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PEMF benefits Varicose Veins and Vein Health

PEMF benefits Varicose VeinsLet’s face it, who wouldn’t want legs like a ballet dancer? When two studies on Venous Insufficiency came across my desk, I was interested in finding out more about the condition, and I am glad I did. It turns out those varicose veins are not as innocuous as I once thought, and it also turns out that PEMF benefits varicose veins and overall vein health by increasing circulation and decreasing pain, which means I will be spending more time running those circulation programs on my device so I can spend more time on that treadmill gathering dust in my garage – assuming of course I stick to my New Year’s resolutions to step up and get fit.

Varicose Veins and Vein Health

Varicose veins can be unsightly and can often even be embarrassing, but most of us seldom think of the underlying message that the body is trying to send us with these blue streaks. It is only once our legs become tired, heavy, or painful that we begin to pay attention and take action. The truth is that varicose veins, and other signs of venous insufficiency, can be an indication that your circulatory system is not coping and that it needs a little help and support.

Your circulatory system is the vital transport network that your body uses to transport oxygen and other vital nutrients to the places where they are needed most. The arteries take nutrients to the body and veins transport blood back to the heart and lungs. When your venous system is under pressure, your circulatory system is not functioning at optimal levels and this can impact your overall health.

PEMF benefits varicose veinsVaricose veins are caused by various factors including age, weight, gender, genetics, and may even be caused by high blood pressure or injury. These veins may be a major medication concern, depending on the cause.  Just because you have varicose veins, does not mean you need to rush off to your doctor, but it would probably be wise to start investing in supporting your health and your circulatory system since varicose veins can lead to other conditions that are serious and sometimes life-threatening.

If you have varicose veins and experience the symptoms like pain, aching, or swelling, then it’s definitely time to see your doctor. These symptoms can be indications of blood clots and a blood clot can have severe health consequences for you.

Varicose veins are merely one type of venous insufficiency. Chronic venous insufficiency is another condition that can seriously affect your health and quality of life. According to eMedicine, untreated venous conditions like venous insufficiency cause a progressive syndrome called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, which can lead to infections, pain, skin ulceration, and even amputation. So stop ignoring those veins and start taking some action. Eat right, get exercise, and support the circulation system. Here are some of the benefits that PEMF can offer in terms of circulation and health.

PEMF benefits Varicose Veins by improving circulation

One of the benefits attributed to PEMF is an improvement in circulation. In a pilot trial done on chronic diabetic foot ulcers, researchers applied a frequency of 12Hz for 60 minutes over a three-week period. (12Hz is frequency no. 60 on the Rife PEMF Model UA). At the end of the period, the patients who received PEMF had an increase of 28% in capillary blood velocity and a 14% increase in capillary diameter while the untreated patients showed a decrease in these values.

The regular use of the Rife device can help to increase and improve circulation and it can therefore support the venous system too. In one study involving 271 patients, alternating magnetic fields were administered to patients for fifteen to twenty minutes a day. Patients in the study were struggling with varicose veins, skin ulcers, and chronic venous insufficiency. According to the study 236 patients experienced good effects as a result of the treatment.[1]

Improvements in circulation do not only benefit your veins and arteries either. Healthier circulation means more oxygen and nutrients to the rest of your body and this can help to promote overall health. When your muscles and organs receive more oxygen and nutrients they can function more efficiently, which means you function more efficiently too. And PEMF not only increases circulation but can also help to reduce pain.

PEMF benefits Varicose Veins by Reducing Pain

One of the primary roles of PEMF in medicine has been as a way to reduce pain. There are countless studies on the benefits of PEMF for the reduction of various types of pain. In terms of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, PEMF potentially offers two benefits for the individual. It can help to improve the circulation, as mentioned above, and it can help to provide some pain relief.

Pain relief is important because a reduction in pain can often mean more willingness to exercise. Exercise is recommended as a therapy for supporting venous health and combating venous insufficiency, but let’s face it, who wants to exercise when your legs are sore? By reducing pain, you will be more likely to hit the road for that long overdue walk.

There is a study on patients suffering from venous insufficiency and PEMF that also mentions the benefits of PEMF for pain reduction in these cases. This study focused on patients with vessel obliteration disease of the legs. Patients were treated with impulse magnetic fields of 1 – 2Hz and 0.5 – 5mT for 20 minutes per session. According to the study patients had a reduction in leg pain and 52% of the patients were able to complete a 500m distance following therapy as opposed to before therapy. Circulation also improved in 75% – 82% of the patients who took part in the study.

PEMF benefits Varicose Veins – South Africa

The above studies were not performed on the Rife PEMF, but our device has been legally licensed for the treatment of pain, circulation, and inflammation. Considering venous health relies on healthy circulation and a healthy exercise routine relies on you feeling good, renting or purchasing your Rife PEMF in South Africa may offer excellent supplemental health benefits for you if you are struggling with these types of conditions.


[1] 85. E.I. Pasynkov, et al., "Therapeutic Use of Alternating Magnetic Field in the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Diseases of the Veins of the Lower Limbs," Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult, 5, 1976, p. 16-19.