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NASA’s Long Association with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

NASA’s Long Association with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy


It is well established that NASA (as well as the Russian Space Program) have long recognized the critical importance of maintaining the health of astronauts in space, using PEMF. In 2009, NASA was awarded a US patent – US 7,601,114 B2 – for their research on PEMF. As an adjunct to the NASA tissue repair patent, pulsed magnetic fields were also used to stimulate the growth of stem cells. See the abstract and articles noted below.

The story behind PHx’s space technology certification

The Space Foundation evolved from NASA’s research and development of space technology. After the launch of the first humans into orbit, it became obvious that human (and animal) bodies cannot be separated from Earth’s magnetic field, without dire consequences. After approximately one hour in orbit, U.S. and Russian astronauts began to suffer major loss in bone density, and muscle deterioration. Research into the effects of Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields became an urgent priority at NASA. ( A Theoretical Study of Bone Remodel-ling under PEMF at Cellular Level (2011). “Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) devices have been used clinically to slow down osteoporosis and accelerate the healing of bone fractures for many years.” ) ( The Preventive Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Diabetic Bone Loss in Streptozotocin-treated Rats (2011). “The results demonstrated that PEMF could partially prevent DM-induced bone strength and architecture deterioration and improve the impaired bone formation. PEMF might become a potential additive method for inhibiting diabetic osteoporosis.” ) ( Circadian Rhythm Affects the Preventive Role of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Ovariectomy-induced Osteoporosis in Rats (2010). “Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) have been proved effective in the prevention of osteoporosis both experimentally and clinically. […] In conclusion, the results indicated that circadian rhythm (CR) was an important factor determining the preventive effect of PEMF on osteoporosis and PEMF exposure in the daytime presented better stimulus efficacy in rats.” )

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