Terry A. Rondberg, DC, has been in the health field for more than four decades and has witnessed radical changes in field, changes that are too often met with resistance.
“I’m always amazed that humans can be so incredibly innovative that we invent and discover new things every day, while at the same time are so adamantly resistant to new ideas and change,” he says.
This is especially evident in nearly any type of scientific discovery, he explains, from Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation (1686) to Alfred Wegener’s theory of continental drift in the 1900s, and, in more recent times, Linus Pauling’s advocacy of vitamin C to Prof. Jim Oschman’s work on energy medicine.
“Granted, a certain measure of skepticism can be healthy,” he admits. “We can’t latch onto every new idea that pops out of someone’s head or makes headlines in the National Enquirer. But, we can’t shut our minds so tightly we refuse to even consider the possibility that maybe – just maybe – we don’t know everything or that our long-held beliefs are wrong.”
The risk, he says, is that when it comes to scientific exploration – and particularly to health and wellness issues – we risk imprisoning ourselves in outmoded and potentially harmful mindsets and denying ourselves and society the benefits of true progress.
What’s even more unsettling for Dr. Rondberg is that so many medical professionals fall into that “flat earth” category. Unless research promises a “cure” by drugs or surgery, it isn’t worthy of scientific consideration.
He adds that much of the resistance is rooted in economics. He isn’t alone in that conclusion. Thirty years ago, Dr. Robert Forman of the University of Toledo noted: “Treatment modalities that are not interesting theoretically or that do not offer promise of prestige for the physician-researcher or profits to corporations are not likely to be extensively promoted in the medical world… One wonders how many potentially valuable medical discoveries are being overlooked because they are too simple and not profitable enough.” (Medical Hypotheses, Volume 7, Number 8, 1981, pp. 1009-1017).
One of the most recent and controversial areas is energy medicine – the recognition that humans are powerful transmitters of bioenergy that can affect the body down to the cellular level. Although there is mounting research evidence to prove that theory, too many scientists refuse to accept the new paradigms and cling to the old mechanistic model of the body.
Innovative cell biologist Bruce Lipton – whose research has shown the incredible healing power contained in our cells – explained, “We are holding ‘truths” about science that are actually untruth, they are actually ‘assumptions’ and false assumptions at that. Until we correct them, we are misunderstanding our relationship to the planet, to nature and the environment.”
For Dr. Rondberg, the solution is simple: bring the healing methods to the public regardless of the attitudes of the medical and scientific establishment. “Although real life experience by patients is often dismissed as ‘anecdotal evidence,’ no one can ignore a hundred thousand reports of a new therapy helping people get or stay well,” he stated. “That’s what we’re seeing in energy medicine and related fields.”
One of the modalities used in Dr. Rondberg’s Temecula Wellness Center is a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) generator.
According to William Pawluk, MD, MSc, Board Certified Family Physician and Holistic Health Practitioner; Former Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland, “PEMFs address impaired chemistry and thus the function of cells – which in turn, improves health. PEMFs deliver beneficial, health-enhancing EMFs and frequencies to the cells. Low frequency PEMFs of even the weakest strengths pass right through the body, penetrating every cell, tissue, organ and even bone without being absorbed or altered! As they pass through, they stimulate most of the electrical and chemical processes in the tissues. Therapeutic PEMFs are specifically designed to positively support cellular energy, resulting in better cellular health and function.”
Like so many health innovations, however, the use of PEMF met with resistance from the old-school medical establishment. “PEMF users report remarkable results,” Dr. Rondberg says. “As word gets out, more people try it and get similar results. It won’t take long for news to travel and for PEMF to be the subject of so much interest that researchers will be forced to look into it, as well as other bioenergy-centered wellness therapy.”
PEMF Temecula Wellness Center.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: How They Heal, by William Pawluk, MD, The Doctor Oz Show