The results of a study conducted with the use of Wim Hof method suggest that a person can learn to consciously control his immune responses. Wim Hof is a Dutch world record holder who is famous worldwide for his ability to resist cold. For this incredible invulnerability to cold, he was commonly nicknamed "the Iceman”.
Scientists led by Matthijs Kox of the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, studied his method, which is somehow similar to the Tibetan Tummo technique (yoga of inner heat) and involves third-eye meditation, breathing exercises and cold exposure, and used it to train 12 volunteers to fend off inflammation.
In the framework of the study, 24 volunteers, including 12 people trained in the Wim Hof method and 12 who did not undergo any training, were subjected to the inflammation test, during which they were injected with a strain of bacteria that provokes flu-like symptoms.
As a result, volunteers who underwent training with Hof method reported fewer and less intense flu-like symptoms than those who did not. At the same time, trained volunteers produced smaller amounts of proteins related to inflammation, and higher levels of interleukin-10, an inflammation-fighting protein.
"Hitherto, both the autonomic nervous system and innate immune system were regarded as systems that cannot be voluntarily influenced. The present study demonstrates that, through practicing techniques learned in a short-term training program, the sympathetic nervous system and immune system can indeed be voluntarily influenced," writes the scientific journal PNAS, where the study was published.
QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Immunity can also be strengthed by using the E-4 Foundation formula. This formula connects the upper and lower energy centers of the body--a key to normal immune function.
Our own Vital Force is in the news!
Groundbreaking new results show targeted subtle energy patterns, sometimes referred to as bioenergetic patterns, have a significant positive impact on human cell growth and mitochondrial membrane potential.
Three notable findings include an 83% increase in cell viability under food deprivation conditions, a 50% increase in mitochondrial longevity in the presence of toxins and third of all, that mitochondria exposed to subtle energy and under starved and poisoned conditions showed increased viability over even the non-poisoned control. These recent findings show potential long term improvement to human cell viability which can slow and reverse the breakdown of human cells.
Cell growth experiments at Beech Tree Labs tested human dermal fibroblasts (HDF) infused with one of four unique, proprietary subtle energy patterns from Vital Force Technology; "Cell Longevity", "Peak Performance", "Stress Relief", and "Anti-Cancer". The experiment compared the influence of different subtle energy patterns on cell viability and longevity. It was found that cells growing with subtle energy pattern "Stress Relief" had 83% more live cells remaining on the 9th day than the control group. Additionally, those groups infused with "Cell Longevity" and "Peak Performance" yielded 50% more live cells on the 9th day than found in the control.
At Riga's University in Latvia researchers looking into mitochondrial viability and longevity tested "Cell Longevity", and "Peak Performance" energy patterns on human embryonic kidney cells. After three days, stressed cells exposed to the subtle energy patterns showed increased viability over the control groups. Meaning, the stressed cells exposed to subtle energy showed more mitochondrial longevity than the cells that were never stressed to begin with.
Ultimately both Beech Tree Labs and Riga's findings hint at new possibilities that could have major implications for human health and may be the first step towards a completely non-toxic, natural, and no side effect alternative to traditional health treatments.
Jedi Mind Tricks for Pain
Dr. Ellen Slawsby, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, recommends these mind-body techniques to help to override established pain signals and reduce the need for medication:
- Deep breathing - Inhale deeply, hold for a few seconds and exhale. To help you focus, you can use a word or phrase to guide you. For example, you may want to breathe in "peace" and breathe out "tension."
- Relaxation response - The stress response pumps up heart rate and puts the body's systems on high alert. The relaxation response is a natural antidote. Close your eyes and relax all your muscles. Then concentrate on deep breathing. Continue doing this for 10 to 20 minutes. Afterward, sit quietly for a minute while your thoughts return.
- Meditation with guided imagery - Begin deep breathing, paying attention to each breath. Then listen to calming music or imagine being in a restful environment.
- Mindfulness - Pick any activity you enjoy — walking in nature, playing the piano or cooking — and become fully immersed in it. Notice every detail of what you are doing and how your senses and emotions are responding.
- Yoga and tai chi - These exercises incorporate breath control, meditation and movements to stretch and strengthen muscles.
- Positive thinking - When we're ill, we often tend to become fixated on what we aren't able to do. Retrain your focus on what you can do.
QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: For getting your attention off localized pain, use our "miracle lotion", E-3 Revitalizing Cream.
NEW from Subtle Energy Solutions: Subtle Energy Infused Himalayan Salt Lamps
This new application of subtle energy infusion into a Himalyan Salt Lamp has catapulted the natural benefits of salt lamps to a whole new level. We have infused the lamps with harmonizing, stablizing subtle energies that greatly heighten the similar existing properties of the lamps, making the experience of the lamps a palpable and impressive one. Put one in the office or TV room to neutralize EMF, or "electro-smog". Put one in the bedroom for a soothing night light and negative ions for a restful sleep.
These lamps are approximately 12 inches tall, direct from Nepal, include an off-on rocker switch on an A/C cord, 4-watt light bulb, and a wooden base, $39.95. (MORE INFO)
Clean Sweep Goes Family Size!
Our popular anti-negativity spray, Clean Sweep, is now available in a 16 oz. size, adding to the 8 oz. and 2 oz. travel sizes. We've also posted a conference call about Clean Sweep as discussed by Dr. Kronn, the inventor, and several doctors and naturopaths. They provide their clinical experiences and measurements using the Clean Sweep in their practices. Fascinating stuff!
Clean Sweep Spray cleans any kind of negative energy. Tangible energetic emanations linger in the environment from all kinds of sources, including distress and suffering, illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, difficult relationships, and negative thinking--as well as from electrical devices, such televisions, computers, cell phones, microwave ovens and wi-fi. Few people are aware of the fact that negative energetic emanations can affect healing time, state of mind, family dynamics, and mental focus. (MORE INFO)
"Stone of Purification"
Spiritually: Protective stone for the aura. Aligns and purifies the subtle bodies releasing toxins at all levels. Clears the way to receive information from the higher self. Attuned to the attainment of spiritual truth.
Emotionally: Increases clarity and patience, helping with the release of negative emotions. Promotes a positive outlook on life.
Mentally: Sharpens the mind and opens it to new levels of awareness. Helps you to take responsibility for your own life.
Physically: May stimulate tissue regeneration and remove toxicity from the physical body. May strengthen the metabolism; may aid the heart, thymus, lungs, gallbladder, spleen, intestinal tract, ulcers, and strengthen eyes.
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