Yes, you got that right – a group of researchers have discovered that this Prayer has healing effects against many diseases! Surprised, or not really? Take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
This is how the story goes – a recent study has discovered that physical healing can occur as a result of the power of prayer. The famous Dr. Andrew Newberg, director of research at Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Medical College in Pennsylvania, led the study in which MRI brain scans proved that there is power in prayer or meditation. This study found that prayer is much like a physical workout for the brain.
Dr. Andrew Newberg said:
“When we look at how the brain works, it looks like the brain is very easily able to engage in religious and spiritual practices. … It only makes sense if God is up there and we are down here that we would have a brain that is capable of communicating to God, praying to God, doing the things that God needs us to do.”
According to this study, the result is the same whether nuns pray or monks meditate. In another study, Dr. Andrew had older patients with memory problems practice meditation each day for 12 minutes for eight weeks. Their MRI results appeared positive and dramatically different after concluding the experiment. Furthermore, test results revealed that the benefit of praying or meditating can actually shape the brain.
Dr. Andrew Newberg added:
“There are multiple parts of the brain that seem to get involved and it really does look like the brain is easily able to have these experiences. It has something to do more generally with how we can improve the function of the brain that these kinds of practices can actually help with.”
Dr. Andrew’s research proved that when a person engages in prayer, there is an increase in activity in the frontal lobes and the language area of the brain known for becoming activated during conversation. He found that for the brain, praying to God is similar to talking to people.
In his study, Dr. Andrew injected participants with a harmless radioactive dye while they were deep in prayer or meditation. The dye then migrated to the parts of their brain where the blood flow was the strongest. He concluded that regardless of religion, prayer created a neurological experience among individuals. He says that this helped him to understand that at least when they are describing it to him, they are really having this kind of experience. … This experience is at least neurologically real. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share.
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