Committed to Healing | HEALING SUMMIT 2015 | Berlin Germany March 3, 2015
“Creating a paradigm shift through a holistic lifestyle”…was last year’s theme
This year our theme is “Committed to Healing” Today is a call to action!
As part of our Commitment to Healing we would like to highlight a few of the speakers from the recent Healing Summit 2015. This one day conference considered how to encourage people to live life in all its full richness, caring for others to nurture greater well being and empowerment for all.
He was born in India and went to a boarding school run by Irish Christian Brothers and The University of Delhi for Medical studies. He got a scholarship to study Medicine in the former USSR in 1973 and continued his medical studies in Moscow. He obtained “The Doctor of Medicine” degree with Honours.
In 1980 he joined the prestigious Central Institute of Advanced Medical Studies in Moscow for post graduation in Acupuncture. During that period he specialised in Pulse Diagnosis, Iridology, Tongue Diagnosis and Hypnosis.
He returned to Delhi in 1982, worked in a Hospital for a year and opened the first Centre for Integrated Medicine in the world. While working in India, he also studied under masters of Ayurveda, Unani Medicine, Yoga and Marma Therapy.
Between 1988-1991 he was The Medical Director of a Complementary Medical Clinic in Hong Kong. He learned Chinese Herbal Medicine there. In 1991 he took up the post of head of The Department of Integrated Medicine at the Hale Clinic in central London. In 1998 he opened his own Integrated Medical Centre in London. It was the first of its kind in Europe.
Dr. Ali did research in stroke rehabilitation using his own technique in two leading UK medical institutions. He trained four batches of NHS doctors in his unique diagnostic and therapeutic integrated medical techniques. He has written 8 books on healthcare and maintained a health column for the YOU magazine in The Mail on Sunday and Top Sante magazine in the UK for 6 years. He regularly speaks at WPO and CEO Universities and is rated as one of the top health speakers at such forums.
Dr. Ali was influenced by his maternal grandfather who was a doctor and a homeopath. His quest for learning the art of medicine took him to remote parts of India where he learnt about traditional healing techniques and herbs used by tribals to treat common ailments. He used his medical knowledge to understand these methods and use it in his practice. This unique knowledge and experience makes him one the leaders in his field of medical practice.
He began to develop his own techniques and methods of treatment. Throughout the years Dr. Ali earned the titles of “Cure-All Doctor” and “Genuine Integrated General Physician”. These qualities made him a Royal Physician and family doctor of many highly influential public figures worldwide. He can treat your backache, eczema, flu, digestive problems as well as rehabilitate stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, and sports injuries safely and effectively in the shortest possible time. It is extremely rare to find a doctor who can treat such a wide ranges of ailments.
What is Integrative Medicine?
- In the 40s antibiotics were introduced and started to produce complications in the 60s….. the hippies rebelled.
- Then there was Thalidomide which was first marketed in 1957 in West German. Primarily prescribed as a sedative or hypnotic, thalidomide also claimed to cure anxiety, insomnia, gastritis, and tension” Afterwards, it was used against nausea and to alleviate morning sickness in pregnant women. Thalidomide became an over the counter drug in Germany on October 1, 1957. Shortly after the drug was sold in Germany, between 5,000 and 7,000 infants were born with phocomelia (malformation of the limbs). the thalidomide created deformities in children.
- Then in the 70s Nixon took a group of MD to China and showed that acupuncture could be used during surgery and started calling it COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
- In the 80s – Doctors go on to study these things they call it INTEGRATED MEDICINE –
- In the 1990s, physicians in the United States became increasingly interested in integrating alternative approaches into their medical practice, as shown by a 1995 survey in which 80% of family practice physicians expressed an interest in receiving training in acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and massage therapy.In the mid-1990s hospitals in the United States began opening integrative medicine clinics, which numbered 27 by 2001. The term “integrative medicine” was increasingly popularized by, among others, Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, and Prince Charles – of whom Dr Ali treats.
- The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine was founded in 1999 and by 2015 included 60 members, such as Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Mayo Clinic. The goal of the Consortium is to advance the practice of integrative medicine by bringing together medical colleges that include integrative medicine in their medical education. The American Board of Physician Specialties, which awards board certification to medical doctors in the U.S., announced in June 2013 that in 2014 it would begin accrediting doctors in integrative medicine.
Definition of Integrative Medicine: The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine defines it as “the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing”. Proponents say integrative medicine is not the same as complementary and alternative medicine nor is it simply the combination of conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine. They say instead that it “emphasizes wellness and healing of the entire person (bio-psycho-socio-spiritual dimensions) as primary goals, drawing on both conventional and CAM approaches in the context of a supportive and effective physician-patient relationship”.
Dr Ali teaches us about the pulse diagnosis. He says the Pulse should be measured by 3 fingers – place 3 fingers on your wrist now and measure on right and left and notice where is the pulse the strongest? What is the quality of the pulse, is it strong or weak?
Right hand – middle finger means a lot of acid in the stomach
The right hand can measure dehydration, pregnancy…. 14 qualities of pulse are taught! Why are doctors now not even taking one pulse or looking at the tongue?
Not everything can be measured by science – Dr. Ali wants to bring back these ancient techniques; but what we need is a standardized system.
What is the principle for integrative medicine? Every one of us has a healing power within ourselves – said by Hippocrates. Think about a cut; it heals without a scar! Old fractures heal and cannot even be detected by X rays.
Why are so many woman infertile? Something is going wrong; Hippocrates says the whole of medicine is based on logic not just science; what you need to do is stimulate the innate healing power – 80% of diseases can be healed from within.
At least 80% of diseases we have especially fatigue IBS, LBP, all can be treated with 3 simple things.
As prescribed by Hippocrates:
- Eat well
Dr. Ali says “I knew I had to create my own system and used my attitude to enhance to body’s natural healing potential; use technique of O2; own diet – regulate the acid/alkaline in the intestine – this was the key!” With the system of massage, we focus specifically on two types.
- Massage/manipulative technique on the neck and the base of the skull
Brain has 2 circulation carotid and vertebral artery and why does it have this? The conscious brain came in much later in evolution; so we have a new brain we have a new circulation and started to study the unconscious brain- we do massage to this area- and stimulate the pituitary limbic system getting more blood to optimize function!
Using the subconscious brain we live, emote, reproduce, digest, protect ourselves, heal and regulate all our bodily functions. We also react to external stimuli, sleep, and wake, make love, coordinate, stand, carry out skills, eat, and maintain homoeostasis (constant body temperature, maintenance and blood parameters). All of these, and more, use the subconscious brain. The basic logic is that the conscious brain appeared much later in the evolution of the brain and is therefore present in mammals. So in human evolution, the conscious brain appeared originally in mammals. On the other hand reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and insects still only have the involuntary or automatic brain functioning on its own without a conscious command.
The two parts of the brain have developed in humans in two separate circulatory networks. In strict principle the Carotid Arteries supply blood predominantly to the cortex or the conscious brain, while The Vertebral Arteries, embedded deep inside the neck column, feeds the autonomous or subconscious brain, the most vital and important part of the central nervous system. Neck traumas, stress, birth injuries, excessive use of computer etc. tighten the neck and impair the blood flow to the subconscious brain, affecting physiological, emotional, and hormonal and some neurological functions of the brain. This leads to my discovery and hypothesis that the uncontrollable part of the involuntary brain can be controlled and influenced to function more efficiently by improving the blood supply to it.
Improving blood flow by our massage-manipulative technique on the neck and the base of the skull, the autonomic brain and hormonal control centres, get invigorated. This has a deep impact on the functions of the entire body and the mind. Thus functions like dizziness, imbalance, lack of energy, insomnia, short-term memory loss, lack of concentration, comprehension, anxiety etc… which are very common amongst the elderly, can noticeably be improved with this technique. Special breathing techniques used in advance yoga, slows the respiratory rate to 3-4 cycles per minute, causing mild hypercapnia which in turn leads to better or effective exchange of gases in the lung tissue. The result is that the blood receives more oxygen and there brain gets invigorated.
For centuries, it was an accepted belief, especially in India, that one needs to meditate, sublimate, eat vegetarian food, control thoughts and relate them to the subconscious brain. After years of perseverance devotees were able to slow down their breathing and heart rate. They were able to go into a “near death” state of “suspended animation” or deep hibernation, influence healing, even cure diseases. Dr Ali’s technique thus illustrates how to influence one’s well-being, health, brain and bodily functions are simply by improving blood flow to the very part of the brain that regulates all these.
“I use a unique techniques for general back ache- there is a point in the abdominals that you can press; he demonstrates this on a person in the audience, pressing in the abdominals for 30 sec. After her back pain was reduced.
- Replace exercise with YOGA .
- Breathe:Take a deep breath in and then take shallow breaths. Try doing this several times only breathing ½ or ¼ of the air out. When you retain CO2 in blood the brain thinks “my mistress has gone crazy open up”- you trick the body to bring in more O2. Think about the Tibetan monks – they breathe 4 times in a minute, if reduced to breathing only once a min you go into a hypobaric state. You can use this practice to increase O2 naturally to the system.
We must unify and create training that is going to work. User friendly, cheap to train – all trained in the same thing; a systemized approach.”