I am Kurt Ebert, Ph.D. and I am your site host. I am a classically trained Psychologist and Neuropsychologist who lives and practices outside Philadelphia, PA.
Like all psychologists I was taught and believed that the Mind was somehow created in the complex matrix of the brain’s neurology. It was a mystery yet to be solved. Then I read an article in Science by John Lewin that blew my Mind – and all of my preconceptions about the Mind. It started the journey that led to Acupuncture4TheMind (A4M). Believe me, A4M is not like anything else you have ever encountered.
In December of 1980 Lewin reported the findings of another British neurologist (John Lorber) conclusively demonstrating that the amount of brain tissue someone has is not related to how intelligent they are. This was startling since it was the exact reverse of the orthodox view I was taught. Everyone knew that man’s larger and more complex brain is why man sleeps in the bed, and animals sleep in the in yard or barn. Lorber showed CAT-Scan images of an Oxford University math genius who had almost no brain. Actually the man had about as much brain tissue as the average cat.
I thought that Lewin’s article would revolutionize Psychological and Psychiatric thinking. I was wrong. It was largely ignored and seen as impossible. Psychologists knew that the Mind and brain are the same thing, and the Lewin must be mistaken. As is the case in Medicine and Psychiatry if something cannot be explained it is ignored or ridiculed as preposterous.
Lorber’s findings indicated that we need to consider the possibility that memory, and the Mind itself is of a form as yet unknown to biochemists and physiologists or, maybe, that the Mind and it’s memories are outside the body—extracorporeal.
It has taken years, but advances in the field of Physics have led Quantum Physicists to now agree. The Mind and brain are different things. The Mind uses the brain to interface with the physical world we live in. The action of the Mind may even create the world we live in. At the very least your Mind creates and dominates your reality.
The results of nearly 40 years of private research have culminated in a new method of dealing with the Mind and its problems. Psychology and Psychiatry still believe that everything that is important is in the brain, and that consciousness can be changed with the right coaching and training, or the right chemicals.
Psychiatry, Psychology, and Medicine run from my research, including animal studies I had them perform. Why? Because they were mystified. In their terms, they do not understand the “method of action”, or how it works. It did not matter that it worked. The details were unimportant. Everyone knows how the world works. Their mindset could not be overcome by the data they themselves had collected. Why?
The Philosopher Plato in 517 B.C. foresaw this problem and result. In his famous “Allegory of the cave” Plato claimed that knowledge gained through the senses is no more than opinion and that, in order to have real knowledge, we must gain it through reasoning.
In the allegory Plato distinguishes between people who mistake sensory knowledge for the truth and people who really do see the truth. The story goes like this:
Imagine a cave, in which there are several prisoners. The prisoners are chained to rocks, their arms and legs are bound and their head is tied so that they can see only the stone wall in front of them. These prisoners have been here since birth and have never seen outside of the cave.
Behind the prisoners is a fire, and between them is a raised walkway. Outside the cave people walk along this walkway, carrying things like baskets, gourds, plants, animals, and other articles on their heads.
Imagine that you are one of the prisoners. You cannot look at anything behind or to the side of you – you must look at the wall in front of you. When people walk along the walkway, you can see shadows of the objects they are carrying cast on to the wall. If you had never seen the real objects ever before, you would believe that the shadows of objects were ‘real’.
Plato suggests that the prisoners would naturally begin a guessing game, trying to predict which shadow would appear next. If one of the prisoners were to correctly guess, the others would praise him and say that he was a master of nature. The shadows were the prisoners’ reality. Plato here presaged Einstein, and now all of Quantum Physics, when Einstein labeled of our sensory reality as a “persistent illusion”.
Eventually, one of the prisoners breaks free of his bindings and leaves the cave. He is shocked at the world he discovers outside the cave and does not believe it can be real. After awhile he becomes used to his new surroundings and he realizes that his former view of reality was wrong. Wanting to share his knowledge with his former cave mates he returns to the cave.
The Result: The prisoners, according to Plato, would infer from the returning man’s statements that the journey out of the cave had harmed him and that they should not undertake a similar journey. Plato concludes that the prisoners, if they were able, would reach out and kill him, or anyone who attempted to drag them out of the cave.
With Acupuncture4TheMind there are no drugs used to influence the brain as with Psychiatry. There is no electro shock, Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TSM), or more invasive methods. There is no coaching, convincing or practice necessary as in Psychology. There is no evangelical preaching, or “pep talks” as is found with coaches. There is no attempt to convince you of anything. There is only listening, remembering and changing.
So what is Acupuncture4TheMind (A4M)? In the simplest terms A4M is a new model of how the Mind works; a new model of how to change the Mind and emotions using the energy system behind Acupuncture. A4M borrows concepts, observations, and insights from Philosophy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Quantum Physics, Medicine, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, but is not like any of them. A4M is not a dogma or inspirational perspective, it is a set of tools and simple rules. You do not even need to know the rules to benefit. The only thing you need to do is to follow the instructions while listening to a narration.
Like I said, I don’t preach anything. I help people. I have learned that to do so one must reach for the sky, and to do that it is best to stand on the shoulders of giants. Man’s past is full of them.
A4M uses an energetic field created by audio speakers to stimulate the body’s underlying energy system and directly influences the energy of the Mind. This is A4M’s method of action. It is as safe as listening to music on your radio.
The brain reacts to the emotional thought energy of the Mind and in so doing links the Mind and the body. Emotional thoughts can be good for us or bad for us. They create particular disturbances (perturbations) in the energy field of our being. These disturbances cause us emotional upsets and can inadvertently impact the body’s energy system and lead to illness. Medically this is called the “stress reaction”. Stress was first recognized as important by Hans Selye, a Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist. Selye called the process the “general adaption syndrome” and suggested that stress induced physiological responses precede through the stages of alarm, resistance, and exhaustion, leading to illness.
For those interested in dealing with the impact of their emotions and thoughts on their bodies we invite you to explore our sister website: www.The-Tree-Of-Life.com. It offers tone based energetic treatments for over 450 physical problems. It also contains a write-up of the mouse study I mentioned earlier in this article.