(NaturalNews) A study reported by scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York announced that they have found the region of the brain responsible for aging and can target it to increase longevity in mice. The research, published in the journal Nature, reported that the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls growth, metabolism and reproduction, all coordinate to control and regulate human aging. While science has long suspected that the brain was the master regulator of the aging process, this is the first evidence supporting that hypothesis.
During the study, scientists tracked the activity of NF-KB, which is a molecule that controls DNA transcription and is involved in inflammation and the body's response to stress in the brains of mice. They found that the molecule becomes more active in the brain area called the hypothalamus as a mouse grows older.
Later tests suggested that NF-KB may help determine when the mice displayed the signs of aging. When they were injected with a substance that inhibited the activity of immune cells in the hypothalamus, these animals died sooner than those that didn't receive the injection.
By stimulating NF-KB, they caused a decline in GnRH which led to an increase in aging symptoms such as muscle weakening, skin atrophy, bone loss and memory impairment. The researchers found that the opposite was also true, that by increasing the amount of GnRH hormones, they could slow down the aging in mice.
The ancients were right all along
While this is good news, it's actually not news to those who have studied Chinese medicine. It's well known in advanced Chinese chi-gung training, that the brain and bone marrow hold the key to true health and longevity.
Certain Chinese groups have known conclusively for at least fifteen hundred years that the key to longevity rested in the bone marrow (where the red blood cells are created) and in the brain. The training, which involves building up large amounts of chi or bio-energy, then leading this energy up to the brain to highly energize the pituitary gland and brain as a whole is part of the Xi Sui Jing "Marrow/brain washing (cleansing)" classic of internal cultivation.
These techniques are practiced by the Buddhist and Taoist monks and were closely guarded secrets passed down only to a few select students in each generation.
While the theory of this advanced training is simple and straightforward, the practice is difficult and time consuming. However, it is possible even for the average person learn to utilize several of the methods from these ancient and powerful techniques to increase health and longevity.
The reason that Chi is the most important single factor in health is because your entire body is essentially a large bio-electric magnet. It's known that without these magnetic fields, life could not occur. Cells have an electromagnetic field (EM) and it's this field of energy that keeps each cell alive. The stronger the EM field, the stronger each cell is and the greater it's resilience and resistance to decay and death.
As both the ancient Chinese and this study shows, the key to aging and thus longevity, does indeed lie in the brain. Whether it's done via modern science or ancient chi-gung training, the brain is truly the master regulator of health and longevity.
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