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Frequency

No less important than the intensities generated by PEMF devices, frequencies are an additional parameter to be reviewed carefully.

Frequency ranges used in PEMF devices vary widely, but before going into more detail and explanations about the differences between the various pulsed electromagnetic therapy systems, let us first find out what pulsing frequencies actually are.

As the name pulsed electromagnetic field therapy already indicates, magnetic energy is transferred into the body by means of pulsing the energy with a specific repetition rate called frequency. Frequency is expressed as how many pulses per second are generated by the device.

Frequency is expressed in Hertz (Hz) named after the physicist Heinrich Hertz.

For example, 1 Hz means 1 pulse per second; 2 Hz means 2 pulses per second, etc.

Sinus signalsSinus signalsThis illustration demonstrates the differences between various frequencies: the more waves you see during the same time window, the higher the frequency is.

The frequency of the lowest purple wave is 4 times higher than the frequency of the highest red wave.

In America the waves of the frequency in the outlets of your house change 60 times per second in direction (in most of the world 50 times per second) and so in the USA the power is rated as 115 Volt - 60 Hz.

The frequency ranges specified for pulsed electromagnetic field therapy devices range between 1 Hz to more than 1000 Hz. Many independent studies done during the last 30 years clearly indicate that frequencies which are beneficial for human applications are mainly between 1 and 50 Hz. Electromagnetic pulsing frequencies above 100-200 Hz quickly decrease in their ability to contribute to the beneficial effects of PEMF on cells and bones, and show similar effects as demonstrated in the illustration of the intensity decrease on the intensity page.

However, it is still unclear which exact frequencies relate to specific diseases, body functions, cells, and bones. Some mavens suggest that frequencies in the range of 1-15 Hz are more important, while others prefer frequencies in the 10-50 Hz range. This is the reason why the Curatron systems offer a pulsed frequency range of 1-50 Hz to include all possibilities.

It is important to understand that each individual person responds somewhat differently to the same pulsing frequencies. Thus stating that specific frequencies correspond with specific diseases or body energizing is a mistake often made. If we want to make sure that PEMF will be optimally effective, we have to apply various different frequencies during the same therapy session. In addition, the body 'adapts' to single pulsing frequencies after just a couple of minutes and devices offering changes only in intensity setting while adhering to one frequency pattern, become ineffective within 10 minutes.

This frequency modulation needs to be done not by mixing different frequencies during the same pulse but by changing the pulsing frequency every couple of minutes! By controlling these frequency changes automatically during the same therapy session we obtain the very best possible results.

Almost all systems offer a basic number of programs. This mostly means that for each higher program number the output energy is increased. Other systems work with the same output intensities and change only the frequencies in their programs.

All different Curatron models are designed with a combination of both intensity and frequency changes during the same program sequence. This way, the 'body adaptation' factor is neutralized and not only does the energy transfer become more effective, but the results have a much higher efficacy than possible with any other system, by application of different frequencies during the same therapy session.

Each Curatron model comes with 10 programs in the unit itself. In addition, the models that hook up to a personal computer can be controlled by the ready to use PC software protocols and/or the user can simply set up their own programs.

Manual treatment protocol example

This is an example of how to set up your own therapy protocol with the Curatron software on your own computer. You can save the set protocol in the database for future use.

The complete program runs automatically in chronological order, according to the corresponding frequencies and intensities chosen for each stage.

The total treatment time for this example is 1 + 3 + 4 + 7 + 1 = 16 minutes. During this time the different chosen intensities are used in combination with their corresponding chosen frequencies.

 This way, almost all possible combinations are possible. This is the reason for the great popularity of our professional comprehensive therapy system in PEMF therapy centers.