Still keeping faith with faith healing

Still keeping faith with faith healingMedications that Aruna Ghimire of Thali, Kathmandu, went through a couple of months back was no less than a miracle, at least for herself, her family and neighbours. As doctors and experts of medical sciences were reportedly unable to identify her ailment, the 17-year-old continued to lose consciousness and faint over two times a day for the past more than seven months.

Ceremony blesses healing hands at Huntsman Cancer Institute

 Ceremony blesses healing hands at Huntsman Cancer InstituteNurses and other Huntsman Cancer Institute employees made their way from hospital bedsides to the sunny outdoor patio.
They were greeted by religious leaders, who gently cupped their hands and sprinkled them with water, whispering prayers of gratitude, healing and encouragement.

Conference to Explore Western, Native American Healing Practices

Conference to Explore Western, Native American Healing PracticesNative American healers those trained in American medical schools as well as those skilled in traditional practices will discuss ways to promote the health of Native people at the 32nd annual Medicine Ways Conference at the University of California, Riverside on Saturday, May 11.

The Dark Side of Ayahuasca

The Dark Side of AyahuascaEvery day, hundreds of tourists arrive in Iquitos, Peru, seeking spiritual catharsis or just to trip their heads off. But increasingly often their trip becomes a nightmare, and some of them don't go home at all.

A Visit To A Bolivian Medicine Woman

A Visit To A Bolivian Medicine Woman'd never heard of a shaman until my first class on my first day of college. I'd signed up for "Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion" as an elective on a whim. It turned out to be one of my favorite undergrad classes and has been highly inspirational to my work as a travel writer.