Human Life-Force-Energy- Is it Real?
Understanding the vast complexities of human health has always proved to be a challenge to ancient traditional cultures. Their practices included using the vital life energy flow known in Chinese cultures as ‘chi’ to draw up energy systems of the human body, or similarly the Hindu philosophy of ‘prana,’ originating from the sun and connecting the elements.
Dismissed by the medical profession for a perceived lack of evidence, the tide of thought is now turning. Could there be more behind these ancient beliefs? Modern research into energy detection suggests that there is indeed proof that electromagnetic energy fields do exist. Interestingly, this has led to the evolution of scientific theory – the energy blueprint labelled ‘the human biofield.’
What Proof Do We Have?
There are two laws of physics that underpin energy healing practices
Amperes Law in 1820 to 1825, a French physicist derived the law of electromagnetism which states that electrical currents must produce magnetic fields. It follows that electrical currents like those produced in the body from organs, muscles, brain, cells etc. produce magnetic fields in the space around the body.
Another law is, Faraday’s Law, an English scientist Michael Faraday in 1831 proved that magnetic devices can stimulate the body’s electrical fields and therefore the body’s physiological processes.
Scientific investigation into the nature of biofields that are invisible has shown that biomagnetic fields from the heart of a practitioner are able to flow through their fingertips and facilitate electrical responses in their clients (see www.heartmath.com website).
Chakra and aura energy can be sensed by a trained practitioner and more recently, with specialised aura photography, the human aura is visible.
Bioelectricity is an energy form already familiar to us. The electrical forces it generates, electromagnetic fields or EMFs, are extensively used to carry out important diagnostic roles. For instance, the use of electrical signals to check for heart conditions via electrocardiograms (ECGs) or to evaluate activity in the brain through electroencephalogy.
Research into the functions of human biofields has concluded that magnetic fields do in fact exist which influences the energy fields of people nearby. Additionally, it has been shown that electrically based biofields are able to play a role in the restoration of damaged tissues, thus can be used in work associated with cell development, repair and regeneration.
Biophotons, light particles generated within the body could also be used in therapeutic medicine. Cells undergoing oxidative stress, a natural phenomenon occurring when there is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body have been found to contain these biophotons. The partnership between biophoton detection and light therapy has potential promise in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions and may prove helpful as a marker for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Significant research has also been carried out with imaging of plants showing that energy is retained after a section of a leaf is removed (similarly, amputees often report they can feel their lost limb). More importantly, these ‘phantom’ leaves not only conduct electrical current but have proven interactivity with other magnetic fields in their environment.
Whilst these advances of the healing properties of energy support the practices of ancient Asian cultures, scientists exercise caution for wide scale use. Ongoing debate into the safety of 5G technology is a topic of concern with some scientists warning that certain electromagnetic fields could be harmful. Excessive exposure has been shown to cause neurological disorders, including cognitive, behavioural, endocrine and immunity effects.
Clearly, the traditional and cultural healing methods based upon the flow of energy does have a place within modern medicine. The magnet therapy industry was born from scientific evidence of magnetic fields and electromagnetism of the human body, even though magnets were used for human health as far back as 4,000 years BC. Our demand for advanced technology and the consequences of potentially harmful electronic magnetic fields in our atmosphere is an area which does invite further discussion.
Dr Kim Bong-Han conducted research in 1962 that went on to prove the existence of the Meridian System. Dr Kim Bong-Han defines the Meridian System as a new anatomical structure, consisting of tubular networks located both inside and outside of bloodstreams and lymphatic vessels beneath the dermal skin layer and on the surface of organs. Further research conducted by the Seoul National University in 2002, supported Dr Kim Bong-Han’s discovery. The University’s research team noted that the Primo Vascular System (PVS) closely follows the acupuncture sites and Meridian System to form an essential part of the cardiovascular system. Researchers believe that PVS is responsible for the channelling and flow of energy. PVS is also thought to transfer information through electromagnetic waves of light (known as biophotons) and transport DNA.