using low powered magnetic fields, it can take up to a month for those with chronic issues to see results. But rest assured, it’s a drug-free method and has both short-term and long-term effects.

Some people report a mild headache after their first few PEMF therapy sessions. Since Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields stimulate neurons1 and enhance cellular repair2, these effects are temporary and are a small cost to pay for the repair that takes place. Eventually, the pain relief3 effects start appearing after the user is acclimatized to the magnetic field. Others report no such symptoms and take to PEMF like fish to water with zero negative side effects of PEMF therapy.

Most PEMF brands do caution against using PEMF therapy if you have a pre-existing heart condition. Expecting Mothers and children should also not use PEMF therapy as it can affect their growth with long-term use.

This NASA study from 2002 shows that PEMF therapy is capable of switching the state of several matured genes into developmental stage, thus causing anti-ageing effects. This is perhaps the reason it works particularly well for neurological conditions that come with old age.

Lastly, you may experience uncomfortable sensations specially if you have autonomic dysfunction or have neurotoxicity due to your environment or an infection. Fatigue, agitation, weakness, dizziness or vertigo, increased urination (although the frequency of night time urination reduces with PEMF therapy long-term), and warm/cold sensations might manifest. These can also be indicators of your body’s requirements for correct nutrient intake. It’s time to consult a nutritionist when such effects are experienced. Nutrition is key to best results with PEMF, as cells can’t repair even when well energized if nutrition deficiencies exist.

Avoid to use multiple PEMF devices simultaneously. We don’t think most people need multiple PEMF machines anyways, unless you can really afford buying them and are experimenting to find the best one for yourself. In that case, space out trying different devices over a period of weeks or months to be able to tell which one is having what effect.

To conclude, PEMF therapy is considered one of the safest wellness technologies and can be applied easily at home by almost everyone. Side effects of PEMF therapy are mild, temporary and very few people have reported having them.

Vincenzi F, Ravani A, Pasquini S, et al. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Exposure Reduces Hypoxia and Inflammation Damage in Neuron-Like and Microglial Cells. J Cell Physiol. 2017;232(5):1200-1208. [PubMed]
Mohammadi R, Mahmoodzadeh S. Combination of Local Transplantation of In Vitro Bone-marrow Stromal Cells and Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Accelerate Functional Recovery of Transected Sciatic Nerve Regeneration: A Novel Approach in Transected Nerve Repair. Curr Neurovasc Res. 2015;12(3):222-231. [PubMed]
Ganesan K, Gengadharan A, Balachandran C, Manohar B, Puvanakrishnan R. Low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field–a viable alternative therapy for arthritis. Indian J Exp Biol. 2009;47(12):939-948. [PubMed]
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