The Bioresonanztherapie , BRT abbreviated alternative designations are Mora therapy , biophysical information therapy or multi-resonance therapy is a scientifically documented, alternative medicine method for the treatment of various diseases to serve. This also includes clinical pictures which are unknown in evidence-based medicine and which contradict fundamental knowledge about human physiology (see " Sugar allergy ").
Bioresonance therapy is therefore not part of the range of methods used in scientific medicine. There is no evidence of efficacy beyond placebo effects . Bioresonance therapy has nothing to do with biofeedback or bioenergetic analysis , which has evolved from psychoanalysis .
The bioresonance methods are derived from the radionics developed by Albert Abrams in the USA in 1920 , which the American Medical Association called “ the dean of twentieth century charlatans ” (German: “Dean of the Quacks of the 20th Century”). The procedures were introduced in 1977 by the German Scientologist Franz Morell and his son-in-law, the engineer Erich Rasche, as MORA therapy .
In order not to be moved any further close to Scientology, several important therapist associations renamed themselves in the 1990s and banned “bioresonance” from their naming. Similar processes exist under the names of biocommunication, bicom, multicom and multiresonance therapy, biophysical information therapy (BIT), diagnostic resonance therapy (DRT), sequential frequency diagnostics, lycotronic therapy, SomaDyne, VegaSTT or matrix regeneration therapy.
To measure, the test person touches a device with at least two electrodes , the functionality of which is not disclosed by the manufacturer. Presumably they measure the skin resistance, similar to a lie detector , electroacupuncture according to Voll (EAV) or the e-meter used in Scientology - L. Ron Hubbard , founder of Scientology, developed a "radionics" device. Some devices amplify electrical signals in the low frequency range like the amplifier of a stereo system, whereby illnesses are supposed to show up as an alleged disturbance in the frequency pattern. The manufacturers claim that the method measures an electromagnetic field that is individual for each person (individual frequency pattern) and controls all biochemical processes in the body. This field is read out via so-called "scalar waves", which are neither known nor ever proven in physics .
No evidence has yet been provided for the normal or pathological frequency patterns claimed by the advocates of bioresonance therapy. There are also no physical and biological bases for a "deletion" of such frequency patterns in the body scientifically proven, as is assumed by the representatives of bioresonance therapy. The manufacturers of these devices confirm on the relevant websites that there is no scientific proof of the functionality of their devices.
There is no proof of effectiveness, in the literature the process is also referred to as pseudoscience , and it also leads “patients astray”. Also Stiftung Warentest came in the early 90s to the conclusion that Bioresonanztherapie "are considered speculative and misleading the patients' needs. As a result, the procedure can be harmful to the patient's health.
A large number of scientific studies have shown that bioresonance therapy is not effective for treating allergies in children.
The bioresonance devices (e.g. Bioscan-SWA or Vieva Vital-Analyzer) were examined on the basis of various test subjects and patients; existing diagnoses of sick patients were not recognized. In addition, the devices could not distinguish between living and dead matter (meat loaf, a corpse). Probably only a software generates corresponding health parameters with strong standard deviations. Sports medicine specialist Daniel Pugge showed that no signals are transferred from the device to the PC, and that no data is transferred from the hand electrode to the device. Overall, the aim of the process is to sell as many dietary supplements as possible.
Position of the health insurance companies and private health insurers
Due to the lack of scientific proof of effectiveness of the biophysical treatment concept, the joint federal committee of doctors and health insurance companies has excluded bioresonance therapy from being generally eligible for reimbursement in the statutory health insurance system in Germany. Reimbursement of costs by a health insurance company therefore requires a so-called individual decision by them. Private health insurers , too, largely refuse to cover treatment costs on the grounds that bioresonance therapy is not scientifically recognized. This also applies to a large part of the supplementary tariffs that pay according to the Hufeland directory , in which bioresonance therapy is listed.
In Switzerland, on the other hand, bioresonance therapy is financed by some health insurance companies as part of additional insurance.
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