Radionics was founded by Dr. Albert Abrams (1863-1924), a native of San Francisco, under the original name of ERA - Electronic Reactions of Abrams. This was in the same era as the discovery of radio transmission and many related electric phenomena. Therefore Dr. Albert Abrams naturally assumed that those effects he was observing when dealing with his patients were also electromagnetic in nature, and he therefore named them radionic.
How does it work? Radionics is a method of sending precisely defined healing energy to people, animals or plants, no matter where they are in the world. The name reflects the view of early practitioners that they were ‘broadcasting’ healing. Practitioners use an instrument to both analyse and treat the physical and emotional weaknesses evident in the patient’s subtle energy field. Understanding this field requires extensive study. The instrument serves to focus the thoughts of the practitioner and many types are in use, varying in complexity from computerised machines to quite simple devices. Once the weaknesses in the subtle energy field have been identified specific healing treatments, usually coded in the form of numbers called ‘rates’ which represent the ideal energy states to be induced, are conveyed to the patient with the aid of the instrument.