Have you tried different forms of therapy to treat your anxiety and depression but nothing's working? Or are you interested in finding a non-drug option to manage your chronic pain? An electromagnetic therapy session with us might be just what you need. Here's what you should know about the different types of electromagnetic therapy for functional medicine.
What is Electromagnetic Therapy?
(1) Electromagnetic therapy is the practice of using electromagnetic fields to treat the symptoms of illness and disease. It is also referred to as magnetic field therapy or magnetic healing.
This form of functional medicine is based on the belief that our bodies contain magnetic and electrical fields. An imbalance or disruption to any of these fields results in illness. Different forms of electromagnetic therapy can be prescribed to restore balance and increase your overall physical and mental well-being.
What are the Different Forms of Electromagnetic Therapy
Electromagnetic therapy is a non-invasive form of functional medicine that can be used to treat everything from depression and Parkinson's to chronic pain and migraines. Several different types of electromagnetic therapy can be prescribed depending on your health concerns. These include:
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators, or TENS or musculoskeletal pain
- Pulsed electromagnetic field, or PEMF for acute or chronic pain
What Are the Benefits of Electromagnetic Therapy?
There are multiple benefits to undergoing electromagnetic therapy. Along with being a non-invasive practice, electromagnetic therapy does not involve the use of narcotics. In fact, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) is recommended as a replacement non-drug option to manage chronic and acute symptoms of pain. Electromagnetic therapy has also been shown to:
- Treat and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Treat patients with Parkinson's
- Reduce pain, especially in patients with knee osteoarthritis
- Improve muscle mobility and flexibility
What to Expect During an Electromagnetic Therapy Session
A trained clinician at Cary Disc Center will ask you a series of questions regarding your current health status to help determine which form of electromagnetic therapy is best suited for you. A normal TMS treatment plan to treat patients with depression will occur five to six times a week over the course of a 4-6 week period. During your session, you will be asked to sit in a treatment chair, and the clinician will use a treatment coil to send magnetic pulses to the part of your body that's showing symptoms of illness. Electromagnetic therapy sessions typically last 30 minutes, and recurring treatment is often recommended before seeing an improvement in your overall wellness.
For more information about electromagnetic therapy contact Cary Disc Center at (847) 639-0010.