Is it possible to heal by thought alone-without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you might expect. In You are the Placebo, Dr Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of parkinson's disease by believing in the Placebo. Similarly, Dr Joe tells of how others have gotten sick and even died the victims of a hex or voodoo curse-or after being mis-diagnosed with a fatal illness. Belief can be so strong that pharmaceutical companies use double and triple blind randomised studies to try to exclude the power of the m ind over the body when evaluating new drugs.
Dr Joe does more than simply explore the history and the physiology of the placebo effect. He asks the question: Is it possible to teach the principles of the placebo, and without relying on any external substance, produce the same internal changes in a persons health and ultimately in his or her life. Then he shares scientific evidence (including colour brain scans)of amazing healings from his workshop, in which participants learn his model of personal transformation, based on practical applications of the so called placebo effect. The book ends with a how to meditation for changing beliefs and perceptions that hold us back-the first step in healing. You are the placebo combines the latest research in the neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioural conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible.