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Scientific overview of Electro-Crystal therapy

This page is for people who want technical/scientific information. People who are only interested in the therapeutic effects of electro-crystal therapy may find it a bit too technical and involved.
Electro-Crystal Therapy uses electromagnetic energy applied in specific ways to achieve the rebalancing of the electric fields of living organisms.
The electromagnetic spectrum covers a vast range of frequencies from zero hertz (cycles per second) with direct current to 1023 hertz with cosmic rays.
Within this spectrum there are frequency bands that the human organs are 'tuned in' to. Frequency 'windows' that are not so obvious but are most important for Electro-Crystal Therapy are those of the energy centres of the body or chakras which extend from 1 Hz to 45 kHz. Within the pulses are higher frequency components that contribute to the wave shape.
To appreciate better how Electro-Crystal Therapy works it is necessary to go into some details of electromagnetism. Electromagnetic (EM) waves are similar in many ways to waves that form in a body of water. If a stone is dropped into a pond, waves will radiate out in concentric circles from the point of impact on the surface of the water. These waves are alternating peaks and troughs. Waveforms have four characteristics: wavelength, frequency, amplitude and velocity of propagation. The wavelength is the distance between the peaks; the frequency is the number of complete cycles occurring in on second; the amplitude is the maximum displacement of the wave; the velocity of propagation is at, or very close to, the speed of light, because EM waves require no material medium for their propagation.
There is a relationship between frequency and wavelength. The lower the frequency the longer the wavelength and conversely, the higher the frequency the shorter the wavelength.
Unlike EM waves, sound waves require a material medium for their transmission, either gas, liquid or solid. Sound cannot travel through a vacuum. The velocity of propagation of sound waves varies with the density of the medium. For example: a sound will travel faster in a solid than in a gas or a liquid because in a solid the molecules are more densely packed. Movement of the molecules in the same direction as the sound wave will cause an increase in pressure in the medium, and movement in the opposite direction will cause a decrease in pressure. A sound pressure wave in which the molecules of the transmitting medium are moving parallel to the direction of the wave is called a longitudinal wave. EM waves have a transverse wave motion.
Within the audible frequency range we find frequencies that are pleasant to hear. We have called these musical notes. They extend from 27.5 Hz to 7 040 Hz on the piano keyboard. Each musical note has a fundamental frequency. If a thin wire, clamped a both ends is plucked and set vibrating a wave will travel along the wire. This wave is then reflected in the opposite direction because the two ends of the wire are unable to move. The fundamental frequency of the wire is represented by a single closed loop. The wire can also vibrate at twice the frequency producing two closed loops which is the second harmonic. The third harmonic is three closed loops, etc. The harmonic of each successive wave is half the amplitude of its predecessor.
For a more detailed examination of harmonics in Electro-Crystal Therapy refer to Harry Oldfield's book "The Dark Side of the Brain".
The electroscanning method (ESM) uses sound to detect observations in life fields. Sound is measured in units of decibels. The decibel (dB) scale is logarithmic not linear. This means that each division on the scale represents a 10 fold increase in amplitude over its predecessor. The intensity of a sound is measured by comparing its power, P, with the power of a sound that is only just audible,P0.
This is represented by the equation: number of dB = 10log10(P/P0)
Resonance is a phenomenon that is familiar in the field of acoustics and radio technologies. All objects vibrate at different frequencies and can be stimulated to do so by sound waves of the same frequency. The maximum response is found when the frequency of the stimulus equals the natural frequency of the object.
An example of the healing effect of resonance can be found in homoeopathy. A remedy is selected by its characteristics matching the symptoms of the patient (law of similars). The remedy represents the frequency of signal. However, to achieve maximum effect the remedy must be administered in the correct potency. Resonance is not a localised effect. A radio receiver can be many miles from the transmitter and a signal will still be received.
Inductance is a localised effect. A current is induced in a conductor by a magnetic field. It was as long ago as 1819 that Hans Oersted demonstrated that an electric current passing along a thin wire caused a magnetic field to be set up concentric with the wire. This principle is used in reverse to generate electric current when a coil is rotated in a magnetic field and an electric current flows through the coil induced by this magnetic field.
Electro-Crystal Therapy uses both resonance and induction. An EM current is induced into the patient through the attached electrodes and the induced wave forms have to be matched to the needs of the patient in both frequency and amplitude for maximum effect.