Today, health and disease are considered to be a complex balance of the body and mind, or the interaction of the body and thoughts. Little by little, we develop reducing views that remove the subjective meaning of the world from our body, and as a result, about illness and healing.
Traditional medicine is gradually becoming aware of the limits of its concentration. In the 20th century, the so-called The notion of “body machinery” was prevalent. From this perspective, the body is like a device made up of different parts, and the disease was a malfunction in one of these parts, both functionally and structurally.
Thanks to advances in medicine, we have been able to prove the impact of the internal dimension, either directly or indirectly, on a person’s health. In addition, the effect is even clearer in the state of health. That is why it is said that thoughts – by their influence – kill and make us sick, but also heal.
Pharmacological medicine and medicine of ideas
Bruce Lipton is a physician in cell biology and author of several books. He has delved into health, illness, and the impact of thoughts on these processes. His findings and conclusions are really interesting.
Lipton points out that pharmacological medicine is almost a failure. This is because pharmacological medicine causes effects that are as harmful or even more harmful than the disease itself. He notes that many drugs can even lead to death over time.
He has also argued that the natural environment of cells is blood and that changes in the blood are determined by our nervous system. At the same time, the nervous system is the natural environment for thoughts and feelings. Thus, from Lipton’s perspective, thoughts and feelings eventually make us sick, with the result that they also have the opportunity to help heal.
The power of thoughts in the body
In addition to Bruce Lipton, several other scholars have given great power to ideas in the processes of illness and healing. Even the most skilled doctors know that a sick person heals faster in an environment of affection and confidence.
It is not esoteric consciousness or the effect of the supernatural. The power of our thoughts is also a chemical issue. When a person encounters a comfortable state of mind or enjoys a positive stimulus, his or her brain secretes dopamine, oxytocin, and a number of substances that are healthy for the cells. The opposite happens when a stimulus is negative, causing fear, anger, or other destructive feelings.
The body performs a huge task every day: it produces hundreds of trillions of new cells to replace the dead. It must also defend itself against thousands of pathogenic elements that threaten health. If your body has to fight negative stimuli on a daily basis, it will use all its energy for this and displace its other growth and protection activities. As a result, you get sick more easily.
Between proposal and energy
The placebo effect has been studied under different conditions and the results reveal its effect on bodily observation. In fact, many drugs on the market have somewhat better effects than placebo. Snow medicines are indisputable proof that the effect of our thoughts is quite incredible: you believe the medicines will cure you and weaken the severity of your symptoms.
Quantum physics has emphasized the importance of energy, which is the last composition of matter. Everything in its most basic physical form is energy. Therefore, new drugs are geared towards balancing energy rather than chemically modifying the body. They start from the idea that disease processes have been introduced due to energy imbalances.
These imbalances are often due to the fact that we are programmed to think negatively as early as childhood. Maybe you have consciously convinced yourself that you need to think differently, but something inside you is preventing you from doing so. Therefore, instead of conscious thoughts, we should change the unconscious programming we learned as a child. In this way, we can bring about changes that encourage mental health and improve physical health.
Note: this article is not intended to undermine the importance of pharmacology, especially for destructive diseases such as cancer; in fact, it is necessary at the moment. We want to emphasize mental health and psychological well-being as components that have a strong impact on treatment that can be altered by improving or exacerbating diagnoses.