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faith heal·ing

sundry types of prayer-based efforts to alter the disease course.

faith healing

n.
The treatment of disease by means of prayer or faith in divine power.

faith healer n.

faith healing

Paranormal
An alternative form of healthcare in which therapy consists of entrusting the healing process to a “higher” (God in the Judeo-Christian construct) or other power(s) through prayer. In faith healing, active medical or surgical interventions are generally not administered, and if the patient deteriorates or dies, it may be viewed as the will of God.

faith heal·ing

(fāth hēl'ing)
Therapy involving prayer and manual interventions.

faith healing

An attempt to cure disease or to improve the condition of a patient by the exercise of spiritual powers or by the influence of the personality of the healer. An important factor in determining the outcome of an illness is belief, or faith, in the probability of recovery, but ‘miracles’ attributed to faith healing are presumed to be due to some natural process. The psychological effect of such rituals can be powerful, and unjustified hopes for miraculous cures are commonly aroused.

faith heal·ing

(fāth hēl'ing)
Sundry types of prayer-based efforts to alter the disease course.
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Such a theology can critically engage faith healing without positioning it as an enemy to medical treatment while also engaging with and learning from the diverse narratives of people and communities that are in or encounter this space.
Faith healing may include prayers, visiting shrines, temples or a powerful belief in a supreme being.
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Unfortunately, his family members all move on in their lives: their father, a know-it-all lawyer, loses himself in alcohol; his mother, who had a cynical view of life before the accident, becomes religious to the point of letting her daughter become the object of faith healing and religious fanaticism; and his overbearing, somewhat sadistic older brother changes too.
Was faith healing needed to cure those for whom modern medicine failed, or was the hospital a backup system for patients with insufficient faith?