(Natural News) Scientists are finding ways on how to make use of the body's electrical system to help the body heal, according to a report by Rutgers Today, that even controlling diabetes with just a click of an app on the phone seems possible.
"Our bodies are a lot like rooms in a house. In order to see when you enter a darkened room, you need electricity to turn on the lights. Our body is like that room and has an electrical network that can be used to manipulate and help control how it works," Luis Ulloa, an immunologist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, explains.
The study builds on Ulloa and his colleagues' previous study in 2014 in which they found that transmitting short electrical pulses into mice with the use of acupuncture needles makes the vagus nerve stimulated, thereby preventing sepsis, which is a life-threatening infection that kills about 750,000 Americans every year. The vagus nerve connects the neck, heart, lungs, and abdomen to the brain.
The new study suggests that data available on a wide range of nerve stimulating procedures from ancient traditional acupuncture and the more modern electroacupuncture, to neuromodulation (a procedure that includes implanting electrical devices to relieve chronic pain, pelvic disorders, and Parkinson's disease) can be beneficial for treating inflammatory disorders such as arthritis and fatal infections like sepsis.
Ulloa says their studies revealed that the stimulation of nerves gives therapeutic benefits in treating colitis, diabetes, obesity, pancreatitis, paralysis, and life-threatening infections. He explains that bioelectronic medicine, which is a new and more advanced version of electroacupuncture, aims to treat chronic diseases with electrical signals in the body with the use of miniature devices that can be implanted in the body to ensure that body organs work properly.