Stress, The Nervous System and Natural Healing

The human nervous system is made up of neurons or nerve cells, and these nerve cells function with electrical impulses and chemical signaling.  Our nervous system is very sensitive to our thoughts. Remember we said that a thought is an impulse of energy and intelligence. Due to energy it moves, and due to intelligence it takes a direction. Thoughts are basic to all other active levels of our life and everything we do –  the level of speech, behaviour, intention, or action. Persons whose nervous systems can maintain tranquility, function much more efficiently than the ones who function with restlessness. Restlessness affects brain functioning, making us impulsive and causing wrong, erratic, or unwanted and antisocial behaviour. On the extreme level, this is the cause of criminal behaviour. That is why we were asked to “Be Still.”  All we need is a few minutes of stillness morning and evening to make our day energetic, creative, peaceful, and productive, and our nights rejuvenating to mind and body. This prevents the accumulation of stress from day to day.

A nervous system that is functioning properly, will be able to allow energy to flow in the right way throughout the body.  This will provide the proper quantity and quality of energy for the different organs and functions, and maintain perfect health. This is a natural law. The cells, functioning in the right way, will support proper levels of energy for the tissues, the organs and the entire body. The cells will also renew and repair themselves as needed, and the maintenance of perfect health is assured.

We see then, that we create our own energy. Pure thoughts are positive and they create the right energy which will be translated into chemical signals, which will become the building blocks for our moods, our behaviour and our life. They create bliss, happiness, joy and other positive emotions. When we experience the positive emotions, we are automatically more tolerant, altruistic, energetic, and creative. We live happier and more productive and peaceful lives. Our societies are more peaceful, and loving, and the light of God shines in our lives.  Our environments are renewed. We intuitively know right from wrong, and we become stronger in right day by day and weaker in wrong. This is the basis of a peaceful society, which is the basis of a peaceful, powerful nation, the basis of a peaceful world.

We said before, that Natural Laws are laws of nature that keep the entire universe functioning in a proper and orderly way. Natural Laws keep the sun shining. Other natural laws keep the earth rotating on its axis, and the moon in its place for the proper lunar cycles on earth, ensuring proper seasons at the right times. This includes the proper functioning of our own bodies. The violation of these natural laws creates resistance in the nervous system, and stress is the result.

When we make wrong choices, either from tiredness, exhaustion, negativity in any way, a stress is created in the nervous system. As habits are formed by repeated actions, we may keep doing the same thing over and over and make things worse. Example, we know that we are supposed to breathe fresh air, but for some reason or other, someone may start smoking. That smoke goes through the body in the same way as fresh air is supposed to, leaving nicotine and countless other toxins in every part of the body, in every cell. Nicotine is sticky and toxic, prevents the proper functioning of the lungs, brain and body as a whole. As like attracts like, the more nicotine in the body, the more the body craves it, the stronger the habit grows and an addiction is created.  The nervous system functions better when it is rested, so if this person takes regular rest that is deep enough, or for example, if this person start the practice of Transcendental Meditation, the nervous system will try to eliminate the nicotine and restore the health of the body, freeing it from the addiction.

Another example is food. When one eats food that is not appropriate, or at the wrong time, example; just before going to sleep, the digestive system cannot digest and absorb it in the proper way. Toxins are created and the body stores it. We gain weight and feel the heaviness and apathy, lack of energy. The mind is dull, and thinking, focusing, and memory become difficult. This means that the body is not functioning as it should. Some natural law has been violated and part of the solution is to take rest and allow the body to restore balance.

When we are catching a cold, if we take rest, we automatically feel better. The cold goes away. Do we ask ourselves why and how the cold went away? We take it for granted. If we are tired and cannot go any further or cannot work anymore, we stop and go to rest or sleep. We wake up and feel much better. The mind is clearer, we can get back to work because we have more energy, memory is better, we are more tolerant and our ability to focus is better.  These are everyday events. If we take deeper rest, the results are more dramatic.

Transcendental Meditation is deeper than just closed eyes rest and deeper than sleep.  The best way to check this is by checking the consumption of Oxygen during the restful state. Several scientific studies have been conducted to check the consumption of Oxygen during Transcendental meditation. Transcendental Meditation is the meditation technique that has been the most researched to date. More than 600 scientific studies have been conducted at more than 250 independent research institutions and medical schools in more than 33 countries worldwide. It is a natural, effortless technique that allows the mind to settle down to deeper and deeper levels of rest and experience the state of silence, stillness within. After 15 to 20 minutes, we open the eyes and feel refreshed, happy, calm.

Because of the deep rest experienced by the body and nervous system during the practice of Transcendental Meditation, the blood pressure normalizes after just a few months of regular daily practice for 15 to 20 minutes morning and evening.

Diabetes also normalizes with the practice of Transcendental Meditation

“AmericanCollegeof Cardiology Symposium Highlights

Research on TM and Cardiovascular Disease

Speakers highlighted research on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique on cardiovascular disease in a symposium entitled “Integrative Cardiology” during the annual meeting of theAmericanCollegeof Cardiology, which was attended by 30,000 cardiologists inAtlantafrom March 11 to 14, 2006. Speakers at the symposium, which was attended by over 300 people, included:

Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., Director of the NIH-Funded Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention atMaharishiUniversity of Management inFairfield,Iowa

Brian Olshansky, M.D., F.A.C.C., Professor and Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and co-chair of the symposium

Noel Bairey Merz, M.D.,F.A.C.C., Director of the Women’s Heart Center and the Preventive and the Rehabilitative Cardiac Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles

O.T. Randall, M.D., Professor of Cardiology atHowardUniversitySchool of Medicine inWashington,DC.”

This study was done to show the effectiveness of The TM Technique for reducing heart disease, hypertension, stroke cholesterol, atherosclerosis and heart failure.

There is one sure way to know that one is stressed – one feels tired and restless or even pain.  Stress in the body, in the Nervous System, inhibits the functioning of the brain, central nervous system, and other important parts of the body. When nervousness is felt, the stress has already become strong enough to affect the physical and prevent the body from functioning properly. In other words, an imbalance has been created, preparing the way for what we call illness. In a future article, we will discuss Ayurveda, an ancient system of Natural Medicine which was safeguarded inIndiafor more than six thousand years.

The greater the number of persons in any society who are stressed, tired and ill, the greater the possibility of having persons who malfunction mentally, because when stress intensifies in individual nervous systems, collective stress is created. This is when we see outbreaks of wrong-doing and criminal behaviour, accidents, hospitalizations and abuse of weaker persons, and random crime.  People who understand this should take the responsibility to lessen the stress in their own nervous systems  and lead the way in becoming more peaceful, creative and productive. When the mind is calm, clear and rested, we are able to grasp the many opportunities that our country has to offer, and live more lucrative lives.  If we can reduce collective stress, the abuse of children and women that we see today would become a thing of the past. Criminal tendencies would be greatly reduced and the society would return to a state of peaceful, happy and productive living.

Natural Healing leads to a return to normal functioning of body, mind and spirit in a normal, natural way. When we take proper rest, the body normalized itself, and we enjoy better health. We should practice natural healing everyday through taking herbs, fresh pure air, pure organic food, wholesome and inspiring music, massages, wholesome activity of the senses. This includes our spiritual practices regardless of our religion, creed, race or belief and even the healthy interactions we have with the people we meet everyday.

This knowledge is not new, it is as old as time, but every so often, knowledge is lost and then comes the revival.

In the not too distant past, everyone believed that the earth was flat because this is what we seem to see with our eyes. Anyone who dared say that it was otherwise would suffer dire consequences. When the truth was finally accepted, the entire civilization advanced. People were then free to explore this truth in their own way. We seem to be going through a similar phase in modern times.  We seem to use 5 -10% of our mental thinking potential and we leave the other 90 to 95% unused. This is the basis of all the wrong-doing we see in the world today. We can develop 100%, full mental potential or the state of Enlightenment which we look upon as so exotic. Know that it is our birthright, everyone of us. This is what natural healing leads to in a natural, spontaneous way.

Persons wanting to know more about Natural Healing and or Transcendental Meditation may contact me for more information.  If one can eliminate the stress on the nervous system when non-communicable chronic diseases are present in the body, the illness becomes much easier for the medical doctors to treat, because stress is the basis of most illnesses.

For further information on research on Transcendental Meditation and its effects on any area of life, visit, or

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  1. black beauty
    September 26, 2012

    I have grown to appreciate the beautiful information that Doctor John has shared with us.Meditation has helped a lot of people including me. I feel more at peace these days. Whether or not you believe in what she says, please consider the words you use when replying to such information. She deserves respect. And for those who still wish to comment negatively, Jai Guru Dev.

  2. toujour Domnichen
    September 9, 2012

    fantastic information Dr. John !!!! thank you so much!

    September 9, 2012

    I am a teacher who will soon be of retiring age, and I feel heartened every time I read your column. You column educates, enlightens and uplifts. God bless people like you Dr. John. I look forward to your column and I encourage my students and other people to read it. Thank you for what you are doing for Dominica.

  4. "O" STRESS!
    September 9, 2012

    Good stuff. I would like the writer to elaborate on the likely effect Marijuana and other toxic drugs have on the Nervous system.

  5. September 8, 2012

    Please excuse the unnecessary ‘m’ which shows at the end of some of my words, those ‘m’s are meant to be the comma in punctuation–I have no idea why my key finger keep going astray to that “m”

    • September 10, 2012

      Those of you who continue to object to the discussions of Dr. Lucia John, demanding proof or credentials in order to believe her, let us be careful; for we might turn out to be the fool–even if we have all our degrees from the physical faculties of learning.

      Let is not forget that the wisdom and philosophy of man is passed on from one man to the other; and so those degrees we have are always evolved from the learning of another human being like ourselves. We are evaluated through the counsel of another man like ourselves–whatever he believed was the “truth”.

      No human beings has better wisdom and insight to pass on to others, more than that of the Holy Spirit of God Almighty. When we have graduated from the School of Holy Spirit our degrees are written on our hearts–only the people with faith in God, who have achieved that very same degree, are able to see that degree of ours.

      Dr John may be using those links to convict us of the truths she is speaking–for whatever her reasons–but I am certain that the things which she is explaining, about “healthiness and healing”, are from the message of Life, from God, Himself, who is Life.

      Here is one perfect example from the news article above, where Dr. John says: “Thoughts are the basic to all other active levels of Life in everything we do” There is nothing false or illiterate in that statement.

      Even if it is written very early in the first paragraph, knowing the nature the discussion, I did not have to read the whole article–much more to follow the links.

      Dr John idea as quoted is parallel to the wisdom of Solomon of old, in the Holy Bible, where he says: “As a man thinks in his heart so is he” Read this at Proverb 23: 7

      I am saying that most of the things which Dr John writes, pertaining to “healthiness and healing” through the state of our minds, as this state of mind provokes the “nervous system” to react to it production, most her idea are insights,already stated in the Word of God–which is the message of the perfect Life, He intended for us to live, in His presence and by His authority, teachings, and guidance.

      In other words the message of the Holy Bible represents the “blue prints of Love”–the Life that most be built on the principles of Love–the Primary Nature of God Almighty, who is Spirit.

      We would not have to be going through such strive to do the Will of God, but God’s was defiled, when the “perfect” man in Adam, chose to accept the lies and seduction of God’s enemy–His angel who was known as Lucifer–the son of the morning.

      This Lucifer continues to perform his wicked schemes in our minds–that is the reason we cannot accept God’s Truth of Life, the perfect Life He designed for us.

      The pride and self conceit in us, are part of the weapon that Satan hands out to us, that we might kill and destroy our own selves.

      That is the reason we are always asking for signs and proof for conviction of the “Truth” For the Truth is from God alone, but the majority of us do not know Him. His “blue print” of Life for us, is ridiculed and thrown aside, because we choose all of the things that glitter but they are not gold.

      • Big-Bannan
        September 10, 2012

        I was correct. Every time is see a long, elaborate, selfish post on here i kindly scroll down and look for the word: God, bible, lord, and Jesus. They are usually of people claiming to be Christians. Just like yourself.

        • September 10, 2012

          And what is wrong with people who claim to be Christians. Christians are disciples of Jesus Christ–He claimed to be the Son of God Almighty.

          Yes, those people speak about God, because His words root out from their mind of Love and into their mouth; just as Satan s words root out from your carnal mind and into your mouth, as well.

          The reason for that, is because both God and Satan want people to glorify their nature. Those who glorify God wear the Robe of Love–which is the stature of Life, for God is Life.

          Those people like you, who put the robe of Satan to display his nature of death, continue in that same nature of death–towards the final state which is dust, forever and ever.

          Who are you blaming for the robe that you are wearing. Only you can help yourself, and to put on a change of clothing. Sorry that I had to mention God here, because you provoked me, you see what I mean!

  6. Big-Bannan
    September 8, 2012

    I would like to personally see that so called “doctor’s” credentials. Her claims sound like pure illiteracy. DNO should put that in the cartoon section. Claims like “cold water is detrimental for your health” is pure rubbish.

  7. out of south city
    September 8, 2012

    This is good information. I understand this article really well and it is different from the norm. A lot of us are not realists and we have our heads in the clouds. Many a times we bring sickness on ourselves by the thoughts that we entertain and the gossipping that we do. These are negative energy that affect our bodies and as a result we get sick. All she is saying, in a nutshell is that we have to practice good habits by allowing our body to rest, and that starts in the brain. We must realise that the brain is an important organ in the body, if not the most important.
    Life is filled with stress but we can prevent stress by discipline and one discipline is to meditate and just think of happy thoughts or situations that we have had in life.
    A lot of times I think of sitting on the grass in the garden and listening to the birds, the leaves rustling in the trees, the branches swaying and the ocean far away in the background. There are other times I think of sitting on a stone by the river and just listening to the rippling of the water.
    There are many therapeutic areas here on our beautiful island and that’s why tourists come and enjoy the Nature Island more than us who take things for granted.
    We also need to be open-minded in other to acquire more knoledge.

  8. Dominicas finest
    September 8, 2012

    If u don’t want stress jus smoke marijuana… Reasons like this you guys should promote the legalization of the plant… Every Friday I see guys at the bar or in the market drinking, “claiming” the had a long an stressful day, they go home drunk or sometimes don’t go home at all… My best advice is to smoke the herb and let all your conscience go #NO-STRESS

    • September 9, 2012

      @Dominica’s finest:

      Stress is of the world, and the functions it demands–all of it is of the physical, so is marijuana, and there is no lasting strength in the physical, none whatsoever.

      Otherwise those who smoke marijuana, would not have to do it consistently to maintain the so called “relaxation”, which you mentioned above.

      That is true as well, pertaining to prescription medicine or drugs, like tranquilizers; many people have sicknesses that take them to their grave, even if they use a 100 different kinds of medicine for those sicknesses.

      Our health condition will always depend on our state of mind–the state that is not forced in by any form of external substances–but the force that provokes that state of Peace and tranquillity in the mind.

      This force comes from conscience–not of this world–and it also teaches us how to live in this world, but not to belong to it.

      We call that kind of living–the walk of the Spirit, which is the walk of Love, as the mind goes into its renewal process, to cause in us, complete tranformation–the way by which we become lost from the conditions of humanity and to found in the conditions of Spirituallity.

      For Life is in the Spirit, its stature is Love, and Love is of God, who is perfect! without gradual awareness of this perfect state, we are not of God.

  9. Kryptonite
    September 8, 2012

    thank you loved it.

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