At 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Bellevue, WA, we are pleased to offer BEMER therapy. BEMER stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation, and its primary purpose is to improve circulation and better the overall health of the body.
How Long Does BEMER Therapy Take?
You’ll Be In and Out in No Time
If you’re looking for therapy you can squeeze into your lunch break, BEMER therapy just might be what you’re after. A typical session can last anywhere from five minutes to fifteen. What areas are being targeted, and the signal strength being used can both factor into the session time.
What To Expect
Depending on the results you’re looking for, BEMER can be a one-time experience, or you could schedule regular sessions to support the health of your body. When you come in to visit us, we can go over what your goals are and would be happy to recommend a session schedule that works for you.
Improvement Is Accumulative
Each application can improve your overall circulation, and the benefits tend to be stronger and more noticeable as you receive regular therapy. For those who are in good health, improvements are generally noticed after a few regular sessions.
For those who are struggling with their health, it may take a little longer to clearly feel the difference. We urge you not to get discouraged if you don’t see the results you wanted right away. Since BEMER works with your body, it’s a safe and gentle process that gets better with time.
A Relaxing Sensation
BEMER has the added benefits of not only being good for you, but being a comfortable process as well. Some people won’t feel anything at all during their session. In other cases, you may feel a comfortably warm sensation. After you’re done this therapy should leave you feeling both refreshed and relaxed.
The Benefits of BEMER Therapy
This impressive, biophysical, non-invasive device is registered as a Class I medical device. This is one of the many reasons we are so excited to offer this ground-breaking service, along with our herbal medicine and acupuncture services.
It Is Very Safe
BEMER works on a molecular level. It uses low-level electromagnetic field pulses. These pulses have a similar range to the earth’s geomagnetic field. This can help stimulate molecular activity in our cells.
The body is an amazing machine, and the goal of using BEMER is to enhance and support the body’s ability to self-heal, specifically by improving blood flow. The best part is it achieves this while being safe and comfortable at the same time.
It Is Non-Invasive
No injections or incisions needed for this therapy! This calming process works without adding anything to your body or taking anything away.
It Can Improve Circulation
The Importance of Circulation
Circulation affects the health of every cell of the body, as well as its joints, organs, glands, and muscles. When circulation is impaired, the supply and disposal of nutrients and waste in the body can be affected. This can lead to a lack of energy, reduced performance, and eventual malfunction of the body’s cells. Cells that can’t function properly may die prematurely.
When enough cells in a particular tissue or organ are affected, the symptoms that come along with that are usually defined as a disease.
Microcirculation ensures that the cells of our bodies are getting the necessary nutrients and oxygen through blood flow. It also flushes out metabolic end products like carbon dioxide. It is crucial to supporting a person’s health and their body’s ability to function. The ability to dispose of waste products, defend the immune system, and bring nutrients to the cells of the body are all dependent on healthy circulation.
Our body has a massive network of extremely small blood vessels, some of which are four times thinner than a blade of hair. That’s where the “micro” in microcirculation comes from. Some of the vessels involved in microcirculation can include capillaries, arterioles, and venules.
Macrocirculation involves the circulation of blood back and forth from the organs. BEMER can help improve circulation on every level, including macrocirculation.
How Can BEMER Help With This?
Improving blood flow can help alleviate conditions that are caused by or negatively affected by poor circulation.
When the body doesn’t have good circulation, it’s hard for any healing to take place. Improving circulation can help the body heal itself, or potentially make other treatments more effective. BEMER can also be paired with a wide range of therapies and treatments, making it the perfect team player.
It May Improve Your Energy Levels
Since regular BEMER therapy is associated with better blood flow and circulation, you may notice your energy levels gradually increasing. With BEMER giving your body a helping hand, it may help preserve your energy so you can use it doing the activities you love.
It May Also Help With Athletic Activities
Better circulation could be the difference it takes to help you handle longer, more intense exercise routines. The ability to handle more regular or ranged training should translate to better overall endurance. When your circulatory system is at its peak performance, it should help your whole body be at its best.
It Can Help Heal Micro-Tears
Part of what happens during exercise is the creation of micro-tears. Muscles are generally pretty good at bouncing back from this, so these micro-tears are continuously being created and repaired to create stronger, larger muscles.
In order to do this, though, your muscles need to be getting the right nutrition. That’s the role of the circulatory system. If you’re exercising and your muscles can’t repair themselves, it may lead to lactic acid buildup and injury, which can hinder your progress.
It Can Be Used on Injured Areas
BEMER can offer relief from both chronic and acute injuries. Delivering better circulation to the injured area can expedite healing, so you can get back to a better level of functionality as soon as possible.
Expedite Healing Without Additional Swelling
One common concern about BEMER is whether or not it will worsen swelling when it’s used for an injured area. After all, if you’re recovering from an injury, you want to cut down on swelling and certainly not make it worse.
Thankfully, the improved blood circulation this therapy offers shouldn’t translate to worse swelling, since it doesn’t increase bleeding from your blood vessels.
Is It Considered Doping To Use BEMER?
BEMER works by supporting your body and improving its health. This kind of therapy doesn’t add anything to your body. As such, this is not at all considered to be doping, and it’s completely legal to enjoy this therapy as you play professional or hobby sports.
Support Good Heart Health
In the US, heart disease is the number one cause of death. This therapy, especially when paired with other treatments, can help support the function of your circulatory vessels. The heart is a hard worker, and a bit of extra care may help as a preventative measure against certain heart conditions.
Improve Muscular Tension
Muscular tension can cause headaches, backaches, and pain in your shoulders and neck. If you find yourself unable to relax your muscles, and regular stress-reduction exercises aren’t helping, you may want to consider adding this therapy to your routine. It can have a relaxing effect on the muscles, which can lead to a natural reduction of muscular tension symptoms.
FAQs About BEMER
1. Why Haven’t I Heard of This Before?
BEMER has been around for a good while, but it originated in Europe. If you live in the US, you probably haven’t heard of it because it has only been marketed in the US recently.
2. Can It Cure My Illness?
BEMER therapy isn’t a miracle cure, but it is designed to help boost your body’s regenerative abilities. Its key benefit is to the circulatory system. A system that’s in proper working order makes it much easier for the body to heal and restore itself. BEMER is a way to promote healing in the body and can be paired with other treatments.
3. Has This Therapy Been Studied?
Yes! This kind of therapy has been extensively studied. It has also received certification as a physical vascular therapy.
4. I Have Metal Implants. Can I Still Receive This Therapy?
The magnetic field utilized by BEMER is very low intensity. This BEMER-specific signal makes it safe to use even if you have metal implants such as suture clips, surgical screws, or plates.
5. Can This Therapy Lead to Tumor Growth?
The cells that make up a tumor work differently than normal cells. Tumors are composed of degenerate cells. After extensive use and studying of this therapy, there has been no known case of BEMER promoting tumor growth.
6. Will This Be Covered by My Insurance?
If you’re ensured through a private health insurance company, there’s a chance they may be willing to cover some of the cost. This is something that varies and will depend on your individual insurance.
7. Is This Therapy Accepted by Conventional Medicine?
Physical vascular therapy is already being used in conventional medicine when it comes to alleviation. It has been the subject of medical research groups and has been a research subject at a range of universities as well.
The fact that BEMER has been awarded its own certification is an exciting step to further prove its worth when it comes to supporting the health of the human body.
8. What Do I Do To Prepare?
Drink plenty of water, and avoid coffee for an hour before and after your session. If you have any specific concerns, we would be happy to go over them with you to help you feel at ease. Other than that, we encourage you to just relax and enjoy the soothing experience.
9. How Do I Make It More Effective?
Anything that is healthy for your body should help BEMER be as effective as possible. This includes a healthy diet and exercise. Limiting certain foods and drinks that can contribute to inflammation may also be helpful.
10. Is BEMER Right for Me?
The body is all interconnected, and when you improve the health of one part of your body, it should go on to benefit the body as a whole. In general, if you would like to improve fitness, expedite your healing process, support your metabolism and immune system, reduce stress, and protect your heart health, BEMER may be able to help.
Support Your Body With Integrative Medicine
Our team has the passion and the experience to help you improve your life in any way we can. If you’re interested in learning more about BEMER, or any of our other therapies, reach out to 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine of Bellevue, WA, today for a consultation!