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【靈氣】靈氣影響癌細胞的分裂與成長研究  |  2021.03.22


治療古代醫學與現代醫學間的裂痕 Healing the Rift Between Ancient and Modern Medicine

曼哈頓社區學院(BMCC / CUNY)的科研教授,生物化學家和獲得認證的靈氣導師-帕特里夏·德萊昂(Patricia DeLeon)教授表示:

“對理解某些能量療法(例如靈氣)如何起作用以及是否能發揮臨床作用非常重要。”
“它們對於使身體能夠以更少受到創傷的方式治療疾病提供了希望,也可能使西醫療法更加有效。”

DeLeon與BMCC理科的兩位主修科研的研究者 Claudia Guerrero 和 Joanne Callaghan一起,使用在實驗室使用經過Reiki處理的人體細胞與蠕蟲進行了實驗-而初步的研究結果值得繼續研究。

格雷羅(Guerrero)醫生有抱負的說:
“對補充醫學持開放的態度是非常重要的。”

她在實驗室中的任務之一是對蠕蟲的幼蟲進行靈氣治療後進行計數,並計算經靈氣處理的蠕蟲與兩個對照組中的幼蟲生產模式是否存在差異。

DeLeon說:
“我們通過計算靈氣治療後24小時內的幼蟲數量來評估實驗的結果,也就是在這段時間內孵出的卵的數量。”
“我們分為-接受治療組、接受安慰劑組 和 未接受治療或安慰劑的對照組進行操作。”

她解釋說,量化每一個組的數據結果可以在它們之間相互進行比較。

“我們實驗的結果在這個點上表明,與其他兩組相比,治療組產生的幼蟲數量一直呈現小幅但持續增加的狀態。”

DeLeon說:
“我們正在重複實驗,並藉此評估實驗結果的統計學意義。”

追踪細胞分裂的狀態並嘗試建立出統計學模型的“ P”值。

在實驗的另一個階段,DeLeon和她的團隊將人類的乳癌細胞作為實驗對象,這是從生物實驗室供應公司中獲得的一部分細胞。 與蠕蟲的實驗一樣,細胞被分為三組。

她說:
“一組人將細胞進行靈氣治療-雙手握在細胞上方四英寸處,”
“一組人僅以靈氣的動作'模擬'了靈氣治療,而另一組則什麼也沒有。”

研究小組使用顯微鏡追踪癌細胞分裂的速率。 DeLeon說:

“癌細胞分裂的速度越慢,對患者的健康就越好。根據我們的觀察,癌細胞在接受Reiki治療後分裂的速度變得更慢。”
“為了驗證統計結果,我們繪製細胞數量與靈氣治療的數量圖。通過這樣做,我們看到處理過的細胞的圖顯示出較小的斜率,這表明總體上呈現較小的生長幅度或較慢的細胞分裂頃向。”

團隊現在的目標是達到DeLeon所說統計學模型上的“ P值”,即“您可以說,

“發生這種情況是因為我們的治療,而不是因為亂數或是機率問題。“
“換句話說,當有了足夠的測試結果來進行交叉比較,您將開始看到實驗結果將不只是隨機性浮動的模式。”

從保持懷疑直到看見數據化的結果

Guerrero說,這個項目的實驗室工作是繁複而細微的-但值得付出努力。

她說:
“當我開始這個實驗項目時,我必須承認自己持懷疑的態度。” “最令人沮喪的部分是統計的部分。這需要非常仔細地完成,並且需要數小時的坐著時間並通過顯微鏡觀察。但是,一旦我們看到實際上已經取得了一些成果,所有這些都是值得的。”

DeLeon認為自己既是科學家又是靈氣導師,這是一個優勢,但她也知道格雷羅所指的懷疑態度。

她說:
“在科學界,關於靈氣療法等能量治療的報告有時被認為實驗本身是不嚴謹、不客觀而有偏見的,且不是真實的數據。因此,總體來說,與傳統科學研究項目相比,對這類研究的研究審查會更為嚴格。”
“同樣的,能量治療界對傳統醫學和西方科學也常常不屑一顧。”

DeLeon說,另一個挑戰是這種項目的實驗性質,使其很難遵循嚴格的科學方法進行研究與統計。

她解釋說,在一個傳統典型的科研項目中,所有設備與環境都必須在相同的條件下進行校正,那麼實驗的變數就可以控制並保持在最低水平。

她說:
“但就我們而言,靈氣治療師在進行科研時就變成要將他看成一個實驗的設備,但是你要如何校正一個人的數字呢?每次進行實驗時,您如何確保靈氣練習者的心理和身體狀況完全相同?”

面對這些挑戰,DeLeon仍然繼續進行研究,實驗結果的有效與可信度不斷提高。

她說:

“擁有科學和靈氣兩方面的背景,使我能夠以大多數能量治療師無法做到的方式研究能量治療的技術。”
“從我的角度來看,了解這項技術並建立基於科學的證據,並使雙方達成統一的協議與共識是非常重要的。 當然,如果有可能應用靈氣療法來補充癌症和其他疾病的傳統醫學療法,它將對患者帶來極大的好處。”

本文摘自《 2019年卓越成就(2019 Marks of Excellence)》,此為公共事務辦公室的年度出版物,著重強調學生,教職員工的卓越成就。 本期以BMCC的研究項目為特色。 請注意,這些故事將在BMCC新聞版本(影片)和書籍版本中的形式於2019年秋季發布。

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

“It is very important to contribute to the understanding of how and if certain energy therapies, such as Reiki, actually work,” says Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Professor of Science, biochemist and certified Reiki master Patricia DeLeon. “They offer promise in treating diseases in a less traumatic way and also could make western medicine therapies more effective.”

With two BMCC science majors, Claudia Guerrero and Joanne Callaghan, DeLeon is conducting experiments using C. elegans lab worms and human cells subjected to Reiki treatment — and the preliminary results are warranting continued study.

“It is important to be open-minded about complementary medicine,” says Guerrero, an aspiring physician. One of her tasks in the lab is to count larvae of the worms after they have received Reiki treatment, and to calculate if there are differences in patterns of larvae production between Reiki-treated worms and those in the two control groups.

“We evaluate the results by counting the number of larvae 24 hours after the Reiki treatment, which is equivalent to the number of hatched eggs during that time lapse,” says DeLeon. “We do this for the group that received treatment, the group that receives a placebo and the control group, which receives no treatment or placebo.”

She explains that quantifying the results for each group enables comparisons between them.

“Our results, at this point, show a small but consistent increase in the number of larvae produced by the treated group when compared to the other two groups,” DeLeon says. “We are in the process of repeating the experiment so we can evaluate the statistical significance of our results.”

Tracking cellular division and building “P” value
In another phase of the experiment, DeLeon and her team are using breast cancer cells as their subject, part of a cell line obtained from a biological lab supply company. As with the worms, the cells are divided into three groups.

“One group gets Reiki treatment — hands held four inches above the cells — which I perform,” she says. “One group gets a ‘mock’ Reiki treatment performed by a student who goes through Reiki motions, and one group gets nothing.”

Using a microscope, the team tracks the rate at which the cancer cells divide. “The slower the cancer cells divide, the better for the patient,” DeLeon says, “and based on what we are seeing, the cancer cells are dividing more slowly when they get the Reiki treatment.”

In order to validate the statistical results, “We plot the number of cells versus the number of Reiki treatments. In doing this, we are seeing that the graph for the treated cells shows a smaller slope, and this indicates an overall smaller growth or slower cellular division.”

The team’s goal now is to reach what DeLeon refers to as the “P value” — “the point at which you can say, ‘This is happening because of our treatment, not because of chance.’ In other words, with enough test results to compare, you start to see patterns that indicate more than randomness.”

Skepticism meets quantified results
The lab work for this project is meticulous, even repetitive — but well worth the effort, says Guerrero.

“When I started this project, I must admit I was skeptical,” she says. “The most frustrating part is the counting. It needs to be done very carefully and it requires hours of sitting and looking through a microscope. However, all of this is worth it once we see that we are actually getting some results.”

DeLeon considers her unique perspective as both a scientist and Reiki master to be an advantage, but she is aware of the skepticism to which Guerrero refers.

“In the scientific community, reports regarding energy healing treatments such as Reiki are sometimes considered to be biased and not real — so, in general, this type of investigation is scrutinized in a more rigorous way than are more traditional science projects,” she says. “Likewise, the energy healing community is dismissive of traditional medicine and western science.”

Another challenge is that the very nature of the project makes it difficult to conduct the investigation following a strict scientific method, DeLeon says.

She explains that in a typical research project, all the equipment is calibrated under the same conditions and the number of variables can be controlled and kept to a minimum.

“But in our case,” she says, “one piece of equipment is actually the Reiki practitioner — but how do you calibrate a person? How can you make sure that the mental and physical status of the Reiki practitioner is exactly the same, each time the experiment is conducted?”

Undaunted by these challenges, DeLeon continues the research and the results continue to grow in validity.

“Having a background in both science and Reiki allows me to investigate energy healing techniques in a way that most energy healers are not able to do,” she says. “From my point of view, it is important to understand this technique and establish more uniform protocols, that are based on scientific evidence. And of course, it will benefit patients enormously if it becomes possible to apply the Reiki technique in order to compliment traditional medical treatments for cancer and other diseases.”

This article is part of the 2019 Marks of Excellence, an annual publication from the Office of Public Affairs that highlights the outstanding accomplishments of students, faculty and staff. This issue features research projects at BMCC. Please note, the stories will be posted throughout Fall 2019 as both a BMCC News version with video, and a flip-book version.

原文出處:
https://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/news/healing-the-rift-between-ancient-and-modern-medicine/?fbclid=IwAR3AK1PRiyIyFKZtQu-CpDwK5nq51KDR7KshdvyaTEgsePXxVRRX4gKqA8w

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