NDE books and an ICU unit

Brain Infographic

I thought I would first share this interesting interactive brain infographic. It’s Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning

NDE and Resuscitation Science books

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Cover of Spiritual Healing

My mom passed away on October 4, 2013. I called 911 the morning on September 24, 2013, after she was unresponsive on the toilet. She had bouts of diarrhea all night. She was given CPR and revived after 15 minutes. She spent time at Central Dupage Hospital. Later we took her off life support, after meeting with the key physician, nurse, hospital Chaplin, along with my cousin and her husband. Before then, I got input from Protestant, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox clergy. She passed away at Manor Care in Naperville, Illinois. At both places, I insisted hospital chaplains and visiting Christian clergy stop by to say prayers.

The following books were recommended and got me thought this ordeal:

  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander
  • Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani
  • To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story… by Mary C. Neal M.D.
  • Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death by Sam Parnia and Josh Young

This statement came from the book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander. I got all four books from the Carol Stream Public Library. Its says, “Even a person whose heart stops on the street might be spared brain damage, provided that someone starts performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation within four minutes and the heart can eventually be restarted (P. 134).”

What that means is this: Even if I could detect when my mom’s heart stopped, I would need to be trained in CPR and immediately initiated it. I would at the same time, need to have called 911. Or 911 needed to arrive within 4 minutes and perform CPR. Both are impossible situations. Or I would need a holy person or saint, staying with me at the time.

Tradition Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Spiritual Healing and Prayer

Traditional Chinese medicine shop in Tsim Sha ...

Traditional Chinese medicine shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I do believe traditional medicine has its place, both for diagnostic purposes and emergency medicine. But I also feel that the ancient herbal traditions of Ayurveda, Tibetan Medicine, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Unani (i.e. Islamic/Greek), as well as classical homeopathic medicine and cell salts, can do wonders for health maintenance. But if you don’t have specific symptomatology being displayed, it is almost impossible to prescribe the correct remedy. There are three way of diagnosing disease:

  • Having medicine doctors run standard batteries of medical tests.
  • Consult someone trained in oriental pulse diagnosis.
  • Consult a good medical intuitive.

I firmly believe a complete and accurate diagnosis is only possible, it you take all three options. I also feel the the diagnostic approaches of the classical homeopath, TCM and Tibetan doctors, are sound – provided they are trained for many years in their craft. I would always look at adding oriental pulse diagnosis and medical intuitives, if medical tests and the medical expert opinions, are inclusive.

Spiritual healing and prayer also has a place. But it is working alongside traditional and complementary medical approaches.

Carol Stream Police Department

And I wonder about the Carol Stream Police Department. Are they trained in responding to medical emergencies? Do they know the difference between a natural emergency and a murder scene?

A few months ago, my friend John lived on the same floor as my mom and me. He used to meet each Wednesday with Roger and me via Skype, to discuss technical stuff. When he didn’t show up for a meeting or reached via phone, I contacted the condo association.  They contacted his sister, who is a nurse. Not sure if she found him first or not. But she called the simulation in. I counted four squad cars responding to the emergency, along with the fire department and ambulance. John was found lying over the tub. An autopsy was conducted and the cause of death was a heart attack. I was invited and attended his Catholic remembrance service.

When I called in my mom’s situation, a policeman stopped up first. I showed him my mom on the toilet. It probably took a minute, before emergency responders came up. When an emergency responder asked what medications she took, I responded over the counter aspirin and sleeping pills. The only thing the policeman asked is to see the medications. I promptly showed him, but the emergency responders didn’t need to see them.

Now I invite them to do something useful.  I plan to look into free CPR classes – let them join me.  According to Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death by Sam Parnia and Josh Young, here are the best three sources for info:

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