Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is silver iontophoresis?

  • Silver iontophoresis is an electromedical treatment for surface and internal body infections, and surface wound and ulcer healing.

  • Silver iontophoresis uses an electric voltage, just as is generated by a battery, to move atoms of silver with a positive electric charge (called ‘cations’), through living tissue.

  • The treatment provided by the SIS equipment is delivered via two silver electro-plated cloth electrodes (pads), positioned on the body. Depending on how the pads are positioned, the treatment can precisely target an infection deep in the body, or across the skin.

  • Silver iontophoresis is also effective for antibiotic resistant superbug bacterial infections, and for viral infections.

  • The SIS equipment achieves silver iontophoresis using super-high precision, very low intensity direct current (LIDC) below 10 millionths of an Ampere of electric current. The treatment is completely painless and sub-sensory.

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2. Does silver iontophoresis have the side effects of antibiotics and antiviral drugs?

No. None of the side effects known to be caused by antibiotics and antiviral drugs have been reported from the hundreds of applications of silver iontophoresis for infection and other treatments over a period of approximately 10 years at the Electromedicine Clinic, Melbourne, Australia, where the SIS equipment was developed and continues to be used regularly.

Additionally, none of the side effects of antibiotics were reported by the electromedicine pioneer, American orthopedic surgeon Robert O Becker (1923-2008), nor by his research associates during their many hospital applications of silver-nylon cloth electrode iontophoresis for infection treatments and tissue healing.

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3. In what infection instances can the SIS equipment be used?

When To Use SIS Equipment

INFECTION TYPEAPPLICATION
Non-serious or non-life threatening infection not treated
by GP
Stand-alone
Antibiotic resistantStand-alone
Antibiotic failure for any other reasonStand-alone
Antibiotics allergic or adverse reactionStand-alone
Antibiotics side effects not toleratedStand-alone
Serious or life threatening bacterial infectionIn addition and simultaneous
to antibiotic therapy
Viral infection without available drug treatment or after failure of antiviral drug therapy or if antiviral drug adverse reactions or side effects not toleratedStand-alone
Vascular insufficiency or neurological vascular disease
affecting drug delivery
Stand-alone or in addition and
simultaneous to antibiotic
therapy
First Aid and emergency disaster environmentStand-alone if effect needs to
be immediate and sterilizing
solution not available or
trauma damaged tissues
cannot be contacted or in
addition and simultaneous to
antibiotic therapy

4. How long does it take to change an infection with the SIS machine M200 model?

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5. Can the SIS equipment be used for the treatment of yeast and fungal infections?

Yes, the M200 model can be programmed for the treatment of yeast and fungal infections.

6. Can the SIS equipment be used for the treatment of parasites?

No. The SIS machines are not appropriate for the treatment of parasite infections.

7. Can the SIS equipment be used to treat cancer?

As a manufacturer of medical equipment, we do not give medical advice. Here is our general reply to this question:

A ‘neoplasm’ is the medical term for what is commonly called a “malignancy” or “cancer”. Neoplasms are occurrences that form over time, as a result of many very complex and simultaneous processes.

The SIS machines are not designed nor claimed to be effective when applied alone in the treatment of neoplasms.

Many neoplasms are known to be caused by infections, in addition to many other simultaneous co-factors. These include but are not limited to the more well-known neoplasms that can develop in the liver, stomach, and cervix in females. There is gradually accumulating evidence that neoplasms in other organs of the body might also be caused by infections, especially by viruses.

In so far as neoplasms have infectious agent co-factor causes, then the M200 model SIS machine can be applied to treat these infections. However, as explained above, most neoplasms have multiple, simultaneous co-factor causes. The M200MA model SIS machine can also be applied to stimulate normal programmed cell death (‘apoptosis’) within neoplasms.

We explicitly disclaim that the SIS machines can be applied alone to treat neoplasms.

If the SIS machines are applied for the treatment of neoplasms, they should be used as part of a comprehensive treatment program, under the guidance of a Healthcare Professional.

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8. Do I need medical expertise to use the SIS equipment?

No, none. One of the major aims of the SIS Machines Project is to supply directly to individuals, anywhere in the world, advanced electromedical equipment, that is fast and simple to apply, and that they can use capably at home, without any medical expertise.

The SIS equipment is designed for both clinic and home use.

We also give full and ongoing support with the SIS equipment for correct and optimal application.

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9. Have the SIS machines been tested in hospitals in the treatment of infections?

Yes, with very successful results that resulted in the recovery of the patients. In these cases, within major and regional hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, an M200 model SIS machine and electrode system was used at the insistence of the patients and/or their families, when standard treatments with intravenous and oral antibiotics were not giving the necessary results for these patients’ acute or emergency infections.

The hospital doctors were aware of and included the applications of the SIS equipment in their clinical notes.

Additionally, no adverse affects were reported by the hospital doctors or nurses.

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10. Do you give support for use of the SIS machines?

Yes. We provide full and ongoing support to the original-purchase user of SIS equipment for its correct and optimal application.

We will always communicate promptly, and with as much help and detail as necessary for correct and optimal application of the SIS machines.

11. How many times can the SIS electrodes be re-used?

Typically, for a severe or acute infection, with recommended (approaching) 24/7 continuous use, from clinical experience we recommend replacement of the +ve SIS electrode every 12-48 hours, and replacement of the -ve (‘Return’) SIS electrode every 24-48 hours, depending on anatomical location and other factors such as ambient temperature that will affect sweating.

More information and instructions for application of the SIS electrodes are included in the operating manuals of the SIS machines, and on the Instructions For Use card included in each SIS electrode pack.

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12. Are the SIS electrodes self-adhesive?

No, the SIS electrodes are not ‘sticky’. They need to be held onto the body using standard, adhesive medical tape or other types of physiotherapy or injury rehabilitation tape. Bandages or other emergency means can also be used.

A 10 meter roll of Fixomull® Transparent or Fixomull® Stretch medical tape is included in the Treatment Pack delivered with each SIS machine.

Replacement medical tape is a generally available, non-prescription item from any chemist or pharmacy, and from our SHOP >

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13. Can the SIS equipment be used to sterilize water?

The SIS M200 model has also been designed with small-scale water treatment and purification purposes in mind.

We have not yet conducted an independent laboratory test of water sterilization. We therefore disclaim that we imply or have any data to support or confirm the usefulness of the SIS equipment for these purposes at this time. We intend to conduct the necessary assessment soon [Target: 2018].

14. Can the SIS equipment make ionic (“colloidal”) silver solution?

Yes, very easily with the M200 model. The silver stimulation surface of the SIS electrodes are 99+% pure silver (Ag). When two SIS electrodes (anode and cathode) are immersed into a container of distilled or purified water, an ionic/colloidal solution will be produced.

Alternatively, the SIS machine harness (connecting cable) can be easily connected to widely available pure silver rods made specifically for colloidal silver production, using the set of Alligator Clip Harness Adaptors supplied with each SIS machine M200 model.

15. I have a colloidal silver generator, is the SIS machine M200 model for infection treatments the same and do they do the same thing?

No, they are entirely different. Please continue to the link below to read about the SIS machine M200 model for infection treatments, or first read the information below.

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DELIVERY OF INGESTED SILVER IONS INSIDE THE BODY

“Colloidal silver” (ionic silver solution), though certainly of use for surface infections, has major limitations for the treatment of internal infections. The human body is often imagined as something like a bathtub of water: if you drop a substance into it, it will spread out and automatically go everywhere. In anatomical and physiological reality, the body is extremely compartmentalized and barriered, at every order of anatomical scale—down to the sub-cellular level. Silver ions, just like any medication, do not automatically reach a target area of infection.

CELLULAR BINDING SITES AND INTERNAL ANATOMY PATHWAYS

For colloidal silver solution or spray, there are a million, million molecular binding sites available for the silver ions, starting high up in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, before they can reach an infection. Additionally, internal pathways are very complex and long. For illustration, the chances of getting a therapeutic dose of silver ions to a kidney infection might be very small. After taking the colloidal silver orally, the silver ions must get through the stomach—where they can bind to the stomach’s hydrochloric acid and be ‘used up’, then go through at least part of GI tract, and eventually find their long anatomical way to the renal (kidney supplying) arteries and into the inner compartments of the infected kidney(s). If they do not pass directly through the walls of the intestines into the bloodstream, they must further be transported out into the circulatory system via the portal venous system route through the liver, into the heart, in and out of the lungs, back to the heart, then back into circulation.

INFLAMMATION HINDERS MEDICATION DELIVERY

Localized inflammation can often limit the delivery of any medication or other substance in general circulation. When inflammatory chemicals are elevated in localized areas of infection or injury, they can cause mechanical, obstructing changes inside and around the small blood vessels (‘arterioles’), and/or these arterioles can become actively vasoconstricted under the control of the smallest (‘group C’) motor (‘efferent’) nerve fibers, resulting in a reduced amount of any medicine delivered via the bloodstream.

THE SIS ELECTROMED TECHNOLOGY

The operation of the SIS machines does not depend on blood flow. Operating on the basic physics of electric voltages, electric currents and conductivity, a constant direct current (DC) is delivered via the shortest possible route, directly to the target infected area.

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16. Is the SIS machine M200 model for infection treatments like “zappers”, or “bioresonance” devices?

No. “zappers”, Rife machines, and bioresonance devices are all electromagnetic frequency generating devices.

SIS machines models M200/M200MA/W200 are low intensity (low amperage) direct current (DC) silver iontophoresis devices. They have no Output Current or Output Voltage frequency, as they are DC devices.

The M200, M200MA and W200 model SIS machines have no functional or therapeutic similarity to any frequency generating device.

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17. If I have a microcurrent stimulator can I use it with the SIS silver-nylon electrodes?

No. The SIS machines should not be compared to commonly available microcurrent stimulators, either electronically or therapeutically.

WARNING: GENERALLY AVAILABLE MICROCURRENT STIMULATORS, AND OTHER ELECTRO-STIMULATORS THAT HAVE ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS THAT INCLUDE THE MILLIAMPERE (mA) RANGE OF OUTPUT CURRENT, ARE NOT CAPABLE OF THE ELECTRONIC REQUIREMENTS OF ULTRA-LOW AMPERAGE (LOW INTENSITY DIRECT CURRENT) FOR SILVER IONTOPHORESIS USING SILVER-NYLON CLOTH AS THE +ve AND -ve ELECTRO-CHEMICAL ANODE AND CATHODE, AND SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH THE SIS ELECTRODES IN CASE OF UNPREDICTABLE TISSUE DAMAGE, BURNS AND OTHER ADVERSE BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS.

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The SIS machines are direct current (DC) devices that are necessary for silver iontophoresis; they have no output stimulation frequency. Most currently available microcurrent stimulators are not DC devices: they are frequency emitting, pulsed waveform devices.

For silver iontophoresis using silver-nylon cloth electrodes as the +ve and -ve electro-chemical anode and cathode for the release of silver cations (Ag+s), extremely stable ultra-low amperage (low intensity) DC Output Current with nano-ampere accuracy is required, which is far beyond the capabilities of generally available microcurrent stimulators.

Additionally, the M200, M200MA and W200 model SIS machines are sophisticated real-time monitoring devices of the SIS silver-nylon cloth electrode↔skin contact, which is absolutely necessary for silver iontophoresis to occur at these very low electric currents.

18. Where and how were the SIS machines and electrotherapy technology developed?

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19. Where can I read more about the published medical-scientific supporting articles, data and background of the SIS machines?

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