I’ve been bowled over by new advancements in energy medicine. American chiropractor Carol McMakin has achieved the seemingly impossible with patients suffering chronic pain and many other conditions after developing equipment that can deliver specific microcurrent frequencies to the body.

There’s also new research with infrared light showing extraordinary promise for healing everything from a bad gut and heart conditions to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Research has suggested that this light could have a direct effect on our immune and inflammatory systems.

Although the two systems work very differently, they are founded on a similar principle: the body as an energetic system Communicating profoundly affected by electromagneticism.

Although members of the medical community have been astounded by evidence of the effectiveness of both systems to stimulate mitochondrial’ and ATP energy production in the cells_at specific frequencies the idea of the body electric is nothing new.

It was the Russian scientist Alexander Gurwitsch who is credited with first discovering what he called ‘mitogenetic radiation’ in onion roots in the 1920s. Gurwitsch postulated that a field, rather than chemicals alone, was probably responsible for the structural formation of the body. Although Gurwitsch’s work was largely theoretical, later researchers were able to show that a weak radiation from tissues stimulates cell growth in neighboring tissues of the same organism.

Many 20th century biologists and physicists went on to advance the idea that radiation and oscillating waves are responsible for synchronizing cell division and sending chromosomal instructions around the body.

Perhaps the best known of these, Herbert Frohlich, of the University of Liverpool, recipient of the prestigious Max Planck Medal, an annual award of the German Physical Society to honor the career of an outstanding physicist, was one of the first to introduce the idea that some sort of collective vibration was responsible for getting proteins to cooperate with each other and carry out instructions of DNA and cellular proteins.

Frohlich even predicted that certain frequencies (now termed ‘Frohlich frequencies’) just beneath the membranes of the cell, could be generated-by vibrations in these-proteins. Wave communication was supposedly the means-by which the smaller activities of proteins, the work of amino acids, for instance, would be carried out and a good way to synchronize activities between proteins and the system as a whole.

Then, in 1970, while investigating a cure for cancer, the late German physicist Fritz-Albert Popp stumbled upon the fact that all:Jiving things, from single-celled plants to human beings, emit a tiny current of photons – tiny particles of light.

He labeled them biophoton emissions’ and believed that he had uncovered the primary communication channel of living organism – that it used light as a means of signaling to itself and to the outside world.

Popp believed that this faint radiation, rather than biochemistry, is the true driving force in _ orchestrating and coordinating all cellular processes in the body: He theorized that this light must be like a master tuning fork setting off certain frequencies that would be followed by other molecules of the body.

After years of impeccable experimentation, Popp demonstrated that these tiny frequencies were mainly stored and emitted from the DNA of cells. The signals contained valuable information about the state of body’s health and the effects of any particular therapy.

The other giant in this field, referred to as a ‘modern Galileo’ by French virologist and Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier, was the late French biologist Jacques Benveniste.

Benveniste’s experiments over many years decisively demonstrated that cells don’t rely on the happnstance of chemical collision but on electromagnetic signaling at low frequency (less than 20 kHz) electromagnetic waves.

According to Benveniste’s theory, two molecules are then tuned into each other, even at long distance, and resonate to the same frequency. These two resonating molecules would have create another frequency, which would then resonate with the next molecule or group of molecules, in the next stage of the biological reaction. This would explain, in Benveniste’s view, why tiny changes in a molecule – the switching of a peptide, say – would have a radical effect on what that molecule actually does.

Benveniste began to demonstrate in the laboratory what Popp had proposed – that each molecule in the universe had a unique frequency and the language it used to speak to itself was a resonating wave. Every molecule of our bodies was making a note that was being heard – and replied to.

Although pioneers like Popp and Benveniste made their breakthrough discoveries nearly half a century ago, medicine is only finally catching up.

As we cease relying on carbon emissions to power our cars, so this new decade may see medicine slowly weaning itself off of chemicals as the treatment of choice for many illnesses and turn to the greater precision – and safety -of frequencies.