Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Devices for Sports Injuries by Jeffrey Dach MD


Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Devices for Healing Sports Injuries
 
Roger Federer at Jeffrey Dach MD

Above Image: Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2005, Courtesy of Wikipedia

Roger Federer, Member of the Swiss Tennis Team 

Roger Federer at Jeffrey Dach MD The number one ranked tennis player, Roger Federer, swept the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in all three years, 2004, 2006 and 2007.  Federer is also a member of the Swiss Tennis Team.(1)(2)

Left Image: Roger Federer member of Swiss Tennis Team, courtesy of Wikipedia

What is the Swiss Tennis Team's Secret Weapon?

Of course, top tennis players are gifted athletes, but could some of them have a secret weapon that gives an edge on the tennis court? You might be surprised to know that the Swiss Tennis Team uses of gadget called a BEMER. This is a portable pulsed magnetic field device which speeds healing of muscle and tendons after tough tennis matches. According to the BEMER web site, the Swiss Tennis Team and many other athletes have been using a portable pulsed magnetic therapy unit regularly.(3)


Horse Racing and Pulsed Magnetic Wave Devices 

Race Horse at Jeffrey Dach MD Pulsed magnetic therapy for sports injuries is nothing new, and has been used in horse racing for many years. There is big money in Horse Racing, and trainers give their horses pulsed magnetic therapy to gain an edge on the track. Benefits include faster recovery time from sports injuries, improved blood flow, improved nerve regeneration, and faster wound and fracture healing.(4)(5)(6)(7)(9)(10)
 
Left Image: Race Horse by Eadweard Muybridge (died 1904), first published in 1887. Courtesy Wikipedia.(8)


Dan Clark MD and the BioEnergetic Medicine Conference

I learned about Roger Federer and the Swiss Tennis Team using the BEMER at Dan Clark’s BioEnergetic Medicine Conference in Orlando, September 2007.(15)

Robert O Becker, M.D., The Body Electric

Electromagnetic radiation as a therapeutic device wasn’t accepted by mainstream medicine until 1985 when Robert O Becker, M.D. discovered that non-united bone fractures heal with pulsed EMF electrical stimulation. This is now standard practice in all hospitals. Becker’s books, The Body Electric in 1985, and Cross Currents in 1990, broke new ground, and the 3 decades of research since then have shown pulsed EMF to be effective for non-united bone fractures, relief of musculo-skeletal pain, migraine headaches, low back pain, depression, wound healing, improvement in blood flow and nerve regeneration, to mention a few. Becker discovered that weak electric currents recruit stem cells which differentiate into the body part requiring healing. Becker also discovered a second nervous system in the body which corresponds to the Chinese acupuncture meridians. (11)(12)(13)(14) There are numerous therapeutic uses of pulsed EMF published in the medical literature.(69)(70)(71)(72)(73)(74)(75)

Electromagnetic Waves are the Basis of the Chemical Bond

Isaac Newton at Jeffrey Dach MDMichael Faraday at Jeffery Dach MD
Although modern science began with Isaac Newton’s laws of mechanics in 1687, Michael Faraday’s principles of electromagnetic induction were discovered only recently in 1831.(16)(18)

Left Image: Sir Isaac Newton Courtesy of Wikipedia.(17)

Right Image: Michael Farady from Millikan and Gale's Practical Physics, 1922, Courtesy of Wikipedia.(18
)

Since then, Albert Einstein and quantum mechanics further changed our understanding of matter, energy, and the universe.(19)(20)(21)(22)  Paradoxically, the electron and all electromagnetic energy are both particle and wave, and the electron’s wave function derived from quantum mechanics is the basis of the chemical bond, first described by Linus Pauling.(23)  The chemical bond is now understood as sharing electrons (electromagnetic energy wave forms) between two atoms or molecules. 
 

Electro-Magnetic Energy Use in Diagnosis

We have been using electromagnetic energy for medical diagnosis since the beginning of modern medicine. For example, the Electrocardiogram (EKG) and Electroencephalogram (EEG) both record electrical activity from body parts. The CAT scanner makes an image by passing electromagnetic radiation through a body part. The MRI scanner makes an image by pulsing electromagnetic energy through the body and then “listening” for the emitted energy signal. The mass spectrograph, a primitive form of MRI machine is used daily in the hospital lab for routine blood testing.

Electromagnetic Energy is Essential for Life

When we bask in the sun, and our skin makes vitamin D from sun light, this is electromagnetic radiation driving a bio-chemical reaction in our body. Photosynthesis is another example of absorption of electromagnetic radiation to form carbon bonds in plants. As a matter of fact, all biochemistry can be explained as electrical interactions between outer shell electrons. Electromagnetic energy is a basic part of the biochemistry of life.

BEMER and ONDAMED

One elementary problem with pulsed electro magnetic therapy as a treatment is: how do we determine the exact pulse frequency to be used? The BEMER device steps through a series of pre-set frequencies. Another device called the Ondamed uses a more sophisticated method of diagnosis before applying the treatment.(24)  With the Ondamed device, the operator scans though a frequency range while palpating the radial pulse. When the pulse becomes palpably stronger, this indicates a vascular autonomic response (VAS), and that’s the frequency used for treatment.(25)  Our understanding of pulsed magnetic field treatment is still in its infancy, and the next few decades will see more research and refinement of technique, and greater acceptance into mainstream medicine.

Shari Lieberman

Dr. Shari Lieberman presented three cases of plantar fasciitis treated with the Ondamed device, all with prompt recovery.  Dr. Lieberman is currently compiling additional Ondamed cases of trigeminal neuralgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, bell’s palsy, and others.(26)(27)

Poly-MVA

Dr. Shari Lieberman also presented Poly-MVA case studies. Poly MVA, available since 1995, is a non-toxic nutritional supplement containing palladium, which has been used for nutritional support for cancer patients.  Dr. Lieberman presented cases of clinical improvement with Poly MVA. These cases included multiple myeloma, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. (28)(29)(30)(31)(32)(33)(34)

Merrill Garnett on Jeffrey Dach MD
Merrill Garnett

Merrill Garnett, the inventor of Poly MVA, is a brilliant researcher and author of the book, First Pulse, which describes the electrical pulsations inside every cell, and how Poly MVA manipulates these electrical pulsations to cause the death of cancer cells without injuring normal cells. Garnett’s life-long search for an anti-cancer agent culminated in his discovery of Poly MVA. One hundred years from now, I predict that the history of science will place Merrill Garnett in the same company with Faraday, Einstein, and Becker.(35)(36)(37)(38

Right Image: Courtesy of Merrill Garnett 

Patricia Kane PhD


Patricia and Ed Kane of the Haverford Wellness Center, Havertown, PA presented their treatment protocol and case studies. They use IV phospholipid therapy for ALS, Stroke, Environmental illness, Hypercoagulation, Parkinson's, Cardiovascular Disease, Hepatitis C and Autism. This is the original IV phospholipid formulation from Natterman in Germany, and they showed case photos before and after treatment which were simply amazing, and by far the most impressive at the meeting.(39)(40)(41)(42)(43)

Ed Kane, cell membrane phospholipid bilayers, the key to health.

 
Above diagram shows the bi-layer nature of the cell membrane.

Phospholipids are long chain carbon molecules which form microscopic tuning forks which can oscillate and resonate at set electromagnetic frequencies. (see diagram below)


Above image:  Schematic showing the phospholipid structure with two long chain fatty acids joined at the "head" by phosphate group. Note resemblance with a tuning fork.  The CIS double bond is the "kink" in one of the long chains.  This is not stationary, as the molecular structure wobbles back and forth allowing it to absorb energy and synchronize its vibrations with other "tuning forks" in the membrane.

Above diagram is a magnified version of membrane bi-layer showing molecular structure of the phospholipid "tuning fork" composed of two long carbon chains joined at the top. Note one chain has a CIS double bond which results in a 37 degree bend which vibrates back and forth.

These phospholipid bilayers are not only located at the outer cell membrane, they are also present as folded layers throughout the cell cytoplasm providing surfaces for all biochemical reactions to take place. Energy absorption by these bilayers speeds up biochemical reactions at the membrane surfaces.

Mitochondria Jeffrey Dach MDLeft Image: Electron micrograph of Mitochondria inside a cell.  Note the oval shape and the vertical bilayers inside are the membrane bilayers where energy production takes place. The membrane bilayers are made of tuning fork phospholipids which absorb and emit electromagnetic energy.

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

Sangeeta Pati, M.D.

Sangeeta Pati, M.D. discussed bio-identical hormones, reviewing the medical literature which demonstrates that bio-identical hormones are safe and do not increase risk of breast cancer as shown in the French Cohort study.(47) In addition, bio-identical hormones are protective and reduce risk of heart disease as shown in a recent NEJM coronary calcium score study.(48) On the other hand, the synthetic progestins are the bad guys which should be avoided.  Don’t miss Dr. Sangeeta Pati explaining bio-identical hormone therapy in a video interview on the Wellness Hour viewable on the internet.(44)(45)(46)

Adrenal Fatigue 

A diagnosis of adrenal fatigue can be made with salivary cortisol testing, and treatment with cortisol or phosphatidyl serine.  Chronic daily stress eventually causes exhaustion, and this means reduced adrenal production of cortisol, which is the definition of adrenal fatigue. I had a recent phone conversation with an old time friend who is also an endocrinologist. She informed me that adrenal fatigue simply doesn’t exist as a real medical diagnosis. Mainstream medicine doesn’t believe in it. The adrenal gland is normal, functioning at 100%, or nonfunctional (Addison’s’ Disease), with nothing in between. For these doubting mainstream docs, the medical literature shows that adrenal fatigue is indeed caused by cortisol deficiency which can be measured with salivary testing, and the condition can be cured with bio-identical natural cortisol. (49)(50)(51)(52)(53)(54)(55)(56)(57)(58)(59)(60)   

A more complete treatment involving lifestyle modification and nutritional supplements to relieve addrenal fatigue is described in the book, Adrenal Fatigue by Jame C. Wilson.(61)  The book, The Safe Use of Cortisol by McJefferies is also a useful reference on low dose cortisol treatment for adrenal fatigue.(62)

Russell Jaffe MD

Russell Jaffe MD discussed how vitamin and nutritional deficiencies are prevalent and cause chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.(62)(63) Russell Jaffe is the founder of the Perque Company, a unique vitamin and nutritional supplement company which is miles ahead of the competition. At our office, we use exclusively the Perque Vitamin C because it is 100% L-ascorbate, fully buffered with no fillers, and is the superior product.  Dr. Jaffe (Russ) has solved a number of nutritional supplement problems. His choline citrate solves the magnesium uptake block issue. His glucosamine joint product provides more rapid pain relief, his bioflavonoids provide more pain relief, and a new fiber which is better tolerated. Russ also has a new adrenal stress product containing Relora which was unveiled at the meeting, and the samples I tried were incredible. Russ has continued to improve the Perque line everytime and visit their booth. For example, Strontium is now included in the Bone Guard supplement for osteoporosis prevention. Always the showman, Dr. Jaffe made the closing comments at the meeting describing how Louis Pasteur triumphed over his rival Bechamp with superior marketing, rather than with superior technology.(64)(65)

Latest Update: Sadly, Shari Lieberman passed away at age 51 of metastatic of breast cancer, July 23, 2009. Obituary Here.


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OndaMed
 
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Ondamed Web Site. 'ONDAMED is a battery-powered biofeedback device that a medical practitioner uses to determine which frequencies of sound, as well as the accompanying weak pulsed electromagnetic fields, cause a response in a patient's autonomic nervous system.'

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Shari Lieberman

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PolyMVA

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The Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics: Cancer Remission Rates Increase from Use of the Safe and Effective Lipoic Acid Palladium Complex Poly-MVA by Morton Walker, DPM From the Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients February/March 2003

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Foundation for the Advancement of Cancer Research . 2514 Jamacha Road #502-196
El Cajon, CA  92019. Dr. Albert Sanchez, 1320 Seacoast Drive Suite A, Imperial Beach, CA  91932 Phone: (619) 575-9474. Poly MVA information.

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Merrill Garnett

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"The palladium-lipoic acid polymer known as palladium DNA reductase (Poly-MVA) carries current from membrane fatty acids to DNA at the resonant frequencies of DNA. This current is disruptive to anaerobic cell systems including certain tumors. In the absence of oxygen, the strong polarization force of the current dissociates membrane proteins."

Ed and Patricia Kane

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LIPID EXCHANGE UTILIZING PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE.  Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is one of the most groundbreaking therapies now available which was originated by Patricia Kane, Ph.D. PC supports positive outcomes of patients with states of toxicity and neurological disorders. Patricia Kane.  Haverford Wellness Center 2010 West Chester Pike, Suite 310 Havertown, PA 19083

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PhosChol

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PhosChol.  PhosChol contains: Highly purified Essential Phospholipids (EPL) or Polyunsaturated Phosphatidylcholine / Polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC) (active principle: diglyceride esters of cholinephosphoric acid of natural origin, with excess of unsaturated fatty acids, predominantly linoleic acid [approximately 70%] with 1,2- dilinoleoylphosphatidylcholine [(DLPC) up to 52%], linolenic acid and oleic acid).

Sangeeta Pati, M.D

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Adrenal Fatigue

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Russell Jaffe MD PhD

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Robert Becker -Silver 

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BOOKS

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Therapeutic Uses of Pulsed EMF

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A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Sequential Bilateral Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression, Am J Psychiatry 163:88-94, January 2006

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Impulse magnetic-field therapy for migraine and other headaches: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Adv Ther. 2001 May-Jun;18(3):101-9 Pelka RB, Jaenicke C, Gruenwald J. Seventy-six percent of active-treatment patients experienced clear or very clear relief of their complaints.

(71) http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Pulsed+microamperage+stimulation:+a+controlled+study+of+healing+of+...-a014944034
Pulsed microamperage stimulation: a controlled study of healing of surgically induced wounds in Yucatan pigs. Byl NN, McKenzie AL, West JM, et al. Phys Ther. 1994,74:201-219.]

(72) http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2121/7/37
Nanoelectropulse-driven membrane perturbation and small molecule permeabilization Gundersen BMC, Cell Biology 2006. Electric pulses produce membrane disturbances that are associated with phospholipid rearrangements and the influx of small molecules from the medium into the cytoplasm.

(73) http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=16545779
Nanosecond pulsed electric fields cause melanomas to self-destruct. Richard Nuccitelli
et al. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 May 5; 343(2): 351–360.

(74) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17714104
Prospective, randomized, single-blind, sham treatment-controlled study of the safety and efficacy of an electromagnetic field device for the treatment of chronic low back pain: a pilot study. Harden RN et al.  Pain Pract. 2007 Sep;7(3):248-55. TEMF may be effective and safe for the treatment of chronic low back pain disorders.

(75) Pulsed magnetic fields accelerate cutaneous wound healing in rats. Strauch B, Patel MK, Navarro JA, Berdichevsky M, Yu HL, Pilla AA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Aug;120(2):425-30.The authors successfully demonstrated that exposing wounds to pulsed magnetic fields of very specific configurations accelerated early wound healing in this animal model, as evidenced by significantly increased wound tensile strength at 21 days after wounding.

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  • 09-24-2007 pamela kovacs wrote:
    Dear Dr. Dach,

    Could pulsed electro magnetic wave therapy be used for people with multi system strophy?
    Pamela Kovacs from the UK

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  • 09-24-2007 Jeffrey Dach MD wrote:
    Treatment for Cancer:

    Here is another applicatiom of pulsed EMF (alternating AC current) to arrest Grade 4 Glioblastoma, a highly malignant brain tumor.  This article shows impressive MRI scan follow up of lesions shrinking or disappearing following pulsed AC electric current treatment to the tumore via electrodes placed on the head.

    http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/104/24/10152

    Alternating electric fields arrest cell proliferation in animal tumor models and human brain tumors

    PNAS | June 12, 2007 | vol. 104 | no. 24 | 10152-10157

    NovoCure Limited, Matam Advanced Technology Centre, Haifa 31905, Israel;

    We have recently shown that low intensity, intermediate frequency, electric fields inhibit by an anti-microtubule mechanism of action, cancerous cell growth in vitro. Using implanted electrodes, these fields were also shown to inhibit the growth of dermal tumors in mice. The present study extends these findings to additional cell lines [human breast carcinoma; MDA-MB-231, and human non-small-cell lung carcinoma (H1299)] and to animal tumor models (intradermal B16F1 melanoma and intracranial F-98 glioma) using external insulated electrodes. These findings led to the initiation of a pilot clinical trial of the effects of TTFields in 10 patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). Median time to disease progression in these patients was 26.1 weeks and median overall survival was 62.2 weeks. These time to disease progression and OS values are more than double the reported medians of historical control patients. No device-related serious adverse events were seen after >70 months of cumulative treatment in all of the patients. The only device-related side effect seen was a mild to moderate contact dermatitis beneath the field delivering electrodes. We conclude that TTFields are a safe and effective new treatment modality which effectively slows down tumor growth in vitro, in vivo and, as demonstrated here, in human cancer patients.

    http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/19195/

    Technology Review. Wednesday, August 08, 2007 By Katherine Bourzac

    Electric Fields Kill Tumors, A promising device uses electric fields to destroy cancer cells in the brain.

    http://www.novocuretrial.com/

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  • 10-18-2007 Remi wrote:
    Dear Dr. Dach,
                                            This is a great reference.

    from Remi at the lung-cancer-blog

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  • 01-12-2008 DRSHASHIPAL SADANA wrote:
    Dear Dr Dach,

    CAN you suggest any pulsed electomagnetic devices in market,

    I am in india, that should be available to me.

    thank you, DR. SHASHIPAL SADANA

    warmest regards,

     

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  • 02-09-2008 Rod Newbound wrote:
    Nice article Dr. Dach.

    I am pleased to see some strides being made in the right direction.

    You asked:

    "One elementary problem with pulsed electro magnetic therapy as a treatment is: how do we determine the exact pulse frequency to be used?"

    I submit this problem can easily be solved if we start looking at the basic underlying structure of all creation - vibration.

    warmest regards, 

    Rod Newbound

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  • 03-13-2008 Glen GordonMD wrote:
    Dr Dach,

    The covenant between Electro-Magnetism and Life began with the Big-Bang, the Schumann Resonance, and paramagnetic/diamagnetic elements that acted as magneto-acoustic transducers to produce acoustic signals, called Phonons.
     
    These phonons and other proteins processed to assist shape changes necessary for restoration of homeostasis after ischemia-reperfusion injury.  Sports injuries are a classic example of ischemia-reperfusion injury. 

    I will be presenting more informaiton about Phonons at this upcoming meeting at: www.icbbe.org .

    Click here for link to complete paper.

    Glen Gordon MD

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