Cell stimulation

Understanding

Transcutaneous Electrical Cellular Stimulation

 

Perceptions

Nature is a vast, beautiful, and complex environment. From the beginning of time, to facilitate communications it has been necessary to explain new discoveries with words. Generally the vocabulary available is limited by the state of the current technology and does not include the words needed to explain new phenomena. Commonly, researchers use simple words to document their findings and express them the way they are perceived at the moment of the discovery. Scientists rarely foresee the impact of the chosen words and their future implications, because they convey only fragments of the available information. Typically the initial perception of an event is limited in scope since researchers focus their attention on their observations. This limit is defined by the resolution and accuracy of the technology available when the observation is made.

For example, when it became necessary to describe the light spectrum to communicate observations, the colors perceived which span from black to white, were given names: red, blue, green etc. The few names chosen seemed adequate to depict the breadth of the light spectrum as perceived with the limitations of the human eye. For immemorial time, the ability to describe colors was not diminished by these few crude words with fuzzy boundaries. In fact the main intent, which consit in expressing colors in the way they are perceived, is good enough, even though it is impossible to describe the breadth of the light spectrum. The same is true for most observable facts in nature. Most attempts to document experiences expressing universal conditions, as they exist in nature, are based on human sensory perceptions. In summary, the need to reduce information of broad spectral nature using a few coarse descriptors can be both useful and misleading. The human mind has difficulty dealing with large data sets; therefore, most people prefer to categorize information with a limited number of easily remembered words, as presented in the color spectrum analogy above.

Recent advances in cellular biology reveal that the realm of diseases is in some respect similar to that of the light spectrum. The spectrum of disease is electrical in nature. Consequently, trying to define a unique disease with one word within the realm of diseases is like attempting to define a unique color within the realm of the light spectrum.

Perception of diseases

Among the many events affecting human life, the identification and classification of diseases, has always been a major concern. From the beginning names had to be created to identify diseases and some of these names still exist today. In all probability, the names given reflected the state of scientific knowledge at the time. Therefore the definitions of diseases are coarsely inaccurate.

For example, the term "bad humors" has now disappeared from the medical vocabulary. It was replaced and redefined later when the acceptance of the germ theory became reality (Koch, Pasteur). Recent discoveries, made with the help of technological advances such as the electron microscope, have enabled researchers to peer into the internal structure of organic cells. These findings will in time change our perceptions of some diseases.

In 1977, geneticist Dr. Bruce Lipton led the way with his research cellular biology in revealing the significance of the cell membrane (plasma lemma) as a primal element of the cell. Following a series of experiments he recognized the importance of this membrane as the "brain" of the cell rather than, as was previously thought, a simple envelope enclosing the internal organs of the cell. This single discovery is a corner stone which redefines the understanding of cell biology. In his book "THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF © 2005" Dr. Bruce Lipton takes this concept a step further, with an insight backed by solid experimental work. He explains that cells are, in fact, controlled by electrical stimuli coming from the brain and the environment. This theory is supported by other scientists who have successfully reproduced his results in the laboratory. They demonstrate that the response of a cell is in fact electro-mechanical in nature rather than chemical, as it will be explained further.

Stimuli of the cells can have different sources of origin: brain waves or environmental signals as converted by the epidermis from thermal or mechanical conditions, or any external events induced by conducted or radiated sources. This knowledge opens the door to the possibility of artificially altering the behavior of cells. It poses the possibility for corrections based on electrical stimulations as opposed to our traditional exclusive reliance on the ingestion of chemical compounds.

Identification of diseases

Experiments have revealed the necessity of the interaction of electrical charges with elements of the cells to maintain cell vitality. Polarized electrical charges create motion by attracting and repulsing these elements. Without electrical charges there is no motion, and without motion there are no charges. This constant pulsating mechanical interaction is the essence of life. All polarized charges seek to cancel each other, striving to establish equilibrium without ever being able to achieve it, just as the arm of a scale swings about the fulcrum. In the words of Walter Russell, there is no universe without motion and conversely if motion cease, the universe ceases to exist.

With this concept in mind, it is possible to understand cellular activity. The surface of the membrane of the cells is coated with receptor proteins, similarly to a field of antennas. These receptors are continuously stimulated by electrical charges of different polarities, and from multiple sources. When a receptor protein moves under the influence of a polarized charge, it mechanically actuates another protein, of different shape which acts as linkage. This action opens an ion channel protein and allows the cell to ingest one ion through that opening. The rates at which theses charges impinge on the receptors vary in frequency and magnitude. The charges propagate through the organic system and target the appropriate cells. These charges are in fact complex signals which represent a broad spectrum of frequencies. Without this constant electrical stimulation organic cells would die for lack of nourishment. When a cell is not able to ingest ions, it becomes devitalized and "diseased". For more detailed information go to Cellular conciousness.

Toward a single disease

A disease in organic cells is typically the result of a lack or deficiency in stimulation, where the charges brought by an influx of ions are either insufficient or non existent. Erratic behaviors such as these prevent the cells from performing their tasks, which consist among other activities, in metabolizing and replacing unresponsive proteins. Failure to accomplish either task turns healthy cells into abnormal or diseased cells characterized by a low inter-wall potential. When such a condition exist and is limited to a single cell the result is practically invisible and not worthy of a name. However, when the same problem involves large numbers of contiguous cells, it becomes physically visible and can now be identified as a "diseased" condition. Therefore, over the years, the names of diseases have been assigned to identify particular and erratic cell behaviors due to anomalous stimulation; e.g. the abnormal proliferation of cells may be identified as "cancer". Widespread weakness or deterioration of cells may indicate an "immune deficiency"

Cellular electrical stimulation is life

Regardless of its origin, either from the brain or the environment, cell stimulation involves a broad spectrum of frequencies. These signals are electrical pulses of short duration and of extremely low energy levels, which are similar to the signals naturally transmitted in organic tissues. The signals are explicitly encoded and are intended for communication between specific types of cells. Usually stimuli originate from the brain or the environment (through the skin), and are complex in nature. To best describe these signals, they are composed of many frequencies which are encoded in a similar way as spread-spectrum signals. In other words they are not composed of sets of single fundamental frequencies (tones) as was generally believed, but of pulses of extremely short duration which hop pseudo randomly within a certain frequency range. These frequencies are intended to target the cell "receptor proteins" which receive the information and translate it into mechanical movements in the same way the wind ruffles the blades of grass on the prairie. The polarized protein-receptors upon receiving an electrical charge move in response to the laws of attraction and repulsion. This movement is translated by direct linkage to other proteins, just like a mechanical gear box would, ultimately prompting the opening of the ion channel proteins, each of which lets one ion drop through before it closes again.

It is the ability of the cells to understand and decipher the electrical information received which is at the center of the mystery of life. In recent years the scientific community has made giant steps in understanding the intricacies of internal cell behaviors. The means by which the cells internally exchange and decode this information is not yet fully understood.

Chemical versus electrical artificial stimulation

The most common method of cell stimulation is usually performed by the ingestion of organic compounds in the form of food or drugs. The categorization of these compounds in organic chemistry is controlled by a rigid set of rules. They are depicted in terms of atomic structure. Compounds are composed of natural elements, and these elements are themselves composed of sub-elements and so forth down from molecules to chains of atoms. Atoms themselves are essentially composed of vortices (Quantum theory). They are however commonly represented in Newtonian physics by particles (protons, neutrons and electrons) of positive, neutral or negative charges. As a result, it can be said that drugs are in effect an association of atoms whose electrical charges and polarities are determined by the structure of the atoms composing them. As they propagate through organic tissues, these drugs in effect transfer electrical charges to the receptors proteins on the surface of the cell membrane just as an electrical signal would. This means that at the cellular level there is theoretically no difference between the effects of organic or electrical means of stimulation. In both cases polarized charges are influential in stimulating the cells, since organic componds are essentially electrical.

There is however a difference between the two forms of stimulation, which consist in the speed of propagation. For drugs, this speed through organic tissues is of approximately one centimeter per second (1/2 inch), and affects the entire organic system. Electrical signals on the other hand, propagate in the same conditions 30 million times faster, at the speed of 300,000 kilometers per second.

Additionally, with electrical stimulation, only devitalized cells benefit from the stimuli and there are no negative effects for the cells not requiring attention.

The main advantage of electrical stimulation resides in the fact that it can be called localized. Just as cells normally communicate with each other (electrically) under normal conditions, electrical stimulation can target the diseased cells without affecting healthy tissues, since only depleted cells can absorb ions. Gluttony is not part of cell's behavior.

In recent years astounding results have been obtained with proper electrical stimulation, it is however not a perfect world and there is still much to be learned since this type of therapy is just emerging. Just like drugs it will be refined over time and become a powerful form of treatment.

External electrical stimulation

The first documented form of external stimulation dates to Hippocrates who rubbed "lodestones" on the body of his patients to reduce pain. For almost a century now, many attempts have been made to utilize electrical stimulation for therapeutic means with more or less success. In the 19th century early experimenters, namely Whimshurst and Nicola Tesla used high electrostatic fields with excellent results. Later Prieuré used powerful electromagnetic devices to achieve amazing results. More recently, scientific and technological advances have enabled researchers to better understand the behavior of cells. As a result many successes have been obtained with external electrical cell stimulating devices.

The availability of new electronic technology, in particular microprocessors, enables designers to control electrical signals in "real-time". It is possible today to deliver precisely calibrated polarized pulses and electrical charges with energetic properties similar to those emitted by the brain. These pulses can now be delivered safely without taking the risk of damaging or destroying cellular tissues.

Cells are created to live in a normal environment which is "nature". Normally, the electrical levels surrounding living cells are benign, and cells are adapted to these conditions. Even though cells are equipped with a self protection mechanism, they can easily be damaged or destroyed by unregulated external events. It is therefore essential, when artificially stimulating cells to generate signals of appropriate magnitudes. These signals must be compatible with the internal structure of the cells to prevent damage or destruction.

These technological advances have permitted mentionned above have led to the conception of MicroStimula MKII a Transcutaneous Electrical Cellular Stimulator (TECS).

Attempts with antiquated devices such as early TENS units (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation) developed when the structure of cells was not yet understood, were somewhat effective with pain control, but could easily overwhelm, damage, or destroy the fragile cell receptors. In some cases these TENS devices can dissociate blood cells into hydrogen and oxygen (platelets).

 

Cell communication

Incidences of thought provoked diseases are well documented. Moreover, the word "hypochondria" was created for that very reason. It is only recently however, that researchers have been able to link events occurring at the quantum level, such as electrical signals generated as the result of thoughts, to actual physical reactions at the cellular level. The view of the human body as a machine, as commonly viewed by western medicine and based on the Cartesian beliefs that the body is purely mechanical and the mind is merely the "ghost in the machine" is no longer sustainable. For the longest time, eastern cultures have embraced the concept of the Yin and the Yang, which only recently has become validated by quantum physics in the Westen cultures. This concept encompasses the interaction between fields rather than particles, the notion of randomness, and the element of "non locality" which recognizes the notion of remote simultaneous actions without the need for measurable conditions. This subject is expanded in The Begining link.

The influence and interaction of remote electrical fields between thoughts and the cellular system has been demonstrated experimentally numerous times. The first documented occurrence of such field energy transfer and interaction was demonstrated and patented by Nicola Tesla in 1900 (patent no:645,576) and named "radiant energy". This type of non-electromagnetic field energy is elusive, and only now is being considered in the realm of the possible. Today biological experiments conducted in laboratory are able to demonstrate effective communication between cells without being prompted by external assistance. The existence of this type of communication at the cellular level is not related to the Newtonian concept of the physical displacement of particles as it is commonly understood in electrical conduction. It rather belongs to the more elusive world of transfer of information through the aetheric field as predicted by quantum physics in its concept of non locality. It is the link existing between the "self" and the "physical".

The power of the subconscious mind

It is critically important not to underestimate the influence and the power of auto- suggestion on the cellular system. The placebo effect (sugar pill) although well known has been consistently ignored by modern medicine. Most physicians are not trained to seriously consider its effects. A simple test can easily be conducted, by placing oneself in a relaxed state of mind free from interferences, and imagining an electrical tingling coming from electrodes placed on the fingers tips of each hand; it is possible to "feel" this electrical sensation going through the arms and heart. Even though the tingling is a suggestion from the mind, the "feeling" is real as if it actually occurred; this tingling is in fact experienced by the cellular system and reported. Likewise the thought of sucking on a lemon prompts the organic system to produces saliva. It is with simple experiments like these, where a mental suggestion produces a physical response, that it is possible to comprehend the power of auto-suggestion.

These simple tests illustrate the direct connection existing between thoughts, as they emanate from the mind and the electrical stimuli as they arrive at the intended parts of the body. These tests demonstrate the ability of anyone to control at will its own cellular system, in any part of the body, at any time. The awareness of this capability is not a conscious one for most; it is a little known fact that cells are largely under the permanent control of the subconscious mind.

Conclusion

Polarized electrical charges and motion are at the foundation of cellular life. All living cellular tissues subjected to any form of stimulation will respond to these stimuli. It is consequently relatively easy to realize that, regardless of the origin of the polarized impinging charges, their action on cells is just another form of stimulation to which cells respond. No matter what the source of the stimulation, may it be, thoughts, brain activity, ingestion of drugs or due to external electrical stimulation all are at the quantum level the similar to naturally occurring stimuli.

Electrical stimulation does not present the side effects problems as those encountered with drugs. It is not here the intent to diminish the positive effects of medications, but simply to show the potential of electrical stimulation. This mode of therapy can be a new approach in eliminating some diseases, as long as it is used to heal and not destroy the cells.

Electrical stimulation performed at levels and frequencies biologically compatible with the cellular system and delivered in precise and specific energetical form, does not present any side effects. The methodology and posology in using electrical devices is significantly different than the methods used for drug delivery. With electrical stimulation unlike with pharmaceuticals there is no electrical stimulation overdose.

Considering the high cost of medications, electrical stimulation offers a natural alternative providing similar results with a different mode of delivery. Electrical devices are relatively inexpensive when compared to drugs and offer many years of service for a much lower cost. As stated by Dr. Bruce Lipton and other scientists, "If electrical energy could be packaged in the form of pills, drug companies would have embraced electrical stimulation many years ago".

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