The BEMER device is a simple mat that is placed on the floor and your dog lays on it for about 15 minutes. The mat has coils that create an electromagnetic field that improves the microcirculation and blood flow. There is also a band with increased intensity that can be applied to a specific problem area your dog may have after they become acclimated to the mat. Dogs are encouraged with petting and gentle praise to lay on the mat, but they are not forced to stay. The majority of dogs settle into the mat within minutes and fall asleep or rest quietly for the duration of the application.
This link talks about the unique partnership with BEMER and NASA:
Here are some youtube videos describing BEMER and its use in humans and horses:
This is a short video (5min) on how BEMER enhances microcirculation:
This is a long video (45min) that talks about the technology and use in humans:
This video (8min) is narrated by Linda Tellington Jones, the famed horse trainer talking about use in horses:
BEMER is designed to improve circulation thereby support the body’s natural self-regulating processes. Blood is the body’s universal means of transport. Oxygen, nutrients, chemical messengers (e.g., hormones) and immune cells are all transported through our blood. When our body’s cells, tissues and organs are adequately nourished and metabolic waste products are removed, our bodies become healthy and function properly. The optimal regulation of circulation is a prerequisite for ensuring good levels of health and fitness.
Dogs who are currently undergoing chemotherapy should not use the BEMER. Owners who have undergone organ/bone marrow transplantation or have pacemakers should not assist their dogs on the mat as this can change the function of their medications and devices. There is no risk to the owners once the session is complete, though, so they should not hesitate to bring their dogs for treatments.
The perception of the BEMER application differs from user to user. Some humans experience a light feeling of warmth or a tingling sensation. Most feel noticeably relaxed and invigorated after the application. I have found that dogs become very relaxed and often have to be woken up after the session is finished.
Every dog is different in how they will respond to the BEMER and their medications. You should talk with your veterinarian about your dog's medications as the BEMER applications progress and discuss together dosages and frequency of medications. All regular medications that most old dogs take (NSAIDs, pain medications, glucosamine, etc) are safe to be used with the BEMER and may be reduced over time. The only medications that a dog may take that should never be used at the same time as the BEMER is chemotherapy as this may change how the anti-cancer drugs work in the body. Once the chemotherapy is complete, BEMER may help improve recovery time.
Side effects are understood to be undesirable accompanying effects such as allergies, bleeding, discomfort, lethargy, etc. To date, no dangerous side effects have been detected with short or long-term application.
Some dogs show improvements in 2 to 3 treatments but most will take up to 8 weeks to reach maximal results. In humans with severe disease states, it can take up to 8 weeks to start to see results.
BEMER is not a disease-specific application. Its effect on the circulation and the resulting improvements to the supply and removal of substances to/from the body’s cells allows these cells to produce and supply increasing amounts of energy, and therefore carry out their tasks (production) in a more functional manner.
Dogs who receive BEMER applications will have increased mobility, energy and vitality. Owners report that the dogs are "more perky," more energetic at the dog park and have improved movement and use of the hind legs. In humans, it is reported that they have enhanced concentration, mental acuity and stress reduction, improved sleep, endurance and strength.
Initially dogs should be "beamed" at least three times a week for the first 1 to 3 weeks depending on response, then it can gradually be reduced to one to two times weekly. In humans the application is recommended daily, which can be difficult for some dog owners, so we recommend it as frequently as you are able. For dogs that have recently undergone surgery or dentistry, a daily treatment for the first week can improve recovery time.
The first session, when paired with a comprehensive physical exam, is free. Subsequent sessions are $35 for the first dog and $15 for each additional dog that lays on the mat at the same time when you meet me at a designated location or when paired with trip to your house for an exam. Home sessions not paired with examinations are $75 for the first dog and $15 for each additional dog. Ask about post-surgical recovery packages.
dr.amanda@chamisavet com 505-795-2300
If the cats decide to join the dogs on the mat, they are no charge. Some cats enjoy the BEMER and others do not. Like the dogs, we do not force the cats to sit on the mat and if they chose to leave we will allow them to go.
Chamisa Mobile Veterinary Services, LLC
Amanda Mouradian, DVM