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Is there any scientific evidence that Does prayer can help to heal?

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It's not hard to find claims like these in the media or on the web from time to time.

Is there any scientifically verifiable evidence that prayer (in addition to appropriate medical/surgical treatment) has a benefit for a patient? Please keep answers to demonstrable evidence, such as:

Do prayed-for patients heal faster after surgery?

Do they have lower rates of post-operative infection?

Do they statistically demonstrate better outcomes?

  • Do prayed-for patients heal faster after surgery?

  • Do they have lower rates of post-operative infection?

  • Do they statistically demonstrate better outcomes?

It's not hard to find claims like these in the media or on the web from time to time.

Is there any scientifically verifiable evidence that prayer (in addition to appropriate medical/surgical treatment) has a benefit for a patient? Please keep answers to demonstrable evidence, such as:

Do prayed-for patients heal faster after surgery?

Do they have lower rates of post-operative infection?

Do they statistically demonstrate better outcomes?

It's not hard to find claims like these in the media or on the web from time to time.

Is there any scientifically verifiable evidence that prayer (in addition to appropriate medical/surgical treatment) has a benefit for a patient? Please keep answers to demonstrable evidence, such as:

  • Do prayed-for patients heal faster after surgery?

  • Do they have lower rates of post-operative infection?

  • Do they statistically demonstrate better outcomes?

2 The title distinction is important; many religious people reject scientific epistomelogy in questions such as these
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Is There Any Evidence That Prayer Can Help To Healthere any scientific evidence that prayer can help to heal?

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