Meditation helps relieve stress, helps you relax and improves concentration. Meditation reinforces the immune system and slows the aging process; it also facilitates new neuronal connections and increases memory and attention span.
Meditation at School and Work (07:13)
Young students meditate for one hour a week to improve attention and concentration. Meditation teachers Sophie and Emmanuel Faure say that meditation is good for reducing stress, increasing motivation, elevating mood, and increasing a sense of well-being.
Hypnotherapy During Surgery (04:32)
Surgery often requires general anesthesia, but Marc Galy uses local anesthetic coupled with hypnosis. The brain functions differently under hypnosis; during surgery the brain blocks pain signals.
Hypnotherapy for Phobias (04:52)
A woman with a spider phobia becomes anxious when looking at pictures. Hypnotherapist Jean-Marc Benhaiem helps her overcome her fear. Kristina looks at pictures and lets a spider crawl on her hand.
Bertrand Piccard cannot rely on auto pilot when flying so he uses self-hypnosis for rest. A doctor explains the state of hypnosis and shows an example of brain function.
Hypnotherapy for All Problems (03:18)
Piccard recalls using hypnosis to block the pain for a girl who broke her arm. Hypnosis reduces the signal for pain and inhibits reflexes. It can help with self-confidence, anxiety, fear, concentration, and memory.
Pediatricians and nurses use osteopathy to help infants with digestion, respiratory, and cardiovascular difficulties; colic; ear infections; and other ailments. Doctors use their hands to heal back and joint pain. An osteopath pops a patient’s back, neck, and knees.
Becoming an Osteopath (02:27)
Osteopathic students feel for hair between two pieces of paper. They examine the body, learn anatomy, and detect muscles, joints, and organs. A session of osteopathy might be better than taking pain medication.
Icelanders feel the mental and physical effects of reduced daylight during winter. A couple uses a sun lamp to help cope through the winter months.
Icelandic Winter Therapies (04:01)
Icelanders move from cold to hot water to ease depression. A man sits in a hot bath and goes into the sea three times. Icelanders consume fish and fish oil capsules to obtain omega 3 fatty acids.
Credits: Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Part 5 (00:31)
Credits: Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Part 5
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