Health & Healing
In this segment, Marilyn and Lee discuss the broken health care system and the increased public interest in more integrated care. Lee explains the drawbacks from a business perspective, but indicates the cost of preventative care outweighs the expense of costly procedures such as by-pass surgery. As the baby-boomers age the investment to develop, staff and provide space for integrative care becomes cost effective.
Lee Lipsenthal, MD, talks with Marilyn Schlitz in this segment about social interactions and group support positively effecting health. Lee discusses research and statistics that indicate interpersonal connection at a level of vulnerability can have an effect on the healing process from heart disease, blood pressure and depression. The quality of interaction rather than the quantity of interactions is important. Social isolation from deep meaningful conversations at least once a day at work or at home can have a detrimental effect on your health.
In this segment Marilyn and Lee discuss the challenges new medical students face learning alternative healing modalities in addition to their required allopathic curriculum. However, the increased interest and proven benefits of mind-body healing methods indicate a clear move in the direction of more integrated healing practices.
In this first section, IONS Board Member Lee Lipsenthal talks with IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz about changes in allopathic health care and the wider acceptance of meditation, yoga, and consciousness in healing practices. They discuss research indicating patient's increased willingness to follow doctor's instructions when the patient feels the physician is really present with them.
Healing is something far more profound than curing disease. In this video, medical pioneer Larry Dossey shares how healing is a process of connecting with our infinite non-local nature, which helps us transcend our fear of death and alleviate suffering at the root level.
Marilyn Schlitz, President of IONS and Edgar Mitchell Astronaut, Scientist and Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences are featured in this excerpt from Feature Length Film "The Living Matrix - The New Science of Healing" by emaginate. Marilyn and Edgar explain the science of exploring the emotional and empathetic elements that may effect healing. Noetic Science explores these and other components of Consciousness and Inner Knowing.
Distant healing intention (DHI) is one of the most common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) healing modalities, but clinical trials to date have provided ambivalent support for its efﬁcacyDistant Healing of Surgical Wounds: An Exploratory Study. To examine 2 potential variables – expectation and belief – we explored the effects of DHI on objective and psychosocial measures associated with surgical wounds in 72 women undergoing plastic surgery.
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A Harvard-educated neurosurgeon reveals his experiences-in and out of the operating room-with apparitions, angels, exorcism, and after-death survival, and shares the lessons he learned.
A young burn victim remains in a coma until a ghost appears.
A doctor discovers he can predict when a patient will die.
A clinically dead patient later recounts extraordinary details about the private lives of her caregivers.
A physician needs the help of a Navajo shaman to exorcise the spirit of his dead patient.