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Faith Healing

Faith healing refers to a wide range of interventions and practices which attempt to use religious or spiritual means to prevent illness, cure disease, or improve health.

Other names for faith healing include divine healing, miracle working, and spiritual healing.

Specific interventions and practices which use one or more elements of faith healing include healing touch, prayer and reiki.

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