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Studies on the mechanism for low-light effects utilizing color filters in the human ultra-weak photon emission field
Author(s): Roeland Van Wijk; Eduard P. A. Van Wijk
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Paper Abstract

Low levels of light have been reported to change human physiologic activities. In our research we focused at an extreme situation and utilized human's own ultra-weak light for radiation. Human photon emission was studied after dark-adaptation utilizing a sensitive, cooled, moveable photomultiplier system. Data showed that palm and dorsum of the hands showed most emission. Human light was reflected by a red color filter in close proximity but not touching the body of the dark-adapted subject. Photon emission from the palm was recorded before and after the filter was placed at 3 cm from the skin between the palm and the photomultiplier. After removing the filter the photomultiplier recorded increased emission compared to emission prior to exposure. The effect faded away in 7 min. To study whether this effect is only local, photon emission of the hand dorsum was recorded and the filter was placed 3 cm below the palm. Such exposure also resulted in increased emission that faded away. In this protocol, photon emission of the dorsum was also recorded during the period that the palm was exposed to the filter. Photon emission increased immediately after positioning the filter. As a first step to an explanation we discuss recent studies on the optical properties of human photon emission. The photon signal has non-classical features and is well described by the photon signal in a coherent state. It is hypothesized that the human photon field carries information on the chemical reactions in the physiologic state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6428, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy II, 64280M (21 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.698120
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Roeland Van Wijk, International Institute of Biophysics (Germany)
Utrecht Univ. (Netherlands)
Eduard P. A. Van Wijk, International Institute of Biophysics (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6428:
Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy II
Michael R. Hamblin; Ronald W. Waynant; Juanita Anders, Editor(s)

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