Human Ultraweak Photon Emission: Key Analytical Aspects, Results and Future Trends - A Review.

Author: Calcerrada M1, Garcia-Ruiz C1,2
1a Department of Analytical Chemistry Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Multipurpose Building of Chemistry , University of Alcalá , Alcalá de Henares , Madrid , Spain.
2b University Institute of Research in Police Sciences (IUICP), Law Faculty, Colegio Máximo de Jesuitas , University of Alcalá , Alcalá de Henares , Madrid , Spain.
Conference/Journal: Crit Rev Anal Chem.
Date published: 2018 Dec 24
Other: Volume ID: 1-14 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1080/10408347.2018.1534199. [Epub ahead of print] , Word Count: 204

Living systems emit what is called ultraweak photon emission (UPE). This visually undetectable phenomenon has only been studied in humans for the last 30 years, finding that UPE is a complex process depending on multitude factors. Considering previous literature, this review discusses the current trends in the analysis of in vivo UPE from human beings. To this aim, Analytical Approaches Employed for UPE Measurement section focuses on the analytical techniques employed (photomultipliers and charged coupled device cameras), summarizing analytical conditions and reporting figures of merit reached to date. Then, Human UPE Depending on External Factors and Human UPE Depending on Internal Factors sections address external and internal factors, which have proved to affect UPE, pointing out the important influence on oxidative processes outside and inside the body, and also highlighting some personal states of the individuals affecting UPE. Last section is devoted to give a general view on the goals and achieved up to date regarding UPE measurement, emphasizing some potential applications as well as recommendations which include: use of UPE spectra information together with UPE intensity, larger populations (≈50-100 subjects), further studies on internal states of individuals, and use of statistical tools.

KEYWORDS: CCD camera; disease; human bioemission; spectroscopy; ultraweak photon emission

PMID: 30582823 DOI: 10.1080/10408347.2018.1534199