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You posted...The Body Energy Field, sometimes called the biofield, is largely composed of very low level electromagnetic fields, together with other emissions such as infra red, ultra violet & etc.
Maybe, but how is it that I can feel a biofield but I cannot feel a strong magnetic field? A strong magnet does not give off a 'chi' feeling when you pass your hand over it. In fact it gives no feel at all.
Can we measure Qi? Scientists have attempted to measure bioenergy or Qi, with varying success, using many different types of meters and instruments. Most promising have been the studies using voltmeters and magnetometers to measure the electrical and magnetic fields surrounding energy healers and Qigong practitioners. In Japan, Seto and colleagues (1992; 1996) recorded extremely large magnetic fields adjacent to the heads, bodies and hands of Qigong practitioners during breathing meditations and during external Qi emission.
Elmer Green and colleagues (1991) recorded surges in the electrostatic potential (“body-potential”) of healers during distant healing sessions at the Menninger Clinic in Kansas. In my laboratory in Terre Haute, Indiana, we have observed a distinct magnetic field waveform – a symmetrical chirp wave (0 ̶ 40Hz) – which appears with high frequency during energy healing sessions.
In June, 2006, my student Danny LaPlante and I recorded magnetic field activity in several Tai Chi classrooms during Dr. Paul Lam’s 1-week workshop in West Terre Haute, Indiana. Most interestingly, we observed the ‘chirp wave’ (described above) in each of the classes we recorded, including the advanced Sun 73 form, the Sword form, and the Fan form (Figure 1).
Of course it's nonsense. Anyone who is logical and scientific would agree. As I did until I began practicing a good nui-gong. Then my view of the world changed for good. But only after I experienced it myself.
But only after I experienced it myself
Bill wrote:Well, Ron
After 4 months of nui-gong I was at work and a co-worker came in with her arm in a cast from elbow to wrist. I asked her to place her arm on the counter and then I passed my hand, palm down, over her cast arm. At one point I could feel a pencil thick stream of cold air coming out of her cast covered arm. Pointing to the spot I told her that this is where you broke your arm. She was shocked and surprised and told me that that was exactly where she broke her arm. After that I had her turn around and close her eyes while I tried moving energy around inside her head. After a brief time she shouted for me to stop and that it felt to weird to her, like water moving around inside her skull. This was back in 1974.
KEND wrote:The field is in its infancy. I ws skeptical about projected 'Chi' until I could do it myself, I even studied hypnotism to find the extent to which it is affected by suggestion. There have been studies in the West but they are not widely publicized [most studies were in China where the [protocols are somewhat looser] The human body has the capacity to sense magnetic fields[similar to birds] but seems to have lost the ability to do it. Anybody interested in researching the phenomena suggest starting with Beckers books: Cross Currents and Chinese Medical Qigong by Liu Tianjun and Kevin Chen, also Roger Jahnke had some publications of interest.
Thanks for info on bees, it sounds like they electrostatically charge their hairs, the animal kingdom is full of creatures using magnetic and electric fields to navigate, self heal or protect themselves
We have several neuroscientists on the site, would be interested in their input
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