Previous Discoveries

Previous-Discoveries

The development of ionic detoxification technology has taken several decades. The induction of alternating positive (cations) and negative (anions) ion charges during the same treatment is based on a process called iontophoresis, a curative method approved by the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) in 1970. Iontophoresis is the scientific name given to the low electric current applied as a therapy to stimulate the body. This electric current is then transformed into ion particles that, after going through the skin, re-associate themselves into free radicals in the blood, thus forming a new molecule that favors therapeutic interaction.

Iontophoresis:

  • Introduces ions in the body using a direct, low-level electric current
  • Carries ions through membranes and organic tissues
  • Represents a painless, sterile and non-invasive technique
  • Results in positive effects on the healing process

The field of electro-therapeutics was experimented with in the early 1720s. By 1833, Dr. Bernard Raymond Fabre-Palaprat, a French physician, successfully demonstrated that potassium iodide (blue in color), when introduced into the skin via a negative battery terminal on one arm would travel to another area of the body attracted by a positive pole. Using electric currents, consequently, opened a wide range of possibilities in the stimulation, transfer and administration of fluids and specific compounds inside the body through the skin.

At that time, it was not understood how fluids were transferred through cell membranes, but in 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two American scientists, Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon, for their discovery of an ion channel system within cell membranes that generates an electrical signal to allow certain nutrients and fluids to pass through the membrane. This knowledge regarding the structure and function of integral membrane proteins (aquaporins) as well as hydric and ionic channels allows for a better understanding of the communication between cells and their environment. The membrane potential and ionic currents determine the efficacy of such a transfer. This channel system maintains the balance between the bioelectrical distribution of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cell.

A well-known fact today is that many symptoms associated with degenerative diseases and premature aging are, in one way or another, related to insufficient hydration of cells, which leads to cell acidification. Fluctuations in hydration and acidification have the effect of reducing the cell’s natural ability to properly repair, cleanse and reproduce itself.