Radiological Studies into Pranic Healing
The objective of our long term study, conducted over the past eight years, was to critically evaluate Pranic Healing in a laboratory setting using rigorous mainstream scientific methods.
In this study, we investigated possible mediation effects of Pranic Healing on human cells in culture, which had been subjected to gamma radiation. We chose human HeLa cells for our study since radiation survival rates are well known for such cells and this laboratory model is well established and well characterized for radiation effects studies.
Here the goal of the Pranic healers involved in our study was to alter the effects of radiation and enhance the survival rates of the HeLa cells.
What we define as a single experiment utilized 10 identical petri dishes containing HeLa cells in culture. The dishes were numbered: xA1, xA2, xB1,... xE2, where x is the experiment number. Here, A1 and A2 served as controls; 131 and 132 were subjected to radiation only; C1 and C2 were given Pranic Healing after radiation; D1 and D2 were given Pranic Healing before radiation; and E1 and E2 were given PranicHealing both before and after radiation. Radiation levels and exposure times were chosen to produce a 50% survival rate 24 ours post radiation. Here we report on 520 such single experiments using ten different individual Pranic Healers and four groups of healers.
In experiments using a single Pranic Healer, typical survival rates increased from an expected 50% to over 90% for cells treated both before and after radiation. The distance between the healer and the cells proved unimportant. Shielding the cells and the healer from electromagnetic and gamma radiation had no effect on the results. The experience of the healer proved to be slightly important.
Experiments involving a group of Pranic Healers, suggests that group healing enhances the desired effect. Even though these results are remarkable, healers produced no effect whatever in about 12% of the total runs. Although the reasons for these failures are not fully understood, further experimentation indicates that appropriate preparation of the laboratory space is essential to produce a significant outcome. That is, poorer results are seen in a dirty environment.
Our study, the details of which will be published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, clearly shows that Pranic Healing can reverse the effects of radiation on cells in culture. These findings are quite remarkable andare difficult if not impossible to explain in terms of the standard scientific paradigm.A Newtonian physics world view, which serves as the basis for contemporary biology and Western medicine, is incapable of explaining these experimental results; however, the data are quite consistent with a quantum mechanical world view.