Mind Over Matter: The Placebo Effect

By Dr. John L. Reizer

Editor at NoFakeNews.net


The human mind is extremely powerful. For the longest time scientists and doctors have known that the concept of mind over matter is nothing to joke about. Thousands of patients that have been diagnosed with serious health conditions have miraculously found their way back to good health just by thinking positively.

Many people have heard about a phenomenon known as the placebo effect. Simply written, the placebo effect occurs when a patient suffering from a disease process gets better after being given an inert substance that is perceived by the patient to be a real drug used to treat the condition in question. In certain situations a patient will respond to the sugar pill (placebo) being administered as if it were an active drug. In other words, the patient seems to have a change in his or her symptoms when no drug has been administered. The conclusion that has been made by scientists over the years is that the placebo effect demonstrates clear evidence that the mind can eliminate physical problems in the human body.

Some doctors also believe that many physical diseases that afflict patients can have their origins traced back to emotional disorders deeply embedded within the minds of certain people. While it is probably true that many diseases can be cured when the mind cultivates positive thoughts, it is also quite likely that a plethora of diseases can come to fruition when people harbor negative thought patterns for a prolonged period of time. The conclusion to this hypothesis is that a person can quite literally think themselves into a serious disease process.

Recently, I carried a tremendous amount of stress in my life. As a result of this situation, I developed many physical symptoms that I perceived as being a serious physical condition. I experienced heart palpitations, shortness of breath, stomach distress, and chest pains. I honestly believed that I was very ill and experiencing cardiovascular anomalies. I was so damn convinced that I was ill that I consulted a cardiologist and a few other medical specialists. After three months of doctor visits, tests, and lab profiles I learned that I will probably live for a very long time. There was absolutely nothing wrong with me from a physiological perspective. What I learned from my experience was that stress and anxiety are killers and if people can not adapt accordingly to stressful situations that come their way, it is very possible that a disease process will affect them down the road.

The mind listens to everything we say or think. This is why it is so important to try and fill our heads with positive thoughts. This is easier said than done in a world that is filled with countless media products that constantly broadcast negative content.

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