Cells have protein receptors that sense and respond to specific environmental signals, some respond to physical signals and others recognize and respond to vibrational energy fields such as light, sound and radio frequencies, the antennas on these energy receptors vibrate like tuning forks, when an energy vibration in the environment resonates with a receptor's antenna it will alter the proteins charge causing it to change shape, (Tsong 1989, "Deciphering the language of cells", trends in biochemical sciences)
There are two types of electromagnetic effects on living matter: thermal effects and non-thermal effects.
Thermal effects induce an increase of entropic(unavailable energy) disorder in the target, until at adequate
frequencies and power levels, the effects of ionization(physical process of converting an atom or molecule into an ion by adding or removing charged particles) develop. The non-thermal effects are not theresult of the transfer of erratic movement by means of an increase of kinetic energy, but rather, in line with the theories of the coherence of condensed matter, they can transmit information that would produce order in the bio-structures( the body) involved.
The information content of the electromagnetic waveswould depend strictly and specifically on the waveform, the string of waves, and the time sequence of their modulation. In fact, specific variations in the configuration and temporal exposure patterns of extremely weak electromagnetic fields can produce highly specific biological responses, similar to pharmaceutical products (8, 9). These effects are attracting considerable scientific interest mainly because an electromagnetic wave is easily modulated and thus is an excellent means for the transmission of information. (10) Studies carried out by various writers suggest the possibility of non thermal effects; they include Gorgun , Frohlich, and Tsong
On these bases, various authors have noted the modulation of some cell functions, from ionic membrane pumps to many cytoplasmic enzyme reactions, including those connected with cell replication. From these studies it has been seen that these effects can be obtained from low intensity electromagnetic waves (under 1 watt) and specific frequencies (within the range of 1 Hz to 50
MHz). Along this line, preliminary observations performed in vitro have shown alterations of the cell
morphology, the halt to proliferation, fusion, and necrosis in lymphoblastoid cell lines and some
neoplastic lines subjected to specifically modulated electromagnetic radiation. (www.sgorgun.net)
Dr. Daniel Benor, a physician in Britain who runs the Doctor-Healer Network in the UK, has completed interesting meta-analyses of studies on healers. He reviewed the world literature on scientific studies of healers, and found more than 150 controlled experiments examining the effects of healers on different biological and physical systems under laboratory conditions. Half of these studies showed statistically significant results where the viability or well-being of an organism or distinct changes in a biological system were recorded following "therapeutic touch".
The experiments showed effects on water, on crystallization of ice, on enzyme activities, on bacterial, fungal, and yeast growth, on plant growth, on bacterial motility, on skin-wound healing with mice, and many more examples. Documented evidence for healing effects in humans also cover a wide range of conditions including changes in blood cell count and hemoglobin levels, acceleration of skin-wound healing, hypertension and blood pressure, asthma and bronchitis, nearsightedness, epilepsy, leukemia, tension headache, post-operative pain, neck and back pain, anxiety, personal relationships . . . the list of studied conditions is long and includes many cases with significant results under well-controlled circumstances. The report reflects studies done all over the world, in different cultures, involving many different belief systems about healing. Healing is clearly an empirical phenomenon with a wealth of documented supporting evidence.