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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On page 80 of The PK Zone, she writes, "Brazil and the Philippines are the two countries where one hears the most about psychic surgeons (McClenon, 1994)" and then on page 82 refers to how Brazilian psychic surgery is different and cites the same source to back the claim.
So do phenomena like healers and psychic surgeons halting cancers and other fatal illnesses.
Gray's quest for a miracle cure took him to a slew of psychic surgeons in the Philippines.
Labo is known jokingly in the grapevine as the Elvis Presley of psychic surgeons.
I have seen many Filipino psychic surgeons open up a patient's body with their bare hands, take out tissues or clots and close the incision without any trace at all.
Willis Harman, to present my research findings on the controversial Philippine faith healers and psychic surgeons, and I flew to Sausalito for that purpose.
In the Philippines, there are faith healers and psychic surgeons who have the power to make surgerylike incisions on the human body with their bare hands.