(MANAMA) – You might not know this, but your body is surrounded by an electromagnetic field that changes color depending on your mood and physical state. Or at least that is the theory behind a new treatment being offered in Bahrain, which first surfaced in Germany in the 1970s.
Its proponents claim it can treat an assortment of different ailments including bronchial asthma, pain, stress, migraines, skin conditions, obesity and even help people quit smoking. They include practitioner Dr Yasser Elnajjar, professor and chairman of the alternative medicine department at Zagazig University, in Egypt.
He explained the basics to the GDN during a weeklong visit to Bahrain to train staff at the Bahrain Medical Group on how it works. Among the machines now in use at the clinic, in West Riffa, is the Bicom Optima device – which he claimed could filter the body’s electromagnetic waves and remove abnormalities that lead to ill health.
Known as “bio resonance therapy”, the treatment is a form of alternative medicine belonging to the field of electromagnetic therapy. Dr Elnajjar said it works by identifying a deficiency that absorbs “colors” from the body, but then replenishing those “colors” using a “Sobre-tuning” machine. He believes each area of the body has a specific sensitivity to certain colors, while each color treats a specific disease.
The theory is that when a deficiency absorbs some colors from the body, the Sobre-tuning machine balances your body by supporting a color that it needs. According to practitioners, toxins such as nicotine also disturb frequency patterns – impairing bodily functions.
They claim that using the Bicom Optima device, frequency patterns that cause illness can be transformed back into normal patterns. “The body is made up of electromagnetic waves – the machine identifies the nicotine wave and sends it back to the patient in a corrected form, thereby eliminating the craving for nicotine,” said Dr Elnajjar.
It might sound complicated – and it is.
I spent the next 20 minutes trying to get my head around the jargon that seems to come as standard with the treatments – of which the Bicom Optima device is one of several. But Dr Elnajjar insisted the terminology shouldn’t get in the way of results the technology could achieve.
During the last 10 years he claims to have successfully treated 8,000 people for a range of conditions using alternative medicine, such as bio-energy, homoeopathy and supplements. “The Bicom Optima machine is versatile and features 1,000 programs which can be used to treat many different conditions,” he claimed.
“The clinic now has a number of other machines, which compliment the Bicom Optima, and can be used to treat pain, stress, migraines and Bronchial asthma etcetera.” When I had finished asking questions and receiving answers I quite honestly didn’t understand, it was insisted that I try out the “Acugraph” machine to test my overall health – and since I hadn’t been to a doctor in a while, I didn’t see the harm in trying.
Plus the treatments at the centre aren’t cheap and can set you back BD150 to BD200 for a full course (US$396 – US$528).
The machine claims to measure deficiencies in organs of the body, as well as improvements after treatment.
I was first told to take off my shoes and socks before placing one foot on the table in front of me. Then using what can only be described as a prod to poke my feet and wrists, Dr Elnajjar used it to check my internal organs and energy levels. The results were not what I had expected and, according to the device, I carry a lot of stress in my heart and in my stomach.
Fortunately for me, however, Dr Elnajjar was on hand with a laser – which he aimed at a specific area on my fingers and toes for a few seconds. I honestly can’t say I felt any different afterwards, but I did enjoy the 20-minute sit down while he conducted the test.
But apparently I had improved around 20 per cent after the treatment, which is always good to hear.
The technology at the centre will be overseen by consultant chest physician and director of the Bahrain Medical Group, Dr Hassan Fakhro. He said this was the first time such equipment had been available in the Gulf. “No-one else in the Gulf has as much diagnostic and therapeutic and bio-medical equipment as us,” he said. “We want to use this equipment to launch a national campaign against smoking, which is the most serious health hazard in the world.”