Bemer Physical Vascular Therapy

BEMER: Bio Electro Magnetic Energy Regulation.

Bemer Physical Vascular TherapyBEMER physical vascular therapy is a therapy designed to improve circulation in the body’s smallest blood vessels: the microcirculation.

Poor circulation, especially microcirculation, is a major contributory factor in many conditions.

An optimal blood flow in the microcirculation is very important to maintain health and fitness, because it is within this microcirculation that nutrients and oxygen are delivered to the body’s cells, and metabolic waste products are removed from the cells.

Thus the optimal function of every cell in the body depends on an efficient microcirculation.

BEMER therapy has been shown to achieve a 30% increase in blood flow in the microcirculation.

Application of BEMER therapy stimulates vessel movement or ‘vasomotion.’

The term vasomotion describes rhythmic changes in the diameter of arterioles and small arteries, which play a vital role in the distribution of blood throughout the tissue. This leads to considerable improvement to the microcirculation and optimizes capillary circulation.

A single 8 minute session of Bemer therapy results in improved microcirculatory bloodflow for 12 hours.

Please note that we do not provide Bemer Physical Vascular Therapy as a standalone therapy. It is included as part of a comprehensive approach in our Integrative Cancer Programme.

What Happens During A Treatment Session?

You will be lying comfortably on a couch (the treatment position can be adjusted according to your comfort and/or disability if necessary).

Prior to treatment, you will be asked to take a natural, potent anti-inflammatory agent in order to maximize its delivery and action on chronically inflamed cells and tissues. By enhancing the microcirculation, the BEMER therapy will aid the transport of this natural anti-inflammatory to your cells. You can help to optimize the BEMER treatment by ensuring you are well hydrated before treatment, and by avoiding caffeine and nicotine at least on the day of treatment.

Dr Tavakkoli will position the treatment applications according to your individual treatment plan. Treatment will take approximately 8 minutes. You may feel a light feeling of warmth or a slight tingling sensation during the treatment.

How Does It Work?

The following short videos explain BEMER technology and show the improvement in microcirculation after only a few minutes of treatment:

The working mechanism of BEMER® Physical Vascular Therapy consists of the transmission of a special, patented and multi-dimensionally configured signal (the typical BEMER signal).

BEMER therapy is different from Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy in that the electromagnetic field serves only as a carrier substance and transmitter for the special typical BEMER signal, which is responsible for the effects within the body.

Side Effects/Precautions 

There have been no documented dangerous side effects even with long term use.

The manufacturers specify one contraindication to the use of BEMER physical vascular therapy: the use of immunosuppressant medication following organ transplants.

In this case, the immune system must be suppressed to prevent organ rejection. Since BEMER physical vascular therapy strengthens the immune system, it is considered by the manufacturers to be an undesirable therapy for this group of patients.

Because of the increase in microcirculation flow, fragile capillaries, such as those seen with venous insufficiency and varicose veins, may have the potential to bleed. Caution is exercised where there is any evidence of fragile capillaries.

The use of anticoagulants is not a contraindication to treatment with BEMER physical vascular therapy, however it is recommended that the clotting profile is regularly monitored by your prescribing doctor, as it may be necessary to adjust the dose of your medication.

BEMER therapy has been used clinically in patients with seizure disorder, with no documented evidence of increased seizure activity.

At Quantum clinic, we do not use BEMER physical vascular therapy if the following apply:

Patients who carry cardiac pacemakers or other electronic implants;
Current or recent active bleeding from any site, internal or external.

Scientific Basis

BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy is currently the most developed form of any therapeutic application of electromagnetic fields that is based on conventional medical theory and that has scientifically proven effects.

Below are some published studies.

  • Musculoskeletal Diseases

BEMER physical vascular therapy reduced pain and fatigue in the short term in patients with chronic low back pain, while long-term therapy appeared to be beneficial in patients with osteoarthritis of knee.

BEMER Therapy Combined with Physiotherapy in Patients with Musculoskeletal Diseases: A Randomised, Controlled Double Blind Follow-Up Pilot Study.

Gyulai et al

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:245742

  • Sleep, pain and quality of life

This study showed that there are significant improvements in sleep, pain and quality of life through the application of BEMER physical vascular therapy, regardless of the underlying disease.

The effects of the “physical BEMER® vascular therapy”, a method for the physical stimulation of the vasomotion of precapillary microvessels in case of impaired microcirculation, on sleep, pain and quality of life of patients with different clinical pictures on the basis of three scientifically validated scales.

Bohn et al

J Complement Integr Med. 2013;10(Suppl):S5-12, S5-13.

  • Resistance to cancer chemotherapy

Treatment with BEMER physical vascular therapy appears to prevent resistance to chemotherapy agents.

BEMER Electromagnetic Field Therapy Reduces Cancer Cell Radioresistance by Enhanced ROS Formation and Induced DNA Damage.

Storch et al

PLoS One. 2016 Dec 13;11(12):e0167931.

  • Multiple Sclerosis-related Fatigue

These studies demonstrated a beneficial effect of BEMER therapy on multiple sclerosis-related fatigue.

Effect of BEMER magnetic field therapy on the level of fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomized, double-blind controlled trial.

Piatkowski et al

J Altern Complement Med. 2009 May;15(5):507-11

Long-term effects of Bio-Electromagnetic-Energy Regulation therapy on fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Haase et al

Altern Ther Health Med. 2011 Nov-Dec;17(6):22-8.

  • Effectiveness of BEMER therapy over other devices in improving microcirculation:

Of the six commercially available devices tested, two proved to be ineffective and three not effective enough to be therapeutically relevant. Only in one device was it possible to show a complementary-therapeutic effect: the device uses a specific, biorhythmically defined stimulus for vasomotion. This was the BEMER.

Effects of various physical treatment methods on arteriolar vasomotion and microhemodynamic functional characteristics in case of deficient regulation of organ blood flow. Results of a placebo-controlled, double-blind study.

Klopp et al

J Complement Integr Med. 2013;10(Suppl):S39-46, S41-9

  • Rehabilitation

Improvements were noted in both microcirculatory blood-flow regulation and immune response in patients undergoing rehabilitation.

In older rehabilitation patients the amounts of characteristic microcirculatory changes were greater than in younger persons undergoing rehabilitation,

Complementary-therapeutic stimulation of deficient autorhythmic arteriolar vasomotion by means of a biorhythmically physical stimulus on the microcirculation and the immune system in 50-year-old rehabilitation patients.

Klopp et al

J Complement Integr Med. 2013;10(Suppl):S29-37, S31-9

Effects of physical stimulation of spontaneous arteriolar vasomotion in patients of various ages undergoing rehabilitation.

Klopp et al

J Complement Integr Med. 2013;10(Suppl):S13-9, S15-21

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

Improvement noted in skin lesions secondary to diabetes-induced nerve damage, in patients treated with BEMER therapy.

Influence of a specific, biorhythmically defined physical stimulus on deficient vasomotion in small-caliber arterioles in the subcutis in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy.

Klopp et al

J Complement Integr Med. 2013;10(Suppl):S21-7, S23-9