Archive for the healing Category

Humans Glow in Visible Light

Posted in brain, healing, psychonautics, technology on September 27, 2009 by ewakening

humanglow2Scientists in Japan using special high-sensitivity cameras have found that the human body emits a tiny quantity of visible light which varies throughout the day. Unlike the body’s usual infrared (heat) radiation which is already well known, this visible light is believed to be a product of various biochemical reactions in the body which can fluctuate based upon changes in the body’s metabolism. Future research may investigate the effect that the mind or meditation could have on controlling this light output.

(LiveScience.com, 22 Jul 2009)

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Healing yoga helps cancer patients

Posted in healing, yoga on June 29, 2007 by ewakening

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s North Star Lodge started Healing Yoga classes about two years ago. That was around the time research published in the journal Cancer showed that Tibetan yoga led to significant improvements in the sleep of patients with lymphoma.

This month, the famed MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas announced expanded research into the benefits of Tibetan yoga in relieving the side effects of cancer treatments.

http://www.yakima-herald.com/page/dis/289225752475770

Repair your brain . . . with gene therapy!

Posted in biotechnology, brain, genetics, healing on June 22, 2007 by ewakening

Researchers inject viruses into brains of Parkinsons’ sufferers to retrain neurons

A major worldwide breakthrough in gene therapy was signalled last night after injections into the brain were used for the first time to successfully treat a degenerative brain disease.

In a pioneering study, researchers used the treatment to bring about significant improvements in the mobility of Parkinson’s sufferers. They said it could also herald a breakthrough in the treatment of other neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s or epilepsy.

The study, begun in 2003, was carried out on 11 men and one woman with an average age of 58, who had all had severe Parkinson’s for at least five years and for whom current therapies were no longer effective.

They were given injections of billions of copies of a genetically altered virus into part of the brain called the subthalamic nucleus.

The altered virus carried the human gene for an enzyme, called GAD, which helps to make GABA. Once implanted, brain cells of the patients started to make the GABA chemical.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/22/nbrain122.xml