A short overview of the many PEMF studies.
Georges Lakhovsky’s philosophywas that "the amplitude of celloscillations must reach a certainvalue, in order that the organismbe strong enough to repulse thedestructive vibrations fromcertain microbes." He goes on tosay, "The remedy in my opinion, isnot to kill the microbes in contactwith the healthy cells but toreinforce the oscillations of thecell either directly by reinforcingthe activity of the blood or inproducing on the cells a directaction by means of the properrays." Lakhovsky’s Radio-Cellulo-Oscillator (RCO) produced lowfrequency ELF all the way throughgigahertz radiowaves with lots of"extremely short harmonics."His book, The Secret of Lifewas first published in Englishin 1939. In 1949, a review ofLakhovsky’s work waspublished as Waves That Healby Mark Clement.
Lakhovsky’stheory is that each cell in thebody of an organism-be it aplant, an animal, or a human
Evolution of magnetic therapy fromalternative to traditional medicineVallbona C, Richards T.;Department of Family andCommunity Medicine, BaylorCollege of Medicine, Houston,Texas, USA.Equipment design for magnetictherapy and "Polus" devicesViktorov VA, Malkov IuV.Beneficial effects ofelectromagnetic fieldsBassett CA., Bioelectric ResearchCenter, Columbia University,Riverdale, New York 10463.Clinical effectiveness of magneticfield therapy--a review of theliteratureQuittan M, Schuhfried O, WiesingerGF, Fialka-Moser V.;Universitatsklinik fur PhysikalischeMedizin und Rehabilitation, Wien.Theoretical and practical aspectsof general magnetotherapy[Article in Russian] Ulashchik VS.Possible therapeutic applicationsof pulsed magnetic fields[Article in Czech] Navratil L,Hlavaty V, Landsingerova E.Pulsed magnetotherapy inCzechoslovakia--a review.Jerabek J. National Institute ofPublic Health, Praha, CzechRepublic.Electromagnetic fields andmagnets. Investigational treatmentfor musculoskeletal disordersTrock DH.; Yale University Schoolof Medicine, New Haven,Connecticut, USA.
A study of the effects of PulsedElectromagnetic Field Therapywith respect to serologicalgrouping in rheumatoid arthritis.Ganguly KS, Sarkar AK, Datta AK,Rakshit A.National Institute for theOrthopaedically Handicapped(NIOH), Calcutta.A case of congenitalpseudarthrosis of the tibia treatedwith pulsing electromagneticfields. 17-year follow-up.Ito H, Shirai Y, Gembun Y.Department of OrthopaedicSurgery, Nippon Medical School,Tokyo, Japan.A double-blind trial of the clinicaleffects of pulsed electromagneticfields in osteoarthritis.Trock DH, Bollet AJ, Dyer RH Jr,Fielding LP, Miner WK, Markoll R.Department of Medicine(Rheumatology), Danbury Hospital,CT 06810.The effect of pulsedelectromagnetic fields in thetreatment of osteoarthritis of theknee and cervical spine. Report ofrandomized, double blind, placebocontrolled trials.Trock DH, Bollet AJ, Markoll R.Department of Medicine, DanburyHospital, CT.Magnetic pulse treatment for kneeosteoarthritis: a randomised,double-blind, placebo-controlledstudy.Pipitone N, Scott DL.Rheumatology Department, King'sCollege Hospital (Dulwich),London, UK.Electromagnetic fields for thetreatment of osteoarthritis.Hulme J, Robinson V, DeBie R, WellsG, Judd M, Tugwell P.Cochrane Collaborating Center,Center for Global Health, Instituteof Population Health -University of Ottawa, 1Stewart Street, Ottawa,Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5.Modification of osteoarthritisby pulsed electromagneticfield--a morphological studyCiombor DM, Aaron RK, WangS, Simon B.; Department ofOrthopaedics, Brown MedicalSchool, Providence, RI 02906,USA.Pulsed magnetic field therapyfor osteoarthritis of the knee--a double-blind sham-controlled trial.Nicolakis P,Kollmitzer J, Crevenna R,Bittner C, Erdogmus CB,Nicolakis J. Department ofPhysical Medicine andRehabilitation, AKH Wien,University of Vienna, Vienna,Austria.Therapeutic effects of pulsedmagnetic fields on jointdiseasesRiva Sanseverino E, Vannini A,Castellacci P., Universita diBologna, Italy