TABLE OF CONTENT
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Bekhterev's Disease - refer also to "Rheumatic Diseases"
Burns and Sunburn
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Coronary Heart Disease
Gastritis, Gastroenteritis and Peptic Ulcer
Gastroenterology - Intestinal Disease, Gastric Mucosa
Headache - Migraine
Influenza, Viral Infections
Injuries and Injury Rehabilitation
Menstrual and Menopausal Disorders
Myogelosis, Ischialgia, Lumbago and Muscle Strain
Necrosis of the Bones
Ovarian Inflammations and Cysts
Pancreatitis with PERT
Peripheral Occlusive Vascular Disease
Rheumatic Diseases - See also Arthritis, Arthrosis, Fibromyalgia.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Splayed Foot or Talipes Equinus
Sports Medicine - Diseases of the Motor Apparatus
Ulcers of the Skin
Urinary Tract Disorders, Bedwetting
More than 10,000 scientific papers have been published about the effect
of PEMF. Many of the studies have been carried out in Russia and Eastern
Europe, which is the centre of the international research on Pulsating
Electro-Magnetic Fields (PEMF).
Many original publications of these studies are in the Russian language
only and have been presented and published at Eastern European conferences.
Russian research teams have been using low frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic
Fields similar to the systems studied and endorsed by EMS (Institut für
Energie-Medizinische Systeme e.V. - Institute of Energy-Medical Systems)
in Berlin, Germany. Some of the research team are well known to EMS. We
have therefore used the terminology PERTH for some of these studies.
Some of the enclosed studies were presented at the Second World Congress
for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, June 1997, Bologna,
Italy. Several of the studies were published in Western Medical Journals
such as the Lancet and on the PubMed website.
The double blind, placebo controlled study of the "Therapeutic Efficiency
Of Pulsating Energy Resonance Therapy (PERTH) In Patients With Vertebral
Diseases" by Assoc. Prof. Marin Marinkev, MD, Assoc. Prof. Todor
Kraev, MD, Dr. Stojan Kamenov and Dr. Antoaneta Georgieva of Physical
Medicine, Higher Medical Institute, Plovdiv is enclosed in full.
Also enclosed is the summary of a study of the effect of PERTH on blood
parameters by Prof. Dr. G. Schauf, Dr. Med. Schara, Dr. Med. Sell, Bergische
Universität Wuppertal, Fachb. Medizintechnik, published 12/1994.
The overall effect of PERTH is best summarized by the foreword from the
book "Energy Medicine" by Josef A. Plattner and Dr. Reinhard
Werner, MD and by 2 abstracts of papers by C.A. Bassett; Bioelectric Research
Centre, Columbia University, New York, of his publication "Fundamental
and practical aspects of therapeutic uses of pulsed electromagnetic fields
(PEMFs)" and "Beneficial effects of electromagnetic fields".
The terminology PERTH has widely been used in Germany for fields which
are similar to the bodies own electric force fields, created when muscle
tissue and bone structures are exercised. Dr. Bassett and American literature
describes the same fields as PEMFs.
General Effect of PEMF or PERTH
* Foreword from the book "Energy Medicine" by Josef A.
Plattner and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Werner, MD, PhD.
Pulsating electromagnetic fields can be a blessing and a curse to human
life. They definitely have a large influence on all forms of life on earth.
There are more than 10,000 scientific publications plus numerous books
written about the effects of electromagnetic fields on the human body.
More than 1,000 dissertations have been written about the subject and
more than 300 Professors are doing research in this wide field of science,
which includes Biology, Physiology, Biophysics, Genetic Science and Medicine.
In the last few years it has become evident that electromagnetic fields
can be used for many therapeutic applications. Systems have been developed
on the basis of scientific research, which use electromagnetic fields
to stimulate the body's own biological energy production. This inductive
stimulation of the body's own energy has become a new medical specialty
resulting in the term "Energy Medicine". Energy Medicine explains
many phenomena, like the effect of the psyche on our health, as well as
healing through the mind or even spontaneous healing.
Past literature was written by specialists for other specialists and
for a small groups of interested physicians. Most doctors know little
about these alternative medical therapies due to a lack of communication
between biologists, physicists and medical personnel.
Energy Medicine is however an important component in Russian space medicine.
Eastern Europe is the centre of scientific research and wide spread medical
application of this modern therapy. In one institute in Sofia, Bulgaria
alone there have been more than 100,000 successful treatments carried
out during 1993 - 1996.
Recently PERTH became accepted in Germany. Following a period of close
scrutiny by traditional medicine, many progressive doctors now use this
form of therapy, which has been developed by modern medical technology
using sophisticated computer supported systems.
The individual person has the largest advantage from using PERTH. It
allows many people to take the initiative and be more responsive in preventing
a health crisis. It is best to use PERTH on a regular basis, as prevention
before any disease occurs.
New Energy Medicinal Diagnostic Systems can recognise the formation of
a pathological condition in its early stages, much earlier than any other
diagnostic method. This is a big step towards avoiding disease.
In the last several years we have been involved in the research and development
of the medical uses of optimised PEMF. We are closely linked with several
international universities. The audience response to countless lectures
and seminars has made us realise that the time is ripe for educated people
to take charge of their own personal well-being. The era of prevention
of health, rather than cure of disease, has started.
Bassett CA. Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University, NY. Fundamental
and practical aspects of therapeutic uses of pulsed electromagnetic
The beneficial therapeutic effects of selected low-energy, time-varying
magnetic fields, called PEMFs, have been documented with since 1973. Initially,
this form of energy was used mainly as salvage for patients with long-standing
nonunions. Many of these individuals were candidates for amputation. Their
resistance to the usual forms of surgical treatment, including bone grafting,
served as a reasonable control in judging the efficacy of this new therapeutic
method. More recently, the biological effectiveness of this approach in
augmenting bone healing has been confirmed by several highly significant
double blind and controlled studies. Furthermore, double blind evidence
of therapeutic effects in other clinical disorders has emerged. These
data, coupled with well-controlled laboratory findings on pertinent mechanisms
of action, have begun to place PEMFs on a therapeutic par with surgically
invasive methods but at considerably less risk and cost.
Over the past decade, the number of publications has risen exponentially.
They now include textbooks, speciality journals, regular reviews by government
agencies, in addition to individual articles, appearing in the wide spectrum
of scientific sources. In a recent review of the frontiers of biomedical
engineering Dr. Garfield chose PEMFs from among other biomedical engineering
efforts as an example of a rapidly emerging discipline.
This review focuses on the principles and practice behind the therapeutic
use of "PEMFs". This term is restricted to time-varying magnetic
field characteristics that induce voltage waveform patterns in bone similar
to those resulting from mechanical deformation. These asymmetric, broad-band
pulses affect a number of biologic processes athermally. Many of these
processes appear to have the ability to modify selected pathologic states
in the musculoskeletal and other systems. PubMed.
* C.A. Bassett; "Beneficial effects of electromagnetic fields".
Selective control of cell function by applying specifically configured,
weak, time-varying electromagnetic fields has added a new, exciting dimension
to biology and medicine. Field parameters for therapeutic, pulsed electromagnetic
field (PEMFs) were designed to induce voltages similar to those produced,
normally, during dynamic mechanical deformation of connective tissues.
As a result, a wide variety of challenging musculoskeletal disorders have
been treated successfully over the past two decades. More than a quarter
million patients with chronically ununited fractures have benefited, worldwide,
from this surgically non-invasive method, without risk, discomfort, or
the high costs of operative repair. Not only is efficacy supported by
these basic studies but by a number of double blind trials. As understanding
of mechanisms expands, specific requirements for field energetics are
being defined and the range of treatable ills broadened. These include
nerve regeneration, wound healing, graft behaviour, diabetes, and myocardial
and cerebral ischemia (heart attack and stroke), among other conditions.
Preliminary data even suggest possible benefits in controlling malignancy.
PMID: 8496242 PubMed
* R.A. Drolet: 'Thumart Therapy: A non-Invasive Cell Regeneration Ion
and Anti-Inflammatory Therapy Using Electromagnetic Fields,' Bioelectromagnetics
Society, 4th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. - The positive anti-inflammatory,
cell-regenerating, sedative and pain-relieving effects of PEMF are described.
* V.I. Kovalchuk, et al., 'Use of Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Fields
in Clinical Practice,' Fizicheskaia Medtizina, 4 (1-2), 1994, p. 87.
- The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of PEMF are emphasized.