We’ve learned a great deal about cells from continued research in the past decades. From studying their metabolic processes, to understanding how they work together in repairing the body; it should come as no surprise that we have evidence of cellular vibration. Every cell vibrates. Recent advances in mechanobiology have continued to help generate new discoveries and processes that enable us to look deeper into what goes on inside individual cells.
Elasticity is the ability of a cell to resume its normal shape after being stretched or compressed when going through cellular changes. It's one of the fundamental characteristics of cells related to their anatomy and pathological state. Basically, this back and forth “elastic motion” means that cells “quake” or vibrate.
Thousands of reactions can occur within cells, from ion transfers to neuron stimulations. These events can occur rapidly and until now, have been too difficult to effectively measure. However, recent research and experiments conducted at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM) – have resulted in a new technique for micro eslastography. The new technique, called “cell quake elastography” offers an improved means to monitor and record those thousands of mechanical vibrations occurring within a single cell body. We can now see what is responsible for cellular vibration.
The process has many moving parts and incorporates everything from microscopes to extreme high-speed cameras and noise correlation techniques. Similar techniques are used by seismologists when measuring the vibrations produced by earthquakes. Science now has a way to effectively measure and map the elasticity of the inside of a cell, much like how we can map the deep structure of the earth.
So what do we know? We’ve discussed in previous blogs that everything in the entire universe is made of matter. The matter is composed of tiny atomic particles that are constantly in motion. The motion of these tiny particles in-turn can be measured by frequency. And the frequencies determine the vibrations that result from this movement, stemming from cellular function.
Understanding atomic particle motion essentially as vibrational energy, programmed to do specific work, helps us explain how the human body functions. Our bodies are composed of multiple organ systems with trillions of cells. All of these cells are vibrating at different frequencies and work together, keeping the body healthy and functioning. It’s when the cells cease to vibrate or malfunction that their subsequent frequencies begin to deviate from their intended purpose, and we can see systems fail. This can result in a decline of cellular function and decline in overall health of the systems.
An interesting hypothesis entertains the idea: If specific frequency vibration itself is the result of healthy cellular function, then could it be that when introduced in proximity to a specific group of malfunctioning cells, the correct frequency has the vibration potential to help stimulate cellular regeneration and restore regular function?
Why not? In-fact, there have already been numerous studies looking in to that very question. An example such as low frequency vibrational therapy already has a wide range of applications including reducing stress and stimulating bone cell growth.