Microcurrents Reduce Inflammation

SciAmLogoDiscover more about Dr. Tracey’s ground-breaking research with a summary by Gary Stix titled “An Electrical Off-Switch for Disease” adding “Stimulator devices can tweak nervous system activity to turn down inflammation or treat other effects of disease”. A video of Kevin Tracey introducing his research is also featured.

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Microcurrents to Heal

SciAmLogoThe cover of the March 2015 Scientific American announced the feature article as “Electric Cures.” Brain surgeon, Kevin Tracey, author of “Electronic Medicine Fights Disease” describes a microcurrent device he uses,

It is based on a deceptively simple concept of harnessing the body’s natural reflexes to develop an array of effective, safe and economical alternatives to many pills and injectable drugs.

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What Happened to Early Use of Electricity in Medicine?

Mark D Hiatt MDThe Flexner Report to the Carnegie Foundation in 1910 about medical education brought a halt to the use of electricity for healing and also buried the recognition of the electrical nature of the body. The Flexner Report was never, apparently, scrutinized until Mark D. Hiatt, MD, MBA had a closer look 2000. In “The Amazing Logistics of Flexner’s Fieldwork”, he reveals the obvious flaws in the Flexner Report.

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Google Files for Energy Medicine Patent

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Image from Google’s patent application Photo: WIPO

Google recognizes the effectiveness of energy medicine. The on-line newspaper, The Telegraph asks “Is Google working on a cure for cancer?” The article shows “a wrist-worn device that could destroy cancer cells in the blood.” Their patent “describes a wearable device that ‘can automatically modify or destroy one or more targets in the blood that have an adverse health effect’”. March 17, 2015.

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Nanosilver Effective against seven Pathogens

Research, conducted by scientists in Turkey, using a specially prepared form of nanosilver was found to be an effective antimicrobial against E.coli and Candida albicans as well as the following additional pathogenic microorganisms: S.aureus, P.aeruginos, B.subtili, S.typhimurium, K.pneumonia.

“Antimicrobial activity of colloidal silver nanoparticles prepared by sol-gel method”

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Ionic Silver in Space

NASA uses a form of Ionic Silver to disinfect the water system on board spacecraft. They decided to test silver in ionic form after finding that “Microbial growth is common on wetted surfaces in spacecraft environmental control and life support systems despite the use of chemical and physical disinfection methods.”

As a result of research, they now use silver as they found that both the silver ions in water and on metal surfaces were effective in controlling bacterial growth:

silver is an effective antimicrobial through multiple pathways. … the results indicate that 0.4 mg/L ionic silver is an effective biocide against many bacteria and that a pre-passivation of metal surfaces with silver can provide additional microbial control

“Disinfection of Spacecraft Potable Water Systems by Passivation with Ionic Silver” was posted on their website in 2011.

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Electricity to Avoid Motion Sickness

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Seasickness—debilitating dizziness and nausea—from the rocking motion triggered by boats and ships can be avoided by applying mild electricity to the head. The application will also relieve suffering from motion sickness as a result of long trips by airplane, bus, car, or train.

The research, originally published in 2015 in the medical journal Neurology, used the increasingly popular transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to treat motion sickness. A major advantage for the use of electricity is the absence of any apparent side effects.

“Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon”

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Applying Healing Frequencies to the Vagus Nerve

Scientists are conducting research to apply microcurrents to improve health—especially by applying the current to the vagus nerve. The vagus is the major highway of the nervous system with branches that penetrate most organs including the heart and stomach. Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK are applying the microcurrents non-invasively by attaching electrodes to the tragus, an area of the outer ear to reach the vagus nerve.

One of the researchers, professor Jim Deuchars says,

“we think it does have potential to improve the health of the heart and might even become part of the treatment for heart failure.”

‘Tickling’ your ear could be good for your heart.” Posted in August 2014.

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Electric Fields to Treat Cancer

Bill DoyleLow intensity electric fields called “Tumor Treating Fields” were revealed to be effective even with cancers that recur after conventional treatments. During a TEDMED talk in October 2011, Bill Doyle explained the device is portable as connections placed on the skin allow the patient to go about daily activities.

“Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields”

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