Jacques Benveniste (1935-2004)

In Support of Findings and Concepts of Jacques Benveniste

Our findings recently published in Aqua Incognita (Pierandrea Lo Nostro and Barry W. Ninham, Editors, Connorcourt Publishing, Australia,  D. James Morré and Dorothy M. Morré,   Chapter XI “Water Talks to Water. Might We Listen In?”, ISBN: 9781925138214)  profoundly support the contentions of Benveniste and co-workers and, more recently, those of others, that “signaling of EM waves are potentially transmittable to cells and water by electromagnetic means” (Y. Thomas, M. Schiff, L. Belkade, P. Jungens, L. Kahhak and J. Benveniste.  2000.  Activation of human neutrophils by electronically transmitted phorbol myristate: Med. Hypothesis 54: 33-39; L. Montagnier, C. Lavallee & J. Aissa.  2012.  General procedure for the identification of DNA sequences generating electromagnetic signals in biological fluids and tissues. US Patent No. 2012/0034701A1).
 
In our studies, support for Benveniste’s concept of information transfer to and from water and cells comes from efforts to understand the mechanism that underlies operation of the water purification devices developed by the late Johann Grander of  Jochburg, Austria.  The devices are based on the principle that water inside a metal chamber causes a fundamental alteration in the properties of water passing through the devices but not in direct contact with the water in the device.  Industrial water flowing through the device with pure water encased inside comes out with properties of pure water after only a few seconds of transit.  Conversely if industrial water replaces the pure water in the device, pure water flowing through the device comes out with properties of industrial water.  Our explanation based on detailed experimentation is that the electromagnetic carrier wave from the aqueous solution in direct contact with the conducting metal surface conducts that signal to the solution passing through the device to alter the collective properties of the water passing through the device.
 
An analogous situation may account for information generated by electrodermal screening where electrical resistance at the skin’s surface is measured.  The purpose of electrodermal sensing is to detect “energy” imbalance along invisible lines of the body described by acupuncturists as meridians.  The device sends an electrical current, too small to be detected by the patients, through a probe.  When a second probe is touched to another part of the body, a low-voltage electrical circuit is completed and a computer screen or a needle on a gauge reads out a number between 0 and 100 as an indication of whether the patient’s “energy” is in or out of balance.
 
Samples of various remedies such as homeopathic liquids and dietary or vitamin supplements may be tried as the probe is touched to the problem area.  These different substances are tested until one is found that “balances” the energy disturbance.   But what do electrodermal diagnostic acupuncture instruments really measure?  Might such measurements provide an early warning system of body pathology as claimed?  Until now, the connection between these skin measurements and the functioning of internal organs has been obscure.  The answer may lie in water-generated electromagnetic fields.
 
From a theoretical standpoint, William Tiller wrote “one expects that cooperative cellular oscillations in an organ will lead to the generation of electromagnetic radiation in a broad frequency band from above the infrared to the KHz range (Tiller, W.A. 1987.  What do electrodermal diagnostic acupuncture instruments really measure.  Amer. J. Acupuncture 1987, 15: 15-23).  If meridians are indeed present as a type of conductance channel in the body, then electromagnetic radiation waves of the appropriate wavelength from this generated organ spectrum will be guided away from the organ environs and out to the skin through specific acupuncture points.” 
 
If water moving through the body provides, as it seems, a long range communication channel, the opportunities that arise are truly as important as Benveniste may have imagined.  Not only might it be possible to obtain wellness information electrodermally but also transmit information back to the body to repair the reported damage and restore balance to targets of imbalance.  As we conclude in our chapter, “Opportunities afforded may be not only to listen in but to talk back as well.”