The IONBath device utilizes direct current to create an electro-magnetic ionic field in which an individual places their hands or feet in an aqueous salt and mineral solution to increase energy and the positively charged cellular activity. This current is sub-threshold to muscle contraction therefore individuals may experience only minor tingling or nothing at all.
Using the Arndt-Schulz Law (Figure 2) which states; “weak stimuli excite physiological activity; moderately strong stimuli favor physiological activity; strong ones retard physiological activity and very strong ones arrested physiological activity.” A good analogy of this would be a person who is getting an area of their body massaged which is a good stimulatory effect. However, if you were to add more pressure to that area you would actually cause a mechanical depolarization of the pain receptors as well as a loss of circulation to the area, which could lead to damage of the area. If you were to go one step further, and actually cause a striking force to the area not only would you create pain, but if the trauma was severe enough it could cause slow degenerative damage to that area, such as seen in degenerative arthritis.
The IONBath ionic field uses the Arndt-Schulz law of low stimuli excitatory affect. This affect can be seen in similar therapeutic devices such as micro current and cold laser therapy, which has been proven to increase cellular ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) or cell energy. This influx of bio available energy created by the ionic field helps to restore the cell back to its natural frequency and homeostasis. Every cell in the body needs oxygen and predominantly glucose in order to create ATP (energy or fuel of the cell). Without this energy, the body could no longer function. ATP is required in order for the nervous system to work, for a muscle to contract, and for a muscle to relax. Clinical trials using the IONBath device prove that we substantially increase the range of motion or relaxation of the muscle and increase muscle strength. This could not be accomplished without an increase in cellular ATP.
Bio-Therapeutic Technology Explanation
As Ionic currents penetrate quietly into a muscle's cell through the skin's layers "under human perception signals”, the IONBath non-invasively stimulates the Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) level into the cells. This flow is the basis for human cells to function. Under this "phenomenon", the biological chemical effects are repairing both aging and injured cells, improving circulation and metabolism. Moreover, there is an increased absorption of nutrients and transportation of waste products. Reinforcement of the skin and muscle’s elasticity, relaxation of muscles and neutralization of lactic acid produced.
Ionic therapy is based on the beneficial effects of ELF (Extremely Low Frequencies) pulsed magnetic fields of biological substrates. The scientific research demonstrates that Ionic fields featuring correct frequencies are able to restore the exchange of nutrients between the cell and the external environments, allowing the cell metabolism to reactivate. The effects of the application of the ELF ionic field are equivalent to the action of the body’s sodium potassium pump, which keeps the concentration of positive and negative ions correct across the cell membrane. This guarantees the presence of the correct electric potential that is altered in many degenerative processes. The application of ELF pulsed Ionic field raises the pain perception threshold, thereby stimulating the immune system, and promoting the healing of muscle and cartilage.
The body is composed of individual cells that are negatively charged inside and positively charged outside. Because of the generally accepted ATP mechanism for cellular activity, positive ions are “pumped out” of the cell and a charge/concentration gradient is established between the cellular membrane/extra-cellular fluid and the negatively charged intracellular fluid. This concentration gradient when functioning properly allows for potential energy of the cell to be stored between depolarization actions. Normal excitatory stimuli to the cell results in an opening of the ion channels such that a depolarization occurs and then the process repeats to re-polarize the cell. When balance is not achieved (ratio of positive to negative ions between the outside and inside of the cell), they become either too many or too few negative ions in the cell as compared to outside the cell. The extreme of too many anions (negatively charged ions within the cell) can be explained by hyper-polarization. This phenomenon makes depolarization of the cell very difficult and therefore much less sensitive to stimuli. The result can be secretion of the cell whereby the opposite of swelling occurs and the cell subsequently implodes. The opposite is true when not enough anions are in the cell and intracellular swelling occurs making the cell too susceptible to stimuli. This makes depolarization of the cell at such a high state that all functions become hypersensitive—a prime example of someone who feels pain very easily. Cellular destruction ultimately occurs because of too much cellular swelling causing the cell to explode. That it is why it is so critical to maintain this proper balance between the negative inside of the cell and the positive outside of the cell.
Muscles and Nerves
Muscle is an excitable tissue, meaning that it can be stimulated mechanically, chemically or electrically to produce an action potential. An action potential is an electrical change across a cell membrane due to changes in the conduction of ions across the membrane. Nervous tissue is also an excitable tissue. Muscle cells contain a contractile mechanism that is activated by the action potential. There are 630 muscles in the human body. About 40% of the body is skeletal muscle with an additional 5-10 % for cardiac and smooth muscle. Yet the Nervous System requires 60% of all the glucose that the body produces. A living person in its most simple form is primarily an electro-chemically driven organism that is also further influenced by resulting magnetic fields. These magnetic fields are always created as a consequence of electrical current no matter how large or small. The combination of electricity and magnetic energy is known as the ionic field theory. This exists in all aspects of nature and can be further reduced to negative and positively charged ions. Ionic tendency is toward balance as evidenced by covalent bonds as opposed to unbound ions. A general example of a covalent bond is Sodium Chloride (NaCl) whereby a single molecule of positively charged sodium has an affinity for a single molecule of negatively charged Chloride. By definition, an unbound ion within the body is a free radical. Most free radicals are positively charged and looking to attract a negative counterpart. Free radicals can therefore be best neutralized by providing an oppositely charged ion therefore resulting in a covalent compound.
Live Blood Analysis
Dark field microscopy studies have shown the IONBath sessions can improve oxygen levels. The following live blood cell analysis in the top image is a photo of the blood before an IONBath foot spa treatment. Amazingly, the image on the bottom is the same blood after just a 30 minute IONBath therapy session. Notice the dramatic effectiveness of this ionic process on the cells uniformity formation in the “after” image.
Studies show that an overall balancing effect occurs, along with a significant increase in the number of negative ions. Ions are atoms or molecules that have lost or gained electrons (Free radicals are unpaired electrons). If the atoms or molecules lose electrons, they become positively charges ions. If they gain electrons, they become negatively charges ions. The IONBath therapy of cleansing thru the feet provides a full body purge of all vital organs.
Ionic Field Data Details
A special force is acting between the metals in the array. Forces of this type are the result of an electrostatic field that exists around each charged particle or object. This electrostatic field, and the force it creates, can be illustrated with lines called "lines of force" as shown below.
Charged objects repel or attract each other because of the way these fields act together. This force is present with every charged object. When two objects of opposite charge are brought near one another, the electrostatic field is concentrated in the area between them, as shown below. The direction of the small arrows shows the direction of the force as it would act upon an electron if it were released into the electric field.
Electrostatic Field Between Two Charges of Opposite Polarity
When two objects of like charge are brought near one another, the lines of force repel each other, as shown below
Electrostatic Field Between Two Charges of Like Polarity
The strength of the
attraction or of the repulsion force depends upon two factors: (1) the
amount of charge on each object, and (2) the distance between the
objects. The greater the charge on the objects, the greater the
electrostatic field. The greater the distance between the objects, the
weaker the electrostatic field between them, and vice versa. This leads
us to the law of electrostatic attraction, commonly referred to as
Coulomb's Law of electrostatic charges, which states that the force of
electrostatic attraction, or repulsion, is directly proportional to the
product of the two charges and inversely proportional to the square of
the distance between them as shown in Equation 1-1.
If q1 and q2 are both either positively or negatively charged, the force is repulsive. If q1 and q2 are opposite polarity or charge, the force is attractive.
Potential difference is the term used to describe how large the electrostatic force is between two charged objects. If a charged body (our array) is placed between two objects (feet) with a potential difference, the charged body will try to move in one direction, (with the "IONBath" the charge from the array is either +/-, and is opposite from that of the body [feet]) depending upon the polarity of the object. If an electron is placed between a negatively charged body and a positively charged body, the action due to the potential difference is to push the electron toward the positively charged object. The electron, being negatively charged, will be repelled from the negatively charged object and attracted by the positively charged object, as shown here.
Due to the force of its electrostatic field, these electrical charges have the ability to do work by moving another charged particle by attraction and/or repulsion. (This process then creates a stable [no charge] state.) This ability to do work is called "potential"; therefore, if one charge is different from another, there is a potential difference between them. The sum of the potential differences of all charged particles in the electrostatic field is referred to as electromotive force (EMF).
The basic unit of measure of potential difference is the "volt." The symbol for potential difference is "V," indicating the ability to do the work of forcing electrons to move. Because the volt unit is used, potential difference is also called "voltage."
What is that Schumann Resonance?
According to Wikipedia:
This global electromagnetic resonance phenomenon is named after physicist Winfried Otto Schumann who predicted it mathematically in 1952. Schumann resonance occurs because the space between the surface of the Earth and the conductive ionosphere acts as a waveguide. The limited dimensions of the Earth cause this waveguide to act as a resonant cavity for electromagnetic waves in the ELF band. The cavity is naturally excited by energy from lightning strikes. Schumann resonance modes are observed in the power spectra of the natural electromagnetic background noise, as separate peaks at extremely low frequencies (ELF) around 7.8, 14.3, 20.8, 27.3 and 33.8 Hz.
The fundamental mode of the Schumann resonance is a standing wave in the Earth-ionosphere cavity with a wavelength equal to the circumference of the Earth. This lowest-frequency (and highest-intensity) mode of the Schumann resonance occurs at a frequency of approximately 7.8 Hz. Further resonance modes appear at approximately 6.5 Hz intervals, a characteristic attributed to the atmosphere’s spherical geometry. The peaks exhibit a spectral width of approximately 20% on account of the damping of the respective modes in the dissipative cavity.
The eighth overtone lies at approximately 59.9 Hz.
Schumann resonances are used to track global lightning activity. Owing to the connection between lightning activity and the Earth’s climate they can also be used to monitor global temperature variations and variations of upper water vapor. Extraterrestrial lightning may also be detected and studied with Schumann resonances. Schumann resonances have been used for research and monitoring of the lower ionosphere on Earth and was suggested for exploration of lower ionosphere parameters on celestial bodies. Schumann resonances can be used to track geomagnetic and ionospheric disturbances. More recently, Schumann resonances have been used for monitoring transient luminous events – sprites, elves, jets, and other upper-atmospheric lightning. A new field of interest using Schumann resonances is related to short-term earthquake prediction. Schumann resonances have gone beyond the boundaries of physics, invading medicine, raising interest in artists and musicians, and gaining interest from fringe fields such as psychobiology.
ATP – Adrensine Triphosphate
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP): sometimes called ‘the spark of life’. Any bodily movement powered by voluntary or involuntary muscle; other cellular movements such as the migration of white blood cells; the swimming of sperm; and even the contraction of hair cells in the inner ear need a supply of free energy. But so too does the transport of molecules from one body compartment to another, and the synthesis of all biomolecules required for growth, repair, or maintenance of bodily functions. ATP is an energy-rich molecule, which releases free energy when it is broken down to either ADP (adenosine diphosphate) or AMP (adenosine monophosphate). This reaction is usually stimulated by enzymes collectively called ATP-ases. Even a sedentary adult breaks down 40 kg/day of ATP and the rate of consumption rises to 0.5 kg/minute during strenuous exercise. But cells do not store large amounts of ATP, so it must be continually replenished. The energy that must be put back to reconstruct ATP from ADP is supplied by the oxidation (burning) of foods.
A coenzyme and one of the most important compounds in the metabolism of all organisms, since it serves as a coupling agent between different enzymatic reactions. Adenosine triphosphate is adenosine diphosphate (ADP) with an additional phosphate group attached through a pyrophosphate linkage to the terminal phosphate group (see illustration). ATP is a powerful donor of phosphate groups to suitable acceptors because of the pyrophosphate nature of the bonds between its three phosphate radicals. For instance, in the phosphorylation of glucose, which is an essential reaction in carbohydrate metabolism, the enzyme hexokinase catalyzes the transfer of the terminal phosphate group.
Structure of adenylic acid and phosphate derivatives ADP and ATP.
serves as the immediate source of energy for the mechanical work
performed by muscle. In its presence, the muscle protein actomyosin
contracts with the formation of adenosine diphosphate and inorganic
ATP is also involved in the activation of amino acids, a necessary step in the synthesis of protein.
In metabolism, ATP is generated from adenosine diphosphate and inorganic phosphate mainly as a consequence of energy-yielding oxidation-reduction reactions. In respiration, ATP is generated during the transport of electrons from the substrate to oxygen via the cytochrome system. In photosynthetic organisms, ATP is generated as a result of photochemical reactions. See also Cytochrome.
By virtue of its energy-rich pyrophosphate bonds, ATP serves as a link between sources of energy available to a living system and the chemical and mechanical work which is associated with growth, reproduction, and maintenance of living substance. For this reason, it has been referred to as the storehouse of energy of living systems. Because ATP, ADP, and adenylic acid are constantly interconverted through participation in various metabolic processes, they act as coenzymes for the coupled reactions in which they function. See also Biochemistry; Coenzyme .