The modern world is full of stressors, both good and bad, which effect the human brain in a variety of ways. Where ancient humans used the physiological stress reaction to protect themselves from danger, modern people have to come up with modern ways of dealing with these ancient issues.
When humans were evolving, we were both predator and prey. We evolved to run down our prey with amazing endurance. Our keen eyesight evolved to detect predators set to eat us while we chased our prey. The ‘Fight or Flight’ response evolved to keep us alive.
In modern days, the heightened reflexes, elevated blood pressure, and flood of adrenaline and cortisol through our bloodstream causes damage to our system when engaged for days or months on end. This damage results in heart attacks, hypertension, depression and anxiety, and sleep issues.
PEMF has been proven to help alleviate the physical symptoms of chronic stress. Studies have shown that using a PEMF device for 10 minutes before bed can stimulate the release of melatonin, helping the patient fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Proper sleep hygiene is one of many effective methods for combatting chronic stress, and PEMF can help achieve this.
Aside from sleep disturbances, PEMF has a calming effect on the body’s overstimulation during chronic stress. PEMF has been shown to induce relaxation in patients. By dilating the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, and flooding the body with pain-relieving agents, the body relaxes, shutting off the ‘Fight or Flight’ response.
Depression and anxiety can result from chronic stress, or from an imbalance in neurotransmitters in the brain. Often the symptoms of depression and anxiety appear as fatigue, apathy, disinterest in activities once found to bring excitement, and contemplation of suicide. Several treatments exist, in the form of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, and multiple forms of therapy. Some people find great effectiveness in medication, others do not.
PEMF has been shown to bring relief to those suffering depression and anxiety. The electromagnetic waves produced by the PEMF device can affect the cells of the brain, causing them to release or accept the appropriate transmitters as required. In a study of depression reading EEG levels, previously heightened levels were returned to a ‘normal’ level after several minutes use of a PEMF device. Other studies showed that patients unable to take traditional medications found relief from symptoms after PEMF therapy. The relaxation effects afforded to the sufferer of chronic stress would provide relief to those suffering depression and anxiety as well, as anxiety in particular can have a stimulating effect on the nervous system of the sufferer. Any relaxation would provide great relief.
In a world that stigmatizes those with mental issues caused by depression, anxiety, and chronic stress, PEMF might bring relief to the suffering. For those unable to abide medical interventions for their disorder, PEMF might provide the aid they require. Please, seek medical advice before starting any treatment.