We would like to expound a bit more on how thoughts create the biology of the body. Here we will present, for your discernment, the scientific proof of how thoughts create. This is Part 1 with Part 2 to follow.
Let's look at the "Placebo Effect". The Gratitudeh2o Staff are not scientists, nor do we pretend to be. We are metaphysical teachers with abilities in higher consciousness awareness and certifications in healing modalities. We offer to you the experience of ours and others and how the placebo effect has changed life experiences.
This is for those of us who need a bit more "proof" of the power we possess, of the abilities of their Creator, the Divine Source of All. Some of us have chosen to process things through our "minds" first, then we can embrace them into our hearts and souls. Soon, we will be trusting enough to process with our heart first, then the mind and body will follow suit.
Definition. Placebo Effect: a beneficial effect, produced by a placebo drug or treatment, that cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient's belief in that treatment.
We can find many examples of the placebo effect. Here are a few.
- A study was done on pain. Patients were given pills and acupuncture to help alleviate pain in their arms due to another condition. Some patients had been warned of the side effects of taking the pills and receiving acupuncture treatments. Many experienced these side effects. Those who received acupuncture experienced redness and swelling. Those who received the pills experienced the listed side effects of tiredness. The truth is, the pills given were only cornstarch and the acupuncture needles were fake. Due to copyright, we cannot post the article but here's a link to the article from the Harvard Magazine.
- Here's an excerpt from an article posted by www.shapefit.com
"Contrary to public perception, orthodox medical opinion is remarkably confident about the healing powers of the mind. For the past fifty years, doctors have been taught that placebos such as sugar pills and water injections can relieve virtually any kind of medical condition. Yet placebos only work if you believe they work, so the medical confidence in the power of the placebo effect has provided scientific legitimacy to popular claims about the healing power of the mind.
But placebos have a flip side: some people claim to feel worse after taking the inert chemicals. They complain of headaches, fatigue, insomnia, stomachaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness, and other symptoms-side effects they claim weren't there, pre-placebo. These ailments are not only real, but can be disabling, and about a quarter of those taking placebos report them.
Opinion is that this occurs because people re-label existing ailments as side effects of their medication. This puzzling phenomenon, the "nocebo" effect (in Latin, placebo means "I shall please," and nocebo, "I shall harm"), occurs in large part because a patient who expects to suffer painful symptoms is more likely to.
Depressed patients tend to feel bodily distress. Women, who report disturbing initial symptoms more often than men, are also more likely to report nocebo effects. Patients with a history of side effects can become conditioned to develop them again-and not only because of external factors that come into play as well.
A drug's reputation can make people wary. Many patients, for example, are aware of allergies to penicillin. Up to 10 percent of those hospitalized report a penicillin allergy, according to available research. But in a carefully supervised and monitored study of such patients, 97 percent of them actually had no reaction when they were administered oral penicillin.
Even a pill's size, shape, and color can make a difference. Studies have shown that red, orange, and yellow pills are associated with stimulants; blue and green pills tend to make people sleepy. It's a way our brains fool us. It's a process that takes place within our heads, convincing us of something that just isn't true. It is a good and real example of "it's all in your head." And it can have serious consequences, including death . Yes, really.
The mind-body connection can actually destroy the mind and body. Here's how it works: we are given a prescription for a drug - any drug, even a placebo drug - or we are given some kind of treatment, and told what kinds of side effects are possible with that treatment. Then we suffer from those side effects because of the power of suggestion, and not because we are physically suffering them."
- A college student studied the placebo effect with a "Kegger Party". He served a keg of O'Douls Beer and "unbeknownst" to his guests. Although O'Douls is branded "non-alchoholic" beer, it is said to contain a small amount of alcohol. He watched his guests as they behaved and acted just as they would if he served an alcohol keg of beer. He never did tell his guests of his experiment. You can watch his YouTube video.
Research the placebo effect on your own. There are many sources to the research on the internet. Wrap your mind around what your heart already knows. The heart is the emotional center. Emotion supersedes everything else. Emotion is your current "state of being." What have you chosen for your current state of being? How do you want to "be", feel, vibrate in this moment? It's your choice.
So Part 2 is next. Your job? Get your mind to step back and let your heart lead you. Your heart already knows the power of the Creator within you. Follow its lead. Be open to Part 2.
See ya tomorrow.
Thank you for spending your time here, Namaste.
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