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Bioelectromagnetic Medicine


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Edited by: Paul J. Rosch 1
Marko S. Markov 2
1 The American Institute of Stress, Yonkers, New York, U.S.A., and New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, U.S.A.
2 Research International, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

Book / eBook | Print Published: 04/30/2004
Hard Cover
850 pages | Illustrated
Print ISBN: 0-8247-4700-3
Description

Over the last two decades, progress in MRI, PET, SQUID, and other sophisticated imaging techniques have revolutionized medical diagnosis. Similar advances in bioelectromagnetic therapy now promise to replace drugs and surgery for many disorders. The sudden surge of interest in this rapidly emerging modality has produced a plethora of spurious products making worthless claims that make it difficult to distinguish between true and false claims of efficacy. Bioelectromagnetic Medicine provides the tools and skills to make such evaluations and distinctions by:

  • thoroughly explaining the biologic effects of magnetic and electromagnetic fields and the importance of dosimetry in determining clinical efficacy and safety

  • presenting examples of cutting edge breakthroughs supported not only by rigid clinical trials but also by solid basic science research

  • tracing the origin and evolution of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), cranioelectrical stimulation (CES), vagal nerve stimulation, (VNS), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and other proven therapies by pioneers and authorities responsible for their discovery and development

  • identifying promising new approaches based on research advances in the U.S., Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Pacific Rim countries

The 86 internationally recognized contributors to Bioelectromagnetic Medicine have strived to insure that it will remain the gold standard in the field for many years. Its 50 chapters and thousands of references dealing with every aspect of this topic make it an essential guide for physicians and all health care professionals, biophysicists, physiologists, biochemists and other basic scientists, as well as students and anyone interested in non-invasive and authoritative alternative medicine approaches.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Contributors

I. INTRODUCTION

Potential Therapeutic Applications of Nonthermal Electromagnetic Fields: Ensemble Organization of Cells in Tissue as a Factor in Biological Field Sensing
W. Ross Adey
Signal Shapes in Electromagnetic Therapies: A Primer
A. R. Liboff
Magnetic Field Generation and Dosimetry
Stefan Engström
In the Future Electromagnetic Therapy Will Be Image Guided
Frank S. Prato

II. THE EVOLUTION OF BIOELECTROMAGNETIC THERAPIES

The Theology of Electricity
Dennis Stillings
Recent Developments in Bioelectromagnetic Medicine
James L. Oschman
Evolution of Electrotherapy: From TENS to Cyberpharmacology
C. Norman Shealy and Saul Liss
The Origin and Evolution of Vagal Nerve Stimulation: Implications for Understanding Brain Electrodynamics, Neuroendocrine Function, and Clinical Applications
Jacob Zabara
Chronic Therapeutic Brain Stimulation: History, Current Clinical Indications, and Future Prospects
Alon Y. Mogilner, Alim-Louis Benabid, and Ali R. Rezai

III. MECHANISMS OF ACTION AND THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Quantum Holography: A Basis for the Interface Between Mind and Matter
Edgar Mitchell
Subtle Energies and Their Roles in Bioelectromagnetic Phenomena
William A. Tiller
Electromagnetism vs. Bioelectromagnetism
William A. Tiller
A Fundamental Basis for the Effects of EMFs in Biology and Medicine: The Interface Between Matter and Function
J. Benveniste
Electromagnetic Techniques in Neural Therapy
K. A. Jenrow and A. R. Liboff
Is There an Electrical Circulatory System that Communicates Internally and Externally?
Paul J. Rosch and Björn E. W. Nordenström

IV. NEUROLOGIC, MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SOFT TISSUE APPLICATIONS

Magnetic and Electromagnetic Field Therapy: Basic Principles of Application
Marko S. Markov
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
E. Oscar Richter and Andres M. Lozano
Non-Invasive Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy for Migraine and Multiple Sclerosis
Martha S. Lappin
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Depression and Other Indications
Mark S. George, Ziad Nahas, F. Andrew Kozel, Xingbao Li, Kaori Yamanaka, Alexander Mishory, and Daryl E. Bohning
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Tinnitus
Paul J. Rosch
Low Emission Energy Therapy (LEET): Current Status and Future Directions
Boris Pasche and Alexandre Barbault
Vagus Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Epilepsy
Steven C. Schachter
Electrical Stimulation of the Internal Globus Pallidus in Advanced Generalized Dystonia
Laura Cif, Nathalie Vayssiere, Simone Hemm, Monique Azais, Cédric Monnier, Eric Hardouin, Amandine Gannau, Michel Zanca, and Philippe Coubes
Peripheral Stimulation for Pain Control and the Development of Modern Transcutaneous Stimulation for Pain
Donlin M. Long and Norman Hagfors
Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Effects on Lymphocytes: Potential for Treatment of Inflammatory Diseases
Gabi Nindl, Mary T. Johnson, Walter X. Balcavage

Orthopedic Clinical Application of Biophysical Simulation in Europe
Ruggero Cadossi and Gian Carlo Traina
Electromagnetic Stimulation in Orthopedics: Biochemical Mechanisms to Clinical Applications
James T. Ryaby
Application of Electromagnetic Fields in Traumatology and Orthopedics
Imants Detlavs
Neorehabilitation of Standing and Walking After Spinal Cord Injury
Tadej Bajd
Electromagnetic Linkages in Soft Tissue Wound Healing
Harvey N. Mayrovitz
Electrical Wound Healing
David Cukjati and Rajmond avrin
Pulsed Magnetic Therapy for the Treatment of Incontinence, Disuse Atrophy, Muscle Spasm, and Muscle Re-Education to Increase Mobility
Kent Davey
Coblation Radiofrequency Discal Nucleoplasty: A Novel Approach to the Management of Acute Disc Herniation
Arra S. Reddy and Joshua A. Hirsch

V. CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS AND CANCER

Electricity and the Heart: Innovation and the Evolution of Cardiac Pacing
Kirk Jeffrey
Heart-Brain Biomagnetic Communication - Internally and With Others
Rollin McCraty
Static Magnetic Field Influences on the Microcirculation
C. Ohkubo and H. Okano
Magneto-Metabolic Therapy for Advanced Malignancy and Cardiomyopathy
Demetrio Sodi Pallares and Paul J. Rosch
Electromagnetic Fields as an Adjuvant Therapy to Antineoplastic Chemotherapy
Joseph R. Salvatore and Marko S. Markov
Can Magnetic Fields Inhibit Angiogenesis and Tumor Growth?
Marko S. Markov, Calvin D. Williams, Ivan L. Cameron, W. Elaine Hardman, and Joseph R. Salvatore
Electroporation for Electrochemotherapy and Gene Therapy
Damijan Miklavcic and Tadej Kotnik
Electroporation Therapy: Treatment of Cancer and other Therapeutic Applications
Dietmar Rabussay, Georg Widera, and Martin Burian
The Paradigm of Biologically Closed Electrical Circuits (BCEC) and Its Clinical Applications
Björn E. W. Nordenström and Jorgen Nordenström
Electrochemical Therapy of Tumors
Xin Yuling, Zhao Hengchan, Zhang Wei, Liang Chaoyang, Wang Zaiyeng, and Liu Ganzhong

VI. CRANIOELECTRICAL STIMULATION AND OTHER INDICATIONS

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Cognitive Dysfunction, and Pain
Daniel L. Kirsch and Ray B. Smith
Low-Intensity Millimeter Waves in Biology and Medicine
O. V. Betskii and N. N. Lebedeva
The Use of Electrical Stimulation to Treat Morbid Obesity
Mitchell Roslin and Marina Kurian
BioCurrent Therapy for Macular Degeneration
John B. Jarding and George D. O'Clock

VII. PERMANENT MAGNET APPLICATIONS

Clinical Trials Involving Static Magnetic Field Applications
Agatha P. Colbert
Pain-Free and Mobility-Free Magnetic Force in Orthodontic Therapy
Abraham M. Blechman

VIII. CONCLUSION

Concluding Comments / Future Directions
Paul J. Rosch and Marko S. Markov

Subject Index

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