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Originally posted by guidanceofthe third kind
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
you wouldnt be mesmerized by a picture. You definitely know who is and who isnt one of these eye people. You can always tell but cant put the thought to words; because to my knowledge there isnt words in English for it.
Originally posted by TheCuriousEngineer
reply to post by spikey
*sigh* PLEASE tell me you didn't just read the article the OP posted and accept it as fact. There have been numerous posts as to why the method in the article is flawed and why the conclusions the author draws are incorrect.
[edit on 11-4-2010 by TheCuriousEngineer]
after 7 pages of searching to see if anyone would mention the Pineal Gland no ONE mention the Pineal gland
as the Pineal Gland has the same Material make up as the eye ! minus the lens !
The 2004 Aschoff/Pittendrigh lecture: Theory of the origin of the pineal gland--a tale of conflict and resolution.
A theory is presented that explains the evolution of the pinealocyte from the common ancestral photoreceptor of both the pinealocyte and retinal photoreceptor. Central to the hypothesis is the previously unrecognized conflict between the two chemistries that define these cells-melatonin synthesis and retinoid recycling. At the core of the conflict is the formation of adducts composed of two molecules of retinaldehyde and one molecule of serotonin, analogous to formation in the retina of the toxic bis-retinyl ethanolamine (A2E)
and is Light sensitive and a engorged flow with the key of life Blood
Photosensitive cells in the retina detect light and directly signal the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), entraining its rhythm to the 24-hour cycle in nature. Fibers project from the SCN to the paraventricular nuclei (PVN), which relay the circadian signals to the spinal cord and out via the sympathetic system to superior cervical ganglia (SCG), and from there into the pineal gland.
Poor James Randi -- we can only feel sorry for him at this point:
Randi attacked Chunyi Lin, qigong master, before he knew anything about him! haha.
The Mayo Clinic doctors have recently verified, with double-blind research, that qigong is real -- energy is transmitted out of the eyes. springforestqigong.com... has the research.
August 12, 2004 Pineal Gland Evolved To Improve Vision, According To Theory By NICHD Scientist
Gradually, the early organism recognized the increase in melatonin as a signal of nighttime and became dependent on it, according to Dr. Klein's theory. This signal was used to synchronize their daily cycles with the environmental night and day cycle. For this signal to be reliable, the organism needed a steady supply of serotonin in these cells. However, this requirement for higher levels of serotonin conflicted with the need for greater light detection because serotonin depleted retinaldehyde. This conflict was resolved by the evolution of a second photoreceptor cell, one that housed melatonin production. The evolution of the second photoreceptor cell allowed the original photoreceptor cell to achieve higher levels of sensitivity to light because it was not dedicated to making high levels of melatonin. Eventually, the melatonin-making photoreceptors gave rise to the pineal gland.
There is a pathway from the retinas to the hypothalamus called the retinohypothalamic tract. It brings information about light and dark cycles to a region of the hypothalamus called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). From the SCN, nerve impulses travel via the pineal nerve (sympathetic nervous system) to the pineal gland. These impulses inhibit the production of melatonin. When these impulses stop (at night, when light no longer stimulates the hypothalamus), pineal inhibition ceases and melatonin is released. The pineal gland is therefore a photosensitive organ and an important timekeeper for the human body.
Please know that Master Chunyi Lin has also presented at Mayo Clinic on March 24 of this year as a part of their complementary and integrative medicine program and was given a good review. We also got a reference from University of Minnesota medical professor Dr. William Manahan. The results of a study done by a Dr. Gaik might be of interest to you and are available through Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. The study is titled, "A Preliminary Study Applying Spring Forest Qigong to Depression as an Alternative and Complementary Treatment." We have supplied information to the company involved, and will hope that our point of view will be given an opportunity to be aired there..... This episode just shows that scientists and technicians who are exposed to phenomena that are sufficiently far out of their fields, can be completely hornswoggled. And, this "expert" being invited by their management to speak to them, adds a spurious validity to his claims. After all, would the top people in this company allow a quack to lecture to them? Apparently, yes.
External Qigong for Chronic Pain, Results from a Randomized Controlled Clinical Study Jamia Hill, RN, DC; Anne Vincent, MD, Stephen Cha, PhD., Nisha Manek, MD, MRCP Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Objective: Chronic pain is highly prevalent in the general population. Adequate clinical management of chronic pain is an ongoing challenge and a purely pharmaceutical approach has proven inadequate. We investigated the efficacy of external Qigong [Spring Forest Qigong technique] as an adjunctive treatment for chronic pain. Conclusions: Subjects with chronic pain who received external Qigong experienced reduction in pain intensity following each Qigong treatment. This is especially impressive given the long duration of pain in the majority of subjects.
This demonstration was also monitored by an expert. Yan Xin held an electric wire carrying 200 to 240 volts in his left hand, and a ground wire in his right hand. Then he completed an electric circuit with his body for a few minutes. Someone stood by with an electric test pencil to verify that his body was electrified. Not only that, he was also able to raise and lower the voltage with his mind power!