A spontaneous healing is when the body recovers from a disease state spontaneously without apparent cause or aid of medical care.1 Some call it the placebo effect and others call it quantum healing, suggesting healing from an invisible source that works through mechanisms that are, as of yet, unknown.
Spontaneous remissions, spontaneous regressions, or quantum healings are considered rare today, although they have been documented for hundreds and even thousands of years.1
The placebo effect, a healing response that occurs due to a person’s belief, has been found to be 35-82% effective as a healing aid. For a drug to be approved by the FDA, it only has to outperform the placebo one time!2-8
The cause of all disease, according to Ayurveda, is prajnapradh, translated as the “mistake of the intellect” or “crimes against wisdom.” It is understood that when mind and body start to function independently, without a connection to the whole, the mind and body soon lose the memory (smriti) of how to function as part of the whole.
To avoid disease, Ayurveda suggests that body, mind, emotions, and spirit (consciousness) must all work as one “whole.” If the body is stressed, depleted, or exhausted, the mind will be, too. This results in a survival mindset that seeks satisfaction, pleasure, reward, stimulation, or instant gratification at any cost.
Overstimulation of the mind drives the body to exhaustion and conditions the mind to seek ever more powerful sources of satisfaction or stimulation. Over time, chronic overstimulation can lead to depletion or retreat in the name of protecting any residual reserves. This can manifest as fear, anxiety, depression, anger, resentment, violence, and isolationism—all examples of the body functioning in isolation, without the memory of how to function as part of a whole.
We’ve all heard the saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” and this surely applies in self-healing. New discoveries may have found the mechanism to explain these age-old spontaneous healings.
First, on a physical level, it has become more accepted that all body systems work in coordination. When one system becomes depleted, another will compensate. Too many stressed or depleted systems cause multiple layers of physiological compensation that eventually break down, leaving the parts (bodily systems) disconnected from whole and forced to function independently. Soon, without the body, mind, organs, and organ systems working together in harmony, optimal health is impossible.
The treatment of prajnaparadh, according to Ayurveda, is to restore the memory of the whole to the parts and thus allow the body, mind, and spirit to function as one unit. To accomplish this, the body’s awareness has to be brought to the place where the parts and whole were first separated. To understand how to accomplish this, we need to employ some quantum physics.
We RecommendPart 1: What is Quantum Consciousness?
We Are Electromagnetic Fields
Quantum field theory now tells us that at the most subtle levels, we are fluctuations of certain electromagnetic fields that concentrate into physical matter. If these fields are destined to become matter, then there must be a place where fields and the physical expression of these fields meet—and there is: photons or particles of light.
By definition, a photon can take the form of a particle or an electromagnetic field. Putting your attention on a photon would then be putting your attention on an entity that by definition lives at the junction between particles and fields. Theoretically, then, a healing should occur.
Where Consciousness + Matter Meet
Many physicists believe that the many known electromagnetic fields are unified and express consciousness. Ayurveda believes that when consciousness becomes matter or the body, and the matter forgets that it comes from a field of consciousness, this separation or memory loss, which can be due to a physical, mental, or emotional imbalance, is the cause of disease.
The treatment, then, is to put one’s attention at the junction between consciousness and matter. From here, awareness is allowed to shine into the field of consciousness and the physical body at the same time. With awareness connecting the physical body with the field of consciousness, the memory of pure consciousness can be restored to the body.
The parts are now reconnected with the whole. It’s like putting a light in a doorway: the light shines into both rooms at the same time, leaving no more separation—it all becomes one!
Ayurveda describes many healing techniques that connect consciousness with matter. These techniques are known to bring the body’s awareness to the place where the body and consciousness join. The following are just some of the techniques aimed at accomplishing this:
- Pulse-taking as a diagnostic and healing technique
- Marma therapy: marma points are said to be junction points between consciousness and matter
- Ayurvedic massage
- Senses therapies (sound, touch, sight, taste, smell)
- Yoga and pranayama
Vedic Quantum Healing through Biophotons
Disclaimer: While this emerging research is fascinating and offers exciting potential for future medical application, to date there is no replicated evidence that spontaneous remission or other self-healing phenomena can be reproduced in a clinical setting. Any claims to be able to provide these services should be treated with a healthy level of skepticism, especially if offered as a substitute for conventional medical treatment. Always consult your medical practitioner before embarking on any course of treatment for a known or suspected medical condition.
As described earlier, there is one known entity that can be both particle and field at the same time: photons. It has been known for decades that the body emits large quantities of biophotons (photons produced by the body) and we are just beginning to understand how they work.
Biophotons act as subtle cell-to-cell information carriers stored in healthy DNA, which can communicate over long distances in the body or from one body to the next at the speed of light.9
Studies have found that biophotons can be altered by intention and, when carried or communicated over vast distances, this understanding may someday explain the mechanism behind distance healing, the healing of prayer, and other “non-scientific” healing claims.
According to what is called the Bókkon’s hypothesis, intention can produce biophysical images in the brain associated with increased emission of ultraweak biophotons.13
Since biophotons are the particles at the junction of consciousness and matter, and studies tell us they are quantum information-carrying particles altered by and carrying intent, then putting your attention on them with intention to heal may explain how Vedic healing treats prajnaparadha or the cause of disease.
Could biophotons be the information-carrying particles that restore parts of the physical body that have lost their memory of their pure consciousness source?