Letter from Pr Henri Joyeux no 137
In this original letter, it is the pineal gland which is talking to you, informing you of its location, shape and dimensions. The most important thing is of course its role and the fundamental discovery that it is the source of Sleep-Wake regulation in human beings.
You will comprehend what the actual purpose of Melatonin is, while recognising the wake and cognition hormone and, more importantly, the sleep hormone, aka Valentonin. This discovery was obviously protected by patents, after which it was presented on 2 December 2015 to the National Pharmaceutical Academy, before an audience of scientists. This small pineal gland has fascinated for centuries. Outside the brain’s protective barrier known as the “blood-brain barrier”, the hormones it produces are distributed throughout the body according to its needs. This tiny gland is therefore the supreme conductor of hormonal symphonies.
This discovery has tremendous therapeutic implications which are currently being identified. It will be instrumental in preventing and overcoming neuro-degenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as long as there are no definitive and irreversible lesions.