The Science

How it works

Our PEM-9000 uses plasma emission as a carrier wave to transmit audio frequencies through the air. The frequency generator is used to program specific frequencies that target the cells of specific pathogens. The "resonant" audio frequencies are carried through the air (transmitted) much like radio frequencies are transmitted by a antenna. Radio waves are transmitted from one antenna to another antenna that receives the wave. An radio wave usually has 2 parts: one is the carrier wave, and the other is the actual audio-range frequency being transmitted. The Plasma Emission Machine technology is using the plasma emission as a carrier for the audio frequencies, much like how a laser light can be used to transmit radio signals. Our state of the art power supply and oscillator is used to create the plasma light; which in turn outputs an omni-directional field from the double-bubble plasma tube. The powerful emission that is coming from the bulb directly affects the size, strength, and other characteristics of the field being produced; this field is what causes disruption of the pathogen cells.

Will the emissions affect good cells?

By Charlene Boehm, with permission and all rights reserved.

All electromagnetic emissions, even those from outer space, have the potential to affect atoms, molecules and cells, and other biological matter.  Many electromagnetic and electrotherapeutic devices of significantly varying designs are available. They differ in how they work and how they affect biological matter.

When considering if electromagnetic emissions from devices will affect healthy cells, it may help to know that bacterial cells are quite different in construction as compared to mammalian cells. Their membranes and internal components are different in structure and behavior, as compared to cells from animals and humans (1).  Bacterial cells contain no nucleus.  As for viruses, they contain no cell membrane at all.

It also helps to know that the DNA in mammals and all other animals is constructed somewhat differently than the DNA of pathogens. Mammalian DNA is bonded to special protein molecules, and then folded in various ways to a compact and manageable size, allowing it to fit inside the nucleus of a cell. It is thought that these special proteins and folding patterns can help to shield the DNA from many environmental electromagnetic emissions.  Pathogen DNA, on the other hand, is constructed more simply.  Many of these differences are thought to allow electromagnetic emissions to interact with pathogens in a more significant way.

When bacterial and other cells are dividing, they are known to be much more susceptible to electromagnetic emissions during the time of division. One research article states: "The observed electric field response of E. coli in different stages of their growth indicates that rapidly dividing cells are more susceptible to electric fields than cells which are not proliferating. If this also holds true for mammalian cells, then ultrashort high-electric-field pulses could affect tumor or cancer development significantly." (2)

Recent research performed on cancer cells with electric fields (3, 4) reveals specific effects on those cells, especially when they are dividing.  Another new technology uses localized delivery of an electric field on undesirable soft tissue, with little or no damage to healthy tissue (5).

1. Alberts B, et al.  Molecular Biology of the Cell.  New York: Garland Publ., 3rd ed., 1994, pp. 22-25, 481-485.

2. Schoenbach K, et al.  The Effect of Pulsed Electric Fields on Biological Cells: Experiments and Applications.  IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science Apr 1997; 25(2): 284-292.

3. Kirson ED, et al.  Alternating electric fields arrest cell proliferation in animal tumor models and human brain tumors.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jun 2007; 104(24): 10152-10157.

4. Kirson ED, et al.  Disruption of Cancer Cell Replication by Alternating Electric Fields.  Cancer Research May 2004; 64: 3288