Innovations in Electro-Magnetic Therapies
Dr. Henry Cheng
Part 1: Electric spark derma machines
Our body is made of numerous atoms. Each atom is made of electrons circulating around a nucleus. Electrons are negatively charged and the nucleus is positively charged. This system creates electro-magnetic forces radiating around the atom. Our body in turn is made of multiple systems of these electro-magnetic forces.
These systems are being utilized in both diagnostic and therapeutic devices. An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) reflects the condition of our heart through recording of the electro-magnetic waves of our heart. Electro-encephalogram records brain waves and offers invaluable diagnostic information to neurologists. TENS machines are widely used by physiotherapists to help heal musculo-skeletal pains. Electro-magnetic resonance machines utilize the same principle. Magnetic bracelets, copper bracelets, even gem stone therapy utilize the same principle. Who knows, may be homeopathic medicine also work on this principle.
Recently this principle has been utilized in some newly invented health devices. One of these is the “hyper-oxygenation” dermatological spark machine. It is a hand held device that generates a pulsating stream of electric sparks at the tip where it touches the skin. The spark is static electricity and does not hurt or harm. This electric spark generates a gas called ozone (“hyper oxygen”, or “super oxygen”) that has strong oxidizing properties, which sterilizes the skin, as well as neutralizing harmful contaminants that had accumulated on the surface of the skin. This ozone is not the same as the ozone in the air or the ozone layer of the earth. Its existence is only a matter of seconds if not fraction of a second. It does not penetrate the skin so it will not counteract the effects of anti-oxidants in the cells.
The sparks stimulate circulation so your face or your body may appear pinkish after use. The increase in circulation, coupled with the orange-red glow from the argon gas in the head promote the production of collagens and hence regeneration of connective tissues. Many anti-aging products and techniques actually thin the skin, while this ozone device promotes regeneration.
The mechanical and electric stimulation tightens the skin thus producing an astringent effect. The cleanliness it produces on the skin surface brings general skin health. Decrease in surface tension of the skin produced by the electric sparks and the improved circulation help ingredients of creams to be absorbed into the skin. Hence it is an excellent catalyst for anti-wrinkle creams.
Always start with a low setting till your skin is used to the electric sparks. Applying a layer of facial cream facilitates the generation of the electric sparks. Using a non-exfoliating anti-wrinkle cream would even be better. One word of caution: those who are pregnant and those who have pacemakers should not use any electro-magnetic device without medical supervision. While it can be used in almost all sorts of skin conditions, I do not recommend its use in conditions that are aggravated by heat, such as certain types of eczema, recent scald and burns. The best results had been obtained in acne, wrinkles, and poor circulation of extremities.
Dr. Henry Cheng is a medical graduate of the University of London, England and is now Natural Products Consultant at Cloverdale Pharmasave Health Centre.