I have recently had two 60 min. sessions of pulsed electromagnetic therapy at my doctor's office using the MG-Pro device. There seems to be a fair amount of positive research for this therapy showing beneficial results for a wide variety of physical conditions ranging from muscle injury and osteoporosis to Alzheimer's and depression. I am personally very cautious in accepting and implementing newfangled treatments/supplements based merely on anecdotal accounts, but in this case there does appear to be research which supports the therapy. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of reputable information regarding the therapy and actual mechanism by which it produces beneficial results.
My own personal experience has not been overwhelmingly convincing at this point. I am relatively young and healthy which provides fewer areas where I might see improvment. My initial assessment post treatment was an improved sense of well-being, the perception of a higher energy level which lasted a few days, and the impression that my mind felt clearer. These are all very general results that are highly subject to placebo effect. I am also watching an injured rotator cuff for signs of improvement but to this point still have not seen a significant improvement, granted after two treatments I don't expect healing for that type of condition.
The Lancet, Volume 323, Issue 8379, Pages 695 - 698, 31 March 1984
PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY OF PERSISTENT ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS
The value of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) for the treatment of persistent rotator cuff tendinitis was tested in a double-blind controlled study in 29 patients whose symptoms were refractory to steroid injection and other conventional conservative measures. The treated group (15 patients) had a significant benefit compared with the control group (14 patients) during the first 4 weeks of the study, when the control group received a placebo. In the second 4 weeks, when all patients were on active coils, no significant differences were noted between the groups. This lack of difference persisted over the third phase, when neither group received any treatment for 8 weeks. At the end of the study 19 (65%) of the 29 patients were symptomless and 5 others much improved. PEMF therapy may thus be useful in the treatment of severe and persistent rotator cuff and possibly other chronic tendon lesions.
Here is a link to a website which summarizes a wide range of research that has been conducted used pulsed electromagnetic therapy.
I am looking for other people's experiences, views, and understanding of this therapy.