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Improve Your Immune System with the Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Perhaps you never thought of it this way before, but have you ever thought that you could heal yourself, or prevent disease with the power of your subconscious mind?
As you probably already know, we have two very different minds, our conscious and subconscious mind. Some people have actually learned to how to control their subconscious mind.
You have been downloading beliefs and behaviors since you were in your mother’s womb. For example, if you mother told you that you needed to go to the doctor because you were sick, your subconscious mind registers that and believes that, when you are sick, only doctors can cure you. Unless you do something to actively change that, this belief will echo in your head every time you are sick.
If you did not have this type of subconscious background noise, the body can actually heal itself efficiently and quickly. Even though most of us are unaware of our subconscious minds prattle in the background, it has a huge influence on our thoughts and actions. It’s true. Have you ever noticed that, on your way to the doctor, you start feeling better. Just sitting in the room, waiting for the doctor, healing has already begun. Why? Because your subconscious mind believes that the doctor will make you well, and so you are!
The effects our conscious mind has on the body are easily recognized. When we are frightened, our heart rate increases, when we are happy, we feel like we have tons of energy. If you focus your conscious mind you can lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature.
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Your subconscious mind can do all those things mentioned above, but even more so. Your conscious mind only controls about 5 percent of your brain. Your subconscious mind has the other 95 percent of your thoughts and feelings. Even if your conscious mind believes that you are healthy, your unconscious mind could be playing that old tape from long ago, “Cancer runs in my family”, or “My parents died of heart attacks before 60 and so will I.”
The truth is, only about 5 percent of the population has truly inadequate genes. That means the other 95 percent of us have great (or at least acceptable) genes. So why is everyone so sick? One study found that when children were adopted into families that had a history of cancer, that child also developed a higher risk of developing cancer, even though he/she had no actual physical relation to the adopted parents. This proves that cancer, and many other chronic diseases are not as much determined by our genes, but by the thought patterns and behaviors that are passed down from generation to generation and are accepted as truth by your subconscious mind. Find out top 8 things that increase your breast cancer.
Visualization is a tool for controlling your subconscious mind and resetting or reprogramming your subconscious mind. The fundamental means to good health begins with rewriting your limiting belief systems that are affecting your health. Such as, “I must go to the doctor to get well.” Exchange that for “My body is so amazing, it can heal itself!”
Your thoughts are not just words in your head, they hold power, and are very real. They can cause actual biological and physiological changes. Your body responds to thoughts every bit as much as things that physically happen to you. Think about times when you wanted to get out of a test at school or you wanted a few days off work. You would pretend to be sick, telling everyone you didn’t feel well, maybe you started coughing and wore a long, sad face. The thing was, by the time you left early because you were “sick”; you actually started to feel sick, didn’t you? By the end of your performance, you started to feel so bad that you wondered if the lie had become the truth, maybe you really WERE coming down sick. That, friends, is the power of the mind. If you tell yourself you are sick, you are. You have about 70,000 thoughts every single day. Why not make the most of them and make them count?
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In one experiment, scientists of the Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands trained 12 subjects to do Tibetan Tummo (a type of inner heat yoga) that involved things such as breathing exercises, third-eye meditation, and cold exposure. They then trained these subject to use this yoga method of fend off inflammation. Another 12 subjects received no training.
The subjects who were trained in Tibetan Tummo underwent an inflammation test, and at the same time, they were injected with a type of bacteria that causes symptoms similar to the flu.
The subjects who had been trained had fewer, as well as less intense, flu like symptoms than the group that had received no training. Also, the trained subjects produced much smaller amount of proteins that related to inflammation and high levels of a protein that is known to fight inflammation in the body, interleukin-10.
Of course Western immunologists and neurobiologists are skeptical. They tend to scoff at studies such as these, but this isn’t the only study that shows that the mind can control the immune system. Australian scientists also came to a similar conclusion that the mind can influence the intensity of allergic reactions.
In this study, several volunteers that were in good health were injected with histamine, a substance that causes allergic reactions. The study was set up so that these subjects thought they received only one injection, and that a doll had received the other injection but in fact, the subjects received injections in both arms.
The allergic response on both arms of the subjects was evaluated and scientists found that the subjects that believed that they had been given only one injection had a stronger reaction in that arm, and almost no reaction in the arm that also received an injection but the subjects were unaware of it. This study shows that the brain has control over specific body parts according to how we feel about them and how strong we “own” them.
Your thoughts, beliefs, and moods affect the physical state of your body. If you can learn to control your thinking, you will also learn how to control your immune system and the overall health of your body. Focus on the positive, tell yourself everyday how healthy you are and how healthy you feel. Practice meditation and yoga. Before long, you will see those positive changes that you have visualized in your mind.