Como puedo obtener una cita con la Dra. Coleman a través del portal de Fertility Online?

image001

Debido a las altas demandas de pacientes que hablan español, el equipo de Fettility Online diseño un sistema de información bastante amigable para poder acceder al portal de citas.

 

Existe un calendario de búsqueda de citas que le abrirá una nueva pantalla para el sistema poder tomar sus datos y ofrecerle la fecha y hora disponible para sus sesiones. Por ahora las consultas solo se realizan vía telefónica y video-conferencia usando Skype. Les informaremos de eventos futuros para sesiones en persona en ciudades como Houston, Nueva York, Londres y Miami.

 

El programa diseñado por la Dra. Coleman en Fertility Online es bastante completo e incluye orientación y asesoría acerca del procedimiento que el paciente va a realizar o se encuentra realizando, sesiones de coaching, Reiki, meditaciones, y sesiones especiales de hipnosis (en varias ocasiones incluyendo liberación celular).

 

El sistema de pago se realiza directamente a nuestra cuenta del equipo de Fertility Online usando Paypal. Es importante que una vez que realice el pago y seleccione la fecha y hora de su sesión nos haga saber con anticipación para coordinar su pago y confirmar su cita a través de nuestro email [email protected]

 

En ocasiones pacientes pueden trasladarse donde se encuentra la Dra. Coleman. Si usted desea una sesión en persona puede escribirnos y le orientaremos acerca de su plan de viaje y fechas de sesiones disponibles.

 

El sistema de coordinación de citas se encuentra en inglés, sin embargo es mucho mas amigable que el sistema anterior. Si presenta algún problema no dude en contactarnos y le ayudaremos.

 

Las sesiones tienen distintas modalidades. Hay paquetes de sesiones cortas de 20 minutos hasta paquetes de 5 sesiones de 45 minutos cada una. También cuenta con sesiones especiales solo de Reiki de 45 minutos, y sesiones de hipnosis que son mas largas con 60 a 90 minutos de duración (dependiendo del tipo de técnica que se requiera).

 

Actualmente la Dra. Coleman también ofrece sesiones para pacientes que no son solo de fertilidad. Ha habido un aumento en el número de requerimientos de pacientes oncológicos y embarazadas para preparación de trabajos de parto naturales (hypnobirthing). Los resultados han sido muy alentadores.

 

De qué forma me puede ayudar Fertility Online con mis problemas?

171625866

Desde que comencé a escribir este blog he recibido muchísimas preguntas de pacientes que mas que todo se han encontrado desorientadas y perdidas en cuanto a que realmente hacer con su problema de infertilidad.

 

Poco a poco fui recopilando las preguntas mas frecuentes y los motivos de consulta mas comunes en cuanto a las consultas que recibía vía Skype o telefónicas. Todo fue en aumento hasta que hoy día consulto a muchísimos pacientes (y no solo de fertilidad) diariamente vía Skype, llamada telefónica ó en persona. Pero que hago realmente con ellos? He diseñado un programa que tiene toda una combinación de mis conocimientos científicos como médico, embriólogo e investigadora; conocimientos energéticos con mis estudios de Reiki y sanaciones; y conocimientos de la mente gracias a mis estudios de hipnosis avanzados. Como paciente de fertilidad que fui yo misma me di cuenta que existían muchos huecos vacíos en áreas que consideraba importantes. Nadie realmente sabía guiarme hacia lo que yo realmente necesitaba, que no solo era la parte médica.

 

Este programa involucra toda una gama de áreas interesantes, y por eso cada día mas disfruto el realizarlo con los pacientes, porque los avances son muy alentadores. El diseño consiste en una serie de sesiones de orientación acerca del procedimiento que los pacientes van a realizarse, sesiones de Reiki y meditaciones, y de hipnosis con liberación celular para realizar modificaciones celulares por medio del uso de la mente subconsciente. Lo mejor de todo es que funciona, y los pacientes han mostrado avances enormes en sus resultados, que antes no mostraban.

 

Por ello los invito a visitar la sección de citas, para que vivan la experiencia y se den cuenta de la diferencia de recibir un programa completo de preparación y orientación antes, durante y luego del procedimiento. Todo esto comenzó dirigido a pacientes de fertilidad. Hoy día en mi lista de pacientes también se encuentran de otras áreas, entre ellas la mas frecuente ahora es Oncología e Hipnosis para preparaciones para parto natural. Es realmente enriquecedor poder colaborar con todas estas personas que han necesitado mi ayuda y orientación.

 

Si es importante enfatizar que a pesar de ser médico no ofrezco asesorías médicas ya que esto es tarea del médico tratante. Soy bastante cuidadosa de no entrar en el área médica ya que puede ser delicado dependiendo del país donde el paciente se encuentre. Por ello mi asesoría es mas de coaching avanzado en diversas alteraciones y patologías. De igual forma, créanme que funciona y la diferencia es bastante prometedora.

 

Decidí comenzar a escribir a mis pacientes en español también ya que tuve muchos requerimientos. Voy a mantenerlos al día tanto en este blog, como en mi instagram @lu.coleman y Twitter @lucoleman

 

Sean bienvenidos y tanto yo como mi equipo de [email protected] estamos a su orden para cualquier requerimiento.

 

 

El gran poder de la mente sobre nuestro cuerpo

image001

Existen historias de curaciones llamadas milagrosas. Personas que decidieron curarse de enfermedades y lo lograron. Pacientes que vencieron el miedo al fracaso y pudieron demostrar a la ciencia que no es absoluta ni totalmente lógica y demostrable como muchos piensan. Personas que han llegado a ser dueñas de sus propias decisiones, y que toman el control total y absoluto de sus organismos y de su salud. Personas que comandan a sus células que se regeneren para que logren nuevamente el estado de salud inicial, y aquellos que no se enferman porque cuidan su estilo de vida, alimentación, realizan ejercicios y nutren sus mentes de una forma diaria.

 

También están los enfermizos constantes, aquellos que siempre tienen algo, que no encuentran un estado de salud que se mantenga por mas de algunas semanas o meses, y que su actitud de pesimismo demuestra muchos de los motivos por los que se les hace tan difícil curarse y mantenerse saludables, consumen excesos de medicamentos y drogas, no se ejercitan, y se niegan a cultivar la relación mente-cuerpo.

 

Cuando este es el caso, vemos a pacientes que se encuentran constantemente bajo los cuidados médicos, bajo supervisión de especialistas que en muchas ocasiones tampoco comprenden por qué a pesar de que el paciente recibe el tratamiento adecuado no muestran mejoría, por el contrarío parecen mas enfermos.

image003

La mente humana tiene poderes inigualables, tiene capacidades curativas enormes, y posee señales de comandos celulares capaces de regenerar tejidos, curar enfermedades, y mantener un estado de salud óptimo. El gran problema de todo esto es que no lo creemos. Pensamos que todo se resuelve con medicamentos o drogas, y no tenemos confianza en esta máquina operacional tan maravillosa que es la mente humana.

 

Personalmente he visto a pacientes lograr sus objetivos de curación total, así como he visto aquellos que no logran esta curación, y hasta mueren sin aceptar que pueden trabajar con su mente.

 

Hace unos meses me encontré con un caso muy particular de unos pacientes de fertilidad que tenían 9 años intentando concebir sin éxito. Ya habían agotado casi todas las vías posibles, habían incluso gastado todo su dinero en procedimientos costosos dentro y fuera del país, pero todo parecía imposible por cualquier vía. Decidí sentarme a conversar con ambos en un ambiente no de consultorio sino de compartir en las instalaciones informales de la clínica de fertilidad. Comenzamos a hablar acerca de sus vidas, de sus sueños, de todos los obstáculos que ellos habían pasado para llegar hasta donde se encontraban, y llegamos a un tema de que la madre de mi paciente padecía cáncer desde hace ya años. Esto había sido un tema difícil para ambos por la relación familiar tan estrecha que compartían con ella. El esposo de la paciente padecía de migrañas persistentes que no mejoraban con el uso de ningún tipo de medicamento, incluso de los mas fuertes y en grandes cantidades. Finalmente luego de conversar tomamos una decisión, de suspender todo posible tratamiento, enfocarse en mama y dedicarle tiempo, y regresar en unos meses a continuar sus evaluaciones. Su mamá murió a los días de tomar esta decisión. Ellos empacaron sus maletas y se fueron de viaje, comenzaron a practicar Yoga, a meditar, decidieron cuidar sus cuerpos y hacer ejercicios, a cambiar su alimentación. Al cabo de unos meses regresaron a la clínica diciéndome lo siguiente: “Venimos a realizarnos el procedimiento porque esta vez lo vamos a lograr, estamos preparados tanto mentalmente como físicamente”. Y lo lograron!

image005

 

Su actitud ante toda esta situación, ante todo lo que les estaba sucediendo cambio radicalmente. Entendieron que todo sucede por algo, que es una reacción de causa y efecto, y que la mejor manera de enfocar las dificultades de la vida es buscando nuestras fallas y trabajar en base a ello. Comprendieron que su negatividad constante y miedos (adquiridos por médicos que ofrecían diagnósticos desesperanzadores), no les aportaban nada a su favor. Decidieron cambiar en ser mas positivos, usando Yoga y meditaciones diarias, y pudieron lograrlo, solo con su mente. Una vez que lograron esta conexión tan poderosa con la mente, comandaron a sus células en comenzar a regenerarse y trabajar para funcionar de forma saludable. Las migrañas del paciente desaparecieron por completo, y ambos poseían una energía maravillosa de positivismo y seguridad que no había visto en ellos anteriormente.

 

Existen programas que estudian el efecto placebo, y se ha demostrado que incluso pacientes que solo recibían el placebo han evidenciado resultados de mejorías incluso muy por encima de los que si recibían el medicamento o droga. Estos estudios se han realizado en diversas áreas médicas, y en todas han mostrado beneficios interesantes en lo que respecta al poder de la mente sobre el cuerpo.

 

La hipnosis es otra técnica maravillosa y mucho mas rápida para lograr efectos interesantes, ya que se logra un acceso directo hacía la mente subconsciente la cual tiene almacenados datos de suma importancia que pueden estar influyendo negativamente en nuestros organismos y nuestras reacciones emocionales. Esta técnica pasa por encima de la mente consciente que es quien se encarga de evaluar toda la información y filtrarla, pero no se necesita aprobación del consciente ya que este se deja en período de reposo mientras se trabaja con el subconsciente y desde allí se realizan los cambios necesarios una vez encontradas las raíces principales de los problemas, alteraciones, patologías, etc., que el paciente esté viviendo en ese momento.

image007

 

Por esto me encuentro manejando estas técnicas de hipnosis, meditaciones, Reiki y Yoga para mis pacientes actualmente. La cantidad de personas interesadas es enorme y estoy procurando atenderlo a todos si es posible, sobre todo aquellos que están por comenzar sus procedimientos de alta complejidad. Los resultados han sido impresionantes. Y es una forma de aprender que sus propias mentes son las únicas creadoras de las situaciones que viven. Nadie mas toma esas decisiones por ustedes. Por ello pueden ser cambiadas una vez que tomen la firme decisión de hacerlo, y de buscar ayuda profesional para lograrlo.

 

Los programas ofrecidos en FertilityOnline (www.fertilityonline.net) son muy completos e incluyen sesiones especiales dedicadas para pacientes de fertilidad, y pacientes fuera del área de la fertilidad que se encuentran padeciendo de otras enfermedades como cáncer por ejemplo. Han sido muchos los avances en el manejo de enfermedades con la mente, y realizando estos programas los pacientes verán mejorías enormes en sus efectos secundarios a medicamentos, malestares generales, molestias, avance de las enfermedades, reincidencia, actitud, resultados, y conexión mente-cuerpo en general. Los invito a conocer las herramientas posibles para una mejor calidad de vida.

 

 

 

 

10 things patients undergoing fertility treatments should not listen to.

image001

 

It is already hard to decide to undergo a fertility procedure. Long waits at the clinic, facing difficult tests, questioning your lifestyle, making assumptions of the percentage of success, giving personal details about your sex life, etc. There are so many things that we can mention here and the list is endless. However, there are recommendations I provide based on experience with other patients, and based on my own experience as a fertility doctor. There are things that you need to avoid listening to once you become a fertility patient. It is highly recommended you follow my advice.

 

  1. What is your diagnose? this is a very common one when patients wait at the clinic. The room is filled with patients undergoing fertility procedures, filled with doubts and questions, and a good form of validation is to listen they have been given the same diagnose or treatment as the others. Remember, every patient is different and you might not receive the same treatment as your colleague patient waiting. You can ask politely not to make comments about your fertility procedure during a conversation.

 

  1. In case you do not have a positive result you can always adopt: This is a very difficult one to face, especially because in most cases comes from family and friends looking to alleviate the suffering.

 

  1. I think you should change the clinic and go somewhere else: If a patient has already established a good relationship and communication with their doctor it will be hurtful and difficult for him/her to listen to this recommendation. This has to be a decision that just the patient should consider, not anyone else.

 

  1. Let’s start a group chat so we can all be in touch and follow each other’s procedure: Please do not become part of a group chat to listen to everybody’s problems, treatments and results; this will definitely interfere with your own treatment and the results might be not satisfactory after all. The same applies with reading other stories in fertility blogs.

 

  1. You should get pregnant now because you are having IVF: who said that undergoing IVF is 100% guaranteed you will get pregnant?

image003

 

  1. If you do not get pregnant then you should not keep trying: that is again a very personal decision that needs to be made by the couple only, not suggested by any other person. Remember every case is totally different.

 

  1. Your medication is different than mine, perhaps one of us is not getting the right treatment: this situation is also very common. You need to remember every patient’s response to hormonal replacement is different so the dose that every patient will get.

 

  1. You might get cancer after all these hormones you are receiving: the only person that can explain you better the consequences and implications of your treatment is your doctor. Do not listen to others relating this or any other disease with your current treatment.

 

  1. I do not understand why you are going through all this, there are plenty of couples conceiving naturally and having healthy babies: Every case is different. It is a fact that infertility has been increasing worldwide, and many couples have been affected by this condition. You are one of these couples, so now you need to deal with it.

 

  1. I got pregnant! Well, good for them if your case was negative, better if you got pregnant too. But if you did not get pregnant please try not to get too frustrated with your result and speak to your specialist to find out what the causes might be. Remember your doctor is the best person to ask those questions to.

Human Cloning

Human Cloning“ The potential of cloning to alleviate suffering…is so great in the medium term that I believe it would be immoral not to clone human embryos for this purpose”. Ian Wilmut.

Cloning is a procedure that removes the nucleus of a cell (that will become a surrogate cell) and replace it will the nucleus of the cell from the organism or species intended to be cloned. There are discussions regarding this technique since it’s first attempt during the 90’s where animal cloning was possible through the creation of the well-know Dolly sheep (named after the singer Dolly Parton, because the cloned DNA was taken from a mammary gland).

There has been news regarding scientists claiming to have cloned human embryos with success. Today, therapeutic cloning it has been allowed in some countries for research purposes only, until the technique shows to be safe. Most news have only been lies based in scientific claims with no scientific based of what they got as a result and the models used. However, they’re serious groups of scientists working today towards the future use of this technique.

image003

Human cloning has cause several moral, ethical and religious debates, no wonder the reasons why. But some of these groups have accepted the fact that therapeutic cloning might help alleviate diseases that could cause humans to be affected in the future.

Some people believe that cloning a human will result in the same human’s cloned, with exactly the same physical characteristics, personalities, etc. Well, this is a misconception as while they share the genome, they will be more like twins instead of the same person cloned. In this case, for those expecting to create an exact carbon copy of a loved one, this might not be the desired way to accomplish it.

This technique in animals might be an advantage for recovering endangered or even extinct species, although it also goes against believes that every specie has its own time on earth.

image005

From Wikipedia:

Human cloning

is the creation of a genetically identical copy of a human. The term is generally used to refer to artificial human cloning, which is the reproduction of human cells and tissue. It does not refer to the natural conception and delivery of identical twins. The possibility of human cloning has raised controversies. These ethical concerns have prompted several nations to pass laws regarding human cloning and its legality.

Two commonly discussed types of theoretical human cloning are: therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. Therapeutic cloning would involve cloning cells from a human for use in medicine and transplants, and is an active area of research, but is not in medical practice anywhere in the world, as of 2015. Two common methods of therapeutic cloning that are being researched are somatic-cell nuclear transfer and, more recently, pluripotent stem cell induction. Reproductive cloning would involve making an entire cloned human, instead of just specific cells or tissues.

There is still a long way for this technique to be properly used. It might take another 50 years for humans to see the results of the use of human cloning for therapeutic means. Also, in 50 years we will have created humans with different conceptions about science and life, it will be easier for them to understand and accomplish new discoveries without so many prejudices that still exist in our generation. Earth will be different in 50 years.


How can I tell my family and friends I have been challenged in the fertility area?

image001It is a big pressure to see that your friends and family are having babies, starting their families without problems, and you are still fighting to conceive. It can be caused for many factors, maybe you or your partner are the ones with the problem. However, it does not matter who is the one to blame, the problem here is social pressure.

Social pressure can be difficult to overcome depending on your beliefs and values. For some, not having children at the age of 20 is a huge problem, for others at the age of 30 or 40. It can be a real challenge to face the reality of having that “situation”. The pressure might come from many places, from family, friends, media, etc. How many of you sit in front of your computer watching Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… and see the old friends with a lovely picture of their children, and writing proudly: “they are the love of my life”, “you do not know what love is until you have your own children”, “I am the happier mom on earth”, and goes on. I tell you, it is hard.

 

First, you need to face the fact that your condition is different, and the “situation” (as many like to call it) is the fertility challenge you are facing today.

Second, acceptation of your “situation”. Accept we are all different humans. Everyone faces different challenges in their lives.

Third, take the right measurements to correct the “situation”. Look yourself in the mirror and say: “OK, let’s deal with this”.

Fourth, understand that whatever the results may be, you will be alright and take it as a valiant, strong person.

Easy to say, not easy to do. However, those are the steps you will take.

Remember, social pressure can be overwhelming. But it does not have to be. It can be easier and you can make the best of it. After all, if you are not successful then there might be others things you can do. I am sure you have talents in several areas.image003

Try to avoid stress and frustration, those are negative feelings that will not contribute in anything, they will do bad instead. Fulfill yourself with positive thoughts, visualize the success and change your lifestyle. If you are preparing to welcome another person into your life, then a radical lifestyle is necessary. Be as brave as you can, and avoid feeling anxious when others have what you dream of having. Send them love and light, and focus yourself on your body, take care of it properly, look after your food and habits.

image005

I am sure if you let those negative feelings go, then positive and good things will come to your life. To feel good envy for what others have still not a positive feeling. Make your own wishes and design your own life, that way you will end up having what you designed, and not what society decided for you.

This is the time for changes, big changes in your life. Start now.

Hypnosis and Fertility

tth

I started my quest with hypnosis after meeting with a great woman, who is a hypnotist in Houston. Her name Melanie Harrell (www.melanieharrell.com). She helped me to go through a serious allergic reaction last year. And she used hypnosis to treat my panic attacks and anxieties developed because of that reaction that was going to last a few more weeks. I was desperate, none of the conventional western medicine seemed to help, and after the first session of hypnosis I could get inside an elevator for the first time in weeks. I also tried acupuncture, which worked wonders in the long term (but that is another story).

Melanie and I became good friends, and she explained hypnosis was a great method to go inside the subconscious through the conscious mind.

If I didn’t experience that myself I would say no way someone can change suddenly and relieve fears and internal monsters with just relaxing and listening to someone talking. Well, I was wrong, as I have been for many years of practicing just western medicine.

After a few months of planning my next projects, I decided to go and meet Dr. Brian Weiss at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. I took his 5 days training course of past life regression. This course helped me to open up more about the subject of hypnosis, also because Dr. Weiss has an MD as I do. In certain way that reassured me a bit more, and also because he went to lots of criticism and attacks from the medical community after publishing his findings on past lives and between lives therapies he found to be of a huge benefit for his patients.

image001

Thanks to Melanie and her recommendations of taking the course I got to meet Dr. Weiss who simply taught me there is a lot more into our own minds than just into our physical bodies. It was an interesting experience and got me to know people who I admired a lot. His wife Caroline Weiss is a great person also, and we got to talk a lot about fertility and hypnosis.

image003

My week at Rhinebeck was magical and filled with love, good moments, peace, and lots of relaxation. It is an excellent place to re-connect with yourself.

My next quest was to go to Houston and meet a very interesting person who Melanie admired a lot, his name is Doyle Ward, and he is now the trainer for the Path Foundation Texas, LLC for hypnosis in Houston (www.pathfoundation.com). We discussed previously about me taking a hypnosis-training program and he was excited about it. I explained to him the reason why I decided to go though this path and he agreed with me that could be a very good chance to help people.

The program at PATH is very complete and since the first time I met Doyle during my first day at classes I couldn’t stop asking questions and being amazed of the amount of information I got. Things that I considered every health professional should know, however unfortunately we do not know. Doyle explained in detail the main concepts of hypnosis and the way hypnosis works going directly through our conscious mind into the subconscious, without losing any control or haven’t to do anything without consent.

image005

I deal with patients trying to conceive for months and even years without success. Some of them may not even achieve the pregnancy, or they suffer from miscarriages. Also, there is the term “unexplained infertility”, which I find so vague and empty. Basically means, “We have no idea of what you really have and is preventing you to conceive”. Hypnosis is a great way to go into this patient’s subconscious and find the root of the infertility, the real causes, the origin of their problems, and correct them during a relaxing, drug-free, peaceful session. This technique also helps to relieve stress, worries, traumas, frustrations, anxieties, panic attacks, and any other issues that may be affecting the patient’s life. I am now using hypnosis with my patients and they are starting to change their behavior, their attitude towards life, and their hopes for their future fertility procedures.

For me, yoga, past life regression and hypnosis are the best things I have learnt so far. They count even more than all my years training as a medical doctor. I can see another way to help my patients, and is working wonders. Without the use of so many drugs and treatments that many times increase the patient’s malaise and problems.

Modern medicine just targets physical problems, and forgets the root and solution is in our own mind. There is a strong connection between mind and body that sometimes doctors tend to forget and even disrupt with the constant use of drugs and hormones.

Our mind has immense powers, and we are capable to achieve whatever we decide. Hypnosis will go to our subconscious mind and remind it we still here and decided to change our lives for good, and start living a better life, and the most important to achieve our goals and wishes.

I very much thank to Melanie Harrell, Doug Hayward, Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Caroline Weiss, Nandini, Montserrat and Lourdes Ferragut, Doyle Ward, Rebecca Rae, and Holly Faison for everything they have given me this year.

A bridge between Worlds. Witnessing life and death.

A bridge between Worlds. Witnessing life and death. By Lucy Coleman, MD.

How to describe the feeling of witnessing what I call “the bridge” between dimensions and realizing that feeling was always there, waiting to be explored further and understood in a deeper spiritual sense. The feeling is unimaginable. And this was my experience.

I am a doctor, specialist in Reproductive Medicine, a scientist, a former believer that everything could be demonstrated, even the things that have not being demonstrated yet, because their time to be demonstrated it is about to come. Now I know everything has a time.

I dedicated my entire life to science and medicine, believing that science had most of the answers. And most times found the explanation I was looking for, because it seemed they had the correct and scientific logic for most of the phenomena occurred in nature. My beliefs were that we had all the tools to find answers, explanations, reasons and logic. That was a fact until now, because realized I was far from being right. And the true was about to come to me. For some reason it was shown to me.

 

In Reproductive Medicine most events are amazing. From the beginning of the formation of each gamete, to the fertilization of the eggs, developing of the embryo, division, implantation, growing of the fetus, birth, every event is amazing. Research in this field had shown science is capable to find answers for most of the events happening during each step, and even go further to find explanations to events that before were unexplained. Scientist and observers have been looking at these events during centuries. Since the 14th century, scientists were looking the sperm freezing, but it was not until the 20th century that we developed ways of freezing and thaw sperm in a way that the technique does not affect the sperm capacity of fertilization. I can keep going non-stop writing about every single phenomenon our nature is showing us in Reproduction. This happens because I love what I do. I love it so much that I decided to dedicate most of my life to help people to conceive. It has been a long path, exhausting sometimes, and very challenging. But I simply love it. The number of people unable to conceive naturally has been increasing exponentially, especially in the last 10 years. The reason? We do not know yet, although we have some presumptions based on evidence.image001

 

A few years ago I made a big change in my life and decided to pursue my passion for fertility. We created a team and started working with several patients who needed help to conceive. It was challenging, and led me to discover the things I’ve discovered today.

 

Working in this field, with patients, each of them coming to me with a single different case, and a single different problem, was one of the most challenging events. However, the most difficult one was to have a few couples, coming to us for several attempts, without a real clinical cause of failure; events we doctors call “unexplained infertility”. The frustration was difficult to handle at that time. And there were many times when I sat on my desk thinking, “what else should we do?”

 

I started to have more questions to events that were difficult to explain with words. Still difficult to explain them today. “What else could we do?” That question kept going through my head for months. We had medical meetings, with doctors having many more years of experience than myself, and we could not find the right answers, or even the ones that would give the patient a light of hope during the procedure. I was restless, determined to know. I was not used to dream, not even day dreaming, because logic was a fundamental brick in my conception of life. For me, subjectivity was kind of a waste of my time. I wanted the scientific answers.

 

Being a physician and a fundamentalist scientific mind, it is not easy for me to write this. Actually it took me years to make the decision to write about it. And I am doing it now because I believe it is time.

image003

 

The embryology laboratory is a sacred space for me as I am sure it is for most of my embryologist’s colleagues. It is the place where life starts its purpose and the place where life can end. Embryologists are able to witness the marvelous creation of human embryos and their behavior during the whole process of division, when they are in the incubators and need to be manipulated, either to change dishes or to prepare them for the journey of going back to the endometrium (part of the uterus), for them to complete their job of implantation and growing. It is a very interesting place to work. And, as I mentioned before, I love it. Going to work, for me, is an adventure every day.

 

One day, I started hearing voices in the laboratory. It was impossible to hear voices on a place where I work by myself; the security to enter the place is really tight, and the walls and doors have being designed to maintain the area quiet and clean. The embryology laboratory can be even cleaner and quieter than a surgery theatre. The voices came from everywhere. I turned down the classical music always played when I am working, but the voices kept coming back even louder. I could not understand what they said; it was like a different language. At first I was scared, then I composed myself and began to feel interested in listening better. However, nothing, I could not understand a single word or sentence. It was gibberish for me. I finished and went home.

 

I started to have dreams with real meaning. Dreams with music I never heard before in my life. Voices were singing songs I never heard before. And as a musician it was even hard the fact that I could not recognize any of the instruments played. I had no words to describe it. There were people looking at me with pride, and I felt they were happy to see me. I didn’t know why I could remember the dreams so vividly and with so much detail, and the fact that I was having them in the first place. I started to have severe headaches and even needed to see doctors for my pains. Every diagnose was different, even hydrocephaly and a tumor came into the picture. What was happening to me? I took time off, visited many doctors, and took all the kind of painkillers that could possibly take; however the pain kept coming stronger. I could not work for months.

 

Another dream came. This time there were six old men sitting in chairs on a semi-circle, we were in Stonehenge, and I could recognize it immediately because I used to live in Amesbury just 5 minutes away from it. They were sitting in chairs that were sort of floating around the stones, and told me without words the message I needed to hear: “you are a bridge between worlds and a new generation is coming, we need you to listen better”. I could not help but asking myself: “what is happening here?” Was I going crazy? I was afraid to talk to anyone about it. The news could be as disturbing as the fact that they were coming from me. Because I had a reputation of being pragmatic, practical, logical and sometimes even harsh. None of these dreams sounded real but they were very real to me. There was a clear message: “A bridge between worlds”.

 

image005

 

Being in the embryology laboratory is a deep meaningful experience. It is the thin and really short connection with the here and now and another dimension containing beings who are prepared to come to this physical world. These beings are communicating, and they have been trying to do so for a very long time. We just were not ready to listen.

 

To make the story short (the unabridged version of this story will be available on my forthcoming book), throughout my process of growth and meditations I came across the following conclusions. Our bodies contain pure energy, this energy is transformed once we die and go to another dimension, dimension we do not know yet. As Albert Einstein once said, energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another. In this dimension we will review our actions, thoughts, inner feelings, experiences, and all the good and bad we did and created in this physical world. To be prepared for this transition we must listen carefully, we must see the signs and the way our spiritual guides are trying to communicate. We have decided our paths long before we were born, the destiny we chose to overcome will happen and we will live it alongside light masters who are dedicated to guide us throughout our physical lifetime, in this way we will vibrate in higher frequencies. Love is the pure energy surrounding everything. That is the real love. And Albert Einstein also said that everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for insects as well as for the stars. Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust; we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance.

 

When I am inside the embryology laboratory and admire the moment of creation/fertilization, resulting from the union of the egg and the sperm, I can understand how important we all are for this world. The embryos communicate to me in a way I cannot describe, or at least it is really difficult for me to describe it. They are alive and already make their own decisions, I call it “embryo consciousness”, and is possible if we study Kabbalah and understand the deepest of this affirmation in the atomic scale. Embryos are composed of atoms and these atoms come with consciousness on them. If they want to divide and continue to live they will do so, if they wish to die they will die, no matter what I do. If they want to die, then will let me know I have to let them go because it is OK, it is not their time yet or their time was meant to be as brief as hours. It is a complex as if we try to understand quantum physics in a brief period of time. They just want to feel inside the cell for a while, even if that cell does not survive. It is a way of learning and gain the experience. Because every time a being comes to the physical plane or physical universe it is a way for them to learn something. They have control over the quantum universe, that universe we have been not able to understand yet. I can even feel when they wish me to speak or communicate something specific to their parents before the embryo transfer. How can I do that? I don’t know. I have no proof of that.

 

image007

 

I started to find ways of growing spiritually. I needed more answers to all the things happening. And I knew the answers would come trough spiritual growth. On a dream, I was told to get the book of Bob Olson about the afterlife. To be honest I never heard of him before. I got it and read it all in one day. Most of the answers to my questions where in the book. And it made me realize I was not alone during this quest; other scientists have gone through the same path looking for answers, the same answers. Then I started to meet people who read about different things, spiritual things not related to any particular religion. And fortunately I came across to Reiki.

 

image009

 

Reiki was the beginning of my discovering. It was the way for me to channel my thoughts and feelings, and to prepare myself for the messages I needed to get. I took Reiki classes with an amazing person, Gretchen Swank; and during the attunement the messages came so clearly that I could see the masters standing in front of me saying: “thank you Lucy, thank you for decide to listen”. Thanks to Reiki I can listen. The communication channel has been cleaned and tuned in a way I can see, feel and hear the messages clearly. Better news, my headaches were gone and I was completely cured.

 

We have had success with many difficult cases in reproduction and fertility. Cases that nobody wants to take because there is no more clinical explanation for their failure. The so called “unexplained infertility”, a term that has been growing lately, because every day there are more and more couples who are so energetically blocked that a fertility procedure is not enough. The body needs to be prepared and energetically ready to receive that life. And those beings that are coming will need much more love, because they decided to come to contribute with this society, on this physical plane, in ways that will improve our world. They have learned so much in another lifetimes that now they wish to use their knowledge to and for our society, because this world needs a change. It has been contaminated with wars, ego, hate, greed, anger, frustration and disappointment; now this is the time of the new era for the change. That is why us, the embryologists, have become a “bridge between worlds”. There are many ways they are coming to the world right now, most of them are coming from another civilizations where they lived in constant spiritual growth. Now they need a healthy vessel to live on Earth.

 

image011

 

Science has developed so fast that genetic engineering is expanding in ways to decode most of the diseases. There are predictive models for the diagnosis of diseases in embryos, even before they are implanted into the uterus. Because of these tools, it is possible for us, the specialists in reproductive medicine, to choose healthy embryos. Those embryos will be disease-free. This was not possible decades ago. Years ago humans were conceived coming with disabilities and diseases, most of them genetically related.

 

 

I usually say that these clever minds, scientists, explorers, dreamers, are the ones that change our World. However, we cannot live more than 50 o 60 productive years. Getting old is a huge disadvantage, and takes time and effort to develop ideas after certain age. There are so many factors against humans to accomplish their ideas and prove them, and that is one of the many opportunities for science today.

 

I have read many stories about people getting scared with genetic engineers, stem cell researchers, the human embryo researchers; it is sad to see that some people prefer diseases instead of a healthy human, because they are afraid of change. This new population coming to the world will accomplish things that will amaze us in no more than 50 years. This is a new generation that I’d like to call “the extended healthier generation”. They will do great things in this world, they will leave longer and healthier, and they will accomplish in 10 years things that would have taken us 100 years to accomplish. We need to go faster, to explore deeply and to grow inside. That is a secret for a better world and great achievements.

 

I always said that humans should live more than 300 years. Our productive time on earth is too short to do all the things we need to do. In order to leave a good contribution in this world we need more time. However, our bodies are destined to face the ruthless reality of getting old, so we either continue with the artificial intelligence to leave our brain’s content inside a computer, or create a new type of human being, healthier bodies and intelligent. The later is the best solution, in my view, because it provides a body to accomplish the task. And the human race will prevail.

 

When I witness death of embryos in the laboratory, is a sad moment for me. Not easy to witness the death of a cell fighting to divide or to become the best embryo. Some of them wait for me to witness their moment of death, and some of them die when I am not there. Many feelings and thoughts run inside of me when that happens. But I have learned to let go. I learnt every being has chosen their time in this lifetime, and I must accept their will. My duty it is to help the parents to accept that fact also, and that is not an easy task.

 

image013
With the help of Reiki I can channel the energy of the patient and also the embryos. Positive and negative energies are constantly moving in balance in the universe. Reiki allowed me to see, hear and feel more clearly, and I have been fulfilled with light and love. And Kabbalah gave me the knowledge to understand why we are here and what is our purpose in this physical plane or physical universe.

 

image015

I now share my story; hoping people understand the purpose of it. For us, scientists, explorers, believers, people who achieved great things in the world, let’s make the difference. I learnt to see, hear and feel and my life was changed. Keep your mind open and your heart will make you listen. The truth of life is actually very simple; it is just hard to see for the first time, until you begin to see.

 

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. – Khalil Gibran.

 

 

Lucy Coleman

Specialist in Human Reproduction and Fertility

Thermodynamics and reproduction. Where the energy comes from?

How can we describe energy? Energy is a property that cannot be created or destroyed. It is also a mechanical work or heat in thermodynamic language. However, it is really difficult to describe what is energy in biological systems.

image001

British physicist Lord Kelvin once said: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.”

Thermodynamics is mainly a matter of discovering and then using the principles, or laws, that govern energy transformations and working out the relationship between those principles (1).

The First Law of Thermodynamics related heat, work and internal energy. It tells us that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, despite being able to change form; the total energy of a reaction, and indeed of the universe, is constant. The First Law tells us with breathtaking generality that a boundary on the possible is a basic characteristic of our universe (2).

 

image003

 

The Second Law of Thermodynamics makes biological processes more interesting, including the Entropy of systems. This is the measure of the order of a system, in a way of describing how molecules are arranged in space, and how these molecules change when the system change temperature, pressure, volume, etc. It is a degree of disorder or randomness. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is a principle, which states that in any cyclic process the entropy will increase or remain the same. In every natural thermodynamic process the sum of the entropies of all participating bodies is increased. So the Second Law says that no natural process can occur unless it is accompanied by an increase in the entropy of the universe. Ultimately every process that occurs in nature is irreversible and unidirectional, with the direction being dictated by the requirement of an overall increase in entropy (3).

 

image005

 

All living organisms are highly non-equilibrium systems. A system will exhibit net change if it is not at equilibrium, even if the rate of change is imperceptible.
If we were to measure the changes occurring in living organisms, it will be a different story, because we are talking about isothermal organisms that do not tolerate temperature changes of more than few degrees. Human biological organisms are more complex. In these situations the use of the Gibb’s free energy is necessary. In biology this metric enables us to predict the direction of spontaneous change of a system under the constraints of constant temperature and pressure. These constraints generally apply to all living organisms (4).

The creation of a human embryo is an irreversible process, and consumes lots of energy that need to be previously stored on its parental gametes (sperm and egg). This process occurs in an environment that needs to be right for certain biological functions to occur. Regardless of when, where, or how life began, it is clear that good internal resource management is important to the life of an organism, whatever it might be.

The parental cells (sperm and egg) need to accomplish a series of steps in order to provide this free energy needed for the fertilization of the egg with the sperm, and create a human embryo. This energy is stored and ready to be used as soon as the union happens. This irreversible reaction can be measured to calculate the amount of energy needed to complete the fertilization in vitro.

 

image007

 

Biological processes occur at a finite rate, and they are mostly (if not all) irreversible. When an embryo is created in vitro, the media used to accomplish this process has been prepared and equilibrated to be adequate for the biological mechanisms to occur. The cell absorbs most of the nutrients needed and they will also provide the energy to support each division at any different stage. As the embryo grows the energy consumption increases because the cell needs to create more cells and is in constant division. This process does not stop once it is started. The energy required will be directly proportional to the number of divisions and cells present in the embryo. This resulting organism will increase its complexity, internal energy and entropy during development. At some point the embryo will require nutrients and energy that cannot be provided in vitro, and a subsequent embryo transfer needs to be done in order to provide the embryo with the required nutrients and energy given by the endometrium (uterus of the woman). The energy will be provided by this external source in order to continue the growth. It is an irreversible process and requires a continuous supply of energy. It will then go to an open system.

Osmosis, diffusion, membrane transport, all play a role during this cell-growth process; this phenomena allow the cell to get all the necessary nutrients to accomplish its work. If a cell is created in an open system (in vivo) there will be a lot more systems functioning at the same time, and measurements and observation will become difficult. Instead, if a cell is created in a closed system (in vitro), it might be more controlled because it is possible to quantify the nutrients needed to be provided, and the way the systems works, as it is possible to observe this complex system closer.

Is it possible for a living organism to be in equilibrium? If it were, it would not be able to do any useful work in thermodynamic terms. There would be no free energy difference between the reactants and products. The organism would die.
Several biological processes occur during the exchange of energy in vitro, but we need to always remember that no living organism is at equilibrium. This applies not only to the organism as a whole but also for each of its cells.

An in vitro biochemical reaction is a closed system, and it will be at a constant change, especially if this system contains a living organism that will eventually end as part of an open system, as is the case of a human embryo created in vitro that will be transferred into the woman uterus to become a baby.

image009

 

For life to begin a good internal energy resource management is important. In cellular terms, the most successful organisms are the ones that utilize their energy resources most efficiently. Maintenance of cell structure and growth require a huge number of metabolic and synthetic reactions; a range of complex mechanisms is needed to regulate the highly heterogeneous distributions and flows of matter and energy within the cells (5). The information every cell possesses is encoded on their DNA, and this will dictate its organizational plan during its life. Aging and death may be related to changes in the information processing capability of a cell, however some theories assume it is determined by DNA programming. Either way, the biological meaningful information content of a cell declines toward the end of its life, together with the cease of energy exchange.

Much more should be studied in order to understand more of the biologic thermodynamic processes occurring in closed-controlled systems during in vitro fertilization, to help us understand the biological phenomena occurring in vivo. This might provide useful information about the cells that are at a constant division, and the encoded message during the starting of life until the moment of cellular death.

References:

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5) Biological Thermodynamics. Donald T. Haynie. 2001.

A short course on yoga and meditation by Doug Hayward

A short course on yoga and meditation by Doug Hayward | Review by Lucy Coleman.

This is a must have book for anyone taking a teacher training course, and also for those who need a useful guide for exploring deep into the meditation techniques. Great read and very well-written

Amazon Review: When your mind won’t rest and your body craves attention, follow this short guide to yoga and meditation for relief. This course has a fifteen minute solution to help tone your body and relax your mind. You will find it also relieves some depression, improves balance, reduces stress, and awakens your sense of humor. Get mentally and physically healthy and stay that waty. Start today and send your regrets packing.

41kTnoD0XqL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_