In this article, we are going to explain what PEMF is and what kind of devices are currently available on the market.
We will then review and compare them.
If you are already familiar with PEMF, you can click here to jump directly to the reviews section.
We’ve personally tested all the devices described in this article and we express our unbiased opinion.
If you don’t have time to read this whole article, here is a summary:
Best all-around budget PEMF mat – Healthyline’s TAO-MAT-8040P
Best full feature PEMF mat – iMRS2000
What are PEMFs?
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, also known as PEMF, is the way of stimulating the body at a basic cellular level by the use of electromagnetic fields.
PEMF devices activate electrical and chemical processes inside the body by emitting health-promoting and beneficial EMFs (don’t mix up bad EMF and good EMF, I’ll explain difference later in this article), which boost body functions and overall health.
This has many advantages for the body, such as reduced pain and stiffness, quicker bone regeneration, more mobility in muscles and joints, and also helping to treat depression and other issues.
PEMF literally works at a microscopic level.
There are more than 75 trillion different cells in our body, and each one has its own frequency.
Together, these frequencies create a homeostasis, or balance, in our system.
When we use a PEMF device, it communicates with different areas in the body that are damaged, and tries to restore each cell’s function.
When all the cells are operating properly, they are much more capable of inducing a positive effect on your health.
For more than 30 years, PEMF therapy has been extensively studied; even Dr. Oz featured this topic in a show of his:
The beneficial properties of PEMF devices have been proven by this research conducted by various researchers, but also by anecdotal evidence from its widespread use by a huge number of therapists, doctors, and chiropractors.
Among them, NASA’s scientists are the most eager to learn more about PEMF and to put it into practice.
NASA became interested in PEMF because astronauts began experiencing depression once they were away for a long time from the magnetic field that the Earth emits.
Through observation, they realized that the magnetic field’s frequency of 7.8 Hz (so called “fundamental Schumann resonance“) benefits us significantly every day.
When we are not around this magnetic field for a longer time, out body stops functioning properly.
However, this magnetic field has been decreasing naturally in the last several millennia.
Some might say that this decrease is happening too fast for our bodies and genes to adapt to it.
Moreover, the presence of electrosmog produced by microwaves, computers, smartphones, and other tech affects us all the time, as well.
That is why PEMF is so important to restore proper cellular function.
All these stresses strain our cells, which hinders their natural metabolism.
PEMF therapy restores cellular health by emitting healthy EMFs at beneficial frequencies.
Therapeutic PEMF devices are developed in such a way as to enhance cellular energy through stimulation of various electrical and chemical processes in our body, which boosts cell function and health.
PEMF, therefore, is a simple, effective, and fast way to strengthen the healing properties of every cell in our body.
It is 100% safe, and the therapy can be received in so many different ways.
There are a multitude of options of PEMF devices available for sale, so it is really important to choose a good one.
When you move further away from the source of PEMF, its strength decreases substantially.
Some PEMF devices on the market are of questionable quality, and therefore cannot emit the quality of field that they advertise.
Also, considering the price of some devices in this category, you need to understand all pros and cons of each device to make educated purchasing decision.
We understand that it is highly unpractical for regular consumer to buy and test PEMF machines that can cost up to $5,000 (and in some cases up to $30,000), so hopefully you’ll find our research useful.
We’ve personally tested each device and all opinions expressed in this article represent our genuine feelings.
Reviews of PEMF Machines/Mats/Devices
In order to make your work easier, we have done some research of our own.
We would like to share that knowledge with all of you, since we hope that it will make your process of finding the best PEMF device a lot easier.
Below, you can read reviews of different PEMF devices that operate by using PEMF therapy.
Healthyline is one of the newcomers to the PEMF market.
However, based on our tests, this company makes one of the best PEMF products.
There are two reasons why we think that these products are so good.
First, this product is not a pure PEMF mat. Healthyline’s original products are called Far Infrared Ray (FIR) mats.
The concept behind these products is relatively simple.
When semi-precious stones like amethyst, jade and tourmaline are being heated, they start emitting far infrared rays that penetrate up to three inches of your body.
This results in very effective heating therapy that has many temporary positive effects.
Research that has been performed over the past 50 years has shown various benefits.
You can read this article that lists 16 evidence-based benefits with links to medical research.
The second reason is that in addition to FIR, they have added patent pending PEMF functionality.
The combination of these two completely different features have resulted in a very unique product that is not comparable to anything on this list.
Most PEMF devices on this list look like medical apparatus that you would expect to see in a doctor’s office.
Healthyline’s TAO-MAT-8040P looks like a high-end heating mat that would look great on a living room couch.
However, good looks are not the main reason why we like this product so much.
It’s PEMF is also very good.
It might not compare to some items on this list that cost over $6,000.
However, we thought that it was perfect combination of features.
Some high-end PEMF machines can change frequency and intensity.
However Healthyline’s mats use the static Earth’s frequency of 7.8 Hz and an intensity of 70 uT – 100 uT.
Very high-end machines can also change waveforms, while Healthyline’s mats can’t.
All of Healthyline PEMF products use sinusoid waveform.
This is a controversial topic, since every high-end PEMF manufacturer claims that different waves have different healing properties and, therefore, people should buy their products.
In reality, the research that has proven all of the health benefits of PEMF in the past 50 years, has been performed with sinusoid PEMF waves.
Those are the only two areas where Healthyline’s products are somewhat lacking, compared to pure, medical grade devices that cost $6,000 and more.
This brings me to one of the main selling points of this item – price.
These mats start at $400 for the small 32″ x 20” size and go up to $2,000 for a king size mat for your bedroom.
The item that we tested was a 80″ x 40” midsize model for $1,499.
However, you can reduce this price even more if you use a “TAKE10” coupon that gives you 10% off and free shipping, to make the end price $1,349.
Compared to other mats on this list, this price is very difficult to beat.
Another great feature is the 45-day free trial.
You can purchase any mat and if you don’t like this product, you can return it without a restocking fee (some companies on this list charge up to 20%, which could be a considerable amount given the cost).
The only cost that you’ll need to pay to Healthyline is return shipping.
Of all the PEMF models that we have had the pleasure to test, this particular brand seems to be the best combination of features and price.
There are better models on this list, but they cost much more.
We don’t think that their extra features justify the price difference.
You can check this video where it is shown how Healthyline PEMF works.
We’ve had the luck of testing many PEMF devices, but HealthyLine is definitely among the best companies for price, quality, and benefits.
Frequency: 7.8 Hz PEMF, Built-in
Intensity: 1500/cc negative ion level, FIR 5-14 um, PEMF 70 uT – 100 uT
Price: $1,499.00 (if you use the coupon “TAKE10,” the price ends up being $1,349 + free shipping)
Includes: LED display with controls, non-toxic, automatic EMF filter, varying functions, and 18 layers, some of which block EMFs.
Warranty: One-year full warranty for free in the USA, plus five-year extended optional warranty. 45 days trial period. 100% refund, shipping not included
- Unbeatable price for included features
- Includes both PEMF and FIR therapies (no other device offers this)
- One of the best warranties and customer service
- 45-Day trial period
- Missing some features of high-end PEMF devices
- Relatively heavy due to weight of semi-precious stones
- If you’d like to return it after trial period, you need to pay for return shipping
Medithera Home System
This PEMF device is a brand-new health and wellness system that is intended both for home and clinical use.
It was developed in Germany by researchers who made it with the idea of being in balance with nature.
This device features a full body mat, a control unit, and a small pillow pad applicator.
Additionally, it features an optional probe applicator that treats localized smaller areas.
The Medithera Home System is not hard to use. In order to get the most out of it, you just need to place it on your preferred surface: Floor, bed, or sofa, and lie on it.
There is no need to remove jewelry or clothes since PEMFs can penetrate any material very easily and reach your cells.
Finally, the Medithera is very light, portable, and easy to set up.
Frequency: 1-1000 Hz Sinusoidal with Sawtooth Carrier Signal (higher frequencies are present in every setting)
Waveform: Only Sawtooth, does not have NASA’s square wave.
Intensity: 0.75 – 75 uT (doesn’t have pure magnetic field or sensitive setting)
Includes: Full body pad, control unit, and a pillow pad device
Cost: Initial price $2495.00
Warranty: 3 years
- $600 rental deposit
- Includes programs for specific health issues, such as a migraine, skin issues, and more.
- No light and sound accessories
Omnium1 PEMF Mat
Omnium1 was developed, engineered, and designed in Switzerland.
It works on an Android platform which allows it to operate like a normal tablet that we use to surf the web, download Android applications, and send and receive emails.
Its main mission is to provide a convenient and joyful experience.
Omnium1 operates by using one control unit to monitor, evaluate, and perform analog applications, such as PEMF therapy and brainwave entertainment.
These are several aspects that it has that I find great:
- It works up to 6 hours on one charge.
- It comes with a back pad that can be used in the car when you travel.
- Easy to use and select settings.
- Some people claim that its effects are stronger because it is very thin, so your body is closer to its copper coils.
- Intriguing promised benefits
- Completely portable
- Comes with an Android tablet
- Amazing technology
- It’s expensive (starts at $2995)
- Requires frequent use and commitment
The Magnopro is a great device that can be used at home for self-care.
Overdosing with it is impossible since it is completely safe and very gentle.
However, it still has a recommended daily usage limit that is no more than half an hour 2-3 times per day.
You can use it easily and set it up quickly. There is no need to remove jewelry, clothing, or your credit card before turning it on.
However, it is advised that you drink some herbal tea, water, or other liquid before you undertake the treatment.
After that, all you need to do is to lie on it, relax, and choose your preferred program.
The pillow pad should be placed on the part of your body that needs the most attention.
This device was developed in Australia nine years ago.
Ever since then, it has not undergone any significant changes or improvements.
It uses very high frequencies that can go as high as 1000 Hz, intensities higher than usual, doesn’t have a biorhythm clock, has few accessories, cannot be upgraded, and doesn’t feature NASA’s square wave.
Moreover, it doesn’t have a sensitive setting. Because of the sine wave that it utilizes, the user may become accustomed to the waves it emits after some time.
Finally, the Magnopro does not meet NASA’s criteria for the quick rise and fall required for optimal healing and regeneration.
The following people should not use the Magnopro:
- Pregnant women
- People with pacemakers
- People with transplants
- Those with fever
- Those with bleeding
- Deep action like a laser
- Initial price is $1,890
- Long-lasting stimulation
- Acupuncture: Its pen is great for adults and children afraid of needles
- Very high frequencies (as high as 1000 Hz)
- Does not have a biorhythm clock
- No NASA’s Square Wave
Intelligent Magnetic Resonance Stimulation, or iMRS 2000, stands for one of the most popular and best devices for PEMF therapy worldwide.
Its benefits are completely based on Schumann intensities and frequencies. And it comes with a built-in biorhythm clock.
This device has been very important for PEMF enthusiasts for longer than 15 years.
It is regarded as a popular and reliable device by many professionals.
Moreover, its waveform is the well-known square wave that has many positive effects on healing and regeneration.
This is probably one of the most well-developed PEMF devices available today.
It can be programmed completely, and it is fully digital, but also has great applicators and accessories.
Along with this PEMF device, an iMORE biofeedback system is included, as well as the iGUIDE database with 284 protocols.
Frequency: 0.5 – 25 Hz Sinusoidal with Sawtooth Signal Waveform, square wave featured on the pad and the probe.
Intensity: ~0 – 100 uT (begins at picotesla range 10^-12).
Cost: Minimum $3575.00
Includes: Full body mat, computer, small probe and pad (part of a complete set); optional sound and light machine
Warranty: 3 Years
- Programmable, digital, upgradable
- Uses only brain-state and earth-based frequencies
- Uses science-supported sawtooth waveform with the full body mat
- Quite expensive (Lowest price is $3575.00)
MRS 2000+ Designo
The name of the MRS 2000+ Designo is short for Magnetic Resonance Stimulation.
This is a PEMF machine that works by utilizing natural intensities and frequencies, as well as follows your biorhythm clock.
This is among the most popular PEMF devices in the world.
What makes this device so great and successful is that it only requires two sessions a day of at least 8 minutes to experience the amazing health benefits.
According to space-based studies conducted by both Russia and NASA, PEMF does not only have health benefits, but it is necessary for survival.
As a matter of fact, an electromagnetic field is a necessity just like food, water, and sleep.
Because of our modern lifestyle, all people are strongly influenced by electrosmog and EMF pollution, so we don’t get enough exposure to Earth’s beneficial magnetic field.
This device is therefore important because it will negate the bad effects of PCs, smartphones, TVs, and so on, but also give us healthy Earth-like magnetic energy, and in that way set us up with several hours of electromagnetic protection.
Frequency: 0.5 – 25 Hz Sinusoidal with Sawtooth Carrier Signal Waveform (with full body mat), a square wave with probe and mat
Intensity: ~0 – 70 uT (starts at picotesla range 10^-12).
Cost: Lowest price is $2895.00 + Tax.
Includes: Full body mat, computer, small probe and pad (only in the med set); optional light and sound machine.
Warranty: 3 Years
- Powerful device with field intensity of more than 70uT
- Can use all of its three applications at once
- Easy to set up and use
- No return policy
- Needs to be flat
- Isn’t travel-friendly
New Bemer Pro and Bemer Classic
This New Bemer 3000 comes with some slight improvements when we compare it to the old model.
It has some obvious changes in appearance so that it looks much more modern and attractive, but it still operates based on the same intensity and the characteristic Bemer signal available on the old model.
Moreover, the new model features a sleep mode which operates at 10 Hz, so it provides the user with a relaxing frequency to use at night, even though 10 Hz is higher than the frequency required for sleep (the perfect ones are between 0.5 and 7 Hz).
And this new model can support two mats at the same time, which is exciting.
The Bemer 3000 is made in Switzerland, and works by using a proven sinusoidal waveform which operates at 33 Hz, but which is a little bit above the perfect frequency range.
According to manufacturers, this is a great device because it uses a complex waveform, which is a lot better than sawtooth, square wave, or other geometries.
If you wish to produce cellular resonance but also provide the perfect frequencies spectrum, I believe the sawtooth is the best waveform.
I also found out that some leading research supports this, as well.
Even though this new model still uses the same Bemer signal, it is an improved version featuring better applicators and several enhancements compared to the old model.
Frequency: Complex Sinusoidal Waveform, working at 33 Hz, and Sleep Mode working at 10 Hz
Intensity: 3.5 – 35 uT
Price: Lowest price is $4300 (Bemer 3000 Plus)
Includes: Full body pad, computer, applicator box, towel, and a travel bag
Warranty: 3 Year Warranty
- Multi-touch control display
- 3 preset programs for intensive treatment of specific regions
- 10 intensity levels according to the basic plan
- Sleep program – A program featuring waking function and time control
- Dual control – uses two B.BODY application modules at the same time for day mode and the sleep program
- 2-in-1 function – The control of two same or different modules is possible (independent of each other)
- Edit mode – A software tool that creates individual indication-specific programs with 9 storage locations
- No biorhythm clock, square wave, or sawtooth wave
- Relatively expensive (Lowest price is $4290 for the Classic System, and $5990 for the Professional system)
This is a wonderful PEMF device intended for all those who have trouble sleeping, as well as for people with local problems.
You need to place your pillow on it at night, and it will create an electromagnetic field that will entertain your brain.
This will allow you to maintain normal sleep cycles.
It will not only help you fall asleep, but also to stay in deep sleep.
There are 10 programs on this device, and 4 of those are sleep programs.
However, there are differences between these four programs, so you can choose them depending on how severe your sleep problem is.
Also, you can choose between 2 entertainment programs; the first one is for alert states, and the second is for relaxation.
On top of that, it has a delta rhythm hybrid program, which is an alert program and a recovery program, as well as a manually adjustable program that allows you to pick a frequency like the Schumann which runs as assistance during work or meditation.
The intensity of this device can be managed with the control unit, which is done by configuring the coil itself.
Its maximum intensity is 650 Gauss when intact, but you can use the control unit to adjust it between 10-100%.
The system can be used for between 15 minutes – 12 hours, with 15-minute increments.
In a nutshell:
- Great for sleep enhancement
- High intensity
- $699.00 (lowest price)
- One of the cheapest PEMF device for sale
- Easy to use and set-up
- Improves sleep
- Can work on a battery or be plugged into the wall
- Few features when you compare it to high-end PEMF devices
- No battery is included
- Costs more to buy two magnets, but that is a better choice
Several German researchers stand behind the QRS, and initially developed it in order to find out how high frequency electropollution affects our bodies.
In 1998, in Switzerland, Geneva, the QRS was awarded the gold medal in the field of medicine.
The QRS is used worldwide by many people who want to benefit from its positive effects.
With the QRS-101 Home System, you get a therapy mat, a control unit, and a pillow pad.
“Lighting in a bottle” is the name for a control unit which transmits unique signals into a copper mesh placed in the pillow pad and the mattress.
This mesh can transform these signals into beneficial pulsating electromagnetic fields which can penetrate the whole body.
Some health benefits that it provides are better blood flow and faster cell metabolism.
The pulsed electromagnetic fields in question are low-intensity and harmless.
The pillow pad can stimulate different body parts that need attention, such as the knees, shoulders, elbows, and so on.
Even though the QRS has proven to be useful, it doesn’t offer an immediate fix. In some cases, weeks or months of continuous use need to occur before the body can restore its balance.
The QRS is developed to be used at home, but it is used in clinics nowadays everywhere in the world as well, which speaks for its benefits and credibility.
On top of that, the QRS has no side effects, and is completely safe both for children and adults.
However, pregnant women and those with pacemakers should not use the QRS Quatron.
- 225 microtesla provides a higher intensity than the QRS Quatron
- 30 day money back guarantee
- One-year warranty
- 100,000 devices sold in Europe in the last 10 years
- Lowest price is $3995
- Doesn’t use magnets
- Doesn’t have any side effects
- Doesn’t have NASA’s Square Wave
- Pregnant women, as well as those suffering from epilepsy, mycosis, or who wear a pacemaker, should not use it.
This is a mobile PEMF device that provides high-frequency magnetotherapy.
It has a rechargeable battery that is very efficient, 20 preset programs, an adjustable frequency between 8-640 Hz, and it can be used for up to 24 hours.
It is perfect for the treatment of soft tissue, like muscles and tendons.
It can also be used to treat bone tissue diseases like bone calcifications.
- 1 elastic therapeutic belt
- 1 device
- Internal rechargeable battery featuring new long-lasting technology
- 1 battery charger
- Portable bag
- User manual and belt positioning
- Big display
- Three levels of adjustable intensity
- Two belt connectors
- Wrong belt connector indicator
- Backlit display
- Medical device CE0476
- Belt clip
- Mobile and easy to use
- Relatively large display
- Affordable ($245)
- Cannot penetrate deep into tissue because of low intensity
Sota Magnetic Pulser
Sota Magnetic Pulser is one of the PEMF machines that emits very high intensity waves, and also emits residual heat.
Compared to many other PEMF devices, the Sota does not emit specific frequencies, but it discharges a so-called ‘spray’ of different frequencies with every wave.
This device is made of a control unit and a paddle applicator that is attached to it.
Its intensities reach almost 6,000 Gauss, which is a very strong magnetic field.
It can create such extreme intensities because of its specific design.
The Sota Magnetic Pulser works similarly to the flash in your camera; first, it charges, and after that emits a pulse, then recharges, and so on.
Due to this method of function, this device also doesn’t provide a specific waveform.
Instead, with every pulse, it sends out a spray of frequencies of about 4.7 Hz.
This device can work for up to 20 minutes and, because of its strong intensity, it is great for internal issues since it can penetrate deep into your body.
It can thus be used on any body area or problem, like joints, scars, swelling, and more.
There is only one setting available, so you just need to press the start button.
The surface of the applicator has an intensity of 6,000 Gauss.
However, this intensity decreases quickly, so when you move farther away from the applicator (1 inch), this drops to around 2,000 Gauss.
In a nutshell:
- Easy to use
- Initial price $350.00
- Very high intensity
- Very high intensity – penetrates deep into tissue and heals numerous conditions
- Cheap (starts at $350)
- Easy to use
- Only one program available
Clinical evidence shows that PEMF therapy has a very positive effect in decreasing the pain caused by sports injuries, burns, accidents, surgeries, degeneration, disease, and a lot more.
PEMF therapy can improve these health issues in many different ways and on many different levels, such as chemical, magnetic, mechanical, and electrical.
Additionally, PEMF is approved by the FDA for treatment of bone damage, depression, and joint pain.
With regard to soft tissue damage, in 1995, Siskin and Walker offered a list of clinical tests. They didn’t notice any side effects related to PEMF, and saw these benefits:
- Increased mobility
- Reduced pain
- Decreased inflammation
- Faster recovery
- Decreased muscle loss post-surgery
- Faster skin wound healing
- More ligament strength
- Faster nerve regeneration
- Improved capillary formation
- Reduced tissue necrosis
In 1993, in the Bioelectric Research Center at Columbia University, PEMFs were used to produce voltage which was similar to those induced during the dynamic mechanical deformation of connective tissues.
They wanted to have more control of cellular function, as well as discover how PEMF therapy works.
This study claims that PEMF therapy could treat some serious musculoskeletal disorders.
What’s more, the number of illnesses that can be treated has grown since, and now includes nerve regeneration, wound healing, graft behavior, diabetes, stroke, heart attack, and many other health issues.
After reviewing these products, our team came to conclusion that Healthyline’s TAO-MAT-8040P InfraMat Pro™ is the best budget choice on this list, since it includes all features that are important and has extra features that other products simply don’t have. If you have a much higher budget and would like to have all bells and whistles, buy iMRS2000. It is much more expensive (starts at almost $4000), but it will have extra features that are on par with medical grade PEMF machines.