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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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Jun 26, Rona rated it it was amazing. Was it active or was it passive? Whether you lrary to understand prayer as divine intervention or directly human, the effect of human intentionality for someone else, there is something to that.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And, compared to the control group, the prayed-for patients were five times less likely to need antibiotics.

They felt a tremendous distance and a lack of affirmation about their own inner beliefs in conventional medicine. Today, most of the medical community always wants to look for evidence- based research. And, given that love is intimately related with health, it can be concluded that both human love and God’s love enable some patients to recover, even when reasonable explanations fail to describe what has occurred.

Healing Words by Larry Dossey

Meet up with pioneers We have years of shamanic healing where shamans interceded between the transcendent and the mundane and they were good at it. Drugs in surgical procedure wodds who have trust in those things, they tend to work better – its called placebo response. Looks at possible links between health and prayer sometimes not taking all variables into consideration, bit still interesting.


This book helped in my transition from simply praying to God as object outside – like the Post Office healihg drop a note off to for it to deliver – to do what I was wanting that object to do, which was the teaching I had previously received, to seeing prayer entails the engaging of an energy-power-within that itself connects with healiing other healinb is praying for: So, there is some effect that you can demonstrate in the lab from what I just call healing intentions.

Her grandmother had already sewn her burial gown but her mother with the help of two or three nuns took this little girl out of the hospital and out to a little cemetery and lad her on the tomb of a famous nun mother Elizabeth Seatton.

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Healing Words

It is an encouraging and inspiring book and I will now be adding other books by this author to my long reading list. What is health from a holistic dowsey and how can we support it? Books by Larry Dossey. His pain was immense, and he would scream out at night.

FacebookTwitterRSS. Apr 18, Iona Stewart rated it it was amazing.

The conclusion — prayer heals. Experiments have shown that prayer in fact positively affects high blood pressure, wounds, heart attacks, headaches, and anxiety.

In fact, sometimes he manages to convince me that what our modern society has established as “scientific” is nothing but another level in relative superstition. I cannot deny the fact that he larrry being fully scientific in his approach, but his conclusions seem a little too optimistic at times.



But years ago, some researchers started applying sound to these areas of bone that would not heal and they would heal. Do you see a role for alternative healthcare practices like Yoga etc coming together with mainstream medicine in the future to have an integrative approach to healing? There is a study back about twelve years ago why people choose alternative medicine — it was a nationwide survey. Moreover, there are other lines of evidence that show that consciousness can operate outside of the present.

You talk about the extraordinary healing power of ordinary things. This Is Your Brain on Stigma. Actually randomized double blind trials first originated in the middle of the twentieth century in agriculture. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Nevertheless, beyond that which is reasonably explained, he does have us explore such matters as the nature of prayer itself and the kinds of prayer which seem to have unexpected potency. I think spirituality remains a lzrry part of healing and the best doctors I know are deeply spiritual. Melton rated it liked yealing Nov 09, So a lot of the movement towards the integrative medical practices is spiritually based; there is no getting around it. In human studies you can probably never have a pure control group where prayer is totally absent.

Book Review — Strong Shadows: People need to be aware of the empirical evidence favoring distant intentional healing, also known as prayer.