I am highly skeptical of the hypothalamic clock theory in relation to CH's.

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Posted by Victor ( on December 13, 2001 at 11:30:32:

In Reply to: follow up posted by Sean on December 13, 2001 at 09:31:54:

For the simple reason if this clock were haywire, the victim would be experiencing other symptoms besides just CH's. I do not have any of these other symptoms.

If I may quote from:


"The hypothalamus plays a crucial role in the integration of endocrine, autonomic and emotional processes. Research is mainly focused on the hypothalamic circuits that are not only essential for the integration of both peripheral and central information but also play an important part in homeostasis and reproduction. Some hypothalamic nuclei are known to be involved in the regulation of neuroendocrine functions/processes such as body temperature, aggression, sexual behaviour and food intake. The circadian rhythms underlying these processes controlled by the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) will be investigated."

Nevertheless, attempt to keep an open mind on the subject.

I do know, if you were applying for a grant for a study without even presenting a hypothesis, I can 99% guarantee that you wouldn't make it to first base. Asking for volunteers for a study, well, I think the other posts speak for themselves. I am in full agreement with the other posters on this subject.

I do hope you are sincere in your efforts and perhaps found something of use. It is very discourage to undergo the rigors of a medical study with disappointing results. Worse yet if that particular study exacerbates the original affliction.

On the humous side, I have always requested a copy of the findings of such a study. Seems like a considerable percentage of the participants have experience incredible healing effects while on the placebo. Ha, maybe we should just dispense with the study and all take placebos.

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