by Joseph Mercola
The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in
extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the
Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000
times less intense than the levels which can be seen with the naked
eye. In fact, virtually all living creatures emit very weak light.
To learn more about this faint visible light, scientists in Japan
employed extraordinarily sensitive cameras capable of detecting
Five healthy male volunteers in their 20's were
placed bare-chested in front of the cameras in complete darkness in
light-tight rooms for 20 minutes every three hours.
The researchers found the body glow rose and fell over the day, with
its lowest point at 10 AM and its peak at 4 PM, dropping gradually
after that. These findings suggest there is light emission linked to
the body clock, most likely due to how metabolic rhythms fluctuate
over the course of the day.
Faces glowed more than the rest of the body. This might be because
faces are more tanned than the rest of the body, since they get more
exposure to sunlight.
Dr. Mercola's comments:
Gone are the days
when words like "life energy" and "aura" were relegated to a few
books in a tiny section of some New Age store.
across the world are investigating the energies that propel, and
likely even rule, life itself and hence have profound impact on
Eastern medical traditions have operated on this premise for
thousands of years, but Western medicine in its myopic focus on
dissected parts has been slow to adapt these ancient truths.
Medicine - Ancient Knowledge Gets a Facelift
There is an emerging trend of clinicians who recognize that a far
more powerful approach to healing is one that is based on physics
and not on chemistry.
Many natural health experts believe that your body is not only made
up of tissue, blood vessels and organs. It's also composed of
energy, or chi as it's called in Traditional Chinese Medicine
This energy is circulated through your body along specific
meridians, and when points on your skin that correspond to certain
meridians are manipulated, the energy circulation and your internal
organs are affected.
Acupuncture is one
well-known modality used to manipulate the flow of your meridians,
but there are others.
The term "energy medicine" and modalities such as meridian tapping
techniques have become more and more widespread, even though
conventional medicine still largely ignores it.
Schematic illustration of experimental setup
that found the human body, especially the
face, emits visible light in small
quantities that vary during the day.
B is one of the test subjects.
The other images show the weak emissions of
visible light during totally dark
The chart corresponds to the images and
shows how the emissions varied during the
The last image (I) is an infrared image of
the subject showing heat emissions.
Credit: Kyoto University; Tohoku Institute
of Technology; PLoS ONE
But your body is also surrounded by light, or energy.
As mentioned in the article
Imaging of Ultraweak Spontaneous
Photon Emission from Human Body Displaying Diurnal Rhythm, earlier research has confirmed
that your body emits light that is 1,000 times less intense than
what your naked eyes are sensitive to.
(Some people, however,
are able to see
this emitted light or "aura," and some can even
What's really interesting about this study is that they discovered
these light emissions appear to be linked to your body clock and the
rhythmic fluctuations of your metabolism over the course of the day.
This suggests that you could detect medical conditions with the use
of highly light-sensitive cameras.
"If you can see the
glimmer from the body's surface, you could see the whole body
condition," said researcher Hitoshi Okamura, a circadian
biologist at Kyoto University in Japan.
There are other devices
that can accomplish a similar feat already, such as
screening, which measures your electrical skin resistance to gain
information about your chi flow.
If an electrodermal screening finds that certain meridian points are
out of balance there are numerous non-invasive ways, such as massage
therapy, herbal medicine and homeopathy, to bring them back into
Field Holds the Key to Your Health
Others have explained the existence of light and energy around your
body in terms of a "biophoton field."
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt discusses this field in
Levels of Healing, which is based on a healing model developed
some 12,000 years ago. This energetic model for health has
influenced Tibetan medicine, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM),
and Ayurvedic medicine as well.
The existence of the
biophoton field was scientifically proven by
Fritz-Albert Popp in 1974.
Your physical health is dependent not only on what goes on inside of
your body, but is also interconnected with and dependent on other
non-physical levels of energy, such as the energy surrounding your
body, called the biophoton field.
In highly simplistic terms, your biophoton field can be viewed as a
highly sophisticated computer that processes, stores and retrieves
information that is then used to regulate your biological processes.
It is known in biology that every cell in your body has over 100,000
biochemical reactions per second, all of which must be carefully
timed and sequenced with each other.
Many (mostly European)
scientists have investigated the organizing principle behind this
Dr. Popp also proved that biophotons originate from
your DNA and
that they are laser-like in nature. He developed the biophoton
theory to explain their biological role and the ways in which they
help control your biochemical processes.
Biophoton Field Regulates Your Physical Health
The DNA inside each cell in your body vibrates at a frequency of
several billion hertz (which is unfortunately the same range at
cell phone communication systems also work).
This vibration is created through the coil-like contraction and
extension of your DNA - which occurs several billion times per
second - and every time it contracts, it squeezes out one single
biophoton - a light particle.
That photon contains all the information on everything going on in
your DNA at that moment.
One single biophoton can carry more than
four megabytes of information, and relays this information to other
biophotons it crosses in the biophoton field outside your body.
All the photons that are emitted from your body
each other in this highly structured light field that surrounds your
This light field also regulates the activity of your metabolic
enzymes. This corresponds nicely with the findings in the study
above that show your light field ebbs and flows along with your
The information transfer on biophotons is bidirectional, which means
your DNA sends information out on a photon, and on the same photon
the information of all the biophotons from your body is broadcast
back to your cells, and to your
tubulin, which are light conductive
molecules in your connective tissue.
The tubulin, in turn, receives the information-carrying light
impulse and conducts it at the speed of light throughout your body,
where it is translated inside each cell into activating or
inactivating certain metabolic enzymes.
Ingested Healthy Light Today?
A fascinating alternative practice that Dr. Klinghardt has started
using, based on this premise, is to use tools that work with light
to influence your biophoton field in beneficial ways.
For example, transmitting the information of nutrients in the form
of light into your biophotons field can affect your body in the same
way as eating the actual nutrient!
Biophoton research also puts a whole new spin on the impact of
Mercury, for example, destroys your tubulins at extremely low
Remember, tubulins are the
molecules in your connective tissues, so by disrupting these
all-important light transmissions from your biophoton field to your
cells to your metabolic enzymes,
mercury effectively disconnects
intelligent force that organizes your biochemistry...
All the more reason to avoid those
thimerosal-laden flu shots!
Raw Food = Live Food
= Healthy Light Particles
Biophoton research also explains the underlying principles of why
it's so vital to eat a diet of mostly RAW food.
As you know, without the sun it is virtually impossible for most
life forms to exist. For example, we now know that without
appropriate sun exposure, you will become deficient in vitamin D,
which will have very far ranging consequences for your health.
Vitamin D influences at
least 2,000-3,000 genes (that we know of), and without sufficient
amounts of vitamin D, your body becomes susceptible to a staggering
amount of diseases.
But you can absorb sun energy via your food as well as through your
skin (although this should not be confused with being able to alter
your vitamin D status).
Dr. Johanna Budwig from Germany has stated that live foods
are electron-rich, and act as high-powered electron donors and
"solar resonance fields" in your body to attract, store, and conduct
the sun's energy in your body.
The greater your store of light energy, the greater the power of
your overall electromagnetic field, and consequently the more energy
is available for healing and maintenance of optimal health.
Every living organism emits biophotons or low-level luminescence,
and the higher the level of light a cell emits, the greater its
vitality and the potential for the transfer of that energy to the
individual who eats it.
Hence, the more light a food is able to store, the more nutritious
it is. Naturally grown fresh vegetables, for example, and
sun-ripened fruits, are rich in light energy.
The capacity to store biophotons is therefore a measure of
quality of your food.
I firmly believe it's only a matter of time before these truths will
become common scientific- and medical knowledge. You can help speed
things up by sharing what you know with your family and friends.