Products We Don’t Carry
There are many different brands of PEMF systems available for consumers, both for home and professional use. They all work to the extent their technical specifications allow. There is much confusion about which systems are best for which problems. We are often asked about other PEMF systems, so we have produced this brief review to answer some questions about the most commonly-requested systems Magna Wave does not carry.
The low-frequency, very low-intensity BEMER system is also an MLM or network marketing program. The Bemer program does not allow their associates/distributors to market other PEMFs. This goes against the core principles of drpawluk.com: every person deserves to have the PEMF system that is best for their needs. There is no “one size fits all” for PEMFs.
Bemer marketing material, or what associates/distributors say, can be very misleading as well. Certain claims such as improving circulation are made to sound like these are unique to the Bemer when in fact they are common to all magnetic field therapy. Claims that any specific PEMF system is completely unique in its physiologic or therapeutic actions, must be backed by science. Dr. Pawluk’s extensive understanding of the research literature on PEMFs suggests that this kind of uniqueness is rare.
As with other higher cost, low-intensity systems, the cost of the Bemer system is significantly more than its value. The major aspect contributing to low value include very low intensity as well as a limited choice of frequencies or programs.
We do not have the low-frequency, very low-intensity IMRS for various reasons. The first is that, like Bemer, they are an MLM.
The second reason is because of the misleading and problematic marketing material distributors regularly produce. Marketing material should be based on sound science and research, which is found throughout magnawavepemf.com. Claims that magnetic systems with higher intensity than theirs are dangerous are personal opinion and not based on science. Claims that “earth-based” frequencies and intensities are best and that only these should be used in PEMF systems are also not scientifically valid. Since we put such emphasis on science and education, we cannot be associated with this type of false information.
The third is the value for the price. There are comparable low-intensity PEMF systems available at significantly lower cost.
Finally, it is concerning that the IMRS does not offer a return period of any kind.
Healthy Wave, Healthy Lines, Etc.
These devices combine crystals and other components. The PEMF components of these devices only produce a magnetic field of about 3 Gauss. While they can be useful primarily for health maintenance, as are many other very low intensity, magnetic systems, they are not expected to be very effective for significant health issues. There is very little solid scientific evidence for benefits for most health conditions from very low-intensity PEMFs or from crystals. It doesn’t mean they can help some issues, but I wouldn’t stake my health or life on them.
This is a very low-intensity PEMF system, less than one Gauss, and in that sense is comparable to other similar systems. The big value of this system is that it is significantly less expensive than other relatively comparable systems, such as the IMRS and Bemer.
QRS is another very low-intensity PEMF system of a similar generation to the iMRS and Bemer. Dr. Pawluk worked with the QRS for a number of years. This was stopped because of continued price increases without improvements in the technology. As other PEMF systems became available, the question of value for the price started to become an important concern as well. In addition, major customer service issues with the manufacturer began to happen that were unacceptable, especially increasing needs for sending devices overseas for repairs.
MAGNAWAVING BENEFITS REACH THROUGH THE BODY, WHILE LOW POWER THERAPY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP
In order to receive the full benefits of PEMF Therapy, the treatment has to reach the cells. Magnawaving uses high-powered electromagnetic pulses at a low frequency. Actively participating in US FDA studies, Magnawaving pulses are shown to reach through the body and benefit cells throughout the entire treatment area. This causes improvement in the systemic and arterial blood flow and benefits deep tissues.
Bemer, like many competitors, uses a low-powered pulse at a high frequency. This quick pulse doesn’t build up enough energy and isn’t powerful enough to reach more than skin deep. The effects, therefore, are not as deep and results are more short-lived. This is one of the many differences between low power vs high power PEMF treatments.