The Placebo Effect
I had the awesome privilege of going to a Health and Wellbeing training in Dallas last month and spending 32 hours with Osteopath Duccio Locati teaching us knew balance techniques to help people overcome dis-ease. The way balancing works for any issue is to transform a limiting belief and replace it with a new belief. It’s not a positive affirmation or a wish or a hope or a try. A balance walks the client through changing the neuropathways in the brain to form new beliefs. If you think you can, you can becomes true. When the power of your subconscious believes, that is where the magic happens. Your subconscious controls you 95-99% of the time pulling you towards your new goal.
During this training I attending, we watch several videos about the Placebo effect. If you are not familiar with the effect, here is the definition from Wikipedia: A placebo is a substance or treatment with no active therapeutic effect. A placebo may be given to a person in order to deceive the recipient into thinking that it is an active treatment. In drug testing and medical research, a placebo can be made to resemble an active medication or therapy so that it functions as a control; this is to prevent the recipient(s) and/or others from knowing (with their consent) whether a treatment is active or inactive, as expectations about efficacy can influence results. This psychological phenomenon, in which the recipient perceives an improvement in condition due to personal expectations, rather than the treatment itself, is known as the placebo effect or placebo response. Research about the effect is ongoing.
Believing in something causes an effect which is why changing subconscious beliefs is such a powerful way to change. These beliefs change biology as Dr. Bruce Lipton, cellular biologist explains in his book The Biology of Belief. During this training I attended, I watched a video of a man who lost his finger. The doctor gave him “finger regrowth powder” and guess what happened? Yes, his finger grew back. He believed it would and it did! This is epigenetics. Changing how your system reads the gene instead of changing the gene. When your system reads the gene differently, it produces different results. The gene is a blueprint and the cell decides when and how to execute what is on the blueprint by what it perceives. This sure is exciting news as we used to think our genes controlled us. We control our genes.
Durring my training, I watched a video of fake knee surgeries. The patients thought they were having knee surgery to get rid of arthritis but the doctors put them to sleep, cut their knee open, pretended to do the surgery and then sewed them back up. Like a miracle, the knee is healed from the placebo surgery and the patient is so grateful to the doctor that they can now walk again. Can the mind really heal the body and is there any scientific evidence? Absolutely. Check out more in this Ted talk by Lissa Rankin, MD.
Have you ever healed yourself with power of the mind?