All living cells emit very small quantities of visible light or ‘biophotons’.

These are no different from normal light except that they are organised in a particular way and will often give information as to the health of the organism.

There is evidence that these photons are used by cells to regulate chemical reactions within a cell, to trigger cellular reproduction and to communicate with other cells.
The light emitted from living tissue is often structured in a way that implies some sort of coordination between the photons themselves, leading physicists to speculate that biophotons form a ‘quantum coherent’ state and obey laws lying outside of those of classical physics.

Disruption of photon communication can cause cancer and its restoration will have a healing effect.

The phenomenon was discovered in 1922 by Alexander Gurwitsch (left) who called it ‘mitogenetic radiation’, claiming that it was responsible for triggering cell division (mitosis).
His discoveries originally gained a lot of attention but were largely forgotten after the second world war.

Research was renewed by Fritz Popp and it was relabelled bio-photonics or Ultra-weak Photon Emission (UPE).

Popp claimed that biophotons are created in the DNA of the cell, are essential for chemical reactions within the cell and form self-organising or ‘quantum-coherent’ states.

Popp showed that benzoapyrene is a light ‘disruptor’. It absorbs ultra-violet ‘B’ light with wavelength 380 nanometres and re-emits it at a different frequency.

The result is unrestrained (cancerous) growth in the tissue; so this frequency acts as some sort of growth regulator.

Biophotons are emitted by all living things, with primitive organisms emitting more than more complex organisms and diseased tissue emitting more than healthy tissue.

Tumours in mice can be identified by their light signature.

“It has been scientifically proven that every cell in the body emits more than 100,000 light impulses or photons per second. These biophotons which are not only emitted by humans but by all living things, and have been found to be the steering mechanism behind all biochemical reactions. A biophoton is always emitted before every biochemical reaction. Without the biophoton signal, there can be no chemical reaction; they are like a steering system for all the biochemistry that takes place in the body.” Paper

Here we see light emitted from geranium leaves over a 2 hour period.

There is more light emitted from parts of a leaf that are in close proximity to another leaf; the leaves are exchanging both energy and information via biophotons.

When white light is shone on a leaf, say, there is a short time delay before the light is re-emitted. This emission has a characteristic frequency profile and decay curve that defy explanation in terms of the behaviour of individual cells or molecules, thereby suggesting some sort of cooperation between the photons themselves: Quantum Coherence

V P Kaznacheev showed that small pulses of ultraviolet light were emitted as a cell died off and caused death in another cell culture separated by a quartz window.
When the quartz was replaced by glass which blocks UV light, the effect vanished.

Biophoton emission is reduced during meditation.

Biophotons have been suggested as carriers of information along acupuncture meridians. Below we see a biophotonic response to moxibustion at the acupuncture points.


Bio-Photon Research and Its Applications: A ReviewHamouda, Khalifa, Belhasan

Fritz-Albert Popp’s research while affiliated with Max Planck Institute of Biophysics

Are humans really beings of light?

A tribute to Fritz-Albert Popp on the occasion of his 70th birthday – Marco Bischof

Light, cancer, and Fritz-Albert Popp. – Jule Klotter

Biophotonics in the infrared spectral range reveal acupuncture meridian structure of the body. -Schlebush, Maric-Oehler, Popp

Biophotons as Subtle Energy Carriers – Srinivasan

Cellular communication through light – Daniel Fels

Controlling cell function with light – Daniel Evanko

The Kaznacheev Experiments