Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is silver iontophoresis?

Silver iontophoresis is the use of an electric field, just as is generated between the ends of a battery, to move atoms of silver with an electron knocked off so that they have a positive electric charge (‘cations’), through living tissue.

The silver cations can be transported either through the skin and deep into the body, or across the skin, depending on how the SIS electrodes are positioned. Silver iontophoresis can thereby be applied for the treatment of an internal infection, or for the treatment of a skin infection.

Silver iontophoresis is achieved with very small electric currents that are in the very low microampere range, which are billionths of an Ampere of electric current, and so cannot be felt.

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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 more than 7 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 electrodes iontophoresis for infection treatments and tissue healing.

3. How long does it take to change an infection with the SIS equipment?

Please continue to the link below to read information about treatment durations.

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4. 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.

5. Can the SIS machines be used for the treatment of parasites?

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

6. Can the SIS machines 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 women. 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 SIS machines can be applied to treat these infections. However, as explained above, most ‘neoplasms’ have multiple, simultaneous co-factor causes.

We therefore 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.

7. 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.

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

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8. Have the SIS machines been tested within a hospital environment for the treatment of acute 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 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 machines in their clinical notes.

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

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9. Do you give support for use of the SIS machines and electrodes?

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.

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

Typically, for a severe or acute infection, with recommended 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 48-72 hours, depending on anatomical location and other factors such as ambient temperature that will affect sweating.

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

11. 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, for the following SIS machine models:

M200, W200, WMcAMP, M200MA

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

12. 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].

13. 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 wire) 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.

14. I have a colloidal silver generator, are the SIS machines the same and do they do the same thing?

No, they are entirely different. Please click on the link to read how the SIS machines work for infection treatments, or 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 scaledown to the sub-cellular level. Silver ions do not automatically travel inside the body to where it is wished that they go.

INTERNAL ANATOMY PATHWAYS

For orally ingested silver ion solution or spray there are a million, million molecular binding sites available for them, starting high up in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract itself. For illustration, the chances of getting a therapeutic dose of silver ions to a kidney infection are probably very small. After taking the colloidal silver orally, the silver ions must get through the stomachwhere they can bind to the stomach’s hydrochloric acid, then go through at least part of GI tract; if they are not directly absorbed through the walls of the intestines into the local blood vessels, then they must go up through the portal venous system up and through the liver, then to the heart, in and out of the lungs where the blood is oxygenated, then back into the systemic bloodstream, back around and down through the body, then through the renal (kidney supplying) arteries, and eventually into the inner compartments of the infected kidney.

INFLAMMATION HINDERS MEDICATION DELIVERY

Inflammation affects the delivery of any medication or other substance. When inflammatory chemicals, such as ‘thromboxanes’—fatty substances that cause blood clotting and blood vessel restriction, are elevated in infected areas of the body, a reduced amount of medicine or no medicine at all, reaches the infected area via the bloodstream. A technical journal article that discusses the role of  inflammatory processes is here.

SIS MACHINES

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

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15. Is the SIS machine M200 model for infections like “zappers”, or “bioresonance” devices?

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

The SIS machines models M200 and W200 are direct current (DC) silver iontophoresis devices. They have no Output Current or Output Voltage frequency, as they are DC devices. The M200 and W200 model SIS machines have no functional or therapeutic similarity to any frequency generating device.

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16. 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 MICROCURRENT (ALSO CALLED: LOW INTENSITY DIRECT CURRENT) FOR SILVER IONTOPHORESIS USING SILVER-NYLON CLOTH AS THE +VE ELECTRO-CHEMICAL ANODE, 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 pulsed waveform, frequency generating devices.

For silver iontophoresis using silver-nylon electrodes as the +ve electro-chemical anode for the release of silver cations (Ag+s), extremely stable and high accuracy ultra-low microcurrent is required, down to the nanoampere range and resolution accuracy, which is beyond the capabilities of generally available microcurrent stimulators.

17. Where and how were the SIS machines and technology (electrotherapy) developed?

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

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