IONS Study Finds Clairvoyants ‘See’ Reiki Healing in Action
A groundbreaking new study shows that people with clairvoyant abilities can see energy healing take place. The implications for both the understanding of these extra-sensory abilities and the healing field- are profound.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences, or IONS, has just released the results of an important study that shows that energy healing works and that clairvoyants can pick up information about the healing by using their extended perception.
Dr. Helanè Wahbeh is the head of research at IONS and the study lead.
“Clairvoyance essentially is the experience of being able to see things around people — see within their body and around their body — and gain information in a way that is beyond our normal sight,” Wahbeh said.
“Sometimes this shows up as colors, sometimes people can see illness in other’s bodies; what might be called ‘medical intuition.’ Anyone can learn how to be a clairvoyant seer, in fact, there are people who teach medical intuitive classes. I’ve talked to many teachers who say ‘[A]s long as the person believes that they can, they can actually learn how to do this.’ That doesn’t mean that everyone is going to be excellent at it, but that the baseline level skill is learnable by anyone who is willing to try and believes that they can.”
Researchers sought to examine these abilities within the context of a study of Reiki, a popular Japanese energy healing modality. In the study, 40 participants with varying health issues were given half-hour Reiki sessions, which were then shown to improve their wellbeing. While the sessions were taking place, a group of six experienced clairvoyant seers observed.
“We wanted to answer a number of research questions through this study. The first one was ‘do the different perceivers perceive in the same way, what is the corroboration in what they receive during the session?’ We looked at four different types of data for this question and what we found overall was that the perceivers did corroborate the information that they were receiving and that this was beyond what we would expect by chance,” Wahbeh said.
“The second question was about the degree of corroboration with the different people in the study, for example, did the Reiki masters answers match up with the perceivers? Did it match up with the participant on the various forms that we had them fill out? These were forms about the participants’ physical symptoms and also the way that energy was moving in the space. We found that, yes, they did,” Wahbeh said.
Another really important question the study sought to answer had to do with the degree of accuracy with which seers were able to pick up on the participants’ health state before the session.
“For this one, the participants checked what type of symptoms they were having, and then the perceivers also filled out the same form seeing if they could see what was going on with the participant, and this had a high corroboration,” Wahbeh said.
Just what are the implications of these remarkable findings?
“Extended perception is a human capacity that we are just barely scratching the surface on, in terms of its abilities to support us in health and other many practical applications,” Wahbeh said. “The idea that we could use medical intuitives in our healthcare system to support diagnostics and healing is world-shattering and would completely revamp our healthcare system. I’m very excited to be able to validate this skill and see how we could apply it practically in our world,” Wahbeh said.
Healing with Sound, Frequency, and Vibration
Many associate illness and disease with prescriptions and interventions such as surgery. Allopathic medicine and science have traveled a narrow path built on chemical substances and sharp instruments rather than energy.
But the ancients recognized sound, vibration, and frequency as powerful forces that influence life all the way down to the cellular level. The gifted Greek philosopher Pythagoras prescribed music as medicine, asserting that the musical intervals he discovered are clear expressions of sacred geometry. He stated that music is the phenomena of numbers in time, reflecting the structures of nature, and has the power to restore balance in an organism.
Sound Healing Research
According to a study published by the National Institute of Health, “Music effectively reduces anxiety for medical and surgical patients and often reduces surgical and chronic pain. [Also,] Providing music to caregivers may be a strategy to improve empathy, compassion, and care.” In other words, music is not only good for patients; it’s good for those who care for them.
A 2010 Finnish study observed that stroke patients who were given access to music as cognitive therapy had improved recovery. Other research has shown that patients suffering from the loss of speech due to brain injury or stroke regain it more quickly by learning to sing before trying to speak. The phenomenon of music facilitating healing in the brain after a stroke is called the “Kenny Rogers Effect.”
For those struggling with addiction and substance dependencies, learning to play an instrument may play an important role in recovery. A study at the University of Wisconsin showed that exposure to the right music, tones, and frequencies produces dopamine, which is in short supply for the nervous system during the withdrawal process.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” —Nikola Tesla
Singing bowl bathing is gaining popularity as a method to reduce stress and anxiety and to promote well-being. Laying down with eyes closed, participants listen while different bowls are struck and toned by a practitioner.
Studies show that this practice, called “sound bathing,” directly reduces anxiety and depression; both are related to increases in disease. According to one study, “Sixty-two women and men with an average age of 50 reported significantly less tension, anger, fatigue, and depressed mood after sound sessions. Tibetan singing bowl meditation may be a feasible low-cost low technology intervention for reducing feelings of tension, anxiety, and depression, and increasing spiritual well-being.”
A study published in the Southern Medical Journal (2005) demonstrated the beneficial effects of music in hospital settings. Researchers reported that “For children and adults, music effectively reduces anxiety and improves mood for medical and surgical patients, and for patients in intensive care units.” Researchers also noted that ambient music increased empathy in caregivers without interfering with the technical aspects of treatment.
Can Sound Fight Cancer?
In 1981, biologist Helene Grimal partnered with composer Fabien Maman to study the relationship of sound waves to living cells. Maman was also an acupuncturist and had previously discovered that by using tuning forks and colored light on acupuncture points he could achieve equal and even greater results than he could with needles.
For 18 months, Grimal and Maman worked with the effects of 30-40 decibel sounds on human cells. With a camera mounted on a microscope, the researchers observed uterine cancer cells exposed to different acoustic instruments (guitar, gong, xylophone) as well as the human voice for 20-minute sessions.
Using the nine-note Ionian Scale (C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D), Grimal and Maman observed that when exposed to sound, cancer cells lost structural integrity until they exploded at the 14-minute mark. Far more dramatic was the sound of a human voice — the cells were destroyed at the nine-minute mark.
Next, Maman and Grimal worked with two women with breast cancer. For one month, the women devoted three-and-a-half hours a day to “toning,” or singing the scale. One woman’s tumor became undetectable, meaning it simply disappeared. The other woman underwent surgery. Her surgeon reported that her tumor had shrunk dramatically and “dried up.” It was removed and the woman had a complete recovery and remission.
Maman said, “Cancer cells cannot maintain their structure when specific sound wave frequencies attack the cytoplasmic and nuclear membranes. When the vibratory rate increases, the cells cannot adapt or stabilize themselves and die by disintegrating and exploding.”