Open Access Commentary

Another Theory for Phantom Pain

Seun Ayoade*

Department of Physiology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 22, 2019;  Published Date: June 28, 2019


For centuries it has been observed that people who have lost limbs and other body parts continue to feel pain appearing to emanate from those missing body parts! This is called ‘phantom pain’. Others don’t feel pain but feel other sensations from those absent parts. Such sensations include tingling, cramping, heat, and cold. This related phenomenon is called ‘phantom limb’. Scientists do not yet fully understand what causes these phenomena and theories range from Peripheral mechanisms (neuromas), Spinal mechanisms, Central mechanisms to the neuromatrix theory. Picture a spherical living entity, too small to be seen by the naked eye. A living entity smaller than bacteria, viruses, red blood cells, white blood cells, fungi and protozoa. These living motile entities cannot be destroyed by any means yet devised by man. They are found in all living things-human beings, plants, dogs, lions, ostriches, giraffes etc. Once it’s alive-the entity is found therein. These entities are found in the air also. These entities sometimes come together in groups and clumps and form bacteria. In greater agglutinations they form cells and tissues. And surprisingly when an animal or human being ceases to exist, these tiny bodies continue to live!

Welcome to the world of the microzymas also known as cellular dust - theorized to be the creators of life on earth, and of the entire universe. I propose a “persistence of microzymas” theory for phantom pain. “Homesick” or “stubborn” Macerozyme – cellular dust still hanging out and hanging around- despite loss of limb. These macerozyme re-arrange themselves in the empty space the way they had arranged themselves when the body part was still attached. They continue communicating with fellow microzymas in other parts of the body, refusing to decoordinate-which would explain why in some cases phantom pain lasts for years. Since macerozyme are invisible to the naked eye, regular microscopes and x-rays no one can perceive such macerozyme though they are still there! This theory explains and complements all existing theories for phantom pain provided existence of microzymas is acknowledged!!!



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