Dr. Joe Dispenza has an impressive background — studying biochemistry at Rutgers University with a focus on neuroscience, graduating magna cum laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Georgia, and postgraduate education spanning neuroscience, memory formation, cellular biology, and aging and longevity.
He’s a New York Times bestselling author and a featured expert in the films What the BLEEP Do We Know?!, Down the Rabbit Hole and newly released, The People Vs. The State of Illusion and the Heal documentary.
After an accident involving a sports utility vehicle during a triathlon, Dispenza is also known as the man who miraculously regrew six shattered vertebrae of his spine by using the innate intelligence of his body — without the help of conventional medicine.
His physician told him he would never walk again if he didn’t opt for surgery. Dispenza declined.
Dr. Dispenza’s research shows that, when we purposely translate thought into a positive emotion, we can positively influence our health and healing. He explains that it all begins with an intention created in the frontal lobe of your brain, which triggers the release of chemical messengers, otherwise known as neuropeptides.
These messengers then send signals throughout the body, that in turn, are like keys turning genetic switches on and off. Take for example “the cuddle hormone” — oxytocin — a neuropeptide that is stimulated by touch, as well as feelings of love and trust.
With a little practice, we all can learn to efficiently adjust our set points — lowering our stress hormones, while increasing our healing hormones. Cutting edge researchers have named the sequence Dispenza outlines as self-directed neuroplasticity (SDN).
“The idea behind the term is that we direct the formation of new neural pathways and the destruction of old ones through the quality of the experiences we cultivate,” says Church. “I believe that SDN will become one of the most potent concepts in personal transformation and neurobiology for the coming generation.”
Stories of profound — sometimes miraculous — healing are peppered throughout Dispenza’s latest book, You Are the Placebo
Case studies involving spontaneous healing of multiple sclerosis, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Hashimoto’s and more illustrate the incredible power of the mind to heal the body.
Take for instance a double-blind study that found participants were cured of a crippling depression that had dogged them for years after taking, what they thought, was a strong pharmaceutical.
Incredibly, after the study concluded, a woman who believed she was “cured” by the antidepressant was told she was actually in the control group and had never received the drug, but, instead, had been taking a placebo.
Another study was conducted on a group of senior men who were to receive knee replacements. After they went through the surgery, all had typical recoveries and improved mobility.
The thing is, not a single knee had been replaced. The surgeon had only made an incision to make it look as though they had undergone surgery, when, in fact, they had not. The patient’s range of motion, mobility, and freedom from pain matched those who had received actual knee replacements.
Even for those skeptical that such profound healing could come from changing our thoughts, Dr. Dawson Church reminds us:
“You have nothing to lose by throwing yourself enthusiastically into the process and dumping the thoughts, feelings, and biological set points that have limited your past.
“Believe in your ability to realize your highest potential and take inspired action, and you will become the placebo that creates a happy and healthy future for yourself and our planet.” — Dr. Joe Dispenza, You Are the Placebo
This article (Miraculous Healing Using the Power of the Mind is Possible) was published by Humans Are Free and it is re-posted here with permission.
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