by Walter Last

Electro-therapies utilise low voltage electric micro-currents in the blood and body tissues to disable a wide range of microbes, including viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites. With this, they have been shown to be remarkably effective with all kinds of diseases and conditions. In addition, very short bursts of a strong magnetic field are used to treat infected lymph glands, tumours and other parts of the body that may contain pockets of pathogenic microbes or cancer cells.

Various patents have been issued for such devices and scientific papers published with the results. Tests conducted with the AIDS virus in the laboratory show that the ability of the virus to infect human T cells is reduced in direct proportion to the product of the magnitude of the current and the time to which the virus is exposed. The current ranged from 0 to 100 microamperes (uA), exposure time was up to 12 minutes.

In a study on herpes treatment of the mouth and genitals the average duration of untreated lesions was 8.5 days, for medically treated lesions 5.5 days and for electrically treated lesions 6 hours. Also the Epstein Barr virus in chronic fatigue syndrome and hepatitis were mentioned as potentially being reversed.

An oscillating magnetic field between 1 and 100 Tesla in strength has been used with similar good results to kill microbes in food samples or living tissue. When treating humans and animals the field strength commonly ranged from 2 to 5 Tesla. One Tesla is equivalent to 10,000 Gauss or 10 K Gauss. In an experiment with mammary cancer tumours in rats after 6 days of treatment 15 out of 18 showed tumour shrinkage while the remaining 3 had a growth interruption.

In an experiment at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1990 it was shown that currents between 50 and 100 uA seem to alter the outer protein layer of HIV viruses so that they can no longer attach to receptor sites on white blood cells and they also lost the ability to reproduce. It has been stated that HIV positive users of electro-therapy can expect a negative p24 surface antigen or PCR test after 30 days.

R. Sandyk and others published numerous papers in the International Journal of Neuroscience on the positive effects of magnetic fields on neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Commonly very weak (Pico-Tesla Range) pulsating fields were applied directly to the top of the head.


Even bites from poisonous snakes have been neutralised with electrotherapies without any negative after-effects as published in the Lancet (July 26, 1986, page 229). In this case as in many others published on the Internet an outboard motor or lawn mover or even a car was used to cause a strong shock. As outlined in the Lancet article, the bitten limb is electrically grounded as close to the bite as possible and current is applied via an insulated probe to the bite for 1-2 seconds. Usually 4 or 5 shocks are given with 5 to 10 seconds between them. A lead carrying an insulated probe is attached to the (a) spark plug and the engine started at half-throttle.

When the current was applied within 30 minutes of the bite, all pain was gone within minutes and no swelling or other negative effect developed in the 34 reported cases. When the treatment was given after 2 hours, the intense pain disappeared in 30 minutes and the already existing swelling gradually went down over a 3-day period. For greater convenience the reporting hospital in Ecuador eventually used a modified stun gun for treatments. Also bites of venomous spiders, scorpions and others have been successfully treated in this way. It is mentioned in the Lancet article that this treatment does not stimulate the myocardial muscle, meaning that it is not dangerous for the heart (but this is not a guarantee).

I understand that the active probe must be well insulated otherwise it may cause a nasty burn. A safer alternative may be to use a Beck-type magnetic pulser. I applied it to tick bites and it helped but do not know if it is strong enough for snakebites. Also doubts have been expressed whether the electric shock treatment is effective for snakes with nerve poisons, such as the Australian taipan. The published cases were with snakes that emit blood poisons. However, it should be alright to try electric shock and possibly an electric zapper in addition to very high doses of vitamin C, provided other appropriate treatment is used in addition without much delay.


There are two types of electronic zapper commercially available, the Hulda Clark zapper and the Robert Beck zapper. Both appear to eliminate all kinds of parasites, bacteria, fungi and viruses including the cancer microbe. They do this with low-voltage pulsed electric currents. The Clark zapper operates with a 9 V square wave positive offset current at a high pulse frequency of about 30,000 Hz. The Beck zapper uses 27 to 36 V and a low frequency of about 4 Hz, but experimental units may have an additional frequency of 100 Hz.

It appears that microbes are not outright killed by the mild electric current but rather changed in such a way that they are prevented from multiplying. The Beck zapper works mainly to disable microbes in the blood and is often called a blood purifier. The Clark zapper, because of its lower voltage and higher frequency, seems to work mainly on the outer layers of the body.

With the Clark zapper you hold an electrode in each hand through which a modulated 9 V current flows with a positive offset frequency. To establish a firm contact, rub your palms with salty water and hold the electrodes very firmly. Alternatively, wrap the electrodes in absorbent paper or cloth moistened with salted water. With weak grip strength the best contact results by dipping each hand or foot in a bowl of salted water together with a partly immersed electrode, but not if any electronics are in the handle. After the last treatment of the day rinse your hands and/or feet under running water to remove any static electricity.

With a local infection or tumour also press the electrodes on both sides close to the problem area or one electrode besides a problem area and the other in the opposite hand. The negative electrode, commonly attached to a black wire, tends to sting on sensitive skin. As with magnets, it can be important in which hand you hold a particular electrode; otherwise one may feel weaker after zapping. It will usually be best to hold the negative electrode on that side of the body where the tumour, pain, infection or inflammation is located and the positive electrode with the red wire in the other hand. You may also try muscle testing to find the best electrode placement: Have someone gently press down your raised, outstretched arm while holding the electrodes one way and then the other. Use the electrodes as for the stronger test.

The normal treatment schedule is seven minutes three times daily. The second zapping should follow 20 - 30 minutes after the first one and the third one after a similar interval. The first zapping is to kill unshielded parasites and microbes. Dead parasites release further bacteria, which are killed with the second zapping, and these then release viruses that are eliminated the third time. After a period of zapping it is advisable to ensure the re-establishment of beneficial rather than harmful gut microbes by taking acidophilus and bifidus cultures. The zapper may be used in addition to the Hulda Clark parasite herbs.

While I found the Clark zapper useful and have no doubt that it works, I now believe that the Beck zapper is even better, especially in conditions where the blood is infested with microbes or parasites. It appears that with the Clark zapper the current travels mostly over the skin due to its high frequency, while the Beck zapper is specifically designed to electrify and purify the blood, therefore it is properly called a 'blood purifier'. With the Beck zapper the small electrodes are fastened directly over the arteries, where you feel a pulse, on one forearm or near the ankle on each foot. As with the Hulda Clark zapper, I also recommend using it on both sides of tumours or areas of infection or inflammation. The present recommendation is to use the zapper for 2 hours daily and this should eliminate all harmful microbes and parasites in the blood within a month or two, including the AIDS virus.

Possibly the best features of the Beck and Clark zappers could be combined by developing a 27 V zapper with a square wave positive offset current and a low 4, 8 or 100 Hz frequency, perhaps with a frequency selector. Different waveforms and frequencies seem to have different effects. You may also experiment with different metals as electrodes. Commonly electrodes are used with moistened cotton sleeves. In this case only stainless steel or gold-plated electrodes are suitable, as copper or silver do more easily oxidize.

Nevertheless, in addition to electrodes with cotton sleeves you may also have sets of copper and silver electrodes to be used directly on the moistened skin. Try the copper electrodes directly on areas of inflammation and the silver electrodes on places of infection. With a throat infection, for instance, you may tape an electrode to each side of the throat and with arthritis an electrode each on opposite sides of a painful joint. However, copper and silver oxidize easily and need to be cleaned with fine sandpaper between applications. Also gold electrodes could be used directly on the skin. Edgar Cayce said in one reading that silver and gold, used properly, could double the present lifespan of humans. All this is an important new field for research. However, this way one needs to be more careful to avoid burning the skin. Also watch that the skin between the electrodes is dry. After zapping or using electrical appliances on the body it is preferable to rinse the hands under running water to remove static electricity from the body.

Dr Beck, a retired electrical engineer, warns that cells may take up drugs and herbal medicines at a much higher rate during the actual zapping due to a process called electroporation, and that this may cause drug overdosing. Therefore he recommended originally not to use drugs and other potentially dangerous remedies, including raw garlic, during the weeks and months of treatment. However, in later interviews he has softened his stand and advised to cautiously try out if drugs can be continued without a problem and to take any drugs or potentially dangerous remedies just after the daily zapping rather than beforehand. As I understand it, there is no firm evidence that electroporation occurs with the electronic zapper, and I believe Dr Beck just wants to cover himself by being cautious. On the other hand, if electroporation should occur, then it would be good to ingest beneficial remedies beforehand that do not pose a potential overdose problem. Electroporation is mainly possible at the very low frequencies but does not seem to occur at 100 Hz or higher frequencies.


In addition, Dr Beck also designed a magnetic pulser to treat infected lymph glands and other sites of infection, tumours and other parts of the body with poor blood supply. A strong but very short magnetic pulse (20 K Gauss or higher) induces a tiny current in the cells and body fluids up to 10 or 20 cm into the body. There is evidence that this is not only effective in eliminating microbes, parasites and cancer cells, but also to recharge and rejuvenate weak body cells. I found it useful for pain relief. Often there is a healing reaction or a series of healing reactions whereby old health problems flare up for a short period before final healing takes place. This is a hallmark of all true healing methods.

Root-canal filled teeth appear to be a major contributing factor in many health problems, especially cancer, heart disease and auto-immune diseases. This is due to microbes multiplying in the multitude of tiny canals or tubuli in the dentine and gradually leaching out into the lymph system. Until now the only solution was the removal of such dead teeth but problems might still persist from the infection having spread to the jawbone. The microbes in dead teeth and infected jawbones cannot normally be eliminated with pharmaceutical or natural antibiotics.

Dr Beck claims in an interview that the pulser can eliminate these problems caused by dead teeth. I can confirm from my own experience that a tender abscess on a root that had resisted treatment for years appeared to be healed after several weeks of treatment with the pulser. Nevertheless, I still recommend removing any dead teeth, especially if they are already dead for several years and show signs of deterioration and also in case of cancer, autoimmune diseases and other serious diseases.

With any kind of disease or just to improve your health I recommend to use the pulser frequently or regularly on any area where you suspect an inflammation or infection, be it acute or chronic, swollen lymph glands, on the tonsils and any tooth or jawbone positions that are not obviously completely healthy, e.g. where a tooth has been extracted or where there is a filling or a root pocket or receding gum. In addition pulse all the lymph glands in the neck, armpits and groins. When pulsing directly on a tumour I suggest that this is done only with a strong pulser of about 30 K Gauss or more, especially if the tumour is not close to the surface.

There are other types of much more expensive magnetic pulsers available that may be helpful in stimulating cellular rejuvenation. However, because of their much lower magnetic pulse intensity, they do not appear to inhibit any microbes or parasites but rather may stimulate their growth.

While all Beck-type zappers appear to have basically the same treatment effect, magnetic pulsers, on the other hand, are not created equal. Look for a pulser with a high gauss rating of 30 K Gauss or more. However, it is equally important that the magnetic field builds up very rapidly, and for this strong coil wire is required. When intending to buy a pulser I suggest that you shop around and ask several manufacturers how high a washer jumps from the coil. One foot/30 cm should be the minimum for cancer treatment.

However, there is now also a different type of magnetic pulser available with up to 10 or more pulses per second (see Resources in Australia). It appears to work by creating a pulsing magnetic field rather than just single very short pulses. This is very effective for treating areas of pain and inflammation as well as restoring weak organs and tissues. Instead of directly killing or disabling cancer cells it appears to work by restoring the electric membrane potential of cells to a healthy level. This is presently my favourite.

Another important aspect is to be aware of the polarity of the coil. One side acts as a magnetic north pole and the other side as a south pole. It is important to use the correct pole as explained in the Appendix below.

For serious and long-standing health problems pulsing has to be continued daily for a long period. Hold the pulser as close as possible to the treated problem area. After about 20 pulses you may move to the next area, in turn treating lymph glands, tumours, tender joints, teeth, organs or any area with an infection. However, remain much longer at major problem areas.

Recently I came across two interesting bits of information. On the magnetic pulser page of the Quantumbalancing website I found the statement that the FDA required them to discourage all individuals from using a pulser on humans. On the same day I heard on the news of another great medical discovery. Apparently Australian Psychiatrists have discovered a new and better cure for depression by using a strong magnetic pulser on the brain. I asked myself if that is another instance of the common medical tactic of trying to monopolise natural cures that they can no longer suppress. Of course, I know that this is not the real reason, which may instead be found in Dr Beck's statement that AIDS and other infections apparently can be easily cured with these electronic instruments.

Dr Beck claims that the combination of using a pulser and a zapper has enabled him to lose over 50 kg in a year without any change in diet or life-style. Also at over 70 years of age his hair returned to its former dark colour. He says that many of his friends are using both instruments more or less daily and in the years since doing this, none of them ever had any cold or other infection. However, Dr Beck recommends combining the electric treatment with the use of colloidal silver and oxygen therapy.

Preferably buy a Beck zapper with attached colloidal silver maker. For further information and articles by Dr Beck see www.quantumbalancing.com/, and other sites that sell instruments designed by Dr Beck. For sources to buy a zapper and pulser see ads in alternative journals, the Internet or Resources in Australia.

See also the related articles Total Cancer Remission and The Bob Beck Interview. For an interesting web site with many articles on electro and magnetic medicine see http://keelynet.com/biology.htm.



Both poles of a magnet or magnetic pulser tend to have opposite biological effects. This may not be very noticeable with strong magnets or magnetic pulses as both sides may suppress nerve signals of pain and improve general health by recharging damaged electric cell potentials. In addition, microbes may be inhibited by both sides of a strong magnet or magnetic pulser.

However, there are other conditions that may get worse by using the wrong pole, while using the biologically correct pole may also give better results with pain, microbes and general health improvement, especially further inside the body where the pulse strength rapidly declines.

One side of the coil or paddle head of a magnetic pulser acts as a magnetic north pole and the other side as a south pole. In the scientific definition the north pole of a magnet is the north-pointing pole. Therapists in America commonly call the north-pointing pole ‘south pole’. To avoid confusion I usually use the terms ‘north-pointing’ or ‘south-pointing.

The north-pointing pole generally has strengthening and stimulating qualities: it gives energy. It can be used to improve weak organs or improve the energy balance between both sides of the body. The south-pointing pole, on the other hand, withdraws energy: it is sedating and relaxing. It is preferable for the brain, for pain relief, to reduce unwanted growths (tumours) and swellings, relieve tension and irritation, soothe inflammations and arrest infections.

Furthermore, both sides of the body commonly have opposite polarities and the back may be opposite to the front. You may notice that most of your pains and inflammations occur on one side of the body while the other side has more weakness or rigidity. In this case generally use the south-pointing pole on the more active side and the north-pointing pole on the weaker side of the body. However, if you do develop some pain on some part of the weaker side, then try the south-pointing pole on this part as well. When holding the back of the paddle head, it may help holding it with the hand that benefits from that particular polarity.

If there is no obvious sign to show on which side to place the north or south pole then you may use muscle testing to find out. Some individuals are also good in using a pendulum for this.

Muscle testing may be done in different ways. Commonly you sit down with the paddle head placed in the questioned position. Raise a free arm stretched out horizontally in front with the palm down. A tester or helper exerts gradually increasing pressure on the wrist of the outstretched arm to see whether it locks in position or gives way. Then turn the paddle over and test again.

Either the tester or the tested person or both may notice that the arm is stronger with one particular placement of the paddle. This then is the correct placement.

To find out which side of the paddle is north and south place a small flat magnet with known polarity on top of one side and watch what happens with the next pulse. Like poles repulse each other. Therefore, if the magnet jumps off, that side of the paddle has the same polarity as the magnet placed on it with the face down. If you then turn the small magnet around, it should not jump off. Then repeat the test with the other side of the paddle. Finally mark the polarities on the paddle.

If you do not have a specific reason to use the other side, then use the south-pointing side of the paddle facing the body. However, if you do not get results within an appropriate period, then try the north-pointing pole instead. For more information see Magnet Therapy.