A holistic approach to healthcare

"We know instinctively we're not simply physical machines."

As A Meeting I was attending turned into a discussion of spirituality in healthcare, the group became more and more lively. We were inspired by experiences in which prayer had healed others and ourselves.

One woman commented on how tired she was of hearing that the answer to better health was more medication. "It's not like we're chemical experiments," she said. Everyone in the group agreed.

The woman's cry makes a point many will identify with. We know instinctively we're not simply physical machines. Many are also realizing the extent to which the mind affects the body. Consequently they don't always find satisfaction or healing through an approach to healthcare that is simply physical or material. They're looking to a more holistic approach—one that also heals spiritually and morally.

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Good morning, poet!
October 16, 2000

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