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(Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field) Therapy: Benefits for Body and Brain
by Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.
PEMF and the Common Pathway of all Disease
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The Science of PEMF:
It may be easiest to think of PEMF therapy as a whole-body battery re-charger.
All the tissues of the body are made of cells. Every function that occurs in your body is due to the activity of cells. Each cell has a waterproof membrane surrounding and protecting it. Because of ions within the cell that hold an electrical charge, the cell membranes, too, have an electrical charge. A young and healthy cell has a membrane charge of around 70 millivolts. The body’s over-all electromagnetic field is naturally at a higher intensity than all pathogenic cells, including bacterial, viral, cancer and fungal cells. An aged cell, similarly, has a membrane charge that is lower than a healthy cell. A cancer tumor cell has a charge as low as 15 millivolts. When the membrane charge becomes critically low, the cell has too little energy. In order for the cell to become healthy again, energy must be given to the cell. Exposing the cells to pulsed magnetic energy from a PEMF device will increase the cell’s energy, thus optimizing all its functions. Unlike both electric and electromagnetic fields, pure magnetic fields penetrate freely everywhere in the body.
Applications and Conditions Responsive to PEMF:
PEMF reduces inflammation by recharging the cell surface with the electromagnetic current. This recharge reverses the sequence of inflammation, thus reducing associated pain and swelling. It also increases blood and oxygen supply to the site of injuries, therefore providing the ground work for sound healing.
As well as doing its magic inside the cell, PEMF stimulates cellular mechanisms that rid the body of unwanted toxins. It has recently been shown that blood sugar–when not broken down–is treated by the body as a toxin. One study (Wang et al., 2010) shows that PEMF increased adenosine triphosphate (ATP—the major product of the breakdown of blood sugar) by 38%. This increase was possible because of an electroporation-like effect, which was produced in the mitochondrial membrane. Another explanation for the surge in ATP production by PEMF is the expulsion theory. PEMF energy is mostly negative whereas toxins have a positive charge. When PEMF succeeds in producing enough ATP to re-charge the cell wall, this ATP charge will expel toxins either to the inside of the cell to be destroyed by lysosomes, or to the outside of the cell through small vacuoles until they are thrown out of the cell. Yet a third mechanism by which PEMF removes toxins from the body is through facilitation of blood flow in arteries and veins. Arteries, veins and lymph vessels run together in one bundle throughout the body. As blood flows into the different body tissues, it delivers oxygen and food, and later when it flows out with the veins, it carries carbon dioxide and wastes away. Arterial pulses effect the adjacent lymph vessels, thus helping the outflow of toxins inside these vessels too.
PEMF may represent a new treatment approach to cancer, and especially brain cancer (which already has FDA approval in the US) as well as breast cancer. One study (Crocetti et al., 2013) tested the potential of PEMF to kill breast cancer cells. The damage done to these cells was noticed after only three days of daily exposure to PEMF. The PEMF literally smashes cancer cells with so many negative ions that they overcharge, and break apart. It’s like blowing up a balloon, over-blowing, and then, POP, it explodes.
Bones and Cartilage:
PEMF enhances the electrical polarity by inducing an electrical field at the fracture site; this supports the natural healing process and stimulates fracture repair, which in turn generates a magnetic field within the body.
Healthy bone maintains a dynamic balance between positive and negative charges. A bone fracture changes the polarity at the fracture site to an electronegative environment. This negative polarity indicates that the body’s natural repair process has begun. When human bone is bent or broken, it generates a low-level electrical field that activates the body’s internal repair mechanism, which then stimulates bone healing.
Lower Back Pain:
PEMF can help unite non-united lower back injuries. One study (Richards, 2000) documented patients with low back pain due to lumbar disc injuries who had failed to be treated with medical or surgical interventions. These patients had PEMF sessions and were followed for a period of 16 months. Fusion of their back bones was successful in almost 98% of patients who received PEMF compared to 53% of patients who received no PEMF stimulation.
PEMF can help with osteoporosis treatment by facilitating bone formation. One study (Philipson, 2004) treated 20 patients by applying whole body PEMF for a duration of 12 weeks. After only six weeks, the bone density rose in those patients by an average of 5.6%.
Fibromyalgia, Lyme, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue:
Fibromyalgia, Lyme, arthritis and chronic fatigue patients have often reported almost instant pain relief. Improved calcium transport increases absorption of calcium in bones and improves the quality of cartilage in joints, decreasing pain dramatically.
Although this is a little-studied area, one study (Kirillov et al., 1996) showed 74% of patients treated with PEMF achieved good results in comparison to only 28% achieving the same results in the control group. The target outcome was improvement in the vascular complications of diabetes. Recent studies testing the effects of PEMF on diabetic damage to the retinas of children was done by demonstrating PEMF’s remarkable effects on retinal blood vessels in children. Another study (Nikolaeva, et al., 2009) showed 10 daily sessions of PEMF improved the circulation in the retinas of children with diabetes and prevented edema of the retina, one of the most serious complications of diabetes that can lead to blindness.
PEMF can lower hypertension. One study (Nishimura, et al., 2011) examined the repeated exposure of 20 patients with mild to moderate hypertension to PEMF for two 10 to 15 minute sessions per week for a period of four weeks. Systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure measurements were taken at intervals before, during, and after the study period. Systolic blood pressure was lowered significantly between baseline and the end of the exposure regimen; however, the diastolic blood pressure did not show improvement. The results suggest that repeated exposure to a PEMF field has a blood pressure-lowering effect on humans with mild-to-moderate hypertension.
Cellular Effects of PEMF:
Stimulates DNA and RNA production
• Improves intercellular fluid & blood flow
• Stimulates the production of ATP through excitation of electrons
• Increases cellular energy levels
• Increases cellular oxygen, ion and nutrient levels
• Promotes cellular healing and repair
• Stimulates intercellular communication
• Stimulates electron transport in cells
• Accelerates protein bio-synthesis by electron and energy transfer
• Enhances cellular tissue elasticity with increased collagen production
Biological Effects of PEMF:
Accelerates detoxification of cells and organs
• Gives significant pain relief
• Accelerates tissue repair
• Accelerates cell growth
• Promotes faster healing of injuries
• Reduces fibrous tissue formation
• Reduces swelling, inflammation and pain
• Stimulates release of endorphins
Increases calcium transport and absorption for stronger bones, joints, and muscles
Boosts the immune system
Stimulates the release of endorphins
The two PDF files below provide a summary of medical studies regarding the biological effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy:
La Casa has three methods of delivering pulsed magnetic energy into the body.
Our most popular device is the Magna-Pulse, and we use it both in our Intensive Colonics, and as a stand-alone therapy to alleviate discomfort and inflammation. It is our most powerful pulsed magnetic instrument at 20K Gauss per pulse and 2 Tesla.
We have a device that we use specifically for the face, which delivers sound and heat energy as well as pulsed magnetic energy. A youthful face awaits you with the regular use of this instrument.
We have a pulsed magnetic strip which we can place on the back and abdomen during massages, enhancing the therapeutic effect of the massage.
Combining PEMF with Other Therapies for the Most Massive Nutrient Uptake and Detox Downtake Ever (truly, the best in the world):
When you take in nutrients—like vitamins, or natural cancer remedies, or IV glutathione—if the cell membrane is blocked, the cell can’t absorb the nutrients. Clearing out the cell of cellular debris first, unblocking the membrane, is an essential first step in getting the body to be able to absorb and utilize nutrients. PEMF should be a required therapy before any IV treatment. You might even want to give yourself a PEMF before you eat and before you take your supplements to maximize nutrient absorption.
We at La Casa have found that PEMF can be used as an immense stimulant for detoxification, and using it in conjunction with other detox therapies has become our favorite way of using it. PEMF practitioners often notice an increase of detox by a factor of 2 to 3 when it is paired with other detoxification therapies. It becomes like a 1-2 punch to pathogenic cells. The PEMF jiggles loose the pathogenic cells through its hard strike, and then the kidneys, liver, colon and skin (the organs of detoxification) are able to process and then release the toxins from the body through urine, feces and sweat.
The opening of the detox channels in each cell allows massive discharge of toxins which would normally not be possible. A patient group at the Swiss clinic Paracelsus, using PEMF therapy during chelation, had a much higher wash out of heavy metals, resulting in lowering their levels of toxicity (as compared to the group without PEMF).
Combine PEMF with a Colonic: When PEMF is combined with a colonic, the cleansing/detoxification effect of the digestive tract and liver (because the liver is connected to the colon through the portal vein) is unsurpassed.
Combine PEMF with Floatation: When PEMF is used in combination with large amounts of magnesium, the pain relief is greater than any drug effect, without the side-effects. La Casa‘s Floatation chamber has 800 pounds of Epson Salts (magnesium) saturated in water. Doing a PEMF therapy before a float is a sure-fire way of reducing pain and stimulating the most profound relaxation response possible. One hour of floating is equivalent to five hours of sleeping in terms of the rejuvenation effect on the brain. We’ve all had the experience of going to sleep with pain, and waking up hours later out of pain. This pain reduction is because we do most of our body’s repair work when we relax and sleep. PEMF augments this effect.
Combine PEMF with a Massage: Sleep is dramatically improved with PEMF due to the increased healing activity during the sleep phases and because of the increased energy levels that are necessary for healing. When PEMF is combined with massage, the relaxation/repair mode of the body is radically positively affected (as it is with floating).
Combine PEMF with a Pedi-Detox: The feet have over 4000 pores, and they are the largest pores in the body. Within the fascia, the thin membranous layer located on the bottom of the foot, a large quantity of toxins are stored. For all of these reasons, the feet an ideal place in the body to release toxins. When La Casa’s Pedi-Detox is combined with PEMF, the whole body, through the feet, is detoxified (thus allowing new nourishment to enter). The Pedi-Detox device operates by creating millions of ions, creating “bio-energetically” altered water. These ions, produced and circulating in the water that your feet rest in, enter your body through your feet. Through this “donation” of ions, the body’s energetics are increased, or simply translated, “life-energy” is given to you. And simultaneously, the ions detox the body by attracting toxins to them; the toxins are then able to be released from the body.
Combine PEMF with Oxygen Steam Bath: PEMF has FDA approval in the US for specific cancers. When PEMF is combined with an ozone (activated oxygen) steam bath, the PEMF loosens the pathogenic cells; the ozone kills the pathogens. Ozone has been documented to kill every pathogen—viruses, bacteria, parasites, candida, fungus. The sweating from the heated steam cabinet allows the release of toxins from the body. In Europe, where hyperthermia (application of intense heat to the body) is a common treatment for cancer, PEMF is given before each hyperthermia treatment.
Combine PEMF with both Ozone and Colonic: This combination has to be considered one of the most effective way of detoxing the whole body.
Combine PEMF with Ozone, Colonic, Pedi-Detox and Whole Body Vibration: To augment the “jiggle” of the pathogens from the vibration of the cells, adding on the Whole Body Vibration machine before the PEMF strengthens the body’s ability to loosen pathogens. Then, the colonic, the ozone and the Pedi-Detox pull the toxins out of the body. Here, more is more. Not less. We call this combination the Dream Detox. The body feels like it’s gone to heaven and back. A dream come true on the cellular level.
Or, Purchase Your Own:
La Casa’s PEMF machine cost us $20,000 – which is, understandably, not affordable to most people. However, I have recently found a device that IS affordable for most at the low cost of $2500. It was developed by Jack Butler and is called the TruePulse A2000. It is as good as our MagnaPulse, and for long-term usage, even better. The technology Jack has developed is the technology that is certified for usage in all the space flights. Here are the attributes of the device:
• Controllable, high-pulse power; safe for extended therapy times
• A full range of frequencies, within each pulse, that couple with cells and tissue
• Engineered by a holder of 9 patents in electronic power supply design products
• Manufactured by Vergent, in Loveland, CO, a USA award winning ISO 9001 rated electronics and medical device manufacturer
• Supported by a highly qualified Scientific Advisory Board, including an electrical engineer, a physicist, and a cardiologist
• Tested with an overall, average pain reduction of 83% (in their own assessment) achieved in a single session of only 15-30 minutes
• Each pulse produces a full spectrum of healing frequencies
• Registered Class 1 FDA Medical Device
• Weighs only 4.6 pounds yet produces as much magnetic intensity as most of the high intensity devices on the market.
• Can be operated in cars and trucks with a 12 volt inverter supplied by Pulsed Harmonix for $80 and the standard equipment mat which can be placed on car seats or backs
Pulsed Harmonix has agreed to give any La Casa referrals a $150 discount on the device.
Brainercize for children is currently available at Zipi’s Art Studio for KIDS (located at 255 18th Street, South Slope, Brooklyn, NY). In these specialized classes, through both learning about and creating art, all functions of the brain/psyche/mind are stimulated, activated, engaged, and allowed to find artistic representation.
Under the skillful guidance of Zipi Green — the first certified practitioner of the Brainercize Method for children – students are moved through each of the steps that represent a full Brainercize experience:
– Remembercize (memory)
– Imagercize (Imagination)
– Sensercize (Sensory)
– Limbercize (Emotion)
– Movercize (Movement)
– Mirrorcize (Mirroring, specific to the Brainercize children’s programming)
This is a comprehensive brain-building, emotion-balancing experience.
Each class begins with a presentation about the work of a chosen artist. The class then discusses how they would like to create works that parallel and reflect said artist’s work (Mirrorcize: “imitation”). Mediums, methods and techniques employed by the artist are also brought into the discussion, as Zipi engages the children in dialogue about how they might choose to implement their unique interpretation of the artist (Imagercize: “Imagination”).
Zipi then leads the children in a movement session around the studio, pointing out the raw materials available for use by the class (Movercize: “movement”), and, finally, they ake their places at the tables.
As the children proceed to create their masterpieces, they both look at, and touch/feel the materials offered – and, when the materials are edible, they taste and smell them too (Sensercize: “Sensation”).
When the student’s pieces are finished, Zipi engages them in dialogue about how they feel about their final work (Limbercize: “Emotion”), and how it compares to the original from which they fashioned their vision (Remembercize: “Memory”). Students express pride, or disappointment; they may have taken the project as a serious endeavor, or they may have approached the task with light-heartedness. All feelings, and all articulation of feelings, are welcome in this enviroment.
Each series of classes culminates in a group art show.
Classes are currently open for children aged 4-8 years old. Details of upcoming classes can be found HERE.
Brainercize for Children is taught by certified Brainercize practitioner, Zipi Green.
Sleep Makes Our Memories More Accessible
New study shows that sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten – it also makes them easier to access. This study tracked memories for novel, made-up words learnt either prior to a night’s sleep, or an equivilant period of wakefulness. Subjects were asked to recall words immediately after exposure, and then again after the period of sleep or wakefulness.
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– Rae A.
La Casawas created out of the experience one woman had with her mother. Long before holistic medicine became widely known, Dr. Jane Goldberg spent the 1970s seeking alternative cancer therapies for her mother, who had been diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. Following sound principles of holistic health, Jane’s mother was able to reverse her cancer condition entirely, moving from her wheelchair to joyfully playing tennis again. This experience inspired Jane to specialize in her pyschoanalytic practice to work with cancer patients, and to fulfill the need for a holistic healing center in NYC. Jane and La Casa invite you to partake of the restorative and profoundly cleansing therapies that have brought La Casa world-wide recognition.