The gas discharge visualization (GDV) camera, was developed by Dr. Korotkov Co., St. Petersburg, Russia, and is the best-known form of contemporary high-voltage electrophotography based on the Kirlian effect.
Kirlian photography (a technique which records photographic images of coronal light discharges of living creatures showing the bio-energetic field of living creatures) was first discovered in Russia in 1948. The GDV technique is a modernized form of this technique which uses computerized analysis.
The GDV camera emits a micro pulse charge (10-microsecond) of high-frequency (1024 Hz), high-voltage electricity (10-15 kV), which (safe to body) induces a response from the body to emit a flare of visible light.
A electro-glass plate in the camera captures the glowing gas plasma of charged particles from the finger which is then sent to a computerized program for analysis.
The evaluation of the fingertip sectors and their comparison with particular organs and tissues in the GDV software is based on both the system of acupuncture meridians and sujok (a form of Korean hand acupuncture). This is the method by which the bio-energetic field of organs, body systems and parts are identified to measure the state of the energetic health.
In assessing the health of the bio-field, factors such as coherency of emissions, symmetry and energy output are all taken into account. Unusual signs, such as flares and ‘satellite’ types of forms are considered unhealthy states.
This science is still in its infancy stage and, even though it offers promising possibilities to be used for preventative diagnostic and research tools, it still requires more wide use and study, particularly in correlating to other diagnostic tools in order to give full accepted credit in medical fields.