Skeptics not in tune

While sharing some views with a neuroscientist on the ResearchGate website, I received a thank you for pointing her in the direction of this article "DNA Waves and Water" (pdf) with reference and links included in the "Congruent Solutions to Zeno's Paradoxes" article.

It wasn't until I reread the conclusions section, that something rather important occurred to me.

Specifically, that "the DNA Waves and Water (pdf) gives some linkages between mind and its effect upon chemical processes in the body (e.g. the em frequency of 7Hz of both DNA and the nervous system -- and that entered by (not in the article) deep meditative states! As I recall, light meditation (Alpha) changes brain activity to just under 14Hz, and Theta (deep meditation), changes brain wave frequency down to around 7Hz)."

Interesting to see that 7Hz figure, which is not as easily achieved in meditation. Most schools (meditative practices) are largely focused on Alpha, but for medical issues, 7Hz (Theta) states would be required, it seems!

And that's important in medical circles on issues of health and wellbeing: It's not just a matter of wishful thinking to, say, reverse cancer -- it requires deep meditative practices!{C}

But here's the really important bit: those Theta (7Hz) brain wave states can be electronically monitored. That means the efficacy of deep meditation could be directly tested (e.g. number of hours spent at 7Hz, and the response within the body, on say the size of tumours, blood pressure, white cell counts etc.).

Clinical trials could be conducted (for those skeptics who need confirmation) testing the efficacy of deep meditation on such conditions as cancer, and other illnesses.

In the meantime, simply dismissing the efficacy of 'meditation' as new-age pseudoscience without evidence to support their arguments relegates skeptics to that very same ilk, of promoting pseudoscience.

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