The Benefits of Bemer Magnetic Therapy

While more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of BEMER therapy, there are some promising results from studies that have been performed so far.

Chronic low back pain

In a recent placebo-controlled trialTrusted Source, researchers investigated the effectiveness of BEMER therapy on participants with chronic lower back pain.

Research participants were randomized to receive either exercise with a BEMER device, or exercise with a placebo device.

After 3 months of treatment, the researchers found that BEMER therapy, when combined with exercise, significantly decreased lower back pain scores. However, the group treated with BEMER therapy didn’t experience a decrease in depression scores.

Previous researchTrusted Source from 2015 also used BEMER therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis pain. Participants received either physiotherapy followed by BEMER therapy, or physiotherapy followed by a placebo therapy.

For chronic low back pain participants, BEMER therapy reduced pain scores and overall fatigue levels short-term. However, the researchers mention that there was no evidence to indicate the effectiveness of long-term BEMER therapy for chronic low back pain.

Myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome (MPDS)

Recent preliminary researchTrusted Source studied the effectiveness of BEMER therapy as an additional treatment option for MPDS.

Researchers divided 40 patients into two 8-week treatment groups. One group received pain medications, while the other group received pain medications combined with BEMER therapy.

Results indicated that the BEMER therapy group experienced both a significant increase in mean mouth opening scores, as well as a decrease in subjective pain scores.

Although BEMER therapy wasn’t used alone, this research suggests that it may be an effective adjunct treatment for this condition.

Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I)

ResearchTrusted Source from BEMER therapy as a potential treatment option to reduce the symptoms of CRPS-I. The 30 participants received either rehabilitation with BEMER therapy, or rehabilitation with a placebo therapy.

At the end of a 10-day period, participants in the BEMER therapy group experienced better short-term pain reduction and functional improvement.

Like the research on MPDS, this supports the idea that BEMER therapy may add value to treatment options for chronic pain conditions.


ResearchTrusted Source from 2016 applied BEMER therapy to various types of cancer cell cultures. Primary outcomes included changes in cancer cell metabolism and sensitivity to radiation.

Cancer cells exposed to BEMER therapy were shown to have a decrease in metabolic markers, potentially indicating decreased growth. In addition, lung, head and neck, and pancreas cancer cells demonstrated increased radiosensitivity upon BEMER exposure.

Other reviewsTrusted Source have touched on the benefits of electromagnetic field (EMF) therapy for cancer. However, with BEMER therapy being a relatively new form of PEMF, more research is still needed.

Osteoarthritis (OA)

ResearchTrusted Source from 2015 followed 50 participants with knee OA who were administered either BEMER therapy or placebo therapy after 3 weeks of physiotherapy. Participants were not told which treatment they received.

Researchers found that, in the short term, low-level BEMER therapy didn’t seem to be effective for knee OA. However, a reduction in both pain and fatigue scores was observed during later weeks. This may indicate the long-term benefits of BEMER therapy for OA.


ResearchTrusted Source from 2018 explored the effectiveness of a BEMER device on pain and stiffness in people with fibromyalgia. A total of 108 participants were administered BEMER therapy for 12 weeks, then received an identical placebo therapy for an additional 12 weeks.

Initially, the results indicated a decrease in both pain and stiffness scores with the BEMER device. However, a similar decrease in fibromyalgia symptoms was also found with the placebo device, with no significant difference between the two.

Although researchTrusted Source has demonstrated the potential use of PEMF therapy for fibromyalgia, there isn’t enough research yet on the effectiveness of BEMER therapy for this use.

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Early research from 2009 investigated the long-term effects of BEMER therapy on fatigue levels in participants with MS. In all, 37 participants were given either BEMER therapy or placebo therapy twice daily over a 3-month period.

Researchers found that both the BEMER therapy and placebo resulted in a decrease in fatigue. However, participants given BEMER therapy experienced a more significant reduction in overall fatigue over the placebo.

While this research does show potential for the use of BEMER therapy with MS, more research is likely needed to demonstrate additional results.

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