Top 3 PEMF Mat Comparison Review of 2020
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I researched a lot about PEMF before deciding which mat to buy for myself. I narrowed down my choices between the 2 Healthy Wave mats and the Bemer. I got a hold of alI 3 of these mats so that I could run some tests on them to see if they do what they say that they do. It is important to keep in mind that distributors will try to convince you that their product is the best so that they can make money. Make sure you get your information from many sources before making a buying decision.
Here Is A Video Review Covering the Top Rated PEMF Mat
PEMF Overview: What is PEMF?
Some of the information in the PEMF overview video is repeated in the Multi-Wave Review video above. There is also a bit of extra information that I did not have time to share in that video.
What Are Some Benefits of PEMF?
PEMF Benefits include:
• Improved circulation
• Reduced pain and inflammation
• Improved healing speed of bone fractions and soft tissue injuries
• Reduced muscle loss after ligament surgery
• Increased tensile strength of ligaments
• Accelerated nerve regeneration
Studies That Have Been Done.
One study researched the nerve regeneration in rats. Rats treated after a damaged sciatic nerve had their regeneration and functional recovery accelerated. Rats treated before the damaged sciatic nerve and got the same results!
To be effective they found that PEMF pulses must be of low energy and extremely low frequency.
Sisken & Walker in 1995 did a lot of PEMF research. They found that certain frequencies have specific effects on your body. As you can see in the chart between 2 and 25 Hz gave all of the positive effects that were noted in their testing!
The Use of Magnetic Field for the Reduction of Inflammation: A Review of the History and Therapeutic Results
This table shows which frequencies have been found to produce positive effects for specific inflammatory related conditions.
A lot of the frequencies are between 1 – 25 Hz.
This is why it is important to find a PEMF therapy mat that includes frequencies shown in this table.
PEMF From The Body
Electricity travels through any muscle that contracts in your body. This causes a very tiny magnetic field that could be detected at a distance of 15 feet in 1963! The largest field normally comes from the heart and your brain creates a magnetic field that is several 100x weaker than your heart’s field.
EMFs are created from the hands of practitioners of therapeutic touch. The hands of practitioners of therapeutic touch have been found to create a magnetic field about 1000X stronger than the field created by your heart!
Biomagnetism is not the whole story of healing energy. Several studies have implicated infrared heat signals in therapeutic touch.
To the left is a magnetic field measurement from the hands of a therapeutic touch practitioner. The frequency range was from 0.3Hz to 30Hz which is similar to the range that Sisken and Walker found in their studies with the best results taking place in the 2-25 Hz range.
PEMF From The Earth
Schumann Resonance frequencies are variations in the Earth’s Magnetic field. The variations are caused by lightning around the world. It is mostly in the range of 1-40Hz resonating at 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33 and 39Hz. This is also similar to the 0.3 – 30Hz range of the therapeutic touch practitioner and the 2-25Hz range found by Sisken and Walker in their studies.
Reiter (1953) found that when the Schumann resonance frequency slows down as a thunderstorm is approaching, the subjects had a slower reaction time. As the micro pulsations speeded up into the range of alpha brain wave activity, the reaction times were faster.
In another study Wever (1968) at the Max Planck institute had 2 underground rooms with hundreds of subjects living inside. One room had an electromagnetic shield around it. They found that the shielded room caused the subjects to have more chaotic physiological rhythms than the other room. Introducing a weak 10Hz electric field dramatically restored normal patterns.
Brainwaves are in the 1-50Hz range. Brains produce delta waves in deep sleep. Theta waves are produced when you are falling asleep. You get high Alpha waves when you are focused and alert. Brains produce beta waves when you are stressed and need to think quickly. PEMF affects the brain so if you use 1-7Hz it may help you sleep better and 8-14Hz may help you become more alert and lower your reaction time.
Common Frequency Ranges
Best frequency range in studies: 2 – 25Hz
Therapeutic Touch Frequencies: 0.3 – 30Hz
Brain Waves: 1 – 50Hz
Schumann Resonance: 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39Hz
This is why when looking for a PEMF device you want to find one somewhere around the 1-30Hz range. Remember that beta waves 14-50Hz is a stressed out brain state so you want to avoid PEMF over 30Hz.
How Do PEMF Mats Compare To Each Other?
Each PEMF mat has different PEMF signals that they send to your body. The most important thing to look at is the frequency that they will be sending to your body. The other to important factors are the waveform shape and signal penetration.
Product Frequency Ranges
1Hz to 30Hz seems to be a good range for PEMF to receive the most beneficial effects.
Healthy Wave Mat Frequencies
Healthy Wave original mat has a frequency set at 7.8Hz for the basic controller which is the fundamental Schumann resonance frequency. It is a great frequency in the perfect spot in the 1-30Hz range. Healthy Wave Multi-Wave mat has a 1-25Hz multi frequency controller. With the Multi-Wave controller you can select the frequency you want between 1-25Hz, you can select either a sine or square wave and select the intensity between 10% and 100%. The new multi-wave controller will come with the new multi-wave mats on their website.
Bemer Mat Frequencies
Bemer can operate at 10Hz or 33Hz. It’s sleep programs will run at 10Hz to help put your brain in a more relaxed state. Its normal programs can only be set at 33Hz. Remember that there are about 15 sine waves within each pulse so that means there is really 15 x 33 = 495Hz of sine waves when on the 33Hz mode and 150Hz when in the sleep mode. 495Hz and 150Hz are obviously way too high to be within the 1-30Hz range we are looking for.
Wave Types Included
Healthy Wave regular PEMF mats provide pulsed sinusoidal waves so there is a sine wave with a pause afterwards. There is a good case that the a simple sine wave may be the the most beneficial for you. PEMF studies are typically done with with either sine waves or square waves. It most resembles the waves found within your body such as brain waves, your ears pick up sound as sine waves and the Earth’s natural PEMF is also sinusoidal. It makes sense that this would be one of the top waveforms used in PEMF therapy.
The Multi-Wave Healthy Wave mats give you a choice of using sine waves or square waves.
Bemer uses it’s own patented wave form. Note that the picture of the Bemer Wave is considered 1 wave. The number of sine waves inside the single pulse is 15. Bemer’s explanation for why they think their wave is the best is that it is better to have more stimulation per second. It is hard to determine whether the extra stimulation is beneficial. There are studies on pub med using the Bemer wave but the results were neutral, positive-neutral or positive with additional research required. It is the only mat of these 3 companies that have publicly available research on PubMed which is great. Unfortunately the results are not as good as I had hoped for. find out more from my Bemer review by clicking here: –> Bemer Review
Studies have been typically done using between 1µT and 500µT. There are some products that have intensities 10x or 100x this level but these are dangerous to use without a trained health professional. Do not use high powered pulsed EMF without supervision as it is dangerous. Anything below 500µT is believed to be completely safe to be used at home. Bemer claims that the lower intensities can often work better than the higher intensities depending on how healthy or sick your cells are.
The Healthy Wave original mat provides 300µT which is high compared to Bemer. Although it is more intense than the Bemer mat, it is still in the safe range for home use and a reasonable setting that will provide benefits for whoever uses it. There is no need for an accessory with a higher intensity because the mat already charges your body at a high yet safe level. You get the full benefits throughout your body instead of just at a local spot if you use an accessory.
The Healthy Wave Multi-Wave Mat provides 250µT at the maximum setting and you can set it to 10%, 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of maximum.
The Bemer mat can deliver an intensity between 3.5µT and 50µT the B.Spot has a maximum intensity of 150µT
When looking for a PEMF mat you should look for one with a signal frequency between 1-30Hz and a low intensity range around 1- 500µT.
The Healthy Wave Multi-Wave mat is rated 9/10. This is because it allows you to emulate studies as closely as possible at a reasonable price. You can adjust the frequency between 1-25Hz, adjust the intensity from 25µT-250µT and choose between a sine and square wave.
The Healthy Wave Original Mat was rated 8/10. Its frequency is set at 7.8Hz which is the fundamental Shumann resonance frequency. It loses points because you are not able to change the frequency or intensity. 7.8Hz is also a high theta / low alpha brainwave frequency and the frequency measured most from the pulsed magnetic fields coming of the hands of practitioners of therapeutic touch. Healthy Wave’s signal also penetrates further than the other 2 mats. It doesn’t have any applicators but you don’t need one because your full body is covered by the PEMF of the mat. The Healthy Wave mat is also about a third the price of the Bemer and made of crystals instead of relatively cheap materials like the Bemer.
Bemer was rated 7/10. They are a good mat because the 33Hz signal is close to the 1-30Hz range and they have a 10Hz sleep program which is in this range. The controller can adjust the intensity but only has 2 frequency choices. It loses some points because it performed poorly in the signal penetration test.
My Personal Experiance
I originally bought the original 5 Therapy Healthy Wave Mat and the infrared heat pillow. If the multi-wave mat was available when I bought my mat I would have bought that one.
I bought a Multi-Wave mat recently and have been very happy with it. The infrared heat works the same but I really like that you can choose the frequency you want between 1 and 25Hz. It does seem to help me recover faster from rock climbing which is very hard on your tendons. I even made a video reviewing Multi-Wave Healthy Wave Mat
Top Rated Mat Overview
Healthy Wave Multi-Wave Mat is rated #1 for several reasons:
Has the best frequency range (1-25Hz)
Includes 5 Therapies: PEMF – far infrared – negative ion – crystal – red light
Made with 5 natural crystals: amethyst, jade and tourmaline, obsidian and quartz
45 day money back satisfaction guarantee – no restocking fee on returns
The Price is lower than other PEMF mats
Multi-Wave 5 Therapy Healthy Wave Mats
$999 - $2499
This model includes the Multi-Wave 1-25Hz controller. Adjust the frequency, intensity and waveform between sinusoidal and square. Made with Amethyst, Tourmaline and Jade crystals!
Original 5 Therapy Healthy Wave Mats
$499 - $1499
This model is the Professional original 5 therapy body model. The professional model provides double the negative ions as the non-professional mats. Includes PEMF, Infrared, photon, crystal and negative ion therapies.
Infrared Heat Pillow
18″x 10″ x 4″ - $285
This pillow provides infrared heat. It is very comfortable and perfect for use while lying on your Healthy Wave Mat.
Rainbow 4 Therapy Healthy Wave Mats
$599 - $1,299
This mat is made with 7 different stones. The pro mat version provides 3000+ negative ions per square inch instead of 1500 of the normal versions. This version does not include the photon light therapy. It includes the PEMF, far infrared, negative ion and crystal therapy. It is a great option if you want the 7 different stones in your mat and are not as interested in the photon light therapy.
Original 4 Therapy Healthy Wave Mats
$449 - $1,499.00
The pro mat version provides 3000+ negative ions per square inch instead of 1500 of the normal versions. This version does not include the photon light therapy. It includes the PEMF, far infrared, negative ion and crystal therapy. It is a great option if you want to trade off the photon light therapy for a lower price than the pro version with photon light therapy.
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