Are High Intensity PEMF Systems Dangerous?

Differences Between High & Low Intensity

With the way that some low-intensity (voltage) PEMF manufacturers and advocates talk about high-intensity systems, you get the impression that these models have no value and may even be harmful. So, is it true? What evidence exists to support this claim? Before I answer these questions, let’s discuss the differences between low and high-intensity PEMF.

The intensity of a PEMF system refers to the Magnetic Field Strength or MFS. The strength is typically measured in the amount of Gauss that they can produce. Low-intensity versions produce less than 1,000 Gauss. In contrast, high-intensity systems generate somewhere between 1,000 and 50,000 Gauss.

All PEMF devices also produce frequencies that are partially determined by the PPS (pulses per second) settings. Low voltage systems generate frequencies that ring out at a certain vibration or group of vibrations but typically produce the same patterns over and over again. Thus, they are often referred to as resonance devices.  

Users of these systems typically feel little or nothing when using them regardless of how much the strength is turned up. Still, just like high-voltage systems, low-intensity units can enhance microcirculation and many individuals love these PEMF devices.

High-intensity systems, also referred to as impulse devices or ringers, provide a different PEMF experience altogether. These units produce a powerful pulsing experience that when the Magnetic Field Strength is turned up to a high enough level is felt very significantly by the User. The great thing is that pulsing with these devices creates a sensation that is noticed directly in the area of issue. This experience is very clear to the user that something is happening as they can literally feel the issue being addressed. In some cases, the issue starts to fade after the very first session!

Some low-voltage advocates have made false statements about PEMF. These statements include that only certain frequencies and waveforms are effective. Not surprisingly, their systems produce the beneficial frequencies and waveforms. Author and PEMF expert, Dr. William Pawluk shot down this argument and says that virtually any waveform and all frequencies lower than 100 Hz will have a positive effect on the human body.  

There are two additional falsehoods that are parroted about high-intensity generators, one is that they can be dangerous and second is that low-intensity systems can achieve the same results as high-intensity units. However, most PEMF experts claim that both versions of PEMF have value. Dr. Pawluk who advocates the use of both low and high-voltage systems sees that each type has its place. However, he states in his article, Intensity Matters, that greater intensity or strength can in some cases be the biggest determining factor. Dr. Pawluk knows that there are times when only high-intensity will be effective and that high-voltage PEMF units are safe when used as recommended.

All PEMF systems produce Pulsed Electromagnetic fields that go all the way through the body. However, the more powerful systems produce pulses that penetrate with greater intensity deep into the body. This reality gives the more powerful units an edge over lower-intensity systems.

Dr. Panos Pappas who created the world’s first commercially available high voltage system, observed people experiencing a multitude of benefits. The first noted benefit of pulsing with the Papimi is that it produces a lot of energy and sends it into the user.

The forms of energy resulting from nanopulses are the following:

These various energy forms can be used by our cells to assist our natural restorative and self-regulating functions.

All of these enhancements are now possible because after pulsing the cells they will have the energy needed for all of their self-reparative functions.

Again this is not to state that low-intensity PEMF systems do not also have value and in fact in some instances can provide exactly what is needed to address a certain issue.

According to low-voltage manufacturers, these are some of the benefits that can be derived from these systems.

  1. Enhances Microcirculation
  2. Reduced susceptibility to infections
  3. Improved nutritional supply and detoxification of organs and tissue
  4. Reduces the effects of stress
  5. Supports the healing of wounds & sports injuries
  6. Increases performance capacity & maximum training intensity
  7. Shorter regenerative periods between sports training
  8. Improved fitness & reduced risk of sports injuries

High-intensity PEMF systems can produce both high and low-intensity pulsing but low-voltage systems can only generate low-intensity PEMF. With that in mind, although low-intensity systems provide some clear benefits, these devices have some significant limitations, due to their lack of power. For my money, it is sure nice to have a high-intensity system for the times that more power is needed. Learn more about Pulse Centers PEMF Systems here.

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Author: Pulse Centers
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