Life is electric. Our vital signs, in particular, our heart rate and rhythm, and brain activity, are electrical signals that doctors use to diagnose medical problems. But the electric nature of life runs much deeper than this. For centuries, scientists have postulated the existence of an electrical or electromagnetic field that governs all life. Researchers in more recent times have developed equipment capable of actually measuring these fields. It has been discovered that changes in these electromagnetic fields occur before, during and after any change in health status. Treatments based on electromagnetic principles are also now being used to treat a wide range of medical conditions such as: pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and some forms of cancer. Electricity has also been used to regrow limbs in animals and mend fractures in humans. In each case the results that have been seen are backed up by clinical trial data conforming to the gold standard of medical research.

In some cases the appropriate application of electromagnetic fields has been shown to be more effective than the medications that are currently used, and in every case without exception, the treatments have been safer than drugs. This is very important because prescribed medications are now a leading cause of death – more than 106,000 people die each year in the United States alone due to the side effects of medications.

The understanding of the Body Electric has the potential to revolutionize medicine. In the future, medical treatments will be based on the prescription of appropriate frequencies (electroceuticals) rather than pharmaceuticals.

East Meets West

Many researchers now think the electrical system of the body is similar to the concept of 'chi' (or 'qi') energy described in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 3,000 years.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the vital energy 'chi' circulates through channels or meridians. This concept is analogous to the biologically closed electrical circuits that were described by Professor Bjorn Nordenstrom (who was the chairman of the committee for the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine).

The understanding the body electric could finally bridge the gap between these two different paradigms.