The brain controls everything - Period!
The brain and mind are two parts of one whole, when combined with the body they form what is referred to as the mind/body system. Neuroscience has proven that brain function stimulates the mind through our emotional and cognitive systems. The brain itself reaches out to every part of our body via our nervous and circulatory systems. Therefore, an holistic approach to living can induce a state of mindfulness that enhances all of our mind/body healing systems. Thus, meaning that we can and do think our way to un-wellness or wellness! Evidence to support the former is provided by the prevalence of psychosomatic illness; that which is mental in origin but physical in nature. Doctors believe that upwards of 75% of all illness and disease is psychosomatic in nature.
If we can think ourself into a state of un-wellness, then we can also think ourself into a state of wellness. The former is usually a subconscious consequence of brain function or activity that we have no conscious awareness of; all we are aware of is the outcome of that neural processing. On the other hand, positive mental processing is, initially, a very conscious activity; we use conscious processing to influence a feeling and state of mental wellness. This is transmitted to every part of our body through our nervous and circulatory systems. Now, this in no way detracts from the value and efficacy of scientific medicine. It is merely an alternative/adjunct to or continuum of such scientific medicine. Perhaps one that provides answers where science cannot
One of the most effective ways to achieve this mind based wellness is through the use of hypnosis, wherein we use our subconscious mind to accept an altered state of awareness that leads to a change in neural processing. Simply meaning, when we think we feel good, it can actually feel good! The awareness of this good feeling comes from our ability to articulate the feelings of emotion. The feeling of emotion is directly related to the chemical soup created by the brain's pharmacy and the various networks and regions affected within our brain.
the immense power of the mind can heal all forms of illness and disease, in one case all trace of pancreatic cancer disappeared! In fact all forms of medical condition have been reversed by the use of mindfulness based approaches. However, this does not equate to all instances of all conditions and or in all cases. There is, apparently, some unknown factor that lays deep within individuals that creates healing in one yet not in another. The key factor however, is, that it has happened in many people and in many differing circumstances over many hundreds of years. Mind, therefore, has been a healing machine for many years and will continue to be so for many years to come. (read more) All we need to learn, is how to harness and use its immense power!
From a religious perspective, faith is an ability of mind, that allows us to believe in that, (God) which has, so far, not been proven to be tangible. Many miraculous healing has come through faith and in many other cases it has not. When it works the power of God's finished work is applauded, when it doesn't, the depth or quality of one's faith is brought into question! But what is faith? It is a belief system and belief is the tool of the mind. The extent to which we can truly and unequivocally place faith and belief in one specific direction, for one specific purpose eventually dictates the outcome!
The mind is the power of God from within; it is a gift, a birth right! Traditionally religion seeks for a connection with God from without, usually in the form of prayer. Prayer, simply put, is the recitation of faith through one's own internal dialogue or that of another, it connects to our inner dialogue via the auditory cortex and stimulates the brain/mind union to seek and deliver an internal solution to satisfy the prayer objective! Therefore, perhaps, we should seek God from within, rather than from without, thereby connecting with the immense power of God's mind through our own; because we are of him, from him and within him as he is in us!
Science can simply be viewed as the ability to prove something through repetition but it is not necessarily the denial of something that, as of yet, cannot be proven or fully understood. An example could be seen in the beliefs of quantum physics, prior to it being accepted over Newtonian physics! Similarly we cannot deny God because he can't be scientifically proven!
Have faith in yourself; as has God!