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PEMF for Pain Relief - Part 1 of 2

I’m Bryant Meyers, author of the book PEMF – the 5th Element of Health. If you are experiencing arthritis, back pain, neck pain, migraines, body aches, fibromyalgia, or any other form of pain, then this may be the most important article you’ve ever read.

You do not have to suffer with pain any more. I’m going to share with you what Dr. Oz called the biggest breakthrough in pain management he had ever seen – PEMF therapy. That stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy. It’s related to magnetic therapy, but it’s much more powerful, deeper penetrating, with better benefits for pain relief and healing and regeneration than magnetic therapy.

We will also look at what pain is, why you experience pain, and the big problem with prescription pain medications. We will share with you why PEMF therapy is a natural, non-invasive solution to end pain once and for all.

Pain Statistics

Bryant A. Meyers

Let’s begin by look at some statistics. Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Chronic pain affects 100-million Americans, according to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. One in three Americans is affected by one of more than 100 types of arthritis that usually results in severe pain. Fibromyalgia affects 12-million Americans, most of whom are women. And research shows that 50-70% of patients die in moderate to severe pain. Here are the most common forms of pain:

  • Low back pain (27%)
  • Severe headache or migraine (15%)
  • Neck pain (15%)
  • Facial pain (4%)

These statistics show how prevalent pain is, and what a major problem it is in this country.

What is pain?

What is pain?

Pain is vital to humans because it signals that something is wrong. Pain is not a disease, but rather it’s an important warning sign to protect the body. Pain has many manifestations; throbbing, cutting, piercing, pressing, dull, or paralyzing. It may appear suddenly or periodically. The causes of pain are varied; heat, pressure, stretching, injuries, and many other factors can cause pain.

Pain can be the result of chronic diseases, such as cancer or heart disease. Almost every disease has pain as a side effect. The definition of pain created by the International Association for the Study of Pain states: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.”

What is pain?

Pain is good, in that pain motivates us to take our hand off the stove. It’s like the engine light in your car. When the oil light is on, you know something is wrong. So it does serve a purpose, but sometimes the pain signal can be much too strong.

Chronic pain is a form of pain that persists over time. The pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years, even after the body has healed. Or it may be the body never did heal, such as with arthritis and inflammation.

How is pain perceived?

How is pain perceived?

Nociceptors are the receptors of sensory neurons. They respond to potentially damaging stimuli by sending signals to the spinal chord and brain. The process is called nociception. It usually causes the perception of pain. We have these nerve cells that send signals to our brain telling us that something is wrong. For example, if your hand is on the stove, the nociceptors will relay to your spinal chord and brain to take your hand off the stove.

The perception of pain involves these pain receptors, which are in varying densities across the body. On average, each square centimeter of your skin has more than three hundred nociceptors. In order for the pain message to reach the brain rapidly, the pain is relayed at the rate of several meters per second. There’s a switching point in the area of the spinal chord that decides whether the complaint is important enough to be relayed to the brain. The cerebellum and the pituitary gland react to the message by secreting opiate-like substances called endorphins. They inhibit the transfer of the pain signals to the brain.

There are basically two mechanisms. There’s the signal that creates the sensation of pain, and then there’s endorphins that relieve the pain. There’s a whole cascade of hormones which gives you the sensation of pain, but the endorphins and other “happiness” hormones in the brain, such as serotonin, help to make the body more at ease and relaxed. A lot of prescription drugs are opiate-derived, such as Vicodin, Percocet, and oxycodone, and morphine. But your brain can also create those naturally.

How is pain perceived?

Let’s take a look at the allopathic approach to pain relief. I call it the “numbing and dumbing” approach. It’s giving you synthetic chemicals that basically turn off the sensation of pain, but unfortunately they have side effects and they don’t fix the problem.

Prescription pain killers are also considered the major contributor to the total number of drug deaths. In 2007, for example, nearly 28,000 Americans died from unintentional drug poisoning. Of these 12,000 involved prescription pain relievers.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Let’s discuss PEMF. I call it “the smart choice.” PEMF, or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field, therapy is a natural, non-invasive, safe and effective treatment for pain. It’s related to magnetic therapy, but instead of a constant magnetic field, PEMF provides a field that changes with time. It really is the most effective, natural form of pain relief available. As we said, Dr. Oz featured PEMF on his show in 2011 as the biggest breakthrough in pain management he had ever seen.

There are 10,000 research studies including over 2,000 double-blind studies that demonstrate PEMF therapy works. It’s well-researched, well-established, and in my seven years of experience with PEMF therapy, pain relief is by far the number one reason why people invest in a PEMF therapy device.

PEMF therapy helps with pain relief in three, powerful ways:

  • PEMF therapy increases endorphins, serotonin, and other hormones help to relieve pain.
  • PEMF therapy reduces and temporarily interrupts the pain signal. Less signal equals less pain.
  • PEMF therapy actually heals the problem. Using the analogy of the oil light coming on in your car, PEMF therapy is like putting the oil back into your car so the light goes off. While the traditional medicine approach is like cutting the wire to the oil light so you don’t know that there’s a problem. PEMF actually heals and regenerates the tissue so the pain really goes away.
endorphins illustration

How does this work? Let’s begin with endorphins, the “feel-good” or “happiness” hormones. Endorphins are your body’s natural opiates. Your body makes opiates; you don’t have to take morphine, oxycodone, Percocet or Vicodin. There’s ways to naturally stimulate endorphins in your body. PEMF therapy is one of those ways, and there’s research to prove that.

When your endorphin levels are high you naturally feel happier, more relaxed, less stressed, and you certainly feel less pain. Why do you think that most of the powerful pain killers are opiate-based? It’s because endorphins have been shown to be the most effective form of pain relief. But your body can create them naturally. In addition to PEMF therapy, other methods that increase endorphins include massage, yoga, meditation, deep breathing, certain foods, good hydration, and even just smiling. Add PEMF therapy to those methods and watch the magic happen. You’ll really notice some serious pain relief.

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The second way that PEMF therapy helps is that it interrupts the signal that causes the pain. PEMF generates micro-currents that run through the neural pathways which reduces the signal needed to create the feeling or sensation of pain. Less signal equals less pain perception. PEMF not only helps to improve your “happiness hormones” but it directly decreases the triggering of the pain response. In doing so, it raises your threshold for pain so you don’t feel pain as intensely.

The third reason is that PEMF therapy is one of the best natural solutions for healing and regenerating tissue and areas of trauma so that the signals for pain naturally go away.

How does this work? Let’s begin with endorphins, the “feel-good” or “happiness” hormones. Endorphins are your body’s natural opiates. Your body makes opiates; you don’t have to take morphine, oxycodone, Percocet or Vicodin. There’s ways to naturally stimulate endorphins in your body. PEMF therapy is one of those ways, and there’s research to prove that.

When your endorphin levels are high you naturally feel happier, more relaxed, less stressed, and you certainly feel less pain. Why do you think that most of the powerful pain killers are opiate-based? It’s because endorphins have been shown to be the most effective form of pain relief. But your body can create them naturally. In addition to PEMF therapy, other methods that increase endorphins include massage, yoga, meditation, deep breathing, certain foods, good hydration, and even just smiling. Add PEMF therapy to those methods and watch the magic happen. You’ll really notice some serious pain relief.

  • It increases endorphins, your body’s natural compounds to help naturally relieve the pain.
  • It reduces and temporarily interrupts the pain signal, and
  • It heals the problem and regenerates tissue so that the pain naturally goes away.

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