Yoshiaki Omura, M.D., Sc.D., F.A.C.A., F.I.C.A.E.

Director of Medical Research, Heart Disease Research Foundation, New York, USA Adjunct Prof. of Pharmacology, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, USA Visiting Research Prof., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College, New York, USA Adjunct Prof., Dept. of Physiology, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan President, International College of Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics, New York, USA [Correspondence: 800 Riverside Drive (8-1), New York, NY 10032 USA]

Thanks to the efforts of my associates and supporters of the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. Prof. HideoYamamura (Dean, School of Medicine, Tokyo University; Former Chairman, Dept. of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Tokyo University) , Prof. Chifuyu Takeshige, (Dean, Showa University School of Medicine; Former Chairman, 1st Physiology Dept., Showa University School of Medicine), Prof. Hitoshi Ohzu (Prof. Dept. of Applied Physics and Dean, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University), the other organizers, and particularly the extraordinary efforts of Dr. Yasuhiro Shimotuura (Director of Internal Medicine, St. Mary Hospital, 2nd largest hospital of Japan), his family and associates), we are very happy to have the 1st International Symposium on the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test in Japan. When we were looking for a suitable palace for this Symposium, Mr. Ibuka, Founder of Sony, Inc., generously offered use of Ibuka International Auditorium of Waseda University, where Mr. Ibuka, Prof. Hitoshi Ohzu, and I all graduated from the School of Science & Engineering. Although it is the 1st International Symposium in Japan, internationally speaking, the 1st International Symposium ("Symposium on Non-Invasive Diagnostic Method & Bi-Digital O-Ring Test," with 5 papers presented) was held in October 12, 1985 at the School of International Affairs, Columbia University, in combination with an International Symposium on Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics, and this has been repeated every year since then at Columbia University.

About 2 years ago, the International Symposium was also held at the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, with Prof. Wang Xue Tai as coordinator, co-sponsored by the Institute of Bone Injury, a major Chinese medical journal, and the Japan Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Association. This 1st Japanese International Symposium will actually be the 10th International Symposium held in the past 8 years.

The Bi-Digital O-Ring Test, using the resonance phenomenon between 2 identical substances, identifies and precisely localizes pathogenic factors in different parts of the body, long before detectable changes appears in blood chemistry or MRI and the latest Western medical laboratory tests fail to detect any abnormalities, thus often becoming possible to determine the causes of diseases which were considered to be either difficult or impossible to treat. It has subsequently often become possible to treat many intractable medical problems. In general, common reasons patients do not improve, in spite of the therapeutic efforts of physicians, could be the following:

1) Diagnosis may be wrong.

2) Diagnosis may be correct, but incorrect treatment, including ineffective or harmful treatment is given.

3) Diagnosis and treatment may be proper, but the patient may not be following the doctor's treatment schedule.

4) Diagnosis and treatment are correct, as well as the medication prescribed, but the dosage indicated for the patient may be excessive for this individual and cause toxicity, or the dosage is not sufficient, with the result being that the treatment is not effective for this individual.

5) If one medication or treatment does not work, another medication or treatment may be tried, and, during the process of trying to find the best medication and treatment, some patients may become worse than in the initial stage of the disease or may even die.

6) Even if the diagnosis and treatment are correct and the patient is following the doctor's instructions faithfully, the medication may not be reaching the pathological area where the medication is supposed to be delivered, due to the presence of micro-circulatory disturbances, although it does go to the normal parts of the body. Under these conditions, the medication may not be effective. The dosage may therefore be increased, and the normal parts of the body may reach toxic dosage and develop side effects, or the medication may have to be discontinued.

7) Diagnosis cannot be established and anti-symptomatic treatment is given.

8) Harmful, invisible environmental factors may exist which inhibit improvement or cause or worsen the patient's condition, i.e., electromagnetic fields, radon, etc. in the home (particularly in the bedroom) or work environment, daily intake of heavy metals in tap water, or daily use of cups and pots containing heavy metals.

9) Either the patient or doctor may think that taking 2 different effective medications at the same time may be better than one (and the patient may not even tell the doctor he is taking additional medication). However, such a combination, in some cases, cancels the beneficial effects of both drugs instead of improving therapeutic effects. The combination of 2 or more drugs can create a harmful drug interaction, and, as a result, the treatment may either become ineffective or the patient's condition worsens instead of improving.

These are some of the common problems leading to intractable medical problems, but the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test is often able to solve these problems, and, as a consequence, the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test has been spreading all over the world. We have given seminars and workshops or lectures in various parts of the world. Recently, in almost every country in the world, increasing medical expenses have become a major social and national problem, and the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test can play a significant role in not only diagnosing and treating intractable medical problems, but also in the early detection and screening of cancer and other destructive diseases. The Indirect Bi-Digital O-Ring Test can also be used, not only in human diseases, but also in diseases of animals, plants and in excised tissue. The test can be used very effectively to find or develop new medicines. Originally, I discovered the powerful anti-viral effects of EPA with DHA, for viruses of the Herpes family, using the Bi-Digital O-Ring Drug Compatibility Test alone, and eventually it was clinically confirmed.

@Shortly before the 1st International Symposium on the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test was held at Columbia University in 1985, I applied for a U.S. patent for various aspects of the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test, including the application of resonance phenomena between 2 identical substances for imaging of internal organs, as well as localizing and identifying specific types of bacteria or viruses, cancers, and other pathogenic organisms and substances, in addition to identifying various drugs, neurotransmitters, etc. in the body. The main reason for applying for the patent was that many scientists in the U.S. told me that, if the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test was given a U.S. patent, people would trust it, even though the Test might give the appearance of subjectivity. I also wanted to avoid misuse of the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test by unqualified persons.

@The initial patent application was almost rejected as "too unbelievable to be true," due to insufficient superficial evaluations, if was true. No patent had ever been issued using the human body as a bio-sensor before 1985 until Patent Law was changed. In 1987, the same patent was re-evaluated with additional scientific data and clinical cases supporting its validity. However, again the patent office requested that I should get supporting data not only from my own research but also from that of others since all the research data indicated that Dr. Omura can reproduce what he claimed but there was no proof that other clinicians & researchers can reproduce the same results. Eventually, with the help of many of my associates in clinical fields and basic sciences in Medicine & Dentistry, both in Japan and the United States, I was able to provide more and more convincing data on both clinical and basic research on the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. In December, 1991, the U.S. Patent Office informally informed the author through his patent lawyer that based on the summary of few years research reports from leading MD & DDS who are well known Professors in medical schools & dental schools from Japan & USA they considered the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test to be a worthwhile intellectual product but that we had to make new drawings instead of the original supplied color photographs of examples of imaging of normal and abnormal internal organs mapped on the the patient's body surface, as well as other clinical examples illustrating basic principles and applications. During Dec.1992 and January of 1993, Tokai Television from Nagoya City, Japan, broadcasted a series of two excellent, weekly 30 minutes science documentary programs well known as TV Museum (equivalent NOVA on U.S. TV) on  gNew Revolutional Diagnostic Method, Bi-Digital O-Ring Testh A copy of this documentary with English translation was submitted to the U.S. Patent Office in early 1993.  Eventually, on February, 23, 1993, the Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a summary of the patent as universally acceptable intellectual property.

@Using the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test, and spreading it throughout the world, through well-trained, qualified members of the International Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Association, it is my dream to reduce unnecessary medical expenses, as well as human pain and suffering, and thus be able to create peace and happiness by contributing to individual health, as well as to the health care systems of all the nations of the world.@