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Diabetes – BEMER

Diabetes negatively affects the way your blood flows through the body. The consequences of impaired circulation are devastating and can be life-limiting or even fatal.

The most common diabetes complications are:

  • Peripheral Neuropathy (numbness or tingles in the hands and/or feet);
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers (non-healing wounds);
  • Amputation (surgical removal of extremities leading to disability);
  • Retinopathy (blindness);
  • Renal Failure (kidney failure);
  • Cardiovascular Disease (heart disease);
  • Erectile Dysfunction (reduced sexual performance);
  • Dementia (loss of brain function).

Avoid or effectively treat these conditions daily with BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy, in the comfort of your home.

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The Most Devastating Diabetes Complication: Impaired Microcirculation

The Most Devastating Diabetes Complication: Impaired Microcirculation

If you have either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes or know of someone who does then you will be well aware of the risks of Diabetes.

Retinopathy (blindness), peripheral neuropathy (numbness in fingers/toes), non-healing wounds, amputations, are just some of the life-limiting conditions related to diabetes and they are all directly related to impaired microcirculation.

How does Diabetes negatively affect blood circulation?

Advanced glycated end-products (AGEs) are more prevalent in blood serum when blood sugar levels are chronically higher than normal. In higher than normal concentrations, AGEs damage blood vessels so that they no longer transport blood adequately to all the cells of the body. Read more here.

Every cell requires oxygen and nutrients to function correctly. When cells can no longer metabolise optimally, we find the onset or prevalence of diseases and complications.

What therapies safely optimise blood circulation?

  1. Exercise – even moderate, frequent and regular exercise is beneficial, like walking!
  2. Hyperbaric chamber – this is expensive, mostly inaccessible and not effective enough to provide long-term relief from diabetic complications
  3. Vacumed – provides a rapid lymphatic drainage solution to the lower limbs and also supports instant microcirculation enhancements. It’s positive effects do not last long enough to provide sustained microcirculation support.
  4. Physical Vascular Therapy – this provides the user with positive daily benefits in the comfort of the user’s home. It optimises vasomotion which is the natural biorhythmic oscillation of pre- and post-capillary blood vessels that controls the perfusion (filling) of capillaries with oxygenated blood. BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy is the best researched and most effective therapy of its kind currently available. It is non-invasive, 100% safe and has no known side effects.

We give our new BEMER clients their own pulse oximeter and blood pressure monitor to track the instant microcirculation improvements that BEMER positively influences within eight minutes of home-based application.

If you want to avoid the devastating and life-limiting consequences of diabetes complications then you need to invest in your own new BEMER System. The scientifically proven microcirculation enhancements are unavoidable and the resulting health benefits are measurable and reliable.

Avoid diabetes-related amputations, blindness, numbness, reproductive disorders, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease to name a few: buy your new BEMER System without delay and safely maintain or enhance your quality of life.

Why wait until BEMER is your last chance at saving your sight, your limbs or your organs?

Call us today on 083-412-0820 and experience BEMER at home.

Type 2 Diabetes: 5 reasons South Africans own a BEMER System

BEMER Therapy is a popular treatment in South Africa to address the underlying causes of chronic diseases, including Type 2 Diabetes.

More than 6’000 satisfied South Africans have their own BEMER Systems that they use at home every day to increase quality of life and perform at their peak.

The most common condition among the South African BEMER community is Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). It is generally accepted that Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic disease of lifestyle, meaning that lifestyle habits or, more specifically, lifestyle risk factors have led to the condition over time.

It is not often that one hears about people recovering from Type 2 Diabetes. It is more frequent to hear of people suffering from mild to severe diabetes-related conditions:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers (which can lead to amputation)
  • Kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy)
  • Nerve disease (diabetic neuropathy)
  • Eye disease (diabetic retinopathy)
  • Pregnancy complications (gestational diabetes)
  • Erectile dysfunction

Read more about these complications and others on the Centre for Diabetes (SA) website.

There a many lifestyle changes that can reverse or slow the progression of Type 2 Diabetes. Prescription drugs help a sufferer merely manage the condition. So, what is it that makes BEMER Therapy such a trusted and reliable complementary treatment for people with Type 2 Diabetes?

There are 5 clear-cut reasons that BEMER is an effective support therapy for Type 2 Diabetics:

Reason 1 – Enhanced Macro- and Microcirculation

Nearly all Type 2 Diabetes patients suffer from impaired macro- and/or micro-circulation. BEMER is the world’s most effective and best researched Physical Vascular Therapy currently available so it makes perfect sense to use this safe and reliable technology every day. BEMER application optimises vasomotion rhythms of pre- and post-capillary blood vessels between two distinct diameter ranges (50 and 120 microns). Vasomotion is a physiological mechanism that ensures organ tissue receives adequate oxygen and nutrients according to the metabolic needs of that tissue via the capillaries (the tiniest blood vessels of the body where the exchange of oxygen, nutrients and metabolic waste is exchanged between blood and all the cells of the body). Without healthy blood circulation the cells of the body cannot metabolise efficiently. This causes cells to dysfunction and in significant numbers the organ cannot perform properly. This inevitably leads to health complications and can be fatal.

Reason 2 – Increased Immune System Activity

BEMER Therapy encourages the proliferation and behaviour of white blood cells according to the immune system requirements of the body. White blood cells (leukocytes) must stick and roll on the inside of blood vessel walls. The improvement of this rolling action through BEMER application is scientifically proven.

Reason 3 – Optimised ATP Production

BEMER has been proven to increase the prodcution of ATP in the cells so that the body can efficiently perform metabolic functions. ATP is the energy molecule inside every living cell and when it is in short supply the cells do not function as they should.

Reason 4 – Effectively Treat Diabetes Complications

BEMER indirectly re-establishes the self-regulatory and self-healing mechanisms of the body by optimising the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells of the body. Once the cells are functioning properly the body is in a better state to address the underlying causes of diseases. Diabetes sufferers experience incredible results with BEMER in the first few weeks of daily BEMER therapy.

Reason 5 – BEMER is 100% SAFE!

BEMER’s patented broad-spectrum signal and frequency is weaker than the Earth’s magnetic field making it 100% safe. It is the complexity of the BEMER signal and its rhythm that influences ionic activity in the body, encouraging the body to function as it should. BEMER is licensed for sale to the public by the Department of Health (lic nr 549/7826).

Don’t let your health dictate your quality of life.  Take control of your body again and give it the best chance to heal itself by using BEMER daily.

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Diabetes

Diabetes and BEMER

Diabetes Mellitus is a dysfunction of carbohydrate metabolism due to a relative or absolute insulin deficiency. It is caused by the pancreas producing too little insulin, or by a breakdown in the body’s insulin utilization. In the worst case scenario no insulin is produced at all and food containing sugar or carbohydrates cannot be metabolized, causing an increased level in blood sugar.

The pancreas weighs about 2.5 to 3.5 ounces, lies beneath the pylorus (exit of the stomach) and, along with the bile duct, connects to the c-shaped loop of the duodenum. In order to perform its key function in the digestion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, it contains two distinctly different cell structures: first the exocrine glands that produce between 1.3 and 4.3 pints of alkaline digestive secretions depending on the amount of food consumed; these secretions contain important enzymes for the digestion of fats and proteins. The second type of cell structure are the island-like beta cells, about one million of them (hence the name “insulin”) that produce about 7 ounces of insulin per day. Alpha cells produce glucagon, which serves as an equalizer for the insulin in the blood sugar regulation.

Insulin is of particular importance for the entire metabolic process, since carbohydrates, especially glucose which is important for the body’s energy budget, can only be transferred into the cells with the help of insulin. Insulin deficiency causes an increase in blood sugar and thereby severe disturbances in cellular metabolism. In the circulatorysystem increased blood sugar leads to destruction of the vascular walls, impairs the oxygen bonding capacity of the blood and downgrades the blood flow properties. This in turn increases the risk of thrombosis and vascular obliteration. The longer the duration of diabetes mellitus and the poorer the blood sugar values are, the greater the risk for longterm damage, especially to the vascular system.

Based on the types of symptoms and treatment options, we can distinguish between twobasic types of diabetes mellitus:

Diabetes Type I:

  1. Extensive or complete breakdown of the body’s own insulin production. From the very beginning insulin therapy is required. This form of diabetes usually develops before the age of 40.
  2. A genetic pre-disposition exists. Due to an auto-immune reaction (viral infections, environmental stresses) the insulin producing beta cells are destroyed.
  3. It can also develop idiopathic without any underlying disease.

Diabetes Type II:

  1. Hereditary or acquired reduced reliance on the body’s own insulin, which gets aggravated even further by overeating and by being overweight.
  2. The course of treatment usually includes a variety of medications.

The foundational therapy in both cases is a balanced diet!

Special types of diabetes mellitus are gestational diabetes and some other more rarely occurring forms.

Only after about 80% of the body’s own insulin production has ceased, will the condition become apparent in one third to one half of all patients – with the typical symptoms of fatigue, lack of energy, loss of weight, leg cramps, itching, increased thirst, frequent urination and susceptibility to infection.

It can take weeks, months, or even years from the time diabetes actually begins to the time the symptoms appear; therefore, it is recommended that high-risk individuals undergo regular testing of blood sugar levels. The longer the high levels of blood sugar exist, the higher the risk of long term damage, which will influence the quality of life for the diabetic. As previously mentioned, the vascular system is most severely affected; about 70% of diabetics die from the consequences of heart and circulatory disease.

In principle, for the diabetic, vascular damage will develop over time in one of two different forms depending on the metabolic condition: diabetic micro-angiopathy or macro-angiopathy.

Micro-angiopathy is a disease of the inner walls of the small blood vessels, especially the ultra fine capillaries, caused by the continuously elevated blood sugar level. In sensitive organs like the retina and the kidneys, insufficient circulation can lead to serious malfunction and secondary diseases. Here, the changes in blood flow parameters and the heightened risk of thrombosis have an especially adverse effect. Micro-angiopathy plays a significant role in the development of nerve damage (polyneuropathy), kidney insufficiency, retinopathy and heart failure.

Macro-angiopathy displays the same characteristics as general arteriosclerosis of the major blood vessels with the distinction that it will develop rather quickly and more pronounced in the diabetic patient. Typical forms of the disease are seen in coronary heart disease, sclerosis of the cerebral vessels accompanied by increased risk of stroke, and peripheral artery occlusive disease of the legs. If affected by the latter, patients experience increasing pain while walking, mostly in the calves and feet, and must make frequent stops. After having walked a good distance, even with rest stops, they experience a feeling of heaviness in the legs.

In connection with the frequently present diabetic polyneuropathy, the secretion of the sweat glands is diminished, increasing the risk of dry skin and damage to the skin’s natural protective film.

The risk for minor injuries to become infected and to develop into slow healing ulcers is great. In addition, sensitivity to temperature and pain can be impaired, increasing the chance for injury.

Along with the narrowing diameter of the peripheral blood vessels, circulation and metabolic function decrease, leading to muscle degradation in the arch of the foot, causing pain and disturbing growth of bones, skin and toenails.

After years of poorly regulated blood sugar levels, the characteristic “diabetic foot” develops – often as a result of incorrect diet, lack of exercise, the above mentioned risk factors and poor foot care.

Arteriosclerosis:

Due to its pathology and the sometimes drastic consequences like heart attack or stroke, arteriosclerosis, colloquially described as hardening of the arteries, statistically is one of the highest ranked causes of death. Since over one half of all available remedies are expended in the care and treatment of arteriosclerosis, this disease represents a huge expense for the health care industry.

Arteriosclerosis is characterized by a change in the walls of blood vessels. A relatively small damage to the vessel wall can lead to localized inflammation, which in turn, through a chain of chemical processes, causes increased presence of connective tissue cells. The resulting fatty plaque is deposited on the vessel wall and presents increased risk for the formation of thromboses. The clots lead to narrowing or clogging of a blood vessel, which means that the adjoining tissue is cut off from any blood supply.

Depending on the localization, diminished circulation in the lower extremities manifests itself in part with extremely painful muscle cramps, initially only when stressed, later on also while resting. Coronary artery disease presents itself with tightness and pain in the chest (angina pectoris).

Acute clotting in the brain leads to a stroke, in the heart to a heart attack, and in the legs to an acute arterial blockage. The amount of damage depends on the size of the blocked blood vessel and the duration of absolute blockage. There is always the risk of necrosis (dying of tissue).

BEMER-therapy can be used to improve the circulation and to give general support to the body’s self-regulatory mechanisms. Through the following scientifically proven effects, BEMER therapy can lead to the improvement or stabilization of physical wellbeing and can contribute significantly to the support of conventional therapies:

  1. Positive physiological effect on the condition of microcirculation, and increased utilization of oxygen in the capillary tissue
  2. Positive effect on the protein biosynthesis (repair proteins)
  3. Improved micro-hemodynamic conditions for the first steps of immunological processes, and thereby in indirect strengthening of the body’s own defense mechanisms
  4. Positive effect on the vegetative nervous system

BEMER therapy is a complex method that optimizes energy production by the individual cells (ATP) through improved circulation and increased oxygen utilization, thereby contributing to the overall regulation of the body’s metabolism. Based on these facts and the benefits observed in patients with a range of severe physical disabilities we can safely say that BEMER therapy is an important and essential foundation for strengthening the body’s self-healing mechanisms, supporting other treatment measures, and decreasing the side effects of prescription medications, and therefore of great value to patients with diabetes mellitus.

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Literature and studies:

Härtling, H.: Behandlung verschiedener orthopädischer Krankheitsbilder mit dem BEMER 3000 (2002)

Klopp, R.: Magnetfeldtherapie: Komplementär-therapeutisch sinnvoll oder Unsinn? Institut für Mikrozirkulation Berlin (2005)

Michaelis, H.: Ärztliche Anwenderstudie 09/03. Akademie für Bioenergetik (2003)

Michels-Wakili, S., Kafka W.A.: BEMER 3000-typisch gepulste elektromagnetische Felder niedriger Energie reduzieren Zahnarztangst (2003)

Preissinger, M.: Verbesserte Wundheilung durch gekoppelte, BEMER 3000 typisch gepulste, Elektromagnetfeld- und LED-Licht- Therapie am Beispiel vergleichender Untersuchungen an standardisierten Wunden nach Ovarioektomie bei Katzen. ÖGT Kleintiertage Dermatologie Salzburg Congress (2002)

Schütze, N., Walther, M., Kafka,W.A.: Einsatz extrem niederfrequent (BEMER-typisch) gepulster schwacher elektromagnetischer Felder im Bereich der Orthopädie. OrthopädischePraxis 41, 1 (2005)

© Akademie für Bioenergetik – www.afb-us.com

Son of Donald Woods fights against spread of diabetes in South Africa | World news | The Observer

Son of Donald Woods fights against spread of diabetes in South Africa | World news | The Observer.

15 Million people in sub-Saharan Africa have diabetes – this figure is expected to double by 2030.

Read what Dillon Woods is doing in the Eastern Cape to encourage early diagnosis and treatment.

Wound Healing and Wound Management

The first step to knowing how to heal your wound is by seeking the possible advice from an experienced wound healing and wound management healthcare professional. Modalities in this field are evolving at a rapid pace, some cost efficient and some quite expensive.

Liezl Naudé the founder and leader of Eloquent Learning Health and the Advanced Lower Limb & Wound Managment Centre in Pretoria South Africa, used five BEMER Systems in her practice for a period of 2 years.

After a few months of treating every single patient at her practice with BEMER she told me that it’s great to have “something that actually works.” You see, BEMER doesn’t heal anything at all. It simply optimises microcirculation parameters so that oxygen and nutrients can be efficiently delivered to cells of the body, giving them the ability to perform their specialised functions. If cells are able to function as they were intended then the body will be in a better metabolic state to heal itself. Self-healing is a natural function of the body and this is often forgotten and ignored.

Check out Liezl’s centre of excellence on the web. If you have a non-healing wound or an acute wound and you live in Gauteng then please consult with Liezl as soon as you can for professional advice and wound care. She is the past-president of the Wound Healing Association of South Africa and also participates in the Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group. Her bio can be found here. Liezl is also one of Africa’s leading wound management educators – Eloquent Learning Health.

Liezl published an article in The Specialist Forum Journal, June 2013: Independent Evaluation of BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy. The information is fascinating and reveals the physiological changes that occur during a single treatment and the positive effect that BEMER has on wound healing.

If you want to salvage your limb then one of the best options you have is to get your own BEMER System and visit Liezl Naudé for expert advice.