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Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Nov;4(Suppl):25-34. doi: 10.7453/gahmj.2015.011.suppl. Epub 2015 Nov 1.

Biofield Science: Current Physics Perspectives.

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1
Chapman University, Orange, California (Dr Kafatos).
2
The Earthing Institute and Psy-Tek Laboratory, Encinitas, California (Dr Chevalier).
3
Chopra Foundation and University of California, San Diego (Dr Chopra).
4
Pantheon Research Inc, Culver City, California (Mr Hubacher).
5
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (Dr Kak).
6
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York (Dr Theise).

Abstract

This article briefly reviews the biofield hypothesis and its scientific literature. Evidence for the existence of the biofield now exists, and current theoretical foundations are now being developed. A review of the biofield and related topics from the perspective of physical science is needed to identify a common body of knowledge and evaluate possible underlying principles of origin of the biofield. The properties of such a field could be based on electromagnetic fields, coherent states, biophotons, quantum and quantum-like processes, and ultimately the quantum vacuum. Given this evidence, we intend to inquire and discuss how the existence of the biofield challenges reductionist approaches and presents its own challenges regarding the origin and source of the biofield, the specific evidence for its existence, its relation to biology, and last but not least, how it may inform an integrated understanding of consciousness and the living universe.

KEYWORDS:

Biofield; physics; quantum mechanics

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