Is Kirlian photography real?
It is real. See link. There may be controversy over certain interpretations of photographs made with this technique.
How is Kirlian photography done?
Practitioners most often photograph the patient's hand (or, less frequently, the foot), which rests on a photographic medium placed over an electrically charged metal plate.
Who started Kirlian photography?
Kirlian photography is generally said to have originated with the work of a pair of Soviet scientists, Semyon and Valentina Kirlian, beginning around 1939.
What are some nonmedical uses of Kirlian photography?
It has also been used for such nonmedical purposes as detecting flaws in metal and determining the viability of seeds.
How does Kirlian photography serve as a diagnostic tool?
Variations in the shapes, colors, and intensity of the images produced are said to provide clues to the patient's overall health and energy level and to indicate the presence or absence of disease.