Bio-resonance is not New Age – and it’s not science either.
For those who have never heard of it, bioresonance is a method used to diagnose medical conditions based on electromagnetic waves. It uses a device called a Mora machine that allegedly receives and measures electromagnetic waves that emanate from the body. Practitioners believe the machine can identify abnormal waves – which are thought to be associated with disease – and normalize them. The normal waves are then sent back into the body to treat whatever ails the person.
As WebMD states, “There is no reliable scientific evidence that bioresonance is an accurate indicator of medical conditions or disease or an effective treatment for any condition.”
But the story doesn’t end here. Bioresonance is not only considered to be pseudoscience, it’s also deadly.
In 2003, an Australian naturopath named Reginald Harold Fenn, 74, of Port Stephens, Australia was convicted of manslaughter in connection with the death of an 18 day-old baby named Mitchell James Little who was born with a structural heart defect that could have been surgically corrected. Fenn chose to treat the baby with herbal drops and Mora machine and declared him to be cured. His parents then cancelled an appointment with doctors who were scheduled to evaluate Mitchell for the surgery. Doctors successfully managed to intervene and the parents rescheduled the appointment but Mitchell died of heart failure before the procedure could be performed.
For good reason, the Mora machine and bioresonance has made a place for itself on a list of phony devices that are nothing more than “fancy galvanometers” that merely measure skin resistance to the passage of electric current.
Bioresonance is bogus science that should be strictly avoided