Body Electric – Robert Becker

FRACTURED BONE HEALING PROCESS
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Exposing Modern Myth

According to the theory of Evolution put forward by Charles Darwin over 200 hundred years ago and which has subsequently been promoted by his followers ever since – life has evolved over billions of years through a process of random mutations commonly termed natural selection. Like other popular theories, Evolution is a consensus view about how we got here, it is not, despite many claims, a well proven ‘scientific fact. The theory, like others, is riddled with errors and postulations that challenge common sense and logic. Nonetheless the theory has become popular because like other theories it is taught in education systems and is often portrayed by the popular media as beyond reproach, likewise it is looked upon favourably on documentary films, books and peer-reviewed scientific journal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution
Evolution (also known as biological or organic evolution) is the change over time in one or more inherited traits found in populations of organisms. Inherited traits are particular distinguishing characteristics, including anatomical, biochemical or behavioural characteristics, that result from gene–environment interactions. Evolution may occur when there is variation of inherited traits within a population. The major sources of such variation are mutation, genetic recombination and gene flow.
In order to come to the realisation the Theory of Evolution is misleading you will need to explore the vast sea of information available in the universe for your-self. One area of scientific investigation (that relies upon observation and experiment and not theoretical abstracts) which Darwin’s theory did not predict or even consider is the observed phenomenon of electrically stimulated tissue regeneration or bio-electromagnetic healing. This avenue of scientific exploration that is so often dismissed out of hand as pseudo-science by hypocritical consensus dogma in itself falsifies Darwin’s great idea about species evolution over many thousands of years. It also shines a very bright light on energy healing.

Robert Becker

A pioneering medical doctor in the 1960 s, Dr. Becker is most famous for his book, The Body Electric, which gives an autobiographical account of his life’s experiences with bio-electro-magnetics. Not only did Becker establish that the Chinese meridians of the body are skin pathways of decreased electrical resistance but he discovered a host of other bioelectric effects within the body as well, such as electro-stimulating limb-regeneration in mammals.

Becker also worked on electrically stimulating bone growth with Dr. Andrew Bassett, who along with Dr. Arthur Pilla, developed a very effective PEMF generator to stimulate bone fracture healing, now approved by the FDA with an 80% success rate. Since bone is piezoelectric, these specially designed signals effectively create stresses that open the calcium channels, in the same way that weight-bearing exercise does.

Similar PEMF signals recently have been used effectively to treat osteoporosis even in patients with an ovariectomy. Dr. Pilla envisions a device being available in the future that could be installed under one’s mattress to send bone-strengthening signals all night to elderly patients in their own home.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_O._Becker
Having observed in his clinical practice that broken bones sometimes failed to grow together, he set out to study experimentally why, and if external physical conditions could improve the growth. He found that a DC current through the broken bone (about 1 nanoampere) would greatly improve the growth and fusion of the bones. During this work, Becker found it significant that lower animals had much better regeneration capabilities: Salamanders could regrow lost limbs, while frogs seemed to be a little too high on the evolutionary ladder to achieve this regeneration. He studied these animals for years in order to find out why evolution caused impaired regeneration capabilities, and whether electric fields or currents could stimulate regeneration. His experiments and theorizing could be regarded as a continuation of the similar work of Harold Saxton Burr. Becker thought, like Burr, that some sort of field encompassed the body, governing and stimulating regeneration. He found that an electrostatic field, positive away from the limb stump, could enable regeneration of a frog limb.
Becker ascribed regeneration capability to the existence of a nucleus in the salamander’s leucocyte. (The leucocyte of frogs and higher animals lacked nucleus.) Leucocytes with nuclei seemed to have the dedifferentiation capability required for later differentiating into the various cell types needed in the growth area. Becker described these studies in his 1985 book The Body Electric, and also (condensed and compared with other fields) in the first part of his 1990 book Cross Currents.
His newest and most efficient regeneration technique is based on iontophoresis: Silver ions are pulled into the lesion area by means of a positive silver electrode placed upon the wound. This would create a regeneration-inducing blastema in human tissues that would else have atrophied. Becker patented this procedure in 1998, U.S. patent 70005556
The Body Electric
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Body_Electric
Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life is a book by Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden in which Becker, an orthopedic surgeon at the time working for the Veterans Administration, describes his research into “our bioelectric selves”.
A PubMed search gives 91 listings for Becker RO in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 33 as first author (including several in the journals Science and Nature). The Body Electric is largely a summary of this work. Becker set out to examine why normal bones heal, and then explore the reasons why bones fail to heal properly. His experiments were mostly with salamanders and frogs, and his scope was widened to studying regeneration after lesions such as limb amputation. He suspected that electric fields played an important role for controlling the regeneration process, and therefore mapped the electric potentials at various body parts during the regeneration.
This mapping showed that the central parts of the body normally was positive, and the limbs negative. When a limb of a salamander or frog was amputated, the voltage at the cut changed from about -10 mV (millivolts) to +20 mV or more the next day­a phenomenon called the current of injury. In a frog, the voltage would simply change to the normal negative level in four weeks or so, and no limb regeneration would take place. In a salamander, however, the voltage would during the first two weeks change from the +20 mV to -30 mV, and then normalize (to -10 mV) during the next two weeks­and the limb would be regenerated.
Becker regarded these voltage changes as very important, both as an indicator of the regeneration process, and as an indication of the factors needed for improving regeneration. The electric field changes turned out to be caused by currents in the nerves, and the limb regeneration occurred from red blood cells, which first dedifferentiated into unspecialized cells, and then differentiated into the new cells needed.
Becker later observed several interesting properties of bones and bone growth, proposing that bones are semiconductors and piezo-electric in nature. These tie into the healing process by electrically stimulating bone marrow cells to differentiate into a form of adult stem cells which regrew the bone from within by regeneration. By applying external electrical stimulation in the proper form, he was able to induce bone healing in patients whose bones had failed to heal together.
Later in his research, observing from prior research that silver had been used as an anti-bacterial material in the past, he used a combination therapy of silver with electrical stimulation (used in this case primarily for iontophoresis ­ to drive silver ions further into tissue to enhance its antibacterial action) and observed the desired antibacterial effect. Also observed was that with proper stimulation fibroblasts would de-differentiate and apparently became able to form new cell types, leading to the possibility of wider uses for regenerative healing in humans and other animals.
From The Body Electric; “the (‘positive silver’) technique makes it possible to produce large numbers of dedifferentiated cells, overcoming the main problem of mammalian regeneration – the limited number of bone marrow cells that dedifferentiate in response to electrical current alone. Whatever its precise mode of action may be, the electrically generated silver ion can produce enough cells for human blastemas; it has restored my belief that full regeneration of limbs, and perhaps other body parts, can be accomplished in humans.”
The Body Electric Book
There is only one health, but diseases are many. Likewise, there appears to be one fundamental force that heals, although the myriad schools of medicine all have their favorite ways of cajoling it into action. Our prevailing mythology denies the existence of any such generalized force in favor of thousands of little ones sitting on pharmacists’ shelves, each one potent against only a few ailments or even a part of one. This system often works fairly well, especially for treatment of bacterial dis- eases, but it’s no different in kind from earlier systems in which a spe- cific saint or deity, presiding over a specific healing herb, had charge of each malady and each part of the body. Modern medicine didn’t spring full-blown from the heads of Pasteur and Lister a hundred years ago.
If we go back further, we find that most medical systems have com- bined such specifics with a direct, unitary appeal to the same vital prin- ciple in all illnesses. The inner force can be tapped in many ways, but all are variations of four main, overlapping patterns: faith healing, magic healing, psychic healing, and spontaneous healing. Although science de- rides all four, they sometimes seem to work as well for degenerative diseases and long-term healing as most of what Western medicine can offer.
Spontaneous Evolution from being exposed to electro-static fields. This is not something Darwin’s theory predicts or explains.
http://www.urzeit-code.com/index.php?id=23
Swiss journalist Luc Bürgin unveils the secret of a sensational biological discovery at the pharmaceutical giant Ciba (now Novartis), which unfortunately has been ignored by the experts up to the present day. In laboratory experiments the researchers there Dr. Guido Ebner and Heinz Schürch exposed cereal seeds and fish eggs to an “electrostatic field” – in other words, to a high voltage field, in which no current flows.
“Unexpectedly primeval organisms grew out of these seeds and eggs: a fern that no botanist was able to identify; primeval corn with up to twelve ears per stalk; wheat that was ready to be harvested in just four to six weeks. And giant trout, extinct in Europe for 130 years, with so-called salmon hooks. It was as if these organisms accessed their own genetic memories on command in the electric field, a phenomenon, which the English biochemist, Rupert Sheldrake, for instance believes is possible.”
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