BOOK SUMMARY

“Medical Biomagnetism and BEMER Technology” (book review)

BOOK INFO

TITLE

Medical Biomagnetism and BEMER Technology: Perfect and Powerful Natural Medicine Self-Care Solutions

AUTHOR(S)
Victoria Vivaldi
PUBLISHER

Amazon Digital Services LLC

PUBLICATION DATE
November 8, 2018
ASIN
B07KCR7ZVP
EDITION
Kindle

BOOK'S PROMISE

Medical Biomagnetism promises to teach the reader about BEMER technology and natural medicine self-care.

BOOK'S INTENDED AUDIENCE

The text is aimed at anyone suffering from long term pain who is looking for solutions outside the traditional medical route.

BOOK'S TONE

The book is written in a conversational, easy-to-understand style.

SUMMARY OF BOOK

The author claims that the BEMER is an effective healing device. Because there are multiple problems with the presentation and claims, I initially discarded the BEMER as a hoax product. 

However I have friends familiar with the BEMER who tell me it is a valid therapeutic product. The debate is still open. I will be reporting back after I do more research.

BOOK REVIEW

Vivaldi claims that the BEMER is an excelent medical alternative treatment modality.

We oly don’t know about it because doctors are forbidden to discuss it.

In my opinion, that’s highly probable. Conventional medicine throws out babies and bath water in favor of its own ideas.

The BEMER probably is suppressed. The question is whether it’s suppressed because it’s really good? Or it’s suppressed because it’s really bad.

What is the BEMER?

The BEMER (Bio-Electromagnetic Energy Regulating) is a proprietary version of PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) technology.

The author and the BEMER marketing claim that BEMER can cure insomnia and relieve pain.

What You Should Learn

Vivaldi says she’s spent 30 years what she now offers in this one book.

This book should give you an overview of BEMER PEMF technology. The author also promises to explain Medical Biomagnetic Pair Therapy. These are “static” magnetics she uses for detoxification and for pain relief.

[Author’s note: magnets have a static EM frequency. They are 0 Hz. Not a big deal, but “static magnet” is redundant.]

Author’s Experience with BEMER

Vivaldi met “biomagnetic specialist” Moses Durazo to discuss her chronic pain.

Durazo claimed that his magnetic therapy could “restore proper pH levels,” which in turn affected the body’s relationship with viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

[Author’s note: Dr. Jerry Tenant also theorizes that “Healing is Voltage.” He says that our pH levels are directly correlated with our cell’s electric potential. Correcting pH corrects our potential. Correcting potential corrects our pH. View Dr. Tenant’s books on Amazon.]

Durazo used muscle testing to diagnose Vivaldi with an infection and “grief.”

The grief was altering her pH, he explained.

The muscle testing — or bioenergetics — told Mr. Durazo where to place the magnets to balance Vivaldi’s pH.

Vivaldi had lost her sister to cancer decades before. She did agree that she had been in profound grief since then.

Durazo taught Vivaldi self-care using magnets.

Vivaldi did get better, and she attributed her recovery to Durazo’s self-treatment magnet protocol.

BEMER Claims

The book makes these claims about the BEMER PEMF:

  • The BEMER treats “cardiovascular issues, migraines, diabetes, sports injuries, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, neuropathy, autism, macular degeneration, infertility, depression [and] ADHD.”
  • it’s approved in 4,000 European hospitals
  • it’s an FDA Class I Medical Device
  • it is pending a Class II rating
  • it can be purchased without a prescription

Vivaldi says the device brought her all of these benefits. She felt:

  • a natural high
  • euphoria
  • peace
  • relaxation
  • more energy
  • She treated her dog with good results

AUTHOR'S CREDENTIALS

Victoria Vivaldi is a:

  • teacher,
  • psychologist
  • chronic pain patient

Vivaldi:

  • discovered the BEMER when her daughter’s pediatrician recommended a BEMER practitioner for Vivaldi’s chronic pain
  • found the treatment to be overwhelmingly successful.
  • has written this book as a testament to the BEMER
  • says she has no financial motivation in praising the BEMER
  • refers to savememagnets.com, which appears to be Mr. Durazo’s website.
  • seems sincere

Several book reviewers:

  • complained that this book was a sales device for the BEMER technology

The book is:

  • Vivaldi’s personal story
  • an introduction to the BEMER device
  • extremely enthusastic about the BEMER’s health effects
  • full of testimonials
  • completely lacking in scientific evidence
  • makes many scientific claims

Fact Check 1

Claim

“In Europe, where this technology originates, it is classified as a Class 2 medical device.”

Research

Europe (The European Union) does not provide a device database the way the U.S. FDA does. I can’t verify this claim. The European Commission is in the process of setting up a medical device searchable database.

Conclusion

Inconclusive

Fact Check 2

Claim

“I’m not trying to sell you anything either. I get no commission if what I write prompts you to try what helped me, as I do not distribute the BEMER technology or magnets.”

Research

The book’s links refer to Durazo’s site (SaveMeMagents.com) and BEMER (biomagnetictherapy.bemergroup.com/en-US) distributor web page.

Conclusion

Inconclusive: There’s no way to know if the author is profiting from this promotion, or not.

Fact Check 3

Claim

“The BEMER device is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class I Medical Device – currently pending a Class II classification – but you can purchase it without a prescription.”

Research

The FDA gave the BEMER a Class II status in this 2017 letterHowever, the classification is for the BEMER Powered Muscle Stimulator. BEMER claims that typical competitors are the Revitive IX, which is primarily a “powered muscle stimulator,” and secondarily a “transcutaneous nerve stimulator.” The FDA letter says nothing about PEMF, or pulsed electromagnetic frequencies.

Conclusion

ACCURATE BUT MISLEADING

Fact Check 4

Claim

“[P]atients recovering from surgery, wounds and fractures shortened their recovery period by 40 to 60 percent compared to those who did not use the BEMER therapy.”

Research

I searched for about 30 minutes for any articles supporting this claim. I found nothing to support this claim, as well as a lively discussion on researchgate.net slamming the BEMER as a scam.

Conclusion

False

Conclusion

I dove into this book hoping that BEMER was a viable, valid medical technology useful for reducing pain and promoting healing.

Update April 15, 2020

I have two knowledgable friends who tell me the BEMER is a valid therapeutic device.

One is starting BEMER work soon.

I will report back when she’s seen (or not seen) results.

Comments Prior to Update

THE BEMER IS NOT A VIABLE, VALID MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY USEFUL FOR ANYTHING

The BEMER FDA Class II letter describes the device as a “muscle stimulator.”

BEMER’s FDA letter compares the BEMER to an EMS (electrical muscle stimulator) device.

The BEMER marketing literature does NOT describe the device as a muscle stimulator.

EMS devices apply a current to the skin to contract the muscle underneath.

An EMS tires out the muscle, which can induce it to relax.

This action relieves muscle pain.

[Author’s note: I have several EMS devices. They are very effective.]

BEMER’s product literature claimst he device will  about cure insomnia, diabetes, clotted blood cells, and warts.

EMS devices do none of these things.

Accrding to BEMER marketing literature, the BEMER is:

  1. “a complete solution for improving your well-being”
  2. “We invite you to search for us on the US-National Library of Medicine’s medline and premedline database with more than 24 million citations, literature, life science journals and online books”
  3. “Research BEMER on PUBMED

I did research BEMER on PUBMED.

I found 164 references. 152 of these contain an author named “Bemer.”

Published BEMER Studies

One BEMER device pilot study reporting good results, but did not give any details in the free version of the study publication. The authors reported no conflict of interest, but mentioned that BEMER donated the device for study.

A BEMER pain study found no effects, either for good or for bad.

A BEMER cancer study found seemingly positive reactions. But it also had a failure to produce better chemotherapy outcomes.

A BEMER musculoskeletal study found seemingly better blood values, but the treatment had no effect on relieving patient pain.

One PUBMED “study” is an article describing the history of the BEMER product.

A BEMER pain scale study reports that “the result clearly shows that there are significant improvements in all areas surveyed through the application of this complementary treatment options, regardless of the underlying disease.” The abstract gives no clue as to method and controls.

A BEMER’s mouse lymphoma study showed slowed tumor growth, but offered no proof.

A German article about the BEMER contains only the title. There’s no abstract or study information at all. It’s the “[BEMER (Bio-Electromagnetic-Energy-Regulation) therapy.”

A BEMER multiple sclerosis study showed that patients had improved fatigue levels at 12 weeks. Then they had no change at 18 weeks. The treatment had no affect upon depression.

A BEMER study of stem cell stimulation was outstanding in its inscrutibility. After reading it, I entered a Senior Moment of Awe wondering how this article got published at all.

The Author’s BEMER Claims

Vivaldi provides zero proof of the BEMER’s effectiveness.

The book is 100% anecdotal, requiring the reader to rely on the trustworthiness and accuracy of the author.

This is the same author who claims to have no financial incentive to share her find with the world, but who promotes a website for her BEMER dealer.

When I researched some of the book’s claims, I found lots of websites bashing the BEMER as a multilevel marketing scam.

In my opinion, the BEMER is a useless device.

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Recommended Books

  • The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life, by Robert Becker and Gary Selden

Books of Interest

  • PEMF: The Fifth Element of Health, by Bryant A. Meyers
  • Power Tools for Health: How pulsed magnetic fields (PEMFs) help you, by William Pawluk, MD, MSc, and Caitlin Layne
  • BEMER Circulation Technology, Biomagnetic Therapy and Your Perfect Life: How to Re-Energize Yourself and Be Healthy in a Stressed-Out World, by Moses Durazo