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Spiritual Healing And Its Relevance For The Church

SPIRITUAL healing comes about through radical reliance on God and includes the healing of physical, mental, emotional, financial and relationship issues. But how relevant is spiritual healing for the Church today; given that congregation size, fundraising ability and technology seem the yardsticks for progress? In John 14:12, Christ Jesus says that whoever believes on Him shall do His works, and
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Healing The Hypochondriac

The thought of falling ill can be alarming. Apart from dealing with symptoms, there is the inconvenience of treatment and potential loss of income. It is therefore laudable that all levels of government and tiers of society collaborate to minimise or prevent ill health, as well as recover health when individuals are ill Hypochondria, however, is an abnormal, chronic, excessive
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A scar is a constant reminder of a wound from the past. It may serve as evidence of a horrible event, useful only in establishing guilt in a court case for example, but it also prevents the individual from fully letting go of the memory of the hurt that may have attended the wound. Scars can be unsightly, resulting in
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There is a difference between a cure and a healing, and this underlies the difference between medicine and spirituality. Undoubtedly, the noble goal of medicine is to bring succour, relief and a cure to the myriad ailments which seem to plague humankind; yet, by their own admission, at least the majority of the medical faculty in Nigeria, ascribe healing to
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Taking guesswork out of treatment

A September 15 online article by HealthDay reporter Randy Dotinger headlines ‘Brain scans may take the guesswork out of schizophrenia treatment’. The authors of the study, Dr. Anil  Malhotra and colleagues at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York hope that this personalized approach may ‘eliminate a lot of trial-and-error currently employed in the treatment of schizophrenia
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The Link Between a Healthy Relationship and a Healthy Body

Most individuals take care of their body – devote thought, time, money and effort to ensuring they maintain their physical, mental and emotional health, as well as their aesthetic health – looking after and improving their appearance through weight loss regimes, removal of unwanted hair and other cosmetic procedures. To this end, diet, exercise, adequate rest, water intake, even supplements
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Can spiritual understanding benefit a patient?

The answer to this question would depend on what spiritual understanding, or spirituality is. Before defining spirituality, it is important to state that the word, ‘patient’, refers to an individual undergoing a specific course of treatment – be it medical, herbal or metaphysical – in a bid to be healed of an ailment. It is also essential to state the
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Health and worth of thought

  Recently on my Twitter feed, I read this quote by @psychologicalqt: ‘If you realised how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.’ This got me thinking (no pun intended), whether an insight into mentality and spirituality, both of which have to do with thought, can improve health. The most obvious quality of mentality is that
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The emphasis laid on eating right, as one of the main keys to good health, reverberates down the years. Nutritionists, health professionals, even religious personnel, all counsel the need for balance, moderation, temperance and intelligent decision making, when considering what and when to eat and drink. This is all well and good, especially when it is tied to the important
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Spirituality Is Good For Health

The resume of Dr. Harold G. Koenig is impressive and impeccable. He is an award winning medical doctor, and a prolific writer. He has been professor of Psychiatry at Duke University, North Carolina USA since 2004. He is also adjunct professor of two universities in Saudi Arabia and China. This erudite medical doctor testified before the United States Senate in
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