A cousin of mine is a physician, and when I asked him recently what he knew about, or what he had trained, in relation to Electro-hypersensitivity, or EHS, he said was not given any information at all. When pushed a bit further, he said that he had not even heard of the condition, but would likely treat it as some sort of allergy.
This baffled me. In our wireless age, EMFs are affecting us more and more, and increasingly causing noticeable health decline. He’s not to blame though, his medical education has just not caught up with the world as it is. Largely this is the widespread denial and anti-information campaigns by electronics and mobile phone companies.
Most likely, if you consult your primary physician about your EMF exposure or EHS symptoms, he will likely not quite understand or empathize.
The best thing you can do is be well informed, and ready and willing to share that knowledge with your physician. I am not an expert, but I do research the best I can all things EMF radiation.
So I encourage you to read through the articles in the EMF Academy Knowledge section. I also encourage you to research other websites, as there is some fantastic information (and some not so good) on the web.
Print out or save the articles you feel like will relate best to your medical professional and just take them with you and pass them along. This will most likely help him/her to better understand and treat you’re symptoms.
Worst case, you’ll be spreading valuable information to a community of physicians that desperately needs to be better informed. If you think you suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, check out my guide EHS Disease – What it is and do you have it.
Don’t worry though, later in this article I’ll have some great resources for you to show your doctor. However, before we get there, I think we need to talk a little bit more about what EMF sensitivity specialists are, how they test for EHS, and why this is so important.
What Is An EMF Sensitivity Doctor?
Well, the first thing you need to understand is that for the most part, “EMF Sensitivity Doctor’s” aren’t really a thing. What you’re actually typically talking about is either a medical doctor who has training and understanding about the dangers of EMF radiation, and what EHS (electro-hypersensitivity) is, a naturopathic physician with training in EHS, or just a specialist in the area of EMF radiation who understands the common symptoms.
The first, a medical doctor with training in EHS, is honestly a bit rare. Like I mentioned in the story at the beginning of this article, understanding EMF radiation and it’s effects on the human body are not topics that are in current medical school curriculum, at least not in the United States.
So, to find an MD that both understands these things, AND believes in them enough to treat his/her patients who show symptoms, is really rare. However, these doctors do exist, and at the end of this article I’ll list some of the specialists I’m aware of and where you can find them.
Other then medical doctors trained in EHS, there are also some naturopaths who specialize in identifying the symptoms of EHS and helping you treat them.
I won’t go into all the ways to treat EHS, because I already have dozens of articles on the topic, however they will essentially work with you to identify your harshest sources of radiation exposure, and work with you to protect against those.
The need for EMF sensitivity doctors and specialists is becoming increasingly important as 5G continues to be rolled out, and cell-phones emit more and more radiation. Now that we understand more about what EMF sensitivity doctors are, let’s look at what they actually treat.
What Do EMF Sensitivity Doctors Treat?
Exposure to EMF radiation from things like cell-phones, cell-towers, WiFi routers, power lines, and many other sources is ultimately harmful to the human body, and causes cumulative damage over time. Some people are especially sensitive to this radiation and have what is called electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or EHS. That doesn’t mean that the radiation is more harmful, it just means that they are more likely to experience obvious symptoms and seek out an EHS specialist or EMF sensitivity doctor.
Some of the symptoms that an EMF sensitivity doctor will treat include:
- Skin sensitivity
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain, especially in the hand and wrist
- Headaches and migraines
- Difficulty concentrating
- High heart rate
- Pain in the eyes
And much more.
A good EMF sensitivity doctor or EHS specialist will not only help you identify the sources of these symptoms, but will put together an action plan to help reduce your exposure and get you better. They’ll take a wholistic approach to understanding your needs and worries and help solve each.
If you are like me, and have a doctor who you aren’t sure will understand these needs, I’ve put together some resources to help you.
Resources To Show Your Dr. About EMF Sensitivity and EHS
I’ll list a few of my favorite resources that I found when I wanted to provide some valuable information to my physician cousin:
- This One is amazing, and my absolute favorite resource. It is a letter written by Dr Andrew Tresidder, specifically addressed to YOUR doctor, urging them that EHS and Electromagnetic hypersensitivity are real, as well as describing what they are, common symptoms, treatments, and resources. Print this out and hand it to your doctor.
- This is a fantastic summary of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity written by a Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe.
- This is the Australian Medical Association Electrical Sensitivity Guidelines.
Although most Doctors and medical professionals do not understand EMF sensitivity, there are some physicians and medical experts out there who do understand EHS and Electrical sensitivity. Feel free to download any of those, print them out, or even share with friends.
How To Find An EMF Sensitivity Doctors Near You
Europe is far ahead of the united states when it comes to the understanding and treatment of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, but regardless of where you live, I’ve researched and found facilities that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with EHS, or ES, symptoms, as well as resources to help you find these individuals.
American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)
This is perhaps the first place I would start. The AAEM is an organization of physicians interested in the clinical aspects of human’s and their environment. This includes things like environmental toxins, chemicals, and EMF radiation exposure.
Although they don’t have member physicians in every state, they have a really great search tool that will instantly tell you what doctors are available in your area.
You can access that search tool right here.
International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI)
Like the AAEM, this is another organization of like minded physicians who specialize in identifying illnesses caused by environmental conditions (including EMF radiation) and working to cure those illnesses.
They have physicians all over the world, and you can find them and their contact information really easily by using their online search tool.
EMF Sensitivity Specialists in the United States
Environmental Sensitivities Research Team at James Madison University – This is not a treatment facility, but it is a research team that specializes in studying individuals with EMF sensitivity and EHS.
EMF Doc – This facility is located El Dorado California, and is run by Dr. Gunnar Heuser. He is an MD who specializes in Electrohypersensitivity and EMF radiation related illnesses as well as toxins. He is a renowned doctor who retired years ago. However, after recognizing the growing danger of EMF radiation, he came out of retirement specifically to treat EMF related illnesses.
EMF Sensitivity Specialists in Canada
Ottowa Environmental Health Clinic – The OEHC is located in Ottawa, Ontario. This facility is extremely well respected and reviewed. However, you do have to be referred first by your primary physician, and wait times to get into the program seem to very quite a bit.
Capital Health Integrative Chronic Care Service, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Toronto Women’s College Hospital, Environmental Health Clinic – Dr. Riina Bray, medical director
EMF Sensitivity Specialists in the UK
Institute for Functional Medicine– Functional Medicine physicians in the UK are specifically trained to help identify and manage EHS as an illness. The institute website will help you to locate the physician closest to you with this speciality.
The Burghwood Clinic – The Burghwood clinic is a facility specializing in environmental illnesses including EHS. They have fantastic physicians and facilities for exactly this purpose. At the time I’m writing this in March of 2020, they have clinics in Banstead, London, and Oxford.
Breakspear Medical, Hemel Hempstead
EMF Sensitivity Specialists in Australia
Life Psyche Integrative Health Solutions – This facility has fantastic reviews and they specialize in identifying and treating EHS. At the time I’m writing this it does appear they are accepting new patients.
New South Wales
The Groove Health – Located in Sydney, Groove Health has several specialists in the area of EHS and EMF radiation related illnesses.
Dr. Iggy Soosay – Located in Melbourned, Dr. Iggy Soosay specializes in environmental illnesses including electromagnetic hypersensitivity and will likely be a great fit to help you solve any related issues.
EMF Sensitivity Specialists in Europe
EHS & MCS Research and Treatment European Group – This team is located in Paris and specialize in diagnosing and treating illnesses related to EMF radiation exposure.
The Association for Research and Treatments against Cancer (ARTAC)
Catalonia: Support Unit in Central Sensitization Syndromes (SSC), at the University Hospital of Santa Maria de Lleida
The Paracelsus Clinic -Dr. Thomas M. Rau, medical director
I know that there are more medical centers and associations out there that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of EMF sensitivity, but I listed the ones that I believe to be reputable. I encourage you to do your own research and see what is available near you.
If you do have symptoms of EHS, or just want to make your home a safe more restful place, check out my article on lowering or eliminating EMFs in the bedroom. It has some rock solid advice on simple safety measure you can take to keep your bedroom, and home safer.
I would be happy to share some of the knowledge I have with you personally, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
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