Contraindications of PEMF

Implanted Electronic Devices

One of the main contraindication’s of PEMF therapy are for individuals who have a pacemaker, cochlear implant or an intrathecal pump fitted. 

If you have an implanted electrical device such as a pacemaker, cochlear implant or an intrathecal pump we do not recommend you apply PEMF therapy because there is a risk there is a risk that the magnetic field produced by a PEMF device can shut the device off or otherwise interfere with its function.

Organ Transplants

PEMFs are contraindicated in organ transplant patients.

PEMF therapy is not advised after an organ transplant as over stimulation could increase the risk of rejection.

PEMF cautions


Caution is advised during pregnancy. Whilst there is no evidence of harm caused by using PEMFs during pregnancy, their safety has not yet been established.

Neurological Conditions

Those with neurological conditions that can cause seizure (e.g epilepsy) are advised to be cautious when using PEMF therapy.

Reports of PEMF initiating a seizure are very rare however there is the theoretical potential for this to happen.

Active Bleeding 

One of the benefits of applying PEMF therapy is the increase in circulation and blood oxygenation but for people suffering from active bleeding i.e after an operation, this may worsen the blood loss and reduce the ability of the blood to clot in order for it heal over properly.

Any source of bleeding should be fully controlled before using PEMF therapy.

Further Advice

Speak to your GP

If you have any specific medical concerns we recommend in the first instance to speak to your GP.

The NewMed team are fully trained on the products we offer however we are not medically trained and have no understanding of your medical history.

Check your Manual

This page is intended to give the contraindications and cautions for using PEMF therapy however it is not exhaustive.

We recommend you check your manual for a full list of contraindications.

Contact Us

As the UK's one stop shop for PEMF therapy we have years of experience of customers using PEMF and we are happy to answer any query.

Call us on 0808 1689 282 for advice from our expert team.


Our products are only intended for the beneficial effect as set forth in the manufacturers directions and instruction literature. The information on this page is not intended to substitute or replace medical advice.

This page covers general worldwide applications of PEMF therapy, not a particular device. Please check the product pages to see the individual programs and applications.