What if there’s a way to use your mind to heal the body?There is.In fact, it’s been scientifically proven. However, most people just ignore this fact. Actually, many people dismiss it.Read on learn how to access the power of your mind to heal your body. But before we begin, let’s mention that this article isn’t about “wishful thinking” your way to healing. You should always seek out proper medical advice and treatment, and then use the power of your mind in tandem with with your best option for healing.
What Is the Mind?
Let’s look at what the concept of mind encompasses. It includes your thoughts, feelings, visualization, and even the words you hear in your head as you read this article.The power of visualization has been well documented, and it’s a common practice for athletes to use visualization to improve their performance.
But what about your thoughts and feelings? They’re very important when it comes to healing the body with the power of your mind.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, emotions are associated with different organs and energy meridians. From the Chinese Medicine perspective, the emotion associated with an organ will have an outsized impact on that organ and its associated energy meridian. In a nutshell, negative emotions will adversely affect the organ. Here’s an Example of How Anger Affects the LiverStress and anger are the emotions associated with the Liver. In this instance, Liver encompasses more than just the organ. It includes its energy meridian, and its yin and yang elements, too. When someone’s feeling angry, frustrated, or stressed, these emotions impact the Liver, which adversely affects the Liver’s Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) functions.
One of the Liver’s key TCM functions is to ensure the smooth flow of qi (life force energy) throughout the body.There’s a Chinese Medicine saying,
The Body Is Complex
What you need to focus on right now is this key takeaway: Your thoughts affect your feelings.Let’s circle back to the power of the mind.
The scientifically proven method of healing with the mind is called the placebo effect. Everybody knows the placebo effect, but how much attention do we give it? There’s also an equally powerful nocebo effect. Both have been documented in double-blind controlled studies.However, instead of celebrating the placebo effect (Woohoo! It’s the PLACEBO EFFECT!), it’s dismissed. “This drug isn’t effective because an equal number of people showed improvements with the placebo effect.”
The Milkshake Study
Expectation and Belief