Bioresonance therapy has its roots in the 1970s with Dr Franz Morell, a German medical doctor who used homeopathy in his practice. Homeopathy is believed to be an ‘information therapy’. One of the concepts of homeopathy is that water has a memory. Homeopathic remedies use information from substances diluted many, many times in water. Morell wondered if it might be possible to develop a kind of ‘electronic homeopathy’ by using electromagnetic signals of the ‘disease’ taken from the patient’s body. After all, our bodies are 70% water and so the ‘disease information’ should be stored there if this theory were correct. Morell began working with his electronics engineer son-in-law, Erich Rasche on developing such a therapy device. Together with bio-physicist Dr Ludger Mersmann, they developed a filter to separate the ‘disease’ electromagnetic signal from the ‘healthy’ electromagnetic signal in 1977. This led to a biofeedback therapy device called the MORA using electrodes on the skin. These picked up energetic information, modified it and fed it back to the patient to strengthen the ‘healthy’ energies in the body and cancel the ‘disease’ energies.
This early device required tedious, manual setting up and Hans Brügemann, a colleague of Morell, saw the advantage of using a built-in computer to automate operation and make it easier to use. In 1987 he set up his own company (now Regumed GmbH) to make such a device. He called his device the BICOM and coined the term “bioresonance therapy” for the technique. Since then, Regumed has made continuous technical improvements to the BICOM some involving collaboration with biophysics researchers including Prof Cyril Smith (UK) and Prof Fritz-Albert Popp (Germany).
Today, there are over 10’000 BICOM devices in Germany, used by both medical practitioners in private practice and by natural therapists. Bioresonance therapy is widely used in the other German-speaking countries, Austria and Switzerland and also in the Netherlands and the UK. It is starting to get better known outside Europe, especially in China, where BICOM devices are purchased by government hospitals, primarily children’s hospitals. In other countries, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia, the technique is seen as a complementary therapy. Many medical doctors in Asia are beginning to use this new form of therapy combined with their conventional treatments.