BEMER Vascular Therapy
~ What is BEMER? ~
Healthy microcirculation is vital to the cardiovascular system, and vasomotion is a process in the microcirculatory system that assists the heart in delivering blood to the smallest vessels in the body. Improving healthy microcirculation, through the targeted stimulation of vasomotion, is the primary goal of BEMER physical vascular therapy.* BEMER devices use a pulsed electromagnetic field – abbreviated as PEMF – to deliver a patented therapeutic signal. The BEMER signal helps improve the impaired pumping movements of small and very small vessels to promote needs-based distribution of blood.
BEMER (Bio Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulator) is a wellness device that increases blood circulation in the micro-vessels. The BEMER'S pulsed electro-magnetic energy enhances physical fitness, endurance, strength and energy, concentration, stress reduction, sleep management, and strengthens the body's own capacity to heal itself.
BEMER stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation, the key word being regulation. It was developed in 1992 by a German physicist and physiologist named Professor Wolf Kafka. Professor Kafka worked for NASA for many years. It was out of NASA studies that the BEMER had its first beginnings. Now it is manufactured in Liechtenstein. It has been sold in over 50 countries world wide. In many of those countries it is used in hospitals and clinics as an approved medical device. Here in the U.S. It has been awarded an IRB# by the FDA, allowing medical doctors to use this device in their practice and bill insurance companies for its use.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
~ Science of BEMER ~
~The Circulatory System ~
About the Instructor - Sheila Bunnell
Sheila Bunnell began studying yoga in 1998. The following year she began her training with Joan White, one of Iyengar Yoga’s senior teachers and entered the teacher’s training program. In 2007 she became certified as an Iyengar Instructor. Besides her involvement with the Iyengar teacher’s training program, Sheila has continued to pursue her education, studying with a number of Iyengar instructors including, Patricia Walden, Carolyn Christie, Peentz Dubble, and Kofi Busia. She has attended numerous workshops and training events including several classes with BKS Iyengar as well as Prashant and Geeta in the US and in India. She has also attended several lectures with Edwin Bryant on the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and studied Anatomy/Physiology and Kinesiology at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.
For the month of February, 2010 she studied at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India and is currently enrolled in the next level of the Iyengar teacher training program with Joan White. Sheila was the Staff Yoga instructor at the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven Ct for four years, and since 2002 has taught numerous classes and workshops at Yoga in Middletown. Having recently moved to Cortland County, NY she looks forward to becoming involved in the local Yoga community as well as continuing to teach classes and workshops in Connecticut and elsewhere. We are blessed to have Sheila as a guest yoga instructor here at Synergy Institute during the fall and winter months.