Dr. Homer Lim, DPCGGIIntegrative MedicineGeriatric Rehabilitation
Merriam-Webster:“Life as a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings.”
Ancient Egypt Considered as the oldest known civilization with a systematic medical knowledge As far back as 140,000 years ago. “Ka” – essence of life “Ba” - the soul
Ayurvedic Medicine – 74,000 years ago “Prana” – life energy Seven chakra or energy wheels that starts from the base of the spine to the top of the head Swara yoga bears resemblance to the meridian systems of the Chinese Rasayana refers to rejuvenation
Traditional Chinese Medicine Most probably adapted from the Ayurvedic, by way of the Tibetans Refined and improved the meridian system First book on acupuncture by the Yellow Emperor “HuangDi Nei Jing”
According to the Chinese:“Man is the Microcosm and the Universe is the Macrocosm.”
Tibetan Monks Tumo – breathing exercises similar to Qi Gong Can withstand extreme cold temperatures
Polynesians Mana – life force pervading in all living things Mana (unconscious), mana mana (conscious), mana loa (upper consciousness) To reach a higher state of consciousness, one must do meditation, and use of chants and symbols
Greek and Roman empires Hippocrates – life force as Vis Medicatrix Naturae Galen - Facultas Formatrix
Renaissance Period Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohoenheim (1493-1541) or Paracelsus “Father of Modern Medicine” Energy Field as “Archea” Introduced the word “mumia,” opium, mercury in the field of medicine Pioneered Homeopathy – “like cures like” All matter have quintum esse Used magnets in the treatment of hysteria
Luigi Galvani (1737-1798) Life is electrical and all cells have biologic electricity forerunner in the field of NeurochemistryBaron Reichenbach (1788-1869) Odic life force that emanates from all living things, stars and planets Interests in crystals and magnets
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) Father of Homeopathy SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURENTUR While translating William Cullens A treatise of the Materia Medica into German, Hahnemann was struck by a passage that deal with cinchona bark (quinine), which was used to treat malaria.
Dr. George Lakhovsky (1869- 1942) All living things have electrical properties can cause recurrent generation or oscillation of high frequency sine waves when stimulated by a small, constant stream of outside energy of the right frequency or Resonance Multiwave Oscillator
Reinhold Voll (1909-1989) Acupuncture points have lower skin resistance compared with other areas of the body Electroacupuncture and electrodermal screening tests were born
Beyond Newtonian Physics Quantum Physics Physics of the Alive
Composed of electrons,Atoms protons and neutrons of which are composed of subatomic particles and quarks, these defy the principles of Newtonian physics
Quantum physicists believed that there is a certain amount of indeterminacy in all events Events can be influenced by the observer That all things are interconnected by a higher order at the subatomic level (entanglement)
Dreams Premonitions Intuitions ESP Global Consciousness Project Princeton Engineering Anomalous Research (PEAR)
Are You Psychic? www.gotpsi.org Research articles http://www.scientificexploration.org/journal.html
Alexander Gurwitsch (1874- 1954) – Russian scientist 1942 – cells communicate with one another even if separated by a quartz glass, “mitogenic rays” that occurs during cell mitosis
Royal Rife (1888-1971) Claimed that all cancers are viral in etiology Postulated that each class of organism has specific frequency Therefore, in order to kill them, he devised the Rife machine that delivers frequencies to neutralize them, much like a sound that resonates with a glass to the point of breakage. (Mortal Oscillatory Rate)
Wilheim Reich (1897-1957) Psychoanalyst, previously a colleague of Freud Human skin is electrically charged and changes with different emotions Coined the term “body armor” Orgone – an energy that can cure even cancer
Seymon Kirlian 1939 – discovered that when a person is exposed to a photographic film in a high-voltage electric field, multi-colored emanations appear surrounding the person, which was described as aura or biofield
Fritz Popp 1974 – all living things emit a weak photon energy as recorded in advance photon multipliers The field of Biophotonics was born, with centers in Germany, Japan, China
1970’s Devyatkov research in electromagnetic radiation (millimeter wave) pioneered in the research of the EM wave that led the development of the Microwave Resonance Therapy (MRT). Cells emitted EM radiation and were likewise “influenced” by “discrete and specific” millimeter wave band frequencies applied on biologically active points (BAP) or acupuncture points.
The cells, when exposed to specific millimeter wave frequencies would manifest a steady re-establishment of the normal physiologic state. The influence is manifested as a resonant frequency similar to that of the applied frequency. (BIORESONANCE)
World Health Organization definition“…is a diversity of health practices, approaches, knowledge, and beliefs incorporating plant, animal, and/or mineral-based medicines; spiritual therapies; manual techniques; and exercises, applied singly or in combination to maintain well-being, as well as to treat, diagnose, or prevent illness.”
Women than men People with higher educational levels People who have been hospitalized in the past year Former smokers, compared with current smokers or those who have never smoked. Based on U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Center for Health Statistics 2002 survey
The U.S. public spent an estimated $36 billion to $47 billion on CAM therapies in 1997. Of this amount, between $12 billion and $20 billion was paid out-of-pocket for the services of professional CAM health care providers. These fees represented more than the public paid out- of-pocket for all hospitalizations in 1997 and about half of what it paid for all out-of-pocket physician services. $5 billion of out-of-pocket spending was on herbal products.
Leibovici published an intriguing study questioning conventional notions of time, space, prayer, consciousness, and causality. The randomised, controlled, double blind, parallel group study (prayer versus no prayer) included 3393 septic patients and considered the hypothesis that “retroactive” prayer, offered 4-10 years later, affects outcomes. Of the preselected outcomes, mortality was similar in both groups, yet length of stay in hospital and duration of fever were shorter with prayer (P = 0.01 and P = 0.04). Effects of remote, retroactive intercessory prayer on outcomes in patients with bloodstream infection: randomized controlled trial. BMJ 2001;323: 1450-1.
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