PEMF and EMF: What is the Difference?


Confused about good and bad EMF?

If you are an alternative/integrative healer/practitioner, you may be confused or have confused clients when it comes to Frequency Healing, PEMF and good vs bad zapping! Take a look at this infographics showing the difference between EMF (Electromagnetic Fields) and PEMF (Pulsated Electromagnetic Fields).

"Good" EMF Research

You may have heard of Royal Rife – a scientist who  claims to have “cured” a lot of different diseases by finding out the frequency of parasites, pathogens and ‘zapping’ them so they die off or implode. Then there was Hulda Clark who also studied the same concept and came up with a parasite detox, zappers, and protocols which help your body get rid of the pathogens and parasites so your body can heal. Another prominent figure is Bob Beck, who had his own zapper and protocol. There are all kinds of books, trainings, and documentaries on how “electricity is good”. “Pulse Electromagnetic Therapies” are used by NASA on astronauts and in many parts of the world to help with different healing. But if we're told that EMF is bad, how are you to make sense out of all this?

A Concept of Yin and Yang

Well I think we can look at it as we look at all things: a Yin/Yang concept of positive and negative. In this arena, there are a few things to think about and understand. Our body is electric and magnetic in a way. This is how our bodies communicate, and our cells open and close “receptors” through the cell membranes. We have “frequencies” or body language going on all the time. Specific cells, tissues, organs all have their own needs/frequencies etc. Through many different healing modalities, such as Sound Health, Bio-Acoustics, PEMF, Frequency healing, not only did I learn about the impact but I actually experienced it. I still use these to this date. Our body has its own main field – called a Torus field. This field looks and behaves like an Electromagnetic field.

As a matter of fact you can see this field in other things as well, earth, plants etc.  These are fields we benefit from and utilize – our body taking in info from the energetic fields around us. These are frequencies, our bodies know and understand. But when you add the man made radiation with different forms of waves and for long durations at a time, our bodies will naturally react. And the younger or weaker the tissues are, the more impact.

Effects on the Body

So imagine the artificial and harmful electromagnetic fields constantly disrupting the energy field you see above. Whether that is due to cell phone towers, dirty electricity, electromagnetic fields or power lines, your body will need to figure out a way to compensate for this impact. It may start to create tissues around the damaged cells – causing tumors. It may start to create other things in your body to try to compensate for the constant hammering of these waves. As you will discover, some of the waves cause our calcium channels to open up and our Central Nervous System gets impacted (more on that in our Health section). This may have detrimental effects.

Most of us don’t realize or feel the radiation we are absorbing. We put our cell phones, ipads, tablets, laptop on our laps, pockets, or other places on our body,  for hours at a time. We even sleep with our phones next to our heads!!

Most parents don’t realize the massive impact it can have on kids, yet alone other things like baby monitors. Nothing like zapping  your kid while he/she is trying to heal/grow. Sometimes we don’t know or understand these things until it is too late. Some actually never will. Trust me, I didn’t realize the impact of it until I started to learn more about it. My son would have the iPad on his lap for hours at a time. Now that you know and understand it, you can take cautionary steps to safeguard yourself and your family. We are in the process of doing this for our own family.

Remember that anything in abundance may not be good. There are a lot of things that can create imbalance in your mind, body, spirit and environment. We deal with so many challenges these days, from what we put inside our bodies, to daily stress we absorb from TV, work, news then spending hours in environments full of radiation or pollution. 

The First Step in Taking Control is to Become Aware

Notice what symptoms you have. Take inventory of your Mind, Body, Spirit, and Environment.

Mind – What thoughts are dominating your mind – are these positive (love, gratefulness, happiness) or negative (hate, resentment, anger, disappointment). What emotions seem to dominate your daily life?

Body – What are you feeding your body so it can handle stress and heal? Are you eating more coffee, donuts, and fast food, or eating more natural foods so your body can easily digest and absorb?

Spirit – Many don’t believe in our energetic fields, or a higher spirit. Some believe but don’t really consider it as part of their “balancing” process. Whether you believe in a higher power, God, Gods, - tap into this energy field that you CAN and DO influence. Most of us just go through the process of going to church or trying to meditate without intention or purpose. I can’t tell you to create faith and it is my opinion that this should be a part of everyone’s balancing process. You can and do create influence. We all have so much more power than we realize. If we only believed. Once you believe, you can become aware of it and use it.

Environment – Where do you spend most of your time? I used to sit in server rooms 8-10 hours a day. It is amazing that I am not glowing from all the radiation! But most of us now spend hours commuting and sitting in exhaust infested traffic listening to political hatred. Our homes and work are full of radiation, RF, EMF and we wonder why we don’t feel good when we get home or feel so exhausted.

I am not going to tell you that EMF is the only reason you may be feeling issues or showing symptoms of different ailments. As you can see from above, there are so many factors that can come into play. Only you know what you are doing. BECOME AWARE and NOTICE what you are doing daily. You can then take steps to limit things and allow your body to come back to balance. Love yourself enough to do this.

Reseting with PEMF

EMF can cause changes to any of the natural systems within your mind and body. It may impact your nervous system, disrupt your sleep cycles, or damage your DNA. And if there is prolonged exposure, such as during your sleep – your body never gets a chance to fully recover. This will make you more susceptible to diseases.

Alternatively, we also need positive and beneficial energies from our environment. You may have heard of GROUNDING – where you tune in and connect with EARTH Energies. You can experience this if you go to the beach and spend time on the beach and water (assuming it is not polluted). You can also notice if you take a hike or go camping in the woods. When we connect with mother earth, our energies start to balance. Some people may not be able to get grounded, like astronauts or people who live in cities where everything is underground and there is just limited areas where you can actually ground yourself (like NYC). In this case, a simulation of the energies can be produced by PEMF. A range including Schumann resonance or frequencies are used to simulate this healing, balancing frequencies, and magnetic fields. These have shown significant benefits and are used extensively all over the world. They have evolved into offering even different types of waves (sine, square, sawtooth etc – more on this under PEMF section). Lots of research has been done and has shown amazing results for many. I have a PEMF machine that has helped me tremendously! If you research online there are lots of testimonials from people. Of course like anything else, you need to understand what you are doing and what you need so you can correctly provide your body the needed frequencies and environment.  

PEMF is used on animals as well. You will see race horses being treated with PEMF to heal their ailments. It helps with bone healing, pain, blood flow and so many others. PEMF sends pulsing electromagnetic fields with different frequencies and types of waves (you can adjust these in advanced models) that stimulate and energizes the cells within your body. You do this for limited time. Once you “trigger” your body and give it the energy or messages it needs, it will start to kick in its natural self-healing functions.

So What Really Makes them Different?

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    The TYPE OF EMF – What your body is exposed to. As we discussed there are good and bad types of EMF. Understanding what you are being exposed to and how you can provide your body the beneficial energies it needs to heal, repair itself is key. There are different types of EMF - Natural (Geopathic Stress) and Man Made (RF, Electricity etc) 
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    DURATION of exposure – as we stated – nothing in abundance is good. You body needs time to heal, charge and recover. But if you are constantly in an environment where you deliver the same exposure, your body never gets a down time; to repair and heal. The challenge with EMF is the Duration of time we are exposing our bodies. It is not just a quick use of Microwave or answering a call on the phone but the fact that we have the phone attached to our body all day long absorbing its radiation and using our bones as an antenna!  Then think about the dirty electricity and other EMF exposures from household appliances. These things we don’t think about but our bodies know, feel and react! What is the cumulative EMF exposure you have in your home, in your life? How long do we spend infront of computers, on our ipads, phones, watching TV, near electrical outlets?
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    The wavelength & the frequencies - PEMF devices are programmed to deliver only the required frequencies in a clean process so it can help the body whereas EMF is uncontrolled, overlapped, and offer “Dirty Electricity” – So in some cases, people will get confused because it may seem like the same frequency ( such as 50-60Hz) – for now just think of the image below – then think of it coming from various sources in your home/environment vs being controlled at a specific frequency/wavelength.

Electromagnetic Wave

“Harmful electromagnetic fields have been recognized in various research studies to have significantly higher frequencies and lower wavelengths than therapeutic PEMFs. Most PEMF devices use low frequencies and long wavelengths, ranging from 1 to 10,000 Hertz, and do not produce any heating action. In comparison, a microwave, which produces harmful EMFs can use frequencies in the range of 100,000,000 Hertz.”
“it should be noted that this source is regularly polluted with surges of dirty electricity. As a result, the power grids actually contain frequencies significantly higher than the 50 to 60 Hertz frequencies that were intended. Fortunately, PEMF devices contain several layers of filtering to remove surges that come from the household electrical outlets used to power the device.”

I will post more information about EMFs and you can check out PEMF information as well. For now, know that there are beneficial and non-beneficial energies. Take some time to notice your environment. Notice your symptoms and see how your body may be exposed to. Start with your environment and take steps now to make a difference. Start with limiting your exposure to EMF fields.

Here is a video from Dr. Magda Havas, B.Sc., Ph.D with her presentation on the effects of EMF and the benefits of PEMF.

PEMF - Dr. Pawluk website
MASMagnetics Website
IMRS2000 Website

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