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 In pseudoscienceKirlian photography has little scientific merit besides being a nice way to illustrate coronal discharge. Of course, that doesn't stop people trying to find un-scientific merit. Kirlian himself suggested that the images can be compared to an aura, and many New Agers seem to have run with this suggestion very literally.
Kirlian photography has been used as evidence of the existence of a "biofield". Kirlian himself had noted several changes in what he was photographing depending on conditions around him, and came up with various ideas such as bio-plasma that would link the results of his photographic technique with mood, emotions and physical state. David Bowie also noted ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, specifically before and after taking cocaine. Since, it has been associated with energy flows, meridians and alternative medicine treatments, usually as a way of measuring stress, or evaluating people who claim various paranormal properties (Therapeutic touch, etc.).
- Kirlian photography at The Skeptic's Dictionary