Acupuncture meridian: According to traditional Chinese medicine, the meridians are part of the complex network through which energy flows in the human body. The meridians and their power points are the basis of acupuncture healing techniques. They can be used directly to influence the balance and flow of vital human energies.

Aether: Concepts and theories about aether have existed since ancient times and were present in most early philosophical traditions. According to the ancient and medieval sciences, aether is the material that fills the region of the Universe above the earth. Aether theories in alchemy, natural philosophy, and early modern physics proposed the existence of a medium “aether” (also spelled ether, from the Greek word meaning “upper air” or “pure, fresh air”), a space-filling substance or field, thought to be necessary as a transmission medium. The assorted aether theories embody the various conceptions of this “medium” and “substance”. Although hypotheses of the aether vary somewhat in detail they all have certain characteristics in common. Essentially aether is considered to be a physical medium occupying every point in space, including within material bodies. A second essential feature is that aether’s properties give rise to the electric and magnetic phenomena and determines the propagation velocity of their effects. Therefore the speed of light and all other propagating effects are determined by the physical properties of the aether at the relevant location, analogous to the way that gaseous, liquid and solid media affect the propagation of sound waves. The aether is considered the over-all reference frame for the universe and thus velocities are all absolute relative to its rest frame. Therefore, in this view, any physical consequences of those velocities are considered as having absolute, i.e. real effects.
Recent aether theories of velocity effects, phenomenon of gravitation and planetary motion (i.e. the angular momentum), creation of proton, of stars (neutron stars too) and planets, etc., exist but are not generally accepted by the mainstream scientific community.

The famous Michelson-Morley experiments carried out in the late 19th century appeared to discredit the idea of aether however, recent discoveries, in particular the discovery of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, have created something of a crisis in the scientific community leading some cutting edge scientists to look again for ways to explain a range of phenomena that do not fit into existing models. (See Subtle Energy).

Anomaly: A discrepancy or deviation from an established rule, trend, or pattern. Any occurrence or object that is strange, unusual, or unique.

Ancient Sciences: Investigations into the nature and the workings of the Universe by philosophical and scientific thinkers of the following Eastern and Western traditions: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, the Tao, Yoga, Sanskrit Texts, Aristotle, Archimedes, Plato, Hippocrates, Galen, Ptolemy, Euclid and others, who were the wellsprings of modern science.

Aura: A luminous radiation which emanates from all living matter and can be seen by some sensitive people with extrasensory abilities.

Chakras: (Sanskrit word for wheel) The Chakras are spinning wheel-like energy centers in the subtle body for the reception, assimilation and transmission of life energies. The chakras, along with the acupuncture meridians make up the body’s energy system. The spinning of the chakras generates an auric field around the body.

Chi, Ki, Prana, Life Force, and Subtle Energy: Some of the different names given to the invisible energy, believed essential to life that circulates through the chakras and acupuncture meridians and is vital to maintaining a state of good health. According to Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and many energy medicine modalities practiced today, good health is dependent on the unimpeded flow of Chi in the energy system of the body. In the ancient Oriental traditions it was believed that the entire Universe was filled with Chi or Subtle Energy and that its “numberless rays” influenced everything.

Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Since 1933, astrophysicists studying the movement and gravitational interaction of the galaxies have observed that there is much more matter in the Universe than what can be directly measured. Recently they have named this matter “Dark Matter”. In 1998, two different teams of astrophysicists observed a mysterious form of energy, “Dark Energy”, that is able to oppose gravity, causing the galaxies throughout the Universe to move away from each other at a faster and faster rate. This discovery was not predicted by standard theories of physics which assumed that the expansion of the Universe that has been going on since the Big Bang should be slowing down due to the pull of gravity. Together, “Dark Matter” and “Dark Energy” comprise more than 90% of the Universe.

Dirty Energy: Dirty energy can come from many sources including electromagnetic pollution from electromagnetic devices (see below), from human sources such as negative emotions like anger and fear, from negative thinking, from illness and suffering, and from natural sources such as geopathic stress and sunspots. In the research on this website about the effects of dirty energy on healing, the source of the dirty energy was animal suffering.

Eastern Traditions: Originating from the Eastern world – India, China, Japan and S.E. Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Yoga, Sikhism, Shintoism and Confucianism.

EAV: Electroacupuncture according to Voll is one school of electroacupuncture diagnosis. (Electroacupuncture is the use of electrical currents to stimulate the acupuncture points and corresponding meridians.) EAV provides a non-invasive screening method for determining health imbalances. EAV is an “Energetic” assessment tool.

EEG: Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp produced by the firing of neurons within the brain. In clinical contexts, EEG refers to the recording of the brain’s spontaneous electrical activity over a short period of time, usually 20–40 minutes, as recorded from multiple electrodes placed on the scalp.

Electromagnetic energy: Energy propagated through space or through a material medium in the form of electromagnetic waves. Examples include radio waves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X rays, and gamma rays. Electromagnetic radiation exhibits wavelike properties such as reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference, but also exhibits particle-like properties in that its energy occurs in discrete packets, or quanta. Though all types of electromagnetic radiation travel at the same speed, they vary in frequency and wavelength, and interact with matter differently.

Electromagnetic (EMF) Pollution: The electronic smog produced by electromagnetic radiations emitted by the millions of appliances, electronic devices, radio, television and cell phone transmitters, high voltage power lines, etc. Electromagnetic pollution is magnified by the fact that metallic objects such as electrical wiring and water and gas pipes act as antennae which collect and radiate these electronic waves. In modern society we are living in a sea of EMF waves from many sources that affect the natural flow of our own energy systems and disrupt our energetic integrity.

Energy Medicine and Energy Healing: This is the name given to all therapies that work on modulating the energy flow in the body’s energetic system. There are many evolving branches of energy healing modalities today. Some of the ancient forms of energy healing include Acupuncture, QiGong and Tai Chi. The more recently evolved include Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Aromatherapy, Rolfing, Homeopathy, Pranic Healing, Cranial-sacral therapy, and the Vital Force products, to name a few.

Energy System (or subtle energy structure or system) of the body: This is the system in the body made up of the meridians and chakras which is responsible for distributing subtle energy throughout the body. The flow of energy through the system is as critical for health and well being as the flow of blood. This subtle energy system affects every organ and all physiological systems. This energy system was identified by early practitioners of Traditional Oriental Medicine and it is the system upon which acupuncture is based. It is widely acknowledged throughout many healing traditions in the world (though with different names) and is increasing well known and understood by alternative healthcare practitioners worldwide.

Energy Testing (muscle testing or applied kinesiology): This is a system that uses manual muscle-strength testing for getting feedback on the functional status of the body. This testing system is widely used in the alternative medical community to calculate the compatibility of remedies with clients and to assess the flow of subtle energy through the meridian system.

Etheric Body: Sometimes called the subtle body is the subtle energetic structure that receives and distributes subtle energy, or chi, and acts as the “software” for the physical body. It is the first or lowest layer in the “human energy field” or aura, said to be in immediate contact with the physical body. It contains the system of meridians, which carry the subtle energy, and distribute it throughout the physical body and energy centers (chakras) that absorb subtle energy from the earth, the air and the sun. Physical and psychological disorders often appear as energetic disruptions in the subtle body before manifesting as problems in the physical body.

Etheric World: The name given by the Traditional Eastern and esoteric philosophies to the world of sub-atomic matter that is the origin of the three particles, the proton, neutron and electron which are the building blocks of everything in the physical universe.

Five Element Theory: This is the name given by the ancient Chinese to their theory of the Five “Elemental Energies” of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These Five Energies represent all the phenomena of nature as they are expressed in the cyclic changes. As explained in an ancient Chinese text: The Five Elemental Energies combine and recombine in innumerable ways. All things contain all Five Elemental Energies in various proportions.

Fifth Force: See Subtle Energy

Four Fundamental Forces of Nature: the strong, the electromagnetic, the weak, and gravity. • The strong interaction is very strong, but very short-ranged. It acts only over ranges of order 10-13 centimeters and is responsible for holding the nuclei of atoms together. It is basically attractive, but can be effectively repulsive in some circumstances. • The electromagnetic force causes electric and magnetic effects such as the repulsion between like electrical charges or the interaction of bar magnets. It is long-ranged, but much weaker than the strong force. It can be attractive or repulsive, and acts only between pieces of matter carrying electrical charge. • The weak force is responsible for radioactive decay and neutrino interactions. It has a very short range and, as its name indicates, it is very weak. • The gravitational force is weak, but very long ranged. Furthermore, it is always attractive, and acts between any two pieces of matter in the Universe since mass is its source.

GDV: (Gas Discharge Visualization sometimes called the Kirlian Effect) is a visible electro-photonic glow that surrounds living tissue or other substances in response to pulsed electrical field excitation. The visible electro-photonic glow contains information about the object that was “excited” to glow. In early days, Kirlian images were recorded on photographic emulsion. Since the sensitivity of a photographic emulsion varies greatly with environmental factors such as humidity, recordings were not reproducible. As a result, some scientists dismissed the Kirlian effect as useless. Modern GDV instruments developed by Prof. Konstantin Korotkov use glass electrodes and their recordings are highly reproducible in a wide range of environmental conditions.

Homeopathic: A system of medicine based on the principle of “like cures like” whose remedies are generally dilutions of natural substances from plants, minerals, and animals. It is based on the premise that “the same substance that in large doses produces the symptoms of an illness, in very minute doses cures it.” The remedies, tailored to the specific physical, mental and emotional profile of the individual, stimulate the body’s natural healing response.

Magic bullet: A remedy for all diseases or ills; a cure all.

Metaphysics: The branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and quality, fact and value. It is primarily concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of consciousness “being” and “existence”.

MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a medical imaging technique used in radiology that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to resonantly stimulate certain molecular components of the physical body to visualize detailed internal structures. The MRI technique produces high resolution cross-sectional images for study.

Neutrinos, Quarks: Part of the large array of sub-atomic particles

Periodic Table of Elements: The Periodic Table of the chemical elements is a tabular presentation of the chemical elements which are the building blocks of all substances in the physical world. The table provides a useful framework to classify, systematize, and compare all of the many different forms of chemical behavior. The table has found many applications in chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, especially chemical engineering.

Physics: is a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space/time, as well as all related concepts, including energy and force. It is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the Universe behaves.

Plato’s 5th Element: Plato’s Timaeus proposed the existence of a fifth element called “quintessence”, of which the cosmos and all celestial bodies are made.

Prana: The Indian name for chi, or subtle energy, the Sanscrit word for life-force.

Pranic Healing: “Pranic Healing® is a highly evolved and tested system of no-touch healing developed by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. It is based on the fundamental principles that the body is a self-repairing living entity that possesses the ability to heal itself and that the healing process is accelerated by increasing this life force that is readily available from the sun, air and ground to address physical and emotional imbalances.”

Radiophysics: is a branch of physics focused on the theoretical and experimental study of certain kinds of radiation: its emission, propagation, and interaction with various mediums. The term is used in the following major meanings: • study of radio waves (the original area of research) • study of radiation used in radiology • study of other ranges of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation in some specific applications

Ringer Solution: An aqueous solution of the chlorides of sodium, potassium, and calcium used in physiological experiments and used topically as a physiological saline.

Scalar Energy: Orgone Energy, Tachyon Energy, Vacuum Energy, and Zero – Point energy: These are just some of the names that have been given to different aspects of the interaction of Subtle Energy with the physical world.

Subatomic Particles: In physics or chemistry, subatomic particles are the smaller particles composing nucleons and atoms. There are two types of subatomic particles: elementary particles, which are not made of other particles, and composite particles. Particle physics and nuclear physics study these particles and how they interact. Elementary particles of the Standard Model include: • Six “flavors” of quarks: up, down, bottom, top, strange, and charm; • Six types of leptons: electron, electron neutrino, muon, muon neutrino, tau, tau neutrino; • Twelve gauge bosons (force carriers): the photon of electromagnetism, the three W and Z bosons of the weak force, and the eight gluons of the strong force.

Subtle Body: Sometimes called the etheric body is the subtle energetic structure that receives and distributes subtle energy, or chi, and acts as the “software” for the physical body. It is the first or lowest layer in the “human energy field” or aura, said to be in immediate contact with the physical body. It contains the system of meridians, which carry the subtle energy, and distribute it throughout the physical body and energy centers (chakras) that absorb subtle energy from the earth, the air and the sun. Physical and psychological disorders often appear as energetic disruptions in the subtle body before manifesting as problems in the physical body.

Subtle Subatomic Energy / Subtle Energy: Experiments conducted by frontier scientists indicate that Subtle Energy, (called the “life force” in many ancient sciences), belongs to the immeasurable 96% of the Universe which modern science is calling “Dark Matter” and “Dark Energy”. Common sense and logic bring us to the supposition that Subtle Energy represents some range of “Dark Energy”. Based on this we suggest calling this immeasurable force, Subtle Subatomic Energy (SSE), instead of the rather heavy name “Dark Energy”. We call it subtle because it is immeasurable (not weak); subatomic because it operates in the world of subatomic substance.

It is also commonly referred to as the life force, Chi, Prana, Qi or Ki in Oriental Traditions. These are some of the names given to the immeasurable energy that penetrates, supports and organizes all life and is essential to the maintenance of all life. According to Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and many Energy Medicine modalities practiced today, good health is dependent on the unimpeded flow and balance of this energy in the energy system of the body.

Subtle Subatomic Energy Science (SSES): Subtle subatomic energy science is a “new” field of science dedicated to the systematic examination of the 96% of the universe, called Dark Energy and Dark Matter by modern science, and called subtle subatomic energy on this website, currently not measurable using modern scientific equipment. Ninety-six percent of the universe is currently not measurable because all modern scientific measuring equipment is based on or involves, in one way or another, the electromagnetic force and the electrically charged particles, electrons and ions. Subtle subatomic energy does not interact directly with those electrically charged particles.

These examinations are currently ongoing around the world, conducted by frontier scientists using combinations of tools and equipment to measure and assess the effects of subtle subatomic energy on physical matter. Using Vital Force Technology™ it is now possible to use take a more technological approach to this research because of the ability of this equipment to create an interface between the atomic and subatomic worlds, and because the SSE generated by this equipment is stable and repeatable, solving many experimental problems and making it compliant with modern scientific methodologies.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: It is a philosophy of healing and preventative health practices based on the “Principle of Yin and Yang” wherein opposite forces and phenomena are viewed as complementary and actively interdependent aspects of the same basic polarity that is evident throughout the universe. It is a holistic approach to health that combines the use of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, food therapy, massage and therapeutic exercise.

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is cyclic sound pressure with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing. Although this limit varies from person to person, it is approximately 20 kilohertz (20,000 hertz) in healthy, young adults and thus, 20 kHz serves as a useful lower limit in describing ultrasound. The production of ultrasound is used in many different fields, typically to penetrate a medium and measure the reflection signature or supply focused energy. The reflection signature can reveal details about the inner structure of the medium, a property also used by animals such as bats for hunting. The most well known application of ultrasound is its use in sonography to produce pictures of fetuses in the human womb. There are a vast number of other applications as well.

Zero Point Energy: (see Scalar Energy).