biofield definitionAncient healing systems pointed towards it, and now Quantum and Einsteinian physics are now proving it.

Just like the Earth, you have your very own ‘biofield’ – also referred to as the ‘human energy field’, the‘morphogenetic field’or the ‘etheric body’.

The term ‘biofield’ was first described in a 1992 meeting of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Biofield – a field of energy and information that reflects and guides the homeodynamic regulation of a living system.[1]

Integral to the biofield is ‘energy’, which is foundational for many systems of healing. Some cultures call it Qi (‘Chi’), Prana, Ki or Mana. Call it what you want – just know that it’s there and science has now proven that it is real.

There are very few humans who can see the human biofield, because this energy does not vibrate within the range of the visible light spectrum that the human eye can generally view.

But you can definitely feel it, work with it, communicate with it and strengthen it….just ask any Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong, Reiki, Chromotherapy or Homeopathic practitioner.

Even animals such as bees, ants, platypuses, hummingbirds and dolphins have now been shown to have the ability to perceive electromagnetic fields.

Finally, our world view is changing and researchers in science and medicine are embracing a new perspective that combines the best of ancient healing wisdom and modern medical insights.

We can now see that the human body is a complex, integrated life-energy system. [2]

With this comes a new emerging paradigm of health-care and self-care, that shifts the power back into your hands and unlocks the unlimited potential of all humans.

But first – let’s lay the foundation for what a biofield actually is…

Quantum Physics 101: You Are Made of Energy

Over the last 100 years, there has been a revolution in science that completely changes the way we view our physical reality in this world.

The work that Einstein completed in his lifetime, revealed the underlying energetic nature of the physical world.

“Everything in life is vibration.” ~ Albert Einstein

He came to the conclusion that matter and energy were actually interchangeable and just two different forms of the same thing.

The work of Nikola Tesla also brought further insights into where we should be shifting our focus to.

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~Dr. Nikola Tesla

It’s not easy to change the worldview of a society programmed into a conventional way of thinking though. With an underlying view of the body as a biomachine (like a great clock) that can be ‘fixed’ with magical pills and existing separately from everything around it.

We can thank seventeenth century Newtonian physics (classical mechanics) for that one. However, the more recent findings of Einsteinian and Quantum physics are showing us that we are complex energetic beings (with a vibrational-energy system) connected to everything and everyone via the ‘unified field’.

Quantum physics has been recognised as the most valid and truthful of all the sciences and some people have even called it the greatest scientific discovery in all of history.

Quantum is the latin word for ‘amount’ and it can be defined as ‘a discrete packet of energy or matter’. A Quanta is the smallest possible discreet unit of any physical property such as energy or matter.

human toroidal energyThe study of sub-atomic particles (like photons, electrons, quarks, gluons and the Higgs boson) has revealed that the human body is not actually as solid as we think it is.

Rather it is made up of densely vibrating energy that takes on the form of physical matter and both reflects and emits light.

Recent experiments in particle physics have also confirmed that all matter is really a form of frozen energy, vibrating at a less vigorous rate that is visible to the human eye.

Yes…hard to grasp at first isn’t it…welcome to your new reality.

At the atomic level – your body is really composed of different kinds of vibrating energy and we are all unique energy systems.

The Universe and everything in it – is made up of nothing but waves and particles of energy.

[CODE ALERT] This energy and information shapes matter into specific patterns, based upon fractal and sacred geometry, with expanding symmetry – this is the blueprint of creation.

Hmmm….now back to regular transmission….

Even physicist James Trefil has said “We’ve encountered an area of the universe our brains just weren’t wired to understand”.

Let’s give it a shot anyhow shall we?

Quantum physics unifies nature.

It shows us that the invisible energy realm (referred to as ‘the field’), is the primary force that governs the material realm.

So the energy and information in the field, is really like the blueprint that governs our reality.

Over the past 100 years, Quantum physics has delivered other jaw dropping insights into our reality that seem to defy all reason and logic. Even Einstein himself called it ‘spooky action at a distance’. Concepts like:

  • Entanglement and Nonlocality – particles can instantaneously react and communicate with other particles, even when they are on the other side of the Earth.
  • The Observer Effect – the theory that the mere observation of a phenomenon inevitably changes that phenomenon, with matter literally being able to pop into existence from seemingly nowhere.
  • Zero Point Energy Fluctuations and the Quantum Vacuum – the underlying background energy that exists throughout the entire Universe. With pieces of information and energy flowing in a feed back and feed forward loop that is holographic in nature.

So now that we have a new scientific reality based on waves and particles of energy. Let’s see how our body interacts with the field.

An Underlying Informational Template?

The concept of a biological field first arose from research into embryology.

The term ‘morphogenetic field’ was used to describe the process, or underlying informational template, that appeared to be guiding the development of an unfolding embryo, as well as biological regeneration.[4]

Further research conducted from 1900 to 1950 indicated the morphogenetic field remained unchanged if parts of the embryonic tissue were removed – reminiscent of the “phantom limb” effect.

This field was thought of as a holistic property of the entire organism.

In an attempt to provide a unifying term for this human energetic field, in 1992 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) coined the term ‘biofield’.

The Human Biofield and it’s Energy Centres

Molecules, cells, and organs of living systems communicate via fields of energy and information.

An electromagnetic field is an energetic field produced by electrically charged objects.

biofield medicineJust like the Earth (and stars, planets, plants, crystals and rocks..) – the human body generates an electromagnetic field that we now refer to as the ‘human biofield’. It is composed of electromagnetic energy that can be measured and also subtle energies (also referred to as bioplasma) that are more difficult to measure.

Extending several metres from your body, it is thought to form a toroidal flow of energy (like a doughnut-shaped centre around the body) that can be weakened by physical or emotional illness and disease.

Toroidal energy flow can occur at all scales. The Earth exhibits a toroidal flow of energy, as do the  cells and organs within your body.[5]

Chemical toxins, germs, physical and emotional trauma all interfere with the flow of energy and information in your body.

This brings meaning to the saying of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus (c. 535 BC – 475 BC – one of the greatest thinkers of all time) that “Into the same rivers we step and do not step, we are and are not.”

Meaning that flux and change is central to the universe. So to is the flow of energy within your body and the condition of your biofield.

Within your biofield there are several energy centres that western science are yet to describe or measure. However, ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Indian cultures have described extensively.

These energy centres are most commonly referred to as the Dantians (lower, middle and upper) in Traditional Chinese Medicine or the Chakras in Ayurvedic Medicine. 

Your biofield and its energy centres responds to vibrational medicine – a science that is part old and part new.

Healing of the mind/body/ spirit complex occurs using different forms of energy, from electromagnetic to subtle life energies. One of its greatest benefits is that it is non-invasive, no scalpel or drugs needed.

There are many forms and frequencies of vibrating energy that can be used to heal the ‘multidimensional’ human energy system. Sound and light are just two forms of vibrating energy modalities.

Even wholefoods have their own unique vibratory frequency, that can be used to communicate with the body in an intelligent language that it understands.

Without doubt – ancient healing wisdom combined with modern scientific discoveries, lays the foundation for a powerful new approach to diagnosing and treating illness.

Measuring and Imaging the Biofield

As evidence continues to build for the benefits of biofield healing modalities, the techniques for measuring the biofield are becoming more diverse and accurate.

There are several diagnostic tools for measuring the electromagnetic energy radiating from the body. Measurement of the subtle energy body is more difficult, but can be modulated by energy medicine therapists.

Electroencephalography (EEG – for the brain) and electrocardiography (ECG – for the heart) are also used to measure the electrical activity the body and are in common use as diagnostic indicators. The heart’s Electrical Field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain.[6]

SQUID-based magnetometers are now used to measure the magnetic field of the body, with the field detectable up to 3 feet away from the body, in all directions. The heart’s Magnetic Field is more than 100 times greater in strength than the field generated by the brain. And research conducted by the HearthMath Institute (HMI) suggests that the heart is an important carrier of information.[6]

There are several techniques that have claimed to image the biofield, such as Kirlian photography, gas discharge visualization (GDV) and polychromatic interference photography (PIP). However, Kirlian photography (the “phantom leaf effect”) is currently considered to be the best technique of imaging the biofield. More on this in an upcoming post…

Is Your Biofield Damaged?

It is thought that your biofield organises and orchestrates the neurology, physiology and the biochemistry of your physical body.

What this suggests is that the health of your biofield determines the health of your physical body. Illness may actually manifest first in the biofield before it is expressed physically in your body.

biofield energy healingIn fact, the visionary researcher Harold Saxton Burr, who became a professor at Yale university in 1929 and studied the energy fields around plants and animals observed this phenomenon in his experiments. He found that after taking 10,000 measurements of mice, that the electromagnetic signature of cancer appeared in the mouses energy field before any cellular malignancy was detected.[7]

This brings new significance to the concept of ‘toxic emotions’, ‘mind over matter’ and the overall importance of detoxification (both physical and emotional).

Our attitude towards life, stress and consciousness are now emerging as key factors in who stays well and who becomes sick. Scientific research has now shown that emotional stress can actually inhibit the body’s immune system.[3]

If you have a chronic illness, disease, physical or emotion trauma, then it is likely that you have a weakened biofield.

But don’t freak out – just like your physical body you can cleanse and repair your biofield.

There are many different forms and frequencies of energy that can be used to re-balance the mind/body/spirit complex and ultimately strengthen and repair your biofield.

Most of these tools focus on removing energy blockages within your body and then using nature’s intelligence to re-build your body in its best form ever.

The Wrap…

The body is a complex, integrated life energy system that is constantly changing, ebbing and flowing like the sea.

The coherence of our biofield and the energy centres within it, ultimately dictate our underlying health potential.

The biofield acts as an underlying informational blueprint that governs our reality.

Modern science is now providing us with the scientific insights that describe the energetic nature of atoms and molecules at the micro scale, and ultimately our body and the universe at the macro scale. Something our ancestors understood thousands of years ago.

Combining this new science with the ancient observations of the body’s unique life-giving energy systems, a new paradigm in health-care and self-care is emerging into the collective consciousness of humans.

Based on the phenomena of quantum physics, when we learn how to turn on the medicine within our own body to heal from within, we can then unlock the potential for healing of those around us…including the Earth.

Quantum physics could well be the solution to the world crisis and as Ghandi said so well…

”Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Are you plugged into the new frontier of quantum self-care?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Stay tuned for more insight into the human biofield and how you can cleanse, rejuvenate and restore your biofield in upcoming posts.



[2] Gerber, R., 2001. Vibrational Medicine for the 21st Century: A Complete Guide to Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation. Published by HarperCollins, New York.





[7] Burr, H.S., 1973. The Fields of Life. Published by Ballantine, New York.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Intelligent by Nature or its staff.

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