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The Human Energy Field and auras. For hundreds of years there have been people who've beleived in the existance of an aura or etheric field that surrounds each and every one of us. Now, science is catching up with the energy healing community. Auras are an actual scientific concept that has been measured, studied, and proven. They're just going by another name in scientific circles. The term that science has deemed acceptable is the human energy field. We're still in the process of discovering more about them, and it's a wonderful time of research, because each step forward that we take in our knowledge of auras is one more step towards scientifically validating what all the shamans and healers have known about for millennia.

So What is the Human Energy Field and how was it discovered? It started back in 1903 around the same time that Dr. Hans Berger was theorizing about human brain wave frequencies.

Another scientist was busy creating a machine to measure electrical frequencies around the heart. His name was Dr. Willem Einthoven, a Dutch physiologist. It was already believed by the scientific community at that time, that there was an electrical pulse created by the beating of the heart, but no one had been able to verify it with measurements.

It was around that time that Dr. Einthoven created the Electrocardiogram, also known as the ECG or EKG. It was this machine that was finally able to measure the electrical field of the heart. In 1924 Dr. Einthoven received a Nobel prize for his EKG Machine and for his research into the electrical fields of the heart. The machine is still in use today. (As an interesting note. It is said that in later life, Dr. Einthoven turned his scientific research to the study of sound, another energy healing modality that has been in the scientific spotlight lately).

The work by Dr. Berger on the electrical frequencies of the brain and by Dr. Einthoven on the electrical frequencies of the heart, led to extensive research by the scientific community. It was now proven that both the brain and the heart had an electrical field and that it could be measured.

Since that time scientific researchers have used the EEG and the EKG to measure the human electrical field of the heart and brain. The EEG in particular has been used extensively in research to show that the brain wave frequencies of people receiving energy work are shifted into lower states. The EEG and the EKG can study the electrical field of the human body. Due to a well-established physics principle, that study also includes the magnetic field. The principle is called Ampere's Law and was named after it's discoverer, a French physicist named Andre Ampere in 1827. A simple definition of the principle is that if there is an electrical current, there will be a corresponding magnetic current of the same size.

How does all this tie in to the concept of energy healing, auras, and the human energy field? Researchers have discovered that as certain energy practitioners do Energy Healing their electrical and magnetic fields are increased significantly enough to be recorded.

James Oshman, a scientist, wrote about such studies in an article titled Science and the Human Energy Field. In that article he discussed research findings of Dr. John Zimmerman from the 1980's at the University of Colorado of Medicine in Denver. Dr. Zimmerman measured the readings of hands on healing with a SQUID magnetometer, a machine more advanced than the EEG.

In Oshman's words, "Dr. Zimmerman tested the biomagnetic field of a Therapeutic Touch practitioner (a method of hands on healing) using the SQUID. He had the practitioner and a patient enter a magnetically shielded chamber. Dr. Zimmerman measured the biomagnetic field of the practitioner's hand both in a state of doing nothing and in a state of directing healing energy into the patient."

He continues, "The measurement of the practitioner's hand while doing the healing work was much, much higher than the measurement of the practitioner's hand in a passive mode. What this research proved was that the energy worker's hand produced a much larger biomagnetic field (aura) when channeling healing energy. The Therapeutic Touch signal pulsed at a variable frequency, ranging from 0.3 to 30 Hz, with most of the activity in the range of 7 to 8 Hz."

Oshman also states that non-practitioners that were tested were unable to produce the same bio-magnetic pulses. Another study discussed in Oshman's article is from Japan. A researcher, Seto, used a simple magnetometer to read bio-magnetic energies from the hands of a variety of energy practitioners. His studies confirmed those of Zimmerman's, showing that the practitioners hands pulsed with variable frequencies in the range of 8-10 Hz.

Zimmerman and Seto's findings are astounding. Proof that practiced energy healing practitioners have a stronger, pulsing frequency of energy than non-practitioners.

The frequency is another point of interest. 7-10 Hz is the Hz range of the Theta and Alpha brain wave frequencies. The same frequencies that have been noted to promote physical healing.


If you've followed all four pages in our science of energy healing section, you now knew there's a lot of evidence leaning towards energy healing as a valid concept, especially now that the scientific community is investigating evidence of the human energy field and auras. More valid than any scientific research, there's the feeling people get when they receive energy healing. Contentment. Relaxation. Release of stress, fear, and anxiety. Reduction and in some cases elimination of physical illnesses and persistent conditions.

There are countless case studies and anecdotal research verifying the effects of energy healing sessions. We have our own case studies from hundreds of clients that verify these findings also.

In almost every case there is a reduction of negative emotions, symptoms, attitudes, and pain. Results are perceived on the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental states.

So whether you're a confirmed skeptic or someone interested in the validity of energy healing, we hope we've presented a few valid, scientific concepts to ponder over. More than that, remember the limitations of science. A hundred years ago people scoffed at the concept of brain waves.

Now brain waves are a fact. The scientific community a hundred years ago wasn't ready to accept the concept of brain waves and frequencies, just as the scientific community of today is still hesitant to accept the valid research regarding the human ability to heal with energy, intention, prayer, thought, and sound vibrations.

So when you think about the human energy field, realize that it is just a different word describing a person's aura, or light body.

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