Glen A. Gordon, MD, Speaks on Pulsed Electromagnetic Healing Developments
Addressed the ExtraOrdinary Technology conference in Salt Lake City on
Friday, July 30, 2004, 8:00 am. Reviewed scientific literature that proves
that the mode of action of PEMF devices is to align anti-oxidants with free
radicals, which are the primary culprit in disease and injury.
Review by Sterling
D. Allan, T.
Pure Energy Systems
EM Pulse Unit
Dr. Glen A. Gordon
for healing applications
Dr. Gordon spoke on exploring the
limits of pulsed electromagnetic healing. This technology uses very fast (8
nanosecond) pulses of electromagnetic energy to help the body heal. Dr. Gordon
stated he was the first physician in the US to use pulsed electromagnetic fields
(PEMF) on soft tissues in humans. The technology has been studied
by NASA at the LBJ Center and written about by Tom Goodwin. Another quoted
reference was The
Body Electric by Robert O. Becker. Since the 1980’s, PEMFs have been
used in Russia and Hungary and now are used worldwide. The United States is the
only major industrial country not currently using PEMFs.
In 1980, his team received the first investigational device exemption issued in
the US to study low level laser effects in soft tissue injuries. After
physicists convinced them that the light was not penetrating the tissue, they
went on to show that a pulsed EM field of slower frequencies than the laser
light could be responsible for the results they were seeing. This led to the
development of the hand-held battery operated device Dr. Gordon demonstrated at
the conference. The device retails for around $200 USD.
They investigated different wave forms including sine-wave, square-wave, and dc
triangle pulses. They found that that best results came from very fast
nanosecond pulses with high bioeffeciency rates of change.
He reported the pulsed EM fields would stimulate neurons to grow faster. It also
helped to line up the body’s natural antioxidants with free radicals to
neutralize them much more rapidly. Free radicals have a role in aging, illness,
and death; and antioxidants help counter free radicals. Stopping free radicals
stops inflamation. “Healing won’t take place until inflammation stops,” he
said. Dr. Gordon cited several scientific papers from mainstream journals that
have documented that the EM pulses accelerate healing by acting as a catalyst to
correct the alignment, making it easier for the antioxidants to connect with the
Dr. Gordon also spoke of the first critical 12 hours in a “stunning”
situation in which a person is on the brink of death. During that time, the body
has to call upon what he calls a “constitutive response” – based on what
is present –whereas after that first 12 hours, the body has had time to
produce additional elements, called the “transcriptive response,” being
transcribed from the DNA and produced into building blocks of regeneration and
Thus, the most crucial time in which the PMF technology can make the most
difference – even life and death, is in the first 12 hours in which the PMF
can help the body manage the overwhelming release of free radicals as a result
of the stunning trauma. He also addressed the phenomenon of stress from a
physiological perspective, citing that the mitochondria cranks out free radicals
when in a stress situation.
His apparatus showed a 40% increase in growth hormones by controlling the
electron spin in free radicals. He said it has been measured to penetrate the
skin 4-5 cm but that there could be other phenomenon at work because he is
seeing effects clinically much deeper than that. He has treated over 20,000
patients using this technology. Dr. Gordon cited a Stanford study that showed
“onboard antioxidants 100 times more effective”. It can treat inflammation,
illness, and aging symptoms with no side effects.
Several times in his presentation he recommended a recent review by NASA
compiled over 4 years with $3.5 million dollars in funding that he called a “watershed
paper” on the subject.
He states his frustration with the politics of the American Medical Association
and the U.S. Drug Lobby who have stonewalled this technology from being able to
achieve acceptance by the mainstream of U.S. medicine. There are 2.5 million
deaths a year from hospital-administered drugs. 200,000 of those are from
Dr. Gordon believes the Electromagnetic Pulse technology may eventually nearly
eliminate the need for the pharmacological industry.
At the conference, he demonstrated the device and answered questions from the
audience. One attendee asked if it is possible that approaches like Reiki work
because they impose from one person to another the appropriate electromagnetic
stimulus. He replied that “phenomenologically” he would tend to see credence
in this hypothesis, though he knows of no hard evidence to support it.
He attended the entire event and was found often in congenial conversation with
various conference-goers. After his presentation, he told a group about a
personal application of the technology. He said he a massive heart attack
several years ago – five valve bypass. Soon thereafter, his doctors told him
that he needed a transplant or he would be gone. He put the PEMF device in his
pocket next to his heart, and he never had the transplant. Later he did a 2,500
mile solo bicycle trip to show himself and the world that he was healed. He’s
gearing up now for another trip.
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Aug. 10, 2004
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