Soul Medicine Institute performed a pilot single subject case study to work out possible protocols and establish correllations between objective and subjective test instruments. The subject was a 45 year old female suffering from depression. Her degree of depression was measured on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and a bioassay. The bioassay used okra seeds, using a protocol developed by the University of Arizona, and reported in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2004, Creath and Schwartz, click here for link).
Depression level was measured before and after treatment. Subject held a packet of okra seeds for exactly fifteen minutes at the start of treatment, and the same time period after treatment. The treatment was a single session of EFT that lasted 2 1/2 hours. Subject's score on the BDI dropped from 20 to 3. Of the 20 okra seeds used in each of the three bioassays, after 72 hours, 18 had germinated in the untreated control group. 15 had germinated in the before treatment group, and 19 had germinated in the after treatment group.
In addition, most of the seeds in the after treatment group had developed root hairs and had grown longer and thicker roots, and were thriving visibly more than those in the control and experimental groups. The number of seeds with root hairs visible without magnification after 72 hours was 4 in the before group, 4 in the control group, and 14 in the after group. 48 hours after conclusion of the experiment, the growth of the seeds in the after group had accellerated far beyond that of those in the before and control groups, though this data was not collected since it was not part of the original study design.
The researcher germinating the seeds was blind to the condition. Photos are below. On a thirty day followup, the subject's BDI score was 16, and on a sixty day followup, her score was 13.
This is one of several protocols being developed by Soul Medicine Institute. Other research can be found here. The results of existing research can be found in The Genie in Your Genes, which describes some 20 studies showing the efficacy of Energy Psychology methods.