Book Summary: Virtual Scanning - a new generation of healthcare - beyond biomedicine

Nottingham 16 June 2007New research and new technologies bring new understanding. The application of this knowledge leads to the development of new technologies which has the potential to make significant change to society. For example the horse and cart has been replaced by the petrol engine and jet turbines have revolutionised transport and power generation. New technologies based upon greater understanding of matter (e=mc2) have led to the advent of nuclear power and the development of the computer has instigated a revolution in data processing. The understanding of alchemy - which in its earliest days was considered to be "witchcraft" - and of the body's biochemistry has led to methods of treatment for a wide range of ailments including bacterial infections and conditions which are related to organ dysfunction.

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More recently, diagnostic screening technologies have been developed using an understanding of previously incomprehensible phenomena e.g. the understanding of the phenomena "magnetic resonance" has led to the development of MRI scanners, positron-emission has led to PET scanners, further application of x-rays has led to CAT scanners, etc. These examples demonstrate how the greater understanding of our environment has lead to new technologies which have improved our understanding of illness and hence have benefited society.

Virtual Scanning is yet another illustration of how the understanding of a natural phenomena - this time, of light and colour (1-3) and hence of visual perception and cognition - leads to a new generation of medical technology. The consequences of illness, identified as changes to our cognition and colour perception, can be monitored in a simple computer-based test (figure 1).

Fig 1: Example health report (girl 11 years, 47 kgs, dyslexic)

Such technologies have been foreseen by eminent intellectuals such as Professor Arthur Caplan, University of Pennsylvania in articles published in the Scientific American magazine (4), the world-leading astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking (5) in his book, A Brief History of Time, and by many others in the course of the last century.

Our receipt of data (through the visual cortex and other sensory avenues) influences the regulation of the body's physiological systems (6). These in turn regulate organ function, cell function and molecular biology. An estimated 85-90% of data input, including stress, is experienced visually as light and colour. Stress in its various manifestations depresses the function of the body's physiological systems and hence influences the function of the organs, the cells and of the body's basic biochemistry (7,17). This affects the levels of proteins and substrates which release biophotons (18) - unique for their colour and level/intensity - which in turn affect visual perception/cognition.

The term psychosomatic has been used for many years to describe how illness can be due to psychological influences. These "psychosomatic" conditions are now considered to be "due to the effect of stress upon the stability and function of the body's physiological systems".

The stability of the physiological systems regulates organ function and hence the levels of our unique biochemistry - and vice versa. The physiological systems are regulated by the brain waves and in particular by the delta waves. Accordingly by measuring cognitive parameters it is possible to diagnose all medical conditions in a brief 15 minute computer-based test and to provide a colour-based therapy which can treat the psychosomatic (stress) origins of any medical condition (8,9).

The data from the cognitive test procedure is mathematically modelled to create a biomathematical model of the human. Deviations from the norm being expressed in terms of their medical significance. Current research in the major western countries refers to such methodology as the "virtual physiological human". Whereas current research in the EU and US is organ-based, the developer of Virtual Scanning, I.G Grakov, has mathematically modelled the effect of stress upon the autonomic nervous system and the physiological systems i.e. by adopting the logical top-down approach. By contrast the current focus of creating the virtual organ is based upon mathematically modelling organ function based upon its biochemistry (a bottom-up approach).

This illustrates how the extensive research being undertaken in various research institutes around the world (10,11) in the area of "cognition", will inevitably lead to a new generation of medical technologies which are able to regulate and stimulate the mechanisms which are responsible for health and wellbeing. Virtual Scanning is the first of this new generation of technologies.

The implications for a technology of this nature are profound e.g.

  1. that cognitive function directly relates to health,
  2. the physiological systems regulate the systems, organs and cells of the body,
  3. the body's physiological systems are regulated by the brain's delta waves,
  4. to provide a full diagnosis of every system and organ of the body, providing:
    • the psychological and psycho-emotional profile
    • the health profile defined in precise medical terms, in an unprecedented level of detail (figure 2), including conditions which cannot be satisfactorily diagnosed by conventional procedures (figure 3)
  5. to selectively and effectively treat - a health or psychological anomaly - using a non-drug therapy,
  6. it illustrates how the body's function responds to the receipt of sensory data and that our complex biochemical function is geared towards the transmission of data between brain, organs and our environment.

Fig 2: health profile defined in precise medical terms, in terms of ..... .

  • the most destabilised physiological system
  • the most destabilised organ
  • the precise medical indications affecting each organ - reported in precise medical terms
  • the morphology of each organ - in terms of cell differentiation, increased blood flow, new cell formation, etc.

Fig 3: examples of conditions which cannot be satisfactorily diagnosed by conventional procedures which can be diagnosed using Virtual Scanning

  • migraine
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
  • depression
  • dyslexia

Society uses sceptical opinion as the mechanism to challenge new claims and theories. The book "Virtual Scanning - a new generation of healthcare - beyond biomedicine" (to be published August 2007) is extensively researched with over 700 medical references and challenges sceptical opinion using precedents, articles and statistics available from the most reputable peer-reviewed medical journals. It illustrates how the basic concepts do not contradict any research but instead explain a number of issues which have hitherto baffled medical research. It is yet another area of technology where the impact of the computer is likely to make dramatic changes to society. It illustrates that concepts considered to be unique to complementary medicine are based upon known biological phenomenae and are related to the natural processes which maintain health and wellbeing whereas by contrast conventional medicine is based upon diagnosing and treating the symptoms of illness (not their cause).

The implications of this technology are truly profound, enabling diagnosis of the psychological profile or of all medical conditions in only 15 minutes and of treatment of non-somatic conditions using non-drug and non-dietary means. The therapy is that of data and is delivered by PC as a flashing-light/colour therapy. Moreover the origins of this technology illustrate quite clearly the fundamental limitations of the drug and dietary approaches.

It appears more typical of technologies shown in sci-fi programmes on television. Nevertheless flashing light therapies have been around since the 1930's initially as photic stimulation (12) and more recently for the treatment of dyslexia (13) and other disorders.

With the exception of antibiotics, drugs are at best 50% effective (14) (see figure 4).

Fig 4

Response rates/Therapeutic area: drug efficacy rate

Alzheimer's: 30%
Analgesics (Cox-2): 80%
Asthma: 60%
Cardiac arrythmias: 60%
Depression (SSRI): 62%
Diabetes: 57%
Hepatitis C (HCV): 47%
Incontinence: 40%
Migraine (acute): 52%
Migraine (prophylaxis): 50%
Oncology: 25%
Rheumatoid arthritis: 50%
Schizophrenia: 60%

Nutritional supplementation does not address the fundamental reasons why the body has become deficient in minerals, vitamins and other vital components (e.g. insulin, thyroxine, iron, etc). Nor does it explain why nutritional supplementation is only rarely able to eliminate these deficiencies. There is far more to our health and wellbeing than can be explained by the conventional biomedical viewpoint.

Researchers such as Candace Pert (Dr) (15) refer to the subjective nature between mind and body. Virtual Scanning mathematically models the consequences of cognition. It is no longer considered to be the result of subjective speculation but of the most objective computation - which has diagnostic and therapeutic significance. Russian researchers (16) claim it to be 20-25% more precise than conventional diagnostic technologies and 93% effective as a therapy. This book illustrates with articles, references, and case studies/examples how these claims are founded upon significant biomedical phenomenae.

Examples of successful therapeutic outcomes

1. A lady with a duodenal problem was dissatisfied with her GP's diagnosis. He advised that she did not have a problem. Virtual Scanning detected a problem with the duodenum, probably a duodenal ulcer, and referred her to her GP who under duress carried out a further consultation and again gave a negative report. She was admitted to hospital with blood discharges just one week later and spent over one week in hospital being treated for a perforated duodenal ulcer. Upon discharge from hospital she contacted her GP to report her dissatisfaction. The lady gained a compensatory settlement as a result of the GP's misdiagnosis.

2. A letter received from a lady of 59 years, who experienced migraines from the age of 11 until 59 years, thanks us for immeasurably improving her health following increasingly severe migraine attacks - the most recent resulting in her being hospitalised in a semi-conscious state.

At the first consultation we noted that her skin was white, her eyes dull and her movement slow and careful - she was a lady in very poor health. The health assessment gave an excellent assessment of the medical conditions which were responsible for her migraines: migraine and epilepsy, impaired cerebral circulation, impaired spinal circulation as a result of vertebral artery syndrome, osteochondrosis and idiopathic hypotension. Since starting therapy she has not had any migraine symptoms and is now completely free of migraines. This lovely lady is now in excellent health. She is fit and well, she looks healthy and attractive, her demeanor is bright, and she is now enjoying her life to the fullest extent.

A further effect of this therapy is worth noting. Several years ago this lady had required a single mastectomy to remove cancer. This involved removal of the lymph nodes which resulted in poor drainage and hence swelling of her arm. After 4 months Virtual Scanning therapy the lady returned to her oncologist for her annual check. He was astonished to note that the lady had little, if any, remaining swelling in her arm.

3. A man of 78 years was dissatisfied with his GP's diagnosis when he consulted him with type 2 diabetes, circulatory problems and a swollen foot. He became disillusioned with the diagnosis when prescribed antibiotics - presumably as a preventative measure against infection. His mobility and quality of life was at a very low level.

He has completed a course of Virtual Scanning colour therapy over a 6 month period and now comments upon improved stability of blood sugar levels, improved mobility, improved circulation, improved energy, and dramatically improved quality of life. He has discontinued therapy and now has complete mobility and restored quality of life.

4. A man in his 60's suffering from severe depression and who had been treated over many years with many different forms of medication which, he advised, never had any effect on his health: following Virtual Scanner Colour therapy he has been completely free of depression. He speaks favourably of Virtual Scanning technology and comments with astonishment that it has not become more widely accepted.

5. A man in his 60's suffering from dysarthria who had been unable to speak, only mumble inaudibly for almost 5 years. His hospital could not identify the problem despite using MRI, checking for Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's, and finally was unable to assist him. Virtual Scanner detected encephalopathy, impairment of cerebral circulation, etc. He was able to speak clearly within 6 days - he phoned to speak to us after 6 days. He now speaks clearly and audibly and is delighted with the results. His current state of health is excellent.

6. A man in his mid-late 50's with asthma undertook a course of therapy and subsequently was able to dispense with the asthma inhaler.

7. 10 y.o. child with dyslexia. Within the first month, a parent reported the very clear and distinct improvement to her daughter's condition.

The first indications of improved writing (distinct) and reading were indicated by the third consultation. Her end of term report comments upon a stunning leap in her reading ability in contrast to her previous report where as a 10 y.o. her reading age was reported to be 2 years behind her calendar age. Although she is only 11 y.o. her reading ability is now assessed as being equivalent to that of a 14 y.o. Her writing has improved although there are indications of errors in spelling. Her mother considers that the use of spellcheck and computers will largely overcome this in future.

8. A 56 y.o. lady with the after effects of a head trauma consulted us after the lack of progress by conventional healthcare. Her initial health was of migraines and of taking anti-epilepsy medications. She was very fragile, had the appearance of being sedated and was depressed by the effect that her condition was having upon the quality of her life and of the lives of her immediate family. After 2 modules of Virtual Scanning therapy she now looks great and, once again, she looks fit and well, happy and healthy. She comments upon being freed from the anti-epilepsy drugs and of feeling calmer and more relaxed. Her husband is clearly delighted with the progress.

9. A man of c. 60 years, working in the security profession, commented after one course of therapy of 1-2 months duration that he could not recall his hay fever/allergy to pollen having been so insignificant. Each year, like so many others, he has suffered with the sore throat, streaming eyes, and blocked nose which afflict hay fever sufferers. This year, despite the high pollen levels his hay fever is insignificant.

In Summary

Virtual Scanning is approved by the Russian Health Authorities. Each day over 2,000 medical practitioners in Russia send results for processing by the remote server unit. This book explains the principles of this fully commercialised technology by reference to extensive medical references.

It is intended to verify the claims of Russian medical researchers (outlined in this article) and to submit Virtual Scanning to a program of clinical trials.

This article is supported by one very significant issue which should be of great interest to you. It makes this book more noteworthy than any other medical text. It is supported by a working technology which can be used in demonstrations, lectures, and in practice. It is precise, reliable and extremely inexpensive by comparison with any other medical technology or therapy. It works.

Graham Ewing & Elena Ewing (Dr), Montague Healthcare

Contacts details: Montague Healthcare, Mulberry House, 6 Vine Farm Close, Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3TU, England

Tel: +44-115-9890304/9899618; fax: +44-115-9899826; e-mail: graham.ewing@montague-diagnostics.co.uk, elena.ewing@montague-diagnostics.co.uk; web: www.montague-diagnostics.co.uk

References

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  2. "Light, Medicine of the Future", Liberman J., publisher: Bear & Company
  3. Nobel Laureate Finsen, N. - The Red Light Treatment of Smallpox, British Medical Journal, pp. 1412-1414, 7, 1895
  4. Scientific American September 2003, Caplan A.
  5. Quote: "The future development of medicine lies with treatments based on light and colour". A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking, Bantam Books, New York, 10036, 1988.
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  9. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM), September 2006: Hankey A., Ewing E.
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  11. http://lbc.nimh.nih.gov/
  12. Journal of Neurotherapy, 2(2):8-13, 1997. Photon D. - PMS, EEG, AND PHOTIC STIMULATION
  13. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/sci_tech/newsid_2629000/2629577.stm
  14. Report attributed to Dr Allen Roses, Duke University, published in the Daily Telegraph.
  15. Dr Candace Pert: http://www.angelfire.com/hi/TheSeer/Pert.html
  16. http://www.montague-diagnostics.co.uk/pmwiki.php/Articles/ReferenceArticles
  17. Levy S.M., Herberman R.B., Maluish A.M., Schlein B., Lippman M.; Prognostic risk assessment in primary breast cancer by behavioural and immunological parameters. Health Psychology 4(2), 99-113, 1985
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