Science Confirms Reconnective Healing (special edition)
Edited by Dr. Konstantin Korotkov
THE LONG-RANGE EFFECTS OF THE RECONNECTIVE HEALING
Konstantin Korotkov, Ph.D., Oleg Churganov, Ph.D., M.D., Elena Gavrilova, Ph.D., M.D., Oleg Shelkov, Ph.D., Anna Korotkova, Ph.D., Elena Labkovskaya, Sergey Denisov, Anatoliy Anikin
Saint Petersburg Federal Research Institute of Physical Culture, Russia
Multi-parametric double-blind study of the long-ranged effects of the Reconnective Healing to people.
Manuscript ID: JACM-2011-0616
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to explore the long-range effects of the Reconnective Healing upon vegetative regulation of the heart rhythm, energy reserve parameters and immune status in experimental groups compared with control cohorts.
Methods: The Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Electrophotonic Imaging (Gas Discharge Visualization EPI/GDV) camera and blood analysis were used to assess subjectsâ€™ state before and 10 days after Reconnective Healing. The double-blind test was carried out with 60 apparently healthy volunteers of the different gender and age. At the first stage of experiment 10 athletes were measured before and after intensive physical loading in initial condition and 10 days after two-hour session of Reconnective healing. At the second stage immune status from blood and physiological parameters were tested for 20 people in initial conditions and 10 days after two-hour session of Reconnective healing. Equal amount of people was in control groups having no interventions.
Results: Most of the recipients of these treatments experienced increase in fingertip florescence area and average intensity, improvement of heart parameters and improved immune status measured from blood. With all of these parameters simultaneously improving, the patients received a good benefit from these sessions.
Conclusions: We may conclude that session of the Reconnection Healing had statistically significant positive influence on the functional state, humoral activity, physical condition and reaction to loading for the group of people in 10 days after the influence.
Keywords: bioenergy, biofield, reconnective healing, HRV, EPI, GDV, immune status.
Biofield therapies (such as Reiki, therapeutic touch, and healing touch) are complementary medicine modalities that remain controversial and are utilized by a significant number of patients, with little information regarding their efficacy. At the same time scores of controlled studies have demonstrated the correlation of positive mental intent with physiological effects in distant human beings. To name quite a few.
Systematic review examined 66 clinical studies with a variety of biofield therapies in different patient populations . It was demonstrated that biofield therapies show strong evidence for reducing pain intensity in pain populations, and moderate evidence for reducing pain intensity hospitalized and cancer populations. There is moderate evidence for decreasing negative behavioral symptoms in dementia and moderate evidence for decreasing anxiety for hospitalized populations. There is equivocal evidence for biofield therapies' effects on fatigue and quality of life for cancer patients, as well as for comprehensive pain outcomes and affect in pain patients, and for decreasing anxiety in cardiovascular patients. Meta-analysis of 23 studies in distant healing demonstrated positive results in 57% of cases. Another meta-analysis covers 59 randomized controlled studies of healing in humans. Of 22 fully reported trials, 10 suggested significant effects. In a double-blind experiment involving 393 persons admitted to a coronary care unit, intercessory prayer was offered from a distance to roughly half the subjects . Significantly fewer patients in the prayer group required intubation/mechanical ventilation (p<0.002) or antibiotics (p<0.005), had cardiopulmonary arrests (p<0.02), developed pneumonia (p<0.03), or required diuretics (p<0.005). Subjects in the prayer group had a significantly lower "severity score" based on their hospital course following admission (p<0.01) In a double-blind experiment involving 990 consecutive patients who were admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU), patients were randomized to receive remote, intercessory prayer or not . Patients were unaware they were being prayed for, and the intercessors did not know and never met the patients. The prayed-for group had about a 10 percent advantage compared to the usual-care group (P =0.04). In a double-blind experiment involving 40 patients with advanced AIDS, subjects were randomly assigned to a "distant healing" (DH) group or to a control group . Both groups were treated with conventional medications, but the DH group received distant healing for 10 weeks from healers located throughout the United States. Subjects and healers never met. At 6 months, blind chart review found that DH subjects acquired significantly fewer new AIDS-defining illnesses (P = 0.04), had lower illness severity (P = 0.03), and required significantly fewer doctor visits (P = 0.01), fewer hospitalizations (P = 0.04), and fewer days of hospitalization (P =0.04). DH subjects also showed significantly improved mood compared with controls (P = 0.02). In thirteen experiments, the ability of sixty-two people to influence the physiology of 271 distant subjects was studied . Statistically significant effects of Healing Intention on Cultured Cells, Truly Random Events generator and between isolated human subjects have been demonstrated. , Social aspects of Prayer and Healing are being discussed in recent paper .
Although the concept of biofields is still controversial, fetal heart biofields have been measured routinely using extremely sensitive magnetic detectors , HRV , and there is a biophysical basis for the existence of biofields , . At the same time all the authors conclude that there is a need for further high-quality studies in this area.
The Reconnective Healing
The Reconnnective HealingÂ®, (www.tehreconnection.com) is an energy healing modality, which is rapidly gaining in popularity, worldwide. Reconnective Healing is said to connect people to a new set of vibrational frequencies that stimulate healing of the body, mind and spirit by promoting a return to balance. In practical terms, Reconnective healers work with their hands to sense and manipulate the biofields of the people being healed. Presently there are several ongoing studies to investigate the effects of Reconnective Healing on the healers and on their surroundings, and so far some papers have appeared in press in English and Russian , . The purpose of this study was to detect long-ranged effects of Reconnective Healing on people.
Materials and Methods
The volunteers for the studies came from the athletic teams, as well as citizens of St. Petersburg, Russia. In the first stage there were 4 females and 16 males, totaling 20 participants. In the second stage, there were 29 females and 11 males, totaling 40 participants. All 60 study participants ranged from 20 to 56 years old, none had prior experience of Reconnective Healing. All participants are living in Saint Petersburg, Russia. All participants were divided to two groups in random order. Informational Consensus Form was signed with every participant and they were explained the terms of the experiment. We have chosen healthy participants as this is a study to demonstrate the efficacy of preventive medicine methods; in short, we wanted to provide support for techniques which may keep individuals healthy.
The following instruments have been used in the study:
1. GDV instrument produced by KTI Co.
2. HRV â€œCardio-meter - MTÂ» "Mycard-Lana" Co.
3. Stress system â€œGeneral Electric Healthcare Cardiosoftâ€ with the cycle ergometry â€œBike General Electric Healthcareâ€ (General Electric USA).
4. Blood test with the biochemical analyzer KFK-3 and the haematological analyzer â€œCelly 70â€ with reagents of the â€œVital-diagnosticsâ€ Co. Blood was taken from the elbow vein in the morning before the food intake. In the first test parameters measured were as follows: complete blood count, total protein, urea, total cholesterol, total bilirubin, AST, ALT, CPK, creatinine, glucose, lactate. After loading study was conducted: CPK, and lactate.
In the second test the immune status included determination of lymphocyte subpopulations with monoclonal antibodies (CD3, CD19, CD4, DR, CD8, CD56+16), determination of circulating immune complexes and immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, Ig M).
5. Psychological status was examined by the POMS test determing tensor (T) depression (D) aggression (A) vigorous (V) fatigue (F) confusion ©; the Luscher color test (total deviation (TD) and vegetative factor (VF).
Data were processed in â€œGDV SciLabâ€ and â€œMS Excelâ€ programs. Difference was considered as statistical significant when p < 0.05.
Electro-diagnostic techniques such as Electro-encephalogram and Electro-cardiogram are widely used in medical practices worldwide . A promising method already utilized in sixty-two countries to great success is bioelectrography, based on the Kirlian effect. This effect occurs when an object is placed on a glass plate and stimulated with current; a visible glow occurs, the gas discharge. With EPI/GDV (electro-photon imaging through gaseous discharge visualization) bioelectrography cameras, the Kirlian effect is quantifiable and reproducible for scientific research purposes. Images captured (BEO-grams) of all ten fingers on each human subject provide detailed information on the personâ€™s psycho-somatic and physiological state . The EPI/GDV camera systems and their accompanying software are currently the most effective and reliable instruments in the field of bioelectrography , , , . EPI/GDV applications in other areas are being developed as well , , , , , .
Through investigating the fluorescent fingertip images, which dynamically change with emotional and health states, one can identify areas of congestion or health in the whole system. The parameters of the image generated from photographing the finger surface under electrical stimulation creates a neurovascular reaction of the skin, influenced by the nervous-humoral status of all organs and systems. Due to this, the images captured on the EPI/GDV register an ever-changing range of states. In addition, most healthy peopleâ€™s EPI/GDV readings vary only 8-10% over many years of measurements, indicating a high level of precision in this technique. A specialized software complex registers these readings into parameters which elucidate the personâ€™s state of wellbeing at that time .
In the first experiment tests were performed in two sessions.
Every person was measured in the following regime.
1. All parameters of the person measured (background 1).
2. Functional capacity ergometric testing for 10 min (cycle ergometer Bike General Electric Healthcare by General Electric Co). Testing done in steps: 1st step 100 Wt loading with 60-65 rounds per minute, every 2 min loading increased by 50 Wt. Blood pressure measured every 2 min.
3. All parameters measured just after loading.
4. Participants of the experimental group have the Reconnective Healing, performed by Eric Pearl and Dough De Vito.
5. Participants of the control group were in the conditions of normal functioning.
Test 2 in 10 days after the Test 1.
Procedure is the same as in the Test 1.
For the experimental group in the Test 2 against the Test 1 a set of statistically significant changes of heart functioning parameters was found. Arterial pressure decreased statistically significant at rest from 122.2 to 112.8 mm Hg (p=0.012), and after loading from 197.8 to 186.0 mm Hg (p=0.029); Low Frequency spectrum of respiratory undulations decreased from 1562.2 to 890.6 ms2 (p=0.014); Vegetative Rhythm Index decreased from 8.7 to 6.4 (p=0.039); High Frequency spectrum of respiratory undulations decreased from 970.7 to 591.2 ms2 (p=0.045); and time of the restoration of a blood pressure decreased from 6.0 to 5.3 s (p=0.009).
These changes indicate on economization functions of cardiovascular system at rest and its mobilization at a load with the least physiological cost.
No statistically significant changes for the control group were found.
In EPI/GDV parameters we measured difference between indexes before and after loading. The less the difference â€“ the better response of the body to loading. Results of statistical analysis are presented in Table 1.
Table 1. T-test comparison between reactions: difference between initial and after loading measurements in Experimental and Control groups for EPC/GDV parameters.
Initial test 10 days after test
Exp group Control group t-test Exp group Control group t-test
Area 0.48 0.36 0.06 0.28 0.48 < 0.001
Intensity 0.89 0.60 0.07 5.36 8.58 < 0.001
Form Coef 5.20 3.05 < 0.001 3.91 6.57 < 0.001
Entropy 0.18 0.16 0.07 0.18 0.30 < 0.001
R Isoline 3.88 2.39 < 0.001 2.63 3.96 < 0.001
L Isoline 1.40 1.20 0.20 1.38 2.00 0.02
R Circle 2.80 3.34 0.19 2.60 3.70 0.01
Noise %% 1.60 1.10 < 0.001 0.70 1.30 < 0.001
These data may be presented as a graph (fig.1). As we see from these data, in initial test experimental and control groups differed on two parameters: Form Coefficient and Radius of Isoline, and response to loading on these parameters was better in control group. After 10 days in a second test reaction to loading in the experimental group became much better compared with a control group. For most parameters the difference is statistically significant. Stress level practically did not change for both groups.
These changes indicate increase of energy reserves of the participants after the Reconnective healing session.
Blood analysis demonstrated changes for the experimental group in 10 days after Reconnective healing on the following parameters: Segmental count changed from 50.2 to 58.4% (p=0.02); Lymphocytes from 35.9 to 28.6% (p=0.05); Urea from 6.3 to 5.4 mol/L (p=0.05); with no changes for the control group.
Fig.1. Differences in EPI/GDV parameters before and after loading in initial test and 10 days after for the experimental and control groups. (* p<0.05)
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