Hintringer, K. and Wild, C. (2009): Bioresonance for allergiges, atopic dermatitis, non-organic gastrointestinal complaints, pain and rheumatic diseases. Decision Support Document 31.
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Bioresonance therapy (BRT) as an alternative medical method is used for diagnosis and treatment of several diseases from allergy to psychosomatic disorders. BRT bases on the assumption that pathological waves from within the human body can be “corrected” in the BRT apparatus and to give then spontaneous healing impulses.
To answer the question whether BRT is clinically effective and safe we conducted a systematic literature search in 4 databases. Out of 57 references found, only 6 fulfilled our inclusion criteria and covered the following 5 indications for BRT: allergies, atopic dermatitis, non-organic gastrointestinal complaints, pain and rheumatic diseases.
Overall, the evidence of BRT is very heterogeneous and therefore consistency of the results could not be graded. Generally, BRT was found to be safe and trial results show high placebo effects and big variances between the patients. Therefore, BRT should only be provided additionally to standard of care treatment.
|Item Type:||Decision Support Document|
|Keywords:||Bioresonance therapy, allergy, non-organic gastrointestinal complaints, rheumatic diseases, atopic dermatitis, chronic pain, complementary medicine, alternative medicine|
|Subjects:||WB Practice of medicine > WB 880-962 Complementary and alternative therapies|
WD Disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD 300-375 Immunologic and collagen diseases
|Series Name:||Decision Support Document 31|
|Deposited on:||29 Jun 2009 16:24|
|Last Modified:||25 May 2010 12:57|
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