Cellular Memory — Organ Recipients With Characteristics of Donor
“A 47-year-old Caucasian male received a heart from a 17-year-old African-American male. The recipient was surprised by his new-found love of classical music. What he discovered later was that the donor, who loved classical music and played the violin, had died in a drive-by shooting, clutching his violin case to his chest.”
“An eight-year-old girl received the heart of a ten-year-old girl who had been murdered. After the transplant, the recipient had horrifying nightmares of a man murdering her donor. The dreams were so traumatic that psychiatric help was sought. The girl’s images were so specific that the psychiatrist and the mother notified the police. According to the psychiatrist, “. . .using the description from the little girl, they found the murderer. He was easily convicted with the evidence the patient provided”
Some people, including prominent scientists and researchers believe that each cell in your body contains a “memory” of your personality, likes and dislikes and even emotions. So far, it appears as though this “memory” has found itself primarily in heart transplant patients but there are reports of cell memory in other transplant patients as well. The evidence manifests itself in the transplant patient taking on some of the characteristics of the donor.
As you may know, I had a heart transplant eight months ago and while I do not dismiss the possibility of Cellular Memory I believe I am the same person I was prior to the surgery. Additionally, of all the transplant patients I know, I have not heard any of them suggest that they have changed or had feelings that did not belong to them.
The examples quoted above come from a paper written by Leslie A. Takeuchi, BA, PTA, a physical therapist assistant and currently a graduate student in Holistic Health Education at John. F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. To read the full text go to: http://www.med.unc.edu/wellness/main/links/cellular%20memory.htm
According to Ms.Takeuchi’s paper, “Medical opinion is skeptical over whether organ recipients can gain more than just a lifeline from their transplants. But Gary Schwartz, a professor of medicine, neurology, psychiatry and surgery at the University of Arizona, says research by a team he leads has found definite links. He calls it ‘cellular memory’.
He has documented 70 cases where he believes transplant recipients have inherited the traits of their donors. Prof Schwartz said, “When the organ is placed in the recipient, the information and energy stored in the organ is passed on to the recipient. The theory applies to any organ that has cells that are interconnected. They could be kidneys, liver and even muscles.”
I like to think I am a practical person but I am also open minded and while the idea of Cellular Memory sounds a little “out there” to me I would like to know more. What are your experiences readers? If you have been an organ recipient do you feel as though you are different? Have you heard any stories from other transplant patients who feel “different” as a result of the surgery. All of us here would sure like to hear from you.
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