Maggie and Joe McCarey-Korkin
The Underlying Mechanism of Alternative Healing
Non-traditional healing methodologies, referred to as alternative healing, are now grudgingly acknowledged as providing varying degrees of benefit for a broad spectrum of physical illness. However, the non-invasive and nonvisual nature of these healing techniques gives scoffers the means to debunk their powerful underlying healing mechanisms and modes of therapeutic action.These challenges are fueled both by religious and medical pedagogies based in tradition and domination rather than in testable explanations and predictions about the universe, or as it is known, science. To begin with, the medieval church gained control of medicine by hanging or burning anyone who practiced medicine outside its control. Using the populace’s archetypal fear of witches and medicine men, the church convinced people that such healing came from the devil, especially if the patient survived. Archetypes never die. To this day, alternative healing has been dismissed, at worst as witchcraft, and at best, as “alternative.”
Consequently, alternative healing modalities are still thought to be ignorant, dangerous, and parochial: hocus locus, based in pagan spirituality, rather than in science. This view is still believed and promoted by the medical community, including insurance companies, and law makers who disallow the efficacy of any healing method outside its control. And for good reason. There is no profit in alternative healing. which is found in the hands of all who accept that human beings are born with an ability to give and receive healing energy from each other. To challenge this innate power is to challenge the texts from which you derive your understanding of God’s nature, but the tightly managed fear of others, keeps the world afraid of gospel medicine.We hope with this research to refute and debunk the AMA’s tight control over our bodies by providing a general theoretical framework and scientific application to the underlying mechanism of alternative healing.
A List of Alternative Healing ModalitiesYoga* Prayer* reiki* cranial sacral therapy* Singing* Laugh Therapy* meditative music* Deep Breathing* therapeutic touch* positive thinking* laying on of hands* acupuncture* bio-sonic repatterining* crystal healing, chakra* healing* tuning forks* humming bowls* chanting* quantum healing* AMMA therapy* aromatherapy* breema bodywork* dance therapy* Feldenkrais method* Jin Shin Jyutsu* hot rocks therapy* massage* myofascial release* Qi Cong* shiatsui* art therapy* color therapy* eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)* guided imagery* music therapy* neuro-linguistic programing (NLP)* stress management* T’ai Chi* herbal therapy, hydrotherapy* magnetic therapy* acupuncture, and more.
All matter is composed of molecules which, in turn, are composed of atoms. Going further still, one finds that these atoms are composed of members of an ever-growing list of elemental particles. Atoms attain their unique character by virtue of the structural arrangement of their constituent elemental particles. This structural relationship is determined by the energetic interaction between those elemental particles. Similarly, the structure of molecules and their energetic interactions with atoms ensure an ongoing
dynamic present in the body. Let's explore how this concept can scale macroscopically within a biological context and understand why it may be significant.
The human body is composed of many mechanically and electrically inter-connected structures comprised of different types of cells. In this view, biological activity is analogous to our gross description of raw matter above. We know that if large enough quantities of those cellular components are altered from their normal composition the associated structure malfunctions. Profound consequences can result due to the inter-connected nature of those structures resulting in a domino effect of failure or disease.MEDICAL SCIENCE:
As an example to introduce one of the central underpinnings of our theory, consider one aspect of the human heart: heart rate. The rate at which the heart beats is determined by
the signals it receives from the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. One system instructs the heart to beat faster in one system while the other system receives a slower instruction. The result is a constantly changing activation signal. Researchers disagree whether those activation signals can be strictly classified as chaotic or simply complex as viewed through the analytical lens of nonlinear dynamical systems theory. What is most interesting for our purpose is that if the complexity of the heart activation signal is lost or absent, so that the signal is uniform and periodic, then heart malfunction is imminent.
Here we observe two opposing processes such that if one were operating in isolation the destruction of the heart muscle would be rapid and certain. Yet it is the counter balancing effect of one process juxtaposed against the other that sustains the heart. Moreover the normal healthy functioning is one of controlled imbalance; the result is non-uniform. This elaborate dynamic has been identified in many areas of nature, physics and physiology.
The two important features common to all normal functioning is the presence of simultaneous opposing processes and the resulting chaotic or non-uniform dynamic in which those processes engage each other.
How are these observations critical to healing in the context of the human body? The answer may be found within another area of research: energy physics. The property of sonoluminescence is the occurrence of a brief flash of light that is emitted from a collapsing gas bubble embedded in a viscous liquid that has been subjected to continuous sound waves. After the bubble reaches maximum compression and the flash of light is emitted from the core which is now in an extremely high energy state, it begins expanding rapidly. One would expect the bubble to simply expand and disintegrate but instead the resulting vacuum that is creating within the bubble prevents this by creating an internal counterforce to the rapidly accelerating bubble membrane. The bubble reaches a maximum expansion state until the arrival of a next sound wave which restarts the compression phase. Theories place the temperature of the compressed plasma within the bubble at around four times the temperature of our sun. This phenomenon is neither revolutionary nor unique in our universe. “One of the key unsolved problems of physics relates to the motion continuous media and can be formulated as follows: Why is there a general tendency of the off-equilibrium motion of continuous media to be characterized by the formation of structures and the focusing of energy?” 
A large percentage of the human body is continuous media whose off-equilibrium motion either on a macro or micro scale is critical to healthy functioning as we have illustrated with our earlier discussion of heart rate activation signals. If uniformity is imposed on those processes, passed from a healthy system to the sick system, normal function of the second system may be restored by retraining those processes such that its dynamic is once again non periodic or chaotic.
Before the world was round, it was flat. Before the body was understood, it was a stick figure, which after time, was known to have removable and non-removable parts.
A this stage in history, the human race is trying to understand that the body is more than a stick figure with removable and non-removable parts. It is trying to understand that, like planets and solar systems, it is both a macrocosm and microcosm of life. We are beginning to grasp the scientifically based notion that the body perfect synchronizes energetically and vibrationally to the All of Life—plants, trees, waves, sound, light vibration, and other living beings. We are slowly comprehending that the body perfect performs continuous media that looks like the above dominoes illustration in constant motion and in simultaneous overlaying configurations rather than the hours, days, and years we assign to explain existence: nonorganic words like life, death, eternity. The theologian Paul wrote a perfect description of learning to see life in the midst of life. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (Second Corinthians 4: 17-18. ) It is this principle of the unseen and our dedication “to see beyond the “accepted and approved” world” that holds the key to health in the future.
In the time you have read this paper your body has, ever so quietly, and ever so swiftly, used its intelligence to perform billions of little expansions and contractions. Unfortunately, when this silent process repeatedly misses a signal, it impedes the actions of the original blue print. No problem. Knowledge of missed signals is part of the body’s self-healing protocol. It simply finds a new route in order to sustain life. To the untrained eye, this valiant and creative effort to survive is called disease rather than correction. In truth, it is creative, not failed, and for us who have lipedema and/or lymphedema, the body correcting itself looks like this:
The unseen triumph of the lipese body is that it is determined to keep its malaise from the internal organs needed to sustain life. This view of the body is compatible with a cosmological notion that God knows even when a sparrow falls from the sky. Ever vigilant, concerned with survival, caring and nurturing the whole, it constantly adapts to heal itself.THE SCIENCE OF ENTRAINMENT:
Some mechanism must first exist, either artificially or in nature, if retraining of a process or energy pattern to another pattern is to occur. Again we can benefit from a historically early exercise in basic scientific observation and method. The phenomenon of entrainment was discovered in 1660 by Christiaan Huygens when he observed that if two separate pendulum clocks are mounted to a board their pendulum swings will become synchronized . This happens because each clock imparts a very small amount of energy to the other clock and a type of feedback loop is created the forces the clocks to synchronize. Entrainment of mutually coupled systems has been observed and studied in biological, physical, electrical, social and financial systems.
The synchronization of two separate pendulum clocks lead us to the “HOW” alternative healing works. Our research argues that this entrainment event is the core mechanism to the success of alternative healing.We have shown results from energy physics that off-equilibrium motion within a continuous media results in the formation of structures and that the focusing of energy is ubiquitous in nature. We believe that an individual with a consciously maintained healthy energy structures resulting from off-equilibrium motion within there cellular media should be to focus the resulting energy field onto the energy field of a less healthy individual. Entrainment would then cause the less healthy field to lock to the healthy one.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW WE HEAL EACH OTHER:Over time the associated underlying structures of the less healthy individual would also improve. It is critical to note that it is unlikely the healthy energy pattern would lock or entrain to the unhealthy one. The reason is that the unhealthy energy pattern is the result of passive entrainment to uniformity through the mechanisms of culture, diet and substances, whereas the healthy energy pattern is consciously cultivated and maintained and therefore more resilient.
Alternative healing then is analogous to a healthy person rewriting and rebooting the cellular memory of a person who is ill as defined in the phenomena of entrainment. His or her health state restores the unhealthy state back to healthy.
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