Dr. Allen is now offering PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy as a cutting-edge modality available in his office.

Our bodies contain a natural magnetic field, created by the flow of electrically-charged ions in and out of our cells and by the transmission of electrical impulses through the membranes of our cells.

A deficiency of electromagnetic force in our bodies creates a situation similar to running out of oxygen, or having vastly sub-optimal amounts of oxygen for our cells to operate on.  Disruption in this electromagnetic energy in our cells, especially over a long period of time, can cause impaired cell metabolism, which often can be one of the common causative factors for disease.

With almost 90% of the earth’s electromagnetic field having been lost, and in combination with the highly polluted environments that the vast majority of us deal with on a daily basis throughout our lives, it is no wonder that many people’s bodies have become highly toxic and are functioning well below optimal capacity.

PEMF has been extensively studied, and was approved by the FDA in 1979 for the healing of non-union bone fractures.  It subsequently received FDA approval for the treatment of such varied conditions as incontinence, depression, anxiety, and just recently in 2011 for the treatment of certain types of brain tumors.

It has also been extensively used in the treatment and control of pain and inflammation associated with rotator cuff tendinitis, many types of sports injuries, multiple sclerosis, carpal tunnel syndrome and certain types of arthritis, as well as in patients with muscle weakness, diabetic neuropathy, impaired bone health, and many types of vascular conditions.

PEMF therapy has been shown to be able to:

  • Improve circulation
  • Increase cellular oxygenation
  • Increase cellular energy
  • “Open” the cells through electroporation, allowing for detoxification
  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce swelling
  • Restore cell membrane integrity
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Stimulate endorphin and serotonin release
  • Stimulate the body’s natural healing process
  • Work as a catalyst to increase bone density and muscle mass


A treatment session with PEMF will generally be fifteen to twenty minutes, depending on your individual needs, with your first session generally being closer to five to ten minutes.  There is no discomfort or pain involved with this therapy, though you will be aware of the pulsation of the magnetic current during the session.

Dr. Allen will be happy to discuss the potential health benefits of PEMF therapy with you at your next appointment with him.  If you are a prospective patient and would like further information about this cutting-edge treatment modality, or any other treatments offered by Dr. Allen, please feel free to call our office and ask to speak to his assistant, Sally Pan.


Dr. Allen gives free lectures at the Library three to four times each year, on topics of interest from the cutting edge of integrative medicine.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list for these lectures and his other speaking engagements, please email da@davidallenmd.com.