Transcriptional Changes in Cancer Cells Induced by Exposure to a Healing Method.

Author: Beseme S1,2, Bengston W3, Radin D4, Turner M5, McMichael J1,2
1Beech Tree Labs, Inc, Providence, RI, USA.
2The Institute for Therapeutic Discovery, Delanson, NY, USA.
3St Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY, USA.
4Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Petaluma, CA, USA.
5Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, MDT Consulting, Huntsville, AL, USA.
Conference/Journal: Dose Response.
Date published: 2018 Jul 11
Other: Volume ID: 16 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 1559325818782843 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1177/1559325818782843. eCollection 2018 Jul-Sep. , Word Count: 207

Energy healing, or healing with intent, is a complementary and alternative medicine therapy reported to be beneficial with a wide variety of conditions. We are developing a delivery technology for a method previously tested in mouse models with solid tumors (the Bengston method) independent of the presence of a healer. The goal of this study was to assess whether stored or recorded energy has an impact on breast cancer cells in vitro, using energy-charged cotton and electromagnetic recording of healers practicing the method. Expression of genes involved in cancer and inflammation pathways was measured by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Treatment of cells using energy-charged cotton resulted in statistically significant changes <1.5-fold. In cells exposed to an electromagnetic recording, 37 genes of 167 tested showed a >1.5-fold change when compared to the control, and 68 genes showing statistically significant fold changes. Two genes, ATP citrate lyase (ACLY) and interleukin 1β (IL-1β), were consistently downregulated at 4 and 24 hours of exposure to the recording, respectively, in 3 independent experiments. Both ACLY and IL-1β were also downregulated in cells exposed to a hands-on delivery of the method, suggesting these 2 genes as potential markers of the healing method.

KEYWORDS: audio; breast cancer; complementary and alternative medicine; energy medicine

PMID: 30022894 PMCID: PMC6047252 DOI: 10.1177/1559325818782843