Distant Healing by the Supposed Vital Energy – Scientific Bases

The authors propose a EM mediated effect of focused intention, to sustain this assumption firstly they do a review of the biological target that are susceptible to EM field in a very low intensity, including; rapid phosphorylation of specific receptor proteins in cell membranes that could initiate cascades of intra-cellular signals, enzymatic processes and the rate of in which molecules encounter each other, effects on ions, free radicals, and that these processes also appear capable of acting on specific regions of DNA and regulate expression of several proteins. Although is not mentioned in this paper, water itself may be a target for various frequency ranges of electromagnetic fields (see the sections about water in this web). In all cases refer to non-thermal intensities.

They also briefly review various theories on distant healing, various of them recurring to a 'subtle energy' that cant be measured, and authors think are excessively problematic. But as the authors say the fact is that there is experimental evidence of distant effects, so they propose a more scientifically testable hypothesis based on electromagnetic transmission of information, where there is some external afferent EM energy which source may be the organism of the practitioner or even EM waves from the environment, and where the focused intention of the practitioner imprints information in this EM energy, modifying the waves that arrive to the patient body, making possible the modulation of chemical reactions.

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