The Healing Practices Of Jesus

875 Words Apr 19th, 2016 4 Pages
In addition to helping improve self-worth, as a dentist I will be able follow the healing practices of Jesus by alleviating pain and healing the physical body of patients. Jesus was the great healer and there are roughly 31 individual accounts of His healings throughout the Bible. A few examples would be the leper in Galilee (Mark 1:40-45), Peter’s mother in law (Luke 4:38-39), the blind man at Bethsaida (Mark 8:22-26), and the paralytic at Capernaum (Mathew 9:2-8). In all these instances, the people Jesus healed were in pain. Jesus used the healing of their physical bodies as a means of evangelism and spreading the good news, a practice later adopted by the early church. As a dentist, I will be in a unique position to do the same, except in the form of healing patients’ tooth related pain and freeing them from any anguish or stress caused by it. One study points out the broad affects of pain on patients lives by finding that, “Pain is not a phenomenon limited to damaged tissue, but affects the whole person, specifically in the form of reducing quality of life” (Niv and Kreitler). Therefore, by reducing pain that is related to oral ailments, I will be able to significantly increase the quality of life my patients have. Additionally, I will be able to improve teeth by means of improving functionality, and thus further improve the quality of life of my patients. If it is uncomfortable or painful to chew, a patient’s quality of life is greatly diminished and in extreme…
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