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Colorado State University Clinical Trial of BEMER (PEMF) Device

When my alma mater, CSU announced the FIRST ever clinical research of BEMER (a PEMF device) for horses, I was beyond thrilled, and incredibly intrigued. That study is cited herein.


There are multiple modern-day devices on the market for the purposes of providing our equine friends with pulsed electromagnetic field therapies, and many of those devices have glowing reviews and ratings. I personally, have witnessed the benefits from several of those devices. See my post about that here.


If you know me, then you know I love science, and so this trial at CSU was of great significance to me. I want to know that what I'm using on my horses works. The administration of electromagnetic energy to help reduce inflammation in our equine friends was proven to get us results -- the kind of pain relieving, circulation-improving, healing, life altering results we have been hoping for. Amazing!


Cited: King MR, Seabaugh KA, Frisbie DD. Effects of a Bio-Electromagnetic Energy Regulation Blanket on Thoracolumbar Epaxial Muscle Pain in Horses. J Equine Vet Sci. 2022 Apr;111:103867. doi: 10.1016/j.jevs.2022.103867. Epub 2022 Jan 23. PMID: 35081474.


"Back pain and inflammation of the epaxial musculature is a significant problem in all equine athletes. Treatment of back pain can be challenging and often requires a multimodal approach. In humans, bio-electromagnetic energy regulation therapy (BEMER) has been reported to be effective in pain modulation. With its increased use in people comes a similar robust application in veterinary medicine unfortunately, there is unsubstantiated evidence for this type of therapy in horses. Objectives of this study were to assess analgesic responses and biomechanical outcome variables using a bio-electromagnetic energy regulation therapy blanket, and to evaluate serum biomarkers as a method to monitor the treatment effects in horses with thoracolumbar epaxial muscle pain. Cohort study of 8 horses treated for 3 consecutive days. Horses with naturally-occurring thoracolumbar epaxial muscle pain were used in this study. Objective outcome variables were recorded daily for 5 days, which included spinal evaluation, mechanical nociceptive thresholds, electromyography, kinematics, kinetics, and serum biomarkers. BEMER blanket therapy significantly improved thoracolumbar epaxial muscle nociceptive thresholds. Center of pressure displacement as a measure of postural stability was significantly improved as well as significant gains in spinal flexibility were demonstrated at study completion. A significant treatment effect was not appreciated in measures of muscle tone, ground reaction forces or serum biomarkers. Limitations include the lack of a control group and a definitive structural diagnosis of thoracolumbar epaxial muscle pain. The BEMER blanket produced significant clinical and biomechanical effects in horses with back pain."


BEMER remains a unique, patented PEMF device on the market that has multiple scientific clinical studies that specifically name it as a device and back it's claims as an effective treatment of pain, inflammation, circulatory response, and more in equines, and humans.


The peace of mind, certainty, and science behind the groundbreaking BEMER technology continues to mesmerize, and I look forward to continued research. (See my other posts on other BEMER trials and continued research).



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