Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Flu Shot Optimizer

Flu Shot Optimizer - A Guided Meditation for use Before, During, and/or After Your Flu Shot.

This Video does NOT replace getting a Flu Shot!

The “Flu Shot Optimizer” is a tool for Relaxation and Positive Suggestions.

• Research has shown that being in a “Good Mood” might Optimize the Effectiveness of your Flu Shot.
• In addition, many studies show Relaxation and Positive Suggestions might Improve the Overall Efficiency of your Immune System.




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Please see the Research listed below the Video.

Script at https://sites.google.com/site/thevirtualhealingmachine/module-scripts

Disclaimer – Video is for information only and is not medical advice. Be sure to get the flu shot! This video does NOT replace getting the flu shot. Please use your own judgment whether these videos are appropriate for you. If in doubt, please seek advice from a health-care professional, if possible.  Additional disclaimer athttps://sites.google.com/site/thevirtualhealingmachine/disclaimer-and-fyi

Monday, December 18, 2017

Ongoing Healing Indicator


Do you have a Patient who is Anxious for the Medicine/Treatment to work? - See video at https://youtu.be/ZySOPEMXS78


Using a “Ongoing Healing Indicator” might calm them down and relax.

In use, the Patient is instructed to watch the flickering light and relax.

 The “Ongoing Healing Indicator” first appeared in the "Healing Prayer Focalizer"

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I made mine from a ordinary battery operated Tea Light - and applied a homemade "Ongoing Healing Indicator" sticker.

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In use, the healthcare worker could say things to promote Relaxation and/or to enhance the Placebo Effect.

Using such a device might provide comfort and/or distraction from pain/anxiety.

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 Possible comforting words/actions to use with the Ongoing Healing Indicator....adding words to refer to "Ongoing Healing takes Time"....just relax and let the medicine work...the medicine works better when you're relaxed....just look at the flickering light and imagine yourself getting better and better...you see yourself as healthy and happy now...

https://freehypnosisscripts.info/deepening-scripts/relaxation

https://freehypnosisscripts.info/subject-scripts-2/healing

https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/health-issues/placebo-effect

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Ideas on what else might be done...

*  Other colors/shapes...




Engage more senses in Ongoing Healing...

*  Smell - example - Oil Diffuser Tea Light
*  Sight -  Other colors/shapes...




 
 *  Touch - add vibrations, soothing touch, etc.
*  Sound - add music - example
also - Ongoing Healing messages 

More ideas here....and here....and here....and here, too.

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Also, the "Tea Light" could be controlled and programmed to do most anything by an Arduino microprocessor...

https://learn.adafruit.com/remote-controlled-led-candelabra/code

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:36139

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HuVOVEEFsM

https://www.kpkaiser.com/mindhack/hacking-meditation-with-the-arduino/

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Disclaimer - Article is for information only and is not medical advice.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Pill Potentizer" and "Pill Potentizer Booster" - New Concept!


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/Pill.svg/780px-Pill.svg.png

Imagine, if you will, the "Pill Potentizer", which might increase the perceived potency of medication.



There are two versions of the Pill Potentizer -
* The full version for maximum perceived effectiveness - https://youtu.be/vuCy94Nr2mw
* The "Pill Potentizer Booster" which is a shortened version - designed to reactivate the maximum perceived potency of medicine, between uses of the "Pill Potentizer" - https://youtu.be/PIAhSP79otw

In addition to Potentizing Pills, one can use the Potentizer to make any Medicine/Treatment seem to work better.

Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement. Thanks

Saturday, July 30, 2016

New Group -“Exploring how Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology”

Would you or others be interested in this New Group? -“Exploring how Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology”


This new group is for Technical People interested in exploring the Mind/Body Connection, using Science and Technology.  

The group is on both LinkedIn and Facebook, for maximum effect.  Please join, if you think it might be helpful for you.

It is well known that Emotions can affect Health, either positively or negatively. Positive Emotions benefit Health. Negative Emotions (Negative Stress) seem to cause or aggravate Sickness. We now have the Scientific/Technological Tools to explore and quantify Mind/Body Healing/Homeostasis.

This is a group of mainly Healthcare Professionals, Scientists, Researchers, Engineers, Technically-Minded Patients, Inventors, Innovators, Experimenters, Makers, STEM Students/Instructors, etc. - but all are welcome. 

Your participation and sharing in this group is appreciated.  Please let others know of this group, too - and click the "Invite Others" Button.

Thanks

Monday, May 30, 2016

Emotion Measuring Tools and Resources - Overview - Exploring How Emotions affect Health


It is well known that Emotions can affect Health, either positively or negatively. Positive Emotions benefit Health. Negative Emotions (Negative Stress) seem to cause or aggravate Sickness. We now have the Scientific/Technological Tools to explore and quantify Mind/Body Healing/Homeostasis. Let's explore How Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology!

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Below please find a brief overview of Affective Science Information, Tools, and Resources.  Let me know if you would like to add more.

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES....

Emotion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Affective science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Affective computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions

Emotion in animals

Handbook of Affective Sciences

Affective Science and Health - Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory

Emotions: A Basic Affective Science Approach - YouTube

Lisa Feldman Barrett Pain in the brain - YouTube

TED Talk: Dr. Habib Sadeghi discusses how emotions and thoughts ...

Emotion, Stress and Health: Crash Course Psychology #26 - YouTube

Technology and Emotions | Roz Picard | TEDxSF - YouTube

The neuroscience of emotion: Kerry Ressler at TEDxPeachtree 2012 ...

The science of emotions: Jaak Panksepp at TEDxRainier - YouTube

Measures of emotion: A review - NCBI - National Institutes of Health

Measuring Emotion - Magnus

The relation of emotions to placebo responses | Philosophical ...

Cognitive and Emotional Influences on Placebo ... - OPUS W├╝rzburg

Emotions and Medicine - NCBI - National Institutes of Health

Emotional dimensions of chronic disease

Assessment of existing tools for the measurement of emotions

What are emotions? And how can they be measured?

Future Affective Technology for Autism and Emotion Communication

Handbook of Affective Sciences (Series in Affective Science ... 

Rosalind W. Picard: Your Future Smart Wristband || Radcliffe In

Brain Activity Revealed Through Your Skin: Stress, Sleep, & Seiz

>>>> Perhaps a little far out, but maybe of interest....

Plant perception (paranormal) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Humorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Four temperaments - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

RESOURCES AND NETWORKING...

"Exploring how Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology" - New LinkedIn Group and on Facebook - Facebook - Exploring how Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology

The Society for Affective Science

Affective Science | Department of Psychology

Affective Science and Treatment Laboratory : Department of Psychiatry ...

Affective Science - Department of – Psychology - Texas A&M University

the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences

 

SOME TOOLS AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC...

Galvanic Skin Response Board. - Arduino Forum

Biometric signals with Arduino: heart rate and Galvanic Skin Response

How To: Acquire physiological signals and measure stress with e ...

What are the best, most accessible sensors for measuring human ...

Arduino & Processing used in Affective Computing « Creation ...

LilyPad Arduino | MIT Media Lab

Stress Thermometer

NEULOG Galvanic Skin Response Sensor, 10 nS Resolution, 100 S/sec Maximum Sample Rate

Grove - GSR

Digital USB Polygraph (Lie Detector) Demonstration Kit

Mindplace Thoughtstream USB Personal Biofeedback

Pulse Sensor HRV Poincare Plot

e-Health Sensor Platform V2.0 for Arduino and Raspberry Pi ...

OpenBR | Home

OpenFace

List of 10+ Face Detection / Recognition APIs, libraries, and software ...

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Good Luck in your Research and Experimentation!

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Disclaimer - Article is for information only and is not advice of any kind, especially not medical or legal advice.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Healing Prayer Focalizer

In a recent study, prayer was found to be the most common Complementary/Alternative medicine (CAM) therapy. - Is Prayer CAM?

That's why I thought it would be good to make a “Healing Prayer Focalizer” (HPF) 

It  is meant to provide comfort, relief, and maybe even, healing.


The HPF was made from common everyday parts and is controlled by an Arduino microcontroller.

My working model is not for sale, but within this folder, you will find information on how to make, use, and improve your own “Healing Prayer Focalizer”.  
In addition, you find information on how to better understand how healing in general might work, especially Complementary/Alternative Healing modalities.


  1. Healing Prayer Focalizer HPF Overview (Video) - Shows physical construction and possible typical applications.
  2. Mind, Body, Spirit Healing - How It Works.pptx (Complementary/Alternative Healing)


I hope you find this information helpful for you or for others.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

If you find the HPF helpful, you might also find "The Virtual Healing Machine" of interest too.

Disclaimer - These writings and presentations are for information only and not medical or legal advice.  See professionals as needed or wanted.

How It Works - Complimentary/Alternative Medicine or Treatment - Mind, Body, Spirit Healing

What makes Complementary or Alternative Medicines and Treatments work, for some people?.....
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/US_Army_52840_Soldiers_learn_to_connect_mind%2C_body%2C_soul_through_breathing.jpg

If interested, Here's what I found for a "Mechanism of Action" or "How It Works"....Check it out...


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I hope this information is helpful for you or others.

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Disclaimer - These writings and presentations are for information only and not medical or legal advice.  See professionals as needed or wanted.





Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Alternative Medical Device" Designers, Engineers, Inventors - Do you want to network?


Are there any Alternative/Complementary (CAM) device groups, conferences, associations, etc. - networking with each other, sharing best practices, etc.?

I'd like to network and learn specifically from the technical people involved in making CAM devices.  They might be engineers, researchers, scientists, doctors who make devices, inventors, anyone who uses the Placebo Effect in their devices.

I see great untapped potential in "enhancing the Placebo Effect", particularly with the use of devices, e.g. pain relief, anxiety reducers, depression boosters, healing machines, psychoneuroimmunology, etc.




Alternative Medicine (CAM) is big now and is growing, both in the U.S. and worldwide.  There must be technical people designing CAM devices out there (engineers, designers, technicians, etc.)  These technical people must have a good understanding of the Placebo Effect to make devices that "look and sound like they heal or comfort".

These devices might be viewed by some as Quack Medical Devices and, yet, by others as a "miracle cure" or as a "comfort measure", especially for chronic health conditions.

Inasmuch as Pharmaceutical Companies make use the Placebo Effect, methinks the conventional Medical Device Industry also makes use of the Placebo, too, though I can't find many references.

Here are some examples of what I'm talking about - CAM Medical Devices -

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Health-Personal-Care-Alternative-Medicine-Products/zgbs/hpc/13052911 

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_2?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A3760901%2Cn%3A3763571%2Ck%3Apain&keywords=pain&ie=UTF8&qid=1422201387&rnid=3760931

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=pain+relief&_osacat=67659&ssPageName=GSTL&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC0.A0.H0.Xpain+device&_nkw=pain+device&_sacat=67659

 

Do medical devices have enhanced placebo effects?

 

Placebo responses to medical device therapy for pain.

 

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I didn't find much in the way of (CAM) device groups, conferences, associations, etc. - but maybe someday.

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Homeopathy - National Center for Complementary an


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Me


Program in Placebo Studies & Therapeutic Encounter (

 

Energy Medicine | Foundation for Alternative and Integr

 

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine ...

 

ICMBPS 2015 - TheIIER Home

 

National Society of Medical Scientists (NSMS)

 

Medical Devices Meetup Groups - Meetup

 

The Placebo Effect Team | PlaceboEffect.com

 

This app lets you create personalized placebo effects t

 

The rebranding of CAM as “harnessing the power of pl

 

NYU Alumni Magazine: Patient, Heal Thyself

 

I'm an Engineer, get me out of here - St Benedicts Sc

 

Search for Placebo Effect | Stanford Profiles

 

Placebo Effect - The Power of Belief | Keith R. Holden, 

 

Biology for Engineers - Page 468 - Google Books Result

 

Math revealed Placebo Effect | Engineering Expert

 

Designing the ultimate healing technique (Part 1: Occa

 

Fundamentals of complementary and alternative medici


Here's my search strings -

(alliance OR consortium OR coalition OR union OR league OR guild OR syndicate OR federation OR confederation OR confederacy OR conglomerate OR cooperative OR partnership OR affiliation OR organization OR club OR society OR congress OR meetup)

(alternative OR complementary) (therapy OR medicine OR health) (devices OR machines OR apparatus)

site:.org (alternative OR complementary) (therapy OR medicine OR health) (devices OR machines OR apparatus) (alliance OR consortium OR coalition OR union OR league OR guild OR syndicate OR federation OR confederation OR confederacy OR conglomerate OR cooperative OR partnership OR affiliation OR organization OR club OR society OR congress OR meetup)

(((alternative OR complementary) AROUND(2) (therapy OR medicine OR health)) AROUND(5) (devices OR machines OR apparatus))) (engineers OR scientists OR researchers)

((alternative OR complementary) AROUND(2) (therapy OR medicine OR health) AROUND(5) (devices OR machines OR apparatus)) (engineers OR designers)

(designer OR engineer) AROUND(5) placebo effect

engineer AROUND(5) "alternative medical devices"

engineer AROUND(5) "complementary medical devices"

"reverse engineer" AROUND(50) "placebo effect"

 (designer OR engineer) "placebo effect"

Comments?  Got any suggestions?  

Disclaimer - Article is for information only and is not medical advice.