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” 1. Scientific Assessment and Critiques – Radionic devices contradict accepted principles of biology and physics – Lack of scientifically verifiable mechanisms for radionic device […]

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1. Scientific Assessment and Critiques

– Radionic devices contradict accepted principles of biology and physics
– Lack of scientifically verifiable mechanisms for radionic device function
– U.S. FDA does not recognize legitimate medical uses of radionic devices
– Most physicians dismiss radionics as quackery
– Critiques by Morris Fishbein and Martin Gardner
– American Cancer Society’s view on complementary therapies
– Scientific American’s skepticism towards Electronic Reactions of Abrams
– Cochrane Database reviews on electromagnetic therapy for various conditions

2. Reviews and Studies on EMT Devices

– 2009 study found no significant difference in managing pain or stiffness for osteoarthritis
– 2011 study found insufficient evidence for recommending PEMT body mats
– 2014 studies found no efficacy of EMT for urinary incontinence and bone growth stimulation in acute fractures
– 2015 study found no evidence of EMT usefulness in healing pressure ulcers
– Studies on electromagnetic therapy effectiveness in managing various conditions
– Therapeutic effects of whole-body devices applying pulsed electromagnetic fields

3. Radionics Practices and Origin

– Radionics originated with books by American physician Albert Abrams in 1909
– Abrams claimed to detect energy frequencies in patients’ bodies
– Radionics contradicts principles of physics and biology
– Radionics devices proven useless by independent investigations
– Some practitioners claim to detect radiation within the human body

4. Contemporary Claims and Notable Practitioners

– Practitioners believe electromagnetic energy can correct imbalances in the body
– Applications of electromagnetic energy proposed for various purposes
– Radionics and EMT claimed to treat ulcers, headaches, chronic pain, and more
– Modern proponents conceptualize devices as focusing aids for dowsing abilities
– Notable practitioners include Albert Abrams, Hulda Regehr Clark, Ruth B. Drown, and others

5. EMT Devices and Effectiveness

– FDA has banned some commercially available EMT devices
– Lack of evidence supporting the efficacy of EMT as a therapy
– Some EMT devices may be ineffective and harmful
– No relationship between alternative EMT devices and mainstream medical use of electromagnetic energy
– Relying solely on electromagnetic treatment may have serious health consequences”

Radionics (Wikipedia)

Radionics—also called electromagnetic therapy (EMT) and the Abrams method—is a form of alternative medicine that claims that disease can be diagnosed and treated by applying electromagnetic radiation (EMR), such as radio waves, to the body from an electrically powered device. It is similar to magnet therapy, which also applies EMR to the body but uses a magnet that generates a static electromagnetic field.

Albert Abrams (1863–1924), Photo c. 1900
Radionic instruments

The concept behind radionics originated with two books published by American physician Albert Abrams in 1909 and 1910. Over the next decade, Abrams became a millionaire by leasing EMT machines, which he designed himself. This so-called treatment contradicts the principles of physics and biology and therefore is widely considered pseudoscientific. The United States Food and Drug Administration does not recognize any legitimate medical use for radionic devices.

Several systematic reviews have shown radionics is no more effective than placebo and falls into the category of pseudoscience.

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