Recent Updates

It’s been a month since I posted here, so I thought I would give you some updates as to what’s going on. I have done some research in psychosis, psychopathy, neurosis and neuroticism using every mode of understanding to come to a conclusion to figure out if any of these traits can be genetically-predisposed. I will be making a few changes to my novel before I do anything else with it. I attended my first laser hair removal appointment and I will be talking about that shortly, in comparison to electrology.
First, however, I’ll start by saying that last week my computer underwent a major crash, so I may have to post from my iOS device until I figure out how to restore my computer to the state it was before it crashed. Please expect long delays and slow responses as I am doing my best to stay atop my notifications.
Let’s start out with some interesting findings in the world of psychopathy. One of the things I was looking into was how language as opposed to science could rewire the brain’s ability to rebuild haways on the map, and how each bridge that intersect these highways can carry bits of information at a time. With the psychopaths, people have complete left-brained activity and almost no right-brained activity at all. This is why psychopaths are mainly objective and use a lot of language, and have a lot of fight-and-flight responses in their systems, such as serial killers and people who like to gossip about drama. The opposite of psychopathy is neuroticism, and psychosis and neurosis are different terms. Psychopathic people can be very good, actually, but most people associate them as being bad people. Imagine an emergency situation where a person got injured. A neurotic would go into a nervous and or emotional breakdown while a psychopath would remain calm and be able to help the person.
How people become psychopathic or neurotic is very questionable, since it can be caused by environmental factors as well as genetic predisposition, such as dealing with family situations, being exposed to certain crowds for a long period of time, among many others. I believe in the balance of both nature and nurture, because everything comes from everything else.
I have come up with a balance between honesty and the power to make a person feel good or bad using the words that you use, because it’s not a matter of what you say, but it is how you say it that counts. Back in December I have talked about ways to deal with situations in which you may be in a disagreement. I have gotten a new perspective wich I just said above. In today’s culture we have neurotics who have nothing in their minds except to bring attention to themselves about the people they talk to behind their backs, and with blind people, it is easy for them to spy on other blind people. Most, if not all neurotics use emotions to empathise their most fundamental character of that person. If the person happens to be rude, their emotions would amplify that a great deal. I have spied on a lot of my former friends and I have heard what they were talking about without them knowing that I was even there, since I was careful to squelch my identifiers, such as gait recognition, smell, breathing and sighing patterns, etc to hide from the radar. I could either let things go by or bring it to their attention, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I may even have a voice recorder to show proof that I was there when it happened. However, I have seen people where they would claim that they knew I was there all along, they just chose not to acknowledge my presence.
I was thinking, instead of doing the obvious with these psychopaths or neurotics, what if we could induce a form of alternative therapy to stimulate their right brains, and using something to exercise their left brains, such as using aroma therapy or something other than popular music that will force the way their thought patterns work to be changed. Maybe use simple cognitive exercises to bring out the logical and rational side of that person. Being too left-brained or too right-brained is bad for you. I believe in middle-brained activity. I believe that there is a big difference between tricking and forcing. We all know that forcing is wrong, but tricking is more questionable. Surely you cannot force children to eat their vegetables, but you can trick them by hiding them in parts of their food that they would not bother to look. I believe the same concept could apply here. Brainwashing is when you control the way someone thinks against their own will, but many people think that torture is brainwashing, and that I am against. I believe you can brainwash someone without forcing them to do what you want them to do. Hypnosis is something that requires moral and ethical values if it is to be practised. I always thought we would be spending tons of money to waste on prisoners who hardly reform, and there is the possibility that no matter how many times you brain wash them, their old habits could come back. In that case, what should we do? Permanently alter their hormone productions. About a few years ago, I heard on the news about a five-year-old boy who was extremely dangerous that he could stab and kill people if he wanted to. What happened since then I know not, but I suspect that he had a major hormone or neurotransmitter imbalance that could have been altered if people stopped seeing the obvious.
Something that just came to my mind was transgender hypnosis. I have heard cases where a person could try to evoke the opposite gender from within their mind while in a hypnotic state, and I was looking to see if this could be of further use in those wishing to be transgender to enhance their creativity. I have also done some research in the BDSM culture to learn what kind of practices people did.
Yesterday was Easter, as we all know, but in case many don’t, yesterday was also 4-20 day, a day celebrated in drug culture, and it could have been Hitler’s birthday. I thought it to be ironic that such a tradition would fall on a religious holiday. I wonder if there are any other holidays that coincided with other events such as this?
As I said before, I had my first laser hair removal appointment, and I would like to talk about how my particular experience was like. Please note that there may be variants, so they may not always be in this order, and the equipment being used vary widely as well. I will say that the machine that was used is a state-of-the-art five-hundred-pound machine with a hand piece attached to a light guide that come in various sizes. It uses a broadband configuration that consists of heat intensity and wavelength adjustments, and comes with several safety features. This machine was made in Israel by a company named Lumenis Aesthetics. The purpose of laser hair removal is to use light amplification by stimulating and emitting radiation to compress the frequencies of light into as small as possible, hence why it’s called concentrated energy. Once the button is pressed, a discharge of nuclear fusion takes place, where the thermal energy is directed into the desired area covered with gel. This particular machine discharged three distinct flashes at a rate of forty-fifty-two point five hertz, which, for hearing aid users, can be heard as a pitch. These frequencies in hertz are dependent on how long the pulse is and how wide the delay or gap between each pulse is as well. The reason people with hearing aids would hear clicks is because an electrical disturbance is made in the electromagnetic spectrum, and the telecoil is trying to interpret those changes. This is why it can be a good thing for people to perceive things no one else can. However, the light inside the light guide and inside the gel is so powerful that it heats up the air inside, creating a miniature thunderbolt inside, and can be another way to tell if the laser is working, so this is not just for people who use hearing aids. You can do the same when it is thundering, and this applies to radio transceivers as well.
I am getting off-topic, so I’ll get back to how the laser works. The light is a dark red frequency, about six hundred ninety-five to a thousand nanometres, depending on the type of hair and skin being treated, and each pulse has a duration of 0,028 seconds long, with a delay or gap between each pulse about 0,020 seconds long. These numbers can be adjusted to meet the client’s expectations. Most laser machines make an audible noise, which is probably caused by the fan inside to keep it cool. There are also other noises, such as the three clicks that the light creates when it causes the air inside to be expanded, like it does in a lightning storm. The other kind of noise you would hear is when the machine makes an audible beep, telling you that it is okay to fire another charge. You see, one of the safety features is that once the button is pressed, you have to allow up to two seconds before you can continue. It will not let you go any faster than that. To prevent accidental firing, you have to let the machine know you are ready to start treatment.
The purpose of laser hair removal is to heat up and kill as many hair roots and cells that make up the hair as possible, without burning the skin at the same time. This is, after all, a very tricky thing to do sometimes. Most laser systems work best with light skin, fair complexion and dark coarse hair, but newer systems are starting to let someone use it on darker skin types. Sometimes a melanim inhibitor may be needed to control the production of skin and hair cells, and a bit of genetics is involved as well. Also, people with lowered androgen levels, such as in the transgender male-to-female patients, could have their skin lasered and the chances of the hair growing back is very unlikely. Many inexperienced laser operators use hormone change as an excuse when they say that the hair is coming back. Of course, an experienced operator would say that if the treatments were done properly, things like that should not be used as an excuse. People who undergo laser treatments should also think about their growth phase. That’s why it is important to get treatments done when the growth phases are synchronised, which would make it a lot more effective.
Hair does not fall out immediately once it is treated; it usually takes a few weeks before anything is noticeable. There is, however, an interesting observation I made. Since laser is heating up the hair similar to thermolysis, it burns the hairs on or under the skin, leaving behind a burnt hair smell that reminds some people of burnt popcorn. To me it smells like gunpowder. What lasering feels like depends on your temperature and pain sensitivity threshold, and how close the hair was shaved. You see, the longer in length you leave the hair, the more you are going to feel the pulse than if it was closer or all the way down to the skin. A patch of really cold ultrasound gel is applied on the skin to get it used to the cool temperature, and then the guide is dipped into the layer of gel. Sometimes, the operator will ask you if you are wearing anything that could prevent the light from entering the desired area, such as sun block or other skin products. If this is the case, a skin cleanser may be needed. When the operator counts to three, they will press the button, and you will see a white flash of bright light on the side of your tanning bed goggles, and you might feel three quick bursts of heat before it’s gone instantly. Note that although this is technically three quick flashes, to us it appears as one because the flashes are so quick in succession. All operators will first shave the hair off to just above the skin surface, and then they will apply a skin-cleansing solution before the actual treatment begins. Some operators will also ask you to shave the hair right before you come to your appointment, but just in case they also keep an assortment of clippers, trimmers and razors handy. For a test treatment, operators will look for any side effects and reactions by raising the energy a little higher than what you would normally get when you do the actual treatment. One thing to note: It is advised that you shave with a razor that doesn’t shave too close to the skin, because this would expose several nerve endings, thereby making your treatment more intolerable. If you must, try to shave a few hours before, or use a trimmer.
Since there is hardly any regulation in the United States and in the world as to who should operate a laser machine, it is up to the consumer to take on the riskss. Since I enjoy researching, I would ask complex questions that only an experienced operator would be able to answer. If it was an amateur operator who just did the job, then I would know right away if they could be trusted. Laser hair removal, which is similar to intense pulse light, rejuvenates the skin as well, along with the consumption of oestrogen for transgender people. However, the secret to getting rid of rough skin is to know your skin type and colour. Using the right cleanser to remove dead skin cells is very important. In future posts, I will talk about the benefits and drawbacks of using at-home laser treatments or laser pointers versus having it done professionally. For more information about laser hair removal in general, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_hair_removal After the treatment, the operator will give you a bag full of cold ice cubes that you should use in case your skin feels hot afterword. If you ignore this, your skin could swell and break out, so this is something that needs to be avoided. In the future, the operator will increase the fluence of the laser output, sort of like when you increase the amount of weight you lift on a weight machine. They may also decrease the delay to make it feel more comfortable.
Next time I blog I’ll cover some of the following. How ketogenic dieting can kill cancer, how consuming the right nutrients can kill cavities in the teeth, and more research on epigenetics as well. I might cover how our fear level works and how we challenge ourselves in life to overcome fears that we have, such as going on a challenge course or going sky-diving, and how that can be compared to every-day activities.

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