19.01.2015

Healing prayer "may restore vision"

Healing prayer "may restore vision"

A revolutionary new study has suggested that healing prayer may be a factor in restoring sight to people with visual impairment.

Candy Gunther Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, led a study of proximal intercessory prayer for healing and found that people living in disadvantaged areas may benefit from prayer for their wellbeing.

The study claims that, where healing prayer was conducted in close proximity to a Mozambican woman with vision loss, her sight was improved within one minute of it taking place.

"It is a primary privilege and responsibility of medical science to pursue a better understanding of therapeutic inventions that may advance global health," Professor Brown stated.

Meanwhile, a team led by Dr Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, recently found that screening may lead to more effective treatment for people suffering from nearsightedness, also known as myopia.

by Alexa Kaczka


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