Stress-related psycho-physiological disorders: randomized single blind placebo controlled naturalistic study of psychometric evaluation using a radio electric asymmetric treatment

Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2011 Jul 19;9:54. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-9-54.


Background: The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of a radio electric asymmetric treatment on psycho-physiological disorders (PPD). PPD are often stress related and are under the unconscious control of the patient and cannot be traced back to any serious physical disease. The brain stimulation treatment protocol used is called Neuro Psycho Physical Optimization (NPPO) with a Radio Electric Asymmetric Conveyer (REAC) device.

Methods: Psychological stress and PPD were measured for a group of 888 subjects using the Psychological Stress Measure (PSM) test, a self-administered questionnaire. Data were collected immediately before and after the 4-weeks of REAC treatment cycle.

Results: This study showed a significant reduction in scores measuring subjective perceptions of stress for subjects treated with a cycle of NPPO REAC treatment. At the end-point the number of subjects reporting symptoms of stress-related PPD on the PSM test was significantly reduced, whereas in the placebo group the difference was not significant.

Conclusion: A cycle of NPPO treatment with REAC was shown to reduce subjective perceptions of stress measured by the PSM test and in particular on PPD.

Trial registration: This trial has been registered in the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) with the number: ACTRN12607000463471.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Australia
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New Zealand
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / diagnosis
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / etiology
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / therapy*
  • Radiofrequency Therapy*
  • Stress, Psychological / complications
  • Stress, Psychological / diagnosis
  • Stress, Psychological / therapy*