Why is quantum healing still considered pseudoscience? Updated for 2024

Updated: June 4, 2024

As you know, later this year I am releasing Quantum Body. Quantum Body – The New Science of Living a longer, healthier
and more vital life. Along with Jack
Tuszynski, quantum physicist and
Brian Fertig, neuro-endocrinologist like myself. And based on my past
experience, which I've shared, which I've shared
with you, when I wrote
Quantum Healing, it was immediately vilified by mainstream
scientists and also by my colleagues in the medical
establishment.

To the extent that I heard rumors, which were true, it turned out, that I was going
to be fired. So I left and
went to California and joined
a group practice. And exactly the same thing
happened there. And that was a long
time ago in 1988. Now we are in 2023, and a lot of people
are talking about quantum
mechanics, Quantum healing, quantum
consciousness, quantum body,
quantum universe, etc., etc.. And if you go on
wikipedia, and look up
the interpretations of quantum
mechanics, there are about
30 of them, and it seems like no
one can agree on the philosophical
implications of quantum
mechanics. Quantum mechanics by itself is a
mathematical recipe for predicting
the outcome of experiments
and no more. However, it has become the basis of most of our technology
today, and so however
you interpret it, it works. But if you go on
Wikipedia and check out Deepak
Chopra's page, you will see that I'm referred to as
a pseudo scientist by many people
and my take on quantum mechanics
or quantum healing is dismissed
as pseudoscience.

And, you know, it's the subject to a lot of ridicule that I am
subjected to. But I don't take it
seriously. So this morning,
I decided to do a little bit
of my own research and and I
went on various AI platforms,
including including chatGPT Bing, which is, I think
from Microsoft, and Bard,
from Google. And I asked a few questions. So first I asked, is quantum healing an accepted science? And the answer was
immediately, it is not. It
is a pseudoscience. And then I asked, you know,
I looked at the Wikipedia page,
which dismisses everything I've said as the "placebo
effect". And so, you know, I also had questions
about placebo. I've always felt placebo
is a dismissive term for saying, "we don't know
what happened, but this patient
got better by taking a dummy pill." But, you know, again, to dismiss a treatment
as placebo is basically
dismissing it and suggesting
that pharmaceuticals are better, notwithstanding
the fact that in many cases,
placebos do better than pharmaceuticals.

And many times
and without the necessary
side effects. So in
any case, I went to various chat bots and various
AI platforms, and I asked
some questions. And the questions that I asked were,
is not the placebo a consequence of
epigenetic activity? Does experience not
govern epigenetics? Is not experience
in consciousness? If experience is in consciousness and if consciousness
is quantum, then what's the objection to the theory
of quantum healing?" And all the
platforms that I went,
on these AI platforms, I've basically heard that there is
no proof that the body's
energy fields can be manipulated
by the mind. There's not
every conscious and autonomic
activity alter energy
and information in the body. So this is what
I received. Okay? Which is
very interesting. So I'm doing
a summary of what I got
from various AI platforms, but
here is the summary. Okay? Yes, the placebo
effect is thought to be a consequence of epigenetic
activity. Epigenetics,
the study of how environmental factors
can influence gene expression without changing
the DNA sequence. The placebo effect
is thought to work by activating genes
that promote healing.

Why? That's genius,
isn't it? That's
how consciousness promotes healing by influencing
gene expression without changing
DNA sequence. Then it goes on. Experience does govern
our epigenetics. Our experiences
can change the way our genes
are expressed, which can have a profound impact
on our health. For example,
studies have shown that people
who have experienced trauma
are more likely to develop
chronic disease. Consciousness
is thought to be… I am reading from
this particular sentence
is from Bard Google. Google Bard. Consciousness
is thought to be a quantum
phenomenon. This is because
consciousness exhibits
some of the same properties
as quantum physics, such as superposition
and entanglement. If consciousness
is quantum, then it is possible that quantum healing
could work. However, more science… scientific
evidence is needed. Then it goes on
to say, I agree that every conscious and
autonomic activity alters energy and information
in the body.

However, there's no
scientific evidence to suggest
that these changes can be manipulated
by the mind in a way that would promote
healing. Prevailing bias. And that's it. Then I went actually
a little further because, you know,
one of my most vocal critics
has been the militant
atheist, Professor Richard
Dawkins from Oxford. And I asked one of
these chatbots, in this case again,
Bard. Google, Bard;
has not Richard Dawkins in the past
referred to epigenetics
as a fad. This is what I got. Yes, it is true
that Richard has… Richard
Dawkins has referred to epigenetics
as a fad. In a 2013 interview with The
Guardian, he said Epigenetics
is the latest fashionable way
of saying we can inherit
acquired characteristics,
but it's not true.

Acquired
characteristics are not inherited,
they can't be. Dawkins,
it goes on to say, however,
many scientists disagree
with Dawkins. They argue that epigenetic
changes can be inherited and that they can play a role
in evolution. See? If they play a role
in evolution, then even evolution
is guided by consciousness. For example,
studies have shown that epigenetic changes can be passed down
from parents to offspring
in response to environmental
factors such as stress. Now stress is a
mental event, right? With biological
consequence or diet. These epigenetic
influences changes
can then influence the offspring's
phenotype or physical
characteristics. Amazing. There is growing
evidence that epigenetics can play a significant role
in how organisms develop and respond
to the environment. And then I went further and checked with the chat bots. Are there examples
of pseudoscience that are now
considered science? And it gave me
a few, but I'll just mentioned two: germ
theory of disease.

This theory
which states diseases are caused
by microorganisms, was once considered
pseudoscience. However,
it was eventually proven to be correct
by Louis Pasteur and other scientists in the 19th century. Plate tectonics. This theory which states
that the Earth's continents
are constantly moving
was also considered pseudoscience. However, it was eventually accepted by the scientific
community in the 20th century. After much
research and evidence. Then it says Higgs Boson. This was proposed
in 1964, but not discovered
until 2012, was a major
breakthrough and this thought to be responsible
for giving mass to the particles. I don't know if that was considered
pseudoscience in the past,
but that's what this thing
says. Okay, so now let's really look at this idea that quantum
consciousness is becoming a field. Number one. Number two, our choices,
our habits, our thoughts,
our feelings, our imagination,
our emotions, our behaviors
bring about epigenetic changes that can be harmful
and that can be actually beneficial. So why is quantum healing
a pseudoscience? If you know,
our consciousness and our mind
can cause both healing and disease as a result
of epigenetic activities.

I think this is a common
thing in science. Ideas are considered
outrageous at first,
pseudoscience, some of them are,
in fact, and some of them
slowly get accepted and some are
ultimately considered
self-evident. So my friends,
I think quantum healing,
quantum body is here to stay with us and in my opinion, it's self-evident. What is your
opinion? I'd love to know..

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