None of the informative answers below have been evaluated by the FDA, nor are they intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.
Below are our best answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ):
Q: What can I do for joint pain, especially Hip Pain and Stiffness?
A: We would start with the inexpensive Thigh Master http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=thigh+master . This is important as a hip abductor to get nutrients back into the hip joints by exercising them. Keep in mind that ALL joints in the body have NO blood circulation! The only way they get nutrients is by putting the "body in motion". Weight bearing exercise is best to also open calcium channels in the bones, since they are piezoelectric so applying force with free weights will strengthen the bones and joints. Even 20 jumping jacks twice daily has been shown to significantly strengthen the hip joints. Walking every day, yoga stretching, bicycling, treadmill, trampoline (small backyard version is what we use) are all great choices for rejuvenating the legs and hips. The www.OsteoPad.org which we developed, from work by Robert Becker MD, Andy Bassett MD, and Arthur Pilla MD, has been shown to have a significant effect on bone density (tests taken six months apart with nightly treatment while sleeping). For joints, our pocket-sized EM Pulser developed with guidance from Glen Gordon MD, has a wonderful collection of testimonials, including one from Elliot who can walk again. In addition to any of these treatments, the standard nutritional combination recommended for joint rebuilding is http://www.puritan.com/msm-products-031/triple-strength-glucosamine-chondroitin-msm-joint-soother-017895 . Make sure to take two (2) or three (3) per day. You can also add gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen tablets to help form cartilage too, also available from Puritan Pride www.puritan.com. The collagen should be taken on an empty stomach with water at least twice a day. It also helps maintain youthful skin, as we personally have noted, since we are both in our sixties. Below are some great exercises everyone should do as we get older (not as critical for young people), at least once a week and preferably twice a week. Yes, they are hard to do but once mastered, they are a welcome workout that bestows youthful vitality, flexibility and strength 😊.
(All answers are quotes from Jacqueline Panting N.D. and Thomas Valone PhD, PE at www.IntegrityResearchInstitute.org)
Q: What can an older person do to avoid mental decline with loss of attention and memory?
A: We recommend the popular Senior Citizen Brain Circulation Exercise for Mental Alertness
Make sure you stand up straight and then bend down to touch your toes once per day and stay down for as long as comfortable, up to 30 seconds. Otherwise, we strongly advise any equivalent "inverted posture" daily to prevent strokes by strengthening the cerebral blood vessels and avoiding Cerebral Insufficiency! An equivalent might be to hang the head off of the side of the bed while lying on your back. You may also prop your feet up while lying on the bed or couch, as an equivalent brain circulation enhancer. Another helpful exercise for this purpose during the day is to inhale and HOLD your breath for as long as comfortable, working up to 30-60 seconds or longer, which dilates the brain blood vessels immediately. This last one will maintain blood vessel elasticity in the brain and help improve cerebral circulation, as will 100 mg of Niacin on a daily basis. (Note that Niacin can create a "flush" which is actually healthful but turns the face red for a few minutes, while cerebral blood vessels are dilated, increasing blood circulation temporarily). Doing brain teasers and learning a musical instrument or new language is also highly recommended for seniors. The brain has to hurt in order to form new pathways, just as muscles do when they are growing from exercise. Think hard with a new learning experience and the flexible brain neurons will start growing! Dr. Valone just taught himself the flute in the past year and now takes biweekly lessons, to improve his playing skill and coordination. Lastly, it is also vital to learn to meditate. Meditation is a "fourth state of consciousness" that is easy to learn. Tom Valone's book, Modern Meditation: Science and Shortcuts, is recommended to motivate you to learn it and the three steps are included in the book (scroll to the bottom of the Bioenergetics webpage to see the book review). We also offer, on our website, an online slideshow that guides the reader into learning the three-step Modern Meditation technique, which thickens the pre-frontal cortex of the brain (just behind the forehead).
For a healthy, simple, five-step basic workout from Tracy Anderson, who trains lots of actresses, click here
Q: Do you have any examples of dramatic changes that resulted from using your EM Pulser?
A: We have lots of examples, most of which are in testimonials that are sent in by mail or email and posted on our www.BioenergyDevice.org webpage. One of the best is this one below, accompanied by a Before and After photo. When we apply the EM Pulser for at least 20 minutes to a sprain that has just occurred, even before the black and blue marks appear, there is an activation of the HSP 70 chaperone protein to the site. This dramatically causes a mobilization of tissue repair and avoids the normal inflammation stage which is unsightly and embarrassing.
Here is an example of a client who noticed an improvement of his arthritis:
I have some good news re the EM Pulser and my condition - despite only using it for 3 weeks I've noticed a marked improvement in my osteoarthritis. Also, I went on one of my regular (~3 weeks apart) appointments with a musculoskeletal therapist (kind of a specialised physiotherapist) recently. Normally when he manipulates the muscles on my hip/leg I make quite a few noises due to the pain (but keep on going as I have been getting relief for a week or so afterwards), but this time it was much different - the amount of pain I felt during the treatment was markedly less (under a quarter of what it has been) indicating the leg muscles were much less tense than they usually get.. In fact, if anything there was more pain on the left leg, which is the side without the issue. So, I'll be keen to see what it's like after another month, and I'll be getting another set of x-rays in a few month before my next visit to the hip specialist which hopefully will reveal a noticeable improvement.
Q: Are there any remedies for muscle soreness, especially after exercise, besides using a device?
A: Yes, one can take creatine before and after a workout, which helps to rebuild muscle tissue. This is especially helpful for older people since muscle atrophy is a common occurrence in old age. Another more unconventional treatment is "earthing" or "grounding" the body by putting it in direct contact with the earth, as simple as making a metal sheet foot pad, connecting to an electrical wire, going to a metal rod stuck in the earth. Dr. Valone and Dr. Oschman (author of Energy Medicine) have discovered that "electrons are antioxidants" since they are the main active ingredients of antioxidant vitamins which quench free radicals that normally scavenge electrons from body cells and tissue, causing a chain reaction of tissue damage we call soreness. There is an article we have posted on our website describing Grounding after moderate eccentric contractions reduces muscle damage and one that is about Pilot Study on the Effect of Grounding on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness. There also is a book on the market called Earthing by Ober, Sinatra, and Zucker. We caution those who will connect a wire to the ground from their bedroom or other indoor location, since lightning storms do activate the ground with high currents sometimes and therefore, grounding wires to the human body can be dangerous during an electric storm. Otherwise, in calm weather, the earth is a source of low intensity microcurrent electrons and is relatively safe and a healthful source of electrotherapy!
Another important consideration for general tendon, joint, bone, and skin rejuvenation is collagen. The benefits of collagen include it being the precursor for building bones and cartilage for those with arthritis or osteoporosis, since collagen is the main ingredient of them. Collagen provides support for the growth and repair of cartilage tissue as well as bone. Collagen can be said to stimulate cartilage growth. In fact, WebMD recommends collagen as a nutritional supplement or even injections for osteoarthritis. Read up on the types of collagen and order any one of the many powders or liquids that will restore your lost collagen, if you are over 40 (when the body stops making collagen).
Do consult your physician before starting any unusual health program that is experimental.