Physiological Background of Bi-Digital O-Ring Test: Working Hypothesis on the Involvement of the Pineal Gland

Physiological Background of Bi-Digital O-Ring Test: Working Hypothesis on the Involvement of the Pineal Gland


The Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (BDORT), originally developed by Omura, Y., utilized changes in the degree of strength of voluntary finger muscle movement for opening of an O-ring formed by the thumb and one selected digit.

The voluntary movement was performed by activation of the pyramidal tract to the à-motorneuron that innervates the muscle fibers which cause this movement under the influence of different degrees of muscle tonus of associated muscles. Muscle tonus is made by activation of the à-motorneuron which is tonically activated by afferent impulses from the muscle spindle that is connected to the interfusal fiber. The interfusal fiber is innervated and controlled by the ç-motorneuron. The ç-motorneuron is not activated by the pyramidal tract but by the descending serotonergic system originating from the raphé nucleus in the brainstem. As a result, voluntary movement is produced by a different mechanism than that of tonic muscle tonus. Hence, the changes in muscle tonus observed in the BDORT take place independent of the conscious awareness of the individual and can thus be used as an index for changes in the BDORT. If muscle tonus is reduced or increased during BDORT testing, the voluntary movement will be changed to values such as -3 or +3 respectively.

Since the Raphé nuclei themselves are activated by serotonin, the muscle tonus should be changed depending upon the amount of released serotonin in the brain. Such serotonin might be released from the pineal gland. In normal subjects the concentration of serotonin in the pineal gland is 50-100 times higher than in the brainstem. Using the BDORT, one can detect organ representation areas or points, pathological areas, drug compatibility, and many other phenomena. Two identical substances, one inside the body and the other held in the hand as a reference control, can resonate to produce the BDORT resonance phenomenon. Identical electromagnetic information from the substance in the body affects the muscle tonus detected during the BDORT. Accordingly, it is necessary to have sensors which can produce resonance to detect electromagnetic resonance of the substance in the body during BDORT.

In the presence of a magnetic field, the sensor for a magnetic field and the associated release of serotonin was found in the pineal gland. Change of the earth's magnetic field in direction from south to north inhibits the spontaneous electrical activity of the pineal cell. This activity is also inhibited by Qi Gong. It is known that the presence of a magnetic field inhibits the enzyme which converts serotonin to N-Acetylserotonin (NAT) in the pineal gland and that serotonin content in the pineal gland is significantly increased by exposure to a magnetic field. This effect was measured in the EEG changes of normal rabbits in comparison with the EEG changes caused by applications of magnetic fields, external Qi Gong, 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) and pinealectomy.

According to Omura, Y. the changes in muscle tonus detected by the BDORT will be influenced by light entering the eyes. When one or both eyes of examiner or intermediate are closed, the BDORT resonance phenomenon will disappear, and as a result the test cannot be performed. However, the magnetic field sensor in the pineal body did not respond to light, but another cell in the pineal body did respond to light and not to magnetic fields. Such a photosensitive cell might be able to explain the phenomena observed in the BDORT. It is known that light inhibits NAT activity. If this pineal cell sensor is responsible for the resonance in BDORT, the amount of serotonin released from the pineal gland should be changed and thereby influence the muscle tonus detected by BDORT. This assumption was supported by the following evidence in a patient with lung cancer with metastasis to the pineal gland, in which function of this gland is supposed to be lost. Normal BDORT results at the organ representation areas of the thymus gland, pathological areas of the lung and the pineal gland of this patient as examined by indirect BDORT method, were observed in spite of the abnormalities known to be present in the lung and pineal gland.

Working Hypothesis: At the present time, certain cells of the pineal body that can respond to light should be considered as the sensors responsible for the resonance phenomena in BDORT. Thus NAT enzymatic activity will be inhibited by information from this sensor and will change the amount of released serotonin which will influence the descending fiber to the ç-motorneuron. This produces a change in muscle tonus of the muscles of the digits forming the O-ring and results in a change in voluntary flexion and the BDORT phenomena will appear.

There is no experimental proof of how the pineal body cells respond to the presumed resonance phenomena in the BDORT. This is difficult to prove.

Cognizant Communication Corporation.


By Chifuyu Takeshige

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