These days BR is working with an imaging device called GDV, this device uses the emission of light from the fingers and a software program that utilises various body mapping systems (Korean Hand Acupuncture, Chinese Meridian System, etc...) to produce a picture of the electro-bio-field of the subject. One could also say "aura". (It is important to note that every indigenous culture in the world has had an "energy" view of life, it has been science that has truncated us from our roots.) A good bio-field is regular and even. Many of BR's experiments have to do with practitioners of a type of Qi Gong called "Wild Goose", which produces quite a nice field. In one quite telling series she showed the scattered uneven field of a beginning practitioner before attending class, then the same person with a lovely even and enhanced field after just one hour of practice. The long term practitioners seemed to maintain their good fields throughout the day. BR is of the opinion that any kind of energy practice, be it Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, meditation or even Ba Gua (this was my addition since it is, err, my practice) is good for the field. Her example it is heartening as it shows beginners can benefit immediately.
Once you can shift the energy then physiology and biology follow; the bio-field is the bridge between the mind and body. A few more items from my notes: Korotov, the developer of GDV, found that there was a burst of light from the body at death, presumably the soul; intuitives have a permeable bio-field; the healers with splotchy bio-fields were healed as they healed their patients; don't forget we are an open system, you've got more microbes in you than human cells; Before and after pics of Qi Gong healers showed an energy build-up then a draining in the liver and colon area from the healer because they were using their own Dan Tian energy; Reiki healing does not deplete the practitioner, (but is not so reliant on the intent of the healer -my addition).
Stuff that messes with your bio-field are electromagnetic fields (cell phones, computers, power lines, electronic devices, that sort of thing). So what can you do, other than start your Tai Chi practice? there is a device that BR likes, there is science behind it and good studies. Q Link is it's name and here is a link to their site. The Q Link uses a crystal oscillator that is in sympathetic resonance to strengthen the bio-field in the presence of stresses. BR shared a case of a woman who was very sensitive to EMFs- when working on a computer she would get fatigue, decreased brain function, tense stiff, headachey. Then she put on a Q Link and went to work on her laptop and her field got better, better from even from her "normal" status.
Next time Iodine and The Thyroid with Dr. David Brownstein.