The Healing Intelligence
Healing intelligence, healing, self healing and visualization are cure techniques of the future. It will be a great conquest for the individual as well as for society when many people begin using these techniques. It will provide sound people, happier people and a healthier population which requires fewer visits to the doctor. Healing, be it self healing or healing performed by others, will never be able to replace a health check by a doctor but it will be a fantastic supplement to existing treatments and pain relieving.
This will provide us all with a greater sense of responsibility for our own health, mentally as well as physically. Furthermore it will be cost efficient for society.
In the US the medical world has started utilizing healing techniques in order to teach people to heal themselves.
The established medical system is including healing techniques as a means of relieving pain in various illnesses. Specifically teams of doctors are helping patients release their healing energy using their own mental images. A phenomenon we know as visualization.
In Denmark research also continues persistently into these techniques. But quite like in the US they haven’t reached beyond the fact that “it works”. Why it works they don’t know. We could suggest that the medical community start studying the humanities and the transpersonal psychology . Perhaps this could be the door into the world which holds all the answers they seek.
By Karen Pallarito
SATURDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The medical community traditionally has relied on potent drugs to relieve severe pain. But in a number of academic settings across the country, health-care practitioners are adding another therapeutic weapon to the mix -- they're helping patients harness the healing power of their own imaginations.
The use of guided imagery, or mental images, to evoke physical benefits is perhaps the oldest form of therapy known to man, explained David E. Bresler, a founder of the Academy for Guided Imagery in Malibu, Calif. In fact, imagery is woven into the fabric of many ancient cultures' healing rituals, he said.
Nola Schmidt, associate professor of nursing at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., recently completed a pilot study at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago examining guided imagery's effect among children with pain due to sickle cell disease or stem cell transplants. Of the 17 participants, eight were randomly assigned to listen to guided-imagery tapes created especially for each child.
Most tapes were vague, allowing the children to insert different scenes each time they listened to a recording. "For example," Schmidt said, "a tape may start out: 'OK, we want you to relax and close your eyes, take a deep breath, feel the air go in, feel the air go out.' " The child is invited to imagine being in "one of your favorite places" and to describe the sights, sounds and smells he or she encounters.
Children in the experimental and control groups also kept pain diaries. Their entries recorded when and where they felt pain, what they did to feel better and how much they hurt before and after those interventions.
Bresler noted that his academy trains a lot of pediatricians to use guided-imagery techniques. But kids aren't the only patients benefiting from this mind-body therapy. Sports psychologists use it to enhance athletes' physical performance. And cancer centers often use it to relieve patients' pain and nausea.
Carol L. Baird, an associate professor of nursing at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., recently tested guided imagery with a relaxation component among older women suffering from osteoarthritis.
Schmidt suspects science someday will reveal a concrete biological reason why guided imagery works. In fact, animal studies suggest that images in the brain can stimulate neurotransmitters that, in turn, block pain receptors, she said. But for patients garnering relief today, a neurochemical explanation may not be necessary.
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