How does PEMF work?
The pulsed electromagnetic fields activate cellular ions (ions contain proteins, send signals, and bring in nutrients) and increase the ability to store and transfer energy within (ATP of the mitochondria) the cells. These are the power generators of cells and when they are charged up and working at their best, they positively influence the blood supply. When blood cells are irritated they get stacked (they aren’t supposed to be), the magnetic fields open up the blood vessels and break apart the cells (as they are meant to be), allowing the healing process to begin and accelerate. Our horse’s 50 trillion cells intelligently communicate with each other faster than the speed of light. The health of the horse’s body is dependent on the health of his/her cells, since all organs and tissues are composed of cells. With healthy cells and healthy blood the body has what it needs to heal itself as nature intended.
How can pulsed electromagnetic therapy help ease pain and speed up recovery?
Electromagnets affect the nerve cells. Nerve cells are electrically charged cells. The magnetic fields affect how they fire and quiet them down, increasing circulation and aiding healing. With quieter nerves and increased circulation beginning the healing process, inflammation (the body’s way of protecting an ‘injury’) is reduced.
How long does it take to get results from PEMF Therapy?
Just like with people every horse is different, and it depends on the age of the horse, pre existing conditions and the severity of the injury. Some may show a difference after or even during the first session, others may take a week or even 10 days to feel the benefits. PEMF Therapy is cumulative, the longer and more frequent the use, the stronger your horse’s internal environment will become and remain. For an injury I recommend a minimum of 3 sessions within 7 days, after which you can assess the response of the horse and decide on an appropriate course of treatment. For chronic conditions I recommend 2 sessions as close together as possible and then once a week for a month to assess the response of the horse.