How to tell when a PEMF machine manufacturer or seller is being deceptive.

by Bob Bridges

Part Two – tips on what should raise a red flag

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Bob McCoy, curator of the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, in his book Quack! Tales of Medical Fraud, gives tips on what you should be suspicious of. Of course, PEMF is not quackery and is a well-documented therapy modality. However, I do find that most of his tips can be applied to PEMF machine manufacturers/marketers to help figure out if they are being honest or deceptive. With PEMF, the deception is used to justify higher prices and huge profits.

Below, I will post Mr. McCoy’s tips from his book in black with how I relate those tips to PEMF machine sellers in blue.

Tip #1:  It is said to use little-known energies that are undetectable by ordinary scientists.

We do know there are “energies” used that are, so far, undetectable by ordinary scientists. I personally do energy healing, the results of which are hard to dispute. The only thing that can be detected is a thermal change in my hands. What we need to keep in mind is that consciousness plays a large part in this type of thing and machines simply don’t have consciousness. So, when it comes to machines, the author is correct…something like this should be a red flag. With PEMF machines, they all use a magnetic field that is detectable. If a seller is claiming anything other than a magnetic field as a means to transfer frequencies to the body, make them really prove it or run the other way.

Tip #2:  It can diagnose or cure people living miles away.

There is good evidence that things like prayer, reiki, and other mental processes can work at a distance. Just as with #1 above, they involve human consciousness. Be wary of PEMF manufacturers/marketers that proport their machines do this. Since machines do not have consciousness, they are not connected in the same way people are. There is absolutely no verifiable evidence that machines can do anything at a distance.

Tip #3:  It has a convoluted yet scientific-sounding name.

Yes indeed. With PEMF machines, you should also be suspicious of anything that is used as a way to sound better than the competition, like “proprietary waveforms”, claims of what their machine or software can do, like “stop frequency bleed” (there’s no such thing) or “voice analysis”, and vague forms of proof such as “many studies by so-and-so” without links to those studies or stating anything is “proven” without showing any documentation to verify that claim.

Tip #4:  It was invented by a “world famous” doctor that is not actually well known.

He’s generally correct here, but we do have to keep in mind that people might be “world famous” in their field, yet people who are not knowledgeable in that field may have never heard of him. Another thing that happens is what has occurred with Dr. Royal Rife. He was world famous until he discovered frequency therapy. Once he published his findings, he was ostracized, suppressed, and otherwise dropped down the memory hole. Now, 100 years later, almost nobody has heard of him unless you are exploring frequency therapies. None the less, if they claim the machine was “invented”, “created”, or any such terms by some supposed famous anybody, go research that person and see how credentialed they really are.

Tip #5:  It has bright lights that serve no apparent purpose.

Since the core concept of PEMF does work, it’s a shame to see some machine makers employ this, especially when they don’t have to or the addition of such things only adds cost to their device. Good examples are the original AmpCoil with the blue and green LEDs under a translucent panel, and the Sentient Element Classic (not to be confused with the ELEMENT Elite by Tiverton Audio) that puts LED lights in the cooling fan. In the case of the Sentient machine, it’s actually worse than lights that serve no purpose, they also put a fraudulent patient number on their machine (a search of this blog will bring up an article I wrote about that). This doesn’t mean their machines don’t work, but you should consider why they have to resort to such things.

Tip #6:  It has knobs and dials that serve no practical purpose.

I can’t say I’ve seen any PEMF machines that have knobs or dials with zero purpose. Although “practical” purpose would be in the eye of the beholder, there are plenty that have minimal purpose to a layperson end user. If it is not clear to you what the dials, knobs, and meters are for, get an explanation. If the explanation still does not make it clear to you or is something you really can’t make use of, raise the red flag. It means they are adding in these things to make their machines look for complicated than they need to be in order to command a higher price. Add a 50 cent meter, raise the price $100.

Tip #7:  It shakes, rattles, rolls, sucks, shocks, or warms your body.

I can’t speak to other forms of therapy, but when it comes to PEMF this absolutely holds true. The magnetic field of a PEMF machine does not do any of these things, with the minor exception of possibly feeling a little warmth under curtain circumstances, but not much and not all the time. There are a couple machines marketed as PEMF that make your muscles twitch. They spin the marketing by calling it “PEMF exercise”. These are really direct electrical stimulation machines, not PEMF. These types of machines (similar to a T.E.N.S. unit) can be of benefit so long as they are low powered (they can be dangerous if they are high power). Companies that make this type of machine, but market them as PEMF are doing so in order to sell them at a much higher price (T.E.N.S. units have been around quite a while now and are relatively inexpensive). If they call their machines “Rife” then that’s technically OK. The broad use of the term “Rife” includes all frequency modalities. It’s deceptive to call them PEMF, especially if they are doing so just to sell them for a higher price. True PEMF machines can be powerful yet safe, but be cautious of direct electrical stimulation machines that are too powerful.

Tip #8:  It supposedly can cure just about anything.

An honest PEMF company will never say it cures anything. We recognize the modality is still experimental and alterative. That said, there exists good evidence (clinical and anecdotal) that PEMF helps with a myriad of ailments, and it is recognized by the FDA as beneficial for a handful of particular things. We do know PEMF can help with a wide range of things if the machine can play the right frequencies (look up the CAFL to see the wide range of frequencies used for various maladies). The red flag you should watch for is when any PEMF machine that does not play above 50Hz is claiming to do anything other than relieve pain, reduce inflammation, or improve circulation. Playing frequencies limited to 50Hz or less simply won’t help with any disease beyond what increasing your blood circulation or reducing inflammation would do, especially if the machine plays only one or two frequencies. The deception used by manufacturers/marketers of these limited low frequency machines is that somehow their “special waveform” or “high gauss” or their particular applicator somehow makes 10Hz work on everything. Don’t be fooled, it’s not true.

Tip #9:  It is available only through the mail or at special outlets.

I really don’t know how this one made it onto the list. There are plenty of medical devices that are only sold through specialty supply companies or purchased directly from the manufacturer (usually through a company owned distribution network) and online virtual stores have become a good way to cut costs and lower prices. In any case, it doesn’t apply to PEMF machines. Like many types of durable goods, they are sold by some through brick and mortar stores (including doctors offices) by some online, and by some in both ways.

Tip #10:  You can’t find one at a regular doctor’s office.

Here’s another one I don’t understand how it got on the list. There are plenty of things that are valid pieces of equipment that are not available at a regular doctor’s office. Like with #9 above, it doesn’t apply to PEMF machines anyway. There are many chiropractors, naturopaths, and other specialty doctors who offer PEMF in their clinics and/or machines for home use. In this case, there should be no red flag just because a PEMF manufacture sells direct. Some do that for no other reason than to keep the cost down, like we do. On the other hand, watch out for machines that are sold through chiropractors and naturopaths that use multi-level marketing. MLM for cleaning products can be OK because they can often offer superior quality to similar produces you buy at the store, but high-ticket items like PEMF machines sold this way usually means a huge chunk of your money is going to pay sales commission. Likewise, the same goes for any company that turns every customer they can into a sales rep, often called “ambassadors” or some non-sales sounding title.

Tip #11:  The manufacturer isn’t exactly sure how or why it works.

I can see where this would be true for an actual quack device that only one company is selling. With PEMF, the machine manufacturers do know the basics of how and why it works, but we are not medical doctors so we don’t all know the intricate details. It’s not necessary for us to know exactly how and why it works so long as we know enough to design the machine properly. What you have to be careful of is anyone claiming to know better because they are a doctor. They might, but it depends on what field of medicine they practice. It also depends on how stuck in the box of mainstream western medicine they are. This holds especially true for doctors who run internet sites for selling machines. In all cases, it’s best to first educate yourself through sources other than machine sellers, then find a machine that does what your research tells you it should do. It’s OK to get some information from machine sellers, just don’t let it be the only way you research PEMF, and take everything a seller says with a grain of salt until you verify through an independent source that they are correct. There are two red flags possible here. One, if they really don’t know anything at all about PEMF or how it works you will probably not be able to get much useable customer support from them, which is a very much needed component to getting the most out of your machine; and two, if they describe how it works that does not agree with any other source they may or may not have a machine that works properly.

Tip #12:  To get results, the patient must face a certain direction or use the device only at unusual times.

True of quack devices. I don’t know of any PEMF machine that this would apply to.

Tip #13:  You’re supposed to use it even if there’s nothing wrong with you.

Again, true of quack devices. With PEMF, you can still get benefit from using it even when there is nothing in particular wrong with you. Everybody can benefit from improved blood circulation, for example. The red flag should go up when a seller, once knowing there isn’t really anything in particular medically wrong with you, still tries to sell you his machine rather than suggesting less costly options. This shows they are not working in your best interest…it’s all about the money. Even though the ELEMENT Elite is the lowest cost of any high powered, full frequency range PEMF machine on the market at $1999 (in fact, lower cost than nearly all other PEMF machine, even the ones that only play up to 50Hz!), we will recommend something like the Oska Plus at $399 to anyone who is only looking for pain relief, reduced inflammation, and/or improved circulation.

Tip #14:  The FDA has outlawed it.

Does not apply to PEMF machines in general. That said, if the FDA has curtailed the activities of a PEMF company, it’s a good bet they are probably not operating honestly and therefore not who you should do business with. If you are trying to figure out if a PEMF company is being honest, check to see if the FDA has done anything regarding their machines, even just sent the company a letter of warning. Some warning letters have been sent to PEMF machine companies, usually in regards to their marketing claims. This doesn’t mean their machines don’t work, just that they don’t do what is claimed in their marketing, which is done to justify a very high price, and is being deceptive. In this case, finding nothing at the FDA about a company is a good thing!

I’ll add one more tip Mr. McCoy should have put on his list:

Tip #15:  Is the device extremely high priced?

This is relative but may be a clue to determine if deception is being used. A diamond would command a much higher price than a cut crystal of the same size. But someone selling a cut crystal for more than a diamond, claiming it is “a special cut crystal” or it “will do everything a diamond will do” should be a red flag. With PEMF machines, the ones that will play the entire frequency range and have the high-power levels to do it properly are like the diamond, the machines that will only play 50Hz or below (many of them playing only one or two frequencies) with very little power are like the cut crystal. Don’t pay a diamond price but only get cut crystal! Remember first and foremost, PEMF machine manufacturers and marketers want to make as much money as possible (there are exceptions…have a look at our mission statement as one example), and some of them are willing to use deception to increase profits.

In Part Three, I will point out some of the deceptive practices being used by frequency therapy device companies (broader than just PEMF) and highlight companies we think are being very honest in their marketing.

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How to tell when a PEMF machine manufacturer or seller is being deceptive.

by Bob Bridges

Part One — General Principles

Darn few of us are electrical engineers, biologists, or magnetic scientists, so how can we know when someone in the PEMF industry is being less than honest when selling devices? Weeding out deceptive companies can be a bit tricky when you are not versed in the field in which these companies work, but it can be done if you follow a few basic principles.

  1. The first thing to understand is some of the old sayings, like “you get what you pay for” may not apply. When a company is making something like a toaster, where there are perhaps hundreds of companies competing for market share, it’s a device that has been around for longer than anyone has been alive so how they work is well understood, and when one costs more it’s most likely because they can’t make it any cheaper due to the quality of materials and construction used, the old adage can hold true. But when it comes to a device that is a niche market, has not been around long enough for the general public to have been educated on the technology, and especially when it is an alternative to more conventional products where scant little industry standards have been set, the old saying goes right out the window. Con artists and snake oil salesmen gravitate to the new and lesser understood technologies because they can be relatively expensive due to low production quantities. This gives them more opportunity to pad in huge margins on products that don’t really perform the way the potential of the new technology has. You just can’t know that until it’s too late when the reality of how the technology should work becomes wide spread enough to weed the junk out of the market.  ——-———————————————————————————————————————————
  2. Always keep in mind that when a technology is new the only people telling you how it works, or should work, are the people who want to sell you something. It should be simple common sense that anyone who is making money on a product can’t be unbiased. In spite of the lack of third parties reviewing products or publishing information about the industry without making a living from the industry, you really need to do your best to find those sources. Then, follow the money! If you find a website that purports to give honest reviews and you look further to find they make a commission on everything they sell, be skeptical of anything you learn there.———————————————————————————————————————————
  3. It’s better to have and not need than to need and not have. You have two sellers that seem to make some sense, or at least are instilling in you some confidence they are knowledgeable on the subject. One sells a PEMF machine that plays only a couple of frequencies, or a limited range of frequencies. The other represents a machine that is the full frequency range. You may or may not need the full range, but what if it turns out you do? If you buy from the first guy, you’re out of luck. If you buy from the second guy, no problem. If it turns out the other way around and you don’t need all those frequencies, buying from either is no problem. So, when you don’t know going into it, the only way you can lose is to buy the limited system. The same applies to the power a machine has. You can always turn a high-powered machine down, but you can’t turn a low powered machine up enough to overcome its lack of power.———————————————————————————————————————————
  4. Be careful of what you are reading. Sellers have become very sophisticated in the psychology of words. I purposely put an example of it in #3 above. Did you spot it? There is a reason sales people are now called “team members” or “ambassadors” or “associates”. The label of salesman has been tainted over the years. Above I’m comparing two people. With the first I say, “sells a PEMF machine” but with the second I say “represents a machine”. Without you knowing it, you are almost automatically turned off by the first guy who sells one kind of machine and appreciating the second guy who sells a different kind of machine. Subconsciously, we don’t want someone to “sell” us something, but we do like someone to “represent” their product so we can learn enough about it to make up our own minds. Keep in mind though that this does not make the core subject statement true or false in and of itself. The statement I made above, although it was purposely worded to make you feel better with the second guys machine capabilities as an example, it is still true, the second guys machine would be a better choice, all other things being equal.——————————————————————————————————————————–
  5. Be careful of what you are reading! I did something else with #3 above. Can you spot it? This article is about how to know you can trust what a machine seller says…are they being honest. Even though #3 sounds all full of wisdom and stuff, it has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject of this article, which I assume is the reason you are reading it in the first place. So, if you go to a product website and to their FAQ section and find something like this:———————————————————————————–Question: How much gauss does Pulse Centers PEMF systems produce? Answer: “We recognize that many high intensity PEMF competitors emphasize the importance of gauss. However, there’s not a recognized independent body that monitors, measures, and then verifies these claims. The amount of voltage created is important, and so is the delivery mechanism. Our delivery mechanism is a key differentiator from other PEMF devices and is what sets us apart from others in the industry. Our systems provide adjustable user settings providing the operator full control of producing the power needed to maximize their PEMF experience. Additionally, our product line includes several accessories that are specifically designed to deliver PEMF in a targeted & effective manner.”   Blah, blah, blah.

    Be aware when they are side stepping a question and let the red flags fly when they want to change to a different subject. They are correct when they say there is no independent body that monitors, measures, and then verifies gauss level claims. But that does not mean you should give them a free pass on the question. The rest of their answer is a sales pitch without having much to do with the question. Why don’t they state the real gauss level they can produce? Is it because it’s not much? They could give a simple honest answer to a simple question, and if they feel some explanation is needed, then do that after the answer, but they don’t. They are hinting there are vastly exaggerated claims so they don’t want to sound weak by telling us what’s real, but they are not helping the industry be any better by hiding this. Instead, they try to make it sound like the gauss level is unimportant when in fact it can be very important, like when dealing with pathogens.——————————————————————————————————————————–

  6. Never stop at the first level, dig down as far as needed to discover the motive. When you read testimonials on a product, don’t just believe them on their face. Dig into it a bit. Is the person giving the testimonial also selling the product?  If a machine maker says they have proof of something, go see what they are claiming the “proof” is. The Genius app ads say they use “proven” voice analysis, yet when you dig into it a little you find their “proof” is the author’s personal experience and that God spoke to him and showed him how to do it. I’m not going to get into whether God speaks to people or not, I’m just pointing out the likelihood of it being real valid proof compared to a published and peer reviewed paper from a scientist in a relevant field. If someone claims to know things because he is an engineer, take the time to go look. Is he an engineer really? If he is, does his engineering knowledge and experience apply to PEMF?   If it turns out he is a mechanical engineer, he may know very little about electronics. Even if he is an electrical engineer, he may not know enough about electromagnetic field effects on biology to really know the best format to use with PEMF. If someone claims to know because they “worked for NASA”, don’t just accept that as high credentials. Go check him out and see what work he did for NASA to see if it really makes him any more qualified as an “expert” than any other layperson. You might find the guy technically worked for NASA, but as a hired contractor to install a computer system. If you read something like, “we have figured out how to stop frequency bleed”, go google the term. If you find there are absolutely no websites that use the term, or if those sites that do have nothing to do with magnetic fields, let alone PEMF, you can bet it’s all BS. All of the examples I am giving here are things we actually discovered over the years by digging into claims that sounded good before we did the digging.———————————————————————————————————————————
  7. Learn to give what you read its proper credibility ranking. A lot of people give testimonials a very high ranking of information to make their buying decisions. They should be among the lowest ranking, and here’s why: Was the testimonial given before the person had spent enough time with the machine to discover its limitations or its ability to stand up to the seller’s claims? Most people will like a product right after they purchase it, unless it’s a really horrid product right out of the box. After all, you wouldn’t have purchased the item if you weren’t already convinced it is a good product. At this stage, people also still believe the false claims the company has made to sell the machine.   I am amazed at how many people who buy AmpCoil products still believe that voice analysis is real in spite of the lack of scientific evidence to support it and the abundance of evidence that says it’s not possible. Plus, nobody wants to admit they were taken and look foolish. Unfortunately, few people will take the time to go back and amend their testimonial later…that would make them look both foolish enough to buy it and foolish enough to praise it before discovering the product was not worthy of the praise. For this reason, and because companies are only going to post the positive testimonials (there may be a thousand testimonials received but they only publish the 10 positive ones out of that thousand), and that testimonials have become just another marketing tool with a large number of them even being fake, the smart shopper will dismiss them as not being reliable enough to be a significant part of their buying decision.——————————————————————————————————————————–
  8. Don’t believe anything you read or hear from anybody, including me. Think for yourself. Be honest enough with yourself to know what you don’t know. A seller could explain to you how their technology works with biology and make perfect sense. When you are aware biology is a subject you don’t know anything about, then believing their explanation would be believing that they do know about biology and that they’re being honest in explaining it.  You can’t really know either of these things…if they know biology and if they are being honest explaining it…because you don’t know biology yourself. Knowing your own limitations allows you to realize the sales person may also have limitations. This presents you with a good opportunity to find out if they do know anything about the subject and if they are being truthful with you. Go research the aspect of biology that they are claiming works in such and such a way. Find independent sources of information to confirm or counter their explanation of the biological function from people who do have credentials specific to that subject.   You could even give them the benefit of the doubt, since we all know that entire fields of study within the sciences can be wrong, and look to see if anyone at all agrees with their explanation. If you can find it, you can now move a few more things from your “don’t know” box into your “know” box, perhaps the most important of which is that genetics isn’t the reason the seller has brown eyes.———————————————————————————————————————————
  9. Check your emotions. You are human, and as such there will be an emotional component to your thinking. This is the reason why there are so many styles of cars, so my different fashions. We buy these types of things emotionally, by how we feel about their esthetics, by what they project to others about who we are, etc. Emotional thinking is especially true if you are looking to resolve challenges in your own life, be they medical or otherwise. You want to believe there is relief for what you suffer. Emotions will cloud proper thinking every time.  Very few of us have the ability to curb our emotions when dealing with our own problems.  Just like with knowing what you don’t know, if you can be aware when your thinking is driven emotionally, you can do your best to step back and reassess from a less emotionally perspective. If you find that difficult to do, then maybe asking someone close to you that is not as emotionally tied to your problem to assist you. There is nothing wrong with asking for help when you need it.

It’s unfortunate that everything these days is about making a buck and that sellers are willing to spin things however they have to in order to do so. It means you have to do your due diligence and verify everything. It can be an arduous task but it’s well worth the thousands you might save. More importantly with PEMF is the time that might be saved in dealing with a condition. Buy the right machine and start relieving the condition; buy the wrong machine and it might be years before you figure out the condition is not be worked on at all, but instead, all you are getting is symptom relief.

I hope you found this helpful.

PEMF is real. It relieves a wide range of maladies. But in order to sell machines for obscene profits, manufacturers and marketers sometimes employ quackery. This will be the topic of Part Two.

In Part Three I will address some of the BS in the broader frequency therapy industry, as well as point out a few examples of companies that present themselves honestly.

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The new ELEMENT Elite – even easier to use than ever before.

People would like to have a PEMF machine that is easy to use. The ELEMENT by Tiverton Audio has always been easy to use, but the new ELEMENT Elite takes easy to the next level.

The ELEMENT was very easy. You set up the machine by plugging in only three things, the power cord, the audio cable from the laptop (or android device), and the coils. Download the software, which takes all of two minutes, and you’re ready to run.

Learning the software has always been easy. It is pre-programmed with a huge assortment of frequency sets covering just about any issue you want to work on. It’s easy to find a particular frequency set because they are categorized under tabs, one tab for each letter of the alphabet. We give every ELEMENT owner a personal one-on-one tutorial making it easy to navigate the software, create custom frequency sets, and save tailored session configurations.

With the new ELEMENT Elite, setting up and running is even easier. Our new Coil Sensing Connector technology means there is no longer a switch to select one-coil or two-coil operation. If you are using only one coil, you no longer have to plug it into a particular socket…either socket will detect a coil and send the output signal there. If you are running a session with two coils, the connectors will know that too and send the signal to both coils in the proper arrangement (in series with each other).

 

The new ELEMENT Elite is easier to run without worrying about overheating. Our new overheat protection circuit automatically balances the output of low frequencies (the ones that cause the heat) so the system and coils remain cool. We’ve added some cool features, but this one is literally cool!

We were thinking about installing an easy button, but instead we made it automatically easy so we could even eliminate the easy button itself.

The only way it can get any easier to set up and run a PEMF machine than it is with the new ELEMENT Elite is to get your 12-year-old neighbor kid to do it for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PEMF coil structure as it relates to Gaussian Field Strength

By Bob Bridges

Lately, there have been statements made by PEMF device sellers that the ELEMENT Elite by Tiverton Audio is “low power” and possibly shouldn’t even be considered as PEMF. This comes out of our being honest when we state the real, continuous maximum magnetic field strength of 292 gauss while they make claims of much, much higher gauss levels. Actually, the opposite is true. The ELEMENT Elite can create the highest continuous gaussian field of any PEMF machine available to the general public, while their machines can only create a very low strength gaussian field.

That’s a bold claim. The evidence of this is right in front of your eyes, if you know what you are looking at, and if you stop to consider some fundamentals that you know but don’t take into account when listening to a sales pitch. That’s natural. You want to believe the sales person is being honest with their claims. Most of the time, the sales people don’t know themselves. They are simply repeating what they have been told. It’s extremely difficult for people to accept the truth when they make a living on believing a lie.

The first fundamental to keep in mind is this: Creating a high gauss magnetic field requires a lot of energy. You may not know how much energy, but it’s simple logic to know that the higher the gauss, the more energy it will take. You also know that a battery will not store as much energy as what you can get out of a standard wall outlet. Can you run a 100w incandescent light bulb off of a battery? No, you simply cannot get enough energy out of a battery to do so. Can you run a 100w incandescent light bulb off a power cord plugged into a wall outlet? Easily. Actually, one standard household circuit can run as many as 18 100w light bulbs. Always keep in mind that, no matter what the sales pitch is, no battery operated PEMF machine will be able to create anywhere near the strength of magnetic field as the ELEMENT Elite that has to be plugged into a wall outlet to power its 2500-watt amplifier. Always consider the source of energy used to run the machine itself.

Keeping the first fundamental in mind, the second fundamental is this: When making claims of a machine’s abilities, if a battery powered PEMF device is claiming higher magnetic field strength than we are, what’s more likely…we are falsely claiming too low of a number or they are falsely claiming too high of a number?

That leaves us with comparative claims between the ELEMENT Elite and other plug in machines…and the next fundamental to remember: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.   Although we publish our amplifier’s power rating (2500 watts), most of the other machine makers don’t. So, we don’t know how much energy they are getting from the source, the wall outlet, to run their machines. The cool thing is, we don’t have to know. We can even give them the benefit of the doubt and accept they are using as much of the power source energy available to them from the wall outlet to run their machines as we are to run ours.  We can assume this link in their chain is as strong as ours. Their coils are their weak link, and that’s right there in pictures for you to see. But you have to know a few things to see it.

Here is the formula for the magnetic field strength of a coil:

B is the magnetic field strength (measured in tesla, which can be converted to gauss by dividing by 10,000).

N is the number of turns in the coil (how many times the wire circles the coil).

µ sub o is the permeability in free space of the coil’s core (**see an explanation of permeability at the end of this article).

I is the current going through the coil in amperes.

R is the radius of the coil.

You could calculate the formula if you want, but you don’t even need to do that to see there is a relationship between N and I with B. If the value of N goes up, so does the resulting value of B. Likewise, if the value of I goes up, B goes up. To create a high magnetic field strength, you must have high current (I) and/or a large number of turns (N). If your current is low, you must have an even greater number of turns to make up for it, and vice versa.

Here’s a chart of the current capacity (in amperes) of wire:

With wire gauge, the higher the number, the smaller the wire. You can see from the chart that by going from 12 AWG down to 18 AWG cuts the current capacity in half. Remember, less current means less magnetic field strength.

Now let’s take a look at the ELEMENT Elite’s coil compared to a couple typical coils. You can see from the size of the coil’s plugs that I have scaled the images so you can see an accurate size difference between the three coils.   Our coil is also shown with the cover pulled back so you can see its size more clearly.

 

Our coil is made with 144 turns of 12 AWG wire. Although it’s not easy to see in this photo, our coil is 1.625” x 1.625” (12 rows x 12 layers) You can see from the pictures that the other coils are not physically large enough to get 144 turns of 12 AWG wire in them. We can’t tell from the pictures if they use large gauge wire with a small number of turns, or small gauge wire with a higher number of turns, but we can tell that they can’t be doing both a large wire gauge and a high number of turns like we are. Their website lists their coil at under 3 pounds. Our coil weighs over 10 pounds! If I count just the copper wire in our coil (no insulation), the cross-section area is .738 square inches. Even if we assume the available power from their machine is the same as ours (even though we know it’s not), if they are using as large a wire (to be able to carry the current needed) they must be using fewer turns, which means their field strength would be less.  When I scale the wire coming out of their plugs, and allowing that at least 50% of that is insulation just like with the wire we use, I find the cross-section area of just the copper in the other coils is approximately .081 square inches, or 16 turns (if they use 12 AWG wire).  Conversely, if they are using the same number of turns, they must be using smaller gauge wire thus lowering their current capacity, resulting in lower field strength. The other machine makers don’t publish their power levels because they don’t want you to figure out the truth. Some of those sellers might counter with claims of extremely high-power output levels used by their machines hoping to explain how they can get the higher gauss levels with fewer turns of wire in their coils by using larger wire gauge and higher current. Don’t be fooled. First, we use every bit of the energy available from a wall outlet to create the maximum output levels we have, so it’s not possible for them to have power output levels greater than ours, unless they make you use a higher amperage circuit. Second, there is only so much current you can put through wire of any given size. The current capacity chart shows that. The physical size of their coil shows that if they are using a wire gauge even large than we do in order to have higher current capacity, the number of turns would have to go down even more to physically fit in their coil, so they would lose in number of turns what they gained in higher current capacity!

Now that you know the formula for magnetic field strength you can have some fun with it. Next time a machine maker is claiming they have the highest gauss levels ask them what gauge wire and how many turns are used in their coil. Then, go ahead and assume they are putting as much current through their coil as the wire capacity chart shows for the gauge of wire they are using and calculate the results. We’ve told you the structure of our coil so you can already calculate our magnetic field strength. If the other guys want to claim higher gauss levels but won’t back it up with the specifications of their coil so you can run the formula to see if their claims are even possible, ask them for a third-party analysis to verify their claims. If they won’t do that either, maybe you should consider dealing with a more open and honest company.

If what I have laid out is not enough, there is one more factor involved: The formula shows there is also a relationship between R and B. As R increases, B decreases. Our coil has an inside diameter of 8”. The other coils shown are listed on their websites as 15” (they don’t look that big to me, but they’re still bigger than ours). So, even if everything else were equal (which it’s not), their field strength is lower just due to their coil being a larger diameter. Bigger is better when you’re talking about the wire gauge or number of turns in a coil, not so much when it comes to the coil diameter.

Everything I have shown you also applies to battery powered devices. Their coils tell the whole story too, now that you know a bit about how it works. The same holds true for machines that use a mat. The size of the wire and the number of turns in the mat’s coils simply does not allow for high magnetic field strength. In all cases, it does not matter what their claims about the power of their machines are, their coils are the weak link in their chain. There are no weak links in ours.

All of the above doesn’t even bring in their weakest link of all…their frequency range. I’ve written about this in other articles but it needs to be mentioned again here when discussing the overall strength of their chain. None of the machines I discuss in this article will play frequencies above 50Hz. Have a look through the CAFL (Consolidated, Annotated Frequency List). You can see the CAFL here: www.electroherbalism.com. And the CAFL is not the only list. Virtually every PEMF list we know of include a plethora of frequencies above 50Hz. Look through as many PEMF lists as you can find. See how many frequencies above 50Hz are used for all manner of conditions. So, even if they could magically create as strong of a magnetic field as we can, they still can’t play the frequencies needed to address the real issues. All they can do is relieve the symptom of pain caused by the issue. Wouldn’t you rather go after the core issue, not just the symptom?  The ELEMENT Elite plays the full frequency range, so again, there are no weak links in our chain.

 

**Magnetic Permeability

The best thing I can compare magnetic permeability to for you to understand it easily is conductivity. With conductivity, you know some materials allow electricity to pass through them better than others. For example, copper is a much better conductor than rubber. Magnetic permeability is a similar concept to this, but for magnetic flux (the density of the magnetic field) instead of electricity. The higher the magnetic permeability the better the material allows for magnetic flux to pass through it. Here is a chart of some common magnetic permeabilities measured in Henries per meter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Announcing the Next Advancement in PEMF Machines —- the ELEMENT Elite

Here we grow again.  Or should I say, “shrink”!  When is comes to PEMF, we don’t accept that “less is more”…unless it comes to size and complexity of the machine.

ELEMENT Elite artist rendering

Announcing the new ELEMENT Elite.  Smaller. Smarter. Simpler to operate.

  •  35% smaller, all metal chassis.  1″ narrower, 2-1/2″ shorter.  Only 5-1/2″ tall (including the feet).

 

  • No “one or two coil” selector switch. We’ve developed smart, coil sensing connection jacks. Using one coil? It no longer matters which connector you plug into…it senses the jack you are using and sends the signal there. Using two coils? The smart system senses this and automatically puts the two coils in series. No guessing.

 

  • Advanced signal sensing. A single LED tells you what’s going on with the frequency signal. If it’s green, there is a frequency signal going to the coils. If the frequency is below 100Hz, the LED turns amber and the volume is automatically lowered (you don’t need high power at these lower frequencies). This means you won’t inadvertently overheat the system with too high of a volume setting. If the LED turns red, it means you are trying to play a frequency below 7Hz or above 15kHz. Out of range frequencies are automatically blocked! Accurate frequency information that you can see from across the room!

 

  • More levels of protection.

    The ELEMENT was protected in three ways:

    • Overheat protection
    • Amplifier overdrive protection
    • Thermal circuit breaker

    The ELEMENT Elite adds an additional four levels of protection:

    • Blocks out of range frequencies
    • Automatically lowers volume on low frequencies
    • Automatically senses the number of coils being used
    • Monitors heat build up on two major internal components (the ELEMENT had only one)

 

  • The mobility option is still available.  Now, it’s even easier to retro-fit so you can purchase it later if you find you really need it.

 

  • Better carry handle.  It’s round instead of square.  Much more comfortable.

 

The new ELEMENT Elite is now the smallest for traveling.  The systems still has 2500 watts of power, still comes with two coils, is simpler to operate…and best of all, is still just $1999.00.  We increase the technology, not the price!

We’re taking orders now for delivery in early February.  Can we build one for you?

Here’s a view of the size difference between the ELEMENT and the new ELEMENT Elite.

ELEMENT vs ELEMENT Elite

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*PEMF Audio Amplifier Comparative Study, Doug Coil, Ampcoil, Tiverton Audio ELEMENT, Sentient Light Element.    *Signal generation *The issue of negative polarity.


Part One

The technical differences between the Doug Coil, AmpCoil, Larry Machine and the Tiverton Audio ELEMENT are mainly in three areas:

1) The power source, or amplifier.

Some Doug Coil plans call for an “off the shelf” amplifier that is 500 watts of power. It’s a pretty good amp, but being a standard audio amplifier, it’s not designed to take the rigors of PEMF in the low frequency range. Other Doug coil builders use an off-the-shelf 1800 watt amplifier, the better option but you really have to be careful of the coils getting hot and blowing the amplifier.

The AmpCoil uses a 300-watt amplifier, which lacks the amount of power to really deal with pathogens, and is not designed to handle the lowest range of frequencies either. Most audio amplifiers are designed to play down to around 20Hz since that is the low end of the hearing range. You can push them to play below 20Hz but at the risk of burning them up.

The Tiverton Audio ELEMENT uses a 2500-watt amplifier that is designed to play down to 7Hz. Lots more power and the ability to play the low frequency range quite well.

The Larry machine uses a 2500-watt amplifier as well.

Using a well-established formula… Watts = voltage × amperes

All run off the same voltage, 120 give or take a few, standard wall outlet.

Power (manufacturer stated power (amplifier)) ÷ 120 volts = amperes…. current flow is measured in amperes.

Ampcoil= 300 power ÷ 120 volts = 2.5 amperes. 300-watt amplifier.

Doug Coil #1 = 500 power ÷ 120 volts = 4.16 amperes. 500-watt amplifier.

Doug Coil #2 = 1800 power ÷ 120 volts = 15 amperes. 1800-watt amplifier.

Tiverton Audio ELEMENT and Larry Machine = 2500 power ÷ 120 volts = 20.83 amperes. 2500-watt amplifier.

More power drives more current at the same voltage. More current means stronger magnetic field (higher gauss).

2) The frequency signal source.

The Doug Coil creates frequencies by setting toggle switches. A bit like doing math on an abacus. It works, but given the choice would you naturally go for the abacus or the calculator? The Doug coil uses open source frequency list but its range does not go as low or as high as what is available on the Tiverton Audio or the Larry machine.

The AmpCoil uses proprietary software to generate the frequencies. Unfortunately, they don’t tell you what frequencies are being run so there is no way to confirm if what they are running is really what you need. Plus, they do not let the user control the volume. Their answer to having problems with the 300-watt amplifier is to lower the volume. Using only a 300-watt amplifier and having to lower the volume so as to not burn up the amplifier makes Ampcoil’s magnetic field strength questionable. Also, you can’t know if their “journey’s” run low or high frequencies to make a complete comparison.

The voice analysis aspect of their proprietary software is highly questionable in my mind. I have researched for years and I’ve found zero evidence to prove that this type of technology even exists. (Databases are currently being compiled) I have also asked in multiple forums and groups if anyone has the evidence and so far, no one has produced any evidence, not one piece. If anyone has the evidence please provide it and I will add it.

The Tiverton Audio ELEMENT uses a computer program or app of the customer’s choice. We recommend a few programs that draw frequencies from open source lists. Such as FreX16 and Harmoni FX (which allows you to run two frequencies at once). You know exactly what frequencies are being run and you have control of the volume.

The Larry machine uses a computer program or app (we don’t know which one he recommends).

3) The Coil.

The Doug Coil design calls for solid wire. Due to the nature of A/C current, which audio signals are, solid wire is not as good as stranded wire for creating magnetic field strength. They also have a tendency to overheat. Most Doug Coil machine coils are on a board, limiting the ability to position the coil around the body or sleep with it. You can have two coils made. The coil is configured for good magnetic field. No cover.

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We’re not sure if AmpCoil uses solid or stranded wire, but the size of their coil is such that it will not have any usable magnetic field strength above 5000Hz. One coil only. Small center opening so you cannot put it around your knee or shoulder for example. Less weight, but also less copper wire. Flat and wide configuration less optimal magnetic field. No cover, not hard to create one though.

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The Larry machine uses stranded wire.  It is basically the same as the Tiverton Audio ELEMENT coil. You can purchase a second coil for $350, it comes in a terry cloth bag.

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The Tiverton Audio ELEMENT coil is stranded wire designed specifically to have usable magnetic field strength across the widest range of frequencies; 7Hz to 10,000Hz. Comes with two coils for the same price. Large opening to position the coil anywhere on the body, such as shoulder knee. ankle etc. Configured for optimum magnetic field. Comes in a denim material protective cover.

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4) The price.

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The Doug coil can run between $2000 + $3000 depending on the maker of which there are many. The Doug coil comes with a single coil. But you can have a Doug coil maker make a second coil for you but it takes additional work on the device for the connection. The following link will make it very clear about how the Doug coil is put together.

Build Your Own Doug Coil Machine

https://www.scribd.com/doc/50147882/Build-Your-Own-Doug-Coil-Machine-Part-1

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The Ampcoil is the most expensive, I believe they have three models between $8000 and $12,000. The Ampcoil comes with a single coil.

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The Larry machine is $3500.  It comes with one coil but you can purchase a second coil for $350.   It also comes in a case.

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The Tiverton Audio ELEMENT is the lowest cost of the units being compared here at $1999, which includes two coils.  A mobility option (wheels and an extendable handle) is available for $80.

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Part Two

Signal generation then and now.

It was asked in my Facebook group if Doug McClain said that analog was better than digital.

He may have said that analog beats digital…although I can’t find a direct quote…but if he did, it was most likely back in the days before personal computers were beyond rudimentary systems. The clocks in today’s computers are extremely accurate and can therefore create an extremely accurate frequency. Once that is done, it is then converted to an analog signal so it can be output via the headphone jack on the computer. All audio signals are analog. Audio amplifiers can’t do anything with the 1s and 0s which all digital files are made of. In fact, if you hear of an amplifier that is “digital”, like the Class D (“D” stands for digital) amplifier used in the Tiverton Audio ELEMENT, what’s really going on is the input signal (which is always analog) is converted to digital electronic information so the amplifier can process it faster using smaller parts and then is converted back to analog before sending the amplified signal out to a speaker (or in our case, the coil).

One of the things I’m sure Doug McClain said was that in order to devalue spirochetes you need a 2000-watt amplifier.

Part 3

The issue of negative polarity.

If you run across some PEMF devices saying they have the ability to deliver “negative polarity” or “negative frequencies”, you can automatically file that in the “sales hype to be somehow different from other machines” category. Here’s why:

There are only three ways to create a frequency in a magnetic coil;

  • By using an A/C (Alternating Current) signal via the use of an audio amplifier (A/C current, by its nature, reverses positive and negative at the rate of the frequency),
  • By using a D/C (Direct Current) signal wherein the positive and negative leads are reversed at the rate of the desired frequency,
  • By using a D/C signal (capacitive discharge systems) that is turned on and off at the rate of the desired frequency (if you want to have a 50Hz frequency, you turn the signal going to the coil on, then off, then on again 50 times per second).

In systems that are structured like #1 and #2, the “polarity” of the coil is flipping back and forth per second at the rate of the desired frequency. You can’t create a “positive polarity” or a “negative polarity” because of the very nature of flipping the current back and forth constantly. You could say it has positive polarity half of the time and negative polarity the other half of the time, but it cannot be just positive or just negative polarity.   For a little better understanding, imagine current (electricity) flowing down one wire, getting to its destination, and returning on the other wire. A/C (Alternating Current), by the way it works, reverses the direction it flows at a particular rate. Your home’s electrical system, for example, does this 60 times per second. That’s why we call it a “60 cycle” system. 60 cycles per second is the same as 60Hz. Hertz is, by definition, how many cycles per second. D/C (Direct Current) flows down the wire in only one direction. This is referred to as “polarity”, meaning which wire it flows down and which wire it flows back on. Let’s say wire one goes out to the coil and wire two comes back from the coil. The only way to get a frequency in that flow is to first have the current go out on wire one, back on wire two, then flip it (reverse polarity) so it goes out on wire two and back on wire one, then flip it again back to the original direction of flow, back and forth as many times per second as the desired frequency. By forcing it to flip back and forth, you are making it do what A/C current does naturally. And so, like A/C current, there is no “just positive” or “just negative” polarity. Therefore, in both cases, there can be no “negative frequencies”. The body interprets the frequency from the reversal of the magnetic field caused by the current flowing first one direction then the other.

With systems that are like #3, the current flows down wire one and flows back on wire two, but rather than reversing that at a particular number of times per second, the current is turned on and off that number of times per second. The current always flows in only one direction, it’s just turned on and off. You could, in this type of system, have the current flowing down wire one (flowing back on wire two), being turned on and off the number of times per second of your desired frequency, and then at some point, say 10 minutes into your session, flip a switch reversing polarity. Once the switch is flipped, the current flows out on wire two and flows back on wire one and does that until you flip the switch back. The body interprets the frequency from how many times the current is turned on and off, not what direction it is flowing. Another way to see that it is just sales hype is this: If the current is going to the coil in one direction, the magnetic field will have its North polarity on one side and the South on the other. If you flip that switch to reverse which wire the flow goes out on, the North and South poles of the magnetic field will reverse. Couldn’t you therefore create “negative polarity”, if such a thing existed, by simply turning the coil over? Of course. If North is on one side and you turn the coil over North will be on the other side. Does their sales pitch say anything about making sure the coil is placed always in the same direction? No. It never ceases to amaze me at what companies will say to make themselves sound better than the competition!

All of this misses a very major issue. D/C systems don’t even play frequencies above 50Hz. In fact, most of them play only one or two, at most a few, frequencies. This is because it is very difficult and expensive to make a D/C system reverse polarity, or turn on and off, at high numbers of times per second…at high frequencies. If you were to just have a look through the CAFL, you will find nearly all of the frequency sets contain frequencies about 50Hz. Researchers have spent years and countless hours figuring out what frequencies work, yet D/C systems won’t play them. If they won’t play the frequencies that are known to work, does it even matter if they could create “negative frequencies” or any other “secret sauce” widely used in their sales hype?

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No one holds a patent for a PEMF coil system

by Bob Bridges

no patent

Recently a question has been coming up frequently, “Does anyone hold a patent for any of the PEMF coil systems?”  Julie has asserted in her Facebook group that nobody has a patent on the main functionality of any PEMF machine, and that although a patent being advertised may be for some circuit or feature within the machine, she could find no record of it.   One response to her findings was, “But I’ve discovered a device available that lists a patent number, so you must be wrong?”.  She was not wrong.  There is no patent issued for any PEMF device.

Let me clarify.  For this article, I’m referring to PEMF systems for home use that are high power and full frequency range, based on an audio amplifier and coil structure.  Systems like Doug Coil, AmpCoil, Sentient Element Classic, PEMF8000 and the original ELEMENT by Tiverton Audio.  Ever since Doug MacLean invented the Doug Coil (the origin of all such systems) back in the early 90’s and gave the plans out free to various Lyme groups, it has been unpatentable by anyone else.  Doug chose to not get a patent, and in the process of giving the plans away he established a clear record that it had already been invented prior to all other machine makers getting into the business.

Julie was correct, there is no patent on the PEMF machine itself.  She also said there might be a patent on some circuit or feature within the machine.  That got me wondering just what the patent would be for.  I am, of course, referring to “patent” number ZL201821461327.9 printed on the Sentient Element Classic and proclaimed on the company website.  They are the only company manufacturing this type of machine who is claiming a patent.  This launched me into some research and a shocking discovery of my own.

Here is what I found out about patents:

US patents consist of 8 to 10 numeric digits and only limited patents have letters preceding the numbers.  An example of a limited patent is a design patent.  These patents are limited to the look or cosmetics of a thing and their patent number begins with a “D”.  They are extensively used in the fashion industry.

I spoke with the USPO (US Patent Office) and was told that it takes at least a year, and more often up to 18 months, to be granted a patent.  Then it takes at least two more months once the patent has been granted for the Patent Office to finalize their work and issue a patent number.  I asked how long after that could I expect to be able to search the USPO website and find the new patent number listed.  I was told the inventor does not receive the number until it is posted to the USPO data base (thus searchable online) so there is no lag time between a valid patent number being issued to an inventor and the general public knowing about it.

While even a simple idea patent, for example a paper clip, can be expensive relative to what it is, the typical patent will cost $14,000 to $16,000.

Patents have to be maintained, which adds a yearly cost to having one.  These are fees charged by the USPO.

The penalty for printing an expired or fraudulent patent number on your product is only $500.  The way either is determined is not by a government agency investigation, but by a competitor winning a civil suit, in which damage to the competitor would have to be proven.  This is spelled out in Federal legislation H.R. 6352, passed in 2010.

Here’s what I found out about Sentient’s Element Classic “patent” number ZL201821461327.9:

There is no US patent that begins with “ZL”.  This was affirmed during my call to the USPO.

It has too many numeric digits to be a US patent.

There has been insufficient time for the Sentient Element Classic to have been issued a patent number.  (I have written other articles establishing the timeline of occurrences that would demonstrate this.)

It cannot be found on a search of the USPO website.

It cannot be found on a search of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization, a worldwide patent office search) website.

The shocking conclusion that I must draw from my research is that “patent” number ZL201821461327.9 printed on the Sentient Element Classic is fake and nonexistent.  Because of this there is no patent on the system itself nor on any circuit or feature within the machine.   I have posted some links at the end of this article so you can do your own research and see what conclusion you come to.

Deception of any kind, including using a fake patent number, only leads to questions of integrity.  Tiverton Audio believes in integrity and will not mislead you.  Contact me for honest answers to your questions about PEMF in general, or any machine in particular.

 

Wikipedia article on patents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent

WIPO website: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/search.jsf

US Patent Office website: https://www.uspto.gov/

What a patent costs website: https://www.upcounsel.com/how-much-does-a-patent-cost

Legislation on patents (H.R. 6352): https://www.congress.gov/bill/111th-congress/house-bill/6352/text

ELEMENT by Tiverton Audio website:  www.elementpemf.com

Contact Bob by email: bob@tivertonaudio.com, or by phone: 425-343-7976

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Nogier Frequencies

Dr. Paul Nogier 1908 to 1996 may be recognized as the father of Auriculotherapy (Auriculotherapy (also auricular therapy, ear acupuncture, and auriculoacupuncture) is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a micro system, which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear.) and frequency therapy. He studied medicine in Lyon including homeopathy acupuncture and brain stimulation.

He developed frequencies that enter into resonance with some biological receptors and specific exert effects on the body. His research teaches that nerves from the ear connect to reflex centers in the brain, which send neurological reflex messages to the spinal cord and then to nerves connecting to the corresponding part of the body.

The results of Dr.Nogier’s work is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Frequency A

Corresponds to the color orange

Cell vitality – Regenerating

2.28 (useable harmonic for the ELEMENT by Tiverton Audio: 31.02) & 293.625

 

Frequency B

Corresponds to the color red

Nutritional metabolism – Regenerating

4.56 (Useable harmonic: 50.16) & 587.2

 

Frequency C

Corresponds to the color yellow

Movement – Muscle relaxing

9.125 & 1174.5

 

Frequency D

Corresponds to the color red tango

Coordination – Muscle relaxing

18.25 & 2349

 

Frequency E

Corresponds to the color petrol blue

Nerves – Analgesic

36.5 & 4698

 

Frequency F

Corresponds to the color dark blue

Emotional reaction – Regenerating

73.406 & 9344

 

Frequency G

Corresponds to the color magenta

Intellectual organization – Analgesic -Muscle relaxing

146.812 & 18,688 (useable harmonic for the ELEMENT by Tiverton Audio: 1,698.909)

 

In his research Nogier identified seven frequencies natural to our bodies.  Three frequencies that correspond to the three different tissue types, outer, inner, and middle plus four additional frequencies.

His research shows that the application of these frequencies helps to bring organs and tissues back to their healthy resonant frequency. A resonant frequency is the natural frequency with which an object vibrates. Cells are considered to have the ability to pick up their particular resonant frequency when they are exposed to a range of frequencies that includes their own particular natural healthy frequency.”

Dr. Nogier’s research demonstrated the efficacy of frequency therapy on the ear, and that the ear is a representation of the entire body.  It shows the fractal nature of the body. As such, it seems to me, with PEMF we can apply frequencies to the ear, or bypass the ear and go directly to the body.  After studying Mr. Nogier and everything his research showed, among other things that frequency therapy works, I still am of the opinion that PEMF is the best form of delivery of frequencies due to its deeper penetration of the body, gentleness, and lower cost.

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A new build…with improvements.

After a bit of a delay, we are getting back to building ELEMENT PEMF machines.  The delay was due to developing a couple additional features, which we are now ready to announce.
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The first is a current sensor to let users know when a signal is going to the coil.  The LED next to the ELEMENT name originally came on whenever you plugged the unit in.  We have always thought this was a bit silly, and certainly unnecessary, but the co-developer insisted on it.  We converted it to turn on when the machine is turned on, but even this was redundant to the LED that is built into the chassis next to the power button.  Now we have a real use for it…it will come on when there is current going to the coil so you will know there is a magnetic field.
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The second development is to address mobility.  Some people like to travel and take their machine with them.  Others find the chassis to be a bit heavy (it is 32#) to even move from room to room.  Other companies solve this by building their machines in a travel case.  We knew there was a better way.  Travel cases have issues.  1) They make the machine bigger than it needs to be;  2) They make the machine heavier than it needs to be;  3) They end up having to be operated on the floor, which is not only in the way, but also a very inconvenient location for using it;  4) For those who don’t travel, or even move the machine from room to room, they make it difficult to have an “always set up, ready to use” environment;  5) They add cost.  Travel cases are more expensive and the added labor of building a unit inside a box, or making a structure that screws into a travel case is more expensive;  and 6) Just because you want or need this type of equipment does not mean you have to not care about your home décor.  Travel cases just don’t fit any decorating style, no matter how hard you try.
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Our solution is to make the chassis itself mobile.  We do this by replacing the feet with a telescopic handle and putting a pair of wheels on the back of the chassis.  When the handle is retracted and the unit is sitting on a table, it just looks like it is on a short pedestal instead of four feet…it only adds about a half inch to the height.  The wheels hide behind the unit and don’t take up any more space than the power cord does to make a 90 degree bend.
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This option will be $80.  For those who travel by air, we created a padded, water resistant cover to wrap the chassis in.  Since you would never want to check any PEMF machine as regular luggage and always take it as carry on, you don’t really need a hard case, you just need to have it protected from minor bumps and from the rain you might encounter getting from the parking area to the terminal.  By using a padded cover, the weight and size are reduced compared to a travel case.  The padded cover is a $70 option.  The total package of handle, wheels, and cover being $150 is less than what you would spend using a hard travel case to put your ELEMENT in.
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When the ELEMENT is in place on a table or shelf, you can even use the new handle pulled part way out to rest the tablet used for frequencies…how cool is that?!
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With these two developments completed, we are ready to take orders for our next build.  The ELEMENT will remain $1999.00 and now includes two coils.  Because of the timing, we will extend the cut-off date of the March build to March 10th or ten units ordered, whichever comes first.  Although we will do our best to complete the build by the end of March, because of the extended cut-off date, it might go into April about a week getting them all done.  If you are interested in getting in the March build, please email Bob at bob@tivertonaudio.com.   Please let us know if you are interested in the mobility option and/or purchasing FreX16 through us (we save you $16 over buying it direct from the publisher…$50 from us, $66 from them.)
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What a year it’s been!

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As 2018 ends and 2019 begins, I wanted to do a review of the last year, and my use of the ELEMENT.  Probably the most important thing I have learned in that year is the importance of hydration.  You know, fat puffy cells being able to osculate in their most efficient and magnificent way.  When I really started to take this SERIOUSLY, I definitely saw and began to reap the awesome benefits of water.  Hydration is, after all, taking in water from an array of sources.  Some of the food sources that will hydrate you the best are cucumber, watermelon, lettuce, tomatoes, pineapple, oranges, cantaloupe, peaches, strawberries, bell peppers, zucchini, blueberries, spinach, carets and cauliflower.  If you take in your water by drinking, well, water, one way to help absorb more of it and aid the liver in detoxing is to add fresh lemon.

In reviewing the use of the ELEMENT over this past year, the issues I have been working on are 1) neuropathy, 2) Diabetes, 3) restless leg syndrome, 4) insomnia, 5) depression, 6) sciatica, and 7) severe back pain.  The neuropathy, restless leg syndrome, sciatica, and sever back pain are mostly from nerve damage due to diabetes, but complicated by a back injury I suffered a few years ago.  I’ll go through each of these issues, the use of PEMF on each, and the results I’ve experienced so far.

Before getting into the particular things I’ve been working on, I would like to lay out that when it comes to PEMF, the routine I have established over the past year, which for most of that time has been very consistent, is within each week I take one to two days off (when it’s two, they are consecutive days), I coiled this way six weeks on and one week off through the year, and after coiling for 11 months took one full month off.  These periods of time off not only let my body rest and recuperate from the treatment, but almost as important is that it gave me time to access the improvements, or at least changes, in the status of those things I was, and am, working on.  That’s how I know what’s real and what’s not real.

 

Neuropathy:

One example of seeing the improvement is with my neuropathy.  For me, neuropathy causes pain, a feeling of freezing (normally, people get a burning sensation), and a feeling of being on pins and needles in my feet…along with constant twitching of my toes.  Before I was introduced to PEMF, my toes had been involuntarily twitching for more than two decades.  After my first treatment with PEMF (it’s been a few years ago now), the twitching went away for about one month.  In fact, it was because of this that I told Bob at that time we must get involved with this technology.  I wasn’t able to get my own machine until a little over a year ago and was only getting occasional relief when I could use a machine from time to time.  Even once I got my own machine, for the first half of this past year, I did frequencies for neuropathy only once in a while.  The twitching would return after a few weeks (none of the other feelings ever did come back).  Then I learned that I needed to really work on it consistently if I wanted to accomplish actual nerve repair…really get at the cause of the problem.  I ran FreX16 pre-programmed frequency sets for “Nerve, disorders and neuropathy” but also added from Z-App “Myelin rebuilding sequence”.  For four months of the second half of the year I did just that.  I moved on to other concerns during November and rested my body from all PEMF treatments for all of December.  Now I have a chance to access the results.  My toes have not twitched for the two months that I have not done any neuropathy frequencies!  Two months without this is a miracle when compared to the more than two decades I lived with the condition.  I will watch it closely but I really am thinking I won’t have to do much more than a bit of “touch up” every six months or so.  We’ll see, and I’ll let you know in a future post.

 

Diabetes:

For a bit of background, I have been a diabetic for over 30 years.  The longer you have a disease, the longer it takes to get it under control.  I used “Diabetes 2” from FreX16.  I ran this every time I coiled for the months of September and October.  I saw minor improvements overall but was able to reduce my insulin from 21 units down to 16 units, which is good progress.  Another ELEMENT user suggested that it might be caused by a pathogen and gave me frequencies for that.  When I ran those, I had a herx reaction, so he may very well be right.  At this point, I still run the diabetes frequencies to maintain the slight gain I have had, but I have essentially put working on my diabetes on hold so I can plan around having the herx…’cause they’re not fun…but seriously, I can’t work the next day.

 

Restless Leg Syndrome:

For this I used “Stimulate, repair nerve damage 1 & 2” from Bruce Stenulson’s list.  Starting in March, I added it to the neuropathy frequencies whenever I ran them.  Still working on it but the current result is that I’m down from 900mg to 300mg of Gabapentin, the drug I take to combat the syndrome.

 

Insomnia:

I have battled insomnia from time to time over the past decade.  It had been getting worse in the early part of last year.  A few months ago, I added it to a few of my other routines to see if it would work for me.  I started with FreX16 frequencies for “Insomnia” and really didn’t have much, if any, improvement.  Then I added “Sedation and pain relief” to run just before “Insomnia”.  Although I sometimes still have trouble sleeping, I do find I get better sleep when running these two sets together.

 

Depression:

I’ve had bouts of depression from high school on.  I was diagnosed with “clinical depression” about 10 years ago.  Over the years, I have taken a few different things for it.  The only one that worked at all was Wellbutrin, but it was only minor improvement.  My father passed away in April of 2017 and then I had to move my mother to the Seattle area from Chicago in July of that year.  Without getting into the details, having to take on the role of care giver for my mother added to the issues that are always going on with my daughter and put me in a depressive state of about a 7, when 10 is the worst I’ve ever had…what I had after the third suicide within my siblings (there have now been 4).  Around April of 2018 I figured I had nothing to lose to try FreX16 frequencies.  I ran it for one session and have not had to run it since!

 

Sciatica:

I had a fall four years ago that really screwed up my back and caused sciatica pain down both legs, although the most severe pain was on the left side.  Over the years I had two cortisone shots, a course of Prednisone (a steroid), two nerve root blocks, and physical therapy which included using a T.E.N.S. unit.  None of these things helped at all except one of the cortisone shots helped my right side a small amount.  I added “Sciatica 1 & 2” from FreX16 to my neuropathy routine early last year.  It is one of the frequency sets I ran most often…until June.  I have not had sciatica pain since then.  Three years of western medicine did nothing, a little over six months of PEMF took care of it.

 

Sever back pain:

The sciatica pain, combined with scoliosis and two bulging disks, plus a little arthritis in my hip, is what ultimately drove me to take opiates (before we had ever heard of PEMF).  I was on morphine, hydromorphone, and cyclobenzaprine for more than a year.  I was about as addicted as you can get, but at least I could function…something I was not able to do without them.  The first thing I explored when I got my ELEMENT was frequency sets for back pain.  It took a little experimenting to find what worked but, in the end, I was able to wean myself off of opiates within six months of having my machine.  If you have never had to take opiates, you might not know just how amazing this is.  My physiatrist told me that only 2% of people who start opiates ever get off of them…for the rest of their lives!  When I told him I was off the drugs, he told me, “You know, I’ll get credit for this, but I didn’t do anything that really worked.  It’s what you did.”

 

In closing, I would like to add that I usually run inflammation and blood circulation frequency sets with almost everything else I run.  If I put all of my issues on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being all of my combined issues when the year started, which was when I got my ELEMENT, I feel I am now at 3.  Still some work to do, mostly with getting my diabetes under control, or eliminated altogether, but overall, I would say I personally have had great success with PEMF.

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