Garrett Murrin: And everybody welcome! We are at the top of the hour, I see we still have people coming in. Excuse me, so… I mean this is one of the beautiful “side effects” so to speak, of what’s happening in the world right now — it’s bringing us all together. We have a mix today of home users and practitioners. And we’ll get into that a little more later. But this is really a beautiful mix, of course with coMra therapy, that we can all join in together. And… with that…
I want to hand the presentation over to Arzhan right now. Now Arzhan is our Director of Research and Development. So he’s got to do the main body of the presentation to go through. This COVID and the science, and these kinds of things and how they relate to coMra. And then… Anna, Dr Anna Klassen — she’s gonna go through some aspects of things with Arzhan. And then the meeting will come back to me, and I’ll go through some related aspects at the end, and then we’ll get to the Q&A.
So… Arzhan, would you please take over the meeting now? … And thank you very much!
Arzhan Surazakov: Thank you, Garrett!
Good evening everyone! Okay, so let me start my slides…
So we live in a very interesting time, that’s for sure. We’ve prepared together with Anna… who is sitting next to me, Dr Anna Klassen, with Garrett and myself — presentation. We’ve tried to pack a lot of material. We’ve tried to squeeze it into two hours. Let’s see how it goes. When I look around what’s happening if I open… sometimes I open my notebook and look at the news – it looks like there is a whole bunch of things happening right now. So what is the nature of the current global crisis?
Yes, a replay will be available and all the links. When I refer to the articles when I have the links. It’s all will be available after the presentation. So today we will talk about — the main topic is evolving self-sufficiency. And specifically, how we can do this through telemedicine with coMra therapy. This is the main topic of our presentation today.
When I look around what’s happening, if I open… sometimes I open my notebook and look at the news – it looks like there is a whole bunch of things happening right now. So what is the nature of the current global crisis? I mean if we talk about not the waves, the ripples on the water, but what’s the undercurrent, why this all happening? And when thinking about it, now we see that is actually a crisis of self-sufficiency.
If we think about the coronavirus disease, we think about why people get infected, and then they get pneumonia and it transitions to a severe stage and possibly critical stage. That’s because our immune system is not self-sufficient . We talking about self-sufficiency as individuals, as families. Because we sit at home, and now we’re running out of food, for example. We talking about self-sufficiency as whole regions and as the whole countries actually, when the airplanes are not flying. The trains are not moving goods around. So it’s actually a crisis of self-sufficiency. When individually and as a whole, we have enough resources to sustain ourselves.
And what we referring to, is not like I am sitting in the bunker and have enough resources to last … outlast a nuclear war. It’s actually holistic self-sufficiency, meaning to be self-sufficient within the context of the greater whole. So when we saw this is happening … Actually, you know, the writing was on the wall. It was bound to happen. And during the last 10. 15, actually 20 years, in our group, at Radiant Life Technologies, what we’ve been working towards — building tools, technologies, our business and relationships towards self-sufficiency.
In other words, what we’ve been working on, is to find a way how “Help people help themselves”
That’s the definition of self-sufficiency and there are no shortcuts in this process, we need to start with ourselves. Our personal health, when I do say coMra treatments for myself, my children, my parents, for Anna, her parents. Then we extend this self-sufficiency to our clients, to Anna’s clients and her medical practice. And we extend it to our our friends, friends of friends, and then this self-sufficiency needs to go out and extend more and more and more.
So this is why we decided, rather than just, you know, writing a Facebook post or making a video, let us actually call everybody together and see what we can come up with. To extend that self-sufficiency, because actually, the need for holistic medical technology is the greatest. I would say, like never before.
The need in the device like coMra has been so great and this is happening today, right now, worldwide. I’ll go into details now. The bottom line is that the whole civilisation now needs tools for self-care at home.
In this webinar we will go to the telemedicine as a way to reach out to the clients. I mean it’s not new, telemedicine obviously has been around for 10 maybe 20 years but there is a difference because now we can do something else. We have a tool, coMra therapy specifically, which can empower the person to whom we reach out and the practitioner, the doctor who can use this tool.
Very briefly about myself – I am the director of research and development of RLT. I’m not a medical doctor, I am a scientist researcher but I do have experience with medical business. About three years ago in Russia, we opened a coMra therapy center for restorative medicine. A big facility of four hundred square meters and twelve people staff and I run it for two years.
Actually, it was a huge experience for me to run this organization and this is how I met Dr. Anna Classen. She came to work in our center, eventually. However, after working for two years in the center I realized that I need to write a book on coMra therapy. I need to tell about coMra therapy to many more people than what I can physically reach through the center. And at the same time Anna also felt that there is a need to reach out to patients who cannot come to the city. While many of them are in remote villages, they are in other cities and actually in other countries.
The need came up, it became obvious about two years ago that we need to somehow shift and expand, we need to multiply ourselves through the internet. So, a year ago, Anna decided to shift to telemedicine and I stepped out of the business to write the book. This is our small history.
Today, when we heard the news about the coronavirus the first thing we did was to write a short article on how you can use coMra therapy to treat Covid 19. I hope that you saw the article already but it’s not just for the people who already have coMra at home, the opportunity is actually for the practitioners now to work in a different, in a new way. They need this.
Well, first of all, is because your clients, our clients are sitting at home and this is the time when they need you the most. Secondly, there is an opportunity to reach out to people who normally would never consider, let’s say, holistic non-invasive energy-based treatment. But now there is no drug against coronavirus, there is no vaccine, there is no tool available, so these people want, they’re looking for it and will share how coMra therapy actually worked for them.
Thirdly, if you are already using coMra therapy in your practice you are already a holistic professional because when you treat, let’s say, diabetic retinopathy, you also treat diabetes itself. If you treat arthritis you also treat the whole system, the whole immune system. So, you already have all the tools you need to use this in the new circumstances in the context of the lockdown when everybody is sitting at home.
And finally, as a health care practitioner, as a doctor obviously you are completely safe at home there is no risk of transmission of virus, of getting the virus and transmitting it to other people. In this regard telemedicine with coMra therapy and the current situation is like the ideal match. This is why we feel that it is a fantastic media, this is the time actually we’ve been working for more than 10 years at RLT. We were building up to this moment and now we can reach out.
If we’re talking about the global challenge, the challenge is how we can treat Covid 19, what methods and tools we have. The treatment must be effective, it must be at home because I don’t know how it is in your country but for example in Russia, if you start feeling symptoms they tell you not to come to the hospital, you must stay at home. Whatever your symptoms are, deal with it on your own, only if you have difficulties breathing, only if you’re in a really tough situation, then you call an ambulance and only then you can come to the hospital.
The treatment must be done at home and that’s sort of one challenge that we have to address and also it must be at a low cost. I’m talking about that not everybody and not everybody should actually buy the breathing machine or lots of medications. The treatment should be affordable and this is where the coMra therapy comes in. But before we go to how coMra therapy works and why we believe coMra is such a good tool for treating covid 19, I want to look at the actual data.
So, I went to the WHO website which they maintain on a daily basis with the latest research articles published worldwide from the doctors and from the researchers on the field who are reporting their clinical observations, they are reporting their findings. When I went there to get the data, I downloaded the whole database about 10 days ago, over 5,000 articles.
But what about the immune system? How many scientists and doctors are concerned specifically with the immune system because Covid is basically an infection? To my surprise when I did a research on the immune system I found only 500 articles out of almost like 5 thousand who were at least mentioning the word “immune system”. It was very surprising to me. Then I started looking at the actual articles, the whole bunch of articles.
Here are my three main conclusions on what clinical data tells us about Covid 19. First of all, the only certainty we have in identifying Covid 19 versus similar diseases is by detecting the unique sequences in the virus RNA. This means that we need to run a specific test to identify if this is a Covid 19, the new coronavirus or is it a disease with similar symptoms like influenza.
Secondly, from a clinical point of view Covid 19 is characterized by a rapid development of immunosuppression. So, Covid 19 differs from other viral infections and respiratory diseases by this rapid onset of immunosuppressed state within the first seven to ten days. And in case of pre-existing immune deficiency, the disease progresses quite rapidly into pneumonia, then possibly to a severe stage and then to the critical stage. Based on this data and based on our experience of coMra Therapy, we believe and we are convinced that our main approach to prevent and treat Covid 19 is to support the immune system.This is the way forward because vaccine will be late inevitably, it will be developed at some point but it will be late already. Many months will pass, thousands of people will get infected.
Thirdly, we cannot solve the problem of Covid 19 by printing trillions of dollars because the immune deficiency is not dollar-dependent. Next, immune deficiency is a disease that cannot be solved by many more hospital beds or more doctors, or more of the standard model of health care. Immunodeficiency is a state, it shows how many resources our body has to fight the infection. So, we need to look at what way we can help the body to fight infections.
First of all, let’s look at this study published, I believe, a week ago, when I downloaded it was like literally a few days ago. Why I looked at this study? This is an article written by doctors from a Wuhan Hospital where they studied 452 patients from January 10th to February 12th 2020 who were coming to this designated hospital for people confirmed with Covid 19.
The main conclusion of that study, after studying 452 patients, was that the novel coronavirus might mainly act on lymphocytes, especially T-lymphocytes. Later on when we send you the article, please study the whole article, all the data is there. There is very good statistics there, the symptoms, the clinical findings, all of it is there. However, the main conclusion these doctors found out is that the Covid 19 disease is acting mostly on the immune system. This is why the severity of the disease starts to progress. I’m not going to go into the details.
Now, there is another study I found also very interesting. Why the study is interesting is that because they compared patients who came to the clinic, to the emergency fever clinic with symptoms like Covid 19. It was about 163 adults. So, upon admission they did a battery of tests. They did the PCR test to establish if these symptoms were caused by the coronavirus or was it other disease like seasonal influenza, bacterial pneumonia etc. So, 60 patients from this group were confirmed that they had the novel coronavirus. Then they compared how this group of patients with confirmed Covid 19 is different from the second group of patients who had a different disease, let’s say influenza.
Again what is found out is that when it has compared statistically there is a significantly higher proportion of dry cough, low count of immune cells (leukopenia), low count of lymphocytes (lymphopenia) in the peripheral blood and accelerated erythrocytes sedimentation rate. This means is that if we compare patients who come to the clinic and we study them trying to distinguish the two groups, the people with Covid 19 are in a more immunosuppressed state. I found these two articles very interesting because as a practitioner, as a doctor I feel it is very important to look at the actual clinical data and not so much what CNN, BBC, Fox News are saying.
And what really is sort of the highlight, is this last paper I want to show you, it is a study from Beijing. A group of scientists and doctors reviewed the whole data set available from Wuhan and from other hospitals. They proposed the hypothesis of potential pathogenesis, what is the way this disease is developed. I really like to show you this very interesting picture.
What you’re looking at is a timeline. This is the timeline of the three phases of the Covid 19 disease. The first phase is called Viremia which occurs when you just get the virus and it starts rapidly multiplying, spreading with the bloodstream throughout the body. This red line which goes up, this is the rapid increase in this Viremia phase of the virus throughout the body. Now, what we also observe is that there is usually a normal to a slightly decreased amount of T-lymphocytes. The T-lymphocytes – this is our immune defense, our secondary immune defense.
The above picture shows a person who is not immunodeficient, when they are generally younger, when there are no other conditions present… in other words, when the person got the virus he or she was not immunodeficient. So, by the acute stage there is a slight deep and then a recovery of the number of the T-lymphocytes. Then we look that’s what we want to see – the number of the virus particles in the body starts to decrease and then the person proceeds to a recovery phase.
But what happens if there’s a different picture?
Now, this is another possible scenario after a person gets the virus. We can see here the same progression more or less in the first phase but then in the acute pneumonia phase if the person is older, if the person has diabetes, high blood pressure or other chronic diseases, suddenly we see a drop of the T-cells, the T-lymphocytes. We see a rise of the inflammatory factors and we see a high level of viral nucleic acid. So, at this point, at the acute phase the immune system pretty much shuts down and the person proceeds to the severe phase and then to the critical phase.
Therefore, according to the doctors and scientists who wrote this article, their hypothesis is that if the person was for some reason in an immunodeficient state, then at this critical point instead of the second immunity to kick in in fighting the viral infection we actually see exhaustion of the immune system. The immune cells which are supposed to fight off the infection start, first of all, to slow down as they functionally become inactive and then they massively die off. This is what we need to stop here, we need to take that line that goes down and actually put it back up. That’s what we need to do, we need to give support to our immune cells in order for them to fight off the coronavirus.
If you think about the big picture now and why this coronavirus is making such an effect on our society? It’s not the first time the coronaviruses are around, obviously. We met them a few times before but our conviction is that the current pandemic of Covid 19 is basically a reflection of the global immunodeficiency. Why is immunodeficiency developed? We either take too many antibiotics or there is a lack of physical exercise, or it is the diet, or the emotional stress etc. What we have to tackle is immunodeficiency and not so much the virus because the virus might come back. Now it is a coronavirus, in a few months or two years it will be another virus, so the challenge is immunodeficiency.
What can we do right now? First of all, what anybody can do is to stop leaking out energy resources. I found this article very interesting; it was published in Nature three years ago. The author tried to estimate how we spend our energy. What kind of activities spend the energy of the body, out of its total budget. It is a very good paper.
What you can see here is that the energy expense of a person is a hundred percent, an average adult with a pretty much sedentary lifestyle. So, during inflammation when our immune system is activated by some kind of a pathogen, it is a huge energy load on our body. Mild inflammation heads up 25% of energy expense on our body. If we go to a severe state like sepsis and that is a severe immune challenge to our body, this is plus 60% of energy expense.
Remember that there are several functions in the body that we cannot get rid of. What happens when you get infected? First of all, you lay down in bed, so physical activity is stopped. Secondly, you lose appetite. Why? Because digestion is actually a big energy expense. You can cut down on some energy expenses but not on all of them. You still need to breathe, to maintain body temperature and so on. When you think about sepsis, when you think about a severe immune challenge, this is really energy expensive.
Now, think about a person who already has a chronic infection like, for example, hepatitis C. It’s extra ten percent that this person has to cover all the time, as the immune system is already busy dealing with hepatitis C infection. What about if you feel acute pain? If you are in a very high distress due to pain, you can experience energy expense up to 60%. Chronic pain takes 15%. Next, if we experience psychological stress, you see there, it adds up to extra 30%. But this is just only energy expense. If you think about how our body works, it’s a very well-known fact that when the body is in a stress response mode, it shuts down the immune system, the number of leukocytes is decreasing because the body is in a state of fight-or-flight.
Garrett: Arzhan, I just wanted to ask you a question here in order to give some context for the people. If I’m remembering correctly, let’s say when we work, we go through our day, we get up in the morning, do all of our stuff in a day, that accounts for about 10%. So, having a chronic low-grade infection is like living two days in one day, just to give context to those numbers. Do I remember that correctly?
Garrett: Just to give some more context. When we have acute pain, it is like six days on top of your full day that you’re living in one day. That is why it is so exhausting and so on. That is what I wanted to give, what a day constitutes in terms of energy expense being 10%.
Arzhan: Yes, thank you.
If we are stressed out, if we are in panic, if we are overloaded with fear and we cannot sleep obviously, that is extra 30%. It is not exactly extra, these 30% come up because we do not rest at night, so the body cannot recover and as a result we lose 30% of our energy. Anxiety, just nothing else but only anxiety it adds up plus 10%. So, when you add here other chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, if the diet is really bad etc., is it really surprising why we see people falling under with this coronavirus?
Sometimes, people say “Oh, but it is not just old people, young people get sick too.” Correct! I was discussing it with Dr. Anna and talking about her days back in the hospital – when you run those shifts, when you work like crazy for 24 hours, you are hugely emotionally, physically, mentally taxed. So, it is not really surprising when the nurse who is 25 years old, we know she is young and strong but she is there day after day after day… and seeing people dying around you creates an extra stress, that is when your immune system shuts down, that is when you get infected even if you’re young.
So, being at peace is the requirement to be healthy. I found this message very powerful, we really need to bring it across and science data confirms it. First of all, stop the leakage of the energy reserves, this is something that anybody can do. Second, we can build up our functional reserves. So, given all the previous things, obviously we cannot treat and heal diabetes in two days or in one week, we cannot get rid of being 60 years old or 70, or 90. Despite all these factors that affect the energy budget, we still can do a lot and this is what coMra therapy does.
Remember, there are non-invasive radiances – infrared laser, magnetic field, ultrasound and color LEDs. What are they doing? They are enhancing the ability of a cell to function. That is what coMra therapy is doing and just as an illustration I made this graph to show you.
So what do I mean by this graph? Let’s say this is our viral load, it is colored in red. This is how much we got infected but if we already are immunodeficient then our reserves are quite low and if we get infected with these results, at this level then the disease will progress to pneumonia, it will progress to the severe stage. Our first task is to get from here up to here (colored in blue) before we get affected, ideally, this is our first prize. We do preventative treatment of coMra therapy, you can do it for 12 days or 14 days depending on the current condition. And after you finish that treatment with coMra therapy – the preventive treatment… boom, your functional reserves are top capacity.
When you get infected, I’m saying when not if because according to the most projections I heard on the internet or interviews, the fact is that chances are we all will get the coronavirus. Even with all the quarantines and with all the lockdowns, it is too late to try to stop the spread meaning we will get infected. My parents will get infected, my kids will get infected and so on. Therefore, the first thing you can do is get a few coMra palms, get your Delta and build up your functional reserves. That is what we did with our families, our friends, coworkers… This is what we all need to do.
To support this, because we know that coMra therapy works, Dr. Anna is here. She worked with pneumonia or viral infections using coMra therapy, she has this first hand experience. I did some more search and found more articles to support the claim. It’s not just what we say, we also study the literature. I feel it is very important to say that.
For example, I found these articles published in 2002, almost twenty years ago. Here in Russia, low-level laser therapy and magnetic infrared laser therapy is actually a part of a standard healthcare. For example, when Dr. Anna was working at the hospital where we first met, she was already using in her hospital low level lasers, magnetic field, microcurrent, ultrasound, color therapy ….the whole toolbox, is just on different devices.
The reason why I’m showing this paper from 2002 is that there is almost 40 years of experience, a clinical experience of using these low level radiances in the medical practice. In this particular paper, they looked at 62 patients with severe pneumonia and they applied and tried different techniques and methods to see which one works better. The conclusion is that there was a positive effect of the laser therapy on the immunity – the number of T-lymphocytes increased significantly, their functional activity improved also. This is what we want when applying laser therapy – we want to boost the energy balance of our immune system, we want T-lymphocytes running and doing their job.
Here you see a later study from 2016 and I liked it because they measured the functional activity of neutrophils.
*LLLT – Low Level Laser Therapy
Neutrophil is an immune cell, you can see here it’s crawling around ( *in the video played during the presentation). Neutrophil is an immune cell, its job is to kill viruses and bacteria. In the video, you see this one is crawling around very fast, you can see the timeline and in green color is the bacteria cell. So, its job is to roll around, to identify the pathogen and to kill it, to digest it and to actually kill it. That is what we want from a healthy, normal neutrophil.
In this study, they worked with 150 patients with pneumonia. They divided them in three groups – mild inflammation, moderate inflammation and severe inflammation. And they looked at the activity of the neutrophils in killing bacteria. The three graphs you see are the activity index, how active they are, how actually they are doing their job. In blue color, you see only antibiotics, the standard thing applied to the case and in orange color you see the activity when they used antibiotics supplemented with low-level laser therapy. What they did is that they applied a laser device to the blood which is called non-invasive blood irradiation. They did that for seven days, once a day.
What we see here is that in people who had only mild inflammation, there is practically no drop in the neutrophils activity, it does not go under the green line. This green line here, this is healthy activity, it is 5.1, this is what we want – healthy neutrophils doing its job. In mild inflammation there is no difference either with antibiotics or with antibiotics plus laser therapy.
In moderate inflammation it is a different story, the activity of neutrophils is reduced, it is all the way down. That is the activity we observe, it means that in moderate inflammation the neutrophils are doing the job at half-speed, if I can use such an expression. They are not as effective in killing the pathogen. What you see here, this blue column shows that even though we give the patient antibiotics, the functional activity is not changed which is expected. But when we also do non-invasive blood irradiation, we pretty much double the functional activity of neutrophils, almost up to the healthy state. These patients, not surprisingly, recovered faster, the symptoms were less severe and the outcomes were better.
Now, the third group with the severe inflammation. Again, you see the functional activity was even lower. With antibiotics, there was some improvement in functional activity. They say that it is related to the less bacterial load on the neutrophils because of the antibiotics but again we see a much better improvement if we add low-level laser therapy.
I’m just adding this study so you can see that there is a most immediate, most direct effect. You can literally charge and boost the activity of your immune cells.
This study is about neutrophils but there are a whole bunch of other studies regarding T-lymphocytes. I found about a dozen studies dedicated to T-lymphocytes but they are not about pneumonia, they are about acute pancreatitis and other types of infections. So, I decided not to put them in this presentation because of time.
Garrett: Just to mention one thing. People might be wondering “Well, why then with antibiotics?”. Because of the standard healthcare in Russia they had to apply the antibiotics in order to be able to do the study. They could not deviate from standard healthcare.
Arzhan: Correct! You have to do it in a hospital.
Last but not least, I have written a book “coMra therapy – healing with coherence” and we will send you the copy of this book after the webinar. It is a short read of sixty-eight pages, I hope you like it. All the key points are in this book regarding how coMra therapy works and how to apply it in medicine.
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