Monday, January 20, 2014

Healing the Body with the Mind


Since the start of the scientific revolution in the 18th century, the world has progressed in numerous fields of study without looking back. We now have possibilities that our forefathers could never have imagined. We have gone to the moon and back. We discovered the atom and cloned a sheep. We can now replace parts of the human body and heal disease like never before. But for all our advancement in technology and medicine, we have yet to unlock the full power of the mind and its impact on our lives and the universe.

Can the mind heal the body?

Probably the biggest disadvantage of being human is our body’s vulnerability. Human beings have a life span and we are in constant pursuit of a means to overcome this vulnerability and our body’s inherent degeneration. While science and conventional medicine do play a large part in the improvement of human longevity, many believe that the secret to healing the body is embedded deep in the human mind. Can the mind heal the body? But instead of looking to science and the future to give us the answer, we look to ancient beliefs that have long supported the idea that we are not mere organic beings. We are spiritual beings that possess the energy and the force to control our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Works best when in perfect harmony

Scientists agree that the body has the ability to heal itself. The human body has the natural ability to rid itself of toxins, bacteria, and other foreign bodies that can inflict harm. It produces anti-bodies that defend against infections and diseases. The human body is an organized system with the right alarms and triggers along with defensive and offensive mechanisms calibrated appropriately to keep it in good working condition. However, this works seamlessly when the body is in perfect harmony with the mind and its spiritual essence. It is the primary reason that stress, fear, and anxiety are known to lower a person’s immunity and impede recovery from illness.

Though it would not be prudent to rely solely on our mind to heal us from major illness, having the right perspective, as well as a positive outlook, can complement conventional medical treatments and make recovery faster.

Here are some tips to assist in enabling the mind to heal our body:

1) Assess the symptoms and discomfort to determine the gravity of the illness. More often than not, we are instinctively aware of what ails us before we see a doctor, especially if it is minor. If it feels more than a common cold, it is still advisable to see a doctor to determine the illness. Knowing exactly what makes us sick equips us with the right information to help the mind deal with the problem. It also gives us the peace of mind and serenity to know what the illness could be.

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1 comment:

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