Frequently asked questions

What does a PEMF session feel like?

Some clients feel a slight tingling; some feel warmth (arising from increased blood circulation) while others feel a deep sense of relaxation. Others feel very little or even nothing. The most important point to remember is that it does not matter if you feel something or nothing at all. The iMRS and Omnium1 PEMF systems work with resonance frequencies and takes as little as 8 minutes on the whole body mat for your cells to resonate on their optimal frequencies, with effect lasting for 6 hours. Whether you feel something during your PEMF session or not, what really matters is what happens in the body after your session.

What would I experience?

People experience any or all of these improvements after their first complete PEMF session: heightened mental alertness, more energy, less pain (regardless of where the pain originates), more focus, improved flexibility, elevated mood, increased motivation, better digestion and certainly much better sleep. Pay attention to your body before and after your session.

Is PEMF for everyone?

As a matter of fact, with the exception of a few contraindications (listed below) PEMF is for everyone and everything that has cells. Cells resonate with the resonance frequencies offered by Swiss Bionic PEMF system (iMRS & Omnium1), which also include the frequencies of the magnetic field of the earth, which are proven to be health enhancing and beneficial to living cells. Everyone can benefit from using PEMF from a newborn baby to the elderly, as well as four legged family members and plants. PEMF is like a life force, and when introduced to ANY living cell, cell charge is raised and cell functions optimized. Some of our nearly two million users even put their plants and water on the whole body mat! Deteriorating plants come alive again and water becomes PH balanced.

What are the contraindications?

Pregnancy: simply because there is no research conducted with PEMF and pregnant women, even so it would never hurt the unborn. Epilepsy: people with epilepsy should only use PEMF under the supervision of a medical doctor. Pacemaker: this applies to all pacemakers prior to 2005 (unipolar) anyone with a pacemaker after 2005 (those pacemakers are bi-polar) can safely use PEMF. Electrical implants: any electrical implant that cannot be turned off during a PEMF session is a contraindication.

How often should I use PEMF

Ideally you would use the iMRS or Omnium1 whole body mat (which has a triple-saw tooth wave form) 2-3 times per day for 8-20 minutes, but definitely twice a day to ensure that you have optimum cell function every day. It must become like brushing your teeth and be equally important. You can use the whole body mat for up to 24 minutes at a time, however it is much more beneficial to use the whole body two or three times a day for 8- 20 minutes each time, than using it once for an extended period. That is because the effects of optimized cell function lasts for about 4 to 6 hours during which time cells do not need to be optimized again.
The pad, probe & spot can be used as often as you like to reduce pain, inflammation, increase blood circulation and promote healing in individual areas of your body.

How do I ensure best results with PEMF system?

Just like with brushing your teeth or any exercise program, consistency is the key to success. As with anything worthwhile you simply have to make a commitment to optimal cell health (one of the most life-changing commitments you will ever make). The benefits of PEMFs are incremental and cumulative (just like an exercise program) working on the cause not just symptoms. So as things begin to improve, you don’t just feel better and healthier, you actually are better and healthier. That is the power of incorporating a PEMF system such as the iMRS or Omnium1 into your life with proper guidance and support.

When will I notice results?

That depends largely on your present health condition and symptoms. As mentioned before most people feel an improvement in many body functions after their first session. There is a rule of thumb: with acute conditions (recently acquired conditions) results will be experienced faster, while with chronic conditions it may take longer. For example: if you had back pain for 10 years it could take up to 10 months to reduce all pain and discomfort and that would be a very conservative but honest statement. However many users of Swiss Bionic systems have reduced or eliminated their pain and reversed their condition much sooner. The best part is that while you are using a resonant PEMF system such as the iMRS or Omnium1, you don’t have to wait to get better as while you are using it you will feel better one day at a time. It is important to mention that when using PEMF to achieve a desired outcome, ie: to fix a particular problem in the body such as migraines, digestion or insomnia for example, once your cell charge is raised and cell functions have been optimized, your body may use that energy to heal a pre-existing condition you may not even know about. The condition you’re experiencing could just be a symptom of a larger condition that requires healing first. It also needs to be mentioned that results and relief also truly depends on how faithfully you use your PEMF system.

Is PEMF covered by insurance?

That depends on your insurance company and your benefit package. It is worth checking with your insurance provider to see if it’s covered in part or whole. When you do check with your provider please be aware that there are some other *synonyms” used for PEMF, such as: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF), Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT), Pulsed Magneto therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Magnetic Resonance Therapy, Bio electro magnetics.

Are Swiss Bionic PEMF systems tax-deductible?

Whether you would like to deduct all or a portion of your PEMF system purchase as a medical expense, we would advise you speak to your accountant. Many of our clients have registered as Lifestyle consultants with our company and have been able to deduct all or part of their PEMF systems as a business expense. Please check with your accountant in your country, state or province.

Which waves forms do the iMRS and Omnium1 have?

Here we need to distinguish between the whole body and all other applicators.

Whole Body Mat:

Uses a triple saw tooth waveform that has the unique ability of offering the full spectrum of frequencies within the biological window of human cell frequencies (0.5 – 30 Hz) including both even and odd harmonics and over waves. It provides the optimal parameters to ensure cell resonance to all 75 trillion cells in your body. An electromagnetic field with these parameters, applied within the human biological window of frequencies, signals all receptors simultaneously at the speed of light.

Localized Applicators (pad, Omnispot & iMRS probe):

Use the NASA proven square wave form and are intended for use on injured areas of the body, or anywhere pain, aches, inflammation and poor circulation are present.

Do the iMRS and Omnium1 change magnetic field direction?

Both devices change the direction of the magnetic field on the whole body mat every 2 minutes. This is important to prevent habituation and cellular fatigue, ensuring that the body responds in the most efficient way every time without having to increase frequencies or intensities.

Why do the iMRS and Omnium1 have an Organ Clock?

Both the iMRS and Omnium1 offer pre-programmed frequencies that vary based on the time of day the device is used. The basis for this time variance of frequency is naturally observed in the so called circadian rhythm. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (and other ancient healing traditions in Asia) vital energy flows through the twelve organs and completes one cycle every twenty-four hours. The Chinese Organ Clock shows the circadian flow of the vital energy (Qi – pronounced "Chi") through various organ systems in relation to the time of day. Each organ has a window of maximum energy for two hours, followed by a window of minimum energy (or lowest flow of Qi) 12 hours later.

The iMRS and Omnium1 are designed and engineered around the Chinese organ clock to deliver packets of energy that are believed to balance cellular resonance for all the organs and body systems simultaneously by varying frequencies through 4 pre-programmed intervals.

Is there a specific way in which to lie on the whole body mat?

You should always be mindful of placing your head at the end of the mat where the cord is attached. This is where the magnetic field density is less than in the area where you would place your feet. It does not matter which side you lie on the mat, although you will find one side is softer and more comfortable. You can lie on your back or your tummy whatever is most comfortable for you. If you lie on your back and need to elevate your legs you can do so by placing a pillow underneath the body mat (right at the crease of the bottom half of the mat).

Is there anything special I have to do before using a PEMF system?

No, you simply lie on the whole body mat with all your clothes on, but please remove credit and bankcards as well as cell phones, then relax and enjoy your session. For added comfort you can put a towel, blanket or cover on your mat for more comfort, or elevate your head by putting a pillow underneath or on top of the head area of your mat. Make sure you are well hydrated by drinking enough quality water everyday as frequencies are more readily absorbed in a well hydrated system. Not to mention staying well hydrated is foundational to optimal health.

Can I overdo it?

You can do too much but you could never hurt yourself. Too much in this sense means that you may opt to use high intensities during your evening session on the whole body mat thinking more is better and excite your cells to the point that you may have difficulty to fall asleep. Less is more when it comes to PEMF. You may also be tempted to use higher intensity in areas of your body where you experience chronic pain, resulting in more pain as your body tries to heal the injured tissues, which isn’t a bad thing. Think of getting a deep tissue massage, when you often walk away feeling sore due to the increased circulation and manipulation of injured tissues. This is also known as the “Herxheimer” effect or healing crisis, referring to the principle that chronic conditions can sometimes go backwards through an acute stage before healing. To avoid any of the above, please follow the guidelines in the manuals or discuss this with your consultant.

How long do the results last after a PEMF session?

It has been proven through dark field microscopy, thermography and by measuring bioelectrical energy fields in the human body that the effects last for up to 6 hours after each session, though the benefits may last much longer.

What is the difference between using the mat or any of the applicators?

The whole body mat (with Swiss Bionic iMRS and Omnium1 PEMF systems) employ a triple saw tooth waveform that effects every single cell in your body helping create long term healing. It isn’t just used to maintain healthy cells and bring malfunctioning cells to a healthy state, but is also used as a powerful preventative measure to maintain energy and vitality your body. The localized applicators (iMRS and Omnium1 pad, Omnispot and iMRS probe) are used to reduce aches and pains, and improve circulation, helping the body to transport oxygen and nutrients to specific areas with injured or inflamed tissues.

Can I use more than one applicator at a time?

No you can only use one applicator at any one time. The whole body mat has a triple-saw tooth waveform while all applicators have a square wave which would conflict with each other if used at the same time.

Can I place the mat on top of a person?

Yes, it works the same on top of a body as it does underneath a person. The flexibility of the mat and or applicators makes PEMF a vital addition for patients who are bed-ridden or clients in a wheelchair.

What is the warranty on Swiss Bionic Devices?

In general 3 years with the exception of the iMORE, iSLRS, OmniBrain and the Omnium1 tablet, which is 1 year.

What do I do if I have a technical problem?

You have many options, the first one being to consult your user manual. The Swiss Bionic corporate website has a detailed page on FAQ complete with walk through’s regarding the Omnium1 and iMRS. If you still have questions you would call or email your representative to trouble shoot. You can also create a support ticket in the Swiss Bionic ticketing system on the corporate website. This way there is a record and history with the head office and someone from the technical department will communicate with you to help you solve your problem.

What if I have a warranty claim?

With a warranty claim you would go through the Swiss Bionic ticket system and the technical department would instruct you how to return your product to your respective head office in your country. Warranty claims are dealt with in a speedy fashion and if your component, control unit or applicator cannot be repaired within 48 hours, head office will send you a new replacement at no charge.

What support do I get?

If you purchased through PEMF Global you have a team of knowledgeable experts with extensive experience at your fingertips at all times for any questions or issues. You can reach us by phone or email and we respond very quickly. You will also receive programs designed for you personally and have access to product and training videos. For those interested in following a path as a consultant or using the Omnium1 or iMRS to help build their business, we offer one on one time to help design a personalized plan for you based on processes that have already proven successful while still staying authentic to your personal approach. We also offer support in the way of shared resources and under the right circumstances we even offer live presentations for you and your clients

Can children use Swiss Bionic Devices?

Absolutely and they actually love it

Can I use Swiss Bionic Systems for my pets?

Of course and the same specs as for humans would apply. One thing with your pet is that most pets automatically gravitate toward your PEMF system as soon as you turn on your mat. Your pet will be grateful for using PEMF and becoming healthier and happier, which has been reported by many iMRS and Omnium1 owners. Also, there is no placebo effect with pets, as they don’t share the skepticism as many humans do.

How do I know that my device works?

If any of your applicators are malfunctioning, the control unit will display a message to that effect, at which point you get in touch with us ASAP so we can help you utilize your warranty. Other ways of testing your device is downloading a FREE app on your cell phone and placing the cell phone on your turned on mat or applicators. The apps are called either magnetic field detectors or tesla meters which, once placed on your applicators will indicate the moving and pulsing of the magnetic field emitted from your PEMF applicators.

What is the lifespan of Swiss Bionic devices?

The first PEMF system from Swiss Bionic is over 25 years old and still used by the father of the CEO of Swiss Bionic Solutions. The next model the MRS2000 is more than 11 years old and still widely used. The iMRS entered the market in 2010 and is the company’s flagship model. The Omnium1 entered the market in 2014 and the next generation Omnium1 is set to be available early November 2018. All in all Swiss Bionic PEMF systems have a very long lifespan.

What do you say about your competitors?

Actually not much as there really aren’t any systems that can be compared with Swiss Bionic PEMF systems and if you love facts and science and would like to learn how to do your own unbiased investigation, research and comparison of PEMF systems, please read our PEMF page to learn about the fundamentals of PEMF technology and the parameters of what makes a successful PEMF system.

Does PEMF have an effect on my medication that I take?

It actually can because our PEMF systems are also balancing systems and it may be possible to reduce medication or stop taking them altogether. Because we are not doctors and not permitted to give medical advice, it is strongly recommended to consult your physician when you are using meds such as blood thinners, meds for diabetes or even pain medication, to monitor your prescriptions.

How do I know that more oxygen is distributed throughout my body?

Evaluations can be performed by thermography and simple oxygen meters that you can purchase at any drug store. In all cases there is a measurable increase of oxygen saturation levels.

How does PEMF improve athletic performance?

PEMF technology is used by all levels of athletes from weekend warriors to Olympians, to maximize performance while at the same time reducing the risk of sports or training related injury. Here are a few of the things you can expect when using a personal PEMF system such as the Omnium1 or iMRS to improve athletic performance.

  • Highest possible performance, through activation of the cell metabolism.

  • Optimum preparation for training and competition, through energy conserving warm up.

  • Decreased risk for injuries, through improved blood circulation in the muscles.

  • Faster recovery after physical exertion by improving circulation the body is able to more efficiently expel lactic acid and waste build up in tissues.

  • Faster healing of sport related injuries.

  • Prevention of long-term injury effects.

Are there any side effects using PEMF?

There are no known side effects to using PEMF technology within the low-frequency low intensity range such as is the case with Swiss Bionic systems. (we cannot speak for any other systems on the market)

Where can I find research on PEMF?

You can go to: www.pemf.com

Or: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Simply type in PEMF and the condition you would like to research and you will find thousands of studies. Our PEMF Global library is packed with nonbias research and studies on PEMF therapy in relation to specific conditions. If you’re looking for something on particular condition, chances are we have something, just send us an email and we’re happy to share.

What are the main benefits of using PEMF?

Improves recovery from physical exertion, strenuous activities and workouts, etc.

  • Balances the body’s acupuncture meridians in just a few minutes

  • Strengthens the immune system – gentle magnetic intensity does not over-stimulate the body

  • Improves wound healing – post-operative wound healing, better scar healing, from injuries, etc.

  • Positively affects pain reduction resulting from various causes – arthritis, back pain, bursitis, Fibromyalgia muscle stress, etc.

  • Normalizes action of the cellular electrical voltage potentials for healthier metabolism.

The following is a long list of health benefits from using PEMF technology organized in specific body systems:


  • Strengthens the overall cardiovascular system.

  • Improves blood circulation and microcirculation; reduces blood platelet adhesion (stickiness).

  • Positively influences disorders such as migraines and tinnitus.

  • Prevents Thrombosis (blood clots)

  • Regulates high and low blood pressure; stimulates natural release of Nitric Oxide to relax and expand blood vessels.

  • Improves blood vessels, improves the cholesterol level


  • Increases oxygen uptake and reduces respiratory problems and asthma attacks.


  • Enhances the healing of muscle injuries from strains, sprains, tendonitis, and bursitis

  • Osteoporosis – measurable increases in bone density after only six months of daily use

  • Arthritis – reduces pain and inflammation, improves circulation and oxygenation.


  • Enhances the healing of muscle injuries from strains, sprains, tendonitis, and bursitis

  • Positive effects on Fibromyalgia, relieves symptoms with continued use

  • Speeds post-operative healing of tissues, scars, etc.


  • Improves metabolism functions

  • Stimulates ATP production to provide more energy for the cells

  • Moves waste products and toxins out of the cells

  • Provides positive effects in: Elderly diabetic, Rheumatic disorders, Allergies, Menopausal complaints

  • Balances hormones


  • Reduces stress

  • Provides positive effects in: Nervousness, Burnout Syndrome, Sleeping Disorders


  • Increased antioxidant enzyme activity

  • Improved cellular proliferation

  • Fortified detoxification ability

What about using PEMF with cancer?

Many clients and practitioners are using PEMF as a supportive modality in their protocols because of all the benefits stated above. As a matter of fact, most complimentary and alternative cancer clinics in Europe and many in North America are using PEMF as part of their cancer protocols for many, many years already.

Can I use PEMF with metal implants?

Yes you can, as there is no interference between PEMF and metals such as Titanium.

What about electrical implants?

Will bone density increase?

A study at the Pacific Health Research Institute in Hawaii concluded that bone density increased by an average of 5.6 % in post-menopausal females. The University of Graz, Austria did a similar study and concluded an average of 6 % increase in bone density. These results make a difference between good bone health and increasing one’s risk of spontaneous fractures.