US tries the Soviet treatment

A Soviet technology developed during the Cold War to keep short-range military communications secure could offer relief from hard-to-treat conditions such as nerve pain, intense itching and nausea caused by chemotherapy.Health millimeter wave therapy directs a low-intensity electromagnetic beam to the skin and has been used for more than 25 years in eastern Europe, where […]

A Soviet technology developed during the Cold War to keep short-range military communications secure could offer relief from hard-to-treat conditions such as nerve pain, intense itching and nausea caused by chemotherapy.


Health millimeter wave therapy directs a low-intensity electromagnetic beam to the skin and has been used for more than 25 years in eastern Europe, where doctors believe the waves boost the immune system.


Scientists in the US are now investigating this alternative therapy with a $4m (£2.3m) grant from the National Institutes of Health.