Stem Cell Bone Formation

Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Stem Cells improve bone formation and remodeling

by Eugenio Lepine

Nowadays the scientific community is focusing a lot about the properties and therapeutic potentials of stem cells. A branch of this trend specializes into testing the effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on stem cells; the results will make us understand more about magnet therapy, and consequently might give us an insight about how energy healing works.


Adult stem cells are so in, that you hear and read about them everywhere. Scientific journals, magazines, radio and TV shows, not to mention that the Internet is full of information and disinformation regarding this “magical” cells. This is because the study of adult stem cells avoid the moral and legal conflicts that come with the study of the embryonic stem cells.

Among many properties, they have the capacity of maintaining and repairing the tissue in which they are found. They are also multipotential cells; for example, an adult mesenchymal stem cell can differentiate into a bone cell, cartilage cell, muscle cell, or fat cell.


At the decade of the 70’s, Andrew Bassett was one of the first scientists to come up with the idea that electromagnetic fields might accelerate and improve bone formation. Since then, a good set of studies have been done and given definitive arguments about the healing capacity of electromagnetic fields.

The concept that electromagnetic fields improve bone formation is already at service by top athletes with the intention to manage a faster recovery period from any bone fracture recently suffered. They use specific magnet therapy devices that create magnetic fields over the injured area, and I already mentioned this trend at the Reiki Frequencies article. The next image shows some of those elite football players that have taken advantatge from this modern equipments, as part of their medical recovery plan.

Magnet Therapy devices on elite football players

Magnet Therapy devices on elite football players like Ever Banega (top), David Villa (bottom left) and Thiago Alcántara (bottom right)

These athletes have millionaire medical insurances and lots of personal and collective interests in order for them to recover as soon as possible. If they recurr to these magnet therapy devices, then there is no need to ask if they actually fasten recovery, because it is clear that they do.

So far, we know that, when exposed to an electromagnetic field, or a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field, the already differentiated bone cells show:

*increased proliferation,

*increased production of extracellular matrix, and

*increased production of growth factors,


Sabrina Ehnert and colleagues have studied the effects of determinate Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on mesenchymal stem cells in order to determine if they can accelerate bone formation. Their article was published in March of 2018, at the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Specifically, their study focused on studying a mixed cell culture with bone cells and stem cells, and then determine if electromagnetic pulses could influence the differentiation of the stem cells into bone cells, therefore improving and fastening bone formation and remodelation.

It’s already known that Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields have a positive effect on bone cells. Now, Sabrina Ehnert and her group want to know if Extremely Low Frequency-Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields also help the stem cells into becoming bone cells. This would prove that this electromagnetic fields have even more therapeutic advantages than the ones we currently know of.


This is important because it is a possible link towards energy healing. According to some studies that were already discussed at the Reiki Frequencies article and at the Magnetic Properties of Healing Touch article, energy healing is composed of magnetic emissions from the Extremely Low Frequencies spectrum.


The results given by Sabrina Ehnert’s study were clear: Extremely Low Frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields improve the differentiation of stem cells into bone cells. The authors even go a little bit further and suggest a specific frequency for bone formation (16 Hz), and a higher frequency for bone remodeling (26 Hz).

And if we dig a little bit more, we can find a possible connection between these frequencies and the Schumann Resonances; being 16 Hz very close to the First Overtone of the Schumann Resonances, which is 14.3 Hz, and 26 Hz is very close to the Third Overtone, which is 27.3 Hz.