The body is an amazing self-healing machine and is constantly repairing itself from the small damages that come from daily life. Our body’s ability to heal from minor scrapes or even more serious accidents happens without us having to give it much – if any – conscious thought. Some organisms, like lizards and salamanders, are able to fully regenerate complete body parts. If we understood how this happened, could regeneration be an ability that could be possible for humans as well?
To explore this possibility, Dr. Robert Becker conducted experiments at the Veterans Administration Hospital in New York, where he and his colleagues discovered a bioelectrical component to our body’s ability to heal itself. Initially, the nervous system was thought to be the only electrical system in the body. However, Becker’s work found that there was a subtle transmission of DC voltages running throughout us as well. These currents were found to relate to the acupuncture meridians, and he theorizes that they are used as a communication network by the body to transmit information about the location and severity of an injury.
According to the results of his Becker’s experiments, if there was an interference with these currents, healing could be completely blocked altogether. In one set of tests, he was able to speed up or slow down wound healing through the application of DC electrical currents. They were able to reduce the typical healing times of bone fractures, and cause bones to heal that weren’t able to before treatment. Through this method, they were even able to miraculously produce complete limb regeneration in frogs – an animal that is not capable of regeneration under natural circumstances.
Dr. Becker noticed that when he would apply these weak currents to cells near the wound, they would “de-differentiate” – or transform from being a specialized cell (like a skin or blood cell) back into a stem cell. A stem cell has the potential to become any type of cell, and is ideal for healing, as it can take the form of any cell that is needed for repair. It is clear that the strength and proper flow of this current is essential for our body’s ability to repair itself.
While the discovery of this natural electromagnetic healing current was a major breakthrough, it did not answer the question as to how it is that the frog’s limbs “knew” what shape to grow back into. It also does not account for how a salamander’s limb knows how to regenerate to its original shape, or how long a lizard’s tail should regrow. Dr. Becker suspected that an additional force was working in collaboration with the DC current to inform the new cells on what shape to take.
He came to the conclusion that there must be some sort of organizing field of intelligence surrounding the body that science cannot yet completely detect or explain. This conclusion links with the findings of Yale professor, Dr. Harold Saxon Burr, who also worked extensively with measuring the DC electromagnetic fields of living beings. Burr recorded fluctuations within the fields of organisms from seeds to trees, animals and humans, and found that these fields were influenced by natural patterns such as lunar cycles, sun spots, and physiological processes.
Burr thought of the energy surrounding all living things as the Life-field or “L-field” for short. Basically, he saw this field as something of a jelly-mould that causes life forms to take the shapes that they do. If we are ever able to crack the code on human regeneration, it may be through better understanding of how to encourage the potential of these subtle energetic currents; and maximize the electromagnetic communication between our body and its surrounding field of intelligence.
“How Can I Heal What Hurts?: Wholistic Healing and Bioenergies” by Daniel J. Benor
“The Path of Energy: Awaken Your Personal Power and Expand Your Consciousness” by Synthia Andrews
“Life Force, The Scientific Basis” by Claude Swanson, Ph.D.