This page was created from the research I conducted to prepare for a workshop presented to Georgia Faith Community Nurses with the title, Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine. What’s the Christ Follower to Do? The workshop was conducted outside Atlanta, Ga on October 14, 2016.
Note to workshop attendees: The set of Medical and Spiritual questions we reviewed during the workshop on October 14, 2016 will be updated based on our discussion during the workshop. Please return here to obtain a revised copy for your future use.
Christian Nurse References – Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Healing Oils of the Bible, Dr. David Stewart
Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, Donal P. O’Mathuna Ph.D., Walt Larimore M.D.
The Healing Gods Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America, Candy Gunther Brown, 2013
Alternative Therapies: the New Frontier in the Christian Ministry of Healing, Reverend Dr. John Spring – https://www.amazon.com/Alternative-Therapies-Frontier-Christian-Ministry/dp/098225444X
WEBSITES: (copy and paste the urls into your browser)
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, NIH – https://nccih.nih.gov
Trends in the Use of CAM – NIH (2002 -2012), 2015 – http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr079.pdf
Explanation About Why Prayer Was Excluded as a CAM Beginning in 2007 – Exclusion-of-prayer-An-email-from-nih –
Evidence-Based Medicine: Literature Reviews (NIH)
Homeopathy – https://nccih.nih.gov/health/homeopathy
Yoga in Depth (NIH Website) – https://nccih.nih.gov/health/yoga/introduction.htm
Holy Yoga – https://holyyoga.net/about
Christ Centered Yoga Exercise – http://holyyogafoundation.com
Praise Moves – Alternative to Christian Yoga – http://praisemoves.com/about-us/why-a-christian-alternative-to-yoga/
What is Faith Community Nursing? – http://www.churchhealthcenter.org/whatisfaithcommunitynursing
Georgia Faith Community Nurses Association – http://www.gfcna.org/page-1679502
American Holistic Nurses Association – http://www.ahna.org/About-Us/ANA-Specialty-Recognition
The Christian and Holistic Health – http://www.breakpoint.org/the-center/columns/call-response/21453-the-christian-and-holistic-health
Should a Christian Consider Alternative Medicine? – https://www.gotquestions.org/alternative-medicine.html
Personal Prayer in Patients Dealing with Chronic Illness: A Review of the Research Literature – https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/927973/
Can Meditation Help Pain After Surgery? – http://www.wsj.com/articles/can-meditation-help-pain-after-surgery-1474299114?
An Anointed Trend? Christian Women and Essential Oils | Her.meneutics Christianity Today – http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/channel/utilities/print.html?type=article&id=127471
Heal Me—Body, Mind, and Soul, Liuan Huska, ChristianityToday.com – http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2014/march/heal-me-body-mind-and-soul.html
Yoga in American Study, 2016 – https://www.yogaalliance.org/Learn/About_Yoga/2016_Yoga_in_America_Study/Highlights
Prayer as Medicine. The Biblical Case for Prayer – http://www.drwalt.com/blog/2016/09/19/praying-with-our-patients/
CHRISM Newsletter – Journal of the Guild of St Raphael Vol. 49 No. 1 Spring 2012 With Proceedings of the Centre for the Study of Theology & Health – Complementary Therapies and Christianity, http://www.guild-of-st-raphael.org.uk/Publications/Chrism/2012-May.pdf
Alternative Therapies – The Revd Stephen Parsons gives a Christian overview of alternative healing in our present culture. – http://www.guildofstraphael.org.uk/topics-alternative.htm
THE SCIENCE AND RESEARCH OF CAM:
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the CDC Website – http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/
Got Your ACE Score? Adverse Childhood Experiences Scoring Instrument – http://acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score/
Obesity: Problem, Solution or Both? (The relationship to ACEs and Obesity) – https://faithhealth-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Obesity-Problem-Solution-or-Both-Felitti-1.pdf
Evidence-Based Information on Complementary Health Approaches for Pain – https://nccih.nih.gov/research/blog/US-pain-review
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal – Hindawi Publishing
How Neurotransmitters Affect our Physical and Emotional Well-Being – http://www.webnat.com/articles/Neurotransmitters.asp
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®)–Patient Version (National Cancer Institute) – https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/aromatherapy-pdq#link/_49
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database – http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com
Prevalence and Religious Predictors of Healing Prayer Use in the USA: Findings from the Baylor Religion Survey, Jeff Levin (click link to left to open pdf)
Integrative Medicine in Advanced Cancer, Gary Asher, MD – Powerpoint Presentation. Click Link to the left to open.