As a doctor Dmitry Shamenkov teaches people to be healthy

Dmitry Shamenkov — physician, entrepreneur, founder and scientific Director of the project "Zeus" and TheHealthBook, member of the Expert Board of the development Fund of the Innovation center "SKOLKOVO" on biomedical projects, member of Expert Council of Fund of assistance to development of small forms of enterprises in scientific-technical sphere (the Bortnik Fund) "We were looking for some magic tool"

Even while training at the medical University, I began to understand that our health system does not provide enough tools that a person was healthy. And I began to look for what can be done. Then I directed the laboratory of new technologies in the Central clinical hospital of the Ministry of transport and communications, engaged in cellular technology and the recovery of the body with influence on regeneration processes. Every seven years our body is updated almost completely. We even updated throughout the day and are sick, if this mechanism broken. So, solving everyday applied tasks in their clinical practice, we realized that the classical treatment is really has its limitations. That is, even using the latest medical technologies, we will not solve the problem, if not will touch the whole life of man, his environment and behavior.

In the course of work in the field of regenerative medicine, we tried to restore the body after illness, and it worked out pretty well. But we found a number of strange problems we face, such as different people's reactions to our treatments. I was wondering why this is so, and we were intently studying the health of their patients: to collect and analyze information about what happened to them over a long period of time. So we started to do health card, which showed that disease processes occur much earlier in their symptoms. In addition, we drew attention to the fact that people who are engaged in health, recover faster from problems. We also realized that, if a person does something that improves the mechanisms of self-regulation, of any medical tools, if necessary, can work much better than the people that they're broken.

Thus, we sought a magical means by which all will be healthy, but realized that we needed to track the dynamics of health, which allows time to schedule the procedure and small means to improve the condition of the body. This knowledge, new methods and technologies that we applied in combination with classic medicine, formed the basis of the project on health management, which we started in 2004. We are not pioneers in this field, then we discovered it. This approach combined with the classical treatment process was very effective. We were in demand. This is a very big job, it affects the whole world.

"Training of health requires certain knowledge"

Our work is based in a strict sequence according to the testimony. First, we organize high-quality health monitoring, including using the classic tools and high-precision methods of examination. When collected all information and taken into account all conditions in which man lives, develops, what happens to him in a social environment, it becomes clear what methods and tools need to be applied. If we see some gross violations in the important processes, then, of course, the person is sent to a specialist in a particular field of medicine. When we know that the medical technology we have either used, or they have exhausted themselves, or apply them too early, we begin to train someone to manage health.

Good monitoring, good clinical practice training to health and the use of new technologies — the four components of our practice. If quality medical care and new technologies can be found in the market, the training health is not particularly developed, it requires separate approaches and knowledge.

"I teach people only the fact that he used"the Processes in a healthy organism studies the science of physiology. In it the concept of the norm is happiness, and for doctors — health is a state of optimal life with a positive emotional tone and creative self-realization. This definition of the academician of RAMS Sudakov Konstantin. If a person violates the laws of physiology are included pathological processes — extreme States are the norm, which we define as a disease.

Training of health is based on physiology. In fact, it is its laws, translated into simple human language associated with daily activities and based on personal experience training. Everything is based on the practical: that is, I explain to people and teach them only what I have used, implemented in his life, not some abstract speculative concepts. The format is simple: we pass the information, the person applies it, receives some experience and feedback. So step by step, we move the iteration to the result: to create a new stereotype, usually required about six weeks.

"Any attempt on their own to achieve pleasure is doomed to failure"

Let's talk about the definition of health from the other side. The ultimate goal at which we expect, performing completely different actions for life — have fun. Hand on heart, recognize that we receive it is not always, though, and to do it very much. So sooner or later we realize the internal conflict, and then start looking for some solutions that will help us to regain the ability to experience pleasure in life: in the external environment, his life experiences, the experiences of our predecessors and nation. Someone believes that you can buy a car or a new phone and get pleasure from it. It's true: remember that felt when held in the hands of its first smartphone.

But now what you feel about this, a little different picture. Even some social relations and status do not give continuous satisfaction. We will definitely do something, hoping to regain the ability to have fun and get the short-term. But then the capacity decreases and is lost completely, increasing our need for its stimulation. This is confirmed by the main psycho — physiological law of Weber-Fechner. It to feel the difference between the two stimuli, it is necessary that the second was at least twice as powerful. This is a basic property of our consciousness and an evolutionary survival mechanism: if we find ourselves in some circumstances, life-threatening, we will be able to get used to them. At the same time it compels us not to stand in one place, to act in the external environment, that is, to live. However, this property has a negative side.

Because of him, the more we strive to reach the state meet due to their own actions in the external world (circumstances, incentives, concepts, motivational workshops, gurus and teachers), the less we get. In the end, any attempt on their own to achieve pleasure or to get back in his life is doomed to failure. This has been proved experimentally: the head of the animal, namely, a zone of pleasure, shall be attached to the electrode, and given a button which, when pressed, the fun comes. Such animals are disconnected from the outside world and in a very short period of time die. We are the elements of the external environment, its creation, and therefore, we cannot achieve this state of happiness alone. Therefore no drug, alcohol or religious concept can lead us into a state of continuous pleasure. There is no possibility to develop a generic tablet or biotechnological method of continuous residence in this state. That is, even if we solve problems with physical health or material wealth, we will not be able directly to have fun through external action.

"We think that the us should something happen"

However, we all think and act that way. This forms the syndrome of delayed life: first, we think you need to finish school, and then life will start, or to build your business, and if it is already there, I had to marry a man or have children, make a million, start to eat some special way to go to live in strange country or be a leader, or to learn to conform to inner principles, and then everything will suffer. This concept, which we like constantly rushing forward, but I live in the state of suspended life: we think that we should something to happen to get the opportunity to have fun.

This eventually leads to a midlife crisis, good friend of our planet. The current situation, in theory, should lead to what in the world will be quite a lot of sad and dreary people. We doctors already have. The who estimates that at least 25% of the population suffered a depressive episode at least once in your life. Even today, depression is the # 1 cause of disability in the world, and that's just the official data, which do not include a vast array of people without access to quality care. A million suicides, i.e. more than 60%, is due to the depression. If the trends that occur now will continue, according to scientific studies, by the year 2020, depression will be the killer No. 1, ahead of cardiovascular disease and Oncology. So humanity is in a pretty sad state of "Melancholy" by Lars von Trier.

While we typically think that health is kind of a separate story, not connected with anything else. But our quality of life depends on health, and health depends on the quality of our lives. Somehow we fail to obtain that from how efficient our brain works, depends our ability to earn money, to live in a good place and to enter into a relationship. How to fix it?

"Life together is the result of our goals,"after All happiness is a physiological norm, and it's an important scientific discovery. Thus, if we are aware and will fix that prevents the occurrence of this condition, pleasure can automatically return into our lives without any special external achievements.

To understand how this happens, we will understand how is regulated by neural activity. Our compatriot academician Ivan Pavlov, Nobel prize in medicine, has received it for the discovery of the basic law of higher nervous activity. According to him, the behavior and the perception of a living system entirely dependent on the stimuli of the material environment and incentives of the past. That is, our happiness depends on what is happening around us. However, few people know that at the end of his life Pavlov discovered the concept of a dynamic stereotype, and later his disciple academician Pyotr Anokhin in experimental works proved that it is not just financial incentives determine the behavior of a living system, a useful result, which is in the future. What we used to label the target, and determines the behavior of the system.

From this comes a very important conclusion: our life together is the result of our goals, not a coincidence as it might seem. This concerns the problems that we experience, and our ability to be happy. How does it happen? Being in a state of trouble, we believe that by changing the combinations of external stimuli, we reach a state of satisfaction. But we are mistaken, because the purpose determines our perception and behavior. Thus, when we try to change the incentives that, we believe, caused an unpleasant condition, we only reproduce, and this condition becomes cyclical. To get out of an unpleasant state, it is necessary that the target has moved from the past or the future to the present.

"We need the adoption of"

Enemy No. 1, which prevents to achieve happiness, this feeling of duty which it seems to us that the world, or me, or the people who surround me, must be different. State when you think that you should not be of obligation — also of duty. It interferes with life and constantly leads us to deep regret. People may well regret it and eventually come to this realization just before his death.

Nurse Bronni Ver caring for dying patients in his have gathered the most frequent reasons for their regrets. Among them — "I have not had the courage to stay true to yourself and live your own life, and not, as was expected of me by others," "I work too hard", "I lacked the courage openly to Express their feelings", "I had little contact with friends" and "I did not allow myself to be happy." The higher a person climbs the social ladder, the more he depends on advances, the deeper he slips into a state of dissatisfaction, the higher the bar he needs to overcome, the greater the number of stimuli it needs. In my experience I can say that many famous people give the appearance of happiness, but have had a very hard life.

Thus, we need the acceptance and rejection of oughts. This state is targeted and helps to be truly happy and to see the world in a completely different way. From a biological point of view, it helps to activate genes associated with energy production, the mechanisms of self-regulation, improve immunity, lower blood pressure, improve overall psychological mood. Many sports and other human activity bring a person to this element rules over us, and there is no other way to succeed, if instead of taking to try to control every moment, not trusting my body and the elements that show can be different.

In his work, the famous scientist Nicholas Christakis of Yale University proved that our social environment determines everything we feel, think and do. The key factor determining our health is the health of others. Our community is completely focused on achieving some kind of social success: we are constantly waiting for the promotion and disappointed when it did not receive compare ourselves to others, following false targets, which are not in the present. According to a study by the Humboldt University within one month can significantly deteriorate the state of health, even from social networks. However, we can turn this mechanism for good.

For this we need to create a social network, groups in which people remember their true purpose and know about the acceptance and the feeling of duty. To this network work, you have order between its elements adhered to the main rule of the functioning of living systems by academician Anokhin: the living and the technical objects between the start and end element must be the transmission of information without loss of meaning. My health is programmed in our common social objective: if I feel approval in a social environment, it affects the health. So we created a therapeutic tool, a social network in which each person can significantly improve their quality of life and physical health.

"We tend to shift responsibility for their health"the Average age of our audience — from 30 to 45 years. Are people capable, which played in life, and realized that the strategy of maintaining health and optimal life is no longer working, there are psychological, social or physical problems. After accumulating them, people have somehow realized in life, I do not understand how to solve them and therefore do not receive satisfaction.

About 20% of our participants earned the neuroses, hitting on different motivational trainings that are now very common. To the above we are generally inclined to shift the responsibility for their own health to others: separating yourself from the health, people are looking for a man that will manage it. There is a widespread belief that the city is harder to manage the health of the environment. But in my opinion, it's not as bad as it seems, the more it affects about 20% of well-being. I would say that it is in the information ecology. In the city the density of the information environment is much higher, and our health depends on the quality of social contacts. If the environment a lot of distortion and a lot of them, health will deteriorate. We reflect the environment in which you swim. This is a proven fact, but we pay little attention to information processes. Young people may not feel physical problems, but could hurt in terms of relationship, job or success.

On the other hand, we, of course, affect the environment. But objectively the main reason of the phenomena — the childishness and the desire to pass on to someone else your difficulties in life. I travel a lot, and the fact that the Russian people are in this sense something different, is misleading. So, while people do not know which laws are the basis of health, how important is the accuracy of communications, yet it will not connect health with my entire life, work, relationships into a single process, he will not learn to be healthy, effective and successful.





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