Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy is a type of therapy that is being used by millions of people throughout the world due to its healthy benefits upon blood circulation. It is being used by physicians, healthcare practitioners, chiropractors, physical therapists, professional athletes, and everyday people like you and me who want to improve the quality of our lives. Let’s explore the basics of this cutting-edge technology.
How does PEMF Therapy work?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy is a process of pulsing electromagnetic energy into the body with a repetition rate called frequency. Our cells and bones absorb this energy and respond positively to these supportive frequencies which help to improve our body’s natural ability to heal itself.
What are the results?
All PEMF therapy devices are designed to improve blood circulation within the microvessels thereby supporting the body’s natural self-regulating processes. Blood is the body’s universal means of transportation. Oxygen, nutrients, chemical messengers (e.g., hormones) and immune cells are all transported through our blood. When our body’s cells, tissues, and organs are adequately nourished and metabolic waste products are removed, our bodies can function properly.
What are the Microvessels?
Microvessels are the tiny capillaries and arterioles that are less than a hair’s width in diameter. The microvasculature makes up 74% of our circulatory system. This means that the MAJORITY of blood flows through our most tiny blood vessels while only 26% is moving through our larger veins and arteries.
The health of our microvessels determines the health of our physical body since these tiny vessels interface directly with our cells. They are responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to our cells and removing cell waste. When we feed and clean our cells on a daily basis, we maintain our health for the short term and especially the long term.
What Impacts the Microvessels
Medications do not have an impact upon the microvessels because there are no medication receptors within these tiny vessels. Physical manipulation techniques such as massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments only have minimal impact upon our microvasculature system. Exercise helps to improve microcirculation as well as regular use of a PEMF Therapy device.
When choosing a PEMF device, it is important to ask the right questions as not all PEMF devices are created equal. To help you in this process, here are some questions you should be asking yourself when looking to purchase a PEMF device for your home.
Pay Attention to Frequency, Waveform, and Intensity
- FREQUENCY – With PEMF devices, frequency is measured in Hertz. One Hertz (Hz) equals one cycle per second. Virtually all serious studies of PEMF show that frequencies below 50Hz are the most effective. This is why BEMER uses a pulsed frequency range between 10-30Hz. Because all frequencies generated by therapeutic PEMF systems provide non-ionizing energy, they do not cause harm but support the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
- WAVEFORM – BEMER uses a patented Complex Multidimensional Sine Wave that is carried by a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) generated by the BEMER device. With PEMF devices, it is the waveform that is responsible for increasing blood flow at the microcapillary level. Therefore, it is the waveform that is the distinguishing factor between high quality PEMF devices and those of a lesser quality. Please note that the terms waveform and signal are used interchangeably.
- INTENSITY – BEMER devices generate a magnetic field intensity between 3.5 – 150 μT (microTesla). It is important to note that the magnetic field is only a vehicle to deliver the pulsed frequency signal into the body. When researching devices, the main focus should be on the type of WAVEFORM that is being delivered by the device. Please note that the terms intensity, magnetic field, and flux density are used interchangeably.
The Quality of the Waveform Determines the Quality of the Device
BEMER uses a complex, multidimensional waveform which makes it truly unique in the world of PEMF devices. It is this waveform that makes BEMER ultra effective in increasing blood flow at the microcapillary level.
- The frequency range should be within 10-30Hz.
- The complex waveform is the distinguishing factor that sets BEMER apart from other PEMF devices.
- The magnetic field is the vehicle which delivers the waveform. The intensity of the magnetic field should be within the range of our own Earth’s magnetic field for the best compatibility with our human body. BEMER devices generate a magnetic field intensity between 3.5 – 150 μT (microTesla).
Questions to Consider When Choosing a PEMF Therapy Device:
How Does PEMF Therapy Fit Into Your Life?
Once you understand the importance of frequency, waveform, and magnetic field intensity, you should then consider lifestyle implications. Here are some questions you should ask yourself:
- Do I have time for daily PEMF therapy sessions?
- Do I have a budget that allows for ongoing sessions at a wellness center?
- Do I have family members to consider as well?
Many people first experience the benefits of PEMF therapy by purchasing sessions at a wellness center. But I’ve found that most people consider ongoing sessions to be inconvenient and expensive. It’s just too difficult to drive 3-5 times per week to your BEMER sessions. This is why I offer a BEMER Rental Program so that you can experience the benefits of BEMER therapy in the comfort of your own home.
What Areas of Your Body Would You Like To Focus Upon?
Do you want your entire body to experience the benefits of PEMF therapy or just one particular area? Many clients start using PEMF therapy to relax their whole body, then realize it can help with joint discomfort, muscle recovery, and wound care for targeted areas of the body. BEMER provides a full size mat for whole body application, plus smaller applicators to focus the signal into specific areas of the body.
How much time do you have for each session?
Because BEMER’s waveform is so efficient at increasing microcirculation, you only need 8 minutes, twice a day on the whole body mat to experience results!! This is an incredible benefit for people who are strapped for time. There is no need to make lifestyle adjustments in order to fit BEMER into your daily schedule. This is in stark contrast to other PEMF devices which may require up to 60 minutes of daily use to start experiencing results.
How convenient is the device to use and store?
The BEMER mat is very light and easy to transport as it only weighs 2kg. The control unit and its accessories are fully portable and can be placed in your carry-on baggage while you fly to your favorite vacation destination. YES, you can use BEMER while flying on an airplane as the control unit has a built-in battery which is perfect for traveling. Jet lag is dramatically reduced and your energy levels are greatly increased when you use BEMER while flying.
Is the PEMF therapy registered with the FDA as a medical device?
BEMER Therapy is an FDA Class 2 Medical Device. Being cleared with the FDA guarantees a higher quality product as BEMER is regulated to strict quality control standards that are more stringent then Class 1 medical devices. This is an important question to ask the PEMF company or manufacturer of the device.
Is the PEMF device scientifically proven?
This question is IMPORTANT to ask the manufacturer or distributor when searching for a PEMF device. Don’t be afraid to ask for the data. They should have this data readily available and be ready to share it. BEMER Therapy is scientifically validated in peer reviewed research journals which can be found on PubMed. PubMed is the top online database for biomedical literature from MEDLINE and life science journals. PubMed is a reliable and accurate resource.
Does the device have professional affiliations?
BEMER is the only PEMF Therapy device on the market today that is in collaboration with both NASA and the NFL Alumni. NASA is embedding the BEMER technology into the next-generation of space suits in order to prevent muscle and bone atrophy of their astronauts. The NFL Alumni is dedicated to providing its members with the best possible care for their post NFL career which is why BEMER USA was chosen to deliver these health benefits.
Don’t Settle for a Substandard Product
When you are looking for an in-home PEMF Therapy device, this doesn’t mean that you should settle for a device that is less powerful. A substandard product means more time on the device with less results. Because BEMER’s technology is so efficient, you only need 16 minutes per day to achieve optimal results. You will be making a one-time investment, so choose your PEMF device wisely. BEMER’s cutting-edge technology is being used in homes and medical facilities across the globe.
SUMMARY: Consider Asking These Questions Before Purchasing Your PEMF Therapy Device
In summary, ask yourself these questions before making a one-time investment in your PEMF therapy device:
- What areas of the body am I treating?
- How much time do I have for the sessions?
- How convenient is the device to use and store?
- Is the device scientifically proven in peer-reviewed research journals?
- Is it registered with the FDA as a medical device?
The clinical RESULTS behind the BEMER technology speak for themselves and offer unparalleled value in the world of PEMF therapy. This is why BEMER Therapy is being used by NASA, the NFL Alumni, professional athletes, physicians, healthcare facilities, and millions of people worldwide. Experience the BEMER device for yourself, your loved ones, and your pets (yes, pets love BEMER too) with a one-time investment for your long-term wellbeing.
The author, Susan Kapatoes MHA, is the founder of Inspire Your Journey, a health and wellness company. Services include a BEMER Rental Program, Wearable Health Technology, and Amare Global nutrition products. She lives in Massachusetts.
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[Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. BEMER Therapy is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with your healthcare provider and should not be construed as medical advice.]