FMBR Editorial: Sep, 2003
Cells, DNA & Quantum Entanglement
William C. Gough
The cell is the simplest form of life. Cells exist in a vast range of varieties, coming in many sizes and shapes, and performing many functions. The human body can be considered a community of cells -- some 70 to 100 trillion, with 200 different types, that need to live in harmony. Thus, one of the great mysteries of life is how these trillions of autonomous cells in our body transcend their individuality to function in harmony with each other for the good of whole. This editorial will explore a possible explanation to this puzzle of life.
Every cell contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The genes represent the functional unit of DNA that specifies the composition of proteins. It is the proteins that participate in all the biological functions of cells and organisms. The proteins are the molecules that carry the instructions emanating from the DNA. Thus, our bodies consist of a complex system of cells that self-organizes to achieve the genetically defined patterns as specified in the DNA. I have suggested that non-local linkages to an aspect of reality beyond the physical world of form are what guide the coherence and dynamic assembly of the cells into a self-organizing system (Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1997).
An article by Dr. Michael E. Hyland, University of Plymouth, UK to be published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine provides a clue on how the self-organizing cellular process may work, and its relationship to the acupuncture/meridian system. There exist pattern specifying genes (Hox genes) in the DNA of all animals that serve as supervisors in a self-organizing system. These supervising genes specify a pattern in the same way that an architectural blueprint specifies a pattern. However, the Hox genes require feedback to create the pattern specifying blueprints. In order for Hox genes to act as pattern specifiers, there must be some way that the genes can discover when a macro-structure like the lungs, heart, fingers, etc. has been completed successfully. This feedback is achieved through non-local linkages at the quantum level. The degree of coupling or resonance associated with each connection is called entanglement. It is via this feedback process and the degree of entanglement that the pattern of the blueprint can be altered.
Hox genes exist in a number of varieties. The different members of the Hox gene family can specify information across several locations in the body. One can view this information stream as a kind of genetic meridian running through the body. These genetic meridians, that are based upon the pattern specifying Hox gene families, will not appear as physical structures in the body. In fact, these genetic meridians could correspond to the ancient Chinese acupuncture/meridian maps of the body. The stimulation of one point of the meridian should lead to an instantaneous response at all other parts of the meridian. The whole of the pattern specified by specific Hox genes (the genetic meridian) should become aware if any part of its pattern is stimulated.
Research at the University of California, Irvine by Joie P. Jones, et.al. using functional MRI, support the existence of such a hyper-fast form of communication within the body (SRI Meetings, June 2001 & May 2002). The "ultrasound stimulation of an acupoint in the foot leads to a specific response in the brain several orders of magnitude faster than predicted and observed from nerve conduction. Moreover, this hyper-fast response is observed at other points on the meridian between the foot and brain, but only on those sites specific to an acupuncture meridian." In addition, healers can just focus intention upon the acupuncture point and the fMRI can measure the brain stimulation. This can be done at a distance, hence, this observation supports the concept of a non-local linkage.
When the Hox genes in the DNA are programmed improperly, areas of the body can become locked onto a local "attractor" that maintains a disease state. For example, cancer is called a cellular disease because there is a loss of the regulation of cell growth. The cancer cells are running away and are no longer in harmony with the cells around them. It's not that they're not doing what they should, it's that they are doing too much. The cancer cells need to go beyond their own individuality -- there can't be cellular autonomy. Cells need to self-organize with transcendence for the good of the whole so that they can coordinate with the cells around them. They need to reestablish their non-local connection to the blueprint. There are many therapies that attempt to assist the self-organizing properties of the blueprint to move in a healthy direction. This is why positive thoughts, intentions, and emotions are so important for healing -- they constitute non-local informational input to your body.
William C. Gough, FMBR Chairman of the Board, September 2003