Current status of basic research can be summarized as follows:
Non-ionizing netermalno external EM field influences the bioeffects in living organisms. Generally, organisms respond to the application of EM fields, a dosage response of the organism is non-linear (ie, the application of the EM field strength does not give a specific response of the body the same size). Extremely weak EM fields can, at a certain frequency and form of application, produce great effects which are useful or harmful.
The cell membrane is proposed as a new type of sensors – sensors (transduction) EM fields. Important mechanisms may include changes in the cell membrane, binding and transport processes of displacement and deformation of polarized molecules, biological adaptation to changes in water (ie, water that contains organisms) and others.
The physical mechanisms, in which EM fields may play a role in biomolecules are too complex to be explained here.
The following references suggest physical mechanisms (Grundler, et al., In press; Liboff 1985, 1991; and Liboff et al., 1991).
External nonthermal EM fields range from DC to the region of the visible spectrum can be closely related to the regulation of physiological and biochemical processes. As a consequence, the following essential requirements, need to rely on the development of basic BEM research programs.
- Standardized procedures for measuring doses of therapeutic application of EM fields should be established and followed in the study BEM. Protocols are needed for characterization (definition and measurement) sources of EM fields (and the external and internal) and EM parameters of biological entities. As a variable must be characterized in many details which are commonly used in clinical research. The artifacts (human factors) caused by ambient EM fields in a laboratory environment (line of force and laboratory equipment) must be avoided.
- Generally taken a strategic approach to basic research, including studies on humans, animals and cells, together with theoretical modeling and in collaboration with other research in the field of alternative medicine, produce valuable results.
Many independent parameters characterize nonthermal non-ionizing EM fields, including pulsed against non pulsed and sinusoidal wave against other formations, such as frequency, phase, intensity (as a function of spatial position) and voltage. If it’s multiple fields combine these parameters will be unique for each component. Additional parameters are required to characterize the medical application of EM fields, include the type of application and the period of exposure. All of these can be experimentally modified by making a large number of possible combinations. To date there has been little systematic research on potential biological effects of this vast field.