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The Role of Energy in Human Existence

Saturday, February 3rd 2024 10:00am 6 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Human life is a remarkable reflection of our mind’s, emotions’, and body’s capabilities to function, process, and manage energy. This energy, existing at various levels, creates a sense of order and organization, facilitating vital communication for maintaining health or homeostasis. Cultures worldwide have recognized that a heightened awareness and understanding of our body’s energy flow can lead to wisdom, wellness, and healing. Concepts like chi, ki, prana, chakras, nadis, and meridians, along with infoceuticals, biofields, and structured water, play a role in this understanding. We introduce a novel concept, “orthophotonics,” which we define as the optimal use of energy in promoting balance and health. The advent of relativity and quantum physics has allowed for the integration of these ancient energy concepts with modern biology. Advancements in biophysics, epigenetics, and neuroscience are revealing how electromagnetic energy, sound vibrations, and gene expression interplay in biological signaling, opening new avenues for health and healing. This discussion explores how evolving insights into energy and information can be utilized for health and wellness.

Energy as a Medium of Biological Information

It’s proposed that health and disease are linked to the dynamics of our energy systems. Energy movement is governed by information. Current biological theories suggest health hinges on effective communication both within the organism and with its environment. As research delves into various levels of signaling in living systems, the next frontier lies in leveraging energy’s capacity to transmit optimal signals, or “ortho information,” for health promotion. The principle that “the energy field governs the particle” suggests that correcting energy flow can address energy insufficiencies, thereby restoring order at the molecular and tissue levels. This approach can potentially counteract disordered or pathological states. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has long practiced energy manipulation, and the development of quantum mechanics has brought Western science into a new era of understanding these concepts.

Energy from Quantum to Traditional Perspectives

Quantum physics encompasses a range of phenomena that align well with biological complexity, challenging traditional Newtonian physics and Cartesian frameworks. Ancient cultures had their interpretations of life energy, such as chi, ki, prana, and odic force, offering vitalistic explanations for biological energy. Quantum electrodynamics (QED), harmonizing quantum mechanics with special relativity, further unites these perspectives, describing interactions between charged particles and photons.The Multifaceted Nature of Energy in Biology

Energy, more than just the capacity for work, encompasses force, power, and strength. It’s essential for supporting cellular functions, metabolism, and biological processes necessary for homeostasis. Respiration, comprising glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation, is a key energy-producing process with quantum aspects. Bioenergetics principles highlight the exchange of energy, the governing role of fields, and the communication of information through these fields, enabling instant body-wide communication, a feat too complex for biochemical mechanisms alone.

The Primary Energy Systems in the Human Body

The body’s primary energy systems include the mitochondria, the nervous system, and subtle energetic channels. Mitochondria produce ATP, heat, and light, with subsystems optimized for different energy needs. The nervous system, divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, regulates energy expenditure and conservation. The subtle energy system, comprising meridians, chakras, and the aura, facilitates energy flow and emotional expression. Structured water plays a role in transmitting energy within the body’s matrix, essential for protein and DNA function.

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