Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Placebo, Nocebo, DNA and Your Thoughts

Placebo Effect

A remarkable phenomenon in which a placebo -- a fake treatment, an inactive substance like sugar, distilled water, or saline solution -- can improve a patient's condition simply because the person has the expectation that it will be helpful.

Nocebo Effect

A negative placebo effect as, for example, when patients taking medications experience adverse side effects unrelated to the specific pharmacological action of the drug. The nocebo effect is associated with the person's expectations of adverse effects from treatment or drugs.

Nocebo comes from the Latin noceo, to harm and means "I shall harm" whereas placebo means "I shall please."

Cell biologist Glen Rein and IHM Research Director Rollin McCraty conducted a series of experiments in the early 1990s involving DNA and intentionally generated emotions.
“The results provide experimental evidence to support the hypothesis that aspects of the DNA molecule can be altered through intentionality. The data indicate that when individuals are in a heart-focused, loving state and in a more coherent mode of physiological functioning, they have a greater ability to alter the conformation (shape or structure) of DNA, ” Rein and McCraty wrote.

In other words, your thoughts can and will alter your DNA. 

Thoughts of fear will not only weaken your immune system, they will shorten your telomeres on the DNA strands and shorten your life. 

Think kind thought, speak kind words, feel kind feelings.

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