(From the July 2012 issue of “The Scope” – by Steven T. Tanaka, DC)
Liboff AR. Electromagnetic Vaccination. Medical Hypotheses 2012 (in press).
ABSTRACT: Numerous reports indicate robust mitogenic responses in human lymphoctyes to low frequency electromagnetic fields. We hypothesize that these observations reflect a wider platform for immune capability than presently recognized, whereby weak electromagnetic signals play the role of antigens. This notion hinges on whether pathogenic bacteria can emit correspondingly detectable electromagnetic signals. We make this case, recalling pertinent experimental evidence by Pohl and others implicating signal emission during cell replication due to rapid electric charge redistribution. If correct, this hypothesis would also offer a new approach to the coupled problems of hospital-acquired infections and rapid adaptations to antibacterial agents, suggesting the possible treatment of patients at risk using an electromagnetic vaccination procedure. Under the reasonable assumption that signals arising from diverse bacterial varieties can be separately catalogued, prophylaxis would be achieved by prior exposure of patients to electromagnetic signatures from high-morbidity sources. Among its potential advantages such treatment would be non-invasive, inexpensive, rapidly deployed, and conceivably, less likely to lose effectiveness over time due to bacterial adaptation.
COMMENTS: The article begins by stating that in spite of expectations of the mid-20th Century, i.e., the development of antibiotics and vaccines, infectious diseases by bacteria have been “intractable.” The biochemical model has led to resistant bacteria strains. The authors present an interesting hypothesis. Cells produce an electrical charge and give off an electromagnetic signal at various times. It seems to occur during cell division and DNA strand separation or redistribution prior to binary fission. This should be occurring to cells within the organism and in bacteria. The hypothesis is that if the electromagnetic field of each type of bacteria is determined, it might be used to direct the immune system to defend itself. One thought (mine) is that this might be, in part, how the chiropractic adjustment helps those with infectious diseases. Some have found that adjustments help fractures that are not healing to begin to reunite. Medically, they use electrical current to help fractures that are not healing. So there seems to be a electrical effect to adjustments. Of course, nerves function by bioelectrics.