WHEN TO GIVE UP?

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The cancer diagnosis won’t kill me but Simon Harris and Kate O’ Connell’s proposed bill might. There I was happy living with a cancer diagnosis, minding my own business, looking for my cure to self-heal when Pat Kenny gives Kate O’Connell radio time to discuss her nasty bill.

I know some of you believe it is a bill to regulate alternative therapies, all I can say is look deeper.

It will take away your right as an Irish citizen to get alternative therapies in your own country for a cancer diagnosis, the only choice you will have is whatever the oncologist decides to prescribe.

If you want all choices available to you when faced with a cancer diagnosis please sign and share the petition. Team work makes the dream work.

Two weeks back I was on the verge of giving up. People had signed in front of me yet their signatures went out into space somewhere. I wrote to FB and Simon Harris, still no reply.

So please never give up, sign and share. Tell your friends, ask them to sign and share.

So,what inspired me to never give up, TREW FIELDS FESTIVAL

We need this in Ireland.

2 days and 3 nights of wonderful talks, workshops, great vegan food, organic drink, music, talent and dancing with people who had stage 1 to stage 4 various cancers. People who inspired me to keep on my chosen path and to never give up until that last breath.

Camping2 nights in a tent with John and 2 sleeping bags only, my tumour earthed for the first time and I slept like a baby. The lashing rain failed to unearth us from our magical sleep.

There were cancer awareness talks on both days from 10am to 6pm alongside four different venues with a variety of holistic health workshops and classes. Full, full days.

What struck me was the positivity, what you think really does matter.

“How your mind can heal your body” by David Hamilton PhD.

David has a PhD in organic chemistry and spent 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, he left the industry to write books and educate people in how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their health.

The Doctor Patients Panel with Dr. Lauren MacDonald, Dr.Lyanh Dang, and Dr. Robin Fawcett, Family doctor, mama, writer, speaker, nature-lover.
Navigating life and medicine after BRCA2+ cancer. Inspirational Doctor’s, all with great insights and advice to give.

Leah Bracknell From cancer victim to cancer rebel.

Fi Munro PhD Live like you are Dying.

Professor Robert Thomas Polyphenols-The Gifts from Nature. My hero for banning sugar from his oncology department.

Steve Ottersberg how to change your genes- Epigenetics, a little heavy for me, shame I forgot the pen and paper.

The awesome Dr. Nasha Winters, Treating the Terrain, not just the Tumour.

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer  I could listen to this lady for hours.

Then last but definitely not least “The I’ve got cancer, what now panel” with Dr. Aryan Tavakkoli, Dr. Catherine Zollman,Dr. Nasha Winters &  Mairead Mc Dermott.

So many workshops, talks and demonstrations and all for optimum, positive health. So many wonderful people all in it together for the health of mankind.

I found the rebounding and lymphatic drainage demo useful, now at least I know how to rebound correctly.

Nothing prepared me for the effect of the inspirational breathing, it took my breath away and I am definitely doing the training.

This festival is a life changing experience for anyone diagnosed with cancer. It brings hope and inspiration to try different treatments and leaves the door open to experiment with all therapies available. Just because if hasn’t been clinical tested doesn’t mean it won’t work. It will never be clinical tested unless it makes a profit for shareholders. The pharmaceutical industry has a lot of shareholders to keep happy and one needs to ask the question is it money driven or health driven?

In my eyes this Bill will achieve nothing only to hinder anyone who refuses chemotherapy, radiation and the chemicals offered to an already sick body.

So, to all my friends out there dealing with a cancer diagnosis stay positive OPtimisimand if you ever feel yourself getting down click on any of the links above to lift your spirits. Join as many cancer forums as you can and empower yourself.

For those of you who want to know a little more about the Bill click here.

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Disclaimer.

This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor.  I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.

When faced with a cancer diagnosis can the MIND make or break you?

I took a day off last week as I was tired and low. Yes, everyone I hate to admit it but I can get tired and low.

The last month has been so busy and my body and mind needed a break.

I am no good with time off, I had a list reeling around in my head. I find it hard to sit and do nothing. Okay I didn’t get up until 9am so I got my 8 hours, but once up it was go, go, go. As I am doing, I am thinking, I have to promote the petition, I have to write a blog, I have to wash the floors. I have to do a tax return. I made a list and it filled an A4 piece of paper. Lady Sobbing

I was overwhelmed with all the I had to do and tears flowed. Then I heard my son Finnbar’s voice in my head, suck them in Mum, so I suck them in. Then I get a message from my daughter Pippa, you okay Mum? As if she can feel my mental pain and sadness and Lady sobbing 2 you know what it is like once the tap opens, that is it I am afraid. The bladder is just too close to the eyes.

The light bulb moment…. I know my next Blog has to be the power of the mind and the importance of good quality sleep when you need your body to heal.

“When the immune system isn’t able to function at the perfect level, then there’s a risk that some of these rogue cancer cells will get through the net and start to cause trouble. … It’s very important that cancer patients learn to control and perfect the art of sleeping.”

Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby

 

I had a few wonderful days in London at the beginning of the month with my daughter and growing family and I can honestly say it was perfection, bar the lack of sleep. Oren, my grandson is a bundle of life from 5.30am, followed by Aurelia shortly afterwards and Grandma is a bundle of life after 5.30pm so it can be exhausting.

Spending time with them adds so much value to my life but I came back with a lingering cough and tired, my fault.

Then guess what alongside running my Shiatsu practice. I decide to help my partner John with house renovations. I went mad, cleaned out the greenhouse, planted so many seeds, washed windows, cut grass and hedges, painted doors and walls, you name it I did it, again my fault.

Then I did something rather silly, I decided to sand doors and boy did it irritate my cough, so for 4 nights I struggled to sleep, cough, cough, cough. So, I was feeling great and perfect until I choked on fine sand and got no sleep……………………. what a fool.

Life without sleep is like life without good red wine, desperate.

Seriously though sleep is so important when dealing with cancer.

We heal when we sleep so lack of sleep means lack of healing.

Then to add insult to injury have you ever noticed when the mind gets like this everything else is a problem, why won’t people take 5G seriously, why aren’t our politicians talking about its safety rather than its cost.

Why is it taken so long to get signatures for my petition, does no one care, why does everyone believe there is a cure in a pharmaceutical tablet. Why are we now living in a world where everyone is so busy no one gives a s*it, you get the picture?Upset

I guess you could say I was feeling very sorry for myself. Why?

I forgot I was important.

So, I did a wonderful Kundalini meditation and watched Dr. Habib Sadeghi discuss how emotions and thoughts affect our health.

Meditation came in my life, albeit badly when I started studying Shiatsu, 11 plus years ago.

I did it because I was told to, I found it difficult. I started meditating in earnest in 2016 when I got my diagnosis and I am now a big fan. It got me out of my despair last week.

Whenever you feel down get those earphones out and meditate, go on YouTube and search by your emotions and needs. If you can’t sleep, focus, feel sad whatever there is a meditation for you. If you feel stuck do a little shaking meditation.

It works 100%, however to get good at it like everything else it takes practice.

On that note I am going to take off my shoes and earth myself in this wonderful world while I still can and go and enjoy the sunshine. Then I am off out to search for a venue for an holistic cancer festival.

If you don’t believe negativity makes cancer grow read scientists have proven that negativity makes cancer grow inside the body.

Now for the all-important petition. Please sign and share if you want access to all advice be it conventional or alternative if faced with a diagnosis of cancer.

Disclaimer.

This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor.  I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.

 

 

I am so late, sorry.

White Rabbit

Sincere apologies to you all for not blogging for a few weeks, it has been none stop and finding the time was impossible as my new life style insists on 7 hours sleep. There are never enough hours in the day to achieve what I would like to.

As I have another busy week ahead of me this blog will contain information that people were keen to find out about after my talk in Cork.

So, I was asked about The Bill that I am petitioning against. I feel strongly that if this Bill is passed there will be no alternative route available to people with a diagnosis of cancer in Ireland.

This Bill will take away our freedom of choice.

From the very beginning I have said I do not have a cure for cancer, I believe no one does. My cure is changing the terrain of my body so the cancer dies off, then build up my immune system and enjoy life to the full.

The relevant part of the Bill that upsets me is: “Prohibition of certain advertisements 2. (1) No person shall take any part in the publication of any advertisement containing an offer to treat any person or provide any remedy for cancer, or any advice in connection with the treatment of cancer, or which suggests that a medical consultation, diagnosis, treatment or surgical operation is unnecessary for the treatment of cancer. (2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence. (3) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable— (a) on summary conviction to a class A fine, or (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both. “

(taken directly from the Bill on Oireachtas.ie)

No treatments and no advice.

My experience is having to beg alternative therapists to have anything to do with me when I mention my diagnosis of cancer.

This Bill intends to slam that door shut in my face and anyone else who favours the alternative route.

I would love to know where these people are who claim to have a cure for cancer because I for one would love to hear what they have to say and decide if I want to spend money with them or not.

If you feel as strongly as me please sign and share the petition and keep sharing.

I wrote to every TD in the country and got 3 replies, lolso if you would like freedom of choice when faced with a cancer diagnosis please write directly to your TD.

Now for something more on the fun side, the Festival we spoke about TREW FIELDS FESTIVAL. Wouldn’t it be just awesome to have this in Ireland.

Inspiring is how I would describe it. You can also find them on Facebook.

Unfortunately, the aforementioned purposed Bill would definitely put a stop to this festival ever happening in Ireland.

I plan to attend again this year, if you are going please let me know and we can meet up.

You asked for more information on this poultice

Please do not use this poultice without professional advice.

The DMSO stung like hell for me but we are all different and that is the key when choosing any treatment. I think DMSO may be banned?

Remember this blog is my journey only and should not be used for your treatment. Take professional advice always.

I have in fact stopped using this particular poultice for a while as I don’t want my tumor to break up quickly at present. In my opinion the terrain of my body is not quite ready yet. It can do without a tsunami.

This decision came about because I had my annual Bioresonance after speaking to you in Cork.

It turns out my drainage system is backing up a little so the focus for me for the next month is draining my liver, kidney, lymph’s, intestines etc. I have stopped all killing on my rife machine at present and the focus is on healing.

I started taken Solidago about a week ago until my herbs arrive and what a difference already. I had been badly constipated for a couple of days and since taken Solidago my bowel and urination are almost back to normal function.

The power of herbs and mother-earth.

Perhaps this is the time to mention some websites so you can do your own research.

Also, FB is a great source of information.

  • Cancer healing, the holistic approach.
  • Curing Cancer Naturally-True stories from real people.
  • Cancer Truth
  • The Truth about Cancer
  • How to starve Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Alternatives.

Remember, I am not advising you to go down my route. I am sharing my journey and research with you. I found it very hard to find alternatives in Ireland and it will be impossible if and when The Bill mentioned throughout my blog gets passed as law.

I have to finish by mentioning 5G, it would be wrong of me not to.

It is happening right now, here in Ireland. If you value your health and the health of future generations do your research. So much happening on Facebook.

@whatis5g

MAYCommunity health & environment telecom awareness meeting. Public. Hosted by Stop 5G Waterford. I will definitely be there.

Join stop 5G Ireland.

I have just signed the World wide appeal.

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Now for the all-important petition. Please sign and share.

Until the next time, which won’t be as long, stay safe and healthy.

Disclaimer.

This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor.  I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.

 

Rife for Life.

SHATTERING GLASS

“What if someone invented an electronic device that would destroy pathogens, bacteria, and even viruses with no toxic side effects? What if that same device could wipe out cancer by altering the cancer’s cellular environment or by killing cancer viruses with an electronic or ultra-sonic beam? That was accomplished years ago. The researcher who invented and perfected this device had an odd name, Royal Raymond Rife. But his associates and colleagues knew him as Roy Rife.” (author unknown)

I found this blog difficult, it was hard to recall and explain how I got to here. I only hope I can do the Rife world justice.

The best way I can begin to explain is, think about a glass being shattered by a really high-pitched voice.

How many times in your youth did you try to shatter a glass with your voice and succeed? I tried and failed only because I never hit that right note. Listen to Anthony Holland talk about shattering cancer with resonant frequencies,and find out what you were doing wrong or more importantly how we could be tackling cancer differently. If you open only one link on this blog please let it be this one.

I guess if you are anything like me it’s a “you have got to try it before you believe it scenario” All I can say is if you get the chance, try it.

I came across Rife whilst researching Diet and Bioresonance.  Be warned Dr. Raymond Rife is highly controversial, stay open-minded to the end.

During hours and hours of research most sites I visited agreed that the alkaline diet is based on the theory that eating certain foods can change the body’s acid levels (pH levels). Some suggest that changing the body’s pH levels can improve your health and even prevent or cure cancer. Most agree that there’s no way the foods you eat can alter the pH level of your blood but they can alter the pH of your saliva or urine because these are waste products. My understanding is that you could never eat enough food to impact the pH levels of your blood but rifing can help to achieve this.

So, my research had taken me from food to bioresonance, energy medicine and now rifing.

Rifing and Dr. Raymond Rife go hand in hand. Rife was on his way to a Nobel Prize in Medicine.

What happened?

There are so many conspiracy theories. Is it a case of no smoke without fire?

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I see myself as a kind of the middle of the road kind of person. I try something with a closed mind and if I get a result, I open my mind to the possibilities of the sales pitch or in my case frequency pitch actually working. I couldn’t ignore my research around Rife so I finally bought my own Rife machine in 2017.

I now attempt on a daily or weekly basis to shatter my tumor with plasma. It is a continuous experiment for me. My problem is that instead of focusing on my cancer diagnosis I cure toothaches, headaches, constipation etc, etc I experiment on myself and anyone else who likes experimenting.

I am now 2 years and 7 months into my alternative treatment journey and I still believe 100% this is the route for me. Taking control of my own health is enabling me to live my life with no fear of the word cancer.

Trust me I am not ready to die; my fear is I may be a bit blasa about my diagnosis. Then again, I have zero faith in chemotherapy and radiation and the more I research the less respect I have for the pharmaceutical industry so what choice do I have?

Let us now Rife again. An interesting video I came across showing it is possible to destroy microorganisms with plasma was Rife-Bare Plasma.

For  those of you interested in research an interesting article. If you have no time to read the full article please go straight to conclusions.

If you are lucky enough to be in London on May 25th 2019 Nenah Sylver Nenah Sylver, PhD will present at the only 2019 European seminar,“Rife Therapy and Natural Approaches to Illness”

I know I am going to try hard to be there.

There are so many rife machines on the market but after a lot of research and recommendation I bought a Spooky2Since my purchase another great plasma has hit the market, Genesys.

I really do not have the expertise to recommend a machine but if I was starting all over again I would probably like the Genesys.

There is a frequency out there to match everything so I must mention that rife machines can be used for Lyme’s Disease and Morgellons.

I love my rife machine, I have used it to scan my body, detox and treat acute or chronic illnesses. I really enjoy experimenting with a lot of the beautiful healing frequencies. I learn something new and useful every time I use it

In the beginning at heavy detox stage I got tired. I couldn’t say if it was Spooky2, oxygen or the radical change of diet but I do know when it happened, I just had to have an early night. Early nights do not come easy to me but I am learning how important sleep is during the healing process.

So, until the next blog I hope I have opened your mind to the exciting world of Rife.

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

Mahatma Gandhi

Now for the all-important petition. Please sign and share.

Phew, I found the above heavy going so it calls for a little light heartiness.

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Disclaimer.

This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor.  I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.

 

 

Are we what we eat? I now know, I am.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” 

-Hippocrate

Can cancer be cured by diet alone?

There are lots of testimonials out there saying diet can cure cancer.

I personally would not like to depend on just a diet change to cure my cancer diagnosis. All I can say is changing my diet got my energy levels back to better than they ever were, my outlook on life changed and my thoughts on food will never be the same.

Changing my diet, radically in the first year helped my body to detox from years of overeating and abuse, boosted my immune system and got me on the road to recovery. It gave me the much-needed energy to enjoy life, work and research.

I now believe a change in diet is the number one thing to tackle when faced with a diagnosis of cancer. My food bibles now are The Art of Conscious Cooking, Healing with Whole Foods and Square One recipes.

Back in August 2016, I had days I was so tired I struggled to get out of bed.

As I previously mentioned the first few nights of research left me with two words oxygen and acid.

The oxygen was sorted now to tackle the acid.

What Google has to say is: Some studies have shown that acidic environments help cancer cells grow. So, the idea is that a diet high in alkaline foods (high pH) and low in acidic foods will raise the body’s pH levels (make the body more alkaline) and prevent or even cure cancer.Apr 2, 2018

The chart below was basically what I knew about acid/alkaline. Had I ever looked at the foods I ate? no. I bought the best I could afford and enjoyed it. I loved fatty, full-flavored food. I adored meat, in fact a meal was not a meal without meat. Yes, I ate lots of salads, some fruit and veg but loved potatoes, roast, boiled, mashed with lots and lots of butter, yum.

I thought my diet was great, 80% good, 20% naughty.  I loved food and wine, it was my God. I loved cooking and entertaining when it suited me. I wasn’t a fan of processed foods but enjoyed a good take away and loved eating out. I went through stages of sprouting and eating raw at various stages of my life but not on their own, as an accompaniment to the steak or lamb. I ate lots, too much and looking back was obsessed with food, it was my joy. I would eat lunch and an hour later I was planning dinner. I had never been on a diet in my life and never planned to. My 20% naughty was red wine and lots of chocolate. I converted to dark chocolate in my 50’s, not a couple of squares though. I could polish off a large bar of green and blacks in one sitting.

I rode a bike, danced and kept active so I thought I deserved a treat. What was I thinking?

I  never tested my Ph. Levels, I never gave them a thought.

When I did, I got a shock.

Ph.levels          

It was this article How Body pH Can Affect Your Energy Levels that got me testing my ph. levels. I tested them 3 or 4 times a day for months, until I was satisfied with the results. Nowadays I test them once or twice a week to ensure I am more alkaline than acidic.

My diet for the first year may seem a little harsh and impossible but honestly, I just missed my social life around food. As each day passed and my health and overall outlook improved it became easier and easier. The hardest thing for me was the criticism and comments about my weight loss, of which unfortunately, there were many.

So, are you ready?

Upon waking and on an empty stomach I had a glass of water with lemon and baking soda,  2 ginger root tablets and 2 Blockbuster tablets . Then wormwood and black-walnut taken with gentle iron . A cup of warm Graviola tea with a little honey added.

Breakfast was always organic fruit.

Lunch and dinner were always huge salads, all fruits, veg and nuts. Basically, I lived on fruit, veg and nuts for a whole year, either in a salad, a meal or a soup, if I was cold. I did not introduce juicing until the second year and then I followed a vegan diet and somewhere along the line the vegan changed to vegetarian.

Before my lunch I would have more wormwood and walnut with gentle iron, moringa and raw vegetables. With this meal I would also take Vitamin D3Vitamin K2, Vitamin C  and Magnesium.

Between meals I would drink dandelion tea and snack on nuts, fruit and raw vegetables, all organic.

Every day I included apricot-seeds, 10 a day split into 3 doses, I later read that these are more effective when taken with pineapple so I added this to my protocol.

Sometime during the day, I would make time for a 20-minute meditation which inevitably led to sleep. I was exhausted due to all the changes and my body was detoxing fast. Upon waking I had a glass of Flor Essence  which I later discovered was similar to essiac-tea.

I walked daily for a minimum of 20 minutes to keep my lymphatic system flowing.

With my evening meal I took 2 more blockbusters, moringa and raw vegetables and my daily dose of raw garlic ,5 to 6 cloves daily, sliced and left to sit for 15 minutes to release allicin.

Free evenings were spent researching with another cup of graviola tea with honey and a cup of apollo tea.

Before retiring I had my final drink of the night which was baking soda and honey remedy

All of the above were taken with some advice and researched by myself.

I stuck to the above for the first year and never touched sugar and I mean all sugar. I drank wine only when I started to eat out in year 2, to be honest it wasn’t until I was 60 in October 2018 that I drank again on a regular basis. I made the decision to celebrate hard and enjoy it. My celebrations started in September and ended in November, ouch…. but it was fun. Then of course Christmas came. So, In January of this year I upped my game and ate loads of greens and never drink on average more than a bottle of red wine a week.

If I were to feel unwell again the wine would go but for now, I am enjoying my guilty pleasure.

Food

For those of you who believe cancer and diet are not related, I suggest you read the following book. The China Study

I never managed to read the whole book so if you are like me the 10 things you need to know are here.

If that is not convincing enough another great book linking cancer to food by our very own  Dr. John Kelly “Stop feeding your cancer” 

Look him up on FB.

It is a must read, if you don’t, the following is written word by word from the back cover of the book.

“The link between animal protein and cancer became global news with the publication of an international lab study a decade ago. The facts were startling: a diet rich in animal and dairy products was shown to stimulate cancer cell growth.

But conventional medical institutions apparently overlooked the obvious. Counteracting the disease by promoting an animal-protein-free diet could be a revolutionary step in cancer recovery.

Our visionary Dublin doctor choose to investigate the realities of the alternative approach to cancer treatment in a trial conducted with his own patients.

What he learned may change our view of cancer forever.”

Dr. Kelly has since retired, how I wish there were more Doctors like him.

So armed with the above information, a radical change of diet and oxygen covered, the decision was, what next?

The what next turned out to be Bio-Resonance.

Farmer

Just make sure the farmer is 100% organic.

My favourite source of organic fruit and vegetables is Carraignamuc Cottage,delivered weekly to my door. I believe Phil has a weekly market at Pender’s Yard, Stonybatter, Niomh Olaf and Aughrim Town and expanding.

The quality of food and service is exceptional, at affordable prices.

plus-signA must add is, somewhere along the line of research I read that there was no way the foods you eat can alter the pH level of your blood. The body’s pH is a very tightly regulated system. If you change your diet, you may see changes in the pH of your saliva or urine because these are waste products, but there’s no way you could ever eat enough that it really impacts your blood.

So is that true, maybe, but I also read rifing and oxygen can impact the ph. of ones blood.  Rifing was and is still part of my protocol and I will cover the subject in a later Blog.

You know what is coming next? If you have any interest in alternative health for cancer, please, please sign and share my petition.

  1. 1.Will I live, or will I die.
  2. My conventional journey begins.
  3. My conventional journey continues.
  4. Sharing the news.
  5. Conventional gets the thumbs down.
  6. And so, it begins.

Disclaimer.

This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor.  I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.

Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist

 

Reblogged from uplift connect.com

For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic body. The healing traditions from China, India, Japan and Tibet, as well as other countries all spoke of energy channels, meridians or nadis along which the vital energy flowed.

Life was considered to be a bio-electrical and vibrational energy phenomenon and so health revolved around balancing energy through various means. Life existed because of life force and energy running through and animating the body, ensuring we can move, breathe, digest food, think and even feel.

Healing traditions all spoke of energy channels, meridians or Nadis.Healing traditions all spoke of energy channels, sen, meridians or nadis.

ENERGY CHANNELS

This vital life force or chi, is composed of two kinds of forces, yin and yang, and flows along a sophisticated network of energy pathways, or highways, circuiting the body. Over 2000 years ago ancient cultures knew of the existence of these energy channels. They were called ‘sen’ in Thailand, ‘nadis’ in India, ‘meridians’, ‘channels’ or ‘vessels’ in China and Japan, and ‘channels’ in Tibet. In India, where many eastern healing arts developed, there were said to be 72 000 nadis or energy pathways. Disease is believed to be a blockage in the energy flow of these channels. A range of healing traditions, including acupuncture, acupressure, massage and yoga, are founded on the principle of the existence of energy channels or pathways, known as meridians, or nadis, running around the body in an expansive network.

While it may seem a little airy fairy to some to consider the energy body while we have flesh and bone, at source we are an energy field, embedded into another energy field. Our bodies are electromagnetic in nature and science has measured these frequencies with advanced machines, like EKG’s and MRI scanning, for many years. Numerous studies demonstrate these energy pathways and points conduct electricity even when needles aren’t used. And the massage technique of Shiatsu have been found to stimulate the same energetic effects. Similarly, Qigong,Tai Chi and the postures of yoga, have been found to increase electrical conductance at acupoints, yet science never believed in the existence of meridians until now.

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Recently scientists at Seoul National University confirmed the existence of meridians, which they refer to as the “primo-vascular system.” They say that this system is a crucial part of the cardiovascular system.

Previously, North Korean scientist Kim Bong-Han proposed that he had found meridians in the early 1960’s.  Dr Kim Bong-Han showed over 50 years ago that new tubular structures exist inside and outside of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, as well as on the surface of internal organs and under the dermis. He believed they were the traditional meridian lines. The meridians were called Bonghan ducts or channels, after his research, but now the existence of this system in various organs has been corroborated by further research.

The current Korean researchers now believe the primo-vascular system is in fact the physical component of the Acupuncture Meridian System. And it has also been suggested that this system is involved in channelling the flow of energy and information relayed by biophotons (electromagnetic waves of light) and DNA.

DNAimageThere may be a link between the meridians and energy and information relayed by DNA.

The Korean scientists studying oriental medicine with biophysical methods injected a special staining dye which coloured the meridians. By injecting the dye onto acupuncture points, they were able to see thin lines. These did not show up at non-acupuncture point sites where there are no meridians. The researchers discovered that the meridian lines are not confined to the skin, but are in fact a concrete duct system through which liquid flows, and that this liquid aggregates to form stem cells.

Previously, scientists used a combination of imaging techniques and CT scans to observe concentrated points of microvascular structures that clearly correspond to the map of acupuncture points created by Chinese energy practitioners in ancient times. In a studypublished in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, researchers used contrast CT imaging with radiation on both non-acupuncture points and acupuncture points. The CT scans revealed clear distinctions between the non-acupuncture point and acupuncture point anatomical structures.

Scientists injected a special staining dye which coloured the meridiansScientists injected a special staining dye which coloured the meridians.

THE MERIDIAN SYSTEM

There are 12 primary paired meridians and two single mid meridians, six yang and six yin. The yang meridians run down the body and the yin meridians flow up the body. Each meridian is also related to an element. Each meridian is most active at a certain time of the day or night and each meridian is influenced by an element or season.

The nature of meridians, in their elemental structure, and as vessels for the life force, show the intricacy and profound connection of our body at a cellular level, to the universe. We are intimately connected by the elements, energetic structure and flow of energy, to all life, at a cellular, physical level. Our earth is also said to have energetic pathways or ley lines, akin to meridians.

The map of acupuncture points was created by Chinese healing practitioners nearly 2000 years agoThe map was created by Chinese healing practitioners nearly 2000 years ago.

HOW ARE MERIDIANS RELATED TO HEALTH?

Our bodies need balance. A balanced flow or energy, not too much or too little, is conducive to good health. This is the same in the way we live our lives. Balance is paramount. Just enough food, water and a healthy balanced lifestyle. As the Buddha said: “middle way” or moderation in all things.

We can see this harmony and balance in life, as the balance between the energies of yin and yang – or more simplistically, masculine and feminine – the two opposing and catalyzing energies of the universe.

In our bodies we need balance, so a balanced flow or energy, not too much or too little.In our bodies we need balance, not too much or too little.

Our health is vibrant if there is harmony and balance between these two forces in the body. If the balance is disturbed, and the flow of one of these forces becomes greater than the other then illness arises. These forces or energies flow through very definite channels in the body, or meridians, and these are the body’s healing energy pathways.

In traditional Indian medicine, the meridians are expanded upon.There are nadis found within the physical body and these nadis make up the nervous system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic systems, etc. Any blockages in these nadis can result in physical health conditions. Nadis can also be found in the subtle body where they carry thoughts, feelings, and nerve impulses. When these nadis are blocked, we lose our ability to feel, and connect deeply with others, the environment and ourselves. In the same way that veins and arteries are important for the body to function, nadis weave through our physical nerves and the matrix of consciousness that circuits the mind and self, supporting our physical expression from the otherworldly dimensions of existence.

YinYangChi is made up of two kinds of forces, yin and yang.

When the flow of energy is blocked, it causes low energy and illness. Practices like yoga and meditation work on these subtle energy channels, supporting the flow of energy through the body. According to some ancient indian texts there are 350 000 nadis or energy pathways in the body. In traditional Indian medicine and spiritual science, the energies of the physical body, the subtle body and the causal body are said to flow through the nadis. Within this framework, the nadis are said to connect at special points of intensity called nadichakras.

The three most important nadis are those running along the spine: ida, pingala and sushumna. The Sushumna is the central channel of energy in the human body and it runs from the base of the spine to the crown of the head and carries kundalini energy, which is the primal evolutionary force. Kundalini is awakened through yoga and meditation and is said to lie dormant at the base of the spine. Activation of the kundalini leads to higher consciousness states. The aim of yoga is to broaden the sushumna and to unite the pathways. Purifying all three nadis leads to overall health, and wellness of body and mind, as well as spiritual growth. Various Pranayama techniques aid in helping to keep these nadi channels open.

The three most important nadis are those running along the spine: ida, pingala and sushunma.The three most important nadis are those running along the spine: ida, pingala and sushunma.

If you are sensitive to energy and have had energy treatments, such as acupuncture, you may have felt streams of energy or a flow of cold or heat, for example, up the legs or arms. This is a freeing up of energy in the meridians and the flow of energy that is released when a blockage is removed.

There are many wonderful healing modalities based on the meridian system that support radiant health. By enhancing the flow of energy through the body, balance and health is achieved and we come in touch with our true selves. Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality used in China as early as the late stone age. It was used to treat all ailments affecting people. Acupuncture did not enter modern Western consciousness until the 1970’s when China ended a period of isolation and resumed foreign political and cultural contacts.

The range of applications for acupuncture and acupressure has grown slowly in the West, possibly because of the belief that it has no scientific basis.  Perhaps now with the scientific proof of meridians, acupuncture will become more widespread for all ailments, along with other great healing modalities based on the energetics of the body, supporting more people to have vibrant health and wellbeing.

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