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Electromagnetic Properties of Cancer

Published on December 14, 2016

If lack of oxygen is a key driver of cancer growth then
so is low CO2, pH and depressed cell voltage.

Cancer cells possess different electrical and chemical properties than normal cells. In cancerous tissue the electrical potential of cell membranes is maintained at a lower level than that of healthy cells. Dr. Jerry Tennant says that at +30 millivolts we get cancer, a level of voltage where the polarity has shifted from negative to positive.

Dr. Merrill Garnett reports that all cancer cells have abnormal electron transfer systems and that normal cell development involves normal energy flows. Dr. Steve Haltiwanger says, “What is known is that in cancer changes in cell membrane structure, changes in membrane function, changes in cell concentrations of minerals, changes in cell membrane potential, changes in the electrical connections within the cells and between cells, and changes in cellular energy production all occur.”

Heavy metals and chemical toxins are capable of causing cancerous transformations because they affect the structure and function of the cell membrane and the mitochondria—disrupting the electrical potential of cell membranes and the structure of mitochondrial membranes, which ends up deactivating the electron transport chain and disturbing oxygen-dependent energy production. Cells will then revert to fermentation, which is a less efficient primeval form of energy production.

The German cancer researcher Dr. Paul Gerhard Seeger found that cancer cells utilize only between 5 and 50% of the oxygen of normal cells. The virulence of cancer cells is directly proportional to their loss of oxygen utilization, and with this to the degree of blockage of the respiratory chain. In 1957 Seeger successfully transformed normal cells into cancer cells within a few days by introducing chemicals that blocked the respiratory chain.

Seeger demonstrated in 1938 that in most cases cancer starts in the cytoplasm, the jelly-like outer part of the cell, and especially in the energy-producing mitochondria. Here food fragments are normally oxidized in a series of enzymatic steps called the ‘respiratory chain’. Seeger showed that in cancer cells this respiratory chain was more or less blocked, especially at the site of the important enzyme cytochrome oxidase. Without it the cell can produce energy only anaerobically like a fungal cell. This is very inefficient and the resulting overproduction of lactic acid makes the cell and the whole body overly acidic.

Cancer tumors not only have a low voltage but they go beyond that into a range that it is so low that they are stealing electrons from the surrounding tissues thus lowering their voltagepulling them down into cancer as well. A plus sign in front of the voltage number means that they have crossed a threshold, they have reversed polarity and have thus become the enemies of the healthy cells of the body. When our voltage goes down too far (even when still on the healthy negative side) we start to experience pain and sickness. A reading of -15, -10, or even -5 can be experienced (as increasing pain) but it is not until they go down below zero and beyond to a +30, that cancer occurs.

A plus sign means they are stealing, hungry for electrons whereas a negative sign (normal) means cells have energy and electrons to give. The negative sign of the membrane potential indicates that the inside surface of the cell membrane is relatively more negative than the than the immediate exterior surface of the cell membrane.[1]

According to Seeger cancer cells become more electronegative as their membrane degenerate. In the initial phase of carcinogenesis, the external cell membrane weakens and then the inner mitochondrial membrane, which alters the energy producing capacity forcing the cell into fermentation as an alternative source of energy. The degenerative changes in the inner membrane of the mitochondria causes loss of anchorage of critical mitochondrial enzymes. The mitochondria in cancer cells degenerate and die off in large numbers.

When we add voltage to cells we improve cell membrane potentials and increase mitochondrial production of ATP, cell membrane permeability, production of proteins and as well as increase absorption of nutrients and elimination of cellular wastes.

pH, Voltage and Oxygen

Voltage circuits run through the nervous system and heart. Body fluids, vessels, fascia and other connective tissues conduct electrical energy. When we have enough voltage, enough energy our body transports oxygen efficiently. All cells need a steady supply of oxygen to power their mitochondria, where more electrons are generated. We can raise voltage in the body by directly imputing electrons to facilitate oxygen delivery, which of course raises energy levels and the health of all cells.

Research scientists from the Cancer Research UK–MRC Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology & Biology at the University of Oxford have discovered that oxygen makes cancer cells weak and less resistant to treatment. Previously scientists have tried to cut off the blood (thus oxygen) thought to be fueling tumor growth. The idea has been to starve and kill the tumor. When we use oxygen as a treatment it actually improves the blood vessels within the tumors thus increasing the concentration of oxygen present.

The external pH of solid tumors is acidic as a consequence of increased metabolism of glucose and poor perfusion. Acid pH has been shown to stimulate tumor cell invasion and metastasis in vitro and in cells in vivo.[2] That is the same as saying low voltage stimulates tumor cell invasion and metastasis.

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Sodium Bicarbonate, which increases tumor pH, inhibits spontaneous metastases. Basic scientific research confirms the benefits of using sodium bicarbonate in cancer treatment. Dr. Julian Whitaker and Mark McCarty write, “The degree to which pH is depressed in tumors—as mirrored by their lactate levels—tends to correlate with prognosis, the more acidic tumors being associated with poorer outcome. In part, this phenomenon may reflect the fact that tumor acidity is serving as a marker for HIF-1 activation, which works in a variety of complementary ways to boost tumor capacity for invasion, metastasis, angiogenesis, and chemoresistance. However, there is increasing evidence that extracellular acidity per se contributes to the aggressiveness of cancer cells, boosting extracellular proteolytic activities, expression of pro-angiogenic factors, and metastatic capacity.”

Genes directly experience external pH. Cancer cells have a lower voltage and a lower pH than surrounding tissues. Our body’s pH and voltage will control the activity of every metabolic function happening in our body. pH is behind the body’s electrical system and intracellular activity as well as the way our bodies utilize enzymes, minerals, and vitamins.

History of Voltage in Oncology

On the Medical Physics website, we read the history of voltage in oncology. The link between voltage and cancer goes back to the late 1930s, when Dr. Harold Saxton Burr used a new-fangled device called a voltmeter to show that tumor tissue has different electrical properties from normal tissue.

In the early 1970s Dr. Clarence Cone, a biophysicist at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, traced this difference to a disparity in cell polarization, or how much more negatively charged the inside of a cell is compared with its outside. Tumor cells, Cone found, are less polarized than normal cells, and he suggested that electric polarization might somehow be a regulator of cancer and other cell proliferation.

Could regulating cell voltage be a way to cure cancer?

Tumorous cells (highlighted in red) have consistently lower voltages than healthy cells. Dr. Michael Levin at Tufts University in Medford, MA, and doctoral student Brook Chernet have in recent years found persuasive evidence that Cone was right. In their experiment, they injected messenger RNA that encodes human oncogenes – genes that can transform normal cells into tumor cells – into tadpoles. Next, they soaked the frog larvae in fluorescent dye. This dye was voltage-sensitive, fluorescing more brightly when the cell polarization was greater.

Levin and Chernet did not know which tadpoles would develop tumors. However, as soon as a tadpole exhibited a dark patch of low fluorescence, indicating lowered cell polarization, the researchers segregated it from the others to monitor it. They found that, over several days, such patches of lowered polarization nearly always developed into tumors, confirming the link between cell polarization and cancer.

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Dr. Jerry Tennant says, “We do not treat cancer. We do support patients with cancer to help get their nutrition, minerals, acid-base balance, etc. in as good a condition as possible.” He also says, “The reversal of polarity occurs in a battery in a circuit and the accompanying loss of oxygen with low voltage tells local stem cells to make a placenta (cancer) to attempt to correct the low voltage and oxygen via fermentation since there is inadequate oxygen to keep that organ functional. The on switch for cancer is an accumulation of electron stealers in an acupuncture circuit; the off switch for cancer is removing the causes of low voltage and inserting enough electrons to reverse the polarity back to normal.”

According to researchers at Tufts University, the two phenomena – lowered polarization and tumor development – are connected by a straightforward chain of events. Cells become polarized when there is an imbalance of the positive and negative ions that flow in and out of cells through channels in cell membranes.

Polarization itself regulates the operation of so-called transporter proteins, which pump signaling molecules through the channels. Through their experiments, Levin and Chernet have found that a lowered polarization inhibits the function of a transporter protein that draws in the signaling molecule butyrate, which, through various enzymes, controls the expression of growth genes. With less butyrate in the cell, these genes are free to instigate abnormally high, cancerous growth.

Levin is encouraging scientists to consider the possibility that tumor cells are not irrevocably damaged, at least not all of them, and other researchers have suggested the same. Dr. Johanna Budwig’s emphasis on ingesting quality lipids gives cell membranes the potential to heal and increase their voltage.


Surviving cancer is never going to be completely easy but is possible as long as one does all the right things. The right things brought together into a meaningful protocol will yield the results we might expect from anything that declares itself to be a cure. It is foolish to declare any one substance or approach a cure when we can combine many powerful things starting with treating cancer with electrons—with pure energy.

The obvious way to stop cancer growth is to increase the polarization of the cells by adding voltage, alkalinity and oxygen. The point is that we are talking in the most basic language of biological existence—of an axis of agents: cell voltage (electrons as medicine), pH (any agent that is alkalizing as medicine), oxygen as medicine (which is needed for efficient metabolism), and carbon dioxide as medicine because it is an important key to raising pH, cell voltage and oxygen levels.

Wherever the body suffers from low oxygen conditions, we have disease and eventually cancer. Wherever the body becomes acidic, voltage drops as does tissue oxygen levels. What is pH after all? It is ultimately a measure of redox potential. Redox potential is a measure of whether electrons are available in surplus (and thus are “electron donors”) or whether electrons are deficient (and thus are “electron stealers”). Electrons are necessary for life and are needed for health and in high quantities for healing and the growth of new cells.

Cancer can be kept under control and even reversed by adding voltage, alkalinity and oxygen to healthy cells around tumors, which will help prevent healthy cells from deteriorating into cancer. The immune system would benefit directly from voltage administration and this is bad news for cancer.

Treating Cancer with Electrons, Alkalinity and Oxygen
(Coming Soon)

[1] Cure, 1991

[2] Bicarbonate Increases Tumor pH and Inhibits Spontaneous Metastases; Ian F. Robey,1; Cancer Res 2009; 69: (6). March 15, 2009;

Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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