Monday, May 27, 2013

On Curing Cancer, Leukemia and Other Life Threatening Diseases

 The BBC News published a paper on the work of the Institute of Cancer Research (BBC News, Health 8 April 2013. “Scientists Track Leukemia’s origins back to the womb, see”) What they say is what we have understood for years, the deleterious effects of trauma during womb life. They report that Leukemia is the most common cancer in children but I maintain it tells us much more about adult cancers, as well. The basis of all this is that something goes wrong in the womb while the mother is carrying. It can be external forces such as war or more personal events such as a husband who leaves home. It can also be because the mother drinks or smokes or is chronically anxious or depressed; the permutations are myriad. The result is often a change in genetic expression called epigenetics. The result of this, what I call “the imprint” is a deviation and ramification of many functions, from brain circuitry to vital organ function. And when we change the imprint we would expect to see changes throughout the system. This assumes we change the imprint. One of the ways we might do this is reverse the elements of the imprint such as methylation. Methylation helps in repressing expression, through enhancing repression. Bit by bit we should see changes in this as we go back and relive parts of the imprint on every level of conscious, all along the chain of pain. Reliving through connection to the source means undoing methylation, in my opinion. This is the goal of our future research.

 Now about the study: the researchers delved deeper into the disease process and through twin studies found that womb-life was a culprit. They studied the DNA inherited from both parents (having done a complete genome study), Leukemia, also known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), is a cancer of the white blood cells. There are faulty genes linked to the disease but epigenetics are key. They believe that the mutations accounting for it must have come from the womb. Other mutations may have come after birth. Here is the conclusion: “Studies like this could reveal new ways to target the roots of cancer; there is still more to do to make treatments better with fewer side-effects.”

 Now I must ask the question, “ How about finding out what happened in the womb that forced these mutations?” That seems to be overlooked as mission impossible. But it is not; we can find fairly closely what happened during womb-life to produce mutations. They are looking to alter those mutations by examining the mutation itself. I have written about how trauma reduces the efficacy of the tumor suppression function which has the job of stopping cancer growth; and I have also written about natural killer cells which are part of the immune system which look out for newly developing cancer cells and kill them. I have also noted that our therapy was studied independently and discover a significant rise in NK cells after one year of therapy. I will hypothesize that primal therapy can be a preventative of cancer if we have the time to go deep enough. I am not stating that in every case but we have little cancer among our patients and we believe that primal therapy can be a factor. In short, I think cancer originates deep in the brain often in womb-life and that is exactly what we treat.


  1. We are back at... why the academic elite not understand the primal therapeutiska processen and that is only for us to realize that a thinker can not feel through what cemented him to be a thinker.

    Having a thinker to think right is what science possibly can achieve... but we also know that academic educational often have "psychological problems" during their education and that relegates them to being incompetent more than what the reaction indicates... which is a tragedy.

    How do you tell a professional... when he gets a collapse... now begin your training for what your professional role as a psychologist or psychiatrist contains? That is actually what is up at a collapse... opportunity to learn what primal therapy is all about.


  2. An email comment: "Marvelous! My attempts to feel, after having had some "renegade" primal therapy long ago, has resulted in less than complete connections, abreactions, and failed attempts due to current stress and not having a qualified primal therapist. I hope this doesn't make things worse. Nevertheless I have had sometimes what seems to be success due to breathing that seems desperate for air yet gives me no light headed feeling, and a blood pressure reading as low as when I started after a short 5 minute wait. This usually seems to lead to first line pain leaking through where I start to shiver I suppose feeling the emotional coldness of my life is triggering something deeper. Can this be that i am touching an "imprint" from my womb life? Combining an all vegetarian diet seemed and treatment for my prostatitis with anti biotics I noticed some changes in the PSA levels, but "feeling" seemed to help them more especially in the effectiveness felt from the amoxicillin. My PSA went from 14.2 to 14.5 then on doing this regimen including some attempts at primalling it fell first to 5.6 and then 4.6. Could feeling our feelings even help with infections? This is hardly enough information for you to go by, and not supervised or validated, but can you answer my last question?


Review of "Beyond Belief"

This thought-provoking and important book shows how people are drawn toward dangerous beliefs.
“Belief can manifest itself in world-changing ways—and did, in some of history’s ugliest moments, from the rise of Adolf Hitler to the Jonestown mass suicide in 1979. Arthur Janov, a renowned psychologist who penned The Primal Scream, fearlessly tackles the subject of why and how strong believers willingly embrace even the most deranged leaders.
Beyond Belief begins with a lucid explanation of belief systems that, writes Janov, “are maps, something to help us navigate through life more effectively.” While belief systems are not presented as inherently bad, the author concentrates not just on why people adopt belief systems, but why “alienated individuals” in particular seek out “belief systems on the fringes.” The result is a book that is both illuminating and sobering. It explores, for example, how a strongly-held belief can lead radical Islamist jihadists to murder others in suicide acts. Janov writes, “I believe if people had more love in this life, they would not be so anxious to end it in favor of some imaginary existence.”
One of the most compelling aspects of Beyond Belief is the author’s liberal use of case studies, most of which are related in the first person by individuals whose lives were dramatically affected by their involvement in cults. These stories offer an exceptional perspective on the manner in which belief systems can take hold and shape one’s experiences. Joan’s tale, for instance, both engaging and disturbing, describes what it was like to join the Hare Krishnas. Even though she left the sect, observing that participants “are stunted in spiritual awareness,” Joan considers returning someday because “there’s a certain protection there.”
Janov’s great insight into cultish leaders is particularly interesting; he believes such people have had childhoods in which they were “rejected and unloved,” because “only unloved people want to become the wise man or woman (although it is usually male) imparting words of wisdom to others.” This is just one reason why Beyond Belief is such a thought-provoking, important book.”
Barry Silverstein, Freelance Writer

Quotes for "Life Before Birth"

“Life Before Birth is a thrilling journey of discovery, a real joy to read. Janov writes like no one else on the human mind—engaging, brilliant, passionate, and honest.
He is the best writer today on what makes us human—he shows us how the mind works, how it goes wrong, and how to put it right . . . He presents a brand-new approach to dealing with depression, emotional pain, anxiety, and addiction.”
Paul Thompson, PhD, Professor of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine

Art Janov, one of the pioneers of fetal and early infant experiences and future mental health issues, offers a robust vision of how the earliest traumas of life can percolate through the brains, minds and lives of individuals. He focuses on both the shifting tides of brain emotional systems and the life-long consequences that can result, as well as the novel interventions, and clinical understanding, that need to be implemented in order to bring about the brain-mind changes that can restore affective equanimity. The transitions from feelings of persistent affective turmoil to psychological wholeness, requires both an understanding of the brain changes and a therapist that can work with the affective mind at primary-process levels. Life Before Birth, is a manifesto that provides a robust argument for increasing attention to the neuro-mental lives of fetuses and infants, and the widespread ramifications on mental health if we do not. Without an accurate developmental history of troubled minds, coordinated with a recognition of the primal emotional powers of the lowest ancestral regions of the human brain, therapists will be lost in their attempt to restore psychological balance.
Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.
Bailey Endowed Chair of Animal Well Being Science
Washington State University

Dr. Janov’s essential insight—that our earliest experiences strongly influence later well being—is no longer in doubt. Thanks to advances in neuroscience, immunology, and epigenetics, we can now see some of the mechanisms of action at the heart of these developmental processes. His long-held belief that the brain, human development, and psychological well being need to studied in the context of evolution—from the brainstem up—now lies at the heart of the integration of neuroscience and psychotherapy.
Grounded in these two principles, Dr. Janov continues to explore the lifelong impact of prenatal, birth, and early experiences on our brains and minds. Simultaneously “old school” and revolutionary, he synthesizes traditional psychodynamic theories with cutting-edge science while consistently highlighting the limitations of a strict, “top-down” talking cure. Whether or not you agree with his philosophical assumptions, therapeutic practices, or theoretical conclusions, I promise you an interesting and thought-provoking journey.
Lou Cozolino, PsyD, Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University

In Life Before Birth Dr. Arthur Janov illuminates the sources of much that happens during life after birth. Lucidly, the pioneer of primal therapy provides the scientific rationale for treatments that take us through our original, non-verbal memories—to essential depths of experience that the superficial cognitive-behavioral modalities currently in fashion cannot possibly touch, let alone transform.
Gabor Maté MD, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction

An expansive analysis! This book attempts to explain the impact of critical developmental windows in the past, implores us to improve the lives of pregnant women in the present, and has implications for understanding our children, ourselves, and our collective future. I’m not sure whether primal therapy works or not, but it certainly deserves systematic testing in well-designed, assessor-blinded, randomized controlled clinical trials.
K.J.S. Anand, MBBS, D. Phil, FAACP, FCCM, FRCPCH, Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Senior Scholar, Center for Excellence in Faith and Health, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare System

A baby's brain grows more while in the womb than at any time in a child's life. Life Before Birth: The Hidden Script That Rules Our Lives is a valuable guide to creating healthier babies and offers insight into healing our early primal wounds. Dr. Janov integrates the most recent scientific research about prenatal development with the psychobiological reality that these early experiences do cast a long shadow over our entire lifespan. With a wealth of experience and a history of successful psychotherapeutic treatment, Dr. Janov is well positioned to speak with clarity and precision on a topic that remains critically important.
Paula Thomson, PsyD, Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge & Professor Emeritus, York University

"I am enthralled.
Dr. Janov has crafted a compelling and prophetic opus that could rightly dictate
PhD thesis topics for decades to come. Devoid of any "New Age" pseudoscience,
this work never strays from scientific orthodoxy and yet is perfectly accessible and
downright fascinating to any lay person interested in the mysteries of the human psyche."
Dr. Bernard Park, MD, MPH

His new book “Life Before Birth: The Hidden Script that Rules Our Lives” shows that primal therapy, the lower-brain therapeutic method popularized in the 1970’s international bestseller “Primal Scream” and his early work with John Lennon, may help alleviate depression and anxiety disorders, normalize blood pressure and serotonin levels, and improve the functioning of the immune system.
One of the book’s most intriguing theories is that fetal imprinting, an evolutionary strategy to prepare children to cope with life, establishes a permanent set-point in a child's physiology. Baby's born to mothers highly anxious during pregnancy, whether from war, natural disasters, failed marriages, or other stressful life conditions, may thus be prone to mental illness and brain dysfunction later in life. Early traumatic events such as low oxygen at birth, painkillers and antidepressants administered to the mother during pregnancy, poor maternal nutrition, and a lack of parental affection in the first years of life may compound the effect.
In making the case for a brand-new, unified field theory of psychotherapy, Dr. Janov weaves together the evolutionary theories of Jean Baptiste Larmarck, the fetal development studies of Vivette Glover and K.J.S. Anand, and fascinating new research by the psychiatrist Elissa Epel suggesting that telomeres—a region of repetitive DNA critical in predicting life expectancy—may be significantly altered during pregnancy.
After explaining how hormonal and neurologic processes in the womb provide a blueprint for later mental illness and disease, Dr. Janov charts a revolutionary new course for psychotherapy. He provides a sharp critique of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and other popular “talk therapy” models for treating addiction and mental illness, which he argues do not reach the limbic system and brainstem, where the effects of early trauma are registered in the nervous system.
“Life Before Birth: The Hidden Script that Rules Our Lives” is scheduled to be published by NTI Upstream in October 2011, and has tremendous implications for the future of modern psychology, pediatrics, pregnancy, and women’s health.