HEALTH WITH FAITH, BELIEF & HOPE
by Jay Chatterjee & Roshmi Raychaudhuri
F aith, Belief and Hope are all-important in whatever you do.
They make things happen. You've heard self-improvement
classes that begin this way, but it is absolutely true of your
health as well.
Martin Luther, the founder of the Protestant Faith, expressed
his belief as far back as the 16th century, that, "everything
that is done in this world is done by hope"!
The same thought retains its validity today. And it is backed
up by scientific research.
In a number of studies conducted by the scientific community,
religious faith has surfaced as one of the most powerful antidotes
Cocking a snook at non-believers, diverse and unconnected groups
conducting researches in different parts of the globe, have
* Strong Belief is Therapeutic:
In a study conducted on a group inflicted with Parkinson's disease,
one segment was given a 'fake' pill while the other was given
a drug to increase their dopamine secretions.
At the end of the project it was found that the patients, who
took the placebo under the impression that it was real, showed
the same effects that the real drug provided.
They experienced a substantial increase in the release of the
brain chemical dopamine. ON BELIEF ALONE!
* Religious Coping is Therapeutic:
At a study conducted at Duke University researchers asked specific
questions in order to determine the extent of dependence on
Questions were as specific as " To what extent do you use prayer
to deal with your problems?"
At its conclusion, it was found that those who relied more on
religion had lower blood pressure readings than others.
* Being Prayed For is Therapeutic:
Some years ago, the Archives of Internal Medicine published
a study which found that patients who are prayed for (even without
their knowledge) have a better recovery factor than those without
In this context, there is evidence of Reiki practitioners conducting
successful 'distance' healing sessions on patients.
* Attending Community Prayers is Therapeutic:
Protective Protein (inter-leukin-6) was found in much higher
levels in once-a-week church-goers, during the course of a study
conducted in a Protestant locality in the U.S.
* Repetition is Therapeutic:
It's a proven fact that repetitive forms of prayer, such as
chants and mantras actually lower production of stress hormones,
improve brain function and counter insomnia.
We have, both, experienced the power of belief on occasions
too numerous to mention. It was hope that governed us when we
came across the rejuvenation technique practiced by the Tibetan
Lamas. And, faith and belief led us to try it out on ourselves.
A potent combination which changed our lives! There has been
no looking back since.
Jay Chatterjee, a Chartered Accountant and ex-Corporate Banker,
lives in Canada.
Roshmi Raychaudhuri is a business-woman residing in India. They
have shared a longstanding and keen interest in the effects
of natural therapies. On a trip to the Himalayan foothills,
they came across an ancient anti-aging and body rejuvenation
system based on stimulation of the hormonal glands. They have
put this information on their website for the world to share. If
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