Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Activate Innate

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, once said, "Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well." Inspite of having this wise physician within us called our innate intelligence we do fall sick, implying that it is not  functioning smoothly.  Now to get the desired good health output from it we must check the inputs we provide to our innate intelligence - Our perceptions, beliefs and emotions.

Yes our mind has the ultimate power over our overall health. As explained by the Greek philosopher Socrates “There is no illness of the body apart from the mind.” This is mind-body medicine in a nutshell. Mind-body medicine uses the power of thoughts and emotions to influence physical health. The key to any mind-body technique is to "train" the mind to focus on the body without distraction. So here's how to master our own minds and improve our health...

But wait; do i need to share this knowledge? Its our innate intelligence and by definition we all are born with it and we know how to utilise it. We all have used this mind-body technique at some point of time without even realizing it. Doubts? Ever got down with a bad cold or flu with an important schedule the next day, be it exam at school, presentation at office or family function at home? What do we do in such a circumstance, when we cannot afford to get ill or rest to regain our health?  Mostly in such case we take some medicine and stongly wish to pull through that day without any illness. Voila, thats exactly what happens! The special day passes without any major symptoms of cold or flu. Now depending upon the intensity of the invasion and the effectiveness of the bodys defence mechanism the condition may or may not resurface after the special event. We experience similar kind of spontaneous healing even without the aid of external medicines and easily overcome our fatigue or minor body pains. Though we may not realise it then but such incidents are a proof of the mind-body technique.

So now lets scrutinise this same incident step by step to understand how exactly the mind influences our body.

1. Awareness of body
We felt the discomfort caused by the ailment. We observed its symptoms. Thus we acknowledged the presence of the disease. 

2. Awareness of mind
We perceived that such ailments lasts for a few days (Perception based on our previous experience or the information available). We believed that NOW is not the time to get sick because of the upcoming event.

3. Acceptance to heal
We then decided to take some steps to heal ourselves - could be medicine, rest etc. Our innate intelligence by default is working at the same time to bounce back to ideal health. However when it receives this special strong belief input to maintain good health for the specific period it acts accordingly by boosting the levels of immunoglobulinA which acts as a protective coating for our cells against the invading bacteria or viruses. Thus it ensures that our special event is devoid of discomfort.

By following the above 3 steps we can heals all reparable body injuries and maladies. Health emergencies are handled well at hospitals and within the doctor's office, but for our day-to-day wellbeing, our own health depends on us and real health comes from within.

Now the best part of mind-body medicine technique is that we can prevent ourselves from getting sick. Research has shown that 70% of our ailments are created by ourselves be it as simple as a pimple or as severe as cancer. Its like saying that we are providing input to our innate intelligence to create a pimple or enable the growth of cancer cells. Shocking, isn't? To know more about this connection of illness and our emotions check my next blog... 

Always remember :

"Our beliefs can change our biology" - Bruce Lipton a cellular biologist.

What I’d like for you to take away from this article is that you have within you an innate, inborn intelligence. This intelligence is always working to help you adapt to your environment. It is geared toward health, happiness, and vitality. JUST TRUST IT

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