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The research behind Reconnective Healing

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When Dr. Eric Pearl began exhibiting a mysterious healing ability in 1993, he could imagine neither what it might be nor its source. As a successful Los Angeles chiropractor with a dozen years’ experience, he was a firm believer in evidence-based medicine that operates on proven scientific principles. But this new ability was unlike any science-based method he knew. It manifested as a strange, vibrating energy in his hands, and many of his patients were healed, often dramatically, when he directed this energy towards them.


Several years later, Dr. Pearl met Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., of the University of Arizona. As head of the Human Energy Systems Department (now called the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health), Schwartz invited Dr. Pearl to his lab to begin research on the mysterious energy. Dr. Pearl was deeply curious about it in any case, and he also knew that most people unfamiliar with concepts of energy healing would not pay any attention, let alone believe, unless valid research provides a solid foundation. So he accepted the invitation, beginning more than a decade of research so far into what he had come to call Reconnective Healing.

For that first study, Schwartz devised a series of tests and measurements around the field of Eric’s body and what Eric could transmit. Using measuring devices such as an EEG, EKG, and a gamma ray detector, Schwartz discovered that Reconnective Healing was real, was palpable, something that could be taught, and very different from anything seen before. Schwartz’s further studies with more sophisticated and sensitive devices such as a biophoton meter, extremely low frequency magnetometer, and laser profusion imager, confirmed these results and offered even more information about the energy of Reconnective Healing.

In his later ‘Energy Healing Baseline’ study funded by the National Institutes of Health, Schwartz studied 142 energy healing modalities including Reiki, Qigong, Johrei, and Reconnective Healing, along with about 10 practitioners of some of them. He wanted to measure the basic electromagnetic properties that each practitioner was able to create or oscillate or emit or transmit.

He discovered significant differences between the brain-wave states of Reconnective Healing practitioners and those practising other modalities. In the latter group, healers create coherence between their heart and brain so they can relax and become a conduit for the healing energy to flow from ‘out there’, through them, then to the client. In this state, traditional energy healers tend to have expanded alpha brain-wave states and decreased beta states when they work.

However, Reconnective Healing practitioners were different. Schwartz discovered that they experience decreases in both alpha and beta waves—a combination that takes them far beyond normal coherence.

“It’s as if our consciousness goes somewhere else”, explains Dr. Pearl, “but at the same time, we report being highly aware. It’s almost as if our standard brain function shifts into this ultra-coherent state, this emotional quiescence. It’s an active state, but it’s not an activity based on us trying to stay in balance within our own bodies. Rather, it’s us transcending the limits of our bodies and going into this other state of hyperawareness. It’s a different brain state. We’ve never seen that. It’s not the same as energy healing.”

In addition, Schwartz found that Reconnective Healing practitioners don’t become an energy conduit. Instead, they become more of a catalyst, and, explains Dr. Pearl, “by a process of attention, by our basically providing our presence and feeling for sensations around somebody, there is a flow directly from the Field itself into the client. It doesn’t flow through us.”

Schwartz has also investigated the power of Reconnective Healing in a series of tests with comparable leaves cut from plants. Over time, he measured the life force of the cut leaves with a biophoton emission meter, which measures the amount of extremely tiny pulses of light that emanate from every living thing. Biophotons ‘bleeding’ from the cut leaves is a sign that the life force is decreasing.

In one of these tests, Reconnective Healers worked with one leaf while another was left alone. “When we applied Reconnective Healing, in some cases the leaves were able to stay alive as long as 90 days”, says Dr. Pearl, “whereas the leaves that were left to their own accord died on average somewhere between 14 to 28 days. It was really a dramatic difference. Something was providing life support and life-sustaining benefit to the leaf as a result of interacting with the Reconnective Healing frequencies.”

William Tiller, Ph.D., fellow to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and professor emeritus of the Stanford University’s Department of Materials Science, began researching Reconnective Healing in 2006. He’s been investigating how the quantum properties of a space, such as a hotel conference room, change when the teaching seminars are conducted. His discoveries are equally intriguing.

Most significantly, he has found that Reconnective Healing seminar sites display negative entropy. That is, instead of entropy, or disorder (which is the usual behaviour of energy), these seminar sites manifest just the opposite, or more order in the quantum field. He has measured this shift beginning up to 36 hours before the seminar begins and continuing for up to several days afterward.

In a process he calls ‘duplexing’, Tiller theorises that as the Reconnective Healing frequencies are activated, quantum pathways open up to allow negative entropy to enter the space—including the people in it—and flow freely. This finding means that “the rules and the laws of physics are completely different” in these spaces, says Dr. Pearl.

While this entire process appears to be governed by negative entropy, Tiller has found that changes also occur in the site’s excess thermodynamic free energy. In fact, these changes are so dramatic that if they were compared to temperature, the room would measure 300 degrees centigrade. But while the temperature does not rise, the energy, light, and quantum information charging the room definitely do.

“There’s something very real, very powerful, very palpable that’s going on here”, says Dr. Pearl.

Konstantin Korotkov, Ph.D., professor of Computer Science and Biophysics at Saint-Petersburg (Russia) Federal University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, is a third researcher investigating Reconnective Healing. He has studied the energies of the seminar sites as well as their effects on seminar attendees. His research substantiates the findings of Tiller and Schwartz. By measuring the size and intensity of the field effects in the seminar room, he has found that they become dramatically more coherent every time a new concept is introduced. This means that the people in the room, as part of the field, are also similarly affected.

For many years, Korotkov also has studied how masters of many healing modalities manipulate and use energy frequencies. “He has studied qigong grand masters who have studied for 60 years to be able to get a measure of what we do”, says Dr. Pearl, “but all of a sudden, we sit in a seminar room and we get orders of magnitude greater than the qigong grand masters?”

Korotkov has measured the energy fields of many locations reputed to have extra-strong or anomalous energies, including Sedona, Arizona; the pyramid of Giza in Egypt; Machu Picchu in Peru; and Angel Falls in Venezuela. And, according to Dr. Pearl, “He says what we’re seeing with Reconnective Healing is more intense and has a greater amplitude and has never been seen on the planet before. He’s kind of measured everything on the planet, and so what he’s saying here is that we’re on to something new and powerful. It’s more specific, it’s more profound, it’s more intense.”

No one has yet discovered what Reconnective Healing actually is, although Dr. Pearl says, “It’s not for lack of trying or devising testing methodologies. It’s just that what seems to be happening here is so much bigger than any one test can measure or any one piece of equipment can actually diagnose.”

Based on all the research to date, Dr. Pearl and the researchers believe that it is a new type of energy that has only now arrived on Earth. As such, researchers are having to piece together bits of the story based on each study.

“As Dr. Korotkov says, this really is a new field”, says Dr. Pearl, “but there’s something very, very amazing going on here. It’s not energy healing as we traditionally know or have studied. There’s something more. We don’t have all the answers yet, but it sure is fun to figure it out.”

The powerful and profound results of this research are attracting the attention of the best and brightest in the scientific community and have been published in a book edited by Konstantin Korotkov, PhD, entitled Science Confirms Reconnective Healing.


Barbara Stahura is a Certified Journal Facilitator and award-winning author. Her book “After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story”, co-written with Susan B. Schuster, MA, CCC-SLP, grew from her long-running journalling group in Tucson, Ariz., which she created after her husband sustained a traumatic brain injury. Her memoir, “What I Thought I Knew”, reveals how changing her mind changed her life.


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