Electrotherapy is the use of forms of electrical and natural energy as a therapeutic. The history of electrotherapy dates back to Ancient Rome when Scribonius Largos discovered a surprising use for the Mediterranean torpedo fish, a variety of electric ray: “The live black torpedo, when applied to the painful area, relieves some chronic and intolerable protracted headaches…carries off pain of arthritis…and eases other chronic pains of the body.” Around 1791 Alessandro Volta began to study the "animal electricity" noted by Galvani when two different metals were connected in series with the frog's leg and to one another they twitched. He realized that the frog's leg served as both a conductor and as a detector of electricity.
John Wesley, an English cleric, theologian and evangelist who was a leader of a revival movement within the Church of England known as Methodism, was one of the first to promote electrical treatment as a universal panacea and treatment for the poor and needy in 1747. Wesley wrote on divine physics in Desideratum, subtitled Electricity made Plain and Useful by a Lover of Mankind and of Common Sense (1759). Tesla invented the "wireless" lighting system, with gas discharge light bulbs that would glow in an oscillating electric field from a high voltage, high frequency power source. For a high frequency source Tesla considered electricity a universal tonic that would greatly benefit mankind and his 'violet ray' invention sweeped the world by the turn of the 20th century.
Later adopted by regular medicine, its use was later branded as 'quackery' in the infamous 1910 Flexner Report. In the aftermath of the Report nearly half of the existing “colleges in electrotherapy were closed,” and schools of homeopathy and naturopathy were derided and defunded as well. The term electrotherapy can today apply to a variety of treatments, including the use of electrical devices such as microcurrent and frequency specific therapy; Cardiac Defibrillation; deep brain stimulators for neurological disease; Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS); electroacupuncture; and even electroconvulsive therapy. The term has also been applied specifically to the use of electric current to speed wound healing. Additionally, the term "electrotherapy" or "electromagnetic therapy" has also been applied to a range of alternative medical devices and treatments. We maintain, electricity as a totally natural phenomena, the bridge between the physical domain and the Kingdom, and is a pathway and medium for natural healing. Suffice it to say, applied correctly and therapeutically; electricity as an agent acts equally as a drug - it requires a dose (quantity), quality, energy, action, and assimilation, just as any therapeutic remedy.
In this course section we exam all aspects, both physical and aetheric (energetic).