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PEMF Therapy for Lyme disease

pemf therapy for lyme disease

The most prevalent vector-borne illness in the US is Lyme disease. The bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and, less frequently, Borrelia mayonii are responsible for Lyme disease. Infected blacklegged ticks bite humans to spread the disease. 

Fever, headaches, exhaustion, and an erythema migrans-like skin rash are a few typical symptoms of this disease. Infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the neurological system if it is untreated. 

Lyme disease is identified based on symptoms (such as a rash), and the potential for tick exposure. If done appropriately and using procedures that have been established, laboratory testing is beneficial.

Patients struggle with disease recurrence or aggravation when one or more of the crucial elements of Lyme disease treatment are disregarded. The Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), which is distinct from Chronic Lyme Disease Complex, is frequently used to discount these long-term failures. 

PTLDS is characterized by symptoms of discomfort, weariness, or difficulty in thinking. It may persist for longer than six months after the treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

When left in the dark, patients suffering from Lyme disease consult Neurologists, Rheumatologists, Gastroenterologists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, etc. Due to the unmet critical care issues, such treatments can provide a temporary relief only

Since diagnosing Lyme is complicated, patients may also lose hope and get frustrated if their condition is misdiagnosed or goes undetected for a longer period of time. 

Chronic pain is a typical symptom, but the other warning signs might not show up right away, making it hard to see. 

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) has been found to be extremely effective for many patients with Lyme disease.


What is PEMF therapy?

PEMF (Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field Therapy)  includes the use of a magnetic field produced by low and high frequencies for therapeutic reasons. By enhancing enzyme kinetics and repolarizing cellular membranes, it regenerates damaged cells. 

It also causes an anti-stress response, encouraging the acceleration of all reparative processes, and has no negative side effects.


How does PEMF Work?

Huge numbers of cells make up the human body. It is possible to think of the cells as little engines that are propelled by fuel—nutrients from food—mixed with oxygen—air we breathe—and ignited by electrons located in the mitochondria, the cell batteries that power metabolism. 

Every cell in the body serves a specific purpose, and they all cooperate to keep the body alive. Red blood cells are made by marrow cells, which are found in some bones. These cells remove contaminants from the body while also supplying it with nutrition and oxygen. 

Other cells, including those in the liver and kidneys, work together to carry out procedures like cleansing the blood. However, every cell is propelled by the same mechanism, namely energy exchange, regardless of the particular cellular activity. The electromagnetic exchange between cells is responsible for physical functioning of the body. 

The commonly used gadgets have a tendency to interfere with the body's normal electromagnetic functions and reduce the effectiveness of our body's system. These devices also often have warnings regarding safe exposure levels.

In order to offset the harmful effects of the “electrosmog", also known as "dirty electricity," in the environment, PEMF aims to fine-tune your body's electromagnetic system and reduce the impact.


Application of PEMF devices in contemporary healthcare 

Around the world, magnetic therapy has received widespread recognition and acclaim from medical professionals and institutions. Many studies and experiments have been carried out to discover the proof of the healing impact of PEMF technology. 

PEMF does not have any negative effects associated with invasive surgery or drugs because it addresses the underlying cause rather than just treating the symptoms. 


Science Backed Benefits of PEMF Therapy

The bone system, muscle system, joint system, neurological system, and circulatory system are all affected by PEMF therapy. 

Effects of PEMF therapy include:

  • Pain relief (acting as a strong analgesic)
  • Accelerated healing processes
  • Stimulation of cellular metabolism
  • Improved nutrition and oxygenation of tissues
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Stimulation of edema resorption
  • Improved capillary flow
  • Regeneration of depleted cells
  • Slowed bone density loss

Advantages of PEMF therapy include its ability to alleviate pain and inflammation without the use of medicines, safety and non-invasiveness, painlessness, analgesic impact, reduction of fracture healing time, lack of medical contraindications for the majority of disorders, and lack of habituation effect.


How does PEMF Therapy help in Lyme Disease?

There are various ways in which PEMF can help patients with Lyme disease. They include:


The Effects of PEMF on Blood Flow 

When a blood sample of a person affected by electromagnetism is examined, the red blood cells are found to be clumpy, sticky and stacked (Rouleaux Effect). This leads to reduced surface area of the cell and decreased absorption of nutrients. 

The blood (hemodynamic) system is impacted by erythrocyte aggregation. One of the most crucial aspects of metabolism is hemodynamics, which determines whether the body's organs are efficiently nourished and detoxified of contaminants or not.

The primary mechanism of PEMF is increased oxygenation of the body cells. Studies have shown that an adequate oxygen level does not support the growth of harmful cells and bacteria. Thereby helping in the treatment and recovery of Lyme disease.

PEMF has Cellular Effects 

Numerous scientific studies have already established the considerable acceleration of tissue and blood repair caused by electrical currents prior to the development of PEMF therapy. 

In order to induce a cellular response without posing any risk, the precise magnetic field is employed to generate an electrical field at all levels of the tissues in the proper range of field strength and duration. 

The body's systems that provide oxygen and nutrients while eliminating toxins are improved and all cells are influenced. As a result of this renewal, the body's parts can function as efficiently as possible for the purposes for which they were created. 


PEMF effects on Joint and Bone issues 

Bone marrow is made by osteoblast cells, also known as bone germination cells. These are also known as osteons. They continuously produce new bone cells and synthesize the calcium- and phosphate-based minerals. 

These are deposited into the organic matrix to form the mineralized matrix, a strong and dense mineralized tissue. Collagen and minerals combine to form a composite substance that gives bones their tensile and compressive strength. 

Because PEMF creates microcurrents that encourage osteoblast cells to build bone tissue, it can aid in bone healing and strengthening. This is essential for healing, especially for people with osteoporosis and arthritis. 

The direct impact of PEMF on bone healing and cartilage renewal has been demonstrated. The cells responsible for regeneration are stimulated by the electro-magnetic fields that pulse. 

Thus, PEMF can alleviate the bone and joint issues associated with Lyme disease.


Treatment of Pain with PEMF

The method PEMF therapy employs for pain management is one of its groundbreaking advantages. 

Endorphins, or endogenous morphine, are produced by the pituitary gland and central nervous system to help the body cope with pain. Endorphins prevent the brain from receiving pain signals. 

Opioids and few painkillers  are used in modern medicine to treat pain. These drugs are addictive, and hazardous to the liver, kidneys, and colon, especially when used for extended periods of time. 

PEMF energy medicine is particularly effective at treating pain, especially chronic pain, because it encourages the release of endorphins from natural sources. 

Lyme disease is associated with chronic pain and for the same reason, people with this condition are addicted to narcotics, making them immunosuppressive.

PEMF uses electromagnetic waves that help cells to contract and expand. This improves blood circulation by maximizing the energy of the blood cells. and enhances availability of nutrients. 

Improved circulation alleviates pain by regenerating damaged tissue, reducing swelling, and repairing fractured or torn tissues. It also quietens the nerves and promotes recovery from inflammation.

PEMF  is a safe and effective way to manage pain. But for this benefit, you will have to take PEMF sessions at home daily. Occasional sessions at a doctor’s office might not help.


PEMF and Hidden Bacteria in Lyme Disease

 PEMF enhances the energy of the cell wall membrane, making them more resilient to the hidden forms of bacteria and aids in exposing it, which escapes the natural immune system. PEMF also aids in opening your cell wall membrane, promoting a better influx of nutrients and efflux of waste. 

PEMF improves oxygenation of cells. Studies have shown that an adequate oxygen level does not support the growth of harmful cells and bacteria.


PEMF and Lyme Disease of the Brain

Neuro-borreliosis, Lyme disease of the brain, is challenging to treat. Conventional nutritional and medical approaches cannot reach the hidden bacteria in the brain cells as they do not cross the blood-brain barrier.

PEMF is seen to enhance the diffuse-ability of the blood-brain barrier, improving access to supplements, medicines, nutrients, and herbs into the brain cells. 


What Science says about PEMF Therapy?

For a variety of chronic illnesses, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, or PEMF, has gained popularity. PEMF uses electromagnetic frequencies to access the biological system, which is completely different from traditional chemistry-based methods. 

The goal of this paper is to evaluate current clinical and laboratory studies on PEMF, discuss its clinical applications, and speculate on its potential to cure Lyme disease and other chronic infections. 

PEMF transmits electromagnetic signals that activate cellular processes to the body. It has been widely used to treat non-union fractures and failed fusions in the field of orthopedics. 

According to laboratory studies, PEMF prevents bone loss by improving early osteogenic cell proliferation, enhancing TGF-beta1 and suppressing IL-6, encouraging tissue regeneration, and signaling osteogenic differentiation and mineralization. 

PEMF has also been suggested as a potential alternative treatment for osteoarthritis and has been reported to benefit the condition. According to animal studies, PEMF was significantly effective in reducing osteoarthritis-related cartilage damage, aided cartilage defect healing, and improved the survival of human chondrocytes in vitro.

In addition to its impact on orthopedics, PEMF has also been reported to regenerate nerve tissue and speed up wound healing in both humans and animals. It lessens chronic musculoskeletal pain, post-operative pain, carpal tunnel syndrome pain, and diabetic polyneuropathy pain. 

It may also benefit people with treatment-resistant depression, ease their pain and exhaustion from fibromyalgia, and lessen their symptoms of multiple sclerosis. A decrease in the production of inflammatory-type cytokines (IL-1 beta and TNF- alpha) and a rise in lymphocyte cytokines (IL-10) have been hypothesized as possible pathways for tissue regeneration and pain management. 

PEMF has a lengthy history of clinical use because of its safety. American Royal Rife is the PEMF practitioner who has generated the greatest controversy. He argued that every microorganism had a unique Mortal Oscillatory Rate (MOR). He reported his findings in the early 1930s and asserted that his Rife Machine, a PEMF device, eliminated microorganisms with particular electromagnetic frequencies and aided numerous cancer patients by enacting the dangerous virus known as BX factor. 

Even though Rife's research has not yet been replicated, some recent publications have shown that Rife's assertion might not be wholly implausible. To suppress microbial development and preserve apple juice, grape juice, wine, milk, and beer, the food industry uses pulsed-electric fields. 

Due to the challenges in treating PLS (Post-Lyme syndrome) and chronic Lyme disease, complementary and alternative medical therapies like herbal medicine and dietary supplements have been employed extensively. Many doctors with expertise in treating Lyme disease claimed that alternative therapies like PEMF were effective in curing the disease. 

PEMF has the potential to be a useful treatment for Lyme disease, MS, fibromyalgia, chronic tiredness, arthritis, and many other chronic illnesses because of its effects on tissue regeneration, pain reduction, anti-inflammation, and antimicrobial activity. 


Here is what some of the studies into the use of PEMF therapy has revealed:

  • After plastic surgery, PEMF therapy was able to dramatically reduce discomfort and swelling. 
  • According to one study, PEMF therapy helps those with chronic pain problems like fibromyalgia feel less discomfort. 
  • PEMF therapy has been used successfully in a number of cases to aid with the fusion of tibial fractures. 
  • After just one month of therapy, PEMF treatment enhanced the functional performance of arthritis patients and prevented cartilage disintegration in cases of osteoarthritis. 
  • In the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, PEMF therapy showed the potential for nerve fiber regeneration. 
  • In a trial, PEMF therapy helped individuals with rotator cuff injuries reduce or eliminate their symptoms entirely. 
  • PEMF therapy has effectively impacted the proliferation of bone cells in lab-generated bone tissue and activated lysozyme in cell cultures, an important step required for bone regeneration. 
  • In rats who had part of their livers removed, PEMF therapy has sped up liver regeneration. 



PEMF does not have the negative effects associated with invasive surgery or drugs because it addresses the underlying cause rather than just treating the symptoms. PEMF therapy is one of the finest alternative therapies for Lyme disease.

Antibiotics are effective in the early stages of Lyme disease but are ineffective later on. PEMF Therapy is risk-free, completely non-invasive, and could be an invaluable ally in the fight against Lyme. 



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