Neurotransmitters, which are chemical messenger hormones, carry emotions “back and forth between the mind and body.” Endorphins, which are released when we exercise, are neurotransmitters that act as natural painkillers. So in essence we want our neurotransmitters to be carrying positive, healthy emotions to our body. Interestingly enough, it has been found that positive thoughts enhance the immune system and negative thoughts wear the immune system down.
How using your mind for visualization equals healing power
Positive thinking, plus visualization and the healing power of the mind leads to health. Many ailments have been reduced or eliminated completely tapping into the healing power of the mind, including high blood pressure, migraines, chronic sinusitis, depression, and many more.
Creative visualization can be likened to meditation. Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains his/her mind to become more conscious. There are plenty of meditation techniques that differ according to religious or cultural tradition. There have been plenty of scientific studies through the years that link mediation with changes in blood pressure, metabolism, and pain reduction.
How you can use the healing power of your mind through meditation:
You can research various meditation techniques and use on a daily basis. The important thing here is to actually commit to making meditation a daily habit, as the practice of utilizing the healing power of your mind will allow your physical body to experience more health and vitality.
When you are ready to meditate, sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Take a few deep breaths and relax your entire body. Be sure that you have a specific intention for your creative visualization. If you want to see your body healed of an ailment, or have more vitality, then visualize yourself well, strong, and vibrant.
You can simply use your mind/thoughts or speak your intention out loud. If you feel that you need help, there are plenty of audio meditations available that will guide you.
The healing power of the mind is an incredible discovery. Using meditation and/or spiritual beliefs have been found to be quite effective in the healing of the body. In fact, Herbert Benson, M.D., of Harvard Medical School, states that, “"If you truly believe in your personal philosophy or religious faith--if you are committed, mind and soul, to your world view-- you may well be capable of achieving remarkable feats of mind and body that we may only speculate about."