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both sides now

Placebos Change the Patient's Brain

adaptation to environmental conditions


"Art is like chocolate to the brain. Art taps into both sides.
Art has benefited the soul of the species since the time of cavemen."

Gene D. Cohen



The placebo effect is a psychobiological phenomenon which involves a psychosomatic response to an environmental trigger.

The response can be either positive or negative. Placebos are not inert.

This response depends entirely on the both the conscious and subconscious expectations of the patient undergoing placebo therapy.

The outcome of the placebo effect is entirely dependent on the ability of the hypnotist to convince the patient treatment will result in the desired effect.

To facilitate mesmerization props and rituals are required.

Props involve the administration of an inert substance, as in homeopathy or of a sham physical treatment such as sham 'surgery'.

Critical is the ability of the rhetorician to hold the conscious attention of the patient in a state of thrall - the patient must believe the treatment will work.



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Like fetishes, placebos have a symbolic ambience made of an amalgamation of atmosphere, ritual and psycholinguistically chosen ritual words.

The success of the placebo treatment rest in the neurolinguistic ability of the rhetorician to mesmerize; to place the patient into a hypnotic trance.

Addiction is directly related to placebo theory.

Water soluble manufactured chemicals are addictive in that the body responds in a certain manner to neutralize the toxin and wash it out.

The brain responds to enzyme system poisoning in different ways.

We become "acclimated" when undergoing chemical therapy and go into "withdrawal" as our body attempts to return to natural equilibrium.

Programmed by prior chemical poisonings to respond to "medical stimulation" with a placebo if we expect results we soon feel them.

A person centered and grounded in their own body will not be affected by a placebo but they will be affected by chemical poisoning whereas a bodily detached person is more likely to benefit from a placebo effect.

Most allopathic chemical poison pretending to cure uses a combination of actual chemical poisoning and subliminal subconscious programming that acts in the manner of the placebo to change conscious expectations.

Medical literature includes a great deal of testimony that the placebo effect routinely works 30 percent of the time, with Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard stating that it may work up to 90 percent of the time.

As the placebo effect routinely works 30 percent of the time there are serious questions to be answered about chemothearpy survival rates.

Internist and rheumatologist respondents agree on placebo treatments:

679 physicians (57%) responded to the survey.

About half of the surveyed internists and rheumatologists reported prescribing placebo treatments on a regular basis (51±7%).

Most physicians (62%) believed the practice to be ethically permissible.

Few reported using saline (3%) or sugar pills ( 2%) as placebo treatments, while large proportions reported using over the counter analgesics (41%) and vitamins (38%) as placebo treatments within the past year.

A small but notable proportion of physicians reported using antibiotics (13%) and sedatives (13%) as placebo treatments during the same period.

Physicians who use placebo treatments commonly describe them to patients as a potentially beneficial medicine or treatment not typically used for their condition (68%); rarely do they explicitly describe them as placebos (5%).



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dopamine

dopamine

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Dopamine has many functions in the brain, including important roles in behavior and cognition, motor activity, motivation and reward, regulation of milk production, sleep, mood, attention, and learning.

Phasic responses of dopamine neurons are observed when an unexpected reward is presented such as when pleasantly surprised.

These responses transfer to the onset of a conditioned stimulus after repeated pairings with the reward as readily proved in experimentation.

Dopamine neurons are depressed when the expected reward is omitted.

Dopamine neurons encode the prediction error of rewarding outcomes.

In nature, we learn to repeat behaviors that maximize rewards.

Dopamine provides a teaching signal for acquiring new behavior.





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serotonin

serotonin

Microbes Help Produce Serotonin in Gut

Your gut needs bacteria to make more serotonin

Probiotics Change Brain Activity, Emotional Response



Serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal enteric nervous system but also in blood platelets and the throughout the central nervous system.

90% of total serotonin in the human body is located in the enterochromaffin cells in the gastrointestinal system, where it regulates intestinal movements.

Throughout the central nervous system serotonin plays an important role as a neurotransmitter in the regulation of anger, aggression, body temperature, mood, sleep, vomiting, sexuality, and appetite.

Serotonin is also produced in the Raphe nuclei located in the brainstem.

Serotonin stored in blood platelets is released during agitation and vasoconstriction where it then acts as an agonist to other platelets.

With all neurotransmitters, the effects of serotonin on the human mood and state of mind, and its role in consciousness, are difficult to fully quantify.



endorphin

endogenous opioid peptides

There are three well-characterized families of opioid peptides produced by the body: enkephalins, endorphins and dynorphins.

An enkephalin is a pentapeptide involved in regulating pain and nociception.

The enkephalins are termed endogenous ligands, or specifically endorphins, as they are internally derived and bind to the body's opioid receptors.

Opiates resemble endorphins by produce analgesia and a sense of well-being.

Endorphins are "natural pain killers."

Other drugs may increase the effects of the endorphins.

The term "endorphin" implies a physiological activity.

It consists of two parts: endo- and -orphin; short forms of endogenous and opium meaning "a morphine-like substance originating from within."

The term endorphin rush has been adopted in popular speech to refer to feelings of exhilaration brought on by pain, danger, or other forms of stress.

Dynorphin is a class of peptides which has some opiate-like activity.

The dynorphins, which include dynorphin A, dynorphin B, alpha- and beta-neoendorphin, big dynorphin; products of a single gene - preprodynorphin.

Dynorphin functions primarily as a kappa opioid receptor agonist, meaning that it acts mainly at kappa opioid receptors.

Other opioid peptides include beta-endorphin, met-enkephalin, leu-enkephalin and endomorphins.



neuron synapse

God is in The Neurons

Neurons reveal why ‘haste makes waste’

These neurons have a touchy-feely job to do

Antidromic-rectifying gap junctions amplify chemical
transmission at functionally mixed electrical-chemical synapses



One of the most important features of neuron synapses is that they are the site of action for the majority of psychoactive drugs.

Neuron synapses are affected by drugs such as curare, strychnine, cocaine™, opium, alcohol, LSD, and countless others.

Neuron synapses suffering demyelination are susceptible to blood brain barrier breaches.

These drugs have different effects on synaptic function, and often are restricted to neuron synapses that use a specific neurotransmitter.

Curare is a poison which stops acetylcholine from depolarising the post-synaptic membrane, causing paralysis.

Strychnine blocks the inhibitory effects of the neurotransmitter glycine, which causes the body to pick up and react to weaker and previously ignored stimuli, resulting in uncontrollable muscle contractions.

Ethanol increases the inhibitory effects of the neurotransmitter GABA.

Morphine hydrochloride acts on endorphin synapses.

Cocaine hydrochloride blocks reuptake of dopamine, increasing effects.

Lysergic acid interferes with serotonin synapses causing hallucination.

Entheogens modulate the serotonin system to produce psychedelic alterations in perception, emotional response, and thought process'.

Psilocybin, mescaline, n,n-dimethyltryptamine, lysergic acid diethylamide, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, 4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine, Tabernanthe iboga and 3,4-methylenedioxy-n-ethylamphetamine.



bluebird of bliss

The Cult Of Happy

Joseph Campbell on Following Your Bliss

Comparing Hedonic & Eudaimonic Views of Happiness

Research on Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being


Chinese charater for happiness

"Cultivating a correct understanding of the way

things are is critical to our quest for happiness."

Tenzin Gyatso


Why are we happy?

Things Happy People Do

Risk of dying hinges on well-being



" Let us then endeavour to disperse those clouds of ignorance, those mists of darkness, which impede man on his journey, which obscure his progress, which prevent his marching through life with a firm steady grip.

Let us inspire him with courage to respect his reason and an inextinguishable love for truth - with a remembrance of Galileo Galilei:

to the end that he may learn to know himself;

to know his legitimate rights and dare to care for himself;

that he may learn to consult his experience;

no longer be the dupe of an imagination led astray by authority;

that he may renounce the prejudices of childhood;

that he may learn to found his wants to the real advantage of society;

that he may pursue true happiness by promoting the happiness of others;

in short, that he may no longer occupy himself with reveries either useless or dangerous so he may become a virtuous rational being.

Man should learn happiness is simply an emanation formed of reflection.

Each individual a sun within himself continually shedding genial rays creating reflections of requisite heat enabling him to generate kindly fruit.

The happy man is he enjoys the benefits bestowed upon him by nature.

He who thinks for himself is thankful for the life he possesses.

After all, who does not envy the welfare of others, nor sigh after imaginary benefits always beyond his grasp?" - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach




happy moment

Bring Me Sunshine

Being happy in the present pays off in evolution


"My aspiration to be happy and overcome suffering is

part of my fundamental nature, as it is part of yours."

Dalai Lama



"I should not infer the pursuit of pleasure is necessarily futile.

The principle of Egoistic Hedonism, when applied with a due knowledge of the laws of human nature, is practically self-limiting.

A rational method of attaining the end we aim for requires that we should to some extent put it out of sight and not directly aim at it." - Henry Sidgwick


"Happiness is actually an attainable goal, if we detach ourselves from knee jerk responses to habituation and what we think we must avoid at all costs.

True attainable happiness is the state of consciousness that allows us to embrace whatever comes our way with equanimity."- Peter Clothier




simply happy

the myth of happiness

For maximum happiness, pick concrete goals

Fake Smiles at Work Leads to Unethical Behavior



Written into the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America is the right of all Americans to pursue happiness.

At this time in space happiness was considered to be of an individual nature.

An individual could be happy or unhappy.

Blueprints for happiness were based upon individual experience involving the exercise of mind or body and some sort of discipline even for Epicurus.

With the advent of collectivism blueprints were replaced with a vision of collective material well-being, happiness lifting all boats by the careful manipulation of derivatives and futures markets by financial engineers!

Happiness is now owed to all and consists in a collective increase of wealth.

The myth of the ability to attain happiness through material possessions is what enables mankind to regard life as worth living in MICE culture.

All activity must be subordinated exclusivly to increase material wealth.

Anyone who challenges the "material wealth is the only path" myth of happiness is looked upon by friends as addled and branded as crazy.


"We all have the tendency to struggle in our bodies and our minds.

We believe that happiness is possible only in the future.

The realization that we have already arrived, that we don't have to travel any further, that we are already here, can give us contentment and bliss.

We only need to allow ourselves to be in the present moment.

What are we looking for to be happy? Everything is already here.

We do not need to put a prize in front of us to run after and possess.

That golden ring is always in the future, and we can never catch up to it.

We are already in the Pure Land, the Kingdom of Heaven.

We only need to wake up and realize we are here." - Thich Nhat Hanh



gross national happiness

gross national happiness

Gross National Happiness Trumps Gross National Product


The country of Bhutan, the last surviving refuge of traditional Himalayan Buddhist culture, uses Gross National Happiness (GNH) is an attempt to define quality of life in more holistic and psychological terms than Gross National Product(GNP).

The term, Gross National Happiness, is coined by Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuck in 1972.

It signaled his commitment to building an economy that would serve Bhutan's unique culture based on Buddhist spiritual values.

The four pillars of Gross National Happiness are the promotion of equitable and sustainable socio-economic development, preservation and promotion of cultural values, conservation of the natural environment, and establishment of good governance.

Gross National Happiness is qualitative and discussed in tandem with the Genuine Progress Indicator which attempts to quantify well-being.

Well-being is more relevant and important than consumption.





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