Originally posted by Homuncul
Our brain capacity is normally 35%.
brain capacity. We are in fact using nearly 100% of our capacity, and the rest is reserves, for rerouting signals around any non-fatal damage that might crop up.
Anyway, mind-over-matter (jedi-style): No. I don't see how it should be accomplished.
Medicine: Experience shows that there are
significant psycosomatic effects. Stress, fear, anger, all are normally associated with the mind, but also have profound effects on the body. Meditation can be beneficial as a way to focus on something else than your (cronic) pains, and so make them appear less sever. Various exercises can relax you and unstress you, releasing valuable resources for the immune system. So thinking positive thoughts may actually be a good headace cure
. While we're on the subject of headace cures, I once heard that sex was a good headace cure... 'Course it could just be a red herring...