Power of thoughts, Mind power, Thought power, Mental Strength… different names but all aimed at helping become mindful to self heal, when needed.
There was once an experiment conducted on a group of people suffering from severe depression, half of them were given medication and the other half of them were given fake pills that looked exactly the same as the actual ones. After the course of medicine was over, the re-evaluation of the patients revealed similar progress in all, irrespective of whether they were taking actual medication or fake.
This phenomenon is known as placebo effect, when the person actually starts getting better because he thinks that he is being treated and will get better soon. Placebo can work a whole lot of times. Such is the power of thought.
We are chemical beings and can produce what we need!
The Types of chemicals/hormones that a human body makes
Your body is made up of chemicals, and it is controlled and governed by chemicals, and it is just this fine balance of chemicals that is required to keep yourself healthy and happy. There are hormones like adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine secreted when we are stressed or scared that shuts down pain receptors momentarily and give you a rush of energy to flee from danger. Feelings like anger, envy, and irritation lower the serotonin levels of your body, that leads to mood disorders, digestive problems and depression. So treating these imbalances in the body needs a daily dose of these hormones orally or using IV method. But the question is why you need to take these chemicals if your body has the capability to synthesise them.
How do thoughts influence Health?
Thoughts can synthesise the same chemicals in the body, which the body needs to heal. That is what is proved time and again by various experiments done with fake pills and surgeries, which actually made the patient feel that they are getting better, which actually makes them get better.
A study published in Science Translational Medicine in 2014 says that, it is not even necessary for a person to be unaware of the placebo. The study revealed that even the patients who took the placebo knowingly, reported symptoms of relief after taking the medicine, since the mind actually believed that they are supposed to get better after taking the medicine. The thought that they will start getting better after they take the pill, actually managed to relieve the migraine in patients.
Yes..! I understand some may need the help of external medicine/hormonal support and I strongly recommend to take the help of your medical practitioner for the same. My area of concern is that most of us have forgotten the power of thoughts and we instead of body healing itself, start popping in synthetic drugs, even where they are not needed. Please do your due diligence…
How to use thoughts to Heal yourself?
There are so many alternatives to conventional medicine, but the fast results and the visible medication pull us closer to the allopathic medicine. Ayurveda that believes in the power of natural herbs to keep the body hale and hearty, Yoga and Panchkarma that believes in postures and natural remedies to heal various organs of the body, Reiki that believes in healing through energy transfer, Acupressure, Acupuncture and various other techniques that people have been practicing since ages, and claim to completely heal the people without the need of medicine or surgery.
This is the reason why good doctors do not tell the patients even about a terminal illness that cannot be treated with medicine, but they give the patients symptom relief medication and tell them that this will help cure them. While the symptoms start to disappear, the patients feel better and live much longer had they been told about the incurable illness.
Our Belief can be the best Cure
The most important factor that helps you heal using any of these techniques is the belief and the power of positive thought that you are beginning to get better and you will recover. Once your brain is convinced and it believes that you are improving, your body automatically starts synthesising the appropriate chemicals that it needs to heal itself. Power of Thoughts does work…