Why Woo-Woo Works: The Surprising Science Behind Meditation, Reiki, Crystals, and Other Alternative Practices

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Why Woo-Woo Works: The Surprising Science Behind Meditation, Reiki, Crystals, and Other Alternative Practices

Why Woo-Woo Works: The Surprising Science Behind Meditation, Reiki, Crystals, and Other Alternative Practices

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Consciousness: prayer, distant healing and modern scientific and philosophical ideas surrounding consciousness David is an incredibly inspirational man who I’m proud to call a friend. His work has changed the lives of many and he stands out because he always strives to explore and answer the difficult questions using evidence and science, which in a world full of misinformation, is needed. A truly wonderful and fascinating book. A must‑read!” - Dr. Punam Krishan, GP, writer, and broadcaster I then move on to the field of complementary medicine, presenting an overview of the many research studies that show reiki is an effective therapy for managing pain, depression, and anxiety, and sharing the science behind this ‘energy healing’ technique. In the chapter on crystals, I draw on Buddhist philosophy, the science of color psychology, and even the diamagnetic and paramagnetic properties of these mineral stones to explain precisely how they work for us. If you are interested in alternative therapies and want some proof that they are working or could work for you, then you will like Why Woo-Woo Works.

Published (2019). In this beautifully illustrated book, you will learn all the ways that kindness impacts mental and physical health, from how kindness boosts happiness, can be an antidote to depression, even to how 'kindness hormones' can reduce blood pressure and slow ageing. The book is suitable for adults and teenagers, and some adults like to also discuss it with their younger children. Reiki practitioners are trained to reach these optimum states when working with clients. Their goal is one of service, in the ‘highest good’ of the client. Their predominant state is empathy. a person starts to believe in themselves guy. And I think that’s really important as well, because when a person starts to feel empowered, I can I can contribute to this year, let’s say I’ve got high blood pressure, I don’t have to just take these tablets. There’s something I can do, the choices that I’m making today, and every day for the next few months. by altering my diet and taking more exercise. I can play a role lesson. How empowering is that? When you when you’re not just giving something to take, but you’re recognising. I’ve done this. And I’ve managed to reduce my blood pressure by choices that I’ve made, and it’s inspiring for people. And then it’s easier to keep up because you know what, you’ve just done what you’ve achieved for yourself.Published (2011). Learn about 'emotional contagion' - how we catch emotion from others. Learn how it works, how to enhance it when presenting and communicating with others, and how to protect yourself from catching negative emotions from others. While I was growing up, my mum and I talked often about the power of the mind, and this shared interest, and my observation that it had helped her condition, led to my fascination with the placebo effect when I worked in the pharmaceutical industry.

While walking in a park with a friend one day I pointed to a cloud in the sky and told him that it probably weighed around 100 tons (90 tonnes). He laughed – not in an unfriendly way, but just at the preposterous notion that we can establish the weight of a cloud. For him, it conjured up an image of a giant set of kitchen scales. Clearly, it’s impossible to know such a thing. In addition to reducing stress, meditation can result in higher levels of the telomerase enzyme, which can slow the rate of ageing at a genetic level. He has been featured in numerous publications, including ELLE, RED Magazine, Psychologies, YOU Magazine, Good Housekeeping (both UK & US), and several newspapers. She was prescribed antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication, but the thing that worked best for her was meditation. It didn’t cure her, but it helped her get to sleep, enabled her to better manage her state, and supported her mind and emotions through difficult times. Many years ago I was having lunch with a friend. I was talking about how we are connected by consciousness. I knew I had read some studies connected to quantum physics but I was doing a really bad job of explaining. At the end, he said to me, "I just want you to fall in love with the science."

I also strengthened my belief in the placebo effect, which I have long believed in as a powerful tool for healing the mind and body. Another therapy I studied was crystal therapy. I nearly completed the year but in the end had to stop as my increasing and overwhelming thought was that it was utter hokem.

It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Yes, sometimes much more of one and less of the other, especially for acute or serious conditions, but at other times perhaps more of the other and less of the first. And then at other times, a blend of both.But I think the long-term future of healthcare will be best served with a blend of allopathic and complementary, mainstream and holistic, West and East. David is an incredibly inspirational man who I’m proud to call a friend. His work has changed the lives of many and he stands out because he always strives to explore and answer the difficult questions using evidence and science, which in a world full of misinformation, is needed. A truly wonderful and fascinating book. A must‑read!" - Dr. Punam Krishan, GP, writer, and broadcaster Magazine Selected articles that appeared in print in Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit or earlier issues of the Watkins Review. doesn’t mean Yeah, I didn’t expect to uncover all that kind of stuff. One. When I started diving into it, I wasn’t going to put a chapter on crystals but then the more logical stuff like that I found that absolutely compelling. It’s really, really fascinating. And it just seemed to fit in with the context of the book. And because the answer the question, that many people when I was writing this, it asked me when people knew I was writing it, loads of people, it’s probably the most popular a request for what could you cover in the book? And if it isn’t this interesting chapter and crystals and I kept it up? Well, you know, I don’t know of any research. And it was only when I just started curiosity. I didn’t Google Science of crystals. But I knew a little bit about some things. You know, what, because I’m doing a towards the end of a degree in mathematics and physics. I knew about diamagnetism, and para magnetism, which is a sort of an umbrella, it’s a funnel. But so I knew about what that is. And I knew about physical property. I knew about substances which have diamagnetic paramagnetic activities. I knew about that. So I started out there, just out of curiosity, really? David has a first class honors degree in chemistry, specializing in biological and medicinal chemistry. He has the slightly geeky honour of having achieved 100% in his 3rd year university degree exam in ‘Statistical Mechanics’, which is a branch of quantum physics applied to chemistry.

Dr. Hamilton is a writer, columnist, speaker, kindness scientist and former organic chemist. He received his PhD in organic chemistry and worked in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. He eventually left the industry to write books and educate people how they can harness the power of their mind and emotions to improve their mental and physical health. We get very deep into the woo, but after exploring the extensive science behind it all we discover a lot of woo woo is actually TRUE WOO!!! Whether skeptic or believer this is an eye-opening, fun, and profound conversation. There were a few interesting things but if you are at all even remotely adjacent to New Age stuff, this is all a shallow review with some...really odd science (more on that in a sec).



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