Two years ago during a trial study at the University of Cambridge, Indian ophthalmologist Dinesh Verma had a eureka moment. He discovered a technique to heal the body using Rapid Eye Movement (REM) while in deep sleep.
Thereafter, Verma started developing a mechanism to make it suitable for the end-consumer. In 2012, he made a breakthrough discovery and invented the REMIM (Rapid Eye Movement Induces Meditation) Technology. The technique was recently patented in the US and brought to India only two months ago.
“The technique is based on the Theory of Conscious Evolution. The mind directs the body to rejuvenate while asleep by resetting the body clock and redirecting the stem cells to replace the damaged cells. By combining REMIM with better known alternative therapies and a healthier lifestyle, it is possible to slow or reverse the effects of ageing and stress,” says Verma about this one-of-a-kind alternative therapy. Here, rapid eye movements that occur during deep paradoxical sleep are replicated creating a state of meditative relaxation.
He opened his first clinic in the picturesque locales of Anjuna Beach in Goa. “Known for wellness tourism, Goa seemed like the perfect place to begin with where people could come and relax,” he says.
Co-founding the wellness clinic with British wellness expert Louise Wilson RGN, Verma says the technique requires the client to wear 3D glasses that simulate the meditative state. “The glasses allow them to see a ray of light which has to be followed and that creates a similar simulation and the movements are similar to REM sleep. If you have a history of stress-related trauma then you can cure it by three 90-minute sessions. If you have continuous episodes it may take a few more sessions,” he says.
The technique has become a hit with young urbanites, who are flocking to get their hands on it. Manini Paul (32), an advertising professional from Bangalore recently visited Goa with her husband and a few friends. She decided to give this a shot when a friend told her about it. “It does not take that long to sit for the sessions and it induces a feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation,” she says. Paul has now recommended REMIM to some more friends.
According to experts, a new breed of obesity-fuelled diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular ailments has taken centre stage in urban India. Coupled with a sedentary urban lifestyle, increased alcohol consumption and smoking, the urban youth are particularly prone to these lifestyle diseases. According to the World Health Statistics report 2012, 11.1 per cent of the adult male population and 10.8 per cent of the female population have raised fasting blood glucose. Additionally, a 2011 Global Atlas on cardiovascular disease prevention and control report states that death rate due to ischemic heart disease (a condition which is characterised by reduced blood supply of the heart muscle) in India is 165.8 per 1,00,000. Around 116.4 per 1,00,000 people in India die due to cerebro-vascular diseases.
Verma says these problems can be controlled if wellness therapies are adopted on time. “The urban professional with a high performance job is prone to many lifestyle diseases including stress, hypertension, high blood pressure and so on. This technique works best when you are in the early stages of such problems and can club it with healthy lifestyle choices including eating and resting,” he says. Verma adds that those who feel tired and drained out and have regular headaches and anxiety symptoms should go in for this treatment. “This is also a beneficial procedure for those with symptoms of diabetes, and clients that are aged between 45 and 50, especially women. That’s the time the body is rapidly changing and needs to relax,” he says.
Since it started operation, the technique has been used on 500 people and Verma says that they are now keen to document the results and expand to other states as well.
Rapid Eye Movement Induces Meditation:
■ These three-dimensional glasses are connected with a machine that helps generate light and allows the user to see a ray of light to be followed.
■ This creates simulation and the movements of Rapid Eye Movements are replicated.
■ The technique is based on the Theory of Conscious Evolution. The mind directs the body to rejuvenate while asleep by resetting the body clock and redirecting the stem cells to replace the damaged cells.
■ By combining REMIM with better known alternative therapies and a healthier lifestyle, it is possible to slow or reverse the effects of ageing and stress.
■ The technique works best when the person is in the early stages of an illness. Better results can be achieved by clubbing it with healthy life choices including eating and resting.
■ Those who feel tired and drained out and have regular headaches and anxiety symptoms can also opt for this treatment.