Seventy percent of diseases are mind-oriented. Through hypnosis those diseases can be prevented before they occur. Through hypnosis it can be found out what kind of sickness is going to happen in the near future. There are no symptoms on the body; the routine physical examination of the person will not show any indication that he is going to be sick or ill, he is perfectly healthy. But through hypnosis we can find that within three weeks he is going to fall sick, because before anything comes to the body, it comes from the deep cosmic unconscious. It travels from there to the collective unconscious, to the unconscious, and only then, when it comes to the conscious mind, can it be checked and found in the body. Sicknesses can be prevented even before the person has any idea that he is going to be sick.
If the diseases are mental, they may be expressed through the body, but their origin is in the mind. And if you can put in the mind the idea that the disease has disappeared, that you need not worry about it, it does not exist anymore, the disease will disappear…. Mind has tremendous power over your body. The mind directs everything in your body. Seventy percent of your diseases can be changed by changing the mind, because they start from there; only thirty percent of diseases start from the body.
You fall down, and you have a fracture — now, that fracture cannot be helped by hypnosis saying that you don’t have any fracture. You will still have the fracture. The fracture has started from the body and the body cannot be hypnotized — the body has its own way of functioning. But if the process starts from the mind and extends to some point in the body, then it can be easily changed.
All problems are psychosomatic because the body and the mind are not two things. …The mind is the inner part of the body, and the body is the outer part of the mind, so anything can start in the body and can enter into the mind, or vice versa: it can start in the mind and enter into the body. There is no division, there is no watertight compartment.
So all problems have two edges to them: they can be tackled through the mind and through the body. And up to now this has been the practice in the world: a few believe that all problems are of the body — the physiologists, the Pavlovians, the Behaviorists…. They treat the body, and of course in fifty percent of cases they succeed. And they hope that as science grows they will be succeeding more, but they will never succeed more than fifty percent; it has nothing to do with the growth of science.
Then the other party is there which thinks that all problems are of the mind —which is as wrong as the first. Hypnotists and mesmerists, psychotherapists, they all think problems are of the mind. They also succeed in fifty percent of cases; they also think that sooner or later they will succeed more and more. That is not possible. They cannot succeed more than fifty percent; that is the limit. Each problem has to be tackled from both sides together, simultaneously. It has to be attacked from the doors, a double-fronted attack; then man can be cured one hundred percent. Whenever science becomes perfect it will work both ways….
The first is the body, because the body is the portal to the mind — the porch. And because the body is gross it is still easily manipulatable. First the body has to be freed of all its accumulated structures. If you have lived for so long with the feeling that you are weak, then it must have entered into the body, into the very structure of the body. First it has to be relieved from there; and simultaneously your mind has to be inspired so that it can start moving upwards and can start dropping all the loads that keep it down.