reply to post by victhebutcher
Similar to plain, old, ancient forms of deep meditation, BF is a basic fix for much of what ails the human body (and it is related). It remains hidden
but not trying to hide, but it doesn't need to. The establishment of the medical/health industry in the West really, really doesn't want us to go
there. Two reasons for that, first it goes against the historical background of the advancement of medical science and as such, is suspect, and
second, it provides an alternative to where people put their money.
BF is easily proven to any scientifically minded medical/health professional IF they want the truth. Unfortunately, the oft repeated myth for why BF
is not done on an revolutionary scale is that the sudden growth and subsequent deflation of the alpha myth in the 1970s made many people wary. I
wonder, how many people in those fields are even aware of the alpha craze four decades ago and of the stacks of positive scientific evidence produced
Remember when not too long ago it was said and staunchly believed that you were born with a given number of brain cells and you had better use that
allotment wisely because there would be no more popping in between your ears? (That was the view back in the "alpha craze" days.) Similar old
myths exist still today. While everybody admits today that every thing that happens within our bodies happens because of transmissions in the brain
(or not), little thought (pun) is given to how critical that is to total body functioning from thoughts themselves to problems such as IBS.
Most medical/health professionals are trained and licensed in one particular field. A typical MD or a psychologist is maybe inclined to think BF is
interesting and may actually work, but they are not going to chuck years of schooling, training, and the conventions of their trade to latch onto the
BF wagon. The step is too great for most of them to make or to ask of their patients and clients.
The only recourse for the interested citizen is to venture out on your own. Read, the books, join the internet list, seek out converted
professionals, and maybe buy your own equipment. I've been involved with building, buying and using such gizmos since the early 1970s with brainwave
entrainment devices, inexpensive EEG devices, a ROSHI unit and other devices for improving mental and physical functioning. they can and do work. As
anecdotal evidence, I can testify that my brain isn't mush yet at 75 years old.
Yet, I can tell you, 99 people out of 100 will not want to hear a word about any device that they can fasten to the scalp that will improve their
functioning. So my advice is to not be concerned about those 99. Make your own decision after a through investigation of the entire field. Happy