Christian Faith Healing
As always, seek professional advice before using any of the methods listed.
Also referred to, as - healing through supernatural/spiritual means, or by the power of ones faith in God flowing through the person.
Believers will advocate that this kind of healing will be brought into effect by faith through prayer that will, stimulate a divine presence and power toward healing disease and disability.
In common usage, Christian faith healing refers to notably overt and ritualistic practices of communal prayer and gestures (such as laying on of hands) that are believed to solicit divine intervention in initiating spiritual and literal healing.
Claims that prayer, or divine intervention, can cure illness have been popular throughout history. Miraculous recoveries have been attributed to many techniques commonly lumped together as "faith healing". It can involve prayer, a visit to a religious shrine, or simply a strong belief in a supreme God. There have been claims that faith has cured every ailment known to mankind, including;-
- Defective speech
- Multiple Sclerosis
- total body paralysis
Many people interpret the Bible, especially the New Testament, as teaching belief in, and the practice of, faith healing.
Faith healing is classified as an example of paranormal magical thinking. The American Cancer Society states "available scientific evidence does not support claims that faith healing can actually cure physical ailments". "Death, disability, and other unwanted outcomes have occurred when faith healing was elected instead of medical care for serious injuries or illnesses". When parents use faith healing in the place of medical care, some children have died that otherwise would have been expected to live. Similar results are found in adults. Although there is also evidence, with eye whiteness, to the contrary.