If your body is suffering from some physical conditions or dis-ease, then maybe a good place to start is by taking a closer look at what’s going on in your head. The link between mind and body is finally being acknowledged by the scientific community and the field of psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI) is where some of the latest scientific thinking in this area is taking place.
Using your mind to heal the body
In today’s podcast I chat to Dr Eva Detko about this new exciting field to try and understand more about what it can teach us in terms of using our minds to heal the body.
During our fascinating chat, Dr Eva shares some great ways that we can begin to tap into the power of the mind to heal the body including;
- using visualisations of the body healing itself of toxins
- giving the body time to heal
- making time to relax perhaps through a meditation practice
- keeping a rain check on your beliefs,
- minimising the presence of negative emotions
Dr Eva also talks about the importance of a clean diet – filtered water, organic, gluten free, no sugar – and how when we feel sluggish or low in energy, that this is most likely to be down to our mental wellbeing.
When we talk about the power of our beliefs, Dr Bruce Lipton’s work is mentioned, as well as the scientific field of epigenetics. I interviewed an epigenticist on this podcast a while back so you might want to listen to that episode too – you can listen to my chat with epigeneticist Charan Surdhar here.
Dr Eva also talks about the power of hypnosis in helping with things like Chronic pain and talked about a Yourtube video where a man undergoes a hernia operation without anaesthetic but simply by using hypnosis. You can watch this video below.
What do you think about using the mind to heal the body? Have you tried to heal yourself using mind techniques? What success have you had? Let me know in the comments.