Difference Between PEMF & Magnetic Bed

Compare static magnets and PEMF

The static magnets therapy consists of placing a set of magnets in the proximity of the affected area. Because the magnets are static – motionless and non-charging – you can send only one field of energy at a time.

Essentially, they only provide one chance of making a difference.
On the other hand, the pulsed electromagnetic therapy works by delivering a multitude of energy fields and are believed to be more effective in breaking through the cells’ walls.

Penetration level
More often than not, alleviating pain via magnetic therapies implies using devices able to penetrate deep within the tissues. In this regard, specialists claim that even when charged at approximately 16,000 Gauss strength, the static magnets are simply unable to pierce further than 2 centimeters into the tissues.

In contrast, the pulsed electromagnetic devices are capable of penetrating as deep as 10 to 15 centimeters. Simply put, if you are interested in obtain back pain relief or trying to keep the fibromyalgia under control, pulse electromagnetic devices will reach the stem cells located deep in the tissues.

What is the difference between permanent magnets and pulsed magnets?

When a magnetic field changes or pulses, it has the ability to induce a weak electrical charge into the cells of the body which is beneficial to the cells, giving them the energy they need to repair and reproduce (HEAL). This is not possible with a permanent magnet unless the magnet is moving in relation to the cells being exposed for example when the magnet is being applied or removed.

What is the difference between regular magnets and PEMF?

Frequently Asked Questions about Pulsed Electromagnetic Field

Our body’s natural magnetic field is created by the flow of electrically charged ions in and out of cells and the transmission of electric impulses through cell membranes. Only Pulsing ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) force and not static magnets can influence on a cellular level.

The magnetic field strength of a magnet is related to its size and composition, which determines the depth of penetration of the magnetic fields. There are many therapeutic systems on the market which use permanent magnets made of different materials.

These manufacturers often claim field strengths of 4,000 gauss and higher. These values are however not relevant at all, since the measured field strengths of these magnets range from 310 gauss to 2,200 gauss at the surface, at 1-inch distance around 10 Gauss at 3-inch distance absolutely nothing!

To obtain any electrical induction at all, permanent magnets have to be mechanically moved. Static magnetic fields do not cause any electrical induction!

Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) influence cell behavior by inducing electrical changes around and within the cell. Improved blood supply increases the oxygen pressure, activating and regenerating cells. Increased calcium transport stimulates the repair of cartilage.

In order to obtain a real therapeutic effect the induced field strength has to be sufficient to penetrate deep inside the body. This condition can only be met if the electromagnetic flux generated at each individual coil is in excess of 100 Gauss (10 milli-Tesla).

Battery operated systems for whole body use are unable to generate these necessary multiple high energy electromagnetic fields simultaneously, at each individual coil, since the battery would be empty in just a very short time.

This technology has undergone many scientific clinical trials world-wide.Hundreds of thousands of people have experienced the benefits of pulsed electromagnetic field technology. Are you going to be one of them?

Our body’s natural magnetic field is created by the flow of electrically charged ions in and out of cells and the transmission of electric impulses through cell membranes. Only Pulsing ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) force and not static magnets can influence on a cellular level.

The magnetic strength value of static magnets (expressed in Gauss value) is not relevant at all, since the measured field strengths of permanent magnets range from 300 gauss to 16000 gauss at the surface, at 2 cm distance around 10 gauss and at 10 cm distance absolutely nothing. In addition static magnets cannot create any electrical induction at all without being mechanically moved the whole time

Three major differences:

Pulsing Magnetic therapy penetrates completely through the joints and muscles. The strength of a magnetic field is directly related to the size and the composition of the magnet, and determines the depth of penetration. When you pulse battery current through the ten coils of the Bio-Pulse blanket, you are turning each coil of wire into a large, pulsing magnet.

You can feel the pulsing up to 15 inches away from the coil by holding a test magnet in your hand. Now, hold a test magnet next to a magnetic wrap. You can’t even feel it an inch away. In fact, a study conducted by an independent testing laboratory found that at 1/3 inch away from the magnetic wrap, the magnetic field was barely measurable.

The Bio-Pulse blanket, with coils located at strategic locations on the horse, provides a strong, pulsing magnetic field that penetrates completely through joints and muscles for a complete therapy in just 30 minutes!

Time Needed for Therapy. The Bio-Pulse system only needs to be used for 30 minutes each day. This means that, in the space of one day, you can use the one Bio-Pulse unit for all the horses in your barn.

Bi-polar magnet blankets that have the magnets sewn into the sheet must be used for 3-4 days to have even a minimal effect on surface capillaries.

Published, scientific studies abound for pulsed magnetic field therapy. PMFT has been widely used in the treatment of human delayed union fractures for over a decade, and there is a growing body of literature concerning the biological and clinical effects of this energy.

If you ask a magnetic wrap supplier to send you studies, they will send you studies about PMFT, because there is no scientific data concerning magnetic wraps. A recent study using pulsed magnetic fields reminds us that in clinical studies done over 17 years, over 200,000 patients have been treated safely with PMFT.

What is pulsing electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)?

Many people are familiar with PEMF, since it has been in human use since the 1970′s to heal non-union fractures. Although products manufactured by Respond Systems are not for human use, Bio-Pulse PEMF systems have been in use for over ten years on the most expensive performance horses in the world.. PEMF uses pulsing magnetic fields, developed by pulsing a small amount of battery current through coils of wire, to initiate normal biological cellular reactions that result in improved circulation and provide pain relief.

What are the cellular effects of PEMF?

Very simply, cells contain electrically charged particles, called ions, which cause a weak, natural electrical current to flow. Changes in the electrical properties of cells result in the activation of various ion “pumps”, which move nutrients back and forth across the cell wall. PEMF creates a magnetic field in motion, which activates the pump. The resulting change in pump action improves the metabolic rate of the cell.

Why is it called “pulsing” magnetic field therapy?

The most effective form of signalling cells is to send a series of magnetic pulses, of the proper frequency and wave form to stimulate cellular action. The Bio-Pulse systems generate a frequency and wave form which was recommended as the most effective by Dr. C.A. Bassett in his landmark work at Columbia University Hospital.

Why not just use normal North-South magnets, or “bi-polar” (static) magnets?

Couldn’t I expect the same results? You can’t expect the same results. Without the on/off, expanding, collapsing magnetic field, which is what characterizes the pulsing of the Bio-Pulse system, you cannot influence the ions in the same manner. Static magnets are unchanging; their magnetic fields remain permanently placed. They cannot impact the ions and change the pumping action. Effects from static magnets are confined to the specific area on which they are placed, most only affecting tissue within half an inch of the magnet.

What is the difference between regular magnets and PEMF?


Our body’s natural magnetic field is created by the flow of electrically charged ions in and out of cells and the transmission of electric impulses through cell membranes. Only Pulsing ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) force and not static magnets can influence on a cellular level.

The magnetic strength value of static magnets (expressed in Gauss value) is not relevant at all, since the measured field strengths of permanent magnets range from 300 gauss to 16000 gauss at the surface, at 2 cm distance around 10 gauss and at 10 cm distance; absolutely nothing. In addition static magnets cannot create any electrical induction at all without being mechanically moved the whole time!

Magnetic Therapies Explained: Static Magnets vs. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapies

Summary of Magnetic Therapies: Static magnets are best reserved for acupuncture-type of treatments. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapies are significantly more effective, especially for chronic conditions. Here are some points why:

  1. Static Magnets have only one type of magnetic field… non-changing. They are motion-less. After the static magnet is placed on your body that field of energy is delivered only once. It has only one chance of making a difference.
    The human cells in chronic, debilitating conditions have been rendered helpless and devoid of energy. Their cell walls have been progressively motionless. In order for those cells to be stirred back into life they need to ABSORB energy. They need to be jump-started back into motion.
    The human cell’s wall is like a rock. You can’t just strike it once and lean against it hoping it will move. You need to strike it repeatedly, from different angles to create a passage way and then you need to have enough energy to cause the cell to react too.
    PULSED Electromagnetic Field Therapies work by delivering ever changing waves of energy. These waves are constantly moving and thus are able to break through the cell walls much easier than a large force.
    TRAVELING PULSED Electromagnetic Field Therapies, even further intensify the mechanism, by being able to deliver the energy from all around. Think of countless groups of Marines storming the wall from every possible direction while only the cell wall is guarded from the main entrance.
  2. Static Magnets, even at 16,000 Gauss (Magnetic Field Strength), can only penetrate as deep as 2 cm. (Less than 1 inch) Our Earth’s natural strength is at 0.5 Gauss… that’s right… less than 1.
    Most of the cells in chronic conditions that need to be spurred back into life dwell deep within our tissues. The stem cells that lie dormant on the bottom have no chance of getting the energy required from static magnets.
    Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapies go as deep as 10-15 cm.
    And the best part about it… only the cells that really need the energy will absorb it, the rest of it passes right through. Why? Because Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapies operate at LOW-POWER that they are harmless.
  3. EVEN IF the static magnets are able to penetrate deep enough, and get the cell into action, the body adapts to static magnets, and the therapies once believed to work lose their “luster”. This is what manufacturers of static magnets will never tell you about. And why should they… they will try to sell you a BIGGER magnet next!
    The body gets bored too. Do you listen to radio stations? After you hear the same darn song 20 times during the day… do you change the station? What if your car had only one station… would you turn off the radio? I would.
    Your body needs to go dancing. It needs a little motion. It needs a little push.
    Traveling Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is the ultimate dance machine. It dances to swing, rock & roll, salsa, tango, or can be toned down into a waltz. The body wants action and tPEMF will be the ultimate partner. tPEMF CREATES motion. It is only natural as that is exactly what our own planet delivers. As the Earth moves it delivers tPEMF from various angles and our bodies will never get bored.
  4. What is ElectroMagnetic “Noise”? – Let’s be honest… Manufacturers of static magnets don’t want to tell you anything positive about electromagnetic magnets. The Electromagnetic “Pollution” or “Harmful PEMF” is NOT going to be found in the PEMF devices your doctors use or recommend. The Dangerous EMFs are rather those found in your microwave oven or the power lines outside your home. (Be very careful if you have powerlines going through your back yard. Protect your home with protective screens if you have them)

Disclaimer: As in ALL therapies, whether medical or alternative, every person is different and will react differently. There is no ONE device for all. Therefore it’s best to get your health care professional involved in the alternative treatments early on… WHY???

BECAUSE IF SOMETHING WORKS, TELLING ANOTHER PERSON ABOUT IT WILL POSSIBLY CHANGE THAT PERSON’S LIFE FOR THE BETTER.

BUT IF YOU TELL YOUR DOCTOR OR THERAPIST … YOU HAVE THE UNIQUE CHANCE TO CHANGE THOUSANDS, IF NOT MILLIONS OF LIVES.

So tell your doctor about PEMF. Tell him because you may be able to turn a skeptic into a believer who can use his expertise to validate your personal experience and potentially influence the way medicine is practiced among his colleagues and the way it’s taught in medical schools. Please remember… Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapies have been used and studied extensively in Europe for over 60 YEARS… while it’s still “taboo” in the U.S. There’s no reason why we are still in the Dark Ages.

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