EHS skin case study; Case study on ginkgo biloba efficacy
zondag, 29 mei 2022 - Categorie: Artikelen
ES-UK Newsletter - Spring 2022 Vol.19 No.3, pp. 8-9
Although a teenage boy in the UK still suffers pain during or after RF exposure,
the improvement in his skin condition is remarkable.
By Dr Mary Redmayne, Adjunct Research Associate, Victoria University of Wellington;
Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University, Melbourne.
November 25, 2021
I am a researcher in effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) and my papers can be found at ResearchGate (1). I live in New Zealand and am an advisor for PHIRE, EHT, and ORSAA.
In early June 2021 I received an enquiry from a concerned father in the UK. His teenage son was having terrible skin problems, mainly rashes and inflammation/swelling. This occurred three years after gluten ataxia was suspected and all gluten removed from the diet. For over 5 years, the family home has had no wi-fi, smart devices or cordless phones, and mobile phone usage was kept to a minimum.
The skin condition first occurred during Covid19 lockdown in March 2021 within an hour or two of going into the city for the first time in several weeks. The building had 5 GHz wi-fi and mobile phones operating and the area had telecommunication exposure sources typical of UK cities.
After several weeks of the lockdown, the child returned to school where there is wi-fi and mobile phones. The closest mobile base station is approximately 250 metres away and transmits LTE.
The boy had Diprobase applied all over, however, shortly after pick up from school the child was glowing red and inflamed again. The redness would quickly become itchy, and transform into scabs during the night causing bleeding. He only managed a day or two back at school until he was too unwell to attend – with his skin being too sore. This cycle of attending school, leaving glowing and itching, repeated over several weeks – gradually getting worse.
Their GP was contacted and it was suggested to monitor. A photograph diary was kept which resulted in the GP, sending him to a Paediatrician. The Diprobase cream was continued but made no difference to improve healing; it only moistened the skin.
The Consultant paediatrician could not explain the condition either; the child had not been anywhere due to the lockdown, apart from the medical appointment in the city. After the parents had explored other possible explanations, including diet which due to the child’s sensitivity to gluten is carefully limited to
a range of organic gluten-free homemade food, they contacted me. They had read a publication of mine 2 and thought maybe their son may be reacting to exposure to electromagnetic radiation from transmitting equipment; this condition is known as electrohypersensitivity (EHS for short).
After some discussion, it seemed it could be that the town EMF exposure may have been an aggravating factor. There has been some experimental research published indicating benefits of ginkgo biloba in reducing impacts of radio-frequency exposure on rats 3. The researchers used three groups: EMF exposed,
EMF exposed plus ginkgo biloba, and a control group with neither. The results led to the conclusion that ginkgo biloba may mitigate some deleterious effects of the exposure to mobile phones.
Well, clearly, we weren’t dealing with a rat! But I provided details of the paper and suggested that unadulterated gingko biloba tablets may help, but to discuss it with a GP first to ensure suitability, dose, and frequency as I'm an academic doctor, not a medical one. As I said, “There are no proven treatments (for EHS) but you could ask the doctor whether you could try giving him gingko biloba tablets (without other herbals in them) - to be sure they are suitable for his age and do not interfere with any medications he is on. It is just possible they could help although not proven.”
They sought professional medical advice and treatment began on 12 June, “initially just one a day, then from the 29th June he started taking two a day; one … morning and night”.
He began back at school during June. Here is a comment I received from the father in mid-July, two weeks after his son began taking two tablets
daily of Ginkgo Biloba.
''Thank you for suggesting the Ginkgo biloba. The first two days there was no noticeable effect, the third day there was some minor improvement and fourth day, he left school with his skin glowing, but by the evening and bedtime the glow had gone - Wow. And now while his skin is scarred, from the major skin
rashes, his skin is no longer like sandpaper and it's healing. It’s amazing. His homeopath has assessed the tablets and agrees they are beneficial for him and has suggested he has two 120mg tablets a day…”.
And three weeks later:''The Ginkgo biloba is working a treat, speeding up the skin’s recovery - we cannot thank you enough for this suggestion.''
One month after this the skin continued to be well, although other health problems were emerging.
As of November 2021, five months after starting Ginkgo Biloba, his skin is healthy apart from residual scarring (see photos). There is still pain associated with being in, or having been in, town and at school and being in proximity to WiFi and mobile phones.
2 After reading a paper I’d recently published: Redmayne M, Reddel
S. Redefining electrosensitivity: A new literature-supported model.
Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine. 2021:1-9.
3 Gevrek F. Histopathological, immunohistochemical, and
stereological analysis of the effect of Ginkgo biloba (Egb761) on the
hippocampus of rats exposed to long-term cellphone radiation. Histol
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