The Path is dedicated to bringing our clients as much comfort and relief as possible. We have added PEMF Therapy to acupuncture sessions and offer it individually as well.
BEMER stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy- Regulation Mat. Bemer uses PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) as a vehicle to deliver a specific pulsed therapy that increases circulation in the small blood vessels, which make up about 75% of our circulatory system. An increase in circulation to the cells helps to better deliver nutrients, red and white blood cells and oxygen more efficiently delivered to the cell. What does this mean?
- General enhanced circulation/blood flow
- Enhanced nutrient supply and waste disposal
- Enhanced cardiac function
- Enhanced physical fitness, endurance, strength and energy level
- Enhanced concentration, mental acuity, stress reduction and relaxation
- Enhanced quality of life
This device can help with a variety of issues most notably energy, sleep, pain, mood, athletic performance and mental clarity. Many patients also report improvements in blood pressure, blood sugar and vision.
What Conditions Can PEMF Help With?
Head & Neck
The American Osteopathic Association records neck pain being the third most prevalent chronic pain at any given time, afflicting more than one in four Americans. Fortunately, PEMF is often able to help with body problems in this area. One research in “Rheumatology International” found that pain rates in subjects with cervical osteoarthritis had “decreased dramatically” after PEMF. Participants in the study also reported improvements in disability and motion range, particularly when compared to a control group that received a placebo PEMF treatment.
Often, PEMF helps to treat various back-related disorders, particularly if they arise after surgery. A study in “Current Orthopedic Procedure” showed that PEMF induced increased bone development for 85 percent of participants, all of whom suffered failed subsequent interbody lumbar fusion. Once treated with PEMF, 77 percent achieved body-to-body fusion. The researchers involved in this study also noted that PEMF “required no hospitalization, reduced morbidity, and avoided the risks associated with surgical intervention”—three more reasons why this remedy is a preferred choice for treatment.
Arthritis is also one of the main problems when it comes to joints. PEMF not only helps with the symptoms of arthritis but can also help to reverse the cause. One research piece in the “Indian Journal of Experimental Biology” found that “the use of PEMF for arthritis cure has shown conclusively that PEMF not only relieves pain…but also offers chondroprotective, exerts anti-inflammatory action and helps in [healthy] bone remodeling.”
PEMF stands for Electromagnetic Pulsed Field. The PEMF process involves producing and directing strong, pulsed energy waves to areas of the patient’s body damaged or injured. Such waves travel through the weakened region’s cells quickly, thus increasing the spin of the electrons found within them.
It is this accelerated spinning of electrons that restores the transmembrane potential (its energy) of the cell, and at the same time brings the cell to homeostasis. Unlike some other types of CAM that provide only temporary relief, this positive cellular impact can last as long as four days after the session is over. PEMF therapy is essentially the induction of electricity into the cells to aid in stimulating or promoting healing.
Perhaps the best way to consider PEMF is to think as if it were a little battery, in terms of every cell in your body. As with any battery, often the cells get exhausted and worn out, whether due to age, stress, overuse or damage, making it harder for them to fight off some kind of potentially harmful force or disease.
Your batteries (i.e. the cells) are effectively recharged via the PEMF therapy. The energy supplied by PEMF gives cells the energy they need to fend off something that affects them, whether it’s a wound or an attack based on a disease. It makes it possible for the body of your patient to regain their health naturally, simply by using the electrical currents and impulses that already interact inside and through your cells. Essentially, high-powered PEMF to your drained cells is like a “battery re-charger.
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