Why MP/MF (Multi-Powered / Multi-Frequency) PEMF?
There is no better place to start than to look at the myriad number of PEMF devices being sold online today as a simple Google Search of "PEMF" will yield thousands of search results that include many devices, practitioners, studies and other resources. To create a positive outcome from treatments consumers and medical professionals are left with the two primary questions:
How much power (gauss) is required? (see our page on Gauss output specs)
What frequencies are needed?
Our company relies upon Dr. Pawluk, the pre-eminent expert on the use of PEMF for medical issues. He provides the most up to date information on PEMF technology and the variety of applications for medical use. Different powers and frequencies may provide different results for various conditions. There are many dozens of PEMF systems on the market today which Dr. Pawluk, a medical doctor, has personally used – some he currently uses in his practice, and many he uses or has used in his home. He has curated a collection of PEMF systems that will cover a wide range of health needs without a great deal of overlap and shares where the medical practitioner and home user might find the right machine for their needs.
+ Dr. Pawluk on Frequencies:
“A frequency range is always an important aspect of a PEMF system. Some systems produce a single frequency, some produce frequencies within a small range, some have a huge range of optional frequencies. Most full-body PEMF systems have at least a frequency range that mimics that of the brain – roughly between 1 and 30Hz. These frequencies are sometimes referred to as “earth-based” frequencies, which is somewhat of a misnomer since there is a vast array of frequencies present in our atmosphere. But, for every system that produces only brainwave frequencies, there is a system that produces much, much higher frequencies – some into the kHz range. Both high and low frequencies have been studied extensively, and each range has its place therapeutically”
+ Dr. Pawluk on Intensity:
“.... it all depends on what you need. Are you a practitioner who needs to provide rapid relief from musculoskeletal pain? Low intensities aren’t going to be your best option. Are you an electro-sensitive person who wants to bring about subtle changes to an already over-stimulated body? High intensities may aggravate you. The intensity of a PEMF system is often tied to how quickly you can expect to see results with that system, with higher intensities generally producing faster results (especially in terms of pain relief). But this is not to say that you would not achieve pain relief with lower intensities – it may just take a bit longer. A good rule of thumb here is that the deeper the problem is in the body, or the more tightly-packed the tissues in the affected area are, the higher the intensities you will need to see results in a reasonable amount of time. Now, a magnetic field will pass completely through the body, whether it is high or low intensity. The difference is the amount of charge the field will produce in your tissues as it is passing through the body. Higher intensity fields produce greater charge, thereby causing greater and more rapid change.”
+ Dr. Pawluk on Waveforms:
“The truth is, there is no such thing as a superior waveform. In fact, waveform matters little in comparison to frequencies and intensities. But some companies make a big deal out of waveforms, so let’s take a look at the facts. Many different waveforms have been studied. Nearly every waveform has research proving it to be effective. The problem here is that there is virtually no research that has compared waveforms among different PEMF systems. All the waveforms used in PEMF systems (and there are many - sinusoidal, square, sawtooth, trapezoidal) have been found to be effective by the companies that produce them, by both their own research and research done by others. Various waveforms have been researched for more than 30 years, and while past and current studies are used to develop frequency and intensity programs, the choice of waveform is more of a philosophical or conceptual decision based on the manufacturer’s or designer’s take on the signal. So, there is no perfect or optimal waveform, just as there are no perfect or optimal frequencies or intensities.”
+ Dr. Pawluk on Polarity:
“Polarity has little to no bearing on pulsed electromagnetic fields. Dealers and resellers who make a big deal about their magnetic system switching polarity do not understand the fundamental basics of magnetic science. The concept of polarity is taken from the convention used to describe the Earth’s poles as North and South. This is confusing because there are actually two types of poles on earth, magnetic and geographic, and they are not situated in the same place. The geographic North Pole is a magnetic South Pole. It’s easy to see why confusion exists, so to avoid uncertainty, scientists and engineers use the terms “Positive” and “Negative” instead of “North” and ”South.” Switching polarity in a PEMF system simply means that the system is going to be changing direction in which the magnetic field pulses, and therefore has nothing to do with a north or south orientation. But here’s the real kicker: unlike electricity, magnetic fields have no charge. Therefore, the terms positive and negative carry little to no meaning for magnetic fields. Gauss’s law of magnetism tells us that there are no magnetic charges. Instead, magnetic field lines neither begin nor end, but make loops or extend to infinity and back. One pole is not relaxing while another is stimulating. There is no good, reputable scientific research to support a separate action for each pole. Do not let polarity be a deciding factor in your selection of a PEMF system.”
So, Let's review MP/MF™ PEMF (Multi-Powered/Multi-Frequency PEMF) Technology ... and with so many PEMF devices to choose from, how can medical professionals or consumers make the right choice?
Each PEMF manufacturer has its own theories about the most effective frequency, the optimum magnetic energy, the best waveform and how long the treatment should be. These theories are not substantiated by any medical studies. Not a single manufacturer has ever done any actual research to determine any of these parameters. Our PEMF technology primarily focuses on determining which frequencies and intensities provide the best results. Our manufacturer, PEMF Systems, Inc, is currently conducting medical studies to determine which of these parameters will provide the best results for healing and wellness.
+ MP/MF™ Solid State PEMF Devices:
These devices are fabricated in a number of different form factors to satisfy the needs of the different human and animal markets. These Solid State Devices are essentially a computerized PEMF devices that do not have a traditional Spark Gap Chamber.
MP/MF™ Models are the Magnus Pro X2, Magnus Compact Clinic and also branded as the Delta Pulse Compact Clinic. These MP/MF PEMF devices are completely different from all other competitive PEMF devices, including the Magnus Compact Portable (a solid state device). How so? Almost all PEMF devices only deliver one frequency at a time, at each intensity setting or each program setting. However, our NexGen low/mid-powered MP/MF PEMF devices will have two complete separate devices inside. One of the devices delivers the primary treatment frequency while the other delivers a sweep of frequencies. MP/MF PEMF delivers the most crucial physiological response needed for the accelerated therapeutic benefits our technology is known for. That is: The percussive muscular contraction which drastically increases blood flow in vaso-dilated capillaries/micro-capillaries, the mechanical break up of intra-muscular adhesions and the fast reduction of inflammation in locally treated areas. Combining a multitude of frequencies, delivered in one single treatment cycle, these revolutionary PEMF devices will provide a powerful physiological response to treat musculoskeletal conditions, along with much more effective treatment outcomes for neurological issues, skin wound healing and other medical indications. Electrical Safety Testing - The pulsed electrical energy that is sent through the loops is created by proprietary power transformers, capacitors, transistors etc. There are no moving parts in these devices. In April 2018, these two solid state devices receive Certificates from InterTek, obtaining an Electrical Safety Certification, as a medical device. This Certificate requires more stringent safety standards than that of consumer electronics. no other manufacturer of High Powered PEMF devices in the US Market have commenced electrical safety testing.
+ When is a PEMF Device not MP/MF™
Analog PEMF devices generate the pulsed electro-magnetic field by using a Spark Gap Chamber which contains two electrodes with a variable gap between them. This gap can be modified by turning an external knob and is adjustable by a practitioner or the user. The larger the gap the more electrical energy is built up in the internal capacitors until an adequate amount is generated to literally “jump the gap”, creating an instantaneous short between the two electrodes. A smaller gap between the electrodes allows the short to occur more frequently with less energy from the same capacitors. This is why the users hear a more frequent ‘clicking noise’ emanating from the loops when the knob is turned to a lower intensity setting. Regardless of the intensity setting, the completed circuit, or short, sends a pulse to the loops where the PEMF energy is released. These Analog PEMF devices generate the greatest Gauss output. ( see our page on Gauss output specs). Our Analog Spark Gap Chamber devices have either a fixed or a variable timer and each delivers frequencies that change with the intensity level selected by the practitioner or user. (See our Specification page).
+ MP/MF™ PATENT AWARDED:
In 2015 our manufacturer, PEMF Systems, Inc., was awarded USPTO Patent for its proprietary PEMF technology. All MP/MF PEMF models are fully programmable and can be modified by the manufacturer as clinical trials demonstrate which frequencies and intensities are most effective to treat specific conditions and ailments.