Prayer as medicine: how much have we learned?

Marek Jantos*, Hosen Kiat

*Corresponding author for this work

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Many people use prayer, and some studies have shown a positive association between prayer and improved health outcomes. This article explores four possible mechanisms by which prayer may lead to improved health. While acknowledging the efficacy of prayer and recognising the needs of patients, prayer, being a personal spiritual practice, cannot be prescribed, nor should it be used in place of medical care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S51-S53
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medical journal of Australia
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2007
Externally publishedYes


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