A team of researchers in Bangalore
has claimed to have developed a revolutionary non-invasive method
for treating osteoarthritis and cancer.
Using the technique, the
researchers said 36 patients with severe osteoarthritis were treated
successfully. "They are without pain now, can walk normally and
climb stairs without help," they said.
Similarly, an end-stage
cancer patient was also subjected to the treatment and the
results were "miraculous" - the 43-year-old Hyderbad-based
branch manager of National
Insurance Company, P Ravikumar "is now symptom-free and has
resumed his duties", they said.
The technique, rotational
field quantum magnetic resonance (RFQMR) generator, said to be the
first in the world, has been developed by the team from the
Institute of Aerospace
Medicine, IAF, in Bangalore, and the Centre for Advanced Research
and Development (CARD) after seven years of research.
The team comprised Wing
Commander V G Vasishta, professor and head of the department of
Radio-Diagnosis, IAM IAF, who was the principal investigator, and
co-investigators Dr Rajah Vijay Kumar, director of CARD and the
inventor of the RFQMR technology, and Surgeon Commander L J Pinto,
professor and head of the Department of Human Engineering, IAM
"RFQMR is a new machine
for which an international patent is pending. RFQMR produces
high-power multi-frequency rotating quantum electromagnetic
resonating beams from 96 special RFQMR guns that are precisely
focused to the target area of interest," Kumar told a press
The researchers said
RFQMR works on the principle of altering cell membrane potential and
"jamming" the "command and control" of the target tissue cells, by
altering the proton spin inside and outside the cells.
The project to develop
the technology was initiated seven years ago.
According to the team, in
a pilot study conducted during the last six months, 36 patients with
severe osteoarthritis were exposed to RFQMR beams for one hour every
day for 21 days.
All the patients had
severe pain of long duration, severe limitation of movements and all
conventional modalities of treatment had proved unsuccessful; the
only other alternative of surgery remained, they said.
Results showed that all
36 patients showed marked subjective improvement and stopped
takining painkillers by the fourth exposure, and by the end of the
treatment, almost all of them could walk for one to five km without
pain and 16 of the 36 could squat on the floor, which they could not
do earlier, the researchers said.
"The 30 days follow-up
showed that all the 36 patients were without pain, could walk
normally and could climb stairs without help."
To understand and "prove"
the efficacy of RFQMR's degenerative properties, the team subjected
for treatment Ravikumar, whose cancer had spread to the liver and
kidney, and said the results were "miraculous."