The Vial-Based Techniques
"Vial-based" techniques developed out of the notions of homeopathy, specifically the idea that water can be charged with an energetic imprint that it may hold for a very long time. Another influence on the development of vial-based techniques was the field of radionics. Among the many important contributors to the field of radionics were Albert Abrams, M.D. (1863-1924) who studied at Heidelberg University under Herman Von Helmholts , who was a famous medical scientist, physical scientist and philosopher and who is credited with inspiring Abrams in this area. Ruth Drown, D.C. in the 1930’s coined the term radionics and did much work in this area. Malcolm Rae in the 1960’s and 70’s produced a variety of radionic devices. Royal Raymond Rife may be among the best known doctors from the 1930's, 40's, and 50's in the area of vibrational medicine. Rife is remembered for an advanced light microscope reported to rival the electron microscope, and for electronic apparatus that he claimed was able to produce frequencies of vibration capable of destroying pathogens. Most early radionic devices did not have an external power source outside the influence of the consciousness of the operator. Even in the early days of radionics the power of conscious intention to exert effect on material and energetic systems was recognized. The field of electronic radionic devices has mushroomed in recent decades. However, any actual effect of these instruments may well be attributable to the application of conscious intention by the operator and less to any effect of the electronic properties of the instrument.
Radionic devices are believed by their developers to be able to conduct and transmit electromagnetic energy in frequencies that could capture something of the essence of the real substance they are made to represent. In performing vial-based methods, these radionic instruments were used to imprint a carrier substance held in a small glass vial. The substance might be water, or a combination of water and alcohol. There developed an industry based on the production and sale of such radionic instruments to healthcare professionals for uses that included the production of radionically prepared test vials. There was considerable pressure from federal regulatory agencies to suppress this industry as an example of medical quackery. Still the industry thrives, not in small part because there are many healthcare providers around the world who have found that vial-based techniques of energetic medicine are sometimes effective - often when conventional medical procedures are least effective.
NMT asserts that, until such time that a machine is produced that can read and display the energetic signature of a previously manufactured radionically charged vial, no confidence should be given to the proposition that such vials actually do carry and radiate an energetic representation of anything besides the water, glass, label, and plastic that physically comprise the vial. It is even doubtful that an energetic signature of these actual substances is perceivable to a patient. I will note here that I have made numerous requests to manufacturers of these various radionic machines to demonstrate any instrument that can read the energetic charge from a prepared vial. No such machine has ever been produced. The paradox of this is that the same equipment manufacturers produce machines that they market for the purpose of duplicating vials. In order for a machine to duplicate a vial several things must be true. The machine must be able to sense the energetic signature that has been imprinted into the subject vial to be duplicated. The machine must then translate that energetic signature into either a digital, or analog electronic representation. The machine must then amplify, and transduce this signal in such a way as to energetically imprint the material that fills the target vial. If this is the case, and a specific and unique electronic signal has been sensed from the subject vial, it should be a very simple task to associate this unique electronic signal with the library of such signals for common substances. The name of this subject vial could easily be displayed on a screen, or readout. No one has yet done this, and the most likely reason for this is that it cannot be done – as we should expect if the vials carry no perceivable energetic signature.
The clinical phenomena that are observed to occur with vial-based techniques happen for reasons other than the transmission of an energetic signature from the "radionically charged vial" to the patient.
Can a Procedure Work if It Is Based On Nonsense?
It should be understood that NMT does not take the position that these energetic techniques based on the use of radionically charged vials do not result in improvement of patients' health. It is the position of NMT that the founders of these techniques made a clinical observation that they could perform an operation that resulted in an improvement in the patient's symptoms; but that they misapprehended what they had observed. As a result of this miss-take they fabricated systems of sometimes arbitrary procedures, and a philosophy based on conclusions that are not supportable by any current means of evaluation. Repeated double blind experiments in our offices have failed to demonstrate the often repeated contention that radionically produced vials are able to transmit information perceivable to the patient. Further, we will demonstrate that it is not necessary for these radionically produced vials to transmit any information to the patient in order to explain the results obtained by the protocols of vial-based methods. An adequate explanation of the observed efficacy of vial-based techniques may be provided by the simple explanation that these vials serve as nothing more than a metaphor, or mental placeholder for the practitioner.
The observed clinical phenomena interpreted to be evidence that radionically prepared vials transmit information to the patient are more elegantly explained by the explanation that the vials serve as a metaphorical point of focus for the practitioner to clearly frame intent which is then transmitted to the patient energetically through "other than conscious" to "other than conscious" (OTC/OTC) communication. (see Occam's razor)
I will add here the results of clinical experiments cited above because during most of our seminars the interest of participants is to proceed with other material, and not take the time to view our video of the experiments. Two trials were done in my offices on different dates using different personnel. In each case, the experiment involved using four radionically prepared test vials. There was a test subject familiar with MRT, and a practitioner experienced with MRT. The vials were labeled. The practitioner did 40 trials. The first 20 trials involved the practitioner randomly selecting one of the four vials, with knowledge of the labeled contents, and placing this in the hand of the patient who had no knowledge of the contents. The practitioner would MRT at each trial to determine the vial identification verbally specifying each of the four possible vials at each trial. In this half of the experiment the patient correctly identified the vial 100% of the time. The second 20 trials were done the same way, except the practitioner had no knowledge of the contents of the vials. I made a single wrap sheath of white paper with a random identifier number for each vial and didn't look as I inserted each into a sheath. The doctor was prevented learning from the test subject's choices by having to select a vial from the bottom of a paper bag, hold it in his fist, and transfer it to the test subject without either knowing even the random number labeled on the sheath. When the vials were unblinded the test subject correctly identified 25% of the time, exactly what would be expected in a perfectly random guess of identification of four possibilities.
NMT also asserts that what are referred to by various techniques as alarm points, reflex points, organ points, and meridian alarm points – even the concept of “switching” in Applied Kinesiology (AK) are also nothing more than metaphorical concepts held in the mind of the clinician, and transmitted on an OTC/OTC basis to the patient during the process of performing the various steps of clinical evaluation that comprise the technique in question.
This explains why the developers of these various energetic techniques may use representational points that vary greatly from one energetic technique to another. In the study of NAET we find that the organ alarm points for the liver and the gallbladder, as well as for the pancreas and spleen, are the exact opposite in position of those points representation in the systems known as TBM, and NET. It is widely observed that these systems of energetic medicine are effective to one degree or another. This supports the assertion that these “points” are nothing more than metaphorical mental placeholders for the practitioner and serve as a focal point for the practitioner’s intent. It should be mentioned here that there are point-based systems, specifically classical acupuncture, for which objective investigation has established a relationship between particular locations on the body wall, and particular types of body function. Classical acupuncture appears to be the exception to the other point-based healing methods. Still, there are acupuncturists who feel that the point-based system of circuits is itself a metaphor for some energetic control system of the body, and a recent article in “The Skeptical Enquirer”, Journal of PSICOPS, suggests a model of acupuncture that is frequency-based and solely related to energetic fields.