A Beginner's Guide to PEMF Devices

Posted by on 11/27/2018 to Oh My Health Education

A Beginner's Guide to PEMF Devices

Nov 23, 2018 - PEMF Therapy

male human body shown undertaking PEMF Therapy

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field devices or PEMF devices have been used for decades to improve sleep, speed up healing and reduce pain. These devices send targeted energy pulses into the body to stimulate the cells and encourage faster, but still natural healing. The devices are used all over the world and there are a number of different types available depending on your physical condition and complaints. If you’re struggling to choose between them, here’s what you need to know.

Types of PEMF Devices


There are hundreds of manufacturers out there and just as many variations of devices. These devices are used in different ways and to treat different problems and disorders. To understand which device you should try, here are some of the most common types of devices:

PEMF Mats

PEMF mats are literally what they sound like. They’re flat mats attached to a controller and a remote that you can use to adjust the treatment. They give you a whole body treatment designed to treat a number of issues and problems including general muscle pain or stiffness, poor circulation, and body aches. There are even some reports that these PEMF devices help with diabetes management, can encourage damaged bone to heal, and stimulate the organs.

PEMF Machines

These are the big PEMF devices that you usually see in therapists’ offices. They’re about the size of a suitcase and have buttons on top and tubes coming out of them. The tubes are placed on different parts of the body and shoot electromagnetic pulses into the tissue. These devices are often used to help heal athletic injuries, because they deliver a focused pulse straight to the damaged tissue. With this aim in mind, they can be used on any part of the body to encourage healing and cell renewal.

PEMF Coil

These PEMF devices can be used in your home and look like coils of wires on a metal platform. To use this device, you turn it on and sit in front of it. This device is used to deliver pulses to your entire body, soothing aches and pains and encouraging mental relaxation.

Portable PEMF devices

The last type of PEMF device is very small and is usually placed under your mattress at night. It’s attached via a tube to a small device that you can use to change the settings. Portable PEMF devices are designed to improve your sleeping patterns and help your body recover from the demands of the day as well as from long term aches and pains. The electromagnetic pulses from these devices reach every part of your body, so you may experience other benefits such as improved memory and mental focus as well as anti-aging effects.


person sitting in naturing feeling the energy from PEMFT


Choosing a PEMF device is often a matter of trial and error. What works for you and your injury probably won’t work for someone else because everyone’s body is different. Your condition and your complaint determine which device you should use, so don’t trust anyone who claims that their device is the absolute best. There is no ‘best’, there is only what’s best for you.