Do PEMF Therapy Mats Work?

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy increases circulation, improves oxygenation of the blood, aids in the healing of wounds and fractures, helps with stroke rehabilitation, and eases chronic pain caused by any number of sources, including osteoarthritis, surgery, autoimmune diseases and more. And that’s just a few of the well documented benefits PEMF therapy offers.

When researching PEMF mats for sale, one big question people ask is Does this really work? The answer is found in both the research and PEMF reviews detailing real experiences from real customers. And that answer is YES!

PEMF mats work by stimulating healing at the cellular level. Through the use of pulsed magnetic fields, PEMF therapy treats deep inside the body to get to the root of the problem: cell damage. 

When the flow of communication created by the natural positive and negative charges in your body is disrupted, cells break down. Restoring these charges to their ideal state with PEMF therapy promotes the repair of cells and allows for optimal body functioning. 

Research using a range of PEMF devices has consistently demonstrated that pulsed electromagnetic therapy is a safe, non-invasive alternative treatment that yields results.

One study published in 20151 evaluated the effect of BEMER therapy in patients with knee arthrosis and chronic low back pain. This study showed that in patients with chronic back pain, BEMER physical vascular therapy showed reduced pain and fatigue in the short term.  For patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, long term therapy demonstrated positive results. 

A 2013 study2 reviewed 14 previous studies of the impact of PEMF therapy on knee osteoarthritis, finding suggestive evidence to support its efficacy.

These two studies focused on pain, but a wide body of research has indicated that PEMF therapy has many other proven benefits, including activating and stimulating the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)3 which controls breathing, heart rate, digestion, and all vital body functions; relieving anxiety and depression;4 promote bone formation5; and so much more.

In addition, PEMF treatments also affect acupuncture points and meridians, acting as a form of acupuncture treatment without needles. Acupuncture points can be influenced by heat, friction, light, electrical stimulation as well as by magnetic fields. That means that whole body PEMF treatment is simultaneously, along with other actions, doing acupuncture-type treatment. 6

With the wide range of PEMF mats in the market, it can be tricky to determine which will benefit you most. While any PEMF device is likely to have some benefit, understanding the intended use is important in selecting the best option for your needs. Intensity, frequency, and cost are all important considerations.

The BEMER pad is a brand available through Multi-Level Marketing distributors. The focus of BEMER marketing is on the benefits of improved circulation for overall wellness. While this device is likely effective for that purpose, as a low intensity device the BEMER pad might not have the power you need to address specific conditions. Research shows that virtually all PEMF systems improve circulation by stimulating production of a molecule called nitric oxide and low intensity PEMF systems do that mostly superficially.

The BioBalance is a medium-intensity system, with a maximum intensity of 10 gauss on both the small pillow applicator and the whole body mat. Intensities are adjustable and applicators can be used together (with no intensity loss) or separately. The BEMER pad has intensities from 1 to 3 gauss, much lower than the BioBalance offers. 

The BioBalance PEMF machine offers ten programs, while BEMER pads have two. Best of all, the BioBalance device is priced at $2,590, around half the cost of a BEMER pad. 

The BioBalance PEMF system, when used daily, boosts natural recovery, increases results from exercise, yoga & meditation, and improves the way your body uses nutrients to promote optimal health and wellness.

The BioBalance mat comes with a smaller pillow applicator that can be used on its own or in conjunction with the full body pad to provide maximum versatility and healing. Frequencies range from 0.5 Hz to 23 Hz, with additional background frequencies ranging from 300 Hz to 1,000 Hz to enhance depth of penetration of the PEMF signal. Treatment times can range from 10 minutes to 12 hours, allowing for safe and effective overnight healing and helping with all night sleep

The evidence is clear – PEMF mats work. Let the BioBalance PEMF mat work for YOU!


1 . Gyulai F, Rába K, Baranyai I, Berkes E, Bender T. BEMER Therapy Combined with Physiotherapy in Patients with Musculoskeletal Diseases: A Randomised, Controlled Double Blind Follow-Up Pilot Study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:245742. doi:10.1155/2015/245742

2 . Ryang We S, Koog YH, Jeong KI, Wi H. Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field on knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013;52(5):815-824. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kes063

3 . Grote V, Lackner H, Kelz C, et al. Short-term effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields after physical exercise are dependent on autonomic tone before exposure. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007;101(4):495-502. [PubMed]

4 . Rohan ML, Yamamoto RT, Ravichandran CT, Cayetano KR, Morales OG, Olson DP, Vitaliano G, Paul SM, Cohen BM. Rapid mood-elevating effects of low field magnetic stimulation in depression. Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Aug 1;76(3):186-93.

5 . Galli C, Pedrazzi G, Mattioli-Belmonte M, Guizzardi S. The Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields to Promote Bone Responses to Biomaterials In Vitro and In Vivo. Int J Biomater. 2018;2018:8935750. Published 2018 Sep 3. doi:10.1155/2018/8935750

6 . Kim SB, Park SW, Ahn SJ, et al. Evaluation of the Muscle Fatigue Recovery Effect and the Meridian Potential Change by Using a Magnetic Acupuncture System. J Acupunct Meridian Stud 2012;5(6):323–324.

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