The Story of My Experience with BEMER
My name is Tim Hayes. I am a psychologist in Northern Illinois. For the past 25 – 30 years I have watched my ankles, feet and hands grow weaker and weaker despite my attempts to strengthen them. I have tried vitamins, minerals, herbs, energy work, emotional work, massage, chiropractic treatments, lots of exercise, prayer, and more. The blessing in this is that there is no pain involved in the “neuropathy”, or lack of nerve functioning, just a failure of the nerve signal to stimulate the muscles so that they eventually atrophy, (shrink away).
Four Years ago I invested in custom made Ankle Foot Orthotics at a cost of $3,000.00 out of my own pocket. This was because I had difficulty walking without tripping and falling, and could not stand securely in one place without falling backwards. After three months of wearing them I realized they were only making my ankles weaker – so I only wore them when I had to stand to give a presentation, or go to a business event where I needed to walk or stand for any length of time.
By the Fall of 2015 I “knew” that I would soon be using a walker, and/or a wheel chair to get around, even in my office – because I was using the walls and the chairs in the office to stabilize nearly every move I made. I had to think about every step, and if I didn’t, I would trip and fall over. That summer I had ridden over 1,000 miles on my two wheel bicycle and had to stop because my ankles were just getting weaker. As a result I fell over most of the times that I needed to start or stop quickly. So, I invested in a three wheel bike so that I could continue to ride outdoors. I put another 500 miles on the three wheel bike, and my ankles only got weaker.
In September of 2015 my friend and chiropractor acquired a BEMER and suggested that I try it. I used the BEMER almost every day once a day, and at the end of two weeks my woman friend told me that my legs and feet were warmer. By the end of three weeks, I noticed that I was standing without leaning on anything while I shaved. That is when I ordered my own BEMER.
I have continued to use the BEMER as directed, (8 minutes twice per day), and noticed that during the Winter of 2015-2016 my hands were amazingly functional in the cold weather. Prior to that time my hands would simply stop functioning “well”, or at all, when the temperature dropped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. I was truly amazed at how my hands functioned in the cold weather, better than they had in over fifteen years.
In December of 2016 the movers we scheduled did not arrive, and so after waiting three hours, I rented a seventeen foot truck and spent six hours on that Saturday, and seven hours on Sunday climbing in and out of the back of that truck and carrying furniture. It wasn’t until Sunday evening that it dawned on me that one year ago I would not have been able to climb into that truck even once, without help.
I continue to use the BEMER as directed, and enjoy the benefits of the improved circulation it provides, and the progress my body is making on this journey.