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PEMF is safe, non invasive and drug free alternative with proven results for relaxation, sleep, meditation, pain relief and well-being.

What is PEMF?

PEMF stands for Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields. Put simply PEMF therapy is a form of magnetic therapy using Electro Magnetic fields generated by copper coils. It targets the body at a cellular level, helping a wide range of applications.

There are already thousands of clinical trials using PEMF therapy and although it has many applications it is most widely used for pain relief, improving sleep and relaxation.

How does PEMF work?

PEMF devices emit magnetic fields via a current that is passed through copper coils located in localized PEMF devices or mats. The way the field is created involves the relationship between electricity and magnetism, as described by Maxwell's equations—a set of fundamental equations in electromagnetism. One of these equations, Ampère's law, states that a current-carrying conductor creates a magnetic field around it.

Subsequently, these magnetic fields pass through the body and influence it at a cellular level. The interaction between the magnetic fields and the body's cells can lead to changes in ion movement across cell membranes, affecting cellular communication and activity. This can aid in pain management, enhance circulation, support bone healing, reduce inflammation, alleviate stress, improve relaxation, bolster overall health and wellness, and much more *1

What is PEMF therapy used for?

PEMF has a broad range of applications, with pain management, sleep enhancement, relaxation, and mental well-being being the most common. If you're curious to explore which device aligns with your specific condition, we've provided an excerpt from Dr. Pawluk's book. To access this information, please visit this link. (*2*3) If you're interested in discovering the potential benefits of PEMF for your needs, feel free to reach out to us. We're here to assist you in finding the most suitable device for your requirements..

How often would I need use the therapy?

For the most benefits we recommend a daily therapy of at least 20-30 minutes per day. PEMF is an on going therapy that should be used consistently over a longer period of time.

The great thing about PEMF therapy is that you can use your localised device or full body mat when watching TV, reading or relaxing so it is easy to fit it into your lifestyle.

Will I feel anything during the therapy?

PEMF devices are pain free and you will not normally feel any sensation during the therapy. Many people experience a feeling of wellness and relaxation during the therapy. It is only at very high intensity (3000+ gauss) that you will feel PEMF or see muscle contraction.

Many PEMF devices are supplied with small magnets or other magnetic field detectors so you can be sure the device is working.

Here is an example of muscle contraction resulting from the use of PEMF. The device seen being applied to the shoulder in this video is the Zimmer emField Pro. This device has a maximum intensity of 30,000 gauss, and in the video, the device was operating at approximately 15,000 gauss.

The effect of frequency

Frequency is the pulse rate per second of a PEMF device. So 1 Hertz (Hz) is 1 pulse per second. The frequency can have an effect on the results of PEMF session however this is mainly for effecting brain waves states. Think of different brainwave states as different "modes" your brain operates in. These are the most common ones in PEMF:

DELTA 0-4 Hz - These brainwaves are typically associated with deep sleep and relaxation. When you're in a state of deep restorative sleep, your brain tends to produce more delta waves. During deep sleep, your brain is busy repairing and rejuvenating itself. Delta waves play a crucial role in this process. 

THETA 4-8 Hz - Theta brainwaves are often observed during states of deep meditation, daydreaming, and light sleep. They're also associated with accessing the subconscious mind and can be linked to enhanced creativity and insights.

ALPHA 8-10 Hz - Alpha brainwaves are often linked to a state of "mindful relaxation." It's when you're awake but in a peaceful and receptive mental state. This can be experienced during meditation, creative thinking, or simply when you're feeling calm and centered.

BETA 12-30 Hz - When you're awake, alert, and actively thinking, your brain tends to produce more BETA waves. These waves help you concentrate, solve problems, and carry out daily tasks. 

The effect of intensity

Intensity represents the strength of the magnetic field generated by the PEMF therapy device. It's typically measured in units of Gauss, or you might encounter measurements in microtesla (µT) and millitesla (mT). Regarding intensity, the general notion is that higher values are preferable, as a greater magnetic field range results in deeper penetration into the body. For addressing intensity, the prevailing view suggests that a larger field is more beneficial, particularly for treating chronic conditions.

Magnetic field around PEMF mat

Large magnetic field - higher intensity

Small magnetic field - lower intensity

The results from our customers

Unsure wheather PEMF will work for you? Hear from some of our customer that are happy they made the investement. 


Does a PEMF device need to be registered as a ‘medical’ device? 

In simple terms no. Some PEMF devices are registered as medical devices but a lot are not and prefer to register under an electronic device instead. There is no current enforcement on PEMF devices to require them to be registered as a medical device, unless they have medically relatable programs. For example, if a device has a program called ‘pain’ or ‘migraine’ it should therefore be required to register under medical. If a device only has selectable frequencies or programs called ‘wellness’ for example, it does not need to be medically registered.

Physically and technically, medically registered and electronic registered PEMF devices can be the same and we have found from customer feedback that the results are just as good either way. We don’t feel at NewMed that this should be a reason to chose one PEMF device over another.

However, there are some other differences that registering a device under medical or non-medical affect us as a business. Medically registered devices can make medical claims in their marketing, brochures and programs. We can also offer VAT exemption in the UK on Medically registered devices as long as they are being used for a diagnosed, chronic condition. Electronically registered devices can tell you they deliver PEMF’s but they cannot use medical terms and we cannot offer VAT exemption on these devices unfortunately as the government scheme only covers medically registered devices.

In summary, I wouldn’t get too wrapped up in whether a PEMF device is medically registered or not when you are trying to chose one to buy. Take more considerations over the intensities of a device and the portability and how often you can fit it into your lifestyle as the key elements when deciding.

Is PEMF therapy FDA approved?

PEMF therapy is FDA approved for certain conditions (not all are listed below) and a short timeline of FDA approval is as follows:

1979 – FDA approved PEMF therapy for healing non-union fractures.

1987 – FDA approved for adjunct therapy when treating postoperative edema and pain. 

1998 - FDA approved PEMF Therapy for urinary incontinence and muscle stimulation.

2004 - FDA approved PEMF Therapy for cervical fusion patients at high-risk of non-fusion.

2006 - FDA approved PEMF Therapy for treatment of depression and anxiety.

2011 – FDA approved PEMF Therapy for treatment of brain cancer.

2015 - FDA reclassified PEMF devices from their existing Class 3 category to a Class 2 status, and most PEMF devices that are sold today in the United States are FDA registered as wellness devices.

Is PEMF safe for everybody?

PEMFs are regarded as safe. The one absolute exclusion to this is for people who have pace makers or other implanted electronic devices as there is the potential that the PEMF device could interfere with it.

Caution is also advised during pregnancy. Whilst there is no evidence of harm caused by using PEMFs during pregnancy, their safety has not yet been established. If you want to read more about any cautions or contraindications click here.

Is PEMF natural?

PEMF therapy is a natural drug free alternative therapy with many applications.

PEMF devices are considered healing because they replicate the natural magnetic field and low frequencies of the earth and never reach the high frequencies or heating effects of EMFs.

Is PEMF therapy called anything else?

You may have heard about PEMF therapy under another name.

Common examples are Electromagnetism, Electro Magnetic Pads, Electromagnetic therapy and Pulse Electro Magnetic Field therapy.

How does P(EMF's) differ to potentially harmful EMF's? 

The easiest way to describe the difference between therapeutic P(EMF’s) and potentially harmful EMF’s is to look at the range they use. A good PEMF device will have a range between 1Hz – 100Hz, which are defined as within the therapeutic range. Some PEMF devices go up to 1,000Hz, which is still OK and has shown to be effective for Depression according to the FDA, but I wouldn’t go higher that those frequencies when using PEMF’s. If you compare this to the phones, we use against our heads now on 5GHz which is actually 5,000,000,000Hz (5 billion Hz). So, this gives you some idea of how far apart these frequencies are.

At 5GHz, studies have shown how these frequencies are absorbed by the body and they vibrate and heat our cells. Effectively they are cooking us from the inside. If you use your phone against your head for 20-30 minutes, scans will show how the brain is heated during that time by those frequencies. Over time these cells will cool and recover but it’s still scary stuff, especially for those who use phones or Bluetooth headsets for a prolonged time each day.

P(EMF’s) within the therapeutic ranges (1-100Hz) are not even absorbed by the body and actually just pass right through without any resistance. They do not vibrate cells or heat them up but actually encourage the cells to form healthy new ones and push waste material out of the current cells in our bodies and the reason we tell people to drink water often in order to detox those waste materials after using PEMF’s. The same way our body’s get rid of nasties if you went out for a run or got a deep tissue massage.

The earth’s natural magnetic field resonates at 7.8Hz so, we are surrounded by this frequency in nature, therefore PEMF’s within the therapeutic range are seen as much more natural frequencies than those, some of our household items use and even some other therapeutic devices that rely on heating tissues within the body. PEMF’s are the best way to bring natural frequencies back into our homes and to our bodies to create the optimal environment to heal and regenerate.

Electromagnetic spectrum diagram

Are EMFs and PEMFs the same?

It is unproven that EMFs (such as from wireless devices) have a negative effect on your health but they are also different from PEMFs.

A big difference between PEMFs and EMFs is that PEMF therapy uses frequencies and magnetic fields at therapeutic levels. PEMF devices are considered healing because they replicate the natural magnetic field and low frequencies of the earth and never reach the high frequencies or heating effects of EMFs.


One of the most common concerns for people researching PEMF therapy is associated with the effects of other EMFs in the environment and the so-called ‘electro-smog’ they create.

Types of EMFs that are associated with harmful effects have significantly higher frequencies and shorter wavelengths than therapeutic PEMFs. Most therapeutic PEMF systems have pulsed rates or frequencies in the Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) to Very Low Frequency (VLF) range on the electromagnetic spectrum, these frequencies (below 10,000 Hz) do not induce damaging heating actions. In comparison to a low-end microwave range frequency would be about 100,000,000 Hz.

Can PEMFs be used for anti-aging? 

Do you rent PEMF devices? 

Unfortunately, we no longer rent PEMF devices but we do offer a 30 day return policy! The 30 day return policy is simple and we will help you every step of the way. We are so confident in the devices we offer and their abilities to help, but if for any reason you need to return to us, we will take away any stress to do this. All you need to do is notify us in writing within your 30 days and from the day you received the product. You can do this simply by emailing us at We will then suggest ways you can send the device back to us safely at our UK address, or organise this for you and deduct the shipping fee from your return if you prefer. Once we have received the device, we will inspect it and refund you 100% providing the device is working and in perfect condition as it was received. Please see our full terms and conditions listed on this website for more detailed information on returns.


What is intensity for PEMF?

Intensity should not be confused with frequency. PEMF Intensity is the maximum strength of the magnetic field that the PEMF device is capable of producing, and this is usually measured in Gauss. When using a PEMF device, every cm you move away from the source of the magnetic field the intensity drops significantly. Most devices can be split into low, medium or high intensity by a general rule. Low intensity is within the range of 0.1 - 10 gauss. Medium intensity can be within the range of 10-100 gauss and high intensity 100->1000 gauss.

A simple way to understand intensity is that it you placed a magnet above a higher intensity device (50->100 Gauss) you will feel the magnet moving because the magnetic field is strong enough to move the magnet. On a lower intensity (<50 Gauss) device there will be a magnetic field present however it will not be strong enough to move the magnet. With devices that have the ability to reach about 2,500 gauss and above, the user will feel the pulses and the muscles in the body will begin to react. You don’t need to feel a muscle reaction for PEMF therapy devices to be effective but some users prefer one or the other.

To find out more about PEMF intensity click here.

What is frequency for PEMF?

PEMF frequencies are how often per second the magnetic field cycles, and this is measured in Hertz (Hz). One cycle per second would be 1 Hz. Some PEMF devices have adjustable frequencies or pre-set programs that cycle through a number of frequencies. PEMF devices tend to all use extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields as these are all seen to be in the therapeutic range. 

To find out more about PEMF frequency click here.

How often would I need use the therapy?

For the most benefits we recommend a daily therapy of at least 30 minutes per day.

The great thing about PEMF therapy is that you can use your localised device or full body mat when watching TV, reading or relaxing so it is easy to fit it into your lifestyle.

Is it dangerous to use the therapy too much?

It is not possible to overdose on PEMF therapy and there are no known negative effects from using it too much.

We do recommend that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions provided with the device and we are happy to answer any additional queries for you if you contact us.

Will I feel anything during the therapy?

PEMF devices are pain free and you will not normally feel any sensation during the therapy. Many people experience a feeling of wellness and relaxation during the therapy.

Many PEMF devices are supplied with small magnets or other magnetic field detectors so you can be sure the device is working.

How can I maximise the benefits of PEMF therapy?

A diet rich in magnesium and staying hydrated are some of the best ways to ensure you get the best out of PEMF therapy.

Please click here for our guide and tips on getting the best results with PEMF.

What matters the most intensity, frequency or waveform?

The short answer is intensity (measured in Gauss), when researching PEMF it's easy to get caught up in frequencies and waveforms but most devices available have a similar range of frequencies and waveforms, the way the devices differ the most is the intensity (Gauss).

There is a noticeable difference between the effects of using low or high intensity, both are effective however higher intensity therapy (50 Gauss+) is much stronger and will generally yield faster results.

Do you have more questions about PEMF?

Send us a message via our contacts us page, use our live chat or book one of our free PEMF consultations.

Our consultations are 15 minute telephone or Zoom calls with one of our PEMF experts who can answer any of your queries on PEMF therapy or the systems we offer.

It is suitable for customers for example, that may be unsure of how the therapy will be helpful to them or which device may be best suited to their needs.

Whether your looking for PEMF for home use or in a professional clinical setting we can help!


We offer a wide range of PEMF devices to suite all needs.


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.