Have you ever had a dream that has come true? I mean literally. I have always been fascinated by dreams and their meaning. I remember having a vivid dream about getting laid off from my job, then it happened. I have had other foreshadowing dreams, as well.
How many of you had a dream about having breast cancer before you were diagnosed? If so, you could be part of a new collaborative study to systematically collect information from women who have experienced warning dreams before being diagnosed with breast cancer. The study is being conducted by Larry Burk, MD, CEHP, a board certified radiologist and Certified Energy Health Practitioner, and Dreams Cloud, a global resource which specializes in gathering, saving, and tabulating a statistical compilation of dreams. Dr. Burk’s interest in this topic started when he heard the stories of two friends, both healthcare professionals, who were warned of their breast cancers in dreams that prompted them to go for breast cancer imaging studies. In both cases, tests confirmed what their dreams had suggested.
The project is now seeking volunteers who have been diagnosed with breast cancer after experiencing warning dreams, to participate in the study and share their dreams from now until Feb. 10, 2014. The study will help to shed light on what aspects of such dreams may be useful to healthcare professionals for the detection of breast cancer in the future.
Volunteers with a proven diagnosis of breast cancer can participate by signing up at Dreams Cloud. Participants, who may share their dreams anonymously, must be willing to sign a consent form, fill out a 19-question survey, and post their dreams on Dreams Cloud. Those dreams will remain in their secure dream journal for life.
Participants will not be asked to share additional medical information, only dream-related information. The results will be presented at a future conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams,http://www.asdreams.org and published in a scientific journal.
To participate, please visit http://www.dreamscloud.com/en/breast_cancer_dreams_study.
About Larry Burk, MD
Larry Burk, MD, CEHP is a board certified radiologist, a Certified Energy Health Practitioner and president of Healing Imager, Inc., specializing in teleradiology, EFT, hypnosis and dreamwork. He was former associate professor of radiology and director of integrative medicine education at Duke University Medical Center and board president of the Rhine Research Center from 2007-2008. Dr. Burk is the author of the book, Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist, and a blogger for the Huffington Post. His scientific articles, newspaper columns, newsletters and video blogs are posted at http://www.letmagichappen.com.
About Dreams Cloud
The website provides its members with tools to log their dreams, create dream journals, save them privately or share them publicly or anonymously, and receive personalized reflections on their dreams. The goal of Dreams Cloud is to better its members’ lives and those of the public through its efforts. To learn more about Dreams Cloud, please visit http://www.dreamscloud.com.