An extensive overview of the research done into all forms of bio-energy and
related concepts, through the centuries, reveals a fascinating picture of the
scope and diversity of the work done. Scientists, physicists, chemists,
biologists, physicians, doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists from many
parts of the world have contributed to the research. Many famous names, with
impeccable reputations in their fields, appear among the list of researchers.
Their solid scientific background helps us to appreciate the scientific basis
of the Plexus Bio-Energy system of healing.
In Yugoslavia Zdenko Domancic was using Bio-Energy in healing very
successfully. This phenomenon of bio-energy was scientifically proven
there for the first time during research carried out by Domancic with
regard to a problem relating to insufficient circulation in the lower
extremities of the critically ill patient. Dr Josip Cicek, M.D., a specialist
in internal medicine and epidemiology, having witnessed the capabilities of
Domincic said: "According to all medical knowledge as
well as that of the doctor, Rudoff Paulisa should have been dead within 48
hours, and yet he is not only alive, but is even recovering. No, this is
practically impossible to believe. Had anyone told me, I would not have
believed him! Either what I have been taught for decades is wrong or else
Zdenko Domancic has performed a miracle" (Dr Josip Cicek, M.D.).
Dr. Gajdobranski, M.D., spent six weeks observing the
treatment of 35 patients. He documented objectively, improvements visible on the skin
and limbs, functional improvements, the disappearance of pain as well as other
improvements supported by laboratory analysis and technical instrumentation.
Similar results have been replicated by Michael O'Doherty and Tom Griffin
in Ireland, and their successes have been well documented in both the National
and International Press. Both are teachers of the Domancic Method.
Many other contemporary scientists have added to the research, notably
Dr. Bjorn Nordenstrom and Dr.
Robert Becker. Dr. Bjorn Nordenstrom, a Specialist in radiology and a pioneer
of the needle biopsy, now in common use, spent two decades on meticulous research on
the bio-electrical fields of the body. His book "Biologically
Closed Electrical Circuits, Clinical, Experimental and Theoretical Evidence for an Additional
Circulatory System", has been ignored by conventional medicine. His thesis is that
the body contains a complex electrical system that regulates the activity of the
internal organs and is the foundation of health. He has applied his theories also.
He has treated tumours with specially devised electrical probes.
Dr. Becker, an Orthopaedic Surgeon, conducted
research into the bio-electrical properties of the body – the results of which
he published in his book "The Body Electric".
Becker’s interest in the process of regeneration, not yet explained by modern
science, led him to conclude that the secret lies in the unifying bio-electrical
properties of the body.
The most recent research is by Professor Valerie Hunt
of U.C.L.A. in her book “Infinite Mind". The first
equipment she used to measure this energy was a telemetry instrument. This was built especially for her by the engineers that developed the telemetry systems which NASA used to send back to earth the astronauts’ vital physiological recordings of muscle and heart activity during the first manned space trips.
Simply stated, telemetry is a radio broadcasting system capable of
intercepting and projecting the body’s electrical activity. The electrical
signal is picked up from the body’s surface, by surface sensors, which lead
to a miniature, batter-operated radio transmitter, and amplifier attached to
the subject by a belt. The instrument broadcasts the electrical body signal
by FM radio frequency carrier. The airborne signal then is picked up in the
laboratory by a radio receiver and recorded on tape or disk for future
She believed the wireless nature of this new instrument would free subjects
from the cumbersome wires of ordinary sensory devices, allowing them to act
more naturally. Actually it did more than that; it allowed a small,
continuous millivoltage (one thousandth of a volt) signal from the body
surface, the auric field to be recorded.
Like all investigations into uncharted areas, she did not set out to prove
anything; her aim was to study the effects of energy healing; the process of
energy transfer; consciousness; the biofield phenomenon as well as to
understand the neuromuscular effects of energy treatment.
The following is her explanation in simple terms of the body electricity and
how it is measured. Brain nerve cells, when stimulated, create electrical
energy, which activates nerves. This is recorded as brain waves by an
electroencephalogram (EEG). The nerve activities cause muscles to shorten and
move the body, stimulate the heart, lungs, blood vessels, intestines and
glands. When a muscle shortens, an electrical current is generated which can
be recorded by an electromyogram (EMG). An electrocardiogram (EKG) picks up
the electrical heart activity.
These three kinds of recordings can differ, one from another by frequency
patterns and strengths. Brain waves under normal conditions create a
characteristic slow wave form from 0 to 20 cycles per second. The heart
creates a larger and faster wave up to about 225 cycles per second. The
muscles, on the other hand, have a wide range from 0 to 250 cycles per
second, 2 to 3 cycles per second in the anal sphincter muscle and 250
cycles per second in the small fast moving eye muscles. Most skeletal muscles
during a normal movement operate between 40 and 120 cycles per second, each
with a built in physiological frequency signature or speed of operation, some
faster and some slower, based on their location, their structure and their
movement function. Each of these separate recordings is an important function
of local tissue, but none of them is a measure of general health in the body.
Although we cannot explain life, we do know that electrical activity is
essential for life. Most medical and biological research has tried to explain
life in terms of gross measures such as heart, muscle and nerve electricity
or it has unsuccessfully sought a source in the biochemistry of cells and
fluids. But with recent discoveries that all cell, even subatomic particles,
contain tiny electrical elements, there is a growing belief that life is
electromagnetic and cannot be explained by mechanical or biochemical means.
Physics, the scientific source of all natural information about the universe,
holds that all matter, which exists in space, is composed of atoms. Atoms are
all the same whether they comprise inert or living matter. In each atom,
electrons spin around a nucleus, throwing off some electrons, leaving an
unstable state. Other electrons in the environment rush into fill the space.
Some of these free electrons come from living things, others from man-made
objects or the natural physical environment.
In the physical body there are two primary electrical systems. One is the
well known alternating electrical current of the nervous system, the brain,
neurones and the nerves, which causes muscle contraction, nerve transmission,
glandular secretion and sensation. The other is a newly discovered
electromagnetic system probably emanating from atoms and cells. This energy
has been called an aura, though she prefers to describe it as an energy field.
This energy field is unique. It is continuous, while all the other body
electrical recordings of heart, brain and muscle are off-and-on-signals: a
muscle contraction is followed by a muscle relaxation; a heartbeat is
followed by a quiet rest period; and a brainwave is followed by a lesser
The pool of electromagnetic energy around an object or a person allows energy
exchange. This corona, invisible to most people, is seen at times as a halo
or light-coloured mist around a living body. Although composed of the same
electrons as inert substances, the human field absorbs and throws off energy
dynamically. It interacts with and influences matter, whereas fields
associated with inert matter react passively. Again, there have been many
names associated with this human energy; chi, life force, prana, odic force,
The electromagnetic components of the human energy field can be detected with
special electronic instruments, although probably this field is more complex,
possibly like the little understood scalar wave, or it may be composed of
undiscovered energy as illusive as ether. If the recording sensor or probe is
a needle inserted into a nerve or muscle, only the very local electricity or
small units are intercepted. If the electrodes are adhered to the skin
surface, there is a larger signal of electrical activity, or a composite of
the underlying muscles or cells.
Throughout her recordings, she placed surface sensors over the chakra where
the baseline electricity was strongest, although a similar signal could be
found anywhere on the body surface. Generally, the subjects were recorded
while lying passively, meditating, imaging, being Rolfed or healed. Although
the baseline signal she wanted was not altered by the amount of movement, if
the subject was very active the accompanying heart and muscle electricity was
so strong that it overshadowed the small constant energy field on the
On every recording taken from the body where there are muscles, there is a
resting baseline of electrical activity between muscle contractions. She
believes that this is produced by all living tissue and can be described as a
life activity. This has been generally considered to be a rough indicator of
muscle tension and therefore not very important. Yet she noted that after
Rolfing, the baseline was higher or stronger, while a manual tension test
used in physical therapy showed that the subjects were actually more relaxed.
By amplifying the baseline on the oscilloscope, she found that it was rich
and changing energy. When she filtered the baseline data to remove the brain,
heart and muscle frequencies (0 to 250 cycles per second), she discovered
that there is a void (no electrical activity) between 250 cycles to 450 or
500 cycles per second. But from 500 cycles per second up to 20,000 cycles per
second, the frequency information was continuous. Her telemetry instrument
was not capable of recording frequencies beyond 20,000 cycles per second, at
She observed that every recording using body surface electrodes contained all
electrical activity of the body. If taken from the heart, a powerful
generator, the heart frequencies were the strongest. If taken from the
muscle, the muscle depolarisation frequencies were larger, and so with the
brain. But all electrical activity, including that of the auric field, was
present in all telemetry recordings.
In other words, beyond the electrical frequencies of muscle, brain and heart,
there is another field of energy, smaller in amplitude and higher in
frequency. This electromagnetic energy is eight to ten times faster than the
other biological electricity sampled from the body’s surface and about one
half to one third as strong as the millivoltage of a resting muscle. While
numerous researchers have studied extremely low biological frequencies (ELF)
and the magnetic current associated with healing, tissue health and disease,
the extremely high biological frequency (EHF) electrical currents associated
with mind phenomena and human consciousness were first researched in
Valerie Hunt’s laboratory at UCLA.
Excluding unicellular organisms, all living systems produce an electrical
current in the order of millivoltage (one thousandth of a volt) a relatively
strong signal that is considerably larger than the random microvoltage
(one millionth of a volt) of white noise.
Dr. Hunt discovered that because her field recordings were faster than
neurological signals of muscles and nerves, although of similar amplitude and
because these correlated with aura reader’s visual reports, she considered
the possibility that these might point to the elusive energy field.
She also observed that before the brain wave was activated and before stimuli
altered the heart rate, blood pressure or breathing, the energy field had
already responded. This led her to postulate that a person’s primary
responses in their world take place first in the energetic field, not in the
sensory nerves or in the brain.
Probably the primary reason scientists had not discovered the human energy
field before, even with telemetry instruments, was because they believed that
biological energy existed only to make a muscle shorten, a heart beat, or to
create brain activity. Data such as a dynamic resting baseline were
considered to be only an artefact of the instruments but not real data.
Einstein, with his new model of the universe,
determined that energy and matter are one – thus transforming the classical
western duality. Soon the Subatomic World of "leptons" and "quarks" emerged
to challenge the existing concept of the atom as the final building block of
matter. The Subatomic World seems to be a complex web of
inter-relationships – one could say – a "holistic pattern".
Recent scientific studies have focused on the mysteries of morphogenesis;
how the actual forms of living things come into being. In the past thirty
years, biological science has discovered much about DNA, its structure and
how it codes the sequence of amino acids and proteins. But data on DNA does
not explain why an organism takes a particular form. DNA is the set of
instructions but something else must act on the DNA to unlock and interpret
the Code to cause different parts of the genetic form to be expressed as each
cell comes into being.
MODERN HEALING: Since the discovery of bacteria,
modern medicine has centred on a biochemical model of disease. Molecules and
changes in molecules are the central thrust of research, while diseased
tissue is the focus of diagnosis and treatment. Biochemical evidence is the
basis of administering drugs with a view to altering and controlling the
changes in molecules. The person is secondary to the pathology. Emotions,
environment and complex energetic interactions are secondary to this
biochemical malfunctioning. The regenerative power of the body is given a
minor role in the process of healing. While it can be extremely effective in
dealing with some diseases like pneumonia or syphilis, the biochemical model
has serious limitations when dealing with disease syndromes, with functional
problems and with complex chronic diseases that do not readily respond to
simple cause and effect. The molecular, biochemical model, with its linear
cause and effect approach, its idea of specific etiology – all solidly
"Newtonian" and "Descartian" leads to a mountain of details and facts about
the body but tends to lose sight of the person as an integrated entity.
The successes are undeniable and impressive. Powerful chemicals efficiently
eradicate proliferating bacteria but can just as powerfully intervene in the
delicate homeostasis, causing serious side effects. They can be toxic.
Furthermore, if a specific causative factor, such as a bacterium or virus,
cannot be found, then the cause and the cure, remain nebulous.
It must be said that the biochemical approach has resulted in some brilliant
achievements but does it fully account for the spectrum of health and
disease. If there is a case to be made for research into the mystery of
degeneration or regeneration in an effort to prevent the degeneration in the
first place. Can we discover the factors that lead to immune deficiency
(which possibly leads to Candida Albicans, Epstein-Barr Virus and certainly
leads to AIDS). Can the study of the subtle homeostasis of health find a
place among the strong-arm tactics of biochemical and surgical intervention?
The monumental effort to make medicine into a consistent science solely based
on biochemical data tends to disregard the traditional art of healing based
on homeostasis and bio-energy.
The acceptance of a holistic approach involves an understanding of
bio-energy, homeostasis and integrity of the whole. Each person is seen as a
unique individual, a complex ecological system of inter-related parts,
vitalised and regulated by the bio-energy.
Each person is also in vital relationship to the outside environment,
climate, family, occupation, society and cosmic forces. Disease is an
expression of imbalance in this complex web of life.
Since 1988 Michael O'Doherty and Tom Griffin have proven conclusively the
effectiveness of the Plexus Bio-Energy Health Care System by working on the
Bio-Electrical structure of the body.
Based on their experience of having treated thousands of people, Michael and
Tom now understand that this energy vibrates electrically through the body
and through its own intelligence, is responsible for unlocking the coding of
development and re-generation deep within the sub-atomic level of our being.