I should have been more careful about what I said in the January blog post about understanding the concept of healing crisis vs healing response. And I did say that some people have an immune backlog – they were exposed to a virus but never took enough time off to allow their immune system to clear it. Which means that sometimes people will get sick as part of a natural healing response.
What I should have also said to practitioners was “Please don’t tell people they might get sick after a session.”
This omission has become apparent as I’ve had people emailing me to ask if they should warn people they might get sick after a session. My is answer is NO.
Most people don’t get sick after receiving a healing session. So I don’t tell people that they might get sick, because that would be planting a suggestion into their subconscious mind that they are supposed to get sick. Or that getting sick is part of receiving an energy balancing.
Just because some people have an immune backlog doesn’t mean that everyone does.
And I find that because Accunect works to optimize efficiency in the immune system, even the people that do need to clear out and old virus or toxins generally do so easily and without a strong reaction. So why plant fear?
Words have power. Saying someone is likely to get sick after a session is the same as offering a prognosis, or prediction of the progression of someone’s condition. And a prognosis is actually a form of diagnosis.
We don’t diagnose in Accunect, we simply look for areas of the body mind that are ready to function better in some way and focus the body’s awareness on those issues so that it can come into balance. That’s safe.
Diagnosis, and prognosis, can be dangerous. A diagnosis has the potential to disrupt the functioning of the nervous system, and hence the rest of the body by creating a perception of fear. This puts the body into fight or flight nervous system tone and the immune system is then compromised as a result.
In his book, Be Careful What Your Pray For – You Just Might Get It, Larry Dossey discusses the idea that a diagnosis can be a form of medical hex or curse. In his years as a practicing physician, he witnessed first-hand how positive thinking can improve healing results. And he cites lots of research into the power of prayer that corroborates that view.
Dr. Dossey has also observed that negative thought or negative expectations have a strong potential to worsen a patient’s condition – they can become a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy. There are many documented cases where some received a wrong diagnosis, or their test results were mixed up with someone else’s test results – leading to being given someone else’s diagnosis. In many of these cases of switched test result an previously healthy person quickly develops the disease they were told they had – and in some cases die from it before the error is realized.
This is why Dr. Dossey chooses to use a strong label like "medical hex" to describe the power that diagnosis can have on someone’s health. He presents substantial evidence that telling someone they are going to die can cause them to die - even if they weren't actually sick. If that's not a curse or hex, what is?
So be careful what you say. There’s enough people focusing on the negative possibility and looking for what’s wrong. If you keep looking for what’s wrong you’ll find it – or create it by creating negative expectations. We need more Accunect practitioners focusing on what could be better to create more potential for healing.
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