PEMF for Depression & Mental Health

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy for depression and enhanced mental health is now utilized by numerous clinics such as Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, chiropractors, naturopathy clinics, etc.

How do PEMF devices work for Depression?

PEMF devices emit pulsating electromagnetic fields and work using principles of brainwave entrainment. Brainwave entrainment is a therapeutic practice which ensures your brain’s neurons are functioning in the most optimum electromagnetic frequencies. For example, when you experience deep sleep your brainwave is in delta rhythm that’s between 1 Hz to 3 Hz.

In most cases of depression, the person is having sleep disturbance or improper sleep. If they are able to rest well and have a deep sleep, they are most likely to beat depression.

 PEMF therapy offers a drug-free and non-invasive method resulting in higher effectiveness and zero side-effects due it’s drug-free nature.

 What are the benefits of PEMF devices for Mental Performance?

PEMF devices work not just uplifting mood and ensuring the person has a positive a state of mind. but also affects the brain in more ways.

Mental Performance enhancement like improvements in motor co-ordination, hearing1, and neuro-regeneration2 are some of the long-lasting effects of regular use of PEMF devices.

 Rapid improvements in motor co-ordination, hearing1, and neuro-regeneration2 are some of the long-lasting effects of regular use of PEMF devices for mental performance enhancement. A recent study proved that 10 Hz magnetic brain stimulation enhances creativity3.

 A study assessed the benefits of PEMF therapy for women’s mental health. The study concluded that PEMF therapy is effective to treat anxiety.4

 According to a 2000 study published in Radiatsionnaia Biologiia Radioecologiia, PEMF therapy beneficially affects the emotional behavior and motor activity of rats. They discovered that a frequency range of 4-6 Hz significantly decreases the negative reactions of anxiety and fear. 

References

1 Lehner A, Schecklmann M, Greenlee M, Rupprecht R, Langguth B. Triple-site rTMS for the treatment of chronic tinnitus: a randomized controlled trial. Sci Rep. 2016;6:22302. [PubMed]

2 Aragona S, Mereghetti G, Gianazza G, et al. Electromagnetic field in control tissue regeneration, pelvic pain, neuro-inflammation and modulation of non-neuronal cells. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2017;31(2 Suppl. 2).[PubMed]

3 Fröhlich F. Experiments and models of cortical oscillations as a target for noninvasive brain stimulation. Prog Brain Res. 2015;222:41-73. [PubMed]

 4  Amirifalah Z, Firoozabadi S, Shafiei S. Local exposure of brain central areas to a pulsed ELF magnetic field for a purposeful change in EEG. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2013;44(1):44-52. [PubMed]

5  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11155339