[LINK] brain/healing stuff

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 21:49:28 AEDT 2007

On 2007/Jan/11, at 10:02 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:

> At 06:57 PM 11/01/2007, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> seems unconscious and body healing is mostly done during sleep which
>> would seem to indicate that unconsciousness is a requirement for
>> healing.  It still seems that attitude or belief has some place in
>> the process, not sure why though.
> I have a theory (now, stop groaning, linkers!).  The brain uses an  
> unbelievable amount of our energy (calories/kilojoules) intake per  
> day. So when we sleep,  the brain and the body are less active, so  
> the brain recharges and body repairs are taking place because we  
> aren't moving as much and we certainly aren't thinking. Does that  
> make sense?

Thinking and being awake and especially being physically active, use  
a lot of energy so when we sleep the body can devote a lot of energy  
to the immune system and other healing activities.  In sports  
medicine it's well known that if you are ill, a great deal of your  
daily energy quota is devoted to your immune system and other healing  
tasks and you don't have so much for being active, in the worst cases  
maybe none at all.

The brain does not stop in sleep.  During a coma or an operation with  
a general anaesthetic the brain is still (sometimes) listening to  
what is being said around it.

> (waiting for Tony's directive to move this to unlink -- but of  
> course this is probably still the final stages of silly season, so  
> maybe he's not so concerned, but I'd imagine some members are)
> Jan
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