Opportunity

Energy Medicine is an immensely undervalued opportunity on the health care landscape in terms of use, public recognition, and the economic resources allocated to its development.

To-date there is a lack of updated education available for health care professionals. The main stumbling block is widespread acceptance of the modern theories and practice of electro-medicine. Most health care practitioners who do wish to utilize such technology have received little or no training in electrobiology or electrical technology.

Source: Why Electromedicine? By Daniel L Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS

 A lesson on success from traditional medicine

When antibiotics were found to have amazing curative powers over infectious diseases, other prospective approaches to health care fell by the wayside. For half a century, antibiotics and chemicals seemed to be the clear path to health progress. Antibiotics were a genuine mid-century breakthrough in medicine. While AMA pharmaceutical medicine still holds the high ground of political power, there are now challenges from both alternative approaches to health care and from within practicing physicians who are becoming increasing exasperated with what has become a degeneration of their medical training. It has now become a matter of which pill to prescribe for which ailment.

There has been no fundamental breakthrough in diabetes therapy since the discovery of insulin.

Diabetes Care & Management

Diabetes management entails administration of insulin in combination with careful blood glucose monitoring (Type 1) or involves the adjustment of diet and exercise level, the use of oral anti-diabetic drugs, and insulin administration to control blood sugar (Type 2).

Self-monitoring of blood sugars using a portable, personal device that takes a small blood sample obtained with a tiny finger lancet.  Using such a device, tight glycemic control (TGC) becomes possible, as an adjunct to insulin therapy, either injected or delivered via a wearable insulin pump. This technology-enabled self-care model has been shown to reduce complications and improve the quality of life in T1DM.  Replicating these results in T2DM has been challenging, largely reflecting the heterogeneous nature of the disease and the fact that it changes with increasing age and other factors.  Implantable sensors that measure blood glucose continually have come into practice more recently.

The value of self-monitoring enablement using electronic devices, including the next generation of wearable health appliances, is aided by incorporating decision support algorithms and other intelligent information technology tools.  The concept of the “artificial pancreas” combines glucose sensing technologies with automated insulin delivery by pump, with software based decision making interposed so that the former drives the latter (fully automated feedback loop). Such systems are under development but have not yet made their way to market.

In the absence of a cure, the goal of diabetes management is to alter the natural course of the disease by reducing the likelihood of complications by eliminating the wide fluctuations in blood sugar that define the disease. The toolset to do so is currently limited.

Energy medicine currently represents only a small fraction of 1% of the $2.2 trillion healthcare industry. A new era is dawning in the management of chronic illness. Striking clinical and scientific findings indicate that energy (electro) medicine is the future of medicine. Energy medicine is based on the supposition that illness results from disturbances in the body’s energies and energy fields.