The Body Electric

The Body Electric

by Lambert M. Surhone , Miriam T. Timpledon , Susan F. Marseken
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
ISBN
6130515847
Pages
80 Pages
Published
VDM Publishing , May 19, 2010
Publisher
Betascript Publishing
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life is a book by Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden in which Dr. Becker, an orthopedic surgeon at the time working for the Veterans Administration, describes his research into our bioelectric selves. He began by examining why normal bones heal, and then explored the reasons why bones fail to heal properly. In the process he observed several interesting properties of bones and bone growth, proposing that bones are semiconductors and piezoelectric in nature. These tie into the healing process by electrically stimulating bone marrow cells to differentiate into a form of adult stem cells which regrew the bone from within by regeneration. By applying external electrical stimulation in the proper form, he was able to induce bone healing in patients whose bones had failed to heal together.

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