HU-GO High-Intensity PEMFs - Contraindications

NEVER USE IF THE CLIENT:

Is pregnant

Safety of PEMFs has not been established in pregnancy.


Suffers from epilepsy and/or seizures

If a client has epilepsy, whether they are on medication for it or not, or if they have had seizures in the past, they must not use High-Intensity PEMFs.

Has electrical implants,

e.g. pacemaker, cochlear implant, intrathecal pump, insulin pump, etc. High-intensity PEMFs can shut-off or damage electronic devices, including electrical implants.

Has elevated blood alcohol or drug levels

High-Intensity PEMF devices that utilize a spark-gap may induce temporary electroporation. Electroporation is an electric field-induced increase in the permeability of the cell membrane, which allows for enhanced transportation of nutrients and waste across the cell membrane. This helps the cells to detox (get more waste out) and allow more nutrients in. However, one would not want an increased absorption of drugs or alcohol. Therefore, clients who have elevated blood alcohol or drug levels must NOT use High-Intensity PEMFs.

Is an organ transplant patient,

i.e. taking immune suppression medications PEMFs are contraindicated in organ transplant patients who are on immune suppression medication. You do not want to risk adversely affecting the immune suppression/rejection process. There is a chance that PEMFs may actually stimulate or activate a more aggressive rejection process.

The chest area, if the client has breast implants

It is not recommended to use High-Intensity PEMFs over the chest area of clients with breast implants, as there is a risk of agitating the synthetic materials and a risk of leakage. On the other hand, breast implants are often associated with significant inflammation with adhesion formation. In that case, PEMFs could be quite helpful, but it is best to avoid prolonged exposures. If a client would like to go ahead with a session anyway, it is at their own risk, and they should use the lowest possible intensity setting, for a MAXIMUM of 3-minutes (for a full-body session). Instead of a full-body session, these clients may benefit from using the other accessories (e.g. the long wire) at higher intensity settings over specific problem areas that are not near the chest, e.g. knee, ankle, hand, etc. as long as the accessory is NOT used directly over the chest area. Limit these focused sessions to 3-minutes per area, with a MAXIMUM of 12-minutes total (e.g. 3-mins / area on the ankle, knee, hand = 9 mins total).


The chest area, if the client has a known heart condition, e.g. heart failure, heart blockages, recent heart attack, arrhythmias, etc.

Specifically, clients who are vulnerable to cardiac dysrhythmias (i.e. where the heart’s electrical system is damaged, delayed or blocked), should exercise caution when using high-intensity PEMFs near the heart, as the PEMFs could throw the heart off its inherent rhythm. If a client would like to go ahead with a session anyway, it is at their own risk. In this case, it is advisable that before the client has a session, they MUST first be cleared by their cardiologist to use PEMFs, and they need to do an EKG (not older than 12 months). If the client is cleared by their cardiologist to go ahead with the session, then they must use the LOWEST possible intensity setting, for a MAXIMUM of 3-minutes (for a full-body session). Instead of a full-body session, these clients may benefit from using the other accessories (e.g. the long wire) at higher intensity settings over specific problem areas that are not near the chest, e.g. knee, ankle, hand, etc. as long as the accessory is NOT used directly over the chest area. Limit these focused sessions to 3-minutes per area, with a MAXIMUM of 12-minutes total (e.g. 3-mins / area on the ankle, knee, hand = 9 mins total).

Implanted metals, e.g. pins, plates, screws, joint replacements, mechanical heart valves, metal stents, or staples in blood vessels.

High-Intensity PEMFs, should NEVER be used over areas with implanted metals if the metal has the potential to be magnetised. If the implanted metal is non-ferromagnetic (most modern implants are non-ferromagnetic and are considered safe for people to pass through MRI scanners), then there should not be a problem. However, it is advisable that you still proceed with caution. If a client with any implanted metal would like to go ahead with a session anyway, it is at their own risk, and they must use the LOWEST possible intensity setting, for a MAXIMUM of 3-minutes (for a full-body session). Instead of a full-body session, these clients may benefit from using the other accessories (e.g. the long wire) at higher intensity settings over specific problem areas, so long as it is not used directly over the area with the metal implants. Limit these focused sessions to 3-minutes per area, with a MAXIMUM of 12-minutes total (e.g. 3-mins / area on the ankle, knee, hand = 9 mins total).

The head and neck region

High-Intensity PEMFs must not be used over the head or neck region.

USE WITH CAUTION IN THE CASE OF:

Active bleeding or bleeding tendency, i.e. haemophilia, bleeding wound, or menstruation.

This is contraindicated because High-Intensity PEMFs enhance blood circulation, which may increase bleeding from the wound, or may increase the menstrual flow.
Grave’s disease In the case of an overactive thyroid, PEMFs may over-stimulate the thyroid gland.