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The Mind/Body/Energy Connection

Psychoneuroimmunology is the science that investigates the mind/body/immune system connection. Our bodies remember - good, bad, or indifferent - experiences, and tag the significant with deep feeling. The body is the mind. (specifically the deeper mind)


Explained a bit more medically, neuropeptides are the electrochemical component physically encoded into molecules which exist on cell walls throughout our tissues. These messenger molecules, are biological carriers of emotionally charged memories and information, a.k.a. the “molecule of emotion.” Hence, memories live throughout our body, soft tissue, and immune system.

I can’t get enough of the mind/body connection - a.k.a. Psychoneuroimmunology. Seriously, the more I read, the more amazed I am. 


This latest article > IF THOUGHTS ALONE CAN DO THIS TO YOUR BODY, JUST IMAGINE WHAT THEY CAN DO TO THE MATERIAL WORLD < reiterates that the mind/body connection is not pseudoscience, and that indeed, thoughts, feelings, and emotions play a huge part in our overall well-being.


Burning the candle from both ends comes to mind. Only I’m not speaking of to-do’s, rather one’s ability to impact health. Positive emotions boost our immune system, and on the flip side, memories retained in our tissues (not just the brain) affect our emotional experiences. 

Prayer groups, mass meditation, intention experiments... Are there measurable effects?

Well, studies have actually been done. Here are just a few from the list of psychic phenomena articles:


Healing at a Distance: Prayer, Healing Intention, Music, imagery, touch, Compassionate intention, etc.

Physiological correlations at a distance: Between twins, staring, between human brains, Gut feelings, intuition, and emotions, good intentions, etc.

Telepathy & ESP: Does it exist?, Dogs know, Parrot for telepath, telephone telepathy, Dreams, etc.

 

There's too much information to list: General Overview & Critiques / Survival of Consciousness / Precognition & Presentiment / Theory / Mind-Matter Interaction / Potential Applications / Recommended Books / Websites with access to more articles / Videos

The placebo effect is one example of just how powerful belief can be. Our thoughts truly effect our health. 


The Placebo Effect: Transforming Biology with Belief 

 

Beyond the placebo effect, Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, a renowned cell biologist who wrote “The Biology of Belief. Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles” believes the effects of mind and matter go as deep as our DNA and genes.  “Genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts.”

 

 

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ~ Nikola Tesla

 
Louise Hay, the founder of Hay House, wrote a series of books focused on healing your life with affirmations and positive thinking. 

 
If you were able to believe in Santa Claus for like 8 years, you can believe in yourself for like 5 minutes. 

Working as a Massage Therapist, I’ve had many opportunities to feel and/or experience energy. I believe everyone has this ability, however, most of us are not privy to physically contact, with numbers of people, to become aware of variations. There is no question for me that it exists. (A lesson, years ago, still resonates. You can read about it here.)


What Science is Telling Us About Earths Electromagnetic Fields & How They Connect to Our Own claims that “the electromagnetic field emitted from the human heart can be measured up to several feet away from the human body.”


Further, HeartMath’s researches magnetic fields, and claims that all living creatures as well as Earth’s electromagnetic fields are connected.


The emotional information that’s modulated and coded into these fields changes their nature, and these fields can impact those around us.”


Think of the impact we could have, not only on our own nervous system, but on those around us as well.

 

Love ~ Gratitude ~ Appreciation ~ Positivity

Home ~ Work ~ School ~ Anywhere

 

If you impact two people, and they impact two people, and so on, and so on... Yes indeed, we could be part of a global consciousness shift. We could literally make the world a better place, just by starting with the man in the mirror. The first step is becoming aware of our own thoughts, feelings, and attitude.

The full moon effects the crazy in people. Isn’t that what we joke about? 


Luna, the Latin name for the moon, hence, “The lunatics are out tonight” or “She belongs in the loony bin.” (Lunacy: referring to insanity of an intermittent kind attributed to changes of the moon. Yes, it actually made it to dictionary level.)  


A few years back, while at the ER to help a friend, a hospital staff member, point blank, stated that they were short staffed because most employees scheduled their vacation days to avoid working during the full moon. On this particular night, the full moon fell exactly as Warped Tour was scheduled - which all but sealed the sparsity of hospital personnel. “Last year the halls were lined with gurneys and kid after kid on IV’s.”  (You can find my ER story here.)

 

Read more about the Moon’s Effect on Human’s


Do Full Moons and Super moons Really Influence People and Animals?

 

Dade County, Florida (1969-1973) study, Human Aggression and the Lunar Synodic Cycle, reported that: Suicides, Fatal Traffic Accidents, ER Patients referred to a Psychiatrist, Homicides, Aggravated Assaults, clustered around full moons.

 

The moon is not alone in its power. In fact, solar activity can wreak havoc on moods, sleeping patterns, and a host of other health issues. 


In March of 2015, a solar flare not only wiped out radio communications, it effected human central nervous systems. A partial list of effects, as outlined in Severe Geomagnetic Storm & Flares Causing Widespread Sleep Disturbances & Other Human Health Effects: human behavior, nervousness, anxiety, memory issues, headaches - 2 a.m. wakeup’s - violence, increase accidents, erratic behaviors, etc.


Another article, March of 2012 - Solar Flare: The sun touches our psyche - discusses the correlations between solar flares and moods. They state, interestingly, that, “From 1948 to 1997, the Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems in Russia found that geomagnetic activity showed three seasonal peaks each of those years (March to May, in July, and in October). Every peak matched an increased incidence of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and suicide...”

 

Yet another article written in March, - How Solar Flares Affect Human Health - Our Mind and Body - explains the effect of solar flare energy on our mental and physical health., stating, “There is significant correlations between hospital admissions and health registers and Solar-Geomagnetic Activity.” More disturbing, “solar storms can directly cause conflict, wars and even death...” In fact, a study on violence found, “that as the sun cycle peaked, there was a rise in human unrest, uprisings, rebellions, revolutions, and wars between nations.”


Sheesh! I am in agreement with Solar Flare: The sun touches our psyche's wonderment - “Since humans are physically, mentally, and emotionally altered by electromagnetic charges from the sun, it makes you wonder how the bombardment of particles from digital devices affects us on daily basis.”

Massage Can Help

Massage reduces hormone levels and induces relaxation.

 

It can decrease cortisol levels  - which reduces stress, anxiety, pain and muscle tension.

 

It's a great tool to relieve pain and stress - and helps to establish healthy coping skills. Patients receiving massage are twice as likely to report improvement in pain and function.

 

Overall quality of life is improved by reducing pain and improving sleep quality - deeper, more satisfying/effective rest.

 

Massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure and increases blood circulation


Study shows frequent massage sessions boost biological benefits.

The benefits of massage are cumulative


Cortisol is known to cause stress. Decreasing cortisol can help reduce stress - while undergoing massage therapy clients significantly reduced cortisol and increased serotonin and dopamine = improvement in psychological well-being.


Massage is a non-pharmacologic intervention offering long and short term benefits. It simply feels good! (Feels good = relaxed = outlook on life tends to improve, which can lead to the improved perceptions of happiness and contentment and decreased levels of stress.)


Treatments are tailored to the individual. This customization meets individual client needs. (The client guides the therapist via dialogue, non-verbal signals, and body language.)

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Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. ~ Robert Holden

Healthy Lifestyle Changes 

 

Diet - Eating a whole-food, plant-based diet (lots of veggies, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fruits, while limiting processed and high-sugar foods).

 

Exercise - 45 to 60 minutes a day of brisk activity (any physical activity that gets you moving and gets your heart rate up is great; the more your clients enjoy the activity, the more likely they are to continue doing it).

 

Stress reduction and management - 30 to 60 minutes per day of formal stress management (massage, yoga, tai chi or meditation, for example).

 

Connectedness - Building and maintaining connectedness and community through whatever means makes sense to you. This can be family, church, volunteering or, more than likely, a combination of several things.

Exercise

Eat Healthy

Minimize Electronics

Quality Friends

Animals 

Be Grateful

Smile Meditation

Center

Peace