Pulsed electromagnetic fields have long been used to accelerate wound healing by increasing blood flow, nerve and tissue regeneration. The technique is side-effect free and works very well where pulse repetition rate, wave-form and duration of therapy is adequate. Early studies by Robert O. Becker and Carl Bassett showed amazing efficacy using DC electrical currents across the wound increasing what Becker called ”the current of injury” identified as being necessary for wound healing to occur. This ‘current of injury’ is abnormally low in non-healing wounds and diabetic ulcers. There was more research in the area back in the 80’s using electric stimulation than are currently done. BigPharma at work squeezing off funding for alternative, energetic healing modalities.
Several hundred pulsed electromagnetic field therapy citations contained in our research bibliographies are linked directly to PubMed a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. These studies are offered for your education only and are not intended as promotional material.
Magnetic Therapy for Wounds Management: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy PEMF Bibliography
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Eur J Med Res. 2014 Jul 5;19:37. doi: 10.1186/2047-783X-19-37.
Low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields significantly improve time of closure and proliferation of human tendon fibroblasts.
Seeliger C, Falldorf K, Sachtleben J, van Griensven M1.
Bioelectromagnetics. 2014 Apr;35(3):161-9. doi: 10.1002/bem.21832. Epub 2014 Jan 3.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) promote early wound healing and myofibroblast proliferation in diabetic rats.
Cheing GL1, Li X, Huang L, Kwan RL, Cheung KK.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Jan 19;14:35. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-35.
Early application of pulsed electromagnetic field in the treatment of postoperative delayed union of long-bone fractures: a prospective randomized controlled study.
Shi HF1, Xiong J, Chen YX, Wang JF, Qiu XS, Wang YH, Qiu Y.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Nov 29;53(12):7881-8. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-10248.
Short-term effects of extremely low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field on corneas with alkaline burns in rabbits.
Rezaei Kanavi M1, Sahebjam F, Tabeie F, Davari P, Samadian A, Yaseri M.
PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e23404. Epub 2011 Aug 16. (while not PEMF this shows benefit of DC waveform)
Degenerate wave and capacitive coupling increase human MSC invasion and proliferation while reducing cytotoxicity in an in vitro wound healing model.
Griffin M, Iqbal SA, Sebastian A, Colthurst J, Bayat A.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Research, School of Translational Medicine, Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Bioelectromagnetics. 2010 May;31(4):318-23.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields accelerate wound healing in the skin of diabetic rats.
Goudarzi I, Hajizadeh S, Salmani ME, Abrari K.
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Physiology, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Aesthet Surg J. 2009 Mar-Apr;29(2):135-43.
Evidence-based use of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in clinical plastic surgery.
Strauch B, Herman C, Dabb R, Ignarro LJ, Pilla AA.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
Arch Dermatol Res. 2008 Aug;300(7):377-83. Epub 2008 Jul 16.
Frequency rhythmic electrical modulation system in the treatment of chronic painful leg ulcers.
Janković A, Binić I.
Clinic of Dermatology and Venerology, Clinical Center Nis, Nis, Serbia
P R Health Sci J. 2008 Jun;27(2):175-9.
Elimination of a pressure ulcer with electrical stimulation–a case study.
Sosa IJ, Reyes O, Kuffler DP.
Section of Neurological Surgery, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Med Sci Monit. 2007 Sep;13(9):CR391-397.
The interrelationships between electrical stimulation, the environment surrounding the vascular endothelial cells of the skin, and the role of nitric oxide in mediating the blood flow response to electrical stimulation.
Petrofsky J, Hinds CM, Batt J, Prowse M, Suh HJ.
Department of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA.
Bioelectromagnetics. 2007 Jul;28(5):362-8.
The effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields on secondary skin wound healing: an experimental study.
Athanasiou A, Karkambounas S, Batistatou A, Lykoudis E, Katsaraki A, Kartsiouni T, Papalois A, Evangelou A.
Laboratory of Experimental Physiology, Ioannina University School of Medicine, Greece
Wien Med Wochenschr. 2007 Jan;157(1-2):34-6.
[Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF)–results in evidence based medicine].
[Article in German]
Pieber K, Schuhfried O, Fialka-Moser V.
Universitätsklinik für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation, Medizinische Universität Wien, Wien, Osterreich.
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