Spiritual health care that works

Vermont Sunflowers photo by Elodie Reed Participation in alternative health care has surged in recent years. Many people want care and healing with simplicity and results. They are increasingly wary of expensive care that is complicated or drug and surgery dependent. A few years ago, the Los Angeles Times published “More Doctors Going the Alternative […]

Prayers for Easter health

The following “letter to the editor” was published in the Concord Monitor and Manchester Union Leader this Easter weekend. Easter brings remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus, but also of his life, an important part of which involved healing others through prayer. The health care that Jesus brought folks in his day can […]

Placebo surgery?

Placebos have graduated into surgical procedures. A placebo is a pill or substance without an active medical ingredient. The patient believes that he is receiving a drug. Physicians have found that the patient, unaware of the deception, may respond as if an actual drug was administered. Five years ago psychologist Dr. Irving Kirsch, Associate Director […]

Woman’s Place

Today is International Women’s Day and March is Women’s History Month. The following piece was written by Virginia Harris, CSB, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher from Weston, MA and Center Harbor, NH. “A native of New Hampshire, a child of the Republic, a Daughter of the Revolution…” Oh, Mary Baker Eddy loved to describe […]