Exploring Biofield Tuning Study
Biofield Tuning, created by Eileen McKusick, challenges the widely held scientific view that consciousness exists within and is a consequence of brain activity. Rather, Biofield Tuning is based on the belief that there is a biofield that surrounds and permeates our bodies that is inextricably connected with our conscious and subconscious mind, including all of our memories. The biofield is often described as a complex organizing information/energy field engaged in the generation, maintenance, and regulation of a wide variety of biological functions. This vibrational view of consciousness and understanding of the human biofield enables Biofield Tuning practitioners to identify and derive information from what we call mind and memory through an interaction with a person’s biological field, or biofield.
CHI has partnered with the Biofield Tuning Institute (BTI) to perform the first clinical study of Eileen McKusick’s method that detects health-related information in the energy field surrounding the body.
Our study, designed as a collaboration between CHI researchers and BTI practitioners, evaluated whether multiple practitioners are able to identify the same areas of biofield turbulence within each of a series of volunteers.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved study, conducted at the Pacific Pearl La Jolla CA, collected data from 3 experienced practitioners who identified the locations of biofield disturbances on 10 subjects who were new to the practice of Biofield Tuning.
In keeping with usual research practices, our now-completed study has been written up and submitted to a peer-reviewed scientific journal. As soon as our paper is accepted for publication, the study results will be posted on the CHI website.
As designed, this study has the potential to support and scientifically validate the clinical experience of Biofield Tuning practitioners who detect health-related information stored in the human biofield outside the body surface. Such a result would be groundbreaking, and provide a cornerstone for building an evidence base for this healing modality.
Our study is of wider interest since it exemplifies the challenges faced when attempting to fit interventions with incompletely understood procedures and mechanisms into conventional research designs.