Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Electromagnetic wave emitting products and "Kikoh" potentiate human leukocyte functions. med./bio.

Published in: Int J Biometeorol 1993; 37 (3): 133-138

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of electromagnetic wave emitting matter (e.g. hot spring water, electric stone) and so called "Kikohshi" (a person who heals by laying on of hands) on human leukocyte function and the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids in vitro. All the investigated matter is supposed to emit far infrared rays with 4-14 μm (which is about 30 THz).

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
Exposure duration: 60 min
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Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Type
Exposure duration 60 min
Additional info 4-14µm
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • tourmalin, granit stones or ceramic disks; 2x2x2cm; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Chamber tubes in water bath
Parameters

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The results of this study show that human leukocytes can be affected by materials capable of emitting far infrared electromagnetic radiation in vitro. The mechanism for these observations is not known.

Study character:

Study funded by