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PEMF TENS Alzheimer Update: The Alzheimer HSV1 link

It was recently brought to our attention that in many cases, the Herpes Simplex Virus 1 could play a role in Alzheimer disease which is why we are writing the PEMF TENS Alzheimer Update. According to an article in Medical News Today, there are numerous studies which now site links between the Herpes Virus and previous Herpes infections and the development and progression of Alzheimer disease.

According to studies the Herpes Virus can harm brain cells and the accumulation of damage can contribute to the development and progression of the condition.

An article in ScienceDaily outlines how scientists at the University of Edinburgh and Manchester discovered through an epidemiological study that the use of antivirals can reduce the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

PEMF TENS Alzheimer

The Herpes Simplex Virus is most often associated with cold sores and antiherpetic medication could therefore potentially be used to reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

PEMF therapy helps to support Alzheimer and Dementia patients by improving various symptoms within the disease by improving circulation, reducing inflammation and address pain and discomfort. For more information on how PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease, please read our article. Studies also indicate that PEMF and TENS therapy can have beneficial outcomes for the nervous system and that PEMF and TENS therapy is generally considered safe, which makes PEMF TENS therapy a good choice for adjuvant therapy for Alzheimer patients.

PEMF TENS Alzheimer Update: The rife protocol for Alzheimer Disease

As a result of the above studies and many other PEMF TENS studies on Alzheimer disease, we have amended our Alzheimer protocol to include programs to address some of the Herpes Viruses mentioned in the above studies. For the herpes therapy, please use the Patch coils to ensure an effective whole body therapy.

The current protocol includes the program for the herpes virus available on the MA700 and some available on the MA200. To reprogram or upgrade your MA200, please feel free to email us.

 


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PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease – Research Updates

The aim of this article on PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease is provide a simple review of the studies on the effects of electrotherapy including the effects of PEMF TENS therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

PEMF TENS for Alzheimer’s disease

PEMF TENS for Alzheimer’s disease

This review contains 10 studies related to electrotherapy and the symptoms, progression and prognosis of Alzheimer disease. The review is not intended as an exhaustive list of studies in this area.

For an article on how PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease can benefit patients, please feel free to read our article, “How PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease.” For information on how HSV1 and the herpes virus can impact Alzheimer patients, please read our article: "PEMF TENS Alzheimer Update: The Alzheimer HSV1 link".

List of studies on PEMF TENS for Alzheimer Disease:

1.         Temporal cortex direct current stimulation enhances visual recognition in Alzheimer’s Disease Link The results showed a significant effect of stimulation condition on VRM (p = 0.0085), and post hoc analysis showed an improvement after temporal (p = 0.01) and prefrontal (p = 0.01) tDCS as compared with sham stimulation. There were no significant changes in attention as indexed by Stroop task performance. As far as is known, this is the first trial showing that tDCS can enhance a component of recognition memory 2 mA
2.         Prolonged visual memory enhancement after direct current stimulation in Alzheimer's disease Link After patients received tDCS, their performance in a visual recognition memory test significantly improved. We found a main effect of tDCS on memory performance, i.e., anodal stimulation improved it by 8.99% from baseline, whereas sham stimulation decreased it by 2.62%. tDCS failed to influence differentially general cognitive performance measures or a visual attention measure 2 mA intensity delivered for 30 minutes per day for 5 consecutive days.
3.         Transcranial direct current stimulation improves recognition memory in Alzheimer disease. Link Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) delivered over the temporoparietal areas can specifically affect a recognition memory performance in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). Because tDCS is simple, safe and inexpensive, our finding prompts studies using repeated tDCS, in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions for treating patients with AD. Unkown
4.         tDCS alongside picture training improves naming scores in Anomic dementia Link Patients treated and giving training improved 10% and 7 % over patients given no training or treatment 10 sessions 2mA over 3 weeks
5.         rTMS as a treatment for Alzheimer’s Patients who received rTMS in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease showed noticeably stronger improvement during treatment sessions 20Hz 2 second intervals
6.         Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Modulates Cortical Neuronal Activity in Alzheimer’s Disease anodal tDCS benefits in AD patients during working memory tasks are supported by the modulation of cortical activity 1.5mA intensity for 15 min over bilateral TP areas
7.         At-home tDCS of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex improves visual short-term memory in mild vascular dementia. Link In patients with mild vascular dementia, anodal tDCS of the left DLPFC is able to produce additional effects to cognitive training on visual short-term memory, verbal working memory, and executive control. 2mA 20 minute sessions
8.         Alzheimer's disease: improvement of visual memory and visuoconstructive performance by treatment with picotesla range magnetic fields Link The report demonstrates, for the first time, that specific cognitive symptoms of AD are improved by treatment with EMF of a specific intensity and frequency. The rapid improvement in cognitive functions in response to EMF suggests that some of the mental deficits of AD are reversible being caused by a functional (i.e., synaptic transmission) rather than a structural (i.e., neuritic plaques) disruption of neuronal communication in the central nervous system. the range of 5Hz-8Hz
9.         Value and Efficacy of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in the Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Critical Review Since 2000 Link … “most of the studies reviewed reported a positive

Effect of tDCS in all these neurocognitive disorders”

Various
10.     Adjunctive treatment with high frequency repetitive

transcranial magnetic stimulation for the behavioral and

psychological symptoms of patients with Alzheimer’s disease:

a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study
Link

Conclusion: Compared to treatment of AD with low-dose antipsychotic medications alone, the combination

of low-dose antipsychotic medication with adjunctive treatment with high frequency rTMS can significantly

improve both cognitive functioning and the behavioral and psychological symptoms that often accompany

Alzheimer’s disease.

20Hz rTMS five days a week for four weeks

Please also see our protocol for Alzheimer disease here: Protocol for PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease

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The Rife PEMF Model MA200 Cancer Protocol

The following protocol has been designed to help you to take advantage of the various cancer programs included in the Rife Model MA200.

This program is based on the work done by various doctors who are using the machines in practice.

The Protocol

Cancer Basic – At least twice a week
Cancer General – At least twice a week
Specific Cancer type – At least 3 times a week
Detox and Lymph drainage – At least once a week
Circulation – At least once a week
Liver Support – At least once a week
Kidney Support – At least once a week
Sleep/Schumann – Every night to support healing and sleep
Pain frequencies as necessary to manage specific types of pain

Create a schedule that suits your lifestyle using longer programs on the days you have more time and shorter ones on busier days.

The cancer decoded course is also available on our website for free for Rife machine owners.

Instructions for the Rife Therapy and Cancer Decoded Courses

 

You need to register for the course first before you can access the lectures. To register for the course click: http://www.rifepemf.com/wp-login.php?action=register . Choose a username that you will remember. You cannot change your username later. You can change your name, and password details later.

Once you have registered, the website will send you an email. Click the link in the email you receive to set your password.

Once you have a password, you can access the free lessons. You need to email us to let us know you have registered so that we can upgrade you to be able to access all of the other lessons. Email your username to info@pemf.co.za and we will upgrade you for free.

When you have your username and password you can log into the course.

Log in here: http://www.rifepemf.com/wp-login.php - user your username and password. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it using the link below the log called “Lost Password”

When you log in you will be taken to the Frequency Course page. You Lectures you have completed and that you can access again are marked in Red/Orange. Lectures you have not completed are marked in black:
You must complete each lecture in order to access the next lecture in the course. To complete a lecture, you need to mark the lecture complete or you need to answer the questions at the end of the lecture. Please note you do not necessarily have to get the answers right, but you do have to answer each question or mark each lecture complete.

To mark a lecture complete click “Complete” at the bottom of the page of each lecture:

Once you have completed each lecture in the course, at the end of the course, on the last lecture page, you will see a link to download and print your certificate. Click “Download Certificate”. The PDF will open and you can save or print your certificate.
If you have any problems, please email us at info@pemf.co.za

Enjoy the course!

Brigitta
www.rifepemf.com
082 888 3223

The information in this document is for educational purposes only. Rife PEMF does not diagnose or suggest therapy for disease other than suggestions on how to use your device based on the diagnosis and advice of your medical practitioner. We strongly suggest working with your practitioner to monitor your progress and to adjust therapy requirements


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PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions

PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions may be a valuable adjunct to antibiotic therapy. According to a paper published in the South African Medical Journal in 2011, the incidence of drug resistant and multiple drug resistant conditions are increasing and placing a heavy burden on our health care system.[1] According to the report, “South Africa faces a quadruple burden of disease, as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, other infectious diseases, injuries, and non-communicable diseases.”

If a therapy like PEMF therapy can help to reduce the number of drug resistant cases or reduce the treatment duration it takes to treat these patients, then the addition of frequency therapy could have a material impact on the health care budget and it would have a huge impact on patient quality of life.

PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions

There is good scientific evidence that frequency therapy can impact the treatment of bacterial infections, particularly rod-shaped, gram positive bacteria.

There is also evidence that frequency therapy can improve the efficacy of antibiotics. This could mean that the addition of frequency therapy to current treatment options could result in a reduction in the treatment duration and necessary medication for the average drug resistant condition.

Frequency therapy is safe, non-invasive and cost-effective as a long-term treatment option.

The three main areas of interest which would need to be investigated further to assess PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions would include:

  1. The potential bactericidal effects of frequency therapy
  2. The addition of frequency as an adjuvant therapy to assess if frequency therapy can improve treatment outcomes or reduce treatment duration
  3. The safety, cost, implementation and monitoring of frequency therapy in drug resistant conditions.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Evidence that frequency therapy has bactericidal effects

There are several studies that indicate that the use of extremely low frequency, electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) can impact the growth rate and viability of various types of bacteria. Summaries of this type of research include the following studies.

Researchers studied the effects of 50Hz at 10mT on rod-shaped E. coli and L. adecarboxylata, as well as spherical shaped S. aureus, P. denitrificans, S. paucimobilis and R. erythropolis. Growth curves were measured in exposed and control samples and decreases in optical densities of the bacteria were observed for exposed samples. Researchers concluded that ELF-EMF reduced growth rate of the bacteria and the magnetic field effect was larger for rod shaped bacteria. [2]

In a study published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology, researchers studied the effects of ELF-EMF fields of less than 300Hz on the growth rate and morphological changes on 6 different strains of gram positive and gram-negative bacteria. Bacteria were exposed to 50Hz at 0.5mT and growth rates were determined by optical density measurements made every hour. The study concluded that ELF-EMF induced a decrease in growth rate and morphological changes for both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.[3]

The effects of different Hz values of ELF Pulsed electromagnetic fields (ELF-PEMF) were studied with regards to their effects on bacterial survival of E.Coli. The viability of E. coli was measured as colony-forming units (CFUs) before and after the exposures at frequencies between 2–500 Hz and magnetic flux densities between 2.5–5 mT. The study found that the maximum reduction in bacterial growth was observed with the exposures at 3 Hz and 0.5 mT. The maximum decrease in CFU was recorded for the exposure at 500 Hz and 2.5 mT, which corresponded to a relative decrease of 77.26% in the bacterial growth. The study concluded that the findings have direct implication for determining the optimal characteristics of the applied ELF PEMF for possible treatment of infected tissue and thus, wound healing promotion.[4]

In a study on the growth inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus induced by ELF-EMF fields, researchers exposed cultures of Staphylococcus aureus in fluid and gel‐like medium to a low‐frequency electromagnetic field, an electromagnetic field combined with an additional electric field, a sinusoidal electric field and a static electric field. Researchers recorded that Staphylococcus aureus concentrations in fluid medium could clearly be reduced under the influence of the four different applied fields within 24 h of experiment. The strongest effects were observed for the direct current electric field which could decrease CFU/ml of 37%, and the low‐frequency electromagnetic field with additional induced electric alternating field with a decrease of Staphylococci concentration by 36%.[5]

Studies have also been done on the effects of ELF-EMF and its ability to affect the biofilms of bacteria. One study on the effects of ELF-EMF fields on Helicobacter pylori biofilm found that exposure to 50 Hz frequency-1 mT intensity resulted in biofilm cell mass that was significantly reduced in exposed cultures. The study concluded that exposure to ELF-EMF of H. pylori biofilm induced phenotypic changes on adhering bacteria. It decreased the cell adhesion unbalancing the bacterial population, and it therefore reduced the bacteria’s capability to protect itself.[6]

In summary, the above studies all form a strong foundation for the belief that the addition of ELF-EMF therapy to drug resistant conditions could positively affect therapy outcomes due to the bactericidal effects of frequency therapy.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Frequency as an adjuvant therapy to improve treatment Outcomes

Frequency therapy has not only been studied for its bactericidal effects but has also been studied to enhance or improve antibiotic efficacy and has even been shown to help combat drug resistance in certain cases.

Researchers studied the effect of electromagnetic augmentation of two types of antibiotics in reducing infections of orthopedic implants. They grew five-day biofilms of Staphylococcus epidermidis on the tips of stainless-steel pegs. The pegs were exposed for 12 hours to varying concentrations of gentamicin or vancomycin in microtiter trays at 37 degrees and to pulsed electromagnetic fields. The study found that PEMF’s increased the effects of gentamicin. In three of five experiments there was reduction of at least 50% in the minimum biofilm inhibitory concentration. In a fourth experiment there was a two-log difference in colony count at 160 mg/l of gentamicin.[7]

Augmentation of antibiotic activity of gentamicin was also studied in the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus. Four separate experimental setups were used to expose bacterial cultures of Staphylococcus aureus both in Mueller-Hinton broth (MHB) and on Mueller-Hinton agar (MHA), in the presence of gentamicin. In MHB each of the four fields applied showed a significant growth reduction of planktonically grown Staphylococcus aureus in the presence of gentamicin between 32% and 91% within 24 h of the experiment. The best results were obtained by a direct current EF, decreasing colony-forming units (CFU)/ml more than 91%. The study concluded that the application of electromagnetic fields in implant and bone infections could offer new perspectives in antibiotic treatment and antimicrobial chemotherapy.[8]

In another study, researchers studied the potential drug resistance modification effects of PEMF stimulation in multidrug resistant mouse osteosarcoma. PEMF stimulation reversed doxorubicin resistance. The concluded that PEMFs reversed the doxorubicin resistance of the MOS/ADR1 cells by inhibiting P-gp function. The results suggested that PEMFs may be useful as a local treatment for MDR osteosarcoma.[9]

Finally, researchers explored the effects of pre-exposure to 50Hz to help to reduce resistance to 5-fluorouracil to enhance efficacy of the drug. The study explored the combined effect of 50 Hz-EMFs and 5-FU in the treatment of breast cancer. Researchers found that pre-exposure to 50 Hz-EMFs enhanced the antiproliferative effect of 5-FU in breast cancer cell line MCF-7 in a dose-dependent manner but did not affect normal human breast epithelial cell lines. They concluded that the enhanced cytotoxic activity of 5-FU on MCF7 cells through promoting entry into the S phase of the cell cycle via exposure to 50 Hz-EMFs, may provide a novel method of cancer treatment based on the combinatorial use of 50 Hz-EMFs and chemotherapy.[10]

The above studies indicated that ELF-EMFs and frequency therapy could potentially offer a novel approach to combatting drug resistant drug resistant conditions through the addition of frequency therapy as an adjuvant therapy in conjunction with conventional medication.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Safety, cost, implementation and monitoring of frequency therapy in drug resistant conditions

Naturally, before any therapy could be considered as an adjuvant therapy for any condition, it is imperative to examine the safety aspects of the proposed therapy.

Frequency therapy in the form of ELF-EMF, TENS and PEMF have been studied across a wide range of conditions for decades. There are even studies indicating that PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancers may be a viable option. For more information on that read “Pemf therapy for drug resistant cancer.”

These studies provide us with some information on the safety concerns and considerations for PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions. Studies we have gathered over the years indicate that PEMF and frequency therapy have an exemplary safety profile with thousands of studies concluding no adverse effects from the therapy and minimal side effects associated with this type of treatment.

Dr Pawluk, an authority on PEMF therapy had the following remarks regarding the safety of PEMF therapy:

“There are only a few FDA-approved PEMF systems on the market. The primary mandate of the FDA is to ensure safety – even before proving efficacy of treatment. So keeping that in mind, we can examine the treatment parameters for one such FDA-approved PEMF system, the NeuroStar. This system (which uses the acronym TMS – transcranial magnetic stimulation – instead of PEMF) is indicated for Major Depressive Disorder and is an extremely high intensity system with stimulation aimed directly at the brain. NeuroStar systems produce intensities comparable to those of an MRI machine. …. Average treatment sessions last for 45 minutes. In NeuroStar clinical trials, more than 10,000 treatments were administered with no occurrence of adverse side effects.

So, this is extremely high intensity PEMF therapy applied directly to the head, and it is proven to be safe. These intensities are much higher than those of most commercially-available PEMF systems.”

With regards to seizures, Dr Pawluk states that:

“As long as I’ve been working with PEMFs there has always been a concern that PEMFs may cause seizures. There is now a fairly large body of research regarding the use of PEMFs of different intensities and the potential association with seizures. Evidence indicates that PEMFs are very unlikely to cause seizures. This is comes from research studies using high-intensity PEMF systems, which have the highest concern for generating seizure activity. In fact, studies that not only are PEMFs not at all likely to induce a seizure, they are capable of providing benefit to epileptic patients”[11]

Considering the safety profile of ELF-EMF therapy, the other considerations that need to be taken into account include the cost, implementation and monitoring of PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Cost and implementation of PEMF therapy

The current Rife PEMF Model MA200 can be used for the preliminary investigations to determine if this type of therapy can provide the benefits outlined above of reduced treatment duration and combatting drug resistance.

The stainless-steel cylinders that are provided with the device make implementation of the therapy simple and they provide the opportunity to sterilize equipment between patients, to reduce the chances of cross-contamination.

The Model MA200 can be rented for R499 per month, making it a cost-effective addition to therapy.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Conclusion

Frequency therapy has been shown to offer bactericidal effects, it has also been shown to help enhance antibiotic efficacy, and it has been shown to combat drug resistance. PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions could therefore be helpful as an additional therapy option.

South Africa has been shown to take the lead in drug resistant conditions therapy by implementing mass roll out of bedaquiline to help combat drug resistant TB. The addition of frequency therapy to the drug resistant conditions treatment regimen may also be a world-first if it is shown to improve the treatment outcomes of drug resistant conditions.

The technology is locally owned, developed and produced providing South Africa with a huge potential advantage in the fight against multidrug resistant drug resistant conditions and potentially allowing South Africa to be a true leader in the fight against drug resistant conditions locally and perhaps even globally.

If investigations are successful, PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions could be a reality in the near future.

[1] http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/5102/3367

[2] https://doi.org/10.1080/15368370500379715

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21401315

[4] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09205071.2014.974684?scroll=top&needAccess=true

[5] https://doi.org/10.1002/bem.20479

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=20033173

[7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12793569

[8] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21437921

[9] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11299755

[10] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29617363

[11] https://www.drpawluk.com/education/pemf-information/pemf-safety/


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PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer

PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer

PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer may soon be a reality. Cancer therapies are often presented to the patients in a Hobson’s choice type of approach. They either follow conventional therapy or alternative therapies which often feel like an impossible choice, particularly when most people when faced with a life-threatening condition, would choose to do everything they possibly can. Now cancer patients don’t have to make a choice between chemotherapy and PEMF therapy.

PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer

For the first time the FDA has approved the use of tumor treating fields for the treatment of some types of brain cancer in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.[1]

There have been major strides in studying the effects of electric and magnetic fields in the possible treatment of cancer over the last few years. Some of these studies were outlined in our article “Pemf in cancer therapy – Pemf could be a promising modality.” Most of these studies have focused on the use of low frequency therapy as a treatment modality on its own, but now there are studies that indicate that a combination of PEMF and chemotherapy could be an excellent option for cancer patients, particularly those with chemo-resistant cancers.

With the emergence of drug resistant and multidrug resistant cancers, scientists have been frantically searching for ways to re-sensitize cancers to drugs which offer some hope for cancer patients. Enhancing the effects of chemotherapy drugs like cisplatin, doxorubicin, daunorubicin, 5-fluorouracil (Adrucil) and mitomycin C and the ability re-sensitize cancer cells to these drugs, may offer a novel approach to cancer therapy and new treatment options for cancer patients who have developed drug resistance.

In summary, studies have found that:

  • PEMF sensitized fibrosarcoma and hepatocellular carcinoma to mitomycin C
  • Low frequency EMF sensitized cisplatin-resistant ovarian adenocarcinoma
  • Pulsed magnetic fields enhanced the potency of daunorubicin in human carcinoma cell lines
  • PEMF improved the effects of doxorubicin in Osteosarcoma
  • 50Hz low frequency exposure enhanced the antiproliferative effects of 5-fluorouracil in breast cancer

The great news is that not only did PEMF therapy support and promote the efficacy of chemotherapy, but PEMF has already been approved as a pain therapy and the MA200 is an approved medical device in South Africa. PEMF therapy has also been shown to have an excellent safety profile with almost no adverse events being reported in thousands of clinical trials on pain and other conditions.

Adding PEMF therapy to a cancer and chemotherapy protocol poses very few, if any risks at all, and can provide numerous benefits for a cancer patient. The frequencies used in the studies are all available on the MA200. Finally, PEMF therapy is a cost-effective therapy for the cancer patient, with options from as little as R499 per month for the rental of an MA200 device.

PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer - Summary of Studies

The following are summaries of the studies mentioned above, with references to those studies on Pubmed.

PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer - PMF sensitized fibrosarcoma and hepatocellular carcinoma to mitomycin C

An article published in the Japanese Journal of Cancer research, investigated the effects of PMF therapy in combination with mitomycin C for the treatment of fibrosarcoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.[2]

WKA rats were exposed to a frequency of 200Hz immediately after IV injections of mitomycin C. The survival rates of the rats were recorded. Cultured cells were also used to study the efficacy of PMF and mitomycin C, and a combination of the two.

Survival rates of the untreated rats were 0% in the non-treated group, 34% in the group treated with mitomycin C only, and 47% for the PMF only group. For the group who received a combination of PMF and mitocycin C, the survival rate was 77%. The combination increased lifespan of the PMF mitomycin C group which was significantly prolonged at 17,6%. The efficiencies of the cells in the cultures of both cell lines were also significantly suppressed in the combination therapy group when compared with those in the other single therapy groups.

This study clearly indicates the possibility that PEMF therapy could improve and enhance the efficacy of drugs like mitomycin C.

PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer - Low frequency EMF sensitizes cisplatin-resistant ovarian adenocarcinoma

Platinum based drugs like cisplatin often form the first line of therapy for cancers including testicular, bladder, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, brain tumors, neuroblastoma ovarian and colorectal tumors but the use of cisplatin also often results in chemotherapy resistant cancers.[3]

In the search for a way to re-sensitize cancers to cisplatin, researchers investigated the use of extra-low frequency electromagnetic field therapy on cisplatin-resistant A2780 ovarian cancer cells. Cells were exposed to 200hz at 50 Gauss.

Researchers found that EL-EMF decreased proliferation of the cells independently of cisplatin. They also saw a decreased proliferation rate of 40 % in the cisplatin only group but the cells treated with a combination of cisplatin and EL-EMF showed a 71 % decrease in viability in rats.[4] They also saw a large increase in late apoptosis in the combination group as indicated in the graph below:

Histogram from percentage of live and dead cells from AO/PI staining for A2780 cells, data are presented as means (±SD)

The study concluded that EL-EMF therapy at 200Hz can help to sensitize cancer cells to cisplatin and improved the efficacy of cisplatin.

PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer - Pulsed magnetic fields enhance the potency of daunorubicin in human carcinoma cell lines

Researchers studied the effects of PMF pulses of 250Hz on multidrug resistant human carcinoma cells. They inoculated mice with a multidrug resistant form of human carcinoma. They then treated the resultant tumors with pulsed magnetic therapy only or a combination of PMF therapy and daunorubicin.

Researchers found that amongst the various groups, significant differences in the tumor volume were found between PMF + saline and PMF + daunorubicin groups at 39 days and 42 days. No mice died in the PMF alone group, and no toxicity attributable to PMF was found during the experimental period.

The results indicated that the efficacy of daunorubicin was potentiated in vitro by PMF exposure when PMF exposure occurred in the presence of the drug.[5]

PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer - PEMF improves the effects of doxorubicin in Osteosarcoma

In another study, researchers studied the potential drug resistance modification effects of PEMF stimulation in multidrug resistant mouse osteosarcoma. PEMF stimulation reversed doxorubicin resistance. The concluded that PEMFs reversed the doxorubicin resistance of the MOS/ADR1 cells by inhibiting P-gp function. The results suggested that PEMFs may be useful as a local treatment for multidrug resistant osteosarcoma.[6]

PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer - 50Hz enhances the antiproliferative effects of 5-fluorouracil in breast cancer

Finally, researchers explored the effects of pre-exposure to 50Hz to help to reduce resistance to 5-fluorouracil to enhance efficacy of the drug. The study explored the combined effect of 50 Hz-EMFs and 5-FU in the treatment of breast cancer.

Researchers found that pre-exposure to 50 Hz-EMFs enhanced the antiproliferative effect of 5-FU in breast cancer cell line MCF-7 in a dose-dependent manner but did not affect normal human breast epithelial cell lines.

They concluded that the enhanced cytotoxic activity of 5-FU on MCF7 cells through promoting entry into the S phase of the cell cycle via exposure to 50 Hz-EMFs, may provide a novel method of cancer treatment based on the combinatorial use of 50 Hz-EMFs and chemotherapy.[7]

[1] http://www.bendwellnessdoctor.com/index.php?p=513073

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5918102/

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21892204

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26370097

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9216668

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11299755

[7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29617363


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PEMF for Boosting the Immune System

Winter Health Challenge 2018

Welcome to another winter health challenge. Using your Rife to support the body during this period can help to get you ready for the seasonal changes and the challenges often associated with these changes. This is why we have prepared a new winter health challenge for you.

Rife Health Challenge

We suggest you use this protocol over the next month or two. Fit it into your current protocol, or get out your Rife device if you have not been using it, and help your body prepare for the coming winter.

The following programs have been included in the protocol:

  • Detoxification
  • Cold and Flu
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergy
  • Immune System Stimulation
  • Circulation

Detoxification and Lymph

With winter, we inevitably become less active and this means, the detoxification process of the body can slow down. We snuggle up and get cozy but sadly the decrease in movement slows the lymphatic system at a time when its needed most. By running detox with Lymph drainage twice a week, we can support this system as we move into the colder months and thereby support part of the body’s defenses against pathogens.

Cold and Flu – Cold in the head and chest

Using the Cold and Flu program once a week can also help to strengthen your body’s defenses at this time of year. If you do start to experience the symptoms of colds and flu, then use the cold and flu program daily for a week with the other symptomatic programs like inflammation and pain.

Sinusitis or Allergy programs

For those of you who suffer from seasonal allergies and sinusitis, now is the time to start using your Rife device preventatively to help to support the body’s defenses against these conditions. Run the Sinusitis and allergy program at least twice a week before allergies start or three to four times a week if you already have sinusitis. You can also add inflammation and rhinitis and the pain programs if you are already experiencing those seasonal allergies.

Circulation

As we slow down and become less active, circulation is affected in the body. Although the Rife can never replace healthy exercise, it can help to boost and improve circulation. Circulation is one of the most important keys to health. It provides every part of the body with the vital nutrients needed to survive and it removes toxins from the various parts of the body so boosting circulation always helps to boost health. If you are watching television, consider using your MAXI Mat to run the program while you enjoy your favorite program.

Immune System Stimulation

Obviously, a healthy immune system is the key to preventing disease. Keeping your immune system healthy can mean the difference between a cold free winter. So immune system stimulation is one of the most important programs for our winter protocol. We would suggest adding the immune system support programs to your winter protocol at least twice a week or even 4 times a week for a week or two.

Combining these programs into a month-long winter protocol could help you to get your body ready for the winter chill and hopefully help you to avoid the winter blues.

Here is an example protocol to follow until winter starts. The purple section is overnight treatment, yellow is daily treatment. Feel free to use this protocol to create your own or adjust it as necessary depending on your lifestyle and requirements.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Immune system stimulation Sinusitis Cold in head and chest Allergies Circulation Immune system stimulation Detox with Lymph drainage
 Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann

 


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TENS therapy for ADHD – ADHD Alternatives to medication

For most of us, sitting still and concentrating on something we want to do, or need to, is a fairly simple task but for those struggling with ADHD, simple tasks can be near impossible. Although there are several medications which can be beneficial for patients with ADHD, more and more people are searching for ADHD alternatives to medication. TENS therapy for ADHD may be the alternative they are looking for. In fact, often TENS and other electrotherapies can be used along with other therapies.

TENS therapy for ADHD

Symptoms of ADHD include an inability to pay attention, making careless mistakes, not being able to listen efficiently, inability to follow through on instructions, difficulty organizing, being easily distracted, forgetful and constant fidgeting or an inability to remain seated or calm. For parents of ADHD children, these symptoms can severely impact on home and school life and for adults, these symptoms can interfere with the ability to be efficient at work and may even prevent a person from securing a job.

Therapies that can help to reduce the symptoms by improving concentration, memory and other cognitive functions, can therefore change lives.

TENS therapy, rTMS, and TDCs all use micro-current electricity to stimulate the brain to support, improve and address various cognitive functions. There are some promising research papers dealing with rTMS, tDCS and TENS therapy for ADHD and we hope to share some of those studies with you here.

Studies on rTMS, tDCS and TENS Therapy for ADHD

In the first study, researchers studied the effects of TENS therapy on 22 children who had been diagnosed with ADHD of the combined type. The children were given treatments for 6 weeks, twice a day for 30 minutes per session. The results of the study concluded that TENS therapy for ADHD in this was encouraging and further studies were recommended. The study showed that tens seemed to have a moderate beneficial influence on the cognitive functions of the children involved in the study.

In 2012, researchers studied the effects of TMS or transcranial stimulation on the treatment of ADHD. The study consisted of 9 young adults between the ages of 15 and 20. This study used 10Hz and included a sham group as part of the study. The study concluded that rTMS was safe for use in adolescents and the researchers reports an improvement in core ADHD symptoms in the active group.

In 2010, a study was conducted to asses the positive effects of rTMS on subjects with ADHD and they found that rTMS had positive effects in 13 patients involved in the study.

1Hz stimulation has also been studied in rTMS and TENS therapy for ADHD. Researchers applied 1Hz on the motor area of the scalp in patients affected with ADHD and they found significant improvement in the patients and they also reported that the improvements lasted for 4 weeks. There was no improvement in the sham group in this trial.

TDCS therapy has also been shown to improve symptoms in young adults with ADHD. 15 children aged 12 to 16, diagnosed with ADHD, were included in a random sham-controlled study where 1mA anodal TDCS was administered for 5 days each followed by a two week pause in therapy. The therapy showed a significant reduction in the symptoms of impulsivity and inattention. The results were supported by a decrease in hyperactivity and inattention in the QbTest – the standardized working memory test. The study concluded that the results provide evidence that tDCS may help to reduce the symptoms of ADHD and they offer proof of improved neuropsychological functioning in young ADHD patients.

Finally, in a sham-controlled, randomized clinical trial, researchers evaluated the effects of 2mA tDCS therapy on 17 patients who had been diagnosed with ADHD. The patients received 5 days of therapy with the anode over the right prefrontal cortex. They measured ADHD symptoms using the ADHD Self report scale and they also measured impairment using the SDS scale. They found that therapy resulted in significantly lower ASRS and SDS scores when compared to the sham group. They also observed that the improved symptoms continued after the treatment.

Safety of tTMS, TDCS and TENS therapy for ADHD

In the review of non-invasive brain stimulation for ADHD, researchers made a number of remarks regarding the safety of TENS therapy for ADHD. According to the revierw, over 800 normal and 300 neurologically abnormal children had received therapy with good tolerability and safety.

Studies showed there had been no changes in auditory function, the therapy did not cause seizures in children including those with epilepsy. There was no increased risk in seizures in children with cerebral palsy. According to their research, one case of seizure in rTMS therapy was reported in the treatment of depression although that case had other risk factors present which increased seizure risk.

In 2009, a consensus conference issued recommendations for the safe use TMS in the pediatric population that single-pulse and paired-pulse TMS was safe for children two years and older.

Obviously, if you are investigating the benefits of TENS therapy for ADHD and you are considering investing in a model MA200 device, then we suggest you work with a medical practitioner both for diagnostic and prognosis of the condition.

Conclusions on TENS therapy for ADHD

Most of the studies on TENS therapy for ADHD have concluded that TENS and other therapies like tDCS and rTMS hold potential benefits for ADHD patients. The interesting thing to note is that most of these therapies, like TENS and tDCS are also often compatible with many of the medications used so these therapies can often be used in conjunction with other medication and therapies to address the symptoms of ADHD.

This means that, working with your practitioner, you can add TENS therapy to your choice of therapies without having to discontinue other therapies or medications. Since TENS therapies may be advantageous for other things like improving memory, and even improving sleep, TENS therapy may offer a comprehensive approach which can be included in ADHD therapy making TENS therapy of ADHD a viable addition to various treatment protocols.


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Protocol for Allergies

This protocol is designed to address the symptoms and underlying causes of seasonal allergies. The protocol is based on protocols received from medical practitioners who work with the Rife device in practice.

PEMF therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation, to modulate and support a health immune system and it may help to improve cellular metabolism which supports healthy cells and tissues. TENS has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain and increase circulation. For studies on TENS and PEMF please read TENS Therapy for Inflammation and PEMF Therapy for Pain.

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Please use the programs mentioned below to create a therapy that suits your daily schedule.

It is best to use the large mat for Schumann at night. This program plays a vital role in boosting the immune system because your immune system is most active at night. New immune cells are produced while you sleep and also the body heals most at night during good periods of restful sleep.

The Protocol

Allergy – 3 times a week
Allergy Pollen – 2 times a week.
Inflammation – 3 times a week
Sinusitis – if necessary 3 times a week
Detox and Lymph drainage – Once a week
Sleep/Schumann – Every night to support healing and sleep using the large mat.

If your time is limited you could use one of the Daytime programs overnight and leave Schumann out during this protocol, or you could reduce the time of the treatment to one minute instead of the default 3 minutes per program.

Create a schedule that suits your lifestyle using longer programs on the days you have more time and shorter ones on busier days.

An example program:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Daytime Allergy

Circulation

Allergy Pollen

Inflammation

Allergy

Circulation

Allergy Pollen

 

Inflammation

Allergy

Liver Support

Allergy Pollen

Inflammation

Detox and Lymph drainage
Overnight Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann
Additional – if necessary Sinusitis Sinusitis Sinusitis

 

 


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PEMF for Boosting the Immune System

Rife Health Challenge Spring Protocol

Celebrating Spring with our Spring Health Protocol

Happy spring day! Like bears, emerging from hibernation, the advent of spring means new energy, new beginnings and a more active lifestyle the days become longer and warmer. Sadly, it also means an increase in allergies for some.  To help you get in gear for the coming months, we have a special spring protocol to help you detox, rev up your metabolism and get you ready for a healthy summer. We have also added our allergy protocol for those of you who suffer from seasonal allergies.

PEMF for Boosting the Immune System

The Spring Protocol Programs

Schumann Program - Revving up your energy starts with a good night’s sleep. Who doesn’t have a great day when you literally jump out of bed after an awesome night’s rest? The Schumann program is great for enhancing sleep which is why it is a vital part of our spring protocol.

Detox and lymph drainage This program will help you get rid of toxins and help to get your metabolism working at optimal levels.

Liver Support - Since the liver is vital in energy production, a little liver support can go a long way to supporting your healthy summer. And while we are on the topic of support, kidney support can also help to promote optimal health.

Our spring protocol is part of our Rife Health challenge, so make a commitment to add these programs to your daily rife therapy and get your body ready for an awesome summer.

This program is designed over a two-week period.

Create a schedule that suits your lifestyle using longer programs on the days you have more time and shorter ones on busier days.

An example program:

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Daytime Liver Support Circulation Detox and Lymph Drainage Kidney Support Liver Support Circulation Detox and Lymph Drainage
Overnight Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann
               
               
Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Daytime Lyme and Rocky Mountain Fever

Circulation

Lyme’s Disease

Bacteria Borrelia

Lyme and Rocky Mountain Fever

Circulation

Lyme’s Disease

 

 

Bacteria Borrelia

Lyme and Rocky Mountain Fever

Liver Support

Lyme’s Disease Bacteria Borrelia

Detox and Lymph drainage

Overnight Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann

 


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TENS for Multiple Sclerosis

Although the underlying cause of this debilitating condition is still unknown, PEMF therapy and TENS for Multiple Sclerosis offer some hope for MS patients. Often dealing with the symptoms of the disease, there are many interesting studies that examine the use of electrotherapy for the management of various symptoms experienced by Multiple Sclerosis patients.

These studies deal with the effects of EMF therapy as well as TENS and tDCS. They address a diverse range of concerns for MS patients like myelin sheath repair, reduction in fatigue, decreases in pain, improvement of nerve reorganization and decreases in spasticity.

These symptoms can severely impair the quality of life of an MS patient, and electrotherapy in the form of TENS therapy for multiple sclerosis offers a non-pharmaceutical based, therapy alternative with virtually no reported adverse effects for this type therapy. TENS is even listed as one of the accepted therapies by the MS Trust in the UK and other MS organizations.

TENS for Multiple Sclerosis

Current Studies on TENS for Multiple Sclerosis include:

The parameters of these studies are not dissimilar to the outputs of the Rife Model MA device. Since the underlying cause of Multiple Sclerosis is not yet known, therapies aimed at improving the symptoms are currently a good indication of how to approach therapy in cases of MS.

For the Rife Model MA protocol for MS, click here.

To reserve your Rife Model MA200 from just R499 per month, contact us today.


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