Supernatural healing is an umbrella term for a family of treatment methods which are based upon mysticism or claimed revelations, rather than the empirical evidence which is the foundation of scientific medicine. Many, though not all, supernatural healing methods implicitly assume some form of substance dualism, based upon the hypothesis that physical symptoms of illness are a manifestation of disturbances in some nonphysical component of the person.
These methods remain controversial, both as a result of the lack of any evidence for the efficacy of any of these healing methods, as well as inherent conceptual difficulties (for instance, many philosophers question how a nonphysical agent could interact with a physical body).
This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total.
Pages in category "Supernatural healing"
The following 59 pages are in this category, out of 59 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
- Healing a man with dropsy
- Healing crusade
- Healing the blind near Jericho
- Healing the centurion's servant
- Healing the deaf mute of Decapolis
- Healing the ear of a servant
- Healing the man blind from birth
- Healing the man with a withered hand
- Healing the mother of Peter's wife
- Healing the paralytic at Bethesda
- Healing the paralytic at Capernaum
- Healing the royal official's son
- Healing the two blind men in Galilee
- House vs. God