The applications of time-reversal acoustics are wide ranging: imaging, surgery, even the recharging of batteries for implanted medical devices. Yet the big story here goes beyond the coolness of this new technology: the science of time-reversal acoustics will open the minds of doctors, surgeons and western medical researchers to the benefits of vibrational medicine. This sort of technology breakthrough -- when coupled with the rapid progress in phototherapy, color therapy and homeopathy -- promises to bring about a revolution in medicine. We are moving from the outmoded age of chemical medicine (where most diseases were described as "chemical imbalances" by the pharmaceutical companies) to the age of vibrational medicine, where the natural forces of nature are harnessed to help create a healing response in patients. Sound therapy is just one of dozens of exciting fields in vibrational medicine that hold tremendous promise for improving the quality of our health care while dramatically lowering its cost.
The only barrier to the acceptance of vibrational medicine remains the firmly held (and oudated) beliefs of the older doctors and surgeons still practicing medicine. They don't believe in vibrational medicine, and hence they claim it doesn't exist. They aggressively attack homeopathy, acupuncture, sound therapy and mind/body medicine even in the face of an overwhelming body of sound evidence (no pun intended) that they work. Younger doctors, however, are far more curious about nature and are increasingly open to exploring and even prescribing these forms of medicine. When the majority of doctors start doing that, we will be firmly in the third age of medicine: vibrational medicine. We'll treat patients without drugs, without invasive surgery, and without dangerous side effects. Health care costs will plummet, positive results will skyrocket, and the pharmaceutical industry will become practically obesolete.
This outcome is still years away, of course, but that's where things are headed. The age of chemical medicine will soon take its place in the medical history books alongside the once-common practice of blood letting.