Electricity to relieve pain
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I have concluded that Hubbard wrote Dianetics with a copy of William Sargant's book "Battle for the Mind" in his right hand says Arnie Lerma see article Scientology and Communism
"There is always a well-known solution to every
human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong."
Just how long would I have to run a small
electric current through your body, while telling you things that you wanted
to hear, before you became convinced that I held the secrets of the universe?
Scientology uses a device they call an "E-Meter", which, from examination of
its own patents as well as recent judicial decree in the United Kingdom, is nothing more
that a classic electric circuit known as the "Wheatstone Bridge".
First published appearance was found in an advertisement for an
"electric lie detector", being promoted as a party stunt in 1941.
This same functional device is used as one of the several monitoring instruments, the
"Skin Galvan-ometer," of the professional "Lie Detector" used for high
security in federal Agencies and Law Enforcement.
The difference to note is that unlike the professional use in law enforcement, where
the sessions are brief and non-repetitive, public persons in Scientology are exposed to
the E-Meter for a lifetime exposure of thousands of hours. The device is used throughout
the expensive "therapy" that Scientology calls "auditing" as well as
during study and training sessions, by adults as well as children.
During a rare interview with the current defacto Leader in Scientology, Ted Koppel
asked David Miscavige: "What is the E Meter doing?" His reply was "Well, it
is a meter there and it sends a little electrical flow through your body, something very
tiny, you cannot feel it."
In The FDA versus Article or Device Case [The E-Meter] the Federal Government held that
"by itself the E-meter does nothing."
But, ladies and gentlemen, that was a conclusion based upon the hard science available
at that time [1971 Gissell Decision]. It is now 30 years later. The same science that
brought the controls on electro magnetic radiation limitations for computer monitors is
new science. And it is not the varying magnetic and electric fields that cause harm - it
is the transformer-like, induced electrical currents in the human body due to these
Measurement made by this author, (who spent some time while in Scientology actually
involved in the building of E-Meters) , of a Mark Super VII [tm] model of Scientology's
E-Meter yielded the following: The E-meter can expose the human body with a left hand to
right hand current up to 300 Micro Amps. 1/3rd of the value that is generally considered
noticeable by a person. In fact some members have reported to me, being able to feel the
current go through their bodies.
It has been long known that very low amounts of electricity, given over time, can be
highly addictive in a certain percentage of the population.
I am now going to outline 2 different analogies in order to illustrate the hidden
When a metal such as Chromium is plated onto another metal - as in the making of
chrome-plated hardware for automobiles, for example:
The rate of deposition of chromium metal out of the plating solution onto the metal
article is a function of the current in amperes and the surface area being plated. One can
deposit the same amount of metal at one tenth of one ampere in 1 minute, as one would
deposit with 1 hundredth of an ampere in ten minutes - or - 1 thousandth of an ampere in
There is an electrical unit called a Coulomb, which is, in fact, defined in terms of
grams of metal deposited. It is a unit of charge. In fact it is an actual discrete number
of electrons - or charge carriers.
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics by Robert C Weast Phd, 1968 defines the coulomb as:
"A unit quantity of electricity. It is the quantity of electricity which must pass
through a circuit to deposit 0.0011180 grams of silver from a solution of silver nitrate.
A coulomb is also the quantity of electricity on the positive plate of a condenser of
one-farad capacity when the electromotive force [voltage] is 1 volt.
The point being that if the number of actual charge carriers is what is the factor,
that is, if it is the actual ionic transfers that do the work [plate the metal] or as I
will illustrate later that mediate actual activity at the cell wall boundaries, the
opening and closing of ion exchange pathways through individual cell walls, THEN the
E-Meter cannot be said to do nothing. It *IS* having a physiological effect on internal
and external cellular functions.
The magnitude of charge provided to a human body in a 2.5 hour exposure to the E-meter
is approximately 1 coulomb.
The magnitude of charge provided to the human body by a set of three shocks used in a
single treatment of Electro Convulsive Shock therapy, ECT, is only 1.2 coulombs.
Ironic isn't it, that Scientology's pet arch demonic enemy, psychiatrists, in shock
treatment, give people essentially the same dose of electric charge that Scientology will
give the unsuspecting public in one session?
Pain Killing Effect - or the Induced Endorphin Effect
There are various devices on the market, all licensed for use by the FDA under the
direction of a physician, which consist of two electrodes which are applied to various
parts of the body, as in the treatment of lower back pain. These are called TENS units -
TENS is an acronym for transient electro neural stimulation. There are many flavors of
these devices, including devices that have been clinically shown to provide pain relief
from the effects of the electrical currents they put through your body. The method by
which these devices provide the sensation of pain relief has been the subject of much
The surprising findings indicate that direct electrical stimulation of human body
tissues evoke a release of various peptides. Peptides are messenger molecules that have
specific sites on cell surfaces to which they bind. These sites, called receptor sites,
are extraordinarily specific to individual peptides.
It is remarkable that the body has a group of peptides called endorphins. These
particular messenger molecules evoke a pain killing effect when they bind at their
specific receptors. The opium family - morphine, heroin, codeine, etc. all end up
traveling a metabolic pathway to create morphine, and morphine - the most effective pain
killer as well as most addictive one - binds at the same sites as your bodies own
One theory of how electrical pain killing works, is that it induces the body to release
its own endorphin. Studies have shown that a small electrical stimulation with a small
morphine dose has a therapeutic effect of a larger clinically significant dose, which
indicates there is a close relationship between these two factors.
The actual amount of charge delivered to the body by many FDA approved medical devices
is of the identical order of magnitude of the small current provided by the Scientology
Thus, I conclude that the E-meter directly provides a pain killing adjunct to the
implied result of Scientology auditing technology's release state.
This is also the source of the sag effect of a participant feeling great after
auditing, yet having a sagging emotion tone some few days later - as his bodies endorphin
levels go down past normal in a hang over effect, in which, like a heroin addict, he wants
another dose, only it is a dose of auditing.
John Travolta merely substituted the Scientology [tm] belief system, together with its
subliminal, hidden, electrically induced endorphin "rush", for cocaine. He
thinks he is "better", because the electrical addiction is hidden from him; he
was just given a substitute.
A March 2000 article in the Washington Post describes a new
device to treat depression by stimulating a nerve bundle with a low electrical current.
Worth the read..
Cites for electrically induced endorphine response:
C. R. Chapman, "[Modulation of experimental dental pain in man with acupuncture
and by transcutaneous electric stimulation]," Ann Anesthesiol Fr, vol. 19, no. 5, pp.
This observation suggests that endogenic morphine-like peptides are
released in response to low frequency electrical stimulation of the skin. After
electroacupuncture in the patients with pain CSF beta-endorphin levels rose significantly
in all subjects, but met-enkephalin levels were unchanged. These results suggest that the
analgesia observed after electroacupuncture in patients with recurrent pain may be
mediated by the release into the CSF of the endogenous opiate,
S. Das, T. K. Chatterjee, A. Ganguly, and J. J. Ghosh, "Role of adrenal steroids
on electroacupuncture analgesia and on antagonising potency of naloxone," Pain, vol.
18, no. 2, pp. 135-43, 1984.
Abstract: Electroacupuncture (EA), a form of transcutaneous electrical stimulation,
produces opiate-like antinociception and catalepsy in rats.
Abstract: The authors, after a review of the literature about TNS, suggest the
comparison between three different TNS techniques from two points of view: A) Pain relief
estimate; B) Response to Naloxone Test. To this purpose a impulse generator delivered a
biphasic impulse generator delivered a biphasic square-wave stimulus with duration of 0.40
msec and amplitude (peak to peak) to 130 mVolt, was used. TNS techniques used are so
characterized 1) Frequency 80 Hz; Duration 30'; 2) Frequency 80 Hz; Duration over 120'; 3)
Frequency 2/4 Hz; Duration over 120'. Although the techniques used for Group (1) provided
the best numerical result in the evaluation of the pain relief, endorphine activity cannot
be maintained owing to Naloxone Test negativity. Pain relief of (2) and (3) Group was
statistically significant although not numerically at the same level of (1) Group. In the
laters, on the contrary, positivity of Naloxone Test seems to hint at the
activation of endorphine. This fact suggest to the authors hypothesis in the
purpose to spot TNS site of action.
(c) 1999 Arnaldo Lerma
A Look at the Mathison Electropsychometer, Fortnight (news article)
Gissel Decision, 333 F. Supp. 357; 1971 U.S. Dist;
"Biologically Closed Electric Circuits" Bjorn Nordenstrom,
1983, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Sweden.
J Rosch M.D. F.A.C.P. President,
The American Institute of Stress Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
New York Medical College Clinical Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine
in the 1998 new publication of BCEC by Bjorn Nordentrom.
Endorphin Cites here
Some images of old shock machines