History and Background of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
PAPIMI (Pulsed Advanced Magnetic Ion Induction) is a form of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy that utilizes electromagnetic fields to promote healing and alleviate symptoms in various health conditions. Developed by Dr. Panos Pappas, PAPIMI therapy is a non-invasive treatment that aims to improve cellular function and stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
How PAPIMI Therapy Works
PAPIMI therapy involves the use of a device that generates pulsed electromagnetic fields. The patient lies on a treatment table while the device emits specific electromagnetic frequencies through an applicator placed on or near the affected area. The electromagnetic fields penetrate deep into the body, influencing cellular processes and promoting healing responses.
The therapy is based on the understanding that cells have electrical charges and electromagnetic fields play a vital role in cellular communication and overall health. PAPIMI therapy works by providing external electromagnetic fields that stimulate and modulate cellular activities. These electromagnetic pulses have specific frequencies and intensities that are tailored to each patient’s condition and treatment goals.
Benefits of PAPIMI Therapy
- Pain Relief and Inflammation Reduction: PAPIMI therapy has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing pain and inflammation associated with various conditions. By improving blood flow, promoting tissue oxygenation, and modulating inflammatory responses, it can alleviate pain in conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal disorders.
- Enhanced Tissue Healing: PAPIMI therapy has been found to accelerate the healing of bone fractures, wounds, and soft tissue injuries. The pulsed electromagnetic fields improve cellular metabolism and increase the production of growth factors, stimulating the regeneration and repair of damaged tissues. It may also aid in post-surgical healing and recovery.
- Improved Circulation and Blood Flow: PAPIMI therapy promotes vasodilation and increases blood flow to tissues. This enhanced circulation can provide additional oxygen and nutrients to cells, while also supporting the removal of waste products and toxins. Improved blood flow can be beneficial for conditions such as peripheral artery disease and diabetic neuropathy.
- Enhanced Cellular Function: PAPIMI therapy aims to improve cellular function by optimizing the electrical balance within cells. The electromagnetic fields help restore cellular membrane potential, which is crucial for proper cellular function and communication. By enhancing cellular metabolism and energy production, PAPIMI therapy may benefit conditions characterized by cellular dysfunction and imbalances.
- Neurological Conditions: PAPIMI therapy has shown potential in managing certain neurological conditions. By modulating neuronal activity, improving blood flow to the brain, and supporting cellular function, it may offer benefits in conditions such as migraines, neuropathies, and neurodegenerative disorders. It may also help alleviate symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbances.
It is important to note that while PAPIMI therapy has shown promising results, further research is needed to establish its efficacy in various conditions. Additionally, PAPIMI therapy should be administered by qualified healthcare professionals who have expertise in the application of electromagnetic therapies.
PAPIMI therapy, a form of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy, utilizes specific electromagnetic frequencies to stimulate cellular function and promote healing responses within the body. By improving circulation, reducing inflammation, enhancing cellular metabolism, and supporting tissue healing, PAPIMI therapy has shown potential benefits in pain management, tissue healing, circulation-related conditions, and neurological disorders. As with any medical treatment, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional experienced in PAPIMI therapy to determine its suitability for your specific condition and receive appropriate treatment guidance.
Observations, from a great number of patients in The Health Restoration Center, The National Pain Research Institute (U.S.A), and in many other centers in the area of Los Angeles, San Diego, North Mexico, Canada, and Europe, have shown that the PAPIMI device has significant therapeutic results with unique speed and efficacy, not found with other conventional therapeutic methods.
The PAPIMI device is a result of the study, comparison, and research of the entire past experience in combination with all the relevant technology and scientific Knowledge. The PAPIMI is far ahead of all relevant devices.
The PAPIMI, an investigational medical device in the U.S, is a proprietary invention of Professor Panos T. Pappas, now at the Piraeus Technical University in Greece. In 1984 he began working with a colleague on a high-current research project in the laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They were assisted by his then-pregnant wife.
His colleague and close friend was diagnosed with inoperable cancer with less than a three-month survival prognosis, but continued to work on the plasma physics project which involved repeated daily, electrical arcing that occurred with the sudden opening of massively high-current circuits in the catastrophic heat failure of various conductors.
After finishing the project and returning to Greece, Professor Pappas was astonished to learn that at the last examination, his friend’s cancer had entirely disappeared without a trace. In discussing this phenomenon, they considered that exposure to repeat arcing may have caused this remission. Alarmed at the possibility that the biological effects of such exposure may have had adverse effects on his still-unborn son, Pappas immediately launched an investigation by subjecting rats to the same type of high-current fields.
Fortunately, Mrs. Pappas bore a normal, healthy son. However, in continuing his animal studies, he found that tumors implanted in laboratory animals consistently shrank and disappeared when exposed to the electromagnetic field pulses of the device he had built for that purpose. In view of a long series of successful animal trials, and as no adverse effects were noted in either the experimental animals or controls, Pappas offered his PAPIMI device for the experimental treatment of human cancer patients at the Papanikolaou Oncology Research Center of the Hellenic Anticancer Institute.
The first of these was perhaps the most dramatic example of what was to follow. In 1990 the patient presented in extremis with stage IVa uterine cancer, vaginal fistula, lymph nodes and severe abdominal hemorrhage, and was not expected to survive. With no other therapy than six months of treatments with the prototype PAPIMI (which has since been greatly improved), she became the only patient in her hospital’s records with similar complaints that were discharged in a cured and healthy state.
In continuing to treat more patients, many of whom had other medical problems, some surprising new discoveries began to emerge. In one such patient, the ugly, painful, swollen knuckles of rheumatoid arthritis were visibly reduced in size during a single treatment and the pain disappeared. In another patient with a detached retina in one eye, the retina re-attached spontaneously without any other treatment.
An open wound healed with unprecedented speed and new scar tissue was replaced with normal, healthy cells. An AIDS patient treated for Kaposi’s sarcoma suddenly acquired new energy, appetite, and an increasing T-cell count. Bacterial infections and even such parasites as tapeworms and hookworms were found to disappear with PAPIMI treatments, and new anecdotal reports of such coincidental cures and pain relief continue to come in from wherever the non-invasive PAPIMI devices are used.
Such dramatic evidence of the safety and efficacy of the PAPIMI quickly won official approval of its use in Greece, the European community, and Canada. But puzzling questions remained as to how the PAPIMI’s short, powerful bursts of magnetic energy could affect such rapid healing and pain relief. In particular, there was the apparent paradox of how they could cause cancer cells and infectious organisms to die on the one hand, and renew vital energy to normal cells on the other. These mechanisms had to be reasonably explained before Professor Pappas’ novel therapeutic device would be accepted by the medical and scientific community.
For this reason, he spent three years of sabbatical leave in the U.S. for the vast medical literature and research resources available here. His constant and diligent efforts succeeded in developing the evidence to support the explanations and theories, which were used in applying for international patents on the PAPIMI that have since been granted by many countries, including the U.S.A.
He also formed PAP ElectroDynamics USA, a California corporation to manufacture and market production models of the PAPIMI for export and, after the anticipated U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval is received, for the domestic market as well.
Technical Description of the PAPIMI
The device produces a train of extremely short bursts of very high-frequency oscillations by periodically exciting a gaseous plasma chamber at its natural resonant frequency.
Special precision circuitry in the PAPIMI makes each burst or pulse of oscillations last 0.1 microseconds in duration by a thyratron-type of control. The nanosecond rise and decay time of each pulse of oscillations is so steep that a wealth of third-order harmonics are generated in each pulse, which makes it difficult to characterize the resulting pulse frequency as other than an effectively narrow but complex frequency spectrum.
The remarkable aspect of this novel plasma-resonance method of generating such pulses of radio frequency energy is the extremely high amplitude (on the order of many kilovolts) they attain, resulting in massive current flow through the low-impedance load circuit. In this respect, and also by virtue of its complex frequency spectrum, the PAPIMI is unique among the large family of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) devices of which it is a member.
Also, unlike other PEMF devices that produce continuous trains of much wider and more closely-spaced, heat-generating pulses at MHz rates in a “woodpecker” effect, the pulse repetition frequency of the PAPIMI is extremely low with relatively very long intervals between pulses. Variable control circuits output pulses of the PAPIMI to between two and five pulses per second at most therapeutic settings.
For this, and another reason connected with the manner in which the energy is delivered, the PAPIMI has little or no heating effect on living tissue; it is considered to be an athermal PEMF device capable of delivering an effective and beneficial form of bio-energy to living cells.
It is noted that in over 100,000 PAPIMI treatments for a variety of medical problems, no adverse effects or incidents have been reported in patients or in technicians exposed to PAPIMI pulses for many hundreds of hours a year.
How Does the PAPIMI Device Work?
When the probe of the device exposes a tissue, its magnetic field spreads and penetrates into this tissue, if it does not receive any resistance. The penetrating magnetic field changes rapidly. It develops and disappears in a short period of time leaving a cyclic electric field that can penetrate deeply into tissues.
The PAPIMI pulses activate the molecules and can cause a Nuclear Resonance and Excitation effect. As the pulses are of very short duration they do not contribute to a heating effect of the cells which could cause some type of damage.
The Biological Nuclear Reaction of the French Researcher Louis C. Kervran:
11Na 23 + 8016 + energy = 19K39
This implies that Sodium plus Oxygen plus (Magnetic) Energy nuclearly transmutes into Potassium.
However, this process is known in Biology as the Sodium and Potassium Pump, which is wrongly assumed to be an exchange and not a nuclear transmutation. It is wrongly assumed that Potassium continuously enters into the cells and Sodium continuously comes out of the cells, which are obviously two impossible processes!
This nuclear process is accomplished with low heat, at a low rate of thermal decomposition, which is the most important, and at the same time, the most commonly found phenomenon of Nuclear Fusion in Biology.
What Conditions Can Benefit from the PAPIMI?
It is beneficial for several conditions, such as:
- Accelerated healing after surgery
- Anti-swelling and anti-inflammatory – very powerful
- Burns (unbelievable results, heal in half the time or less)
- Carpal tunnel
- Chronic back and neck pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Degenerative discs
- Fresh injuries
- Hiatus hernia
- High blood pressure
- Immune system enhancement
- Internal bowel bleeding,
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- Lumbago, sciatica, cervical syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Neural tissue and superior neural cells, the revival of
- Pains, inflammations, and edema of cancer origin
- Post-heart surgery problems
- Severe knee and ankle problems
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Thyroid problems
- Ulcerative colitis
- Pain management for many indications
- Sports injuries
- Ultra-fast ( 1/100 of normal time) rehabilitation of osteal fractures
- Ultra-fast healing of atonic, chronic, or acute ulcers
How Long Will It Take to Notice Any Improvement?
For most users improvement is noticeable within 1 to 6 treatments; however, in more chronic conditions improvement may come at a slower pace. Under persistent use everybody will benefit and feel more energetic.
Why Hasn’t My Doctor Told Me About the PAPIMI?
PAPIMI is relatively new to Cyprus and because it is not a medical device your doctor may not know about it.
Are there Side Effects?
PAPIMI therapy has no serious negative side effects. New users may experience cleansing symptoms such as slight nausea or headache due to toxins being flushed from the cells into the bloodstream, a glass of magnetized water will relieve these cleansing symptoms in minutes.
PMFC is like physical exercise at the cellular level; muscles may become sore and feel like you are over-exercised if you use PMFC too much, to begin with. There has never been a report of someone being harmed by PMFC.
Is the PAPIMI Painful?
PMFC is absolutely painless; treatment is generally comfortable and effortless. However, on initial treatment sometimes the person may feel some discomfort, particularly where there are weak areas on the body being treated. Most first-time users will experience a pleasant warming or tingling sensation in the target area.
Can I Take Prescription Drugs While Using the PAPIMI?
Yes, PAPIMI will increase the absorption of the drugs so it is advised to use the PAPIMI before medication or several hours after. Because of the ability of PMFs to improve absorption and assimilation, you will also get more out of your vitamins and minerals, and food.
Are there any Benefits for Sports Applications?
Yes. Besides the obvious benefits of sports injury, daily conditioning can improve athletic performance by as much as 10%. Athletes who have used PAPIMI don’t want to be without it. In Cyprus, there was a case of a National Judo Champion that greatly benefited from this.
Are There Any Contraindications for Using the PAPIMI?
Yes. Although there have been no reports of problems arising, people with electronic implants I.E. pacemakers, defibrillators, etc. should consult with their doctor before using and keep applicators away from implants. Although no evidence exists of The PAPIMI being harmful, pregnant women should also consult their physician.
Theory of Operation
All of the many types of living cells that make up the tissues and organs of the body are tiny electrochemical units. They are powered by a “battery” that is continually recharged by the cells’ metabolic chemistry in a closed loop of biological energy.
We are concerned here with the battery, which consists of the membrane that surrounds the cell. The electrical charge, or voltage across the membrane of a normal, healthy cell varies from about 70 to 100 millivolts; this is called the Transmembrane Potential, or TMP.
When a cell is poisoned, damaged, deprived of nutrients, or infected, energy is lost in fighting the problem and the TMP falls to a level where the cell loses its vitality and either struggles to heal itself or dies.
Medical literature over the past few decades offers ample proof that the induction of tiny currents of electricity is remarkably effective in healing, regenerating, and revitalizing cells damaged by trauma. Many of the earlier techniques developed from this research involved implanting fine electrodes at the boundaries of the injured tissue and causing a tiny current to flow through the affected area from low-voltage batteries. Subsequently, it was found that these healing currents could also be induced by relatively weak magnetic devices placed close to the trauma and kept there for days or weeks.
Thus the healing effects of micro-currents generated or induced in the conductive pathways of the body have been well established and this application is an accepted clinical procedure.
There remained for Professor Pappas to discover that a weak pulsed magnetic field, hundreds of times faster than had ever been used, applied for a millionth of a second at a time within a frequency spectrum never before used in medical devices, could accomplish much more within a few minutes what other stronger magnetic induction devices required days or weeks to affect–and to do so with much more efficient and far-reaching therapeutic results.
In short, the PAPIMI is capable of raising the TMP of sick or damaged cells into a normal range, thus restoring their bio-energy, facilitating the exchange of potassium and sodium ions (the Na/K pump), and restoring their normal rate of production of ATP which fuels the entire process. Normal healthy cells are not adversely affected by PAPIMI because, as in recharging any battery, the membrane batteries of living cells in particular will not accept an overcharge.
Let us consider the action of the PAPIMI in electrical terms. The massive surge of current circulating in the applicator loop, which acts as an antenna, generates a field of complex radio frequency energy that is “broadcast” outward in all directions normal to the direction of current flow in the loop. The quickly expanding and collapsing pulse of magnetic energy easily penetrates biological tissues. When a changing magnetic field intersects a conductor in a closed circuit, it generates a current in the conductor; this is the basic principle on which all rotary electric generators and alternators operate. The expanding and contracting magnetic component of the pulse causes current to flow in the many conductive paths of the body, including nerve fibers, blood vessels (blood serum is electrically conductive) and the fluid bathing the cells.
As the magnetic field expands through the living tissue, it induces electron flow, or current in one direction; as it collapses, the direction is reversed. Electrons always flow from negative (cathode) to positive (anode) potential.
The membrane itself is a dielectric that could be compared to a capacitor. Its electrical charge is positive on the outer surface, negative on the inner surface. Therefore such induced current polarized to push ions toward the positive outside of the cell membrane are blocked just as no current will flow when the positive terminals of two batteries are connected together.
Conversely, current flowing away from the membrane will pull electrons away from it, and cause more electrons or negative ions to pile up on its interior surface, thus incrementally increasing the charge, or potential across the membrane and driving the TMP up towards a normal, healthy value for that cell.
This is one reason why PAPIMI is so quick and effective in helping damaged cells heal. Also, although it produces no heat in the tissue, for reasons that cannot yet be presented here it appears to increase the blood circulation around damaged tissue. This is important, as increasing the supplies of nutrients is also an effective aid to cell repair; this is particularly true in trauma where circulation has been impaired by crushed or severed blood vessels or the inflammation and swelling that compress capillaries, blocking flow to both the injured and uninjured cells.
Put in terms of physical chemistry, rather than biological terms, another parallel phenomenon appears to occur: the acceleration of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis and other aspects of the cell’s biochemical anabolism. The electrons drawn to the inner membrane by elevating the TMP increase the ionic charge in the interior. This raises the internal degrees of freedom at a molecular level, catalyzing dormant biochemical reactions that would not otherwise proceed as quickly due to lack of available energy. Entropy is reduced and the cell’s metabolic rate is increased, enabling the cell to heal itself and attain an optimum functional level.
Dr Georgiou is a naturopath, a Chartered Biologist with a Doctor of Science in Alternative Medicine and a Doctor of Naturopathy.
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