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Prayer can be described as requests made while trying to connect with God or another object of worship. People often pray for the ill or dying. Prayer is a part of many religious traditions and has also been studied as a form of complementary medicine.

Distant healing is the projection of healing intention for the well-being of another from afar. Distant healing may or may not involve prayer to God, religious principles, or spiritual forces to help in the process. Distant healing is a broader concept than prayer. It includes prayer, but also other approaches to help heal another from afar. For example, it might include attempting to mentally project influence for another's well-being without asking for the help of a supreme being.

Hospital chaplains and counselors are trained to respect different religious backgrounds in addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, their families, or loved ones. The chaplains and counselors often incorporate prayer in their support.

People use prayer and distant healing for conditions such as depression, high blood pressure, pain, heart disease and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

There are many different theories about how prayer and distant healing might help during illness, but nothing is proven.

Prayer might have psychological effects that result in relaxation. Prayer and spiritual faith might make some people feel more positive or hopeful. This can support relaxation, reduce anxiety, and lower the effects of stress. Prayer might also provide a certain amount of social support. This might help change how people think about their own illness or situation. This might also lower stress in the body.

Religious systems of belief suggest that a higher power hears and decides if and how to respond to the prayers of individual people. This higher power is believed to have the ability to influence people's health.

Prayer and distant healing are LIKELY SAFE when used appropriately. Scientific research has not found any side effects. However, prayer and distant healing shouldn't be used in place of standard treatments or therapies

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if prayer and distant healing are safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding. However, there's no reason to suspect safety concerns when used correctly.

There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

The appropriate or safe use of prayer and distant healing depends on several factors such as the condition being treated or the person administering the treatment. Be sure to seek and follow relevant directions from your physician or other healthcare professional before using this treatment.

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