Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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Department of Electronics and Intelligent Systems, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Sendai, Japan, 2 Department of Systems Biology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto, Japan, 3 Department of Brain Science, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
The human body literally glimmers. The intensity of the light emitted by the body is 1000 times lower than the sensitivity of our naked eyes. Ultraweak photon emission is known as the energy released as light through the changes in energy metabolism. We successfully imaged the diurnal change of this ultraweak photon emission with an improved highly sensitive imaging system using cryogenic charge-coupled device (CCD) camera. We found that the human body directly and rhythmically emits light. The diurnal changes in photon emission might be linked to changes in energy metabolism.
Interesting quotes from article:
- In all images, photon emission intensity from the face was higher than from the body. Moreover, photon emission intensity from the face was not homogeneous: the central area around the mouth and the cheeks was higher than the lateral area and the orbits. Furthermore, the photon emission intensity on the face and upper body appeared to display time-dependent changes.
- Ultraweak biophoton emission was completely different from thermographic images showing surface temperature (Fig.1I). High photon emission were detected from the cheeks, followed by the upper neck and the forehead, while high temperature was detected in the supraclavicular lateral neck region, from which photon emission was low.
- No significant correlation of daily photon intensity and temperature was found, and the dissimilarity between photon emission and thermal image suggest that the diurnal rhythm of photon emission is not a consequence of a change of temperature or microcirculation.
Link to full article: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0006256
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
It's official! This fall we'll be translating the CLRT manual into... English!
The first international seminar on CLRT featuring Dr. Nick Wise will be held at the London Gatwick Hilton on Saturday, October 24th, 2009. Cost is £120 and the 7 hours will contribute to CPD points. There will be some great specials on my advanced kit and lasers at the seminar, so sign up quickly as seating is limited. Keep your mince pies peeled for more details coming soon!
For registration and more info, contact Gill Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicholas A. Wise, D.C.
Background: Cranial Laser Reflex Technique (CLRT) is a novel method for reducing musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, involving a brief laser stimulation of a specific cranial reflex point. Every major muscle group and each spinal segment has a corresponding cranial reflex point or line that appears to be linked to its tensional/ positional information. These make up a powerful cranial microsystem that is little known outside of a small segment of the chiropractic profession.
Objective: To compare the short-term effects of CLRT on painful musculoskeletal points with those of a sham treatment using pressure algometry.
Design: Double-blinded randomized-controlled trial.
Methods: 57 volunteers with various musculoskeletal pains gave informed consent and were randomly allocated to either the CLRT treatment or sham group. Painful trigger points and/or tender spinal joints were found in each patient, and using a digital algometer, the pain/pressure threshold (PPT) was determined and a pain rating was given using a numerical pain scale from 0-10. CLRT or sham CLRT was performed with a 40 mW, 840nm laser, for a maximum of 60 seconds to the appropriate cranial reflex(es). The initial pressure (PPT) was immediately delivered to the same spot, and the pain rated again.
Results: There was a statistically significant difference in pain scores between CLRT and sham groups immediately following treatment. There was some improvement reported in 95% of the treatment group, with 59% reporting a change of 2 points or higher. In the control group, 18% reported an improvement, none of them greater than 1 point. The average change in pain scores in the treatment group was 2.6 points (p = 0.000), while the average improvement in the control group was 0.037 points (p = 0.4). The rest of the controls reported no change or a slight worsening on re-testing. Since the mean starting pain rating was 5.4, a decrease of 2.6 represents a 48% decrease in pain.
Conclusion: CLRT is an effective short-term treatment for musculoskeletal pain. Future studies will be needed to show efficacy over longer periods of time, as well as the effect on additional outcome measurements, like range of motion, quality of life, and EMG measurements of muscle tone.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
We are fully in summertime-mode here at the Wise Estate in beautiful Spartanburg, SC: the dogs are lazy, the fish are jumping and the...well, the humidity is high. I am glad to report that there are some massive new developments from the Cranial Laser lab coming down the pipeline soon. Although I can't spill all the beans yet, let's just say that I may have to change the name of the technique again, from "Cranial" to "Brainial..."
That's right folks. Having conquered neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction with the first two cranial maps, I am currently working on the CLRT protocols for the more esoteric forms of human suffering. That's right, we're going straight to the brain to treat the hard stuff, like depression, anxiety, chronic stress, ADHD, addiction, guilt, emotional trauma, etc... Uh huh. This is big, real big... And the coolest part is that there are hundreds of very reputable neurophys labs out there doing the hard work for me, mapping the neural correlates of every emotional/mental state with fMRI's and PET scans and the like. Scientists like Dr. Tor Wager and the Columbia University Neurophys team have, for all intents and purposes, mapped the emotional brain, identifying which cortical and medullary structures and networks are most involved (and potentially out of sync) when someone is stuck in a negative mental state like depression or addiction. (Yes, I know it is rather simplistic and mechanistic to say that something as complex as an emotion can be reduced down to a single brain area or group of areas, but there is a ton of very strong evidence that supports at least a major connection to these areas.) I say, let's use this knowledge to our advantage to help mankind.
So...having a non-invasive method of directly reaching these brain areas and bathing them with healing laser light? That's a good thing. And perhaps pulsing the laser with the specific frequencies that are associated with normal amygdala function to restore coherence, or the frequencies of serotonin or dopamine release? Also good. Perhaps even super-awesome. The preliminary results I have been getting in my office point to super-awesome, but we'll see soon enough. Once I get my mail-order Chinese fMRI unit installed in my garage, I shall be unstoppable!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Even though I have come to expect the miraculous in most cases, I still get amazed at the results possible with CLRT sometimes. For instance, the other day a man came in to the office after slipping and falling on ice 3 times in the space of an hour. (We had a freakish snowstorm last weekend, dropping several inches of snow which melted and froze overnight into a layer of ice everywhere.) He was shovelling snow when he fell, and the last fall was hard, straight on to his left front ribcage. His pain was very sharp and focused-- rated 10/10 on the pain scale-- and he was having difficulty taking any breath. Of course this quacked just like broken ribs, but he had seen his MD for a chest X-Ray the day before and was told nothing was broken.
Now I know better than to rely solely on an X-ray to diagnose rib fractures, so I did the tuning fork test on him and sure enough, he jumped like crazy when the vibrating fork was placed on ribs 7 and 8. I thought they were cracked for sure. So as far as treatment goes, what to do? An adjustment was out of the question at this time, so I knew CLRT was the best bet at offering this fellow any relief at all.
So I palpated along the line of Cranial Reflexes for the ribs on the left side, and sure enough, when I got to the spots for rib 7 and 8, I felt a depression, a gap in the suture, and he winced when I applied a little pressure there with my thumb. After lasering this area for 30 seconds, I asked him take another deep breath, ... and this time, immediately, he was able to draw in a full breath with no pain until the very end-- a considerable and very noticeable improvement. His eyes got wide and he asked, "What did you DO?"
His pain level at that point was a 5/10 and stayed that way for 2 days, when he aggrevated it turning over in bed. When he came in again, I repeated the cranial laser treatment and the same results happened: an immediate reduction in pain to the tune of about 50% and much better breathing. And by the way, his MD had called him the day before saying that, yes his ribs were indeed cracked. Score one for the tuning fork.
So I am becoming convinced that it doesn't matter much what the source of the pain is: it could be acute or chronic, caused by soft tissue, subluxations, neuropathy, inflammation, fractures, you name it... in my experience, CLRT will reduce it. Sometimes a little, most of the time a lot.
Just remember, it IS all in your head.
Friday, February 20, 2009
So the story goes like this: electrical and chemical interactions are far too slow to account for the speed of information flow in the human body. A cellular communication system based on light however delivers the tremendous amount of processing power and flexibility needed to run such a complex system. Our information biofield, our biohologram, is projected by our DNA molecules as they change shape. The springy DNA coil winds or unwinds due to signals from the environment (see Bruce Lipton PhD), and this conformational change squeezes out single-photon "laser beams" which carry vibrationally encoded information easily decoded by the recieving cells.
These photons travel through the body's fiber-optic cables, which are made up of optically transparent microtubules, which collectively form the classical acupuncture meridian system. The information that the photons carry is vibrational, which the recieving cell Fourier transforms into relevant information.
Here's some choice selections from a few research articles that support my particular worldview. The first two are by one of my fave scientists, Fritz-Albert Popp and his crew at the Institute for Biophysics.
Biophoton emission. New evidence for coherence and DNA as source.
- We obtained evidence that the light has a high degree of coherence because of (1) its photon count statistics, (2) its spectral distribution, (3) its decay behavior after exposure to light illumination, and (4) its transparency through optically thick materials.
- Moreover, DNA is apparently at least an important source, since conformational changes induced with ethidium bromide in vivo are clearly reflected by changes of the photon emission of cells.
- The physical properties of the radiation are described, taking DNA as an exciplex laser system, where a stable state can be reached far from thermal equilibrium at threshold.
Here's another from Popp, et al:
Biophoton emission of human body.
Cohen S, Popp FA.
International Institute of Biophysics, Biophoton Research, Station Hombroich, Kapellener Strasse, D-41472 Neuss, Germany.
For the first time systematic measurements of the "ultraweak" photon emission of the human body (biophotons) have been performed by means of a photon detector device set up in darkness. About 200 persons have been investigated. In a particular case one person has been examined daily over several months. It turned out that this biophoton emission reflects,
- (i) the left-right symmetry of the human body;
- (ii) biological rhythms such as 14 days, 1 month, 3 months and 9 months;
- (iii) disease in terms of broken symmetry between left and right side; and
- (iv) light channels in the body, which regulate energy and information transfer between different parts.
- The results show that besides a deeper understanding of health, disease and body field, this method provides a new powerful tool of non-invasive medical diagnosis in terms of basic regulatory functions of the body.
Personally, I am very interested in the "light channels" they speak of. Acupuncture meridians and Cranial reflex pathways are undoubtedly similar in nature and are some of these channels. Here's another little neat little blurb...
Light-mediated "conversation" among microorganisms.
Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Lobachevskiy str. 2/31, P.O. Box 30, Kazan 420111, Russia. email@example.com
Light emitted from a wide variety of microorganisms was considered previously as a waste product. However, it is becoming apparent that it might be involved in microbial communication. This paper presents information on such a novel mode of communication in different microorganisms.
And lastly, my favorite. The title says it all...
Biophotons, microtubules and CNS: is our brain a "holographic computer"?
Grass F, Klima H, Kasper S.
Departement of General Psychiatry, University of Vienna, 1090 Waehringer Gürtel 18-20, Austria. firstname.lastname@example.org
Several experiments show that there is a cell to cell communication by light in different cell types. This article describes theoretical mechanisms and subcellular structures that could be involved in this phenomenon. Special consideration is given to the nervous system, since it would have excellent conditions for such mechanisms. Neurons are large colourless cells with wide arborisations, have an active metabolism generating photons, contain little pigment, and have a prominent cytoskeleton consisting of hollow microtubules. As brain and spinal cord are protected from environmental light by bone and connective tissue, the signal to noise ratio should be high for photons as signal. Fluorescent and absorbing substances should interfere with such a communication system. Of all biogenic amines, nature has chosen the ones with the strongest fluorescence as neurotransmitters for mood reactions: serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. If these mechanisms are of relevance our brain would have to be looked upon as a "holographic computer.”
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Here is the third article I have found by Wedlock, et al that supports cranial laser treatment as being very effective for pain relief. The other two studies proved that laser irradiation of the cortex induces pain relief by release of opioid peptides. CLRT takes advantage of this effect, but in a highly specific, predictable manner. Enjoy.
Analgesic effects of cranial laser treatment in two rat nociception models
a Department of Psychology, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, N. Ireland, BT37 0QB, UK
b Physiotherapy, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, N. Ireland, BT37 0QB, UK
The present experiments sought to establish dose dependency and time course for effects of cranial laser irradiation in two rodent models of pain. These were the hot plate and tail flick tests, which are both widely used to quantify analgesic drug effects. The laser used was an Omega Biotherapy 3ML (wavelength 820 nM, average power output 100 mW, pulse frequency 5 kHz) and irradiation was applied to rats' shaved heads above the midbrain. In the first experiment, four groups of 10 rats received doses of 0, 6, 12, 18, and 24 J/cm2 in random orders prior to hot plate testing either immediately, 30 min, 1 h or 24 h postlaser. The second study employed three groups of 10 rats receiving 0, 12, and 18 J/cm2 in random orders prior to tail flick testing at the three shorter times above. Latency to lick hind paws on the hot plate was highly significantly prolonged by laser treatment across all doses and time periods, F(4, 126) = 4.51, p < 0.01. There was good dose dependency for immediate observations, but at 24 h 18 J/cm2 was the most effective dose. Laser treatment also delayed tail flick responses at both doses and all time periods, F(2, 54) = 10.60, p < 0.001, but 12 and 18 J.cm2 doses were similar in efficacy.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Yeahh, um, you might notice that sometimes the CLRT name has the word "Release" in it, othertimes it says "Reflex..." Do not be confused, it is still the same lovely original cranial laser technique. When I was first trying to come up with a name for this thing, I thought I had done my due diligence in researching every possible combination of these words... but, as I later found out, there was already a spinoff of the BioCranial Technique called "Cranial Release Technique" in existence. Yikes. And they even used the same font I had chosen for my first logo. Double yikes.
So I'm officially changing the name to "Reflex" to keep the same initials and avoid any confusion with CRT. So that's that cleared up. But what about the confusingly titled "Cranial Laser Release and Neurolymphatic Technique," or CLRNT that some of you have asked me about? Weeellll, that's something different. Basically, a ripoff/spinoff/repackaging of my book with one extra chart of Neurolymphatic points, but otherwise pretty much the same exact thing. Minus the original thought. But hey, I'm over the anger part now... looking at the bright side, being ripped off already lets me know I'm on to something big here...
2009 is going to be an exciting year, people! The CLRT juggernaut is building momentum, as there are now over 150 docs around the world utilizing this technique. In addition to docs all over the US, we now have one practitioner in the Netherlands, several in Australia and the UK, a handful in Canada, one in Sweden, 2 in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and a few other far off places. Not a bad start for a couple of homemade youtube videos. So far, most of the feedback has been awesome, but a few people have had some questions or problems getting consistent results, so I will be using this blog to answer some questions and post video tutorials for our members. I'm also going to be announcing the launch of the live seminar series soon, so look out for that.
Confirmed dates for live seminars in 2009 are:
--6 hours at the Hawaii State Chiropractic Convention in Honolulu, March 21
--and 6-12 hours (not sure yet) at the South Carolina Chiropractic Association Convention in Myrtle Beach in August.
More to come.