Electromagnetic Therapy

Electromagnetic Therapy

Every molecule within a living organism contains a tiny amount of magnetic energy. This magnetic energy is used to stimulate the heartbeat and the muscles. Electromagnetic therapy is based on the idea that imbalances in electromagnetic frequencies or energy fields can result in illness and disease. When electrical energy is applied to the body, these imbalances are thought to improve. However, there is little to no scientific evidence to prove that electromagnetic therapy can cure any disease. Electromagnetic therapy may also be referred to as magnetic healing, magnetobiology, magnetic field therapy, and bioelectricity.


Some forms of electromagnetic therapy are consistent with scientific evidence and are considered conventional medical techniques today. For instance, the heart may be jump started using an electrical current from a defibrillator following cardiac arrest. Electrical currents, when applied to the bones, may also stimulate growth or healing after injury. And in certain cases, electrical nerve stimulators inserted through the skin are used to control the experience of pain by numbing receptors. However, aside from these methods, the majority of other devices currently on the market that claim to cure disease lack scientific proof detailing their effectiveness. These devices may produce waves of various kinds, for instance radio waves, electrical currents, or magnetic fields.

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Types of Treatment

Practitioners of electromagnetic therapy may use a variety of electronic devices to try to promote healing. In general, these methods claim to apply electromagnetic energy to the body externally. Some of the most widely-known methods include:

  • BioResonance Tumor Therapy involves the use of an electronic instrument that causes the cells of a tumor to self-destruct. Practitioners have claimed that this method cures 80% of all cancer cases. However, there is no scientific proof to substantiate this claim, nor do practitioners offer information on how the instrument causes cancerous cells to self-destruct.
  • Cell Com is an electronic device that claims to regulate communication between cells at both an electric and a chemical level. Some believe that this device can be used to relieve pain associated with cancer, fight infections, and improve illnesses such as asthma, arthritis, and bronchitis.
  • Rife is an electronic device that can supposedly diagnose and eliminate diseases such as cancer. The machine works by “tuning in” to the tissues affected by the disease and identifying the frequency of the impulses given off. The machine then redirects the same frequency back at the tissue, purportedly killing the disease.
  • Zapping Machine is another device that has been advertised as a type of electromagnetic therapy. It is believed to kill parasites.

Doctor therapist checking muscle electrostimulation to woman


There is no research to prove the effectiveness of electromagnetic energy in curing diseases. While science has established that electric currents exist within the human body, in most cases they are used to diagnose or treat certain illnesses. For instance, an electroencephalogram (EEG) can be used to diagnose epilepsy. When it comes to alternative devices available on the market, many make claims that have little to no basis in science. While certain electrical devices are commonly used to treat cancer, for instance radiation therapy, these more standard methods involve specialized machines that generate high-energy electromagnetic fields, focusing them very precisely on the area being treated. Low-level radio waves emitted from alternative devices are simply not strong enough to have a noticeable effect on the body. They cannot kill cells and are therefore not a suitable alternative to conventional cancer treatment.