What is electromagnetic therapy?
Electricity and magnetic energy exist in the human body. It controls the
heart beat, stimulates muscles, and more. Each molecule in the human body
actually contains a small amount of magnetic energy.
Electromagnetic therapy is based on the belief that an imbalance of the
electromagnetic frequencies or fields of energy can cause illness. Electromagnetic
therapy is applied to the body to correct these imbalances. There are
various electrical devices available to treat a variety of symptoms. These
include low-voltage electricity, magnetic fields, radio waves, or other
types of electromagnetic energy. However, most are not approved by the
FDA and many electronic devices marketed as disease cures have not been
scientifically proven to be effective.
Electromagnetic therapy is also called bioelectricity, magnetobiology,
magnetic field therapy, and magnetic healing.
Standard or conventional medicine makes some use of electromagnetic energy.
- Jump starting the heart after cardiac arrest
- Using electrical currents to increase bone growth
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators (TENS), which are used to treat
some types of pain
RWJBarnabas Health Heart Centers' integrative therapies are aimed at
enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities and supporting patients
mentally and emotionally before, during and after cardiac surgery.