UNDERSTANDING RELIGION/BELIEF AND MEDICINE

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Health as part of life

Health is no longer defined as the well being of only the human body and mind. Health specialists found that the human health is influenced by many other things. Including their own believes and spirituality. This comes with the development of the fields of alternative medicine and scientific research.
 
Of course, science contradicts and conflicts with religion and beliefs most of the time. But, we should not forget that spirituality, being a part of human health, should have an important place when handling a sick person or helping one.
 
In many societies there is discrepancy between the role of religion and medicine in the treatment of diseases. Humans resolve to alternatives which includes religious institutions or traditional medicine. When the cost of medical attention is high or inaccessible,
 
If you characterize a person, you will notice that a person’s thoughts, actions are influenced by his beliefs, background, and religion. Also, it is well noticed that a healthy person has a healthy spiritual life most of the time. It does not matter how much these things oppose the theories and laws of science. This is because at the end of the day people believe that there are powers. That are beyond any science the human kind knows.
 

Healthy Spiritual Life

According to scientists and religious leaders, a healthy spiritual life teach people to handle stress. And to cope with life’s worst situations, how to be happy and sometimes even they teach how to eat and drink in a healthy way. The lifestyles people live are also based on the religions they follow. So it is sometimes essential to heal the spiritual life when healing a disease.
Religious leaders should recognise the importance of modern medicine in the development of the society.
 
Modern medicine gives a better place to patients’ beliefs and thoughts. That is why the doctors are now trained in a way that they can understand and connect with any patient. Regardless of their origin, nativity and religion. A well-trained doctor will always have time to listen and also will offer time to the patient to hint about his spiritual life. The religion of a patient can provide the doctor with a whole lot of information about this patient’s habits, lifestyle and daily activities. Moreover, a smart physician will also use these habits to correct the unhealthy lifestyles of these patients.
 
As science is not only based on theory but also on its practical use. The contradictory religious beliefs can be used in a healthy scientific way. For the betterment of the humans and to improve the health of people in this world.
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  • Nice post…
    As my mentor Sir william osler said, “its important to know who has the sickness than the sickness the person has”..disease is mental, its a body not at ease eith itself, hence spirituality matters a lot.

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