posted on May, 30 2005 @ 08:52 AM
The team of Professor Colin McCaig, of Aberdeen University's school of medical sciences in collaboration with Professor Richard Borgens, from the
Centre for Paralysis Research at Purdue University in Indiana have developed a new technique using implanted devices for treating spinal cord and
other serious injuries. The technique uses stimulating 'electric field oscillations' to promote new cell growth. The treatment has produced very
encouraging results in clinical trials performed in the US.
'We have only just started working with this technique but it is going to have a major impact,' said Professor Colin McCaig, head of Aberdeen
University's school of medical sciences. 'In a few years, everyone could have an electric device for speeding up wound-healing in their first aid box,
a sort of electronic witch hazel'
'We have known for centuries that nerve and other cells respond to electrical stimulation,' McCaig told The Observer. 'However, in the 19th century,
charlatans claimed they could do great things for patients by sitting them in the middle of electrical fields. It just made their hair stand on end.
As a result, electrical fields fell into disrepute.'
'We were trying to see if there would be any unforeseen side effects. There weren't. However, we got a major surprise in the way patients responded.
In one case, a patient who had lost all sensation in his body had it restored completely. Others - mainly the quadriplegics - noted significant
improvements in their ability to move their limbs.'
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EM field technologies are now beginning to come into their own and this is an important step.
This work is somewhat related to that of frenchman Antoine Priore in the 1970's and 80's that too produced 'startling results' with the use of EM
waves as a form of treatment. Priore's work was never accepted because of his inability to show exactly how it worked, despite the fact that it
apparently did work.