The final consideration when it comes to designing your PEMF treatment, is to consider the intensity of the electrical pulses.
Amplitude is how we measure electromagnetic intensity, and this is measured in micro-Teslas, which are abbreviated as µT.
Some units measure intensity in Gauss units instead, so it can help to know that 100 µT is the same as 1 Gauss unit.
To visualize amplitude, first, think of a set of mountains that you see through your window as you drive by.
Frequency would be how many of those mountains you pass in a given amount of time.
Waveform, as we said, would be the shape of that mountain. Amplitude, then, would be the height of each of those mountains.
Like frequency, our bodies respond best to low-intensity stimulation.
When you apply energy that is too intense, you can damage cells instead of healing them.
This would be counterproductive to your wellness goals. PEMF devices all emit low-intensity energy.
Human cells respond well to amplitudes that are between 30-60 µT.
However, some conditions may have a more positive response to a slightly higher intensity.
The application of stronger magnetic fields, such as greater than 5 Gauss, can induce a much more dramatic change in tissues, which may be warranted for some conditions.
The higher intensities are often more effective for conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
The same is true for influencing large body masses, like your digestive system.
Most available PEMF devices run between 1 and 100 Gauss.
This means they are appropriate for a wide range of conditions.
Similar to frequency, you may need to do a little research to determine which amplitude or intensity is most appropriate for your health goals, before using your PEMF device.