People turning to faith healers for psychiatric treatment

sharonk's picture

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Where psychiatrists and shrinks cannot function (e.g. beyond the mind), healers sometimes can. Nowadays, many turn to healing therapies instead of to conventional mainstream psychology.

The following is a link to a short news article discussing this important trend and its scope in India:

People turning to faith healers for psychiatric treatment - Hindu News Update

In rural areas, 87 per cent of population seek help of peers, who have been traditionally considered wise men and spiritual gurus in the State

It happens also in the west, maybe not in the same proportions. I think this is a very good sign for the maturation of mankind and for the dispelling of science-biased ignorance.

dora's picture

where is this from?

Nice observations...

dora | Sun, 03/04/2007 - 14:12
david's picture

No idea

I think it is from some news feed

david | Thu, 07/12/2007 - 12:50
sharonk's picture

I've just updated the link

I've just updated the link to the news article and improved the post.

It is indeed from a new feed from the Hindu newspaper that appeared here in GurusFeet.

sharonk | Wed, 03/12/2008 - 17:26