Scientists are starting to acknowledge that thoughts can improve our health. They are studying the role of the mind in improving conditions like chronic pain, heart disease, and cancer.
Some scientists believe that the power of the mind is underestimated. They think that it could be used to treat a variety of physical and mental health conditions.
Research has shown that thoughts can influence the body’s biology. For example, studies have shown that people who are positive and optimistic tend to have lower levels of stress hormones.
There is also evidence that positive thinking can boost the immune system. One study found that people who had positive expectations about their health were less likely to get colds than those who did not have such positive expectations.