distant healing


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distant healing

any of a variety of nonphysical efforts at healing, generally directed at a third person, with or without actual physical contact with the patient.

absent healing

A non-medical term for:
(1) Prayer for the sick, see there.
(2) The alleged treatment of a patient through techniques—e.g., meditation, prayer, magic, spirit mediums or doctors, or telepathy—which allegedly transmitted to a distantly located patient; it is a type of faith healing, in which the healer projects “positive healing energy”.
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Distant healing intention: Definitions and evolving guidelines for laboratory studies.
In order to test these hypotheses in a highly controlled context, distant healing was operationalized as retardation of the hemolysis of red blood cells, following an earlier experiment by Braud (1990).
In addition to defining and explaining esoteric healing, Hopking writes with a practical emphasis enhanced with a profusion of illustrative diagrams, describes more than 40 circuit triangles, reveals a new understanding of disease (including how to approach cancer and other major planetary influences), shows how to heal from the soul level and work within the subtle bodies, covers the therapeutics and "pneumapharmacology" of esoteric healing, informatively discusses distant healing and self-healing, group meditation and healing mantrams.
Among the extraordinary mental powers that Jesus Christ demonstrated, as narrated in the Bible, are: telepathy, clairvoyance, psychic healing, precognition, psychic reading, distant healing, levitation, casting out evil spirits, alchemy, telekinesis and even teleportation.
mental influences, distant healing correction) may often remain beyond limits of sensitivity of the standard apparatus.
Although this experiment did not deal with naturally occurring conception, it suggests nonetheless that human fertility may respond to PK in the form of distant healing intentions and prayer.
She was known more widely for her work as an editorial board member of Alternative Therapies journal, a contributing columnist for Spirituality and Health magazine, a research associate of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and an "out of the box" scientist whose research made distant healing a respected field of medicine.
It may also have important implications for other types of research on distant healing.
Randolph Byrd, for example, conducted the first clinical distant healing study (Byrd, 1988).
These putative connection s have been used as explanations, or at least plausibility arguments, for a variety of phenomena including distant healing.
She cites Schwartz's and Russek's work with subtle energy detection (similar to Rosa's study but with positive results), Eisenberg's surveys of alternative medicine usage, Benor's review of 177 studies, Daniel Wirth's studies of therapeutic touch, Larry Dossey's book (Healing Words) and journal (Alternative Therapies) , Marilyn Schlitz's and William Braud's work with distant intentionality, Dean Radin's book (Conscious Universe), Steve Fahrion's study with Mietek Wirkus, the Sicher, Targ, Moore, and Smith (1998) distant healing study with AIDS patients published last y ear in the Western Medical Journal, and Schlitz and Wiseman's remarkable experimenter effect studies with distant intention.
There is a wide gap, however, between the possibility that the new physics may allow for psychic phenomena and distant healing and the ability of physics to provide testable hypotheses for either the experimental or the spiritual approach.