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Increase your functionality, coherence and structural integrity! Astonishing “aerobic frequency” woo. Siouxsie Wiles Nov 09

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I have a Google alert for the term ‘biophotonic imaging’ (BPI). This is because it’s a technique I use in my research; it allows us to monitor the emission of light from within living tissues. Occasionally I’ve been approached by people who think this means I study aura’s. I don’t. I make bacteria glow and then track them inside mice and caterpillars. If you really want, you could read a review I wrote on the technique [1]. It’s published OA so knock yourself out.

About once a week my Google alert lets me know about the publication of a new scientific paper that uses BPI. But today it alerted me to a video on You Tube entitled “Biophotonic imaging validates the Encoder’s frequencies to benefit organs & performance”. It’s 15 minutes long and left me speechless.

What’s the Encoder I hear you ask? “Science beyond fiction” according to their website. It’s a bracelet (not unlike the Power Balance one I think…) with a

“matrix of over 100 frequencies….to help the neuronal rhythmicity of athletes”

According to the video you need to wear the Encoder alongside taking their Entrainer Drops for maximum benefit. What are Entrainer Drops, I hear you cry?

The You Tube video is hilarious. In it Krishna Madappa* (“a human energy analyst”) claims to carry out the first scientific test of the effects of using the Encoder and Entrainer Drops system using the “photoelectronic imaging” device of Prof Dr Konstantin Korokov.

To cut a long story short, they seem to get people to put their fingers on the device and get what they call an energy map for each finger which they believe corresponds to all the organs of the body and can show where there are problems. They do this before and after wearing the Encoder/taking the Entrainer drops. And then show bar charts. Lots of them. Which in their minds show how awesome their products are.

As a scientist, I look at their charts and my heart sinks. Where are the error bars? How many subjects were tested and how many times? Science beyond fiction? More like fiction beyond science, if you ask me.

*An “educator, essential oil clinician, researcher, storyteller, shaman and Ayurvedic specialist”** and co-founder of The Institute of Science, Spirituality & Sustainability, based in Taos, New Mexico.

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Reference:
1. Andreu N, Zelmer A, Wiles S (2011). Noninvasive biophotonic imaging for studies of infectious disease. FEMS Microbiol Rev.35(2):360-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2010.00252.x.

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