The process behind the GDV technique is as follows:

An object to be analyzed ( a finger, a plant leaf etc.) is positioned on the surface of the  3,5 mm thick optical glass. On the back side of the glass the electroconductive micro-grid is  plotted via    the method of vacuum photogalvanoplastics. Electric impulses of the generator voltage are  applied to the grid, which in turn stimulate the analyzed object to generate a  response in the  form of electron and photon emission. Simultaneously space-time modulation  of the applied electromagnetic field (EMF) takes place and the weak emission and photon radiation  of the object increase at the expense of the gas discharge, generating an EMF. The glow turning up around the object is transformed by the optical and CCD system and the picture is sent to a computer for the processing and analysis.

In essence, the basic physics of the GDV image is fairly straightforward and well-documented, using a special electrode system, the approach creates a high intensity electric field around an object which produces a gas discharge whose glow can be seen and measured. The aura results from the movement of electrons and the ionisation of molecules in the gas around the skin. Assuming that the finger has positive potential the electrons will move across the dielectric plate towards the finger and will be absorbed by it. As they move they collide with the gas molecules wrenching out another electron and ionising the molecules. Thus each collision will result in an ion, two electrons and light emission. The consequence is branching tree like patterns orientated around the finger. When the finger has negative potential then electron movement will be away from the finger but as they are moving from the core to the periphery the effect will be less marked. With an alternating current of about 1000 cycles per second patterns of electron movement towards and away from finger will be overlaid upon each .

The discharge reveals the features as well as any small changes that might occur of an object which cannot be determined by other techniques. The electrical properties of the object, emission characteristics, gas evaporation, energy exchange with the environment – all these parameters of the object contribute to its glow.  All attempts to assign or relate this glow to other factors such as sweating or conductivity alone have, after careful analysis proven incorrect. For example with complex objects it is possible to determine the influence of different factors such as medicine, type of food, environment, etc.

The sector diagnosis used in the GDV technique is based on the diagnostic table, connecting the glow characteristics of separate zones of fingers with the functional state of the body zones. For the first time the idea of such a connection was proposed by P.Mandel it has subsequently been developed and modified further. This diagnostic table is based on the concepts of traditional Chinese medicine, micro-acupuncture systems and empirical experience.

Based on the BEO-grams from 10 fingers and the diagnostic table in the GDV programs the model of the field distribution round the human body is built. Independent clinic observations in different countries revealed the diagnostic validity of the GDV-technique and, in particular, the model of the field distribution – Aura.

The suggestions of the analysis of the BEO- grams are based on the notions of the Chakras and Ayurvedic medicine. The concept of chakras is a very powerful tool in describing the state of a person. Each body-mind has energy centres for controlling the flow of vital energy and a system of energy channels within itself. These channels are called nadis, and the centres controlling them are known as chakras. According to the Upanishadas, the seven chakras are the centres of the energy system in the astral body, and the nadis are the channels, which distribute this energy.

There are seven basic chakras according to traditional medicine:

  1. Muladhara (Base) Chakra is located in the area of the coccyx and this Energy is perceived as a vortex of red light.            
  2. Svadhishthana (Sacral) Chakra lies 3-5 centimeters below the navel, this Energy is usually perceived as a vortex of orange light.
  3. Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra is found around the navel area and this Energy is perceived as a Vortex of yellow light.
  4. Anahata (Heart) Chakra is located  near the intersection of the median line and a line connecting the two nipples. It is also called the heart chakra. The energy is perceived as a vortex of in-tense green light.
  5. Vishuddhi (Throat) Chakra is located in the throat, this Energy is perceived as a vortex of blue light.
  6. Ajna (Brow) Chakra is found between the eyebrows and is commonly known as the third eye. The Energy is perceived as a vortex of indigo light having great intensity.
  7. Sahasrara (Crown) Chakra is positioned at the top of the head. This Energy is perceived as a large vortex of golden /pure white light.

In the 20th Century the whole theory of the chakras was modified by C.Leadbeater, author of ap-proximately thirty books, particularly, of “The Chakras” [1927]. According to his teaching, the Chakras resemble flowers shooting forth at intervals from a stem, which is the spine. There are seven major Chakras, perpetually rotating towards the primary force. This force is seven fold in nature, and all its forms correspondingly operate in each of the Chakras. However, the operation of the centres is not uniform. For instance, certain Chakras in psychics or yogis might be awakened and functioning at a greater level of intensity than in an ordinary person. If an individual has certain superior traits, which are related to a given centre, that centre is not only enlarged but also radiant, surrounded by brilliant golden rays.

Leadbeater divides the Chakras into lower, middle and higher groups, termed the physiological, personal and spiritual respectively. The chakras, pertaining to the physiological group – the first and the second ones – have relatively few spokes and serve primarily as receptors to the two principle forces which enter the physical body. These two forces are the “serpent fire”, which comes from the earth, and vitality, which emanates from the sun. The middle group consists of the personal Chakras: the third forth, and fifth. The third Chakra receives forces, emanating from the lower astral level, which enters man through his personality. As concerns the forth Chakra, the forces come from the higher astral; and as re-gards to the fifth Chakra, they enter from the lower mental realms. All these centres seem to be connected with certain ganglia in the body. The sixth and seventh centres – the “spiritual” chakras – are activated only after a certain degree of spiritual growth has been realised. In compliance with Leadbeater’s theory, the petals of these chakras are not necessarily related to the development of moral qualities, contrary to the view presented in the Upani-shad. He had met persons in whom these centres were fully awakened even though their moral development was relatively low, while the centres of others who had attained consider-able mental and spiritual development were scarcely vitalised.

Prof. H.Motoyama states that there exists a hypothesis that the Chakras are each closely connected with certain nervous plexuses and with their corresponding internal organs. This hypothesis is not original, but one that has been advanced and supported by studies of modern medical science as well as by the accounts of personal experiences of yoga practitio-ners accumulated over thousands of years. The supposed correspondence goes as follows:

  • Muladhara Chakra – sacral and coccygeal plexuses
  • Svadhishthana Chakra – sacral plexus; urogenital system
  • Manipura Chakra – solar plexus; digestive system
  • Anahata Chakra – cardiac plexus; circulatory system
  • Vishuddhi Chakra – superior, middle, and interior cervical ganglia; respiratory system
  • Ajna Chakra – pituitary body, interbrain, autonomic nervous system and hormone system
  • Sahasrara Chakra – cerebral cortex, entire nervous system; organs and tissues of the entire body.

It is presumably owing to this correspondence between chakras and nervous plexuses that yogis are thought to undergo gradual physiological changes which result in an increased range of activities of such internal organs as the heart, stomach, kidney, urinary bladder, and sexual organs.

Prof. H.Motoyama comes to the following conclusion concerning the Chakras and Nadis: The Chakras, as the centres of the energy system of the physical dimension, seem to correspond to certain important points of acupuncture, and the energy channels – the Nadis – seem to be essentially the same as the meridians. According to this idea, each Chakra is connected with a half of a finger, corresponding to the respective systems. Practical testing on a considerable contingent of patients has demonstrated a good correspondence of this scheme to the data suggested by the Ajurved medicine physicians. On the grounds of the proposed scheme a programme, showing distribution of the level of energetics over the chakras, has been created. This programme is actively used in various centres of Eastern and Complimentary medicine, working with the GDV camera.

Some mechanisms by which the GDV technique may have an influence on the subject under investigation:

Physical Approach:
Distortion of EMF by surface and volume heterogeneity of the subject
Processes in Gas Discharge
Influence of surface charge
Different gases

Bio-physical Approach:
Impedance of the body
Skin properties

Physiology Approach:
Autonomous nervous system
Mind-Body connections
Hands’ representation in the brain
Left – Right Brain activities

Eastern Medicine Approach:
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture – energy flow along the channels
Micro-acupuncture system
Ajurvedic Medicine
Energy types
Energy communication with environment

Entropy Approach:
Body energy

Energy-and-Information Approach:

Field Approach:
Concept of holographic field
Concept of morphological synergisation

Metaphysical Approach:
Body – Mind (Consciousness) – Spirit