PEMF and Infra-Red Lighting
Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMF) and Infra-Red Lighting for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety can have an incapacitating impact on everyday life, as many Americans know all too well. Anxiety and depressive disorders are most commonly experienced mental health issues in the United States today. Common symptoms of anxiety and depression can range from experiencing difficulties with sleep initiation and maintenance, ruminating on troubling thoughts or situations, feeling drained or exhausted, experiencing sadness or excessively worrying, to feeling empty, hopeless, and experiencing suicidal thoughts. Physical symptoms can also be the result of depression and anxiety. Some examples of physical manifestations of depression and anxiety are headaches, muscle tension and pain, GI issues, lowered immune system response, chronic pain, and cardiovascular issues.
Research shows that therapy and medication are the frontline treatments for depression and anxiety. But what happens if therapy and medication aren’t working, are taking too long to show benefit, or are only resolving some of the symptoms experienced? Of the people that do seek out medication and therapy to address depressive and anxiety symptoms, it is reported that approximately ¼ do not respond or experience a resolution of symptoms from those interventions. For those individuals, or people simply wanting to enhance their wellness experience, adding Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMF) and Infra-Red Lighting to the treatment of depression and anxiety may be the answer. What is Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMF) and Infra-Red Light? Read below to find out.
Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMF) in the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety
Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields, or PEMF, is a therapeutic intervention that involves the application of electromagnetic waves to the body. It is believed that that low frequency magnetic stimulus interrelates with the cells in the body in order to reduce inflammation, lessen pain, increase immune response and the rate at which the body heals, as well as improve oxygen circulation.
The FDA approved Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMF) intervention in 2007. Use and research have shown that Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMF) has been effectively used to treat both animals and humans for a large range of issues including anxiety and depression, mood disorders, movements disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, bone fractures, and even to benefit athletes in increasing their physical performance.
But what exactly does Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMF) actually do that makes it so effective? Chemical and hormonal imbalances in the brain are changed by stimulating the brain in a specific way. This change caused by the PEMFs addresses the EEG patterns through entrainment of brainwave oscillations. Brain entrainment is used for the neurons in the brain to function at the desired level of electromagnetic frequency. When the brain is functioning at its highest level, improvements in sleep, mood symptoms, and notable brain regeneration and reduction in cellular aging occurs. In short, brain stimulation from PEMFs impacts the electrical activity of neurons and neural networks, which is important for mood regulation and sound mental health.
Noted benefits of Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMF) Intervention:
⦁ Improved soft tissue healing and immune response
⦁ Improved absorption of nutrients
⦁ Lessening pain
⦁ Enhanced capillary formation
⦁ Increase in level of cellular energy
⦁ Cell and nerve rejuvenation
⦁ Body stress reduction
⦁ Improved sleep
⦁ Increased circulation in the body
⦁ Reduced inflammation & swelling
Infra-Red Light in the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety
A relatively recent discovery and topic of research is the use of infra-red light in the treatment of the mind and physical body. It is thought that the specific type and range of light (600-1000nm) can activate specific part of cells. The result of this initiation then causes new synapses to form and the regrowth of circuits to occur. The application of this specific form of light stimulates healing and regeneration in parts of the brain and body that had previously been imbalanced, injured, or were otherwise at risk.
These changes in the cells have been linked to many positive outcomes, such as reduced symptoms of mood and trauma disorders, such as depression and PTSD, as well as reduced severity of physical disorders, such as Alzheimer and Parkinson disease. Other studies have shown an improvement of symptoms including: cognitive issues, headaches, depression, irritability, and sleep issues.
Are you ready to try one or both of these interventions in order to improve your therapeutic benefit, and in turn, improve your mental health and wellness? I offer a combination of talk therapy, Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields intervention, and Infrared light treatment in order to help you meet your goals in a fast and effective way. Schedule your first session HERE and we’ll get started.