Dr. Mel Baker-Thompson
Where Does Your Consciousness Reside?
"Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer." - Nasseim Haramein, Director of Research for the Resonance Project
Here at Stillpointe Acupuncture it is always our mission to practice pro-consciousness medicine.
Pro-consciousness medicine merges quantum physics with energy healing modalities to heal the whole body by realizing and utilizing the power of consciousness. The challenge for consciousness-based medicine is to integrate the notion of personal growth, where the individual shifts from functioning in an ego self-centered mode to a more universal self-mode. By facilitating the transcendence of the ego to allow for the emergence of the quantum self in each patient, today's integrated medicine practitioners are opening our patients' awareness of their inborn agency in their own well-being.
Throughout the world we are awakening to the idea that Western and Modern medicine does not have all the answers we are seeking. We are living in a time where we can reclaim the right to heal ourselves. Many of us are realizing the power of consciousness and natural medicine to promote healing.
Let's have a look at pro-conscious medicine...
Chinese Medicine 101
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on a multidimensional understanding of Qi, or energy- the intelligent Universal force of wisdom, consciousness, and purpose. Simply put, without Qi, there is no life. Today, modern science tells us that at the deepest level of reality, everything is connected.
Within this construct, we can no longer look at illness and disease as isolated events, unconnected to body and mind, or spirit's purpose. At the spiritual level, everything is perfect; the visible and invisible are connected.
To live more profoundly in good health, it is essential to elevate our individual and collective consciousness to more adroitly synergize with Nature; as the Taoists affirmed 3,000 years ago. Oneness can effectively address the root cause of conditions instead of continually fixing isolated problems.
Asian practices of meditation, ingesting herbs, martial arts, mindful eating, and the use of plant based medicinals to awaken the spiritual self are well documented and have been employed over millennia to create a bridge between material existence and metaphysical manifestation.
The Shen, the spirit of the heart, in Chinese Medicine, resides in the blood with the emotions and mist be at ease with the blood (meaning the emotions must be quiet) in order for deep sleep to occur. Organic, hemp-derived CBD oil enters the brain to non-psychoactively quiet your nervous system to allow for deep sleep- particularly in cases of anxiety.
You may wonder why THC can get you "high" while CBD cannot. The answer lies in how these two cannabinoids interact with CBD1 receptors, which are mainly concentrated in the brain and central nervous system. CBD1, along with CBD2, are endogenous receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Simply put, THC binds with CB1 receptors like a key in a lock, while CBD does not exhibit the same trait.
THC molecules are correctly shaped to bind CBD1 receptors, and once connected, they immediately stimulate these receptors. Specifically, THC partially mimics anandamide, which is more commonly known as "the bliss molecule". Anandamide is a neurotransmitter- an endocannabinoid that is naturally produced in the brain. Anandamide is known to influence everything from appetite and memory to inhibiting breast cancer cell proliferation.
Researchers are exploring the possibility that giant neurons in the brain are the center of consciousness.
After years of study, has science discovered the location of self in the brain?
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Mel Baker-Thompson is a New York State licensed Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with over 3,000 hours of clinical and didactic training in Eastern and Western medical modalities. She has developed the Whole Life Integration Method to take natural functional medicine to the next level - incorporating the role of the mind in the optimization of authentic health. Over the last 20 years she has treated physicians, therapists, Rockettes, even an Olympic-qualifying athlete. From infants to grandparents, she has crafted an approach to health cultivation that combines the wisdom, skill, and acumen of Chinese Medicine with nutrition therapy, manual therapy, essential oils, and insight meditation to remove health disruptors in the body and mind.