Telomere Rejuvenation: Key To Health and Longevity

Originally published in Anti-Aging Therapeutics volume 12, by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M; Reprinted with permission.


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Figure 1. A modification of the Lakhovsky apparatus.


Telomeres ordinarily shrink by 1% annually, from birth to death. The telomeres of people with unhealthy habits have much faster shrinkage, while those of people with the best habits and genes shrink at a slower rate, thus enabling such people to live to approximately 100 years. Ultimately, telomere health is a major determinant of health and longevity. Rejuvenation or regrowth of telomeres is, therefore, a major key to longevity and health.

In a pilot study, telomeres in 6 individuals, 3 men and 3 women from 50 to 74 years of age, were measured initially in lymphocytes and neutrophils. Each participant then spent 30 minutes at least 5 days each week sitting or lying in an electromagnetic field of 54 to 78 GHz, 50 to 75 decibels, or 1 billionth of a watt per centimeter square.

These same frequencies are reported to be present in ambient sunlight at an intensity of ten-billionths of a watt per centimeter square. Human DNA has been reported by Ukrainian physicists as resonating at 54 to 78 GHz.

After 3 months of this electromagnetically generated solar homeopathic approach, average telomere length had increased 1%. After 10 months of use of the device, average telomere length had increased 2.9%. Theoretically this "reverses" 2.9 years of telomere aging.

Using this approach, a 75 year old would theoretically reverse telomere aging by 50 years within a 14 year period. Obviously, many other parameters of health need to be evaluated as we continue these studies long term.

Telomere Rejuventation

In 1925 a Russian engineer, Georges Lakhovsky, published his classic book, The Creation of Health, in French. It was translated into English in 1935 and is still in print. He stated that human DNA has a resonant frequency of 50+ gigahertz (GHz – billions of cycles per second).

In the early 1980s, Ukrainian physicists determined that this frequency was 54-78 GHz and further reported that a majority of illnesses were "cured" by applying these frequencies to acupuncture points. Lakhovsky further reported "curing" many illnesses, including cancer, by applying a Tesla coil to two copper coils placed three feet apart with patients sitting in the center of these coils with the head near the center of the field induced by the Tesla coil. Tesla coils emit a random range of frequencies from 1 Hz up to at least 100 GHz.

In 1994, under an IRB protocol, 75 patients were treated with a modification of the Lakhovsky apparatus.1 Twenty-five patients each had rheumatoid arthritis, depression or chronic back pain. They sat for 60 minutes daily, 5 days a week for 2 weeks, in a 24 inch square cubicle, 48 inches high, with copper plates on the walls and a copper tubing pyramid over the base so that the copper pyramid and the copper base were physically connected. A Tesla coil was connected to the copper tubing and activated during the treatment. At the end of 2 weeks, 70% of the patients with depression or rheumatoid arthritis were markedly improved but only half of the back patients improved (Fig. 1).

Shortly after that, a portable transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) was developed. This device included output of 54-78 GHz at 50-75 decibels of energy, the same intensity used in the Ukraine. Five specific acupuncture circuits were activated with this GigaTENS device and specifically raised the DHEA, neurotensin, aldosterone or calcitonin, while the 5th one lowered free radicals significantly. All of these studies, except for aldosterone, have been published.2,3,4 The circuit that raises DHEA was subsequently proven to treat successfully 70 to 80% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, migraine, diabetic neuropathy, or depression. Stimulation at these frequencies also increases calcitonin and lowers free radicals.

Despite the neurochemical and potential clinical benefits, most individuals offered the opportunity to use these circuits would not spend the 30 minutes daily required for such treatment. Since the Ukrainians had stated that these Giga frequencies are absorbed through the skin, specifically through acupuncture points, it appeared that the only reasonable way to immerse the body in these fields, without great effort on the part of the individual, was to provide the field while participants were lying down. Eventually this led to the creation of a 2-inch thick polyfoam mat in the center of which is a copper screen with crushed sapphire crystal placed over it. Copper wire from the center of that mat leads to the Tesla coil. When the Tesla coil is activated, a field of 54-78 GHz 2 feet high and around the mat is produced. Six individuals volunteered to participate in the study. Blood was drawn initially for analysis of telomere length of granulocytes and lymphocytes.

Three and one half months later, telomere length was measured again and in 4 of the 6 subjects, telomere length had increased by approximately 1%. At the end of 10 months, blood was again drawn and telomere length had increased an average of 2.9%. Telomeres ordinarily shrink 1% every year from birth forward.

Telomeres are responsible not only for the length of life but also the integrity of DNA and thus ultimately for health itself. Individuals using this approach can place the 2-inch mat on top of their mattress, plug it into a timer that can go off in 30 to 60 minutes while they are sleeping and obtain the benefit of "lying in a field effect of human DNA." Continuing studies will be done. All telomere blood tests were done at a reference lab, Repeat Diagnostics.


1. Shealy CN. Microwave resonance therapy: innovations from the Ukraine. Greene County Medical Bulletin 1993; Vol. XLVII 3:15-17.

2. Shealy CN, Myss CM. The ring of fire and DHEA: A theory for energetic restoration of adrenal reserves. Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine 1995;6:167-175.

3. Shealy CN, Borgmeyer V, Thomlinson P. Intuition, neurotensin and the ring of air. Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine 2002;11:145-150.

4. Shealy CN, Borgmeyer V. Calcitonin enhancement with electrical activation of a specific acupuncture circuit. AMERICAN Journal of Pain Management 2003;13:29-32.

About the Author

Dr. Norman Shealy

Dr. C. Norman Shealy is President of Holos Institutes of Health, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on research, education and education in holistic health. He was the founding President of Holos University Graduate Seminary in Bolivar, Missouri, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Energy Medicine, and was founding PresidentRead more