Biofeedback as an alternative therapy

We are adepts to it, know everything about it, like it, and practice it! Yes, the topic today is biofeedback, and we’ll try to explain everything we know so that everyone can understand its basics and details. 

 

Bioresonance or biofeedback is a recent alternative therapy, the foundations of which were laid in the early 1970s by German physician Franz Morell. Biofeedback has developed and became extremely popular, including in Romania. Today, many practices and therapists offer biofeedback diagnostic and treatment services, even though the basics and operation of this method have not been demonstrated so far.

However, patients are attracted to the idea of a quick diagnosis, which does not require further medical investigation and a quick and easy solution to health problems, without taking into account the risks to which they are exposed.

How does it work? 

Biofeedback is an alternative therapy that proposes both a method of diagnosis and treatment, both based on the investigation of electromagnetic waves emitted by the human body. To these is added the recommendation of a certain diet, specific to the identified condition.

The theory behind this practice is that of energy. More specifically, any form of matter emits energy, including the human body. However, the affected cells emit a different type of energy and thus the presence of a disorder or condition can be identified. 

We as people, come into constant contact with energies emitted by objects and other people around us, every day. This can cause energy imbalances that translate into the ailments or diseases we suffer from. Therefore, healing from the point of view of biofeedback can only be done by restoring the electromagnetic balance.

Therapists use a special device that is thought to have the ability to record, measure, and modify electromagnetic waves. The first device of this kind, called Mora, was created by the founder of biofeedback, F. Morell, so biofeedback is also known as “Mora therapy”. This device is still used today, but other types have been developed.

These miraculous devices claim not only that they could differentiate between electromagnetic waves emitted by healthy and affected cells, but also that they could fix the health problem by modifying them.

A biofeedback session lasts an average of 20-30 minutes. Initially, an anamnesis and a clinical consultation are performed, then the diagnosis based on biofeedback takes place. The patient is lying down and an electrode is attached to his skin. He must not wear objects with electromagnetic potential (a pacemaker or mobile phone) or be around other people, so as not to allow their electromagnetic field to interfere with the patients. Each area and organ is analyzed from an electromagnetic point of view, and the device detects oscillations down to the molecular level.

The diagnostic biofeedback device identifies healthy waves from pathological (ill or unhealthy) ones. Then comes the treatment part, which consists of adjusting electromagnetic waves. The waves are picked up by the device and are reintroduced into the body as follows: 

First, the healthy electromagnetic waves are amplified. Then, the pathological ones are remedied and “converted” into healthy waves. This happens by changing the frequency and amplitude of the electro-waves. In this way, the energy blockages are eliminated and the body is stimulated to heal itself.

Pro’s and Con’s

If we want to be completely honest, we must mention the con’s as well, since no means of treatment or therapy is always 100% reliable, right? People also question doctors more often nowadays. 

Pros:

  • Biofeedback is a non-invasive method of diagnosis and treatment, the accent being on non-invasive
  • It can be used in a wide range of patients (including children and the elderly), except for pregnant women or people with heart, lung, or nervous system disorders
  • Biofeedback is a rapid method of diagnosis and treatment, which is achieved in a relatively short period of time
  • The main purpose of biofeedback is to encourage the body to heal itself, which is a great thing
  • Biofeedback goes far beyond the beneficial effects it claims to have: Electromagnetic wave detection and regulation devices have been developed that claim to reduce and even eliminate malignant tumors. One such example is the one launched in 1998 in Mexico. The respective biofeedback device was promoted as being extremely effective in treating cancer, having a success rate of 80% in the natural elimination of tumors. 

Con’s:

  • There is no scientific support for the veracity of the diagnosis made by biofeedback or treatment by electromagnetic waves; although there are many diseases, disorders (even vices) that are thought to be cured through biofeedback, there is no evidence in the scientific literature for any of them.
  • Biofeedback imaging claims that in addition to diagnosis and treatment, it can identify the ailments a person will suffer in the future if they do not remove the harmful causes of the present; however, this prevention is not an exclusive novelty of biofeedback – and conventional medicine has shown the involvement of certain factors in the further development of certain diseases, factors which, if kept under control, can prevent the development of certain diseases.

The option of resorting to an alternative form of diagnosis or treatment, such as biofeedback, is a personal choice and must be done by each individual accordingly, after previous basic research. It is important to keep in mind there might be some risks we are exposed to and to question everything we need regarding that practice like in any other practice you try for the first time. Biofeedback therapists are there to answer all of your questions, if and when you decide to resort to this type of therapy. 

Preliminary documentation of conventional medical therapy and consultation, performed by a specialist, can be of real use in counteracting the possible negative effects of biofeedback. 

Hopefully, we managed to `scratch the surface` with this basic info on what biofeedback is about and help newcomers to this alternative therapy be more confident in giving it a try.