Story: Alternative health therapies

Spiritual healing

Spiritual healing

The term 'spiritual healing' is sometimes used interchangeably with 'faith healing', but it is often non-religious in nature. Prayers and meditation are directed at a higher life force in an attempt to promote healing. These people are taking part in a spiritual healing session at the Point Chevalier Community Centre in Auckland.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Alternative health therapies - Religion, spirituality and health care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018