Day 32: A PEMF review

PEMF therapy for chronic pain, fatigue, better sleep, depression, arthritis, autoimmune disease, fibromyagia, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and more.

PEMF therapy for chronic pain, fatigue, better sleep, depression, arthritis, autoimmune disease, fibromyagia, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and more.

So we have a had a solid month to try the PEMF and have gained good insight into its uses and effects. My husband and I were both very disciplined about using it two or more times a day and monitoring how it affected us. Below is a synopsis.

PEMF helps me sleep better, have more energy, and less pain

The most striking results for me (female, 46) were:

  • Significantly improved sleep
  • Easier time waking up and more morning energy
  • Better energy overall
  • Greatly improved mood
  • Significantly dampened autoimmunity (psoriasis)
  • Significant reduction of knee pain
  • Immune support during virus
  • More naturally inclined to do housework (yay!)
  • Fingernails growing a lot faster (annoying actually)

For my husband (male, 58):

  • Woke up feeling more rested (he already slept great)
  • Naturally waking up earlier
  • PEMF--slept like a husbandImproved mood (trust me on this one)
  • Helped improve back pain when he injured it
  • Improved energy—no longer crashing in the afternoon (drinking less coffee now)
  • Reduced discomfort in arm from 20-year-old spinal injury (he says it still has a ways to go)
  • More mentally calm but alert—PEMF sessions helped him think through problems and find solutions
  • Great hangover remedy—cleared up headache pain and lethargy after drinking wine the night before (he tested this twice to make sure, will probably test more)

PEMF helps many sleep better

For me, the most joyful result was long nights of deep sleep. When you don’t sleep well regularly this is like winning the lottery. I still had some nights around the middle and end of my cycle where I slept fewer hours and not as deeply. But even then, I  awoke with energy that lasted throughout the day. Prior to the PEMF, sleep deprivation pretty much trashed me.

PEMF for autoimmune disease

The second most joyful thing was going an entire month without a major psoriasis flare up. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, so this says to me the PEMF holds much promise for all autoimmune diseases, from eczema to multiple sclerosis. The mechanism is the same regardless the tissue affected, so you want to address the underlying cause. I have heard some amazing stories in our area, including for autism (which is often autoimmune) and an autoimmune disease that causes the bones to fuse together.

PEMF for pain, immunity, mood

My chronic knee pain improved steadily as the month went on. It still spikes occasionally, but I no longer wince going up stairs. This sounds weird, but sometimes my knees feel great. After  playing roller derby for two years and falling on them hundreds of times, I baby my knees now. Pain from old ankle and back injury also very much improved.

I had a virus during the PEMF trial and although I still got sick, my symptoms were very mild and I had enough energy to work every day. I noticed my energy improve after each PEMF session during the virus.

The other thing, which is hard to measure but lovely to experience, is an overall increase in well-being, positivity, and good mood. I find it easier to imagine better things for my life and take action toward them.

What the PEMF cannot do

It’s not like the PEMF totally cured me of every little complaint. As an experiment I quit taking all of my supplements for about five days and started to notice my energy waning without my adrenal and thyroid glandular support (I have adrenal fatigue and low T3). However, I need less for a much bigger effect. If you take medications I  suggest working with your doctor as you may need to adjust your dosages.

PMSIt didn’t cure hormone issues for me (if it did I would be a millionaire). As I mentioned, sleep is still a bit straggly at certain times of the month, and I still got a little PMSy (sorry bank guy—after holding for a half hour only to be told you couldn’t help me—not my most ladylike moment).

If I ate egg the psoriasis started to appear but quickly retreated, so the PEMF is not really an excuse to eat a crap diet. Had I persisted in eating egg I’m sure the psoriasis would have gained a foothold. If you have food intolerances you still need to honor that and other healthy practices.

PEMF for autism

Also, the PEMF does not work just sitting there in the bedroom while you are in the living room. You actually have to use it two to three times a day, which can be an adjustment to your schedule. For me it is a great excuse to do some reading. But it was for this reason I never really got my kids on it regularly. However, my 12-year-old did get great results from a knee injury using it a few times. I also know a local practitioner who has seen amazing improvement in his son’s autism symptoms, so with determination it’s possible to get children on it regularly.


  1. Nice summary, Elaine. So many people need to know that there may be a solution for many of their complaints. Keep writing!

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