BICOM – the efficient addition to dental practice

Dr. med. dent. Ernst Beereuther, dentist, Zurich, Switzerland

Ladies and gentlemen,

I should like to welcome you to this lecture and thank the Regumed Institute for inviting me.

Over the next half hour I will give you an insight into how I integrate BRT into my work as a dentist practising conventional medical methods and how a dentist and a bioresonance therapist can work together.

First, however, I should like briefly to introduce myself. I have been practising dentistry in Zurich, in Switzerland for 20 years. For 10 years my wife has been working as a bioresonance therapist in the rooms adjoining my practice.

We have entered into a mutually beneficial partnership bringing together our work in dentistry and BRT.

We each have our own premises and yet we work together.

I should like to give you an overview of the areas where I find BRT and the BICOM device particularly helpful:

• material testing
• amalgam cleanup
• periodontal treatment
• treatment of the temporomandibular joint
• traumatology and surgery

Many of these areas can be treated by bioresonance therapists independently or together with a dentist. This obviously assumes the communication channels between the patient, dentist and therapist are open.

Testing materials within the mouth and extraoral testing of materials intended for use is a vital part of dental work.

As a dentist I am obviously primarily interested in how durable my work is and in its aesthetic appearance. Yet, at the same time, I don’t want to harm the patient by using toxic materials or ones which they may well not tolerate in the oral cavity.

After recording the diagnostic findings we therefore test which teeth contain materials which give adverse readings. So we know from the start which teeth require treatment for health reasons.

When planning reconstruction, we test extra-orally which materials can be tolerated. As a dentist I need products from different manufacturers, preferably small samples in test tubes.

These test readings are recorded and give us a picture of what requires cleansing and with which materials we can work.

Suddenly it emerges that not all plastics are the same, that a patient tolerates one bonding and not another. Quite often, modern pressed ceramics are inferior to traditional layered ceramics in terms of biocompatibility.

Even zirconium oxide, much vaunted as a substitute for metal coping, often yields adverse readings.

It is certainly generally sold as a biocompatible material, yet testing with EAP often reveals intolerance.

It is also interesting to test titanium implants which yield positive or adverse readings depending on the individual manufacturer.

After clarifying all this, the dentist now has the awkward job of removing from the patient’s mouth materials, which in some cases are highly toxic and would be classified as special solid waste, without causing the patient any further harm.

Obviously I am thinking here primarily of amalgam and mercury release.

Here, on occasion, I am manipulating illnesses which originate with the teeth and affect the whole body. Just think about it. Amalgam is a metallic mixture consisting almost 50% of liquid mercury.

Amalgam

50 % Hg elemental liquid

20 % Ag

15 % Sn

13 % Cu

1 % Zn

1.5 % Hg

This mercury damages virtually every vital process in the body’s cells.

The tissues of the nerve and immune system, the kidneys, liver and hormone glands are most seriously affected.

Not everyone is equally susceptible to mercury contamination however.

Swedish scientists discovered that people with a high level of selenium were able to withstand mercury contamination originating in the mouth for longer.

A high level of selenium accelerates the elimination of mercury. If mercury remains in the body however, it may be associated with a variety of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, headaches, sleep disturbances, involuntary childlessness, autism, etc.

Diseases resulting from amalgam contamination

• Alzheimer’s disease

• multiple sclerosis

• amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

• Parkinson’s disease

• chronic pain

• headaches, migraine

• nerve disorders, neuralgia

• diseases of the sense organs

• fibromyalgia

• and many more

Micro-organisms also play an important part in distributing mercury around the

body. Fungi and bacteria in the mouth and intestines convert mercury into organic mercury, for example methyl mercury. Methyl mercury is highly fat-soluble and can therefore easily pass through biological membranes such as the bloodbrain barrier and the placenta. It then stays in the brain with a half life of 18 years.

Mercury is mainly excreted through the liver – gall bladder – intestines (90%) and kidneys (10%). Mercury which is generally excreted via the gallbladder is however absorbed into the intestines again via the enterohepatic cycle if it is not bound in the intestine. Consequently, when a patient is full of mercury and heavy metals, care must be taken when removing the amalgam.

We first need to know if the patient is stable enough for dental cleansing to be performed.

We test the meridian points of the hands and feet with EAP. This indicates whether the eliminating organs are open for we do not want the heavy metals which are released to build up in the body. This would lead to the mercury being shifted mostly to the nerve tissue where it is difficult to detect and to remove.

We have to stabilise the patient therefore in case the readings are adverse.

The amalgam is then removed by the dentist tooth by tooth at intervals of at least three weeks. The drill should be operated at low speed to produce as little vapour and spray mist as possible. The teeth requiring treatment should be separated from the rest of the mouth using a rubber dam.

1. Make sure that the eliminating organs (liver, kidneys, lymph system, lungs, intestines, bladder, skin) are open before commencing elimination therapy

Program 191 (Ai program)

Input cup: metallic mercury

Output cup: 30 ml normal saline solution (NaCl) Every 3 minutes with amplifications listed below (adjust manually):

Before a new biocompatible filling is inserted, the rubber dam is changed and the patient can rinse with a toxin-removing mouthwash, 10% sodium thiosulphate, for example. Only after all the deposits in the teeth have been cleared do we start the elimination process. Don’t forget that all the eliminating organs must be intact. We support the elimination process with BRT as follows.

If you do not want to adjust the individual amplification stages manually, you can select automatic stage increase and preset a time of 180 seconds for each stage. The lowest amplification stage then begins at 0.025.

To accompany this, we also give food supplements, of which the most well-known are:

• the freshwater algae Chlorella. It impedes heavy metals in the digestive tract

• this breaks the enterohepatic cycle.

• wild garlic absorbs mercury into the blood and is excreted through the kidneys.

• coriander detoxifies the nervous system. The ion channels in the nerve cell membranes are opened. Mercury is directed away along a concentration gradient.

• Chelating agents, e.g. DMPS (dimercapto-propane sulfonate), DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid) or L-cysteine.

We take L-cysteine to maintain the concentration gradient when detoxifying the nerve cells.

Elimination can also be supported further with vitamins, unsaturated fatty acids, etc.

Amalgam is definitely the perfect example of contamination from a dental material affecting the whole body.

However I should also like to describe to you the case of a reaction to titanium.

Case study: Reaction to titanium

A female patient with extensive prosthetic reactions was experiencing localised pain.

The tooth was fitted with a titanium pin. The patient also had an artificial knee joint made from titanium which caused constant pain due to periostitis.

When the nutrient points were tested, the titanium point tested weak and took priority as regards treatment.

The teeth, gums and alveolar bone form one unit. It is no use having really healthy teeth if the periodontium is not healthy.

When this point was treated with BICOM®, the pain in the tooth disappeared.

The pain in the knee also disappeared. This small example shows how important it is to bear metabolism in mind when performing dental cleansing.

Metabolism points which test weak show that the body has created a deposit of a substance and can no longer cope with it.

Consequently periodontology is considered an important part of dentistry.

This is why so much value is placed upon preventive care with children and young people.

Elderly patients often did not know how to care for their teeth properly in the past and often the conditions for doing so were not ideal either.

Nevertheless many patients with poor periodontia would like to hold on to their remaining teeth. Often however they are not in a position to afford expensive implants or costly regenerative surgery.

There is a formula which helps decide whether it is worth struggling to save a tooth or reaching for the forceps. The relationship between chronological age and the extent of periodontal deterioration goes as follows:

maximum accepted exposure of roots as a % = % age – 20%

(see picture above)

This means that, at most, 30% of the roots should be exposed in a 50-year-old patient. The dentist should treat periodontal patients by getting rid of germs straight away (I do this with ultrasonics) and maintaining BICOM optima®l oral hygiene by recalling the patient to the surgery frequently.

At the same time, the inflammation of the mucous membrane in the digestive tract should also be treated. Sage is ideal for this.

BICOM® programs 511 and 542 are administered alternately, one per session.

Initially the patient comes to us twice a week. Therapy is applied with the depth probe, connected to the outer socket. Saliva and a stool swab are placed in the input cup.

An applicator is suspended inside each of two 1 litre bottles of fresh sage water. One litre is for rinsing the mouth as often as possible, the other should be sipped.

You will be amazed at how quickly loose teeth become firm once more.

Temporomandibular joint

We should not forget the temporomandibular joint when dealing with dental treatment.

Complaints involving the tempromandibular joint are widespread these days.

Often grinding and clenching the teeth at night is responsible for this.

The excessive strain on the masticatory muscles that this causes leads to sclerosis of these muscles. The condyle may be displaced. The mobility of the teeth may increase. With time the articular cartilage is affected by detrition and the joint bone alters. There are a whole range of complaints and accompanying symptoms affecting the temporomandibular joint.

Examples of symptoms affecting the ear

Impaired hearing can occur as a result of compression of the external auditory canal by the condyle.

Dizzy sensations may be caused by an obstruction of the Eustachian tubes. Neuralgiform pain in and around the ears may be triggered by irritation of the auriculotemporal nerve by the retrally displaced condyle.

Constant pressure by the condyle on the dura mater may cause headaches. Pressure on the chorda tympani causes impairment of the sense of taste, and also a burning sensation on the tongue and increased or reduced secretion of saliva.

As well as localised pain in the region of the temporomandibular joint, projected pain may also occur. This may radiate into the neck and shoulder acting remotely on the spine.

Therapeutic methods

The starting points for treating the problem are almost as numerous as the symptoms.

The dentist has the opportunity of grinding the teeth to remove obstacles preventing occlusion, of straightening crooked teeth causing premature contact or of extracting wisdom teeth. He can unblock the teeth by splinting.

The patient can relieve the muscles himself with massage. He can relax on a spiritual level with autogenic training or through meditative music, for example.

I would tend to steer clear of drug treatment with tranquillisers as they interfere too much with the energy flow.

BICOM® therapy acts powerfully and quickly in this area. The disturbed energy flow in the meridians from head to body can be quickly and effectively regulated. The muscles of the termporomandibular joint are relaxed after just one treatment session. The vicious circle in which the body is blocked through pain and spasms is broken and accompanying measures used in therapy are more effective.

As described in the computer therapy manual for BICOM® bioresonance therapy, program 530 is particularly suitable for this therapy. This program acts on the anterior conduction pathways. The patient must be treated standing with the roller applicator, as shown in the diagram. He must be treated sensitively for the muscles are rolled until they are soft and the roller applicator no longer jumps as it passes over sclerotic zones. Program 570 which acts on the rear conductive pathways is recommended next.

Before treating the temporomandibular joint, it is recommended that tests are conducted to determine whether one half of the brain requires stabilising. Treatment of the temporomandibular joint plays a central part in BRT as it acts upon the conduction pathways. Consequently it frequently happens that patients display strong reactions to these programs (530, 570). As a precautionary measure, I would only use this treatment with a person who had been previously stabilised.

Traumatology and surgery

I find the BICOM device indispensable for surgery and traumatology.

Painkilling and decongestant drugs are not usually necessary if patients are treated with program no. 920 (postoperative) and program no. 931 (wound healing) following surgery.

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Operative material and residual anaesthetics are placed in the input cup, oil and drops in the output cup or chips are used.

This patient (pictures on page 97) was one of the first to be treated with BICOM® following dental trauma. The boy initially lay in hospital for 3 days with concussion

following a snowboarding accident. His soft tissue was also patched up there.

Afterwards his front teeth, which displayed open enamel-dentin fractures, were treated first. It was decided not to remove the nerve as, although in poor condition, the teeth were still vital.

After all wisdom tooth extractions, postoperative treatment is required and the wound healing process needs support through program no. 920 (postoperative) and program no. 931 (wound healing).

Only rarely do patients require painkillers after this treatment.

If swelling occurs, then it is only minimal.

Appendix

Finally I should just like to add two things.

If local incomplete fractures are present in the periodontium for which you can find no obvious explanation, think of the toothorgan relationship.

Each tooth is assigned to an organ. If a patient has gastric and cardiac problems, then it is quite possible that the associated teeth, the front teeth of the upper jaw, display incomplete fractures in the alveolar bone.

This patient really did have gastric and cardiac problems and had to be admitted to hospital shortly after these X-rays were taken. Following dental treatment and once the organs had recovered, these teeth became stronger again and the situation stabilised.

When I encounter incomplete fractures of the 6th tooth of the left upper jaw, I think of radiation exposure, test the patient’s mobile phone and examine the patient for geopathic stress. Testing the MP 4a on the left foot kinesiologically provides information on this (see picture on page 100).

Bioresonance in a dental practice?

To end I should like to examine the question whether it is worthwhile incorporating BRT into a dental practice. I can confirm that it is. With today’s pressure to compete, it is good to be able to offer something which goes beyond usual conventional medicine.

Most patients are highly receptive as many people today are tired of drugs and are searching for gentler methods of treatment.

Moreover this type of treatment leads to contact with other doctors who will soon refer patients to us if they are at their wits’ end with conventional medicine.

Summary of the programs most frequently used

Where a patient is to receive surgery, it is recommended to test the anaesthetic ampoules before operating.

Many patients are unable to tolerate Forte injections and, in extreme cases, react with sensory disturbance.

Cause: disturbed microcirculation.

The following programs have proved effective with prolonged sensory failure:

Treating periodontitis

Programs 511 and 542 alternately, one per session. Initially the patient comes twice a week.

Input cup: Saliva +stool swab

Output cup: 2 x 1 litre bottles of fresh sage water, 1 litre for rinsing the mouth as often as possible, 1 litre to sip.

It goes without saying that we do not carry out any toxin elimination, lymph activation or detoxication until the eliminating organs are stable.

Obviously these are just a couple of options for dealing with acute situations.

Don’t forget to test scars or geopathy or radiation exposure as the 1st therapy. Afterwards it is beneficial for the patient to be stabilised so that focal therapy and parasite therapy can be carried out at a later date if necessary.