I am fascinated by electricity. When I read a book1) on biocircuits and that they do not use any outside electricity but connected to a higher level equivalent of electricity in the human body I was interested. I had to check for myself.

I used copper for my biocircuits. In this case a set of copper plates connected by copper wire, which allowed the natural subtle energies of the body to flow. All I used were copper sheets as used for electronic circuit boards and heavy multi-strand copper wire, no soldering.

When I lay on my own biocircuits I felt my hands get warm, and I would fall into a deep sleep (what is currently called a " power nap ") for 20 minutes. After that I woke up automatically feeling fresh and relaxed. This became my introduction to subtle energy (chi, prana, Qi, etc.).

For those who want to find out more, search for the inventor of biocircuits: "Leon Ernest Eeman". The commercial version is shown below.

Relaxation Screens, sometimes called biocircuits or Eeman screens, were discovered by Leon Ernest Eeman in the early 1920s. After serious injuries in a plane crash, Eeman was deemed 100 percent disabled. While hospitalized he recalled Jesus' admonition "Heal the sick by the laying on of hands." Eeman reasoned that this healing energy was the subtle energy of the life force itself. Within two years after his release from the hospital he developed techniques using these screens that "restored him to better health than he had ever known."

These screens are passive devices that facilitate the flow of subtle bodily energy. A scientific, double blind study, that measured muscle tension and skin conductance as well as monitored EEG, found these screens to be superior for producing relaxation.

Relaxation Screens work to balance your bodily energy, called chi, prana, life force, etc. Connecting the meridian terminations in your hands to the points at the base of the neck and the bottom of the spine augments bodily energy flow. The copper screens act like an antenna to capture and radiate the energy while the copper electrodes make contact with the meridian points in the hands. Copper wire, an excellent conductor for this energy, connects the screens with the electrodes. Connected as illustrated at the left, the relaxation screens quickly reduce stress and fatigue, quite your mind, and promote sleep. This is also a great way to relax for 20 minutes and renew your energy. The screens are 12 inch squares of .011 copper, 16 mesh, and are sewed to a heavy cotton backing to insure comfort and durability. The handles are 4" long, 1" polished copper tube. All connections are silver soldered to avoid lead and increase durability. The materials and workmanship are warranted against manufacture defects for one year.

The commercial Biocircuit is made of: 12" Square .011 copper mesh. Cotton backing, 1" Copper handles, Test Lead wire and: Silver soldered.

Although no medical claims are made or implied, many benefits have been reported. This is also a great way to relax for 20 minutes and renew your energy.

  • Calm your mind
  • Relax your body Reduce stress
  • Alleviate jet lag
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve meditation
  • Rejuvenate after illness
  • Increase vitality

the paper below describes a study on the use of Biocircuits. Personally I find that trying for myself was what got me interested. For those who want to go to the original website click on: http://www.gene5.com/study.htm

A Double Blind Study of the "Biocircuit," a Putative Subtle-Energy-Based Relaxation Device. Julian Isaacs, Ph.D. and Terry Patten

Editorial: Inside Out, Outside In. Steven L. Fahrion, Ph.D.

Biocircuits are passive devices which are reported to cause relaxation in users, supposedly by facilitation of bodily subtle energy flow. A repeated-measures, within-subjects control, double-blind study was performed to test whether a "relaxation" Biocircuit would produce more relaxation than a placebo-control Biocircuit.

The study design controlled for expectation, order effects, first time effects and ultradian rhythms. Dependent measures included four physiological variables relating to arousal and relaxation (frontalis muscle tension, one monopolar channel of EEG monitored for theta episodes, finger temperature, finger skin conductance) and a ten-item comparative questionnaire used to rank subjective experiences relating to relaxation in session.

Twelve subjects completed four sessions each. The first session for all subjects was used only for familiarization and its data were not analyzed. Subjects then completed three more sessions each, treatment order being counterbalanced and randomly assigned across subjects. The three sessions exposed subjects to a "relaxation" Biocircuit, a placebo-control "dummy" Biocircuit and a "tension" Biocircuit.

The EEG theta measure showed significantly more theta episodes associated with the relaxation device than with the placebo-control (Wilcoxon signed ranks test: p = .025 one-tailed). The frontalis muscle tension measure showed significantly lower tension levels associated with the relaxation device than with the placebo-control (Wilcoxon signed ranks test: p = .01 one tailed).

The skin conductivity and temperature measures did not reach significance in any direction across any pair of treatments.

Five of the ten questionnaire items comparing the relaxation device with the placebo-control significantly favored the relaxation device (all by Sign test with a priori probability of .5); subjective estimate of relaxation (p = .0002); sensations of warmth (p = .03); non-ordinariness of experience (p = .02); perceived effectiveness (p = 0.02); perceived benefit (p = 0.02).

No questionnaire items at the 0.05 significance level favored the placebo control over the relaxation device. The findings of the study demonstrate the superiority of the relaxation biocircuit over a placebo-control for producing relaxation under fully controlled double blind conditions.

as per http://www.gene5.com/study.htm


1) Biocircuits: Amazing Biocircuits: New Tools for Energy Health by Leslie Patten, Terry Patten, Gregory Armstrong (Editor) Publisher: HJ Kramer; (December 1988) ASIN: 0915811138; Paperback: 227 pages.

Eeman Biocircuit Instructions

Here's some instructions on how to build an "Optimal Eeman Biocircuit". The Eeman Biocircuit was invented by Leon Eeeman a World War I pilot in the Royal Flying Corps. Due to a severe back injury in 1915 flying accident, Eeman became interested in hands on healing and energy work. Out of this experimentation came the invention of his Eeman Relaxation Circuit circa 1919. In 1922 he set up shop in London and continued his eccentric, but fruit bearing experiments and treatments.

To make an Optimal Eeeman Biocircuit you'll require the following: 2-- 12 inch square pieces of copper sheeting. Keep them thin and flexible. Copper roofing shingles can be substituted. Where to purchase: Scrap metal yards often have sheets, roofing companies that work on old churches will sell you shingles, hardware wholesalers, large home supply stores. Brass sheet works as well, but are less easy to locate. Have them cut into 12 inch squares.

  • (2) 4 foot insulated copper wire strands.
  • (1) 3 foot insulated copper wire strands.
  • Stereo copper wire works fine. You can buy this at Radio Shack and other electronics stores. Hardware stores carry copper wire, but it's usually bundled tighter that stereo cable You can buy small spools of stereo wire at Radio Shack.
  • 2-- 4 inch lengths of 1 inch or 3/4 inch copper pipe. These handles can be purchased from hardware supply places or cut for you in scrap on junk yards.
  • Some duct or electrical tape.
  • You'll need access to a drill so you can punch holes in the pipes and copper sheets.

How to construct:

Take each copper 12 inch square and drill a hole near two opposing corners of the squares. This hole should be large enough to run bare copper wire through and tie a knot. (I like knots better than rivets because rivets can stick you in the back when you're laying on them) (The hole should be no larger than a hole in a three hole punch for binders)...After you've drilled the two holes in opposing corners, you will now drill another hole near the very center of the perimeter of the square. This hole will connect this square to the other square via a 3 foot copper wire strand to the other square. This midline copper strand will be aligned with your spine.

Drill a hole in each copper pipe handle. Now attach a 4 foot copper strand to this hole in the handle. Make this a bare copper knot. Cover any exposed copper wiring with electrical or duct tape. Connect a copper wire strand to the other pipe handle hole.

Now lay your copper plates on the floor or on a bed. Place one copper square 3 feet above the other square. Take the upper square and have one of its holes so it is on the upper right hand side.

Now have the square below it have one of its holes on the lower left hand side. Attach a handle wire to the upper right hand hole. Attach a different handle wire to the lower left hand hole. The three foot copper wire should connect the two squares via the holes cut in the middle of the edge of the squares. Get all of this lined up before you do your attaching of the various wires.

I'll run it though again:

  • 3 wires
  • 2 squares.
  • 2 handles.
  • The squares are attached via a midline.
  • One handle is attached via a wire to the upper right hand hole on one square.
  • One handle is attached via a wire to the lower left hand hole on one square.
  • This is all done from a view of you looking down at your handiwork.

Now you can lay upon the two squares. One is located on your spine toward the base of your neck. The other square is placed near your tailbone. A wire should be running from one square to the other along your spine.

You gently grip one handle in your left hand and one in your right. Your left hand should be connected to the upper square (below neck). Your right hand should be connected to the lower square (near tail bone).

P.S. Put some narrow tape around the edges of the metal squares so you won't get pinched or scratched.

When using your Biocircuit, try the following: Cross your left ankle over your right. Allow yourself to relax anyway you know. Close your eyes and do any tech you would enjoy doing. Or simply lay there relaxing. Before long you will begin to feel energy moving through different parts of your body. Where there are any blockages you'll experience twitches and tics. This will all self correct over the next 20 to 30 minutes. Don't stay in them past 30 minutes because you'll begin to grow tense and restless as your qi starts to recycle in another direction.