Before you actively use your PEMF device, you ought to first look at some of the contraindications. People who should not use PEMF include pregnant women and people with pacemakers. For a full list of contraindications, see Dr Pawluk’s PEMF Contraindications.
And a gentle reminder: I make no claims about PEMF may do for you. Many people have found PEMF useful for them, though PEMF does not work for everyone. Some people are too sensitive to use PEMF, those who are adversely affected by electrosmog and have extreme EMF sensitivities. On the other hand, low frequencies like the Schumann resonance enhance some people’s health because electrosmog pollution makes the earth’s natural frequencies unavailable to most people who spend a lot of time indoors.
The makers of the electromagnetic coils warn people not to use the coils on the head. When the coil is directly against your skin, you are getting over 100 milligauss or more of magnetic energy entering your body. The maximum strength of magnetic field that is safe for long term exposure varies from different standards agencies. Some say 10-20 milligauss is too high, others say 3 milligauss. For myself, when I sleep, I like 0.5 milligauss or less. This means my head has a pillow between it and the coils. But I have had a lot of time to build up to this, for a beginner this may be too much. If you are using the PEMF for sleep enhancement, and you are feeling agitated by the coils, either turn down the volume on your music player or place the coils further away from your head. It may be that for some sensitive people, they need to place the coils under their mattress. The frequencies I use for sleep is the Delta Wave frequencies found in the Brain Waves series.