Two-Year Experiences with the Meridian-Related Allergy Therapy

Retrospective Practical Study
By: J. Hennecke, M.D. - Aachen, Germany

1. Introduction
Originally, an allergy could only be treated effectively if the allergy occurrence was made ineffective through a more or less long period of no allergen contact. Due to pure technical reasons, it was necessary to carry out nearly six treatments. A therapy failure appeared when the patient could not maintain the abstinence period strictly enough or when an allergy abstinence was not possible.

The idea of treating an allergy by acupuncture meridians (altered meridians) comes from kinesiology. I transferred this idea to the BICOM therapy. In this case, we don't work with physically produced inverse oscillations, but by stimulating certain acupuncture centers and some energy blockages are released.

The stimulation was achieved with the BICOM device, where the pathologic information was recorded from an immune-adequate body area (HWS - zone) and after modulation directed to the corresponding centers through a H+Di connection (Program 530). A lack of allergen contact was not necessary for this type of treatment, and only one therapy session was generally required.

A number of alternative therapies were developed from great creativeness. All of them work according to the same basic principle: "energetic hypo-sensitization" by means of interruption of energy blockages from allergen contact. The experience soon showed that an "energetic" therapy could be easily altered through other energetic blockages, such as geopathy, scars interference fields or psychological blockages, which may lead to a reappearance of the treated allergy.

For this reason, a therapy concept was developed, in order to put the patient energetically into condition - by means of preset BICOM programs - to accept the allergy therapy and obtain an effective and permanent liberation from an allergy.

An orientation patient-study was performed in my practice to provide objective therapy success information and to reveal and improve the weaknesses of this concept.


2. Method
The study included patients (mostly adults) who were treated in my practice between June 199l and June 1993 with the meridian-related allergy therapy and who finished the therapy series.

Allergy Test
The allergens were determined by means of a kinesiologic muscle test (generally Deltoideus medialis). Only these allergens were subjected to the therapy, independently of other pre-existing skin or RAST tests. The substances tested were from Dr. Schumacher's testing kits, completed with substances brought by the patient and other additional material (e.g., shots). In the case of small children, the test was carried out with a surrogate person. The subsequent control after therapy was also performed with kinesiology on all allergy contact areas (stomach, costal arch, thymus, temple).

Allergy Treatment
The meridian-related therapy was performed only after an initial recommendation, and it was delegated mainly to the personnel. Device input: flexible electrode - HWS zone.

Device output: Two button-electrodes to stimulate the initial and ending center of the bladder, kidney, spleen/pancreas meridian, approximately one minute in each case.

Allergen: On the contact zone below the navel (KG 6); in case of repeated treatment, also thymus or temple.

In order to simplify the evaluation of therapy results, the remaining alternative allergy therapies were not performed according to routine.

Almost each tested allergen was treated, independently of being classified as central allergen (milk, wheat), symptom-producing allergen (domestic dust, pollen) or allergic burden (shots, pesticides, heavy metals).

Additional Programs
The treated allergies appeared again after some period of time if a geopathic burden or a scar interference field were not taken into account. These therapy impediments were always tested with kinesiology and treated before each allergy-therapy session. The need for sanitation in sleeping areas was pointed out. The programs for geopathy balance and scar interference elimination were used for this purpose.

All patients were tested by kinesiology to determine their acceptance of the treatment from a psychological point of view, which means, determining if they want to become healthy. In case of such a "psychological reversal" -- that is, if the patient is not ready to recover -- a special program (991), with rescue-drops inside the input glass, was carried out to prepare the allergy therapy. The patient was connected to only the device output.

In order to stabilize metabolism, an unspecific metabolism program called "Short therapy for the nutrient points" was performed before each allergy treatment, so that vitamin and mineral utilization disorders were balanced.

Additional Treatments
Intestine Mycosis: Most allergic people show a Candida fungi settlement of the intestine and its harmful consequences for the immune system associated with the intestine wall.

Together with an anti-fungus diet, it was carried out in a three- to four-week-long cure with Nystatin (after a previous lactose allergy therapy), and finally the intestine flora reconstitution (syrnbioflora, mutaflora or omniflora).

Amalgam Burden: Each patient was told about a possible relationship between a toxic mercury burden and the appearance of allergies due to damage of the immune system. Because of financial reasons, only a few patients could decide to undergo an amalgam sanitation. If it was the case, a BICOM leading therapy and a long-term intake of selenium, zinc, vitamin C and homeopathic products followed.


3. Study Analysis
The evaluation of therapy success by the patient and the filling-in of the questionnaires were not completely free of problems. In the case of symptom-producing allergens, patients may easily recognize the results of the therapy. In the case of larval allergies and allergic burden factors, the relationship between the allergen and its symptoms is not evident for the patient, so he cannot evaluate if desensitizing against one individual allergen was achieved. He can only evaluate if he is free from symptoms, relieved or unchanged after the total treatment. Only our own later testing may remove doubts.

Each patient was sent a questionnaire after finishing one treatment series in May 1993. The first 200 questionnaires sent back were evaluated. Figure 1 illustrates the frequency distribution of treated allergens.

Figure 1: Allergy frequency

4. Experiences in the Treatment of Different Allergens    
Detailed information about peculiarities in the treatment of different allergies (domestic dust, animal epithelia, food, contact, or medicines) may be reviewed in a report issued for BICOM users.

5. Results
Since treatment of each disease sign resulted in different conclusions, it was important and interesting to include them separately (Table 2). The global result may be seen in Figure 1.

Allergy-Conditioned Skin Diseases: Neurodermatitis, the endogen eczema and other chronic eczema belong to this group. Even dermatologists have problems making a clear distinction between them. This is not important for the diagnosis and therapy of larval central allergy. We always find one or various central allergies (such as milk, wheat or Candida), more or less many superficial food allergens, and also symptom-complicating contact allergens (such as drinking water, domestic dust, pollen, clothes, and ointments).

The longer the disease and the older the patient, the more difficult is the therapy because the number of allergens generally increases, often changes; and non-allergy-conditioned components are more frequent. Amalgam, toxin, and virus burden and the super infection of skin areas by bacteria and molds put obstacles in the way. Unfortunately, therapy results are not as good in adult patients suffering from neurodermatitis as it is in most children patients.

Total

Unchanged

Relieved

Free of
symptoms

Allergic
skin diseases

68

8

12%

21

30%

39

58%

Pruritus

20

3

15%

10

50%

7

35%

Allergic
Conjunctivitis

16

1

6.5%

5

31%

10

62.5%

Allergic
Intestine diseases

13

2

15.5%

1

7.5%

10

77%

Allergic
Respiratory disorders

46

6

13%

21

31%

32

47%

Pollen Allergy

69

16

23%

21

31%

32

47%

Total

15.5%

34.1%

50.4%

Table 2: Results according to each disease symptoms and signs


If the therapy takes place without abstinence, the evaluation of the immediate success is nearly impossible for the patient, because it doesn't get around to an unmasking and worsening reaction through allergen contact. He can only evaluate if his skin appearance is better, without attributing it to a certain allergen therapy. This fact makes the evaluation of the filled-in questionnaires more difficult. In the case of typical contact eczema, the relationship to the allergen is evident.

Similar mechanisms are the basis for allergy-conditioned exanthema in the different groups. They are included here. The treatment is generally easier and may be better evaluated if the allergens are known or have been found.

Among the 200 analyzed cases there were 68 patients with skin symptoms. After the therapy, 39 were free of symptoms (58%), 21 were relieved (30%), and 8 remained unchanged (12%) (Table 2).

Pruritus
Larval allergies play an important role in the case of itching without visible skin eruption or rash. Other diseases like diabetes, liver and kidney deficiencies and psychological factors are primarily involved. An allergen under therapy is then a partial aspect of the problem. Among 20 patients suffering from pruritus, seven were free of symptoms (35%), ten were relieved (50%), and three remained unchanged (15%) (Table 2).

Allergic Conjunctivitis (yearly)
The allergic inflammation of the membrane of the eye may appear alone or in combination with other allergic symptoms. The combination with eyelid eczema (often wheat allergy) and allergic sinusitis is frequent. Of 16 patients with allergic conjunctivitis (no pollen allergic patient), ten were free of symptoms (62.5%), five relieved (31%), and one unchanged (6.5%) (Table 2).

Allergic Intestine Diseases
To this disease group belong chronic diarrhea, chronic constipation, unspecific colitis, irritable intestine, Roemheld Syndrome, umbilical colic and so-called "functional stomach aches." There always exists a Candida settlement in the intestine that has to be treated, together with the allergy therapy. Milk, lactose, wheat, yeast and Candida play the most important role in these allergies. Food allergies are the cause of Colitis Ulcerosa and Morbus Crohn. The allergy therapy alone is not enough as a complete treatment. Of 13 patients, ten were free of symptoms (77%), one was relieved (7.5%), and. two unchanged (15.5%).

Allergic Respiratory Diseases (yearly)
Bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive bronchitis, relapsed spastic bronchitis, chronic cough and chronic sinusitis are part of this group. Milk and wheat appear as the most frequent central allergens. There are other symptom-originating inhalative allergens, such as domestic dust, mold, feathers, animal furs, and also dust and solutions on professional exposition. Some food (apples, nuts) may cause respiratory difficulties. Allergy-independent factors play an important role in this group of patients (physical and psychological burden, infection by molds). Of 46 patients, 19 were free of symptoms (41.5%), 21 relieved (45.5%), and 6 remained unchanged after the therapy.

Pollen Allergy
Pollen-allergic people represent the largest and most difficult group of patients. At least one pollen season was awaited before the evaluation. After the therapy, from among 68 patients, 32 were free of symptoms (47%), 21 were relieved (31%), and 16 remained unchanged (23%). There are a number of important reasons for this non-satisfactory result, which is significant for the BICOM user. There is a separate report that gives information about it.

Other Indications
Apart from the typical allergic diseases, there are other occurrences where allergens play an important role - contrary to academic opinion or knowledge. Migraine, rheumatic diseases, psoriasis and colitis are some of them. But the allergy treatment can only be one cornerstone of the global therapy. However, there were cases in which the allergy therapy produced the cure. A very prolonged migraine completely disappeared after one treatment for milk albumin allergy. In other cases, a food allergy was the cause for vision difficulties, arthritis, backache, heart rhythm disorders, finger rigidity, pressure sensitivity, nausea or dizziness, and depressions.

6. Side Effects
From 200 patients, six reported extreme tiredness and physical fatigue after the therapy, and four reported an immediate relief in their general state of health. Six patients reported a worsening of the allergy symptoms: four patients showed a greater skin rash and two an increased cough. All side effects disappeared within a few days.


7. Summary and Discussion
The global therapy results from our study of 200 allergy patients are as follows:



Unsatisfactory therapy results and therapy failures may have the following causes:

  • The over-sensitivity to the allergen has not completely disappeared. In cases of too strong allergens, two or three treatments are necessary. If these do not succeed, another alternative therapy has to be tried. Therapy blockages must be searched out.

  • The over-sensitivity to the allergen disappears temporarily but it reappears again.
    There are therapy blockages (geopathy, scar interference fields, psychological blockages).

  • The over-sensitivity to the allergen has disappeared; persistent or returned symptoms are caused by another allergen.

    The search for new allergens and subsequent testing are a possibility.

  • The over-sensitivity to the allergen is eliminated. Symptoms are caused by other factors.

    In first place we found toxin burden, mold burden and intestine dysbiosis. Our principal task for the following years is directed to this area.

    Therapy results for people with only a few allergies and for small children are better than those for multi-allergic adults. The more individual a therapy is made, the better the results that will be obtained. Small practices with intensive patient assistance have an advantage in this sense. There are many things that may be improved; but, at the same time, each BICOM therapist is a small investigator, and the experience exchange among users will show us the way to satisfy all our allergy patients.

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