Go Back   Shreveport.com > Shreveport.com Headline News > Health

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2007, 08:24 AM   #1
sbl_admin
Administrator
 
sbl_admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 1,965
Rep Power: 217 sbl_admin has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to sbl_admin
Post Is Religion Good For Your Health?

In the study, researchers mailed surveys to a random sample of 2,000 U.S. doctors from all specialties. Participants were asked to estimate how often patients raised religious or spiritual issues, how much religion and spirituality affect health, and how the influence of religion and spirituality is manifested.

Among the more than 1,100 doctors who returned the survey, the results showed that 56 percent believed religion and spirituality had much or very much influence on health.

sbl_admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
Isaac-Saxxon
SBLive! Veteran
 
Isaac-Saxxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,421
Rep Power: 274 Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future
Christ is good for the health of your soul

I think soul and body have a direct effect on each other. I think that having a doctor that is of strong faith is good too. Tbelle works with many terminal people and she is a good Christian woman that has much to offer to those people that are sick. My wife has the same strong faith and is a great care giver to friends and family God bless these care giving souls.
Isaac
Isaac-Saxxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2007, 10:15 AM   #3
AnimeSpirit
SBLive! Veteran
 
AnimeSpirit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Nowhere
Age: 38
Posts: 1,659
Rep Power: 218 AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future AnimeSpirit has a brilliant future
Send a message via Yahoo to AnimeSpirit
I know of a very distinct connection between spirituality and health. It's in your chakra system. For those who don't know, the chakra are a part of Eastern spiritual practices, philosophies, and medical treatments.

To explain the connection, I must first explain what the chakra are. The chrakra are the 7 points on the body from where the human body gets its massive energy from. They are the celestial batteries we are plugged into.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ChakraDiag.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	36.9 KB
ID:	281

The energy created from these points are fed into the bioetheric aura of the body as well as the bioetheric channels where the meridians are accessed (the meridians are acupuncture points). A fundamental of Reiki (Eastern energy healing) is that the chakra effect the aura and vice versa. When the chakra are out of balance for whatever reason, the result is illness and/or pain.

Let me give you an example of how this works. What causes your typical illnesses? Most people would say germs and/or bacteria in the body. While this is definitely true, there is more to it than that. Germs and bacteria are always present in the body. In fact, our digestive system depends on it. What determines our level of health, despite them, is the effectiveness of our immune system which is powered by the chakra like all other bodily functions. When the chakra fails to feed the proper amount of energy to a certain area of the body, you'll probably get sick or begin feeling pain there.

In short, you have a shield of energy wrapped around you that is fed by a bunch of spinning vortexes that are centered over the major nervous system points in your body. When one goes awry, you get sick.

Now, let's connect them to spirituality and religion. The chakra that most commonly associates with spirituality, meditation, prayer, and even psychic ability is the brow chakra, also known as the "3rd eye" located on your forehead. When a person's brow chakra is "over-active" the energy output becomes excessive, thus strengthening the person's spiritual sensativity and generally strengthening their body's energy output and theoretically boosting the immune system in the process. When this happens, the aura produces the proverbial angel's halo around the head of the person. For someone whose eyes have been conditioned to see the aura, this halo can be seen and observed with the naked eye. For centuries, this has been a common mark of the spiritually evolved. Now you know why!


Ref: Chakra for Beginner, by David Pond
Aura Reading for Beginners, by Richard Webster
The Healer's Manual, by Ted Andrews
__________________
Confuscious says~

Last edited by AnimeSpirit; 04-12-2007 at 04:19 PM.
AnimeSpirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2007, 03:32 PM   #4
Pocahontas
SBLive! Veteran
 
Pocahontas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,691
Rep Power: 229 Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute Pocahontas has a reputation beyond repute
Survey says....

I do believe that spirituality is very important in your mental and physical health! I think praying/meditating and clean living play a huge role as well. Just reading the Bible can have a very calming affect on my nerves too. I don't know if I'd like to see a doctor who wasn't spiritual.
Pocahontas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2007, 07:01 AM   #5
BrainSmashR
Banned
 
BrainSmashR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Natchitoches
Age: 49
Posts: 1,090
Rep Power: 0 BrainSmashR will become famous soon enough
Send a message via ICQ to BrainSmashR Send a message via AIM to BrainSmashR Send a message via MSN to BrainSmashR Send a message via Yahoo to BrainSmashR
Well I think it's common knowledge that our brain exerts a certain amount of influence over our body, and therefore the side effects of believing one is about to "burn in hell" or "Sit at the right hand side of the Lord" are quite obvious.

However, when you survey a predominately religious population on their religious beliefs, how can you logically expect objective results? Suppose that survey was conducted in a "fantasyland" that consisted of 90% atheists? Interestingly enough, I think the majority on that one would be significantly higher than 56% but that's another story.

Simply put, the survey fails to address alternate beliefs. I "believe" in man and science and the "miracle" of technology happens with considerably more frequency than those of a religious nature....and I am just as healthy as the next guy, 44% of doctors surveyed say so
BrainSmashR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2007, 07:40 AM   #6
Isaac-Saxxon
SBLive! Veteran
 
Isaac-Saxxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,421
Rep Power: 274 Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future Isaac-Saxxon has a brilliant future
I am with ya Pokie

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pocahontas
I do believe that spirituality is very important in your mental and physical health! I think praying/meditating and clean living play a huge role as well. Just reading the Bible can have a very calming affect on my nerves too. I don't know if I'd like to see a doctor who wasn't spiritual.
I have two doctors that I see on a regular basis one DDS and the other Internal Medicine and they are both Christian men and if I had to ever see a specialist I would do some shopping around big time. That is not to say I would not ever let someone else work on me in a tight I would but if given time I would shop. I LOVE MY BIBLE and my Christian wife. Thank you for posting that wonderful post. We need more on the board like you and the other nice ladies that post here.
Isaac
Isaac-Saxxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2007, 08:17 AM   #7
Texasbelle
SBLive! Veteran
 
Texasbelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: In the woods
Posts: 1,819
Rep Power: 221 Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute Texasbelle has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by Isaac-Saxxon
I have two doctors that I see on a regular basis one DDS and the other Internal Medicine and they are both Christian men and if I had to ever see a specialist I would do some shopping around big time. That is not to say I would not ever let someone else work on me in a tight I would but if given time I would shop. I LOVE MY BIBLE and my Christian wife. Thank you for posting that wonderful post. We need more on the board like you and the other nice ladies that post here.
Isaac
Pokie and Isaac, I am with you both as well. I love my Christian husband. There is no marriage like the marriage of being "equally yoked". It applies to business as well and all of your relationships, even the doctor/patient relationship. Many people when facing serious illness instantly want to know about the religious preference of their physician. It's interesting to watch. I know of a situation where one patient made a physician extremely angry because the physician is Indian and a devout Hindy, the patient asked him about it and immediately switched to said doctor's partner who is a Christian. He didn't take that so well, but it happen a few more times after that and he's had to get use to it! After all, he does live in the Bible belt where we tend to be mostly Christians.
Texasbelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.


Design By: Miner Skinz.com
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.7.2
Copyright 2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
2008 Shreveport.com