What is electromagnetic therapy?
The human body contains and uses electricity and magnetic energy. These forces control
the heartbeat, stimulate muscles, and more. Each molecule in the human body actually
contains a small amount of magnetic energy.
Electromagnetic therapy is based on the belief that an imbalance of the electromagnetic
frequencies or fields of energy within the body can result in illness. Electromagnetic
therapy is applied to the body to correct these imbalances. There are various electrical
devices available to treat a variety of symptoms. These include low-voltage electricity,
magnetic fields, radio waves, or other types of electromagnetic energy. However,
most are not approved by the FDA and many electronic devices marketed as disease cures
have not been scientifically proven to be effective.
Electromagnetic therapy is also called bioelectricity, magnetic field therapy, and
Standard or conventional medicine however, does make some use of electromagnetic energy.
"Jump starting" the heart after cardiac arrest
Using electrical currents to increase bone growth
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators (TENS), which are used to treat some
types of pain