biofield science: current Physics Perspectives

Author: Menas C. Kafatos, PhD; Gaétan Chevalier, PhD; Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP; John Hubacher, MA; Subhash Kak, PhD; Neil D. Theise, MD
Chapman University, Orange, California (Dr Kafatos); The Earthing Institute and Psy-Tek Laboratory, Encinitas, California (Dr Chevalier); Chopra Foundation and University of California, San Diego (Dr Chopra); Pantheon Research Inc, Culver City, California (Mr Hubacher); School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (Dr Kak); Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York (Dr Theise).
Conference/Journal: Global Adv Health Med.
Date published: 2015
Other: Volume ID: 4 , Issue ID: suppl , Pages: 25-34 , Word Count: 156

This article briefly reviews the biofield hypothesis and its scientific literature. Evidence for the existence of the biofield now exists, and current theoretical foun- dations are now being developed. A review of the bio- field and related topics from the perspective of physical science is needed to identify a common body of knowl- edge and evaluate possible underlying principles of origin of the biofield. The properties of such a field could be based on electromagnetic fields, coherent states, biophotons, quantum and quantum-like pro- cesses, and ultimately the quantum vacuum. Given this evidence, we intend to inquire and discuss how the existence of the biofield challenges reductionist approaches and presents its own challenges regarding the origin and source of the biofield, the specific evi- dence for its existence, its relation to biology, and last but not least, how it may inform an integrated under- standing of consciousness and the living universe.

Key Words
Biofield, quantum mechanics, physics