Parapsychology/Sources/Distant Healing and Prayer

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Distant intentional healing, including intercessory prayer[edit]

Parapsychology Foundation (undated). PF Bibliography No. 22: Healing

Elliotson (1848). Cure of a true cancer of the female breast with mesmerism.

Loehr (1959). The Power of prayer on plants.

Byrd (1988). Positive therapeutic effects of intercessory prayer in a coronary care unit population.

Benor (1995). Spiritual healing: A unifying influence in complementary therapies.

Harris et al (1999). A randomized, controlled trial of the effects of remote, intercessory prayer on outcomes in patients admitted to the coronary care unit.

Dossey (1999). Prayer and Medical Science: A Commentary on the Prayer Study by Harris et al and a Response to Critics

Astin et al (2000). The Efficacy of “Distant Healing”: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials

Bengston (2000). The Effect of the 'Laying On of Hands' on Transplanted Breast Cancer in Mice

Haid et al (2001). Modulation of germination and growth of plants by meditation.

Leibovici (2001). Effects of remote, retroactive intercessory prayer on outcomes in patients with bloodstream infection: randomised controlled trial

Krucoff et al (2001).Integrative noetic therapies as adjuncts to percutaneous intervention during unstable coronary syndromes: Monitoring and Actualization of Noetic Training (MANTRA) feasibility pilot

Braud (2003). Distant Mental Influence: Chapter 9: Empirical Studies of Prayer, Distant Healing, and Remote Mental Influence

Radin et al (2004). Possible effects of healing intention on cell cultures and truly random events.

Krucoff et al (2005). Music, imagery, touch, and prayer as adjuncts to interventional cardiac care: the Monitoring and Actualisation of Noetic Trainings (MANTRA) II randomised study

Benson et al (2006). Study of the therapeutic effects of intercessory prayer (STEP) in cardiac bypass patients

Masters & Spielmans (2007). Prayer and Health: Review, Meta-Analysis, and Research Agenda

Hodge (2007). A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature on Intercessory Prayer.

Radin et al (2008). Compassionate intention as a therapeutic intervention by partners of cancer patients: Effects of distant intention on the patients’ autonomic nervous system.

Schlitz et al (2012). Distant healing of surgical wounds: An exploratory study.

Radin et al (2015). Distant healing intention therapies: An overview of the scientific evidence