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Indian J Exp Biol. 2008 May;46(5):340-4.

Imaging of biophoton emission from electrostimulated skin acupuncture point jg4: effect of light enhancers.

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  • 1Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Department of Physical Chemistry, PL-60-965 Poznan, Poland. j.slawinski@verim.ch


Using an ultrasensitive CCD camera, an extremely low light intensity from the acupuncture-sensitive point JG4 at the left hand was recorded. As the intensity of the light was very weak and the time of electrostimulation exceeded the recommended period, the quality of biophoton images was poor. Chemiluminescent and fluorescent hydrophilic, hydrophobic and amphyphilic molecular probes were used to: (i) ensure penetration of probes into skin, (ii) enhance the intensity of BP emission, (iii) shorten time and (iv) obtain information about mechanisms of biophotons generation in EAP-sensitive points and channels. The results obtained partially fulfilled expectations and indicate on the necessity to elaborate special techniques of probes deposition on the skin.

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