TGA cracking down on non-compliant advertising of bioresonance and similar devices

Posted 18 August 2019

In May 2019, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA – Australia) commenced work on a sector-wide compliance activity relating to the advertising of ‘bioresonance’ devices, which are sometimes mistakenly promoted as ‘biofeedback’ devices. This sector has been identified as having a high rate of advertising non-compliance, with widespread advertising. The advertising of bioresonance has been the subject of previous regulatory compliance actions.

(Editor: Beamer, Scio and Quantum SCIO-EPFX devices are included in this category)

Bioresonance is based on the belief that human beings emit electromagnetic waves, which can only be measured by bioresonance devices. Advertisers claim these devices can measure these waves to detect illness in the human body as well as sending ‘rehabilitated bad’ waves to the patient to alleviate illness.

The TGA is currently investigating the scientific credibility relating to the diagnostic and therapeutic use of these devices. The TGA is also working Read the rest


Posted 25 January 2016

We have previously posted an article on the BEMER (BEAMER) pointing out that the ‘science’ to be implausible, and the claims of efficacy to be highly unlikely.

In the article, we quote a number of sources including Tapio Ala-Nissila from Aalto University, Finland, who posed this question: “Question: Influence of (pulsed) electromagnetic fields on “microcirculation”?  I have recently come across to what looks like a classic homeopathic scam, namely the pulsed EM field miracle treatment as advertised by a German-based company called Bemer. As a soft-matter/biological physicist I am extremely sceptical about the influence of EM fields on blood circulation. In fact, on physical grounds I can only think of adverse effects, not miraculous healing as advertised by Bemer.”

Prof Tapio Ala-Nissila has now posted that his laboratory have conducted a study on the BEMER:
The Bemer device has now been measured in our Read the rest


Posted 11 September 2010

“BEMER” (or “BEAMER”)  is an acronym for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation: “A device which, she claimed, has magical healing abilities and has cured everything from her sore back to her horses spider bites.”

Angela Meadon has written a beautiful deconstruction (which I agree with) of this apparatus in her blog, The Skeptic Detective.

There is also a nice article published in the Guardian on this device.

Extracts: “. . .  Edzard Ernst, professor of complementary medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, is wary of some of the Bemer promotional claims . . . .  having looked at some of the claims made for the Bemer, he is not convinced about the plug-in kind either”.

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