Beverly Rubik

The ultraweak light known as “biophotons” emitted from organisms may convey information central to life. To explore this, we designed and built a custom photon counting detector system with a walk-in dark closet that can sit 3 persons comfortably. This system uses a conventional photomultiplier tube with customized electronics to count photons emitted from various regions of the human body or other organisms. We studied single subjects and also subjects engaged in energy healing inside the dark chamber.

Our experiments show that certain regions of the human body, including the palm of the hand, forehead, heart, and abdominal regions, emit photons in the visible spectrum at an extremely low rate (less than 100 counts per min), in line with published values. We measured the light emitted from mind-body practitioners of qigong, meditation, yoga, and various types of energy healing, such as Reiki, and external qi, among other forms. In some cases, these practitioners were able to alter their own energy emission dramatically, for example by “opening” and “closing” the “third eye” region.

We demonstrated scientific validation of certain concepts of ancient Oriental knowledge, such as sword fingers being one of the greatest emitters of energy from the body. In addition to discussing some experiments conducted within our custom-built biophotonic chamber, Dr. Rubik discusses the Bio-Well device, a digital form of high voltage electrophotography from Russia, which measures the induced light emitted from the fingertips and reveals information about health and healing states.

Dr. Beverly Rubik earned her Ph.D. in biophysics at the University of California at Berkeley. Since then, she has published over 90 scientific papers and 2 books. From 1992-1994, she served as one of 18 advisors selected by Congress to the Office of Alternative Medicine, the precursor of the National Center for Integrative and Complementary Health at the National Institutes of Health. In 1997 Dr. Rubik founded and became president of the Institute for Frontier Science, a 501c3 nonprofit laboratory in Emeryville, California. She is a leading scientist internationally known for her research that goes beyond the mainstream and challenges the dominant biomedical paradigm.

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Published on July 20, 2023