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faith healing

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

A form of alternative or unconventional medicine that functions on the belief that illness can be arrested and even cured by faith alone, such as by prayer or the intercession of a...

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foxglove

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Public Health and Epidemiology.

This herb, Digitalis purpurea, was known to folk healers for many centuries as a useful remedy for disorders of the heart. Its active ingredient, digitalis (from which digoxin is prepared),...

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sauna

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A Nordic system of steam bathing, consisting of a small enclosed space maintained at a temperature of about 40°C with hot coals, over which water is sprinkled to maintain humidity at 100%...

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