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

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

by Dawson Church


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Your genes respond to your thoughts, emotions and beliefs. The way you use your mind shapes your brain, turning genes on and off in ways that can dramatically affect your health and wellbeing. In this best-selling, award-winning book, researcher Dawson Church reveals the exciting applications of the new science of Epigenetics (epi=above, i.e. control above the level of the gene) to healing. Citing hundreds of scientific studies, and telling the stories of dozens of people who have used his ideas for their own healing, he shows how you can apply these discoveries in your own life. He explains how electromagnetic energy flows in your body and affects your cells, and how the new fields of energy medicine and energy psychology can help cases that are beyond the reach of conventional medicine. He shows how your hormonal, neurological, connective tissue, and neutrotransmitter systems all work in harmony to conduct a coordinated flow of information throughout your body. As you take conscious control of the process, you produce a positive effect on your health, becoming an "epigenetic engineer" of your own wellbeing. Practical and scientific, this book has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people. This new edition is updated with the latest research and clinical breakthroughs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604152432
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 405
Sales rank: 195,590
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dawson Church, PhD, 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 published numerous scientific papers, 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, 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, with whom he co-authored Soul Medicine: Awakening Your Inner Blueprint for Abundant Health and Energy. He is editor emeritus of the peer-reviewed journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research & Treatment, and founded the nonprofit National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to research and train practitioners in energy psychology. He works with businesses and sports teams to achieve peak performance; he no longer accepts private clients but instead refers them to the certified practitioners at EFT Universe.

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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