Thinking your way to health, thinking
your way to disease
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.” That is a
great quote by Henry Ford.
The same is very true for your health as well. The placebo effect is very
real in all health situations. Researchers have studied the placebo effect
What is an example of a placebo study? Every medication is tested against a
placebo “pill” usually a substance like a sugar pill. The placebo is
something that should not affect the body in any way. Therefore, you are
testing the medication vs. the thought you are taking the medication (when
in reality you are taking nothing that will have a physical effect on your
body.) The results vary from study to study. In some cases the medication
might have a better response, in some cases the placebo might have a better
response, and in some cases they might be about equal. The best part is that
the placebo has NO side effects, unlike medications. In every case the
placebo has NO physical effect on the body, but it makes a difference in the
patient’s health. Why?
The power of the mind is incredible. The body believed it was getting better
and it did.
On the flip side the power of the mind can also lead to dis-ease or illness.
The developer of Chiropractic D.D. Palmer was aware of the power of
suggestion and thought it caused injury by creating FEAR in the minds of
people who were “diagnosed” as having some “disease.” I am sure we either
know personally or have heard of a situation where the doctor gives a
patient 2 weeks, 2 months, or 1 year to live and sure enough the person
passes on or before their “expiration date.” On the other hand we all know
the opposite situation where someone is given 2 weeks to live and they live
1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years or more. Why?
The power of the mind is incredible. Some people take their “expiration
date” as fact, and make their plans to die. Other people are not done living
yet and think healthy and become healthy. Laughter is the best medicine. A
positive approach to life goes a long way towards being healthy.
The placebo effect is real and has a real effect on health. The limitations
you have, are created in the 4 inches between your ears. What your mind
believes is your reality, good or bad. The great thing is that you change
your mind and your reality.