Kirlian Photography was first developed Georg Lichtenberg in 1777. He noticed electromagnetic discharges in the high frequency field of the human body. In the beginning of the 20th century an English physician Dr. Walter Kilner discovered that the human aura could be observed through a plate glass stained with dicyanide. He observed that fatigue, disease and mood changes changed the shape and color of the fine pulsating cloud. In 1930 the Russians Semjon and Valentina Kirlian succeeded in observing the high frequency field of living subjects with out endangering the organism in anyway. Prof. F. A. Popp the famous German light physicist states,
"The correspondence between Kirlian photography and the surface of the skin is important in regards to diagnostic evaluation"
When Reiki Energy is applied it appears as rainbow coloured light in kirlian photographs and the aura of the person being treated changes drastically in a positive way with reiki treatments.
Disease states are caused by energy blockages. The Kirlian photograph helps to determine the overall energy flow of the body and locations of energy blockage which are manifested in the disease state. Dr. Mandel has categorized types of energy patterns on the Kirlian into endocrine, toxic and degenerative. Endocrine is the pre-disease state. The patient has symptoms but there is no discernable pathology. The Kirlian can be extremely valuable in locating the area of blockage. The second type of disturbance in the energy pattern is the toxic state. This is when there tissue changes develop such as inflammation, congestion and blockages of energy flow in the body. The third type is the degenerative type where the body begins to show destructive tissue changes.