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Human Energy Fields: Understanding Health and Illness

Electromagnetism, which is the movement of photons (light) in a quantum field, is one of the most marginalized areas of research in medicine and biology.  To explore this area in terms of modern research sheds new light on our own approaches to health and wellness, and additionally gives us further insight into the healing and lifestyle recommendations of numerous ancient traditions.  Magnets as such have been known as a healing modality since at least 1000 A.D., and have been recorded in use by notable physicians from Persia to Europe.

We are beings of light. The human body is an emitter and receiver of photons, and is surrounded by a number of energy and magnetic fields.  Electrical charge, radiant energy and magnetism, it turns out, are big players in the game of health.  Ancient medical traditions, of course, knew the body’s energy systems very well.

Basic Energy Fields

To give you an idea of just some of these fields as identified in recent research, L-fields are electrically measurable fields surrounding the body.  The state of the L-field can be used to predict physical changes and upcoming illnesses, and can even reveal the future shape of a growing organism.  This morphological function is potentially important for understanding the relationship between the growth of organ systems and energy fields.  Your L-field is influenced by your emotional state.

T-fields or thought fields are the fields influenced by human thought.  Numerous experiments have shown the ability of thought itself to influence the material world and to transfer information; of these, the placebo effect is only the best-known.  Twin studies have shown the uncanny ability of one twin, separated by whatever distance, to know the thoughts of the other.  Likewise, a wrinkle appears in the scientific method.  Dr. Robert Rosenthal of Harvard showed that a researcher can influence the behavior of rats in a study simply by his or her intentions.

Thought fields may operate on magnetic principles, but it is certain that thought can and does pass from one brain to another and can influence physical objects, including, of course, the body of the person generating the field.

The Body Electric

Every cell in the human body emits radiation and, according to the work of Dr. Georges Lakhovsky, it is the interaction or oscillation of the unique frequencies of each cell with all the others that most directly sets up health or illness in the body.  This radiation sets up the electrical current that sustains the health of the organism.  Thus, positive and negative charges play a significant role in many health issues.  As we know, electricity flows from positive to negative, and thus harmful bacteria, with positive charge, seek out negatively charged tissue.

Dr. Robert Becker, whose work in bioenergetics has had significant impact on modern medicine, discovered that our bodies’ electrical currents act as a kind of control system, central to healing as well as to changing states of consciousness.  Glial cells, which previously were thought of as a support structure for the nervous system, convey information by varying in electric charge.  Likewise, Dr. Bjorn Nordenstrom showed that the healing process involves flows of ions creating electrical effects that stimulate repair.  We are, in effect, living systems of energy fields mediated by semiconductors in our tissue.

Dr. Royal Raymond Rife was one of the first to classify microorganisms according to the frequencies of radiation that passed through them.  This allowed him in experiments to save the lives of animals exposed to a specific pathogen  through the use of single-wavelength electrical energy at the frequency to which the pathogen was vulnerable.  Likewise, Rife showed that beneficial microorganisms can become pathogens if their environment is altered in specific ways.  Rife’s research was banned from medical journals.

Similarly, the Diapulse machine, which uses short high-frequency pulses to promote healing, was studied in numerous applications with positive results at Columbia University, yet was banned for many years by the Food and Drug Administration.  It was shown to significantly improve the healing of wounds and reduce post-operative pain.

Man-Made EM Pollution

Given the key role of the electromagnetic spectrum in human health, it should be no surprise that human interference with these spectra can have unfortunate effects on both our health and our mental state.  This has been called Electromagnetic Spectrum Pollution.  ELF or extremely low-frequency radiation, produced by power lines and even plugged-in appliances, has been correlated with an increased risk of leukemia.  Microwave radiation, such as that produced by cell phones, penetrates living tissue and excites water and fat molecules (as anyone who owns a  microwave oven will know), and can contribute to cancer.  The one widely-acknowledged effect of the electromagnetic environment is the link between ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer.  Of course, given the variety of ways in which energy fields affect our health, this is barely scratching the surface of the effects of electromagnetic pollution.  There are also a number of ways in which the lack of certain kinds of magnetic fields or exposure to the wrong magnetic fields can affect our own.

Planet Earth’s Fields

Like the human body, the earth itself is surrounded by electromagnetic fields.  Naturally, we are affected by these fields, as they are by us.  Schumann Waves, named for Professor W. O. Schumann, oscillate between the earth and certain atmospheric layers.  They are not only similar to brainwaves, but follow a similar daily cycle and thereby help to regulate the body’s circadian rhythms.  NASA uses equipment to mimic Schumann Waves in order to combat the disorientation of the bodies of astronauts removed from contact with this regulating force.

The magnetic environment in which we live is influenced by every element present in the earth and by the huge magnetic power of the sun and moon.  The earth’s own magnetic field seems to be self-regulating in definite patterns, which can be detected through magnetic and radioactive properties.  These include Ley lines, the Hartman Grid, and others that we will not get into now.  Interestingly, particularly intense magnetic and radioactive points along these lines are often well-known sacred sites.  Our position in this vast Earth-regulatory network has been shown to affect health, though exactly how requires further study.

This ongoing research points to several things:

  1. Your body-mind organism is a complex network of energy conduits, nodes and fields.
  2. And all of these are constantly interacting with the energy fields outside of you (other people, other living organisms, the planet and the cosmos) in ways you are not consciously aware of.
  3. The planet itself has an energetic structure that appears to correspond to the energetic structure of the human organism (Note: this theme is discussed in some detail in the biography of Taoist Master Wang Liping called Opening the Dragon Gate, recently reviewed on this blog).
  4. Your emotional state, energy fields and state of health are linked.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be alive because we are now validating some of the conclusions of ancient traditions while at the same time gaining more insight into exactly how our marvelous universe really works.

~ Dr. Symeon Rodger

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