Can it Change Live Blood?
The holographic model sets a precedent for new ways of understanding Einsteinian medicine and provides a totally new way of looking at the universe. Utilizing the holographic model, it is possible to arrive at conclusions one might not come upon by utilizing simple deductive reasoning and logic.
Etheric matter is referred to in the Eastern esoteric literature as "subtle matter," or matter which is less dense than physical, i.e., of a higher frequency nature. The etheric body appears to be a subtle counterpart of the physical body, possibly somewhat like the phantom leaf. Our etheric body is an energy interference pattern with the characteristics of a hologram. It is likely that there are subtle counterparts to the physical universe made up of matter of higher frequencies. If the energy interference pattern of a single etheric body acts as a hologram, might not the entire universal energy interference pattern represent a vast cosmic hologram? If this is true, then by virtue of the holographic principle whereby every piece contains the whole, there are profound implications for information being stored within the seemingly empty space around us! The fact that limitless amounts of information might be enfolded into the structure of the universe is an idea gaining more and more attention from theorists such as Nobel prize-winning physicist David Bohm. Bohm has presented convincing scientific arguments for what he calls the "implicate order" of the holographic universe. In such a universe, higher levels of order and information may be holographically enfolded in the fabric of space and matter/energy.
If indeed there exists a cosmic hologram, then every piece of the universe contains information concerning the makeup of the entire cosmos. Unlike a static hologram, the cosmic hologram is a dynamically moving system that changes from microsecond to microsecond. Because what happens in just a small fragment of the holographic energy interference pattern affects the entire structure simultaneously, there is a tremendous connectivity relationship between all parts of the holographic universe. If one were to view God as "all there is," then, through the holographic interconnectivity of space, God could simultaneously be in contact with all creations. The ultimate question, of course, is how does one tap into this information about the cosmos which is enfolded into the structure of space within and around us? How do we decode the cosmic hologram?
The Einsteinian viewpoint of vibrational medicine sees the human being as a multidimensional organism made up of physical/cellular systems in dynamic interplay with complex regulatory energetic fields. Vibrational medicine attempts to heal illness by manipulating these subtle-energy fields via directing energy into the body instead of manipulating the cells and organs through drugs or surgery.
The recognition that all matter is energy forms the foundation for understanding how human beings can be considered dynamic energetic systems. Through his famous equation, E = mc2, Albert Einstein proved to scientists that energy and matter are dual expressions of the same universal substance. That universal substance is a primal energy or vibration of which we are all composed. Therefore, attempting to heal the body through the manipulation of this basic vibrational or energetic level of substance can be thought of as vibrational medicine. Although the Einsteinian viewpoint has slowly found acceptance and application in the minds of physicists, Einstein's profound insights have yet to be incorporated into the way doctors look at human beings and illness.
Vibrational medicine seeks to reunite the personality with the Higher Self in a more meaningful, connected way. Vibrational modalities help to strengthen the energetic connections between the personality and the soul itself, by rebalancing the body / mind / spirit complex as a whole. Not all vibrational healing tools work at the higher energetic levels, but it is the intent and goal of the vibrational healer / physician to seek and assist this alignment within his or her patients.
Spiritual healing (holographic healing) attempts to work at the level of the higher subtle bodies and chakras to affect a healing from the most primary level of disease origins. The spiritual healer (holographic healer) works as a power source of multiple-frequency outputs to allow energy shifts at several levels simultaneously. It is theorized that there may be a transient energy link between the chakras of the healer and the patient. This chakra-to-chakra link may allow for a direct resonant transfer of multiple subtle frequencies, which can shift the multidimensional energy structure of the patient back toward a perfect balance of mind, body, and spirit. While most magnetic healers work strictly at the level of the body, spiritual healers (holographic healers) usually work with the many levels of mind and spirit as well. The nature of this higher dimensional energy is that it transcends all limitations of space and time by virtue of the fact that levels from the etheric and higher energies are in the domain of negative space / time. As such, the energies working at these levels move in a dimension which is outside of the usual references of ordinary (or positive) space / time to which the conscious mind is limited in its perception. However, the frequencies at which spiritual healing takes place often extend to the same levels at which the Higher Self exists and operates.
"Spiritual healing" (holographic healing) works not only at the physical and etheric levels, but also helps to rebalance the astral, mental, and higher energetic levels of dyfunction as well. In addition, spiritual healing (holographic healing) may be performed either in the presence of the patient or at great distances which may separate the patient and healer.
Vibrational healing modalities are effective because of their ability to impact upon the subtle unseen hierarchical levels of human physiology, which include the physical and etheric bodies, the acupuncture meridians, the chakras and nadis, and the astral, mental, causal, and higher spiritual bodies. Having described the function and integration of these many levels of energetic and spiritual physiology,we must now ask how all of this information fits in with our divine purpose upon the planet Earth. An understanding of the higher levels of subtle anatomy and their influence upon our daily lives and health will help us to comprehend how we are all intimately linked with the continually evolving divine energies of the soul.
Our physical and higher bodies are specialized vehicles which allow the expression of the soul's consciousness upon the dense Earth plane. The consciousness of each soul is actually a particularization of that greater spiritual consciousness which we refer to as God. Various spiritual philosophies look to the time of our universe's creation as the period when God created all souls simultaneously. Mixing cosmic evolution with theology, one might view the Big Bang as more than just the creation of primordial interstellar hydrogen and light. It was also the time at which the Creator gave birth to the billions of human souls that would inhabit the new universe through an explosive particularization of the divine conscious energies. It is said that God created human beings in the divine image. As each soul was created in that first moment, God separated into smaller beings of light which were energetic representations of the original vast beingness.Through the conscious evolution of these lesser gods and the holographic connectivity of the universe, God could enrich and develop the tremendous potential for diversity and self-knowledge inherent in supreme consciousness. These primal beings of light, or souls, developed ways of manifesting the ethereal energies of their consciousness through denser forms of expression. The denser forms, called the physical bodies, would allow them to experience through their senses the wonders and beauties of the evolving planets. Also, it would allow them to experiment with the expression of their emotional nature through interactions and relationships between themselves, their environment, and the other sentient life forms manifesting upon the planets on which they chose to incarnate.
Because no entity could develop itself in all possible ways through the course of a single life span of these dense vehicles of expression, a continuous cycle of regeneration and rebirth, known as reincarnation, was created. During each lifetime, the incarnating soul is able to partake of many diverse experiences which allow it to explore the wonders, joys, and sorrows of human existence. Through hit or miss, and reward or punishment, the consciousness of the soul, projected through earthly bodies, can learn and experience planetary life through every conceivable variation of the human form. Via the reincarnation cycle, each soul comes to know the splendor and achievements, as well as the difficulties and sadnesses, of each of the existing races and colors of peoples. All souls come to experience life as the pinnacle of high society as well as the simplicity and daily toil of the farms and fields. All conscious entities find out how life differs between being male and female in the different societies. Through each of these varied experiences, the soul comes to know itself and to better understand its own emotional, physical, and spiritual nature, as well as the many different expressions that physical human life allows.Perhaps most importantly in its earthly sojourns, the soul comes to appreciate and experience the nature of love in its many different forms, and develops a greater compassion and caring for all of God's creations.
Personal and spiritual transformation are dependent upon the opening of the heart chakra. As our heart centers open wider and we begin to feel greater compassion and empathy for all living things, we move closer to expressing the divine unconditional love of the Christ Consciousness, which is the supreme facet of spiritual awakening towards which we are all gradually evolving.
Of the chakra blockages that are known to occur, dysfunction in the heart chakra can be the most devastating. The heart chakra is the central energy center in the chakra / nadi system. It is an integral link between the three higher and the three lower chakras. In another sense, it is also the center of human existence, because it is the major chakra from which we are able to express love. The expression of love is perhaps one of the most important lessons that humans have incarnated upon the physical plane to learn. Without love, existence can be dry and meaningless. It is necessary that we learn to love not only those around us but also ourselves.
All souls are spiritual beings of light which remain energetically connected to the Creator and the Creator's universe through a holographic connectivity relationship. All souls have evolved as unique but diverse manifestations of the single divine principle (also known as the Law of One). As the souls become enriched through their experiences, so too does the Creator come to grow and evolve in a greater knowing of self in infinite expression. In spite of this unity with God and the universe, the souls temporary lose the memory of their spiritual origins after incarnating into dense physical bodies. In reality, the higher spiritual bodies of the souls maintain a cosmic awareness and connection to the God-force. Only the projected fragment of the soul's total consciousness which inhabits the dense physical form loses the memory of its origins.
The eathly personalities forget that they are manifestations of the one supreme intelligence, as the perceptual mechanisms of their brains and bodies create a physical sense of separation from each other as well as from their Creator. Partly because of this sense of separation from God, human beings have created religion and its rituals in an attempt to reunite themselves with the creative forces of nature and the physical universe which seemed outside of themselves. Human beings forget that the kingdom of God is already within each of us. Jesus (Lord Sananda) incarnated to teach and remind us of this simple forgotten truth.
The reincarnational cycle has built-in safeguards that prevent the perpetuation of wrong thinking and negative actions toward fellow journeyers upon the soul quest of self-discovery and enlightenment. This system of energy credits and debits, based on positive and negative deeds and actions, has been referred to as the Law of Karma. The subtle nature of higher dimensional anatomy and its controlling influence upon the creation and physiological maintenance of the physical body, allows the negative energies of past-life misdeeds to be carried over to future lifetimes by causing subtle abnormalities in the human physical and emotional structure.
By working through physical handicaps and illnesses, individuals are able to "burn away the karma" of their negative deeds and redeem their souls for the evils, torments, and suffering that they may have caused others in previous lives.
Karmic illness is worth mentioning because it is an area of disease upon which vibrational medicine is able to have certain impacts, at least in creating an awareness of the reasons behind some diseases and handicaps. Again, this returns us to the concept of self-responsibility in accepting the consequences of our actions, whether they originate from this life or a past one. Few would dream that the negative emotions and malicious deeds of their previous lives would come back to haunt them in their present lives as some form of illness. But it is possible, nonetheless.
The most important things that Jesus (Lord Sananda) taught - learning to love ourselves and others, to forgive, and to pray and give thanks to the Creator - are just as important today as they were 2000 years ago. We have seen how distortions of our emotional nature, and blockage of our ability to love and forgive, can cause disturbance and imbalance of our chakras and subtle-energy anatomy. When one combines weakness of the body's energetic physiology from emotional, mental, and subtle imbalances, with infectious or toxic environmental factors, illness is often the result. Through the sophisticated New Age technologies which spiritual scientists are using to document the existence of our subtle anatomic framework, we are finally beginning to understand the true spiritual significance of what Jesus (Lord Sananda) and many others have taught throughout the centuries since the time of Lemuria and Atlantis. The discoveries that we are making today are, in fact, reincarnational expressions of older spiritual knowledge which originated in these ancient yet advanced civilizations.
The basic principles of holistic and natural healing, as well as vibrational medicine, are actually thousands of centuries old, dating back to the times of Atlantis and Lemuria. Through the continuous cycle of regeneration and rebirth, these ideas have surfaced once again to produce methods of spiritual healing (such as the Melchizedek Method of holographic healing) that may help to alleviate much of the disease that humanity seems to have inflicted upon itself. It is only because of a gradual shift in consciousness within the new guard of the medical and scientific community that the intellectual and spiritual environment has ripened to the point that these powerful healing modalities may again surface to see the light of day.
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Holy Grail or Hoax:
Can a hologram make you a better athlete?
BY GRAHAM AVERILL • SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
Ask the Expert: Paddling Playgirl Anna Levesque
I’m wearing this tiny little sticker that makes me a better runner. Okay, it’s actually a miniature CD imbedded with a hologram that carries an energy frequency. It’s called a Power Balance “Quantum Hologram.” It’s imbedded in a neoprene band that you wear around your wrist. According to the manufacturers, this hologram “restores the body’s natural energy field,” which is diminished by everyday objects like computers, fluorescent lights, and cell phones. Once your “energy field” is back in order, your red blood cells move properly and transport oxygen to the body and organs more efficiently. The end result of all this energy field mojo? Better balance, strength, and flexibility.
All from a sticker that costs you just $29.99.
I know. It sounds more ridiculous than the ‘70s pet rock fiasco. But here’s the craziest thing about Power Balance: tons of pro athletes swear by it. Pro surfers Andy and Bruce Irons wear them constantly. Rookie quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Matt Stafford have both been seen wearing them. A handful of NASCAR drivers and golfers endorse the product. Even the U.S. military is testing the tiny holograms; they’re potentially going to sew them into uniforms.
Still, it’s a hologram on a sticker. Can it really make you a better athlete? I’ve been testing out the Power Balance for a couple of weeks in an attempt to find out. Proponents of this sticker say it will improve your flexibility, balance, strength, concentration, focus, and general well being. There’s a core strength test you can do that shows an immediate difference in a person’s strength with the band on. I did the test myself and then tried it on a handful of people. Each time the results were impressive.
But how about athletic performance? This is what I can tell you. Over the last two weeks, I’ve cut a minute off my average mile running pace. My bench press increased slightly, and I’ve been climbing like a champ on my mountain bike.
Now, am I running and biking better because of the hologram or have I been getting more sleep the last couple of weeks? Or more protein in my diet? Are there external factors like weather, hydration, or even motivation that have improved my performance? Or is it completely psychological? Am I a better runner and biker because of the hologram or because I know I’m wearing the hologram?
The beauty and frustration of a product like Power Balance, is that you can’t definitely show cause and effect. There are too many factors to consider, particularly the psychological aspect. The most reasonable assumption is I’m performing better on the trail because I think the Power Balance is helping me perform better. If that’s the case, if the power behind Power Balance is just psychological and it’s simply a matter of positive thinking, then so what? A portion of athletic success can be attributed to the psychology of the athlete anyway. If wearing a hologram “tunes” my psyche for success, then so be it.
The Power Balance might just be a hoax that actually works.
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Quantum Science Bio Scalar Pendant
Latest Edition of the “Quantum Pendant” with BIO SCALAR Japanese Technology.
Each pendant has its unique serial number and it comes with a card from Quantum Science Technology with the authenticity of that particular Pendant.
The Scalar Pendant is uniquely produced and it is a wearable Japanese Technology designed to enhance how we work, live, play and compete!
People wearing quantum pendants often notice immediate increased core strength, enhanced balance, flexibility, greater range of motion, pain reduction, more energy and lasting endurance.
Your Bio Scalar Pendant will provide you with optimum scalar energy frequencies.
Your Bio Scalar Pendant is made of a high quality bonded volcanic minerals from Japan that efficiently emit the powerful scalar energy, Energy forms such as scalar have a whole range of profound beneficial effects on the human body.
Scalar energy is the energy of the future and is another application of healing energy as nature intended. Though it is not fully understood, one cannot deny the tremendous effects it has on our bio-field by promoting a positive flow of energy. This helps to maintain energy balance or repair our body that has been weakened by daily exposure to negative energy such as radiation from cell phone, television, computer, x-ray, microwave and electrical appliances. The scalar pendant is durable, easy to wear and can even energize your drinking water or food.
The Scalar Energy in the Scalar Pendant does not diminish. In fact it provides you consistent energy for a lifetime.
What does the Energy do for you? Externally, upon contact with your body, the Scalar Pendant instantly increases your STRENGTH, BALANCE, FLEXIBILITY, FOCUS AND ENERGY by many folds.
Chi or life force energy as know in some cultures runs through meridian points in our body. The Quantum Pendant's technology actually helps to repel interference frequencies that block the free flow of this energy throughout the body. Similar to upping the watts in a light bulb...the Quantum Pendant helps to instantly and dramatically increase the connectivity, flow and communication of your energy system! By simply wearing the Quantum Pendant, you will experience a charge of mental focus, strength and endurance.
How to use Scalar Energy Pendant?
Wear it on a chain (It Comes with a chain) or carry it, in your pocket. The Scalar Energy from the pendant works outwardly and inwardly from your body.
Outwardly Scalar Energy enhances the body's bio-field. Inwardly it works to facilitate cell permeability and thereby enhances the any physiological functions of the cells in the body.
1. Reduces inflammation 2. Promotes unclamping of cells 3. Enhance circulation
4. Enhance immune and endocrine systems 5. Has the ability to destroy viruses and bacteria
6. Enhances cellular permeability 7. Increase energy 8. Helps to protect DNA from damage
9. Helps to retard the aging process 10 Helps to flight cancel cells 11.Strengthens the body's bio-field
12.Preventing electro-magnetic waves from affecting one's health 13.Increase focus and concentration
Improves immune power, enhances energy level, regulates blood pressure, enhances body, brain & mental power, help all type of chronic & critical disease, improves top to bottom blood circulation fights against cancer. Magneto therapy is the application of magnets to the body to stimulate the nerves and create a better blood flow to various parts of the body. In turn, this helps the organs and glands to function better. Medicine itself is considered irrelevant as no medicine is orally fed or injected with magneto therapy. It is a clinical system in which the human ailments are treated with magnets of various size and strengths and use both north and south poles together or individually. Magnetized water and juices are also used in conjunction with magnet application.
Four magnets are placed for magnetic energy distribution within the four-dimensional frequency wave vectors to penetrate, stimulate and enhance the energy distribution in the four-dimensional frequency waves to enhance the energy fields. Four is a balance of frequencies, which are 1)Magnetic energy, 2)Electro magnetic energy, physical contact of which directs particle transfer of 3)Kinetic energy, magnets stimulate blood and produces 4)Thermal energy, all these are created by the four dimensional frequencies for healing, protection and projection.
Iron makes up about 4% of the blood that flows through the body. Since iron is attracted to magnets, when magnetic objects are placed on or near the body this attracts the blood flow to that area. This brings increased oxygen and nutrients to the area and the muscles, since they are also getting increased blow flow, tend to lengthen and become more relaxed. As the magnets polarize they act in a pulsating manner much like acupuncture.
Ancient medical practitioners believed that the use of magnets helped to relieve pain and discomfort in the body. They were also found to be helpful in reducing inflammation and swelling and improve the circulation of the blood to the heart. Some claimed that this therapy would prevent viruses and bacteria from entering the body and if they did, the use of the therapy would render them harmless. In restoring the health of damaged cells in the body, it was claimed that biomagnetic therapy would heal the cells by bringing the blood flow to the tissues giving them the nourishment they needed. http://www.holisticenergystore.com/
Trying to explain how Power Balance works can make the most scientific skeptic sound like a New Age crystal healer. But if you’ve ever had someone run their balance tests on you, well, it’s not to believe there’s something going on there. Exactly what that “something” is, well, we’re not willing to say. But it’s enough to convince world champs like Andy Irons and Kelly Slater to at least give it a try; enough that Rasta and Bruce Irons are raving about it on the company’s website; enough the brands like Sanuk Sandals and the US Military have begun integrating the tiny hologram into their products; and enough to make SURFING Magazine ask Power Balance’s South East Asia representative (and Bali local) Harry Radcliff…SURFING: What the hell exactly is this thing?
Dr. Zhou, of Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine of Dallas, understands the chronic fatigue, pain and other symptoms you are experiencing are a physical illness, not a mental one. They are real symptoms, and they have causes. More importantly, she can help! Her goal is to activate your own inner energy and self-healing abilities by working with your specific symptoms. She will also work to greatly enhance your immune function, so that you can regain vitality, have better overall health and enjoy your life more fully.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating and complex disorder, which involves a number of different symptoms and unidentified causes for which there are no specific diagnostic tests. Currently, conventional medicine has no successful treatment for the syndrome as a whole.
Fortunately, acupuncture and herbal medicine, taken as a complementary and alternative medicine, effectively treat the various symptoms associated with chronic fatigue. In addition, Chinese medicine can explain the cause of each specific symptom and individual personal imbalance. Further, acupuncture and herbal medicine can treat the underlying, root causes of conditions and prevent severe diseases.
From the perspective of Chinese medicine, chronic fatigue is considered a Qi deficiency. Qi is the life force energy of the body and mind, and gives us a measure of the vitality of a person. The level and quality of a person’s Qi depends on their physical, mental and emotional balance. Acupuncture works as a complement to Chinese medicine. It is, in itself, an energy medicine, acting on the body’s own subtle energy system to clear obstructions and maximize the flow of energy and blood through the healing mechanisms of the body; including the nervous, endocrine and immune systems, which enhance the body’s own innate healing capacity and lead to an overall increase in energy and vitality.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has mixed underlying and multiple interacting factors. It is like a domino effect, in that each problem can trigger another. Dr. Zhou’s emphasis is to determine the root cause of the condition based on an individualized assessment of the excesses and deficiencies of person’s organs. Treatment may involve acupuncture and herbal medicine for the purpose of strengthening a weakened immune function, such as boosting vital energy, nourishing the blood, increasing lymph circulation and natural killer cells, promoting proper elimination of toxins, and improving deep relaxation as well as renewing mental function and spiritual healing. Dr. Zhou’s experience leads her to believe that most of the symptoms of CFS resemble a lingering infection; she therefore focuses treatment on expelling the pathogens (viruses, yeast and parasites) by cleansing the blood and eliminating the body’s excessive heat (toxins), thus helping patients avoid a vicious circle. Her impression, after treating many patients, is that prolonged systemic stress diminishes immunity and obstructs energy flow; she employs treatment to support the adrenal glands and relieve adrenal exhaustion. Dr. Zhou treats many women with gynecologic problems, such as irregular menstrual cycles, PMS and menopausal syndrome. Studies have found that 75% of all CFS sufferers are women. She therefore designs treatment to regulate hormonal function in order to lower the high risk of CFS (see Women). In addition, Dr. Zhou helps her patients identify any food allergies, which can play a significant role in worsening CFS symptoms. Severe allergies show common factors, which can exacerbate CFS symptoms and make them worse (see Allergies).
Results from the treatment, in many cases, have been achieved in just a few weeks. Often within five to ten minutes of the insertion of the needles, patients achieve a deep state of relaxation. Science has reported that such deep relaxation helps regulate the autonomic nervous system, which can help reduce stress and anxiety, rebalance immune system, and expand a sense of well-being. About 80-90% of Dr. Zhou’s patients experience significant improvement within 3-4 months, and remain in good health. She encourages her patients to persevere in treatment monthly as a preventive therapy if they live and/or work in a high stress environment. She also believes that continued treatment can much more quickly restore imbalances if any mild symptoms develop. In addition to diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Zhou recommends regular exercise, such as stretching movements (Yoga and/or Tai Chi), as well as dietary and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Zhou carefully addresses the specific needs of those individuals who suffer from chronic fatigue, determines a treatment program that is best each person, and helps her patients start feeling more energetic so that they can live life to the fullest.
My chronic fatigue was so debilitating that I thought I might never be able to lead a normal life or return to work again. Simple tasks such as taking a short walk down the street or driving to the nearby grocery store for a few items were impossible for me. My husband had to do all the housework, buy groceries, cook my meals, and sometimes help me with daily activities such as taking a shower. Just getting dressed was a major ordeal. I had trouble sleeping. My thinking was often unclear that I had trouble completing simple tasks. When I tried to help in the kitchen, I burned pots until they melted, placed clean items in the refrigerator instead of the shelf and frequently dropped dishes. I was desperate! I consulted numerous medical specialists, took various prescriptions, followed strict diets. Still there was no increase in my energy level. I felt as if my life had been drained out of me... >> Read More
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If you are familiar with the Manhattan Project during WWII, you’ll remember that in trying to make a ship invisible/disappear, the govt. created a time shift where the ship was seen in several places at once and when it did reappear, some of the men had been partially embedded in the ship’s steel decks. What they are proposing below would explain what happened! Jan
Study Shows Meditation Changes Brain Structure in Just 8 Weeks
Participants in an 8 week mindfulness meditation class experienced structural brain changes including increased grey-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection.
This is the first research to document meditation-produced changes in the brain.
Previous research has identified differences in brain activity and structure between practised meditators and non-meditators.
Researchers noted that long-term meditation alters brain-wave patterns, with greater activity in brain circuits involved in attention. They also found that brain regions associated with attention and sensory processing were thicker in meditators than in controls. The question was whether people with a thicker brain cortex in areas associated with awareness and sensory processing were more likely to meditate.The current study is the first to document that these structural changes are in fact produced by meditation.
"This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing," said study author Sara Lazar, PhD, of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program
During the study MR images of participants' brain structure were taken two weeks prior to and immediately following an eight week mindfulness based stress reduction programme. MR brain images were also taken of a control group over a similar time interval.
The meditation course consisted of weekly meetings including guided meditation and audio meditations to do at home on a daily basis. Analysis of MR images found increased grey-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection. Participant-reported reductions in stress also were correlated with decreased grey-matter density in the amygdala, which is known to play an important role in anxiety and stress.
"It is fascinating to see the brain's plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life." says Britta Hölzel, PhD, first author of the paper and a research fellow at MGH and Giessen University in Germany.
The research will be published in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
Several studies designed specifically to understand the beneficial effects of meditation have shown that meditation helps to prevent heart disease, reduce pain, reduce blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, decrease anxiety and help manage asthma2.
Meditation has been shown to increase alpha waves (relaxed brain waves) and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol. It appears that some of the positive physical changes associated with meditation have their roots in stress management.
Pain: There is a body of research work indicating that meditation can reduce chronic pain3. One notable study conducted at the Texas Tech University found that meditation in conjunction with traditional medicine enhances the effectiveness of western medical treatment. In another study published in the Journal of Behavioural Medicine, patients suffering from backache, chronic migraine and tension headaches were able to significantly reduce pain medication4. Another study found that people who meditate regularly find pain less unpleasant.5
HIV: There is emerging evidence from other studies that shows that meditation and behavioral stress-management programs can buffer HIV declines in HIV-positive people6
High Cholesterol: In two prospective, random assignment studies, meditation reduced total cholesterol over a relatively short period (three months)7 as well as a long period (11 months)8.
Anxiety and Depression: Since the early sixties, scientists have speculated that meditation improves mental functioning. Meditation decreases oxygen consumption, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure, and increases the intensity of alpha, theta, and delta brain waves, the opposite of the physiological changes that occur during the stress response.
Diabetes: Meditation also aids in controlling blood sugar levels. Researchers at the University of Virginia have shown that following meditation, reduced stress levels correlate with a decrease in blood glucose levels.9
Hypertension: Besides its role as a stress buster, meditation also reduces blood pressure10 and contributes to the overall reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease.
Meditation is more that just a way for us to get in touch with ourselves and calm a busy mind. It appears that meditation has a direct effect on the physical body, brain activity and underlying brain structure. So what are you waiting for? Benefits of Meditation and How to Get Started
Communicating with the Unconscious
that suggests it is possible to communicate thoughts while in a vegetative state.