frequently ask questions
What is PEMF and how can it help me?
Pulsed electro magnetic field therapy, otherwise known as PEMF, is non-invasive treatment most commonly used in the field of orthopaedics. PEMF uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses to penetrate tissue. Each magnetic pulse induces tiny electrical signals that stimulate cellular restoration and revitalisation. Animal, plant and human systems respond to PEMF treatment almost instantly. PEMF increases circulation, cellular detoxification and relieves inflammation that can be a major source of pain. PEMF is both safe and effective for the majority of conditions.
How soon will I see results?
For some people the result will be almost immediate, especially if you are using the therapy for pain or poor circulation. Generally speaking, with consistent use, you should see results within the first two weeks of therapy and your symptoms will continue to gradually improve over a longer period of time. Your personal improvement depends on many factors such as; how long you have had your health issue, your treatment to date and your current treatment?
The most important thing is to incorporate PEMF therapy into your daily routine as part of a healthy life style. The key to success is CONSISTENCY; therefore if you fail to use the therapy on a regular (daily) basis you should not expect any significant health improvements.
“If we neglect our body and our health issues for many years, we can’t expect miraculous improvements overnight. It will take some time, but if you maintain your therapy routine you should see improvements soon”
Can other people use my device as well?
Yes. A major benefit of owning your own PEMF device is that almost anyone can use the same device. Regardless of age or gender our body cells are the same. This means you can use PEMF to relieve your particular ailment whilst other family members or friends can use the same device for different health issues.
What’s the recommended daily usage?
The manufacturer and health professionals advise 3 X 20 minute sessions a day is an ideal exposure frequency, spread throughout the day.
If you are not suffering chronic pain, 2 X 20 minute session per day, ideally one in the morning and one in the evening, should be sufficient.
Can I overdose myself ?
No. Pulsed Electro Magnetic Therapy comes with some recommendations but generally speaking you can’t overdose yourself using our devices.
Does the therapy have any side effects or are there times it should not be used?
DO NO USE PEMF THERAPY IF YOU HAVE A PACEMAKER OR OTHER TYPE OF IMPLANTED ELECTRICAL DEVICE FITTED!
There are several thousand studies on PEMF therapy and we know of no suggestion of side effects. However there are times when PEMF therapy should not be used:
We also do not recommend using PEMF therapy in the following circumstances:
During internal or external bleeding as PEMF therapy helps blood flow so may increase bleeding.
During pregnancy, as we have no information on the effect the therapy has on baby development during pregnancy.
Whilst undergoing cancer treatment.
Do not use the device on your neck (thyroid) area, if you have an overactive thyroid as the therapy may further increase thyroid activity.
What does it feel like:
When you begin using any of our devices, most people do not feel anything, and may not be certain the device is operating. Please look at the video in the “How to use our devices” section to see how to test the equipment to verify it is working. In the video you will see how to hold the small soap size tester in your hand. As you hold it near the turned on device and move it closer then farther away, you will feel the tester begin to vibrate in response to the PEMF being generated.
When we recently asked one of our customers what their PEMF treatment feel like they replied“ Nothing,” ”You don’t feel anything. Except immediately better.”
While you don’t feel the NTS pulses, using the device for 20 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day will essentially feel relaxing. All you do is lie or sit while you treat the effected areas with the correct program for the results you are working toward. No action or physical activity is required. Most people (and animals) simply go to a restful, meditative state or fall asleep. Afterward treatment they arise feeling rested, peaceful and energized…minus some aches and pains.
How is the therapy applied?
Pulsed magnetic therapy is a pain free, non-invasive therapy (not involving introduction of instruments into the body). The magnetic waves penetrate through plaster, clothes, muscles and bones with ease so there is no need to remove clothing for your treatment. All you need do is sit or lie comfortably and enjoy.
What is the expected lifespan of the device?
We have over 160,000 satisfied customers in 5 different countries, on two continents; many of them have had over 15 years of trouble free service from their device. As a standard our devices come with a 3 years manufacturer guarantee. Our devices are meticulously manufactured in the Czech Republic to exacting standards. As the devices have no moving parts there is little to go wrong.
“As long as you have electricity you can always enjoy your “ORIN” treatment.”
Is the therapy painful, will I feel anything during treatment?
Pulsed electro magnetic therapy is a pain free and non-invasive therapy. However from some clinical studies, feedback from our customers and medical practitioners using our devices, we can say that around 1 in 10,000 people may experience sensitivity and a sensation similar to pins and needles in some parts of the body. This sensation is extremely rare and is not uncomfortable. Any such reaction normally subsides after the first couple of uses.
Each device comes with a user guide and treatment frequency table. These tell you exactly how to use the device. You can always call our friendly customer service team to get further help if required.
Can I use PEMF alongside my prescribed medications?
PEMF therapy is a complimentary therapy. Studies show PEMF increases the absorption of medications and other substances due to improved blood flow and cellular functionality.
“Orin-UK would never suggest, recommend or encourage you to stop using your prescribed medication or lower your prescribed dose. Please always consult your GP or medical practitioner regarding prescribed medication.”
PEMF vs TENS
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief that can help some people with long-term painful conditions.
A TENS machine is a small, battery-operated device that has electrodes connected to cables from the device.
The electrodes are attached to your skin using self-adhesive pads. When the machine is switched on, small electrical impulses are delivered to the affected area of your body, which you feel as a tingling sensation.
The electrical impulses can block or reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which can help reduce or relieve pain or muscle spasm.
The electric currents can also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
TENS may be able to help reduce pain and muscle spasms caused by a wide range of conditions including:
These devices are very different a TENS device may ease pain whilst in use by blocking the pain signals to the brain and stimulating the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, but it will do nothing to improve the condition causing the pain so you will have no lasting improvement in your condition.
A PEMF device operates very differently in the way it works on both the cause of the pain as well as treating the pain itself. Continuous regular treatment with a PEMF device will bring about both pain relief and treatment of the underlying cause.
Improves Blood Flow
Speeds up recovery
Speeds up healing
Penetrate through the body
Can PEMF increase the level of my sports performance?
In order for your muscles to grow and perform better you need nutrients, water, intensive training, good recovery and more.
Among the main benefits of PEMF are increased blood flow, providing better oxygen supply to the muscles, improved cell metabolism, resulting in faster nutrient intake, which in turn speeds up the healing and recovery time the body needs for regeneration.
With our devices you can target painful or sore body areas or use them to generally boost your body’s efficiency. This will increase your performance and maintain your healthy cell balance, enabling you to train harder, for longer, and recover quicker.
It will help you achieve your goals in a shorter period of time.
For more details please visit our dedicated sports page or simply just click the link below.
What type of waveforms does Orin devices utilize?
Sawtooth. This graphic shows the different waveform patterns our programs deliver. Random, fixed and wobbling patterns, each utilizing our patented NTS technology which ensures the body receives the therapeutic frequencies for maximum results
- Blue trace 1: Magnetic induction B pulse
scale: 500mV ~ 2mT
- Red trace 2: current induced into tissue
Not noted in scale, current depends on specific body tissue conductivity. This sample waveform is measured indirectly, using an induction probe. It is proportional to derivation (change) of B in time (dB/dT)
Program P3 waveforms – fixed frequency
Pulses are equally spaced
Frequency can be set in range of 2 to 72 Hz
(This sample approx. 72Hz)
Program P2 waveforms – random frequency
Pulses are generated as groups with randomly selected frequency, varying in seconds.
Range is fixed between 2 to 72Hz.
Program P1 waveforms – wobbling frequency
Pulses are generated as up/down swept sequence of pulses.
Range is fixed between
4 to 40Hz.
What does NTS technology do?
Orin producers patented a new process of delivering PEMF therapy which is unique. The frequencies are modulated so every use of the device delivers a different pattern within the frequency range of the program. This means that the generated frequencies never recur in the same way (Never The Same). This is a patented, unique technology is only found in Orin PEMF devices. Using NTS technology ensures our bodies do not get used to any particular frequency which would block the beneficial healing and pain reduction PEMF therapy delivers. https://www.orin-us.com/patented-nts-technology/