The Science of the Body
By Prof. Liwayway Memije-Cruz
“Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best use of it as it is, is the only way of being happy.” - Jennie Jerome Churchill
The body of a man has more than a million of cells (100 trillion cells) and these cells work together as tissues to be able to sustain life. We can say that an individual is healthy when he is self-sustaining, self-regulating, and self-healing. This would mean eliminating any sort of disturbances and trying to maintain one's body’s integrity. The good thing our body knows how to maintain health and to heal itself. A sort of miracle so to speak. Researches constantly prove that every one of us depends on our own physicians whenever we get sick and we are conditioned to believe that the power to heal lies in the hands of those who would be treating us. But it was also found out that a person must also have the will to heal himself and must cooperate and actively participate in his speedy recovery. Unknowingly, this is communicated to the body and miracles do happen.
I do accept miracles do happen. Our mind interacts with our entire body. The central nervous system do everything being the one responsible for interconnecting and interlinking all the stimulus received and has a profound effect on our body. thus sending messages to the brain. The mind indeed has energy since it can cause things to happen.
The nervous system is the master controlling and communicating system of the body. It serves as the chief coordinating agency. Conditions both within and outside of the body are constantly changing. Through the instructions and directions of the nervous system to the various organs, a person’s internal harmony and balance between him and his environment is maintained. The nervous system is compared to a telephone communication system wherein the brain and the spinal cord act as switching centers and the nerve trunks act as cables for transmitting messages to and from these centers. The nervous system has three overlapping functions: to monitor changes (stimuli) occurring inside and outside the body and to gather information (sensory input); to process and interpret the sensory input in order to make decisions (integration); and to activate the muscles or glands (motor input).
One of the most famous cases we on the issue of mind and healing is the Klopfer Study on a man treated with advanced cancer of the lymph nodes. Many parts of his body were filled with tumors the size of oranges and it seemed that he had little time left to live. He found out about an exciting new drug and begged his doctor to try it. The doctor eventually gave in, not expecting the man last to the weekend, and gave the injection. To the doctor’s surprise the man was walking around three days later. The tumors had melted like snowballs on a hot stove.
The man remained well for two months until an article appeared asserting that the particular drug had no effect on cancer. The man, who was very logical and scientific, became depressed and was readmitted to the hospital. So the doctor tried an experiment. He told the man he had a new version of the drug which was effective in treating cancer. He injected the man with plain water – a placebo. Again the results were dramatic. The tumors and chest fluids vanished.
For two more months the man was free of cancer until the American Medical Association published the results of a nationwide study of the drug, finding it worthless in the treatment of cancer. This time the man’s faith was completely broken and he died two days later.
This story illustrates a very powerful message of wisdom on healing the body. If we can awaken our faith and bypass our conditioned, old-paradigm beliefs, we can then tap extraordinary forces within us which will awaken a miracle consciousness. The will to be healed.
Source: Health, Wealth and Wisdom by Hans Jakobi and Stephen Skeleton