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Friday, July 25, 2008

The Bionic 880...The Next Great Lyme Disease Treatment?

I'm fond of energy medicine. Perhaps because it has helped me to heal to a greater degree than traditional Lyme disease strategies. So I was excited when I learned about the Bionic 880, a bio-photon device from Europe that has been extensively used in Germany, England and France over the past eight years to treat a multitude of maladies, including Lyme disease.

Bio-photons aren't some modern, in-vogue invention, by the way. These weak electromagnetic waves exist in the body, and are essentially "light" that cells use for communication and other purposes. Without this "light", cells become injured and cannot function properly. Yes, science is catching on to the fact that besides the molecular interaction of biochemicals, energy is important for proper functioning of the body. Many phenomena cannot actually be explained by biochemical action; they instead have their origins in information and energy.

Photon therapy aids the body in a number of ways. First, by affecting metabolic processes, including cell division, oxidation, phosphorylation, synthesis of hemoglobin, collagen and other proteins. It also positively affects the production of leukocytes, lymphocytes, enzymes, prostaglandins and connective tissue. It stimulates cells, modulates the immune system, regulates hormones and neurotransmitters, reduces pain (by increasing endorphins) and harmonizes the body and psyche in other ways.

Using a contact device, the Bio-photon 880 distributes bio-photons through the skin, which are then absorbed and distributed throughout the body, where they promote their health-promoting activities.

How does the Bio-photon get rid of borrelia, exactly? I don't know the exact mechanism, but I have heard that when its light is injected into cells, it forces pathogens out of the cells, where they are then mopped up by a now-stronger immune system. Since photons aid in cellular communication, this device also increases the ability of the immune system to recognize and destroy pathogens. And, by balancing the body, the Bionic 880 creates an inhospitable environment for critters, so that they cannot exist there.

One practitioner, (check out: www.biophoton.de) has treated over 500 borrelia patients with a 96% success rate using this device. While most conditions can be treated in 3-10 sessions, most chronic Lyme patients will require more than 6 treatments. Those who have previously taken antibiotics will need more, and the success rate for these patients is lower (at around 90%). But those aren't bad odds for a bug that refuses to go away with most kinds of treatment! What I don't know is if these statistics represent the overall improvement in health experienced by patients, or simply the eradication of borrelia. That is important to know, as most of us are not just sick because of a borrelia infection. Apparently, practitioners in Europe use homeopathic nosodes and various detoxification strategies along with the Bionic 880 to help support the body as it gets rid of the junk. A higher success rate is realized by doing this. Those who have extensive organ and tissue damage as a result of Lyme disease may also not receive immediate and dramatic results, as healing these takes time and no device is a miracle worker in this area.

Finally, the Bionic 880 can help to heal a multitude of symptoms and conditions, including: acne, arthritis, depression, inflammation, neuralgia, pain, osteoarthritis, sleep disorders, tinnitus and ulcers. As well, it can heal wounds. Most interesting, it was actually first used in France to cure people of smoking addictions, with a 90% success rate after only four days of use!

This device is not used by practitioners in the United States (although it may be in the near future). If you don't want to fly to Germany, however, you can purchase one and have it delivered. Supposedly, they have been allowed into the United States. They aren't cheap, though, so unless you have an inheritance, you might want to get a group of people together to share in the cost, which is somewhere between $9,000-$12,000 (my Lyme brain doesn't recall the exact price). While it's not pocket change, if it heals more than a few, then it might be worth starting a fund raiser so that you can and your Lyme friends can get one. Sheesh, I wish I could!


michelle said...

Hi Connie,
I am about to begin Immune Response Training at Allergy Alternatives in Warwick, RI. That's the website where I first learned of your book. I read through your post on energy medicine, which I have been involved with for the past 6-7 yrs and am wondering if you have ever tried IRT? Your next post about chronic lyme sufferers always in search of the next best treatment and our search makes me wonder if I am just chasing my tail. Would love to chat through email... artclasses@cox.net

Pawel said...

Hi Connie,
I am Pawel. If you remember, we were discussing methylation block therapy over Brian Rosner's forum. I just want to inform you that I have been studying biophoton therapy extensively over last couple of months (since the note on Bionic 880) and I am in the process of building myself a prototype copy of the device (I have MS in electronics so it helps a bit:-). I expect to begin my experiments in about 1 month. I will let you know my results.
If my device (which is designed to be functionally a close copy of Bionic) will work, I think it will be possible to make it much cheaper.

Be Well and Big Thanks for such a Great Blog!


Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Hey Michelle!

I have done IRT. It helped me quite a bit with mental symptoms, but, like other therapies, has only taken me part of the way. Its effectiveness varies for people--some aren't helped at all, while others have significant improvement. You will know within a few sessions. Good luck!



Of course I remember you! You are rather intelligent :-). That is great that you are studying biophoton therapy! Yes, please let us know your results with the device you create. It would be wonderful to have something available here--and that would be cheaper than this one. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to hearing back from you!
BTW...Did we ever finish that methylation conversation? I can't remember whether I answered your last post! ooops!
Take care,


Anonymous said...

Hi Connie,
I think the doctor who is using the Bionic 880 with success is Dr Woitzel [not Prof. Popp who is apparently more sceptical about biophoton machines]

Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for the information. I was unaware of that fact. I will go ahead and correct the post.


mojojojo said...

hi connie,

i've been following your blog closely for the last few months.

Specifically, I've kept a mean eye on bionic 880 via both blogs & lymenet postings.

Are you considering getting the treatment done? If not, have you heard any more feedback on it from patients trying it?

I will probably discuss this treatment on my own blog soon at


Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Hi Mojojojo,

Thanks for stopping by. I had a look at your blog, too. You are quite entertaining. Maybe you should think about publishing a humorous book on CFIDS or Lyme (hey, why not make the best of it? The sick need a good laugh).

Anyway, I have not tried the Bionic 880. I've pretty much stopped Lyme treatments for now (I am still focusing on re-building my body, however). I can't swear I don't still have Lyme but I feel it's not my main problem anymore, so for the time being, I am on a Lyme treatment hiatus.

I do still try to keep up with the latest, however, in order to help others, keep this blog going and to archive the information in case I should need it myself again.

There is someone who is going to Germany to try the Bionic 880 and who will be reporting back to me. If the report is promising, I may do another post on it.

In the meantime, I wish you well in your healing.

...And don't give up after five years. There is always hope :)

Take care,


troy said...

I would just like to comment on the person who blasted Connie and I for going to Europe for help. We had exhausted all treatments that we knew of, and yes it is a high dollar treatment, but did we name the price? I had to quite my job ob 27 years and use my retirement money to go. I pray for the man who is so angry as to lash out in this way. We only want to help and be whole as you sir and I pray with all my heart that you too become whole and find happiness. In Christ's love, Troy Cline

sistersinlyme said...

Hi Connie, I have been reading your new book "Insights into Lyme Treatment" and I was curious about your experience with Dr. Woitzel and "Photon Therapy". Did you have positive results? Can you tell me a little about your experience? I have two daughters and a wife with lyme... I'd love to hear more. You can post or email me at jhillp51@gmail.com

Thanks - Jeff

Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Hi Jeff,

I think that the Bionic 880 is probably an effective treatment for infections, provided that a person can adequately detox and limit their EMF exposure (as success is dependent upon these, as well as other factors).
It helped me a lot to heal, but was not a "cure all." For infections, though, it was more effective than other treatments I had tried. Hope this helps!


Anonymous said...

Hi Connie,
I'm having a hard time finding out wether or not the Bionic 880 helps with Babesia, and if so to what degree? THANK YOU for all of the information you share with us.


Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Hi Lara,

I do not know if the Bionic 880 can get rid of Babesia. It seems to me that if the right nosodes were used, it could be as effective as treating for Borrelia. I am using the machine myself right now to treat 5 strains of babesia. I will be sure to post on the results as they become known to me. Thanks!

lara said...

Hi Connie,
I'm seriously considering going to Germany for the Photon 880 treatment - I'm wondering if I could chat with you via e mail to ask you a couple of questions? Thank you. laramccabe@gmail.com.

Hooma said...

Practically overnight I CURED my friend who had become seriously disabled by this disease ten years ago with some homemade COLLOIDAL SILVER and it has NEVER returned.... Either make your own* or go buy some at the health food store ASAP!

Why spend 9-12,000 dollars to import some fancy device from Germany when you can just go and make (or buy) some colloidal (or water-soluble) silver for pennies?