LifewavePhototherapy Acupuncture Patch Technology:  How does it work?

LifeWave phototherapy patches are unlike any other patch technology currently sold in that they are non-transdermal – nothing enters the body. Successfully registered as a Class I medical device with the US FDA and the Australian TGA, the natural biological contents of the patches create biosignals that modulate the body’s natural magnetic field in order to enhance certain specific biological reactions that are already naturally taking place. The organic materials have been chosen for their optical (chiral), liquid crystal and semi-conducting properties.

Biological molecules operate electronically as well as chemically; indeed, stimulation of the body with electrical or magnetic fields is a well-accepted practice in medicine (Malmivuo and Plonsey, 1995). LifeWave patch technology also uses bioelectric stimulation, however the stimulation is due to the production of specific electrical frequencies by the body’s natural magnetic field from materials present in the patches. Using a nanotechnology production process called solution-based self-assembly, optically active and electrically conductive patch materials form nano-size molecular crystals that function as molecular antennae. Placing a conducting material [patch] in an oscillating magnetic field [human body] creates an electrical signal/frequency in the conducting material.

The proprietary solution in each patch type reflects photons of a specific wavelength of light, mimicking an existing biological reaction. Patches are applied on the acupoints of major meridians, as these are known to conduct light in the infrared range very efficiently.

Part One of the Aches and Gains interview with David Schmidt and LifeWave Ambassador Suzanne Somers aired on March 19, 2016 . This weekly program is hosted by Dr. Paul J. Christo, the Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, who is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in pain management.

The interview touches on Suzanne’s previous struggle with major health issues, and how she subsequently overcame the pain and reshaped her life. David offers revealing insights on our patented phototherapy patches, which Suzanne uses to support her health. He describes how our technology uses light energy to reduce pain, and the exciting future of phototherapy for promoting wellness: “What’s so exciting about this is the exact mechanism of how this is all occurring. We now know we can use low levels of light to have the body produce its own antioxidants, and very favorable bioelectrical changes that lead to extremely rapid pain relief.”

Tune into Part Two of the interview on Saturday March 26 at 2 p.m. PDT, as Suzanne expounds on how LifeWave’s phototherapy patches have benefitted her. In addition, David will provide greater detail on how our patches provide a wide range of benefits, and examine the future of phototherapy for enhancing health.

Electrical nature of the body

The body’s cells and tissues possess an intrinsic electric nature that permits the transmission of signals for information and control of biological processes (Malmivuo and Plonsey, 1995). The currency of information flow in the body is electron and ionic flow. Vision, hearing, and touch are all examples of the conduction of electrical information. The eye, ear and the skin have sensory transducers that convert light waves, sound waves and mechanical waves into bioelectrical signals that are conducted to the brain (Berne et al., 1993). Likewise, the biologically useful bioelectrical frequencies created by the LifeWave patches are resonantly coupled to small subcellular components of various cell types including membrane receptors and enzymes present in muscle tissues.

The mode of transmission of information in the nervous system is frequency modulation (FM). The brain in turn processes the information present in the bioelectrical signals (called action potentials) sent from the sensory organs and responds by sending out other bioelectrical signals via the nerves to control the voluntary contraction of muscles, hormone release, and various organ functions (Nicholls et al., 2001).

Human Biomagnetic Field

The SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) magnetometer has shown the presence of a weak magnetic energy field around the human body. This biomagnetic field arises because of physiologic activities within the human body, which in electrical terms is a volume conductor. The biological activities of cells, tissues and the bloodstream generate electrical currents in the body and electrical fields that can be detected on the skin surface. As per the laws of physics, an electrical current flowing through a volume conductor always gives rise to a magnetic field (  Jackson, 1975).

Biomagnetic signals are thought to arise from intra-cellular currents that are produced by muscular contraction or neural excitation of tissue cells (Rottier, 2000). The current produced in the cells flows out of the cells through cell membrane protein connections and cell ion channels into the extracellular matrix, creating bioelectric current flows in the body and hence a weak magnetic field. The magnetic field produced by the heart alone, is one-millionth the strength of the earth’s magnetic field (Baule et al., 1963); the brain’s biomagnetic field is 100 times weaker than the heart’s (Cohen, 1972).

Lifewave’s Energy Enhancer patches behave as a passive transmitter system, with the pulsating magnetic field of the body acting as a high frequency carrier wave that is frequency modulated by the ingredients in the patches.

Absorption of electromagnetic energy by biological molecules

High-energy electromagnetic fields can cause heating, ionization and destruction of biological tissue, but lower energy fields have other more subtle biological effects. At low energy levels when resonance energy transfer occurs the transfer of charge is the main effect, not heating. According to Louis Heynick, low energy frequencies can change the orientations and configurations of molecules without altering or destroying the basic identities of the molecules (Heynick, 1987).

In order to resonantly activate specific biological molecules that are involved in certain metabolic reactions in biological tissues, the selection of electromagnetic frequencies must be matched to and specific for the absorption spectra of the molecules involved in the chemical reaction that you want to affect.  

The interaction between the organic nano-sized crystals formed within the patches and the body’s thermomagnetic field produces a specific set of oscillating bioelectrical signals that are transmitted into the body just like radio signals are sent from a transmitter to a home radio (receivers). Molecules that are already pre-tuned to the frequencies being transmitted receive these specific bioelectrical signals. When the frequency-specific energy is absorbed by these molecules, activation of biochemical reactions that are already naturally occurring can be enhanced.

Transmission of Patch Biosignals Into the Body

From the point of view of the electronic biology of the human body, the cells of the body contain liquid crystal components (proteins, membranes, membrane receptors, DNA, and RNA) that possess the electronic capability of resonating to certain specific frequencies like antennae (Beal, 1996a, 1996b). In a sense the body is constructed of liquid crystal oscillators. The biological liquid crystal molecules of the cell are organized in complex structures that exhibit cooperative behavior (Ho, 1998). When the correct specific bioelectrical frequencies are supplied to the cells of the body these liquid crystal molecules will resonantly absorb energy and information (Adey, 1988, 1993a; Beal, 1996a, 1996b).

The cellular components of the body behave as electrical circuits (since they have capacitive, inductive and resistive elements, biopotential voltage sources and ionic and electron current flows). This allows electricity and information that is carried by the frequencies of bioelectrical signals to pass into and out of the cells. Cells also have components composed of membranes, membrane receptors and cytoskeletal protein complexes that behave as tuning circuits. These cellular tuning circuits allow detection, resonant absorption and amplification of very specific bioelectrical signals that are in certain frequency and amplitude windows (Adey, 1981, 1988, 1993a; Garnett, 1998, 2002; Ho, 1998).

Frequency modulation of cell membrane receptors that function as electrical antennae/transducers results in voltage fluctuations across cell membranes at the frequency of the stimulus (Dallos, 1986; Russell et al., 1986). Frequency modulation will activate the receptors of cell membranes that respond to voltage changes and these receptors are in turn coupled to other membrane proteins that regulate the electrical, contractile and metabolic activity of cells.

Resonant energy transfer

The phenomena of resonance energy transfer can be demonstrated by identical tuning forks. When one fork is struck and then placed close to, but not touching, the other fork, the sound vibrations produced by the struck fork will actually transfer energy to the other tuning fork causing it to vibrate sympathetically.

Enzymes and membrane receptors, like all proteins, are folded into 3-dimensional structures. The three-dimensional structure of a protein arises because each protein is composed of a unique ordered sequence of amino acids. The proteins of human cells are all made of chiral molecules called L-amino acids (Nelson and Cox, 2000). Enzymes and receptors possess the ability to fluctuate back and forth between active and inactive states much like electrical switches that can either be set to an on or off positions. This cyclical movement between the active position and the rest position of these types of proteins involves a reversible shift in the distribution of electrical charges, which subsequently alters the 3-dimensional folding and chemical binding sites of these proteins. This alteration in protein folding, called a configurational or conformational change, is accompanied by changes in both the chemical reactivity and the electrical properties of these proteins (Wuddel and Apell, 1995). New research has now proven that enzymes and receptors can be activated by electric charges directly transferred from resonantly coupled electric fields (Derényi and Astumian, 1998). This is because the intramolecular charge transfer that occurs in enzymes and receptors undergoing conformational transitions within their cycle conveys to these molecules the ability to transduce energy directly from oscillating electric fields (Astumian et al., 1989).

Ross Adey and others have shown that weak electromagnetic fields may resonantly interact with the glycoproteins of the cell membrane acting like first messenger signals that activate intracellular enzymes (Adey, 1993b). These electromagnetic signals can create conformational changes in cell membrane proteins when these membrane proteins transductively couple with electromagnetic frequencies provided the frequencies are within certain amplitude and frequency windows (Adey, 1993b). This means the cell membrane proteins can act like electrical transducers that behave as on off electrical switches that activate chemical processes inside of the cell (Adey, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1993b; Adey et al., 1982).

The key step necessary for this mechanism to work is to produce an electric field in the body, which exactly matches the resonant frequency of the enzymatic process or membrane receptor that you wish to stimulate so that the enzyme or receptor is able to resonantly couple to the field. The Lifewave patches interact with the body’s magnetic field to produce specific bioelectrical frequencies that resonantly transfer energy to turn on certain chemical processes in the body, e.g. accelerating the body’s ability to burn fat as a fuel source for energy. The patch technology does not create chemical reactions in the body; rather, it only assists biological reactions that are already taking place to work more efficiently.

Magnetic induction

Faraday’s Law of Induction, which is a basic law of electromagnetism (Jones and Childers, 1990), holds that a measurable electrical current can be created in a wire conductor simply by moving a magnet near the wire.

The LifeWave patch system has been designed to utilize the principle of induction, with the natural components in the patches functioning as small electronic conductors and antennae. When the body’s oscillating magnetic field interacts with the electrically active molecules in the patches, the magnetic field induces the creation of electric fields through the Faraday effect. This induced electrical field contains the specific resonant frequencies of the materials contained within the patches. In addition, the natural oscillating magnetic field of the body acts like a carrier wave to couple these frequencies into the body.

The interaction of the body’s magnetic field with LifeWave patches induces weak bioelectrical current flows of specific frequencies in the body’s tissues. The specific sets of frequencies produced by the patches have been selected to activate certain chemical reactions and biological processes.

Biosignaling Effects of ENERGY ENHANCER Patches

Increased muscular stamina and production of energy from fats

  • The body’s muscles are designed so that each muscle cell is connected to a nerve supply so that the brain can direct muscle fibers to contract or relax (Berne et al., 1993). When muscle fibers contract they are responding to nerve signals that have caused calcium ions to be released in the muscle fibers. One biosignal of the Energy Enhancer patch is to increase calcium release in the muscles so that a greater percentage of muscle fibers contract at the same time.
  • The primary energy sources within the human body are the burning of sugars or the burning of fats. The fuel value of sugar is 4.0 kcal per gram while fat burning produces 8.9 kcal per gram (Stipanuk, 2000). The human body has a natural preference for burning sugar as a fuel source, but since burning sugar produces less than half the energy as fats, any approach that increases fat burning increases energy availability.

In the average person the metabolism of fat becomes an increasingly important source of energy (ATP) production as the duration of exercise is prolonged. Unfortunately, this means that fat often does not become a ready source of energy for most people until a period of delay after the initiation of exercise.

The burning of fats as an energy source is absolutely dependent upon an amino acid called carnitine and the enzymes it interacts with. Carnitine is absolutely required for fatty acid metabolism and energy production in both cardiac and skeletal muscle, with a primary function to transport fat from the cytoplasm into the mitochondria where the fat is burned to produce energy. If the cells are not able to get fat into the mitochondria, they can’t burn it. Thus, carnitine plays a central role in the production of cellular energy from fat (Heinonen, 1996).

Current scientific evidence has already shown that increasing the levels of carnitine in tissues by oral supplementation increases fat burning, especially in individuals who are carnitine deficient (Hoppel, 2003). For example, when cardiac patients are given L-carnitine supplements prior to cardiac stress tests, the heart pumps more blood more efficiently with fewer beats (Cacciatore et al., 1991).

The Energy Enhancer patches were specifically designed to increase the transport of long chain fatty acids into mitochondria by creating cellular frequency modulations that help optimize the activity of natural substances like carnitine. The effect: improved energy and stamina.

Biological Control by Frequency Codes

It is the interaction of enzymes with the food components (metabolites) that produce the energy supply and the building blocks needed by cells to maintain their own self-generating organization. According to Fritjof Capra, all cells use the same universal set of a few hundred small organic molecules as food for their metabolism.. (Capra, 2002). The mechanisms that controls chemical reactions in cells are the electromagnetic oscillations or frequencies of the atoms of the substances involved (Brugemann, 1993). In a sense one could say that all biological processes are controlled by a chemical code that is in turn controlled by a frequency code.

According to the laws of physics everything in the universe is in a state of vibration. The resonant frequency of a material is defined as the natural vibratory rate or frequency of each substance be it an element or a molecule (Jones and Childers, 1990). Energy transfer can occur between materials when their resonant frequencies (oscillations) are matched. In addition when biological molecules in a cell are exposed to an externally applied or internally created electric field that matches their resonant frequency the field can be said to be coupled to the molecules and the molecules will subsequently absorb energy from the electric field. The cell membrane is the primary site of interaction between electric fields and the cell (Adey, 1993a).

Resonance occurs in biological molecules or even whole cells when acoustical or electric vibrations emitted from a generating source match the absorption frequency of the receiving structure producing an energy transference, which amplifies the natural vibrational frequency of the cell or the cell component (Beal, 1996a, 1996b).

All metabolic reactions of a cell are controlled by a complex interaction of regulatory processes that are usually defined by their chemical properties, however according to Brugemann, the internal chemical regulatory forces are in turn controlled by electromagnetic oscillations, which are biophysically specific (Brugemann, 1993). This physical principle makes it possible to obtain very specific metabolic responses when very weak electrical fields are applied or created in the body, which exactly match the frequency codes of the chemicals involved in the metabolic process you want to affect.

Numerous examples now exist in biology of chemical reactions being triggered in cells by extremely small amounts of certain specific signaling molecules such as prostaglandins and hormones. What is important is not just the amount of the substance involved, but that the required substance is available in exactly the right location at the right time. Some of the same effects can also be achieved with the application of electrical fields that have the same resonant frequencies of the signaling molecules.

When an electromagnetic field that possesses the resonant frequency of a biological molecule is generated in the body, conducting molecules of that particular type will absorb energy from the field and undergo induced electron flow. Field potentials that appear at the surface of the body are the basis of clinical electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG).

A fact that is not widely understood is that the cells of the body are exquisitely responsive to electrical frequencies of exactly the right frequency and amplitude (Adey, 1993a, 1993b). The cells of the body have built-in electromagnetic filters so they only respond to electromagnetic fields of particular frequencies and amplitudes (Adey, 1993a, 1993b).


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