Healing addiction through spirituality

  The following article by Don Alusic was published in The Telegraph, Nashua, NH on July 29, 2016 Milford Christian Science group turns to spirituality in battling addiction by Don Alusic When I attended the interfaith panel event titled “The Drug Crisis: A Spiritual Response” at the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center this past […]

Can prayer heal addictions?

An abbreviated version of this post was published in the Concord Monitor (click to read). It also was published on Concord’s Patch.com According to news reports, pop singer Prince had been dependent on opioid painkilling medication, and that he was treated for a drug overdose a few days before he passed on in April. He […]

Health benefits of spirituality

An abbreviated version of the following was published in the Concord Monitor. A recent Concord Monitor interview with retired New Hampshire Hospital Chaplain Rachael Keefe shows how spirituality and spiritual care help patients with mental illness. Chaplain Keefe served for six years, praying for and providing spiritual counseling to patients and staff at New Hampshire’s […]

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 […]

Christian forgiveness

The clip-clop of horse’s hooves echo in our thought as my wife and I recall our visits with a dear Amish family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Several decades ago we established a bond of friendship based on our mutual respect for each other’s faiths. The response of the Amish community during the Nickel Mines school […]

Placebos

To my understanding as a Christian Scientist, this week’s CBS 60 Minutes piece on placebos points to the beneficial effects of the power of thought, the power of mind, the power of love, indeed, the power of God to heal. In the 60 Minutes investigation, journalist Lesley Stahl interviewed Irving Kirsch, the associate director of […]

Christmas health and healing

© Glow Images I’m praying for Christmas health and healing. Christmas is a time when people think about giving, and health is surely one of the greatest gifts that anyone could ever receive. The Bible teaches that health is natural to man, who is made “in the image of God.” (Genesis 1:27) Health is God’s […]