Progress in biophysics has led scientists to understand the natural processes that occur at a very atomic level in a living being. With the help of advanced techniques they are able to analyse these self-controlling processes that were recognized by our ancient ancestors as a very vital energy. This energy, believed to facilitate healing has probed scientists to examine the vital processes that release this energy. Earlier it was believed that this energy can be released only by means of spirituality. But the advancement in biophysics has aided scientists in understanding and utilizing this energy for the wellbeing of all living beings.
Conventional medical practices today use the natural radiation released by the human body for diagnosing a problem and also prescribe necessary therapy for the cure. These practices use electromagnetic (EM) waves and ultrasound (US) to diagnose and suggest therapy. This breakthrough has increased the research on finding more subtle and efficient energy resource that will ease the process of diagnosis and treatment. Scientist realize that our human organ system works in a highly systematic and balanced way. To treat an ailment, conventional medical practices concentrate on the particular organ that is under stress. Research shows that this organ does not work individually but as part of a whole. So in order to suggest the exact treatment it is necessary to take a holistic approach towards the problem as even though each organ is different in its own way, the factors affecting individual organs and the body as a whole could be the same.
It happens that conventional medical practice sometimes overlooks the harm it might cause to other organs while treating one. The human body is highly complex. It is imperative to find a solution that caters to one without causing any harm to others or helps the whole as one. Scientists who interpret this complex human structure have recognized the continuous adaptive process that our body undergoes. Following are some principles they have recognized:
- Adaptation and organization of biological systems are not linear
- Examining biological communication reveals the physiologic interactions
- Every organism can be analyzed only within its own environment after taking in to consideration its communication pattern with this environment
- Biological information is exchanged chiefly through electromagnetic and subtle energy information systems
- These energy information systems form the basis of biochemical reactions
- Biophysical processes control biochemical processes meaning biophysical interactions are more powerful than biochemical reactions.
The recent development is applying the concept of ‘resonance’ to analyze and treat an illness. Resonance is a physical phenomenon that occurs due to vibrations and creates a balance (harmony). Each and every material of a living body emits a resonant vibration or we can say the communication between various levels in body takes place through resonance. For resonance to occur there is a necessity of an apt medium and for biological purposes EM fields serve as the medium for electromagnetic waves.
We cannot hear these resonant vibrations. There is a limit to our hearing and visual capabilities. What we hear or see is because it matches the resonant frequency of our ears and eyes. Any signal beyond this is non-existent for us. But is it truly non-existent? No.
We speak of resonance here because even the drugs that are prescribed to cure an illness, work according to the principal of resonance. Every single process inside a human body affects or helps another process. So this medicine that is administered to an individual will try to strike a balance between the metabolic activity and organ that has a malfunction.
Dr.Voll understood the importance of this methodology by his research to know the energy on acupuncture end points using electrophysiology. Electro-acupuncture according to Voll (EAV) is name of this device which is a non-invasive diagnostic tool. By understanding the strength of an electromagnetic message at a particular point, he recognised a certain organ and assessed the functioning of that organ keeping in mind its relation to the body i.e. an integrated system.
The Chinese use acupuncture to cure different ailments since more than 5000 years. The diagrams above show the reading of electrical conductivity on the skin at specific acupuncture points. Research shows that these readings taken using mechanical devices partially coincide with the actual acupuncture points a traditional Chinese practitioner uses. These points are considered to be gateway for interaction between an organism and its surrounding. The connection this point has inside an organism is deeper and specific to an organ. This helps in diagnosing the condition of the organ and giving appropriate treatment to that organ or organ system.
Research is taking the study on an organism’s electromagnetic field much deeper which will enable them to read extremely small measurements. The EAV testing is a helpful tool to find out the illness a patient is suffering from.
There is a limit to how much an organ can withstand the stress caused to its system. The human body is capable of adapting to various conditions and ‘compensate’ for stress that is caused to it by different factors. But beyond the de-compensation point, the body is bound to illness.
Normal Bio-cybernetic system
The graph above shows the adaptability of a normal organism. Wave pattern shows self-movement around the normal value.
Decompensation of a Bio-cybernetic system (illness)
The normal value changes after the body encounters an illness. There are many reasons due to which the normal value of an individual can change. Like at higher altitudes the number of red blood cells increases, moving to different a country, due to a major trauma, a toxic lifestyle, aging cycle that causes decrease in hormones in men or for women who reach menopause the normal value changes. So depending on the various factors that cause decompensation, the normal value keeps altering.
Change to a New Normal Value
The phenomenon causing the new normal value unlike a linear cause-effect follows a feed-back loop system where one relates to and influences the reaction of the other in a circular pattern.
Homeopathic therapies and nutritional supplements are successful in balancing these reactions and the interactions at a cellular level. Research indicates that an organism also reacts to electromagnetic signals positively. Biophysics implies that any factor that brings an organic system from a decompensated state to a compensated state can be used for medical treatment.
This phenomenon can be easily explained with the Law of Hormesis.
LAW OF HORMESIS
Hormesis is defined as a phenomenon related to dose response due to which a therapeutic agent has an antagonistic effect of that therapy if administered in a comparatively lower dose than. As an example, in homeopathic practice, a minute dose of Onion (Allium sativum), will counteract the very same symptoms that manifest due to the influence of a larger dose of onions, namely tearing and rhinorrhoea. Very frequently a poisonous substance like snake venom will have an antagonistic effect if administered in a small dose compared to a higher dose of the same substance. While the phenomenon has been observed and established as scientific, the mechanism behind it is still not understood clearly. One theory claims that administering a low dose provokes or activates compensatory processes of the body that offset and counteract the damage that a higher dose may cause. Vaccinations work on a similar principle as well.
The study on this phenomenon started with Hugo Schulz’s microbiological experiments, 110 years ago. In the tests Schulz conducted he observed that a mushroom’s vitality was boosted significantly by administering smaller dosages of substances that are known to have a deleterious effect, like iodine, bromine, chrome acid, salicylic acid , silver chloride etc. Afterwards, along with Rudolf Arndt, he formulated the Arndt-Schulz law, which states a proportional biological response in the opposite direction is initiated in a living cell in response to the intensity of all stimuli. The implication being that a substance which is harmful in high concentration can prove beneficial in lower concentration. The phenomenon also applies to radiation, recent research has demonstrated that lower radiotherapy levels can provoke a form of adaptive protection mechanism preventing DNA damage, and enhance immune function. For instance, sunlight exposure, low and short levels of exposure vs high and longer levels of exposure and the subsequent adaptation. (Feinendegen, January 2005, 3-7)
The theory of hormesis is universally applicable and holds true for all living beings. Due to idiosyncrasies, the terms low dose and high dose differ for everyone and also depend on individual circumstances. On the same lines, due to the changes in an individual’s condition, a stimulus may fall under the low dose category but later be considered as high or middle dose, and may result in differing biological effects. Hormesis is now being researched as a possible factor in anti-aging research. By repeated application of mild stress metabolic pathway repair can be induced, which can result in enhanced vitality and health in later years of a person’s life. (Rattan SI, Clark BF, April 2005, 297-304)
The concept of four basic classifications of dosage-dependent reactions was conceived in the 960s:
A – Continuous increase in toxic effect due to increase in dose
B –A preliminary stimulating effect followed by increasing toxicity due to increase in dose
C –Increase in toxicity, followed by a stimulating effect and subsequently increase in toxicity as dose is increased.
D – Increasing toxicity, followed by stimulating activity again followed by toxicity and stimulation with a final toxic state as the dose is increased.