Okay, now take a look at this:
This is my brain, or the back half anyway, courtesy of my most recent MRI at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY (props for the hometown!). In the previous blog I wrote about using reiki to help some of my bipolar symptoms, and to dig around at the sadness tearing me apart. I said that I'd stopped using reiki as a treatment once the MS made itself known, as the person helping me at that time touched the back of my head in a normal reiki matter, that generated nights of terror in my brain. The reason I have got the picture here is to show you the physical reasons. Look about one inch to the right of center of the picture. See that little white dot? That's an MS lesion. Also looking down toward the right hand corner of the picture, you see a small .indentation in the outline of the head. See that? (You know I wish Blogger had more little tools to use, like a pointer, or an arrow.) That's where a reiki user places his or her fingers to send healing through that area. Reiki + lesion = Bad thing. At least for me.
My neuro as noted told me I had 50-100 lesions in my brain. One of them just showed up right there in the picture (at the very tip of the occipital lobe), and perhaps there's another near where my eyes take in light and sight (also in the occipital lobe) and that ones playing around, too, whiuch may be why light is so bright and color so brilliant.
Here's a brain diagram so you can see the whole thing: