This new method of increasing height through the application of the Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, PEMF is also a very foreign idea to me. When I tried to search through google for the term “pemf height” the only result I could find was Tyler’s HeightQuest.Com website which mentions this method for height increase.
I didn’t even know this type of device or therapy even existed so I wanted to do some more research on what this method is.
This is what Wikipedia says about the it (Resource)….
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMFT), also called pulsed magnetic therapy, pulse magnetotherapy, or PEMF, is a reparative technique most commonly used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, congenital pseudarthrosis and depression. In the case of bone healing, PEMF uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through injured tissue whereby each magnetic pulse induces a tiny electrical signal that stimulates cellular repair. Many studies have also demonstrated the effectiveness of PEMF in healing soft-tissue wounds; suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membrane level to alleviate pain, and increasing range of motion. The value of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy has been shown to cover a wide range of conditions, with well documented trials carried out by hospitals, rheumatologists, physiotherapists and neurologists. There are several electrical stimulation therapy devices, approved by the FDA, that are widely available to patients for use. These devices provide an additive solution that aid in bone growth repair and depression.
Use - Delayed- and non-union fractures
In 1974 it was demonstrated that a pulsed magnetic field applied across the site of a bone fracture can accelerate the healing process (BASSETT et al., 1974). The mechanism of osteogenesis is not clear; however, the use of PEMF therapy as an adjuvant therapy for delayed- and non-union fractures was supported by empirical evidence collected through clinical studies. While PEMF therapy may offer some benefit in the treatment of fractures, the evidence is inconclusive and is insufficient to inform current clinical practice.
PEMF therapy has been suggested to enhance healing of fractures that occur in patients with diseases such as diabetes, vascular insufficiency, and osteoporosis, and those taking medications such as steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The exact mechanism for fracture healing is unclear; however, it is thought that PEMF therapy causes biochemical changes at the cellular level to accelerate bone formation.
In 2009, NASA was awarded a US patent – US 7,601,114 B2 – that utilized pulsed electromagnetic fields to enhance tissue repair in mammals. This patent was the result of research carried out by NASA to find methods to reverse the bone loss that is experienced by astronauts when they were in a gravity free environment and away from the earths magnetic field. As an adjunct to the NASA tissue repair patent, pulsed magnetic fields were also used to stimulate the growth of stem cells.
Me: Whatever Tyler can find, I will be willing to look through and do my own conclusive review and analysis. The wikipedia article does support the idea that the PEMF technology can possibly work for people who have already gone through with distraction osteogenesis (aka limb and leg lengthening surgery) and accelerate and help the healing and bone reunion phase. However, when it come to actually increasing long bone longitudinally I am not so sure.
Apparently on some sites like Curatronic Ltd., you can order your own Home PEMF Therapy & Wellness System. From the front webpage of the website….
Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy – PEMF
|Hundreds of thousands of people have already been treated successfully with Curatron systems in more than 40 countries worldwide, improving dramatically their quality of life!Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields influence cell behavior by inducing electrical changes around and within the cell. Improved blood supply increases the oxygen pressure, activating and regenerating cells. Improved calcium transport increases absorption of calcium in bones and improves the quality of cartilage in joints, decreasing pain dramatically. Acute and even chronic pain -also caused by osteoporosis- may disappear completely.
There are many scientific studies on the degree of effectiveness of Pulsed Magnetic Field therapy. It was found that disturbances in blood circulation and in metabolism play a key role in the development of diseases. Application of pulsed electro magnetic energy is based on more than 30 years of worldwide research carried out by renowned scientists. In addition there are many years of practical experience by thousands of physicians.
The Curatron is the only computerized system using advanced Frequency Modulated Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field therapy (FM PEMF). This technology generates time variable, low frequency pulsed magnetic fields, which are far superior to other pulsed signal magnetic field therapy technologies. The Curatron system is the only economical priced computerized pulsed signal magnetic therapy system generating sufficient energy to obtain a real therapeutic effect.
Me: I am worried that this technology will probably one day end up in the graveyard of previous biomedical device machines which had claimed to have miraculous cure effects but could not be completely scientifically validated by enough experiments done. It will then eventually turn go into the area of medical branch of being a pseudoscientific device.