Liturgical Healing

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Medicine has acquiesced and been using placebos for years to heal, without knowing the neuroscience of why they often work.  Religion has been using rituals for millennia to heal, without knowing how God often makes them work.  Medicine may call rituals merely placebos but the faithful believe otherwise, finding it often in their liturgies.  In […]

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Stem-Cell Houston

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Science has resolved the spirituality and health bioethics debate over using embryonic stem cells for research studies and clinical applications. Not all faiths agree on when life begins or on whether all life should be treated with equal respect.  Some say it is when the embryo is viable outside the womb.  Then when it was […]

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Malta Medicine

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The grand experiment of separating religion from medicine about 200 years ago has failed!  Harold Koenig, M.D. made that statement as a keynote speaker at the 2014 European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health (ECRSH) in Malta held 22-24 May.  He is considered one of the world’s experts as editor of the renowned bible of […]

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Harvard Medical School and Tai Chi

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 I am delighted to recommend, “The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi:  12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart and Sharp Mind,” by Peter M. Wayne, Ph.D. (Boston: Shambhala Publishing, 2013).  In his forward to Dr. Wayne’s book, Harvard’s Associate Professor of Medicine, Dr. Ted Kaptchuk, says: “Western patients are now asking for more prevention […]

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