International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS)

Journal of International Society of
Life Information Science (ISLIS)

Vol.27, No.1, March 2009


[Report of Chairman of Board of Directors]

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.5)

Review of 13 and a Half Years Progress for the International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS) and the Promotion of "Human Potential Science"
Chairman of the Board of Directors & Editor-in-Chief,
International Society of Life Information Science (
Chairman of the Board of Directors, International Research Institute (IRI )2(Chiba, Japan)
Visiting Professor, Toho University
Thirteen and a half years of activities of the International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS ) and the promotion of "Human Potential Science" are reviewed. ISLIS has sought and continues to seek the realization of the paradigm shift from material-oriented science and technology to a new paradigm including the consciousness, spirit and mind through research based on empirical and positive scientific methodologies, and consequently, to promote the development of health, social welfare, and education as well as social and personal peace of mind, and to contribute to the making of a peaceful world, at one with nature. Since the foundation of ISLIS in 1995, 27 symposia have been held and 27 issues of the Journal of ISLIS have been published periodically. ISLIS held the "Human Potential Science International Forum" in Chiba, Japan in 2002 and the "International Conference on Mind Body Science" in Seoul, Korea in 2004. It published the book Human Potential Science in 2004. The ISLIS has a worldwide presence with 9 international Information Centers and about 260 members in 10 countries.
International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS ), Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, publication of a book, human potential science, mind body,
parapsychology, qigong, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), integrative medicine

[Proceedings of 27th Symposium of Life Infromation Science]
without peer-review

[Lecture of the Organizer]

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.46)

What is Pseudoscience? A Look at Global Warming as an Example
Kiminori Itoh
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University (Yokohama, Japan)
Sciences and pseudoscience are characterized by two functions: self-expression and indicative expression, in a manner similar to languages (as expressed by Taka'aki Yoshimoto, a Japanese leading poet and philosopher). Also, from the viewpoints of scientific methodologies and examples from the global warming issue, it has been discussed how pseudosciences can be avoided.
science, pseudoscience, self-expression, indicative expression, three-stage theory, global warming

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.48)

Influence of Music Stimulation on Heartbeat Fluctuation
Takashi AOKI1, Yoshinori ADACHI2 and Shoji SUZUKI3
1College of Engineering, Chubu University (Aichi, Japan)
2 College of Business Administration and Information Science, Chubu University (Aichi, Japan)
3Suzuka National College of Technology (Mie, Japan)

The influence of music stimulation on heartbeat fluctuation was determined. Subjects were 10 healthy males aged from 22 to 23. The music used was a Japanese pop song entitled "Kujira-12" sung by the group Judy and Mary. The heartbeat was measured for 5 min without any stimulation, then for 5 min while being stimulated by hearing the song, and finally, for 5 min with no simulation. The heart rate was unchanged, but LF/HF decreased significantly during stimulation (LF and HF denote the low frequency component and the high frequency component of the power spectra of heartbeat fluctuations, respectively). This suggested that the stimulation suppressed the activity of the sympathetic nervous system during stimulation. LF was increased significantly after stimulation. This suggested that the mental stress decreased after stimulation. The stimulation by the music used in the experiment seemed to be helpful for music therapy.
Music stimulation, music therapy, heartbeat fluctuation, mental stress

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.55)

Analysis of a Pulse Wave Fractal under Various Stimulations
Yoshinori ADACHI1, Takashi AOKI1 and Shoji SUZUKI2
1Chubu University (Kasugai, Japan)
2Suzuka National College of Technology (Suzuka, Japan)
The human body shows peculiar reactions corresponding to external stimuli for body maintenance. As one of the reactions, a change appears as a pulse wave produced autonomically. In this research, the reactions to stimuli received through the senses of sight, hearing, and smell were examined. A sound stimulus (music), a light stimulus (periodic blinking light), and a smell stimulus (perfume) were given, and the pulse waves were measured with an acceleration pulse wave measuring instrument. The changes of periodicity and the pulse wave fractal were obtained before, during, and after stimulation. Because there are many differences between individuals, the same value was not obtained for each subject. However, it was confirmed that peculiar changes appeared and an examination was added to pay attention to the change under stimulation.
sound stimulus, light stimulus, smell stimulus, pulse wave, Lyapunov index, autocorrelation

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.62)

New Modeling Method of an Equivalent Circuit of an Acupuncture Point with a Negative Impedance Converter

Shoji SUZUKI1, Yoshinori ADACHI2 and Takashi AOKI2
  1 Suzuka National College of Technology (Mie, Japan)
                 2Chubu University (Aichi, Japan)

In this paper, the authors propose a new modeling method of an equivalent circuit of an acupuncture point with a negative impedance converter (NIC). This method has the advantage that one place can be measured in a few minutes. The value of C is measured from the resonance frequency by canceling the internal resistance of an acupuncture point using the NIC, and making the equivalent circuit equal to only the C circuit. Moreover, R can be known from the value of the load resistance of the NIC. In this method, the frequency response and the phase characteristic do not need to be measured.
acupuncture point, Hoku, Oriental medicine, negative impedance converter(NIC)

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.69)

Various Sounds Stimulations and Their Effects on Healing
Kimiko KAWANO1, Keiichiro KITA2 and Yasuharu NAKAMURA3
1Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute (Chiba, Japan)
2The Society for Sound Healing (Tokyo, Japan)
3Showa University, Emeritus Professor (Tokyo, Japan)
Plenty of methods have used music and various sounds to get healing effects and brain activations. Kawano and Yoichi1) have reported about hypersonic effects on EEGs and about changes in the auditory brain functions, while stimulating each ear with anomalous sounds. Kawano has also carried out many experiments related to sounds using crystal bowls and harmony-bells (tuning forks). Also, Kawano investigated healing effects through hearing or directly feeling those pure and harmonic vibrations. Stimulation methods to each ear by different sounds and also brain activa-tions of rapid listening have been discussed using EEGs. Abnormal or unusual sensory stimulations can easily induce altered states of consciousness. In this session, various differences in physiological responses with changes in three components of sound, loudness, pitch and timbre, and also the response changes in the auditory and somatosensory perceptions with changes in three components of music, rhythm, harmony and melody will be considered. Finally, sound healing effects will be discussed in the context of some practical demonstrations.
1) Kawano, K. and Yoichi, H.: Effects on the Brain by Sound Stimulations under Consideration of High Frequency Band. J. Intl. Soc. Life Info. Sci. 26(2) 247-251, 2008..

EEG, wave, auditory perception, vibration, sound healing

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.70)

Investigating the Characteristics of Sound
Keiichiro KITA1, Kimiko KAWANO2 and Yasuharu NAKAMURA3
1The Society for Sound Healing (Tokyo, Japan)
2Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute (Chiba, Japan)
3Showa University, Emeritus Professor (Tokyo, Japan)
Sound is created when things vibrate as when strings of a harp are played, they vibrate in oscillation and produce sound. We can also make sound by banging things like wooden sticks or blowing into things like shells. All ancient instruments produced sound by one of three movements, either by plucking strings, hitting or blowing. When the strings of a harp are plucked this creates areas of high and low pressure in the air surrounding the strings. The compressed air travels out into the atmosphere as sound waves If the sound produced is a low sound then the distances between the peaks of the waves will be farther apart and if the sound is a high sound, the distance between the peaks will be closer together. Sound waves can travel through anything whether it is air, wood, metal, bone, horn or water. The speed with which sound travels depends on the material. Sound travels through the air at a speed of 340 mps and through water at 1500 mps, and through bone and metal at a faster rate of 5000 mps. Since approximately 70% of the human body is made up of water, our bodies therefore make for a perfect medium to conduct sound, and this is of great consequence for using sound in relaxation and healing.
Sound found in the world of nature can range in frequency from 1 to millions of Hz. We humans have a limited audio range and are only able to hear sounds made between 20 - 20,000 Hz.

Our bodies have been well designed to conduct sound. High sounds resound in the head and lower sounds resound in the lower body. High frequency sound has the capacity to stimulate our consciousness, and therefore it can also be helpful in reducing stress levels. Likewise, low-pitched tones can help to release tension and relax the body from the inside, inducing emotion and euphoria. The principle behind healing with sound lies in resonance. When sound waves pass through the body the sound travels through cells and resonates in them and this is thought to help with rebalancing and activating the body's metabolism.

The Sufi, Hasrat Inyat Khan commented on the power of music: "The physical effect of sound has also a great influence upon the human body. The human body is a living resonator…the natural human voice holds all healing potential, within our voices we have the power to heal ourselves. If we were to sing with that natural healing voice we would naturally be able to heal others".

Sound is oscillation and vibration that travels in waves. In physics, vibration is "the movement of the area where time and space change". Scientists have recognized that everything in existence is indeed vibrating. Some things vibrate slowly, like sound, while radio waves (7.6 - 9.0 MHz) and light (405 - 790 trillion Hz), vibrate with a multitude of short wavelengths.

The recognition of a link between the mind and body that is occurring in western science goes all the way back to ancient Greece in the 4th century BC when Hippocrates asserted "the power of nature which lies within us can cure all illness". Two hundred years later, Pythagoras thought that in order to best cure an illness it is more effective, when examining a patient to examine the whole of him; this holistic approach remained the common sense approach to medicine until the 17th century.
Nowadays, when talking in terms of health and well being, more and more people are under the general agreement that the mind has a great effect over the body.
Sound can go a lot further than soothing our mood; it can benefit our bodies greatly through its vibration. In order to make ourselves more vital, healthy and energized we would do well to seek out more powerful and more peaceful sounds. Now is a good time to research the power of sound.
Sound wave, Frequency, Resonance, Sound healing, Holistic

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A Reverse Strategy in Promoting Positive Emotions among 'Negative' Spiritual College Students in Japan

Manami OZAKI
Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)
This study describes a pilot intervention program that promotes spiritual health among Japanese college students who scored high on a negative spirituality scale. 844 regular and 107 religious students were asked to fill out the Spiritual Health Test, which was developed to assess three domains of spiritual health: will, joy and awareness. The results revealed that the religious students scored higher on total spiritual health, will, and awareness but lower on joy than did the regular students.
The author then implemented an intervention program for some of those religious students (n=62) which involved a 'reverse strategy.' This strategy required the participants to recall their negative characteristics (e.g., pessimism) instead of their character strengths in order to appreciate their 'suchness'. 55 (88.7 %) students commented after the intervention that they were able to find their own positive characteristics from the weaknesses, meaning of being negative, and they developed associated positive emotions such as satisfaction and joy.
spiritual health, positive emotion, intervention, reverse strategy, meaning, joy

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.73)

Stamping on an Uneven Floor Mat Leads to Stress Reduction
Shuichi HASHIZUME1,2, Akihiko KAMADA2,3, Kimiko KAWANO2,4,
Hideyuki KOKUBO2,4, Mikio YAMAMOTO2,4, Hidetsugu KATSURAGAWA2 and Tsuneo WATANABE2
1Research Institute, Morinaga & Co., Ltd. (Yokohama, Japan)
2Center for the Environmental Study of Life and Mind, Faculty of Science, Toho University (Funabashi, Japan)
3Iritech Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan)
4Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute (Chiba, Japan)
Chromogranin A (CgA) levels and pupil stress values (obtained by measuring eye pupil reactions to a flash of light) were employed as psychosomatic stress indices to determine stress reduction resulting from an activity, in this case stamping on even or uneven floor mats. Changes in salivary CgA concentrations and pupil stress values in volunteers when exposed to psychosomatic stress, when stamping on the mats, and when resting, were monitored. Increased CgA levels and pupil stress values were observed during solving of the Uchida-Kraepelin Performance Test. Subsequently, both stress indices were lowered during stamping. Finally, both indices decreased further during resting for 30 min after stamping on the uneven mat, but no further decrease was detected after stamping on the even mat. The CgA level had a significant difference (P < 0.05) 30 min after stamping on the uneven mat compared to stamping on the even one. Good associations were evident between CgA levels and both pupil stress values and the subjects' assessments of stress sensation scores.
chromogranin A, pupil stress value, psychosomatic stress, stamping on an uneven mat

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.78)

Wave Length and Photon Emission from Cucumber
- Effects of 70GHz Extremely High Frequency (EHF) and Non-contact Healing -
Hideyuki KOKUBO and Mikio YAMAMOTO
Bio-Emission Laboratory, International Research Institute (Chiba, Japan)
When pieces of cucumber (Cucumis sativus "Shiroibo kyuuri") are exposed to the air, the intensity of photon emission from cucumber reaches the maximum about 5h later and then decreases gradually. The authors measured the time transition of intensity using 2 cameras; an image intensifier (I.I.) camera Model C2400-47, wave length 280-650nm and a CCD camera ImagEM C9100-13, wave length 400-1000nm. Samples of cucumber were treated for 30min by 70GHz millimeter wave (Extremely High Frequency: EHF) or non-contact healing. In the range from red to infrared rays, the intensity of photon emission was very large and there was a difference in intensities between directions of growth of samples. No effects of the millimeter wave were observed by either the I.I. or the CCD cameras; however effects of non-contact healing were detected by the I.I. camera. It was considered that red to infrared rays should be eliminated to detect effects of non-contact healing.
biophotons, Cucumis sativus "Shiroibo kyuuri", infrared ray, 70GHz, millimeter wave, non-contact healing

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.27, No.1, p.90)

Controlled Healing Power and Ways of Non-contact Healing
Hideyuki KOKUBO and Mikio YAMAMOTO
Bio-Emission Laboratory, International Research Institute (Chiba, Japan)
After 30-min treatment by non-contact healing on experimental sample pieces of cucumber (cucumis sativus "Shiro-ibo kyuuri"), the intensities of biophotons from experimental and control samples were measured for 18h. In Cucumber series No. 7 from June to December 2008, 24 volunteer healers (10 beginners and 14 veterans) were tested twice. As a result, the average of J values, an index of controlled healing power, was 0.084 (95% confidential interval was 0.026, n = 24). There was no significant difference between beginner (J = 0.081) and veteran healers (J = 0.086). Only their ages showed a negative correlation with J values (r = 0.487, p = 0.016, two tails). Analyses on the details showed a weak positive correlation between the bright factor of character traits and the difference of J values of 2 trials (r = 0.466, p = 0.022, two tails). It was considered that bright healers could adjust their healing ways to experiments. And there was a weak positive correlation between difference of the degree of the healing way "Loving intention (including prayer to gods, Buddha and spirits)" and the difference of J values of 2 trials (r = 0.417, p = 0.043, two tails). The correlation was obvious in veterans and it meant that they were more familiar with the ways of healing.
non-contact healing, way of healing, factor analysis, healer, quantitative measurement, biophoton, cucumis sativus "Shiro-ibo kyuuri"

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