Standard Evaluation Method of Non-contact Healing Using Biophotons

Author: Hideyuki KOKUBO1, Mikio YAMAMOTO1 and Kimiko KAWANO1,2
1 Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute (Chiba, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci
Date published: 2007 March
Other: Volume ID: 25 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 30-34 , Word Count: 145

This study evaluates the effects of non-contact healing such as laying-on-of-hands and prayer using biophotons. Pairs (control and sample) of a cucumber (Cucumis sativus) were measured with a highly sensitive detector for 18 h, and the intensity of biophotons from the experimental sample was compared with the control. Measurements were done for three groups, non-treatment, healing treatment, and thermal treatment in which experimental samples were stressed in a heat pool at 40?C. There was no difference in the intensity between the experimental samples and controls in the non-treatment and thermal treatment groups. However, in the healing group, the intensity of biophotons from the experimental samples was significantly greater than the controls (p = 0.002, two-tailed paired t-test). In addition, quantitative evaluation for the effect of non-contact healing was possible by using, as an index, a logarithm of the ratio of intensities of biophotons from experimental samples and controls.