Telomere Regeneration and the Biochemistry of Healthy Longevity

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Holistic Medicine


How to lengthen telomeres. The study or telomere regeneration was begun after seeing the results of  three easily available biochemical tests which are the best indicators of potential aging problems—DHEA, calcitonin and free radicals. The ultimate test is the granulocyte/lymphocyte length of telomeres. Biochemical optimization of DHEA, calcitonin and free radical production has been demonstrate with electrical application of human DNA frequencies of 52 to 78 GHz at a billionth of a watt and also with Transcutaneous Acupuncture of three acupuncture circuits. Interestingly, telomere regeneration has also been demonstrated earlier with the same electrotherapy and now with telomere rejuvenation is reported with the same Transcutaneous Acupuncture.


How to lengthen telomeres began ten years ago in reviewing the metabolic search for longevity, it was suggested that maximizing DHEA, calcitonin and minimizing free radicals should contribute the greatest potential for increasing the length of human life.(1)

According to Ronald Klatz, D.O., President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine “DHEA is undeniably one of the most crucial predictive factors in diagnosing aging-related diseases.” Indeed, DHEA levels are significant indicators of accelerated aging, atherosclerosis, cancer and reduced immune competency.(2)

Although there are numerous studies attempting to influence aging by oral replacement of DHEA, there are no outcome studies that prove its effectiveness; and there are some indications that oral replacement may be harmful.

On the other hand rejuvenating the body’s ability to produce DHEA, providing one of its usual roles in balancing the level of cortisol, appears to be safe and useful. This has been accomplished by simulating an acupuncture circuit, the Ring of Fire, with significant improvement in rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy and migraine. This option raises DHEA 60 %.(3)

Osteoporosis is another major feature of aging, with death from hip fractures a major factor in those over 80. Indeed 61% OF WOMEN AND 38% OF MEN ALREADY HAVE SOME OSTEOPOROSIS BY AGE 50.(4, 5)

How to lengthen telomeres includes a look at calcitonin. Low levels of calcitonin are major contributors to osteoporosis. Interestingly, stimulation of a different acupuncture circuit enhances rejuvenation of calcitonin.(6)

Finally, the cumulative ravages of excess free radicals accelerate the multiple degenerative features of aging. Activation of the Ring of Crystal reduces free radical production by 89%, far greater than any other known technique.(7, 8)

We are born with a significant variation in the genetic potential for our length of life. This potential is perhaps best reflected in the length of our telomeres, as measured in lymphocyte and granulocytes. The range at birth is approximately 12,700 to 8,000 kb. With the healthiest lifestyle, telomeres shrink an average of one percent each year of life. One study of heritability of longevity reported the lower limit of life expectancy for men at 75 and the lower limit for women at 85 years of age.(9) There are numerous genetic influences, including the age of our parents at time of conception, socioeconomic status, diet, exercise, and mood. One specific gene, Klotho, a unique protein, has been called the longevity gene, and is interestingly related strongly to the frontal cortex center for planning and decision making.(10)

How to lengthen telomeres was further stimulated by THE LONGEVITY PROJECT, an eighty year study of 10 year old children, reported that 75% of longevity was related to the single personality trait of conscientiousness,(11) those who are significantly more organized and responsible. This trait appears to require an optimal oxytocin receptor gene with optimal nurturing from conception through at least early childhood.(12)

Equally importantly, longer telomere length is associated with ability to overcome stress. Those with shorter telomeres overcome stress far better if they have low levels of telomerase, rather than high levels of telomerase!(13) High levels of telomerase are also found in many cancers.(14) Shorter telomeres are ultimately associated with incidence of cancer, wrinkling, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, osteoporosis, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, dementia, and chronic inflammation.(15)

Unfortunately, until four years ago, the technique of electrical stimulation for activating the human energy systems to increase DHEA or calcitonin and to reduce free radicals required an hour of time daily. Then, the discovery of transcutaneous acupuncture with essential oils, allowed stimulation of these three circuits to be accomplished in three minutes or less.(16, 17, 18)

Current Research:
How to lengthen telomeres was further enhanced by the discovery Transcutaneous Acupuncture with Fire, Earth and Crystal Bliss in a total of 13 individuals. There were 6 men and 7 women, ranging in age from 48 to 90 years of age. Using TA on the Rings of Fire, Earth and Crystal led to rejuvenation of telomeres averaging 3.5% in one year, instead of the expected 1% usual shrinkage each year. Stimulating these 3 acupuncture circuits optimizes DHEA and calcitonin and lowers free radicals, while also rejuvenating telomeres.



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