One of the effects of PEMF therapy is that it increases blood flow or blood circulation around the body. It is, therefore, a mode of therapy that is highly advised for people who have poor blood flow. It is, however, important to note that the increase in blood flow persists for a while even after the therapy has been withdrawn. This may have some unexpected negative effects on the body, for example increased oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress occurs when there is an excessive amount of free radicals in the body, which the body does not have the capacity to detoxify and their harmful effects cannot be countered. This side effect can be countered by administering anti-oxidants before and during therapy. Patients are also advised to eat foods that are rich in antioxidants. These include apples, spinach, kales, strawberries and other fruits and vegetables.