Investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart has looked extensively into the subject of quantum mechanics and how the placebo effect can work.
Amongst other examples she cites the following study undertaken at Methodist Hospital in Houston, where Dr. Bruce Moseley, a specialist in orthopaedics, recruited 150 patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee and divided them into three groups.
Two-thirds were either given arthroscopic lavage (which washes out degenerative tissue and debris with the aid of a little viewing tube) or another form of debridement (which sucks it out with a tiny vacuum cleaner).
The third group were given a sham operation: The patients were surgically prepared, placed under anaesthesia and wheeled into the operating room. Incisions were made in their knees, but no procedure carried out.
Over the next two years, during which time none of the patients knew who had received the real operations and who had received the placebo treatment, all three groups reported moderate improvements in pain and function. In fact, the placebo group reported better results than some who had received the actual operation.
The Power of Thought is not just confined to health matters as thoughts can also be turned to one’s goals for wealth and success.
As a Life Coach I see the difference that people can bring to their lives by setting their own goals and intentions. This is the Power of Thought in action!
Our contributors this month each bring their own flavour to this fascinating subject. How do we get the best out of our lives by using the full Power our Thoughts? Their articles range from scientific and practical to thought provoking!
Please feel free to contact each of them directly with any comments or questions.
In our Resources and Reading page you will find just a small selection from some of the many wonderful experts and teachers on the Power of Thought.
And last but not least some words and a video from Louise Hay:
"What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences." - Louise L. Hay
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