DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR MIND HAS THE POWER TO HEAL YOUR BODY?
“Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.”
Dr. Rankin is on a MASSIVE mission, a mission to heal our health care system by encouraging collaboration between patients and physicians, reconnecting health care and spirituality, and empowering patients to tap into the mind’s power to heal the body. Through Mind Over Medicine, she explains scientifically how the power of one’s mind can heal their body with the hope and has hopes that it will help one doctor and one patient at a time.
While practicing as an OBGYN, it became very evident to Dr. Rankin that our healthcare system was out of alignment. She had always heard “stories” about people healing themselves, something that she was never taught in medical school. She believed in the possibility of the mind healing the body but being a scientist, she need to see proof that this was the case. In 2010, she left her clinical practice and set out to discover why some patients experience miraculous cures from seemingly incurable illnesses, while others remain sick even when they receive the best medical care.
Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered the body’s innate ability to self-repair, that we can control self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. She also found that negative suggestions or predictions could impact a person’s health and in some instances could potentially result in a person’s death, a phenomenon called the Nocebo Effect.
“What I discovered blew my mind, shifted my paradigm about modern healthcare, and became the groundwork for my upcoming book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself,” Lissa said.
Dr. Rankin is now leading a health care revolution to empower patients to heal themselves, while encouraging the healthcare industry to embrace and facilitate, rather than resist, such medical “miracles.”
HOW LISSA’S MISSION IMPACTED ME
SO, back to my original question. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR MIND HAS THE POWER TO HEAL YOUR BODY? After reading Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, I do.
Words cannot express my gratitude for Dr. Rankin’s service. By shedding light on the Nocebo effect she brought me peace and forgiveness around my own mother’s death. You see, my mother passed away from cancer when I was 16. Interestingly enough, my mother was the eternal optimist and believed that she could in-fact heal herself. She was initially diagnosed with cancer when I was 12 and ‘willed it away’ for four years. Until, my father and I begged her to go back to the doctor for a checkup. Against her better judgement, she finally did. She went to the doctor on April 4, 1996. That day the doctor told her she was stage 4 and predicted that she only had six months to live. He discouraged her from chemotherapy or any other form of treatment…basically, he encouraged her to die comfortably. She died on September 4th, 1996 (six months later – to the day).
Could it be coincidence that she died exactly 6 months later? Maybe, no one can say for sure. What I do know is that I feel differently now that I have read Mind Over Medicine. Most importantly, I feel like I am FINALLY able to FORGIVE my mother. To be honest, I have felt like she left me here when in reality she lost hope. Thank you for that epiphany, with my deepest appreciation, thank you!
WHY I HAD TO SHARE
SILVR Social was created with the intention of spreading messages of love, light, laughter and hope through social media channels. This quest has brought beautiful people, concepts and practices into our business, almost as if the universe has pushed people with these types of messages into our space of awareness. Lissa Rankin, MD is one of the people who has personally changed my life. She has inspired me so deeply that I feel absolutely compelled to share her mission here. I hope that her work is inspirational to you as well.
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