MEDICINE ON THE HOLODECK
An Innovative New Therapy Kills Cancer Cells
It sounds like medicine for "Star Trek": A device scans the body for tumors and cancer cells, then makes another sweep, targeting clusters of malignant cells and zapping them with painless pulses of electromagnetic energy. Voila! The cancer cells are gone, whine the healthy cells remain undamaged.
Too good to be true? It's too early to tell; the technique has been in use for only 18 months. But according to John Armstrong and Michael Reynolds, who run the Center for Cell Specific Cancer Therapy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Cell Specific Cancer Therapy scanning device - CSCT-200 - has successfully reduced cancer in more than half of the two hundred patients who have been through the center since August 1996. Armstrong himself has been cancer-free since being treated with the CSCT for brain cancer and melanoma in July 1996. He and Reynolds, a San Francisco businessman, aren't claiming a cure: Although the machine is designed to destroy cancer cells, there's no guarantee that it eradiates all of them or that malignancies won't reappear. Reynolds says, "we hope to lower the level of cancer cells in the patients's body to the point where the body's own immune defenses can take over and do the rest." And the two are confident enough of the method to offer a money-back guarantee if patients don't see improvements within the first few days.
The CSCT device is a doughnut-shaped ring with two types of magnets. One creates a steady electromagnetic field. The other, an electromagnetic coil, passes through the center of the ring, and when an electric current is sent through the coil, it creates a pulsating electromagnetic beam whose frequency, magnitude, and duration can be modified for different uses. In scanning mode, the device homes in on cancer cells, identified by their abnormal metabolism. (They produce an excess of positively charged ions, which act like a beacon, according to the center's research director, Richard Liang, a Columbia University-trained nuclear engineer.)
The procedure is fast and painless. Typically, each treatment lasts about thirty minutes; a patient receives two treatments daily for approximately three weeks. There is none of the confining, claustrophobia-inducing machinery involved in a CAT scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The patient lies on a table in a surgical robe while the CSCT ring, mounted on tracks, is moved above the body. As cancer cells are identified (the device beeps), a physician marks the locations on the patient's skin with a magic marker. When the entire body has been scanned, the frequency is changed to that appropriate for killing the cancer cells. A beam vibrating at the precise frequency of the abnormal cancer cells is aimed at the target spots. (Each type of cancer seems to have a slightly different signature frequency, Liang says.) The electromagnetic energy destabilizes the cancer cells, so that they begin to vibrate, rupture, and fall apart. Because the vibratory signature of cancer cells differs from that of normal cells, the beam has no effect on healthy tissue.
Eight years of research by two inventors in Tennessee went into the CSCT. It was inspired by the work of another American inventor, Raymond Royal Rife, who created a machine in the 1920s that successfully killed cancer cells using electromagnetic frequencies. But later, the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected both the Rife machine and the use of electromagnetism for treating cancer.
The CSCT departs from the earlier technology - it uses less power, is more efficient, and provides instant feedback. But the inventors learned another important lesson from Rife's experience: Using the device offshore places it outside the jurisdiction of the American medical establishment.
So far, the CSCT is available only at the center in Santo Domingo. But according to Reynolds, plans are underway to open additional facilities in Mexico, Argentina, England, and New Zealand. While results so far are promising, some holistic physicians caution that cancer recovery calls for more than technology: Lifestyle changes, such as diet, stress reduction, and social support are found to improve the chances of long-term survival.
Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of "Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of Electropollution" (Tarcher, 1990) and a leader in the clinical use of electrostimulation, expresses reservations about treating cancer with electromagnetic energy. Although unfamiliar with the CSCT, he has seen no evidence that electromagnetic fields are of any value in treating cancer and says that in some cases they may even promote malignant growth. More research is needed before technology such as the CSCT should be widely used, Becker says.
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., a pioneer of the use of electromagnetic energy in healing, takes another view. His research suggests that it is only low-level electromagnetic radiation - the type that comes off fluorescent lights, and computer and television screens - that can disrupt healthy cells and promote cancer. Many studies including his own, says Shealy, show that if you "bathe people in enough electromagnetic intensity beamed to the right location on the body, you can increase cell coherence and possibly reverse cancer."
He cites the work of a Russian engineer, Georges Lakovsky, who in the 1920's developed an electric-coil multiwave oscillator that produced great amounts of electromagnetic energy. Over three hundred patients, many with cancer, were treated with the device in a New York City hospital, and seventy percent of them improved. Shealy believes that high-frequency electrical stimulation recharges chi in a way similar to recharging a car battery, offering this as a possible explanation for the effect of the CSCT. "If it really works the way they say," he says, "they should get a Nobel Prize!"
The Center for Specific Cancer Therapy is staffed by 12 general practitioners and an oncologist, as well as technicians and support staff. A flat fee of $20,000 covers all tests and treatments, regardless of the type of cancer; arrangements can be made for a reduced fee based on ability to pay. All procedures are done on an outpatient basis. For more information about the center, call (809) 534-2090; fax (809) 534-3089; or visit their Web site, http://www.csct.com.
(Reprint, New Age Journal, January/February 1998 edition)
Copyright © 1996. The Light Party.
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