INCREASING OXYGEN IN THE BODY WITH PEMF
By Dr. Amanda Myers, MagnaWave’s Medical Director
HOW OXYGEN GETS INTO THE BODY: THE RED BLOOD CELL
Red blood cells have two main functions:
- To pick up oxygen from the lungs and deliver it to tissues elsewhere
- To pick up carbon dioxide from tissues and unload it in the lungs
Red blood cells have a unique structure. Their flexible disc shape helps to increase the surface area-to-volume ratio of these extremely small cells. In other words, the shape of the red blood cell determines how much oxygen or carbon dioxide the cell can transport.
Red blood cells contain enormous amounts of a protein called hemoglobin. This iron-containing protein binds oxygen as it enters blood vessels in the lungs. Oxygen for the body is obtained as a result of respiratory (breathing) activity.
- There are approximately 270 million hemoglobin molecules per red blood cell
- Each hemoglobin can pick up 4 molecules of oxygen
When the red blood cells are healthy and disc-shaped, they can do this. When they are misshapen, they are unable to transport optimal numbers of oxygen molecules to the body. PEMF creates properly shaped red blood cells allowing all of the hemoglobin molecules to pick up and carry oxygen, dramatically increasing oxygen levels carried to the tissues.
HOW RED BLOOD CELLS MOVE OXYGEN IN THE BODY
In the lungs, the large blood vessels called arteries form smaller blood vessels called arterioles. Arterioles become smaller and form capillaries which become a web-like cover on the surface of the smallest part of the lung tissue called alveoli. Alveoli are the respiratory (breathing) surface of the lungs. Oxygen that we breath into the lung moves across the alveoli into the red blood cells that are inside the capillaries. Hemoglobin molecules in the red blood cells bind (pick up) and carry the oxygen.
The now oxygen-rich blood is returned to the heart and is pumped to the rest of the body. As the blood reaches the body’s tissues, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells releases the oxygen and it moves into the surrounding tissue cells. The cells use the oxygen to breath, and they breath out carbon dioxide produced as a result of cell function. The carbon dioxide moves out of the body tissue cells into the blood and is picked up by the hemoglobin in the red blood cell. The blood is then pumped back to the heart and then to the lung alveoli where it is exhaled, and the cycle is repeated.
PROBLEMS WITH OXYGEN GETTING INTO THE BODY
Some of the common problems with being able to get oxygen into the body are when:
- The red blood cells change shape or begin to clump together
- The hemoglobin deforms and cannot carry the oxygen
- The blood vessels constrict (become narrow) changing how much blood flow can reach the body tissues
All of these problems have the same end result: decreased ability of the red blood cell hemoglobin to pick up, carry, or deliver oxygen to the body tissue cells. When we have less oxygen, our body tissue cells cannot function normally, and the cells will become sick. If enough cells are sick, then the tissue or organ or muscle will begin to fail and we begin to show signs of illness or disease.
The normal resting phase of the cell is:
- Positive on the outside
- Negative on the inside
The normal charge on the outside of the red blood cell causes it to repel other cells, so they do not touch each other.
When a red blood cell is injured or ill, it no longer will keep the balance of the cell charge. When the normal charge orientation is lost, it causes red cells to clump and stick together creating a “Rouleaux Effect”, which looks like coins stacked on top of each other.
Capillaries are so small they can only pass a single red blood cell through them at a time, so when cells stick together, they will not fit through the capillary, and cannot deliver the oxygen to the tissue cells.
PEMF HELPS RED BLOOD CELLS BY:
- Allowing for a larger available red blood cell surface area for oxygen and nutrient uptake increasing the amount of oxygen carried by each cell, and allowing improved removal of cell waste
- Changing the shape of hemoglobin which enhances the release of oxygen from hemoglobin, improving the ability of hemoglobin to transport and deliver oxygen to the body tissue cells. This effect is seen with PEMF exposure of only ten to thirty minutes increasing the rate of release of oxygen for several minutes to several hours
- Restoring and balancing the red blood cell charge which allows them to repel each other, preventing the stacking or clumping of red blood cells
- Allowing red blood cells to flow easily through the capillary and deliver the oxygen to the tissue
- Muehsam D, Lalezari P, et al. Non-thermal radio-frequency and static magnetic fields increase rate of hemoglobin deoxygenation in a cell-free preparation. PLOS One. 2013 Apr;12;8(4):e61752.
PEMF AND CIRCULATION
Vasodilation is the process of blood vessels enlarging their size. Healthy blood vessels are able to make nitric oxide, which is the messenger to the blood vessel to relax the muscle lining and become larger. This process allows:
- Blood flow to increase
- Blood pressure to lower
- Often heart rate is lowered
PEMF HAS BEEN SHOWN TO INCREASE THE CIRCULATION BY:
- Increasing nitric oxide production with improved oxygen delivery
- Supports the growth of healthy blood vessels
- Improvement of nutrient transport and elimination of waste
The result of good circulation leads to healthy tissues that maintain normal function, healing and regenerative processes.
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IN SUMMARY: HOW PEMF SUPPORTS OXYGENATION IN THE BODY
The amount of oxygen is increased in the body through PEMF use by:
- Improving blood flow circulation
- Helping hemoglobin pick up and carry oxygen and then release it to the tissues
- Helping red blood cells hold their natural charge and shape to allow maximum hemoglobin carrying capacity and to allow them to flow through capillaries
With improved oxygenation our cells function normally and the body is better able to maintain a healthy state.
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MagnaWave PEMF wellness sessions provide your cells with the vital energy and oxygenation they need to stay healthy and do the work required to keep your body performing at its optimal level.