The Causes of Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia … are not what you think!

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Over the last weeks I had clients and have been asked by my students repeatedly about what CFS or CFIDS are from a META-Health perspective. Why do you experience Chronic Fatigue? Is there a root-cause that triggers these symptoms? What roles do our emotions and stress play? Can META-Health offer understanding, awareness and solutions to the millions suffering from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and related health issues? .

What is CFS or FM from the traditional point of view?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME) and Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) are the common name for a group of significantly medical conditions which may include widespread muscle and joint pain or weakness, digestive disturbances, depression, painful and often slightly swollen lymph nodes, increased sensitivity to light, sounds and smells, cardiac and respiratory problems, sore throat, headaches, chronic and severe mental and physical exhaustion.

CFS may also be referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS), chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), or by several other terms. Biological, genetic, infectious and psychological mechanisms have been proposed, but the etiology of CFS is not understood and it may have multiple causes. CFS symptoms vary in number, type, and severity from person to person. Quality of life of persons with CFS can be extremely compromised.

Hypothyroidism, anemia, diabetes and certain psychiatric disorders are a few of the diseases that must be ruled out if the patient presents with appropriate symptoms. People with fibromyalgia, like those with CFS, have muscle pain, severe fatigue and sleep disturbances. The presence of allodynia (abnormal pain responses to mild stimulation) and of extensive tender points in specific locations differentiates FM from CFS, though the two diseases often co-occur.1

CFS or FM can be a very frustrating experiences because of the perception that nothing works and no options are available to get our of the vicious cycle of exhaustion, depression and pain. Continue reading

Advancing Mind-Body-Social Consciousness at the 6. Intl. META-Health Conference in Solihull, UK Sept. 12-16

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International META-Health Conference
Advancing Mind-Body-Social Consciousness
Friday 12th – Tuesday 16th September 2014 | Solihull, UK

Are you interested in the mind-body approach to health and wellbeing? Don’t miss this exciting event. The 2014 International META-Health Conference brings together leading speakers from across the world in the cutting-edge fields of META-Health, integrative medicine and personal development.

Whether you’re new to META-Health or an experienced META-Health Professional, the Conference offers you a unique opportunity to gain the latest ideas, research and approaches in health consciousness.

You’ll hear inspiring talks, get chance to question the experts, participate in interactive workshops and network with fellow practitioners from around the world. Continue reading

The Power of Placebo (You won’t believe this …)

Most of us have heard about the Placebo Effect which basically is a heal-inducing effect patients experience when they believe they’re getting a potent new medicine or surgery but are actually getting fake treatment. Watch these videos from the documentary “Alternative Medicine – The Evidence about the Power of Placebo” and how a sham operation had the same effect like the real thing. Amazing! 



The placebo effect is not just in our mind, something we make up. It is very real because it has been shown that it works 20-80% of the time and based on our beliefs about a treatment can remove pain, heals ulcers, make eczema or warts disappear, lower your blood pressure or remove headaches. The Institute of Noetic Sciences did the 3500+ case studies Spontaneous Remission Project demonstrating the power of Placebo.

What does this mean for you?

Become aware of your emotions and thoughts. What automated thoughts do you think on a daily basis? What do you belief to be true? This applies not only to the medications, treatments or therapies you receive but also to all aspects of your life.

Clean up your emotions, your thinking and notice which stress triggers active you. Change your perception about these stress triggers and make a powerful decision inside of you that you have choices. You are the master of your ship. You can change your perception of reality, your thoughts and beliefs. And by doing so you will not only change your reality but also improve your health and your genes.

Written by Johannes R. Fisslinger, Founder META-Health University

 

Are Viruses alive?

COMMENT: The authors statement says it all: “Although viruses challenge our concept of what “living” means, they are vital members of the web of life.” Viruses are an important part of life and just naming some “bad” does them not justice. From a META-Health Point of view microbes are an important part of any organ process especially during regeneration. Johannes

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In an episode of the classic 1950s television comedy The Honeymooners, Brooklyn bus driver Ralph Kramden loudly explains to his wife, Alice, “You know that I know how easy you get the virus.” Half a century ago even regular folks like the Kramdens had some knowledge of viruses—as microscopic bringers of disease. Yet it is almost certain that they did not know exactly what a virus was. They were, and are, not alone. Continue reading

Timing is everything: How the brain links memories of sequential events

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Summary:
Suppose you heard the sound of skidding tires, followed by a car crash. The next time you heard such a skid, you might cringe in fear, expecting a crash to follow — suggesting that somehow, your brain had linked those two memories so that a fairly innocuous sound provokes dread. Scientists have now discovered how two neural circuits in the brain work together to control the formation of such time-linked memories.

MIT neuroscientists have now discovered how two neural circuits in the brain work together to control the formation of such time-linked memories. This is a critical ability that helps the brain to determine when it needs to take action to defend against a potential threat, says Susumu Tonegawa, the Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience and senior author of a paper describing the findings in the Jan. 23 issue of Science.

97% of all Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure?

Comment: Very interesting article. Now in META-Health we would ask why sometimes bacteria are still active in the tooth and sometimes they are not. Obviously there is still a tooth organ process going on that has not been resolved. But on the other hand I feel it is essential know that root canal (and mercury) are not as safe as we have believed in the past. Great article!. Johannes

Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? If so, have you been told, “It’s all in your head?” Well, that might not be that far from the truth… the root cause of your illness may be in your mouth.

There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years. Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who believe they are safely and permanently fixing their problem. Continue reading

Fales Memories take life in the lab

Stressful events can often coincide with the creation of false memories, when people recall things that never happened, and scientists said Thursday they are learning more about this curious phenomenon

Stressful events can often coincide with the creation of false memories, when people recall things that never happened, and scientists said Thursday they are learning more about this curious phenomenon.

A better understanding of false memories could help treat post-traumatic stress and possibly cut back on inaccurate eyewitness testimony that jails innocent people, experts say. The latest advances in studying manipulated memories in the lab were reported in the journal Science by researchers in a US-Japanese partnership at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Continue reading

John Hopkin’s Reply to Cancer Treatment Email – Must read!

Comment: Below email/article from John Hopkins sums up really nicely the current state of affairs in Traditional Medicine and Cancer Treatment. My personal opinion is that we do need the hard science, research and amazing technological, emergency and symptom treatment capabilities of Traditional Medicine AND the soft, health-enhancing complementary medicine modalities like nutrition, energy medicine, lifestyle modifications, etc. Both have their place.
But by now we know through research that lifestyle does effect or can cause cancer or other health issues. Specific stress triggers do affect specific organ tissue.
It is my hope that both camps can come together and build an Integrative Medicine model. But w
hat we need is a common understanding the Body-Mind-Social Connection or more specifically how Organs, Stress, Emotions, Beliefs and Lifestyle interact.
In my opinion META-Health can explain our interconnectedness and be used as a platform of communication and understanding for a true Integrative Health Care System. Johannes R. Fisslinger 

STATEMENT: EMAIL HOAX REGARDING CANCER

Information falsely attributed to Johns Hopkins called, “CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS” describes properties of cancer cells and suggests ways of preventing cancer.  Johns Hopkins did not publish the information, which often is an email attachment, nor do we endorse its contents.  The email also contains an incorrect spelling of our institution as “John” Hopkins; whereas, the correct spelling is “Johns” Hopkins. For more information about cancer, please read the information on our web site or visit the National Cancer Institute.  Please help combat the spread of this hoax by letting others know of this statement. Continue reading

How to avoid Cancer

Comment: We find below blog post and John Hopkins reply very interesting and enlightening and believe it is time to merge both extreme points of view into an Integrative Medicine point of view based on a META-Health understanding of the Body-Mind-Social Connection. See comment here.

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AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY …

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size. Continue reading