Electromagnetic Information Transfer to Manage Stress
The use of electromagnetic information transfer in clinical practice has been gaining momentum due to its documented potential benefits in managing various conditions such as joint and back pain, chronic kidney disease, psoriasis, and depression. The working hypothesis is that the therapeutic electromagnetic information transfer has clinical benefit through a resonance effect – that is resonance occurs between the electromagnetic signal and the targeted tissues, organs, and/or entire organism causing both local and systemic effects. Recently, a pilot study was published that looked at the effect of electromagnetic information transfer through an aqueous system on stress.
Stress is currently one of the biggest problems for health and well-being. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stress has been classified as the health epidemic of the 21st century. In general terms, stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The human body actually has a built-in stress reaction system, the “fight or flight response”, which is designed to help the body combat stressful situations. However, the problem arises when one faces continuous stress, thus activating the “fight or flight response” for prolonged periods of time, which consequently leads to physical and emotional tolls on the body and the weakening of the body’s natural defense system. In fact, chronic stress can directly impact one’s quality of life and have significant negative results on one’s health with symptoms that include headaches, upset stomach, high blood pressure, chest pain, panic attacks, and problems sleeping. Research has suggested that stress can also cause or worsen certain symptoms or diseases such as obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, asthma, and depression.
This post reviews the 2020 publication titled “Pilot Study on the Effect of Biophysical Therapy on Salivary Alpha-Amylase as a Surrogate Measure of Anxiety/Stress: In Search of a Novel Non-Invasive Molecular Approach for Management of Stress” by I. Ferrara et al. wherein the effect of therapeutic electromagnetic information transfer on stress was explored.
What did the authors do?
A total of 36 people participated in the study – 24 (mean age: 40.1 ± 8.6 years) received treatment and 12 (mean age: 38.3 ± 5.6 years) were placed in the control group. All participants presented mild anxiety/stress symptoms as indicated by receiving a score greater than 5 on the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale (GADS-7) questionnaire. As part of the procedure, the treatment group self-administered the therapeutic electromagnetic signals using an aqueous system daily for one month. For all participants, salivary alpha-amylase (SAA) collection and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS)-21 questionnaire were done at the beginning of the trial (i.e. baseline) and after one month. The reason SAA, a digestive enzyme, was collected is that it has been recently identified as a potential stress biomarker given that its concentration increases following psychosocial stress.
What did the data reveal?
At baseline, SAA levels were similar between the control and treatment groups. However, after one month, the participants receiving the electromagnetic information treatment had significantly reduced SAA levels, 27.8 ± 39.4 U/mL, compared to the control group, 116.8 ± 114.9 U/mL, (Fig. 1).
With respect to the DASS-21 questionnaire, three subscales were looked at: depression, anxiety, and stress. At baseline, no difference was observed between the treatment and control groups for any of the subscales. Nonetheless, after one month, those receiving treatment showed an improvement for all three subscales compared to the control group (Fig. 2).
Together, the SAA levels and the DASS-21 questionnaire conclude that after just one month of therapeutic electromagnetic information transfer, there was a significant reduction in anxiety/depression symptoms for individuals suffering from mild anxiety.
What does this mean?
This pilot study illustrates the promising use of therapeutic electromagnetic information transfer to help people with mild stress. Even though additional work is still needed to fully understand the mechanism of action as well as the whole treatment process (e.g. use a larger sample size, see whether the rate of improvement can be maintained over longer periods of time, etc.), the study was elegantly conducted as it was randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, and neither the patients nor the physicians were aware of the group assignments.
Moreover, it is interesting to note that study participants suffered from “mild” anxiety/depression, that is these individuals are usually not qualified for treatment using conventional medications and may not seek medical consultation. Consequently, the quality of life for these individuals would be negatively affected. Providing alternative therapeutic options, such as electromagnetic information transfer therapies and ICs, may help individuals combat stress without any adverse side effects that are associated with conventional psychoactive medications.
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