By Lisa Profera, MD

Fall is here and the days are getting shorter. That means colder weather, more overcast days, and less sunlight. It also means less outdoor time in general. Most of us have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): a condition of low energy and moodiness due to less exposure to sunlight or full-spectrum light. However, did you know that people can also experience bodily dysfunction and fatigue when they don’t get enough electromagnetic energy input from the ground? Although there is no “official” name for this condition, I refer to it as Bio-Energy Dysfunction Disorder (BEDD). We are electrical beings, and we need the Earth’s energy to thrive.

Grounding (or “Earthing”) are terms used to describe the simple process of reconnecting with the Earth’s electromagnetic field (EMF). This is readily accomplished by walking barefoot on the beach, soil, or grass. In our modern world, we don’t do this as often as we should. Walking on pavement, standing on different types of flooring, and wearing rubber-soled shoes impedes the delivery of the Earth’s beneficial electromagnetic field to our bodies — something that is vital to our health.

In addition to the Sun’s energy and water, all living things on this planet respond to and need its beneficial EMF. Just like humans use compasses, migratory birds and animals use the geomagnetic field to navigate around the planet. As electrical beings, we have evolved on this planet with Earth’s EMF. When we are disconnected from this natural energy source, our bodies start to malfunction. The balance of positive and negative charges can shift, and we can feel depleted. Circulation, sleep, mental processes, digestive function, and immune function can be adversely affected. Doctors and psychologists are beginning to “prescribe” blue energy for physical and mental well-being. Get to the beach, walk barefoot, look at the blue water, watch and listen to the waves — it does wonders for the body!

Trillions of electrical signals are being transmitted in our bodies right now. Modern devices such as laptops and cell phones can alter or disrupt these signals. The further away we are from the ground, the weaker the Earth’s EMF becomes. People who live, work, and sleep above the ground floor are at a great disadvantage. Living in the penthouse may not be the best idea after all. Frequent airplane travel at 30,000 feet not only exposes us to excess radiation, but restricts the pull of EMF on our cells; our bodies are not able to adapt well to the loss of bioenergy influx. This is why we feel jet-lagged.

The adverse effects of being away from the Earth’s geomagnetic field are most drastically demonstrated in astronauts. NASA is keenly aware of the detrimental effects of space travel: bone loss, muscular atrophy, loss of balance, circulatory fluid shifts, and cardiovascular deconditioning. Some astronauts never completely recover. These effects are the result of anti-gravity and a lack of EMF input from our planet. Astronaut Scott Kelley, an identical twin, recently spent a year in space while his brother remained on Earth. The difference in their bodies and even their genes after his return is remarkable.

As we age, our circulation slows down mostly because of poor vasomotion in our smallest blood vessels (the 74,000 miles of capillaries that we have in our bodies). Our “disconnection” from Earth’s EMF further impedes vasomotion; our blood vessels require an electrical impulse that is independent from the heart’s electrical signal telling it to pump.

To counteract the adverse effects of modern-day life, there are many grounding devices available on the market. Grounding sheets or mats work when you lay on them. They help you “plug” back into the EMF so that the balance of positively- and negatively-charged particles in our bodies can be restored. Through the process of our normal metabolism, there is usually an excess of positively-charged free radicals in our system. Unchecked, these can lead to problematic processes such as chronic inflammation. Our systems slow down, we feel tired and lack energy. Grounding allows us to tap into the rich source of negatively-charged particles (or electrons) in our planet’s core.

Let’s take this concept up a notch. What if there was a mat that can duplicate the Earth’s EMF and all you have to do is lay on it for eight minutes to get the benefits?

Well, such a thing exists, and it’s been around for twenty years in Europe. This unique bioenergy device is called BEMER. It stands for Bio Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation. BEMER vascular therapy provides a systemic increase in blood flow at the capillary level. This supports better supply of oxygen and nutrients to our cells, along with more efficient removal of carbon dioxide and other waste products of metabolism, by enhancing the vasomotion of our smallest blood vessels. This unique multidimensional bioenergy signal is similar to our Earth’s geomagnetic field; our bodies resonate with its gentle frequencies.

By simply laying on the BEMER mat for eight minutes, our microcirculation is enhanced for twelve to sixteen hours. When used twice a day, BEMER has a cumulative effect which supports all of our cells in every system.

BEMER is patented technology from Europe, just breaking into the USA. It is in 42 countries, 4,000 hospitals, and almost 1.5 million households. BEMER is 100% safe, non-invasive, and effective. This is a product of twenty years of research by Dr. Rainer Klopp of the Institute of Microcirculation in Berlin. In the USA, it is registered as a Class I medical device with the FDA, meaning that it is safe, but we can’t claim that it cures or treats any disease in this country.

NASA has a collaboration agreement with BEMER to incorporate this technology into the astronauts’ spacesuits. As a skeptical doctor, this is what made me take a serious look at BEMER. NASA is on the cutting edge of technology. After looking at everything that’s out there, they selected BEMER to work with them in the Department of Bone Loss and Muscular Atrophy. The BEMER signal has five international patents. There’s nothing else quite like it. It is delivered via PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field), which is known to be safe, effective, and therapeutic.

I have been using BEMER for over a year now, and I have experienced more energy, better sleep, clearer thinking, and less musculoskeletal discomfort. As a CrossFit athlete, I especially notice faster recovery time and decreased soreness after a workout. I also use BEMER with my patients in the clinical setting to address specific concerns and assist with post-surgical recovery. I truly believe that this is a game-changer for those interested in being as healthy as possible.

Fatigue and low energy are very common complaints of patients presenting to doctor’s offices today. Our lifestyle disconnects us from the beneficial bioenergy of the planet, something our bodies need to thrive. Take advantage of any opportunity to soak up energy at the beach and walk barefoot whenever you can. But when you can’t, BEMER is best!

Lisa Profera MD

Independent BEMER Distributor

Lisa Profera, M.D.
Lisa Profera, M.D. Author

Lisa Profera MD | Owner and Founder of PROJUVU MD Aesthetics and Lifestyle Medicine

Originally from New York, Dr. Profera received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and an MD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After completing residency at the University of Michigan, she worked as a primary care pediatrician in Ann Arbor for twenty-three years.She is passionate about integrating the best practices of Aesthetics and Rejuvenative Medicine to help patients look better and feel better. She believes in “projuvenation”; being proactive about rejuvenation and defying the aging process both inside and out. Dr. Profera and her husband live in downtown Ann Arbor and they have two daughters in college. Projuvu on facebook 

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