The Function of Consciousness in Human Health(2)

From the existing scientific experiments and studies, it appears that the creation of consciousness is closely related to the pulsation of the heart. This implies that the competition of information in our brain follows some rule, which is a reflection of the whole will. To say it more concretely, the information contained in the free hydrogen protons which can chemically combine with the oxygen of the blood will determine a priority in the supply of blood. With the energy support of the whole will, the information bearing dominant and free hydrogen protons would be more competitive and would force other information to vibrate with it synchronously. Therefore, the consciousness, as a reflection of the substantial activity of the whole will, would be guided predominately by the competitive information.

Consciousness is a series of substance reactions in the human body that adapt to changes of the outside world so that a timely balance can be reached. However, it is a localized activity centered within some part, such as a change of emotion. The localized activity can influence the balance of the entire body. For example, diseases are usually caused by imbalance of the entire body. TCM considers not only the six causes (wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness, fire) but also epidemic diseases, food intake, and fatigue, especially interior impairment due to the seven emotions (joy, anger, anxiety, pensiveness, grief, fear, and terror).

In the past, it was very difficult to understand that changes in social relations influence illnesses. Now, such a mechanism is beginning to be understood. Consciousness can act on the whole will and influence the body balance. Especially with a stressful social relationship, the consciousness can produce a vicious circle: an extreme change of emotion results in an imbalance of the entire body. In return, this imbalance makes such consciousness highly competitive in the brain and becomes the dominating consciousness. Through this cycle, the original normal balance is displaced and the information transmitted to other body parts is distorted. The distortion makes the cells inhabiting such an environment aberrant and malignant. For example, cardiovascular diseases and cancer result from the maladjustment of the inner environment in the entire body. New cells can continue to be aberrant if the imbalance of the inner environment is unchanged, even though old pathological cells are removed. Therefore, a successful treatment of such a disease is to treat the “illness in the mind.” Only after this illness in the mind is completely cured can the other problems be readily solved.

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