Bad backache? A friend recommends prayer

Californian colleague Eric Nelson has published a blog on the healing of a “whopping backache” on Blogcritics. It is called What Kind of Treatment Would You Recommend?

It opens with a wonderful childhood memory:

Even when I was a kid I wondered about that “one out of every five dentists” who didn’t “recommend sugarless gum for their patients who chew gum.” I know. I’m dating myself. But if you’re between the ages of, say, 45 and 105, you know what I’m talking about…

Although I doubt very much that this guy was recommending gum with sugar, he still struck me as kind of the odd man out.

If your curiosity is piqued by that, you might also enjoy viewing the accompanying video below!

In the flow of his thoughts about recommending the “alternative” healing treatment of prayer, Eric shares a comment of such sweet reasonableness from Mayo Clinic hematologist, Morrie Gertz

“It’s not my job to tell [my patients] they shouldn’t feel better…We may not have great evidence that alternative medicine works, but that’s very different from saying it doesn’t work.”

Hope that attitude catches on among the skeptical!

You can read the full blog here!


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Categories: Healing, Healing

Author:Tony Lobl

I write and edit articles on spirituality from the perspective of the practice of Christian Science as an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the teachings of Christian Science transformed my life and re-shaped my career.


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