Throughout history the power of the human mind has always been debatable. Topics range from an I.Q standpoint of view, to topics about how the human mind and how it could assist in curing certain medical conditions. One major topic within the medical industry pertains to how the “Placebo Effect” utilizes the power of the human mind to cure a person’s illnesses even when there’s actually no medication being prescribed and taken by patients.
By definition, placebo refers to any treatment devoid of specific actions on the patient’s symptoms, or disease that, somehow, can cause an effect upon the patient. For instance, a placebo could be a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure that’s prescribed to patients to observe the psychological benefits instead of the physiological effect.
One of the most infamous examples of the placebo effect could be seen when people were given sugar pills during case studies and told that it was medication to help cure them from a variety of illnesses, such as headaches, etc. Because these individuals truly believed that these sugar pills were actually legitimate medication, they actually felt better after taking the medication because of the power of the mind.
In fact, I personally know of someone who experienced the placebo effect and felt the power of the sugar pill. About 10 years ago, my friend was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. Rather than taking her to the doctors, my friend’s mom knew that most of the anxiety was all in her mind due to the constant pressure that she created on herself, which led to severe cases of stress. After reading an article about the Placebo Effect, her parent’s decided to give her sugar pills, stating that it was from doctors who prescribed this medication for people with anxiety. In little over 2 days of taking the sugar pill, my friend appeared to be calmer, even though the pill that she was taking was filled with sugar. She behaved as if she was a brand new person who never had anxiety disorder at all. The example of my friend above highlights the true power of the mind. Although most illnesses do require some form of pharmacological action, the placebo effect does allow the power of the mind to mysteriously take the place of medicine. With such a powerful tool at one’s own disposal, no wonder the medical ethics code even allows for the use of placebo’s in clinical practice.
So how can we apply the same techniques to achieving success? We’ve all heard of the term “fake it till you make it” right. The same principles apply here where you’re basically tricking your brain to the point where it actually believes that you’re successful. By doing so, not only will your entire demeanor change but you’ll also begin to attract others who will help you achieve the goals and objectives in your life because of the law of attraction. You’ll begin to dress more successful, communicate and act more successful, along with attracting others who share a similar mission and vision to yours. Although incorporating the placebo success technique may be fake in the beginning, I have no doubt that it’ll become a reality if you truly believe in it because that’s the power of our minds.
So believe in yourself and others will surely follow suit!