Just imagine a healing process that could go only with a clear though from our mind… It’s possible! How? With the latest mind-body medicine that can help you find the link between your mind and body.
Think Better, Feel Better
Mind-body medicine is the new study of the interaction between the body and mind as it relates to health and disease. This new way of healing is called the next frontier in the field of health.
Recently, many well-researched studies have shown a direct link between our emotions, beliefs, and thoughts, and the health of our physical body, as well as measurable changes in our genetic code. Formerly, this connection was referred as the ‘placebo effect’.
On the contrary, this mind-body link was ignored for years, and now, it’s the newest frontier in modern medicine, messing up the old ways of treating diseases, and demonstrating that health is way more complex state than we could imagine. Although eating healthy is important, our health is more dependent on our mental and emotional well-being.
We Need More Than Just A Doctor
Dr. Lissa Rankin, a leading holistic physician and pioneer in mind-body medicine, in her interview with Dr. Frank Lipman said:
“When I was working with sick patients from the inner city of Chicago, it made sense that they weren’t healthy. They ate poorly, smoked, drank, and never exercised. But then I took a job at an integrative medicine practice in posh Marin County, California, where my patients religiously followed organic, vegan diets, worked out with personal trainers, got 8 hours of sleep every night, took their vitamins, and spent a fortune on the best healthcare money can buy—and they were still sick. It got me wondering, what if there’s more to health than what they taught me in medical school?”
Dr. Rankin’s experiences go hand in hand with the findings of a recent mindfulness study carried out by a group of researchers at Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital [link to: https://www.bensonhenryinstitute.org/ ]. In this study, 26 adults took part where they were taught numerous clinically-backed relaxation techniques such as mindfulness, meditation and mantra. The participants were given comprehensive blood tests immediately preceding and immediately following 20 minutes of self-directed practice of the above techniques. By studying an impressive 22,000 different gene sequences, researchers were able to identify and measure any changes—no matter how small—that occurred in the participants’ DNA during and after the practice of the various meditation, mantra and mindfulness techniques.
Mind Over Matter
Every single one of the participants’ DNA showed significant measurable changes in the genes. These changes were responsible for:
- insulin response
The changes clearly reduced stress response and activation of telomere maintenance genes. In fact, meditation, mantra, and mindfulness practices caused measurable changes in the body that ultimately led to modification and repair of DNA. To conclude, changes in the mental state created changes in the physical body, all the way down to the genetic code.
Moreover, these findings lend a researched-backed explanation to the experience of Dina Proctor. She developed a simple but very powerful visualization and meditation technique [link to: https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/healing-meditation-mind-body/] Based on the work of Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cell biologist and mind-body medicine researcher, this technique produced momentous measurable changes in Dina’s biochemistry and blood work only for few weeks period.
Dina Proctor’s Story
Dina Proctor was interested in the study of epigenetics research, meditation, and mindfulness, so she made a decision to do an informal experiment on herself. She wanted to address her serious blood cholesterol imbalance. For about two weeks, Dina regularly practiced a simple 3-minute visualization meditation technique. This is how she described the meditation:
“I started out visualizing a gentle but laser-like beam of healing energy entering my body straight into my heart. I imagined a warm sensation as the beam infiltrated and surrounded my heart. As the warmth grew stronger, I pictured the healing energy in the form of a thick liquid or serum, like warm honey, slowly seeping from my heart muscle into my bloodstream. I kept my focus on the warm feeling of the serum moving into my bloodstream in all directions. I followed it in my mind’s eye, moving through my chest into my legs and arms, fingers and toes, and circling back again into my heart.”
In just a few days of practicing, Dina said that she feel much better; her blood levels were changing and achieving balance.
“I visualized the imaginary serum healing each blood cell it touched as it traveled throughout my body,” she later adds about her own experience with this visualization meditation technique.
Obviously, the result of her new blood-work panel showed a positive change: her cholesterol readings dropped from 227 to 177, showing again that the body and mind are connected with a healing power.
The world famous stem cell biologist and epigenetics researcher, Dr. Bruce Lipton claims:
“Your mind controls your biology. That’s what the placebo effect is about; the mind believes the pill will work and so it does. In the science of epigenetics it’s been found that it’s the perception of your environment that controls your genes. You’re not a victim of your genes because you’re the one who can change your environment—or, more importantly, change your perception…The physical expression is the consequence of the mind’s program—the program comes first, the physical expression second. The function of the mind is to create coherence between your beliefs and your reality.”
It seems that we had the answer to many health issues within us all the time… We just need to look within us, find the connection between our mind and body, and use it for better well-being.
What do you thing about this mind-body medicine? Will you try it?
Article based on: http://upliftconnect.com/what-you-think-is-important/