Most of us have heard of the placebo effect, but do you know what the nocebo effect is?
The power of the placebo effect has been repeatedly proven. Bruce Lipton, for example, sites in his book “Biology of Belief” a “New England Journal of Medicine” study from 2002 on surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee.
The patients were divided into three groups. One group received real knee surgery, one group received no surgery and the placebo group received “fake” surgery. These patients in the last group believed they had been operated on.
The fascinating outcome is that the placebo group improved just as much as the group that received real surgery.
The nocebo effect is the exact opposite of the placebo effect. The nocebo effect occurs when the mind is engaged in negative beliefs and self-suggestions than damage the health of the person.
Bruce Lipton mentions the example of a patient who was falsely diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, which in 1974 was considered 100% fatal. The patient died believing he was terminally ill.
Both the placebo and the nocebo effects show that the power of our mind is our real healing power. That is were Rob Williams technique PSYCH-K® comes in.
If you want to know more about reprogramming negative beliefs about your health and replacing them with positive beliefs using PSYCH-K®, or hypnosis contact
Belief Change Coach Angelika
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