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The Blessed Mountains of the Native Indians – Nurtures a Harmonious Future, beginning with eating and living harmoniously

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

December 2006 was the third time I visited the American Indian’s sacred healing place, Crestone. This valley, that has an area almost half the size of Taiwan, is also called Peace Valley. There has been no war fought on this peaceful land for thousands of years.

This place provides a 360degree panoramic view of the vast plains and the mountain peaks that surround it. At dusk, you can see herds of deer and antelopes serenely taking their meals from nature. They know that this is a peaceful land.

When I first visited Crestone three years ago, I was captivated by the energy of the mountain ranges. I also had the thought of setting up a school so that the essence of Eastern and Western practices that nurtures and protects life will be preserved for the next generation.

In August 2005, we conducted our first course that lasted 5 days. School has started! Two volunteers also heard the calling of the mountains and moved to Crestone that year. When I see their glowing and joyous faces, I knew that they had found their home.

During the 10 days in Crestone, I lived in their newly moved-in house made of wheat straw bales. The walls are thick wheat straw bales, and both the interior and exterior walls are covered with mud. The floor is made of compressed mud, covered with protective oil and wax. The house’s interior is made of natural materials, and it can breathe and conserve heat. The house takes advantage of Colorado’s sunny weather. The southern side of the house has a row of large windows, which allows the sunlight to warm the ground. At night, the windows are covered by a layer of thick curtains that keep out the cold. In the winter, the outside temperature can be 30oF but the interior temperature is maintained at about 70oF without the need for other heating facilities. This family grows different kinds of sprouts in their house. They can enjoy fresh sprouts even in the winter. This is a great environment to make fresh and tasty rejuvelac, grain-based yoghurt, naturally fermented dumplings and buns. Our appetites also improve in this environment. The state of a plant’s growth best reflects the life force of its environment.

I was introduced to two local “green” construction specialists. This place attracts people who loves nature and wants to live in harmony with nature. With diminishing earth resources and increasing population growth, it is important for people to learn how to use fewer resources in construction.

Many of the materials used in modern buildings are not environmentally friendly and toxic. People who live in such houses can easily fall in. For example, mobile houses that use aluminium sidings or houses that use metal for studs will accumulate negative energy. Watching television or using the computer and microwave oven within the house will magnify this negative energy. Similarly, negative energy will be accentuated if the house is near (within 50 miles) of high-tension wires, wireless transmitters, nuclear reactors, or nuclear waste dumps. This aspect is ignored by most civil engineers, even though related research reports are available.

Currently, the incidence of cancer has been rising all over the world. One factor is the pollution of the earth by the use of herbicides and chemical fertilizers in the agricultural industry, and by toxic wastes in the manufacturing industry. In addition, the change in our living environment is another factor. Our ancestors lived in single-storey houses made of natural materials. City-dwellers live-in high-rise apartments, with each household having its own sets of television, microwave oven, and mobile phone. A high-rise apartment lifestyle involves living in a concentration electromagnetic radiation field. This reminds me of the time I stayed in a hotel equipped with hot water jacuzzies. That night, as I was about to fall asleep, the guests in the building started operating their jacuzzis. I was unable to sleep from the noise until after  midnight, when the last guest had finished using their Jacuzzis. This is life in high rise apartment.

To preserve our health, it is important to observe our dietary and lodging conditions. Our dietary habits and changes to agricultural methods are the causes of the rise in the incidence of cancer and the drop in immune systems among people. Whenever a country or district converts from a traditional compost-based to a chemical-based fertilizer agricultural method, the incidence of deaths from cancer is bound to increase within 20 years. The use of chemical fertilizers can temporarily increase a crop’s output, but it will cause the proportion of salt in the soil to increase, the soil to become infertile, and the microorganisms to be depleted. The crops grown from such methods have high water content but do not have fragrance or taste. Their protein content is low, and they attract attacks by bugs. This is why the use of chemical fertilizers is always accompanied by the use of herbicides and pesticides. People taking such food will find their immune system weakened.

From another perspective, plants, animals and humans all emit biophotons. Healthy people and plants emit more light. Wild plants that have not been subject to human interference emit light that is twice as bright as those emitted by organically grown plants, which in turn, is five times that emitted by plants grown using chemical fertilizers. The biophotons mainly come from the nuclei of DNA, RNA, chlorophyll, and red blood cells. The genes use light to communicate with the body’s cells and organs. Only by taking food with biophotons will the genes be nourished. When biophotons are lacking, cancer cells easily appear.

The biophotons in food can be detected using specialised equipment or by dowsing method. I discovered that “warm” food tends to be reddish yellow, while “cold” food tends towards being violet blue. The food’s biophoton emission reflects its mineral content and composition. For the same plant type, one grown organically has more colour emission. Ocean-based minerals are complete in its mineral composition, and also have more colour emission. Seeds that are soaked in ocean-based minerals have more colour emission, and people who eat them also increase the brightness of their biophoton emission.

In Crestone, we were invited to the Indian cultural centre for a raw food meal. The person in charge has been taking raw food for over three years. She highly recommended the green leaves juice, and a new book titled “Green For Life” written by Victoria Boutenko from Russia. Her family had converted to a raw food diet because of healthreasons but felt that there was still something lacking after taking it for seven years. After researching on the natural diet of monkeys, she discovered that her diet was inadequate in terms of the greens that she took. The diet of monkeys comprises 50% fruits, 40% to 45% leaves and flowers, with the balance being seeds and stems. Following this, she began to make green leaves juice (two bunches a day) and added fruits to improve the taste. Consequently, her health improved, and she introduced this to another doctor’s patients. Subsequently, 27 people started to take 4 glasses of green leaves juice a day. All experienced improved health.

We tried the green leaves juice and found it beneficial. I will share a recipe here: Add two glasses of water to a bunch of leafy green vegetables. Blend with a juicer and then add banana, coconut, orange, apple, pineapple, mango, or other local fruits that are in season. Fruits are added for taste similar in making energy soup, except that more fruits and green leaves are added.

During the period that the 27 people took the green leaves juice, improvements in digestion and the amount of B-12 in the blood were experienced. One of the ladies who needed to take B-12 supplements for many years, found that she no longer needed to do so. Another witnessed an improvement in her cataract condition. Overweight ones lost weight, while the underweight one added pounds to their weight. Of course, during the course of taking the daily diet of 4 glasses of leave juice, they also reduced their intake of unhealthy food. Note that the vegetables for juicing must be grown organically or in the wild to be effective.

During the last day in Crestone, we followed the recommendation of the local people to take a dip in the hot spring. It was said that when the Crestone hot spring water was sent to Mr Masaru Emoto in Japan for his analysis of its crystal structure, he found that the water’s structure was like a crystal palace. Some people who soaked in or drank the water from the hot spring found that their ailments healed. When we went to the hot spring, the ground was covered with snow. Because strong winds were forecasted for the next day, there were no duty personnel at work. However, the hot spring was located outdoors, and we were still able to soak our feet in the water and gaze at the distant mountains. It was a rare luxury to soak our feet in the hot spring, and one could see a star-filled sky at night.

I remembered a prophecy that was made about Crestone: This land will be where the harmonization of cultures will start. Forces opposing the nature will be eliminated, and in their place, there will be a culture seeking to co-exist with nature.

To live healthily and happily, humans must learn to respect nature. The Lapis Lazuli Light Crestone School will focus on education related to cultural harmony. The two courses in June and December 2007 will deal with eating and living harmoniously as the opening themes, in addition to sessions involving the development of everyone’s spirituality and hidden potential. The healing forces of the high-energy Crestone mountain ranges will activate every participant’s life force and allow every participant to bring the seed of harmony back to their homeland. (Note: this year’s Crestone courses will be held on June 2nd to June 12th, 2007. For details, please contact the local Lapis Lazuli Light office. Priority will be given to former participants. Capacity is restricted to 100 participants.)



WAKE UP- For Your Sake and The Sake of The Next Generation

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

Recently, one of my friends told me that her son started behaving strangely after he returned home from his studies in the U.K. He would lock himself in the house, not speak a word, and throw tantrums. Another friend’s daughter had also returned from her studies in the U.K. She seemed to be confused mentally in the way she dealt with things, and suffered from insomnia. At the same time, I also heard of a few cases of people with sudden blindness or defective immune systems. Two or three years ago, I counseled a young person who suddenly couldn’t see or walk. His doctor could not identify the cause of his aliment nor help him. Over the past ten years, for work-related reasons, this person had been using the mobile phone for more than eight hours a day and eating fried meat products. His sister managed to contact me, and I proposed that he stop using his mobile phone and computer. I also suggested that he go on a diet of organic vegetables, fruits, and grains, take Bliss De Light, drink magnetized water, and do some exercises that harmonize his qi (From Dr. Lai’s Health Tips). After five weeks, he recovered 60% of his vision, and was able to walk. He continued to recover, and was able to resume work. His doctors were surprised. This young person was very lucky because the microwave radiation had not permanently damaged his vision’s nerves. These examples have become more common recently. Five years ago, in two consecutive issues of Lapis Lazuli Light magazine (May 2001 and November 2001), I repeatedly warned of the harm caused by exposure to electromagnetic and wireless radiation. I referred to materials from Russia. Europe and the U.S.-these showed that exposures to such radiation damage our body’s nervous system, and also compromises our mental and emotional functions. Some symptoms include: bad temper, sense of unhappiness, fear, worry, being withdrawn and suicidal, and hearing imaginary voices. Research on humans and animals has shown that at the early stages of interference by wireless radiation, the nerves thickens. Later, it loses its capacity to function, and the resulting ailments include impairments to the immune system, immobility of the arms or legs, cancer, etc. I have observed that during the SARS crisis a few years back, SARS was most serious in areas where the use of mobile phones was most popular and had the longest history.

The use of wireless communication has now extended to wireless internet access, and many cities have completely converted to wireless internet access systems. Thus, regardless of whether or not we are using the computer, we are now bombarded by strong wireless radiation. I have heard of instances where a child started itching whenever his father was using the internet. He would itch for an hour if his father was on the internet for an hour. His parents are now trying to move out of this wireless-connected district. Another eight-month-old girl started having red and itchy rashes (that bled when scratched) two months after she was born. She lived in a city with strong electromagnetic and wireless radiation. The two people that I discussed at the start of this article were graduate students in the U.K. where the defined safety threshold level for wireless radiation is 10 times higher than that in the U.S., and 1000 times higher than that in Russia.

Because I am sensitive to electromagnetic and wireless radiation, I do not need research to inform me of the harm inflicted by this radiation. When computers were first marketed, I couldn’t use them as I would get a headache each time I used them. I was able to use computers only with LCD monitors, along with protection from energizers. Even then, I could only use the computer for a short period. Once, I arranged to meet a friend at an eatery that had wireless internet access. As I reached the entrance of the eatery, I felt unwell and was unable to enter. We changed our plans immediately, ordered takeaway food, and ate at a nearby park. I know of a person who is also sensitive to electromagnetic and wireless radiation. Once, she returned to office after a vacation, and got a headache as she entered the office. She asked her office staff if there had been any changes in the office while she was away, and found out that a wireless internet access system had just been installed. Fortunately, she was the manager in charge, and she immediately ordered that the system be returned. She would rather lose some money and re-install the previous system. Many working people do not have this option. Hence, people in charge have the responsibility to safeguard the health of their employees. When we cause others to be harmed, we also fall ill ourselves. There was also another lady who could not get pregnant after many years of marriage. Later, she suspected that this could be due to her work station being surrounded by computers. She successfully requested for a change in work station and less frequent use of the computer. She got pregnant soon after.

Many people convince themselves to accept the present undesirable circumstances for the sake of their business, work, studies, convenience and many other reasons. Why don’t we make a small change of reducing our actions that harm ourselves and others? Do we really want to ignore these risks and potential harm, and make a precarious dash towards the edge of the cliff? It will be too late to regret when one day, our eyes cannot see, we lose our mind and immune system becomes impaired.

Nineteen years ago, when I was doing cancer research in Texas, I felt that I was boarding a train that was heading towards the edge of the cliff. I tried to warn those aboard this train, but to no avail. I could only jump off the train, and head in the opposite direction. At that time, my future was uncertain as there was no well-trodden path to follow. Nevertheless, I have gradually found a path, accompanied by others who have also jumped the train. With each step on this path, I feel happier and more convinced that my initial decision had been correct.

One of my former colleagues in Texas found much success in his research after I left. His research support was increasing, and at one stage, his annual research funds reached US$200 million. In recent years, the economic slowdown in the U.S. led to a drastic slash in government funds allocated to research. Private funds also experienced a reduction in income. Within a short period of time, his research funds plummeted from U$200 million to zero. The train had fallen off the cliff.

You need courage to walk your own path. My own experience is that when you walk a road that you are meant to walk, you will receive help and you will not starve. When you see that the train or bus that you are boarding is heading towards the edge of the cliff, you must have the courage to jump off. It doesn’t matter how comfortable or luxurious the enjoyments are inside- they are short-termed. One day, the train or bus will fall off the cliff.

Nowadays, there are increasingly more people who fall off the cliff. Hence, we need more people for emergency rescue missions. These people need to possess a wide range of knowledge, skills and lots of love. They also need to continually uplift themselves in order to undertake this mission.

During these years, while I am continually researching and learning, I am also training people to do emergency rescue work.  However, I feel that the demand for such help has greatly increased, and only if there is such rescue stations in every place would the demand be met. Hence, there is a need to systematically train more of these people. This has motivated me to aspire to set up a Lapis Lazuli Light Training Centre. Beginning next August, there will be classroom facilities in Taipei that provide these training activities (details in the May 2007 issue of Lapis Lazuli Light magazine). In the future, I hope that there will be a school that enables interested people to have a good environment to further develop themselves. I also hope to have a practical training facility, whether for natural farming or green building methods. In the future, our daily needs must be met in a fashion that is kind to ourselves and to the environment. Only in this way will we be able to live healthily on this planet.

All of us need to adopt a way to keep our bodies and minds healthy. Our diet should comprise of clean naturally grown products, and when needed, high quality supplements such as Bliss De Light and Radiance C. We should reduce our use of electricity, and electrical products such as computers, mobile phones, and internet. Every day, maintain the smooth flow of our energy, harmonize our qi, and follow the exercise routines in the book “Energy Healing”.

For your own sake and the sake of the next generation, it is time to wake up – we are at the edge of the cliff! I also sincerely hope that you will join the emergency rescue mission of this time.


Conclusion from Research on Near-Death Experiences and After-Death Communication: The Consciousness Does Not Die

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a world renowned expert on death and dying, received 18 hononary doctorates during her life. She broke the taboo about discussing death in the medical field, and helped in drawing the attention of the medical field towards caring for the dying, and in conducting research in this area. Many doctors have continued the work she started, and there are many international societies that specialize in investigating issues concerning dying. One of these societies is the international Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDSORG). Dr. Kubler-Ross had an eventful life. She was born in Switzerland as the eldest of triplets. After World War II, she immediately went to Poland to assist medical personnel in helping survivors and people who were facing death. She witnessed many deaths and people who had near-death experiences, and as a result, resolved to seek formal medical education. She later married an American, and gave up her medical practice to move to New York, where her first job was in a mental hospital. She felt lonely in an unfamiliar environment, and hence was able to empathize with the loneliness felt by the mental patients. She related well with the patients, and treated them with sincerity. Patients who had not spoken for a long time started to talk. Two years later, nearly all the patients were discharged from the hospital. From this experience, she realized that warmth of true caring was the best medicine. Subsequently, she worked in a hospital in Chicago, continuing her work in counseling mental patients.

One day, four students from a seminary wanted to learn from dying patients, and requested Dr. Kubler-Ross to arrange a meeting. That was how she started her research on death and dying, and her research with these four students evolved into a formal seminar series. Later, up to fifty health professionals sat in to listen to their interviews with dying patients. These cumulative experiences led to her first bestseller “On Death and Dying”, which discusses the death and dying process. She personally sat with one thousand people facing their deaths, and collected 20,000 cases of near-death experience from all over the world. What she can affirm is that there is no death because consciousness does not die. She uses the image of a butterfly emerging from its cocoon as a metaphor for the dying process: the butterfly is the consciousness and the cocoon is the body. She is also certain that nobody dies alone, including astronauts who die in outer space or those who die in the deserts. The consciousness of those we love or who love us will be there to receive us at the moment of death. These could be dead relatives, or spiritual beings like Jesus, Saint Mary, Amitabha buddha, or guardian angels. Dr. Kubler-Ross made these conclusions from her interactions with many seriously ill or wounded people she had accompanied.

Once, she was with a seriously wounded child whose entire family was involved in a fatal car accident. The mother had already died, and the brother was in another hospital. Before he died, the child became very calm and peaceful. Dr. Kubler-Ross was very familiar with the dying process, and asked the child how he was feeling. He replied: “Everything is fine. Mom and Peter (the brother) are already here waiting.” He did not know that his mother had died, and even Dr. Kubler-Ross did not know that his brother had died 10 minutes ago. In many near-death experiences, many people see dead relatives. Young children might see a grandfather they did not know, and after they have been resuscitated to life, they would recognize the person from a photo. Children may also see siblings who have not been born yet.

One young girl said that she saw her younger brother. At that time, she was the youngest in the family, and her mother was unable to conceive any more. Surprisingly, a few years later, her mother did give birth to a younger brother.

Dr. Kubler-Ross discovered that the dying process comprises three stages. The first stage is when the consciousness leaves the body. At this time, no brainwaves can be detected, and ECG shows a flat line. The second stage then begins, where only the mind exists. Blind people can recover their sight, handicaps see that they are whole, the deaf can hear, and the mute can speak. Some patients who had multiple sclerosis told her after their near-death experiences:” I could dance again”. Dr. Kubler-Ross once focused on blind people (those who had been blind for over 10 years) as her research participants, and found that when they experienced their consciousness leaving their bodies, they could clearly see the clothes or necktie colours of people around them.

This second stage does not have time or space, and one can use one’s mind to go immediately to any place. A soldier may have died in Asia, but his consciousness could get to New York immediately by thinking about his mother. Some people had experiences where they first saw a loved one living far away suddenly appear in front of them, and then later received a phone call or telegraph that the loved one had passed away.

The third stage relates to a review of one’s life. This review transcends time and space. The life review may take only a few seconds or minutes on Earth, but the person re-experiences every word, action or thought he has made during his life, and also experiences its impact on others. During this review, one feels the interconnectedness between consciousness. Some people may discover that their priority in life has been wrong—for example, pursuing materialistic needs and being over-competitive. Instead, they may feel that the most important thing in life is to leave more love on earth.

Following Dr. Kubler-Ross work, others have conducted research relating to dying and life review, and obtained results collaborating her findings. One striking study was done by cardiologist, Dr. Pim Van Lommel. He interviewed 344 patients from 10 hospitals in Holland who had been saved after suffering heart attacks. Of these, 18% had near-death experiences. Amongst these patients who had near-death experiences, 50% knew they were dead or had positive emotional responses; 30% felt that they were passing through a tunnel and saw visions of heaven or their dead relatives; 25% had out-of-body experiences with their consciousnesses separated from their bodies, were able to communicate with “light”, or saw color lights; 8% experienced the boundary between life and death; and 13% experienced a review of their entire lives. Those who approached actual deaths had deeper and more vivid experiences. One of Dr. Lommel’s cases was a person who saw his dead grandmother and another unfamiliar male who was looking at him with loving eyes. Ten years later, just before his mother died, she told him that he was born out of wedlock. His father was a Jew, and died after he was deported out of Germany during World War II. When he saw his father’s photograph, he realized that the unfamiliar male who had been looking at him during his near-death experience was indeed his father.

After Dr. Lommel completed this research, he deeply believed that consciousness does not die. He put aside his medical work, and persevered in collecting evidence related to this research. The website of the international Association of Near-Death Studies (www.iands.org) contains his articles. Another source of evidence about the continuity of consciousness after death comes from after-death communication from the dead. Dr. Kubler-Ross shared this personal experience of which prompted Bill Guggenheim to pursue this line of research. Many years ago, Dr. Kubler-Ross met with difficulties in her research on dying and death, and had made up her mind not to organize any more of these seminars. That day, after a seminar, she accompanied a pastor collaborating in the research and walked towards the elevator. She was about to broach the issue of her impending resignation, when she saw a familiar lady standing nearby waiting to talk to her. She could not recall this lady’s name. and neither could the pastor. However, after the pastor entered the elevator, this lady walked over and said:” Dr. Kubler-Ross, the reason I returned is that I have something important to discuss with you. Can we go to your office to chat for a few minutes? “As Dr. Kubler-Ross walked toward her office, she asked herself if she was having a hallucination because she recalled that this lady was a patient who had died ten months ago. She deliberately tried to touch this lady to feel whether her skin was warm or cold. This lady was a little translucent although it was not possible to see through her body. After they entered the office, this lady, Mrs. schwartz, said:” I came back for two reasons. The first reason is to thank you and Pastor Gaines for your help. The second reason is to request that you do not stop this line of work. Now is not the time to stop. In the future, when there are others who can take over this work, you can stop. We will help you.” Dr. Kubler-Ross’ scientific mind prompted her to deliberately ask Mrs. Schwartz to write a note to Pastor Gaines. After Dr. Kubler-Ross had nodded her head in agreement to continue her work, Mrs. Schwartz disappeared. Bill Guggenheim was inspired by this story, and together with his wife, spent seven years to collect 3000 cases of communication from the dead. He intends to collect such cases from other cultures.

People who had near-death experiences generally go through major changes in their outlook towards life. Dr. Kenneth Ring summarizes these changes:

. Treasure everything in life, including ordinary experiences.

. Total acceptance of oneself, and eliminating prior lack of self-worth.

. Truly caring for others.

. Respecting all life and nature.

. No longer pursue a materialistic lifestyle, and knowing that is illusory.

. No longer interested in competitiveness, and emphasizing more on caring for others.

. Continually working on one’s spiritual development.

. Like learning.

. Have a clear mission in life.

. No longer afraid of death.

. Convinced that there is life after death.

. Convinced that there is a transcendental force in the universe—some call it “God” while others call it “Light”.

These people generally become more sensitive (e.g., toward electrical impulses), while others acquire supernatural powers. Others completely change their professions, and dedicate their lives towards activities that benefit society. They know that the purpose of life is to share a little more love with others, and that the energy of the consciousness continues to live and does not die. According to Dr. Kubler-Ross, when people are no longer afraid of death, the world will not have wars. Also, people will change how they live when they realize that their consciousness does not die and that, at death, they will have to face the reality of what they have done.

As a result of the cases above, we are also inspired to collect cases from the Chinese culture where there has been direct communication from loved ones or friends who had died, as well as near-death experiences. Readers are invited to send such cases to the Lapis Lazuli light offices in their home country. Please leave your contact information so that we can conduct further investigations. Your identity will be kept confidential.



. www.iands.org

. On Life After Death, by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Celestial Arts, 1991

. Lessons from the Light: What we can Learn from the Near-Death Experience, by Kenneth Ring, Moment Point Press,1998

. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Near-Death Experiences, by P.M. H. Atwater with David H. Morgan, Alpha Book,2000

. Hello from Heaven, by Bill Guggenheim.






From Generation to Generation… What Passed On?

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

One day, two-year old Dahai suddenly mentioned that when he was one month old, his maternal grandmother had remarked that he cried too much! Indeed, Dahai was delivered by Caesarean-section, and cried frequently after he was born. His mother was startled to know that he still remembered events that had happened when he was only one month old. His maternal grandma had flown from Taiwan to the U.S. to help take care of the new-born Dahai and left shortly after. When Dahai’s mother asked him whether he remembered what it was like to be in her womb, he replied, “Yes.” When asked what he was doing, he replied: “swimming.”

According to Dahai’s kindergarten teacher, many children between two and three years old have memories of their time spent in the womb and when they were born, but they forget shortly thereafter. Parents can help them preserve these memories by recording them down. A three-year old girl in the kindergarten made drawings of her past life in a Chinese village.

Western medical research has begun to investigate children’s memories of the womb and of birth. A Japanese gynaecologist, Dr Akira Ikegawa, wanted to investigate whether Japanese children have these memories. Between August 2000 to December 2000, he surveyed 79 mothers and asked them whether their children had spontaneously mentioned about events relating to their time in the womb or at birth. Results showed that 53% of these mothers indicated that their children had memories of the womb, and 41% had memories of birth (particularly those who had difficult deliveries). His second survey was conducted between August 2002 and September 2002 and involved 878 mothers. Among the respondents, 35% indicated that their children had memories of the womb, and 24% of birth. These memories were mainly of the womb’s colour, temperature, sound, and feelings. One young girl recognised the park that her mother used to take walks in during her pregnancy. Another child remembered the T.V. program that his mother watched during pregnancy.

What was more surprising to Dr Ikegawa was that some two- and three-years old children could see the foetus inside the womb. For example, these children knew that their mothers were pregnant or had a miscarriage even before their mothers became aware of it. If their parents did not talk to the foetus during pregnancy, these children felt very lonely in the womb and were in a hurry to get out.

These memories of young children provide more evidence that the foetus and new-born children are conscious. Psychologists who specialized in issues related to the foetus and new-born indicate that the nine months in the womb and the first year after birth provide the body-mind blueprint for the child’s entire life. For children under two years of age, their frontal lobes and hippocampus at the back of their brains are not fully developed, so they have memories of the sub-consciousness, but not of the self.

These memories of sub-consciousness are the sources of natural instincts, likes, and automatic responses of the child. While bringing up their children, parents activate their memories of the womb and of early childhood. This explains why adults who were abused as children are easily prone to abusing their children. The pain and wounds of the previous generation gets transferred to the next generation. These pain and wounds have a way of replicating themselves and being passed on.

How does one prevent these negative childhood experiences from being transmitted to the next generation? Two specialists have summarised their professional expertise in a book titled “Parenting From the Inside Out”. One is Dr Daniel S. Siegel, a specialist in child psychology and neurology; the other is Mary Hartzell, a specialist in early childhood education. These specialists advise parents to first clear the source of their emotional responses, which generally originate from their childhood. In particular, when they are very angry, they must not hit their children. Let the emotions settle down, and then recall what memories provoked one to react so strongly. For example, if we had been beaten and scolded before as children, our habitual tendency is to also beat and scold our children.

Parents who were not respected when young are less likely to respect their own children. Likewise, parents who did not experience warm parent-child relation as children have difficulty establishing warm relations with their own children. Psychologists can ascertain the relation between parent and child by getting the parents to narrate their childhood experiences. In general, there are four kinds of parent-child relations: warm and secure, avoidant, anxious/ambivalent, and disorganised. If parents can provide children with a warm environment that satisfies the children’s needs, the children will feel safe. If the children’s needs are frequently not met, parent-child relation will not be close, and there will be avoidance. If the parents sometimes understand the child’s needs but sometimes not, the child feels unsettled and parent-child relation is one that is ambivalent and characterised by anxiety. If parents do not heal their own childhood wounds (e.g., fright or sorrow), they may have unpredictable reactions when they interact with their children. They may have rages or lose control of their senses. If parents get drunk and lose control of their actions, they can cause confusion in their children’s consciousness. This causes long-lasting harm to the children’s body and mind.

An infant first develops the right brain. Before the child turns two, the major stimulant for the development of the right brain is the emotional face of the mother or caretaker. Communication through contact with the mother’s skin is very important. Some doctors recommend that in the infant’s first nine months, parents should have maximum skin contact when cradling the infant. This will have very positive impact on the infant’s development. In 12th century Europe, King Frederick of Sicily wanted to know what language would be spoken by infants who never heard the voices of people. He selected some infants and, other than during feeding and cleaning, prevented them from receiving human touch or hearing human voices. None of the infants lived beyond a year.

Orphanages have also found that death rates are high among infants who are unable to bond with their caretakers. Hence, these orphanages have since changed to an arrangement where each infant is under the charge of a specific individual caretaker.

Children who are adopted or brought up by nannies may also experience a break in personal ties, which may influence their subsequent interpersonal relationships. If separation is an early childhood experience, it will be more difficult for such children to establish personal ties later on in life.

A healthy start to correcting such deficiencies is to understand our own childhood and familial histories. For example, people who lose a parent early in life, or who is adopted can use the power of the mind to re-establish such broken family ties. The following is one such method: In a relaxed manner, breathe in to the pelvic bone area, and then gently breathe out. Repeat this a few times. Then, count to eight when you breathe in, hold for eight counts, breathe out for eight counts, then pause for four counts. Repeat this three times. When the brain waves enter into a relaxed state, visualise a horizon, and recall the imagery of your last encounter with your parents. If you don’t have such memories, simply think about the encounter. Observe the reactions of your physical body. If there is any uncomfortable feeling, fully experience this feeling. At this time, you can rotate your eyes to ease this negative feeling. Then feel that your heart and the heart of your loved one are connected, and that you are sending love to your loved one. You are also re-connecting to the love of your loved one, and receiving love from him/her. Connecting each other’s heart transcends time and space, and it doesn’t matter where our loved ones are in the universe. We can still love them and wish them happiness.

Specific features of a culture can also have far-reaching influences on future generations. Consider a child who grows up in a polygamous family with one father and many mothers. What will the child learn from his/her mother? What will be passed on to future generations? Will the child have a sense of safety? What about the child’s self-esteem? Competitiveness? Hatred? Jealousy? Rage? Feeling of inequity? Scheming for power?

What about cultures where one’s land has been invaded and occupied by others? What are the special features of such cultures? If old wounds perpetuate new wounds, is it possible that people who grow up in a repressed environment may also have tendencies to invade and control others? Will people who have experienced poverty be particularly anxious about money matters and obsessed about earning more money? As the author of the book “Parenting from the Inside Out” says: only if we deeply and thoroughly understand ourselves will we be able to do a good job in educating and raising the next generation. If every mother and father were to first heal their own wounds, they will together create a peaceful and happy society, and bring up a happy and healthy next generation.


IkegawaAlira. “I remember when I was in Mommy’s Tummy”: Lyon Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan, 2002.

Siegel, Daniel, M.D. and Hartzell, Mary. “Parenting from the Inside Out”: Jeremy P. Tarcger, Putnam, New York, 2003.

Water and Cancer Prevention

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

The incidence of cancer has accelerated in the 21st century. Cases of young people contacting cancer are increasing. These are generally malignant cases, so that metastasis has set in by the time cancer is diagnosed. The body’s blueprint of health and diseases are influenced by the nine months spent in the womb, as well as environmental factors experienced later on in life. To understand why young people develop cancer, it is necessary to identify whether the foetus in the womb had contact with contaminants, whether there were nutritional deficiencies, and whether the baby consumed its mother’s milk within 12 hours of birth. A baby’s lifelong immune system, digestive ability, and enzyme formation in the stomach are dependent on the special nutrients and antibodies found in the milk that it first suckles.

A dentist, whose parents died from cancer, conducted intensive research on the causes of cancer. His research spanning thirty years showed that all the cancer patients he examined did not drink their mother’s milk within twelve years of birth. Of course, this finding does not mean that all people who did not drink their mother’s milk would get cancer, but it does indicate that the likelihood of contacting cancer is higher. Perhaps, this may be the reason why the incidence of cancer in America is so alarmingly high – only 4% of U.S. mothers breastfeed their children.

This dentist discovered that, among other external environmental factors, lack of water among cell structures is a common feature among cancer patients. If the patient’s cells can rehydrate, he/she can easily recover. However, does it mean that drinking more water will enable the body’s cells to absorb more water? This is not necessarily the case: if the water is polluted, or if the water inside the body is acidic, the body’s cells will automatically block the absorption of such water to prevent the entry of toxins. Such toxins can come from outside the body, or they could be uric acid that the metabolic system cannot discharge from the body. Chronic lack of water can lead to aging and other diseases.

The book “Messages from Water” documents how the crystalline structure of water can change through contamination. Microwave radiation can harm the crystalline structure of water. Water inside the cells is a form of liquid crystal, and changes in its liquid crystalline structure influence the functions exhibited by genes from the cell nucleus, as well as whether cells divide and grow (or stop growing). If the crystalline structure of cells is somehow disturbed, these cells may continue to divide and grow, leading to the development of cancer. Many years ago, I conducted laboratory experiments which showed that when potassium was added to a cancer cell cultures, these cancer cells changed to normal cells. After the potassium enters the cells, the liquid crystalline structure and genetic structure of the cells change and lose their  “cancer” characteristics.

The key point to preventing and curing cancer is to recover the cleanliness of water inside the body, and to nourish the body’s cells with the necessary minerals. Eating clean food, drinking clean water, and breathing clean air are important aspects. In today’s environment, it is also important to avoid sources of radiation (e.g., mobile phones, computers, televisions, and microwave ovens) that disrupts the water’s crystalline structure. This may be a coincidence, but the young people I heard who got cancer are also those who frequently use mobile phones or who live with people who do so. One day, we may treat the use of mobile phones the same way we treat cigarette smoking – second-hand smoke and second hand radiation are both harmful.

We can also understand the importance of water through a person’s energy or qi. Qi belongs to the water element, and lack of water will weaken the body’s qi and lead to illnesses (including cancer).

Many years ago, Dr Yoshitaka Ohno, a Japanese doctor, started to search for a cure to chronic diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer, multiple sclerosis, hypertension, asthma, and diabetes. His research indicated that water is a major causal factor. To verify his theory, he searched for different sources of water. While conducting his research in Japan, he found a rare magnetic mountain with a source of naturally magnetised water that can effectively treat chronic diseases. A renowned local doctor successfully treated many kinds of modern chronic diseases using this water. In the past, Russia, China, Japan, and the U.S.A. had reports of the healing properties of magnetised water.

Research shows that naturally magnetised water can accelerate cellular absorption of water, supplement minerals in the body, protect cells, maintain normal blood circulation and pH levels, discharge pollutants in the cellular structure and fluids, as well as control free radical formation. People who have consumed naturally magnetised water find an increase in bowel movement frequency and that their faeces have unusual smells. It is also possible that the more we drink this water, the thirstier we become. This is because normal water typically cannot be absorbed by the cellular membranes, and the body’s cells have been deprived of water for a long time. Discharge of mercury is also accelerated six hours after amalgam in the teeth has been removed. People with chronic diseases generally see positive effects of drinking this water within two to four weeks. Magnetised water is also helpful in protecting friendly bacteria in the body, discharging harmful bacteria and toxins from the body, and preventing infection. This water is called Nariwa, and further information can be obtained from this website www.ohno.org.

Over 70% of our body is made of water. In this polluted environment, water that can help our cells begin to absorb the water they need is indeed a treasure, regardless of whether the water comes from organic vegetables or magnetised water.

In preventing and treating cancer and modern chronic diseases, it is important to consider the effect of the environment. Water is one such important factor. Of course, to fully recover our health and happiness, it is important to be with nature as much as possible and learn how to discharge negative emotions. Finally, it is necessary to develop and cultivate our spirituality.


Note: For more information, please contact Lapis Lazuli Light (Singapore).

Sunlight: The Light of Life

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

All life forms on earth, whether plants, animals or humans, depend on nourishment from the sun to survive. Petroleum, the energy resource of the modern world, is also an ancient form of sunlight. Although sunlight is so vital to life, modern man is commonly deficient in sunlight. We no longer begin work at dawn, and rest at dusk – it may even be that we don’t see the sun in twenty-four hours, particularly during wintertime when people can be living under electrical lighting all day. During winter, people living in parts of the world with high latitudes easily contract S.A.D., a season-related illness with the following symptoms: depression, suicidal tendencies, insomnia, fatigue, bad temper, inclination towards drinking alcoholic drinks, over-sleeping, weakened immune system, and even stroke, dementia, and calcium-deficiency through the lack of vitamins. Most electrical lighting tend to have a “yellow” tinge, which can lead to tensed feelings from over-stimulation of the nervous system, as well as eye fatigue.

Over forty years ago, to make a Walt Disney film on the growth process of plants, John Ott grew some squash plant under interior lighting. In the end, these squash plants did not flower or produce fruits even after one season. This experience led John to engage in research on lighting. He believes that animals and humans possess cells that have photosynthesis capabilities of plants. Light enters through the eye to the hypothalamus behind the brain, and then gets transformed to electrical impulses that are sent to the pineal gland and pituitary gland. The hypothalamus is the body’s biological clock and balancing center, and controls the body’s reproductive functions, responses to hunger and thirst, body temperature, and moods. Light is critical to our health and moods. John Ott found that fluorescence lamps and ordinary bulbs have narrow light spectrums, and weak light intensity that is equivalent only to that at dusk. He designed a full-spectrum blue light. In classrooms that changed to this lighting, students’ learning ability increased, and their hyperactivity decreased. People working in offices that used this full-spectrum lighting increased their productivity and energy levels.

Depending on the season, we need an average of 30 minutes to 2 hours of direct or indirect sunlight. Lack of sunlight can lead to the following effects:

  • Low energy levels
  • Cravings for carbohydrates, sugar and coffee
  • Difficulty in waking up, and extended sleeping time
  • Low zest for life
  • Decreased attention span and ability
  • Inclination towards bad moods.

Sunlight absorption does not necessarily need to come from direct exposure to the sun. Light entering the eyes through the windows can work as well. Lack of sunlight, particularly deficiency in red, blue, violet and some ultraviolet light, can occur in the following circumstances: frequent wearing of sunglasses; use of dark-colored windowpanes in the home or office; or dust pollution in the atmosphere. The skin can also absorb sunlight. When light shines on the skin, it promotes the formation of melanin that protects the skin. Then, through melanin, Vitamin D is formed. Vitamin D3 and melanin jointly help to regulate one’s mood and immune system. Vitamin D enters the liver and kidney to help the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and is essential to the formation of healthy bones and teeth. In particular, during children’s growing stage, Vitamin D helps the development of their nervous system, heart function, and blood clotting.

In the pre-1930 period when there were no antibiotics, treatments using sunbaths or ultraviolet baths were universally acknowledged to be the best forms of treatment against bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, asthma, cuts and wounds, festering wounds, jaundice, joint inflammation, psoriasis, acne, and lymph inflammation.

Besides appropriate exposure to the sun, room color matters. Use light colors for the rooms or use mirrors to reflect light. If we need to work indoors under artificial lighting, use full-spectrum light bulbs. Avoid fluorescent lamps – they are the source of X-rays, radio waves and low-frequency electromagnetic radiation. Whether the X-rays originate from fluorescent lamps, computer, or television, they can cause the blood cells to coagulate. Over a long period of time, this will cause us to be tired, and drowsy. In contrast, exposure to light from the sun or a full-spectrum lamp causes the blood cells to separate and not coagulate, and therefore regain its normal function. People who frequently use the computer should do additional sunbaths, or work under a full-spectrum lamp.

Colors from light have unique effects on the body and mind. Western medicine has had some insights over the past two hundred years. In recent times, infants with jaundice have responded very well to blue light therapy. In 1926, an American medical surgeon, Dr. Kate Baldwin, related her experiences using a variety of colors to treat ailments. She was of the opinion that in her 37 years of medical practice, light therapy had more superior effects than any other medicine or surgical procedures; recovery was faster and benefitted the patients more. When treating burns, blue light had the effect of curing inflammation, and stopping pain and itch. The light blue color helps in healing of the skin. A child who was severely burned could not pass urine for 48 hours. Dr. Baldwin shone a red light for 20 minutes at a distance of 18 inches above the child’s kidney, with the rest of her body covered. Two hours later, the child passed 250cc of urine. Light therapy is most appropriate for the treatment of sprains and bruises and is effective in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections. It can also be used to treat asthma, heart problems, lung infections, eye infections, glaucoma, and cataract. Even under conditions where surgery is required, the patient’s recovery is hastened with the use of light therapy. Recovery from burns is especially fast using light therapy – 20 to 30 minutes of blue light exposure can stop pain and itch and enable the skin to recover its softness.

Dr. Baldwin was one of the most outstanding students of Dr. DinshahGhadiali. Dr. Dinshah had several medical degrees and had been interested in light therapy earlier on when he was in India. In 1897, during the rampage of the Black Death, a friend’s niece contacted a lethal form of colon infection. She had to pass motion hundreds of times a day, and she was literally waiting for death because no medicine could cure her.

Dr. Dinshah was aware that Dr. Edwin Babbit from the U.S. had used color therapy. Dr. Dinshah used the light from a kerosene lamp filtered through indigo glass pane to shine on his friend’s niece for 30 minutes. At the same time, he filled a glass bottle of the same color with milk and placed the bottle under the sun for an hour before feeding her the milk. The effects were immediate. The patient’s tendency to pass motion reduced to just 10 times a day. With continual treatment, she was able to get out of bed after three days. This experience changed Dr. Dinshah’s direction of life. He spent the latter half of his life investigating and promoting light therapy. In 1911, he settled in the U.S.A., and after his death in 1966, his son Darius Dinshah continued his work. Darius suggests the following treatment for SARS: place a blue bottle filled with water under the sun for an hour, and then drink a cup of the water three times daily. In addition, another suggestion is to use indigo light for twenty minutes twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. When doing so, it is best to keep the light at a distance of about 3 feet from the body. Currently, the use of light therapy in medical treatment has increased by leaps and bounds and deserves the attention of people in the medical circle. We can also use color therapy in our daily lives – fill water in different colored bottles and put the bottles under the sun for an hour before drinking the water. Here are the functions associated with different colors:

Blue: Promotes calm and quiet; clears phlegm and fever; stimulates the pineal gland.

Green: Stimulates lymphatic system; aids digestion and bowel movements; beneficial to nervous system.

Orange: Aids breathing system and growth of bones.

Red: Stimulates nervous system and circulation and aids the repair work by the liver.

For further information, visit the website www.dinshahhealth.org or read the book “Light Years Ahead” published by Celestial Arts, 1996.

From Prevention to Rejuvenation: Our Energy Emergency Rescues

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

Chinese, Indian, and many traditional medicines can be called energy medicine. Modern Western medicine belongs more to mechanical medicine. There are many differences in thinking between these two approaches. How they can complement each other is a complex issue. Specifically, in today’s technologically advanced environment, emergency rescue procedures that are applied to many life-threatening conditions need to coordinate the many medical systems. The weak or infirmed, elderly or young are especially susceptible to sudden adverse reactions arising from radiation exposure. How to use energy medicine in such emergency situations is therefore very important.

The hospital is a place where emergency procedures are administered. At the diagnosis stage, hospitals rely on various apparatus to draw blood, to examine urine, to perform X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound procedures, and to take tissue samples. Emergency rescue procedures include the use of blood transfusion, intravenous feeding, diuretics, surgical operations, antibiotics, and chemotherapy. It is particularly important for patients undergoing these procedures to have their energy levels nourished and uplifted to counter the harm caused by these procedures. The hands, feet and seven chakras are important energy entry points. Key energy points to work on during emergencies include the point at the center of the palms, and the Yongquan acupressure point (located just above the center of the foot). The latter is especially important in nourishing the energy (qi) of the kidney, and in stabilizing the heartbeat. The acupressure points located at the palm center and Yongquan should be massaged with your palms in a clockwise direction (for those living in the Northern hemisphere) or anticlockwise direction (for those living in the Southern hemisphere). For those who are familiar with the use of the energy pendulum, press one hand on the center of your foot or palm, while allowing the energy pendulum held in the other hand to freely rotate. If the chain rotates in an anticlockwise direction, it means that negative energy is being discharged from the body. If it rotates in a clockwise direction, it means that energy is being replenished. Let the chain rotate until it stops by itself; when the pendulum stops moving, it suggests that the person no longer needs to discharge or replenish energy. People who are particularly weak may need ten or more minutes to complete the process.

Regulating the energy at the center of the palm or foot can help stabilize an irregular heartbeat or breathing. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the kidney relates to the water element, while the heart relates to the fire element. Thus, the kidney and heart have mutually balancing functions. When the kidney is weak, the heartbeat will also be abnormal. Therefore, when the energy point at Yongquan acupressure point (related to the kidney) is nourished, it will indirectly help the heart function. The palm center is more directly related to the heart. Depending on one’s needs, the energy at the center of the palm and foot should be recharged several times a day, particularly when one’s health is under threat. Massaging the energy fields can also serve to nourish one’s energy. The person doing the massage should stand by the patient’s side and hold his/her palm (left or right) one to two feet above the patient’s body. Massage by rotating the palm in a clockwise direction (for those living in the Northern hemisphere), increasing the number of rotations especially at the locations of the seven charkas. Perform this massage for the entire body’s energy field, starting from the location of the head and then to the feet.

If the patient has significant negative energy levels (e.g., from exposure to X-rays and chemical pollutants), use an anticlockwise direction (for those living in the Northern hemisphere) to cleanse his/her energy field. Discharge the negative energy into salt or salt water. Then massage in a clockwise direction to recharge the energy field.

If the stomach/spleen is not working well, channel energy to the navel area. Place the middle finger of the left hand gently on the indentation of the collar bone, and the right palm on the region around the navel. After five minutes, gently massage the navel area using half-circular movements. Repeat for seven days. To improve a patient’s spleen function, stand on the left side of the patient, and use the right hand to press on the patient’s right armpit, with the left hand on the patient’s navel. Do this for five minutes and repeat this for seven days. After the first day, the patient may excrete dark feces that have a sour smell.

Under normal circumstances, energy between the seven chakras will flow without restrictions. However, after an injury or lying down for too long, energy flow between some chakras become restricted, thereby impairing some bodily functions. Under these circumstances, assistance from others will be beneficial. If you are performing the massage, stand at the side of the patient’s bed, with one hand above the crown of the patient’s head, and the other hand on the root chakra (located at the base of the spine). Both hands are about 2 feet above the patient’s body. Stand quietly for about five minutes. At this time, the center of the palm may feel hot or tingling, or it may vibrate. Sequentially vary the position of the hands to each of the chakra locations so that the energy at all the chakras can flow freely.

For example, if the left hand is above the patient’s crown, the right hand can then shift to the position above the Dantian acupressure point (about two inches below navel), then the navel, heart, throat, and forehead. The left hand can shift to the positions above the forehead, throat, heart, navel, and the Dantian acupressure point. Spend three to five minutes at each location. Once this is done, move to the other side of the bed. Now, the right hand is above the patient’s crown, and the left hand above the root charka. The patient should do this once daily, or more frequently as needed.

Hanna Koreger suggests a method to discharge the X-ray radiation exposed during hospital stays. Use brown paper bag that contains some salt to sweep every part of the body. Replace the salt a few times in instances with greater X-ray exposure. Besides using sweeping movements up and down the body to clear the energy, it is also necessary to sweep in anticlockwise direction to discharge the radiation. Do this to energy fields close to the body, and those that are far away, even stand on a chair when performing this procedure because one’s energy field can extend up to the ceiling level.

Carefully select one’s diet and eat organic food uncontaminated by chemicals. People who are ill or old sometimes have dietary needs that are like infants – they need light and mild food. In addition, cold food should be avoided, and it should be heated above the person’s body’s temperature. It may be necessary to grind the food for those with weak teeth or physique and who cannot chew their food. The staple food can comprise grains that are grounded to powder after they have been toasted using slow fire. Add water or soup broth to dissolve the grain powder. The powder can be mixed with three times boiling water for those who prefer it a little drier, and with four to five times boiling water for those who prefer more soupy. Place this drink into a flask with a wide mouth and drink it after 10 minutes. Below are some recipes for consideration:

Add equal amounts of barley, oat and buckwheat, toast till cooked, and then grind to powder form. At the point of consumption, you can add some miso, organic oil (e.g., sesame oil, olive oil), yeast powder, or pumpkin powder. Barley gets to the kidney and is more appropriate if it is made a little salty. Rice products that can be used include unpolished brown rice (long or short grain), unpolished glutinous rice, millet, and barley. Add small amounts of qian-shi (Chinese medicine), wild yam and lotus seed. Using a low fire, fry till cooked, then grind to powder form and make a drink from it. As before, rice drinks can be salty or sweet. To obtain a sweet taste, add red dates or honey dates. Besides rice, consider adding lightly steamed vegetables or roots. Depending on one’s physique, it is possible to use warm water to prepare fruit juice, vegetable juice, or high-energy vegetable soup. You can first soak walnuts in water, and then grind it to make walnut milk. Food rich in polysaccharides can nourish the body. Currently, the market sells products containing polysaccharides produced from traditional food such as shitake mushrooms, rice, aloe vera, white fungus, red dates, schisandra and lycium, etc.

Patients who have been taking antibiotics can either orally take probiotics (friendly bacteria) or apply some probiotics liquid on their bodies. Those who have extremely weak physique can take a nutritional bath for seven days, or apply either human milk, goat milk, or cow milk on their bodies on a daily basis for seven days.

A nutritional bath is prepared in the following way: take a glass of cow milk, an egg (unfertilized with no antibiotics or hormones), along with freshly squeezed juice of one lemon, and pour the mixture into a bathtub of water. Dissolve the mixture in the water by moving your hand (immersed in water) in the shape of number 8. Soak your body in water for about 15 minutes (extremely weak people should start with about 5 minutes). After the bath, dry oneself, put on clothes, then cover oneself with a blanket, and rest in bed for 30 minutes. Do so for seven days, preferably at the same time each day.

If the patient is in the hospital and on intravenous solution, it is best to raise the energy level of the intravenous solution using the following ways: touch the drip container with energizer or water crystal energizer. One can also visualize golden, white, green, or blue light to “energize” the fluids within the bag; or charge it with prayers that are consistent with one’s religion (e.g., Buddhists can recite the great compassion mantra of Avalokisteshvara, the Six Syllable mantra, or the mantra of Medicine Buddha).

The patient’s caregiver who radiates optimism, peace and warmth can have a significant positive effect on the patient’s recovery. Use comforting and encouraging words to remind the patient to continue his/her daily spiritualpractice. Recognize that life is impermanent, and everyone can go anytime. How to maintain a positive and peaceful mind is very important.

The above are some suggestions on how to take care of a sick person.



Eden, Donna. Energy medicine. Jeremy P. Tacher Putnam, 1998.

ELECTRICITY: A Source Of Trouble?

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

In this modern world, we are fully dependent on electricity, whether in our residence, workplace, or leisure activities. Our environment is permeated with various kinds of invisible electromagnetic waves, from 50Hz (frequency of fifty cycles per second) to 60Hz, to microwaves (frequency of billions of cycles per second) such as that used in broadcast, telecast, mobile phones, and military radars. These are a million times above the natural fields of the earth.

A hundred years ago, the earth’s electromagnet waves were entirely natural, and were restricted to those from the sun, stars, and moon. However, smart scientists such as Edison, Telsta, and others changed all these. After the Second World War, there was a rapid increase in the use of electricity and electromagnetic communication systems. Electrical signals have reached the outer space, and man-made satellites beam radio waves at every surface of the earth every hour to collect data. The number of radio stations and TV stations continue to increase. These days, we can even have our own broadcast stations (in the form of mobile phones)!

What is the impact of artificial electromagnetic waves on humans? Robert Becker, M.D., summarizing many years of research, concludes that artificial electromagnetic waves can lead to abnormalities in living organisms.

During the Second World War, the military found that personnel in charge of radar, their bodies would heat up. They realized then microwave has the ability to generate heat, and this led to the production of microwave ovens for use in the kitchens. Many people may be unaware of their harm. After the Second World War, scientists found that although exposure to low levels of microwaves would not generate heat in animals, but these animals developed cataracts within a short period of exposure (within a few days or a month). This is because the retina is most sensitive to heat.

In 1953, a doctor working in an airplane plant found 75 to 100 workers, with prior exposure to low levels of microwave, had bleeding tendency, leukemia or brain tumors. Other research shows that electromagnetic waves of frequencies up to 27 MHz can cause the chromosomes in garlic seedlings to undergo abnormal changes. In 1983, the US FDA’s research showed that microwave exposure could harm the sperm production of rats. Male rats with half-an-hour non-thermal microwave exposure for two weeks had their sperm production reduced and their chromosomes altered. When they mated with female rats that had no prior microwave exposure, the incidence of miscarriage greatly increased.

Between 1953 to 1977, the American embassy in Russia had microwave interference of about 5 mW/cm2 that was 0.05% of the level allowed by the US military. Of the three ambassadors staying at the embassy during this period, two died of cancer, and one of leukemia. The staff working at the embassy had abnormal levels of eye and skin infections, and suffered from depressions, irritations, lack of appetite, and attention deficit. Their children had anemia, heart problems, and infections of the respiratory and ears.

The genetic impact of microwaves can be seen from another example. Vernon, a small city in New Jersey, has a population of 25,000 people, but it has so many microwave stations that it ranks fifth in the entire USA, after New York, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco. The proportion of mentally retarded children there is 1000 times that of the national average. In a 1985 report (Ruey Lin), it was pointed out that naval radar officers were more likely to contract brain tumors than those that were not exposed to microwave. Two cancer doctors, Margaret Spitz and Christine Cole, found that children, whose parents were exposed to electronics at work, were more likely than others to have brain tumors before the age of two. They also found that exposure to everyday AC electricity caused harm to sperms and chromosomes.

In a 1983 report, Dr. Nordstrom from Sweden found that workers in a high-pressure cable car factory were more likely to have deformed children than others, and their white blood cells and chromosomes were also abnormal.

In summarizing fifty years of research materials, Dr. Becker concludes that various kinds of electromagnetic waves can have seven effects on humans and living organisms:

  1. Influence cell growth, e.g., increase the growth of cancer cells.
  2. Increase the incidence of certain types of cancer occurrences.
  3. Induce change in fetal growth.
  4. Change neural and chemical hormonal secretions and production in the body, which may lead to behavioral changes such as suicidal tendencies.
  5. Change the biological rhythm of living organisms.
  6. Modify the body’s reaction to stress, and lead to deterioration in immune system; and
  7. Reduce learning ability.


The following are measures to prevent or respond to the threat of electromagnetic waves:

  1. There are up to 8 kinds of electromagnetic waves emitted by television and computers, including microwaves and X-rays. Other than reducing contact with these sources (e.g., television), careful selection of computers can help. For example, choose computers that meet TCO standards set in Sweden. Install a screen on the monitor that filters both low and high frequency emissions. Cover the computer casing using copper sheets. When using the computer, it is best to wear natural fabrics like cotton and wool, or wear fabrics with peatmoss. This has the ability to protect one’s life force, and effectively prevent harm from electromagnetic waves, particularly when it is wrapped in layers with organic fabric and placed on the three chakra points located on the head, on the third eye, and below the naval.

Several researchers have found that electricity causes the greatest harm to the brain, but they did not know why. I have discovered from my experience and observation that electromagnetic waves interfere with the crown chakra and the third eye chakra. These chakras can be protected by products containing peatmoss. In addition, it is helpful to harmonize one’s “qi” to recover. For details, please refer to the November 2000 issue of “Lapis Lazuli Light Magazine” (or July 2001 issue of “Lapis News”.

  1. Mobile phones are the source of microwaves and electromagnetic waves, with frequencies exceeding that of computers and high-density cables. A mobile phone placed on the ear will expose the body to microwaves of more than 100mW per square centimeter. At 5 feet, there is exposure of a 1mW/cm2, which is a hundred times the safety limit set by Russia. When I walk on the street and see people using mobile phones, I feel sad for humanity and their descendants. Do you want to pay for convenience with your life? Mobile phones are best used in emergency, and not for everyday use. In particular, do not use mobile phones next to a child. Again, “qi” harmonization will also help.
  2. Choose a diet that strengthens and heals the body. This kind of food includes green vegetable juices, carrot juice, naturally pickled vegetables, wheat grass, organic food, Vitamin C (with bioflavonoids-orange and lemon skins are rich in these), and seaweed (take a few helpings a week). Exercising out of doors on a regular basis to discharge static electricity in the body. When doing so, it is best to wear straw sandals or cloth shoes. At night, avoid using the computer, watch television, or use the mobile phone. This is because it will be hard to go out to discharge static electricity at night. Another reason is that one’s “qi” is weaker at night, and be harmed more.


In conclusion, we should begin to change our lifestyles, and put priority on our health.


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Health of the Body, Mind and Spirit Begins in the WOMB

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

Ancient Chinese medicine has a deep understanding of prenatal education. Prior to the mother’s pregnancy, both parents begin preparation by turning up their bodies and minds. After conception, the mother pays particular attention to her lifestyle, and tries to maintain peaceful and happy emotion and thoughts. This is to ensure that the growing foetus has the best possible environment.

The West has a saying: “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” A person’s health and emotional habits are formed in the womb and during childhood and are influenced by his/her parents’ physical and mental health as well as their attitude and feelings towards the baby. Some of the feelings and attitudes that we have since young can be traced to the pregnancy experiences of our mothers. Some of our talents and rhythm of speech can also be traced to our mothers. Modern science has also found that our sleep patterns are associated with that of our mothers during pregnancy.

A rapidly developing field in psychology is prenatal and Neonatal psychology.

When conductor Boris Brott was asked about the source of his interest in music, he replied: “Before I was born.” He found that while practicing being a conductor in his youth, there were music scores that he knew without having learned them, particularly those related to the cello section. On one occasion, he discussed this observation with his mother, who was very surprised. Upon learning what these pieces were, she realized that these were the ones that she had practiced during her pregnancy. She was a professional cellist.

A primary school teacher’s child had an ability to sketch human faces with very accurate positioning of the eyes, nose and mouth. The mother could not understand this initially, but upon reflection, she realized that during her pregnancy, she had frequently instructed her students on how to draw human faces.

The feelings between parents and children are established in the womb. There is the case of an American woman who bore her first child during a period when her husband was very busy with his studies. He was not home day and night and was not with the baby at birth. The father and son had a distant relationship. When this woman was pregnant with her second child, her husband was home every night. He also made it a point every night to talk to the foetus in the womb about all matters that happened during the day, including the food they had for dinner. He would conclude the conversation by saying: “We love you and look forward to your arrival.” When the child was born, the father was around. When he carried the baby, he naturally spoke to the baby, who opened his eyes to gaze at the father intently, then smiled. Clearly, the baby recognised his father, and they had a close relationship.

When the pregnancy was not welcome by the parents, it may have a profound long-term impact on the parent-child relationship and the child’s mental and physical well-being. A mother of four children asked me why her second child does things that make her angry every day. I asked her how she felt when she was pregnant with this child. She said she did not want to get pregnant during that year because her Chinese horoscope conflicted with that of a child born in that year. Her rejection, along with her desire not to bear the child, led to her child doing things against her wishes. This illustrates the power of a mother’s thoughts.

In his book “The Secret Life of the Unborn Child”,Dr Verny mentioned that the case of a new born baby who turned her head away every time her mother tried to feed her. On the other hand, this baby accepted milk bottles or breast milk from others. Dr Verny asked this mother on her feelings during this pregnancy. She replied that she did not want the child; it was her husband who wanted the child. The foetus therefore received her mother’s feelings, and the mother-child relationship did not get to a good start.

In 1979, Andrew Feldman, a Canadian psychologist, reported the results of his research on four youths who had unsuccessfully attempted suicide five times. He found that these suicidal tendencies occurred at the same time every year and coincided with the time that their mothers had attempted abortions as well as the abortion techniques used (e.g., by tools or by drugs). These youths overcame their suicidal tendencies once they realized that their tendencies came from their memories while in their mothers’ wombs. I once met a mother who had unsuccessfully attempted abortion. Her son is now over twenty years old, and also has suicidal tendencies. Currently, there are many cases of attempted suicides by youths. Whether this is related to unsuccessful abortion attempts by their mothers is worth further investigation.

In 1988, a seminal piece of research did a comparative study of three countries – Sweden, Czechoslovakia, and North Finland – and investigated the development of children whose mothers had abortion requests rejected. The results showed that in Sweden, the children of such women tended to have more psychological problems and poorer learning abilities; they also had more congenital physical problems. The research also studied 12,000 mothers in North Finland. It found that about 12% of them felt that they should not have been pregnant. The children of these mothers had lower heights and weights within the first twenty-eight days of birth compared to other children. The incidence of premature birth was also higher, and so was the incidence of infant deaths as well as ailments such as cerebal palsy and mental retardation. Among these children aged eight, fourteen, sixteen, the incidence of learning difficulties, language deficiencies, and mental retardation was also twice that of other children.

A similar twenty-year longitudinal study was conducted in Prague (capital of Czechoslovakia). It found that among children of women who had two unsuccessful abortion requests, the proportion of such children suffering from acute and chronic ailments was higher than normal. Their mothers felt that their children were obstinate, naughty, and ill tempered. Their teachers considered these children to have poorer academic performance, and other students did not like to befriend them. At age fourteen, these children’s academic performance had deteriorated, and many chose to leave school. Their teachers felt that the children were hyperactive, and less sociable. The children themselves felt rejected by their mothers, and their relationship with their parents also deteriorated over time. At age 23, these children had more social and criminal problems – the incidence of them committing serious crimes was about three times that of others. They were dissatisfied with life and were generally worried and unhappy. They easily met with obstacles in their love lives, and they a tendency to drink more coffee, smoke more, and drink more beer than others. These children also received more psychiatric treatment and adapted more poorly to stress than others. When these children grew up and married, they tended to have more grievances and unhappy marriages than others. They also had a higher incidence of unplanned pregnancies, and, like their parents, they had difficulty establishing close relationship with their children. These reports tell us that the emotional blueprints are transferred from one generation to the other. They also tell us that the emotional environment of the foetus has an impact on the child’s character.

While the foetus is developing in the mother’s womb, any kind of contamination (chemicals or emotions) can interfere with the growth of its delicate nervous system and organs. The foetus can experience what its mother eats, drink, breathes, thinks, or feels. When the mother smokes, the foetus will feel unrest and uneasy as nicotine makes it uncomfortable; the foetus will also feel anxiety as it does not know when this uncomfortable feeling will recur. Dr Michael Liberman found that when the thought of smoking arises in the minds of pregnant women, the foetuses inside them react immediately by having faster heartbeats. Foetuses can also hear music. Music by Vivaldi makes the foetus relaxed, while those by Beethoven and pop musicians lead to the foetus inside the womb to move and kick. While recording the music of a rock group, a pregnant lady had her ribs broken by the foetus kicking in her womb.

To help parents understand how to create the best environment for the foetus in the womb, Dr Verny has written a pregnancy guide titled “Nurturing the Unborn” that integrates psychology and medicine. According to Dr Verny, in the first month of pregnancy, the mother must be emotionally stable, be free of unwholesome habits, and be confident. Both father and mother can participate in the preparations during the nine months of pregnancy and develop a warm relationship with the foetus. Parents can engage in music therapy, light exercises, massage, and thought communication to enable the foetus to have a good mental and physical environment. Prenatal education establishes the foundation for life-long holistic health. Parents hold the greatest power in the world.

Kicking the Habit of Smoking and Drinking, Holistically

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

Tobacco and alcohol are harmful not only to the health of the individual who uses them, but also to those of his family and environment. Once addicted, it is very difficult to kick the habit; it may be easier to succeed if one takes a holistic approach to understand the harm they cause and the methods that are available.

Everyone knows the harm that tobacco and alcohol can inflict on the body and mind.

Alcohol is harmful to the stomach, liver, heart, and kidney; and is destructive to the nervous system, lowering the efficiency of the brain functions. Thus, drinkers frequently suffer from stomach ulcers; when drunk they have no awareness and are prone to accidents. Some may even have visual illusion and get terrified. Alcohol also causes emotional depressions and prevents spiritual growth and advancement.

Smoking of tobacco is harmful to the stomach, gut, nervous system and blood circulation. Tobacco contains many carcinogenic agents, increasing the risks in lung cancer, bladder cancer, and colon cancer for smokers. Arrhythmia (uneven heartbeat) and skin diseases are also related to smoking. Smoking also affects a person’s character, temperament and spirituality. Its effect on the smoker’s offspring is obviously visible; when the expectant mother smokes or is a secondary smoker, the foetus becomes restless and anxious, and that is for life.

The addiction to tobacco and alcohol is frequently implanted at the foetus stage. Children of parents who are smokers and drinkers have higher probability of addiction than average. Medical evidence indicates that tobacco and alcohol disturbs the development of the brain, nervous system as well as the internal organs in the foetus. The unsuspecting expectant mother would have harmed her unborn child by consuming just one cigarette or one glass of wine. If the father drinks frequently, the intelligence, physical development of the next generation are affected, and puberty is delayed. Whether a man becomes addicted to alcohol or not is directly related to whether his father drank!

How parents manage their children starting from the foetus stage contributes to the addictions. Unwelcome babies who grew up in an indifferent family are 6 to 12 times more likely to succumb to addictions when they become adults. Their bad experiences affect the brain development, and they are not able to take stress well; tobacco and alcohol become their tranquilizer. Thus addiction to tobacco and alcohol becomes a vicious circle, passing from generation to generation.

Therefore, one must kick the habit before starting a family. Having decided, one must cut off the habit once and for all.

Detoxification through proper food intake is the preliminary step to kicking the habit of smoking and drinking.Make clear soup from fruit, vegetable and root and drink that for a week. Next, take light meal of simple natural food with high nutritious value. One can also use enema for colon-cleansing, with supplement of friendly bacteria. Exercise to perspire, take hot bath or shower, using a cold towel to rub the body in the morning followed by dry brushing the skin to stimulate blood circulation, drink (laxative) herbal tea such as the Longevity tea and Aloe Vera juice.

Quassia Chip and Thyme are herbs that can counter the craving for alcohol. Make a drink by steeping one teaspoon of Quassia Chip (dried leaves) in a cup of boiling water for half an hour; take a sip every 2 hours. The same goes for Thyme. Other helpful health methods include exercising, deep breathing and walking; twenty minutes every day. Those with craving for cigarettes can also drink Red Clover Tea; one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water.

Energy soup, rejuvelac and herbal tea can improve digestion and help in eliminating toxin.

Rejuvelac is normally prepared using wheat sprout. Add 2 cups of water to one cup of wheat sprouts and let stand for 24 hours at room temperature. It can then be consumed, and another round is prepared by adding water again. The wheat sprouts can be used total of 3 times.

Cabbage can also be used to make rejuvelac. Add 1 ¾ cups of water to 3 cups of chopped cabbage; then put into a blender to puree and finally stand at room temperature for 3 days. Save ¼ cup of the rejuvelac as starter, remove pulp, saving juice for immediate consumption or store in the fridge. When you prepare the next drink, use 3 cups of chopped cabbage with 1 ½ cup water and the starter. Only one day of standing time is needed. The pulp can be used as fertilizer for plants.

It is also possible to stop the smoking and drinking habits by circular movement of eyeball. Move eyeball left and right, repeatedly to heal childhood trauma (refer to Restoring the Bliss of The Mind) and to reduce emotional dependency on alcohol and tobacco. Using circular movement of eyeball therapy when unhappy thoughts occur in combination with all the other holistic methods, kicking the habit can be very successfully accomplished.