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Healing Cancer With Electricity

ECT • BET • PBE • Galvanotherapy for destroying cancerous tumors

Introduction by Healing Cancer Naturally © 2004

Treating cancer with electricity, technically referred to as Electrochemical (Tumor) Therapy, Electro Chemo Therapy, Electro Cancer Therapy (ECT), Bio-Electric Therapy (BET), Percutaneous Bio-Electrotherapy (PBE) or Galvanotherapy is a highly promising and often successful gentle treatment modality which seems to be widely applied in China and in some European venues such as Germany, Austria, Holland, France and Italy.

It involves the targeted application of a few milliamps biological electrical DC current to cancerous growths which often results in the complete destruction of malignant tumors. Applied as outpatient treatment, it is superior to surgical excision both because no residual cancer cells are able to survive the process and in respect to expenses incurred.

Interestingly, over several decades, an Austrian and a German physician, Dr. Pekar (1912-2004) and Dr. Rilling (1921-2014), have separately developed methods of erasing malignant growths based on the use of electricity. One of Dr. Pekar's basic premises: "Health and sickness are related to the bio-electric currents in our body".

I learned about these doctors around 2003 on TV, where they specifically cited melanoma, prostate and breast cancer as having been healed by their approaches (see below for more specifics).

Dr. Pekar's method in a nutshell: wires are applied directly to the tumor, a few milliamperes are applied for up to 90 minutes; taking melanoma as an example, the cancerous growth will turn into a crust in the space of several weeks (with the crust then being shed by the body).

The electric current seals the blood vessels so no metastases are formed (while during operations, the veins are cut which allows cancer cells to swarm). Dr. Pekar posits that cancer is primarily a blood disease and can be detected early via the blood.

When asked why his method wasn't more commonly applied, Dr. Pekar replied (his exact words), "Medizin ist ein Geschäft [Medicine is a business / Medicine is where a lot of money is and can be made[1]]. And with the method I have developed, there isn't much money to be made." He added, "doctors have studied so many things at school that my method appears too simple to them."

Dr. Siegfried Rilling, MD, has developed a method he calls Biotonometrie based on the electric quality of the human body.

The following articles while furnishing scientific details will also give an excellent general introduction to the subject.

Types of Tumors Responding to Galvanotherapy

(from "Galvanotherapy Percutaneous Bio-Electrotherapy for the Elimination of Malignant Tumors". Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Nov, 2001, by Morton Walker, excerpted by Healing Cancer Naturally, © 2004)

Particular tumor types respond well to galvanotherapy. Under the ministrations of Dr. med. Rudolf Pekar and his oncological colleagues, this form of electrotherapy is successful for eliminating the following malignant conditions:

  • Breast cancers
  • Mouth and throat cancers
  • Esophageal and stomach cancers
  • Lung cancers
  • Vaginal cancers
  • Melanomas and basal-cell carcinomas
  • Skin metastases
  • Lymph node metastases
  • Liver metastases
  • Mycosis fungoides
  • Rectal cancer & anal cancer

The use of GT for malignant tumor removal has many advantages. Such benefits consist of the following:

a. The organ involved is preserved with no problematic scarring.
b. The electrical needles are applied under local anesthesia without risks.
c. None of the side effects which may be connected with general anesthesia are present.
d. No damage occurs to healthy tissue.
e. As a result of lysed tumor components being presented to the immune system for removal, an additional immune stimulation takes place.

From receiving galvanotherapy, certain types of cancer patients benefit greatly. Such malignancy types include:

  • those with small primary tumors of less than 5 cm in diameter;
  • those with solitary metastases, especially in the skin and lymph nodes;
  • those with recurrences in the region of an operation such as a mastectomy scar;
  • those who have inoperable external tumors.[2]

Electrochemical Tumor Therapy (ECT) for Malignancies

by Stephan Seeßle, MD

Healing with electric currents

In view of the fact that after decades of cancer research there are still many open questions and considering the moderate treatment successes, we see new hope in a therapy which so far had not been used in Germany. It is called percutaneous Bio-Electrotherapy (BET) or electrochemical tumor therapy (ECT).

After Dr. Bjoern Nordenstroem introduced this treatment to China, this effective and surprisingly low-cost therapy has been used in 108 Chinese hospitals. Countries such as Japan, USA, Italy, Slovenia and Denmark have shown a research interest in this new treatment modality. In Germany there is a private clinic in Bad Aibling and the University Hospital in Witten-Herdecke which use ECT treatment.

Too low-cost?

Maybe that is the reason which prevented mainstream medicine and oncology from developing an interest in this therapy.

Oncology is one of the most expensive and most profitable fields of medicine.

Next to Dr. Nordenstroem and Prof. Yu Ling Xin from Peking we must mention Dr. Rudolf Pekar from Bad Ischl in Austria who developed percutaneous electrotherapy after many years of research and practical application. He documented his findings in a book published by Verlag Wilhelm Maudrich[3] which will serve as the basic source of this article.

His theory is based upon the fact that each cell carries a specific electromagnetic field giving rise to bioelectric currents and frequencies in all biological materials. Pekar found that every tumor has an altered electric field which extends beyond the tumor’s borders and which is polarised toward the surrounding tissue. (This field does not automatically disappear after surgical removal of the tumor, a fact which can be measured and proved and which explains the high rate of recurrencies after surgery).

We may conclude that an influence exerted upon this field should also affect and modify the tumor.

Healing with electric currents

Romans had already used animal electricity (electric ray) for medical treatment. Electrotherapy was a standard treatment modality at the beginning of the last century, but interest was lost in the years to come. First attempts of selective electrocoagulation of tumors were made in 1924.

Biological effects of electric currents have been researched extensively by Prof. Dr. Stefan Jellinek of Vienna (1871-1968). Rudolf Pekar started his research into galvanic microcurrents and his practical work in 1969 and has been able to help many cancer patients since that time.

In order to understand the mechanism of cancer cells and the fact that they are "masked" from the immune system, one has to look deeper into the functioning of bioelectric currents. An electric voltage is part of all functions in living tissue. It arises primarily at the cellular walls and gives rise to electric currents. That much has been known for a long time in medicine.

Movement of electrons along a DC field is being used in e.g. iontophoresis and electrophoresis. Cell membranes contain ion channels. They carry a negative charge at the outside of the cell membrane and show selectivity for kations, particularly for sodium and potassium ions. Part of these ion channels open only after adequate change of the membrane potential.

Cell life depends on the nutritional input and adequate excretion of metabolic end products. Both pathways use the ion channels.

This metabolism constitutes the flow of electric current. If a cell does not function normally, it emits an electromagnetic field which differs from the healthy field condition. Cancer cells carry a negative membrane potential which is proportional to the degree of their malignancy. This change in potential enables the cell to separate from other cells and to maintain its masking capabilities towards the reconnaissance function of the immune system.

The cell's altered protein metabolism produces a membrane-attacking enzyme which enables it to penetrate and to infiltrate normal surrounding tissue (Pekar). Cell resonance changes and the dynamic condition of tissue is being destroyed through polarity change.

As a result we see a decrease in the electric blockage of cancer-inducing information. It is exactly at this point where the new therapy becomes active.

An adjustable DC current is introduced directly into the tumor with the help of electrodes. This triggers the following reactions:

Depolarisation and penetration of tumor cell membranes leading to a disturbance of metabolic function and intercellular structure. The energetic ionic flow of current is re-established at the same time in accordance with the naturally intended structure of the organism.

This represents an iatrogenic stimulation of self-healing and an activation of the immune system.

Pekar also maintains that 'every tumor is registered in the central nervous system and that this CNS representation can be treated with electric currents.'
[Compare Dr. Hamer’s German New Medicine.]

Sending electric currents through tumour tissue leads to electrolytic changes at the electrodes which in turn causes significant alterations of the pH value. As that pH value differs from the normal physiological range it will be destructive for tumor tissue. The results show an aseptic necrosis of tissue and an accompanying "unmasking" of the cancer cells now made recognizable to the immune system.

The phagocytic cells (stimulated where required via additional immunotherapy) will break down and destroy the dead remnants of the tumor within one to three weeks.

So far, there have been no side effects associated with this treatment and there is no reason to expect them. (The degree of malignancy plays no part).

A great deal of expertise is required for proper placement of electrodes and optimal adjustment of current intensity which must be set in accordance with the size, density and type of tumor being treated.

Rudolf Pekar and others have published suggestions for appropriate treatment modalities based on their experience. A therapeutic device for this purpose is available.

A single treatment session lasts 10 to 90 minutes, can be performed as an outpatient procedure, and does usually not produce any pain or inflammation. The patient can leave the doctor's office right after treatment.

This therapy is suitable both for superficial and deeper tumors, such as breast cancer, ENT tumors, all types of skin cancer, isolated metastasis of internal organs, soft tissue tumors, lymph node.

Tumours pretreated radiologically or with chemotherapy as well as metastases within lymphatic areas spreading throughout the body and bone metastases (osteometastasis) can be treated to a limited extent.

A case history

Laboratory results for a 61-year-old patient undergoing a routine check-up examination show a significantly low unbound testosterone level of 0.52 mcg/ml. The ratio between total and unbound testosterone is a good marker for malignant changes of the prostate if the result shows a low value.

The patient was subsequently referred to an urologist who discovered a suspicious area by rectal sonography and performed multiple biopsies. The histologic examination of the specimens revealed a poorly differentiated glandular carcinoma of the prostate (grading G 1). The treatment plan suggested included radical prostatectomy in combination with percutaneous radiation treatment.

ECT treatment was discussed as an alternative to this standard treatment modality. The patient was then treated by ECT for 15 minutes under local anaesthesia followed by an adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy for 12 months until November 1999.

Ultrasound examination after this period showed some densities within a distinctly smaller prostate gland without any suspicious lesions. A repeat biopsy which was already performed in May 1999 did not reveal any malignant cells after histologic examination. Therefore one must assume, that the course of malignancy has been reversed.

Bio-Electric Therapy (BET) For the Elimination of Malignant Tumors

by Dr. Jorge Llamas, MD (excerpted by Healing Cancer Naturally © 2004 from the full article)

Bio-Electric therapy has been used clinically for many years. It has been applied in orthopedics, where it has been used for regeneration and healing of broken bones as well as in the treatment of pain.

In oncology ... the use of BioElectric Therapy (BET) is ... the result of research investigations by Dr. Rudolf Pekar and Björn Nordenström. Electrodes are attached to acupuncture needles that are inserted directly into the tumor or into the skin surrounding the tumor. Applying the correct level of voltage (usually only 9.5 to 10 volts) and low micro-amperage results in the destruction of cancerous cells.

...As soon as direct current is connected to the electrodes, different electrochemical reactions influence the pH value and can cause electrolysis of tumor tissue. Depolarization of the cell membrane changes the cellular environment, forcing the tumor cells to be gently destroyed.

The consequence of this process is the interruption of certain functions within the cancerous cells, which, in turn, can lead to the destruction of these cells. The application of direct current causes tumor cells to lose their immune disguise and be transformed, within minutes, into an allergen. The tumor then becomes recognizable by the immune system, which then activates the proper defense cascade, including cytokines and interferon and most importantly, the cytotoxic T-cells.

What Types of Tumors are Suitable for BET?

BET is suitable for all types of superficial or deep-seated tumors that can be reached by needle electrodes. Specifically:

  • Small mamma carcinomas or isolated axillary supraclavicular and thorax nodes.
  • All tumors of the ear, nose and throat area, especially after radiation or chemotherapy.
  • Skin carcinomas, e.g., Basalioma, Spino-cellular carcinoma, Melanoma, etc.
  • Gynaecological carcinomas.
  • Soft tissue tumors.

Special Form of BET using Cytostatic Substances (Iontophoresis)

The destructive effect of the direct current on tumorous tissue can be enhanced by the simultaneous administration of cytostatic substances, such as Mitomycin, Adrimycin, Epirubicin and Cis-Platinum. Most cytostatic substances are positively charged, causing them to be attracted to the negatively charged cathodes within the electrical field created around the tumorous tissue (iontophoresis movement).

In this way, cytostatics can be introduced into the tumorous tissue in a very targeted and concentrated manner. This method can be more effective on the tumor site than standard systemic chemotherapy or local cytostatic perfusion. Cytostatic substances are best applied to hollow organs - for example, esophagus, bladder, stomach and rectum. The membrane potentials are changed so much by the current that the cells open and absorb cytostatic substance more rapidly.

...During the treatment, the patient will experience a slight pressure pain or a slight tingling in the treated area. Direct current brings about long lasting pain relief because it inhibits the activity of sensory nerve fibers. Therefore, there is no pain after treatment.

At the Second International Conference of Bio-Electrotherapy for Cancer held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1993, the Chinese oncological participants reported that their administration of BET to 4,000 cancer patients resulted in an accumulation of Complete Remissions and Partial Remissions (CR+PR) exceeding 80%.

BioElectric Therapy is safe and effective, does not require any hospitalization, complements other therapies, and has a low price tag compared to surgical intervention.

Prof. Dr. Yu-Ling Xin’s treatment statistics concerning ECT

Prof. Xin, Peking, has written a "treatment statistics concerning ECT in 9011 cases of different types of tumor" compiled from 168 clinics. More articles by him et al. can be found on the Internet.

Addenda by Healing Cancer Naturally © 2004

According to one German source (a naturopathic institute applying Electro Cancer Therapy), this treatment modality is recommended and endorsed by the National Cancer Control Society L.A. and the American Academy of Preventive Medicine Cap. Can. Fl. (among other associations).

Eminent cancer treatment researcher Lothar Hirneise, author of “Chemotherapy Heals Cancer and the World is Flat”, gives the following ‘personal opinion’ in his chapter on Galvanotherapy:

“Galvano-therapies are certainly an interesting approach to tumor destruction. That's why an increasing number of physicians and homeopathic practitioners are using this therapy in Germany. For me it was very interesting to note that 20 years ago Dr. Pekar still advised his patients to have surgery while in summarizing his more than 50 years of working as an oncologist he stated that in most cases he'd no longer advise an operation because he frequently noticed that particularly women with breast cancer lived much longer if they didn't have surgery. (Other therapists meanwhile also subscribe to this opinion.)

I don't want to hide the fact that I've met patients in the meantime who after several galvano-therapies experienced rapid tumor growth. It's hard for me to judge whether this growth was exclusively stimulated by the galvano-therapy. I wouldn't rule out the possibility that tumors 'defend themselves' against this treatment, particularly after several therapy sessions.”

Note: A recent (2014) approach to tumor surgery using a type of electrochemical ablation is discussed under Activation of local and systemic anti-tumor immune responses by ablation of solid tumors with intratumoral electrochemical or alpha radiation treatments (published in Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy : CII).

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1 Compare On cancer business (quotes) and Insider proves pharmaceutical industry puts money / profits before patients' health — and life.

2 Morton Walker’s full article covers ”Galvanotherapy for the Elimination of Cancerous Lesions”, ” How Galvanotherapy is Administered to a Patient”, ”History of Pekar's Percutaneous Bio-Electrotherapy Invention”, ”The Physiological Mechanism of Anti-Cancer Galvanotherapy”. While ”[d]escribing the treatment with as little medical/electrical! technical language as possible, this article will provide medical consumers and health professionals with information on galvanotherapy as a means of eliminating cancerous lesions.”

3 Pekar, Rudolf: ”Die perkutane Bio-Elektrotherapie bei Tumoren. Eine Dokumentation zu Grundlage und Praxis der perkutanen Galvanotherapie” [“#CommissionsEarned] [English: Percutaneous Bio-Electrotherapy of Cancerous Tumours. A Documentation of Basic Principles and Experiences with Bio-Electrotherapy]

Foreword by Ferdinand Ruzicka. 1996. 148 p. w. 167 colour plates, 2 sketches, 1 table, ISBN: 3-85175-657-6 and 3-85175-678-9, Euro 50,00. Currently only available in German. Here is the publisher’s introduction to the book:

Cancer tumours represent an ever growing problem in our modern society. The author of this book introduces an innovative method involving electricity, as a possible solution in the fight against malignant tumours.

After a historical introduction of this method's development and a description of the human bio-electric system, the author gives a clear view of its practical uses. He explains the advantages and methods in therapy with extensive picture documentation. His methods and descriptions are based on experience and test results of easily reached tumours with direct bio-electric influence. He also suggests the possibility of using his methods sui generis or combining their use with conventional methods of tumour treatment. The instruments needed for treatment are displayed with photos and their use well described.

This book is a pioneering work in bio-electric therapy, an effective and non-aggressive form of tumour treatment. Patients get an idea of the possibilities that lie for them from it and doctors should be encouraged to learn about and to treat certain tumours themselves with these methods.

The 200-year old model of biological matter, introduced by Dalton in 1808, is still widely in use. This model is based on a highly simplified assumption that matter consists ultimately of indivisible discrete particles called atoms. The attraction of atoms to each other leads to a chemical reaction.
The binding forces between the atoms are visualised with abstract lines.

Besides the chemical reactions between matter, an additional, more profound counter effect has been observed since Dalton introduced his theory. Matter, particularly biological matter, radiates electromagnetic fields at all times. Already as a young doctor, Pekar realised this fact.

In his book, you find unequalled expressed basic knowledge: "Every biological process is also an electric process" and "health and sickness are related to the bio-electric currents in our body"

The knowledge about the automatic control with bio-electric currents and magnetic fields of our body to hold homeostasis, is put into praxis by Pekar in his pioneering work. With electric circuits he destroyed tumour cells; he got tumours to disappear entirely.

This book is a conclusive documentation about careful healing of malignomas. The author's hypothesis: "Health and sickness are related to the bio-electric currents in our body is a new paradigm of understanding biological substance.

The application of that knowledge in therapy and the application of electric current into the tumour with needle electrodes are epoch-making ventures.
Swen Alfas, Chairman of the Academy for Applied Knowledge International, Kopenhagen, Denmark

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