International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS)

Journal of International Society of
Life Information Science (ISLIS)

Vol.24, No.1, March 2006


[Original Research Paper]

Meditation EEG Overview Based on Subband Features Quantified by AR Model

Hsien-Cheng LIAO and Pei-Chen LO
Dept. of Electrical and Control Engineering, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Hsinchu, Taiwan)
This paper reports a computerized scheme Subband-AR EEG Viewer that provides a comprehensive view of the meditation EEG record. The scheme is mainly designed to trace the varying spectral characteristics in meditation EEG. To accomplish this task, a meditation EEG signal is first decomposed into subband components by tree-structured filter banks. The second-order autoregressive model is then applied to each subband component to estimate its root frequency. Based on the estimated root frequencies and sound logic, specific criterion can be deduced for a particular problem-domain application. To demonstrate the performance of the proposed scheme, two algorithms are introduced for slow alpha-rhythm detection and meditation EEG interpretation. These algorithms do not require exhausting work at determining appropriate parameters in implementation. Further, due to the second-order autoregressive model adopted, the computation load is greatly reduced. This approach is practically favorable to long-term EEG monitoring and real-time processing. Finally, the meditation scenario can be illustrated by a running gray-scale chart with each gray tone coding a particular EEG rhythmic pattern. Observed meditation scenarios differ significantly from those of the control subjects.
Meditation EEG, Subband filtering, Autoregressive model, Subband-AR-EEG Viewer, Slow alpha-rhythm detection, Meditation scenario.

The Imbalance and Pattern Space of Ryodoraku Electrodermal Activities

Takashi AOKI1, Yoshinori ADACHI2,Toshikatsu KITADE3
1 College of Engineering, Chubu University (Aichi, Japan)
2 College of Business Administration and Information Science, Chubu University (Aichi, Japan)
3 Meiji Univ. of Oriental Medicine(Kyoto, Japan)
This study's purposes were to determine a relationship between the average Ia (of currents related to electrodermal activities of ryodoraku) and its imbalance degree, and to determine how this relationship is changed by another relationship between ha and fa, where ha and fa are average values of weight-added currents of the H-system and the F-system of ryodoraku, respectively. Biomedical characteristics were seen in which the imbalance degree tended to increase for increasing Ia, and the imbalance degree in the case of hafa was larger than that in the case of hafa . A 2-dimensional pattern space method was proposed which is capable of identifying personal biomedical states related to autonomous nervous systems of 24 ryodoraku. It can discriminate such biomedical states as the imbalance degree of autonomous nerve excitement levels related to 24 ryodoraku systems, the relationship between ha and fa, and strained, suppressed and medium states of the sympathetic nervous systems.
ryodoraku, electrodermal activity, sympathetic nerve, diagnosing, pattern space

[Proceedings of 21st Symposium of Life Infromation Science]
without peer-review

The 10 Year Progress of the International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS)

Chairman of Board of Directors & Editor-in-Chief,
International Society of Life Information Science(ISLIS)1
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, International Research Institute (IRI)2
Visiting Professor, Toho University, Chiba, Japan
The International Society of Life Information Science ( ISLISis to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Founding in autumn 2005. ISLIS seeks to realize the paradigm shift frommaterial-orien- ted science and technology to a new paradigm including the consciousness, spirit and mind through re-search based on empirical and positive scientific methodologies, and consequently, to promote the devel-opment of health, social welfare, and education as well as social and personal peace of mind, and to con-tribute to the making of a peaceful world, at one with nature. Since the foundation of ISLIS in 1995, 21 symposia have been held and 21 issues of the Journal of ISLIS have been published periodically. ISLIS held the "Human Potential Science International Forum" in Chiba, Japan in 2002 and the "Interna-tional Conference on Mind Body Science" in Seoul, Korea in 2004. It published the book "Human Potential Science" in 2004. There are ISLIS Information Centers at 9 places in the world and about 240 ISLIS members in 10 countries. TheISLIS Head Office moved to the International Research Institute ( IRI ), Chiba, Japan in April 2005. ISLIS has promoted the 10th Anniversary Campaign to increase its membership; this is critical for the Society to have an important role in Human Potential Science in the 21st century. The budget status of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is reported.
International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS ), Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, publication of a book, human potential science, mind body, parapsychology, qigong, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), integrative medicine

Food, aroma and brain health
Yoshihiko KOGA
Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kyorin University School of Medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Maintaining one's brain in a healthy state is fundamentally important to maintain a rich and fulfilling mental and social life. There are numerous ways to eliminate stress and maintain the brain in a healthy condition. Some of the better methods recommended include food, aroma, and doing coloring-in. To confirm the effects of these methods, scientists have begun using new physiological methods such as brain imaging instead of conventional subjective evaluation techniques. Methods used in brain imaging, such as analysis of EEG background activity as well as event-related potentials (ERPs) are not only safe and simple; they also excel as means of allowing long-term, chronological observations of changes in brain function. ERPs electrophysiologically display the process of cognition or of information processing that takes place in the brain. Ordinarily, ERPs are measured by means of setting "oddball task". Analysis of EEG background activity and measurement of ERPs are especially useful for assessing stress and for identifying the status of cerebral dysfunction in dementia patients. Moreover, they can be used not only to measure the effects of pharmacotherapy, but also to objectively evaluate the effects of aroma and food on stress and dementia, which until now have only been evaluated subjectively. By using both methods, we have confirmed that "luxuries" such as coffee and alcoholic beverages as well as foods such as arachidonic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid, are effective in enhancing brain health by alleviating stress and improving brain function.
brain health, EEG background activity, event-related potentials (ERPs), EEG topography, oddball task

[Mini Symposium 1] Human Perception and Rhythm


Tiredness and fatigue
Kazuo ABE
Department of Rehabilitation, Osaka University Hospital(Osaka, Japan)
Chronic fatigue is a typical symptom of neurological diseases. Fatigue has not been well studied in Parkinson's disease (PD), but has been reported to be the most bothersome aspect of PD in about one-third to one half of all patients. Understanding fatigue may be indispensable for improving quality of life of PD patients.
tiredness, fatigue, Parkinson's disease, Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS)


Auditory sensory memory underlying the pre-attentive sound-detection system

Hirooki YABE
Dept. of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki Univ. School of Medicine(Aomori, Japan)
To survive in the primeval, dangerous, forest, the man developed the defensive, auditory mechanism to automatically detect the incoming abnormal sounds even during the meal or the nap. This automatic change-detection system was revealed in audition by investigating the mismatch negativity (MMN) and its magnetic counterpart (MMNm) in the brain. The generator of the MMN is located in the vicinity of the primary auditory cortex as demonstrated by demonstrated by magnetoencephalographic (MEG) studies and electroencephalographic (EEG) studies in humans, electrical recording in cats, and monkeys. The discriminative system as reflected by the MMN requires the storage of the previous state of the acoustic environment for detecting an incoming deviating sound. The MMN can be elicited by various types of sound changes, such as change of frequency, intensity, duration, spatial location, phonetic change, partial stimulus omission, and even a complete stimulus omission. Many researchers have concentrated on the brain response of MMN, because this response reflects the memory processing. Based on the memory trace theory, which has been strongly supported by a large amount of research (Naatanen, 1992), MMN is generated by the comparison process between sound change and the neural trace of the frequent (standard) stimulus stored in sensory memory. Such a event storage is related to the brain mechanism termed the temporal window of integration (TWI) which integrates the closely presented sounds into single information units. Our previous studies have provided evidence for the existence of temporal integration system in sensory memory. Furthermore, we found that the memory trace should be represented as time-functional information of 160-170 ms. The study of sensory memory has many basic and clinical applications, because of its several advantages. The history of 'sensory memory' study and our new findings shall be presented.


Is the biological rhythm in cerebral infarction at the acute stage associated with sleep disorder at the chronic stage?
Yasuhisa Daimon, Hidehiro Takekawa, Atsuko Ebata, Keisuke Suzuki, Tomoyuki Miyamoto, Masayuki Miyamoto and Koichi Hirata
Department of Neurology, Dokkyo Medical University (Tochigi, Japan)
Circadian rhythm with ~24-h periodicity is the most basic and strongest biological rhythm. However, there have been reports of bed-ridden patients with neurodegenerative diseases and unclear circadian rhythm. Sequelae of cerebral infarction include sleep and motor disturbances. Additionally, these are risk factors which induce impairment of quality of life (QOL). We investigated whether biological rhythm disorder in the acute stage of cerebral infarction is associated with sleep disorder in the chronic stage. Thirty-five patients with initial cerebral infarction hospitalized within 48 h of onset and without pyrexic diseases were included in the study. To determine biological rhythmicity, rectal temperature was measured at the acute stage within 48 h of onset at 1-min intervals for 48 h using Mini-Logger 2000. Spectral analyses were performed with MEM. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality index was used to evaluate sleep disorder on day 21 after onset or later. In the group that had clear circadian rhythm, sleep disorder was found for 20.8%, but in the group that had unclear circadian rhythm, 63.6% had sleep disorder (P0.05). At the acute stage of cerebral infarction, some patients have biological rhythm disorder which may be complicated with sleep disorder at the chronic stage, and it may inhibit QOL.
Cerebral infarction, circadian rhythm, sleep disorder, rectal temperature, MEM spectra analyses

[Mini Symposium 2] Effect of Aromas on Psycho-Physiology


Effects of odor on the vigilance (V) level
−An investigation by topographical mapping (TM) of middle latency auditory evoked responses (MLR)−
Miyuki Matsumura, Mikio Osawa and Makoto Iwata
Tokyo Women's Medical University, Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute (Tokyo, Japan)
Some odor is thought to be effective in raising the attention level. Pb component of MLR is postulated to be generated by the cholinergic neurons of the ascending reticular activating system. We investigated the effects of odor on the V level by comparing TM of Pb obtained during an active perceptual task and passive task. TM of Pb was not influenced by the odor of lemon or coffee, but was influenced by that of mint, suggesting that the level of selective attention is raised by the odor of mint, but not by that of lemon or coffee. 


Sedative and hypnotic effects of Santalol

Toru NAKAJIMA1, Yoshihiko KOGA1, Yasuyuki HASEGAWA2, Mihiko KAWASAKI2
1 Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kyorin University Medical School (Tokyo, Japan)
2 Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Corporation (Osaka, Japan)
We examined the change in the amount of activity for 12 normal subjects when exposed to Santalol, the main ingredient in Sandalwood essential oil which is frequently used in aromatherapy for its several positive effects on living bodies. In recent years, Sandalwood was reported to have suppressive effects on the central nervous system of rats.


Physiological evaluation of the effects of food aroma on brain function
Department of Food and Nutrition, Japan Women's University (Tokyo, Japan)
Certain aromas are known to alleviate stress and change one's mood. We have been evaluating the effects of aroma on brain function, focusing on analysis of electroencephalography (EEG). This paper primarily describes the results of our study on the aroma of heated foods and "luxury beverages" such as tea and coffee. An amino-carbonyl reaction typically occurs between ingredients during heating or storage of food that generates numerous aromatic components. For this study, we prepared soybeans at different stages of the heating process, i.e., raw, slightly roasted, medium roasted, and deep roasted. Besides, heated soybeans with Fructose and Glysine were compared to heated soybeans without them. The differences in effects that aroma has on brain function were studied, using alpha activity as an indicator. Our results showed medium-roasted soybeans to cause a significant increase in alpha activity. Heated soybeans to which Fructose and Glysine had been added showed significant greater alpha activity than heated soybeans alone. The effects on brain function of the aroma of hops in beer were studied by focusing on the effects of its concentration in beer and the effects' gender differences. Although a significant difference in P300 amplitude was seen between concentrations in males, no such differences were seen in females. We therefore obtained a characteristic finding that, with respect to hops, males were more sensitive to differences in concentration than females. We also studied the differences in the effects on relaxation activity and cognitive function according to the type of coffee beans. It became clear that these effects differed depending on the type of bean. By using these differences and selecting the type of bean to suit a particular purpose, it appears possible to obtain the desired effects of the coffee aroma even more efficiently.
Amino-carbonyl reactions, hops, coffee, EEG, event-related potentials (ERPs)

[Mini Symposium 3] Walking and Sleep in the Aged


Characteristics of sleep in the elderly and cognitive-behavioral intervention to improve sleep health

Shuichiro Shirakawa1, Hideki Tanaka2 1, Hideki TANAKA2
1 Division of Psychogeriatrics, National Institute of Mental Health, N.C.N.P. (Tokyo, Japan)
2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Human and Social Environment, Hiroshima International University (Hiroshima, Japan)
Many studies of sleep and aging show with aging major increases occur in nighttime awakening and major decreases occur in sleep depth 1). Fatigue, drowsiness, degeneration of the cognitive function during the day, with increased dozing, and earlier bedtimes, are also prevalent in the aged. Sleep stage parameters changes with aging. Sleep efficiency, stages 3 & 4 and stage REM decrease and wake time after sleep onset (WASO), stage 1 and stage 2 increase in the elderly (Figure 1).
Polysomnographical measured sleep quality also changes in the elderly. Figure 2 shows sleep diagrams and temporal distributions of delta wave activity in one young and one elderly subject during night sleep. Delta wave activity during sleep is clearly different between the two. Very few amount of delta activity is seen during sleep for the elderly subject.


Sleep disorders in elderly population
Yuichi INOUE
Japan Somnology Center, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute(Tokyo, Japan)


The effect of arachidonic acid on the change of activity by aging
Department of neuropsychiatry , Kyorin University Medical School (Tokyo, Japan)
We actigraphicaly examined the change of activity by aging and the effect of arachidonic acid on the activity in the elderly.Seven normal male volunteers (age: 24- 29 years old) who gave informed consents participated in the study. Actigraph was attached in non-dominant wrist for four days in each participant. Firstly, inactive periods (sleep periods) were discriminated from active periods (awake periods) by the constant appearance of the periods where accumulated acceleration during consecutive 10 minutes indicates less than 100 mG.

[Special Lecture 2]

Somnology for healthy life
Masako OKAWA
Dept. of Psychiatry, Shiga University of Medical Science (Shiga, Japan)
What is Somnology? :
The Science Council of Japan (SCJ) proposed the establishment of the scientific field of somnology. The aim of this proposal was to integrate the various sleep related studies that are currently conducted in many different fields and to create an academic system and structure for them. The newly established somnology scientific field comprises three major branches. The first is "sleep science" in which basic studies are implemented involving molecular biology and genetic studies. The second is "sleep medicine" which attempts to clinically treat hyposomnia or hypersomnia. The third is "sleep sociology" which deals with social problems related to sleep(Fig.1). The scientific field of somnology is to promote sleep studies in a way that transcends each specific field, to apply and reflect the results of such studies in society, to protect the general population from sleep disorders and improve their overall health, to prevent accidents such as those caused by drowsiness, and to eventually increase relevant economic effects produced by better sleep habits(Fig.2).

[Special Lecture 3]

Experimental Studies on Robot-Assisted Therapy and Activity
Storage & Intelligent Systems Laboratories, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. (Kanagawa, Japan)
Japan is well known worldwide for its advanced state of robotics research. Recently, engineers' interests have been focusing on developing human-friendly robots acting and living in our daily lives rather than developing industrial robots which are already widely used in automated factories. Now, robotics engineers in collaboration with medical doctors and therapists are actively trying Robot-Assisted Therapy and Activity (RAT/RAA) using small-sized robots in hospitals and geriatric care centers. In this presentation, I will show the state of the art regarding this area and then introduce our teddy bear robot that we are now developing for RAT/RAA use, mainly for elderly people with dementia.

[Special Lecture 4]

Department of Neurology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine(Tochigi, Japan)
This paper discusses the diagnosis and treatment of individual attacks of headache in patients with migraine. Chronic headache is a very common disorder. An estimated 8% of Japanese experience migraine, and 20% tension-type headache. Migraine is a paroxysmal disorder characterized by attacks of headache, nausea, vomiting photophobia and photophobia, and malaise. The first step in treatment is to establish the diagnosis of migraine. Migraine is diagnosed based on The International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd edition by Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society (2004). There are remarkable differences across countries in treatment recommendations for migraine, many of which are not supported by scientific evidence. This review will focus on evidence-based treatments. Non-pharmacological treatments, including avoidance of putative migraine triggers, lack demonstrated efficacy and are usually disappointing. Migraineurs have an inherited tendency to attacks, which may be triggered by a wide variety of factors. Complete avoidance seems impossible. There is no good evidence that specific diets ameliorate migraine, except when misuse of analgesics and caffeine is also stopped. The patient who fails to respond to conventional treatment may resort to alternative medications. The physician must warn the patient about the lack of information about many of the medications, which are often sold in health food stores. Other techniques such as acupuncture and hypnotherapy have not been evaluated in controlled scientific studies. Therefore, the physician may find it difficult to recommend those to the patient.

[Workshop 1]


YAMAHA HealthRythms Facilitator(Tokyo, Japan)
HealthRhythmsR is a method of a structural group drumming session developed by Remo Corporation, an percussion manufacturer in the United States. In this session, more than 20 participants, who maybe alien to drumming, begin with touching percussions freely, then play easy session by chattering or drumming, and lastly express themselves by drumming in about 1 hour under leading of the professional 'facilitator'. One of the merits of this music session is for general use, so any participants do not need to have any knowledge of music or any ability of reading scores.

[Workshop 2]

Spiritual Movement Focusing on Love and Light-With Measurement of Mood Change by TDMS (Two-dimensional Mood Scale)
Manami OZAKI1,2
1 Department of Psycho-Sociology, Faculty of literature, Tokai University (Kanagawa, Japan)
2 Institute for Consciousness Information Research (Tokyo, Japan)
Transpersonal experience, or being our own self to unite with the authentic non-local consciousness (Being Authentic), and peak experiences etc. often take place with awareness through the body. The objectives of the workshop are to relax, to soften the body and mind, and to focus on our true selves and our transpersonal selves, or in other words, our souls. I will use breathing techniques, image tasks and movements from psychosynthesis, focusing, transcendent meditation, Yoga, Expressive art therapy etc. I hope the participants will be able to experience the feeling of oneness in love and light. Uniting with light in the spiritual field will be possible by embracing one's shadow not by rejecting or neglecting it. First, each participant will try to recognize his/her own shadow and express it, supported by the other participants. Next, participants will focus on light, truth, beauty, love and joy within and everywhere with the help of aromas, music, and flowers. In order to prevent a spiritual emergency, I will give a short lecture about healthy spirituality before any movement. After the experience participants will have time for sharing and debriefing. Participants should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing for the workshop. To measure the effect of the dance movements, I will administer the 2-dimensional mood scale (TDMS) which has 2 axes, awareness and pleasures. The data will be collected anonymously, statistically analyzed, and presented at the next ISLIS symposium.
Spirituality, Transpersonal, Light, Love, Dance, Self-realization, Shadow, Isadora Duncan, Two-dimensional Mood Scale

Relation between the surface electrical potential and intensity of light on a tourmaline ring

Shoji SUZUKI1,Yoshinori ADACHI2,Masaaki OKUNO1
1 Suzuka National College of Technology (Mie, Japan)
2 College of Business Administration and Information Science,
Chubu University (Aichi, Japan)
It is said that a tourmaline ring is good for human health, because it emits negative ions. In this paper, the electrical characteristic of a tourmaline ring is examined and a strong relation is clearly shown between the electrical potential of the tourmaline ring surface and the intensity of light which is irradiated on it. Furthermore, it is shown that the change of the surface electrical potential greatly differs with the kind of a light source even for equal illuminance.
tourmaline ring, negative ions, health, sunlight irradiation

Influence of Jasmine Fragrance on Heartbeat Fluctuation

Takashi AOKI1, Yoshinori ADACHI2
1 College of Engineering, Chubu University (Aichi, Japan)
2 College of Business Administration and Information Science, Chubu University (Aichi, Japan)
For aromatherapy research, it is necessary to determine how the autonomous nerve system activities are influenced by fragrance. In this paper, the effect of jasmine fragrance on the autonomous nerve system was examined for a subject in terms of changes in HF (high frequency) and LF (low frequency) components of the power spectra of pulse rate fluctuations. The LF component increased significantly (p0.01), although the HF component had no significant change for the subject. The experimental result suggested that the activity of the parasympathetic nerve was increased by jasmine fragrance.
jasmine fragrance, aromatherapy, heart rate fluctuation, autonomous nerve system

Autonomous Nerve Function and Oxygen Metabolism of the Brain During Bathing

Xudong DUAN1, Shuwei SHA2, Manabu TASHIRO1, Di WU3, Tomoyuki YAMBE2,
Qingtian WANG2, Shin-ichi NITTA4 and Masatoshi ITOH1

1 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)
2 Department of Medical Engineering and Cardiology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)
3 Division of Music Education, Miyagi University of Education (Sendai, Japan)
4 Department of Medical Engineering and Clinical Investigation, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)
We conducted research on heart rate variability (HRV) and oxygen metabolism in brain tissue of the frontal lobe during bathing. We measured the electrocardiogram and blood pressure. The NIRO monitoring device was attached to the subject's frame. The subject then bathed for 20 minutes. Simultaneously with the electrocardiogram, the oxidization hemoglobin concentration of a NIRO monitoring device and TOI were recorded on the data recorder. Quantitative evaluation, statistical handling, and spectrum analysis of data were performed. The data for the 10 minutes before bathing were compared with the data for the 10 minutes after bathing. The heart rate increased significantly during bathing, while blood pressure decreased significantly. Although HF of heart rate variability increased slightly during bathing, it was not significant. Although LF/HF increased slightly during bathing, it was not significant. Our research found that blood pressure falls during bathing and the heart rate increases. This is considered due to the peripheral blood vessel being opened by bathing. If a peripheral blood vessel opens, blood vessel resistance will fall. To maintain blood pressure, the heart rate goes up. If the heart rate goes up, cardiac output increases. If cardiac output increases, blood pressure returns. Autonomic nerves play an active part in this process. HF and LF/HF increased slightly. This data supports this reaction. O2Hb and TOI increased slightly during bathing. This result suggests an increase in brain blood flow. Intellectual activity was not carried out during bathing. It is considered that O2Hb increased because supply increased. The result of TOI also supported this consideration. Intracerebral bleeding during bathing may originate in the increase in blood flow. The fall of a brain blood flow relates to cerebral infarction. Sick people need to be cautious when bathing.
taking bath, near infrared spectroscopy, heart rate variability, spectral analysis, stroke

Electrophysiological evaluation of the visual discrimination ability for deodrant effects by the clothing detergents

Yoshihiko KOGA
Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kyorin University School of Medicine (Tokyo, Japan)

Effect of Okada Purifying Therapy on brain activity, autonomic nervous system and emotion

Seiya UCHIDA, Yasutami TSUDA, Kiyoshi YAMAOKA, Hisanobu SUGANO and Kazuo NITTA
MOA Health Science Foundation (Shizuoka, Japan)
The purpose of this study is to estimate the relaxation effect by the correlation of EEGs, brain metabolism, autonomous nerve function and mood during the administration of Okada purification therapy (OPT). Thirteen healthy subjects (35.3 years old, SD6.8) were examined in the healing experiment and the control experiment. In the healing experiment, an OPT healer gave a 15-minute treatment to a subject who was sitting on a chair. In the control experiment, treatment was not done. The alpha power value, hemoglobin index (HbI), regional oxygen saturation (rSO2), fluctuation of the r-r intervals (HF, LF/HF) and profile of mood states (POMS) were measured. As a result, the alpha1 of the healing experiment significantly increased more than the control experiment. The correlation coefficient between the alpha1 and rSO2 in the healing experiment was higher than in control experiment. These data suggest that the correlation coefficient between alpha1 and rSO2 is effective for the assessment of relaxation effect.
EEG, the hemoglobin index, regional oxygen saturation, the autonomous nerve function, the mood, Okada purifying therapy

Biophysical Measurements of Distant Healingby Reiki and Clear Sight Healing

Mami KIDO1 and Jiro AIKO2
1 Faculty of Liberal Arts, Information Science, Tohoku-gakuin University (Sendai, Japan)
2 Former Ambassador to Kuwait (Tokyo, Japan)
Scientific measurements of receivers in distant healing by Reiki and Clear Sight Healing were carried out over the 300 km distance between Tokyo and Sendai. A single square voltage pulse method and near infrared topography were used for simultaneous measurements. The subjects' Parasympathetic nervous system was excited by both types of distant healing, except for some healing events when subjects felt their heart beat bounding, which meant that the sympathetic nervous was excited. Near infrared topography indicated significant change of blood flow in the brain of the receivers when the healer performed certain healing techniques.
Distant healing, Reiki, Clear sight healing, Blood flow, Single square pulse voltage method, Near-infrared topography

The effects of sound based vibration treatment on the human mind and body
The Physioacoustic Method

1 Next Wave Oy (Espoo, Finland)
2 Next Wave Japan office (Ichikawa, Japan)
According to clinical experiences with the PA (Physioacoustic) Method and research about vibroacoustic therapy, it is considered that PA-stimulation is transmitted through sensory nerves to the brain and the stimulation acts on the central nervous system, motor nerves, autonomous nerves and endocrine system to calm down the mind/body. On the psychological side, PA-stimulation is clearly effective towards anxiety, depression, and insomnia and it sometimes mitigates epileptic symptoms. In an EEG study on PA-stimulation done by the psychologist Petri Lehikoinen, the experimental subject was in a deep relaxed state and the amplitudes of the brain waves were decreased in all ranges. These phenomena suggest the possibility that PA-stimulation has an effect on the action of GABA, an inhibition neurotransmitter.

Healthy Spirituality and Genuineness
- From Research on Spirituality with Authenticity and Flow

Manami OZAKI1,2, Keiji KOBAYASHI1 and Takeo OKU2
1 Department of Psycho-Sociology, Faculty of Literature, Tokai University (Kanagawa, Japan)
2 Institute for Consciousness Information Research (Tokyo, Japan)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between healthy spirituality and two important concepts in positive psychology, sense of authenticity (SOA) and flow experience, with the addition of sense of coherence (SOC). The SBAS-TEST, Sense of Authenticity Scale (SOAS) and Flow Experience Check List were administered to 211 college students in the metropolitan Tokyo area. The results showed high correlation of authenticity with spiritual behavior (Will) (r=0.49, p 0.001) and spiritual attitude (Joy) (r=0.65, p 0.001) but no relation with spiritual sense (Sense). The relation of SOA with healthy spirituality is the same as the relation between SOC and healthy spirituality. Flow experience has high correlation with all three domains (Will, Joy and Sense) of healthy spirituality. This means that the status of healthy spirituality can be explained as becoming our true self united with authentic non-local consciousness, and that healthy spirituality contributes to psychological growth and general health.
Spirituality, Will, Joy, Authenticity, Flow, SOC, Genuineness, Congruence, Self-realization, Individualization, The authentic non-local consciousness, Salute genesis, Model

The origin of good spirituality and bad spirituality

Bukkyo University (Kyoto, Japan)
Two kinds of spirituality prevail in our world: good one and evil one. Their origin is considered in the transcendental level. The good spirituality begets true salvation; the evil one makes man mad.
good spirituality, bad spirituality, the divine, the human, Reality

A Mechanism of Nonlocal Consciousness Medicine Based on Quantum Holographic Cosmology

Takeo OKU1 and Manami OZAKI1,2
1 Institute for Consciousness Information Research (Tokyo, Japan)
2 Department of Psycho-Sociology, Faculty of Literature, Tokai University (Kanagawa, Japan)
The purpose of the present work was to investigate a mechanism of human health by constructing a model of human consciousness and mind as information and energy from the viewpoints of quantum theory, holographic cosmology and psychology. It is believed that omnipresent information and energy in the whole universe's spacetime would be related to nonlocal consciousness based on the holographic principle, and that its localized state would be recognized as individual consciousness. From energy transformation of consciousness information to coherent tunneling photons and its energy transformation in brain cells as described by quantum brain dynamics, a weak voltage of the brain waves, chemical formation and control of hormone in brain would occur. As a result, it is believed that the consciousness information would affect the DNA which would be transferred to the whole human body. Two models of synchronicity were proposed as a mechanism of nonlocal consciousness medicine. The first model for synchronicity has two particular information quantitiesICons(r, it) / IB (r, it) expressed by the imaginary time on a 3-dimensional boundary resonate. These IConsand IBquantities have the condition of implication and transcendence including information of the whole universe. The synchronicity phenomenon with the information quantity ICB occurs in the 4-dimensional space-time rCB and real time t CB in the overlapped region of the phenomena and consciousness. The second model proposed that the synchronization / resonance [(px-Et)C = n(px-Et)NLC] region of the consciousness wave function ΨC = Aei(px-Et)/Kand the wave function of the nonlocal consciousness ΨNLC appear in the usual 4-dimensional spacetime, and then nonlocal healing occurs. Transportation of nonlocal information is related to quantum entanglement. In addition to the psychological viewpoint, a possible physical descriptionIc ⇒ hv ⇒ mc2 is shown for nonlocal consciousness medicine, psychosomatic medicine and holistic medicine that heals the whole human being.
consciousness, synchronicity, quantum theory, holographic principle, nonlocal consciousness, holistic medicine, spiritual healing, psychosomatic medicine, tunneling photon

Kimiko KAWANO1 and Mieko TOYAMA2 Abstract:

Effects of Qigong Training on High School Students - II

1 Centre for Informatics and Sciences, Nippon Medical School (Tokyo, Japan)
2 Kanagawa Prefectural Fijisawa High School (Kanagawa, Japan)
EEGs and other physiological measurements were made on students of a public senior high school, where a qigong lesson was adopted as a part of the physical education program. This is the sec-ond report about EEGs of 104 trials measured each semester for three years. Although enrollment in the qigong class was open to only second and third year students, the measurements were made on some stu-dents each year, including several first year students. Amplitudes of a waves on the occipital area of the first year students became gradually smaller while their eyes closed during one trial. Their awakening level seemed to go down during the measurement. However, the decreasing rates of the a amplitudes became smaller with training years. This does not mean the a waves increased by a direct effect of qigong, but that the higher conscientious attention brought by the qigong training inhibited the a decrease by raising the awakening level. By the time of graduation, lag time of the a phase of the frontal to the occipital area, as an indicator of concentration, became slightly shorter during qigong. It was considered that the subjects' concentration level became higher. The subjects said they themselves realized they were able to concentrate on their studies more easily. Keywords: EEG, a-frequency, a-phase difference, qigong training, high school student
EEG, alpha-frequency, alpha-phase difference, qigong training, High school students

Evaluation of long-term Effect of Standing Posture Qigong with accelerated plethysmography

Shogo TSUNEGI、Chao LIU and Yoshio MACHI
Electronic Engineering ,Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University (Tokyo, Japan)
Physiology measurements while doing the Standing Posture exercise have been done at half year intervals for Qigong students. A tendency for the absolute value of b/a (amplitude ratio of a wave and b wave of accelerated plethysmography) to increase was seen as experience with Qigong increased. From this result, it was of thought continuing to do the Standing Posture exercise would be effective in controlling and mitigating hardening of peripheral blood vessels.
accelerated plethysmography,internal qigong,Standing Posture Qigong,evaluation

An Evaluation of the Standing Posture Qigong Using Pulse Wave Transit Time And a Physiologic Consideration

Hirokazu YOSHIDA, Chao LIU and Yoshio MACHI
Electronic Engineering ,Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University (Tokyo, Japan)
Previously, we identified what factors could express a change of autonomous nerve activity indirectly by measurements and a change of the ratio of R-R interval and pulse wave transit time. However, we found that there were problems when we tried to make an evaluation. Therefore we defined PWTT/R-R as a new index and we made a physiologic consideration to evaluate quantitative effects of doing standing posture qigong. As a result, we were able to evaluate qi-power and qi-technique of doing standing posture qigong from objective numerical values. In addition, we saw that the numerical evaluation accorded with a subjective evaluation.
standing posture qigong, pulse wave transit time, pulse delay time, PWTT/R-R, evaluation, ECG, pulse wave,

Brain Blood Flow Change with functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy While Guessing

Hideyuki KOKUBO1,2,3, Mikio YAMAMOTO1,2,3, Tsuneo WATANABE3,2,1, Kimiko KAWANO4,1,2,3,3 and Kazumi SAKAMOTO5,2
1 Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute (Chiba, Japan)
2 Center for the Environmental Study of Life and Mind, Faculty of Science, Toho University (Funabashi, Japan)
3 Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Toho University (Funabashi, Japan)
4 Centre for Informatics and Sciences, Nippon Medical University (Tokyo, Japan)
5 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Toho University (Funabashi, Japan)
In a previous study using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (Yoichi et al, 2002), the authors found spontaneous blood flow change often occurred at both temporal lobes while guessing for hidden figures (clairvoyant condition). This phenomenon has a relationship to the degree of impression formulation of figures (Kokubo, et al., 2005). These studies were forced choice tests. In the present study, the authors researched the brain blood flow change in free-response guessing tests chiefly. Subjects were 11 healthy volunteers. Targets were geometric symbols, the inside of human body or a thing in a dark box. Brain blood flow was measured at frontal area and right temporal area while guessing the targets from 3 to 30 minutes. Results, star psychics showed the increase of blood flow at their prefrontal areas, not right temporal lobes. While the other subjects showed the increase of blood flow at their right temporal lobes, not frontal area. In case that the task was to guess the hidden visual targets, the activated areas of the brain of star psychics were different from ones of the other persons.
fNIRS, functional near-infrared spectroscopy, temporal lobe, prefrontal area, guess, blood flow change, clairvoyance, ESP

Magnetic Alignment of Cells and Formation of Chromatin Crystalline Auto-fluorescent Structures during Concentrating Processes

Svetlana B. Norina1,2, and Kwang-Sup Soh1
1 Biomedical Physics Lab., School of Physics, Seoul National University, (Seoul, Korea)
2 Biomagnetism Lab., Physics Dept., M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)

In this study we realized modeling of the DNA- and chromatin concentrating processes occurring under physiological stresses in organism. The terrestrial magnetic field could generate a gradient field with the characteristic parameter (H・gradH) ~ (103-105) Oe2/cm near ferritin (or magnetite, and FeS) clusters in tissues. Such conditions were realized to observe magnetic movements of cells, nuclei, chromatin particles, and DNA containing granules in gradient magnetic separation procedure. The chromatin particle concentration in gradient fields, and chromatin condensation under an apoptosis led to the formation of liquid-crystalline and auto-fluorescent structures (mesophases). The intensive autofluorescence of formed tubular mesophases was revealed after the 24h-exposure in a weak gradient magnetic field. The revealed auto-fluorescent tubular mesophases formed from chromatin particles; being DNA liquid-crystalline phases, they have the semiconductor properties, and could, possibly, play a role in the acupuncture mechanism. The phenomena of magnetic alignment of micro-particles were studied using a polarization microscopy in reflected, scattered, transmitted light. Concentration phase transitions in nucleoprotein aggregates formed from DNA-granular suspension in HGMF led to the appearance of birefringence optical anisotropic structures and magnetic susceptibility anisotropy along the appearant optical axis directed along the diamagnetic gradient of the magnetic system. Nucleoprotein granules separated from cultivated connective tissue formed various chromatin mesophases and chiral supra-molecular structures. The magnetic pressure of 106-107 Pa generated by gradient magnetic fields to cause diamagnetic compression of chromatin particles in mammalian tissue during apoptosis was found to promote liquid-crystalline phase transformations from lamellar bilayers, tubes, and hexagonal cylinders into chiral and screw-like supramolecular structures. The modeling of self-assembling processes during stresses showed the liquidcrystalline phase transitions for chromatin particles isolated from chicken nucleated red blood cells, mammalian nucleoproteins, and DNA packing nucleosome nano-particles.
DNA phase transitions; auto-fluorescence; magnetic separation; chromatin particles, ferritin, chicken nuclei, an apoptosis, acupuncture, nucleosomes, chromatin self-assembly.

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