Joint Commission requires hospitals to offer Acupuncture

A press release by Acupuncture Today clearly defines the obligation of hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission (a licensing entity for hospitals) to offer Acupuncture as one of its non pharmacological options for pain management and treatment.

The 2017 revised standards encourage hospitals to emphasize safe opioid and non-opioid use, increase the patient education on pain management plans of care and outline the potential side effects of treatment.  The standards make pain assessment and management  an organizational priority  to be adopted by hospitals.

Reference: “The Joint Commission Introduces Revised Pain Assessment and Management Standards for Accredited Hospitals, to Include Use of Non-Pharmacologic Treatments and Strategies.” NCCAOM press release, July 12, 2017.

Energy, Intention and Healing, An Overview


The field of biomedicine and biology has for a long time being associated with a reductionism paradigm which regards the human body as a complex machine made of biomolecules or working parts.  These parts can all  be replaced/exchanged/deleted  or reduced, hence the name “reductionism.”, and despite its successes, this model has also been criticized for its limitations. This perspective fails to acknowledge some important characteristics of life such as the nature of consciousness, the role of spirituality and prayer and holistic modalities such as energy- based medicine and function.  Recent articles and studies all point to the vital importance of these factors in the healing process.

A holistic perspective of life involves full human potential in healing and health that is incorporated into contemporary medicine and science to build an integrative model of medicine. I propose the incorporation of physics, quantum mechanics, which acknowledges that the living system, our bodies, is a nonlinear, dynamic, self- organizing and complex system in the field of medicine. This is enshrined in the principle of non-equilibrium thermodynamics of open and chaos conceptual framework. The concept of biomolecules in the biological mechanisms (biomedicine) is expanded in the holistic perspective to incorporate electromagnetic fields that act as information signals. The exchange of information is extended from the ordinary physical means to integrate communication conveyed by means of the subtlest intent, belief, thought and prayer.

In addition, I propose that human beings and other living organisms such as plants, cell cultures and animals have emergent characteristics such as interconnectedness, which are dependent on the context and meaning associated with illness, health and healing. This is based on top- down causality mechanism (vitalism) as well as the bottom-up reductionism. This makes up a more inclusive model of disease and health based on such as concepts as multi- dimensional and extended theory of information- sharing. This article reiterates that the small changes in living organisms’ that were initially ignored by biologists and physicists cannot be ignored anymore, as even the smallest fluctuations in life can have significant effects on life. In this regard, the smallest contribution from subtle healing interventions such as those portrayed by acupuncture, qi gong, Reiki, spiritual healing, pranic healing and other energy- based modalities can not be ignored.

This is a meta- analysis of several empirical experiments in different fields related to energy, intention and healing. It brings out the interconnectedness between the various disciplines such as biology, physics, parapsychology and psychology and actively advocates for a holistic view of disease and health, based on some relevant concepts enshrined in these disciplines. Of importance also is the scientific framework of how holistic interventions based on mind- body- spirit interrelationship impact on the global mechanisms rather than focus on a particular physical structure.

This study is divided into four parts. The first section is a background of the study and gives the overall objective. This section provides the definition of terms used in the study.

The first section,  literature review,  focuses on the basic foundations of energy- based modalities and gives a detailed description of acupuncture and spiritual healing. The concept of reductionism versus vitalism, the aura and its discharges, quantum mechanics and quantum healing are also covered. This section ends with a discussion of the existing differences between biomedicine and traditional and complementary medicine, with specific interest in a country that is known from time memorial to incorporate energy- based modalities into the national health care system, China.

Next we will review clinical studies on intention, energy and healing. This forms the main discussions on various experiments and studies that have been conducted on the topic of discussion. These includes experiments on psi, staring effect experiments, random generator and Johrei experiments, the Global Consciousness Project, therapeutic touch studies, experiments on healing prayer in AIDs patients, experimenters expectancy, intention experiments, and energy healing experiments among others. This section also looks at important aspects of energy, intention and healing as noted by authors of such books as “Entangled minds-extrasensory experiments in a quantum reality” (Dean Radin), “Healing beyond the body” (Larry Dossey) among others.

The last chapter gives a summary of the experiments discussed in chapter three, recommendations of how this information could be brought into the healing process and the education of healers..

12 Rules for Spiritual Wisdom

Twelve Rules of Spiritual Wisdom

  1. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
  2. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
  3. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
  4. Dear God, I have a problem, it’s me.
  5. Laugh every day, it’s like inner jogging.
  6. Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.
  7. The most important things in your home are the people.
  8. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home.
  9. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.
  10. It’s all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.
  11. Surviving and living your life successfully requires courage. The goals and dreams you’re seeking require courage and risk taking. Learn from the turtle, it only makes progress when it sticks out it’s neck.
  12. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

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Foods To Lift or Lower Your Mood

We are always eating – sometimes once  day, sometimes six times a day or even more.  Food has a major impact on how our day is lived – sometimes we feel great with energy to spare and then again we barely can get out of bed – we’re just too tired.

Most of us don’t make the connection between what we eat and how we feel – what is our mood like?  Researchers have shown over the past decades that what we eat can and does effect our moods.  Did you know that eating a diet high in carbohydrates, fats and sugars is the greatest sapper of our energy and also is most closely related to depression.

We know we don’t suffer from a Prozac deficiency but many of us suffer from an energy deficiency.  And we want to change that.

Here are a few foods that can help you improve your level of energy and your mood.

First, the fats.  We need both EPA (eicosapentaenoic) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in the foods we eat because our bodies do not make these essential omega-3 fats.  They are anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and help build stronger cell membranes, especially in the brain.  Eating 4 ozs. of fish, especially wild caught Alaskan Salmon, will provide you with up to 1700 mg of omega-3 oils that can ward off depression and anxiety.  This was supported by an Ohio State University study of 68 healthy medical students.

Other protein sources of good omega-3s are grass-fed beef and lamb, and wild game.  The recommended amount is 3 – 4 ozs three to four times a week.  This meat can provide the amino acid building blocks needed by our bodies to help produce neurotransmitters that help keep us happy.

A particularly important amino acid is tyrosine, its a precursor to dopamine and helps generate higher levels of energy.  Some foods that are rich in this amino acid are whey protein powder, cottage cheese, beans, peas and an old standby – skinless chicken breast.

We will explore more of the foods that can contribute to your sense of well-being in my next post.  For now remember Eat to Live NOT Live to Eat.  Dr. Reenah



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