• Reducing Pain and Stress

    A Scientific Case Study Using the Biomat


Biofeedback devices used:

ICAP Brain Scan, HRV Heart scan and Bio resonance Magnetic analyzer.

All 12 subjects were tested in Toronto, ON Canada.

Author Contact information and Biography: Name: Dr. George F. Grant, Ph. D., I.M.D. Address: 17 Waterhouse Way Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C9H8 Canada Telephone: 905 737 1788 Email: drgramt@rogers.com Website: www/academyofwellness.com

Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analyzer [QRMA]:

This device measures electromagnetic waves emitted by human bodies which represent condition of cells, tissues and organs. The data is compared with standard spectrum to detect imbalances and measure stress reduction. This biofeedback device provides the stress of vital key organs and systems. Test Results provides a range of mild [0-30], moderate [30-60] and severe stress [70-100]. 


To monitor brain imbalance & blockages & Stress The ICAP™ Release Meter System is made up of the EEG sensor, the signal transmitter, the USB base station that captures the signal, the proprietary algorithm that translates the raw data from the transmitter (Release Vector) and the visual representation of that data in the ICAP™ Release Meter software. The system also incorporates the Release® Technique, a method used to retrain the brain’s responses. The device provides 3 distinct stress zones as well as an average stress score at the end of the measurement. A value of less than 500 indicates manageable stress, 500-700 medium stress and from 700 to 900 high stress. A value over 950 indicates extremely high stress.

HRV [Wireless Heart Scan ECG]

This HRV Test implements a battery of 3 tests as the most comprehensive and informative combination of tests for Autonomic Nervous System [ANS] purposes to measure stress:

1. Orthostatic test as the initial method for ANS provocation;

2. Valsalva maneuver combined with Deep Breathing as the optimal method for revealing the hidden abilities of the Autonomic function and distinguishing between chronic and temporary abnormalities;

3. Real-time Nerve-Monitor test as the ultimate method for ANS assessment in long-term therapy, continuous monitoring.

Additionally, Blood is tested to measure the level of the Cortisol in the blood.

Subject Selection Criteria: 12 healthy subjects with mild to moderate stress were selected to participate in this case study and signed an informed consent. Subjects with medical, psychiatric conditions and those with heavy medications were excluded from the study.

Subjects were tested using bio feedback devices before and after using the bio mat daily every week and a blood test to measure cortisol levels was obtained from each subject before and after 3 months at the completion of the case study.

Introduction: The core of Biomat technology is a combination of far infrared rays [6-12 microns], negative ion effects and the conductive properties of amethyst channels. These three powerful health stimulators are combined in a single, easy-to-use product with remarkable healing properties. The Biomat manufactured and distributed by Richway International Inc. delivers soothing, deep-penetrating heat while stimulating the regeneration of damaged cells in the body. This highly effective therapy is now available to medical professionals and home consumers who want to improve health and well-being with products based on Nobel prize-winning scientific research pioneered by NASA and developed using pure, natural materials.

Test Subjects

Average Improvement ( Increased and Decreased)

It appears from the above case study that the 12 subjects received 78% on average improvement in stress reduction, better sleep, less cortisol and overall improvement particularly when they change also their lifestyle habits. The test results from the biofeedback devices correlated well with each other as well as with the Cortisol blood test results

The cortisol level may show problems with the adrenal or pituitary glands. Cortisol is made by the adrenal gland. Cortisol levels go up when the pituitary gland releases another hormone called (ACTH). Cortisol has many functions. It helps the body use sugar (glucose) and fat for energy and it helps the body manage stress. Cortisol levels can be affected by many conditions, such as physical or emotional stress, strenuous activity, infection, or injury. Normally, cortisol levels rise during the early morning hours and are highest about 7 a.m. They drop very low in the evening and during the early phase of sleep. But if you sleep during the day and are up at night, this pattern may be reversed

Cortisol and Fat Cell:

Dr. George Grant

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Acknowledgement: The author would like to thank Richway International for providing the Bio Mats to conduct the study and also for all volunteers participated in this study. We would like to thank all biofeedback devices who agreed to use their devices for measuring stress in this study.