Measuring stress reduction using the infrared negative ions amethyst biomat.
The BioMat provides temporary relief of:
o Minor muscle pain
o Minor joint pain and stiffness
o Joint pain associated with arthritis
o Muscle spasms
o Minor sprains
o Minor strains
o Minor muscular back pain
– Relaxation of muscles
– Temporary increase of local circulation where applied.The Amethyst Bio Mat uses the healing and soothing abilities of Amethyst Crystals to help you get a deep night’s sleep*. Even if you only get a few hours of sleep, you will feel rested, and ready for the day*. Regular use of the Amethyst Bio-Mat can provide long-lasting benefits*.
Some Biomat clients have shared that they have experienced*:
Improved immune system function*
Reduced stress and fatigue*
Ease of joint pain and stiffness*
Burning calories and control weight*
Relieving pain*The Amethyst Bio-Mat is the only mat of its kind to combine Far Infrared Rays, Negative Ions, and Amethyst crystals or a true mind, body, and spirit healing experience. The Amethyst Bio-Mat is a unique innovation in bio technology containing 17 different layers and more than 28 lbs. of amethyst crystals, which naturally produce and are superconductors of Far Infrared Rays.
Special Features of the Amethyst Bio-Mat include:
A computer chip which converts harmful AC current to direct current
Direct conduction of negative ions
Human Infrared (the only device to include this spectrum)
Watch this 20 minute video to learn more about how it’s made, and how people have used it as part of their alternative therapy treatment for cancer, treat chronic fatigue, overcome chronic pain and more*!Evaluating the reduction of Cancer Pain using the Infra-Red Negative Ions Amethyst Bio Mat in 12 subjects over 6 months.
By Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., IMD Abstract:
The amethyst Bio Mat was used by 12 subjects for one hour three times per week as well as using the Detox Salt during sleep daily over 6 months period. We used two different biofeedback devices to measure pain reduction, CBC 12 hours fasting blood test including WBC & HS-CRP to measure inflammation.
The Far Infrared/Negative Ions Amethyst Bio Mat reduced pain by 21% and reduced HS-CRP by 15% and reduced Stress by 52% of 12 subjects in 6 months as validated by Pre and Post Biofeedback Brain Scans as well as fasting blood test to measure the stress hormone cortisol.
Thermotherapy was enhanced when the Bio Mat was combined with the Detox salt during sleep to reduce pain and side effect of chemotherapy.
The Bio Mat technology is a combination of far infrared rays, negative ion effects and the conductive properties of amethyst channels. These three powerful health stimulators are combined in a single, easy-to-use product with remarkable healing properties. The Bio Mat delivers soothing, deep-penetrating heat while stimulating the regeneration of damaged cells in the body. Its a safe and natural way to achieve optimal health now and maintain a stronger, more resilient body in the future. The combination of the bio-belt and the bio mat is a highly effective thermotherapy available to medical professionals and home consumers who want to reduce pain, stress and abdominal fat. The Bio Mat is an approved medical device by FDA.
Objectives of the study:
Examine the Benefits of the Bio Mat using the Infra Red & Negative Ions for reducing pain in cancer patients for 12 subjects over 6 months.
The main objective of the study is to measure the reduction of inflammation, joint pain and stiffness for 12 subjects suffering from cancer over 6 months using biofeedback devices and blood tests including HS-CRP that correlates with pain & inflammation.
12 subjects were tested before and after using the Bio Mat for one hour 3 times per week and sleep on the Bio Mat daily over 6 months. The biofeedback test for stress using ICAP Brain Scan, and the measurement for pain was done using the Bio Resonance Magnetic analyzer Biofeedback Device.
The results were reduction in stress by 52% among subjects tested and an increased sense of well being.
The pain was reduced by 21% and the HS-CRP was reduced by 15%.
All 12 subjects were tested at our clinic in Richmond Hill, ON Canada.
The ICAP biofeedback device was used to measure stress reduction. The Bio Resonance Magnetic Analyzer Biofeedback Device was used to measure pain and inflammation. Blood test including HS-CRP was used to measure pain.
Conflict of interest disclosure: The author is not employed nor compensated by Richway International or Fuji Bio Sciences the manufacture and distributor of the bio -belt and bio mat. The company provided both the bio belt and the bio mat at no charge to conduct the case study for 12 subjects at our clinic in Toronto, ON Canada. The author has no financial interest in the company.
Subject Selection Criteria: 12 subjects who were diagnosed with cancer and experienced moderate to severe pain were selected to participate in this case study and signed an informed consent. Subjects with medical, psychiatric conditions and those with heavy cancer medications were excluded from the study.
Subjects were tested using Bio feedback Devices and blood tests before and after using the Bio Mat every week and a blood test to measure HS-CRP levels was obtained from each subject before and after 6 months at the completion of the case study.
The Bio Mat is a natural heating pad which lies on top of a massage table or a home mattress. It converts electricity through a computerized control panel, produced by Texas Instruments, into Far Infrared Rays (FIR), natures invisible light. FIR was discovered by NASA to be the safest, most beneficial light wave. This reduces pain, swelling, increases blood flow and reduce stress by increasing the secretion of serotonin.
The Bio Mat also produces Negative Ions, natures energizer, which deliver a molecular level massage. This accelerates and deepens all healing and cleansing processes. It balances pH by decreasing acidity and is considered the Master Power Switch which activates the bodys entire cellular communication system, making every body function work better! Negative Ions alleviate allergies, migraines and sinus problems.
These two components are transferred through Amethyst Quartz channels which cover the entire Bio Mats surface. Amethyst Quartz is natures Super Conductor, scientifically found to offer the steadiest, most powerful delivery of healthy far infrared light waves and the highest vibrational frequencies into the body.
The core of Bio Mat technology is a combination of far infrared rays [6-12 microns], negative ion effects and the conductive properties of amethyst channels. These three powerful health stimulators are combined in a single, easy-to-use product with remarkable healing properties. The Bio Mat manufactured and distributed by Richway International Inc. delivers soothing, deep-penetrating heat while stimulating the regeneration of damaged cells in the body. This highly effective therapy is now available to medical professionals and home consumers who want to improve health and well-being with products based on Nobel prize-winning scientific research pioneered by NASA and developed using pure, natural materials.
The Bio-Mat Professional is registered an FDA Medical Device #2954299.
Biofeedback devices used to measure stress reduction:
1. Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analyzer [QRMA]: measures electromagnetic waves emitted by human bodies which represent condition of cells, tissues and organs. The data is compared with standard spectrum to detect imbalances and measure stress reduction. This biofeedback device provides the stress of vital key organs and systems. Test Results provides a range of mild [0-30], moderate [30-60] and severe stress [70-100]. This correlates with DASS [Depression Anxiety Stress Scale] the International Stress Scale.
2. ICAP [wireless Brain Scan EEG]
Fig.1 ICAP Release Meter to measure stress zone
to monitor brain imbalance & blockages & Stress. The results also correlate with DASS.
The ICAP Release Meter System is made up of the EEG sensor, the signal transmitter, the USB base station that captures the signal, the proprietary algorithm that translates the raw data from the transmitter (Release Vector) and the visual representation of that data in the ICAP Release Meter software. The system also incorporates the Release Technique, a method used to retrain the brains responses. The device provides 3 distinct stress zones as well as an average stress score at the end of the measurement. A value of less than 500 indicates manageable stress, 500-700 medium stress and from 700 to 900 high stress. A value over 950 indicates extremely high stress.
3. Blood Test Results HS-CEP. Many scientists believe inflammation is a primary causative factor in many chronic diseases of today, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and degenerative brain disease.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver. This protein was discovered in 1930 by William Tillett and Thomas Francis, investigators at the Rockefeller University. They found it could be isolated from the blood of patients with a specific type of pneumonia. Later it was discovered that elevated CRP-levels can be measured in blood in response to inflammation.
The difference between CRP and HS-CRP is contained in the HS abbreviation; high sensitivity.
CRP is traditionally measured down to concentrations of 3-5 mg/L, whereas hs-CRP measures down to concentrations around 0.3 mg/L. This improved sensitivity allows hs-CRP to be used to detect low levels of chronic inflammation.
Table 1. Summary of Results:
Pain Scale 0 to 100 Blood HS-CRP mg/L [3-5]
Subject #1[Pre] 88 6.1
Subject #1[post] 68 3.5
Subject #2[pre] 76 6.5
Subject#2[post] 57 4.2
Subject#3[pre] 92 7.3
Subject#3[post] 73 5.6
Subject#4[pre] 77 6.8
Subject#4[post] 53 4.8
Subject#5[pre] 83 6.5
Subject#5[post] 37 4.9
Subject#6[pre] 79 5.8
Subject#6[post] 66 3,8
Subject#7[Pre] 75 6.8
Subject#7[post] 54 5.7
Subject#8[pre] 82 5.8
Subject#8[post] 67 4.8
Subject#9[pre] 89 5.0
Subject#9[post] 67 4.1
Subject#10[pre] 75 6.3
Subject#10[post] 65 4.1
Subject#11[pre] 74 6.8
Subject#11[post] 65 3.3
Subject#12[pre] 81 6.3
Subject 12[post] 52 3.3
Subject #1 [TC] male accountant mid sixty who is taking chemotherapy. He has improved after using the bio mat for 6 months with noticeable improvement in his pain and crp level.
Subject #2[NB] male in his mid-seventy suffering from pain as a result of a cancer for 5 years. He did notice a difference in pain reduction in the first 8 weeks and after 12 weeks, he reported better sleep and less pain and less stress.
Subject#3 [DL] a mid-forty female suffering from breast cancer. She had severe pain in her lymph which improved after 3-5 months test on the Bio mat. She also reported less pain and less stress as shown in her biofeedback scan, brain scan and her crp improved.
Subject#4[TS] female mid-fifty with minor cancer pain and moderate sleep problem. She reported less stress and pain after only 7 weeks of using the bio mat as well as better sleep.
Subject#5[VR] women in her early menopause that had cancer and pain. Her stress was high but felt less stress after 9 weeks of using the bio mat. She reported less hot flash, increased libido, less pain and better sleep.
Subject#6 [IK] male in mid sixty with moderate pain but no medications. He has reported less pain, better sleep and less stress after using the bio mat but his pain remained mild during the 6 month study.
Subject#7 [OL] female in mid seventy with high cancer pain but felt better after using the bio mat in 4 months. She was using pain killers but stopped taking medication after 9 weeks of using the bio mat.
Subject#8[RK] women in her early forty with no medication but moderate cancer pain & stress. Her stress and sleep habits improved dramatically in her first month of using the bio mat. Her CRP improved after 6 months of using the bio mat.
Subject#9[ID] young male in his early forty with high pain and high stress after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. After using the bio mat for 6 months, his stress level was reduced and he noticed better sleep pattern with no need for sleep or pain medication. He stopped his chemotherapy after completing the study with moderate recovery.
Subject#10[PL] female in her mid sixty with lots of pain from cancer and stress. Her stress was high with poor sleeping habits. She experienced chest pain, back pain and she had made remarkable improvement after 6 months on the bio mat.
Subject #11[CR] male in his early fifty with moderate cancer pain and very high stress and poor sleeping habits. His stress was improved after using the bio mat for 6 month.
Subject#12 [SJ] female in her late sixty who takes 2 cancer medications, pain medications and sleep medication. After using the bio mat for 6 months she felt less pain, stress and reduced her medications by half.
It appears from the above case study that the 12 subjects received above average improvement in pain reduction, stress reduction, better sleep, less discomfort and overall improvement particularly when they change also their lifestyle habits. The test results from the biofeedback devices correlated well with each other as well as with the blood test results.
Detecting inflammation can be tricky, but a marker called C-reactive protein (CRP), or [HS-CRP as measured] is released into the bloodstream by the liver when inflammation is present, and can be revealed in blood tests. Although doctors and scientists are still uncertain about the specifics around when the test should be done or who should have it, most clinicians use HS-CRP tests to monitor acute or chronic inflammation for cancer patients.
Pain is most often caused by the cancer itself. But pain can also be caused by cancer-related treatment or tests. You may also have pain that has nothing to do with the cancer or its treatment. Like anyone, you can get headaches, muscle strains, and other aches and pains.
Pain from the cancer
The amount of pain in Cancer Patients depends on the type of cancer, its stage (extent), and the pain threshold (tolerance for pain). People with advanced cancer are more likely to have pain.
Pain from the cancer can be caused by a tumor pressing on bones, nerves, or body organs.
Spinal cord compression
When a tumor spreads to the spine, it can press on the spinal cord. This is called spinal cord compression. The first sign of compression is usually back and/or neck pain, sometimes with pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg. Coughing, sneezing, or other movements often make it worse. If you have this pain, get help right away. This compression must be treated quickly to keep you from losing control of your bladder or bowel or being paralyzed. The cancer care team can treat the cause of the pain and give the patrient medicine to help relieve the pain. The treatment for the compression soon after the pain begins, can usually avoid serious outcomes. Treatments usually involve radiation and steroids to shrink the tumor. Surgery can ve done to remove a tumor thats pressing on the spine, which may then be followed by radiation.
Far Infrared bio mat/bio belt increases blood circulation and oxygen supply to damaged tissues (aiding reduction of chronic joint and muscle pain or sport injuries), promotes relaxation and comfort, induces sleep and relieves stress as shown in this case study.
Recently there have been reports detailing the hazards of exposure to certain kinds of electromagnetic fields, such as those from high-tension power lines, cell phones, or from computer display terminals. Far Infrared heating systems have been tested in Japan and found free of toxic electromagnetic fields. The Swedish National Institute of Radiation Protection has also concluded that infrared heaters are not dangerous. Instead, Japanese researchers have reported that far infrared radiant heat antidotes the negative effects of toxic electromagnetic sources.
Further research is needed to elucidate the synergistic effect of using the bio mat/detox salt in several biological functions including the reduction of pain, stress, and reduction of CRP.
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Author Contact information and Bio:
Dr. George F Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D
17 Waterhouse Way
Richmond Hill , Ontario L4C 9H8 Canada
Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D., D.H.S., M.Sc., M.Ed., B.Sc. (Hons.), C.Chem., R.M., C.B.S.
who is known as The Caring Doctor, is considered the Canadian authority in Integrative & Functional and Nutritional Medicine and Canada’s Wellness Ambassador. He pioneered the research on Beta Endorphins at the faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sask. in 1981. Dr. Grant organized and presented at the International Pain Conference in Chicago, IL. USA June 2015.
Dr. George Grant is an International Expert in Biofeedback, Stress Management, Nutrition, Natural Pain Management, Functional & Integrative Medicine, Anti-Aging and Nutritional Medicine. He is the founder & CEO of the Academy Of Wellness in 1980.
Dr. Grants Inclusive Health philosophy encompasses preventing disease, orthomolecular nutrition regular exercise mindfulness and stress-reduction. He has helped over 7500 clients worldwide to reduce their dependency on medications, prevent surgeries and lead a normal healthy life style to 101+.
Dr. Grant believes that Prevention is better than Intervention, Self Care is better than Crisis Care and Meditation is better than Medications.
Dr. George Grant has published over 150 scientific papers and numerous poster session presentations, organized 2 International Conferences, completed 7 university degrees, have 7 worldwide patents, member of 6 advisory board of several Neutraceutical & Pharmaceutical companies, member of the editorial board of 8 International Journals, 17 fortune 500 companies, 10 nonprofit organizations and an active member of 6 professional organizations in Canada & USA.
Dr. Grant enjoys a stellar academic and a fascinating career in research. He is a specialist in functional & integrative medicine, scientist, professor, chemist, toxicologist, nutritionist, biofeedback, stress management and a natural pain specialist. Dr. Grants work has been endorsed by Nobel Laureates, Olympic Athletes, Scientists from various disciplines, Medical doctors, Integrative doctors, Pharmacists, Natural doctors, Acupuncturists, Massage therapists as well as allied health practioners worldwide.
Dr. Grant worked as a Senior Consultant for Health Canada, with MOU at FDA and CDC as well as in private practice. He has helped over 7000 clients naturally worldwide including clients at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto to recover naturally from clogged arteries within few months.
Our Philosophy is: We care, serve and educate NOT medicate, operate, radiate and vaccinate.
We believe that prevention is better than intervention. Dr. Grant supports the upcoming health care reform which will make Integrative & functional Medicine, the primary health care system. Self-care is more effective than crisis care and will cut health care funding/costs by half by the year 2020.
Dr. George Grant has helped several key fortune 500 companies in Canada, USA and worldwide; nonprofit organizations in 7 countries; and top Olympic Athletes from Canada, USA along with 7500 clients worldwide.
Dr. Grant is an Editor of several refereed scientific journals, has over 150 published articles, over 150 conference presentations, over 180 book reviews and 10 bestselling books/ DVDs with New York Bestselling Authors.
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Pain Management & Recovery from Car Accident:
I was involved in a car accident approximately 8 months ago. I suffered a bilateral whiplash, concussion and inner ear damage. My balance was off and I was feeling dizzy and nausea most days. I had difficulty sleeping at night because my head, neck and upper back were in constant pain. Chiropractic care and massage helped somewhat but I felt I was making little headway in terms of recovery. Before the car accident I led a full active lifestyle.
This past winter my husband and I went to Florida for 4 months. He drove down but I needed to fly down because of my injuries. I met a massage therapist in Florida who uses a biomat in her practice. She believed the biomat along with massage therapy would sincerely help me. At this point I was ready to try anything and so I booked a session on the biomat. The biomats deep penetrating heat felt amazing on my body but the real shock and surprise was after the biomat session when I was able to get around without pain for at least 2 additional hours that day! This was a huge milestone for me!
After 4 treatments on the biomat I knew I would purchase one. The biomat has change my life and my health!!. It the best health investment I have made for myself. I purchased the professional size mat and pillow. Any questions or support I needed regarding the biomat were promptly answered by Jennifer Lyall of Liv Healthy, the Richway representative that sold me the biomat. I use my biomat every day and I am making a strong recovery. I seldom use medication. I am so very grateful I was introduced to the biomat. There is no doubt in my mind I will achieve a full recovery.
Athletic Recovery, soothing sore and achy muscles:
I am so in love with the biomat because it gives my whole body a source of energized heat, that is much needed after coming down from cold, snowy mountain tops. I feel like my muscles relax so quickly that I wake up in the morning feeling rejuvenated, recharged, and re-focused for a day of training, competing, or traveling. There is nothing in the world like it, and the benefits seem to be huge.
Silver Medalist in Snowboarding Halfpipe
2010 Vancouver, Canada Olympic Games
Gold Medalist in Snowboarding Halfpipe
2006 Torino, Italy Olympic Games