by Debbie Ventura
June, 2014: New research linking immune function and the nervous system are stimulating interest in 'bioelectronic medicine' -- activating nerve impulses to regulate immune function in a therapeutic setting.
A new study recently published by the American Physiological Society (Sundman E, Olofsson PS Adv Physiol Educ. 2014 Jun;38(2):135-9.), demonstrates how traditional understanding of the bioenergetic connections in the body is slowly inching toward an integration of quantum biology.
Based on the premise that the nervous system regulates both organ system stability (homeostasis) and the immune system, stimulation of the vagus nerve was shown to alleviate "experimental shock and autoimmune disease" and also improved rheumatoid arthritis symptoms (Sundman). This finding has stimulated interest in the therapeutic use of electrical impulses to activate nervous system regulation of immune function.
Read the abstract here...
On a Bioenergetic Note...
Scientists have known for the last many years that the immune and nervous systems dynamically intersect in the spleen, which manufactures immune cells, and that stimulating the vagus nerve has been shown to have a normalizing effect on the spleen (Science Daily, 2008). From a bioenergetic perspective, the Sundman findings, with regard to alleviating "experimental shock" and autoimmunity through stimulation of this nerve/spleen pathway, correlate to the spleen's energetic function of managing shock processes in the body.
Originally prepared by Peter Fraser in 2006 as a theoretical bridge between orthodox medicine and the new bioenergetic and bio-informational approach to biology and health.
Upon first looking into science, you get the impression that it is cut and dried and well arranged, and somehow timeless and satisfying because of that. In fact, scientists like to imagine that this is so because they are great truth-seekers and none of them want anything to change too much or too quickly and upset their power base in the knowledge game.
As life goes on, you realise, as I have, that science as it stands does not give us quite the solidity we want it to and still suffers from some severe practical problems. Among the most severe problems for me is the fact that the theory of orthodox medicine and the theory of physics don't match up, and that the problem is not a little problem of some ragged edges or grey areas, but wide-ranging in its scope. There is a historical reason for this: allopathic medical theory developed from the ideas of industrial chemistry and was backed by an industry wanting to use chemicals for agriculture and medicine, while modern quantum physics, the science underlying bioenergetic medicine, did not develop fully until much later, the mid-1920s, and does not link to biology.
In this lecture I shall show how the cleavage continues, having been maintained willingly by both groups of scholars, with the result that there is a massive disconnect in medicine, as well as severe disarray in the physics of space.