“What keeps us alive
is not matter,
but a sublime
electric current.”

Nuno Nina

All chronic diseases and most acute diseases have their direct cause at the cellular level, in a electrical current breakdown which is manifested by a decrease in the potential of the cellular membrane, theory advocated by scientists such as Dr. Robert O. Becker and Dr. Bjorn Nordenstrom (Chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee).

In 1991, two scientists, Dr. Bert Sakmann and Dr. Bjorn Nordenstrom, were invited to participate in the meeting. Erwin Neher received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine due to his studies on the permeability of microcurrents in the human cell membrane, which subsequently consolidated the status of microcurrents in Medical Science. Nordenstrom further demonstrated that a low voltage current can restore a normal physiological state to cells with potential losses (Nordenstrom, 1983).

What happens when the cell loses electrical potential?

Numa healthy and young cell, this potential has values between -70 and -90mV and ensures transport through the cell membrane, energy production from mitochondria and protein synthesis (Cheng et al, 1982; Mannheimer JS, 2005; Wolcott LE et al, 1969).

With the advancing age and in the course of a disease, this electric potential decreases to -40 or -50mV – so-called cellular aging – and likewise, pain, inflammation, edema or ischemia may even occur when decreasing up to -15mVV.

This value is the threshold at which the cell suffers carcinogenic mutation, the potential is so low that it, due to its pure survival instinct, will start to multiply uncontrollably.

All diseases occupy a position in this line of electric potential loss of cellular membrane.

O the therapist’s role is to reverse this process and return to the cell its healthy potential, ideally greater than -70mV.

In its normal operation, at work, the cell undergoes a depolarization process, reaching, for example, 10mV. As a consequence, potassium enters the intracellular medium to the point of causing hyperpolarization to -90mV or -110mV, with an immediate rebalancing for an interval of -90mV to -70mV.

However, when there is no balance in the content of the extracellular medium, namely salts, minerals and amino acids, the cell is not allowed to repolarize to correct values: this represents the starting point of many imbalances that ultimately lead to the disease.

How do we know if we’re in balance?

Acid medium vs. Alkaline mean

In normal situations, sodium is present in greater quantities in the extracellular medium and the opposite happens with potassium, thus allowing create this difference in membrane potential.

If more sodium enters the cell and the potassium leaves, this extracellular environment becomes aciddue to the large presence of hydrogen ions and the membrane potential decreases until it reaches -12mV. It is in this situation that the multiplication is given, fruit of a response to the extracellular acid environment, giving rise to the so-called cancer cells.

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On the other hand, if the half is alkaline – excessive sodium output to the extracellular medium and potassium input into the cell – the cells become acidic and degenerate. Although there is nothing to prove it, this is a hypothesis that can explain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, etc.

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What to do to reverse this situation?