The world as seen through dreams
Dreams in the category Healing Dreams

finger trick

In the Dutch edition the subject of visualisation and regeneration came up. I mentioned having read about children being able to regenerate lost finger tops, but until now I never checked for sources.

I consulted with Google. Well... it seems possible. Here are some links, look for more with Google, and especially scholar.google.com for scientific publications:

- "[...] in the very young, a certain amount of regeneration occurs to compensate for lost tissue", Med J Aust. 1979 Dec 1;2(11):580-2
- Possibly an adult? Case report: "the distal phalanx generated to give an excellent functional result", J Hand Surg [Br]. 1993 Apr;18(2):230-3
- Torture on monkeys. "The new structures were cosmetically pleasing as in the human instances", Anat Embryol (Berl). 1987;177(1):29-36.

Visualisation not even needed.

April 9th, 2005

Flu as a dream

boy with fever

Sometimes I like to see life as a dream. I'm at day 8 of general fatigue, an ongoing fever, occasional loud coughing, throat pains, slightly burning eyes, my nose has gone from bleeding to stuffed to running, and my head feels stuffed. For a complete picture, throw in a strong uneasy feeling in the bones at especially day 4.

The symbol I understand best is the raised temperature. During the last week, I've become more and more angrier, while at the same time my fever seemed to get worse and worse. It didn't help that I couldn't figure out what I could be so angry about. But, in the evening of day 7 I realized that I have a few axes to grind with doctors and other authorities who have been fighting me while I was sick. After that insight, I had the best night of sleep so far.

Illness can be seen as expressing or releasing emotions that can not be expressed otherwise. Which makes me wonder. Two years ago I went through a period of releasing anger too. That concerned anger about the apparent injustice of having been ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for so long, and the many years of my life that I lost. That time it didn't require fever, I directly experienced that anger for two whole weeks, and was very aware of where it came from. Clearly, this time around, there's more at stake than only bottled up aggression.

December 29th, 2004

Dream diagnostics

Stethoscope

Years ago I first heard about a Russian doctor who was said to have written a book about using dreams to diagnose. The last week I came accross to a reference to another Russian doctor, being doctor V. Nikolaevich Kasatkin. Supposedly he used dreams for “early diagnosis of severe diseases like cancer, tuberculosis, appendicitis, etc“. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of translations of this report.

I found some other doctors on the internet. See Dieter Kroener (German) and Jean-Michel Crabbé (French). I hope that these two gentlemen will soon write a blog about their experiences with dreams.

December 12th, 2004

Healing Dreams

Snakes

In the early years of the internet I created the Healing Dreams website, telling about my health problems and my dreams. It hasn't been updated for a long time. My health has improved, and as a reflection of that I moved on to a new website called Alquinte. However, the interest remains.

I would like to know how dreams can help with physical problems. According to some people all work with dreams is healing, if only on the psychological level. That's nice, but at what point can dreams become physically healing? Examples of physical dream healing exist, although these usually concern relatively benign afflictions. Having had a chronic and seriously dibilating illness myself - with still some way to go - in the end I'd say I would like to learn more about the healing potential for serious illnesses.

Blame Siggi (one of the translaters). He suggested I could use this blog for one of my own pet interests. More later. :-)

October 29th, 2004

Dream yourself healed

Stephan Schumann

Stephan Schumann is a naturopath in Hamburg. Dreams are central in his work with clients, not in the least because he has had good results from dreams himself.

About his own experiences: “That I am still alive today is thanks to my dreams, that showed me my own way of healing. Between ages 5 and 22 a potent medicine was prescribed for me that the doctor said I would have to take as long as I live. Contrary to the doctor’s advice I stopped using it, after intense dreams, am now healthy and live a happy and cheerful life for the past 18 years without it.“

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