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people who treat illness or suffering by calling forth divine help or by attempting to control the body with the mind and spirit. Since prehistoric times healers have used such techniques as anointing with oil, the laying on of hands, and prayer. The term also refers to Christian ScienceChristian Science,
religion founded upon principles of divine healing and laws expressed in the acts and sayings of Jesus, as discovered and set forth by Mary Baker Eddy and practiced by the Church of Christ, Scientist.
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 practitioners. See also medicine manmedicine man,
among Native Americans and other traditional peoples as far back as Paleolithic times, a person believed to possess supernatural healing powers. Like the shaman the medicine man was a specialist in spiritual healing.
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, religious practitioner in various, generally small-scale societies who is believed to be able to diagnose, cure, and sometimes cause illness because of a special relationship with, or control over, spirits.
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'I think that the 'healers' at the Pehalwano Wali Gali have miraculous skills to treat bone-and-joint problems.
TAXILA -- The Attock police on Saturday arrested two fake faith healers, police said.
In a recent forum I was invited to talk about this question, I used the controversial phenomenon of psychic surgery, which our local faith healers perform on patients, to provide answers.
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Often there is turning towards faith healers due to strong religious faith and easy accessibility.
To champion this cause, the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC), together with Aralan ng Paggagamutang Pilipino, a group of advocates of traditional Filipino healers, is gathering respected traditional healers from 14 different provinces of the Philippines in a historical event, which will pave the way for these traditional healers to share and showcase their skills, through the 1st Pista ng Paggagamutang Pilipino 2018 set on November 21 in Davao City.
On the other hand, sometime it also includes unqualified healers who misuse the trust of the patient in the profession by practising questionable therapies.
Summary: In Bali, a province in Indonesia that has a population of more than 4 million people, healers outnumber doctors 4-to-1
Cases of fake faith healers using their perceived position in society to abuse blackmail and harass women and men are not uncommon in Pakistan.
Typically, such so-called 'healers' claim to be able to lift curses, ensure success in business and cure illnesses from cancer to depression.
Innocent people, in this country who believe that so-called faith healers can save them from possession, evil spirits and diseases, despite any evidence, are trapped easily.