Cause And Effect Of A Gun Shot Wound Be Treated With Affirmations And Prayer

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Illness We tend to think of every medically treatable condition as an illness, and every illness as a medically treatable condition; and that is just not the case. There are many physical factors that have a detrimental affect on our health: disease, infection, genetics, diet, injury, exhaustion, accidents, poison, warfare, pollution, heredity, birth defects, and more. All of these can be considered the cause of an unhealthy condition; but none of them are an illness. A bullet is bad for one’s health, but no one is suggesting that a gun shot wound is an illness or a disease. [Though, some community activists would call gun violence a social sickness.] No one is suggesting that a gun shot wound be treated with affirmations and prayer. [But, there are often prayer vigils and church services that aim to put an end to shooting incidents.] During recovery from a gun shot wound there may be difficulties that could properly be call illness. We could properly consider the person in recovery to not yet be well. Affirmation and prayer may be effective at this point, in re-establishing a state of well-being. Though studies have not shown that this has a beneficial affect on one’s physical recovery, an increased sense of wellness is by definition of benefit to their health. Holmes properly uses the term illness when recommending a course of spiritual mental treatment; but it would be a mistake to think that every condition can be treated in this way. Not every condition that…

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