Energy Medicine: Selling A Car to A Caveman
THE FOLLOWING IS NOT SCIENCE FICTION, IT IS HARD MEDICAL SCIENCE UNAPPEALING TO STONE-AGE INVESTORS.
If you ever watched Oprah’s long-running talk show on ABC-TV, you’re well aware of the term “energy medicine”, that’s been frequently discussed by Dr. Oz.
You might be amazed to learn what’s really out there that’s NOT being developed for public use. Even as I write this, I find it so very hard to believe, given it’s incredible potential. And if it weren’t for my own experiences in this field, I wouldn’t believe that society could be so absolutely indifferent towards such badly needed changes in medicine.
How do you think the medical community would react if someone developed a means to heal bones (knitting) in a fraction of the time (days versus months) normally required within a conventional cast, through the use of a small, attached magnetic induction coil?
How do you think the medical community would respond if someone developed a way to regenerate fingers, hands, arms, legs, etc., lost in accidents or wars? Do you think that such technology would be rushed out onto the market to improve the quality of care provided to people suffering from such traumatic bodily injury? Think again.
The answer to all the above is that the medical community has absolutely no interest whatsoever in such breakthrough technologies, especially if the inventors and their company are not already part of the “old boy network”.
The haunting question is WHY?
Such was the pioneering electro-medical research work of the late Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., who after thirty years of diligent research discovered the incredible apathy and cognitive dissonance of people’s disinterest in such extraordinary medical breakthroughs (read The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundations of Life written by Dr. Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden, Harper-Collins, 1985).
Dr. Becker’s words to this author several decades ago were: “Don’t touch this stuff financially, because no one gives a damn if it doesn’t relate to them in the moment. People may be intrigued and fascinated by this technology but they won’t do a damn thing about it in the end, especially if they didn’t invent it themselves.”
Apparently, I didn’t really believe or appreciate Dr. Becker’s words, as I’ve invested (with my physician colleague, Dr. Kenneth P. Stoller, MD) and apparently squandered substantial money on the development and patenting of the following medical devices based upon Dr. Becker’s work.
Imagine a small, PC-based medical device that could reliably, rapidly and non-invasively (no radiation or injection of needles or fluids) diagnose disease, dysfunction and pathology related to most of the internal organs (heart, lungs, stomach, large & small intestines, liver, kidneys, bladder, gall bladder, spleen and reproductive functions) for only pennies to dollars per patient before clinical symptoms even appear (preventative). We call this medical device a Multi-Organ Diagnostic System (MODS). This is the real-world’s, Star Trek’s Medical Tri-Corder.
Now imagine a spin-off device of the above-mentioned MODS, that a woman holds in her hand which non-invasively detects and measures (not through basal body temperature) the approach and occurrence of ovulation,where she could instantly tell: 1) if she’s pregnant, 2) if she’s currently ovulating, or 3) if she’s not ovulating. Such a device could be used as a reliable method for fertility enhancement or contraception. We call this device the OV-1 Fertility Detector.
What if there was a new way of injecting medication (either intramuscular or subcutaneous) without the use of needles that was totally safe and painless, while circumventing all the problems associated with other jet injectors that have prevented them from becoming a mainstay in medicine? We call this device a Multi-Dose Jet Injector. This really is Dr. Mc Coy’s hypo spray from the original Star Trek series.
A finally, a device we call the Cryogenic Remote Sensing Physiograph (CRESP), which essentially is Star Trek’s sick bay’s bed, that detects and reads out your physiological parameters (ultra-low-frequency [ULF] electromagnetic fields) from up to twelve feet away without any electrodes touching you. The CRESP can detect and record ECG, EEG, EMG, EOG and Respiration from up to twelve feet away from the patient. Dr. McCoy would surely be proud.
When Dr. Stoller and I were pitching this technology along with several other electro-medical devices we’ve patented to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) here in Los Angeles some years ago, we ran across the primary reason why medicine moves at a snails pace.
At a board meeting of CSMC, we discussed our CRESP and several other devices. The only device that seemed to really interest them was the CRESP, given its broad applications for long-term patient monitoring. Their question to us was a simple one.
Will the CRESP be more or less expensive than what they’re currently using to monitor patients in the hospital with?
Without a second’s hesitation I replied to the physicians with “Is your new BMW or Mercedes more or less expensive that than one you replaced it with?”
They all looked at me somewhat puzzled and finally replied “More expensive, of course”.
My comeback was a simple one, “Well then, you got your answer don’t you?”
CSMC finally offered us a deal for the CRESP and another one of our medical devices not discussed here.
In the end, we would have ended up owing CSMC money rather than making any. What’s that phrase: “We have the best medicine money can buy?”
It goes without saying that we never did business with CSMC, as the only ones to have benefited from the deal would have been them.
The initial development, clinical testing and patenting of these devices was actually quite easy, although very costly and time consuming.
However, trying to raise capital to complete development and getting the devices approved by the FDA has been like trying to sell a car to a caveman., even when our devices can easily turn millions invested into billion dollar profits within less than ten years.
In our search for investors we’ve run across three types of people or groups.
The first of these groups just wants us to pay them huge money up front with no performance clause or guarantee of results. These people are nothing more than crooks, thieves, con artists and bunco artists, who would live off the money they ask for and accomplish nothing in the way of funding.
The second group, are delusional types, thinking that their ship is about to come in any day now, when in reality they’ve never raised any money at any point in time for anyone including themselves, nor will they ever. Well meaning perhaps, but essentially worthless for all intents and purposes.
The third group, are legitimate medical investors or venture capital groups. Their reaction to us is very logical and anticipated, although extremely disappointing.
In simple terms, if you have no track record of ever raising funds and generating a substantial profit for such investors, they’re not interested in even talking to you.
If the risk associated with the technology is great, in that the FDA might not approve your devices, or big pharmaceutical companies might prevent such electro-medical devices from ever reaching the market in fear of competition, that’s all the more troublesome.
And if there’s no predicate, or generically similar technology already on the market, their thought is that that perhaps our devices are other than snake oil as no one else has funded us. If this technology is great and works so well, why hasn’t anyone stepped forward to assist us?
While in a conference call several years ago with a prominent local physician (a hematologist and nephrologist) who was sponsoring a seminar on new medical device technology, he displayed a level of arrogance and apathy that’s so very common in this field.
When I discussed our devices, his immediate, knee-jerk reaction was that he’d never heard of anything like it and therefore it could not exist or even be relevant. He went on to see that “he knows everything about everything”, as his messianic complex was coming through very clearly.
Not be able to hold back my disgust to his comment, I immediately asked if this oh-so-brilliant physician knew what a Tokamak reactor was. (a magnetic confinement fusion reactor). He said he never heard of it. I then asked if he knew what a liquid methane fueled, pulsed-detonation wave scramjet engine was. He again drew a blank to my question. His ignorance spoke volumes, as his own volume diminished to zero.
Having clearly demonstrated his own ignorance to him, the call immediately ended with his hanging up. Can’t for the life of me imagine why he did that?
Some years ago I was approached by a well-known medical company that offered me a job as a senior biomedical engineer if I turned over all our patents to them for zero dollars. My colleague and I would not receive any royalties, but I’d get a small bonus every year of a few thousand dollars.
Why not simply put a gun to our heads and directly steal the patents?
As we’re apparently on the outside this old-boy network looking in, it’s like being a stranger in a stranger land, where you’re totally ignored unless you’re already established. But how does one get established in a field when one cannot enter the front or rear door unless they’re already known to the people within? A Catch-22 for sure?
A similar, but not identical situation from thirty years ago says it all.
I telephoned the production company of Clint Eastwood, Malpaso Productions at Warner Bros., in the hope of submitting a script I thought would be perfect for Clint to direct. What happened next stunned me for several reasons.
To begin with, Clint himself picked up the phone.
For the first and only time in my life I really didn’t know what to say, as I was certainly not expecting him to answer the phone.
Once I overcame the shock, Clint asked why I was calling, and I told him of wanting to send in a script for his company to produce and direct.
Eastwood was very direct and polite in his reply when he said that if they do not already have a working relationship with me and my agent, don’t even bother sending the script in, as it will be returned unopened or thrown in the trash.
“Thank you”, was my immediately reply Eastwood.
Eastwood’s reply was “Thank you? I don’t understand, why are you thanking me?”
My retort was, “Because you were straightforward, kind, honest and sincere, in a business known to being anything but.”
Clint’s last words were “Thank you, I appreciate that”.
While disappointed in his answer, I was very respectful of how honest and sincere he was in not wanting to waste my time or his. Oh my god, someone finally told the truth. What a breath of fresh air. As Clint might say, “Go ahead, let me make your day!”
However, Eastwood’s policy is precisely the situation we’ve been trying to overcome or circumvent in terms of our medical devices for years.
Most venture capital (VC) companies have software that immediately examines unsolicited queries and business plans. If the company’s software doesn’t recognize your name or your company’s name, your submission is immediately deleted. This is to prevent those of us on the outside, from joining the club. Then why do these VC groups even solicit such plans online? Perhaps it is just to appear like they’re really interested in anyone other than themselves?
And let’s not forget what might be the most significant reason as to why no one’s coming forward to fund our medical device company: I’m a parapsychologist who’s dedicated the last forty-three years to such research that’s considered pseudo-science and quackery by mainstream science.
If you’re already wealthy and do strange, odd things, you’re viewed as an eccentric. If you’re not rich or successful, you’re then viewed as a crackpot who isn’t worth wasting their time or money on.
This point was driven home quite clearly early this year when we submitted our business plan to a major medical development group in Europe through one of their friends. They read the plan with much enthusiasm and expectation.
Suddenly, things turned very negative once the head of the company looked into my background and discovered my less-than-normal work. The result was this company labeling us, and our business plan, as little more than scam artists, where their comments no longer even reflected what the plan even discussed. It was truly astounding how things turned around one hundred and eighty degrees once my parapsychological research background was discovered.
What else is new?
Hopefully, we will not have to wait until the late twenty-second or twenty-third century for these devices to see the light of day?
And so it goes?
Do these medical devices seem relevant and of need to you? Do you think they would improve the quality and cost of healthcare?
Can anyone out there be of any help or assistance in linking us up with funding sources?
WHAT YOU HAVE JUST READ IS NOT SCIENCE FICTION, IT’S HARD MEDICAL SCIENCE AT IT’S BEST, AND UNFORTUNATELY, AT IT’S WORST (SELF-EXPLANATORY).