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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Healing Words by Larry Dossey

They seem to really hate the Buddhists! 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 can show that these bacteria and fungi actually grow faster than when they are not being prayed for. Great book, filled with miraculous stories of healing in cultures that differ from ours, I believe it is definite proof, and if not, it’s superb evidence, that belief has a lot to do with everything, especially healing your own body.

A good number in our culture think you can and its okay.


His pain was immense, dissey he would scream out at night. My interest in larrj medicine took me to the domain of prayer and then in there was a famous study that came out of San Francisco General Hospital looking at the role of prayer in patients in the coronary care unit. One person found this helpful. Currently around a hundred medical schools have formal courses looking at the role of prayer and spirituality in health.

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What is health from a holistic dimension and how can we support it? I really enjoyed reading this book, especially the author’s holistic and universal attitude throughout the book of having an open heart and an open mind when evaluating this mysterious subject of prayer.


In one of the books you say that medicine is a healing art. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Belief, faith, trust- all of those things make it more likely that someone is going to get well. The author shares his personal experiences of praying for his patients and of tackling his own health problems.

Trivia About Healing Words. The worst thing was not the headache but the episodes of blindness with it.

Jaw-dropping and extremely important. Nov 18, Jose rated it it was amazing.

Healing Words

Thank you for this. The llarry, the hard core techniques which deal with selection of drugs in certain procedures and all of that can and should be systematized, I think, but the other side, the artistic side, also affects how well those things work. I confess that I did not examine the statistics and other details of the studies very closely, but I was impressed with the interesting outcomes.

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You talk about the extraordinary healing power of ordinary things. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

But years ago, some researchers started applying sound to these areas of bone that would not heal and they would heal.

You know, I say, yeah, you know there are the studies. Just thinking back about some of the factors that pushed me in this direction, that goes back a long way, even to my childhood. Jesus himself in John 9: A book about prayer. Melton rated it healibg it Nov 09, He tells us of the cooperation between Norman Shealy, M. This was a field that was not so popular then.

Can u share one or two case studies of remarkable stories that you have seen in your experience about how prayer has helped people? Next, the author asks his readers to consider the connection between prayer and the unconscious mind, so as to look at both psychological and physiological reasons why faith and prayer might cause extraordinary healing to occur.


What do you have to say about this? Some skeptics viewed biofeedback as almost satanic, California woowoo stuff. But the problem just got worse and it became an ethical issue for me that I would sooner or later have one of these episodes of blindness when I was taking care of a patient in a critical situation and even hurt or kill a patient and in any right, I finished my medical training and I thought I would be putting up with this for the rest of my life but then in worde early seventies, biofeedback surfaced in this country as a way of learning to relax your body by using solid state sophisticated gadgets to feed back information to you and larrh you achieve a profound state of relaxation and it was done with imagery and visualization as well.

I took up meditation before there were meditation teachers around and began to re-grow my own spiritual roots.

We learn that many saints and spiritual teachers died of cancer, including the Buddha or one of themSaint Bernadette, Krishnamurti, Suzuki Roshi and Sri Ramana Maharshi. Rosemarie rated it really liked it Jun 12, I recommend it to everyone. Dossey explores which methods of prayer show the greatest potential for healing; presents compellin In this groundbreaking classic linking prayer and health, physician Larry Dossey shares the latest evidence connecting prayer, healing, and medicine.

They were sent out in their names – you believe that god would actually answer Buddhist prayers?!