Friday, October 3, 2014
Can Hypnosis Stop Ebola?
Can Hypnosis Stop Ebola?
The answer is a clear...why not?
Think about all the folks who go out each year and get themselves a flu shot. However, how do they really know that it’s working? Well unless they actually end up catching the flu – they don’t know! The fact is that there is really no effective way of clinically testing hypnosis for Ebola, unless you have a controlled group of people who used hypnosis to prevent Ebola, yet they still ended up catching it. But even in these cases, the numbers would still be based on a percentage success rate, since nothing is 100% successful.
Therefore, what you need to do instead is look to previous case studies and similar examples of the usage of hypnosis to prevent sicknesses and illnesses in the past. And one example comes to mind:
There is historical precedent that dates back to the early 1840’s with a surgeon named Dr. James Esdaille, who has been discussed by Dr. Joseph Murphy in several of his books.
The majority of patients in those times did not die of surgery but rather, they died of the infections that followed. Remember, back then there was no concept of modern sanitation. They would simply throw a bucket of water on the operating table, lay the next patient down, then they would proceed to use the same unwashed tools as they operated on the next patient.
In fact, good surgeons were commonly known by how much blood they had on their apron. The more blood, the more surgeries, the better the surgeon.
It was surprising that anyone survived the infections for which there were not antibiotics.
Dr. Esdaille had started using hypnosis for anesthesia. Hearing of Fran Messmer, he decided to add the suggestion that the patient would get no infection.
In over four hundred major surgeries he had only a 2% infection rate. It was a miracle. The bodies through the power of the subconscious mind switched on their ability to say "no" to infection.
So, if people were given hypnotic immunization against Ebola, who knows what the infection rate would be. In theory, if you have a diminished pool of infectable victims, the epidemic could be stopped. After all, there are already some contactees who do not get infected, and hypnosis might increase that group enough to stifle the spread of Ebola.
And so, to answer the question of this blog - can hypnosis stop Ebola? I said maybe because there just isn't any available data either for or against hypnosis for Ebola specifically. Therefore, I guess the better question would be this. Just like getting an annual flu shot to better defend, protect, and prevent yourself from contracting the flu, if hypnosis has a history of helping to prevent illnesses, why would you not want to use it as an extra precaution to better defend, protect, or prevent yourself from possibly contacting Ebola? I don't believe that anyone could point to any logical reason(s) why people shouldn't.
Ebola Immunization Program