The George Grant Study: How the Richway Amethyst Biomat Can Reduce Cancer Pain

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The George Grant Study: How the Richway Amethyst Biomat Can Reduce Cancer Pain

Using The Amethyst Biomat To Combat Cancer Pain 

In 2016, Dr. George Grant conducted a study that tested the Richway Amethyst Biomat's ability to relieve cancer pain.  

Grant's study below examines the benefits of using the Richway Amethyst Biomat, combined with Detoxi Salt, to reduce pain in cancer patients. The study involved 12 subjects who used the Biomat for one hour three times per week and slept on it daily over a period of 6 months. Two biofeedback devices were used to measure pain reduction and blood tests were conducted to measure inflammation. The results showed that the Biomat reduced pain by 21%, reduced high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP) by 15%, and reduced stress by 52% among the subjects. The study also discusses the use of the Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analyzer (QRMA) and ICAP (wireless Brain Scan EEG) for measuring stress and inflammation. The findings suggest that the Biomat can be effective in reducing pain and inflammation in cancer patients.

Study's Points of Interest:

- The Biomat is a combination of far infrared rays, negative ions, and the conductive properties of amethyst channels.

- The Biomat delivers soothing heat, stimulates cell regeneration, and improves overall health.

- The study used biofeedback devices and blood tests to measure pain reduction and inflammation.

- The results showed a significant reduction in pain, HS-CRP levels, and stress among the subjects.

- The study discusses individual cases and their improvements after using the Biomat.

- The biofeedback devices used include the QRMA for measuring electromagnetic waves emitted by the body and the ICAP for measuring brain imbalance and blockages.

- Blood tests measured HS-CRP levels, which indicate low levels of chronic inflammation.

- Pain in cancer patients can be caused by the cancer itself or by cancer-related treatment or tests.

- Spinal cord compression is a potential complication of cancer where a tumor presses on the spinal cord.

- The study discussed individual cases where subjects experienced improvements in pain, stress, and sleep after using the Biomat.

Overall, the study suggests that the use of the Biomat, combined with the Detoxi Salt, can provide pain reduction and improved well-being in cancer patients.

If you would like more information on how the Amethyst Biomat can help with cancer-related pain, read:

The Richway Biomat: A Natural Solution for Dealing with Chemotherapy Side Effects


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Evaluating The Reduction Of Cancer Pain Using The Infrared & Negative Ion Therapies Of The Amethyst Biomat In 12 Subjects Over 6 Months


The Amethyst Biomat was used by 12 subjects for one hour three times per week as well as the Detoxi Salt during sleep daily over a 6-month period. We used two different biofeedback devices to measure pain reduction, Complete blood count (CBC) 12 12-hour fasting blood test including white blood cell count (WBC), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP) to measure inflammation. The Far Infrared/Negative Ions Amethyst Bio Mat reduced pain by 21% reduced HS-CRP by 15% and reduced Stress by 52% of 12 subjects in 6 months as validated by Pre and Post Biofeedback Brain Scans as well as fasting blood tests to measure the stress hormone cortisol.


Thermotherapy was enhanced when the Biomat was combined with the Detoxi salt during sleep to reduce pain and side effects of chemotherapy. The Biomat technology is a combination of far infrared rays, negative ion effects, and the conductive properties of amethyst channels. These three powerful health stimulators are combined in a single, easy-to-use product with remarkable healing properties. The Biomat delivers soothing, deep-penetrating heat while stimulating the regeneration of damaged cells in the body. It’s a safe and natural way to achieve optimal health now and maintain a stronger, more resilient body in the future. The combination of the bio-belt and the Biomat is a highly effective thermotherapy available to medical professionals and home consumers who want to reduce pain, stress, and abdominal fat. The Biomat is an approved medical device by FDA [1-4].

The Biomat is a natural heating pad that lies on top of a massage table or a home mattress. It converts electricity through a computerized control panel, produced by Texas Instruments, into Far Infrared Rays (FIR), nature’s invisible light. FIR was discovered by NASA to be the safest, most beneficial light wave. This reduces pain, and swelling, increases blood flow, and reduces stress by increasing the secretion of serotonin.

The Biomat also produces Negative Ions, nature’s energizer, which deliver a molecular-level massage. This accelerates and deepens all healing and cleansing processes. It balances pH by decreasing acidity and is considered the “Master Power Switch” which activates the body’s entire cellular communication system, making every body function work better! Negative Ions alleviate allergies, migraines, and sinus problems.
These two components are transferred through Amethyst Quartz channels which cover the entire Bio Mat’s surface. Amethyst Quartz is nature’s Super Conductor, scientifically found to offer the steadiest, most powerful delivery of healthy far infrared light waves and the highest vibrational frequencies into the body.

The core of Biomat technology is a combination of far infrared rays [6-12 microns], negative ion effects, and the conductive properties of amethyst channels. These three powerful health stimulators are combined in a single, easy-to-use product with remarkable healing properties. The Biomat manufactured and distributed by Richway International Inc. delivers soothing, deep-penetrating heat while stimulating the regeneration of damaged cells in the body. This highly effective therapy is now available to medical professionals and home consumers who want to improve health and well-being with products based on Nobel prize-winning scientific research pioneered by NASA and developed using pure, natural materials [5-7].

The Bio-Mat Professional is registered as an FDA Medical Device #2954299.

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Objectives Of The Study

Examine the Benefits of the Biomat using the Infra-Red and Negative Ions for reducing pain in cancer patients for 12 subjects over 6 months. The main objective of the study is to measure the reduction of inflammation, joint pain, and stiffness for 12 subjects suffering from cancer over 6 months using biofeedback devices and blood tests including HS-CRP that correlates with pain and inflammation.


12 subjects were tested before and after using the Biomat for one hour 3 times per week and slept on the Biomat daily over 6 months. The biofeedback test for stress using ICAP Brain Scan, and the measurement for pain were done using the Bio-Resonance Magnetic analyzer Biofeedback Device. The results were a reduction in stress by 52% among subjects tested and an increased sense of well-being. The pain was reduced by 21% and the HS-CRP was reduced by 15%. All 12 subjects were tested at our clinic in Richmond Hill, ON Canada. The ICAP biofeedback device was used to measure stress reduction. The Bio-Resonance Magnetic Analyzer Biofeedback Device was used to measure pain and inflammation. Blood test including HS-CRP was used to measure pain.

Subject Selection Criteria

12 subjects who were diagnosed with cancer and experienced moderate to severe pain were selected to participate in this case study and signed an informed consent. Subjects with medical, and psychiatric conditions and those with heavy cancer medications were excluded from the study [8,9].

Subjects were tested using Biofeedback Devices and blood tests before and after using the Biomat every week and a blood test to measure HS-CRP levels was obtained from each subject before and after 6 months at the completion of the case study.

Biofeedback Devices Used To Measure Stress Reduction

Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analyzer [QRMA]

It measures electromagnetic waves emitted by human bodies which represent the condition of cells, tissues, and organs. The data is compared with the standard spectrum to detect imbalances and measure stress reduction. This biofeedback device provides the stress of vital key organs and systems. Test Results provide a range of mild [0-30], moderate [30-60], and severe stress [70-100]. This correlates with the DASS [Depression Anxiety Stress Scale] and the International Stress Scale [10,11].

ICAP [Wireless Brain Scan EEG]

ICAP Release Meter (Figure 1) is used to measure stress zones to monitor brain imbalance blockages and Stress. The results also correlate with DASS. The ICAP™ Release Meter System is made up of the EEG sensor, the signal transmitter, the USB base station that captures the signal, the proprietary algorithm that translates the raw data from the transmitter (Release Vector), and the visual representation of that data in the ICAP™ Release Meter software. The system also incorporates the Release® Technique, a method used to retrain the brain’s responses. The device provides 3 distinct stress zones as well as an average stress score at the end of the measurement. A value of less than 500 indicates manageable stress, 500-700 medium stress, and from 700 to 900 high stress. A value over 950 indicates extremely high stress [12,13].

Blood Test Results HS-CEP

Many scientists believe inflammation is a primary causative factor in many chronic diseases of today, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and degenerative brain disease. C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver. This protein was discovered in 1930 by William Tillett and Thomas Francis, investigators at Rockefeller University. They found it could be isolated from the blood of patients with a specific type of pneumonia. Later it was discovered that elevated CRP levels can be measured in blood in response to inflammation. The difference between CRP and HS-CRP is contained in the “HS” abbreviation; “high sensitivity”. CRP is traditionally measured down to concentrations of 3-5 mg/L, whereas hs-CRP measures down to concentrations around 0.3 mg/L. This improved sensitivity allows hs-CRP to be used to detect low levels of chronic inflammation.


The summary of results is presented in Table 1.


Pain Scale 0 to 100

Blood HS-CRP mg/L [3-5]

Subject #1[Pre]



Subject #1[post]



Subject #2[Pre]



Subject #2[post]



Subject #3[Pre]



Subject #3[post]



Subject #4[Pre]



Subject #4[post]



Subject #5[Pre]



Subject #5[post]



Subject #6[Pre]



Subject #6[post]



Subject #7[Pre]



Subject #7[post]



Subject #8[Pre]



Subject #8[post]



Subject #9[Pre]



Subject #9[post]



Subject #10[Pre]



Subject #10[post]



Subject #11[Pre]



Subject #11[post]



Subject #12[Pre]



Subject #12[post]



Table 1. Summary of Results

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Subject #1 [TC] male accountant mid-sixties who is undergoing chemotherapy. He has improved after using the Biomat for 6 months with noticeable improvement in his pain and CRP level.

Subject #2[NB] male in his mid-seventies suffering from pain as a result of cancer for 5 years. He did notice a difference in pain reduction in the first 8 weeks and after 12 weeks, he reported better sleep less pain, and less stress.

Subject#3 [DL] mid-forties female suffering from breast cancer. She had severe pain in her lymph which improved after 3-5 months of testing on the Biomat. She also reported less pain and less stress as shown in her biofeedback scan, and brain scan, and her CRP improved.

Subject#4[TS] female mid-fifties with minor cancer pain and moderate sleep problems. She reported less stress and pain after only 7 weeks of using the Biomat as well as better sleep.

Subject#5[VR] woman in her early menopause who had cancer and pain. Her stress was high but felt less stress after 9 weeks of using the Biomat. She reported fewer hot flashes, increased libido, less pain, and better sleep.

Subject#6 [IK] male in his mid-sixties with moderate pain but no medications. He has reported less pain, better sleep, and less stress after using the Biomat but his pain remained mild during the 6-month study.

Subject#7 [OL] female in her mid-seventies with high cancer pain but felt better after using the bio mat for 4 months. She was using painkillers but stopped taking medication after 9 weeks of using the Biomat.

Subject#8[RK] woman in her early forties with no medication but moderate cancer pain and stress. Her stress and sleep habits improved dramatically in her first month of using the Biomat. Her CRP improved after 6 months of using the Biomat.

Subject#9[ID] young male in his early forties with high pain and high stress after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. After using the Biomat for 6 months, his stress level was reduced and he noticed better sleep patterns with no need for sleep or pain medication. He stopped his chemotherapy after completing the study with moderate recovery.

Subject#10[PL] female in her mid-sixties with lots of pain from cancer and stress. Her stress was high with poor sleeping habits. She experienced chest pain and back pain and she had made remarkable improvement after 6 months on the Biomat.

Subject #11[CR] male in his early fifties with moderate cancer pain very high stress and poor sleeping habits. His stress was improved after using the Biomat for 6 months.

Subject#12 [SJ] female in her late sixties who takes 2 cancer medications, pain medications, and sleep medication. After using the Biomat for 6 months she felt less pain, and stress and reduced her medications by half.

It appears from the above case study that the 12 subjects received an above-average improvement in pain reduction, stress reduction, better sleep, less discomfort, and overall improvement particularly when they changed their lifestyle habits. The test results from the biofeedback devices correlated well with each other as well as with the blood test results.

Detecting inflammation can be tricky, but a marker called C-reactive protein (CRP), or [HS-CRP as measured] is released into the bloodstream by the liver when inflammation is present and can be revealed in blood tests. Although doctors and scientists are still uncertain about the specifics of when the test should be done or who should have it, most clinicians use HS-CRP tests to monitor acute or chronic inflammation in cancer patients.

Pain is most often caused by the cancer itself. But pain can also be caused by cancer-related treatment or tests. You may also have pain that has nothing to do with the cancer or its treatment. Like anyone, you can get headaches, muscle strains, and other aches and pains.

Pain From The Cancer

The amount of pain in Cancer Patients depends on the type of cancer, its stage (extent), and the pain threshold (tolerance for pain). People with advanced cancer are more likely to have pain. Pain from the cancer can be caused by a tumor pressing on bones, nerves, or body organs.

Spinal Cord Compression

When a tumor spreads to the spine, it can press on the spinal cord. This is called spinal cord compression. The first sign of compression is usually back and/or neck pain, sometimes with pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg. Coughing, sneezing, or other movements often make it worse. If you have this pain, get help right away. This compression must be treated quickly to keep you from losing control of your bladder or bowel or being paralyzed. The cancer care team can treat the cause of the pain and give the patient medicine to help relieve the pain. The treatment for the compression soon after the pain begins, can usually avoid serious outcomes. Treatments usually involve radiation and steroids to shrink the tumor. Surgery can be done to remove a tumor that’s pressing on the spine, which may then be followed by radiation.

Far Infrared Biomat/Biobelt increases blood circulation and oxygen supply to damaged tissues (aiding the reduction of chronic joint and muscle pain or sports injuries), promotes relaxation and comfort, induces sleep, and relieves stress as shown in this case study.

Recently there have been reports detailing the hazards of exposure to certain kinds of electromagnetic fields, such as those from high-tension power lines, cell phones, or computer display terminals. Far Infrared heating systems have been tested in Japan and found free of toxic electromagnetic fields. The Swedish National Institute of Radiation Protection has also concluded that infrared heaters are not dangerous. Instead, Japanese researchers have reported that far infrared radiant heat antidotes the negative effects of toxic electromagnetic sources.

Further research is needed to elucidate the synergistic effect of using the Biomat/Detoxi salt in several biological functions including the reduction of pain, stress, and reduction of CRP.

Conflict Of Interest

The author is not employed nor compensated by Richway International or Fuji Bio Sciences the manufacturer and distributor of the Biobelt and Biomat. The company provided both the bio belt and the Biomat at no charge to conduct the case study for 12 subjects at our clinic in Toronto, ON Canada. The author has no financial interest in the company.

About The Author

Professor Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., earned his degree from the University of Toronto in 1995 and has since become a renowned figure in the field of Integrative/Functional Medicine. With his extensive background in toxicology, microbiology, and epidemiology, he has established himself as a Canadian authority in this discipline.

Known widely as "The Caring Doctor," Professor Dr. George Grant has dedicated his career to promoting holistic health and wellness. His expertise spans a variety of areas, including biofeedback, stress management, anti-aging techniques, and natural pain management.

As a global wellness ambassador, Professor Dr. George Grant has been instrumental in spreading awareness about the benefits of integrative medicine and its potential to transform lives. He firmly believes in the power of combining traditional medical practices with complementary therapies to achieve optimal health outcomes.

With his compassionate approach and wealth of knowledge, Professor Dr. George Grant has become a trusted advisor to countless individuals seeking to improve their well-being. Through his work, he continues to inspire and empower others to take control of their health and embrace a holistic approach to healing.


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Publication history

Received date: February 26, 2016
Accepted date: March 18, 2016
Published date: March 21, 2016


©2016 GrantG.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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