The mind is a powerful thing. It has been scientifically proven that the mental state can affect the physical state. That is how placebos work. People believe a pill or drug will improve their health. Scientists are finding that taking a placebo has real, measurable, biological effects on the brain and body, similar to the effects caused by drugs. It is not a imaginary effect. Neuroscientists are finding that these real, biological changes can be measured. For an example, the placebo painkiller can trigger the release of endorphins in the brain. These are actual pain-relieving chemicals, just like what pain-relieving drugs would do. Their are studies showing that patients who receive non-conventional treatment fared better than those who received conventional treatment, such as drugs. Part of the relief can be a result of the holistic approach that non-conventional treatments offer, such as the ritual, the expectations, and the nurturing care of a doctor. I believe the body can heal itself. Your mind can facilitate the process. You must have a positive belief. It is extremely harmful to tell a patient they only have a certain amount of time to live. One must focus on optimal health. Mind over medicine. Your attitude can truly make a difference. Be an optimist. In order to heal, one must be in a relaxed state. You must take proper steps to heal your nervous system, through mediation, massage, yoga, Tai-chi, laughter, exercise, play, etc. Be in control of your own health. Perform self-prescribed action. Your mind has tremendous power. Take power into your own hands. Nature is smarter than science at times. Remember, the happier we feel, the less disease we will develop and the longer we will live. Healthy self= Heal thy self. Having balanced wellness in your life will lead to happiness and a positive mindset.