DR. INGRID MAES; September 3, 2008

Scientific Evidence of the Mind, Body, Spirit Connection & Your Health:Research over the last several decades demonstrates the fact that you cannot separate the mind, body and spirit in health and healing.
The truth is your body was designed to be healthy. True health means that you are healthy physically, emotionally, and spiritually. When all 3 parts are equal and balanced you not only feel good but your life is happier and more complete!
Most healing programs work at the level of the body, forgetting the importance of your mind and spirit. This is why you may find yourself searching out multiple practitioners to support your journey to well-being. (NOTE: Section removed here.)

Science and The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection to Health:Studies in the field of psychoneuroimmunology are demonstrating the effects of the mind and spirit in healing the body.
Placebo effect – In clinical trials, people who got the “sugar pill” or fake drug got better just because they believed they would. [1]
Attitude and cancer – Dr. H. Steven Greer conducted several studies, including a study with a 15-year follow up on women with breast cancer, and found evidence that attitude is linked to duration and survival of cancer. [2,3]
Your beliefs affect your health, including your genes – Dr. Bruce Lipton, internationally recognized biologist and article of The Biology of Belief , is a leader in teaching about the science of epigenetics. His scientific experiments prove that your perception or beliefs, affect your health. His studies show that even if you have a gene for a certain disease, it is your beliefs that can turn that genetic issue off or on. (NOTE: Section removed here.)

[1] Benedetti, Fabrizio, Mayberg, Helen S., et. al., Neurobiological Mechanisms of the Placebo Effect. The Journal of Neuroscience, November 9, 2005, 25(45):10390-10402; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3458-05.2005
[2] Waston, Maggie, Greer, Stephen, et. al., Relationships between emotional control, adjustment to cancer and depression and anxiety in breast cancer patients,  Psychological Medicine (1991), 21: 51-57, http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5011904
[3] Crichton, P., In conversation with H. Steven Greer, The Psychiatrist (2000) 24: 189-192.

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