Toxins attach to our cell membranes and block the channels that allow nutrition to flow into the cell as well as waste products to be removed. In some cases these toxins can also pass through the channels and enter the cell, destroying the mitochondria and essentially killing the cell. This is a standard mechanism for the development of many types of cancers.
Fortunately, our bodies have an innate system to remove toxins called the detoxification pathway. It is a complex operation that involves making the dangerous chemicals able to be excreted out of the body through our sweat, urine, and bowels. Exercise helps this process as does a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables. PEMF therapy assists in the removal of toxins, especially the heavy metals like those found in pesticides and herbicides, by literally shaking the cellular membranes and knocking the toxins off the channels. This releases the toxins into the bloodstream where they can be removed by the detoxification pathways. This seems like an ideal relationship, between PEMF and the removal of toxins, but there is a problem. Many sick people do not have well functioning detoxification pathways, in fact, I would say that just about everyone who I see in my clinic is compromised. For example, if you have arthritis, any amount of arthritis, your body's ability to detoxify is not working at an optimal level. In these patients, they experience side effects after they treat with PEMF because all the toxins are released from the cell into the bloodstream and they are not able to remove these dangers chemicals. What's even worse is that these toxins can efficiently redistribute into other previously toxin free cells. Typical side effects I have seen include elevated heart rate, rapid breathing, headaches, nausea, air hunger, anxiety, brain fog, disorientation, and internal tremors.
To prevent and lessen the side effects of detoxification there are several essential steps that a patient must take when they are treating with PEMF therapy.
1. Stay hydrated, with at least 64 oz of water a day. In most cases, you should include a small amount of sugar and salt in that hydration process.
2. Ingest a binder before starting your PEMF session. Binders are products that will attach to the toxins and allow them not to be redistributed into your system once they are cleared out of the cell. There are many useful binders available including Activated Charcoal, Detox Clay and Chlorella Tablets (broken cell wall).
3. Support your liver, kidneys, and bowels, these are your primary detoxification pathways. I have discussed ways to support these organs in other posts, but the key is healthy food choices. If you are constipated, you will not clear the toxins out of the system, and so in some cases, I will even recommend enemas.
4. Minerals. One of the side effects of toxin removal and heavy metal chelation is minerals get depleted. You want to make sure you are supplementing with good mineral support. I believe the most common mineral I see getting removed is Zinc, so make sure you are at least getting zinc replacement.
In my clinic I make all this easy, I will start patients engaged in PEMF therapy on SP Balance Detox Support Shakes (CLICK) I will have them do these shakes for the 10 days to open the detoxification pathways. In severe cases, we may do 28-day support, but that is usually not necessary. Also, I will recommend Chlorophyll Complex (CLICK) and Catalyn (CLICK) to help with binding and mineral support.
I believe PEMF is the future of medicine and holds the unlimited potential to help heal any illness. However, we must remember that with such a powerful tool there also exists the possibilities for injury for the inexperienced. I operate 2 XL PRO Pulse Machines seeing about 30 patients per day 5 days a week, and in the majority of cases when a person does not respond favorably, it is because their detoxification pathways are not strong enough. You can test these pathways in a variety of tests, but the one I use most is the urinary porphyrins. In 100% of cases, this test shows a significant increase in pathway activation. My personal research seems to suggest a significant improvement after about 10 hours with normalization somewhere after 30-40 hours of PEMF therapy. So PEMF is a long term commitment for the patient and must never be promoted as just a simple, harmless, passive modality. PEMF is the most dramatic treatment I have experienced in 18 years of practice, and both patients and doctors need to be educated in the safest most effective use of its technology to produce the most exceptional results.
Stephen Stokes is a working physician in Fort Myers, Florida who owns and operates Advanced Pain Solutions. He has been in practice since 2001. Visit and subscribe to his you tube channel by clicking (HERE).