hen you're sick, you'll do anything to get better. For those suffering with a serious illness, they are desperate for a miracle cure.
Ailing Canadians are spending up to $200 a session in clinics and even buying the $20,000 "miracle" machine called the EPFX for home use. It's name is as intriguing as its health claims.
The EPFX -- which stands for Electro Physiological Feedback Xrroid -- claims to help everything from stress to Alzheimer's. The device is hooked up to a patient with straps that wrap around the ankles, wrists, and forehead. The device supposedly reads the body’s reactivity to various frequencies, and then sends back other frequencies to make changes in the body.
Even though the device is only licenced for use in Canada by Health Canada as a biofeedback device for stress reduction, people are turning to the EPFX for help with AIDS and even cancer.
So Erica Johnson flew to Hungary to meet EPFX inventor, Bill Nelson, for an explanation. Nelson showed for our interview as his female alter-ego, Desiré Dubounet, and made some outrageous claims.
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