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New science of healing: Learning from the past

The combination of the new and old should be the future of human illness management. In addition to the known three energies in sciences we might have to make use of the occult energies which our ancestors have harnessed to heal mankind

The human body is a colony of 50 trillion happy individual human cells, each of which existed as single organisms for millions of years during evolution to have come together lately for economic reasons. When all of them are in sync, one is healthy and vice versa. In addition, the human body consists of trillions of germs living in symbiosis with man having been incorporated into his genome—together called human metagenome having about 25,000 human genes and 2-3 trillion germ genes. 
Every human cell has its own mind in its cell wall, called memBrain. The cell is capable of all functions that the whole human body is capable of. However, evolutionary economics did teach the cells that it is easier to delegate powers to groups of them with a specific task, instead of each of them doing all the jobs all the time. That is the birth of morphologically different cells in different parts of the body called organs, but they all function the same way for doing their assigned tasks. They have different shapes but work identically.
Each one of us is a part of this macrocosm and, is, interconnected. Therefore, our cells also vibrate in consonance with cells of other organisms and even plants. In short, everything in this universe is related. One of the important hitherto unknown risk factors for illness is hurting others. Scientifically, hurting others is like hurting one’s own body parts; a kind of social autoimmune disease! 
When we realize this oneness—otherwise called aduality in quantum physics—the egoistic ‘I’ concept changes to the altruistic ‘We’ concept. The relevance of modern physics to medicine can be gauged from the following.
 “Quantum theory is such a wonderful example of a situation that one can understand something in complete clarity and at the same time realizes that one can only talk about it in terms of images and metaphors.”—Werner Heisenberg in Der Teil und das Ganze- (Physics and Beyond).
JC Bose, an Indian physicist, had hinted at the possibility of human, animal and plant consciousness. Russian medical scientist, Professor Alexander G Gurvich in 1923 recorded the presence of “mitogenic rays” from human cells. By 1930s this information reached Europe and researchers both Europe and the USA have been looking for such rays. It was in the year 1974, German bio-physicist, Fritz-Albert Popp had proved their existence, their origin from the DNA and, later their coherence (laser-like nature), and had developed biophoton theory to explain their possible “biological role and the ways in which they may control biochemical processes, growth, differentiation.”  
Popp’s biophoton theory leads to so many new insights into the life processes and may provide key to the major elements of a future theory of whole person healing based on such an approach. The importance of the discovery has been confirmed by eminent scientists such as Herbert Froehlich and Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine.  The International Institute of Biophysics, a network of research laboratories in more than 10 countries and based in Germany, is coordinating research in this field.
“The holographic biophoton field of the brain and the nervous system, and maybe even that of the whole organism, may also be basis of memory and other phenomena of consciousness, as postulated by neurophysiologist Karl Pribram and others. The consciousness-like coherence properties of the biophoton field are closely related to its base in the properties of the physical vacuum and indicate its possible role as an interface to the non-physical realms of mind, psyche and consciousness,” writes Marco Bischof in his book Bio-Photons-the light of our cells. 
 Recent work of physicists like William Tiller, Hans Peter Duerr, Joie Jones and material scientists like Rustum Roy we have been able to unravel the mystery of human physiology to a large extent. Indian Ayurveda’s holistic model comes very close to an ideal model. In view of the advances in quantum mechanics, we might have to fine-tune that model slightly to be perfect. Work is going on in that direction. The human body is a bundle of jumping lepto-quarks. (Subtlest energy particles at the subatomic level where matter and energy have no difference) Although we all look solid and distinct, there is nothing solid about us. Because there is no difference between energy and matter, the delusion of solidity has been mistaken for reality. 
When Popp applied an ointment on the hand, the photon lights changed even in distant brain or leg! Body cells do communicate with one another and try and help each other. The photon light could even make the photon lights from others to vibrate in communion with our showing thereby that we are all interlinked through the universal consciousness. Health was defined by Popp as that state where our body cells are in sync with each other. Illness is a state where the cells are out of sync. In fact, each one of our body cells loves another cell not only in our own body but even in others’ bodies. But for the immune system provided by nature, we would all have become a large syncitium. Imagine a situation where on the one hand our body cells love another person’s body cells and our mind hates that person, there will be a conflict with the ‘me-you’ concept which might result in autoimmunity! Recent epidemiological studies have shown that anger, jealousy, hostility and frustration with depression are very potent risk factors for killer diseases. 
Post modern medicine; the future
If the body is the mind and the body cells are only energy vibrations—the future medical care, which I call as post-modern medicine or meta-medicine, has to be holistic and energy based. Disease being energy based its healing must also be based on energy. We have been working in this field for fifteen years with significant success. Health, then, loses its present reductionist connotation of absence of physical organ based diagnosis. On the contrary diseases are but altered energy pattern of the human body which needs resetting the altered energy pattern using energy from outside. There is now recognition for a new word “Whole Person Healing” or WPH as the future. This was introduced by late professor Rustum Roy and was accepted by the IOM (Institute of Medicine) in 2010. Consequently health gets a new definition. It is enthusiasm to work and enthusiasm to be compassionate. 
With these newer insights the time honored organ based disease screening, setting the aberrations right with hi-tech quick fixes and reductionist chemical molecules become redundant. Mankind has been experimenting with this kind of medicine for eons in our ancient cultures all over the world. Although observational longitudinal research has given credence to them, we need to authenticate them using the hard scientific yardsticks which work we have been doing in our World Academy of Authentic Healing Sciences for well over a decade. We need to do more before this becomes common practice. Still we would need emergency trauma care and surgical corrections to be retained from the present modern medical systems with innovations to fit the new paradigm. We can not throw the bath tub and the baby together just because the bath water is dirty.
This combination of the new and old should be the future of human illness management. In addition to the known three energies in sciences we might have to make use of the occult energies which our ancestors have harnessed to heal mankind like Yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, Chinese Chi, praanic healing and many such. Each one of them needs to be re-authenticated using today’s modern scientific methods before being incorporated into the post-modern medicine. 
To read more from Dr Hegde, click here.
(Professor Dr BM Hegde, a Padma Bhushan awardee in 2010, is an MD, PhD, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dublin), FACC and FAMS. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, Chairman of the State Health Society's Expert Committee, Govt of Bihar, Patna. He is former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University at Mangalore and former professor for Cardiology of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London. Prof Dr Hegde can be contacted at [email protected].)




4 years ago

Those interested in "healing" might like tos tudy the works and teachings of Mokichi Okada who proved much of what the Wolrd of medicine, farming, and healing is still in the process of discovering in the 1930s, 40s and early 50s.

Oil companies stop producing premium petrol, diesel

Branded diesel price saw a 43% jump in price to Rs65.81 while the prices of premium petrol went up by 9% to an average of Rs77.58 a litre in Delhi after the government asked premium fuels to be priced at cost

New Delhi: State-owned oil companies have virtually stopped producing premium or branded petrol and diesel as sales have plunged due to huge differential in rates when compared with non-branded or ordinary fuel, reports PTI.
The government last month cut excise duty on non-branded petrol by Rs5.50 to Rs9.28 per litre. It did not cut the Rs15.96 a litre excise duty on branded petrol, and ordered the premium petrol and diesel be priced at cost.
This meant that price of branded petrol and diesel when up steeply. Branded diesel price saw a 43% jump in price to Rs65.81 while the prices of premium petrol went up by 9% to an average of Rs77.58 a litre in Delhi.
Regular unbranded petrol and diesel, heavily subsidised by the government, sell at Rs67.90 and Rs46.95 a litre respectively in New Delhi.
"Sales are almost nil zero," Indian Oil Corp's Director Marketing Makrand Nene said at the Petrotech 2012 Conference here. "There are no buyers (of premium diesel or petrol) at these prices."
An executive of Hindustan Petroleum Corp (BPCL) said the stocks that were lying before the 15th September price hike haven't exhausted yet and oil companies would supply branded fuel to petrol pumps only if there is a demand.
"We are rationalising the infrastructure," Nene said.
"We will produce branded fuels only if there is demand from dealers."
IOC sells premium fuels under XtraMile brand, while Bharat Petroleum Corp and HPCL market the Speed and Power brands, respectively. Premium fuels contain additives that are aimed at improving engine performance and reducing emissions.
"In 2007-08, the price differential between branded fuel and non-branded ordinary fuels was just 60 paise a litre, branded fuels used to contribute 20-30% of our petrol and diesel volume sales," said a senior official at BPCL.
Sale of branded fuels started to fall since 2009, after the government hiked excise duty on these products.
Branded fuels, which contain imported additives helps in improving engine life and reduce pollution levels, were introduced in 2002.
The reduced sales may eat into earnings at the three state-owned fuel retailers - Indian Oil Corp, Bharat Petroleum Corp and Hindustan Petroleum Corp -- as they enjoy higher margins on the premium products.
Fuel retailers have spent crores of rupees in advertising campaigns to popularise branded fuels which they claimed added value in the form of superior mileage, lower maintenance costs, improved engine protection and smaller carbon footprints.
Petrol pump owners want to convert the tanks used for storing branded fuel to those for regular fuel.


Inflation rises to 7.8% as wheat, diesel prices soar

Inflation in diesel shot up to 8.9% during the month, from 0.36%, following a price rise of over Rs5 per litre on 13th September, while wheat and cereals turned expensive by 18.6% and 14.2%, respectively

New Delhi: Inflation in India rose to its highest level this fiscal at 7.81% in September as prices of wheat, cereals and diesel soared, a development that may restrain Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from cutting interest rates at its monetary policy later this month, reports PTI.
Inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 7.55% in August. In September last year, however, it was 10%.
In the food articles category, wheat turned expensive by 18.6%, up from 12.9% in August. Cereals too became dearer by 14.2%, from 10.7% in the previous month.
Inflation in diesel shot up to 8.9% during the month, from 0.36%, following government raising prices of the petro-product by over Rs5 per litre on 13th September.
For the fuel and power category, inflation surged 11.88% from 8.32%. Besides diesel, aviation turbine fuel and kerosene became expensive.
Food inflation, as a category, declined to 7.86% during the month, from 9.14% in the previous month.
Food articles have 14.3% share in the WPI basket. Year-on-year basis, however, potatoes were costlier by 52.20% and rice by 12.41%.
In the manufactured items category, prices rose for cotton textiles, paper and paper products, rubber and plastic products.
The rate of price rise in the manufactured products was 6.26% in September, as against 6.14% in August.
The Reserve Bank is scheduled to unveil its policy on October 30. Industry has been demanding a rate cut in view of fiscal measures taken by the government, but the high level of inflation may dissuade RBI from easing the policy
Inflation in eggs, meat and fish prices was 12.44%, while in milk and fruits it was 6.25% and 6.96% respectively.
However, vegetables prices have eased to (-)6.78% in September on year-on-year basis. Inflation in this segment was 9.98% in August.
However, the pressure on prices of onions declined during the month to (-) 24.88%.
In non-food articles, inflation in oil seeds was 28.13%, fibres (-) 5.67% and minerals 12.38%.
Inflation for July was revised upwards to 7.52%, from 6.87% as per provisional estimates.
Before the September inflation number, as per the data released on Monday, June had the highest rate of price rise in this fiscal at 7.58%.


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