Why is the Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Stimulator [PEMF] useful to help with one’s overall health terrain? Will it help a person dealing with cancer?
In 1931 Dr. Warburg won his first Nobel Prize for proving cancer cells are low in oxygen primarily because they shift to a more primitive form of respiration which utilizes sugar instead of oxygen.
It is the cancer process itself which causes most of the lack of oxygen, not the lack of oxygen which causes the cancer process.
He came to the conclusion that it is primarily pollution which leads to cellular stress and inflammation resulting in cellular dysfunction.
The PEMF stimulator can open the pores of the cell membrane thus helping to promote oxygenation and revitalization. I am not stating that PEMF can cure or prevent cancer. Simply that it helps create an underlying terrain that can be beneficial toward balancing all inflammations and irregular functionings such as cancer.
PEMF corrects imbalances in the electromagnetic field that surrounds each cell. Just as we use EEGs and EKGs to measure the electromagnetic fields of the brain and heart, so every cell of the body has fields to measure and affect.
Each cell is a tiny battery. The trans-membrane potential or TMP is the measurement of the cell’s electrical charge. In order for a cell to allow the passage of nutrients IN and metabolic waste OUT, the cell membrane needs to be fully charged. In cancer cells, the cell voltage drops from a normal of 70 millivolts to less than 40 millivolts. At this low level of cell energy, only five substances can pass in or out of the cell: water, sugar, potassium, cesium, and rubidium. Because of the new aberrant cell behavior, Oxygen IS NO LONGER ABLE to enter. This gives room for the cancer to flourish since it is anaerobic and cannot flourish WITH oxygen.
So the good news is that anything that can help facilitate reoxygenation of the aberrant cells will be beneficial. There IS light [and oxygen] at the end of the tunnel…!
Why do I always include massage with acupuncture treatment? The combination of Acupuncture and Massage can accomplish more together than either separately to breathe life back into muscles. While normal muscles are able to contract and relax without restrictions, over the years they can become gummed up [thixotropy]. Without the ability to contract freely, the muscle becomes weak, tight, and often painful. Overused muscles become chronically shorter, a result of fibrous scar tissue. This then entraps the nerves running through the muscles, causing numbness and/or tingling sensations.
I apply several types of massage before and after needle or magnet application. While Acupuncture works directly on the laser beam-like meridians, GENTLE MASSAGE can nudge these muscles to let go and breathe again. My technique is to slowly allow the muscle to open up at its own speed without imposing painful pressure. Gradually I move into deeper massage that can access underlying muscle layers. I believe that ”Hurts Good” is far enough and I always listen to the patient’s feedback.
Stressed muscles can block nutrients and oxygen from getting to where they need to go, and this will cause inflammation that allows toxins to build up in your muscle tissue, a feedback loop that contributes to yet more pain and stress. The combination of Massage and Acupuncture breaks up and releases the built-up toxins. With the toxins released, blood and oxygen can circulate as they should through one’s body. Feel good endorphins are released, dopamine relaxes the brain, and the muscles then crave activity and exercise–as they did when they were part of a younger body! Start the ball rolling!
Electromagnetic Field Stim [PEMF] moves inflammation as its first action. When I lecture and invite volunteers to try it for 3 minutes, virtually every one feels an immediate difference. PEMF consists of a painless pulsing action applied to any part of the body. It has most commonly been used in healing soft-tissue wounds and suppressing inflammatory responses at the cellular level to alleviate pain and increase range of motion in muscles and joints.
It is FDA approved for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, and particularly good for depression and PTSD. PEMF therapy up-regulates the body’s functions and optimizes the body’s ability to heal itself. We ARE electromagnetic beings. If those fields get weak, we feel it!