Ringers versus Hummers

High-Powered (RINGER) PEMF devices deliver healing energy by means of a “sudden burst of energy” called a “pulse”.  Pulses cause cells to resonate at their own frequency like ringing a bell.

  • High-Powered PEMF devices deliver the “pulsed electromagnetic (not electrical) energy” through an applicator coil and into the area (e.g. Leg) being treated. The recurrence of the “pulse event” depends on the intensity setting of the machine: the higher the pulse intensity is set, the longer the interval between pulses lasts.  (As a frame of reference on a very low intensity setting there may be as many as 4 or so pulses per second; at a higher intensity there may be only one pulse per second).  The high intensity combined with (only seconds) duration produces more activation of molecules.   The short “on-time” of the charge means cells have sufficient “off-time” to utilize the energy received and reset to receive it again unless the cell is fully-recharged (at which point the energy passes to other cells in need).  High PEMF intensities produce sufficiently-high charges in the body to increase a cell’s Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) by up to 500%.  This gives cells more fuel to be efficient while stimulating the body’s own capacity for healing.
  • High-Powered PEMF affects the physics of the cell first; the physics, in turn, affect the chemistry which affects the tissue. PEMF does not discriminate: PEMF works to restore cell performance regardless of where the cell is situated, what it does, whose it is, or (even) what has happened to it; PEMF works with what there is to work with.  The charges produced by High-Powered PEMF positively affect circulation, coagulation, fractures, emotional/cognitive issues, immunology, muscle actions, nerve conductivity, EEG effects, intestinal motility, skin respiration, antioxidant activity, and many other bodily functions.
  • High-powered PEMF creates a time-varying magnetic field which induces an electric field (with magnitude proportional to the rate of change of the magnetic wave) in the body. The ability of High-Powered PEMF to produce up to 5.3T per microsecond produces significant changes quickly (often) leading to noticeable results rapidly.

Low-Powered (HUMMER) “Pulsed” Electromagnetic Field devices (ironically) do not pulse but rather emit a repeating waveform that delivers a steady level of low energy into the body. These are tuned to a specific frequency to activate one or more energetic structures by “humming” a frequency. It is substantially less than the energy delivered by a high-powered unit. The reported benefits are far less immediate and dramatic. Most people do not feel low-powered PEMF treatments; there is no muscle twitching (common to High-Powered PEMF therapy).

In our 12+ years of clinical experience RTI has concluded most technologies offer some value, but some just offer FAR more than others. In our society when two groups of products are priced significantly different, it is because there are significant differences in engineering, quality, and performance. In RTI’s experience, PEMF is no different.

Debate among PEMF proponents about the comparative merits of RINGERS and HUMMERS often causes confusion – especially to those first learning about PEMF technology. This is both unfortunate and unnecessary since it is somewhat like an Apples and Oranges comparison.

That is one of the reasons RTI is pleased to offer a DUAL PEMF device (please see RC Digital DUAL Tabletop or Mini-CB Tote descriptions on the Products page) that is both a medium-powered Ringer (you feel it but not as much as you would with a High-powered PEMF device) and low-powered Hummer (which like other Hummers you do not feel – though it still offers meaningful healing value) in one unit.