What is the relationship between mind and body? In the United States, viewers of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) have been invited to join discussions nationwide to consider the "mind/body connection" following the series of television programs last week hosted by the noted journalist Bill Moyers. Additionally, Doubleday and Consumer Reports have recently each published a book, Healing and the Mind and Mind Body Medicine, respectively. We can't help noting how responsive people are to any step in medicine that factors in the patient's mental and emotional condition when determining a course of treatment.

While in many ways the current discussion is an encouraging development, the word mind means very different things to different people. For example, there is a great gulf between such practices as psychology, meditation, relaxation techniques, visualization, and the practice of genuine Christian healing.

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