Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves?
Dec 18, 2012, Lissa Rankin.
New age gurus suggest that we can heal ourselves by simply changing our minds, but is this concept grounded in cold, hard science?
In the Video below….Lissa Rankin, MD explores the scientific literature, reviewing case studies of spontaneous remission, as well as placebo and nocebo effect data, to prove that our thoughts powerfully affect our physiology when we believe we can get well. ..
When we are diagnosed with ITP, we are told that our body is breaking down and attacking our blood. We believe it because the doctors tell us it is true.
Our bodies – our bodies are destroying our blood!
If we have the ability to destroy our blood without us knowing exactly how – then we certainly have the ability to heal ourselves without is knowing exactly how.
Your nervous system has two operating systems — the “fight-or-flight” stress response dominated by the sympathetic nervous system and the relaxation response run by the parasympathetic nervous system. Only when your nervous system is in a relaxation response do your body’s self-repair mechanisms function!
The stress response is there to protect you in case a tiger chases you. But these days, we’re pretty safe from tigers, and yet our stress responses get triggered, on average, over 50 times per day. How? The amygdala in your lizard brains perceives negative thoughts, beliefs, and feelings, such as financial fears, relationship worries, work stress, loneliness, or pessimism, as threats equally scary as a tiger. Then BOOM. The scaredy-cat amygdala goes on red alert, and when this happens, our bodies can’t repair themselves. No wonder we get sick!