Many people know of the placebo effect in medicine. It is the phenomenon where a patient is given a sugar pill and is told that it is the drug that will make them better (a medical white lie); nearly 2/3 of patients who take the placebo begin feeling better. The power of the mind is more powerful than we tend to give it credit for.

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So how does this apply to herpes or anything else that might be taking our focus away from the positive aspects of our lives? Placebo proves to us that what we focus on becomes stronger, even in a very real, physical way, like the self-healing of a sick patient.

In a 2009 Wired magazine article titled “Placebos are getting more effective. Drugmakers are desperate to know why” it says:

“The fact that an increasing number of medications are unable to beat sugar pills has thrown the industry into crisis. … Why are inert pills suddenly overwhelming promising new drugs and established medicines alike?”

Now even science is catching up to the fact that we are what we think. If the power of our own minds on our own state of health can be more powerful than those multi-billionaire Big Pharma fat cats, then we have some serious thinking to do. Whatever we tell ourselves over and over about herpes will come to pass, sooner than we may think. And that’s the exciting news. Let’s dig down deep into our own values for ourselves and recognize some core principles of our own worth and beauty. Let’s start telling ourselves those things and keep telling ourselves those things until our reality gets it. Or better yet, let’s just inherently recognize that we are whole as we are right now and everything else will fall into place. Sounds like some self-defeating beliefs will have to be re-evaluated, huh? Well let’s start that process now.

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