"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."Thomas A. Eddison(1847 - 1931)

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New research developments pertaining to the human brain, brain receptors, and brainwaves measured in different states of consciousness, are revealing the incredible potential of self-regulatory techniques, including self-healing. We have slowly begun to realize the great truth, which was erased during the reductionism era, that true healing of any ailment in most cases requires much more than just surgery or taking pills. We are learning to pay close attention to the whole body, even when a problem occurs only in one part of it. We are finding that keeping the body in motion, through exercising, walking, better breathing, and spending more time outdoors in nature, makes us feel better. We also realize that what we eat and how we eat has a great influence on our general health. We are taking vitamins and experimenting with minerals, occasional fasting, and a more balanced diet and weight loss programs. With this new approach we find that our entire body feels better, not just a part of it or a particular organ. We have finally begun to accept the simple fact that there is no separation between our organs and functions in other parts of the body. The body needs to be regarded and treated as a whole system, which is not complete unless we include its invisible components: our emotional, mental and spiritual levels. The idea that our emotions can "kill us or heal us," and that they can immensely influence our physical health, is no longer questionable. We also know beyond a doubt that our emotions are regulated by another invisible, though inseparable reality - our thoughts. Both our thoughts and intentions originate on the mental level. Intentions constitute the link between our mental and spiritual levels. The level of our consciousness determines the quality of our intentions, while at the same time our intentions and the actions that follow them reveal the level of our consciousness.

Our potential for self-healing, immeasurable and inexplicable by science until now, is definitely related to our higher, non-physical levels of functioning. Our will to be well and the decision to survive often prolong or even save our lives, despite dire statistics and medical prognoses. The representatives of allopathic medicine often witness cases of what are known as "spontaneous remissions" or "unexpected healings." In most such cases, these individuals prefer to hide behind a smoke screen of "misdiagnosis" rather than admit that something miraculous has taken place, for what the medicine they practice has no explanation to offer. Our ability of self-healing is rarely mentioned, and the possibility of being healed by a healer is still ridiculed by most traditional physicians. The concept of healing at a distance is considered especially laughable. It does not fit the old paradigm at all, but this scepticism is now being severely challenged by science itself.

What do we do with the results of research set up according to scientific criteria (e.g. the double blind), which shows positive changes in subject's health when a healer's presence is involved? A growing number of studies of this kind are producing some extremely provocative results. One of many such examples is a study published in The Western Journal of Medicine, Volume 169, number 5, in which healers sent energy Yatld prayers from a distance to advanced AIDS patients in the San Francisco bay area. These healers and patients never met or spoke with each other, even on the phone; yet, everyone had to admit that the difference between the control group and the others was striking.