12th Effects of Continuous Okada Purifying Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Kiyoshi Suzuki, MD, PhD
President, MOA Health Science Foundation

Last time, I talked about improvements in symptoms and the rate of survival going up through Okada Purifying Therapy treatments for those with sickle cell anemia for which there is no fundamental treatment. When I presented these results at an international conference, I remember being surprised when a famous professor told me, “If I tell a certain big conglomerate about this, they might pay for your further research.” It is regrettable that I could not continue my research due to various circumstances in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


This time, I will talk about the effect of Purifying Therapy on fibromyalgia, which is an intractable disease of unknown cause.

1.What is Fibromyalgia?

It is a disease that causes pain, stiffness, depression, insomnia, and other symptoms throughout the body, even though various tests show no obvious abnormalities. It tends to affect Caucasian women; however, an increasing number of Japanese women are being affected by it (Fig. 1).


It is believed that the body and mental stress triggers hypersensitivity to pain and the response to relieve the pain in the brain becomes dull. Currently, there is no fundamental treatment, and painkillers and antidepressants are commonly used. It has been reported that psychosomatic therapy such as counseling, lifestyle modification, and moderate exercise can help improve the symptoms.


Fernando Sarmento, MD of MOA Porto Clinic, Portugal, found that fibromyalgia patients felt better when they received Purifying Therapy. Therefore, using research funds from the MOA Health Science Foundation, I decided to investigate the effect that administration of Purifying Therapy had on this disease.


2.Method of research

12 fibromyalgia patients (11 women) who regularly visit the MOA Porto Clinic cooperated.


In order to investigate changes in symptoms between the period of receiving administration of Purifying Therapy and the period of not receiving treatment, the subjects were divided into groups A and B, each consisting of 6 subjects. For the first three months, subjects in group A received Purifying Therapy for 50 minutes per session twice a week and did not receive any administration of Purifying Therapy for the next three months. Subjects in group B received no administration of Purifying Therapy for the first 3 months, and received administration of Purifying Therapy for 50 minutes per session twice a week for the next 3 months.


Dr. Salmento regularly examined the patients and recorded their pain and depression levels and medication adherence. To measure the pain, a 4-kg force was applied to each of the designated areas of the body, and the degree of pain at that time was scored from “no pain (0 points)” to “painful when touched (4 points).” It was evaluated by the total score (the evaluation method by the American College of Rheumatology).


3.Research results

Please see the “boxplot” showing changes in pain in each group (Fig. 2). As in the previous figures, the top and bottom horizontal lines indicate minimum and maximum values, and the middle box contains 50% of the data. The horizontal line inside the box is the median.


Subjects in both groups A and B showed dramatic improvement in pain after the administration of Purifying Therapy period. In addition, in group A, the pain in the latter half of the day when no administration of Purifying Therapy was performed was not as strong as before, but the pain became stronger again. The pain relief is data that seems to be the effect of the administration of Purifying Therapy. The maximum value in group B is higher than in group A, but this is because there was one subject who complained of pain strongly and did not improve after the administration of Purifying Therapy. Thus, the other 5 subjects in group B showed no significant difference from group A.


Eleven patients were already taking medication, and 7 of them (64%) were able to reduce their medication during the administration of Purifying Therapy period. Depression improved slightly after the administration of Purifying Therapy period.


For more information, read Altern Ther Health Med (2017;23:e7), the international journal of integrative medicine. In addition, the paper is reprinted in Japanese in the MOA Health Science Center Research Report (2017;21:51-58).


Like fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis causes pain all over the body, but rheumatoid arthritis is troublesome because not only pain but also the joints become swollen and deformed, and eventually becomes immobile. Even if the pain is relieved, the joint deformity may progress, so it is recommended to continue the Purifying Therapy while receiving the necessary treatment.


Next time, I will talk about the effect of the administration of Purifying Therapy on hypertension.

Kiyoshi Suzuki
Graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1981. medical doctor. After working as Deputy Director of Pediatrics at Sakakibara Memorial Hospital, Seijo Clinic, (Medicine) Tamagawakai MOA Takanawa Clinic and Tokyo Medical Clinic Director, president of MOA Health Science Center and Honorary Director of Tokyo Medical Wellness Center. Director of The Society for Integrative Medicine Japan and Chairman of the International Committee. In 1994, he received the Young Investigator’s Award from the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology.