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Posted by Geo ( on September 12, 2000 at 12:59:45:

In Reply to: Theory holds. Here's why...(long) posted by Q on September 12, 2000 at 09:41:23:

I hear where you're coming from and believe it or not, I appreciate the message in your post. I myself have tried to look at this thing from as many angles as I could, and even tried everything I knew on the level of attempting to "mentally" control my "symptoms" with meditation,
exercise,breathing,water, you name it. I've even posted here ideas that examine the facts behind the physiological relationship our bodies have with the enviroment, and how factors such as eleectromagnetism may figure into this disease.yes I do believe there is a "bigger picture" here, and yes I do understand your position on the matter via the "I think therefore I am" perspective; If we're aware of our own pain, then we can use our awareness to stop that pain by reverse-engineering the internal precoesses that cause it.
Unfortunately, that is a utopian ideal which, although may have very real and valid possibilities for implementation, is sadly a long way off of the immediate investigation into effective treatment that sufferers of this disease need right now. I've seen a lot on this board, for instance, regarding psilocybin- Anyone who is familiar with the esoteric uses of this drug knows that it has been used to psychologically "personify" otherwise intangible
realities, such as smoking habits and mental and
emotional disorders, with the focus on combatting and supressing them. Ibogaine is used in the same way to treat drug addiction.
It would be nice to think that we've reached a stage of evolutionary development where we can heal our own bodies or correct anomalies within them by sheer mental concentration,in the case of CH reducing the size of our overblown hypothalmi;
In the case of cancer and other diseases, creating cells which attack and destroy malignant cells or viruses; and in the case of injury, mending damaged tissue,muscle and bone by merely thinking about it.
we're not there yet. We may never get there, and until we do, we have to rely on medicine as it is to keep us going.

you know the ol' saying-


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