NASA Uses Frequencies to Enhance Neural Tissue


Thanks to Char Boehme on the electroherbalism list for the following analysis:

Regeneration of nerve cells using 10 hz square EM fields

There is a NASA study which showed that use of 10 hz square wave EM fields was effective in stimulating regeneration of nerve cells. The study is located at . The reader would have to read this paper in order to discover that 10 hz was used.

It is titled “Physiological and Molecular Genetic Effects of Time-Varying Electromagnetic Fields on Human Neuronal Cells”, and shows some beautiful pictures of the regenerative cells / tissues, as compared with control cells / tissues which were not regenerative.

There is related information in that author’s patents at US 6485963 and 6673597, both of which are titled “Growth stimulation of biological cells and tissue by electromagnetic fields and uses thereof”.

A device manufacturer (the device is called EM Probe) also posted a brief summary (included below) of the NASA study at their website This is not intended to be an endorsement of that device, but just passing along information.


“The up-regulation of these genes is in no manner marginal (1.7-8.4 logs) with gene sites for collagen production and growth the most actively stimulated.”

“We have clearly demonstrated the bioelectric/biochemical potentiation of nerve stimulation and restoration in humans as a documented reality”.

“The most effective electromagnetic field for repair of trauma was square wave with a rapid rate of change (dB/dt) which saw cell growth increased up to 4.0 times.”

They further noted that “slowly varying (millisecond pulse, sine wave) or non varying DC (CW lasers, magnets) had little to no effect.”

Final Recommendation: “One may use square wave EM fields with rapid rate of change for”:

a. repairing traumatized tissues

b. moderating some neurodegenerative diseases

c. developing tissues for transplantation

*the first study to clarify technologies and efficacy parameters for tissue growth and restoration

For brevity we reduced the 33 page technical paper to the above summary which we feel represents the essence of that communication. For those who wish to review the molecular and genetic portion of the report click on the following:”

1 Comment

  • G Gordon MD Posted May 6, 2005 6:42 pm

    It appears Tom Goodwin and Robert Dennis have a watershed study on molecular and genetic effects relative to pulse charactistics contributing to bioefficacy.

    We had vainly tried for 15 years to impress the BEMS universe with the importance of delta function, dB/dt and Fourier analysis. I feel anyone reading this 33 page technical paper can appreciate the important work these men have completed toward that end.

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