The Genie in Your Genes: Epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention

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Epigenetics - control of genes from outside the cell - is a brand new branch of science that promises a revolution in health and happiness.

We used to think that our DNA determined much of our behavior as well as our physical characteristics. No more. Exciting new scientific research shows that many genes are being turned on and off - every day - by your beliefs, feelings, and attitudes. Every thought you think ripples throughout your body, ...

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Overview

Epigenetics - control of genes from outside the cell - is a brand new branch of science that promises a revolution in health and happiness.

We used to think that our DNA determined much of our behavior as well as our physical characteristics. No more. Exciting new scientific research shows that many genes are being turned on and off - every day - by your beliefs, feelings, and attitudes. Every thought you think ripples throughout your body, affecting your immune system, brain, and hormone system.

This book - packed with over 300 scientific studies - shows you how to take control of your health and wellbeing with thoughts and feelings that raise your level of vitality and happiness. In this very moment, with the information in your hands right now, you have the potential to shift those genes to radically improve your life. Try this epigenetic magic-and be amazed at how good you can feel!

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  • ISBN-13: 9781604150117
  • Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
  • Publication date: 4/5/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 395
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dawson Church, PhD, has successfully coached thousands of people to fulfilling and rewarding relationships. He created an online program called Tapping Deep Intimacy which teaches leading-edge and science-based relationship tools. He is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the field of epigenetics. He has conducted many clinical trials, with a focus on the remarkable self-healing mechanisms now emerging at the intersection of emotion and gene expression. He applies these breakthroughs to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe.com, which is one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web. He was educated at Baylor University and Holos University, where he earned his doctorate under the tuition of Harvard-trained neurosurgeon Norm Shealy, MD, PhD.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 17

1 Epigenetic Healing 27

Turning Gene Research into Therapy 29

The Dance of Genes and Neurons 30

The Dogma of Genetic Determinism 30

Death of a Dogma 35

The Inner and Outer Environment 37

Your Body Reads Your Mind 40

Steps in Genetic Expression 44

Signals from Outside the Cell 47

Magic Precedes Science 49

Epigenetic Medicine 50

2 You: The Ultimate Epigenetic Engineer 53

DNA Is Not Destiny 56

Nurturing Epigenetic Change 58

Childhood Stress Results in Adult Disease 60

It's the Gene Show, and You're the Director 61

Beliefs and Biochemistry 62

Psychology Becomes Physiology 66

Prayer 67

Doing Good Does You Good 69

Seven Minutes of Spirituality 70

Meditation 70

Epigenetic Visualizations 71

Attitude Is Everything 73

Why Stress Hurts 75

Engineering Your Cells Consciously 75

3 The Malleable Genome 79

Gene Chips 82

Immediate Early Genes 84

Behavioral State-Related Genes 87

Experience-Dependent Genes 91

Burying Trauma in Muscles 94

Rebooting Memory for Healing 101

Creating Your Own Designer Brain 102

Designing Happiness 107

4 The Body Piezoelectric 111

Electrical Medicine in Western Science 115

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy 122

Electrical Medicine in Direct Observation 125

Spotting Disruption Before It Becomes Disease 129

DNA Regeneration as Favorite Movie 131

Ultrafast Cellular Communication through Coherent Light 132

The Resonant Melody of Creation 134

The Physical Channels of Meridians 134

Energy Medicine's Ancient Roots 139

Frequencies of Healing 142

5 The Connective Semiconducting Crystal 145

Connective Tissue System and Collagen 146

Semiconduction in Connective Tissues149

Speaking into Cells 150

Anchoring Cells to the Connective System 152

Rapid Cellular Signaling 154

6 Belief Therapy 161

Protean Protein Beliefs 163

Electromagnetic Signaling 164

DNA Change and Intention 165

The Dispensary in Your Brain 170

The Fight-or-Flight Response 171

Believing in Good Things 175

New Experimental Questions 184

7 Entangled Strings 187

Subatomic Alchemy 189

Discomfort and Novelty in Research 196

An Entangled Universe 199

The Mirror in Your Brain 200

8 Scanning the Future 205

Interactive Fields 206

Nonlocal Perception 209

The Half-Second Delay 210

9 Writing "Miracles!" on Every Prescription Pad 213

Prescription: Belief 215

Doctors Often See Miracles 216

Discontinuity and Transformation 217

10 Energy Psychology 221

Emotional Freedom Techniques 223

Researchers Study Energy Psychology 228

Energy Cures for Physical Traumas 232

Ever-Quicker Interventions 237

Covert Relief 238

Changing the 'Beliefs below the Symptoms 240

As Easy as TAT 242

11 Your Happy Genes 247

Genes and Emotional States 248

Unhappy Emotions, Unhappy Brain 249

Stress-Induced Genetic Changes 251

Psychologist Sees Different Diseases-Biologist Sees Similar Disease 252

Stress Drives Gene Expression 253

Telomeres and Life Span 256

Choices Reverse Childhood 258

12 Soul Medicine as Conventional Medicine 263

Energy Medicine in Hospitals 265

Discerning an Appropriate Treatment Path 271

Navigating the Options 273

Intention as Quantum Conversation 274

Precise Energy Leverage Points 276

13 Tapping a World of Healing 279

Healing the Wounded Warrior 281

The Iraq Vets Stress Project 282

Just Add Lime Juice 283

Big Isn't What You Think 284

Erasing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 285

Asking Provocative Questions 289

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue 291

Unhealed Healers 292

Even High Performers Improve Dramatically 293

Taking Healing to the World 294

14 Medicine for the Body Politic 297

Discontinuous Social Change 299

Individuals Lead Society 303

Epigenetic Influence and Wars Between Nations 304

The Epigenetic Social Cycle 306

The Reaction of the Old Guard 308

Emotional Peace in the Wake of War 311

Wanted: One Thousand People 316

15 Ten Principles of Epigenetic Medicine 319

1 Intentions First, Outcomes Second 324

2 Healing Is a Process, Not an Event 325

3 Heart-Centered 326

4 Being-Focused 327

5 Treat Whole Systems 328

6 Healing Before Disease 332

7 Magnify the Body's Inherent Self-Healing Powers 332

8 Stream to Appropriate Treatment Paths 333

9 Revisioning Death 336

10 Understand the Global Context of Healing 337

16 Practices of Epigenetic Medicine 341

1 Start Treatment with Energy Medicine 344

2 Attachment Doctoring 346

3 Scaled Interventions 348

4 Thrive Through Chaos 350

5 Discover What Triggers Your Quantum Field 353

6 Allow for the X Factor 355

Exceeding the Limits of Vision 356

Appendix A EFT Basic Recipe 361

Appendix B Five Minute Energy Routine 363

1 The Three Thumps 364

2 The Cross Crawl 365

3 The Wayne Cook Posture 366

4 The Crown Pull 367

5 Neurolymphatic Massage 368

6 The Zip Up 368

7 The Hook Up 368

Appendix C About Soul Medicine Institute 371

The Iraq Vets Stress Project 371

Therapies and Practitioners 372

Educational Institutions 372

Scientific Research 372

Trainings Offered 372

Grants, Bequests, and Funding 372

Endnotes 374

Index 390

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    THE GENIE IN YOUR GENES is a book that is so well written, so well researched, and so inspirational that it is destined to become a classic. While the term epigenetics is not yet a household word, it is definitely a word worth learning, along with all it implies with regard to our health. Bringing the old "nature VS nurture" discussion into the 21st century, we are now in a world in which the human genome project has mapped some 24,000 human genes. Just like a map, this DNA information provides us with only the barest comprehension of what is going on. We are just beginning to understand some of the factors that trigger disease in one person but not another when both carry the same genetic DNA.

    The key to understanding epigenetics comes from grasping the concept that the genes each human inherits at birth is just part of the picture. How those genes express (or do not express) is vitally important as well. There are many factors outside of our DNA which have a great deal to do with switching various genes on and off, and GENIE IN YOUR GENES explores a phenomenal range of ways we can greatly improve our health and well-being through things like diet, meditation, acupuncture, belief therapy, EFT, prayer and even the way we feel about our relationship with our Creator.

    GENIE IN YOUR GENES presents an exhilarating review of some of the most recent research in epigenetics in such a way that provides readers with a map of how to better ensure good mental, psychological and physical health. Packed with pertinent information and factual details, GENIE IN YOUR GENES gives down-to-Earth, practical advice anyone can follow who seeks new inspiration and ideas for improving our health that we can initiate and maintain on our own.

    I give GENIE IN YOUR GENES my highest recommendation, and encourage you to be sure to get at least two copies of this outstanding book -- one for your bookshelf, and one to loan.

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