A recent article published by Harvard Medical Research discusses the incredible power of our mind, stating that using a placebo is like treating yourself with your mind. This is far more than just positive thinking.
The mind is a powerful tool. We know that your brain can convince your body to create a physical change. We also know about the effects of a placebo. A fake treatment is a real thing where your brain can convince your body a fake treatment is a real thing and actually be effective.
According to Harvard medical research, the placebo effect is more than positive thinking. It is believing a treatment or procedure will work. It’s about creating a stronger connection between the brain and body and how they work together.
Placebos have been shown to be most effective for conditions like pain management, stress-related insomnia, and cancer treatment side effects like fatigue and nausea. They have even recorded tumour size reduction in some patients.
Recent Research into the Power of our Mind
Research has also proven that even if the person knows they are getting a ‘fake’ treatment, it can still work. How? By the power of the mind.
In a study published in Science Translational Medicine Journal, they stated the researchers speculated that a driving force behind placebos was the simple act of taking a pill. They stated that people associate the ritual of taking medicine as a positive healing effect; even if they know it’s not medicine, the action can stimulate the brain into thinking the body is healed.
They tested how people reacted to migraine pain medication. One group took a migraine drug labelled with the drug’s name, another took a placebo labelled ‘placebo’, and a third group took nothing. The researchers discovered that the placebo was 50% as effective as the real drug in reducing pain after a migraine attack.
Using Hypnotherapy to Create Positive Change
Hypnotherapy is more effective than someone just thinking positively. Hypnotherapy is a natural process where your mind is more receptive to positive suggestions while releasing negative feelings. It aids the mind’s ability to rapidly integrate new skills, strategies and strengths. Hypnotherapy influences the mind by positively changing the way your mind thinks, feels and behaves.
Why not start using the power of your mind today? After all, your mind attaches the emotion to any past experience; therefore, with hypnosis, we can un-attach the old and re-attach a new, more positive emotion that can work positively for you. Visit Virtual Hypnotherapy now to positively change the way you think and feel. There is no reason to continue carrying around that old unwanted issue or behaviour. By taking charge today, you can improve your life. Source from: https:///www.health.harvard.edu/mental-health/the-power-of-the-placebo-effect