Two weekends ago we were visited by two colleagues/friends from Florida, Mike and Carolyn Cohen. They brought with them their bioresonance equipment and program (the Lenyo CellCom unit). They had been telling us about their positive experience with this equipment, and they were kind enough to bring it up so we could see it in use.
We had lined up several of our patients who were willing to act as subjects in a trial use of the bioresonance training. Our emphasis was on chronic pain, although the training has reportedly been used successfully with a host of medical and psychological issues.
What is Bioresonance Therapy?
My preliminary research had found that bioresonance therapy (BRT) is not viewed positively by the medical community in the USA.
It does appear to be more widely utilized and better received in Europe, which is where most of the underlying research behind the Lenyo system has been conducted. I was intrigued because BRT appears to be a form of biofeedback, and we have seen such powerfully beneficial effects of other forms of biofeedback (e.g., EEG-biofeedback, HRV-biofeedback).
My limited understanding of the process is that it involves the reading of cellular electromagnetic fields and feeding the information back to the body. The theoretical science has been around since the 1800’s, with some rudimentary work being done in the middle part of the twentieth century. As with EEG-biofeedback, advances in computer technology have allowed for advancements in BRT. Basically, all living cells give off an electromagnetic field, with different cell structures giving off a unique signature. So, the field given off from heart cells is different from lung cells, is different from muscle cells, etc. Also, there is a pattern associated with excitation versus a grounded or resting state.
With BRT, sensors are placed at various points around the body, depending on the protocol. These sensors read the electromagnetic signature being generated. This information is then modified to approximate a more grounded or healthier state and fed back to the body through other sensors. Over time the body learns to produce this more grounded electromagnetic field, which facilitates the body’s ability to function more effectively and efficiently. It is another form of complementary medicine aimed at supporting and enhancing the body’s own positive healing abilities or energies.
This approach also shares some ideas that underlie acupuncture and ideas found in Chinese medicine regarding the flow of “Ch’i” or “qi.”
Next Steps for Sadar Psychological
The results with our sample of patients (as well as with ourselves) was mixed but sufficiently positive to lead us to continue to examine the advisability of adding this approach to what we offer our patients/clients. Our next step will probably be to see about renting the equipment for a period of time and training as many people as we can during that period to further evaluate its utility for our practice.
If you are interested in being a part of our exploration of BRT, please contact the office.