Lightning Process® Research
LP AND ME/CFS RESEARCH - "LP HELPS ME/CFS and 8 other conditions" 'with the energy/fatigue dimension, participants showed consecutive increases in their energy levels, exhibited through a significant increase between pre-test and 6 weeks and again from 6 weeks to 3 months' for more details click here
LP AND MS RESEARCH - An Interim report on a research project with the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre (MSRC) and LP.
Abstract: This Proof of Concept (POC) study was designed to consider the validity of the Lightning Process® as an approach to provide benefit, or not, to those with MS...The interim data shows that the LP provided benefit to all participants and there have been no incidents of negative effects. The data suggests that it would be worth pursuing a full Randomised Controlled Trial
To follow is information about the theories behind the Lightning Process®, research supporting the principles of the Lightning Process® and research which the Lightning Process® itself is currently undertaking.
Dr. Bruun Wyller, who is considered to be one of Norway's leading experts on M.E, has published some interesting articles which concur with the clinical findings of the Phil Parker Lightning Process®, which you can find here (1) (2). His most recent paper in conjunction with Hege R. Eriksen, Kirsti Malterud who are university researchers from Bergen, can be found here (3).
Dr. Bruun Wyller says: 'Recent research on CFS pathophysiology has revealed alterations of cardiovascular regulation and thermoregulation, characterized by enhanced sympathetic nervous activity and increased secretion of epinephrine. These findings indicate a state of permanent distress response - sustained arousal - in CFS patients. Based upon our findings, we have formulated a theory of sustained arousal in CFS, which seems to correspond quite neatly to the theoretical considerations underlying the Lightning Process®.'
Theoretical basis of the Lightning Process®
For more information on the established scientific theories that underpin the Lightning Process®, please click on the links below:
NHS and the Lightning Process®
The Lightning Process® is working with the NHS on a feasibility study. Click here for more information
1. Bruun Wyller, Vegard MD et al, "Abnormal Thermoregulatory Responses in Adolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Relation to Clinical Symptoms", Official Journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics, Vol. 120 No.1, 2 July 2007, <http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/120/1/e129> [accessed 26 May 2010]
2. Bruun Wyller, Vegard MD et al, Multiple Articles, BioInfoBank Library, Various dates, <http://lib.bioinfo.pl/auth:Wyller,VB> [accessed 26 May 2010]
3. Bruun Wyller, Vegard MD et al, "Can Sustained Arousal explain the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Behavioral and Brain Functions, 23 February 2009, <http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/5/1/10> [accessed 26 May 2010]
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6. Mayo clinic staff, "Stress: Win control over the stress in your life", Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 12 September 2008, <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress/SR00001>, [accessed 26 May 2010]
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10. Hennenlotter, Andreas, et al. "The Link between Facial Feedback and Neural Activity within Central Circuitries of Emotion- New Insights from Botulinum Toxin- Induced Denervation of Frown Muscles", Cerebral Cortex Journal, June 17 2008, <http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/bhn104v1> [accessed 26 May 2010]
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