Proof that Spiritual Healing Works
SPIRITUAL healing dramatically improves symptoms in longstanding illnesses, a study has found. The two-year project, the largest of its kind, is one of the first rigorous scientific studies to show this often-maligned treatment improves health as claimed..
Link to the article written in UK Newspaper The Express
Now the researchers from the University of Birmingham Medical School and Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham, want to see if spiritual healing improves the health of patients with other treatmentresistant conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome.
Dr Sukhdev Singh, consultant gastroenterologist from Good Hope Hospital, said: “I do not know how it works, however, many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of spiritual healing but this is one of the first which has been conducted with proper scientific rigour.”
The therapy involved a healer “channelling healing energy”, either with or without touch. The findings of the study are to be presented at the United European Gastroenterology Week in Vienna.
The results are published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine and a book Healing In A Hospital.
Anecdotal reports of the benefits of spiritual healing include that of Michael Flatley, 59, the IrishAmerican creator of Riverdance who could barely walk after a virus..