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The Bioelectrical Basis for Healing

August 08, 2006 | 6,764 views
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Electric currents applied to the skin could speed up the healing of wounds. Although this process was observed 150 years ago, it has not been investigated since.

Cells and tissues function as chemical batteries, with positive potassium ions and negative chlorine ions flowing across membranes. This creates electric field patterns across the body. Damaged tissue causes a disruption in the battery, and the resulting altered field attracts repair cells to the wounded area.

Scientists grew mouse cells and tissues (like corneas) in a lab, then wounded them. Based on how they applied varying electrical fields to the tissue samples, researchers found that they could stop or accelerate the healing process.

The genes that make repair cells move from place to place can apparently be influenced by electric fields. Electric fields can deactivate genes known to prepare repair cells for migration, and genes that halt the repair process.



Dr. Mercola's Comments:

For a long time, I've been keenly interested in the work of Dr. Robert Becker, who has studied how bioelectricity affects your body's natural ability to heal itself. Becker used electrical currents to stimulate cell regeneration in the damaged limbs of frogs and salamanders.

European researchers have taken Dr. Becker's work an important step forward by demonstrating how the electrical fields and currents in your tissues naturally heal wounds.

Becker has looked at both the curative abilities of electromagnetism, which can heal without the dangerous side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and other mainstream medical procedures, and the potential dangers of electromagnetic fields from sources such as household appliances, power lines, and computers.

In his book The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life, Becker looks toward the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs could be regenerated by this method, and details the story of his struggle to conduct his ground-breaking research.

Biolectrics could lead to new understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing. It is a vastly underutilized and highly effective form of treatment.

Understanding of bioelectric fields is currently limited, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. After all, CAT scans, PET scans, and EMT scans are all designed to monitor the body's energies. There is energy in all living creatures that has both electrical and magnetic properties.

Some electrical fields alter your body's electrochemical activity by changing the electrical activity of the central nervous system. Others affect your body's magnetic field.

The key is that your body's systems are electrochemical. Living things are a combination of both electrical and chemical reactions, and electromagnetic signals are therefore critical in determining the biochemical activity in the body.

Energy healing, therapeutic touch, polarity therapy, and Reiki are all based on this principle: that every human being is composed of an interlocking set of energies, including electrical and magnetic ones.





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