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What is PEMF?

PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields. PEMF is a non-invasive and drug-free alternative therapy that has been used since the 1970s with proven results in studies for improving sleep, pain relief, reducing inflammation, and much more! PEMF therapy is a form of magnetic therapy using electromagnetic fields. Even though you cannot feel the therapy happening on lower power devices, it has multiple effects on your body down to a cellular level, helping your body with a wide range of applications.

Effect PEMF has on the body

Effects on cells

We are electromagnetic beings and every cell we have and even every living cell on the planet has an electromagnetic charge. Within the cell we have the mitochondria which acts like the energy plant of the cell. The air we breathe and the food we eat is transformed in the mitochondria into chemically useable energy carries which are know as ATP which stands for Adenosine Triphosphate. ATP is the currency the cell uses to pay every function that requires energy within the cell. If you were to ask a biologist how does the mitochondria produce this ATP energy, they would say a very complex answer that could fill books but put simply the answer is it’s about the flow of electrons in the mitochondria. 

Now here comes PEMF, think of a wireless charging pad for your phone, there is no need to plug a wire in to your device, simply just place your device on the pad and because of induction, energy transfers through electromagnetic waves to charge the battery in your mobile. Now imagine the charging pad as a PEMF mat and yourself as the phone on top, if the battery in your body is low and we put it on the PEMF mat the electromagnetic wave from a PEMF device interacts with the mitochondria, so the mitochondria can pick up this electromagnetic wave and use it to produce more ATP. This is one reason why PEMF is so effective in treating chronic disease such as infectious disease, inflammatory disease, autoimmune disease, degenerative disease, and cancerous diseases as they all come with a shortage of mitochondria ATP energy, and PEMF is an enabler of mitochondria ATP energy production. 

Effects on blood

If we were to take a sample of your blood and look at it under a dark field microscope, we would see a very interesting phenonium where your blood cells are taking a rouleaux formation which simply means they are stacking in a similar way to how you would stack coins on top of each other. This is caused by the lack of electricity on the cell or membrane of a red blood cell which makes the cells stickier instead of repelling the neighbouring cells through a well charged electromagnetic field. Sticky blood cells are less effective in transporting oxygen around the body which causes low oxygen levels in the tissue which is something called hypoxia. 

When you apply PEMFs like the mat you might be laying on, this re-charges the blood cells electromagnetic field allowing them to repel the neighbouring cells and get back to their natural unstacked state and oxygen carrying potential. Where they are also unstacked it allows them to move faster around the body increasing circulation. If you were to look at your blood again after just one hour on a PEMF mat under the dark field microscope you would see your cells are not sticking together. 

Stacked red blood cells

Blood before PEMF

Unstacked red blood cells

Blood after PEMF

Stacked red blood cells

Blood before PEMF

Unstacked red blood cells

Blood after PEMF

Effects on brain wave states

Our brains operate on electrical impulses, with different frequencies associated with various states of consciousness. When you're deeply focused and engaged, your brainwaves are in the beta frequency range, typically around 14-30 Hz. However, factors like stress, fatigue, or external stimuli can disrupt this optimal state, leading to scattered attention and reduced productivity. Similar to how a tuning fork can synchronize with another when struck, PEMF therapy can entrain brainwave patterns, guiding them towards the desired brain wave states. Imagine your brain as a symphony orchestra, each section playing its part in harmony. When distractions or stressors throw off this delicate balance, PEMF acts as the conductor, bringing every instrument back into sync.

What is PEMF therapy used for?

Since the 1970s, PEMF has been used for a range of applications, most commonly pain and inflammation-based conditions; however, it has been FDA-approved for the healing of non-union fractures and even brain cancer. Utilizing the effects PEMF has on cells above builds the basis for how PEMF works when treating chronic disease such as infectious disease, inflammatory disease, autoimmune disease, degenerative disease, and cancerous diseases.

We have a table extract from Dr. Pawluk's book where he covers some of the common uses for PEMF and what intensities are best for certain conditions, along with a collection of products that fall into that category. Click here to view the table.

If you want to talk to someone about how PEMF could work for you and your needs, feel free to contact us via our contact form or book a free consultation with one of our PEMF experts who can help you find the perfect device for you and your needs.

How often would I need use the therapy?

How often you need to use your PEMF device will depend on the system itself, and if you would like personalized advice, please feel free to contact us. However, as a blanket rule, we recommend twice-daily PEMF sessions of at least 20-30 minutes, once in the morning and once in the evening. The effects of PEMF on your cells, on average, will last around 8 hours, so two sessions ensure your cells are always treated. PEMF is just like taking vitamins; it is an ongoing thing that should be used consistently over a longer period of time to achieve optimal results.

You may think finding this time will be hard, but the great thing about PEMF therapy is that you can use your localised device or full-body mat while watching TV, reading, or relaxing, so it is easy to fit it into your day-to-day life.

Understanding PEMF device specifications 

Below, we have explained each key specification of PEMF devices and the effect they have when using the therapy.

Application Type

The first aspect to consider when buying a PEMF device is how you will apply it, either through a localized applicator or via a full-body mat. There are reasons why you may choose one over the other, which is what we will cover here.

Full-body mats: As a standard recommendation, we suggest using a full-body mat as it provides a more comprehensive treatment of PEMFs. This method ensures that PEMFs affect all cells in the body rather than just targeting a specific area.

Localized devices: If you are looking to target PEMFs to a specific area of the body, a localized device is an excellent option. These applicators come in various forms that allow for precise treatment. They are particularly suitable for on-the-go use, as they can typically be strapped to any part of the body with a strap, which is usually included.

The decision between a full-body mat and a localized applicator ultimately depends on individual preferences. However, if possible, we recommend finding a system that offers both. Having access to both a full-body mat and a localized applicator provides the best of both worlds, allowing for versatile and comprehensive PEMF therapy.


Intensity represents the strength of the magnetic field generated by the PEMF device. Regarding intensity, the prevailing view suggests that a larger field is more beneficial, particularly for treating chronic conditions. The general notion is that higher intensity values are preferable, as a greater magnetic field range results in deeper penetration into the body. When using a PEMF device, for every centimeter you move away from the source of the magnetic field, the intensity drops significantly.

Intensity is typically measured in units of Gauss, although you might encounter measurements in microtesla (µT) and millitesla (mT). Most devices can be categorized into low, medium, or high intensity by a general rule. Low intensity is within the range of 0 - 10 gauss. Medium intensity can be within the range of 10 - 100 gauss, and high intensity is above 100 gauss. As a standard, we do not recommend any devices under 1 gauss.

Magnetic field around PEMF mat

Large magnetic field - higher intensity

Small magnetic field - lower intensity


Now you understand the Electromagnetic Field side of PEMF lets cover the first letter the P which stands for pulsed. Electromagnetic fields are emitted at various speeds measured per second known as the frequency which is measured in Hz. Unlike intensity, the frequency has less of an impact on the healing side of the therapy it is mainly used to promote different brain waves states, such as sleep, mediation, focus and so on. These brain wave states fall into 5 categories delta, theta, alpha, beta and gamma.  

DELTA 1-4 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 8-12 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.

GAMMA 30-100 Hz - Gamma brainwaves are associated with heightened mental activity and are often observed during states of intense focus, problem-solving, and high-level cognitive processing.


Polarity refers to the direction in which the magnetic field is traveling, which can be either towards the North or South. Simply put, the magnetic field is emitted from one side of a mat or localized applicator, forms a circle, and returns to the other side. Most devices come with one preset polarity; however, other devices give you the option to choose either North or South. From our experience, we see no discernible benefit from using one polarity over the other. The only time polarity becomes important is when using a localized applicator and a mat together. In such cases, you'd want them to be set differently, with one set to North and the other to South. If they are set the same, the fields will repel each other like two magnets when pushed together.


Waveform this is simply just the actual physical shape of the wave it’s self like polarity this also will have no major effect on your results. Common PEMF waveforms include sinusoidal, square, sawtooth, and triangular waves.

Power type

The way in which your device is powered, whether it is via a rechargeable battery, mains power, or replaceable batteries, will not affect the results of the therapy. However, it will impact the way in which you can use the device.

A mains-powered device may be better for someone who is just looking to use their device at home in a set place and not looking to take it around with them. 

A rechargeable or replaceable battery-powered device allows for greater portability and flexibility in usage, making it suitable for on-the-go use or situations where access to a power outlet is limited.

Device Programs

When looking to buy a device, the programs it offers and how you set up these programs are important aspects to consider. This will affect what is actually emitted from the device and its usability for you.

All of the products we stock on our site have a section on the programs they offer and what is emitted from these in each program. If you're looking for more information on certain devices' programs, feel free to contact us. As a standard rule, we recommend looking for a device that has a custom program, as this will give you the most flexibility.


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.

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.

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.

The results from our customers

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Whether you're unsure of how the therapy could benefit you, which device would best suit your needs, or how to find a device within your budget, we're here to assist you. Whether you're seeking PEMF for home use or in a professional clinical setting, we can help!

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