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Addressing Stress and Effects of Prayer and Meditation with David McArthur, JD

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Addressing stress through prayer and meditation shift us to something greater than ourself. This opens us to spiritual guidance and wisdom. Nature does the healing. Humility awakens the soul. Listening and caring are powerful tools. Healing lies within each of us. Healers don't heal, they support the process.                

Anger and Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Anger affects heart rate variability in a way that increases sympathetic tone and the risk from lethal rhythm disturbances. Type D personality has been described that reflects anger. De-stressing can reverse this situation. Challenging situations challenge our faith in universal power and offer the opportunity of learning lessons of life that aren't easy....

Can Essential Oils Help Lower Blood Pressure?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  According to an article in the December 2012 issue of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology short term (less than one hour) exposure to bergamot essential oil lowered blood pressure and heart rate by 2 mm of mercury systolic and heart rate by 1.7 beats per minute. This is minimal but significant. Prolonged exposure (more than one hour) led...

Can You Cultivate Your Premonitions with Larry Dossey, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
You can cultivate your premonitions. We all have this capacity but don't really pay much attention to them; we need to allow it to emerge. Meditation is a potent tool that allows us to turn on our intuitive skills. The nonlocal ability to tap into the universal field may be what enables this ability.            

Doctors and Nurses Use CAM More than the Public

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Three of every four US healthcare workers use CAM for prevention. MDs and RNs used CAM services more than their assistants. Thirty eight percent of the US uses CAM services such as supplements, meditation, chiropractic, Pilates, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine. The reasons healthcare workers used CAM was for back, neck, and joint pain. Yet only 1.5% of total...

Ecodentistry with Fred Pockrass

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Going to the dentist does not have to be a scary, painful process. "Transendentistry" is a transformation to a relaxed, meditative state. Using meditation, sound cancellation, breathing techniques, special CDs, and even foot massage are part of this kind of practice.      

Getting Outside the Mainstream Medical Box with Larry Dossey, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
The power of the mind in medical illness is a powerful tool. Shifting from traditional medicine to intuition medicine is a challenging process. Imagery, visualization, and meditation were the foundation for premonitions. Premonitions are a fore-warning. We all have the capacity to have premonitions.        

Getting Sleep in the Hospital

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Hospitals are a very difficult place to sleep. Patient comfort is not a high priority in the hospital; treatments are. Generally, sleeping pills are used instead of music, massage, or relaxation. Rest is critical when we are sick!        

How to Work Out Safely with Julie Motz

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Many people workout to look good rather than be healthy. It is important to look into the reasons for needing to "look good." Working from the "inside out" is authentic and healthy; working from the "outside in" is similar to not being authentic. Exercise should be fun. Preparing for exercise is a good idea in trying to prevent an...

Hypertension: Using Imagery with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
In western medicine we rely more on drugs, but it is a good idea to look at the meaning of hypertension before relying on drugs. He describes imagery with the "river of life" method that sinks chi as a tool to lower blood pressure.          

Inpatient Sleeping Drug Quadruples Risk of Falls

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  According to a Mayo Clinic study published in November of 2012 in the journal, Hospital Medicine, the use of sleeping pills such as Ambien (zolpidem) quadruple the risk of falls. These drugs, which stimulate GABA brain receptors, have side effects such as dizziness, ataxia, hallucinations, and even sleep walking, may be much of the reason why. Falls...

Is Prayer the Answer to Anxiety?

submitted by: admin on 04/04/2015
A Baylor University research study published in the August 2014 issue of Sociology and Religion prayer can help with anxiety, but it doesn't have the same effect for everyone. Much of how much it helps depends on trust and faith. It could be any religion or just a spiritual trust that universal power is there for you if you believe in it. We have numerous...

John of God Healings

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki visited John of God's residence in Brazil and report on what they observed and learned. Spritual healings through real or invisible surgeries are performed and Nurse Vicki reports on an invisible surgery she had!          

Meditation and Human Flourishing

submitted by: admin on 08/25/2015
Elliott Dacher, MD is a physician and meditation teacher. Knowing there is more to life and health than was taught in his medical training he felt compelled to go beyond and learn from a second group of medical teachers. This took him to Asia, where he studied optimal well-being and human flourishing for more than a decade.  Dacher has learned that meditation...

Meditation has Long-term Effects on the Brain

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  According to scientists from Harvard and Boston University, meditation produces enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain according to an article published in November of 2012 in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers trained people with one of two different types of meditation, mindful meditation and compassionate...

Meditation Increases Brain Power

submitted by: admin on 11/15/2014
UCLA medical researchers published an article in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in March of 2012 showing that long term (20 or more years) meditators have more gyrification (thicker brains) than non-meditators. Meditators also have stronger connections between brain cells. Meditation is catching on in the US and now about 10% meditate.        

Meditation is a Treatment for Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  A study published in the November 2012 edition of Circulation showed that people doing meditation (TM) had a 48% lower risk for a heart attack, stroke, or all cause mortality over 5 years compared to those who attended a health education class for the same time period. Meditators had a lower blood pressure and experienced less stress and anger.        

Meditation Reduces Loneliness, Stress, and Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Many elderly people spend their last years alone as spouses pass and families scatter. Loneliness, however, takes more than a toll than just on emotions, it can have serious physical impact as well. We have known for some time that feeling lonely is linked to heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, depression and even on premature death. UCLA researchers...

One Session of the Relaxation Response Alters Gene Expression

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  According to an article published in the May 2013 issue of PLoS ONE, a single session of the relaxation response produced immediate changes in gene expression of immunity, energy metabolism, and insulin secretion. Investigators from Harvard analyzed the expression of more than 22,000 genes and found that the relaxation response alleviates symptoms...

Physician Training with Francesco Garri Garripoli

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
People go to medical school because they want to help people. Their training changes their personalities and directs them to become detached scientists. Yet the key aspects of healing have to do with the heart connection with people.