Among these is a sufferer who had endured chronic pain for more than 16 years: a few sessions with the new machine, and he was completely cured. The list of pain variables treated successfully by Dr George make incredible reading: spondilitis, lumbosacral sprain, critical spondylosis, tennis elbow, ligamentous injuries rheumatoid arthritis and gout (early stages), soft tissue injuries, osteo-arthritis knee and a few cases of post-fracture pains.
According to George, MET is based on the observation that the resistance of the human body is relatively lower at the exact point of injury or lesion. This is believed to be due to the accumulation of fluids at the point, resulting in increased electrical conductivity – there is larger current flow at the point of injury. It is just possible to locate the focus of pain by scanning with a prober attached to electronic circuitry.”
His instrument consists of a scanner, and a pulse generator producing microampere current pulses. The scanner incorporates a current control device, a meter to measure current amplitude and two electrodes: one flat and made of copper or silver, the other pointed and fashioned out of pure gold. The system also incorporates a switch in the form of a transistor.
The arrangement between the current control device in the scanner and the transistor is such that when the latter conducts microampere pulses for curing pain, the current control device regulates the amplitude of the pulses. An oscilloscope completes the set-up.
The patient is made to lie down on a low bed. The flat electrode covered with saline-impregnated gauze is placed in intimate contact with the skin. The gold probe is similarly sheathed. The instrument is activated, and the gold electrode is moved over the general area of pain. When the exact focus of pain is reached the micro-ammeter reflects a large increase in current conductivity.
At this point, the pulse generator is switched on and the cure proper begins. Pulsed currents, are directed into the area for about 20 minutes. This is done because as George puts it “in a normal healthy body there is always a balance between positive and negative ions. Imbalance results from disease, injury, pain or inflammation.”
Thus, by treating the human body as a condenser and building up a charge of negative ions at the focus of pain, relief from a variety of pain symptoms can be obtained. The gold electrode furnishes the negative ions, and the current strength required is low for the metal ionises at a voltage in excess of nine volts. The gold passes into the body in the form of gold chloride.
While the duration of each sitting varies according to the case-history of the patient concerned, it generally does not exceed 20 minutes. And George claims that “dramatic results have been obtained in as little as two sessions of around 15 minutes each.”
And in no case has there been a recurrence of pain in the afflicted area as long as certain rules are observed. These require that for four hours after the therapy the patient should not touch any steel or iron objects, nor should he bathe or wash any part of his body. This is to prevent the ions from leaving the body. As an added precaution, the patient is asked to wear latex or rubber gloves.
After the development of the first prototype of the instrument in late 1974. George has produced a second and a third main model, with variations and adaptations all along. The first two are portable, the third is not. For his successes he was granted a patent in 1978.
Those who have been poked all over with George’s gold needle affirm themselves very satisfied with the outcome. Mrs Roy, housekeeper in a Delhi hotel, suffered from gout in her big toe for almost a decade. In desperation and in great pain, she tried MET: it took only three sittings to clear her painful joints.
Squadron Leader Dutt, bent double in pain with “bamboo spine” (ankylosing spondilyis), staggered to George’s couch. After a couple of sittings, as he puts it “the pain was dramatically relieved”. Annee Abraham was cured of the osteoarthritis, she had been suffering from for 16 years, in three sessions.