If you ever had a doctor to tell you, "your sickness is all
in your head," most likely you thought he/she was kidding.
Patients might have thought the reason the doctor said this
is because they couldn't figure out the source of their
symptoms. But it has been proven many times positive thought
can cure illness.
Science is making strides in brain studies, which are
providing proof that positive thought really does affect our
brain chemistry and thus our physical and mental health. So
thinking positively is not only good for the body but also
good for the mind as well
But here is the reverse of that. It's really true that
negative emotions such as fear and stress can not only make
us susceptible to disease but also can even cause diseases.
Of course the same biochemical mechanisms that work against
us may also be utilized to work for us. That could be why
being positive about life is usually always upbeat and
The new biology takes this even further. It is not just the
power of suggestion but the actual thoughts and words chosen
by the person, which changes brain chemistry. We have 50
trillion cells in our body, which communicate through
neurochemical and vibration signals. Bruce H. Lipton, PHD,
has done a large amount of work in this field, which is
The word epigenetics means "above the genes." In other
words, the mind controls the genes. Dr. Lipton says our
minds can re-write our genes. He compares the cell to a
computer chip, as each is a bit of information. Both can
receive information through different routes and cause a
Even though the programming of the cells begins in infancy
or before birth, they can be reprogrammed to act
differently. The process, which the information goes through
to affect the cell, determines the programming of the cell.
Cells can become cancerous because they are instructed in
some way to do so.
If we realize this and start thinking positively our beliefs
will change our messages to our cells. Lipton says by doing
this we can actually heal ourselves with positive thought.
However, this is still not all the power of the new biology.
The main chemicals, which play a role in our brain chemistry
are Dopamine, Serotonin, Norepinephrine and Endorphins. Each
of these affects a different area. Most runners know the
endorphin effect, which is the runner's high. Messages sent
to the brain tell is to produce more or less of a certain
chemical, depending on what the body needs at the time.
We should realize if we subject ourselves to many negative
thoughts, we will probably suffer from stress-induced
illness. When the mind is stressed, the level of immune
protective cells goes down. Now just the opposite is true
when your emotions are relaxed, then the number of
protective cells go up and thinking positively becomes a
plus for us.
Since the 1960's Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a form of
Psychotherapy, has developed based on the premise that
especially positive thought can change behavior and
overwrite the cell's memory. You can learn these skills,
under the teaching of a therapist. This type of counseling
can achieve results quite quickly.
There have been a number of studies that indicate regular
meditation can reduce our hypertension (high blood
pressure), which is implicated in the vast majority of heart
attacks and strokes. It can also lower abnormally high
levels of cholesterol in the blood too.
There are other studies that indicate regular meditation may
substantially increase blood levels of certain important
immune-system hormones, while reducing levels of stress
hormones that have been linked to many diseases.
In addition, meditation is said to be of benefit for
migraine, various kinds of back pain, digestive disorders,
arthritis, diabetes and thyroid problems.
The human body is a wonderful thing, and now we know the
mind is even more incredible! What mystics knew two hundred
years ago, we now know for sure, the mind has the power to
bring mental, emotional and physical healing. So learn the
process of thinking positively and enjoy life even more.
Enjoy the rest of your day! =)
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