Could your health and wellness all be in your mind? It could, according to research into the newly-discovered field of mind-based medicine.

People across America are desperate for relief from all kinds of ailments, from excessive weight to stress to heart disease. The diseases themselves are often related directly to the modern American lifestyle, a lifestyle that is more stressful, more mentally and emotionally demanding, than people have experienced at any other time in history.

At the same time, Americans are starting to realize that “traditional” medicine has little to offer them. Popping the latest medication simply doesn’t work. Instead, people are turning in droves to mind-based medicine alternatives such as hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and creative visualization and relaxation (CVR). Recent studies at prominent universities and hospitals have helped further propel such mind-based healing methods into the limelight.

All that sounds great, but what is mind-based medicine?

Mind-based medicine is the use of the thoughts we think to affect our health and wellbeing. That’s the short answer. Let’s delve a little deeper, though.

Everything in the universe is made up of energy. Albert Einstein—arguably the greatest mind of our time—taught us that. From that discovery came quantum physics, the relatively new science of universal energy.

That energy influences every aspect of our lives. From a human perspective, the thoughts we think shape our mental and physical health. Those thoughts can be our downfall if left to themselves or used incorrectly. Or, they can be the well from which we draw the energy we need for our wellbeing and success.

Mind-based medicine views physical and mental health in a multidimensional context, rather than a singular cognitive format. With an in-depth knowledge of such subtle energy and quantum communication, both patients and practitioners are better equipped to address the issues of our culture’s current, over-stressed lifestyles. Mind-based, quantum technology offers a new reality in preventing disease and promoting optimal health for every human being.

When examined from that angle, it becomes obvious that mind-based therapy is the logical key to unlocking infinite possibilities in the healing arts and personal improvement. Most notably, CVR guided imagery, or the practice of concentrating on vivid mental pictures, can help people manage pain, lessen stress, boost self-confidence and improve sleep patterns, among other things.

Another technology that narrows the mind-body medicine gap is biofeedin. Advanced biofeedin--or light and sound--technology has the potential to trigger a revolution in medicine and psychology. Over the last 20 years, biofeedin has bridged traditional therapy and mind-based integrative practices. Hospitals, doctors, chiropractors and other health professionals throughout the world have already incorporated this new technology into their practices with exceptional results.

From stress reduction to weight management to insomnia relief, from pain management to sports enhancement to academic improvement, an argument could be made that every man, woman, and child in the United States could benefit from participating in a mind-based program for wellness or achievement.

Mind-based healing is a preventive solution and a significant technology for reversing imbalances in the body, mind and spirit. Mind-based medicine goes beyond “natural” medicine. It is truly natural; it is also a low-cost, noninvasive approach that reduces stress, enhances health, and trains the brain for optimum performance. That makes mind-based medicine the missing link in our current healthcare system.

Author's Bio: 

Andrea Di Salvo is a freelance writer with more than a decade of writing experience. She works frequently with Dr. Patrick Porter, who is the author of a number of books on mind technology including the award-winning Awaken the Genius and his new release, Thrive in Overdrive. He is the creator the ZenFrames Portable Achievement Device. Learn more at