'Alternative due to inability to explain w/ paradigm of biomedicine
oscillators within & without of self influence the field making it difficult to remain a simple measurable constant energy

Felt by every cell of the body to help maintain regulations - not just fields but carry/communicate @ the speed of light

"Electromagnetic Bioinformation" - Fitz Popp - beyond the mechanical concepts of energy
reminescent of 'vital force' in ayurveda and naturopathy
Differs as it's testable and beyond mere philosophy

A biophysical Model of Life
-Life as an open system echanging matter and energy
-Dissipative structure, expends energy to maintain itself
-Responds to extremely low-energy fields, including EMF, both natural and artificial
-Extremely subtle levels of energy can change dynamics & promote healing
Human genome contains less DNA than a grain of rice does

Two Views:
-Biochemical view: waste energy, just an excretion akin to urine
-Biophysical view: essential to body regulation

Concepts:
-Qi, Prana, Ki, etc.
-Vitalism
-Morphogenetic fields: Driesch, Gurvich
-Biofield: Bischef, Popp, Van Wijk, Savva, Zhang, Tiller, Rubik

A reflection of life processes on a collective scale
-high speed communication field
-"Has to be something that brings coherence to the organism"
-"No clear boundary exists between the organisms metabolically maintained EMF and those of the geophysical environment" - Frank Brown

Schuman resonance - essential to health of humans - needed to be added to space shuttles
"Electromagnetic bio-information" - great effects by very low magnetic energy devices
- less is more in biofield modalities - less energy has a greater effect - akin to homeopathy

May regulate the biochemistry & physiology of the body
May hold the bridge between the body and the mind

Evidence:
geocosmobiology, the many ways to stimulate acupoints, numerous alt. meds that work on this level

Predictions:
Shifts in the biofield preced a cascade of symptomolgy on the physical level.

Ways to measure:
Electrodermal measurements, infrared photography, measure biophoton emission, measure ELF and other body emmisions
-PC-8 had a greater biophoton emission during Qigong healing

Assessment Technique by Rubik:
-GDV camera for biofield imaging - high frequency (1024hz), high voltage (16v), short impulse (10 micro s) - similar to kirlian photography but less shocking to the system, presents coronas of all ten finger tips
-EMAS for acupuncture meridian conductivity
-Bacterial growth assay to bioemission

Mendel studied kirlian photos and devised associated organ health to different regions of the finger corona
-Thumb and 3rd finger associated with the head

How does Qigong affect the biofield?
Dayan (wild goose) qigong: density increased 10% overall post qigong - variablility of the fractal form coefficient decreased [more cohesive - more uniformly dense corona]
Area & density went up while fractality ('sparkiness') went down
beginners saw the greatest change between pre & post
Healers had very bright & focused corona.
Similar results w/ yoga - 'beautifil circles of light'
stress states made this go away - increased fractality
bad mood = energy contracts but the pattern remains
varies according to time of day as well [correlates to the circulation of qi?]

Hypnotists hypnotizing eachother cause suggestive anethesis in one hand by drawing energy to opposite arm. the numbed hand had a larger corona than that the energy was moved to - this has yet to be explained.