Studies upon studies, conducted by scientists around the world, prove that our thoughts have great power. Negative thoughts can not only make us sick mentally, but physically as well, announces New Scientist magazine.
Even if you were to simply think that something won't go well for you is enough to make you feel truly indisposed. Whenever you take a prescribed drug, reading the list of side effects might cause you discomfort, further increasing the danger of you actually feeling those side effects.
Statistics show that patients who have negative thoughts before a surgical operation survive less often than those who think positively.
A different study shows that women who are positive that they are predisposed to a heart attack have one 4 times more than other women.
Thought and suggestion can also cause "disease" epidemics. In 1968, a teacher from a school in Tennessee, USA, complained of not feeling well. She felt nausea and a headache, dizziness and suffocation.
She also mentioned smelling something that reminded her of gasoline. The authorities decided to evacuate the school and get to the bottom of the problem.
The following week, about 100 people complained of the same symptoms and were immediately hospitalized. Examinations done on them could not find a medical explanation for their condition.
According to Dr. Cliffton Meador from the Vanderbilt Medical Center (Nashville, USA), our fears are capable of turning into self-fulfilling prophecies. The expert claims that bad news have a negative effect on our physiology but there is actually nothing mysterious about this.
According to him, it is possible to impress upon a group of people that they will die and then your words will become fact. Dr. Meador claims that a person feels awkward that symbolic actions or words can cause the death of someone.