Anti-Aging Miracle? Ultrasound Therapy Sound Waves Create ‘Fountain of Youth’ Effect on Cells – zoohousenews.com
(Natural News) New research from Texas points to ultrasound therapy, or “zapping” human cells with low-frequency sound waves, as a potential way to delay, halt, or even reverse the aging process.
Prof. Michael Sheetz of the University of Texas conducted experiments on mice whose cells were “revived” when exposed to low-frequency sound waves.
“‘Is that too good to be true?’ is the question I often ask,” Sheetz said in a statement about his research. “We’re checking all aspects to see if it really works.”
Sheetz and his team’s experiments produced amazing results in the test rodents. They ran faster on a treadmill, and one of them with a hump was healed. (Related: Japanese researchers also found that ultrasound therapy can cure dementia.)
According to Sheetz, ultrasonic waves cause senescent cells to start dividing again while stopping the production of chemicals that contaminate their healthy counterparts.
“After a certain number of divisions, the cells in our body stop dividing and age,” Study Finds reports of the paper. “Some secrete toxins that cause inflammation.”
“This has been linked to everything from arthritis to Alzheimer’s. Scientists have previously focused on flushing out dead and dying cells. This is the first study to show they can actually be ‘revived’.”
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The type of ultrasound frequency used in research is below 100 kilohertz, well below the frequencies of around 2,000 kilohertz used for medical imaging.
The mice were placed in warm, deep water that covered at least half of their bodies. They were all between 22 and 25 months old, which corresponds to a person in their 60s or 70s.
“Ultrasonic waves lose less energy traversing water than they do through air,” reports say.
“The lab rodents performed better on physical tests than their peers that were placed in the tank but left untreated. Fluorescent dyes, which make senescent cells glow, were also used to show that the proportions in the kidneys and pancreas decreased afterwards.”
Many aspects of this research are “still puzzling” to Sheetz, who admits he doesn’t fully understand how or why the therapy works the way it does.
The skin of the mice was also not worn away by the ultrasound therapy. While human skin cells normally wear out after about 15 divisions, ultrasound therapy helped the mice reach 24 divisions with no sign of abnormalities.
In many ways, ultrasound therapy acts like training to physically distort cells. It also reactivates the internal waste disposal systems that no longer function in senescent cells.
Prof Jürgen Götz of the University of Queensland, who did not take part in the study, called the results “convincing”, although he says more work is needed to find out which ultrasound parameters work best.
In humans in particular, ultrasound therapy has limitations because sound waves can be blocked by bones and lungs. In this case it may be necessary to change the frequencies to better penetrate these parts of the body.
Götz also got involved with ultrasound therapy after discovering in his own experiments that sound waves could improve memory and potentially cure Alzheimer’s disease.
The next step for Sheetz’s research is to test ultrasound therapy in humans, specifically those with osteoarthritis and diabetic foot ulcers.
“Maybe that’s why music makes you feel better,” wrote one commenter about the research. “From Mozart to Death Metal, let them sing!”
“Since most of the cures for any disease come from excellent research by scientists, this is being swept under the rug by big pharma,” suggested another.
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