Can alternative therapies be scientifically proven with HRV ?

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HRV measuring system integrates ayurveda, yoga  and other alternative health practises into same basic origin and gives them more scientific reliability

1. complementary health care and conventional medicine

1.1 Forewords

Hello! I suppose I should begin by introducing myself. My name is Kari Nokela and I am a physicist originating from Finland. I have a strong complementary therapies background as ayurvedic practitioner, but also some conventional medical studies behind. With experience in both fields, I find it easy to write about and discuss closing the gap between east and west health approaches. Special target country of this text is United States , because it is the most creative in good and bad. . (To be precise, I use terms CAM, alternative and complimentary medicine, holistic medicine, complementary therapies,  integrative medicine , natural healing, holistic health care, mind and body practises, and some others meaning the same thing although slight differences exist in scientific literature. I am a man who likes simplicity)

A heart rate monitor system integrates holistic health care , i.e. so-called “belief treatments”  within the same basic origin, when we study the HRV of electrocardiogram of heart muscle . Many of the parameters kept in the lips receive a medically more acceptable explanation. I have set myself the task of explaining the benefits and science of CAM to every medical influencer and politician. (Notice: I DO NOT sell Vedapulse. I just use)

A hint to a busy reader: go right to headline 2: “new discovery”

1.2 arguments

Unfortunately, the Finnish medical  association (and many other regulating bodies in United States for example) are very slow to embrace new ideas; they argue that holistic therapies is a wellness service that is based solely on placebo effect as the therapies lack any scientific evidence. However, animals have been known to recover after holistic treatment – so this in itself debunks the placebo theory. There is also a significant lack of funding for research of alternative health practises – but as history has shown us, these practices have been relied upon and evolved for thousands of years in certain civilisations. Compared to this modern medical care is very young.

One particular psychiatrist has previously noted that the history of creation and thorough testing of psychiatric drugs is actually too short to establish any certainty regarding their safety or long term effects. Many pharmaceutical factories are under pressure to bring a new medicine into the market and have it for sale; this is all done too quickly. As a result, the potential long-term effects of a drug may only be revealed when the drug has been in the market and in regular use for around 10-15 years. Would this be considered as scientific logic and reasoning? Personally, I prefer not to take a stand here, but I quote the medical doctor almost word for word.

1.3 What exactly is alternative medicine? definition – the nature’s ultimate science

In official contexts, sometimes those therapies who are not included in the Current Care Recommendations are defined as alternative therapies. The next step in the definition is to declare all those that cannot be scientifically proven as alternative therapies. The requirement for a scientific justification is at least two degrees: (a) sufficient statistical evidence is needed.(b) in addition to statistical evidence, a physico-scientific explanation is needed.

I do not agree with any of the above definitions but will state my suggestion as follows: All good health care practises have in common the repair of the underlying imbalances and contaminants. This is how to treat the causes of the disease and not the symptoms. When it comes to treating the underlying causes, several diseases can begin to heal at the same time. This can make clear logical cause-and-effect relationships for scientific research difficult to detect.  Also, the essentials of natural therapies, the prevention of diseases, cannot easily be scientifically proven.  Illnesses always originate in subtle “coarseness” at deep levels of the body. Understanding CAM therefore requires “plane thinking,” in which the construction of the whole body, as well as of the illnesses, begins at intangible, non-material subtle levels, from which they gradually become concrete organs and diseases. For example, cancer is usually the result of years of progressive “development”.

1.3.1 The deep process of creation more thoroughly by Dr. john Hagelin

The unified field, as Hagelin calls this zero level,  is the intangible source from which all the material universe and also life in its various forms originate. The Unified Field has its own structures and actors, but not more specifically in this context. When the unified field begins to create a new material life, it is under the control of mind-body operators, or doshas. (Doshas are the closest material entities to the intangible.)

There is a constant exchange of information between the uniform field and the material world, as well as a “command exchange” in both directions. The material being / world consists of levels. First and foremost, the unified field information arrives at the DNA molecule level, etc. etc. The biological creation process goes through levels one by one, from finest to coarse. Eventually, information reaches the level of the whole human being and thus the levels of the human groups.

1.4 Physician’s information and lack of information over holistic methods , therapy givers and takers

The doctor’s and politician’s information about alternative therapists and their holistic treatments, and their clients, are many times inadequate. The majority of these caregivers are responsible and would never require their clients to give up on prescription drugs or medical treatments. And most of the natural treatments are safe, but a few funny dressmakers get all the attention; (such as silver water “gurus” or functional multivitamin sellers.) Eating too much vitamins or minerals is not alternative medicine as I understand it. Progressive multivitamin side effects can be very dangerous. The medical doctor’s perception of the number of natural healers and their clients is in their lower leanings, because this large crowd does not hold the noise about itself even when it comes to exercising its rights. And a great deal of them are academic women – intelligent people.

1.5 The worldview and human image of CAM practitioners- more or less like anthroposophy

Human image of those who practice holistic therapies often differ quite a lot from the general population. It has been studied at the University of Jyväskylä by professor Reijo Wilenius, which uses the term “anthroposophic human image“. ( Philosopher Rudolf Steiner was the founder of anthroposophic thinking). This image emphasizes, for example: The basic idea that life is development towards both physical and mental perfection. Physical and spiritual are different aspects of one and undivided entity.
The idea is achieved by Rudolf Steiner schools , where teaching is much more humane than in primary education. Anthroposophy emphasizes soft values and learning through positive experiences, in which the arts play an important role. Anthroposophy does not put a schoolboy into forced, scheduled dropping, but gives room for creativity and spiritual growth. Biodynamic cultivation is also based on the ideas of Rudolf Steiner . It emphasizes e.g. The importance of the phases of the moon in choosing the right times for sowing. Also homeopathy has connections to Steiner philosophy.
The image of the general population and the medical community, on the other hand, is mostly biological-physical. An interesting question to consider is whether a diligent practicing of complementary medicine lead to an anthroposophic image or does anthroposophy cause need to seek alternative care?

1.6 About drug -herbal -interactions – cancer

Of course, it is imperative that the holistic practitioner carefully studies the possible co-effects and side effects of herbal and prescription drugs. Compulsory sharing of key information and findings is vital with regards to study… Even a voluntary-based education might be a beneficial in terms of educating healers on the principles of common herb-drug reactions. A well-known, highly skilled naturalist who I am familiar with does not treat elderly individuals who are already taking a lot of prescription drugs. She also does not treat pregnant women, nor Marevan users. Marevan is widely known to be unsuitable for a lot of CAM treatments! And cancer diagnosis is always too risky to heal without conventional medical care . 

1.7 sensational news

Ayurveda, the world’s oldest known form of organized health services, has actually been granted official status in Russia. I am unable to divulge the exact extend of the statehood.  The governmental structure in Russia is very different to the structure that I am accustomed to here in Finland. 

1.8 We also need the doctor !

Our lives have already gone so far as to be non-natural, or “synthetic”, that it is not possible to suddenly jump completely off to another train to completely rely on organic treatments. Well, these kinds of leaps from time to time are made by some extreme fanatics and eventually find themselves either in the hospital emergency department or directly in the angel department. Even organic treatments need to slowly get used to the hurry and only gradually lower the synthetic drug load when it is safe to do so. At least in Ayurveda.

2. new discovery

2.1 Background:

Professor Oleg Sorokin and his team of Russian space physicists made contact with traditional Chinese medicine  (mostly acupuncture related specialists) masters and the masters of Indian ayurveda in order to establish any similarities between their practices. At t present, their is a common misconception that the two of these fields are far removed from one another and hold no common, shared practices. Although Sorokin was working alongside his team of physicists, he is not a physicist himself.

The work and the communication between the two ancient practices resulted in the finding of a common theory. Oleg Sorokin’s physicists drew up a software that uses this scientifically obvious common theory basis. The same science base can be extended to most of the alternative therapies that we know. According to this theory functioning of heart is the key to understanding our holistic health.  It tells us pretty much everything we may need to know.

2.2 HRV – heart rate variability

The Russian HRV device is a result of long work, which, in its base unit, measures the heart electrical signals from the wrist for 5 minutes. Then it analyzes and prints academic ” doctor information” alongside with alternative therapies information. The Ayurvedic dosha theory has been kept on the lips, but this measurement system calculates the ECG frequency spectrum and divides it into three parts. These parts correspond to basic variables Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This is how ayurveda becomes commonplace.  To put it quite precisely, the calculation of that frequency spectrum contains more than just the Fourier Transformation: All the computational algorithms used relate to the recording of the heart rate interval variation in both the frequency and time domains. (i.e., covered by the general concept of Heart Rate Variability (HRV)).

Most scientists agree, that basic central nervous system conditions show up in Heart Rate Variability , like division to sympathetic and para-sympathetic nerves. And surely also Ayurveda people know, that doshas are strongly related to central nervous system and acupuncture people know, that chinese meridians relate to nervous system.

Yes, Heart Rate Variability is very sensitive to age changes, electrical and mechanical disturbances during measurement etc.. , as stated in the article of Gerhard Litscher et.al. . But for the purposes of detecting alternative medicine variables HRV  is shown to be accurate enough.   Measurement time of 5 minutes and sophisticated methods to cut away the disturbances from ECG, have show to be good enough.

2.3 Analysis of the ECG related to heart rhytm changes

If the heart rhythm does not change at all, there is only one frequency in the frequency spectrum. It is the normal human heart rhytm at about one hertz (when the heart rate is 60 beats per minute). In this case, the person under examination lacks all other frequencies. If, on the other hand, the heart rhythm rarely varies, that is, slowly, the person has a lot of very low frequencies. In this case, the low frequencies in his spectrum are weighted. If the heart rhythm fluctuates rapidly, the person also has higher frequencies.

Normally, at least much more than one frequency is found in the spectrum. Equality of all kinds of frequencies is, as ayurvedic, a symbol of a healthy person. Of course, morbid phenomena, such as arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation , are in no way related to the above-mentioned review.  They must be cut away from ecg raw data.

Likewise, this HRV system calculates the energy field of meridians of the Chinese medicine. Mostly acupuncture can use them. And Vedapulse calculates even the energy “aura” of human beings. This allows the energy healer to orient his treatment optimally. Program extensions are among others. For yogis and dietary supplements and herbal medicines advisers and for aroma therapy.  mind and body practices

2.4 east and west come together – getting the evidence

In one scientific experiment by Russians the vata,pitta,kapha -balances were measured with both Vedapulse and the traditional finger method. In 85% of cases the measurement gave same output. Some scientists say there is a difference between traditional measurement and electronic measurement.  When doing it traditionally you measure mechanical force, but doing it with electronics you measure electrical voltage. Well, they both reflect functioning of the heart.

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Oleg Sorokin, the “father” of the HRV monitor,

3. Outbound links

A fresh and very professional study about HRV

New kind of education

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi based ” organic veda reviews ” : A collection of  reseach studies

A Research Guide for Students by I Lee ; Description: A free, no-frills education site with a Virtual Library of Useful URLs arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification

Transcendental meditation 
heart rate variability deutch

4. Internal links

My Maharishi Ayurveda page

5. International scientific conferences at 2020

I have been invited to 5 international scientific conferences to take part as a speaker. Due to personal economic reasons I have had to deny part of the invitations. The most “valuable” invitation was to a cardiologist meeting.

  • 6th International Meeting on Traditional & Alternative Medicine, Osaka Japan, August 19-20.2020  I will present my abstract and e-poster.
  • International Conference on Nursing and health care, September 24-25, 2020 Paris, France, I will present abstract and e-poster.
  • International microbiology webinar 29.7.2020 I will present abstract and e-poster
  • International breast Cancer webinar. I will speak.
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