“It has been scientifically proven that every cell in the body emits more than 100,000 light impulses or photons per second. These light emissions, which are not only emitted by humans but by all living things, are called biophotons and have been found to be the steering mechanism behind all biochemical reactions.
Scientific research with Chi Energy and the Science of Biophotons
Biophotons have been observed and measured using specialized equipment since the 1970s, starting with the pioneering studies of biophysicist Fritz-Albert Popp. Since that time over 30 peer-reviewed academic research papers on biophotons have been published in publicly indexed scientific journals.
Every biochemical reaction is preceded by an electromagnetic signal
In the classic models of chemistry and physics, light is emitted when an electron is “excited” to a higher energy state and then falls back down to a lower energy state, which occurs any time a chemical reaction takes place. Traditionally, biology and medicine have focused on the biochemical reactions between proteins, DNA, and other molecules within cells. However, a biophoton is always emitted before every biochemical reaction. Without the biophoton signal, there can be no chemical reaction; they are like a steering system for all the biochemistry that takes place in the body. This is how biophotons communicate and delivers information between cells. The body uses biophotons as information packages to send signals from one point to another in much the same way that fiber-optic cables transmit signals using light.” ref www.biontology.com Article: What are biophotons
Biophotons and Temperature:
The biophoton phenomenon is not confined to “thermal” radiation in the infrared range. It is well known that biophotons are emitted also in the range from visible up to the UV ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum. The intensity of biophotons can be registered from a few photons per second in a square centimeter surface area to several hundred photons per second in a square centimeter from every living system.
“The high degree of coherence of biophotons elucidates the universal phenomenon of biological systems — coherence of biophotons is responsible for the information transfer within and between cells. This answers the crucial question of intra and extracellular biocommunication, including the regulation of metabolic activities of cells, growth, differentiation and evolutionary development.”
— F.A. Popp, 1999
A temperature increase of 10° doubles the photon density of a thermal field under physiological conditions resulting in a doubling of the reaction rate.”
— F.A. Popp, 1999
Biophotons also have a characteristic frequency that defines their resonance patterns and energy distribution. The study of these frequencies and resonance patterns is vital in the understanding the omni farious electromagnetic spectrum and how its energies can be harnessed and effectively utilized therapeutically, in biological systems.
Biophotons and Consciousness (Alexander Gurwitsch)
Chi Energy Instructor Measures at High Levels of Biophoton Energy Projection
can help you reach bioenergy levels to change the physical body’s temperature
A Buddhist monk has his vital signs measured as he prepares to enter an advanced state of meditation in Normandy, France. During meditation, the monk’s body produces enough heat to dry cold, wet sheets put over his shoulders in a frigid room (Photo courtesy of Herbert Benson).
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Meditation changes temperatures:
Mind controls body in extreme experiments
By William J. Cromie
In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as g Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation. Other monks soaked 3-by-6-foot sheets in cold water (49 degrees) and placed them over the meditators’ shoulders. For untrained people, such frigid wrappings would produce uncontrolled shivering.
If body temperatures continue to drop under these conditions, death can result. But it was not long before steam began rising from the sheets. As a result of body heat produced by the monks during meditation, the sheets dried in about an hour.
Attendants removed the sheets, then covered the meditators with a second chilled, wet wrapping. Each monk was required to dry three sheets over a period of several hours.
Why would anyone do this? Herbert Benson, who has been studying g Tum-mo for 20 years, answers that “Buddhists feel the reality we live in is not the ultimate one. There’s another reality we can tap into that’s unaffected by our emotions, by our everyday world. Buddhists believe this state of mind can be achieved by doing good for others and by meditation. The heat they generate during the process is just a by-product of g Tum-mo meditation.”
Benson is an associate professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School and president of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He firmly believes that studying advanced forms of meditation “can uncover capacities that will help us to better treat stress-related illnesses.”
Benson developed the “relaxation response,” which he describes as “a physiological state opposite to stress.” It is characterized by decreases in metabolism, breathing rate, heart rate, and blood pressure. He and others have amassed evidence that it can help those suffering from illnesses caused or exacerbated by stress. Benson and colleagues use it to treat anxiety, mild and moderate depression, high blood pressure, heartbeat irregularities, excessive anger, insomnia, and even infertility. His team also uses this type of simple meditation to calm those who have been traumatized by the deaths of others, or by diagnoses of cancer or other painful, life-threatening illnesses.
“More than 60 percent of visits to physicians in the United States are due to stress-related problems, most of which are poorly treated by drugs, surgery, or other medical procedures,” Benson maintains.
The Mind/Body Medical Institute is now training people to use the relaxation response to help people working at Ground Zero in New York City, where two airplanes toppled the World Trade Center Towers last Sept. 11. Facilities have been set up at nearby St. Paul’s Chapel to aid people still working on clearing wreckage and bodies. Anyone else who feels stressed by those terrible events can also obtain help at the chapel. “We are training the trainers who work there,” Benson says.
The relaxation response involves repeating a word, sound, phrase, or short prayer while disregarding intrusive thoughts. “If such an easy-to-master practice can bring about the remarkable changes we observe,” Benson notes. “I want to investigate what advanced forms of meditation can do to help the mind control physical processes once thought to be uncontrollable.”
Some Westerners practice g Tum-mo, but it often takes years to reach states like those achieved by Buddhist monks. In trying to find groups he could study, Benson met Westerners who claimed to have mastered such advanced techniques, but who were, in his words, “fraudulent.”
Benson decided that he needed to locate a religious setting, where advanced mediation is traditionally practiced. His opportunity came in 1979 when the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, visited Harvard University. “His Holiness agreed to help me,” recalls Benson. That visit was the beginning of a long friendship and several expeditions to northern India where many Tibetan monks live in exile.
During visits to remote monasteries in the 1980s, Benson and his team studied monks living in the Himalayan Mountains who could, by g Tum-mo meditation, raise the temperatures of their fingers and toes by as much as 17 degrees. It has yet to be determined how the monks are able to generate such heat.
The researchers also made measurements on practitioners of other forms of advanced meditation in Sikkim, India. They were astonished to find that these monks could lower their metabolism by 64 percent. “It was an astounding, breathtaking [no pun intended] result,” Benson exclaims.
To put that decrease in perspective, metabolism, or oxygen consumption, drops only 10-15 percent in sleep and about 17 percent during simple meditation. Benson believes that such a capability could be useful for space travel. Travelers might use meditation to ease stress and oxygen consumption on long flights to other planets.
In 1985, the meditation team made a video of monks drying cold, wet sheets with body heat. They also documented monks spending a winter night on a rocky ledge 15,000 feet high in the Himalayas. The sleep-out took place in February on the night of the winter full moon when temperatures reached zero degrees F. Wearing only woolen or cotton shawls, the monks promptly fell asleep on the rocky ledge, They did not huddle together and the video shows no evidence of shivering. They slept until dawn then walked back to their monastery.
Working in isolated monasteries in the foothills of the Himalayas proved extremely difficult. Some religious leaders keep their meditative procedures a closely guarded secret. Medical measuring devices require electrical power and wall outlets are not always available. In addition, trying to meditate while strangers attempt to measure your rectal temperature is not something most monks are happy to do.
To avoid these problems, Instructor in Psychology Sara Lazar, a Benson colleague, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to scan the brains of meditators at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The subjects were males, aged 22-45, who had practiced a form of advanced mediation called Kundalini daily for at least four years. In these experiments, the obstacles of cold and isolation were replaced by the difficulties of trying to meditate in a cramped, noisy machine. However, the results, published in the May 15, 2000, issue of the journal NeuroReport, turned out to be significant.
Herbert Benson, who developed a simple relaxation technique to reduce stress, enjoys a quiet moment at a placid stream near his office in Boston. He directs a study of advanced meditation to uncover capabilities that may help treat stress-related illnesses. (Staff photo by Kris Snibbe)
“Lazar found a marked decrease in blood flow to the entire brain,” Benson explains. “At the same time, certain areas of the brain became more active, specifically those that control attention and autonomic functions like blood pressure and metabolism. In short, she showed the value of using this method to record changes in the brain’s activity during meditation.”
The biggest obstruction in further studies, whether in India or Boston, has always been money. Research proceeded slowly and intermittently until February 2001, when Benson’s team received a $1.25 million grant from Loel Guinness, via the beer magnate’s Kalpa Foundation, established to study extraordinary human capacities.
The funds enabled researchers to bring three monks experienced in g Tum-mo to a Guinness estate in Normandy, France, last July. The monks then practiced for 100 days to reach their full meditative capacity. An eye infection sidelined one of the monks, but the other two proved able to dry frigid, wet sheets while wearing sensors that recorded changes in heat production and metabolism.
Although the team obtained valuable data, Benson concludes that “the room was not cold enough to do the tests properly.” His team will try again this coming winter with six monks. They will start practice in late summer and should be ready during the coldest part of winter.
Benson feels sure these attempts to understand advanced mediation will lead to better treatments for stress-related illnesses. “My hope,” he says, “is that self-care will stand equal with medical drugs, surgery, and other therapies that are now used to alleviate mental and physical suffering. Along with nutrition and exercise, mind/body approaches can be part of self-care practices that could save millions of dollars annually in medical costs.”
Meditation… Here the heart/May give a useful lesson to the head. – Cowper
Chi Energy and Invisibility is a concept that predates written language; even early hunters and gatherers knew the advantages of being “unseen” when tracking prey. Camouflage techniques have improved throughout the centuries, and most recently, so have scientific breakthroughs regarding the possibility to achieve invisibility through technology.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “invisible” is defined as: “incapable by nature of being seen; inaccessible to view.”
The ability to go unseen, to actually become “invisible”, is something many Chi Energy practitioners hope to achieve. Like the “magic cloaks” of science fiction and fantasy lore, many naysayers outside and within the Chi Energy Community will argue this to be impossible. Although this article will not go into the specifics on how to perform an “invisibility” technique, (or for all the Trekkies out there, “cloaking” technique), this article will focus on the actual scientific rationale as to why this works via technology, and provide insights as to why this can also be done with chi.
In an article published by Wired magazine, it was stated that: “the U.S. Army is getting closer to mastering man-made “meta-materials” that can bend light around an object.” Army Eyes Invisible Cloak
According David Smith, a professor at Duke University: “A meta-material is a material with unique properties that derive from its physical structure, not its chemical make up.” Smith’s findings suggest that, in order to actually manipulate light, the surface of the material being used (for example, the material in an invisibility cloak) must be much smaller than that of the wavelength of light being used. “The advances in nanotechnology are making it easier to create ever-smaller structures that can manipulate ever-smaller wavelengths,” said Smith. Invisibility Cloaking
Students of the Chi Energy School are finding, first-hand, the true nature of the physics behind chi, and how human beings actually interact with and [can] control the subatomic particles that build the Universe as the Scientific Community has recently come to know it.
Strings, Plank Length, and Chi:
As we delve deeper into the building blocks of the Universe, we find that the smallest particle, which cannot be broken down any further, is a “string”.
“String theory is a unified theory of the universe, postulating that fundamental ingredients of nature are not zero-dimensional point particles but tiny one-dimensional filaments called strings; string theory harmoniously unites quantum mechanics and general relatively, the previously known laws of the small and the large, that are otherwise incompatible.”- Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe
According to string theorists, it is proposed that strings are the smallest forms of energy in the known Universe. A string’s length is “about 10 -33 centimeters,” Brian Greene The Elegant Universe. This length is called “Plank length”, and is smaller than the subatomic particles that make-up the photons that, in turn, make visible light. Please note: nanotechnology has yet to reach the subatomic sizes of plank length, however; practitioners Chi Energy can. Chi is a form off electromagnetic energy (biophotons). Human beings produce bio-electromagnetic energy; said energy serves as a key component of the functioning of the body, even at the cellular level. It only stands to reason that many of us are indeed sensitive to and can harness/cultivate more.
Students of the Chi Energy are given step-by-step instruction regarding how to become sensitive to as well as intuitive with the electromagnetic energy they produce as well as the ebb and flow of the electromagnetic energy in the Universe. Yes, this is a tall order, however; with the assistance of dedicated Instructions as well as a thorough curriculum students of the Chi Energy Heals School are taught to think and feel at the subatomic level. The possibilities are truly limited only by the individual’s mind. Using chi to wrap the body in light-diffracting particles is something that is certainly conceivable and, given the proper training, certainly achievable.
We at the School of Chi Energy have found that chi energy is best developed when a healthy mind and a healthy body work in unison.
Henri Bergson, the French Philosopher who won the 1928 Nobel Prize in Literature, is attributed as to have said: “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Many students of the The School of Chi Energy Heals are experiencing a level of visual acuity never before experienced. These visual “side effects”, “floaties” [in the fore gaze] and wisp-like movements [from the peripherals] are typical side effects for anyone practicing Qigong activities, and even more so for those engaged in the School of Chi Energy training.Although speaking metaphorically, Bergson’s genius was more accurate than the science of the 1920s could immediately prove. Amazingly complex, the human eye perceives much more than typically given credit and is the focus of this article. Not only will this article discuss the nature of what these intangible “floaties” are, but equally important, provide scientific fact (with accompanying references) demonstrating how it is possible for the eye to register said phenomena.The anatomy of the human eye is anything but basic. Within the confines of a very small space (approximately 1 inch long, 1 inch deep and 1 inch wide), the human eye boasts of intricate machinations of about 15 working parts. How Vision WorksDeeper still, within these subsystems, specifically the retina, are individual photoreceptors that are responsible for sensing light and varying combinations of the visible spectrum and sensing movement. Men and women practicing chi gung, and more specifically, students of the School of Chi Energy, should direct their attention to three specific areas of interest: rods; cones; and the optic nerve.
Rods and cones are photoreceptors and reside in the retina of the human eye.Whereas the typical human eye has approximately 120 millions rods, the same eye has only 6-7 million cones. The reason for this, e.g. the role and functionality between the rods and cones, as well as their geographic distribution, will become of particular interest to the active reader. Rods and Cones and Density on the Retina of the Human EyeCones are responsible for detecting light at higher levels of brightness (lumens) and can differentiate color. They are typically broken down into three major subgroups: short wavelength sensitive cones (S-cones) responsible for interpreting “blues”; medium wavelength sensitive cones (M-cones), responsible for interpreting “greens”, and “long wavelength sensitive cones (L-cones), responsible for interpreting “reds”. Rods and Cones Colors & What Wavelength Goes With What ColorAlthough there are significantly less cones than rods, with a ration of 1/20, cones are focused in the very center of the fovea, whereas rods reside in the actual peripherals of said area of the eye. Rods and Cones of the Human Eye.Rods, conversely, do not mediate color vision; nor do they have a high spatial acuity. Rods, however, provide a level of amplification that enables “single quantum detection”. Rods and ConesA photon, the smallest packet into which light can be broken into, is a quantum particle. The tiny particles that build the very Universe, are, in fact, termed: “quanta”. This is to say, that, the “floaties” we see, are the natural building blocks of the Universe. The human eye is sensitive to the degree that is able to register even a single photon packet of light energy. As our sensitivity grows, we interpret more of these of these quantum particles as “floaties”. In essence, we are realizing that we can, indeed, see “chi”.[Articles, such as “What is Chi and Electricity” and “Chi Energy and the Biophoton“ provide detail and addition research and reference materials regarding quantum mechanics and how these accompanying subatomic particles correlate to chi.]Furthermore, because rods are located along the peripherals of the fovea, as indicated by the graphic below, we can easily surmise why the human eye not only better detects motion via peripheral vision, but also, why we tend to see the movement of the aforementioned subatomic particles via the same vantage point. Rods and Cones and Density on the Retina of the Human EyeThere are approximately 50-60 million rods located along the outset of each fovea of the eye; each individual rod is capable of detecting a single quantum phenomena. It is no small wonder that humans engaged in chi building disciplines become aware of and experience this heightened state of vision.
The Optic Nerve
Popular neuroimaging techniques, such as the Electroencephalogram (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (meg) rely upon imaging devices that create pictures of the human brain. Each respective device is tuned to register electronic (EEG) and magnetic (meg) waves emitted by the nerve fibers within the human brain. [As an aside, the nervous system of the entire human body conducts electricity.] Electroencephalogram (EEG) & Magnetoencephalography (MEG)The optic nerve within the human eye provides a direct feed of electric impulse/information from the eye to the brain, allowing the brain to receive and interpret the images of visual sensory information. How Vision WorksFor men and women training in the School of Chi Energy, especially those within the Instructor Years, a “moment of clarity” should be quickly approaching. Traditional chi building exercises result in levels of sensitivity to said bio-electric energy to varying degrees. Chi Energy Training, as taught thru Sifu Jones’ methodology, deliberately engages the body’s nerve fibers to better harness and more efficiently utilize this same energy.The deliberate build-up through life enhancing and health promoting exercises, all holistically integrated for a synergistic effect, result in heightened awareness and sensitivities to these quantum phenomena [chi]. With the nerve fibers of the entire body, including the optic fiber, operating with a higher throughput of electric current, it is no wonder that we can not only sense and feel chi energy, but, in keeping with the topic of this article, see it as well.The French novelist Marcel Proust said: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes”. We at the School of Chi Energy invite you to not only see with new eyes, but to join us in this voyage of discovery.V/r Don Brown [Certified Instructor] for the School of Chi EnergySeeing is Believing
Chi Energy & Quantum Entanglement: “When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you,” Nietzsche.
Nietzsche’s aphorism has a profound truth that is now being investigated by the scientific community. It also has important ramifications for those doing any type of chi cultivation method. From a scientific viewpoint, the term “abyss” is interchangeable with that of an “experiment” or “system”; that which is being “observed”.
Recently, the scientific community has come to understand that the observer of an experiment/system of study is not impartial; the observer, in the act of observing, is actually part of the experiment and his/her expectations actually influence the outcome of the experiment. [For a more detailed explanation of this phenomenon, see any book or web resource on the dual behavior of light waves/particles or theories in quantum mechanics].
With this understanding, we can paraphrase Nietzsche: When the scientist looks into a system, the system also looks into the scientist.
This interplay, a form of “quantum entanglement” (a term coined by Dean Radin), happens not only at the sub-atomic level, but bubbles-up into large-scale happenings of our material world. For example, the tried-and-true practice of visualizing success, from high performance in sporting contests to job interviews to academic achievement, has shown to have favorable outcomes. The act of desiring the outcome of a situation (system/experiment) actually influences the outcome of said events on some level; the goal, then, of a chi student, is to develop one’s own abilities to gain a greater sphere of influence in his/her life.
Which leads to a very important concept for an individual involved in chi development: the nature of the abyss.
As quantum mechanics has shown, everything is interrelated on [at the very least] a sub-atomic level. With that being the case, any inquiry, investigation, or observation into a “system” results in that same system becoming directly involved with the observer.
The implications are both many as well as deep.
Psi related abilities, such as clairvoyance, ESP, telepathy, which were once upon a time viewed as an outsider looking in are now seen more along the lines of an outsider joining the observation; upon joining the observation, the individual with said psi capabilities has introduced him/herself to those involved and shared a discourse. The sensitivity of those involved and the skill to which the chi practitioner uses his/her techniques determines the size of the footprint left behind. This is all to say: When a chi practitioner performs telepathy, telepathy is performed unto the chi practitioner”.
Please do not gloss over this concept; think long and hard as to what this really means and more importantly, to where this may lead.
The online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica defines extrasensory perception (ESP) as follows: Perception that involves awareness of information about something (such as a person or event) not gained through the senses and not deducible from previous experience. ESP and Chi Energy Cultivation is often associated with paranormal/psychic abilities such as: telepathy (the ability to communicate via the mind/thought); clairvoyance and precognition (sensing other places, events, people and time); telekinesis/psychokinesis (the ability to move objects via the mind/thought) and many other “psi” related capabilities.
ESP and Science
In the 20th century scientists are finding new evidence, through theories of Quantum Mechanics (the study of how the tiny particles which make up atoms behave), that ESP is a viable phenomenon. Which is to say, although they are currently unable to “pinpoint” through scientific rigors exactly what is going on with ESP/psi related occurrences, they must admit that “something” is there.
Dean Radin, who has held appointments at Princeton University and Edinburgh University, has published several books based upon his own experiments that give rise to the scientific validity of ESP and psi abilities. In The Entangled Mind, Radin offers the following regarding the concept of “interconnectedness” at the scientific level: “One of the most surprising discoveries of modern physics is that objects aren’t as separate as they may seem. When you drill down into the core of even the most solid-looking material, separateness dissolves. These connections were predicted by quantum theory and were called “spooky action at a distance” by Albert Einstein.”
Furthermore, Radin writes [ The Entangled Mind]: “Scientists are now finding that there are ways in which the effects of microscopic entanglements “scale up” into our macroscopic world. Entangled connections between carefully prepared atomic-sized objects can persist over many miles. There are theoretical descriptions showing how tasks can be accomplished by entangled groups without the members of the group communicating with each other in any conventional way. Some [scientists] even propose that the entire universe is a single, self-entangled object….
When the fabric of reality is examined very closely, nothing resembling clockworks can be found. Instead, reality is woven from strange, “holistic” threads that aren’t located precisely in space or time. Tug on a dangling loose end from this fabric of reality, and the whole cloth twitches, instantly, throughout all space and time.”
Chi and Quantum Mechanics
Radin takes the theoretical leap and connects the dots between Eastern mysticism and current, Western physics. “The idea of the universe as an interconnected whole is not new; for millennia it’s been one of the core assumptions of Eastern philosophies. What is new is that Western science is slowly beginning to realize that some elements of that ancient lore might be correct,” (The Entangled Mind).
Chi, as defined by Eastern mystics, is synonymous with that which Western scientists have called the Quantum Field. The theories are markedly similar when compared side-by-side. Each [Chinese Mysticism and Quantum Mechanics] speaks of an energy field made up of tiny particles that comprise everything, and move through everything. Further giving rise to the feeling of “interconnectedness”.
It is no great wonder, then, that many people report belief in ESP related abilities and/or claim to have experienced these abilities themselves, on some level.
We at the School of Chi Energy believe that with proper instruction and exercises, virtually anyone can be taught how to increase both their sensitivity to chi as well as magnify their chi [output].
It naturally follows that, as the student’s chi and sensitivity to chi grows, ESP related capabilities will naturally follows, and can be honed to the student’s desired results over a period of time.
Deliberately downplayed to the point of avoidance during the beginning years of chi training, sounds play a rather critical role in the upper echelon of advanced techniques and energy cultivation.
Recently, scientists have made marked strides in the area of acoustic levitation: lifting objects using sound waves. The concepts and technological specifics of acoustic levitation are in lockstep with this circular method of chi cultivation; further reinforcing the importance of sounds and knowing the specific ways in which to use them.
The article “How Acoustic Levitation Works” does a fantastic job blending the technical specifics without losing the layman in a quagmire of jargon. It is an excellent primer, allowing practitioners of this circular method of chi building to bridge heretofore gaps and make connections as to why sounds are of such importance, and used with the utmost of care and precision.
From the accidental formation of standing waves and the random acts of havoc they create, to the pheromone burning phenomena of acoustic saturation, sound waves manifest in our lives in very quirky ways. Without prior knowledge and preparation, even the most mindful and diligent of us find ourselves at the mercy of our own noise pollution. As we build our energy output to higher and higher levels, we find that every aspect of our being, physical and spiritual, is effected in ways that go far beyond “counter intuitive”.
Take a few minutes to read the article on acoustic levitation, and rethink the importance of tones, circles, and interpersonal relationships. The light bulb will come on, and you will be in complete harmony with the world around you, making a joyful noise indeed.
Whether you have a Qigong or Chi Energy cultivation practice emotional composure is the essential building block for good health. In the School of Chi Energy we ask our students to build high levels of chi with a good feeling and cool temperature type of bioenergy. The advantage of orchestrating emotional balance while building chi or bio-energy for this specific type of practice are the direct and positive physiological benefits that occur in the body.
In this article we’ll provide three of the leading health benefits from building chi or bio-energy in the body with emotional stability along with some biology-based principles that are behind this type of method. Starting any type of exercise with the proper attitude especially an exercise that builds high levels of bio-electricity in the body releases a hormonal response that lays a foundation for long lasting behavioral changes.
It is this specific chi building practice of using a good feeling cool energy that releases these stress reducing hormones which are the key to great health. A chemical reaction occurs when we feel free from past or future concerns. It is what we holistically call the mindfulness moments of our life that floods the blood stream with the right hormones that regulates our metabolism and immune system.
A relaxed good feeling attitude with a genuine smile brings out the serotonin, melatonin, dopamine and cortisol hormones in the right mix for an anti-inflammatory environment for the body to enjoy. As the chi practitioner builds up the bio-energy in the nerve fibers with these types of hormones, the body automatically slows down the aging process, increases energy levels and fortifies great emotional habits.
The physiological changes all come about with right mind intent. How we move our mind or act our way into the feelings of well being determines what chemical reactions our body is going to produce. Our mind’s intent should be to build chi that invokes a moderation of emotional content. Building up bio-energy in the nerve fibers in this way creates a well being feeling that keeps reproduces these good hormones in a balanced amount.
This moderation is the key to a sound and healthy outcome for a chi practitioner’s mind and body. A sound mind and body has the benefit of having plenty of reserves to handle peak loads of stress when called upon. Stress does not build up in the body due to the reserves of Natural Killer and T-cells. It is scientifically proven that only when a person maintains this good feeling mood that NK cells are present and patrolling in the body on the offense before any trouble builds from high amounts of stress.
Chi Energy practitioners are always on their game when following the rules of moderation. We at the School of Chi Energy have found that bio-energy is best developed by maintaining emotional stability for moderation is the key.
Recently I ran across an older article published by Wired Magazine that blew my mind. I had an “aha!” moment that put a great many things into perspective, and once again, caused me to reach out to Sifu Jones to not only thank him, but to let him know that once again, science has sided with him and proven his concepts correct.
For the past 10 years, the scientific community has been trying to measure the “roundness” of the electron’s sphere. According to the article Electrons Are Near-Perfect Spheres:
To be precise, the electron differs from being perfectly round by less than 0.000000000000000000000000001 cm. To put that in context; if an electron was the size of the solar system, it would be out from being perfectly round by less than the width of a human hair.
For those of you already engaged in the circular method that is the cornerstone of the Chi Energy Heals School, I am quite certain a light bulb went off in your mind as well. The various individual exercises and combinations thereof: hula-hoop exercise; circle exercise; cylinder exercise; etceteras, are all designed with an amazing precision that it is mindboggling to think that we have access to this information at our fingertips. The exercises, designed to help up harness our own bio electromagnetic energy, dovetail perfectly with the very circular nature of the electron itself. In short, Sifu Jone’s circular method makes it easy for the Body Mind and Spirit to harness, engage, manipulate and control the very building blocks of the Universe. For those of you already developing your chi related capabilities but via a different system, I behoove you to look into the merits of this circular method, and the science upon which it is built.
At The School of Chi Energy we take a holistic approach to the online training we provide for our students. Chi development requires the integration of a healthy mind with a healthy body.
One of our Certified Instructors, Don Brown [who is an Engineer by trade], is writing a series of articles to show the relationship between science and Chi and how it related to this particular method of Chi development. In this article, Don provides us with an overview of the biological processes that take place within the body that will enhance the body’s ability to fight off sickness, enhance health, and as a result; help the body grow in strength and endurance.
Natural Killer cells (NK cells) are the body’s first-line of innate immune defense. The term “natural killer” is a misnomer, coined during initial research in the late 70s and early 80s where biologists at the time were not completely aware of what triggered these defense mechanisms; it was originally thought these cells immediately patrolled the body upon creation looking for pathogens. This is not completely true. NK cells work in conjunction with other white blood cells, “T” and “B”, and seek out specific pathogens the others are unable to destroy.
Research has shown that NK cells are produced in the bone marrow, and reside in the lymph nodes and the tonsils. “Natural killer cells burst forth from the tonsils, lymph nodes and spleen, and destroy infected and cancerous cells while the immune system’s T and B cells are still mobilizing,” says Münz. “Without natural killer cells, threatening conditions can get a strong foothold before the adaptive immune response kicks in.” Science Daily: Natural Killer Cells Are Made, Not Born
By releasing the proteins perforin and proteases onto the membrane of the virus, the NK cell induces apoptosis; a process similar to infecting the invading cell with a programming sequence causing it to self-destruct. WikiPedia: Natural Killer Cells
This is a preferred mechanism when compared to lancing, (physically cutting through the membrane of the invading organism), which would only release the contents of the invading cell into the body.
There is something interesting I found during my research, however, that I would like to share at this juncture and echoes many sentiments shared within this particular chi energy school community. It turns out that a healthy “mind” does indeed lead to a healthy “body”, and the ability for NK cells to operate.
Stress: the NK Cell Suppressor
There have been countless studies on the detrimental affects of stress on the body: physical; emotional; and psychological stresses all do terrible things to the human body over prolonged periods of time.
Dan Kenner, Ph.D., OMD, noted: “When confronted by emotional or physical stress, the brain produces a neurotransmitter that helps initiate the fight or flight which directly suppresses NK cell function and other aspects of cellular immunity that relate to innate immunity.”
Kenner goes further, explaining that “emotional stresses such as grief and fear are shown to suppress cellular immunity and favor inflammatory immune responses, as are physical stresses such as heavy metal poisoning, chemical exposure, nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, accidental injury and medical procedures.”
The Chi Energy Method offers both breadth and depth with regards to energy training, meditation and instruction, so at the School of Chi Energy we provide you with not just coping mechanisms, but means of overcoming the pressures of physical living. We understand the connection between the mind and body, and know that with proper nutrition, exercise, and healthy thought practices, you can assist your body in operating effectively and efficiently.
Through consistent practice, daily meditations cannot only reduce the effects of stress, but actually rid yourself of stress altogether. Remember, stress actually suppresses NK cells: the longer and more often we are exposed to stressful situations without the tools with which to successful transcend, the greater the likelihood that the body succumbs to pathogens, viruses, and cancers alike.
NK Cells and Chi Energy Training
The specifics of “Chi Energy Training” enhance NK cell potency and efficiency. The particulars of the The School of Chi Energy method, each and every exercise, promote the development, cultivation, and functionality of NK cells.
As previously noted, NK cells originate from within “bone marrow”. Interestingly enough, “Bio-magnetism: An Awesome Force in Our Lives”, an article published by Reader’s Digest (January 1983), highlights some of the [still] cutting edge concepts the scientific community is, and has been, practicing:
“When a patient with a broken leg that is not healing properly comes to Dr. Basset (Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, NY), he is likely to go home with two heavy pads connected by wires to a box that can plug into an electrical wall socket. The patient puts one pad on each side of his broken bone and turns on the device. Coils of wire in the pad induce a pulsing electromagnetic field into his flesh and bone — a field of energy that somehow commands the bone to heal itself.”
The electrical impulses that heal a broken bone; make healthy a broken bone, assist in the overall healthy and functionality of the bone; e.g. bone marrow can make more and more NK cells when stimulated with electricity.
Although NK cells originate from bone marrow, the cells themselves reside in the lymphatic system, tonsil, and spleen. We can intuit from Dr. Basset’s research that the same benefits from exposing bones to low-level electric pulses assist in their healing, consistent exposure to similar electrical phenomena will also assist the organs in a similar fashion. Specifically, in this instance, providing the spleen with health enhancing energy will in-turn, super charge the NK cells residing in said organ.
Finally, it should be noted that NK cells travel to the infected sites within the body through blood within the veins and arteries. The School of Chi Energy’s primary flow pattern exercise called Nerve Fiber Building not only mimic the rotational spin of the quantum particles which build up electricity and chi (photons and electrons), but also provide an aerobic quality that is by nature, heart healthy and promotes enhanced circulation. By improving the body’s circulation, the NK cells can reach the infected area(s) faster and with greater efficiency, without having to use the body’s energy stores; this way, the body can focus on using the NK cells proteins to destroy the pathogens as opposed to releasing the hormones which create a hostile environment (stress) that will suppress the NK cells, and thereby leaving the body open to additional infections as well as deteriorated performance across the board.
We at The School of Chi Energy have found that chi is best developed when a healthy mind and a healthy body work in unison. As the preceding article demonstrates, we understand the connections between the mind and body and take these factors into account in all of our chi development exercises and meditation courses.
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