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Healing Power of Faith

Harold G Koenig

Healing Power of Faith

Harold G Koenig

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An infirm, lifetime alcoholic suddenly becomes sober and strong. A patient undergoing open-heart surgery amazes doctors with a speedy convalescence. A cancer patient given only a few months to live defies the predictions. What accounts for such remarkable recoveries? Is it miracle or medicine? ^ In this extraordinary book, Dr. Harold G. Koenig, Director of Duke University's Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health, presents groundbreaking scientific evidence -- the fruits of fifteen years of dedicated investigation -- that provides answers to these puzzling medical mysteries. In a fascinating marriage of science and spirituality, Dr. Koenig's team of highly trained medical researchers track the influence of religious beliefs and lifestyle on physical and mental health with astonishing results. Through cutting-edge studies involving thousands of patients of both sexes from all over the country, Dr. Koenig shows how strong belief itself may affect immune system respon

- Publisher Studies have shown that traditional religious practices like prayer can improve immune system responses, and lower blood pressure. This book is filled with case studies and practical methods for harnessing the power of faith.

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About "Healing Power of Faith"

An infirm, lifetime alcoholic suddenly becomes sober and strong. A patient undergoing open-heart surgery amazes doctors with a speedy convalescence. A cancer patient given only a few months to live defies the predictions. What accounts for such remarkable recoveries? Is it miracle or medicine? ^ In this extraordinary book, Dr. Harold G. Koenig, Director of Duke University's Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health, presents groundbreaking scientific evidence -- the fruits of fifteen years of dedicated investigation -- that provides answers to these puzzling medical mysteries. In a fascinating marriage of science and spirituality, Dr. Koenig's team of highly trained medical researchers track the influence of religious beliefs and lifestyle on physical and mental health with astonishing results. Through cutting-edge studies involving thousands of patients of both sexes from all over the country, Dr. Koenig shows how strong belief itself may affect immune system respon
- Publisher

Studies have shown that traditional religious practices like prayer can improve immune system responses, and lower blood pressure. This book is filled with case studies and practical methods for harnessing the power of faith.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Harold G Koenig

Koenig is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 157352
  • Product Code 0684852969
  • EAN 9780684852966
  • Pages 336
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date May 1999
  • Dimensions 214 x 139 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.471kg

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