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  Alternative Healing System - Faith Healing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Patients as well as their relatives had complete faith in the competence and skill of the medicine man to cure these diseases by means of his own supernatural counter measures.
Faith healing is still practiced in villages, tribal areas, and even in cities.
The role of faith in a particular person - be it a priest or a fakir - and his blessings or medicaments in the cure of a patient, even though the latter may be suffering from a seemingly incurable disease, cannot be denied.
www.indiangyan.com /books/healthbooks/HealingSystem/faithhealing.shtml   (1873 words)

  
  Faith healing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Faith healing is a form of alternative medicine.
Faith healing is often reported by Catholics as the result of intercessory prayer of a saint or a person with the gift of healing.
Some argue that faith healing may have a basis in sociobiology where evolution conferred survival advantage over the several million years of human pre-history to those tribes that had shamans who were thought to possess powers of healing by virtue of having undergone a neurological transformation whose symptoms are similar to kundalini.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Faith_healing   (986 words)

  
 FAITH HEALING
We deny that this is the grace of faith, (1) because it is illustrated by an instance of Elijah's faith (in verse 17), in which he prayed for distress to come upon the land through the divine judgment.
Faith as a charism is occasional, and not permanent St. Paul sometimes had it, and could heal (Acts 28: 8), and sometimes he had it not, and could not heal, as we infer from 2 Tim.
Every exercise of faith for healing is for a person in probation, in whom it may be the divine purpose to bring forth for the beautifying of the moral character, the grace of submission to the divine will.
homepage.mac.com /craigadams1/HALFHOURSP/CHPTR35.html   (2571 words)

  
 Faith Healing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Faith healing is when you go to a doctor with an unexplained malady and say "doctor fix me".
Faith healing is when you have general anesthetic, then undergo surgery to remove an appendix or cancerous tissue.
Faith healing is when you consume daily food supplements to ensure your body will have the nutrients it requires for good health.
www.cfsn.com /faith.html   (990 words)

  
 faith healing
When an alleged cure by faith healing occurs in a religious context it is usually called a miracle.
The majority of faith healings are successful because of the cooperation of healer and patient.
The patient wants to be healed, wants the healer to succeed, and can be deceived into thinking she's been cured when what she is experiencing is a temporary relief due to the release of endorphins.
www.skepdic.com /faithhealing.html   (1886 words)

  
 ACS :: Faith Healing
Faith healing is founded on the belief that certain people or places have the ability to cure and heal—that someone or something can eliminate disease or heal injuries through a close connection to a higher power.
Faith healing is practiced either near the patient or at a distance from the patient.
Faith healing is believed to have begun even before the earliest recorded history.
www.cancer.org /docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Faith_Healing.asp?sitearea=ETO   (925 words)

  
 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? or Chronic Mercury Poisoning? - Faith Healing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
People put their faith in God, in the knowledge of healers, in the life within them, and they misplace their faith.
Putting faith in life to heal itself is a far more humble approach than traditional western medicine, which puts man, the MD in particular, in the position of acting as though privy to God's mind.
Faith is placed in the bodies desire for health, and mechanisms for creating health.
www.cfspages.com /faith.html   (1635 words)

  
 faith healing
When an alleged cure by faith healing occurs in a religious context it is usually called a miracle.
Some may have involved the post hoc fallacy: a healing, for whatever reason, is credited to the faith healer when the only evidence provided is that the healing took place after the session with the healer.
The patient wants to be healed, wants the healer to succeed, and can be deceived into thinking she's been cured when what she is experiencing is a temporary relief due to the release of endorphins.
skepdic.com /faithhealing.html   (1886 words)

  
 Faith Healing
Faith is accepting that God knows what is good for us better than we do.
They either came out with their faith strengthened or abandoned, but nobody came out from the camps the same as they went in.
Faith is now the most important thing to me. I now realize everything happens for a reason.
www.aish.com /spirituality/odysseys/Faith_Healing.asp   (1613 words)

  
 NCAHF Statements on Faith Healing and Psychic Surgery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Faith healing" refers to the apparently beneficial outcomes of rituals or religious activities on behalf of the afflicted.
Faith healing should never be done publicly or in such a manner that the afflicted must demonstrate his/her faith by discontinuing needed medications, removing supportive braces, or performing potentially trauma-inducing acts.
Faith healers should provide their "gift of healing" without fee or acceptance of donations (i.e., in the example of Christ in who's name they often claim to heal).
www.ncahf.org /pp/faith.html   (167 words)

  
 Faith-Healing Studies
Although faith healing has been advocated by religious groups for millennia, the issue here is the propriety of making supernatural claims in medical journals.
Couples of other faiths who believe the study's results might conclude that their only hope of having a child would be to abandon their own faith and convert to Christianity.
The already depressed woman would be burdened with the belief that her unworthiness and/or lack of faith had destroyed her chances for pregnancy and childbirth.
www.sram.org /0802/faith-healing.html   (2713 words)

  
 Faith Healing
Faith healing is the principle focus of the "word-faith" movement.
Quimby felt that the key to healing lay in the confidence of the healer in the patient's recovery, and in the confidence that the patient has in the healer's ability.
There are various names associated with faith healing and the word-faith movement, such as "name it and claim it" and the "positive confession." Many word-faith leaders have written books under these alternate names.
www.allaboutreligion.org /faith-healing.htm   (616 words)

  
 The Role of Faith in Healing
Faith healers insist on a certain level of, well, faith, and generally have some very specific ideas about the form that faith should take.
The real difference between alternative health and the faith healers and physicians is that the former tend to work on healing the whole person, rather than focusing on "just" the soul or "just" the body.
Healing comes from the Anglo-Saxon "to make whole." Allopathic medicine, faith healing in different traditions, and alternative or complementary medicine are like three points of a triangle, with the person to be healed in the middle.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/soul_quest/116712   (468 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Faith Beyond Faith Healing: Finding Hope After Shattered Dreams: Books: Kimberly Winston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Individual faith healing stories are interspersed among chapters that provide history and analysis, but these stories and analyses veer off in enough different directions that, in the end, it is difficult to identify any dominant themes or messages.
Theirs are heartbreaking tales of misplaced faith and the pain caused by the zealousness of false prophets, and many will shed tears of righteous anger at the needless suffering of innocent children, no matter how well intentioned were their faith-healing parents and guardians.
She also presents a brief history of faith healing, from biblical times and texts to the televangelizing of Oral Roberts and Jimmy Swaggart, and comments on the Jewish healing movement, which looks to 6,000 years of Jewish tradition for wisdom.
www.amazon.com /Faith-Beyond-Healing-Finding-Shattered/dp/1557252998   (1263 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Faith & values: Healing rooms: an embrace of prayer
Prayer and healing continue to be the focus of studies, with one of the most extensive to date, by a Harvard Medical School assistant professor, concluding in March that prayer by others had no benefits for heart-surgery patients.
Cultural anthropologists say the resurgent interest in faith healing is likely an outgrowth of the conservative Christian movement that has spread into the mainstream as people look for meaning in their increasingly complex lives.
Kepler, the director, said that for some, the biggest benefit derived from a healing room may be a greater ability to cope with difficult treatments or transitions — from the rigors of chemotherapy to preparing to die.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/faithvalues/2002920140_healingrooms09m.html   (2006 words)

  
 Spiritual Healing (also called Divine Healing or Faith Healing) Is Available for You Today
Healing is not just something that God “does.” No, more than that, healing is part of God’s very nature — “I AM the Lord who heals you.” Remember always that you serve a God who has declared that His intent towards you is “not [to] bring on you any diseases...
Do not establish your healing doctrine on the leper’s cry, “If you are willing.” No, but rather build your faith for healing on Jesus’ confidence-building reply, “I AM willing!” Fix this thought firmly in your soul — Jesus IS WILLING to heal those who come to Him in faith.
This is a similar instance to the healing of the epileptic boy.
www.jimfeeney.org /divinehealing.html   (5309 words)

  
 Faith Healing
Not to say that we cannot be healed because many of those healed by Jesus, suffered from lifestyle related diseases.
Healing would be the major topic of prayer dealt with by this ministry.
He had the faith to believe that his son was healed even though Jesus had never touched him or seen him.
www.fortunecity.com /millennium/hollyoaks/1152/id201.htm   (815 words)

  
 Faith Healing
Of the two kinds of material healing, one is due to the fact that in man both health and sickness are contagious.
The other kind of healing without medicine is through the magnetic force which acts from one body on another and becomes the cause of cure.
For if someone is afflicted with a very violent disease, or is wounded, these means will not remove the disease nor close and heal the wound--that is to say, these means have no power in severe maladies, unless the constitution helps, because a strong constitution often overcomes disease.
www.geocities.com /~quddus/Christian/1faithhealing.html   (1238 words)

  
 Healing and Faith -(rev:October 28, 1997)
Faith, is not your "religion" or a state of mind.
If you refuse to allow the devil to talk you out of your healing, then there is not any way that he can cause you not to be healed.
Should we begin doing something, that disturbs that "status quo", say by acting on your faith and winning a victory over his influence, you will most likely get his attention to the extent that he will come against you in some way to attempt to negate that victory.
www.tgm.org /healing.htm   (2957 words)

  
 Faith healing and Keeping the Faith
That is faith healing, the deep concentration by you or others to tell the right side of your brain to concentrate on and put more effort into healing a specific problem.
It was obviously planning to rot my foot off so at bedtime I decided to use some faith healing with the the laying on of hands, to heal myself, as explained in the books.
Faith healing, keeping the faith, the laying on of hands and other approaches to communicating with your master control system (brain) is being accepted more by doctors, as they find that the self confidence of patients improves recovery times and often brings these spontaneous recoveries.
www.health2us.com /faith.htm   (859 words)

  
 Faith Healing
Christian Science is probably the best known of these groups and is the only form of faith healing that is deductible as a medical expense for federal income tax purposes.
Maybe the practice of faith healing on minors should be illegal.
Faith healing should no longer be deductible as a medical expense.
www.quackwatch.org /01QuackeryRelatedTopics/faith.html   (3174 words)

  
 Faith Healing
The "faith healers" have, for the most part, made merchandise out of the pain of the sick and they too have rejected much of the healing God has for His people.
We know the faith and attitude of the sick person can aid or hinder healing, but, as I wrote before, healing is a free gift from God and the final choice of whether it happens or not is in His hands.
If we study the epistle of James, we can see his dominant theme is that 'faith without works is dead.' It is very consistent with this theme when he instructs the elders of the church to treat the sick with medicine (oil) and prayer.
zbh.com /sermons/healing.htm   (6416 words)

  
 Faith Healing
Faith healing refers to healing that occurs supernaturally, as the result of prayer rather than the use of medicines or the involvement of physicians or other conventional medical care.
It is further used in relation to such occult, New Age healing techniques as Reiki.
While faith healings do take place today just as they did in the early Christian church, the teachings of some churches, movements and individuals on this subject amount to spiritual abuse.
www.apologeticsindex.org /f06.html   (550 words)

  
 Holistic Faith Healing
DVD of two complete holistic faith healing cycles, including the groundbreaking Silva Rapid Hand Vibration Technique that works for everybody, whether they know how to enter the alpha level or not.
Learn how to help your loved ones with what we have found to be the effective holistic faith healing, alternative medicine, and therapeutic touch techniques practiced by faith healers throughout the world.
Holistic faith healing is not a substitute for conventional medicine; holistic faith healing techniques can be used to help your doctor heal your body.
www.silvashop.com /Items/hfhalbum.htm   (1746 words)

  
 Healthy Skepticism & Faith Healing - MedHunters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The idea of healing by faith appears in a number of passages in the bible, in both the Old and the New Testaments.
Also tied to the idea of faith healing is the pilgrimage, or journey, to a holy site, a practice originally undertaken to venerate and seek assistance from local spirits.
Practitioners of Christian Science, a Protestant denomination, are allowed to deduct their faith healing practices as a medical expense for federal income tax purposes.
www.medhunters.com /articles/faithHealing.html   (1366 words)

  
 Faith Healing
If you have been to many healing services, as I have, you will find that some are showy and tasteless (like the ones you see on television) and others are earnest and deeply moving (like the ones you find in local churches).
In the case of the woman, the person requesting healing and the person being healed were the same person, but in the case of Jairus’ daughter, the person being healed was unconscious; unable to have faith or even to know that efforts were being made to heal her.
That is to say, in a modern faith-healing context, the faith healer is in the role of Jairus, who asks healing from Jesus, and the sick person is in the role of Jairus’ daughter.
www.kencollins.com /pray-03.htm   (1700 words)

  
 Legal aspects of faith healing
The House later endorsed a compromise faith healing bill that allows defendants to claim faith healing as a defense.
By 2002, 38 states have laws that permit parents to reject medical treatment for their children in favor of faith healing.
It cannot abandon faith healing because it represents a major and fundamental component of their belief system.
www.religioustolerance.org /medical1.htm   (1305 words)

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