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Catholic Prayer Request
A personal matter: Prayer can make you feel good inside. It is useful for believers as it allows for an external comfort for ones problems. Tests of prayer for specific outcomes have never proven better than random. So it is not used medically but can be used personally. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Work for everything?: "prayer" has intrigued scientists for years. Here's a link on this: http://www.Newsmax.Com/newsfront/scientific-benefits-prayer-works/2011/12/20/id/421663 there are scientific benefits of meditation, focusing, and even prayer apart from any specific religious doctrine. In addition, a sense of meaning, purpose, faith, and inspiration contributes a unique type of happiness to a person's life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES!: There are 2 ways prayers may improve health- for the person praying and for others one prays for. There is research that supports the benefits in both of these situations. See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/natural-medicine/alternative/prayer-healing.Htm for a good discussion of the research. While there are many positive studies, as often is the case, some of the studies are negative. ...Read more
Absolutely: A recent conchrane reveiw on prayer andsurgery failed to conclude that prayer can improve medical outcomes, however, there is evidence that it can affect you as a care giver and the relationship you have with patients. Read the article in the american journal of surgery march 2011 on this topic (there is a link on my profile). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Grieving has been a part of life since the begining of time. All religions have developed strategies for dealing with loss. The process of connecting to a higher power and more importantly to reconnect with those who are still alive are a part of most religious ceremonies. But if grief becomes immobilizing and prolonged seek professional help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is szhizoprenic can still work? Is it going to get worse over time. Can prayer of the patient alleviate a bit the symptom?
Comfort & hope: I agree with dr. Popolow. Prayer helps to bring balance between our spiritual, physical and emotional needs. It can bring comfort & hope when life is seemingly out of control.I listed a site regarding benefits of prayer: http://stason.Org/tularc/health/alternative-medicine/prayer-health-benefits.Html take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes faith helps: Chronic pain is best treated with a holistic approach with pain medication, exercise, sleep, supplements as well as faith. The public health literature has shown that patients who believe they are in better health and or have more faith, do better. Whatever one's spiritua beliefs are, the more time you can change the perception of pain by accessing the subconscious mind (meditation), better for u. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It Depends: If you are speaking of faith healing in general, as a physician and scientist, i cannot vouch for that as a viable medical intervention. However, since overactive bladder is a condition highly affected by stress and other goings-on in your brain, i would not dispute that stress-reduction by any means or any activities that contribute to positive thinking and overall feeling of well-being can help. ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: Prayer may help but a consultation with a rheumatologist will help more. An exam and appropriate lab tests should confirm or relieve your concerns. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There have not been any significant studies that support prayer only as a way to control or treat depression. However, strong spirituality in addition to therapy, exercise, and/or medication treatment can help in ones recovery and ongoing prevention/management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that when I : Am down or struggling, i pray to heavenly father in my own words. I ask for comfort. I ask to have the strength to face things that i know will be difficult. I ask the lord to put people in my life who can teach me & inspire me. At the same time, i also give thanks for the many things that are good. I believe that it is the spirit with which we pray that is important - not the words. Take care. ...Read more
I am a muslim with a colostomy and find it difficult to be clean for prayers. What do you recommend?
Rubber gloves: The issue of clean and unclean in muslim culture is one of social convention as it is not stated in the koran. But the social conventions are strong - left hand for cleaning, right hand for greeting, etc. One way to help with this is to purchase rubber gloves and use them when dealing with the colostomy (a good idea anyway) and then you will be clean underneath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just asking for doctor who believe in prayer to please keep me in prayer tomorrow ! Having test done to find what could be wrong with me!
Prayer: Stacie you are in my prayers tonight that have a good result with your test. ...Read more