Studies and Research on the Mind-Body Connection for Healing

Hippocrates once wrote, “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

Hippocrates

Hippocrates

The ancient Greeks used the mind-body connection for healing on a regular basis as a normal way of healing, and it was considered an important aspect in the health of an individual. This was put to the wayside when modern medicine made its appearance.

This ideal has just recently started to be taken seriously again, and is being proven in studies and research. The following visualization therapy information was supplied by The Silva Life System of which I am an affiliate because of their outstanding research, programs and reputation.

The Visualization Therapy

There was a 61 year old man diagnosed with a terminal case of throat cancer with his weight dropping to under 100 lbs. He could hardly swallow or breathe. His survival rate was at 5%. Doctors didn’t want to put him on radiation therapy as they wondered if he could survive the treatment.

visualization

visualization

After giving considerable consideration, the doctors decided to try the radiation therapy. Dr. O. Carl Simmonton, Medical Director of the Cancer Counseling and Research Center in Dallas, Tx was asked to be involved in the patient’s treatment.

Dr. Simonton told the patient he had the ability to control the progress of his disease and gave him a few relaxation and creative visualization techniques.

The patient was to visualize:

  • The radiation was pinpoints of energy bombarding the cancer cells
  • The cancer cells would be unable to repair the damage they suffered
  • His white blood cells would overcome the cancerous cells
  • The cancer cells would flush out of his body through his kidneys and liver

Results: The Patient experienced almost no ill side effects from the treatment. He regained his weight and the cancer was gone.

The Simonton Center (www.simontoncenter,com) has helped thousands of cancer patients benefit from imagery therapy. Dr. Simonton’s wife said “Probably the single most important tool we have is the mental imagery technique developed by the Silva Life System”.

The Placebo and Psychosomatic Effects

The placebo effect has been known about for years. Doctors know a patient can manifest self-healing by simply believing they will be healed. A patient would take a sugar pill thinking it would cure their ills, and it would. We’ve all heard about it. It also goes with knowing about ills and diseases, and contracting them as I wrote about in my last post.

It is the beliefs you have about something that makes it harmful or not. If you believe it is harmful, it will tend to be true. There was a study using 40 subjects. They were all given a saline solution to inhale and were told it was allergenic.

19 of the 40 developed asthmatic symptoms, 12 developed bronchial spasms which completely disappeared minutes after being given another saline solution which they were told was medicine that would alleviate their symptoms.

Placebo

Placebo

All modern drugs today are tested against a placebo before being released to the public and many former medications have been taken off the market when it was found the healing properties were only due to the placebo effect.

I remember a great aunt who always seemed to get her illness and health issues based on what she heard about from friends and family. We found it amusing and thought she was just imagining she had these illnesses, when in fact she actually did have some of them.

Placebo Effect with Surgery

In 1994, Dr. J Bruce Moseley had 10 patients scheduled for an operation to relieve arthritic pain in their knees. Two of the patients underwent arthroscopic surgery, scraping and rinsing of the knee joint, three had rinsing alone, five had no procedure done at all with just a cut on the knee to give them the impression they had gone through the surgery.

Six months after the surgery, all the patients reported a large decrease in the pain in their knees without the five without the surgery knowing they had not had it performed on them.

Hypnosis and Mind-Body Interaction

Did you know a good hypnotist can actually get a person to tan their skin? I’m sure you’ve all heard of the hypnotist that told someone that they were holding a red hot item and a blister forms on their skin. In a study, one in five people developed a blister from touching the item.

Hypnosis is being used in place of anesthesia in surgery. It is also used to help with skin conditions, bronchial conditions, pain management, weightloss, illness and disease. Kristen Prevallet states on her website http://www.mindbodystudies.com, “Hypnosis is grounded in the belief that the most successful healing and the most dramatic changes happen when you become your own health advocate.”

My Testimonial

me

me

Six years ago, I was diagnosed with Trochanteric Bursitis in the right hip, which caused severe pain to radiate down my thigh. For the next six years, I had the coritsone shots, anti-inflammatory medications and an experimental plasma shot, none of which helped. The Orthopedic Surgeon said the next step would be surgery. After having had surgery on my shoulder and elbow, it was the last thing I wanted.

Finally, with the use of hypnosis tapes, I was able to use the mind-body connection to heal the bursitis and have had no pain in my hip and thigh for the past 4 months. I have also been able to alleviate all symptoms of diabetes and fibromyalgia.

I use the tapes recorded by Dr. Steven G. Jones, who is an internationally known hypnotherapist of the highest calibre. I was so impressed with the results I have seen that I am now an affiliate of his. You can find an extraordinary list of hypnosis tapes at http://betterlivingwithhypnosis.com covering all aspects of life and health.

This is mind-body healing, and everybody has the ability to heal themselves in order to live an abundant life that everyone deserves.

To Your Abundant Health!

Margot

14 thoughts on “Studies and Research on the Mind-Body Connection for Healing

  1. Ship

    What a great article. I had many health issues and couldn’t get diagnosed for 3 years. The one thing that really helped was meditation and hypnosis. I was eventually diagnosed with celiac disease and still have issues at times and still practice them and it helps tremendously.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Hi Ship, I certainly understand what you went through. Once I found what my health issues were and read up on the mind-body connection, I spent quite a bit of time with meditation and hypnosis. They both have helped tremendously. I can’t say I’m 100%, but I’m certainly working on it. Thanks for you input!

      To your abundant health,
      Margot

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  2. Howie

    Wow! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I truly enjoyed this post! Such interesting information and really hit home for me, as someone who has a Brother-in-law battling brain cancer. I have absolutely no doubt that his PMA (positive mental attitude), has helped him get as far as he has, already. Mind over matter is so interesting and something that I believe in. Our brains are the central computing systems to our bodies and although great strides have been made in research about the brain, there are also things that cannot as easily be explained. I really look forward to checking out your recommendation for hypnosis and will absolutely be back again. All the best to you!

    Howie

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thanks Howie! I always enjoy reading your input. You are a person who has amazed me with your strides toward good mental and physical health. I should be posting some good information on hypnosis soon. There is a hypnotist online that I use on a regular basis and his tapes have helped me tremendously.

      To your abundant health!
      Margot

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thank you David. Positive feedback on my blogs encourages me to continue finding interesting information on an abundant life that any and all people can enjoy and appreciate.

      To your abundant life,
      Margot

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  3. Riaz

    Hypnosis, an awesome technique that one day I hope to achieve but at the same time is scary to know someone can control anyone just like that lol. This is a great write up on healing, Margot! I know nothing of the science of healing so this helped gave me an insight 😀 . Keep up the good work!

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thank you Riaz…know, though, that a hypnotist cannot make you do anything against your moral and ethical beliefs. Although, clucking like a chicken can be a little amusing! LOL! Hypnosis is a great way to unblock your healing process and make your brain function and heal your body as it should. I’ll be writing more on that in the near future.

      To your abundant health,
      Margot

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  4. David

    Hi Margot, Nice site, which should inspire a lot of people. We are not machines, so it’s good to open up the whole topic of the mind’s influence on the body. Good luck!

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thank you David. I believe our minds can do so much more than has even been researched yet. I really enjoyed finding the information and also using it in my life to help heal certain physical and health issues I was facing.

      To your abundant health,
      Margot

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  5. Lovane & Jade

    Thank you for a great post that draws on the physical and metaphysical realms, showing us the power of who we truly are. This website has some really useful information and we like the way you put a personal touch on it.

    Best wishes

    Lovane & Jade

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thank YOU! I believe in the not too distant future the metaphysical aspects of life will become the norm for everyone. There seems to be an overall change in the consciousness of the world which is affecting more and more people every day. I look forward to seeing that day when using the mind and the intelligence of the heart will be an everyday activity for everyone.

      To your abundant health,
      Margot

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