What is Bemer PEMF Technology?
Bemer pulsed electromagnetic field technology, or Bemer Therapy as it’s commonly referred to is simply one particular variation of what is known as PEMF, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy.
The concept is from the idea that human bodies need a magnetic field around them to develop and stay healthy, and this comes from the fact that the Earth itself has a magnetic field which we have all evolved and grown up in.
The magnetic field of the Earth is highly erratic and random and is also relatively weak in strength, although it does center around a resonance frequency called the Schumann Frequency.
PEMF as an applied therapy typically applies a stronger magnetic field with a repeating pattern to it, not random like that of the Earth’s magnetic field.
Research has shown PEMF to accelerate healing processes of the body, and as example in very common use already and prescribed by doctors is using a PEMF device to accelerate healing in bone fractures.
Generated pulsing electromagnetic fields take on a waveform in their shape, and like the waves in the ocean, there are countless variations of waveform shape, intensity, and frequency.
Bemer has come up with their own uniquely shaped PEMF waveform which has its own shape, frequency and intensity, and this is what truly defines Bemer Therapy.
More than one PEMF brand have developed their own PEMF waveform and then declare it as the best PEMF there is, but we haven’t found any evidence to support those claims (for any brand and there are many).
For instance, many people say that Bemer Therapy is the best or another example of this you can consider Curatron or Magnawave or any of the other brands and how they claim their waveform as the most effective PEMF.
We’re going to break down the details of what defines Bemer PEMF, and give our conclusion after reviewing the PubMed research of the question is Bemer PEMF the Best?
Bemer Technology Review
Bemer technology is a term which is often interchanged for Bemer Therapy but in essence they are one and the same, they simply refer to Bemer’s specific formation & application of pulsed electromagnetic fields.
The term PEMF or pulsed electromagnetic fields itself cannot be referred to as “Bemer technology” as PEMF was developed as early as the mid 1950’s when research was begun on the topic, PEMF History.
When we refer to Bemer Technology or Bemer Therapy, it’s important to point out that we’re referring specifically to their PEMF therapy, ie. the magnetic field the Bemer mat is actually generating, and we’re not referring to the appearance of the product, ie. a new controller with LCD screen interface and scheduling capability.
The PEMF technology of the Bemer mat was last updated in 2007 with the introduction of their “Bemer Plus Signal” in the previous model, the Bemer 3000.
It’s likely a very overlooked fact that the Bemer 3000 from the year 2007 was creating the exact same PEMF therapy that the Bemer Pro and the Bemer Classic models make today.
This Bemer Technology, which we could also call the PEMF technology of the Bemer, is what we’ll proceed to describe below.
Bemer vs PEMF
Bemer vs PEMF, is Bemer the same as PEMF? Which is better?
This is similar to posing the question, banana vs fruit, which is better, or are they the same?
They are and they aren’t, at the same time; Bemer creates a specific variation of PEMF which they have come up with, but there are countless variations of PEMF which could be created.
Does Bemer have the best PEMF?
Is Bemer PEMF the best, or does Bemer have the best PEMF therapy?
In short, no, Bemer Therapy is not the best, Bemer does not have the best PEMF therapy, however, nobody has the best PEMF Therapy.
The real fact is, there is not enough information available, enough research studies done, to declare any brand or company as having the best PEMF therapy.
There is a very limited number of research studies which have been done on the Bemer PEMF therapy, and the results have shown positive results, ineffective results, and inconclusive results.
There is a certain range of PEMF intensities and frequencies which seem to consistently provide positive results based on the PubMed research studies which tested them and you can see this on our PEMF Research page.
By the metrics gathered from these PubMed research studies it actually appears that Bemer could use a slight to moderate increase in its PEMF intensity to be more effective.
The fact is, there is a large amount of PEMF research done and searchable on the PubMed research website which nearly all show positive results (and these studies aren’t testing Bemer’s waveform; this is why we say nobody including Bemer has the best PEMF).
We found an article called What is the Best PEMF Therapy on this website which reviewed 56 of the research studies on PEMF most relevant to the human body which showed positive results (including Bemer studies) and of these Bemer only accounted for 1 or 2 of the positive results.
With this all said, this doesn’t mean that Bemer PEMF is ineffective or doesn’t work, it just means that it is just one of the many effective PEMF options available. You can see Bemer compared to its primary competition on our page Bemer Review.
Bemer has their own very specific style of PEMF which they generate which includes shape of waveform, frequency, and intensity.
The intensity and frequency on the Bemer can actually be varied within a limited range by the B.Box controller.
The B.Box controller controls and generates the PEMF and it generates this same PEMF for the Bemer Pro, Bemer Classic, and the old Bemer 3000, it is only the appearance of the controllers which differ for the different Bemer models, the PEMF is the same.
The Bemer waveform is a cascading sine wave in formation, you can see it gradually increase in amplitude before if drops off and starts the next pulse.
A sine wave is a simple waveform shape, and Bemer has modified it to increase its amplitude through each pulse.
Within each single pulse of Bemer PEMF there are 15 of these sine waves which increase in amplitude from the bottom till dropping off at the end.
The waveform is also bi-phasic or bi-polar in nature, and this means that the waveform reverses directions or flips upside down before switching directions back again.
All this really means is that the magnetic field pulses one direction, before switching and then pulsing in the opposite direction.
A bi-phasic waveform is something which almost all PEMF devices include nowadays and is commonly accepted as being an effective property of the waveform.
The standard frequency of the Bemer signal is at 33Hz, and this means that it sends a pulse 33 times per second.
There is also the Bemer sleep setting, and this is at 10Hz, meaning it sends 10 pulses per second.
Each of the 15 sine waves within the Bemer pulse is a spike in intensity, and because of this some may also refer to each of these 15 sine waves as individual pulses.
From this perspective this would be a much higher frequency because this would mean, 15 pulses per “pulse” and 33 pulses per second, 15 x 33 = 495Hz true frequency.
It depends on how you look at it, but from a classical engineering waveform evaluation perspective one would likely consider the higher frequency.
The intensity of the Bemer PEMF is the same for both the Classic, Pro, and Bemer 3000 (as it is for the frequency & waveform also).
There are 10 levels of intensity which can be set by the B.Box controller.
In addition to this, there is something Bemer calls the “Plus” signal, which is 5 pulses of maximum intensity (higher than the level 10 intensity setting) which occurs every 20 seconds.
The B.Body mat ranges in intensity from 3.5 to 35 microtesla, in other units this is between 0.035 to 0.35 Gauss.
The point applicators, the B.Spot and the B.Pad, have higher intensity than the mat does, and these run up to 100 microtesla and up to 150 microtesla with the “Plus” signal, in Gauss this is between 1 to 1.5 Gauss.