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Health in the New Age

‘Belief’

This Phenomenon Could Replace Some Pharmaceutical Medications & Produces Remarkable Results

To demonstrate the true power of our thoughts, let us consider the placebo effect. The Power of Belief and the Placebo Effect The belief that you are getting help, such as a treatment for depression or cancer, can actually cause your condition to improve. It might be easier to see how placebos influence depression with its more direct connection to thoughts, but it is also true that thoughts have an effect on something as concrete as the growth of cancer cells or blood pressure.  A review of relevant literature by Straus and von Ammon Cavanaugh (1996) show how placebo effects are widespread, known  in medication, psychotherapy and even surgery! Interestingly, it is not only the patient’s but also of the physician’s belief that effects how well a treatment works. For instance, patients on… Read More