At the dawn of the 21st century, the old paradigms of medicine have begun to fall apart. We no longer believe that our bodies are machines with parts that wear down, only to be braced up by drugs or replaced through surgery. Instead, a growing number of pioneering researchers embrace a new view of healing – one expounded by Dr. Richard Gerber in his groundbreaking best–seller, Vibrational Medicine.
Now he shows how to put this new way of thinking into practical use, describing the role of consciousness and "thought forms," as well as the benefits of homoeopathy, acupuncture, colour and light healing, magnetobiology, and other therapies. A traditionally trained physician, Dr. Gerber combines scientific evidence with traditional methods from the East and West to unlock our potential for healing ourselves.
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About the Author
Richard Gerber, M.D., practices internal medicine near his home in Livonia, Michigan, and has become the definitive authority of energetic medicine. This book is a culmination of twenty years of nationally recognized research into alternative medical diagnosis and treatment.
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What is Vibrational Medicine?
For many people, the term "vibrational medicine" will be unfamiliar. The word "vibrational" conjures up an image of something vibrating or making sound. Sound waves are the most familiar form of vibration people think about when they use the term "vibrational:' But sound waves are actually just one form of vibrating energy. Light is another form of vibration or oscillating energy. They are two examples of the many types of energy that make up the so-called electromagnetic spectrum, which also includes radio waves, television broadcasts, X rays, cosmic rays, ultrasonic waves, and microwaves. Modern physics tells us that the only difference between these forms of energy is that each oscillates at a different frequency or rate of vibration. Hence, vibrational medicine refers to an evolving viewpoint of health and illness that takes into account all the many forms and frequencies of vibrating energy that contribute to the "multidimensional" human energy system.
The most basic such form is the matter that composes the physical body. According to the new perspective of Einsteinian and quantum physics, the biochemical molecules that make up the physical body are actually a form of vibrating energy. During the early part of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein came to the startling conclusion that matter and energy were actually interconvertible and interchangeable. His famous E = mc2 mathematically described how matter and energy were interrelated. Einstein said matter and energy were, in fact, two different forms of the samething. At the time Einstein came up with this conclusion, few scientists could entirely understand its magnitude. But it was this very realization of matter's interconvertibility into energy that led to the development of the first atomic bomb, in which a few grams of uranium were converted directly into energy, proving Einstein's theory in a most unforgettable demonstration. With the example of the atomic bomb, more scientists came to believe in Einstein's assertion that matter and energy were two expressions of the same thing. In a variety of experiments in particle physics, in which scientists hurl speeding subatomic particles at targets in atom smashers to study the tiny fragments making up the structure of matter, additional evidence has been gathered confirming that all matter is really a form of frozen energy.
If this is so, then all the atoms and subatomic particles making up the human body are also a kind of frozen energy as well. This means people can be considered complex bundles of frozen energy! Since all energy vibrates and oscillates at different rates, then, at least at the atomic level, the human body is really composed of different kinds of vibrating energy. The term "vibrational medicine" comes from this fact. More specificially, vibrational medicine is an approach to the diagnosis and treatment of illness based upon the idea that we are all unique energy systems. By using a vibrational-medicine approach, it is possible to diagnose different types of illnesses based on a knowlege of the different frequencies of energy that can be measured coming from the human body. This idea is certainly not new. For example, many doctors routinely order electrocardiograms (EKGs) on patients as a part of their yearly exams. The electrical energy coming from the heart can give doctors information about whether the heart is functioning properly. The EKG "energy patterns" can reveal to physicians if the heartbeat is regular or erratic and can also indicate whether a patient's heart is receiving enough vital blood flow through the nutrient-carrying coronary arteries. All this information comes from interpreting the patterns of vibrating electrical energy Put out by the beating human heart (as picked up by EKG electrodes attached to the patient's skin). The squiggly lines of the electrocardiogram are a diagnostic tool for the physician who looks to detect early heart disease (even in individuals without noticeable symptoms of chest pain or palpitations). Thus, the measurment of the heart's electrical energy, even in a simple EKG, is actually a form of vibrational-medical diagnosis. But even though such medical instruments as EKG machines might provide a very basic form of vibrational diagnosis, the paradigm of healing that guides most doctors in their interpretation of this energetic information is one based upon a viewpoint of the body as a biomechanism, not a vibrational-energy system.
The concept of the body as a complex energetic system is part of a new scientific worldview gradually gaining acceptance in the eyes of modern medicine. The older, yet prevailing, view of the human body is still based upon an antiquated model of human functioning that sees the body as a sophisticated machine. In this old worldview, the heart is merely a mechanical pump, the kidney a filter of blood, and the muscles and skeleton a mechanical framework of pulleys and levers. The old worldview is based upon Newtonian physics, or so-called billiard-ball mechanics. In the days of Sir Isaac Newton, scientists thought they had figured out all the really important laws of the universe. They had discovered laws describing the motion of bodies in space and their momentum, as well as their actions at rest and in motion. The Newtonian scientists viewed the universe itself as a gigantic machine, somewhat like a great clock. It followed, then, that the human body was probably a machine as well. Many scientists in Newton's day actually thought that all the great discoveries of science had already been made and that little work was left to be done in the field of scientific exploration.
The Newtonian Mechanists
Versus the Quantum Mechanics
As science grew more sophisticated, so did the nature of the biomachine we werethought to be. That is, as our technologies became more powerful with the discovery of the optical and electron microscopes, the parts and gears of the human machine were studied at smaller and smaller levels. While early European physicians could analyze the...