Spatial Distribution of Potential of Controlled Healing Power ? Exploratory Measurement Using Cucumber as a Bio-sensor ?

Author: Hideyuki KOKUBO1,3, Osamu TAKAGI1, Satoshi KOYAMA2,1, Mikio YAMAMOTO1
Affiliation: 1Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute (Chiba,Japan) 2Meiji University, Graduate School of Information and Communication (Tokyo, Japan) 3Meiji University, School of Information and Communication (Tokyo, Japan)
Conference/Journal: . Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci.
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 14 , Word Count: 232


The authors tried to measure a spatial distribution (X-Y plane) of controlled healing power around a healer by a gas measurement method using cucumber (Cucumis sativus ‘white spin type’) as a bio-sensor. The healer was W003 (a 41-year old female) who is well known as a psychic. After being seated in a chair, the healer then did non-contact healing (laying-on-of-hands) for 30 min to increase the odor of the target cucumber pieces in 2 experimental Petri dishes which were set on a table (67 cm height). To measure the distribution of potential around her body, cucumber pieces were next set at 20 points (70 cm height) around her: 4 points at 50 cm intervals in forward, backward, rightward and leftward directions from the healer; and 4 points at 45-degree angles between the four directions (about 2.5 m distant from her). Two healing trials were done with a 15-min rest between them. During trials, control pieces were kept in another room (with a straight distance of 12 m between the healer and controls). After 24 h, gas concentrations of each cucumber sample were measured with gas detection tubes for ethyl acetate (141L, Gastec), and J values (the natural logarithm of the ratio of gas concentrations of experimental and control samples) were calculated at every point. The results suggested that a specific potential was generated around the healer which was not the Coulomb potential, and this potential had anisotropy between the front-backward and right-leftward directions.

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