New Dr. Joe Dispenza Study Shows Meditators’ Blood Resists Illness
A cutting-edge, new study by Dr. Joe Dispenza is showing the connection between meditation and our body’s capacity to heal itself.
“Our nervous system tends to be the greatest pharmacy in the world,” Dr. Joe Dispenza said.
Dr. Joe Dispenza has spent a career, as he puts it, “demystifying the mystical” to that end. After leading week-long meditation retreats for years, he noticed miraculous changes among the participants, with some even claiming to have long-standing afflictions cured, seemingly by meditation alone. So, he decided to put it to scientific testing and partnered with the University of California San Diego biology department.
They tested advanced meditators, novice meditators, and a control group, and the results have been fascinating.
“We started looking closely at cellular function, and we started measuring thousands of cellular metabolites that determine whether a cell is in growth and repair or a cell is in breakdown,” Dr. Joe Dispenza said. “At the end of seven days, I get a call from our senior research analyst and he says ‘We have some really compelling things to show you,’ and we saw dramatic changes in the biology of advanced meditators. So when we started looking at the cellular function, we noticed along with the change in cellular function (for those people that watch Rewired) there was this arousal that was taking place in the person’s brain and in their nervous system. The arousal wasn’t pain, the arousal wasn’t fear, and the arousal wasn’t anger or aggression — which typically causes an arousal from the sympathetic nervous system — the person was reporting an arousal and the only word they could use was ‘ecstasy’ or ‘bliss,’ they had made some connection with something. So when we captured the blood of these people and when they made some type of connection, we noticed some really powerful effects in their blood plasma.”
But when they took the blood samples of these meditators into the lab they were in for a big surprise.
On a cellular level, how could blood from advanced meditators appear to fight off disease?
“Ok, so we knew that there was something in the blood of advanced meditators that caused this kind of immunity. So we went through several different assays and biological tests to actually isolate a protein, a very specific protein that has profound effects on the immune system,” Dr. Joe Dispenza said. “In fact, when we take that protein and we put it in the affected blood of the controls, we notice that all of the infection in the controls was reversed. In other words, it reversed the infection and so we’ve isolated this protein.”
How do these advanced meditators create this disease-fighting protein?
“The person who’s having that inward experience is not having that experience from anything in their environment. Their eyes are closed, there’s music playing in the background, they’re not eating, they’re not smelling, they’re not tasting, they’re not moving around and experiencing and feeling — they’re disconnected from their outer environment. Somehow, when they connect, there’s some type of order that’s taking place in their nervous system that causes a frequency and that frequency in their nervous system must be carrying information that transcends their senses, and there’s only one place where we can name that and that’s the quantum field. So, somehow, there is some type of connection between the biology of the brain and the body, and the physics of the field. Somehow we’re demystifying that process,” Dr. Joe Dispenza said.
Dr. Joe Dispenza has studied this subject for years. What does he hope this discovery will bring people in the future?
“Nothing changes in our life until we change, and giving people the formula on how to do that — it no longer becomes about healing, it really becomes about what stands in the way between you and becoming healed,” he said. “So, we’re demystifying that process and turning it into a solid practical application, so that people have in their reach all the tools to make measurable changes in their life. This is a time in history where it’s not enough to know, this is a time in history to know how.”
On Friday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 am (ET), Dr. Joe Dispenza and his scientific team are holding a live stream event open to the public to provide all the data behind this discovery, and what they say is the future of health and healing.
Steven Halpern's Journey Pioneering New Age Music for Healing
Halpern is a GRAMMY® nominated composer, recording artist, and researcher. He is also a founding father of New Age music and a pioneering sound healer. In a rare and inspiring interview, “Stephen Halpern: Healing the World Through Music,” the accomplished musician moves beyond the superficial aspects of music as entertainment and explores how it has the potential to move and transform us at a very deep level.
Halpern likens his music to “a tuning fork for the brain” that balances the listener’s biofield and tunes their chakras. The result is a reduction of stress, a boosted immune system, and a shift into mindfulness and inner tranquility.
Within moments of immersing yourself in this otherworldly music, the breath slows “as the music automatically evokes your natural relaxation response and nurtures body, mind, and spirit.” Adding to the basic melody line, Halpern has also infused his music with crystal bowls, bamboo and silver flute, cello, brainwave entrainment, and subliminal affirmations, all for the sake of transcendence.
Halpern’s fascination with music began in childhood with an abiding interest in sounds—the wind blowing through the trees, the steam radiator clicking out its own rhythms, and so forth. One of his first memories was when he first heard music coming from a neighbor’s apartment. He was so taken with the sound that he awoke to his life’s calling. From the earliest age, Halpern recognized the power of sound, both to disrupt health and to uplift it; some sounds made him feel wonderful while others negatively affected his digestion or state of mind.
Halpern’s next major realization occurred when he left home to attend the University of Buffalo. At that time, as a freshman, he was invited by the faculty and grad students to join a jazz jam session. He picked up his trumpet, began to play, and soon became so lost in the music he noticed his trumpet seemed to be playing itself. “I had tapped into another level of energy,” he said. Like other artists down through history, deeply moved by waves of music, he simply found himself in a state of flow. This opened a whole new world for him.
Eventually, with an education and experience working in music, Halpern became an accomplished trumpeter. As a 22-year-old grad student, he was invited to audition for a sister organization of Esalen, an institution and retreat that focuses on humanistic alternative education. With a little reprieve before his appointment, Halpern went into the nearby mountains and sat in a grove of redwoods.