I recently had a synchronistic experience involving an unusual device claiming to detect subtle energy. Think of subtle energy akin to ‘the force’ from Star Wars. An overarching field of energy that makes up you, me, and everything around us. For thousands of years, cultures around the world have recognized this in many forms – the Hindus refer to it as prana, the Chinese call it chi, the Iroquois call it Orenda. Here’s an infographic outlining 45 names of subtle energy throughout various cultures and religions.
Not long before this experience, I interviewed Dr. Beverly Rubik, one of the world’s foremost experts on subtle energy. In the interview, she mentioned a go-to device she uses in her research lab called the Bio-Well, which claims to detect, measure, and analyze on what she refers to as the human biofield.
Fast forward just a few weeks later. I was staying in Chiang Mai, Thailand and happen to be walking to a local coffee shop near my apartment. Randomly, I stumbled upon a local shop called Mastermind Brain Spa, which offered a range of mind hacking devices – one of them being the Bio-Well. I knew I had to get my hands on it.
The fascinating report from the device shed light on my energetic health. I’m going to explain what this technology is all about, and the type of meaningful data you can get from it. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about any of the following, then you’ll find this article of value:
- The aura making up your body
- The alignment of your chakras
- The energetic health of your organs
- Your yin and yang balance
Before we dive in, a warning. Although subtle energy devices have made huge strides over the past few decades, the technology is still in its infancy. As such, it would be wise not to accept its data as 100% accurate. Take everything in this article with a grain of salt.
The inventor of the Bio-Well Dr. Konstantin Korotkov has even written how the effectiveness of the Bio-Wells analysis is roughly at 80%. Meaning, in 20% of the cases, the information the device tells about a person doesn’t actually correlate with their actual state.
The Bio-well is not a medical device and should be one of many different approaches you should use to analyze your health. In case of serious health concerns, consult with your doctor.
With that said, this technology is incredible at capturing something as unknown as the human energy field, and translating it into meaningful data. At the end of the day, 80% accuracy is far better than 0%, and you’ll learn far more about yourself with the device than without it.
What Is the human biofield?
The Bio-Well is founded on the concept of subtle energy and the human biofield. To set a foundation, let’s define a few concepts that will help better explain what this device is capable of. In his book The Energy of Health: Understanding the Principles of Energy Field Analysis, Dr. Konstantin Korotkov (the creator of the Bio-Well) writes:
All our discussions are related to the notion of energy. We use this notion in the Bio-Well programs, and emphasize that all this is based on the classical definition:
• Energy, (from the Greek “Energeia” – action, activity), is a general quantitative measure of the movement and interactions of all kinds of matter.
• In nature, energy does not arise out of nothing and does not disappear – it just may transform from one form into another. The concept of energy ties together all phenomena of nature.
• Nature exists only as open systems which constantly exchange energy and information with the environment. The human organism is an open system connected to Earth, Sun and Universe.
• Mass is a form of condensed energy generated in the process of development which transforms back to energy after death.1
Energy comes in many forms, but one form the Bio-Well was designed to detect was that of the human biofield. In 1992 The Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) at the US National Institute of Health (NIH) coined the term biofield, attempting to create a unifying concept for various energetic healing practices such as Reiki, and Qi-Gong.
They defined the biofield as “a massless field, not necessarily electromagnetic, that surrounds and permeates living bodies and affects the body.”2
The human biofield isn’t rigid, but a fluctuating halo of energy extending up to five feet from the human body, constantly exchanging energy with its environment:
This could explain why you might feel “bad vibes” coming from a person even though you can’t consciously explain why. Or maybe you feel the aura of a new environment seems strange, even though everything on paper seems like it shouldn’t be. Up until now, these types of intuitions seemed like crazy hippie talk, but with devices such as the Bio-Well, we can now objectively measure these type of subtle energies under the lens of science.
Many experts say mental, emotional, and spiritual activity greatly affects your biofield. Dr. Korotkov described mental worry creating shivers and waves throughout this energetic halo, affecting every area of it in the process. What’s exciting is that with the Bio-Well, we can take a snapshot of our own biofield, giving us a mirror to the state of our mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
How does the Bio-Well measure the human biofield?
The Bio-Well is founded on a well-known physics phenomena called the corona discharge.
When high voltage electricity is applied to an object (whether living or nonliving), light is emitted around its edges. In 1939 a Russian engineer named Semyon Davidovitch Kirlian created a technique called Kirlian photography that was able to capture this light emission on camera. Here’s a Kirlian photograph of a pair of coins:
Kirlian found that objects such as coins or steel rods produced constant, stable light emissions around its edges. However, the corona discharge from living beings behaved much differently than those of lifeless objects. Since humans are comprised of an ever changing ebb and flow of energy, the light around our bodies dance not unlike a flicker of flame.
In 1995 Dr. Konstantin Korotkov and his team harnessed modern advancements in electronics, optics, and computer processing to create a technology called gas discharge visualization (GDV) to capture, measure, and analyze the dance of light around the human fingers. The technology also uses principles in Korean hand therapy and Chinese energy meridians to make inferences about the energetic health of organs and bodily systems.
Korotkov’s team furthered the technology by studying thousands of people, mapping what type of photonic patterns were linked to certain health states. He eventually put all of these advancements into a single device he named the Bio-Well.
The data in the Bio-Well is measured through a metric called Bio-grams. Here’s Korotkov’s description of the Bio-gram:
In Bio-Well images (Bio-grams) we evaluate energy of the photons, emitted by the subject. The Bio-Well instrument indirectly measures electron densities in human systems and organs, as well as the character of the stimulated electron currents. These electron densities are the fundamental basis of the physiological energy, so we can state with confidence that the Bio-Well instrument makes it possible to measure the body’s potential energy reserve.3
Down below we’ll go through an experience I had with the Bio-Well, which will give you a better idea of what this machine is capable of.
My Bio-Well Report
To generate the report, I first had to scan each of my fingers inside the Bio-Well, allowing the machine to read the light emitted from them.
Within seconds, the report was generated and broken down into the following sections:
- Energy Field
- Health Status
- Energy Reserve
- Conclusions and Recommendations From Energy Field Analysis
- Energy balance
- Yin – Yang meridians
Down below I’ll briefly go over a few of these sections. If you want to see my entire 22-page report, you can view it here.
Dr. Korotkov has wrote how the human energy field (HEF) is the most sensitive reflection of the physical, emotional, and in some cases spiritual conditions of a person. The report starts off with a section to view the state of your HEF.
A healthy HEF is relatively uniform around the body, is at an optimum size, and doesn’t show deficiencies or excess in any areas. Here is an energy field scan of a woman after two weeks of a healthy diet, exercise and meditation:
An unhealthy HEF will show quite the opposite – an uneven HEF showing holes, areas with bursts of energy, and general disorder. Here’s a scan of what that could look like:
Here’s a picture of my scan, which was relatively healthy:
Again, the Bio-Well takes principles in Korean hand therapy and Chinese energetic meridians to make clever inferences about the various energetic systems of your body. One such insight was seeing the energetic distribution of various organs.
In the diagram below, optimal energy levels are in the middle green zone, deficient energy levels are in the inner orange and red zones, and excess energy levels are in the outer zone in yellow. The diagram is further divided into sectors that correspond to various organs and bodily systems.
When interviewing subtle energy expert Dr. Beverly Rubik, she said the Bio-Well was particularly effective in detecting stress levels. The chart below shows my emotional pressure (stress levels), overall energy levels, and how energetically balanced my body was between its left and right hemispheres.
Ayurvedic medicine is famous for their chakra system, which maps out seven centers of the body in which energy flows. These wheels of energy both reflect and affect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Like the human biofield, they are an open system that is ever changing, ebbing and flowing moment to moment. Up until now, chakras have been a mysterious idea that couldn’t be verified by any scientific tools. The Bio-Well clears this fog, giving us the ability to quantitatively measure the chakras and graphically display them in a clear reading.
A healthy person’s chakras should ideally be #1) well-aligned (from the base of the spine, up to the crown of the head) and #2) in a healthy size (not deficient or in excess of energy). Stress, anxiety, and depression have been known to throw our chakras out of alignment, and cause each center to either be too big or small. Here’s what that could look like:
What does it mean if chakras are aligned to the left versus the right? According to Dr. Korotkov:
Chakras shifting to the right (when we look at the picture) are related to the inner emotional reactions of a person (Introversion). Conversely, Chakras shifting to the left (when we look to the picture) is related to responding to environmental situations (other people, electromagnetic fields, weather, etc – Extroversion).4
Getting this data can give you concrete, real-world action items to improve your life. Is your heart chakra is looking small and more on the extraversion end? This might be an indication that you need to give yourself more self-love. Is your throat chakra small and way on the introversion end? Maybe you need to voice your opinions more at the workplace or to your loved ones.
Here’s what my chakra reading looked like:
Best Uses of The Bio-Well
As I’ve mentioned earlier, the Bio-Well is not a medical grade instrument and shouldn’t be used as one. If you have any serious health concerns, consult a doctor or medical professional. When going through my report, I tried to keep a healthy balance between open-mindedness and skepticism. I’d recommend you do the same if you ever decide to get a Bio-Well report.
With that said, the Bio-Well is one of the most advanced detectors of subtle energy and can be best utilized for a handful of functions, which I can explain below.
The first major benefit of using the Bio-Well is for health predictions. Health disorders typically begin on an energetic level, and over time manifests itself physically. By detecting these disorders upstream energetically, you’re able to make the necessary changes before problems get much worse downstream physically. Dr. Korotkov writes:
Primarily, the Bio-Well analysis is a part of the predictive medicine line. The task of this line is not to treat symptoms of any medical problems, but to prevent health abnormalities at an early stage by recommending the necessary counter-measures to the patient to overcome possible problems. As a rule, this requires a significant change in one’s attitude to life, the nature of food supplementation, and regular physical activity. Not all people are prepared for it, but those who follow the recommendations usually make fairly rapid progress. So the purpose of the Bio-Well analysis is not just to generate a report, but to make insightful recommendations, which may help improve the lifestyle and health of the patient.5
Once you’ve detected areas of your health that need energetic improvement, there’s a number of techniques, methods, and technology that can help you with this, including:
- Various Forms of Therapy
- Holotropic Breathwork
- Biofeedback Training
- Floatation Tanks
- Brainwave Entrainment
Just like nutrition or exercise, what works for one person may not work as well for another. The key to accelerating growth is to initially go wide and try out as many of these methods as possible, then later zero in on the technique or device that garnered the best results. The Bio-Well is an excellent device that allows you to objectively measure how effective each of these methods were.
When I was in Chiang Mai, Thailand I had the opportunity to hang out with Guy Harriman, the creator of an amazing brainwave entrainment device called the Ajna Light. When working with clients using his device, he generates a Bio-Well report before and after their sessions to see the energetic changes that occurred.
You can do the same to evaluate practically any consciousness hacking tool available to you – whether that be floating, psilocybin, or various styles of meditation. With the hard data at hand, you’re able to make smarter decisions on what technique to devote your time and energy to.
I often think of the boiling frog analogy when it comes to long-term, cumulative stress. If you place a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out. But place the same frog in lukewarm water, and slowly bring it to a boil, the frog will be cooked to death. Stress works in the same fashion. Oftentimes we don’t realize the effects things like job pressure, worry, or toxic people have in our life until our bodies have broken down.
Our energetic health seems to be particularly sensitive to our emotions (especially stress). From the number of Bio-Well practitioners I’ve spoken with, practically all of them told me how effective the Bio-Well is in detecting this trend. Again, the great thing with the Bio-Well is you’re able to detect stress energetically before it becomes a larger issue physically.
Here’s a screenshot of my “emotional pressure” report, which I found was quite accurate:
As you can see, my score was 3.84 out of 10, which is an indicator of anxiety. At the time I was juggling a number of demanding work projects all of which had hard deadlines. In the weeks following my Bio-Well evaluation, I made sure to add in more generative activities into my lifestyle to help bring my emotional pressure score down to an optimal level.
Although far from perfect, the Bio-Well is an effective tool at demystifying ancient concepts typically wrapped in confusion, fuzzy thinking, and ambiguity. With cutting edge advancements in electronics and optics, we’re now able to verify ideas such as environmental auras and the human energy field.
The Bio-Well gives us a mirror into the inner workings of our mind, body and soul, translating it all into hard data we can use to better our lives. I’d highly recommend trying it out.
Have you ever tried the Bio-Well or have experiences detecting the human Biofield? Share your stories in the comments below.
- Korotkov, Konstantin. The Energy of Health: Understanding the Principles of Energy Field Analysis (Kindle Locations 270-276). Amazon.com. Kindle Edition.
- Rubik, Beverly, et al. “Biofield science and healing: history, terminology, and concepts.” Global advances in health and medicine 4.Suppl (2015): 8.
- Korotkov, Konstantin. The Energy of Health: Understanding the Principles of Energy Field Analysis (Kindle Locations 306-310). Amazon.com. Kindle Edition.
- Korotkov, Konstantin. The Energy of Health: Understanding the Principles of Energy Field Analysis (Kindle Locations 1382-1385). Amazon.com. Kindle Edition.
- Korotkov, Konstantin. The Energy of Health: Understanding the Principles of Energy Field Analysis (Kindle Locations 99-104). Amazon.com. Kindle Edition.