As with any new therapy or treatment, you should always talk with your doctor before beginning home use of a PEMF device.
You should not stop taking medications before discussing it with your physician.
When you visit your doctor for regular screenings and visits, always mention your use of PEMF therapy at home.
After nearly thirty years of medical research testing the effects of PEMF therapy, we now have a great deal of evidence about its effectiveness, as well as its possible adverse outcomes.
In numerous studies, PEMF has been demonstrated to be safe and free from adverse effects in nearly everyone who has used these devices.
There are a few minor exceptions , which are discussed below.
PEMF therapy is not recommended for those with implanted electrical devices, including pacemakers, cochlear implants and intrathecal pumps.
The caution is for placing applicators or probes directly over the implant.
In very rare cases, the electromagnetic field of the PEMF device has been known to interfere with the proper function of these devices.
Therefore, if you have one, exercise caution.
Another exceedingly rare side effect of using PEMF treatment occurs in those with electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
This condition bewilders and confuses both scientists and doctors alike.
However, the small percentage of people who claim this condition, experience adverse reactions to PEMF stimulation that results in unwanted consequences.
The medical community is dubious about the claims of this disease.
Several studies have debunked sufferers’ reported ability to detect electromagnetic waves (58).
More likely, they are suffering from some other condition that results in the perceived symptoms.
Other than these minimal risks, PEMF therapy is very safe and can be used by nearly everyone, without harmful side effects.
It is safe for those with pre-existing conditions, for use on sensitive tissues like eyes and by people taking various medications.
It is so well-tolerated, that it can be used with many other therapies with no adverse reactions.
If you have any concerns about PEMF therapy, you can always talk with your doctor about its use.
When beginning PEMF therapy, you can start out using low frequency and intensity treatment for very short amounts of time to ensure that you tolerate it well, if you have any doubt.