Bioresonance therapy, or BRT, is a tool used by a variety of healthcare practitioners to determine the root cause of health concerns and restore the body to better health. Practitioners who use BRT include doctors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, and chiropractors.
While BRT is a trusted tool among many holistic practitioners, it is not an accepted form of treatment among the established medical community.
In this article, we’ll explain in more detail what BRT is, what the research says about its effectiveness, and whether or not it might be right for you.
What is bioresonance therapy?
Bioresonance therapy is a non-invasive technique used in many alternative and complementary healing medicine practices. Also known as MORA therapy, Dr. Franz Morell and engineer Erich Rasche developed the technology in the 1970s.
The premise behind BRT is that unhealthy or damaged cells emit unique electromagnetic waves that are different from healthy cells.
Proponents believe that we can detect these altered wavelengths to find unhealthy cells. And then with that information, the unhealthy wavelengths can be corrected back to normal to promote healing in the body.1
Bioresonance therapy is also commonly called:
- Electrodermal testing
- Bio-physical information therapy (BIT)
- Bio-energetic therapy
- Vibrational medicine
- Energy medicine2
BRT vs. electrodermal testing
While bioresonance therapy employs the same scientific principles as electrodermal testing, the treatment relies on sending beneficial wavelengths back to the body to correct electromagnetic imbalances. This is in contrast to electrodermal screening devices, which determine which substances are optimal for bringing the body back into balance. In this sense, BRT is more similar to BIT and vibrational medicine.
ZYTO scanning technology such as the Balance system is considered electrodermal screening. However, the ZYTO Select, Elite, and EVOX systems are capable of sending energetic information to the body. Although similar to BRT and BIT in this regard, it’s important to note that this capability is not considered a therapy and that ZYTO technology is not diagnostic.
How does bioresonance therapy work?
In a bioresonance therapy session, electrodes are placed on the skin. These electrodes are connected to a machine that measures and analyzes the energy wavelengths produced by the body.
The practitioner performing the session will use the measurements taken by the bioresonance machine to detect abnormalities and identify unhealthy cells. Next, they will use that information to better understand the underlying causes of the person’s health concern.
The machine used in bioresonance therapy is also meant to change the frequencies of any unusual wavelengths that were detected during the screening. It is thought that the machine can cancel out the abnormalities and return the wavelengths of unhealthy cells to normal. This process is believed to help treat the condition or symptom and create healing deep within the body.1
Bioresonance therapy is often used alongside other holistic health practices, so your practitioner may also recommend other treatment modalities such as nutrition therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation, and so on.
Most people won’t feel anything happening during treatment when hooked up to the machine via electrodes. A single session may last around an hour, and you may go through several treatment sessions over time. However, this may vary based on the complexity of your condition and the unique approach of the practitioner.
Each practitioner is different in their approach to healing. So if this is a therapy you are considering, you should ask your provider ahead of time what to expect during the course of treatment.
Does bioresonance therapy work?
There are many anecdotal and clinical reports around the effectiveness of bioresonance therapy, and many people believe in this approach after experiencing benefits first-hand.
Detractors of BRT point to the lack of scientific evidence supporting the practice. While it’s true that there are no large scientific studies proving the validity of BRT, some small experiments do suggest that this type of therapy may be beneficial.
Below is a list of some of the specific conditions that have been studied in the literature, along with a look into what the science says so far.
Many studies have been done to investigate the effects of bioresonance therapy on allergies, as that is a common condition treated with this technique. However, the results so far are quite mixed, and there’s no overwhelmingly reliable evidence from the multiple studies conducted at this point in time.2
Some positive results from very small studies suggest that bioresonance may provide benefit to those with depression, both by itself and as a complementary tool alongside conventional treatments.3 4
There is one study supporting the use of bioresonance therapy for smoking cessation. In a study involving 190 smokers, researchers divided the group of participants in two. One received placebo treatment, and the other received bioresonance treatment. The success rate in the treatment group was significantly higher than the success rate in the control group.5
One study found bioresonance therapy to positively alter antioxidant function in people with rheumatoid arthritis. It is believed that antioxidant activity can help lessen tissue damage in people with this condition, so these results may be promising for people with rheumatoid arthritis.6
Another common use of this therapy is treating eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. However, a study done in children with eczema did not confirm any positive effect after using this therapy.7
In a small randomized controlled study involving 20 people, the participants reported reduced digestive complaints and stomach pain after using bioresonance therapy.8
Even though some studies have seen positive results, additional research is needed to confirm the findings and help us better understand the scientific validity of this therapeutic method.
What are the potential benefits?
Bioresonance therapy is often used for a wide range of illnesses, symptoms, and diseases. Practitioners use this therapy to determine and treat the underlying causes of almost any health concern you can think of.
Common conditions that bioresonance therapy is used for include:
- Food intolerances
- Smoking addiction
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Stomach pain and digestive disorders
- Overtraining syndrome
Proponents suggest that the general benefits of the technique include restoring the natural flow of the energy in the body, helping align the body’s frequencies, improving mood, boosting energy, reducing toxins, healing the toll of stress, and more.9
Is bioresonance therapy right for you?
Bioresonance therapy has been used for many decades as an alternative diagnostic and healing tool.
Many people choose to try bioresonance therapy, along with other alternative techniques, when they want to explore all of their options and experiment with various healing modalities to find what is right for them. So, whether you have a chronic health concern or you are just interested in creating optimal health within your body, you may be drawn to bioresonance therapy.
BRT is non-invasive and does not have any direct side effects, so it is generally considered safe to try when overseen by a qualified healthcare practitioner as part of a comprehensive healthcare plan.
Look for a practitioner who has training in this therapeutic modality and who is well experienced.
And be sure to continue working with your doctor and other healthcare professionals to monitor, manage, and treat any new or ongoing healthcare concerns.
About Chelsea Clark
Chelsea Clark is a writer and certified health and wellness coach who is passionate about supporting others along their own health journeys. She enjoys helping people make positive, lasting changes so that they can live the happiest, healthiest life possible.
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