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ALL IN THE MIND - 1

‘ALL IN THE MIND’ – Is Spiritual Healing merely a placebo effect?Yes, Spiritual Healing is a placebo effect!No, the above answer is not a misprint. I do genuinely believe that Spiritual Healing is ‘all in the mind’ and what in medical terms is often referred to as a ‘placebo (effect)’.You may be somewhat surprised that as a Healer I hold this belief – indeed, you may even be alarmed by me making this admission, particularly if you too, come from a healing background.But before anyone should become disturbed by the above statement, let us clearly establish what the word ‘placebo’ actually means and correct some common misconceptions.A typical definition in a medical dictionary will define the word ‘placebo’ as a term to describe a medicine (or pill) given to a patient, not because it will have any definite action, but because the patient will not be satisfied unless he or she receives some ‘active’ treatment.Another medical dictionary actually states a placebo as being a medicine that is ineffective but may help to relieve a condition because the patient has ‘faith’ in its powers.A further selection of definitions of the word ‘placebo (effect)’ given in general English dictionaries is: a) A medicine given to ‘humour’ the patient.b) Something prescribed for a patient that produces a psychological improvement rather than having a physical effect.c) A preparation containing no active ingredients given to a patient participating in a clinical trial in order to assess the performance of a new drug.d) Something done or said simply to placate or reassure somebody that has no actual effect on what is causing his or her problem(s) or anxiety.As one can see from the above selection of definitions of the word ‘placebo’ there are both subtle as well as definitely different meanings of the word and I presume that you can accept at least on of these as your understanding.The word ‘placebo’ comes from the Latin and literally translated means ‘I shall please’. Hence, how the word has developed to take on meanings associated with placating or humouring the patient but which in effect are unreal or imaginary.However, the reality is that the meaning of the word placebo largely comes from a medical understanding which until relatively recently believed that the mind alone could not cause a chemical reaction and only the intervention of some form of medicine could be regarded as having any real effect.Incredibly, it wasn’t until astronauts returning from space were showing weakened immune systems that any serious research began to measure what effect stress had on our physical wellbeing. Numerous medical tests have now been conducted which have proved conclusively that our mind does in fact regulate and control the very complex chemical changes that take place in our body and which determine our physical wellbeing. The medicines which we ingest are merely interfering with this process which can often be to our detriment as well as our benefit. Hence, the billions of Pounds spent by drug companies on testing new compounds to determine if any improvement in a particular medical condition can significantly outweigh any harmful side effects.For those who require a more detailed medical explanation of how our mind affects us physically, please see ‘Advance Topics’ – ‘The power of the mind’. This subject includes a more in-depth review of the scientific evidence as well as explaining how Spiritual Healing can help with the healing process.So, increasingly modern medical research is realising that the mere absorption of chemical substances into our blood stream does not on its own cause an improvement in any adverse condition. It is the mind (the programming) in our brain (the computer) which is determining how these substances will be utilised by the complex cellular structure that makes up our body.Therefore, many understandings of the word ‘placebo’ are becoming out of date as medical science increasingly realises that our minds do very much have an effect on our physical wellbeing. The fact is that properly carried out scientific experiments have now proven that physical changes can take place in our bodies without the intervention of any chemical or organic substances

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ALL IN THE MIND The placebo effect

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