Ancient Egyptians used electric eels to “shock” people back to health – probably the earliest known tie between medical treatment and what is now called electrostimulation or neurostimulation. Much later, in the 1800s, medical care in the U.S. was unregulated, and electricity delivered by wires was a new phenomenon. Doctors, healers, and common crooks were making wild health claims based on electrical stimulation of various parts of the body.
After World War II, the U.S. medical field was flooded with research opportunities. Research money poured into pharmaceuticals, possibly in part because of the desire to move medicine away from the unregulated and wild claims made in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The U.S. medical paradigm of the 20th century was built around the chemical and surgical management of human illness and health. Western medicine treats our bodies as a set of parts to be corrected or replaced. For millennia, in contrast, Chinese medicine has focused on acupuncture and herbal remedies.
In the then-Soviet Union, medical research included microcurrent. In the 1970s, a team of doctors and scientists, based at Sochi University, developed treatment that was energy efficient, useful for many health issues, portable, and non-invasive.
At the same time, some scientists in the West -- notably Dr. Robert O. Becker, MD, a professor with State University of New York and researcher at the VA Hospital in Syracuse -- were conducting research on the body’s response to electrical currents. Becker wrote the seminal book about the topic in 1985 titled, The Body Electric. Among those in the West willing to explore options other than the pharmaceutical-chemical track of U.S. medicine, The Body Electric is considered foundational to understanding the use of electricity to heal the body. In 2010, Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD, began to write the series Healing Is Voltage teaching the simple, but scientific, research and protocols for energy care, improvement, and healing. Tennant’s latest book, Healing Is Voltage: Cancer’s On/Off Switches: Polarity, provides a completely new, emerging theory of cancer’s process, care, and possible reversal.