Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with something you can’t get out of your head? This is exactly where this post comes from. I wrote this at 2:30 in the morning. Half out of bed. On the notepad I keep on my nightstand. While wearing a headlamp so I didn’t disturb my better half.
After close to 300 injections (the number of injections goes to over 20,000 if you include our network of clinics across the country) I can say this without a doubt: mindset absolutely matters. When consulting with our patients, we always look at medical history, height, weight, medications, etc. to weed out possible interactions (ask me sometime about antibiotics and cholesterol medication) and to determine the probability of regenerative medicine being successful.
I also discuss mindset. What are you expecting? How would you determine success? I let you define these parameters. If you are expecting to be 25 again or if you are expecting a “rise and walk” type miracle, then chances are you will be disappointed. However, if you practice what we call “hopeful optimism”, your chances of success are much greater.
The science behind this is remarkably simple. Your mind controls the rest of your body. Imagine right now, your favorite treats your mom used to make. I guarantee you just smelled and tasted that treat. Perhaps your mouth is even watering. This is a physiologic response coming 100% from your mind.
Doing any type (including regenerative medicine) of treatment or therapy with a negative mindset is a bad idea. The hormones and chemicals released from your brain WILL negatively affect the outcome!
Here are 2 examples. Harold (see this month’s testimonial) and someone we will call “Dave”.
Both of these men were 100% informed of the risk involved: that stem cell therapy may not work.
Harold was extremely optimistic. Within 3 days of his injection, his knee was feeling better. 3 months later, we have injected both of Harold’s knees, his grandson saw what we call “IV miracles”, and his cousin Jason’s knees are both pain free. That is hopeful optimism that has spread through a family like wildfire (I love and thank you guys!).
“Dave’s” attitude was completely different. He needed proof. He needed “evidence-based medicine”, his doctors’ approval, and his family’s approval. Even though stem cells are the most heavily studied cell in the human body, we can only offer “experience-based medicine” (still very important). This was not good enough for Dave, so he canceled his injection.
I appreciate both of these men very much. Harold is running his business and working like a mad man on two knees that are actually functioning, while Dave is in the same boat as he was before. See the difference?
I hope you take this into consideration as you decide what is best for you and your family.