Abdul Rachman, a resident of Jakarta, Indonesia, sits on the tracks of the local railroad every day after work. He likes to sit between the rails, reaching down and grasping one rail in either hand.
Rachman’s special after-work ritual—rail sitting—is based on a belief that as trains pass close by, they emit health-boosting electric pulses that carry to surrounding rails. People who practice rail sitting simply find 2 sets of nearby railroad tracks. Then they sit on the iron beams of one ribbon of tracks and wait for a train to pass by on the nearby parallel tracks.
“It just feels so good,” Abdul Rachman recently told the Los Angeles Times. “If you’re tired or have rheumatism, you touch the rails and all the tiredness vanishes.” Rachman says his method is the best way he knows to rejuvenate his aching body or even simply unwind after a long, stressful day at work. “Your whole body feels lighter,” he explains.
Electricity and Healing: Scientific Evidence
While the rail sitting phenomenon is relatively new, the concept behind it is not. Since electricity was first harnessed over a century ago, medical researchers have searched for ways to treat illness with its power.
“We are all only as healthy as our cells,” says Dr. William Pawluk, MD, MSc, a board-certified physician, holistic health practitioner and author of The Body Electric. He believes the Indonesian rail sitters found a unique way to channel electric energy to re-tune their cells.
It seems the waves of electricity they channel into their bodies are just the right voltage: low enough to cause no physical harm, and powerful enough to slow aging and reduce the risk of cellular dysfunction.
No Need to Head for the Railroad Tracks for Powerful Health Benefits!
If you’re interested in re-tuning your own cells, don’t worry, there’s no need to head down to the nearest set of railroad tracks. Physicians and researchers have tested different kinds of low-voltage electric pulses in the labs for decades.
According to Dr. Pawluk, a technique called Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy can correct imperceptible cell dysfunctions before they become dangerous.
By spending a mere minute each day fine-tuning your cells, you can…
- Relax muscles
- Mitigate the effects of stress on the body
- Increase energy levels
- Improve circulation and blood and tissue oxygenation
- Enhance sleep quality
- Regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Facilitate the uptake of nutrients and cellular detoxification
- Balance the immune system
PEMF Therapy: Changing the Way We Fight Diseases
Currently PEMF therapy is FDA-approved to reduce inflammation and joint pain as well as accelerate repair of bone and soft tissue. In an online feature last year, however, Dr. Oz discussed the promise of PEMF therapy as a new approach to treating infectious diseases. “New studies show that with the proper field intensity and frequency,” says Dr. Oz, “treatment with PEMF therapy appears to be disease-modifying.”
As electricity sends its pulses through every cell membrane, it kills invader pathogens like harmful bacteria and viruses without harming healthy cells. Some researchers suggest steady pulsations over repeated treatment may even attack aggressive tumorous structures, including cancer.
Considering the proven efficacy and exciting potential of PEMF therapy, it’s all the more unfortunate how few medical practitioners know about the treatment. “This is not a subject of mandatory education for doctors,” says Dr. Pawluk.
If you’re interested in trying the treatment, and willing to put in some legwork, there are practitioners out there with expertise in the area of PEMF technologies.