In ancient Greece, there were temples of healing that use dreams and dreams incubation for thousands of years to heal physical illness. I think I stumbled into using some of their methods, notably dream incubation. See
Present within most of these sleep temples were elaborate systems of fasting, dedication, lustration, purification, ritual drama, sensory deprivation or over-stimulation, invocation and dream interpretation. These institutions prevailed for thousands of years, so clearly the sleep temple methods were fruitful for many (there are countless testimonies and votive offerings proclaiming successful treatment) but how did they work? Would these old methods of dream incubation work today?
The practice of ‘Temple Sleep’ is well-evidenced in ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman archaeology and literature. I believe the practice of ‘dream incubation’ reveals many secrets regarding the journey of human consciousness, the evolution of memory and language, the mind-body connection, the placebo effect and the unconscious mind’s potent response to imagination, story and symbolism.”
The following link describes a procedure that eliminates tremors in people who have Parkinson’s disease. It involves and ultrasound, wearing a helmet, and being inside an MRI machine. After an hour, the patient can leave and can walk away tremor free. Amazing! See
I attended a seminar by Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen MD about twenty years ago. I wrote her a letter asking about how to cope with the multiple sclerosis I had at the time. She responded with a hand written two page letter.
The Dali Lama at one point chose her as one of twenty psychiatrists and psychologists to attend a tour. A main value of Buddhists is compassion. It is easy to see why he chose her.
Her Goddesses in Every Woman and Gods in Every Man books helped me learn to interpret dreams. She has written many books. As a psychiatrist, she used to do group therapy with people who had cancer (the book is Close to the Bone). I hope to be more like her someday.
I recently had surgery on my eyes for double vision which I trace back to probably being caused by MS. Visual symptoms were the first thing I noticed in my late twenties which I think was a precursor to being diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis at age 36.
Right after the surgery, the double vision changed. Over the course of three weeks, it merged into unitary singular vision. They do not operate on the eyes themselves. They operate on the small muscles controlling those movements. They ” tighten the cables” leading to your eyes if you will. Anyway, you are put under anesthesia and released the same day so it is outpatient surgery.
I have excessive skin on my eyelids which I think contributed to the double vision (if you put pressure on the outside of your eye with a finger, it distorts your vision which is a similar effect). Surgery can remove the excessive skin safely, so I think I will do it. Anyway, for 2019, “the eyes (ayes) have it.”
“Multiple Sclerosis MISSION REMISSION” by Dr. Fox was both a pleasure and an eye opener to the many aspects of how MS develops and can be managed. The deep insights he provides into his personal and family dynamics are powerful indicators of how dis-ease can be instilled and manifest later in various ways, from psychological to physical trauma. His ingenuity, spiritual insights and dogged determination to regain his life from the debilitating toll of MS is both inspirational and instructive. A very good read from many perspectives! -Dale Miesen, BA, Psycholgy & Philosophy”
Mononucleosis, the “kissing disease” has been recently linked to lupus, multiple sclerosis, diabetes (type I), inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. These were added to the list of diseases mononucleosis is related to. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180416121606.htm
Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EPV). This virus is in the saliva. Over ninety percent of people in advanced countries have the virus by age 20.
Poor countries typically have ninety percent of their population infected by the age of two.
It is usually no big deal in most cases–the person feels tired for two weeks and the recovers: however, serious cases can last for months. The illustration above predicts the associated symptoms.
It is my and others belief that major disturbance of the immune system makes getting multiple sclerosis more likely. People who live in cold climates, who have more exposure to colds, flus, and mononucleosis, are more likely to get MS. I believe repeated assaults on the immune system makes autoimmune diseases, like those above, more likely.