International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS)

Journal of International Society of
Life Information Science (ISLIS)

Vol.30, No.2, September 2012

Abstract


[Original Research Papers] Peer-Reviewed

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.201)

(Received on December 28th, 2011; Final Revised and Accepted on February 21st, 2012)

Protective Effect of Dietary Ascorbic Acid in Young Male ODS Rats against Oxidative Damage Caused by Electromagnetic Fields Emitted From Mobile Phones
Gustavo SERRANO1, Shuichi MASUDA 2 and Hidehiko YOKOGOSHI 1
1Laboratory of Nutritional Biochemistry and Global COE Program,
Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences,
University of Shizuoka
2Laboratory of Food Hygiene, University of Shizuoka,
Abstract:
This study was designed to demonstrate the protective antioxidant effect of ascorbic acid (AsA) against electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted from mobile phones (MPs). Young male AsA-requiring Osteogenic Disorder Shionogi/Shi-od/od (ODS) rats were exposed to the EMF from a mobile phone for one hour a day during 30 days. Malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration, catalase (CAT) enzymatic activity and glutathione (GSH) concentration were measured in blood and liver and brain tissues. We found that the MDA concentration significantly (p < 0.05) increased as did the CAT enzymatic activity and GSH concentration (p < 0.05) in brain structure tissues when exposed to the EMF. MDA concentration and CAT enzymatic activity both and increased (p < 0.05), and GSH enzymatic activity decreased (p < 0.05) in blood and liver tissues when exposed. We concluded that one hour/day exposure to the MP-generated EMF produced some oxidative stress in blood, liver and brain and it disturbed the function of the antioxidant defensive system in young male ODS rats. These results are useful for proposing a novel evaluation method for EMF-biological interactions. However, a limitation of our study is the problem of extrapolating these results from rodents to humans, because under laboratory conditions the entire body of the ODS rats was exposed whereas for humans using MPs only the head will be exposed.
Keywords:
mobile phones, electromagnetic fields (EMFs), oxidative stress, malondialdehyde (MDA)


(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.17)

(Received on June 11th, 2012: Final Revised and Accepted on July 24th, 2012)

Bio-PK Detectivity of Fluorescence Measurement Method: Early Spring Test
Hideyuki KOKUBO1,2, Satoshi KOYAMA1, Osamu TAKAGI1, Kimiko KAWANO1 and Mikio YAMAMOTO1
1Istitute of Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute
2Institute for Informatics and Consciousness, Meiji University
Abstract:
Since 2006, we have been working to realize new measuring methods for non-contact healing (bio-PK) power and have developed a biophoton measurement method, a gas measurement method, and a fluorescence measurement method using pieces of Cucumis sativus ewhite spine typef cucumber as bio-sensors. The purposes of the present paper were: 1) to test bio-PK detectivity of our fluorescence method in early spring; 2) to test controllability of the direction of increase or decrease of fluorescence material; and 3) to compare results of the healing test with the pre- and post-tests. Eight volunteer healers (1 male, 7 females; 34-51y, average 46.8y) were participants. From the gas measurement results, in the healing test, bio-PK effects were detected as the average J value was JG = 0.104 (n = 31, 95% confidence interval = }0.056). Also, in the pre-and post-tests, strange effects were detected as the average J value was JG = 0.127 (n = 32, 95% confidence interval = }0.056). From the fluorescence measurement results, there were significant differences in JF values between the healing and pre-and post-tests (p = 0.033-1.55~10-5, n = 123-128). Moreover, trial data were analyzed by their data patterns of J values (combined pattern of JG and JF values). Data patterns (response patterns of bio-sensor) were categorized into 3 groups by cluster analysis. It was concluded that: 1) the fluorescence measurement method was useful to detect bio-PK in early spring; 2) it was difficult to control the direction of increase or decrease of the amount of fluorescence material; and 3) there was a possibility that various healing ways can be categorized by response patterns of the bio-sensor.
Keywords:
bio-sensor, fluorescence, odor, Cucumis sativus ewhite spine typef, non-contact healing, bio-PK, data pattern, cluster analysis, discriminant function

[Report of the Chairman of Board of Directors]

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.225)

The 34th Symposium on Life Information Science gSeeking a New World View Which Can Explain Wonderful Phenomenah VI held by The International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS ) Expectations for Holding the Fuji Camp 17-20 August 2012, Fuji Calm, Yamanashi, Japan
Mikio YAMAMOTO
Organizer of the Symposium
Chairman of the Board of Directors & Editor-in-Chief,
International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS)1
Chairman of the Board of Directors, International Research Institute (IRI)2
Advisor, Human Science Association of the Diet Members (NS), Japan
Visiting Professor, Toho University (Funabashi, Japan)
Abstract:
The International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS) has sought scientific proofs of existence of wonderful phenomena and resolution of their principles in these 17 years since its foundation in 1995. Thirty-four symposia have been held and 34 issues of the Journal of International Society of Life Information Science (Journal of ISLIS), totaling more than 5,000 pages, have been published periodically. The existence of many wonderful phenomena has been proved scientifically in this time; however, their accompanying principles have not been resolved. Therefore, many participants will gather at Fuji Calm in Yamanashi, Japan and hold discussions on these and other matters. A variety of phenomena such as spiritual healing, qi gong, past-life regression therapy and supernatural phenomena exist which cannot be explained by modern science results. The world view of each field will be explained to the participants, and then discussions will be held about these topics. Moreover, direct interactions and experiences in each field will be offered to participants, such as various demonstrations of qi gong, yoga, hypotonic therapy, and so on. The 34th Symposium will include many titles related to effects from the Great East Japan Earthquake on peoplefs happiness and the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on the role of nuclear power plants as energy sources.
Keywords:
International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS), wonder, world view, supernatural phenomenon, spiritual, hypnotism, parapsychology, complementary and alternative medicine, CAM, integrative medicine, IM, Great East Japan Earthquake, happiness, nuclear power plant


[ Lecture]

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.229)

Optical Illusions and the Brain Function
Kimiko KAWANO
Vice President (Former President), International Society of Life Information Science(ISLIS )
Vice Director, Institute for Living Body Measurements, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors,
International Research Institute
Abstract:
There are many sensory illusionary phenomena and many well known pictures of optical illusions. Those sensory illusions are often considered, as if the brain mistakes the interpretation. However, for the brain, those are actually real results. In the course of the growth process since birth, the brain creates neural circuits by itself through exchanging information with external sites. The illusions are the result of having processed information correctly and accurately. The author will present information about the processing function of the brain and the neural network creation process by showing examples of various illusions.
Keywords:
optical illusion, neuron, neural circuit, visual cortex, EEG

[Research Papers] Wthout Peer-Review

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.230)
EEG Analyses on Qigong, Meditation and Various Healing Methods

Kimiko KAWANO1 and Tsuyoshi KUSHIDA2

1Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute
2Yokohama Ryokuen Okanoue Clinic

Abstract:
One of the authors has previously investigated physiological characteristics of practitioners and their clients during various sessions using qigong, meditation and healing and discussed their effects using mainly EEG analyses. In this report, the authors studied differences in muscle activities between qigong/taichi-quan and stretch/gymnastic exercises and discussed similarities and differences in the conscious states expressed in the EEGs while doing those practices. Neural activities which cause the muscle motion appear as extremely small peaks on the transient EEG chart and are too difficult to measure directly. However, the low frequency parts of EMGs induced by the motion are mixed into the bands of the EEGs. So, it is possible to estimate muscle activities from the rates of each frequency band of the EEG. The higher-level practitioners were considered to perform qigong or taichi-quan with the less work by the muscles. During meditation, the authors observed that the waves increased on the frontal area of the brain and sometimes thewaves also increased. The EEGs during ThetaHealing®, introduced recently from the USA, were compared with those during qigong and meditation. The waves occasionally appeared, as they did in the meditation state. Those conscious states were considered to lead to the healing effects.
Keywords:
EEG, wave, wave, wave, EMG, ThetaHealing®, qigong, meditation

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[Mini Symposium] Healing and Knowledge Obtained through Past-Life Regression Therapy

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.232)
How Past-Life Regression Therapy Assists Onefs Awakening Process
Maiko OTSUKI
Hypnotherapist, President of Otsuki Holistic
Abstract:
The basic philosophy of Past-Life Regression Therapy (PLT) a la Dr. Brian L. Weiss is that the subconscious mind is the most knowledgeable about oneself, and that the therapist should allow the wisdom of onefs subconscious to decide when/where to regress and what to focus on. In this report, Ifll explain how PLT as such helps a person release old negative emotions, obtain deeper and higher insights, and become more awakened spiritually, by showing some of the most significant cases.
Keywords:
regression therapy, past life, subconscious, insights, awakened spiritually

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.233)
A Report on Regression Therapy

Kazue HAYASHI
College of Life and Health Science, Chubu University
Abstract:
Regression therapy is a therapeutic process that uses one's earlier life experiences as source material to resolve current problems. This therapy lifts memories from the clientfs subconscious mind, enabling the client to explore a past life. Therapists use this therapy to get to forgotten, ignored or repressed experiences that are bothering people, but also to reactivate positive feelings, forgotten positive experiences and sleeping talents. In this paper, I report on the effects and the findings of my experiences with regression therapy.
Keywords:
regression therapy, past life, unconscious, meaning of life, healing

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.94)
A Report on Past-Life Recalls under Regression Therapy

Satoshi OKAMOTO
Faculty of Humanities, Chubu University
Abstract:
In this presentation I would like to report on my past-life recalls I experienced under Past-Life Regression Therapy a la Dr. Brian L. Weiss conducted by a hypnotherapist, Maiko OHTSUKI from the subjective point of view. The past-life personalities I recalled is a person who appears to have lived in the period straddling the late Edo and early Meiji. He was a low-class samurai warrior of Tosa Province (now Kochi Prefecture) and came to work at a shipping company related to Mitsubishi founded by Iwasaki Yataro. Based on this experience, I would also like to consider the verifiability of past-life recalls and its meaning for the present life.
Keywords:
regression therapy, past life, unconscious, meaning of life, healing

(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.235)
A Report on Past-Life Recalls under Regression Therapy

Masayuki OHKADO
Faculty of General Education, Chubu University
Abstract:
As reported in Ohkado et al. (2009, 2010), Wambach (1978), Whitton and Fisher (1986), Williston and Johnstone (1995), there are a number of cases of past-life recalls under Past-Life Regression Therapy that appear to be grealh and historically gverified.h On the other hand, as demonstrated by Baker (1986), Spanos et al. (1991), and Venn (1986), past-life recalls can be susceptible to therapists suggestion as well as subjectsf imagination, one should be cautious about regarding past-life recalls as historical facts unless careful research has been conducted and verified. In this presentation, putting aside the issues of whether past-life recalls can be regarded as historical facts or not, from the subjective point of view, I would like to report on my own dramatic past-life recalls which I experienced under Past-Life Regression therapy a la Dr. Brian L. Weiss. I would also like to touch on the effects of the experience that lasted for about a week.
Keywords:
regression therapy, past life, near-death experiences, post hypnotic effect,

[Lecture and Workshop]
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.30, No.2, p.236)
The Possibility of Energy/Spiritual Healing for Integrative Medicine
@-including blood/psychological/physiological data during Thetahealing sessions as an interim report -
1Tsuyoshi KUSHIDA and 2Kimiko KAWANO
1. Medical Clinic Director,Yokohama Ryokuen Okanoue Clinic
2. International Research Institute (IRI)
Social recognition of psychological therapies which aim remissions of diseases by changing belief system of subconscious is still low in Japan, if not only energy healing or spiritual healing. I would like to give an overview of Thetahealing® which combines such therapeutic methods and to discuss the possibility of the application of the healing.
My data includes brain waves and other physiological data of clients during the sessions, as well as psychological tests results and blood immunity tests results of pre- and post-sessions. All of the data have been collected for analysis currently and this lecture will inform the data as an interim report. Demonstrative sessions for the audience will be given after the lecture.

Keywords: Energy/Spiritual Healing, ThetaHealing®, Integrative Medicine

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