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Rivoningo Care Centre, Tshwane Leadership Foundation – Letter to Get Well Now

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.

Sincerely,

Lisa Frissen

Student nurse

Health unit

Tswana Leadership Foundation

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

START YOUR YEAR GETTING WELL!

If the condition of your health is worrying you before the New Year has even kicked off then you need to take action right away. Make 2014 the year you took control of your health and turned your life around in a way you never thought possible.

The deterioration of our health status can often be masked by medication that biochemically ‘hides’ symptoms of a progressive disease. What we often don’t realise is that millions of cells of an organ need to be in a state of dysfunction before symptoms start to appear and we seek medical advice.

We have grown up taking pills for all of our ailments and complaints and have not been educated well enough to ‘listen’ to our body’s cry for help when something goes wrong. Instead we surrender ourselves to healthcare professionals to diagnose and medicate us so that we can get well again. More often than not we simply don’t address the underlying cause of disease or illness because pills are  easier to take than implementing healthy lifestyle habits. And today some of us are so ill that even a mild exercise plan is not an option.

Simply put, the cells of your body first require the basic element of oxygen, in abundance, to metabolise. A simple test of holding your breath for as long as you can proves that breathing oxygen is the fundamental key to life, because within seconds of holding your breath the oxygen deficit increases exponentially.

If we aren’t allowing the cells of our bodies to receive adequate oxygen then they will not function as they should and so they will become acidic and eventually die. Cells also require nutrients and minerals to perform metabolic functions and so our diets play a critical role in the condition of our health.

The amazing results that BEMER achieves at cellular level have been scientifically proven, are measurable, repeatable and 100% safe. Dr Rainer Klopp who heads the Institute for Microcirculation in Berlin has documented the profound physiological changes that take place in human blood parameters in under 8 minutes of BEMER exposure.

The reliability of BEMER is unsurpassed because it is a process governed by physics and so it influences the electronic stability of all ions (charged particles) in the body. It doesn’t matter if you’re tall, lean and have diabetes; or obese with psoriasis & arthritis; or an Olympic athlete; or a skeptic that simply does not believe that this technology works; BEMER will always produce the following results:

•  27% faster vasomotion
•  29% increased vasodilation in capilliaries
•  31% improved venular backstream
•  29% better oxygen saturation
•  21% ATP production increase (tested in vitro)

It is safe to say that no other technology or medicine can produce these results without any side effects, in the comfort of your home, every time you use it.

This is the year to invest in your health and well-being because what is the point of continuing down the same path expecting your health to radically change course? We tend to spend so much money on luxuries, recreation and status whilst denying our bodies similar attention and investment!

Educate yourself about BEMER and take charge of your health today. Make the investment of a lifetime to start living life the way you did when you were younger and free of the conditions that are hindering the quality of your life.

Send me your contact details so that I can forward you more information. Remember to always ask for scientific proof and evidence that supports medical claims!

Why start this New Year with a precarious health outlook when you can rather have your own BEMER System and Get Well Now!? Make 2014 your year of good health.

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Diabetes in South Africa and the World

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Most of our clients, since 2004, are diabetic patients and some have completely recovered from having Type 2 diabetes. More importantly though is the amazing relief that diabetics achieve from diabetic complications, especially limb salvage.

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