Restoring the spiritual art of healing to the science of medicine, Healing Words guides us toward “a medicine that is both more effective and more humane. Proving prayer to be as valid and vital a healing tool as drugs or surgery, the bestselling author of Meaning & Medicine and Recovering the Soul offers a. In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Dossey restores the spiritual art of healing to the science of medicine. Healing Words points the way toward “a medicine.

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You can take bacteria growing in test tubes or fungi in Petri dishes in the laboratory and you can have someone try to influence the growth rates in the positive direction and you lqrry show that these bacteria and fungi actually grow faster than when they are not being prayed for.

It is fantastic you say this because; in Yoga we say that the word for healing is cikitsa which means removal of what is called vyadhi which is disease. Which training programs offer holistic perspectives? The third question is, if healing is indeed an art, can it be systematized like it is being done today, like a standardized procedure?

So these things are possible. Hundreds of s This fascinating book, written by Larry Dossey, MD, examines the existing research on the effect of healing prayer on health. East Dane Designer Men’s Eossey. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I think the attention to just the facts- since healingg know them now, we go a long way.

That data needs to be put in place, people need to be aware of that. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Book Review — Strong Shadows: Melton rated it liked it Nov 09, The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine. Aug 26, Joshua rated it it was amazing.

Read more Read less. No other psychological coping style is correlated with such a high survival rate in the acute phase of a myocardial infarction. This book helped me understand the truth of prayer’s power. English Choose a language for shopping. In some instances, he cites findings from other sources. Then she looked down. If you go back and look at how medicine evolved over the past 3 or 4 hundred years, there was no evidence-based medicine.


He had a depth of spiritual understanding.


He tells us of the cooperation between Norman Shealy, M. We have years of shamanic healing where shamans interceded between the transcendent and the mundane and they were good at it. You talk about the extraordinary healing power of ordinary things.

Overall and without necessarily tracing footnotes back to the sourcesI ended the book more hopeful that pra I spotted this book on a friend’s desk a year or so ago and finally decided to read it. Jun 26, Rona rated it it was amazing.

Now the entire system has become so corrupted its impossible now to know whether to believe a double blind trial or not. The information provided through TheBody should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. So I undertook to look at all the studies that had been done on the role of prayer in healing and I found a hundred and thirty of them. These are indicators that spirituality is coming back into formal medical education and healthcare delivery.

You know her favorite book second to the Bible? This was a Gallop survey, they do it every other year and for years and years and years nurses have come out on top every year, every time it is done. He is an M. We know in the past that, over the past thirty years, since the thirties to this day what has been looked at is that people who follow some sort of religious path in their lives and stick with it, live on average years longer than people who do not.


On the other hand, what must alternative medical practitioners put in place so that this is sustained and credible? It is an encouraging and inspiring book and I will now be adding other books by this author to my long reading list. Mar 16, K M rated it liked it.

T hat is interesting, that is very dossey. Florence Nightingale for example. When either the healer is praying for the patient, or the family is praying for the patient, or even the patient is praying for himself, be it aloud or silently, be it alone or in a group, do you think someone is listening?

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So here he had in few days this incredible healing that healijg understands. Prayer being a creative act we are endowed with appeared more sensible than what I had been taught, prayer now seen as communion with the other, a direct act of our loving another. For example there is something called a joint commission on accreditation, which accredits the 20, clinics and hospitals in this country and since Increasing Wellbeing 1 What is Health? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Dossey is the former Chief of Staff of Humana Medical City in Dallas TX and spent years firmly believing in strict science and traditional Western medicine as the tools for healing.

The answer to dsosey prayer, the most thoughtful, eloquent, and interesting book on prayer, health, and healing that I have ever read. Another major development is that you cannot now graduate with an MD degree in this country unless you know how to take a spiritual history from patients and why spirituality is important in giving care.