Our bodies are put through lots of stress every day. Even if you don’t smoke or drink, you’re still exposed to all sorts of irritants, such as car exhaust, pet dander and pollen. Your diet probably puts more stress on your body than you realize, and you probably try to work a physical job through illnesses. So, what can you do to improve your health, energy levels and physical fitness? At 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Bellevue, WA, we believe BEMER therapy may be the answer.
BEMER: 18 Frequently Asked Questions Answered
1. What Is BEMER?
BEMER, or bio-electromagnetic energy regulation, technology uses a non-invasive, state-of-the-art biophysical Class I medical device. Thanks to a low-level pulsed electromagnetic field, your body’s incredible healing mechanisms are stimulated through the prompting of certain molecular activity within your cells. With no side effects or pain, this treatment optimizes your wellbeing and vitality, increasing blood flow by 30%.
2. How Can I Ensure Treatment Works Optimally?
To ensure your treatment is as effective as possible, make sure you’re drinking plenty of non-carbonated water before your therapy session. This ensures that your body’s fluid levels are optimal. You should also eat a balanced, nutritious diet. To avoid undue stress, keep your consumption of alcohol and nicotine to a minimum. These reduce the efficacy of your circulatory system. Finally, you should engage in outdoor activities as much as you can without straining your body excessively.
3. Will This Program Work With My Current Medications and Supplements?
BEMER serves as an incredibly effective preventative measure to strengthen your body. It also improves your body’s inherent self-regulating mechanisms. It is not designed to replace a traditional medicinal therapy plan prescribed by your general care physician. In optimal cases, in combination with certain supplements, it may be used to reduce the dosage of prescription medications you take.
4. How Will This Program Affect My Endurance?
Because treatment improves the health and efficiency of your circulatory system, the intensity with which you can train is enhanced drastically. You will be able to push yourself farther than ever before in terms of volume, intensity and duration. You will also recover faster. When you train at the appropriate intensities with the right frequency, you will notice a drastic improvement in endurance.
5. When Is BEMER Therapy Used?
The patented, FDA-approved BEMER therapy is used to increase your blood flow and oxygenation on a capillary level. With heart disease being the number one cause of death in America, it’s essential that you keep all your circulatory vessels functioning properly. This type of therapy is often used as one of several preventative measures for heart conditions.
6. Why Is Circulation Important to My Wellbeing?
There are several reasons why good circulation is essential to your health. Your circulatory system involves your entire body, from the largest veins and major arteries to the smallest capillaries. Your capillaries are essential for maintaining the exchange of oxygen and nutrients while removing metabolic waste products, like carbon dioxide, which can accumulate during normal cellular function.
Some of the capillaries in our body are four times narrower than a strand of hair. Even these blood vessels are important to healthy, normal cellular function. These beds of tiny vessels surround essential tissues and vital organs, helping to transport oxygen and critical nutrients to where they are needed most when they are functioning properly.
7. Why Is Good Circulation Important for Physical Performance?
Research proves that your physical performance is linked to the efficiency of your circulatory system. When you exercise, micro-tears are created in your muscles. With time, your muscles repair themselves and grow larger and stronger. However, they need adequate nutrition for this to occur. Your circulatory system is responsible for ensuring that both oxygen and all necessary nutrients are delivered to your muscles, organs, ligaments, joints, bones and tendons.
If you exercise to muscle failure and your muscles can’t get all the nutrients they need for proper functioning, they cannot repair themselves and grow. More importantly, exerting yourself to failure results in lactic acid buildup. This acid naturally reduces blood flow. In extreme cases, this buildup can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition known as lactic acidosis. When your circulatory system is healthy, you don’t need to worry about a temporary reduction in blood flow.
8. Can This Treatment Cure Diseases?
Just as this treatment was not designed to replace prescription medications completely, it was also not designed to treat diseases. If you have been diagnosed with a disease, follow your personal physician’s treatment plan. If you have an issue with side effects from medications, speak to him or her about changing your medication. You should not use this treatment to cure a particular disease.
9. Is This Treatment Seen As Doping?
This type of therapy is a perfectly legal form of performance enhancement and is not seen as doping by any legal body in the sports world. It does not add any unnatural substance to your body. Performance enhancement comes through the support of your body’s own endurance, strength and healing processes.
10. Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Bio-electromagnetic energy therapy can benefit nearly anyone. To determine if it is a good fit for you, you can schedule a free consultation online. You may benefit from this treatment if you would like to improve fitness and reduce recovery times from sports injuries. You may benefit from this treatment if you are seeking shortened regenerative periods following sports training. This treatment will benefit you if you would like to increase your maximum training intensity and performance capacity.
This treatment may also be right for you if you would like to reduce the consequences of stress. You may be a good candidate for this treatment if you would like to improve nutrient supply to and detoxification of tissue and organs. Finally, you may be a good candidate for this type of treatment if you wish to support healing from wounds and sports injuries.
11. If BEMER Improves Circulation, Won’t My Swelling Worsen?
One of the first things people do after receiving a sports injury is attempt to minimize swelling. They may choose icing the injured site, compression therapy or some other form of at-home treatment. We hear a lot of people asking us if this type of therapy will worsen swelling because of the improved blood circulation.
Luckily, this type of treatment does not worsen swelling. It supports your body’s circulatory system. However, it does not increase bleeding from a vessel. When it comes to injuries, it is best to apply a B.PAD or B.SPOT locally rather than use the whole-body application for therapy.
12. Can This Treatment Improve Muscular Tension?
The whole-body application module, also known as B.BODY, will improve the relaxation of your muscles overall. This is particularly important when you have full-body muscle tension caused by anxiety, poor posture, swimming or working a manual labor job. If you have localized muscle tension, the best treatment method for you would be using the local application module of B.SIT, B.PAD or B.SPOT with P1, P2 or P3 on the affected area directly.
13. Can This Treatment Replace a Sports Massage?
This treatment is not designed to replace a sports massage. However, since it positively affects your body’s metabolism, you will need fewer massages. For example, if you usually need a sports massage to relax your muscles after HIIT and competitions, you should only need a sports massage after a competition if you are receiving this therapy.
14. Is This Therapy Safe for the Treatment of Major Aneurysms?
An aneurysm refers to the protrusion of a blood vessel resulting from vessel wall disease or other damage. When your blood vessels are damaged badly enough, they can burst at any time and cause lethal internal bleeding. Since this treatment, when used correctly, can decrease venous blood pressure, excess strain on the vessel wall may be alleviated.
In the long run, this treatment has a stabilizing effect on the vessel walls. Therefore, the risk of aneurysms is mitigated. Keep in mind, however, that you need the right attitude going into treatment. Fear of the electromagnetic field, or any other aspect of treatment, may elevate your blood pressure. This may not increase your risk of a blood vessel bursting, but it can negate the efficacy of treatment.
15. Is This Treatment Safe for the Treatment of Severe Cardiac Arrhythmias?
Due to its name, many people worry that this therapy is unsafe for severe cardiac arrhythmias. Severe cardiac arrhythmias are potentially fatal and should not be taken lightly. Before determining if this is the right treatment method for you, the cause of your condition must first be diagnosed.
If your cardiac arrhythmia is caused by a certain mineral deficiency, you should resolve this before undergoing treatment. As with the treatment of major aneurysms, fear of treatment can elevate blood pressure and make treatment less effective. It is essential that you have the right mindset going into treatment.
16. Can I Use This Therapy to Treat a Fever?
Fever is treated with an increase in blood circulation. Therefore, this is an incredibly effective treatment method for a fever. However, it is not the end-all-be-all. It’s still important to diagnose and treat the cause of the fever. For example, if you are experiencing a fever because you have a sinus infection, it’s important to be prescribed antibiotics or another recommended course of treatment. Remember, fevers often occur as your body’s immune system kicks into overdrive attempting to kill bad bacteria or viruses attacking your body. It’s not a good idea to stop this natural process in all cases.
17. Is the B.LIGHT Similar to Other Light Therapy?
The B.LIGHT is unlike any other light therapy on the market. Mixed light is a warm light. Contrastingly, the B.LIGHT is extremely pure (monochromatic) and non-coherent. This red light provides only one wavelength of 660 nanometers and is generated by LEDs (light-emitting diodes). Its effects are based primarily on chemical and photo-biological reactions, known as photo-oxidation. The B.LIGHT differs from red light lasers in that laser light is coherent in phase.
18. Does Treatment Hurt?
The perception of treatment varies from person to person. However, one thing is universal: treatment is not painful. Some clients may experience a gentle tingling sensation that is not uncomfortable. Most clients describe treatment as similar to the warmth experienced during a hot stone massage. After treatment, you will feel noticeably invigorated and relaxed.
Book a Session With Us Today
BEMER has many incredible benefits. If you’re ready to improve your circulation and quality of life for the better, contact 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Bellevue, WA today to book a session with us and find out more. You can call us at (425) 329-7845 or schedule an appointment online at your convenience.