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PEMF Contraindications

Understanding PEMF

PEMF is a safe non-invasive modality with no adverse side effects. However, to ensure safety, the practitioner must undergo training to understand who can and can’t use an electromagnetic machine like MagnaWave PEMF. Read more to learn about PEMF’s contraindications and best practices.

Protect Your Technology

When utilizing electromagnetic fields, the signal can travel up to 40 inches in the air and about 16 inches into the body. This electromagnetic field can interfere with electronic devices. We recommend keeping these devices a minimum of 6 feet away from your PEMF machine:

  • Credit Cards
  • Key Fobs
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers, Tablets, Laptops, Smart Watches, etc. 
  • Hearing Aids 
  • Wireless Headphones


Below are the contraindications for PEMF. These contraindications apply to the practitioner using the machine and the animal receiving a session. If you have questions, please contact your physician or veterinarian. 

Active Bleeding

PEMF increases the circulation in the body, which can increase blood flow to an area with active bleeding. Some seeping is ok, but stop the session if you notice any blood.

Battery-Operated Implanted Device 

PEMF can drain the battery on battery-operated implanted devices (ex: pacemaker, defibrillator, cochlear implant, etc.). In extreme cases, PEMF may mess with internal wiring. If the battery cannot be removed or recharged, then do not conduct sessions.


There is no research available.

Organ Transplant

PEMF has been shown to stimulate the immune system. If someone has received an organ transplant, they are most likely put on immunosuppressants for the body to accept the organ. 

External Metal Fixator or Metal Screws

PEMF can be used over internal hardware, but we recommend speaking with a medical professional when using PEMF around external metal.

Some Stents

Check with a medical professional or the manufacturer to make sure they are compliant.


When an animal undergoes medication alongside MagnaWave therapy, the PEMF exposure enhances cellular function. Consequently, this optimization may accelerate the metabolism of the medication. As a result, the medication’s effects could peak earlier and potentially diminish more rapidly, creating a potential window of reduced coverage between doses. Consult a medical professional in cases of:

  • Cancer
  • Blood clots, deep vein thrombosis
  • Autoimmune diseases 
  • Blood Pressure 
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Stents


Have Questions?

Contact our Education Department (education@magnawavepemf.com) with any questions regarding PEMF contraindications.