General

  • What is bioelectronic medicine?
    Bioelectronic medicine is a revolutionary discipline that uses electrical signals to stimulate nerves and target specific biological processes that cause disease.
  • How does bioelectronic medicine work?

    At the core of bioelectronic medicine is the electrical signal used by the nervous system to communicate information. Virtually every cell of the body is directly or indirectly controlled by these neural signals. Bioelectronic medicine has the potential to revolutionize medicine, replacing and enhancing traditional drug therapies with devices that modulate electrical activity within nerve fibers to restore the body’s normal control of processes. By altering these signals through a small electric stimulator implanted on the nerve, we can override the brain’s communication with the body’s different systems and reverse potentially harmful processes that lead to disease.
    Bioelectronic medicine devices can be implanted directly on the vagus nerve, which is a particular benefit for chronic conditions. However, the vagus nerve can also effectively be stimulated transcutaneously — or through the skin

  • Is it restricted to use with the vagus nerve?
    Bioelectronic medicine is not restricted to use with the vagus nerve. However, the vagus nerve is particularly effective because it innervates every major organ and is the central information highway in the body.
  • How is bioelectronic medicine different from other available remedies, like drugs?
    Unlike drugs, which enter the body and interact with everything they meet, bioelectronic medicine enables us to keep a hyper-specific, narrow focus, targeting the exact source of the problem, increasing efficacy, minimizing the risk of undesirable side effects, and lowering cost.
  • What diseases might bioelectronic medicine cure?
    Clinical trials conducted in Europe have already shown success with rheumatoid arthritis, but bioelectronic medicine could be applied to treat a large and wide-ranging number of diseases, conditions, and injuries including Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, bleeding, colitis, coronary artery disease, Crohn’s disease, hypertension, lupus, motor neuron diseases, multiple sclerosis, overactive bladder, obesity and metabolic disorders, paralysis, rheumatoid arthritis, sepsis, stroke related injuries, traumatic brain injuries, diabetes, and possibly even certain cancers. Most of these diseases are the result of the body’s immune system either underplaying or overreacting to a perceived threat, and with bioelectronic medicine, we can regulate the body’s signals correctly and stop harmful processes from occurring.