Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix

Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix

Author: Matthew Wood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644112953

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 133

• Examines the function of the extracellular matrix, the inner ocean that unifies all our cells and controls them in a coordinated and integrated fashion • Explores how the extracellular matrix builds and repairs itself and how holistic therapy can be applied based on this knowledge • Introduces new and old holistic and herbal protocols for treatment of the matrix The cells in our bodies are not independent units. They do not control their own feeding, elimination, migration, or reproduction; they are controlled by signals from the extracellular matrix (ECM) that surrounds them. This all-encompassing inner ocean unifies all our cells and controls them in a coordinated and integrated fashion. Revealing the stunning implications of the extracellular matrix, Matthew Wood shows how it clearly explains the actions and efficacy of holistic therapies. He explores the ground-breaking research of Alfred Pischinger, who discovered the ECM in 1975, as well as the role of the matrix in transmitting and enacting the genetic code, including the roles of the mitochondria, the nucleus, and ribosomes. He explores how the matrix builds and repairs itself and investigates the complex processes and components involved in the self-healing of wounds and traumas. Wood explains how modern drugs, directed at specific receptors on the cell membrane, interfere with bodily self-regulation. He details how holistic therapies modify the environment of the cell and strengthen the whole, bringing the body back to homeostasis and consequently offering true healing. He sheds new light on how herbs are utilized in the body based on the matrix and discusses the actions of several common herbs in this regard. Wood shows how, even before the discovery of the ECM, many holistic practitioners had already intuited its existence and were acting with advanced understanding of the interconnectedness of the internal cellular terrain. Offering a cutting-edge understanding of the extracellular matrix, Wood reveals the importance of the ECM in treating the whole individual, the basis not only of medical herbalism but of all holistic medicine.

Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix

Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix

Author: Matthew Wood

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

ISBN: 1644112949

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 936

• Examines the function of the extracellular matrix, the inner ocean that unifies all our cells and controls them in a coordinated and integrated fashion • Explores how the extracellular matrix builds and repairs itself and how holistic therapy can be applied based on this knowledge • Introduces new and old holistic and herbal protocols for treatment of the matrix The cells in our bodies are not independent units. They do not control their own feeding, elimination, migration, or reproduction; they are controlled by signals from the extracellular matrix (ECM) that surrounds them. This all-encompassing inner ocean unifies all our cells and controls them in a coordinated and integrated fashion. Revealing the stunning implications of the extracellular matrix, Matthew Wood shows how it clearly explains the actions and efficacy of holistic therapies. He explores the ground-breaking research of Alfred Pischinger, who discovered the ECM in 1975, as well as the role of the matrix in transmitting and enacting the genetic code, including the roles of the mitochondria, the nucleus, and ribosomes. He explores how the matrix builds and repairs itself and investigates the complex processes and components involved in the self-healing of wounds and traumas. Wood explains how modern drugs, directed at specific receptors on the cell membrane, interfere with bodily self-regulation. He details how holistic therapies modify the environment of the cell and strengthen the whole, bringing the body back to homeostasis and consequently offering true healing. He sheds new light on how herbs are utilized in the body based on the matrix and discusses the actions of several common herbs in this regard. Wood shows how, even before the discovery of the ECM, many holistic practitioners had already intuited its existence and were acting with advanced understanding of the interconnectedness of the internal cellular terrain. Offering a cutting-edge understanding of the extracellular matrix, Wood reveals the importance of the ECM in treating the whole individual, the basis not only of medical herbalism but of all holistic medicine.

The Extracellular Matrix and Ground Regulation

The Extracellular Matrix and Ground Regulation

Author: Alfred Pischinger

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436888

Category: Science

Page: 233

View: 870

The workings of the suitable environment for cells—called the extracellular matrix (ECM) and ground regulation—has occupied the European medical tradition since the early part of the 20th century. As it has become more clear that the origin of disease and its first signals register in the connective tissue, or myofascia, cellular pathologists and biochemists have sought to circumscribe networks of cell communication and microcirculation in the ECM. Alfred Pischinger (1899-1982) continued this line of work by further studying, in work published from 1926 through the late seventies, the connections of the ECM to the hormonal and autonomic systems. In the last twenty years Professor and Doctor of Natural Sciences Hartmut Heine and his colleagues have carried on Pischinger’s work, here summarized in one volume. Part One encompasses theoretical underpinnings; Parts Two and Three address applications and directions for further research. This updated English-language translation not only is an account of the work of Pischinger’s successors—Heine, Otto Bergsmann, and Felix Perger, (the three editors of this volume) and their many colleagues—but notes the positive development of complementary therapies based on this understanding of histology. Acupuncture is referenced directly. Both in Europe and the States the work of manual therapists, including Rolfers, cranio- sacral therapists, and other somatic disciplines have been informed for many years by Pischinger’s outsider model of how changes in the EMC register in the central nervous system and the brain, and are conveyed back to the periphery and connected organs. Heine’s exciting recent work shows that the regulation and construction of the ECM have relationships to cybernetic non-linear systems and phase transitions.

Chemical Sensitivity

Chemical Sensitivity

Author: William J. Rea

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0873719654

Category: Science

Page: 932

View: 772

This fourth and final volume of Chemical Sensitivity introduces and explains diagnostic and treatment practices that have been successfully used with thousands of chemically sensitive patients. Applications of various treatment methods are discussed, including: Heat depuration Injection therapy Nutrition replacement Endocrine treatment Tolerance moderators Behavior therapy Surgery Volume 4: Tools for Diagnosis and Methods of Treatment also offers insight into the nature of long-term results of appropriate diagnosis and treatment of chemical sensitivity. Features of the volumes comprising Chemical Sensitivity: Presents results from studies of more than 20,000 Environmental Health Center (EHC) patients under controlled conditions Incorporates the results from study and treatment of an estimated 100,000 patients from other environmentally oriented physicians and scientists around the world Describes techniques for removal of toxins from the body Identifies the effects of environmental pollutants on known mechanisms of immune and nonimmune detoxification systems Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a balance between endocrine, immunological, and neurological systems and their nutrient fuels

Cellular Organelles and the Extracellular Matrix

Cellular Organelles and the Extracellular Matrix

Author: Edward Bittar

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080531490

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 431

This volume is in two parts. The first contains the remaining chapters on cellular organelles and several chapters relating to organelle disorders. An account of mitochondriopathis is given in the chapter on the mitochondrion rather than in a separate one. The subject matter of this part of the volume shows quite clearly that the interdisciplinary approach to the study of organelles has shed considerable light on the nature of the mechanisms underlying the etiology and pathobiology of many of these disorders. As an example, mutations in the genes encoding integral membrane proteins are found to lead to disturbances in peroxisome assembly. It is also interesting and significant that mistargeting of protein is now thought to be another cause. It will be revealing to see whether mistargeting is the result of mutations in the genes encoding chaperones. The second part of the volume is concerned with the extracellular matrix. It sets out to show that a vast body of new knowledge of the extracellular matrix is available to us. Take for example the integrin family of cell adhesion receptors. It turns out that integrins play a key role not only in adhesion but also in coupling signals to the nucleus via the cytoskeleton. As for fibronectins, they seem to link the matrix with the cytoskeleton by interacting with integrins. Collagen molecules are dealt with in the last two chapters. The boundaries of collagen in disease are defined by drawing a clear line of demarcation between systemic connective tissue disorders (e.g., scleroderma), better known as autoimmune diseases, and the heritable, and the heritable diseases such as osteogenesis imperfect and the Marfan syndrome. This classification takes into account a second group of acquired disorders of collagen forming tissues in which regional fibrosis is the hallmark. Liver cirrhosis and pulmonary fibrosis are prime examples. The decision to place Volumes 2 and 3 before those dealing with cell chemistry was not easily made. It was based on the view that most students will have had an undergraduate course in biochemistry of cell biology or both courses, and that they could go to Volumes 4-7 in which the subject of cell chemistry is covered, and then return to Volumes 2 and 3.

Nutrition and Integrative Medicine

Nutrition and Integrative Medicine

Author: Aruna Bakhru

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498759496

Category: Medical

Page: 808

View: 656

While medical professionals continue to practice traditional allopathic medicine, the public has turned toward nutritional and integrative medical therapies, especially for addressing the proliferation of chronic diseases. Written by leaders in the academic and scientific world, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians presents various modalities to help restore health. This book provides users with a guide to evaluating and recommending nutritional and integrative therapies. The book offers insights on the microbiome of the human body, examines the relationship of human health to the microbiome of the food we ingest, and introduces the concept of "food as information." It provides enlightenment on anti-aging and healing modalities, mind–body medicine, and an investigation of psychological trauma as related to disease causation. Integrative therapies, including water, light, and sound therapy, are explored, and information on healing chronic disease through nutrition, the tooth–body connection, the role of toxins in disease causation, and electromagnetic field hypersensitivity, as well as its management, is presented.

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine, Second Edition

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine, Second Edition

Author: Leonard A. Wisneski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420082913

Category: Medical

Page: 458

View: 287

Since the first suffering supplicant offered a prayer to his god or the first mother cradled an ailing child in her caring arms, we have witnessed how human health and healing goes beyond any inventory of parts and infusion of chemicals. We humans are a complex melding of thought, emotion, spirit, and energy and each of those components is as critical to our well-being as our physiological status. Even if we are just beginning to quantify and document these seemingly intangible aspects, to ignore them in the practice of medicine is neglect and an invitation to do harm. Now in its second edition, The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine continues to provide doctors and other health practitioners with information on complementary and alternative approaches to health, that is authoritative, scientifically based, and epidemiologically substantiated. Written for doctors and healthcare professionals by pioneering practitioners and updated with the newest research across an increasing range of possibilities, the new edition of this bestselling work – Establishes the scientific basis for the mind–body connection and then documents the puissant interactions of the endocrine, immune, nervous, and stress systems that so profoundly influence our lives Examines that healing dimension of spirituality, which informs but transcends the five senses Investigates how hope, faith, and love aid healing Discusses how the emotional presence of a practitioner affects patient outcome Considers the incorporation of a unified theory that can account for the existence of health enhancing energy fields within — as well as outside — the human body Integral physiology serves as a bridge between Western medical knowledge and the equally valuable, but less well-recognized, Eastern systems of medicine. The authors refer to it as integrative because it combines important Western biological knowledge with forms of healing that incorporate the mental and emotional, and spiritual aspects that are essential to health, because those aspects are what make us essentially human.

Healing Hepatitis & Liver Disease Naturally

Healing Hepatitis & Liver Disease Naturally

Author: Peter Oyakhire

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452010342

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 290

View: 694

LIVE YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCY WITH CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE. Studies show that all wellness traditions except western medicine offer detoxification and toxic waste management as a means of natural healing. Using the principles of natural healing and detoxification, Dr. Alexis Carrel, a Nobel Prize winner kept chicken heart alive for 38 years. He believed that cells could live indefinitely and that the secret of life is to feed nutrients to cells and to saturate the cells with Oxygen. If you can't get nutrients into the cells and you don't remove the toxins, the cells will be poisoned by their own waste products. He had found the secret to ageless body and timeless health. Often overlooked is the pain associated with orthodox management of infective and degenerative liver diseases and the promise alternative remedies have to offer. The question often asked is which herbs and nutrients are crucial to my healing? How much should I take? What about the latest infomercial? And who can we believe with so many choices out there? DID YOU KNOW THAT? Thirty million Americans have liver disease. Liver disease is the fourth leading cause of death in America. Over 550,000 people die world wide from liver cancer each year-a preventable complication of liver disease. One in one hundred thousand Americans have a truly functional liver. Each year, 25,000 Americans die from liver cancer. Liver cirrhosis is the seventh leading cause of death in America. YOU WILL DISCOVER HOW HERBAL REMEDIES, DETOXIFICATION AND LIVER GALL BLADDER FLUSH RESTORE LIVER HEALTH, LOWER BLOOD CHOLESTEROL AND HEAL FATTY LIVER Prevent liver cancer Reduce hepatitis B and C viral loads Repair and regenerate liver cells and normalize liver enzymes Reverse compensated cirrhosis from contagious and alcoholic hepatitis. Stop progression of de-compensated cirrhosis

Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 5

Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 5

Author: William J. Rea

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498781374

Category: Medical

Page: 902

View: 972

The clinical approaches to the chronic degenerative diseases that drain our resources, and compromise our well-being, have become almost exclusively symptom-focused. The common wisdom is that they are idiopathic with final outcomes to be managed rather than prevented or cured. That they are potentially reversible rarely enters any discussion between doctor and patient. Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 5: Treatment Options of Chemical Sensitivity, the final volume of this set, offers a much different perspective on chronic degenerative disease; one that disputes the idiopathic label attached to most, as well as the usual fatalistic prognosis.

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health

Author: Leonard Wisneski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781498767224

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 688

View: 353

Since the first suffering supplicant offered a prayer to his god or the first mother cradled an ailing child in her caring arms, we have witnessed how human health and healing go beyond any inventory of parts and infusion of chemicals. We humans are a complex melding of thought, emotion, spirit and energy and each of those components is as critical to our well-being as our physiological status. Even if we are just beginning to quantify and document these seemingly intangible aspect, to ignore them in the practice of medicine is neglect and an invitation to do harm. The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health has been extensively updated and expanded to provide a comprehensive guide to integrative medicine. Taking a balanced and objective approach, this leading text bridges the gap between Western science and Eastern philosophy. It provides doctors and other health practitioners with information on complementary and alternative approaches to health, that is authoritative, evidence based, and epidemiologically substantiated. Written for doctors and healthcare professionals by pioneering practitioners and updated with the newest research across and increasing range of possibilities, this third edition includes nine new chapters covering topics such as: Electrophotonic imaging; Neuroacupuncture; Naturopathic medicine; Integrative nutrition.

Earthing

Earthing

Author: Clinton Ober

Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 1591202833

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 276

View: 988

The solution for chronic inflammation, regarded as the cause of the most common modern diseases, has been identified! Earthing introduces the planet's powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it. This never-before-told story, filled with fascinating research and real-life testimonials, chronicles a discovery with the potential to create a global health revolution.

Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation: A Conversation

Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation: A Conversation

Author: Matthew Wood

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483417912

Category: Herbs

Page: 377

View: 854

Pulse Evaluation is a pacesetter in the field of herbal and holistic medicine. It sheds new light on herbalism, holistic evaluation, and the age-old art of pulse-reading. "This is a monumental work, and an amazing contribution to our literature. I am always and adamantly of the mind that one's personal experience is of paramount importance, so there was a lot that I would not dream of contesting in your work. As you rightly state, nothing means anything divorced from the context of the patient's whole gestalt. There are many qualities you describe that I will be looking for in the future, or have felt and will reconsider the interpretation. Time will confirm or correct the three of you as the conversation unfolds. I am very pleased to meet Dr. Floyer and invite others to do the same." Brandt Stickley, L. Ac. Assistant Professor of Classical Chinese Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine