“Minds Need Reprogramming – Our minds are rather like computers: Whether intended or unintended, they do what they have been programmed to do. A big part of using the psychological pathway to stay healthy is the ability to recognize your current programming and to learn new programs – new thoughts, attitudes and behavior patterns.”
~ Raymond Francis, M. Sc. with Kester Cotton
“…the chemicals that are running our body and our brain are the same chemicals that are involved in emotion.”
~ Candace Pert, author of Molecules of Emotion
“…emotional stress was (is) more predictive of death from cancer or cardiovascular disease than from smoking.”
~ 10-year-long studies published in the British journal Psychology and Psychotherapy in 1988
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
~ Carl Jung
Dr. Eugene P. Pendergrass, President of American Cancer Society, 1995
“…it is my sincere hope that we can widen the quest to include the distinct possibility that within one’s mind is a power capable of exerting forces which can either enhance or inhibit the progress of this disease.”
The importance of Dr. Pendergrass’s view is not just that it underscores the role that psychological factors play in aggravatting a disease, it also emphasizes the possibility that psychological factors, including the patient’s beliefs, may be mobilized to move toward health. Not only can mental and emotional conditions originate or aggravate phsycal conditions, they can also contribute to health. Just as one can become psychosomatically ill, so one who is ill can move in the other direction and become psychosomatically healthy. (p. 28-29)
Although at times we may say that someone “wanted” to make himself or herself sick, psychosomatic illness is generally attributed to unconscious processes.
“…medecine must be learning that relationships between mind and body are more powerful than they once thought. The concept of “psychosomatic” is generally accepted as indicating the mental origin of physical pathology: research into biofeedback is the first medically testable indication that the mind can relive illness as well as create them.” (p. 31
Getting Well Again, ~O. Carl Simnton
…how effective are antidepressants in alleviating the symptoms of depression?
A study published in the January 2010 issue of JAMA concluded there is little evidence that SSRIs (a popular group of antidepressants that includes Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft) have any benefit to people with mild to moderate depression. The researchers stated:
“The magnitude of benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo… may be minimal or nonexistent, on average, in patients with mild or moderate symptoms.”
SSRIs were found to be 33 percent effective, just like a sugar pill—but with far more adverse effects, including violence and suicidal thoughts and actions….since the late 1980s, there have been frequent reports of increased violent behavior, including homicides and suicides, among individuals taking antidepressant drugs.
~Dr. Mercola’s website article: Middle-Aged Americans Committing Suicide at Unprecidented Rate, 5/16/13
Antidepressants have recently come under fire because of a Harvard study that shows placebos work no less effectively for depression than antidepressants, but without the accompanying horrendous side effects. A CBS segment that aired on February 19, 2012 on 60 Minutes Overtime, titled, “Treating Depression: Is There A Placebo Effect?” revealed the scam tactics that the Big Pharma and the FDA have used to put millions of people on dangerous antidepressant medications without any more benefits than what harmless placebo pills can accomplish just as well….According to the Harvard research, it is not the drugs used for treating depression that makes people feel better, it is the placebo effect.
Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect? CBS 60 Minutes; to view, go to www.cbsnews.com and copy/paste this title into their search window
“The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush”, by Andreas Moritz, Ener-chi Wellness Press, 1998-2012 P. 203-204
The patient population and medical professionals are not only being deceived by fraudulent research, but even the scientific theories supporting standardized research methods are flawed and unproven. Prominent researchers from the University of Oxford, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Cambridge University, and Technical University, Munich, found that the ultimate and most influential determining factor of whether a drug treatment is, or isn’t, effective is nothing less than the patient’s own mind. Their research, published on February 16, 2011 in the medical journal, Science Translational Medicine, removes any doubt that it is the placebo effect that is responsible for healing, and not a drug treatment or even a surgical procedure.
The researchers state in the study’s abstract: “Evidence from behavioral and self-reported data suggests that the patients’ beliefs and expectations can shape both therapeutic and adverse effects of any given drug.” They discovered how divergent expectancies in patients alter the analgesic efficiency of a potent opioid (painkilling drug) in healthy volunteers by using brain imaging.
In this study, when test subjects were told that they were not receiving painkiller medications (even though they were), the medication proved to be completely ineffective. In fact, the research showed that the benefits of painkillers could be boosted or completely wiped out by manipulating the subjects’ expectations, which basically means it is entirely up to the patient whether he gets relief, or not. ~Taken from the book “The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush by Andreas Moritz ©1998-2012 Published by Ener-Chi Wellness Press—Ener-chi.com, USA