Gut Feelings and Candida – Can Bio-Resonance help?
I blame Stella*, myself. If it wasn’t for Stella, I’d now be happily dunking Custard Cream biscuits into a large, steaming and generously sugared mug of tea. Just the thing to finish off a lunch of Chicken Tikka pie followed by Raspberry Trifle.
Stella had digestive problems a couple of years ago and was diagnosed with Candida, a condition that causes yeast which occurs naturally in the Intestinal Tract to proliferate, leech into the bloodstream and attack other organs, emitting more than 70 toxins at the same time. Symptoms include joint pain, headaches, migraines, dizziness, extreme tiredness and an insatiable craving for carbohydrates and anything sweet. (For more details see web-link below)
Despite a drastic change of diet and assorted natural remedies, including colonic irrigation, Stella’s health continued to worsen as her weight dropped, her energy levels plummeted and her self-esteem disappeared almost entirely. Eventually, a friend put her in touch with David*, a specialist in Bio-Resonance who, after one 2-hour session, identified her problems. She did not, as previously thought, have Candida at all. All her symptoms were apparently down to flukes (worms or parasites) which had been feeding off her gut for several years. Using a machine that locates bacteria through electro-magnetic impulses, David sent her home with the order to “eat and drink whatever she liked.” Within a couple of weeks, her eyes were bright and she’d put on a much needed couple of stone. She was cured.
Faced with that result, it’s no wonder then, that, when beset by inexplicable joint pain, tiredness, persistent headaches and a little nudge from my friend Stella, I decided to visit David and try this ‘miracle’ treatment for myself.
This is where I need to explain something. Bio-resonance first came to light some 80 years ago when Dr Royal Rife discovered that magnetic and electrical waves could effectively treat many kinds of disease. In 1934, 16 terminal cancer patients were sent by the USC Medical Centre to receive bio-resonance from Rife. All 16 were cured. After USC doctors verified these results, the therapy continued to achieve astonishing success, featuring in many books, papers and articles of the time. Unfortunately, much of Rife’s original research has since disappeared; whether it’s just been forgotten or maliciously destroyed and suppressed is open to debate. It’s worth noting, however, that Dr Rife and several of his team died under mysterious circumstances while in the process of curing thousands of terminal illnesses. (See website link below). Small wonder David and other practitioners try to stay beneath the radar, as attempts have already been made by certain organisations to ban the rapidly growing use of bio-resonance.
Another issue for bona fide practitioners is its adoption by New Age healers, leading prospective clients to believe - mistakenly - that bio-resonance is due to mystic powers rather than proven, easily explained and entirely natural science.
David currently practices at his family home - a neat, unassuming semi-detached near the centre of a city. Patients are invited to wait in a comfortable sitting room before David ushers them into his small treatment room at the back of the house. He is a handsome, well-built man in his late forties and just a hint of tiredness around his eyes. He’d just got back from Dusseldorf the day before, after attending a conference for private health practitioners from all over the world. Apparently, bio-resonance is widely accepted by Germany’s medical profession, although is not yet available mainstream.
David sits on one side of a table on which rests the bio-resonance machine, a device that looks similar to a medium-sized office printer. On the other side is a comfortable chair where the client sits, bare feet resting on metal plates and each hand grasping a steel rod with wires attached to the machine. I must confess to a little anxiety at first - feeling rather like a condemned prisoner strapped to an electric chair!
For the first visit, a client is given a full diagnosis followed by treatment over a 2-hour session. Once the machine is operative, David holds a wooden handle with a light steel whip-like attachment which begins to swing languidly from side to side. David is surprised by its lack of oomph and wonders why this ‘wand’ is not rotating rapidly as it normally does. He puts its lacklustre performance down to my non-existent energy levels, an indication that my blood pressure is extremely low. Patiently, I sit looking out onto a lovely garden as David and Stella (who came to hold my hand) discuss the latest advances. David says there’s a new, high-tech machine being introduced that’s a lot more complex than the one he has now. Stella is thinking of setting up a similar practice, but for basic treatment rather than the diagnostic side of things. I think she’d be excellent, as she’s really well up on nutrition and various conditions such as....
“Candida!” says David. “It’s very wide-spread - gone right through your body.” I gasp. Surely not. What does that mean?” I ask tremulously. Actually, I already have a pretty good idea because of what Stella went through. “No sugar, no flour, no dairy products, no wine and definitely no yeast for two weeks,” says David. “That should get it under control. Then we’ll zap it during your next treatment session.” Why not now? “Because there’s such a lot of it. If I tried to get rid of it now, you’d feel really ill,” he replied. “Do your best to starve it beforehand and it’ll be a lot easier to get rid of.”
“Two whole weeks!” I exclaim.
“You’ve got off lightly there,” says Stella. “I was struggling for two years when I thought I had it.”
“No sugar!” I wail. “For two whole weeks!” What about wine? “Oh no wine,” says David. “Besides, when there’s as much yeast in the system as you have, it ferments and makes you feel drunk anyway.” Somehow, getting merry on a yeast infection doesn’t have quite the same allure as a nice soft Merlot! Stella is as sympathetic as is possible to be with someone as wimpish as me. And hey...there are worse things in life.
Now the diagnosis has been made, treatment will be through electro-magnetic waves set at precise frequencies according to the nature and extent of the disease. David turns on the machine and instructs his client to apply a small metal stick to affected areas of the body. Both diagnosis and treatment are entirely painless.
At least, that’s what I’m counting on!
*Not their real names