Bemer Technology

The page has been included due to a recent surge of emails sent to the Unit regarding Bemer Technology. In essence there is insufficient scientific evidence to support the use of Bemer Technology.

Article Bemer

Letter from me to Author:

Dear Professor Ala-Nissilä

The South African market has been inundated with the Bemer Technology and many wound care specialists have started using it. I am a born skeptic and tried to find some evidence to support it on the internet.

I came accross an abstract of your article on "Magnetic therapy in the history of medicine and in the current alternative medicine. Case Bemer.”

I would appreciate it if you could forward me a copy of your article. I would also like to enquire whether it would be possible for you to write an article or reprint your article for our local wound care journal: Wound Healing Southern Africa


Dr. Gregory Weir
Vascular Surgeon

Response From Author:

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your email and interest in this important matter! Together with two colleagues we have indeed written up a comprehensive analysis of Bemer. The manuscript has been submitted to a Finnish professional journal for the medical community, and is now under revision (the referees liked it but asked us to expand some sections). Thus, the article is currently not available and only in Finnish in any case, because we wanted to alert the local medical professionals.

My contribution to the article is a detailed physical analysis of Bemer's operating principle. It is very easy to argue in multiple ways why Bemer has no influence whatsoever on biological matter. The main points are:

(i) The Bemer signal is of the same magnitude as the Earth's natural magnetic field;

(ii) The Bemer signal operates at frequencies, where the electromagnetic radiation passes through biological matter with virtually no interaction;

(iii) The influence of the Bemer signal is the same as if one wrapped around oneself an oridinary electric cord while operating a vacuum cleaner (or any similar domestic appliance :)).

I can go on and on but I'm sure you get the gist of it. Bemer is a scam, pure and simple.

It is interesting that laet year I was interviewed on a national TV program and presented my arguments. Bemer's director Dr. Klopp was also interviewed on the phone (from Germany) but he could not give any counterarguments. He simply claimed that I don't know what I'm talking about. I think this comment tells you what level these Bemer "scientists" are on.

I would be happy to contribute to your local medical community by writing an article, time permitting. I think it's important to warn the medical professionals about this particular scam.

Best regards


Vascular and Hyperbaric Unit, Eugene Marais Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa (012) 335 8651