Heart disease has been the number one cause of death in the United States and Canada. The causes of heart diseases range from vascular defects, electrical conduction defects, muscle problems, valvular effects, congenital defects, infectious problems, trauma and pericardial problems, all as the direct or primary cause of the cardiac disease. With this, that has been a continuous search for noninvasive and nonpharmacologic methods of handling heart disease. The Electromagnetic Fields(EMFs) therapy has been a credible option.
Various experimental studies have showed that EMFs do have a significant effect on the core of the autonomic nervous system, controlling the cardiac rhythm in the process. EMF therapy works on the functional state of the cardiovascular, nervous and endocrine systems, as well as on cells and tissue metabolism.
The heart being a very electrically dynamic organ, magnetic fields have been found to significantly affect cardiac function, in addition to effects on a countless of other body systems and problems. All magnetic fields are not the same, diverse types of magnetic fields may have different effects on the heart.
EMFs can be passed through the heart with or without interaction. There are known basic mechanisms in which static and time-varying electric and magnetic fields directly intermingle with living matter. Induced time-varying fields can kindle excitable cells like the cardiac muscle. But static and time-varying fields do not interact with the body same way.
The correct medical application of magnetic field (MF) therapy as a method of non-drug therapy in cardiovascular disease, alone, or in a complementary fashion, with medical or other modalities, has grown widely and has been very effective.