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Electrical phenomena are found in all living organisms, and electrical currents in the body can produce magnetic fields that extend outside the body. Those that extend outside the body can be influenced by external magnetic and electromagnetic fields.

Changes in the body’s natural fields may produce physical and behavioral changes.
Bioelectromagnetic treatment is the application of electromagnetic fields to treat and promote health. Although this emerging technology may be new to North America, it has been studied systematically throughout Eastern Europe and in the countries of the former Soviet Union for over 40 years. Bioeletromagnetics is an emerging science that studies how living organisms interact with electromagnetic fields.


Magnetism has been used medicinally in China for over 2,000 years. Our ability to produce and control electromagnetic fields and to use them to diagnose and treat has expanded enormously with the advent of electricity and electromagnetics. Fifteen years ago, dr. Andrew Bassett  helped pioneer the first FDA approved device using pulsed electromagnetic fields. 

The mechanism by which electromagnetic fields produce biological effects is under increasing study. When researching bioelectromagnetic treatment, the question of how endogenous electromagnetic fields changes with consciousness rises. Nonionizing bioelectromagnetic medical applications are classified according to whether they are thermal or nonthermal in biological tissue. Thermal applications of nonionizing radiation include radio frequency (RF) hyperthermia, laser and RF surgery, and RF diathermy.

Thus the most important BEM modalities in alternative medicine are nonthermal applications of nonionizing radiation. Major new applications of nonthermal, nonionizing electromagnetic fields are bone repair, nerve stimulation, wound healing, treatment of osteoarthritis, electroacupuncture, tissue regeneration, and immune system stimulation.

The effects of magnetism

The effects of magnetic and electromagnetic fields have been studied in following fields:
Alzheimer’s Disease, Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis, Arthritis, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Bone Healing, Bronchitis, Burns, Cervical Osteoarthritis, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Dental Problems, Depression, Diabetes, Elbow Pain, Endometriosis/Endometritis, Epilepsy, Eye Disorders, Facial Nerve Neuropathy/Paralysis, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Gynecology, Headache, Hearing Loss, Heart Disease, Herpetic Stomatitis, Hypertension, Insomnia, Kidney Failure/Inflammation/Stones, Knee Pain, Laryngeal Inflammation, Leprosy, Limb Lengthening, Liver/ Hepatitis, Lupus Erythematosus, Lymphadenitis, Mandibular Osteomyelitis, Maxillofacial Disorders, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Rehabilitation, Muscular Dystrophy, Neck Pain, Nerve Regeneration, Neuropathy, Optic Nerve Atrophy, Osteochondrosis, Osteoporosis, Pain, Pancreatitis, Parkinson’s Disease, Paroxysmal Dyskinesia, Pelvic Pain, Peptic - Duodenal Ulcer, Periodontitis, Pneumonia, Poisoning – Detoxification, Post-Mastectomy, Post-Polio Syndrome, Post-Herpetic Pain, Prostatitis, Pseudoarthrosis, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Schizophrenia, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Shoulder Pain, Sinusitis, Sleep – Insomnia, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Tendonitis, Tinnitus, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Trophic Ulcer, Tubal Pregnancy, Tuberculosis, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Inflammation – Trauma, Uterine Myoma, Vasomotor Rhinitis, Vestibular Dysfunction, Whiplash, Wound Healing, Wrinkles.
Besides mentioned specific conditions, many health promoting benefits have been reported, including Increased energy, Availability of oxygen, Enhanced transport of calcium, potassium, sodium across cell membranes, Improved circulation, Improved cellular energy, Enhanced sleep and Sleep Improvement, Enhanced Metabolism, Pain relief, Stress reduction, vasodilation, Reduction of edema, Reduced platelet adhesion, Fibrinolysis, Acceleration of enzyme reactions, Muscle relaxation, Stimulation of nitric oxide production, Enhanced membrane function, Enhanced sodium – potassium exchange, Immunity changes, Amino acid changes, Reduced nerve cell firing, Repair of soft tissue, Free radical effects and anti-oxidant stimulation, Brain Function Effects, Hormonal Changes, Learning Changes, Scar Modification, Water Modification, Electrolyte Changes, Bone Healing and Acceleration of Bone Formation, Autonomic Nervous System Actions, Inflammation Reduction, Receptor Binding Changes, Improved Fertility.

Bioelectromagnetic treatment

Bioelectromagnetic treatment have been proved to be helpful against numerous illnesses by multiple studies. It is safer than drugs and more cost-effective for osteoarthritis. Bioelectromagnetic treatment eases symptoms of  cancer, depression, insomnia, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease.
Bioelectromagnetics is the study of the effect of electromagnetic fields on biological systems. Though in the past  electromagnetic fields have sometimes been associated with potential for harm to the body, there are many bioelectromagnetics instruments and devices re-emerging in the 21. st century, that apparently bring beneficial health improvements to human organisms. History of Bioelectromagnetic therapy goes back in 1890 when the American Electro-Therapeutic Association conducted annual conferences on the therapeutic use of electricity and electrical devices by physicians on ailing patients: some electrical devices involved current flow through the patient, while others were electrically powered devices. At first, only direct current (DC) devices were utilized for relieving pain and vibrating female patients who were routinely diagnosed with hysteria. 

In conclusion

The most important bioelectromagnetics modalities in alternative medicine are nonthermal applications of nonionizing radiation. Major new applications of nonthermal, nonionizing electromagnetic fields are bone repair, nerve stimulation, wound healing, treatment of osteoarthritis, electroacupuncture, tissue regeneration, and immune system stimulation.
Bioelectromagnetic treatment may offer a unified conceptual framework that may help explain how diagnostic and therapeutic techniques such as acupuncture and homeopathy may produce results that are hard to understand from a more conventional viewpoint.