“…when you have a time-varying magnetic field, an impulse, the conductive tissue, as long as we are alive our body is 80% salt water, our blood, all of our tissues if we were mummified as if dried out on the desert wouldn’t be an excellent conductor like we are right now. But a magnetic field, the flux from the magnetic field meets conductive tissue which is every cell in your body and back emf, electromotive force is generated which puts the desired 100 microamperes, 100 millionth of an ampere, through the tissue and ruins the outer transcriptase of the outer protein layer and those cells are just as good as dead. They are going to float around for awhile and it does no damage to healthy cells whatsoever.”
Another application has been tested for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)—a “bioelectric medicine” device. This time it has been applied to curb bleeding. It may be particularly helpful with internal bleeding which is as life-threatening as external and harder to stop.
Applying the current to the vagus nerve which connects the brain to the vital organs “would then trigger the spleen to release blood-clotting platelet cells and send them to areas in need.” The device will be used in a clinical trial “as a treatment for postpartum hemorrhage (a leading cause of maternal death worldwide)”. And it “could theoretically be used … as a blood loss prevention strategy during surgery.”
Titled, Zapping your nerves to jumpstart the blood clotting process, the article was published by Popular Science, December 7, 2016.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), has been tested by the US military to enhance brain function. The article reports: “US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance of air crews, drone operators and others in the armed forces’ most demanding roles. …
“The technology is seen as a safer alternative to prescription drugs …
“But in a series of experiments at the air force base, the researchers found that electrical brain stimulation can improve people’s multitasking skills and stave off the drop in performance that comes with information overload.”
While this technology uses microcurrents, it is based on direct current. As a result, the use is recommended only as a medically supervised technology. Reported in The Guardian as: US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills. November 7, 2016.
“Return With Us Now To Those Shocking Days of Yesteryear …” So beckons, Ellen Kuhfeld, former curator for the Bakken Library and Museum located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her article harks back to the use of electricity for health in Rome during the first century A.D.
John Wesley, a member of the clergy in England, was fascinated by Benjamin Franklin’s experiments with electricity in the US. In “John Wesley and the Eighteenth Century Therapeutic Uses of Electricity” a review of Wesley’s work by H. Newton Malony states that:
… several historians have credited Wesley with being one of the most notable electrotherapists in the eighteenth century and with stimulating nineteenth century developments in psychiatry and general medicine.
A 1976 report titled “Electrically Generated Silver Ions: Quantitative Effects on Bacterial and Mammalian Cells” is of historical significance. Robert O. Becker, pioneer medical researcher and author of The Body Electric, was one of the scientists who issued the report—summed up as follows:
In conclusion, Ag+ generated at the anode seems to be a very effective bactericidal agent at low concentrations without any detrimental effects upon normal mammalian cells.
The research did not involve ionic colloidal silver. The silver ions were generated electrically from silver rods.
Here’s the abstract of the landmark study published back in 1982 by Andrew Bassett and his research team. Their research heralded a paradigm shift in the treatment for healing bone fractures—fractures that weren’t healing by any other means. The abstract of “Pulsing Electromagnetic Field Treatment in Ununited Fractures and Failed Arthrodeses” reports, “This surgically noninvasive, outpatient method … promoted healing in 85% of patients.”
In 1993 a significant article was published in the journal, Subtle Energies by Dr. Meg Patterson—a true pioneer for Cranial Electro Stimulation. Bob Beck always gave Meg Patterson credit for her role in bringing CES to North America. When summing up her research in “Neuroelectric Therapy (NET) in Addiction Detoxification,” she said:
After two decades of reported clinical and investigative work, NET has been demonstrated to be a safe and highly effective alternative to the restricted unsatisfactory pharmacological approach to detoxifying addicts. NET promotes and expedites the rapid return of the normal physiological functions and psychological stability which enhances the addicts’ ability to benefit from relapse prevention programs.
In April 1990 the first issue of Michael Hutchison’s “MEGABRAIN REPORT, The Psychotechnology Newsletter” was published. The issue featured “High Voltage: The Bioelectric Interviews” about Cranial Electro Stimulation. The three scientists interviewed were all prominent for their leading-edge research in electromedicine. Robert “Bob” Beck B.E., D.Sc., Robert O. Becker M.D. and Daniel L. Kirch, Ph.D. were each interviewed about CES. In the same issue, Bob Beck was also included in a discussion of Scalar Waves with Eldon Byrd, Ph.D., Peter Lindemann and Glen Rein, Ph.D.
“How a gentle electrical jolt can focus a sluggish mind” featured Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on a PBS News Hour on March 31, 2015. How does tDCS compare with Cranial Electro Stimulation (CES)? The technology does not include frequencies as used in CES devices. Without key frequencies, it has a more limited use compared to the more global results produced by CES.