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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To that, he does not quite lend himself to superstitious interpretations as much as Deepak Chopra. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. They want to do it all according to the blind laws of nature you know, no meaning whatsoever, no role for compassion or love and so on.

There is a chapter about prayer and the unconscious mind.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Whether you want to understand prayer as divine intervention or directly human, the effect of human intentionality for someone else, there is something to that.

Now, there will still be holdouts. I mean, what can you say.


Is this something that resonates with you, through the research you have done with prayers? Interestingly, even people who do not know they are being prayed for tend to do better as well. Empirical evidence, evidence based therapies, analysis and reason, basically biology and chemistry.


Whether one is spiritual or not, it’s difficult to deny the scientific evidence that “being prayed for” can be an important factor in healing. Jun 16, Mark Mazelli rated it really liked it.

You know, I say, yeah, you know there are the studies. 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?

You talk a lot about holistic healing. There are no items to display from the selected collection. Another major development is that you cannot now graduate with an MD wordd in this country unless you know how to take a spiritual history from patients and why spirituality is important in giving care.

Spirituality is about more than that.

In some instances, he cites findings from other sources. Is that the only way to establish a reality? In the American Association of Medical colleges, it is a requirement.

But the deep hard issues need to be emphasized a great deal more. I think there are several ways in which people can understand this. However, the evidence that prayer, or the power of the human mind can effect health, is significant.

The most important quality of all wordds Dr. In about the 8th grade or so, I began to experience terrific migraine headaches. I have several of those kind of stories. Melton rated it liked it Nov 09, It is essential, he argues, that each member of the “healing team” has a clear understanding of his or her own theological concepts, and members must tap into their own spiritual resources as often as possible. This is a good book. Dosseu training programs offer holistic perspectives?



Then she looked down. But my advice would be to be careful to read this book as a mind-openner to possibilities, and not as a strictly limiting description of reality. Leave It in I spotted this book on a friend’s desk a year or so ago and finally decided to read it. Belief, faith, trust- all of those things make it more likely that someone fossey going to get well.

I believe in a universal intelligence that is benevolent, who responds to prayers. One of the things that come out of the research is a new view of the nature of consciousness. No trivia or quizzes yet.