Biofield Energy Systems Technology (BEST) Scan Deep Dive


The Biofield Energy Systems Technology (BEST) scan provides invaluable real-time insights into the mind/body subtle energy complex. These insights can lead to understanding underlying causes to a myriad of issues potentially creating dis-harmony (physiological and emotional symptoms) within the mind/body global communication system. As the BEST scan assesses the subtle energy terrain it can provide rapid feedback to all types of therapeutic interventions, lifestyle choices, and emotional states/stressors. The BEST Scan is easy, painless, non-invasive, and fast. The BEST scan a disruptive technology for those willing to explore the true causes behind chronic disease, pain, and emotional trauma.


The science behind Biofield Energy Systems Technology (BEST) scan is based upon the intrinsic electrical currents which are present in all living cells via their ion channel movements, dipole frequencies, and molecular processes1. The ability to measure these underlying currents allows for the revelation of valuable systemic information relating directly to patho/physiological conditions.
Basic physics allows us to understand where there are electric currents there will be an associated electromagnetic field. These fields are the result of the various and numerous electrical processes that are always in action within the cellular matrix that is our body. These very small electromagnetic fields are also known as biophotons (ultra-weak photon emissions of biological systems). Biophotons are weak electromagnetic waves existing within the ultraviolet through the optical range of the intensity spectrum3. Visible and nonvisible light are made up of packets of photons.
The body’s biophoton emission has been found to be an expression of cell to cell communication reflective of the functional state of the living organism, and its measurement can be used to assess this state. Biophotons are largely generated by mitochondrial ATP energy production, as well as polarization of the intracellular and extracellular matrices. Mitochondria are present in every cell of the body with the exception of red blood cells. Higher concentrations of mitochondria are found in organs/systems that have high energy expenditures, such as the brain, liver, skin, muscles, and nerves. Changes in biophotonic activity have been shown to be indicative of changes in mitochondrial ATP energy production manifested in physiological and pathological conditions.


The Biofield Energy Systems Technology (BEST) scan signal is generated when a finger is placed on the glass electrode and a high-frequency voltage impulse is applied to the underside of the glass surface. Fingers have a large number of nerve endings thus higher electrical activity and concentrations of biophotons. The high voltage impulse generates a localized electromagnetic field around the finger thus exciting and amplifying the biophotonic field within the skin and nerve cells within the fingertip. This combination leads to an excitation of the local air molecules, forming room temperature plasma. The energy of the plasma is released via the ionization of the local air molecules, thus emitting photons within the ultraviolet and visible light spectrum. The light is captured by a camera and relayed to the computer system. The resultant image is analyzed by a plurality of algorithms and assigned a numeric score. Similar to automated x-ray readers, sophisticated processes are in place within the BEST scan software to create a prioritized scoring method to provide quantifiable data useful for assessment and monitoring. The BEST scan takes between 5-7 minutes to administer with another 8 minutes to process the data. The BEST scan produces a twenty-two-page report providing both a quick dashboard summary as well as an in-depth assessment of the major organ systems of the body. The BEST scan measurement of electrophysiological signals is a reflection of the functional dynamics of the cellular matrix including changes in mitochondrial ATP energy production manifested in physiological and pathological conditions. The BEST scan’s ability to reflect the current state of cell to cell signaling presents the opportunity to assess the real-time functional state of various organs and body systems. The functional state is representative of nutrient choices, stress, environment, and activity. To date, it has been difficult to understand the micro-metabolic effects of food choices, fluids, hydration, exercise, activity, environmental factors, and stress on the cells and organs responsible for regulating and maintaining health and homeostasis. As such, disruptions such as metabolic syndrome are not frequently evaluated or addressed even though they are a common medical condition in America and a major contributor to chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Likewise, systemic inflammation, a complex biological response linked to chronic pain, obesity, neuropathy, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, migraines, thyroid and autoimmune disorders, dental issues, cancer, etc. is difficult to measure before it triggers the symptoms of disease. It is critical to “see”, understand, and manage complex and interdependent functional dynamics to create health rather than solely treat symptoms. The BEST scan’s measure of electrophysiological signals will be useful in the assessment and monitoring of organs and body systems affected by alterations in the microenvironment shared systemically. It is a critical tool to enable multi discipline health care teams to view the impact of compound variables, and measure and quantify vulnerability in an effort to thwart disease and promote health.

IV. Body System Correlation

The question for those who have either heard of the biofield energy systems technology or experienced it first hand is, “How do the images of fingertips give you all that information?” Let’s look at the principal factors that allow for the images to be obtained at the fingertips.

The skin on the palm side of our fingertips is a specialized sensory conduit. “The fingers, on one hand, will be flexed and extended about 25 million times over the course of one lifetime. And the hand also has very sensitive “antennae” for receiving stimuli from the environment: There are a total of 17,000 touch receptors and free nerve endings in the palm for passing on sensations of pressure, movement and vibration, so it is with good reason that the sense of touch is associated so strongly with the hand.”

Each hand contains approximately 48 named nerves: 3 major nerves; 24 named sensory branches; 21 named muscular branches.

The nerves found in the hands are a part of the peripheral nervous system. The sensory division of the peripheral nervous system reports information to the central nervous system from receptors in peripheral tissues and organs. Fingers are one of the major sensory receptors for the body and its “perception” of the environment. The peripheral nervous system includes all neural tissue outside of the central nervous system. The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and the spinal cord and is responsible for integrating, processing, and coordinating sensory data and motor commands. Information processing includes the integration and distribution of information within the CNS. The peripheral nervous system is comprised of the somatic and autonomic nervous systems. Together they are responsible for both voluntary and involuntary responses, including emotion as well as motor responses. We are all familiar with the fight or flight response – a physiological reaction of the sympathetic nervous system resulting in a hormonal cascade/secretion that diverts blood flow from non-essential organs (such as the gut) to critical systems (such as the heart and lungs) in response to a threat in the environment. This mechanism is instantaneous and involves all of our organs working synergistically with the endocrine system. Rather than a linear knee bone connected to the backbone, our body is a fully integrated, highly sensory, supercomputing, and processing system that moves at the speed of light and faster through non-local actional at a distance thought.

Holographic – quantum mechanical view
Over the last decade the mode of transfer of information across the human nervous system has had extensive study. “It is well known that synaptic transmission and axonal transfer of nerve impulses are too slow to organize coordinated activity in large areas of the central nervous system.”7 The duration of synaptic transmission is at least 0.5ms thus the transmission across thousands of synapses takes about hundreds or even thousands of milliseconds. These low-velocity transmission times cannot account for the ‘real-time’ light-speed transmission processing of our nervous system. Quantum theory is now replacing the classical theory of relay by chemical synapse. Biophotons (electromagnetic waves of light within our cells) are the mechanism by which information can be relayed throughout the body. In a holographic manner, the neurons of our peripheral, sympathetic, and autonomic nervous systems utilize illuminated photons from our cells in cohesive, coherent transmissions throughout the brain and CNS allowing the human mind and body to adapt and respond to our environment at speeds necessary for continued survival. It’s all connected – our hands, feet, eyes, ears, organs, etc. – our body is a magnificent sensory/motor system that is able to process information beyond the speed of light.

The biofield energy systems technology taps into the global holographic communication system at the fingertips. While the feet, hands, ears, and tongue also have an active metabolic generation of biophotons, the fingers are the easiest to access. The BEST scan uses a mapping system that correlates the signals from the fingers to 49 identified organ systems and structures. The mapping from fingers to organs, systems, and structures has its origins in early investigations by physicians and scientists that have been interested in bio-electric detection of disease within the body (i.e. R. Becker, H.S. Burr, H.A. M. Whitby). The BEST scan mapping system has been identified and validated through several clinical studies with significant correlative outcomes. /p>

Clinical data from a 350+ patient study at Johns Hopkins affiliate Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) has shown solid evidence the BEST scan measurement has a significant association with organ system dysfunction and/or associated risk for disease. The objective of the study was to determine if the BEST scoring would correlate with the involved organ or system as determined by physician diagnosis. A cohort of 353 subjects comprised of individuals who visited the hospital and/or outpatient clinic and were newly or previously diagnosed within five (5) diagnosis groups (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal/endocrine, renal, hepatic, and respiratory) was evaluated by the Biofield Energy Systems Technology. A control group of staff, friends, and family of the hospital and outpatient clinic were also evaluated by the BEST scan. The BEST scores were compared to the physicians’ diagnoses from the hospital and/or outpatient clinic medical records. The results of the study showed that as the BEST scan score increased in number on a response scale, the probability that a patient had an active medical diagnosis also increased. As shown below, the odds ratios were statistically significant for each of the five organ systems studied, indicating the Health-E-Circuits Response Scale is able to detect an association with the system(s) and/or organ(s) involved in the diagnosis.

The strong data resulting from the GBMC study suggests a very high correlation between the BEST scan Response Scale and the organ system(s) involved with a clinical diagnosis. The BEST scan has a place in medical facilities being useful as a baseline scoring assessment of overall health, a triage tool for urgent care and emergency department environments, and a hospital/clinic opportunity to monitor and customize therapeutic/treatment outcomes. Research to date indicates different diseases have specific patterns associated with not only the presence of disease but also the severity/volatility of the disease. Pharmaceuticals used to treat diseases also portray specific characteristics that can be differentiated from the disease pattern itself, but more work is needed to better define the distinctions. At the core of the technology is the measure of biophotonic quantum coherence. Research is needed to explore the association between levels of coherence, and what differences exist between them across the body.

The clinical relevance of the BEST scan among other benefits is its ability to assess the level of function or dysfunction of the mitochondria, its contribution to disease states, and the ability to assess the presence of functional nutrient deficiencies leading to the mitochondrial energy production deficiencies. Using the BEST scan, customized nutritional, activity, and therapeutic recommendations can be made. Further exploration and use of the Best scan, will further demonstrate its varied utility and expand its credibility, making it the first choice in helping to prevent, personalize, diagnose, and treat disease. Using the BEST scan as the first test to be performed in every medical workup; annual physicals, prior to, during, and after military deployments; and to improve patient recovery times will create the personalization of health care that has been sought for decades. Optimization of an individual’s activity readiness is fundamental to the Biofield Energy System Technology thus lending itself to any number of activities where individual and team performance is key. Sports and the military are just two areas where major benefits can be realized by the insertion of the BEST scan into their health management protocols.
Imagine a time when you place your hand on a piece of glass and a quick, painless, non-invasive image is acquired, providing a new way to see the body as a whole, and not the sum of its parts. This new model of medicine is ready to be ushered in with the BEST scan allowing fast, efficient, and personalized healthcare to be a reality.
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