Meditation and Benefits (07:20)
Meditation helps relieve stress, helps you relax, and improves concentration. The practice reinforces the immune system, slows the aging process, facilitates new neuronal connections, and increases memory and attention span.
Meditation at School and Work (07:13)
Young students meditate for one hour a week to improve attention and concentration. Teachers Sophie and Emmanuel Faure say that meditation is good for reducing stress, increasing motivation, elevating mood, and increasing a sense of well-being.
Hypnotherapy During Surgery (04:32)
Surgery often requires general anesthesia, but Marc Galy uses local anesthetic coupled with hypnosis. The brain functions differently while under hypnosis; the brain blocks pain signals during surgery.
Hypnotherapy for Phobias (04:52)
A woman with a spider phobia becomes anxious when looking at pictures. Hypnotherapist Jean-Marc Benhaiem helps her overcome her fear. Kristina looks at pictures and lets a spider crawl on her hand.
Bertrand Piccard cannot rely on auto pilot when flying so he uses self-hypnosis for rest. A doctor explains the state of hypnosis and shows an example of brain function.
Hypnotherapy for Problems (03:18)
Piccard recalls using hypnosis to block the pain for a girl who broke her arm. Hypnosis reduces the signal for pain and inhibits reflexes. It can help with self-confidence, anxiety, fear, concentration, and memory.
Pediatricians and nurses use osteopathy to help infants with digestion, respiratory and cardiovascular difficulties, colic, ear infections, and other ailments. Doctors use their hands to heal back and joint pain. An osteopath pops a patient’s back, neck, and knees.
Becoming an Osteopath (02:27)
Osteopathic students feel for hair between two pieces of paper. They examine the body, learn anatomy, and detect muscles, joints, and organs. A session of osteopathy might be better than taking pain medication.
Icelanders feel the mental and physical effects of reduced daylight during winter. A couple uses a sun lamp to help cope through the winter months.
Icelandic Winter Therapies (04:01)
Icelanders move from cold to hot water to ease depression. A man sits in a hot bath and goes into the sea three times. Icelanders consume fish and fish oil capsules to obtain omega 3 fatty acids.
Credits: Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Part 6 (00:31)
Credits: Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Part 6
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