psychic surgery

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Health fraud A practice associated with ‘spirit healing’ in the rural Philippines—and elsewhere—where certain persons allegedly act as mediums for healing forces, allowing them to perform surgery using their fingers and unsterile tools without violating the skin surface
Paranormal Some cases of PS defy explanation, especially Ze Arigo—José de Freitas; he was investigated by physicians and health authorities, who found that his methods conformed to standards of medical care, and the therapies were effective

psychic surgery,

n a form of psychic healing that involves physical and spiritual surgery, practiced primarily in several indigenous cultures.
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the Red Sea before Moses' wand - he's a psychic surgeon.
For example, psychologist Lee Pulos and physician Beverly Morgan investigated and video-documented surgeries performed by the Brazilian psychic surgeon "Dona Cicera," where malignant tumors ostensibly "dematerialized" or "became attached" by some unknown means to surgical instruments or a tube that Dona Cicera merely inserted into the open wounds (e.
Playfair also mentions as somewhat premonitory the fact that Chico Xavier wrote of psychic surgery in 1954 before "anyone" had heard of the famous psychic surgeon Arigo, yet the latter started practicing somewhere around 1950.
So do phenomena like healers and psychic surgeons halting cancers and other fatal illnesses.