Humanity has been enraptured by electricity for millennia. The ancient Greeks used electric rays, a type of fish, to treat gout and numb the pain of childbirth and operations. Equally intrigued, ancient Egyptians stood on electric rays to control pain. Walt Whitman wrote, “I Sing the Body Electric” in 1855. In 1899, Tesla found that the earth was “literally alive with electrical vibrations."
“If you want to find the secrets of the Universe,” he said, “think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”
Now, bioelectronic medicine is treating disease using electricity.
Bioelectronic medicine represents a convergence of molecular medicine, neuroscience, and bioengineering. Its central idea is that injury and illness can be treated by carefully targeting the nervous system using devices. Rather than suppressing the patient’s immune system with biologics and immunosuppressants, instead, by modulating the brain’s inflammatory signals traveling through the nervous system to the spleen and other organs, bioelectronic medicine allows the body to achieve homeostasis when inflammation goes into overdrive.
This website includes resources to learn more about bioelectronic medicine research, clinical trial availability,
bioelectronic medicine media, and an FAQ page.
Please note that I am no longer working in this field, so I will not be able to be a resource for information beyond this website. I've left this up as an archive so patients
and their loved ones have a resource to refer to.
It was an honor and an immense privilege to be a part of this endeavor, and now it's time for me reallocate my energy, traverse new paths, and enjoy the second chance at life that bioelectronic medicine has afforded me for all these years.
While BEM is in the homestretch for FDA approval for RA,
I encourage you to be the squeaky wheel to raise awareness about the field, the scientific mechanisms of its therapy, and call on your doctors, fellow patients, and legislators to expand access to all patients with inflammatory diseases. Use the essays on my Substack as your roadmap for advocacy:
Wishing you all an abundance of health and all the joys and freedoms that come from having access to safer, more effective treatment options.