We have had a lot of messages asking me to review Rayoscan, so here we go…..
What is it?
The system is essentially an ECG system which is used to diagnose problems and treat with bioresonance.
ECG can be used to diagnose heart disease and provide insight into a variety of other conditions through the examination of Heart Rate Variability (the variation in the interval between heartbeats over time), including hypertension, stress, diabetes, asthma, and depression).
Bioresonance evolved in the 1970s in Germany and is considered to come under holistic, alternative or complementary medicine (i.e. in the same class as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Chinese or Oriental medicine, Reiki, Qigong, Biofeedback, etc).
BioResonance is based on the premise that all particles of matter generate electromagnetic energy. This electromagnetic energy is suggested to be resonating out from the body in oscillations of varying wavelengths and frequencies, which can be detected, amplified, graphed, and examined.
There’s currently no reliable scientific evidence that bioresonance has a role in diagnosing or treating disease.
What are Rayoscan Practitioners Claiming?
A Rayoscan practitioner in the UK has recently posted that the Rayoscan can “scan the body of 21 different system physiologies e.g. digestive, blood, liver, pancreas, heart, eyes, etc”. They further claimed that it “Uses ECG Technology for diagnostics and treatment program”. Furthermore, they claim it specifically TREATS.
- Lymes disease
- Skin Conditions/Infections
- Ligament/tendon Injury
NOTE – In the UK and most countries diagnosis, giving advice based on diagnosis and treatment are Acts of Veterinary Surgery and come under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (Section 27, (1), a, b c, & d) https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1966/36. Non-vets may perform treatments, but under the direct supervision of a veterinary surgeon.
What evidence is there?
I asked the practitioner in the UK for links to evidence. I was given a link to one paper in isolated cells (not equine), which concluded there “might” be some effect. When I asked for further information, I was told by the practitioner, “I believe there is but I don’t have access to that information”. That is an outrageous statement from someone using the equipment to diagnose and treat animals. When I pressed further, I was given a link to a document produced by the company.
What does it cost?
The system appears to cost around £30,000, so don’t expect your diagnosis and treatment sessions to be cheap!
It looks very technical and the text sounds convincing but there is no evidence that this technique can diagnose and treat any of the conditions claimed. This comes under holistic, alternative or complementary medicine. Claiming to diagnose or treat clinical conditions is a breach of the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966) in the UK. Knowingly allowing your horse to be diagnosed and treated by an unqualified individual could put you in a compromising position. I would only suggest that you consider this technology if:
1) there is good evidence published in the future showing it can meet its claims and,
2) it is used by a qualified and registered Veterinary Surgeon.