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From chip-plates.com : I am a natural skeptic and need to test things for myself. I am also curious and always on the lookout for something new and marvelous that can stand up to my rigorous skepticism. Something that does not 'fall over' when I 'rattle and shake' it. For this reason I push myself to look at things that I usually dismiss out of hand or that are considered 'too far out'.

I am fascinated by electricity. When I read a book1) on biocircuits and that they do not use any outside ectricity but connected to a higher level equivalent of electricity in the human body I was interested. I had to check for myself.

I used copper for my biocircuits. In this case a set of copper plates connected by copper wire, which allowed the natural subtle energies of the body to flow. All I used were copper sheets as used for electronic circuit boards and heavy multistrand copper wire, no soldering. See chi-plates site

When I lay on my own biocircuits I felt my hands get warm, and I would fall into a deep sleep (what is nowadays called a " power nap ") for 20 minutes. After that I woke up automatically feeling fresh and relaxed. This became my introduction to subtle energy (chi, prana, etc...)

For those who want to find out more, search for the inventor of biocircuits: "Leon Ernest Eeman"

The commercial information below is shown with all due acknowledgments to one of the many websites. It consists of a basic overview, 'sales talk' followed by a research paper.

From the site: http://www.gene5.com/relax.htm

Relaxation Screens, sometimes called biocircuits or Eeman screens, were discovered by Leon Ernest Eeman in the early 1920s. After serious injuries in a plane crash, Eeman was deemed 100 percent disabled. While hospitalized he recalled Jesus' admonition "Heal the sick by the laying on of hands." Eeman reasoned that this healing energy was the subtle energy of the life force itself. Within two years after his release from the hospital he developed techniques using these screens that "restored him to better health than he had ever known."

These screens are passive devices that facilitate the flow of subtle bodily energy. A scientific, double blind study, that measured muscle tension and skin conductance as well as monitored EEG, found these screens to be superior for producing relaxation.

Relaxation Screens work to balance your bodily energy, called chi, prana, life force, etc. Connecting the meridian terminations in your hands to the points at the base of the neck and the bottom of the spine augments bodily energy flow.
The copper screens act like an antenna to capture and radiate the energy while the copper electrodes make contact with the meridian points in the hands. Copper wire, an excellent conductor for this energy, connects the screens with the electrodes. Connected as illustrated at the left, the relaxation screens quickly reduce stress and fatigue, quite your mind, and promote sleep. This is also a great way to relax for 20 minutes and renew your energy.
The screens are 12 inch squares of .011 copper, 16 mesh, and are sewed to a heavy cotton backing to insure comfort and durability. The handles are 4" long, 1" polished copper tube. All connections are silver soldered to avoid lead and increase durability. The materials and workmanship are warranted against manufacture defects for one year.

The commercial biociricuit is made of: 12" Square
.011 copper mesh. Cotton backing, 1" Copper handles, Test Lead wire and: Silver soldered.

Although no medical claims are made or implied, many benefits have been reported. This is also a great way to relax for 20 minutes and renew your energy.

  • Calm your mind - Relax your body
  • Reduce stress
  • Alleviate jet lag
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve meditation
  • Rejuvenate after illness
  • Increase vitality

the paper below describes a study on the use of biocircuits. Personally I find that trying for myself was what got me interested. For those who want to go to the original website click on: http://www.gene5.com/study.htm

A Double Blind Study of the "Biocircuit," a Putative Subtle-Energy-Based Relaxation Device. Julian Isaacs, Ph.D. and Terry Patten

Editorial: Inside Out, Outside In. Steven L. Fahrion, Ph.D.

Biocircuits are passive devices which are reported to cause relaxation in users, supposedly by facilitation of bodily subtle energy flow. A repeated-measures, within-subjects control, double-blind study was performed to test whether a "relaxation" biocircuit would produce more relaxation than a placebo-control biocircuit.

The study design controlled for expectation, order effects, first time effects and ultradian rhythms. Dependent measures included four physiological variables relating to arousal and relaxation (frontalis muscle tension, one monopolar channel of EEG monitored for theta episodes, finger temperature, finger skin conductance) and a ten-item comparative questionnaire used to rank subjective experiences relating to relaxation in session.

Twelve subjects completed four sessions each. The first session for all subjects was used only for familiarization and its data were not analyzed. Subjects then completed three more sessions each, treatment order being counterbalanced and randomly assigned across subjects. The three sessions exposed subjects to a "relaxation" biocircuit, a placebo-control "dummy" biocircuit and a "tension" biocircuit.

The EEG theta measure showed significantly more theta episodes associated with the relaxation device than with the placebo-control (Wilcoxon signed ranks test: p = .025 one-tailed). The frontalis muscle tension measure showed significantly lower tension levels associated with the relaxation device than with the placebo-control (Wilcoxon signed ranks test: p = .01 one tailed).

The skin conductivity and temperature measures did not reach significance in any direction across any pair of treatments.

Five of the ten questionnaire items comparing the relaxation device with the placebo-control significantly favored the relaxation device (all by Sign test with a priori probability of .5); subjective estimate of relaxation (p = .0002); sensations of warmth (p = .03); non-ordinariness of experience (p = .02); perceived effectiveness (p = 0.02); perceived benefit (p = 0.02).

No questionnaire items at the 0.05 significance level favored the placebo control over the relaxation device. The findings of the study demonstrate the superiority of the relaxation biocircuit over a placebo-control for producing relaxation under fully controlled double blind conditions.

as per http://www.gene5.com/study.htm

1) Biocircuits: Amazing Biocircuits: New Tools for Energy Health by Leslie Patten, Terry Patten, Gregory Armstrong (Editor)
Publisher: HJ Kramer; (December 1988)
ASIN: 0915811138; Paperback: 227 page ;

2003 heiko rudolph


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