Ultraweak Light Emission from Humans and Other Organisms in Relation to Health and Healing
Harry Jabs, M.S., and Beverly Rubik, Ph.D.
Institute for Frontier Science
6114 LaSalle Ave. PMB 605
Oakland, CA 94611
We designed and built a custom photon counting detector system with a walk-in dark closet that can sit 3 persons comfortably. This system measures the ultraweak light emission from humans and other organisms either alone or during human interaction. Our experiments show that various regions of the human body, including the palm of the hand, forehead, heart, and abdominal regions, emit photons in the visible spectrum at an extremely low rate (less than 100 counts per min), in line with published values. We measured the light emitted from mind-body practitioners of qigong, meditation, yoga, and various types of energy healing, such as Reiki, external qi, and other forms, who offer energy therapy to clients. In some cases, these energy practitioners were able to alter their own energy emission dramatically, for example by “opening” and “closing” the “third eye” region. In other experiments, we examined the light emission before, during, and after energy therapy sessions with both patients and practitioners in the chamber. The results of 8 such sessions show that each energy therapy session was unique in terms of the pattern of light emission. Moreover, light emission diminished in all subjects after energy therapy.
In another study, we examined 3 patients pre-post energy therapy that was conducted by an energy practitioner outside of the photon counting chamber. We found that the photon count rate from the patients’ forehead, heart, and abdominal regions became more balanced immediately post-therapy.
In a study comparing cucumbers grown by several different agricultural methods, we found that organically grown cucumbers emitted considerably less light than commercially grown ones. Moreover, sweeter, more pleasant-tasting cucumbers emitted much less light than bitter or tasteless ones.
This ultraweak light emitted from organisms, which has been called “biophoton emission” by those who hypothesize that it is bio-informational, bio-regulatory, and not just a waste product of metabolism, may provide insight into extraordinary states of health and healing in the case of humans. In foodstuff, it may be provide information on freshness and plant stress. The biofield hypothesis, which views life from an energy field viewpoint in which energy-with-information is key to the state of an organism’s physiology and regulation, will be offered as an explanatory model.