From 2003 - 2007, LACH was an interdisciplinary center funded by NCCAM (National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) from NIH (National Institutes of Health). The team of scientists participating in the center included biophysicists, biostatisticians, psychophysiologists, research physicians (including surgeons and psychiatrists), PhD nurses, and research-oriented healers.
LACH conducted a series of experiments examining the effects of Reiki, Johrei, and other energy healing techniques on e coli bacteria, biophoton emission in plants, microvascular leakage in rats, and patients recovering from cardiac surgery. Though some of our experiments allowed for carefully controlled double-blind designs, the findings were again too controversial for mainstream journals. Our findings were published in peer reviewed journals including Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Journal of Scientific Exploration.
The findings from CFMBS were summarized in THE ENERGY HEALING EXPERIMENTS: Science Reveals Our Natural Power to Heal (Atrial / Simon & Schuster, 2007).