Prayer And Spirituality Used
In The Treatment Of AIDS
Many people in today’s world believe in the power of prayer and spiritual intervention in medical
conditions. People have used prayer and spiritual practices to aid in health treatment for thousands of
years. Only recently
has the scientific world begun to take note of the power of
prayer. Research is being conducted to see just how effective prayer is in helping a patient with a
The use of prayer and spiritual practices was confirmed by an enormous study that was conducted in the United
States. According to this report, more than 36 percent of all Americans have used complimentary or
alternative treatments for disease while not including prayer as an alternative. When prayer was added as one
of the ingredients of complimentary and alternative treatments, more than 60 percent of those polled verified they
had used alternative treatments and prayer to help with a medical situation.
Among those studied about 10 percent said they had taken part in a prayer group for medical reasons. 45
percent used prayer for health concerns and personal health reasons. More than 25 percent of those who took part in
the study said they had asked others to pray for them. Prayer was the most commonly used alternative
treatment. Other treatments included yoga, meditation, tai chi, and Reiki.
Studies prove there is a definite link between good health, mortality, and religious practices and
affiliations. Some people use prayer and religion to help cope with the disease and ease the stress of
treatment. Medical benefits can be a result of easing stress and how it affects the body. Researchers
are studying the effects of personal, positive meaning and how it affects your health.
Did You Know?
Homeopathic treatments for patients with the early stages of HIV and for patients
with early stages of AIDS have been proven effective. Some homeopaths have been able to help
patients in advanced stages of AIDS but these are not considered a normal result.
There are exceptions to this rule and some patients were given a better quality of
life after receiving homeopathic treatment. The use of conventional drugs takes a toll on the body
because of the many side effects. Conventional drugs can stop working if the virus becomes
resistant to those drugs. An advantage to using homeopathic treatment is they can begin immediately
when a patient starts displaying symptoms of opportunistic infections.
Homeopathy has a history for success in treating infectious diseases. Many of the
most fatal infections have successfully been treated with homeopathic treatment. History shows
patients treated with this natural therapy had lower death rates from diseases like scarlet fever,
pneumonia, typhoid, and cholera.
Hospitals, prisons, and insane asylums experienced high success rates in treating
patients with these diseases with homeopathic treatments. Homeopathic medicine is now being used to
treat viral infections in the world today.
Relaxation techniques and other forms of mind and body interaction are being studied to see if there are ways of
strengthening conventional treatment with these stress-reducing activities. They are looking for answers to
many questions about how alternative and complimentary medicines can hasten the healing process or slowing the
progress of some diseases and infections.
Many of these complimentary or alternative treatments have been around for thousands of years. Recent studies
have shown a direct relationship between coping and relaxation techniques to a better quality of life and
improvements in health. Many of these complimentary and alternative treatments originated in the Far
East. The culture believes there is a definitive link between the body and mind.
Since the disease was first discovered in 1981, there have been over 60 million
people all around the world that have been infected with the HIV virus.
It has also taken the lives of more than 20 million people, many who live in
underdeveloped countries, especially in parts of Africa.
Many of these complimentary or alternative treatments have been around for thousands of
years. Recent studies have shown a direct relationship between coping and relaxation techniques to a better
quality of life and improvements in health. Many of these complimentary and alternative treatments originated
in the Far East. The culture believes there is a definitive link between the body and mind.