Did you ever have that feeling of a close connection with a person you just met? Can you sometimes sense the mood of another person without actually seeing them?
It must be about qi or prana or auras or other weirdness. You know, all that far-out stuff you hear about those invisible meridians, healing energy pathways, and dah, dah, dah ... bunch of nonsense!
The thing is that for thousands of years, countless millions of people have experienced verifiable communications and energies and healings that can’t be explained in rational terms.
Or can they?
Light from an onion
In 1923, a Russian cell biologist, Alexander Gurwitsch,
discovered extremely low-level ultraviolet light emitted from onions. He called this mitogenic radiation, and his work was used in diagnosing cancer. In 1941, he was awarded the prestigious Stalin Prize for his work.
However, 500 failures to duplicate his research results led to his work being discredited. Later in the 20th century, however, it was taken up by his daughter, Anna, and by others. In the 1970s, German cell biologist Fritz Albert Popp
coined the currently used term “biophoton
” for this light.
What is a biophoton?
When thinking about light, we usually think about light waves. Light waves are a kind of electromagnetic radiation that we can see and that has color, based on how fast the wave is vibrating, its frequency. Lower frequencies are toward the red color, and higher frequencies toward violet. There are also those frequencies that are slower than red, infrared, and faster than violet, ultraviolet, that we can’t see with the naked eye.
The interesting thing about light is that in addition to behaving like a wave of energy,
it can also behave like a physical particle,
a kind of chunk of light, a quantum. It’s this basic unit of light that we call a photon.
Biophotons are photons, bits of light, that are generated spontaneously by most living cells.
Research suggests that biophotons are created in the DNA that resides in the mitochondria in your cells. They are created in the 98% of each DNA molecule that is not used for genetic coding of behavior. The genome project referred to this as junk-DNA because they had no idea about its use.
All of your cells, except red blood cells, emit biophotons, but only a few dozen of them per square inch. Because of this paucity, the intensity is very low, by which I mean it’s like looking at a candle that’s about 6 miles away from you.
I should say here that research into understanding biophoton creation and function is still in early stages. So, while a lot has been discovered, and some interesting probabilities lie ahead, one might preface much of what I say with the word “probably.”
Why care about biophotons?
Everything that goes on in your cells is relevant to your health and well-being; this includes biophotons. We’d like to know how their existence and behavior can be used diagnostically, as Gurwitsch began to do with cancer in the early 20th century. We’d like to know how biophotons are used in communication between cells. We’d like to know how biophotons affect people and objects around us.
Interesting is research into biophotons’ role in communication inside and outside your body. At base, what is now known is that your cells’ DNA not only emits light, but it absorbs it, as well. The experimental implication is that biophotons are a means of communication among your cells, communication that occurs at the speed of light — 186,000 miles per second.
It is now generally accepted that the coordination among cells in your body, coordination that happens within milliseconds and even shorter times, is orchestrated by biophotons.
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Making Sense of Medicine Bob Keller - Oct 17, 2019 . THE DAILY NEWS - New England Newspaper & Press