An FDA-cleared experimental device, the Magnetic Molecular Energizer
(MME) has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including
neurological disorders such as SCI, head injury, multiple sclerosis,
stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease. With MME
treatment, the affected body area is placed between two large, strong
electromagnets for relatively long periods of time.
The MME device generates a powerful 3,000-5,000 gauss magnetic field.
For comparison sake, the Earth’s magnetic field is about 0.5 gauss, a
refrigerator magnet is about 10 gauss, and commonly used MRIs, can
exceed 10,000 gauss. To accrue benefit, patients often spend hundreds of
hours exposed to MME-generated electromagnetic fields. Because of the
time required, sessions are frequently scheduled on consecutive days,
usually at nights when patients can sleep.
Although few results have been reported for spinal cord injury (SCI), a
pilot study looked at the effectiveness of treating 12 individuals with
multiple sclerosis with MME therapy. Ten had “marked improvement.”
As discussed elsewhere, scientists have shown that electromagnetic
fields influence the expression of neuronal stem cells, and, as such,
may be useful in enhancing the effectiveness of the many stem-cell
transplantation programs emerging throughout the world. Consistent with
these findings, preliminary studies have suggested shown that
MME-generated electromagnetic fields will do so also. As a result of
these findings, several patients have combined MME treatment with
According to Dr. Dean Bonlie, the developer of the MME device, over 30
patients with SCI have been treated with MME-generated electromagnetic
fields at five clinics in the US and Canada. According to Bonlie, “some
have had astounding success and some less than astounding.” Of the 16
patients he has treated, only two didn’t have some improvement. Although
most of the treated patients had more long-term injuries, he believes
MME therapy will be most effective if initiated sooner after injury. For
example, a patient he treated five weeks after injury had some of the
most dramatic improvement.
Bonlie believes that simultaneous treatment with human growth hormone
will enhance MME treatment effectiveness. In his case, he has used a
homeopathic preparation of human growth hormone, and since doing so, has
noted more improvements in MME-treated patients. He also believes that
MME treatment would be most effective if the injury-site scar can be
removed before treatment to enhance regenerative processes - a procedure
that has been done in some stem-cell transplantation programs.
In one anecdotal case discussed on a SCI-discussion forum, a 23-year-old
male reported regaining significant function after multiple MME
sessions. He started MME therapy 5.5 months after sustaining an
incomplete cervical C6 injury from a motorcycle accident. Cumulatively,
he received ~1,800 hours of treatment, often 16-18 hours daily, much of
it while he was sleeping. The MME-directed electromagnetic field covered
an area from his forehead to his nipples.
He also traveled to China for umbilical stem-cell therapy and started
more aggressive physical rehabilitation. As a result of his cumulative
efforts, he recovered a variety of functions, including more hand and
triceps control, abdominal and back function, and sensation in his groin
and hip region.