Biophysics is the study of the interaction of biological systems and physical forces with which they come in contact.
There are only 3 types of general forces that can affect biology and they effect it in only one of two ways. Beneficial/Nourishment or Detrimental/Poison.
1) Biochemical– Man made chemicals, foods, water, herbs, minerals, vitamins, pharmaceutical drugs, gasses (O2, CO2, CO etc.) all of which ultimately derive from the elemental chart.
Too much of a drug and the body shuts down, just like drinking too much water can drown the body. When used right, both can have positive health benefits for the body. When overdone or abused, they have severe negative impact on the body
2) Energetic– Light, sound, heat/cold, magnetic fields, physical impact and electrical energy. Excessive force of electricity (lightening, electrocution, etc.) can cause severe injury or death.
Excessive heat or cold can also cause severe injury (frost bite, heat stroke, burns, etc.)
Excessive light or radiation can cause tissue destruction (sun-burns, radiation poisoning, intense light blindness, etc.) But with proper technology and control, all of these energetic forces can become therapeutic.
3) Informational- The third, often overlooked force, which can impact human beings both positively and negatively
Negative information can result in a shock or trauma reaction, which may have a negative biological impact.
On the flip side, positive information can reduce stress and can have a good physical effect.
While there is a dizzying array of light, sound, electrical, magnetic, and hydro-therapeutic modalities available for professional and personal use, there are a relatively small number of energy assessment tools available to the clinician.
Data collection technology for acupuncture meridians, heart rate variability, bio-impedance interstitial fluid exam, and vascular compliance testing can all yield minimally invasive electro-physiological data to assist clinical decision making.
These assessment modalities when coupled with physical examination, clinical context and biological marker lab tests yields us a sufficient body of data to assist the clinician in designing a comprehensive protocol.
Emerging technologies which are time sensitive and clinically reproducible allow for reassessment as treatment modalities are employed.