May 042011

The human body behaves as if it is constructed entirely of spirals. The purpose this series of blog posts is to help the reader see where those spirals are located.

Here is the example image for this blog entry.

The picture shows an unusually large pair of buttocks. The unusually large size of the buttocks is related to the internal body spiral shown in this picture.

A comparison picture is then presented because the spiral lines on the buttocks obscure the view.

May 042011

The Spiral View of The Human Body is one of the theoretical models of the human body created for Happeh Theory. According to The Spiral View of the Human Body, the human body behaves as if it is constructed of two large spirals.

 There are thousands of people around the world who know about The Spiral View of the Human Body. Human beings throughout history have also known about The Spiral View of the Human Body. This example picture showing a stuffed animal that corroborates that claim.


The stuffed animal is a uniquely colored version, of a well known stuffed animal that was available around the 1920’s. It is the claim of this blog entry that the stuffed animal was colored in the unique way it was, by someone who knew about The Spiral View of the Human Body way back in the 1920’s.

What is it about unique color pattern on the stuffed animal that spurs that claim? This picture of a barber’s pole will be used to help answer that question.


The next picture compares the stuffed animal to the barber shop pole.


The color patterns on the stuffed animal form spiral shapes like the spirals on the barber shop pole. One spiral travels up the right leg,


over to the left side of the body and up the left side of the body,


then back over to the right side of the body and up the right side of the head.


The other spiral travels up the left leg,


over to the right side of the body and up the right side of the body,


then back over to the left side of the body and up the left side of the head.


The next picture compares the stuffed animal with the two spirals on it,


to the barber pole which has had it’s spirals highlighted and completely filled in,


to prove the two lines on the stuffed animal do form two spiral shapes.


That comparison picture is corroboration for the claim, that whoever it was who colored the stuffed animal with that unique pattern of colors, knew about The Spiral View of The Human Body back in the 1920’s.


May 042011

According to Happeh Theory the human body behaves as if it is constructed entirely of spirals. The purpose of the pictures in this series is to help the reader see where those spirals are located.

The example picture for this blog entry shows a man throwing a ball.


In the next image a line traces the path of the spiral that is throwing the ball from the man’s body out to his arm.

Apr 262011

A program of regular tai chi exercises improved measures of quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure but failed to improve more conventional measures of exercise efficacy, compared with patients who only received education.

“Tai chi exercise, a multicomponent mind-body training modality that is safe and has good rates of adherence, may provide value in improving daily exercise, quality of life, self-efficacy, and mood in frail, deconditioned patients with systolic HF. A more restricted focus on traditional measured exercise capacity may underestimate the potential benefits of integrated interventions such as tai chi,” wrote Dr. Gloria Y. Yeh and her coinvestigators in a study released April 25 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.


Despite improvements in quality of life indicators, no significant changes were seen in serum biomarkers, which included B-type natriuretic peptide, catecholamines, and C-reactive protein among adults performing tai chi.

Tai chi is a gentle, meditative exercise of flowing circular movements, balance and weight shifting, breathing techniques, visualization, and focused internal awareness. “Tai chi may represent an additional exercise option for patients with HF because it integrates multiple relevant processes, including mild to moderate aerobic activity, upper and lower extremity training, and core strengthening,” they said.

The researchers recruited 100 heart failure patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 40% or lower in the past 2 years, a stable medical regimen, and New York Heart Association class I-III from Boston medical practices.

They were randomly assigned to receive a 12-week tai chi exercise program or a heart health education program (attention control). All participants continued to receive usual care, noted Dr. Yeh, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess and in the division for research and education in complementary and integrative medical therapies at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, and her associates.

All assessments were performed at baseline and at 12 weeks. Patients performed a symptom-limited exercise test using a bicycle ramp protocol to determine peak oxygen uptake, a 6-minute walk test, and a Timed Up and Go functional assessment.

The researchers used the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) to assess disease-specific quality of life, the Profile of Mood States to assess emotional states expected to respond to clinical intervention, and the Cardiac Exercise Self-Efficacy Instrument to assess patient confidence in performing exercise-related activities.

The tai chi intervention consisted of 1-hour group classes held twice weekly for 12 weeks by certified instructors. Patients were encouraged to practice at home at least three times a week. Patients in the control group attended nurse practitioner–led education sessions twice weekly and were asked not to start tai chi during the study period.

The mean age of study participants was 67 years, the mean baseline LVEF was 29%, and the median NYHA class was II. Most patients were receiving beta-blockers (86%) and ACE inhibitors (85%).

At 12 weeks, significant improvements were seen in scores on the MLHFQ, Profile of Mood States (total mood disturbance, depression, and vigor subscales), and Cardiac Exercise Self-Efficacy Instrument in the tai chi group, compared with the heart health education group. There were no significant changes in serum biomarkers, which included B-type natriuretic peptide, catecholamines, and C-reactive protein, Dr. Yeh and her associates reported (Arch. Intern. Med. 2011;171:750-7).

Post hoc exploratory analyses pointed to subsets of patients who derived significant benefits from tai chi, compared with education only. Tai chi patients without implanted cardioverter defibrillators devices, those with NYHA class II and III symptoms, and those with a nonischemic etiology of HF improved significantly on the MLHFQ, compared with education-only patients. The researchers also found that participants with a higher baseline resting heart rate had greater improvements in the MLHFQ score in the tai chi group; there was no association in the control group.

“One of the purported mechanisms of mind-body exercises, such as tai chi, is favorable modulation of the autonomic nervous system. In our post hoc analyses, we found that, in participants with higher resting heart rates (and presumably more sympathetic nervous system ‘overdrive’), there was a greater benefit with tai chi,” the investigators noted.

At the 6-month follow-up telephone contact, 34 patients in the tai chi group (68.0%) reported continued practice (including daily, weekly, and monthly). There were no adverse events related to the protocol.

Dr. Yeh and her associates reported no significant financial relationships.

Apr 192011

The news story that is the subject of this blog entry reports on doctors who are unnecessarily implanting heart stents in patients for financial gain instead of medical need.

The purpose of this blog entry and others in this series is to provide proof  scientists and medical personnel do not always act in the best interests of the public.

It is necessary to make that point because the main reason people give for not believing the claims of Happeh Theory is that scientists and medical personnel do not agree with the claims.

People with that opinion need strong reasons to doubt the trustworthiness of scientists and medical personnel.

This series of blog entries should provide those reasons.

The original news story is reprinted below.

Chinese health experts are calling for a strengthening of regulations in an attempt to curb the growing abuse of heart stent surgery.

A senior health professional said many surgeons are giving patients stents – tubes used to bypass blockages – that they do not need.

“Many Chinese patients have five or six stents implanted and some have even had as many as 13,” said Hu Dayi, director of the Center of Cardiology at Peking University People’s Hospital.

Hu said some doctors are over-prescribing because of the money they can make from carrying out the work.

Few people need more than three stents, said Wu Qingyu, president of the First Hospital of Tsinghua University and one of China’s leading cardiologists, at the 7th annual meeting of the Chinese Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons last week.

Official statistics show that heart stent usage has been booming in China in recent years, with the number of implants rising from 180,000 in 2008 to more than 300,000 in 2010.

“Some doctors implant unneeded stents for financial reasons,” Hu said. “Regardless of what is needed, they perform the procedures for profits and some patients end up worse off or even die after six months.”

Poor understanding about heart stents among patients contributes to the problem, he added.

“Many patients prefer stent implantation to taking medicine and injections, which they see as troublesome,” said Xu Zhimin, a professor from the cardiology department of Fuwai Hospital under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

In 2009, about 240,000 people on the Chinese mainland underwent expensive heart stent surgery. Of those, 96 percent chose the drug-eluting type of stent instead of the much cheaper, but effective, bare metal stent.

According to Hu, 20 to 30 percent of coronary heart disease sufferers in the US choose to have the cheaper metal stent fitted.

In China, a metal stent costs nearly 20,000 yuan ($3,602) while a drug-eluting stent sells for more than 30,000 yuan.

According to the World Health Organization, by 2025, about 90 percent of all heart disease patients will be from Asian countries, including China.

Improvements in patient care and prevention are the keys to addressing the growing health challenge, according to Marc A. Pfeffer, from the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Pfeffer made the comment at the third Sino-US experts meeting on cardiovascular disease hosted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Novartis, an international pharmaceutical company, on Friday.

In a bid to regulate the number of people having stents, the MOH has created a new framework to help with the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease.