Skin is the largest organ of our body. The average weight of skin in the body is about 10,886 grams which varies according to the size and weight of human beings. Human skin is made up of different ectodermic tissues and it protects all the inner body organs like liver, glands, stomach, heart etc.
Liver is the second largest organ in the body males or females. Its average weight in a normal human body is 1,560 gms. The liver receives blood full of digested food from the gut. It stores some foods and delivers the rest to the other cells through blood.
Brain is the third largest and major organ of human body. Its average weight in a normal human body is 1,263 gms. The brain controls and governs the actions of all the body parts. There are about 100 billion cells in human brain enabling 100 trillion…
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The Impact of Meditation on the Brain
— from “Mind of the Meditator” by Matthieu Ricard,
Antoine Lutz and Richard J. Davidson. Brain imaging shows that when we master a task such as playing an instrument or the advanced performance in a sport, specific parts of the brain are transformed — certain neural pathways grow and strengthen. Neuroscientists have now shown that the same is true for mastery of meditation with direct benefits for improving focus, overcoming depression, dealing with pain and cultivating emotional well-being:
“A comparison of the brain scans of meditators with tens of thousands of hours of practice with those of neophytes and nonmeditators has started to explain why this set of techniques for training the mind holds great potential for supplying cognitive and emotional benefits. … (more…)
Interview With Hiroshi Doi Sensei – Part I of 2
by William Lee Rand
This is an important interview. A few of the topics covered by Doi Sensei include how Usui Sensei and the Gakkai teach Reiki. He also discusses the spiritual purpose Usui Sensei intended for Reiki and indicates that the Gakkai do not have a master symbol, just the 3 symbols of Reiki II.
Hiroshi Doi Sensei, a Gendai Ho Reiki Master who resides in Ashiya City, Japan, is a leading authority on the practice of Usui Reiki. His membership in the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai places him in a unique position to access information about the style of Reiki developed and practiced by Usui Sensei. (more…)
Castor Oil May Help Relieve Arthritis, Sciatica and Back Pain
By Dr. Mercola
- Castor oil, derived from the castor seed (which is not really a bean), has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of health conditions, although scientific studies are few; there are reports of some side negative effects from castor oil, so you should proceed with caution in experimenting with its use
- Castor seeds contain very high concentrations of a special fatty acid called ricinoleic acid, thought to underlie its healing properties
- Castor beans also contain a potent toxin called ricin—so deadly that it’s used for chemical warfare—but don’t worry, this agent is NOT present in the oil
- Castor oil is claimed to treat gastrointestinal and genitourinary problems, all types of infections, and pain and inflammation, and is said to stimulate your immune system;science is also exploring the use of ricinas an antitumor agent
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What the world says about Reiki
I get articles about Reiki from newspapers and magazines coming to me online all the time, and I’m fascinated by them. I suppose it’s the richness of the Reiki experience, and the variety of the people for whom Reiki has become an essential part of their lives.
So I decided to share these articles with you. I’ll keep adding to them from time to time, so keep an eye on this page and check it out whenever you’re passing this way. Also, to prevent the list getting unwieldy I will remove old stories from time to time. (more…)
Here are a few stories about the miracle working power of Reiki. Many of them are documented by before and after medical tests and the observations of licensed health care providers. Please note that while Reiki can cause miraculous healing, it does not always do so.
However most patients receive some level of healing with the minimum benefit being relaxation and stress reduction. If you have a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that you use Reiki in conjunction with the help of a licensed health care provider. These stories are excerpted from a forthcoming book titled Reiki Stories. (more…)