Here is My Question:
There is a device called the Biocharger; https://biocharger.com/persona/alternative-therapies/
Could this help manage MS symptoms?
There is no real scientific evidence that this biocharger helps with disease or symptoms of disease. In fact, the disclaimer on the website states it does not diagnose or mitigate any disease. The research presented on the website is hypotheses (over 100 years old) without any practical data to support its use in the management of disease. They do reference recipes to be used but it remains unclear to me if these incorporate herbs. This device is being marketed as a product that emits electromagnetic energy within a radius of ~3-5 feet and that somehow treats people for a myriad of different (and unrelated) diseases. I would recommend a “buyers beware” caution to anyone with MS thinking about shelling out $14,000 for this.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
Thanks for the question. I checked out the website thoroughly. There are comments about “proven benefits” and even “testimonials” (whatever they are worth), but the company provides no peer reviewed references and I can find no references on the BioCharger in PubMed or any other search engine; this and the cost, which is $14,000, should make anyone pause and move on. Unless you are a millionaire with money free to throw around, do not even think twice.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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