Parkinson’s disease, depression, paralysis, renal failure, Lyme disease, brain injuries, fibromyalgia, liver disease, blindness, anxiety.
There is no common thread as to what causes those diverse set of health issues, but there is one thing a Southern California chiropractor has used to help with those ailments.
The "PER 2000" Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy.
“What has really surprised me is what I would call all the non-musculoskeletal conditions that we are treating,” he said. “When I first got (the PER 2000), I kind of pictured using it on the people that had the difficult conditions — the rotator cuff, the plantar fasciitis — I kind of already had in my mind a target audience. But the more that we learned and the more that we actually utilized it, we are now working on more non-skeletal conditions.”
“Most people that we bring this technology up to are people who have been struggling with something with very little success to date,” Dr. Toy said. “So when you get that kind of patient in, it’s like, ‘What have you got to lose?’ You’ve gone the medical route, you’ve tried the medication, you’ve tried the shots, you’ve tried other forms of conservative care, whether it’s acupuncture, whether it’s other chiropractic, and it’s still there."
“A lot of times, we explain that when your condition hasn’t gotten better, it all gets down to the cellular level, where those cells remain inactive and weak in the area. We tell them the science behind what the PER does and the first session is completely complimentary. We’re like, ‘It can’t hurt you, everything we just told you can find on the internet. None of what I told you is a company testimonial. It’s all 100 percent backed by science.’ ... They’re like, ‘Hey, I’ve got nothing to lose.’ ‘Let’s give it a try.’”
There are a handful of cases that stick out to Dr. Toy: two paraplegics, a family with Lyme disease, an elderly woman with Bell’s palsy and a woman with a liver disease.
While the two paraplegics both sustained similar injuries as a result of accidents in professional motocross competitions, their treatments were for very different conditions.
► A man in his early 20s who broke his spine at T-4 was paralyzed from his nipple line down. This essentially left him without his upper abdominal and diaphragm strength, preventing a Valsalva maneuver. He came in for sessions one to three times a week and soon saw results. The paralysis line moved down 3 inches, according to Dr. Toy.
“After about the first two weeks, with the paralysis line moving down to the upper abs, he was actually able to contract his upper abdominal (muscles) and that gave him better stability while sitting in his wheelchair,” Dr. Toy said. “For the first time since he had injured himself, he had the ability to perform a Valsalva maneuver, which is to bear down ... which made his morning bowel movement session so much faster.”
Due to the improved upper-body strength — which has come about with traditional physical therapy — the client also can get in and out of his truck easier. His ability to stand has also improved, with assistance and bracing, further improving his quality of life even if he never walks again.
The second paraplegic was a strange case. This motocross rider was in his late 30s and broke his spine at T-4. Despite his paralysis, this client somehow felt “excruciating electrical pain” in his extremities.
“I said, ‘If you’re paralyzed, how are you feeling pain in your lower legs?’” Dr. Toy said. “He said, ‘Exactly.’ He goes, ‘I just feel like I got the short end of the stick on everything. The doctors can’t really explain it. I wake up and my hands hurt, my stomach hurts, I’ve got sciatica.’
“So when he came in, we just tried to pulse those areas to see if we could help take away any of his nerve pain, increase any circulation. And so even after his first session, he said he woke up the next morning, he said his hands didn’t hurt, his stomach didn’t hurt and there was already a difference in his sciatica.”
► For the family with Lyme disease, the usual treatment of antibiotics wasn’t achieving the success they wanted. The parents had contracted the disease, which was passed on to the two daughters.
“What we did in that case is work on what we call the energy spots,” Dr. Toy said. “The heart, the brain, the adrenal gland, the liver, the feet. I just kind of describe that as a full-body juicing. ... We’re just trying to send energy to all areas of the body and in doing so, for them, it has been the best thing that has actually gotten rid of their episodes of Lyme disease and actually kept it away.”
All four stop in for a monthly session, but they have not had any further of the lengthy episodes typically associated with Lyme disease.
► One day, an elderly woman dressed to the nines walked into Dr. Toy’s office. It was obvious she had Bell’s palsy as her face drooped and one eye was shut. It was a case Dr. Toy was excited to see as he had heard from Silver, Pulsed Energy’s founder, that Bell’s palsy could reverse the symptoms and restore function to the facial muscles. He was also excited to help this client, whom he and his staffers affectionately call “Glam-ma” due to her dazzling wardrobe.
“I told her results are often seen in as little as five sessions and that we can actually fix it,” Dr. Toy said. “She said, ‘I knew you were the place I needed to come.’ During her first session, as she is holding it over her face, her eye is trying to open up. That was on a Thursday. When I saw her two days later on a Saturday, her eye was already 50 percent open and her face was 50 percent lifted — and sure enough, after her fifth session, she was completely done, completely healed.”
► The final standout case could be one for the medical books. It is a woman in her mid-50s who has nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a fatty-liver disease. Dr. Toy said the goal with treating NASH is to keep it under control and stop the inflammation. If the inflammation gets out of control, it could lead to death.
There are two enzyme levels that are great indicators of the disease: aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT). Generally, Dr. Toy said, these levels shouldn’t be over 90. When this woman came to see Dr. Toy, her levels were at 99 and 100. So she began PER 2000 sessions twice a week for six weeks.
She went back to her liver doctor, who ran the AST and ALT tests again. He was stunned by what he saw: Her levels were at 38 and 44.
“Her liver doctor looked at the lab results and looked at her and said, ‘What did you do? We don’t see this,’” Dr. Toy said. “To my understanding, once you get NASH, it’s progressive and I guess best-case scenario is you are trying to slow down the inflammation and so you are trying to slow down the rising of those enzyme numbers. Based on what I know, to not only stop it, but to cut it in half is probably unheard of in their field. So he got brochures from my patient and asked if he could call her chiropractor.”
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