MEDICAL RESEARCH ABSTRACT

  1.  MEDICAL RESEARCH ABSTRACT

Demonstrable Subjective Clinical Improvements in Physiology and Function
Utilizing Tourmaline Induced Cell Resonant Negative Ion Generating Technology
Rashid A. Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM – Chief Investigator
Purpose – Oxidation or the reduction reaction, commonly referred to as “oxidative stress”
in medicine, has long been understood as the etiological basis for all pathology by the
intellectually sophisticated and evolved of the scientific research community. Despite
validity by such noted Nobel Laureats as Linus Pauling and Albert Fritz Popp, the majority
of criticizing bodies characterized by mental mediocrity have attempted to discredit one of
the most significant scientific movements in the history of mankind. Any manor of
improving and optimizing cellular resonance to achieve zero point as described in the field
of quantum physics is of vital importance to mankind. In fact, the impact on all biological
life-form has potentially devastating consequences especially when considering the
exponentially rising levels of ambient radiation from sources such as cellular devices and
computer screens. Point in case is the disappearing world bee population. The question
arises therefore, how can we reduce this oxidative stress we encounter daily? Metabolism
for example is the essential process of acquiring nutrients and excreting waste from cellular
exchange within blood. The more “negatively charged” electric ions found within the blood,
the less the oxidation, the less oxidative injury taking place, the more efficient the cell’s
metabolism, the less burden on the immune system and the healthier the individual.
Conversely, the more “positively charged” ions or “free radicals”, the more oxidation, the
more oxidative injury, a slower, less efficient cellular metabolism, the greater burden on the
immune system and the more disease the person exhibits. This study evaluated the
subjective change experienced by two groups wearing a wrist band impregnated with
volcanic minerals generating negative ions containing cell resonant tourmaline.
Methodology – A double blinded, placebo controlled, cross-over study was conducted with
individuals of varied sex, age and health randomized into two separate groups. Both groups
were given Energy Armor bands but only one group’s bands had active tourmaline
imbedded within the silicone of the band (experimental group) while the other group’s
bands contained nothing (placebo). Both bands appeared identical other than color, which
was the identifying characteristic of the real vs. placebo band. All study participants were
then given a detailed SF-36 Patient Outcome based questionnaire with 21 questions and
were required to grade their changes on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best. All
answers were submitted electronically with all participants expected to complete the
questionnaire every single week for 8 weeks. At the mid point after the completion of the
4th week, the placebo group was “crossed over” into the experimental group and given an
“experimental” (real) band to wear for the duration of the study. A score of “1” was not
possible the first time the questionnaire was answered for either group to allow for potential
worsening.

Results – Of the 74 individuals who began the study, 12 failed to complete the SF-36
Patient Outcome based questionnaire. The final n = 62 with 36 in the experimental group
and 26 in the placebo group. In the experimental group, 26 or 72% improved over the 8
weeks, 6 or 16.6% declined and 3 or 8.3% remained unchanged. Interestingly, the placebo
group showed no worse a response than the experimental group for the first 4 weeks, but
once “crossed over” into the experimental group (real), were noted to have significant
improvement over previously perceived benefits. This latter experimental group (real) had
18 or 69.2% report a noticeable improvement from the point of cross over to the conclusion
of the study, with 6 or 23.1% declining and 2 or 7.7% remaining the same. Further
inferences to specific questions will be made later.
Conclusions – The benefits of the Energy Armor bands were not readily differentiable
between placebo and experimental groups in the first portion of the study. However, the
improvements became readily apparent with noticeable difference when the placebo group
was “crossed over” after week 4 during study. The placebo group clearly became aware of
the difference in what they perceived previously to be a benefit and the actual benefit they
experienced after crossing over. Even for detractors, this study furthers the argument that
this often ignored and poorly utilized inexpensive tool of the placebo affect is quite
significant and should be used to foster an improved response in patients. In fact, it is the
obligation
and fiduciary responsibility of the clinician to utilize any tool available to elicit the
maximum efficacious response possible.
Further Research – While analyzing the response to specific questions in the
questionnaire, it was noted that certain responses received a far greater score on a more
consistence basis than did other questions. For example, flexibility and relief from joint pain
were significantly more consistent in receiving a higher score and with a relatively quick
onset than when compared to some of the other subjective based questions. Further research
is warranted in assessing these variances.
References – A complete list of published references will be made available and provided
with the full study when the article is finalized. Abstract has been submitted to the
Townsend Medical Newsletter for publication.
2012 Dr. Rashid A. Buttar, LLC, All Rights Reserved