Watch natural bio-rhythmic change in diameter of blood vessels. This ‘pumping’ action ensures that capillaries are perfused (filled with blood).
Normal rate: 3-5 diameter changes per minute.
Impaired rate: 1 change every 2 to 10 minutes.
Normal rate: 3-5 diameter changes per minute.
Impaired rate: 1 change every 2 to 10 minutes.
Ratang Bana’s objective is to respond to the socio-economic and healthcare challenges of its immediate community. Alexandra is typical of African township culture.
Its residents are very poor: most receive social grants and they do not enjoy adequate resources and services such as education, healthcare, sanitation, housing and security.
I was very fortunate to meet Jane Simmonds at the launch of the Redhill Foundation (Redhill School’s bursary programme for under-privileged scholars) on 12 June 2014, where the guest speaker was Advocate Thuli Madonsela (recently polled as one of the world’s top 100 most influential people of 2014 – Time Magazine). Jane mentioned that she was currently involved with Ratang Bana as part of her thesis for her Master’s in Public Health. I was instantly intrigued as the organisation could potentially offer its beneficiaries free BEMER treatments, similar to our BEMER programme in the Marico, North West Province.
I met Ingrid the following week at which time I explained to her the technology, explained the health benefits and then showed her interviews of two BEMER users in Pella.
We both agreed that I would place a BEMER System at Ratang Bana for her to provide complementary health support to Ratang Bana’s selected beneficiaries.
Ingrid gave me a summary of her life’s journey and the reasons for founding Ratang Bana. She is an inspiration to me and I am looking forward to spending more time with her, the Ratang Bana staff and volunteers and, of course, the organisation’s beneficiaries.
On 3 July 2014 I delivered, installed and demonstrated the BEMER system and therapy programme on 3 July 2014. My good friend Owen Dell,who is a a respected local and international cinematographer, captured video of this so that we can add the content to a future documentary about BEMER and its impact on underprivileged African communities.
We are very excited to watch how this technology will add to the quality of life of the Ratang Bana beneficiaries – similar to what’s happening in Pella. We caught on film Ingrid’s story and her determination to make the lives of her community members easier and more fulfilling. Most of these people are living in abject poverty and the HIV+ figures are astounding. Apparently Alexandra healthcare services and facilities are entirely inadequate and unreliable: general chronic medication is not always in stock at state run healthcare facilities and outpatient doctors are not on duty every day of the week, as one would expect.
This setting is ideal for demonstrating the simplicity, cost-efficiency and social value of placing a BEMER system in a poor, under-resourced community that is bearing the brunt of Africa’s most burdensome communicable (infectious) and non-communicable (lifestyle-related) diseases.
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After having placed 9 BEMER Systems at selected stations in the Marico region in February 2014 we (Stuart and Richard) returned in June 2014 to assess the impact of this informal BEMER programme.
Tumi runs established development and community projects from her property in Pella, North West Province, South Africa. She runs a nursery school with intermittent and unreliable funding from limited sources. Two German volunteers are placed at this project to assist Tumi for twelve months after which they are replaced by the next two volunteers.
We approached Tumi in December 2014 to explain BEMER technology to her and explore whether or not she would be interested in adding BEMER therapy to her facilities. Pella residents would be able to use the BEMER Systems free of charge and experience life-changing health benefits.
We arrived there on Tuesday at 11am to catch up with Tumi and get some feed back directly from the community members that have been using BEMER since February 2014.
A couple of the younger HIV BEMER users were not so keen to discuss their results as the disease carries a burdensome stigma that is harboured by massive emotional insecurities. I have to say though that they all looked very healthy to me and were in good spirits. They all attend their bi-weekly BEMER sessions without fail!
We discussed with Tumi the possibility of expanding the BEMER capacity by adding another three systems to the programme and lobbying for an additional two German volunteers to operate the ‘centre.’
Critical to the success of this programme is the active participation of the provincial department of health and the North West University, specifically its Hypertension Research Programme (HART) and its Mitochondrial Research Programme. We will present our plan to the NWU and publish the outcomes on this website.
We visited Santa, Jolene and Jen to learn about the life-changes that have been experienced by the locals that have been using BEMER since February.
It is clear that there is an overwhelming indication that the majority of people that use BEMER have experienced positive health benefits.
We would love to post this video now but the sound quality is terrible and spoils it. We will see what we can do do to enhance the quality of the audio and then post it.
There is something very exciting happening in this corner of the world. A poor community is experiencing tangible health benefits from regular BEMER use, regardless of their conditions.
We will continue to post developments on this website in the coming weeks.
During February 2014 we placed 11 BEMER Systems at various community ‘stations’ in the Marico district to informally evaluate the impact that this technology can have on individuals in poor and remote rural locations in South Africa.
The provincial department of health faces challenges in delivering complete healthcare services to rural communities.
We will visit the various stations on Tuesday 10 June to see how regular BEMER treatments have changed the lives of those in need of lifestyle/medical interventions. We placed the BEMER Systems in these communities so that they may find relief and/or recovery from their chronic ailments or diseases.
We hope to capture some video interviews with these people and post them on YouTube.
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Rivoningo Care Centre, a healthcare facility funded and managed by the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF), is applying BEMER daily to those that cannot find relief from state-run healthcare facilities and are not financially able to seek private healthcare.
Report BEMER February-March 2014
The BEMER is being used by 10 of our patients during a period of 4 weeks daily, most patients needed intensive therapy, there for we used the (intense) applicator on P4. The most common diagnoses where stroke, hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2, epilepsy and general pains.
One of the patients diagnosed with a stroke used the BEMER daily on applicator P4, he said that the feeling in his paralysed side was improving and that the nerves where stimulated.
Another patient with obstructed venas in her legs felt also improvement and she complains less about having pain. This was after a period of 4 weeks using the BEMER daily on P3.
Some other patients have also used the BEMER, for a period of 4 weeks but they couldn’t express the improvements that they felt due to not being able to talk or express themselves verbally.
As staff we see several changes on the patients for example we have a patient that screams every time we touch her, but after using BEMER she doesn’t scream when we touch her. Also her daughter can see the improvement of her mother, she is much happier than before.
On another patient we used the BEMER on his wounded leg, the wound healed very fast after using the BEMER and the patient does not have as much pain any more.
As staff we think the BEMER is helping the patients very much and is handy to use.
If there are any questions left feel free to ask them.
Tswana Leadership Foundation
This is a high degree of recognition and underlines BEMER technology’s widespread acceptance: As part of a research and development project, NASA has chosen BEMER as a cooperation partner for the development of new space suits at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. This joint venture paves the way for the integration of BEMER technology into manned space flight.
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Dr Richard Chernis & I travelled to Groot Marico on Sunday, 9 February 2014, to deliver 11 BEMER systems to German volunteers that are already involved in established community development and support programmes.
These German students will be giving free BEMER therapy treatments to anyone that is suffering from a disease, condition or ailment. They will record all results and post significant cases on the therealeffect.wordpress.com for review and comment.
Our goal is to offer these community members an alternative healthcare option because they are not adequately serviced by the facilities and resources in the region.
Hopefully this programme will receive attention from state healthcare officials so that the necessary steps will be taken to encourage nationwide public availability of BEMER.
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We’re looking for 10 medical scheme members who suffer from Type 2 diabetes and also have diabetes-related complications (foot ulcers, retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, kidney disease, liver disease, etc) to participate in an informal BEMER case study.
After 16 years of international research we know BEMER works and so do 6’000 South Africans who own their own systems. We would like to give 10 diabetes-sufferers a chance to experience it for themselves. All we require from these candidates is a monthly testimonial that will be posted on this website.
We will screen all applicants and then select ten people for a home-based BEMER user study for a minimum of 8 weeks. The 10 participants will be able to use a BEMER system daily in the privacy of their homes for a minimum of 2 months, at no cost.
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