Sunday, 10 April 2011

"Every change in the physiological state is accompanied by an appropriate change in the mental emotional state conscious or unconscious, and conversely, every change in the mental emotional state, conscious or unconscious is accompanied by an appropriate change in the physiological state." Elmer Green (Mayo Clinic pioneer of biofeedback)

In the 1990's Howard Hall showed that the immune system could be consciously controlled.In the pivotal experiments he conducted at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, he instructed his human subjects in cyberphysiologic stratigies (self-regulatory practices such as relaxation and guided imagery, self-hypnosis, biofeedback-training and autogenic training). Using several control groups, Hall showed that those with cyberphysiologic preparation could use these techniques to consciously increase the stikiness of their white blood cells, as measured by saliva and blood tests. Hall was the first to show that psychological factors, that is conscious intervention, could directly affect cellular function in the immune system.

I love finding evidence of how we can have more influence (power) over our bodies and lives. I suppose it reassures me that spending so much of my time training my mind and body,and also reading and researching all I can about consciousness is actually a good use of this precious lifetime.

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