Today’s installment will look at the BAX-3000 which promises to diagnose and treat allergies and a variety of other conditions.
To quote from the manufacturer’s website, “The BAX-3000 works by exposing the patient to a potential allergy in the form of a digitized allergen.” I have no earthly idea what they mean by a digitized allergen. Maybe it would make my computer sneeze.
They go on, “This digitized allergen actually matches the harmonic frequency of the actual allergen; the body will believe it is in contact with the real thing and will react if it is allergic to this substance.” This certainly sounds scientific, but makes no sense at all. Harmonic frequencies are sound waves. Allergens are molecules. The immune system does not respond to sound waves.
The device’s FDA approval says nothing about allergy, however, “The BAX-3000 has FDA clearance as a neurological relaxation device. Simply put, the BAX-3000 allows for the re-education of the nervous system via positive conditioning, or relaxation, as defined by the FDA.” Its classified as a biofeedback device, but not as a potential treatment for allergies.
The problem is that the company doesn’t say, “We’re using biofeedback to treat your perception of allergy symptoms.” Instead, they say “We’re using digitized allergens and lasers to change the way your immune system responds to allergies.”, and that is dishonest.