The Power of Mind & Spirit: A Neurofeedback Story
I am Tetsuya Sugihara. A regional manager of Nagoya, Japan, and a business partner of Rumi Suzuki. She is a pioneer who introduced NeurOptimal to Japan. I previously worked for pharmaceutical industry as a sales representative for 20+ years. And by Rumi I then came across a wonderful technology, NeurOptimal; a technology which helps ‘mind and brain’ & ‘consciousness and spirit’, which has a very practical effect on improving quality of life and relief from mental pain.
I was so amazed that I bought one of these systems and tried sessions everyday. And I realised that my world view switched to 3D from a two-dimensional way, as if I had a bird’s eye view of it. I began to feel more comfortable and enjoy life every day. Unfortunately, however, the idea of neurofeedback that auditory stimulation alone can improve physical ailments was unbelievable in Japan at that time, and even for now. Also, my vocabulary was not sufficient enough to explain the wonderful technology and experience to others who have not tried a session yet.
In the summer of 2023, my lung cancer came back after three years. That was even more shocking news to me than the initial diagnosis of cancer because I had already had my entire left lung removed in the last treatment operation of lung cancer. Since only the right lung was left to me, and also because of the nature of the cancer, it was no longer possible to fight the cancer with surgery or radiation treatment. The only option left was chemotherapy with anti-cancer drugs. Unlike surgery, chemotherapy needs endurance, and we cannot be sure whether the selected drug works on the lesion in my case. The treatment regimen proposed to me was to repeat one dose per week for three weeks, followed by a week off the medication each time. This 4-weeks protocol was to be repeated for six courses, which takes almost half a year. A well-known side effect of the anti-cancer drugs is a lack of blood components because they inhibit functioning of the bone marrow. the patient inevitably has to be hospitalized. In the end, I had to stay in hospital for five months.
I, of course, brought my own NeurOptimal system into the ward. During the five months I was in hospital I tried NeurOptimal sessions more times a day than ever before. As time flies between seasons, meals were served to ward at the same time every day. Temperature of the wards was kept at a comfortable level by air conditioning. There was no duty for me to do there, except for the weekly anti-cancer drug infusion, blood tests, blood pressure tests, and tests of body temperature and body oxygen levels. I had enough free time to spend.
In my hospital ward I continued trying several sessions everyday. As soon as I did so I felt relief from mental stress caused by my illness. I felt happy from the bottom of my heart. I have had read in books and learned about cancer. During my fight against lung cancer, I was finally able to learn a lesson of life that could never be understood otherwise. In other words you could say that I was grateful for my lung cancer. That was a mind-blowing experience for me, which was a spiritual lesson that can only be learned by facing death.
10F of the hospital was where the ward for me was on – where most of the patients there suffered from serious respiratory illness like myself. I had only exchanged greetings to many in-patients there. As my lung cancer condition improved I gradually became such an encouragement for others that I was even telling them: ‘You’ll be fine in the end. Just hang in there’. Many people told me that I had a big smile on my face, which was rarely seen on a patient with recurrent lung cancer. Reportedly I appeared to look so much more cheerful than doctors and nurses.
So far I have almost recovered from lung cancer although I have one last chemotherapy cycle left. Latest MRI scan indicates that my lung cancer has shrunk and my tumors marker shows negative.
NeurOptimal is a completely new technology that has escaped from Zen-like meditative practices of classic old days. Just like blooming of flowers in Spring after a long Winter, it will immediately bring peace of mind. For those who are accustomed to time-taking meditative practices in the past, NeurOptimal may appear like an instant short-cut, or somewhat cheating. Many Japanese people assume that science is reductionist and linear in its nature.
We have a mission to be pioneers. This ground-breaking technology is akin to the depths of philosophy of the East, and we are the only ones who can make it widely available in Japan. It is not easy to put into words, however, we have long believed that we have a clear mission. We have entered an era where ‘Western technology’ and ‘Eastern spirituality’ show a tangible fusion. Our mission is to prove that we can alleviate mental suffering in the world through NeurOptimal. And building a world without war is also an ideal, and we believe we can prove that this technology has something to do to help make it come true.
Finally, the greatest thanks to Dr. Valdeane Brown and Dr. Susan Brown and others who have contributed to NeurOptimal.
And, I would also like to thank Rumi for patiently supporting me with the fundamental philosophy and accurate knowledge of this unique technology, which has a far different perspective than my linear medical knowledge.
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